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Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 hours ago
Replies: 211
ESSAY: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire
Posted By Yoda
Re: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire

Ha. Nicely done.

The funny thing about this is that in 90% of discussions about author intent, I'm the dude saying it matters more than the other people in the discussion. But that's usually more...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 7 hours ago
Replies: 211
ESSAY: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire
Posted By Yoda
That's not quite what I'm saying (or trying to...

That's not quite what I'm saying (or trying to say) in the bit you quoted. The point of that paragraph is to show that "its clumsiness is part of why it's good!" is sort of an escape-hatch from...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 8 hours ago
Replies: 211
ESSAY: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire
Posted By Yoda
Re: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire

"Jibe" meaning "to agree" or "to be in accordance with" in this context. But I was speaking as Iro there, suggesting that he probably agrees quite strongly with the warnings about warmongering and...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 8 hours ago
Replies: 147
MoFo Fantasy Baseball 2021 - Regular Season
Posted By Yoda
Re: MoFo Fantasy Baseball 2021 - Regular Season

Be interesting to see if they really mean it, if it finally happens, or if it's leverage. Obviously it could be both. It's been a bad situation there for quite awhile.

Still would really like to...
Forum: Movie Reviews 8 hours ago
Replies: 9
Synchronic
Posted By Yoda
Re: Synchronic

Yeah, it's worth your time, especially if you liked their previous films. It's a little less interesting, but it's still a lot more thoughtful and understated than a lot of the one-note disposable...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 8 hours ago
Replies: 211
ESSAY: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire
Posted By Yoda
Re: No, Starship Troopers Is Not Brilliant Satire

I'm one day out from my second shot so I don't have the stamina to reply too in-depth just now, but this kinda reminds me of the thing Slappy and I talk about on the podcast a lot, about how if...
Replies: 2,142
Pets
Posted By Yoda
Re: Pets

A massive success: we raised just over $2,300 when all was said and done (pre-matched funding!). That's over triple what I'd had in mind for a "successful" event. The generosity (including donations...
Replies: 17,668
The Videogames Tab
Posted By Yoda
Re: The Videogames Tab

Nice, lemme know how that goes. I've been meaning to go back and play the old ones (I found the series with Fallout 3).
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 3 days ago
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Yoda
Wow. So the whole troupe performed the whole...

Wow. So the whole troupe performed the whole time? I mean, I assume not literally, but "the whole time" meaning except for tiny breaks for biological necessities or whatever. Or did you guys do...
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 3 days ago
Replies: 4
Happy Birthday, CiCi!
Posted By Yoda
Happy Birthday! :)

Happy Birthday! :)
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 3 days ago
Replies: 10
Happy Anniversary, Stirchley!
Posted By Yoda
Happy Anniversary! :)

Happy Anniversary! :)
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 3 days ago
Replies: 8
Happy Birthday, Miss Vicky!
Posted By Yoda
Happy Birthday! :)

Happy Birthday! :)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 5
Film Vloggers - Cinema Video Essayists
Posted By Yoda
Re: Film Vloggers - Cinema Video Essayists

Man, there are so many good video essays on YouTube about films and filmmaking. You can spend weeks watching just the really great ones, even.
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Yoda
Re: What should I name my kitten?

Yep, that's the fear. Even though it's not about you, it still kinda reflects on you, so it can be a little scary. But you're right, it's really something when you take that kind of chance and people...
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Yoda
Re: What should I name my kitten?

I did notice that. :laugh: We had a lot of people posting deliberately janky amounts so it didn't register as too odd though.

Seriously guys, thanks so much for your generosity. It's all getting...
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Yoda
I was wondering who that was! Thank you so much....

I was wondering who that was! Thank you so much. You too, Allaby (that one was easier to figure out), and Mark as well!

The stream was a rousing success, raising over $2,100, which is about three...
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Yoda
Just gonna briefly cross-post to this thread to...

Just gonna briefly cross-post to this thread to say: I'm doing an all-day charity stream from about 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET today. It benefits three animal welfare charities, and I'm personally...
Replies: 2,142
Pets
Posted By Yoda
Think I mentioned this earlier, but I'm doing an...

Think I mentioned this earlier, but I'm doing an all-day charity stream from about 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET today. It benefits three animal welfare charities, and I'm personally matching all donations....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 44
Its just a movie?
Posted By Yoda
Definitely. And it can be super subtle. Sometimes...

Definitely. And it can be super subtle. Sometimes it's fun to go back and try to unpack what it was that broke the immersion and made me start caring/nitpicking about realism all of a sudden.
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 5 days ago
Replies: 147
MoFo Fantasy Baseball 2021 - Regular Season
Posted By Yoda
Re: MoFo Fantasy Baseball 2021 - Regular Season

Yeah. Even worse than that: he was 0-2 on the batter, and he got dinked and dunked to death beforehand. Particularly the inning before, with a couple of flare hits. I have him in both leagues I'm in,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 123
In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Yoda
Re: In Discussion About Comic Book Films...

I think "elevated" is a good way to look at it. Doesn't it say a lot that people are dismissing superhero films by saying they're not "great cinema"? They haven't replaced great cinema, they've...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 44
Its just a movie?
Posted By Yoda
Re: Its just a movie?

Depends on the specifics. Plot holes certainly exist, though in my experience half the time someone mentions a "plot hole" all it means is "something not explicitly noted in the film," even if any...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 44
Its just a movie?
Posted By Yoda
Re: Its just a movie?

Walter White being an incredible genius (but sabotaged by his own pride) is part of the core premise of the show. I think you kinda have to accept it, in the way you have to accept the starting...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 123
In Discussion About Comic Book Films...
Posted By Yoda
Re: In Discussion About Comic Book Films...

It's a subtle difference in phrasing, I guess: you can point out that if someone doesn't take people seriously for thinking TDK is great, that they have to dismiss a lot of knowledgeable and...