Groups and Concepts
Groups and Concepts that either get overlooked or there not looked at enough and need to be viewed in a different way. Some are here because I have reasons and others are here because I simply like or hate them.
Groups and Concepts that either get overlooked or there not looked at enough and need to be viewed in a different way. Some are here because I have reasons and others are here because I simply like or hate them.
Not the "The Dreaming" or "Dream Sequence" (that pages doesn't represent itself correctly at all) but dreams in general, I've always been interested in them, if they have any meaning to them and it's the closest thing to having all kinds of adventures. Unlike TV and movies, your not watching someone, your not controlling a character in a video game, you're actually part of it. When it comes to books, novels, TV, films and video games about dreams
Somnium (The Dream): (written in 1608 but not published until 1634). Said to be the first science-fiction novel, or one of them, by Johannes Kepler. Kepler describes his dream world of traveling and landing on the moon, four hundred years before the actual moon landing.
Alice in Wonderland (1865 novel/1951 film): The most famous dream in literature, film and animated history since Alice falls asleep at the beginning and wakes up at the end.
The Wizard Of Oz (1900 novel/1939 film): The second most famous dream in literature, animated and cinematic film history, "No. But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you, and you, and you, and you were there"
Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905 comic strip/1989 animated film): Nemo dreams of going to Slumberland and fighting The Nightmare King. The comic strip continues his adventures.
Where The Wild Things Are (1963 book/1973 animation): Max, who after wreaking havoc is sent to bed without his supper, he dreams or he's still awake and imagines about his bedroom becoming a mysterious jungle where the wild things are.
Escape Into Night (1972 TV mini-series): Marianne's drawings become her dreams.
Paperhouse (1988 film): Anna Madden is able to create a dream world by drawing it and meets another person in it who also dreams the same dream.
Escape Into Night and Paperhouse are both based on the novel Marianne Dreams. The two main leads in Paperhouse were more likable, but I guess Escape Into Night they were more flawed. The novel had a sequel called Marianne and Mark, unlike the film, Mark doesn't die, which I felt didn't really need to happen in the film. They actually met in the real world in the second novel.
Time Bandits (1981 film): The ending seems like it was all just a dream at first, but the pictures that Kevin took, he still has, and a piece of rock left over from evil, it all really happen.
The Dark Crystal (1982 film): Gelflings are able to share memories called Dreamfasting where they can see into each other's past.
Dreamscape (1984 film): Alex Gardner uses his psychic abilities to enter into a person's dream.
Explorers (1985 film): Aliens send information through dreams to 3 kids to build a ship so they can come and meet them.
Total Recall (1990 film): At the end of the film, Quaid questions if this has all been a dream. Some say that it was, that at the end of the credits, you can hear the Rekall tune being played, meaning that it was all part of Quaid's Secret Agent memory implant. However... there was going to be a sequel where Schwarzenegger's character is still Douglas Quaid, now working as a reformed law enforcer. It was going to be based on "The Minority Report", but that wasn't a sequel to "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" or based in that world.
TOTAL RECALL scene analysis SUBWAY CHASE / ESCALATOR BATTLE
Delirious (1991 film): Jack Gable gets knocked-out and dreams about living inside his own television program with a magic typewriter to which he can type out scenes to whatever he wants, but there are limits. He wakes up from it but at the end he says that when tried the typewriter one last time... it worked.
Beyond The Mind's Eye (1992 CGI film): There's a quote at the beginning
"You are now entering a world inside the essence of your imagination... look within your dreams, they can take you Beyond The Mind's Eye."
The Gate To The Mind's Eye (1994 CGI film): A quote from the song Valley of the Mind's Eye
"A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
DreamWeb (1994 video game): Ryan is plagued by strange dreams of an entity known as the Dreamweb. He is asked by the master monk of the Keepers to be the deliverer and kill the seven evils, who are united to break the Dreamweb and send mankind spiraling into chaos. In Diary of a (Mad?) man, however, which precedes the start of the game, it is strongly implied that Ryan is descending into psychosis and has fabricated the whole Dreamweb scenario in his mind. But the first three people Rayn was told to kill, he didn't know there names, who they are, or where they were, he was told by the Keeper. After each kill, Ryan is teleported to the Dreamweb, when he's sent back it's not where he committed the murder, but a to a different area of the city...
Tall Tale (1995): In 1905, a young boy, Daniel Hackett, draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. Even though Daniel dreams about Pecos Bill, John Henry and Paul Bunyan, by the end of the film they all come to life to help him.
Star Trek: Voyager: (1995 TV series) Episode "Waking Moments" (1998) is about the Voyager crew being assaulted in the form of nightmares. An alien species, functioning only in a dream world, disables the crew and traps them in a shared dream. Chakotay strives to stay awake and help The Doctor disable the aliens' hold on the crew, all while wondering if he is still dreaming.
