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    As for GoT,
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    while I think there have been a few hints all along that Dany might go into Mad Queen territory, this really came up too suddenly. We needed more buildup. And then there's Jaime's backslide. Ugh.
    I am clearly not up-to-date on all the hate... However, I do feel that it's noticeable that they are wrapping it up too fast and that whomever decided on only 6 episodes should have his head smacked by a dragon's tail-end. Stuff are moving too fast, and as far as Dany goes...

    Spoiler:
    ...that's a turn I certainly didn't see coming and contradicts just about every character development which has happened across all 7 seasons. Yes, she's capable of doing cruel things to people but what she does at King's Landing, that's cold blooded vengeance and if she thinks fear willl make the people love her she should be reminded of what the people did to the last Targaryen who occupied the Iron Throne. His goose was cooked -- literally.

    It's like Varys says: "When a Targaryen is born, a coin is flipped."
    I think we all know now how that coin landed as far as Dany goes, and where Jon Snow stands as Aegon Targaryen.


    My sister came round with a theory earlier today about how it will end...

    Spoiler:
    Remember the ravens Bran send out while he was napping during the battle of Winterfell...
    Well she thinks he's rising an army for Jon to take his rightful place on the Iron Throne (even if he doesn't want it -- although after King's Landing he might think differently).

    And Arya will kill Dany.

    Also, the North won't bend the knee to another Targaryen sitting on the throne, but Jon is half/half -- Stark/Targaryen -- so that would solve that problem.


    But we'll see how it ends...

    ...in any case, I have enjoyed season 8 so far (rushed as it is). I have especially loved the music and the epic cinematography. I mean, 805 was ... well... bloody ... but that scene with the horse at the end... That was so beautiful. Would make a very nice wallpaper on my desktop.
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    Ah, Game of Thrones. I kind of stopped caring after Season 3, and nearly every season after that made the show seem less and less interesting. And the ways things have gone this season, and the way everyone is up in arms, I feel like my decision was validated.

    I'd probably be super pissed if I was still invested in the show, as opposed to just rolling my eyes and annoyed.

    I saw Endgame a while back too. I thought it was mostly good. Although I did have my share of criticisms and confusions.

    Spoiler:
    I will say I was a little surprised about some of the endings. It wasn't a huge shock, but I kind of thought it was more likely that Cap and Tony's endings would have been essentially switched around. And yeah, I did spare a thought for Scary Kitty at the end. I kind of expected a little more from Tony and Pepper's final goodbye.

    Steve lifting Thor's Hammer is from the comics though, and it was set up in Age of Ultron, so I think it was only natural they finally got around to that. I had thought for a while they weren't going to pay that off.

    I actually thought what they did to Thor was the most egregious part of the film. It's really not cool to turn a traumatized character into the comic relief.

    Although I generally liked Endgame more than GoT, I ended up seeing "The Long Night" the same day I got back from the movie, and in both cases I remember being taken aback by the low number of casualties.
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    I still couldn't select multiple posts today, but tried in Chrome incognito mode and it let me. Weird, but worth trying if anyone else is still having the issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by JT-2 View Post
    I can't reply with quote either.

    Scary Kitty -
    Spoiler:
    Yeah, the whole Steve going back in time thing really didn't make any sense to me. Oh, and you can tell they have a huge boner where Steve is concerned. When he picked up the hammer I rolled my eyes.



    Zandra's Ashes - the other thing I've seen on Tumblr is the almost universal hate for how they are ending GoT. I'm thinking it was good that I didn't get into it.

    So I'm officially done with classes. Now I just have to wait to get my grades in. Time to start looking for a job. I'm taking today as an off-day to relax and chill before going head-first into the next thing.
    CONGRATS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Kitty View Post
    Good morning, Sparkies! Happy Smutty Tuesday!



    Huh, weird. I had no trouble replying to all three of you. Which I suppose means I'm about to get hit with whatever bug is causing it...

    I think both the MCU and GoT have equally blown it with the "wild middle-aged fanboy run amok" fantasies. What Endgame did to
    Spoiler:
    Tony and Steve shows an utter lack of understanding of their story arcs. The writers/directors got so fixated on Tony and Steve's parallel shifts between selfishness and selflessness that they failed to notice the equally important parallel between the two of needing to let go of their ghosts. And don't even get me started on Steve picking up the hammer.


    As for GoT,
    Spoiler:
    while I think there have been a few hints all along that Dany might go into Mad Queen territory, this really came up too suddenly. We needed more buildup. And then there's Jaime's backslide. Ugh.

