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    • Rick Stranding?

      1 day ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      You think Kojima was watching Rick and Morty and this idea was "incepted" into his mind?  smirk

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    • Fortunately not the Last Jedi - SPOILERS

      1 day ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      In case you have read the title, this will contain spoilers for Star Wars: the Last Jedi. Keep reading if you like but if you haven't seen it, don't complain if you read it and it spoils the movie because this is the third time that I'm saying this will contain spoilers. 


      It's been two years since Episode 7 brought the Star Wars story back to film and with it new questions and characters. Finally we can get some answers to the question that we've been waiting for, what are the Porg?


      I'm just going to get it out there, I wasn't a fan of the Last Jedi. In short, I felt the film didn't really contribute much to the overall story and it just felt like playing a game of chess where every move was predetermined to end in a stalemate. That's not to say there isn't anything good about the film, it's entertaining and there are some good action sequences and funny jokes, but I usually expect a story to accompany the action and visuals. Otherwise, I may as well just watch Justice League. From the beginning I could see that they were trying to go with a more suspenseful story, with the whole "kick the ladder" bit to get the remote. It seemed like she could have climbed the ladder quicker than kicking it, plus the ship was getting hit by lasers, surely that would cause the ship to shake more than kicking it. I mean it's how she fell in the first place. When will the Empire New Order learn that the bigger you make things, the easier the rebellion will blow it up. How many times is this now? 


      The whole, I can't hear you part I could see as splitting opinions. On one hand, it was kind of smart as it was a way to stall and played into Hux' ego and confidence. I'm sure Snoke or Kylo would have immediately told them to fire but Hux wants the last word and wants that confirmation he is heard and feared. On the other hand, people might not like starting Star Wars with a joke. 


      The addition of Rose was pretty formulaic Star Wars for me. They needed someone who knew the workings of spaceships, so there she was. Incidentally, they didn't need one but I'll get to that eventually. At least they gave her a bit of a backstory, which is more I can say for anyone else in the film we haven't already met. Benicio Del Toro's DJ for example. Who's this guy? Who cares, he opens doors. Ok that's enough information. Laura Dern's Admiral Holdo. Who's this admiral that we've never seen anywhere before? No idea, but apparently she's a friend to Leia and next in charge. Ok. Even Snoke was just a guy with the force. No idea where he came from or what his story was. Just some meat head that dies almost laughingly easily.  You're in his head, how can you not see what he's doing? Some might say that's his Ego blinding him but seriously, that guys in charge? It was almost like a "Look over here" and then slap from the opposite side joke. 


      I think the film was a little overly ambitious or confused with what it wanted to be. Everything that one side did, the other side knew and would counter in some way and the story seemed to always make excuses for how they knew. None more so than DJ knowing they were trying to escape on transporters because they knew they were only tracking large ships. Things just seemed to happen and then be negated minutes later. Holdo is terrible, wait no, she's good but who cares, she's dead. We need this specific guy, wait no, this random we found in a cell will do but oh my god, he betrayed us? Why would this random who knows nothing about us and owes us nothing betray us when all we did was offer him money to do something and the New Order paid more? Shocking. Hey we're stuck in this base which a droid said they scanned the base and there's only one entrance. Wait a sec, we have these random crystal foxes here, we can use those as a plot device to show us a way out that the droid that scanned the base couldn't find after scanning the base. Everything just had a response and ultimately that meant the film didn't resolve anything. Sure people died, the only one that meant anything was Luke, and things blew up. Snoke died, sure but we knew nothing about him. He was basically a chair filler. Now we have Kylo Ren sitting there, at least we have some knowledge of him. Speaking of that scene, when Kylo and Rey were fighting the Red Guard, Kylo loses his lightsaber and Rey throws hers (or Luke's if you want to be pedantic) then they fight over the lightsaber and it blows up and they get knocked out. When Kylo comes to, his lightsaber is on his belt. Did Rey wake up, get the bits of Luke's lightsaber, find Kylo's and put it on his belt? Or did Hux do it? Otherwise, how did it get there? 


      The film was visually good, though a little too "normal" for my liking. Most places just looked generic. They didn't seem to have the character of other planets like Hoth or Jakku or Dagobah. Crait was different however, though it seemed more like a planet that was red underneath and white on top purely to add visual vibrancy to the final scene. Plus, what's with the part where the guy tastes the ground and says "Salt"? What did that add to the film other than pointlessly and blatantly telling people, "hey, just so you know, that's not blood. It's salt. And now, back to the fight".