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004 video game): Henry Townshend becomes trapped in his apartment due to supernatural forces and is able to go into another world, he comes out of it by waking-up in his bed. But it's a nightmare world.
MirrorMask (2005 film): Though some have called this a fantasy film, but Helena goes to bed and then finds herself in a dream-like world.
Dragon Age (2009-2014 video game): Mages are able to enter into a dream world called the Fade.
Fran Bow (2015 indie video game): Fran Bow is able to go to another dream like world... or can she?? Is it real or is it all in Fran's head due to the red pills??? But all those creatures, objects and worlds are far too complex for a child to come up with on there own, Fran was able to know cretin things about a person, Philmore and Oswald knew about Remor, Itward stopped Fran's aunt Grace and Oswald, Dr. Deern was able to see both Itward and Palontras...
It's not a theory, it's a fact
A humanoid race commitment to logic, science and they don't let there emotions influence there judgment... I wish a planet like that really existed, I would move there in a second.
"I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
I believe in alien life, but there are a few problems with us finding them, making contact and vice versa.
"If civilizations take billions of years to evolve, only to vanish virtually overnight, then sadly, we've next to no chance of hearing from them. They are simply too far away in space and time to reach."
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking - Aliens
As for highly intelligent alien life, the so-called "Grays", if they exist, they would most likely view us as a curiosity and not beings looking to invade or help us. If governments are involved in cover-ups, then there doing a much better job at that than at anything else.
Whenever something strange happens around the world or to someone personally, most people will blame it on supernatural, alien or anything other than a reasonable explanation... morons...
Ghostbusters has to be one of the most pro-capitalist movies ever made and I don't mean that's a bad thing, it's a good thing when you consider that most Hollywood films bash it. There about a small group of people with a unique business model, New York City is in need of service of catching ghost, they carefully utilize marketing to expand their customer base and they do it all on their own.
"I've worked in the private sector. They expect results."
The real bad guy in the movie was Walter Peck, a know-nothing government EPA bureaucrat, he went by the assumption from what the media said that what they were doing was hazardous, "a lot of wild stories in the media". He forces the Ghostbusters to shut down instead of taking it to court and letting a judge or a jury decide based on the evidence if what they were doing was dangerous. Even though he was the reason the Containment blows up, he blames them and are wrongfully arrested. He then further accuses them of being con artist
"These men are complete snowball artists. They use nerve and sense gases to induce hallucinations. People think they're seeing ghosts and call these bozos, who conveniently show up to deal with the problem with a fake electronic light show."
But he still has no proof
"Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here."
When the city government was completely overwhelmed, they make a deal with the Mayor because Peter offers a better solution to the problem, that the outcome will be beneficial for the Mayor, more votes, they'll pay the price if they're wrong but they of course save the day. The way the EPA is shown in the film is pretty accurate to real life.
First, let's understand what capitalism is in basic terms.
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Mass Effect 3 pretty much turned Cerberus into the Galactic Empire and the Illusive Man into Emperor Palpatine just for the need of having humanoid targets to kill. Shepard and Miranda should have taken over Cerberus, especially when TIM's motivations come to light.
"A group of vigilantes united together against a newly formed fascist police force that has taken over New York. When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw!"
There are of course police who actually do there job, but a group like the Masks wouldn't be such a bad idea since much of the police have become more militarized, there not doing there job, arresting people for no crime, and killing innocent people, despite the fact crime is at an all time low in the US. There are places where crime is high, but that's because those states don't allow people to arm themselves, the drug war keeps going, or the police have too much power or all of the above.
John Stossel - Crime In America
When San Francisco Stopped Prosecuting Drug Users, Violent Crime Went Down
Judge Jim Gray - Judging The Drug War
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Policing for Profit
Horrific Story of a Man Murdered by Corrupt Police
How the State Justifies Homicide
There are of course those who will lie about the police.
The True Story of Ferguson and the Gentle Giant
There are people with iphones to record them and devices like body cameras that cops have to wear that actually make them better at their job.
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Cops and Cameras
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Since Prince John and The Sheriff Of Nottingham (the Government) were collecting unlimited taxes from the people, and since taxation is theft, Robin Hood's claim to fame was not that he and his Merry Men took from the rich to give to the poor, but that they took from the tax collector and gave back to the people their own money.
Tax Day in America
The Great American Tax Ripoff
One of thy most warlike people on the planet who did nothing but fight each other, while a lot of people like to blame the early Europeans and Americans for killing and driving out the Natives, they did the same thing to other tribes, the group known as "the mountain movers", tribes like the Lakota massacred the Kiowa, the Omaha, the Ponca, the Oto and the Pawnee without mercy.