    Exactly what you said. My emotions are too all over the place to articulate it well. I just want to rant. And what is this news that just came out- D&D are rushing off because of Star Wars?

    Spoiler:
    Jamie . He'd come so far and his friendship with Brienne was outstanding. I freaking loved those two. I shipped them, but didn't want to see it onscreen because I knew they wouldn't write it well. Why couldn't they have left well enough alone?


    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    I am clearly not up-to-date on all the hate... However, I do feel that it's noticeable that they are wrapping it up too fast and that whomever decided on only 6 episodes should have his head smacked by a dragon's tail-end. Stuff are moving too fast, and as far as Dany goes...

    Spoiler:
    ...that's a turn I certainly didn't see coming and contradicts just about every character development which has happened across all 7 seasons. Yes, she's capable of doing cruel things to people but what she does at King's Landing, that's cold blooded vengeance and if she thinks fear willl make the people love her she should be reminded of what the people did to the last Targaryen who occupied the Iron Throne. His goose was cooked -- literally.

    It's like Varys says: "When a Targaryen is born, a coin is flipped."
    I think we all know now how that coin landed as far as Dany goes, and where Jon Snow stands as Aegon Targaryen.


    My sister came round with a theory earlier today about how it will end...

    Spoiler:
    Remember the ravens Bran send out while he was napping during the battle of Winterfell...
    Well she thinks he's rising an army for Jon to take his rightful place on the Iron Throne (even if he doesn't want it -- although after King's Landing he might think differently).

    And Arya will kill Dany.

    Also, the North won't bend the knee to another Targaryen sitting on the throne, but Jon is half/half -- Stark/Targaryen -- so that would solve that problem.


    But we'll see how it ends...

    ...in any case, I have enjoyed season 8 so far (rushed as it is). I have especially loved the music and the epic cinematography. I mean, 805 was ... well... bloody ... but that scene with the horse at the end... That was so beautiful. Would make a very nice wallpaper on my desktop.
    That was a visually striking scene. I just can't get away from the fact that you absolutely have to watch the post-epps this year to shed some light on the madness. They shouldn't have to explain that much or clarify like they are. They just needed more episodes this season to give the story space to play out. I saw HBO and Martin were both supporting going up to 10 seasons, but D&D said they didn't need anymore time than these two short last seasons. Guess the Star Wars announcement casts that decision in another light.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite-Possibilities View Post
    Ah, Game of Thrones. I kind of stopped caring after Season 3, and nearly every season after that made the show seem less and less interesting. And the ways things have gone this season, and the way everyone is up in arms, I feel like my decision was validated.

    I'd probably be super pissed if I was still invested in the show, as opposed to just rolling my eyes and annoyed.

    I saw Endgame a while back too. I thought it was mostly good. Although I did have my share of criticisms and confusions.

    Spoiler:
    I will say I was a little surprised about some of the endings. It wasn't a huge shock, but I kind of thought it was more likely that Cap and Tony's endings would have been essentially switched around. And yeah, I did spare a thought for Scary Kitty at the end. I kind of expected a little more from Tony and Pepper's final goodbye.

    Steve lifting Thor's Hammer is from the comics though, and it was set up in Age of Ultron, so I think it was only natural they finally got around to that. I had thought for a while they weren't going to pay that off.

    I actually thought what they did to Thor was the most egregious part of the film. It's really not cool to turn a traumatized character into the comic relief.

    Although I generally liked Endgame more than GoT, I ended up seeing "The Long Night" the same day I got back from the movie, and in both cases I remember being taken aback by the low number of casualties.
    Spoiler:
    Same on Steve and Tony- I thought Steve would be the one to die. I was actually impressed by how strong Pepper was for Tony, but would have liked to have seen something more heartfelt said.



    And I may have missed if anyone mentioned this about End Game, but
    Spoiler:
    I still can't get over Natasha- how did they not know going in what would happen on Vormir? Nebula failed to mention what happened to Gamora? At least they could have had a joint funeral/memorial instead of skipping over Natasha's altogether.
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    I still couldn't select multiple posts today, but tried in Chrome incognito mode and it let me. Weird, but worth trying if anyone else is still having the issue.



    CONGRATS!!!



    Exactly what you said. My emotions are too all over the place to articulate it well. I just want to rant. And what is this news that just came out- D&D are rushing off because of Star Wars?

    Spoiler:
    Jamie . He'd come so far and his friendship with Brienne was outstanding. I freaking loved those two. I shipped them, but didn't want to see it onscreen because I knew they wouldn't write it well. Why couldn't they have left well enough alone?