      And now Rey and Kylo. Luke is so afraid of what he saw in Kylo, he almost killed him over it and when that went bad, he cut himself off from the force and went into crazy hermit guy mode on a secluded planet. So when the girl that you said you're going to cheat see the dark side and just jumps into it without hesitating and Luke gets scared, you'd think he would stop training her and tell her to leave. Especially after he pretty much says he's not going to make that mistake again. But there we are only minutes later and he's giving her lesson 2. You just saw her going down the same path that you said you wouldn't make that mistake again but there you go making it again. I also like that they continued the tradition of WTF moments in Dark side caves with the whole infinite Reys cave. So she has no parents at all? Did the midiclurians from Darth Vader leave and make a person and that's Rey? Two years people have been waiting to know who her parents are after making such a big deal of it to find out "Anybody. Nobody. It doesn't matter". Ok.


      Few other notes:


      I felt like Luke interrupted what was going to be a Jedi Mind sex scene between Rey and Kylo in the hut. Can't have privacy with your crazy uncle walking in a room while you're with a girl. 


      The whole Poe thread was just made him look like a dick. He seemed to cause more deaths on his own side than he was trying to prevent. But everyone seemed to be ok with it so we'll just ignore that. And the scene with him meeting Rey, why? I get they should meet but it felt as unnecessary as the whole "Salt" scene.


      I guess Rey stole the Jedi texts from the tree when she left?


      Luke couldn't go closer to the water to fish? Why are you so far away and you'd need to lift the pole all the way up just to get the fish? Why are you making it so hard?


      Rey's first words "Master Skywalker" sounded like a 12 year old English child. Is this Star Wars or Oliver Twist? She does look like she's bulked up from episode 7 to 8 though. 


      Wait, Leia just uses her force powers occasionally when she's dying? Could she have not used them to stop the rockets first?


      In the end, the film was entertaining but I felt it didn't contribute anything to the story. It ended as it started with the New Order chasing the Rebels. But we're down a Jedi now and since Jedi are always poor bums, that kid that looks like young Anakin has to be a Jedi now. Seriously, why are there no well off kids becoming with the force? Anyway, I'm glad that this isn't the last Star Wars or the Last Jedi, because ending it here would be disappointing for me. I know many enjoyed it so I'm glad you did. This is just my opinion on what I got from the film. It was satisfactory in a generous ranking.

    • Thoughts on Disney's purchase of Fox Properties

      3 days ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      You may have heard rumours that Disney was looking at purchasing the TV and film portions of Fox. It's been an off and on again drama for a few months now but it appears to be on and not only on but close to a done deal. It looks like it's been approved and just needs the approval of the shareholders in order for the $52ish billion deal to go through. 


      This deal includes things like The Simpsons, Hulu (which will give Disney the majority share) and most interestingly to me, Marvel properties that were held by Fox. So the X-Men, Fantastic 4 and Deadpool will be back with the rest of their Marvel counterparts. Other than the Hulk of course, but at least Universal are allowing them to use him in group films. 


      So initially, this sounds great for fans of Marvel properties. The current Marvel films are going great at the moment. Paul Feige and the rest of the Marvel films department have achieved what few other have and created a universe of inter-related character films, culminating in films where there's characters intermingle through this shared universe. And it makes sense, unlike another comic company that's trying to make a joint universe. Unfortunately for them the comic in the name comic movies stands more for hilariously bad rather than comic books. 


      There's something to think about with this purchase by Disney and that concerns R rated films like Deadpool and Logan. Fox did something great with these two films. They allowed the creators to make a film that appeals to the comic book fans and portrayed violent characters in a violent manner. That's not to say it was the violence that made the film's good, but you have a character who heals from mortal wounds and had metal claws coming out of his hands, you have to expect he's going to use them. And a sociopath mercenary who runs around with guns and a katana and kills for money. These properties were treated well with Fox but going back to Disney, is Disney going to let them continue making the film's the fans want to see or are they going to push for a wider demographic and make them more PG? On the one hand, Disney want to be seen as a family friendly company, giving fans of all ages the movies they want. On the other hand, the profits of these films have shown that you can narrow your target demographic and still make money. And with all the money they are making from the other films under their moniker (Star Wars, Avengers films, animated films) they certainly don't need to try and increase profits by making these properties more family friendly. 