While the early Europeans and Americans did do terrible things to American Indians, but the war tribes were not the victims. They killed (that included women and children), raped, took slaves and sold them into the slave trade.
"You were killing each other for hundreds of moons before the first white stepped foot on this continent. You conquered those tribes, lusting for their game and their lands, just as we have now conquered you for no less noble a cause."
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But that's ascent history and nothing is going to change that. When it comes to American Indians or Native Americans (which ever term you prefer) in today's world, the sooner they stop taking government handouts, the better. Nothing good has ever come from them, reservations look like 3rd world countries.
How the Government Turns American Indians into Freeloaders
John Stossel - Why Are Indians Poor?
Reservations that have stopped taking money from the government, where they take care of themselves, are actually doing better such as schools... however, the government, the state, school boards, the PTA, and the unions can't allow that...
John Stossel - School Choice
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But there are tribes in this day and age who can be pretty ignorant bigots with a collectivist mentality that's pretty fucked up... such as the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Starlee Coleman Interview on Stossel 6-17-16
When it comes to entertainment, they need to be part of the much larger media in Action, Thriller, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy and Adventure and not just warriors of North America. But the problem is that the people at Hollywood, TV, books, comics and the video game industry still don't know what to do with them.
Xbox 360 video game Prey (2006)
Domasi (Tommy) Tawodi's background was chosen due to the amount of mythology in Cherokee oral tradition, which 3D Realms aimed to use for a number of games. Tommy is voiced by Michael Greyeyes, and Jen is voiced by Crystle Lightning, who are both Plains Cree. Greyeyes approved of the way that Tommy was depicted in the game, contrasting Prey to a film production:
"I was impressed with the way 3D Realms conceived of and wrote Tommy... Hollywood typically relegates our different indigenous cultures either into a single pan-Indian construct of some type — radical AIM protester type; slick, corporate, anglicized casino businessman type; et cetera — or, most commonly, as a historical figure, typically from a Plains culture. In fact, the overwhelming majority of roles written for native actors are in the Western genre. There are few opportunities for us to appear outside that paradigm, and when we do it is often equally narrow in focus... The writers at 3D Realms were always open to my comments — which I freely offered — and took my notes seriously, in nearly all instances changing dialogue or thematic content."
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When it comes to characters or creatures who are the product of genetic engineering or alterations, when doctors and scientist "tamper with nature"... just about every time it ends up being a very bad idea because what they created was pure evil. Writers always need a good Vs evil theme, but what they usually come up with is nothing more than a shallow storyline with one-dimensional characters.
Why???? Because apparently anything that's smarter, bigger, stronger, faster and so on, automatically thinks it's better than anyone, to the point where everyone has to die because they're inferior. A quote from Star Trek
"Superior ability breeds superior ambition"
It sounds like it was written by a teenager or 20 year old who has yet to understand how the real world works, how science actually works, only sees things in absolutes and just wants to write a cheap Science Fiction story.
Star Trek: In Defense of Augments
There have been dozens of characters of genetic engineering and alteration in books, novels, comics, movies, TV shows and video games, many are not only decent people but superheroes.
Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park, was really a smart guy that understood that nature is often nasty and human inventions is a good thing. The Jurassic Park films, especially the 4th one, Jurassic World, perverts Crichton's wisdom, spreads leftist hysteria of genetic modification. Sci-Fi geeks really seemed to have been brainwashed by this... back in 2008 when The Large Hadron Collider was about to be used, a lot of people were going nuts, saying that they were going to create a black hole... there only arguments or examples they could use for this was science fiction films, TV shows and video games... and not actual science facts.
In real life, genetic modification has made things better, cheaper, more abundant, why must Hollywood make scientific inventions out to be a bad thing???? It's probable because they understand next nothing of actually science and have too much love for primitive times... when man was "one with nature"... even though that was never the case at all.
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They say that villains are much more interesting characters... well I would say that Anti-Heroes are far more interesting since they kill the villains. But the term Anti-Hero seems to have lost all meaning, too many people think it means those who are just straight up evil...
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere."
Fantasy stories always seem to portage High Elves as being very arrogant, impatient and that there above everyone.
The name alone pretty much says what type of characterizations there going to have most of the time... there's a reason why most writers are criticized for being people who never leave their house.
When it comes to immortality, I would rather be an Immortal from the Highlander universe.
There have only been 4 versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I have liked.
1. 1987 Animated Series (NES/SNES video games and TMNT Adventures, Heroes in a Half Shell: Mini-series #1-3, produced by Archie Comics)
2. 1990 Film
3. Mirage Comics
4. 2011 Fan Film
The team that started in 1982 from Marvel comics and later to IDW. Sometimes I wish they had stayed with the original 13 members instead of Hasbro (a toy and board game company) forcing Larry Hama to put in new characters that were only created to sell toys. To this day those characters remain uninteresting.
