Out of the Blue

I got the all-clear on spoiling the Giants game, so I can acknowledge my disappointment that the team's season has come to an end. They exceeded even the most optimistic expectations this season, so this isn't as painful as all that. But this is a team that's won two Super Bowls by getting hot at the right time and surprising everyone, so it was hard to avoid hoping that type of lightning could strike again. Oh well, with my rooting interest ended, I can just relish in the fact that the NFL's final four are all terrific teams. So there's the prospect of some great contests in the three remaining postseason games. Congrats to the fans of the conference finalists.

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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 13:13
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jacobvandy wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 14:36:
"Avatar" Sequel Hits $2 Billion At Box-Office

Zoe Saldana first actor to star in four billion dollar movies.

Is that supposed to be four different franchises or something? Because the entire cast of The Avengers made that club years ago.
Sorry for the confusing sentence. Four different billion-dollar movies: two Avatar movies, and two Avengers movies.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 13:09
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants Jan 24, 2023, 13:09
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Razumen wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 19:51:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 16:54:
I don't need Shakespeare. I just don't want warmed-up leftovers. Watching people slowly walk through zombie-infested landscape has been done to death. And what did we learn new about the characters or this world in this episode that we didn't already know from the first?

But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time. I completely bailed somewhere in season 4.

We learned the virus originated in Indonesia. We learned that the fungus is connected and can "sense" things from miles away. We learned a little bit more about the relationship between Joel and Tess. We learned that some of the zombies become completely blind.

Sure, some people that played the games will know some of this, but I bet many won't, and a lot of other stuff happened in the episode as well. It wasn't boring at all.
Spoilers? Best to put that in secret text next time, thanks.
Luckily I watched it last night...
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 13:07
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants Jan 24, 2023, 13:07
Jan 24, 2023, 13:07
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 16:54:
But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time. I completely bailed somewhere in season 4.

LOL, you must have found some value if you made it to S4. I barely made it through the first season before pulling the eject handle. Finding TLoU much better: better writing, better action, better acting, better production values, etc. A shame you're not enjoying it.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 13:03
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:27:
Call me silly but I didn't expect a video game zombie series to be Shakespeare.
Cordyceps, Cordyceps. Wherefore art thou, Cordyceps?
EDIT: Goddammit. Ninja'd by 1bad.
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Pierce Brosnan vs Daniel Craig- James Bond Face Off.
Jan 24, 2023, 09:48
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Pierce Brosnan vs Daniel Craig- James Bond Face Off. Jan 24, 2023, 09:48
Jan 24, 2023, 09:48
 
No contest.
Craig grittiness versus Brosnan princely foppishness (hey, not his fault, it's what he was told to do in a sillier era).

They give too much value to luxury cars and fantasy gadgets.
Who cares about that nonsense, a disservice to Fleming's novels (yes, I read them in my youth).

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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 03:22
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Bodolza wrote on Jan 24, 2023, 00:49:
1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 22:04:
what separated it from previous zombie stories was that it used the apocalypse as a backdrop to tell a human story of how people cling to what that means at the edge of survival.
That's exactly the plot of the Walking Dead.
Nah, Walking Dead went off the rails pretty quickly, TLoU is a more focused story.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 24, 2023, 00:49
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Jan 24, 2023, 00:49
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 22:04:
what separated it from previous zombie stories was that it used the apocalypse as a backdrop to tell a human story of how people cling to what that means at the edge of survival.
That's exactly the plot of the Walking Dead.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 22:06
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 20:18:
fakespyder wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:35:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:27:
Call me silly but I didn't expect a video game zombie series to be Shakespeare.

Forsooth, thine flesh doth taste like chicken Joker
To eat brains, or not to eat brains, that is the question.🧟‍♀️🧠 Huh

romeo, o romeo! wherefore art thou... a zombie?!?!?
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 22:04
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants Jan 23, 2023, 22:04
Jan 23, 2023, 22:04
 
Razumen wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 19:51:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 16:54:
I don't need Shakespeare. I just don't want warmed-up leftovers. Watching people slowly walk through zombie-infested landscape has been done to death. And what did we learn new about the characters or this world in this episode that we didn't already know from the first?