    That was a visually striking scene. I just can't get away from the fact that you absolutely have to watch the post-epps this year to shed some light on the madness. They shouldn't have to explain that much or clarify like they are. They just needed more episodes this season to give the story space to play out. I saw HBO and Martin were both supporting going up to 10 seasons, but D&D said they didn't need anymore time than these two short last seasons. Guess the Star Wars announcement casts that decision in another light.



    Spoiler:
    Same on Steve and Tony- I thought Steve would be the one to die. I was actually impressed by how strong Pepper was for Tony, but would have liked to have seen something more heartfelt said.



    And I may have missed if anyone mentioned this about End Game, but
    Spoiler:
    I still can't get over Natasha- how did they not know going in what would happen on Vormir? Nebula failed to mention what happened to Gamora? At least they could have had a joint funeral/memorial instead of skipping over Natasha's altogether.
    On Endgame

    Spoiler:
    I think they must have known that Thanos killed Gamora on Vormir. But nobody knew the exact reason for that or the specific rules surrounding the taking of the Soul Stone. The only person who came away from there knowing the truth was Thanos, and he was already dead by that point in the story.
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    Me this morning: It's beautiful outside, let's be healthy. Takes long walk, temporarily forgets grievances on GOT and EndGame.
    Also me: Eating entire pot of mac and cheese while scrolling through angry fan tweets. On the bright side I still have endorphins from walk so it's more entertaining than anger inspiring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite-Possibilities View Post
    On Endgame

    Spoiler:
    I think they must have known that Thanos killed Gamora on Vormir. But nobody knew the exact reason for that or the specific rules surrounding the taking of the Soul Stone. The only person who came away from there knowing the truth was Thanos, and he was already dead by that point in the story.
    Good point. There was something she said once that made me think she knew exactly what had happened, but I could have misread that.
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    Good morning, Sparkies! Happy Fluffy Thursday! Had a busy busy day shopping and assorted errands from early to late yesterday and fell right into bed. Still tired.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    I am clearly not up-to-date on all the hate... However, I do feel that it's noticeable that they are wrapping it up too fast and that whomever decided on only 6 episodes should have his head smacked by a dragon's tail-end. Stuff are moving too fast, and as far as Dany goes...

    Spoiler:
    ...that's a turn I certainly didn't see coming and contradicts just about every character development which has happened across all 7 seasons. Yes, she's capable of doing cruel things to people but what she does at King's Landing, that's cold blooded vengeance and if she thinks fear willl make the people love her she should be reminded of what the people did to the last Targaryen who occupied the Iron Throne. His goose was cooked -- literally.

    It's like Varys says: "When a Targaryen is born, a coin is flipped."
    I think we all know now how that coin landed as far as Dany goes, and where Jon Snow stands as Aegon Targaryen.


    My sister came round with a theory earlier today about how it will end...

    Spoiler:
    Remember the ravens Bran send out while he was napping during the battle of Winterfell...
    Well she thinks he's rising an army for Jon to take his rightful place on the Iron Throne (even if he doesn't want it -- although after King's Landing he might think differently).

    And Arya will kill Dany.

    Also, the North won't bend the knee to another Targaryen sitting on the throne, but Jon is half/half -- Stark/Targaryen -- so that would solve that problem.


    But we'll see how it ends...

    ...in any case, I have enjoyed season 8 so far (rushed as it is). I have especially loved the music and the epic cinematography. I mean, 805 was ... well... bloody ... but that scene with the horse at the end... That was so beautiful. Would make a very nice wallpaper on my desktop.
    Hmm, I'm still unsure about
    Spoiler:
    Jon sitting on the Iron Throne, but Arya killing Dany? After her personal story in 805 (that scene with the horse was ICONIC) and her rather obvious placement in the 806 teaser, I'm thinking yes. Of course, I suppose they could be setting up a red herring, but...

    Yeah, this season is going way too fast. I had hopes that since the episodes were supposed to be longer, that it would give enough time, but then they came out with run times and I started having doubts. Just 80-ish minutes per episode isn't enough.


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite-Possibilities View Post
    Ah, Game of Thrones. I kind of stopped caring after Season 3, and nearly every season after that made the show seem less and less interesting. And the ways things have gone this season, and the way everyone is up in arms, I feel like my decision was validated.

    I'd probably be super pissed if I was still invested in the show, as opposed to just rolling my eyes and annoyed.