"The main problem I had was that the folks at Hasbro and the writers on the cartoon show just treated Duke as if he was interchangeable with Hawk. This is why Duke was never really developed as a character in the comic. There was also a design problem in that he looked too similar to Hawk."
"As far as I know, with regard to G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS Sunbow never created or contributed anything."
All the cartoons and live action series of G.I. Joe were just terrible. They didn't represent or actually portray the storyline or the characters correctly at all. Now that's usually the case with every adaptation... but with G.I. Joe... they didn't even try to get it right. The 80s series is somehow called a classic... but it only lasted for 2 seasons and it was canceled, like every other G.I. Joe animated series.
Sunbow (canceled after 2 seasons)
GI Joe DiG (canceled after 2 seasons)
Extreme (canceled after 2 seasons)
Sigma 6 (canceled after 2 seasons)
Renegades (canceled after 1 season)
Only the 1st and 2nd film has ever shown Tech-Com as a real dark gritty group of Resistance fighters.
T3 made them look like hillbillies.
TSCC made them look like teens late for a comic book convention.
T4 turned them into Rainbow Six.
Terminator: Dawn of Fate (video game) had them wearing skintight outfits with football gear.
The comics made them look like a sorry rip-off of G.I. Joe.
TG did the same thing that T4 did but make them too clean and looked as if they were drinking protein shakes despite the fact that most of the US is a wasteland with hardly any food...
I actually prefer this version of the X-Men than the 616 comic book version. Since the mid 2000s, the X-Men comics are just pure garbage.
Most of the time humanoid machines such as robots, androids and cyborgs act very much like a human with a personality and attitude. But many times in fiction when there acting human, there's very little explanation as to why there program is able to do so.
The Terminator does have a learning computer but that can only go so far, and Skynet doesn't want them to do too much thinking. The T-1000 acted a little more human, but that was for fooling others, the T-X on the other hand acts like she's having a fucking orgasm when she's killing someone... and the teenage Terminator from the TV series suddenly has feelings for John...
Robocop/Murphy's only has pits and pieces of his past life since he still has a human brain and can only act somewhat like he use to.
Data's emotion chip just made him annoying, it never really helped him trying to be more human. Acting like he had joined the Borg in First Contact, he actually acted more like a believable human... but how he was suddenly able to act like that was never explained.
Jack (Tekken) out of nowhere just develops a conscience.
At least with the Replicants in Blade Runner there model is "more human than human", even giving them memory implants with detail events.
The androids in the original Westworld, the resort's three worlds are populated with lifelike androids that are practically indistinguishable from human beings, each programmed in character for their assigned historical environment.
Also, most of the time when machines become self aware they either want to kill everyone because humans are too evil, but the machine(s) contradict themselves by acting like the humans, or the big bad humans think there too dangerous and therefore they must be destroyed... even though the machine(s) is actually peaceful...
I ended up liking the Geth (Legion's kind) more than the Quarians, just like with the Dalish in Dragon Age, BioWear made the Quarian into the victim race so that everyone has to feel sorry for them because the Council ignored them and are treated with racist and slavery. But lets not forget that they starting a war with the Geth because they became sentient and wanted independence (an overused cliche).
At least your able to make peace between the Quarians and Geth in ME3 was great. One of the very few good things that came out of that mess of a game.
Also, I loved the Geth Pulse Rifle. It has a nice look, its accuracy and auto targeting was great, it's powerful and its rapid fire makes it a pretty sweet weapon to get in ME1.
However, the Pulse Rifle has a noticeable lack of punch against armor in ME2. They say supplementing it with Warp or Armor-Piercing Ammo is a good choice to add armor-penetration while augmenting barrier penetration, making it useful against certain Eclipse mercenaries and Collectors.
But the weapon takes a noise dive in ME3, along with many other things in that game.
For a race of hunters and warriors who can live far longer than humans and with high advance technology... everyone from cops to weak superheroes can beat them...
The Borg were eventually going to be defeated, but they have been used too many times, they don't come across as threatening anymore and I just groan whenever I see them or hear that there going to appear... oh look, the Borg are going to take on the ENT crew, or TOS crew or the reboot crew... meh...
Thank god the Star Trek TV writers ignored William Shatner's and the video game Star Trek: Legacy so-called origin of the Borg... they have nothing to do with V'Ger... Star Trek: Voyager episode "Dragon's Teeth" contradicts the game's storyline, as the character Gedrin states to Seven of Nine that his species, the Vaadwaur, had encountered the Borg over nine centuries prior to his revival, placing the Borg's genesis at least as far back as around the year 1400 AD.