      We'll see how they handle this over the coming years as they take over these properties when they deal goes through. I hope they allow these properties that thrive in a darker world to continue to thrive but I think they will rather push for a more family friendly take on the Merc with the Mouth and Wolverine. 

    • So I'm probably losing my job

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I had a bad day at work today. I was depressed which happens to me occasionally and it's usually not a big deal but today happened to be the day I had a meeting with the new manager at work. Let me preface this by saying I'm generally very honest and upfront about things. I think that addressing a problem is better than keeping it to yourself and letting it get out of control. 


      So it started, she asked how I liked working with the company at the moment. I asked if she wanted my honest answer which she replied yes. I'll stop here or a minute, because this is a huge point for others. They don't want your honest answer, they want their honest answer. Anything you say that isn't positive will just be taken in the most negative form possible. Kind of like RWBY forum comments. I shall continue.


      So I responded honestly, saying I was finding it frustrating and difficult and therefore not enjoyable. I know, that's my mistake but I'm honest and she wanted my honest opinion. This out the conversation into a negative direction instantly as I was asked to elaborate on what I was struggling with. So again, I gave examples of difficult situations I was in over my time, how I handled it and how it could be improved upon. To which the response was basically always "yes, I'm working on that but it takes time". 


      It then went into a discussion about how busy it is and how we have several projects running at the same time which I added as a reason why I wasn't bothering people to get them to show me things and instead finding the answer myself. Which she responded is something "you have to do sometimes". To which I said, I understand that which is why I did it rather than ignore it because I want to learn. 


      This is where things started to loop. She said I was very negative and wanted to know what I wanted and how it could be fixed. I responded with I just want to know how to do my job and how things worked so I could better identify an issues problem. To which she replied that takes time. To which I replied I understand that, hence why I'm not making a big deal about it and finding alternate ways to get the information I need. To which she replied that I was very negative and wanted to know how I could fix that. 


      You see the loop there right? Now I just thought this was just a tactic to try and make it look like I was the unreasonable one but I think it was just an attempt to say "hey you should quit". But I just took it as not caring or wanting to know what does make me happy and trying to push me to being happy the way they are. 


      I'm happy when I am helping people and solving problems. Being able to apply the knowledge I have to an issue and resolve it for a user. That's what makes me happy. Being an efficient and effective worker. Because to me work is work. It's something you do to give you the means to do what really makes you happy. 


      Anyway it ended with her saying she was going to discuss this with my manager and his manager so I'm assuming that's one of these "he doesn't fit in" conversations which by the way, she also said that personal and business are separate but we all know that's not true. People always use emotion in business. I could see she took it all personally which it wasn't but I can't change a persons misinterpretation after the fact. 


      So that's why I think I'll probably be let go tomorrow. 


      Merry Christmas all.

    • High stakes

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I bet my butcher $100 that I could throw two steaks up and make them stick to the ceiling. They said no saying "that's two high stakes".

    • Joke topic ideas

      2 weeks ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I need some topic ideas for jokes. What have you got for me? 

    • My friend Wynn

      2 weeks ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      My friend Wynn is going to get eye surgery today. He's been battling dry eyes all his life and is going to get that fixed. All the best to him. His name is Wynn King.

    • Seesaws

      2 weeks ago

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      I rode my first seesaw today.

      How was it?


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      Had it's ups and downs

    • Polite to Butchers

      3 weeks ago

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      Some may consider my last joke offensive to butchers. I can assure you I have the utmost respect for butchers. When I buy my meat from them, I always say please and shanks. 

    • That Rack

      3 weeks ago

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      I saw a woman with a sweet rack today. I asked her how much and ah long story short I took it home, covered that rack with my hot sauce and enjoyed every minute. I think I'll have to go back to that butcher for their rack of ribs more often. 

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    • Fiezzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Probably drinking beer

      7 months ago

      Hey, not sure if you're a member of the group or not, but Aus has a community group on Facebook where we organise gatherings and what not.


      If you're interested, you should deffinately check it out. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RooTeeth/

      • Treanomaly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Absolute Travist

        7 months ago

        Hiya,

        Thanks for that. I don't have a Facebook account but I'll keep an eye out somehow.

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