    I saw Endgame a while back too. I thought it was mostly good. Although I did have my share of criticisms and confusions.

    Spoiler:
    I will say I was a little surprised about some of the endings. It wasn't a huge shock, but I kind of thought it was more likely that Cap and Tony's endings would have been essentially switched around. And yeah, I did spare a thought for Scary Kitty at the end. I kind of expected a little more from Tony and Pepper's final goodbye.

    Steve lifting Thor's Hammer is from the comics though, and it was set up in Age of Ultron, so I think it was only natural they finally got around to that. I had thought for a while they weren't going to pay that off.

    I actually thought what they did to Thor was the most egregious part of the film. It's really not cool to turn a traumatized character into the comic relief.

    Although I generally liked Endgame more than GoT, I ended up seeing "The Long Night" the same day I got back from the movie, and in both cases I remember being taken aback by the low number of casualties.
    Yeah, re: Endgame
    Spoiler:
    I also thought Steve and Tony's fates would be switched. It seemed like the more logical way to go, but evidently the writers/directors wanted to be edgy and subvert our expectations. Ugh, this is Marvel, guys, not Game of Thrones or DC.

    Oh don't even get me started on Thor. I would've been much happier if they'd treated him the way Tony was treated in Iron Man 3; yes, that had moments of humor, but his issues were never turned into a joke like Thor's were. I will say I loved Thor's scene with Frigga in the past, though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    Exactly what you said. My emotions are too all over the place to articulate it well. I just want to rant. And what is this news that just came out- D&D are rushing off because of Star Wars?
    *snorts* My condolences to Star Wars fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    That was a visually striking scene. I just can't get away from the fact that you absolutely have to watch the post-epps this year to shed some light on the madness. They shouldn't have to explain that much or clarify like they are. They just needed more episodes this season to give the story space to play out. I saw HBO and Martin were both supporting going up to 10 seasons, but D&D said they didn't need anymore time than these two short last seasons. Guess the Star Wars announcement casts that decision in another light.
    Yeah, the post-ep features have been helpful in understanding what's going on, but you're right, it should be in the episode itself. They're breaking one of the cardinal rules of good storytelling: Show, don't tell.

    Looking back, 10 seasons or even 9 would've been so much better.
    Spoiler:
    Make S7 the war against the dead, S8 the war to dethrone Cersei, S9 the final jockeying for position once the dust settles.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    Me this morning: It's beautiful outside, let's be healthy. Takes long walk, temporarily forgets grievances on GOT and EndGame.
    Also me: Eating entire pot of mac and cheese while scrolling through angry fan tweets. On the bright side I still have endorphins from walk so it's more entertaining than anger inspiring.
    Heh! I've been working on an old unfinished fic from an old fandom, and finding it so much more satisfying than current fandom shenanigans have been. And good food helps too.
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    Sparky is on screen. Therefore, it is canon. Elizabeth is still out there. And John WILL bring her home.

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    I got my grades in. All A's. So I graduated with a 4.0!!! Partaaaaaaaaay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Kitty View Post
    Huh, weird. I had no trouble replying to all three of you. Which I suppose means I'm about to get hit with whatever bug is causing it...
    It seems to come and go. I had to close out my browser twice to get it to work just now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite-Possibilities View Post
    Ah, Game of Thrones. I kind of stopped caring after Season 3, and nearly every season after that made the show seem less and less interesting. And the ways things have gone this season, and the way everyone is up in arms, I feel like my decision was validated.

    I'd probably be super pissed if I was still invested in the show, as opposed to just rolling my eyes and annoyed.

    I saw Endgame a while back too. I thought it was mostly good. Although I did have my share of criticisms and confusions.

    Spoiler:
    I will say I was a little surprised about some of the endings. It wasn't a huge shock, but I kind of thought it was more likely that Cap and Tony's endings would have been essentially switched around. And yeah, I did spare a thought for Scary Kitty at the end. I kind of expected a little more from Tony and Pepper's final goodbye.

    Steve lifting Thor's Hammer is from the comics though, and it was set up in Age of Ultron, so I think it was only natural they finally got around to that. I had thought for a while they weren't going to pay that off.

    I actually thought what they did to Thor was the most egregious part of the film. It's really not cool to turn a traumatized character into the comic relief.

    Although I generally liked Endgame more than GoT, I ended up seeing "The Long Night" the same day I got back from the movie, and in both cases I remember being taken aback by the low number of casualties.
    Yes, I was also pissed about what they did with Thor. Although
    Spoiler:
    his scene with Frigga was so nice.