Any other writer still trying to connect them is just looking for excuses... like it was thrown back into time... I hate how these writers try to tie everything together, the ST universe should not be that small.
The Nazgûl should have been a lot more powerful
The Imperial Knights are looked down upon by both the Jedi and Sith in the non-canon Legacy era... but who the hell are the Jedi to look down on??? Their order consistently drives its members to the Sith with their passive-aggressive monastic bullshit and act as if basic emotion and attachments are something to be ashamed of.
Even though it took their near extinction and Luke Skywalker to get rid of that crap... but they still saw themselves as being pretty high and mighty.
And the Sith... their arrogance and thoughtless cruelty has cost countless lives and has lost them control of the galaxy dozens of times.
The Imperial Knights are not perfect, but the Jedi and Sith have never been in a position to judge.
Luke's New Jedi Order reminds the best Order (non-canon/Legends), it got rid of a lot of stupid things the old order had... but it wasn't perfect.
Since the main character in Forced Unleashed was nothing but a pissed off overpowered skinhead Gary Stu (he might be one of the most unreasonably overpowered protagonists in all of Star Wars)... I ended up liking the other characters like the Shadow Guard.
They should have made KOTOR-III or even a game about the Shadow and the Royal Guards.
When it comes to my favorite Assassins
1. Itto Ogami
2. Crying Freeman
3. Vampire Hunter D
4. Anton Chigurh
5. Jackie Estacado (video game version)
6. Golgo 13
7. Remo Williams
8. Hitman (DC comics)
I mostly prefer Assassins who's job is simply to kill and nothing else. The only Bounty Hunter character that I like is the Shape-shifting Gray Alien Bounty Hunter from The X-Files.
"Can you die now?"
The detail puppets they used on the SNES covers makes me wish they did a live action film, like the way they did The Dark Crystal. No CGI, or blue or green screen, but with real backgrounds, puppets and detailed models.
I miss the original concept that the first and second game (unreleased) had. Due to the tone and look of the SNES version and it's true sequel (Star Fox 2), it actually felt like an adult game. It's a bit darker, more abstract and more stylized than Star Fox 64. Your teammates could be killed if you didn't save them... but ever since the N64 version, it’s now nothing but childless anime crap. Your teammates are not killed... they go off and get repaired...
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There basically a combination of humans, elves, and a type of animal, which not that many people have done with Fantasy characters.
The Mystics always reminded me of a mix between Anasazi Indians and European wizards.
When it comes to Superpowers, ever since I saw the character Lightning from The Three Storms in the film Big Trouble in Little China, I always wanted the power of lightning/electricity.
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Another would be super speed, since it also gives you super strength.
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When it comes to magic you're usually able to control and shoot lightning, flames, frost, the wind, create earthquakes, light, make a force field and so on.
I don't believe in ghost, but they make for interesting stories.
My favorite fiction ghosts
1. Chalk (Malibu/Marvel comics)
2. Sam Wheat (Ghost 1990 film)
3. Subway Ghost (Ghost 1990 film)
4. Howard Graves (X-Files episode Shadows)
5. Ghost (Dark Horse)
6. The Ghost of Christmas Future
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For the past several years, the snowflake generation that need trigger warnings and safe-spaces, are ruining so many things and one of them is comedy, particularity black comedy.
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When it comes to who's funny, men or women? It really shouldn't matter as long as the joke is funny, however, lets take a look at that.
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Are Women funny?
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I love smart parody, from MAD magazine, MADtv, The Naked Gun films and the video game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. However, parody films in the past several years haven't been good at all, SNL hasn't been funny since the early or mid 90s. Now it's nothing more than leftist liberal propaganda.
While some would say that breaking the Fourth Wall doesn't get you anywhere, but they use the worst examples or none at all. Any type of joke can fail if it's not well executed. The setting, the timing, the way it's said and what the Fourth Wall joke is breaking.
Prequels usually end up being boring predicable filler that end up creating continuity errors on what was already shown and said. They become stories that didn't need to be told.
A prequel story can work, the Knights of the Old Republic video game worked very well, but that took place 4,000 years before the timeline of the films, during a timeline we knew nothing about and it helped that it was an RPG. It also had a compelling storyline with interesting original characters to interact with, we were not playing or meeting an ancestor of Skywalker or Solo.
When it comes to European Knights, they seem to be very underrated when compared to other warriors such as the overrated Japanese Samurai and Ninja. Don't get me wrong, I like the Samurai and Ninja... but like I said, there overrated.
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If they existed or if any group ever came close to them, then the most famous encounter with a so-called Man in Black is the Doctor Hopkins story.
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When it comes to movies and TV, the MIB films are idiotic, the best version of them comes from an episode of the X-Files called "Jose Chung's From Outer Space".