But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time. I completely bailed somewhere in season 4.

We learned the virus originated in Indonesia. We learned that the fungus is connected and can "sense" things from miles away. We learned a little bit more about the relationship between Joel and Tess. We learned that some of the zombies become completely blind.

Sure, some people that played the games will know some of this, but I bet many won't, and a lot of other stuff happened in the episode as well. It wasn't boring at all.

they changed some vital things from the games so we can't expect to know everything going in. but that's beside the point anyway. what separated it from previous zombie stories was that it used the apocalypse as a backdrop to tell a human story of how people cling to what that means at the edge of survival. i'll admit i've never seen walking dead, but from what little i saw it seemed to crank up the melodrama to soap opera 11. last of us doesn't do that; there's only one relationship that matters. the rest is seeing how joel and ellie struggle with what it still means to be human which is in the richest tradition of great scifi and horror.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
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Jan 23, 2023, 20:18
 
fakespyder wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:35:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:27:
Call me silly but I didn't expect a video game zombie series to be Shakespeare.

Forsooth, thine flesh doth taste like chicken Joker
To eat brains, or not to eat brains, that is the question.🧟‍♀️🧠 Huh
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 19:51
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Jan 23, 2023, 19:51
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 16:54:
I don't need Shakespeare. I just don't want warmed-up leftovers. Watching people slowly walk through zombie-infested landscape has been done to death. And what did we learn new about the characters or this world in this episode that we didn't already know from the first?

But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time. I completely bailed somewhere in season 4.

We learned the virus originated in Indonesia. We learned that the fungus is connected and can "sense" things from miles away. We learned a little bit more about the relationship between Joel and Tess. We learned that some of the zombies become completely blind.

Sure, some people that played the games will know some of this, but I bet many won't, and a lot of other stuff happened in the episode as well. It wasn't boring at all.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 18:02
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants Jan 23, 2023, 18:02
Jan 23, 2023, 18:02
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 16:54:
But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time.

Mrs. Burrito loved that show and I could never get quite why because, realistically, she knew better. I'd point out "That was an incredibly stupid move for reasons X, Y, and Z. They'd all be dead if it wasn't for deus ex machina #87,912."

She would reply "I know! But it's not like the plot was created by someone with an overabundance of brains or imagination so just...watch it or go blow shit up. Leave me to my sophomoric, post-apocalyptic zombie candy."
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
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Jan 23, 2023, 16:54
 
I don't need Shakespeare. I just don't want warmed-up leftovers. Watching people slowly walk through zombie-infested landscape has been done to death. And what did we learn new about the characters or this world in this episode that we didn't already know from the first?

But what do I know? Walking Dead was a huge hit, and I found that show to be interminably boring more than half the time. I completely bailed somewhere in season 4.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 15:37
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Jan 23, 2023, 15:37
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 14:36:
"Avatar" Sequel Hits $2 Billion At Box-Office

Zoe Saldana first actor to star in four billion dollar movies.

Is that supposed to be four different franchises or something? Because the entire cast of The Avengers made that club years ago.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 15:35
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Jan 23, 2023, 15:35
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 15:27:
Call me silly but I didn't expect a video game zombie series to be Shakespeare.

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Slipped Trying To Make A Sandwich
Jan 23, 2023, 15:32
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Hell, that's just a typical Saturday night for me.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 15:27
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Call me silly but I didn't expect a video game zombie series to be Shakespeare.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 14:36
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Jan 23, 2023, 14:36
 
"Avatar" Sequel Hits $2 Billion At Box-Office

Zoe Saldana first actor to star in four billion dollar movies.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 14:36
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I found the second episode even duller than the first. So far the show is doing nothing different than Walking Dead did, and I burnt out on that show many years ago. I'll give it one more episode, but the previews for next week don't give me hope that the show will do anything to distinguish itself.
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Re: OotB: They might be Giants
Jan 23, 2023, 14:06
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Episode 2 of The Last of Us continues to be good.
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