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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Star Trek Discovery
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:53:15 AM »
We gave it a bunch of episodes but found we didn't really like any characters very much - I wasn't rooting for any of them, really. So now we watch the Orville, which is surprisingly good and imo quite a bit better.

Indeed. I found that "The Orville" is a better Star Trek series than "Discovery"...

I was really hyped by the two-part pilot but my interest for the show decreased with every passing episode. As The Gem Cutter said, the characters aren't really likeable and the story is... well, garbage to my opinion. We could have been granted with modern reflexion on fanatism and agressivity, a history of the Klingons and the evolution of the Federation into the thing it is in Kirk-era. But no.

Spoiler for Hiden:
We've got techno-bio-bullsh*t stuff instead, a non-surprising love-story and very evil bad caricatural vilains.

Although, I found the timeloop episode quite original. Not good, but with an interesting point of view.

Yeah, why not. It could be fun to see another fantasy universe adapted in movies, other than "The Lord of the Rings"

But I'm not really excited by the production company (the only cool movies produced by DMG was "Looper" and "Iron Man 3"... 4 years ago. And they produced the reboot of "Point Break". Lol) plus the writers of "Saw" VI, V, VI, VII and other minors movies.

So, I'm afraid that it would be a bad adaptation in the end. A rushed production to surf on the fantasy hype launched by GoT...

Yeah, the Thor: Ragnarok trailer was awesome !

Even if the photography and the universe of this opus looks a lot like the Gardians'... I hope the movie is not full of jokes like GotG.

And yeah, the Spider-Man trailer tells too much, but I'm still pretty confident that it will be a good pop-corn movie (like Thor in fact).  The only movie I expect to be really really awesome is GotG2. For the rest of the MCU, I only hope that the movies aren't bad or wasted (like Captain America 3 or Avengers 2... not bad movies but not really good either... well, they could have been better)

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: March 12, 2017, 10:08:18 AM »
Hi Yopla, as Jmack says, Dead, But Dreaming (although I once got a random email that asked me why I was dead but drumming that still amuses me). It's a reference to Fields of The Nephilim who are in turn referencing H.P. Lovecraft. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQmPEUJOhTQ So Goth, much woe.).

Aaaaaah. Yes, I can see it now, thanks.

Meh. After several songs, I'm pretty sure I don't like the singer's voice. Too bad, the instruments are quite interesting.

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: March 09, 2017, 07:46:16 PM »
Hi @Dedbutdrmng  !

I've a question: what's the story behind your username ? And, more important, how do you pronounce it ?

(Well that's two questions)

(And why don't you let her steal your lunch money, let her buy her lunch, then steal it ?)

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda
« on: February 28, 2017, 08:42:29 AM »
Ooooh, I'm all over this one. The hate is real.

Spoiler for Hiden:
For three games, you go from the Geth and Quarians being at one another's throats, starting from the Geth are this race of unrelatable evil, who are mindlessly following Saren. In ME2 you see they're really not that at all, but actually have their own distinct culture and mindset, capable of empathy and compassion, beyond just cold logic. You then spend two fucking games making nice between Tali and Legion (if you play the paragon options), and then going one step further in ME3 to actually unite the Geth and Quarians, and end their centuries long war. You spend three games proving that organics and synthetics can get along. You've just done it.

And then what's the climax at the end? Organics and synthetics can never get along. Fucking really? REALLY? Well then what the fuck have I been doing for three fucking games? You can't have me spend 3 games ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE, and then tell me "Nah, but jk lol. It really was impossible."

Synthesis isn't a thing. That's not a resolution, when the theme up till now has been that species and people are great because of their diversity, and then the solution to ending all this conflict is homogenization. So much rage.

I don't say this is the best ending they could come up with, just not a bad one. After seeing the mess of Dragon Age 2, I've been worried about Bioware and the ME3 (and my first run of the game was kind of a "Meh" all along) until the end. I've found it a little simple (and the end "cinematics" where really lazy) but...

Spoiler for Hiden:
I really like the sacrifice thing and the opposition between destruction (The Illusive Man or Anderson ways) and creation (the synthesis).

I've never consider the ending like you (probably because I've never been able to unite the Geths and Quarriens: I knew that I have probably miss something during ME2 and ME3 to fail at that unification, but never found what it was. And when you don't achieve the unification, they are pretty stubborn about their hate of each other... so mixing flesh and machine at the end doesn't seem so stupid to me. Because, even with the Krogans vs Turiens and Salariens, they spend fighting and insulting each other most of the game, and many within these races think the future will be grim and full of wars with the new Krogan "empire". So...

But yes, you're kind of right. It's still the weakest ending in the trilogy, when it should have been the greatest. But, I don't know, I like it. And I think people are a little harsh with their hate of this ending, but it's just my opinion. I don't say that I'm right and the others wrong ^^

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:06:50 PM »
Me, me, me, of course !

I've loved the original trilogy (even the third... and I don't understand why so many people don't like the ending, found it absolutely awesome and heartbreaking), and I'm kind of confident with this opus.

But I'm sad over the disappearing of the radial wheel and the limited-control of the companions. But, well, jetpacks !

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:51:06 PM »
The Black Company by Glen Cook it is  8)

The first books are quite different from each other AND from the rest of the series. I found some of the books very boring, but some of the characters are awesome !

I've just read the last 3 pages of this topic and I've seen so many books I never heard about... but I'm gonna try to read them all.

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:43:49 PM »
Thank you everyone.

Who are your favourite writers?

Jules Verne, Mister Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Asimov... and a few others I forget.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:11:43 AM »
Today (and for the last 6 months), I've been reading the Wheel of Time (I'm a "little" late, I know but I started reading in english not so long ago), chapter 7 of "The towers of midnight".

And I must say I was a little afraid that Sanderson's hand will differ from Jordan's, but no and it's really pleasant to read for now.

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:01:34 AM »
Hi, I'm new !

Greetings from France. I've been wandering through the forum and the website, found them quite interesting and here I am, saying hello.

Well, what else to say... Maybe it's gonna be a shock for everyone, but I love fantasy and SF and fantastic. Been a writer too (but only in French for the moment).

And that's it for the moment. Good day to you.

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