A group of little people who were all far more interesting and entertaining than the Dwarves in the Hobbit.
"You wanna to be leader of this gang?"
"No, we agreed, no leader."
"Right, so shut up and do as I say!"
Dream Away - George Harrison
The Mirror Universe... basically a universe where one side is good (the primary universe) and the other side is evil (the mirror universe)... this is simplistic as it gets.
The light and dark side of the Force is one thing that I really don't like about Star Wars, it's literally a black and white concept, characters are written to be shallow and become an evil person very easily in order for the story to have a villain.
The KOTOR games, while they are very good, they hardly left any room to be a complex character. Some books and comics have it that even something as simple as getting angry (something you can't avoid from feeling and expressing, it's a normal human emotion), or even knowledge, like trying to learn the history or the secrets of the dark side, somehow that's enough to corrupt a person and become evil... or that both the light and dark side is seen as something that possesses you, forcing you to do this and that, it makes it seem as if people who follow the dark side are not really guilty of any crime because it was the dark side of the Force making them to do it...
Both Jolee Bindo and Kyle Katarn have probable given some of the best speeches about The Force.
"Light side, Dark side, they don't mean the same to me as they do to you. I don't see in absolutes. I want to stop Malak as much as anyone. But I don't have to join the order to do it. Look at Carth, or Canderous. They're with us in this quest, but they aren't Jedi. The capacity for good or evil, like the Force itself, is in all living creatures. And belonging to the Jedi order, or the Sith, or any group, won't change what you are at your core."
"Love causes pain, certainly. Inevitably, love is going to lead to as much sorrow and regret as it does joy. How you deal with the bad part of love determines your character, what determines the dark side's hold over you. Love doesn't lead to the dark side. Passion can lead to rage and fear, and can be controlled, but passion is not the same thing as love. Controlling your passions while being in love, that's what they should teach you to beware, but love itself will save, not condemn you."
"The Force is a tool, Jaden. Sometimes a weapon, sometimes a salve. Dark Side, Light Side, these are distinctions of insignificant difference. Do not fall into the trap of classification. Sentience curses us with a desire to categorize and draw lines, to fear that after this be dragons. But that is illusion. After this is not dragons but more knowledge, deeper understanding. Be at peace with that."
"Remember, abilities are not inherently good or evil, it's how you use them."
Also, both the Jedi and Sith code are very flawed, you have to be a little child that doesn't know any better or a hardcore religious Star Wars nutcase to really buy into any of that crap.
Rule of Two...or... One Sith... does it really matter? There both very flawed philosophies (from murdering psychopaths) and impractical. In the end, the result is still the same, the leader is killed by their second in-command or top lieutenant wanting more power.
When it comes to anime films and manga comics... there's only a few that I like. There are so many that have some of thy dumbest characters in literature, many who are so overpowered that they make DC and Marvel look weak, and storylines that only exist just to be disgusting. I'm not asking for Mary Sues and Gary Stu's, I like characters who are flawed, they don't win every fight and argument, but anime and manga take it way too far.
Top 10 Dumbest Anime Heroes
Favorite Anime Films
Vampire Hunter D (1983): The novels are better than the manga versions and I enjoy the first anime film a lot more. The PS1 video game actually had a better story than the second film, but it's a frustrating game to play.
Crying Freeman (1986 – 1988): The anime films are pretty accurate to the manga series. Far more than the crappy live action film from 1995... they couldn't even get a Chinese actor or a Japanese actress, and sadly this type of lazy casting hasn't change.
Golgo 13: The Professional (1983): Pretty much the Japanese version of James Bond (from the novels). The live action film, Golgo 13 (1973), with actor Ken Takakura wasn't too bad since Golgo 13 was based off his appearance. It was better than the one with Shin'ichi Chiba who looks nothing like Golgo and can't act.
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000): The animation style and the lead character is great. There's an anime video game using animation for the cut scenes, looking at videos on Youtube, I didn't care for the story. The live action film was horrible, they couldn't even get an actual Japanese actress for the main role. The series is related in "name" only, and it's as dumb as it gets, something for shallow per-teen and teenage fangirls.
Ninja Scroll (1995): Mujuro Utsutsu had the most impressive fight in the film. The anime series had terrible animation and voice acting, there was a 12-issue Ninja Scroll comic book but that was terrible as well. Hopefully it gets a proper sequel in the near future.
Goku Midnight Eye - II (1989): One of very few cocky characters that I like, but it's not over the top 24/7. It's never been released on DVD. The anime dubbing from the UK is much better than the US version, I never cared for Steve Blum... his voice is just irritating!
3×3 Eyes (1991 - 1992): Only chapters 1 to 4, the story, the characters and the animation style was better than later chapters. While Yakumo does fall into that annoying clueless category of typical anime male characters at first, he does toughen up a bit and becomes a bit smarter.
