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    The one big problem is how the OT story overtakes the Finn/Rey story for a big chunk in the middle of the film. It's unfortunate that the pacing becomes so uncontrollable once Finn and Rey get caught up in Han's stuff, but after sitting on it for a while I've come to appreciate that, while parts of this movie don't fit well with each other, the parts themselves are really well done and enjoyable.
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    This forum is wrong (Look a new topic!)
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    No, I think you're in the wrong thread.
  5. anime

    The student council gag that ran through that christmas arc was actually very telling of how the season was going to end. The confrontation among the three of them in the final episode felt like the same kind of unhelpful ambiguity.
  6. "Cars sucks." - A Pixar Thread

    I got over the technical limitations quickly enough, and I still think this is a super funny movie and Woody is still great. Surprised at how many of the toy gags still get me.
  7. "Cars sucks." - A Pixar Thread

    Here's an idea: Of the 16 Pixar movies, I think it's safe to say that most of us have seen a majority of them (although I never saw Cars 2 and have yet to see Good Dinosaur) So, I propose that we all list our top 5 (or even top 10) Pixar films, and see which films are the "most-favored" pre-rewatch, and then do the same after the rewatch. It wouldn't take many people to make an interesting sample size. Like Patrick, I also have not seen a lot of these movies in years.
  8. "Cars sucks." - A Pixar Thread

    Man, I'm also shocked at how different everyone's list is. A group rewatch would be a lot of fun, I think.
  9. "Cars sucks." - A Pixar Thread

    It's flawless. It's not even my favorite pixar film. It's just actually perfect. ( I read your thing in the movies thread and realized that I should probably come up with a substantial post about this but long story short: i love how that movie looks, i love dory, every scene in that movie is memorable) What does everyone think about the ending of Ratatouille? I love Ego's speech to death and it's my favorite thing in that movie. I've always felt that without that ending, the movie is kind of weak, or at least very clunky.
  10. Movie/TV recommendations

    UP, Ratatouille and The Incredibles are my top 3. I presume everyone's bottom 3 is the Cars trilogy so need to go into that. I've always held Incredibles in high regard for how it functions as a family drama and a super hero movie. There are so many great scenes in that movie combining both.
  11. This forum is weird (Look a new topic!)

    I find the clunky megathread format kind of charming for this community, because it's antiquated compared to the ephemeral way information is presented on other forums, and sites like twitter, tumblr, etc. It's like this weird comfort-zone place where the same pictures have been framed on the wall for centuries, so to speak. Also when posting, sometimes its hard to gauge interest in X or Y, so having a general grounds for briefly mentioning something that you kind of want to talk about is nice. (Mainly just posting because I think it would be hilarious if this thread somehow stayed alive and became a megathread)
  12. Warcraft 3 FFA

    im soooo in. I hope we get to play some customs also. wc3 is eventually installed on every computer ive ever owned
  13. I Had A Random Thought...

    The spotify mobile app free version is essentially useless. You get free access to the entire library on desktop, and you have to pay the subscription for the same on mobile. I've stupidly fell into their dumb trap where I tried out a free trial of the mobile app and now I pay for it because i can't live without it ((
  14. Idle Thumbs Readers Slack & Discord

    i would love to pick up some slack ha ha ha Sent you a message.
  15. Movie/TV recommendations

    The same is true for me and the Usual Suspects. It's really easy to figure out the twist in that movie when you know that one exists.
  16. Movie/TV recommendations

    Rick and Morty has had this sort of ridiculous, all-over-the-place direction to it for the past few episodes, which is something a lot of off-kilter Adult Swim shows do, but there's something sort of uniquely fascinating in how strange it gets. I had this same feeling when watching Dan Harmon's other show Community. A lot of comedy TV breaks rules in goofy ways, but when Harmon does it, it feels strangely self-destructive. The episode tonight was really good, and had the most phenomenally minimal B-story ive ever seen.
  17. anime

    It would actually make for a more helpful (or at least less misleading) list if he followed through 100% on his personal bias and just made it an association of things he likes about his favorite shows.
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    I thought this was just a beginner guide at first, and was really surprised and freaked out by the thoroughness when i scrolled down. I always get very little out of these types of lists since I think genre is an ineffective way to find shows I like.
  19. I Had A Random Thought...

    I disagree with the idea that the author's original intent with a particular text is the only thing that can be taken from it. The author also chooses what to leave out of the story, and the ambiguities and unknowns are what involve the reader. In filling those blanks, the reader has to be sort of empathetic, but also utilize their own experience.
  20. First off, if you've never encountered high-level Smash before, here's a , and a , just to pique your interest. For those who happened to see some Smash during the most recent EVO or anywhere else and wondered what was going on, this will hopefully be everything you need to know. Smash Bros. is different from most competitive games in that, when a new installment comes out, the competitive scene does not migrate over to the new game. This is because the Smash games are not made with the competitive scene as the first priority, and while each game is still fundamentally Smash, the mechanics vary enough to the point where they are drastically different competitive experiences. Right now the 2 games with huge competitive followings are Smash Bros. Melee and Smash 4. What does stay the same is the following: Competitive Smash is usually played in two forms, doubles and singles, with singles being the primary event. Games are played usually in a best of 3 or best of 5. In Melee's case, games are 4 stocks each. For Sm4sh, it is 2 stocks each. Both games have considerably dynamic tier lists. At least the top 12 characters of Melee can be seen in some level of tournament play. There is even more variety in Smash 4. Some players choose to master only one character, but recently many players are dual-maining, switching where one character can cover the weaker matchups of the other character. Tournaments are year round, and it may be a little hard to follow whats coming up. The subreddit is a good place for this, and also has a helpful list of streams on the sidebar. Before 2013, Melee had a small but faithful scene. It had no major supporter like MLG or EVO, and all tournaments were run by members of the community. In 2015, many players are sponsored in some way, and the scene has support from major tournaments as well as limited support from Nintendo. Right now the biggest news is HTC as well as Dreamhack hosting tournaments, so there is no better time to start following the scene. would be a great place to start watching. The next upcoming big tournament is Paragon LA in two weeks. Catch it on twitch!
  21. Share Exceptional Articles You Have Read

    I really enjoy this piece about the stigma around poetry by Jenny Zhang. I don't know a lot of poetry but I love her idea about how alluring emotion is when it's deeply ingrained in creative work.
  22. The Smash Bros. Thread + A Primer

    Paragon Los Angeles is nearing the final matches, tune in!
  23. The Smash Bros. Thread + A Primer

    The melee tourney held at PAX featured a great comeback story for mew2king, who probably plays the best he has this entire year in this set.