Lensman (1984): Another that's never been released on DVD. It's based on books that are pretty overrated and while a lot would say that Lensman has a very similar story to Star Wars and the Green Lantern corps, but a lot of people seem to forget that those are not original concepts either.
Zillion: Burning Knight (1988): Once again, it hasn't been released on DVD. I never played the video game and I never cared for the short lived series. The only reason why I like the last chapter is because the character Rick is a badass! But it just about copies the plot and characters from the 1984 film Streets of Fire.
A useless approval code that was created based on lies, it was never proven that violent comics caused crime, just like violent films and video games have never been proven that they turn people into real life killers. All it did was restrict writers and artist from doing what they wanted to do.
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March for Our LIES: A Rant
By the mid 70s and 80s, Marvel had pretty much ignored it, but they official dropped it in 2001. It took DC all the way to 2011 to official get rid of it... even though DC comics ignored it as well for several years, but all these comic book publishers should have official done so decades ago.
Video Game Tie-Ins are not always very good, usually the story is awful, it's very rushed and the artwork is so-so. When it comes video game movies... how many does there need to be for some people to realize that it just won't work.
Game Theory: Why Video Game Movies SUCK!
When it comes to the video game violence bullshit... well, Dr. Darling said it best.
"Doc, you play video games?"
"Yes, Rex, video games are a proven coping mechanism, like any hobby. They've been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, social interaction and self-confidence. And no studies have managed to prove a correlation between video games and violence. Frankly, anyone who thinks games are bad for you is a F.U.C.K.ing idiot."
"Hey, whoa, whoa, Doc."
"No, Rex, F.U.C.K. stands for 'failing to understand our capacity for kindness.' It's an acronym. Though I suppose this isn't a game anymore. Is it?"
--Dr. Elizabeth Veronica Darling and Rex Power Colt, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
I only have a handful of DC comics and I got those in the early 90s, I stopped collecting Marvel comics in 2008 and that was mostly the Punisher when Garth Ennis was writing him, when he left, I left. I gave them another chance when the Punisher joined Thunderbolts... and we can all see how that turned out. I now only get independent comics.
Just as leftist liberals and progressives have taken over Hollywood with movies and TV, they have done the same thing with video games and comics. Hipster preachy style writing, insane one-sided political agendas, affirmative-action with gender and race, and shoving all there feminist, SJW, PC and religious crap down everyone's throat. There are so many things in media these days that have become unwatchable, unreadable and unplayable.
The Rise and Fall and PLUMMET of Comic Books
Marvel Goes Full Fatwa: A Rant
This is Why You Don't Hire Ideologues
Marvel says diversity doesn't sell and activists start foaming
Ben Shapiro Show 4/3/2017 (00:01 to 2:15)
Irony of fired X-Men artist's bigotry
Social Justice is Uncool (7:45 to 15:07)
Captain Marvel is everything wrong with SJW Marvel
The Suicide of the Comic Book Industry
SJW Comics Pros Like Ron Marz Actively Refuse To Listen To The Customers
The Far Left is Losing Institutional Power
The Man That Murdered Marvel
The majority of writers at Marvel don't care about established continuity or a character's personality and attitude that they've had for decades. Mistakes in continuity happens, characters are not going to be written 100% in every single way with different writers, but a lot of them treat it as if it's there own fan fiction, there excuses are either bullshit or nonexistent.
Marvel went bankrupted in the 90s and I hope they will again. DC can be pretty bad at times but Marvel is worse, Rebirth was pretty much admitting that they fucked up with New 52. Then there are other publishers like IDW...
IDW Turns SJW And Chooses The Form Of Its Destructor
Proof that SJW Marvel is losing money AND so is Disney
The Rebel Alliance was a pretty good team that you could root for a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... but thanks to such crappy films like Rogue One... they actually did become Rebel scum... who are pretty damn dumb... General Draven and Cassian Andor were the definition of that and were just insufferable. They also went from talking with American accents (original trilogy) to condescending European accents (Rogue One).
Rogue One is The Worst Movie of All Time
Making them look like they have to do questionable things was only done just for the sake of it and not because there were any good reasons for any of it.
This has nothing to do with the comic, but euphemism language, PC bullshit and if anyone still hasn't gotten there head out of there ass and realized just how fucked up it is or keeps getting... then you are beyond hopeless.
George Carlin - Euphemistic Language
While Eliot Ness (who was a drinker himself) and his team of Untouchables were of course not responsible for creating Prohibition, however like the Drug War, his efforts had no lasting effect whatsoever. The fact that Prohibition ended (that's what the American people wanted) and that we're allowed to drink alcoholic is proof enough. It's none of the Government or the State's damn business what we put into our own bodies!
Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years - Decades TV Network
Harry Browne - Abolish the FDA
No one can tell me or anyone what I or we can or can't put into our own bodies. There are of course those who need help, anyone with a substance abuse needs to take responsibility for their actions. But treating them like violent criminals and putting them in jail for years (The War On Drugs) is not helping.
Judge Jim Gray - Judging The Drug War
Judge Jim Gray on The Six Groups Who Benefit From Drug Prohibition
Jeff Berwick - End Of The Drug War
John Stossel - The War On Medical Marijuana
"Freeway" Rick Ross on How He Introduced Crack to the U.S. and Made Millions Off the War on Drugs
Connections between Freeway Ricky Ross, the Bush Administration, and the crack cocaine epidemic
John Stossel - Drug Myths
Dr Sanjay Gupta - Is Marijuana Medicine?
"Don't Let My Daughter Die, Governor!": Chris Christie vs. Medical Marijuana
"Milton Friedman, Pete Wilson - The Drug War"
Glenn Greenwald - Drug Policy in Portugal
John Stossel - Drug War Corruption
Carl Hart - The Science of Illicit Drugs
Stossel 2015 08 21 Rule Breakers (11:30)
Silk Road Founder Jailed-- Drug Sales UP
Trump Backs Off Marijuana Prohibition but Mulls Executing Drug Dealers ft. Clinton
Antonin Scalia - A Living Constitution
Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer debate the Constitution
The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 271 - Courts Go Rogue, Battle Trump on Immigration
HIGHLIGHT: Gorsuch's Greatest Comebacks! | Louder With Crowder
Kurt Schlichter: Liberal virtue-signalling leads to child rape
The FBI has been a dubious origination from the very beginning.
Ryan McMaken - Abolish the FBI
Were Garland, Texas jihadis aided by FBI?
The REAL FBI Story | The Andrew Klavan Show Ep. 426 (13:30)
Tucker Carlson - Corruption@FBI
Insights of ex-CIA Ray McGovern - Corruption@FBI 9
Not the location, but the people of Hollywood (writers, directors, producers, actors), they are not to be looked up too or admired. I'll watch there movies and TV series (some of them), but nothing else. Although, most of the films and TV shows that I watch came out years or decades ago, there's barely anything today that's worth watching.
Hollywood Hypocrites Demand Gun Control For Citizens As Their Movies Promote Gun Violence
John Stossel special on 'Hollywood Hypocrites'
OSCARS 2016 - The TRUTH about Academy Awards, and the REAL Hollywood
Hollywood Liberals Celebrate Child Rapist
Michael Moore is a Sack of Shit
Ben Shapiro Deconstructs Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech
F**k George Clooney
George Clooney is a Complete Idiot
Welcome to the Real World, JK Rowling
Leonardo DiCaprio is a Complete Idiot
I'm Tired of Celebrities Defending Islam!
Ep. 314 - Allies Against the People: Big Media and the Big State | The Andrew Klavan Show (21:37)
Ben Shapiro Deconstructs Jimmy Kimmel's Healthcare Monologue
Jimmy Kimmel Uses Sick Son to Bash Trump | Louder With Crowder
Ep. 308 - Katy Perry Hates Walls...Except Around Her House | The Ben Shapiro Show
Chevy Chase Talks About SNL Liberal Agenda
Not Liking Amy Schumer is "Sexist"
How is This a Thing? 31st of July 2017
EMMYS PROPAGANDA: How Liberalism is Ruining Entertainment | Louder With Crowder
WEINSTEIN HYPOCRISY: How Hollywood Assisted Harvey Weinstein | Louder With Crowder
Hollywood is Crumbling!
Hollywood | Pervs & the Complicit
Oprah For President? | The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 448
Hollywood and the News Media Attack Themselves | The Andrew Klavan Show Ep. 440
Pamela Geller: Robert DeNiro denounces US — while visiting sharia dictatorship
There are a few in Hollywood who see it and other celebrates for what they are and have done far more to help people, but they're few and far between.
A group that has done far more harm than good
John Stossel - Green Tyranny: The Propaganda Machine
John Stossel - The Green Monster
The EPA's Assault on Alaska's Pebble Mine
Average, Everyday Lawbreakers
What Is The Deep State?
Trump's EPA pick Scott Pruitt is "amazing"
Marc Morano on Trump's plan to cut the EPA
How eco-radicals exploit ignorance of fracking truths
Trump Uses Executive Power to Defang some Useless Bureaus and Agencies (3:35)
Stossel: Baby Salmon Threatened?
NY Times Says Trump is Not Hitler! | The Andrew Klavan Show Ep. 401: Like the Terminator destroyi... (8:55)
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