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    I got my grades in. All A's. So I graduated with a 4.0!!! Partaaaaaaaaay!!

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    Knew you could do it but I used to be the same way. I'm excited for your new venture.

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    Knew you could do it but I used to be the same way. I'm excited for your new venture.
    Thanks!! Yeah, my family is like "why are you surprised" but I am.

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    I got my grades in. All A's. So I graduated with a 4.0!!! Partaaaaaaaaay!!
    I don't know what that 4 means but A's can only mean good things so congratulations!
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    I don't know what that 4 means but A's can only mean good things so congratulations!
    It means I got an A in every class I took through the whole program.

    Thanks!

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    It means I got an A in every class I took through the whole program.
    Ah, it's a sum of all A's...

    ... doh!!!

    Mind you my brain is put through the wringer as I'm trying a problem in an automated process and the solution is so far eluding me and I'm at the end of my rope.
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    Good morning, Sparkies! Happy Fluffy Thursday! Had a busy busy day shopping and assorted errands from early to late yesterday and fell right into bed. Still tired.


    Hmm, I'm still unsure about
    Spoiler:
    Jon sitting on the Iron Throne, but Arya killing Dany? After her personal story in 805 (that scene with the horse was ICONIC) and her rather obvious placement in the 806 teaser, I'm thinking yes. Of course, I suppose they could be setting up a red herring, but...

    Yeah, this season is going way too fast. I had hopes that since the episodes were supposed to be longer, that it would give enough time, but then they came out with run times and I started having doubts. Just 80-ish minutes per episode isn't enough.




    Yeah, re: Endgame
    Spoiler:
    I also thought Steve and Tony's fates would be switched. It seemed like the more logical way to go, but evidently the writers/directors wanted to be edgy and subvert our expectations. Ugh, this is Marvel, guys, not Game of Thrones or DC.

    Oh don't even get me started on Thor. I would've been much happier if they'd treated him the way Tony was treated in Iron Man 3; yes, that had moments of humor, but his issues were never turned into a joke like Thor's were. I will say I loved Thor's scene with Frigga in the past, though.


    *snorts* My condolences to Star Wars fans.

    Yeah, the post-ep features have been helpful in understanding what's going on, but you're right, it should be in the episode itself. They're breaking one of the cardinal rules of good storytelling: Show, don't tell.

    Looking back, 10 seasons or even 9 would've been so much better.
    Spoiler:
    Make S7 the war against the dead, S8 the war to dethrone Cersei, S9 the final jockeying for position once the dust settles.




    Heh! I've been working on an old unfinished fic from an old fandom, and finding it so much more satisfying than current fandom shenanigans have been. And good food helps too.
    Great idea. Fanfic, good food and I'm probably adding some wine to the mix come Sunday. Also hit with the Grey's season finale and Big Bang Theory series finale last night. This has been a tough 30 days.

    On End Game-

    Spoiler:
    They could have handled Thor's challenges differently and it took quite a bit of screen time to provide I guess what they wanted to be some comic relief. That was some valuable screen real estate.
    The biggest scene I am shocked they wasted the time on is Joe Russo's cameo. He said in an article that discussed his role that "representation is really important." I agree 100%, but where was that representation- authentic and from a character who is a necessary part of the story- in the first 20 plus movies? You could have taken Russo's character out of the movie and the story would have been unchanged, so why was it there? There were gay characters in the comics. They could have and should have done better.


    And I like your GoT pitch for how the seasons should have been laid out. There is a petition out there asking for HBO to redo the last season. It'll never happen, but just shows how prevalent the disapproval is.

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    Congrats! That is quite the accomplishment. Time to treat yourself to some fun!

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    Ah, it's a sum of all A's...

    ... doh!!!

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    Good morning, Sparkies! Happy Pretty Friday!

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    I got my grades in. All A's. So I graduated with a 4.0!!! Partaaaaaaaaay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    Great idea. Fanfic, good food and I'm probably adding some wine to the mix come Sunday. Also hit with the Grey's season finale and Big Bang Theory series finale last night. This has been a tough 30 days.

    On End Game-

    Spoiler:
    They could have handled Thor's challenges differently and it took quite a bit of screen time to provide I guess what they wanted to be some comic relief. That was some valuable screen real estate.
    The biggest scene I am shocked they wasted the time on is Joe Russo's cameo. He said in an article that discussed his role that "representation is really important." I agree 100%, but where was that representation- authentic and from a character who is a necessary part of the story- in the first 20 plus movies? You could have taken Russo's character out of the movie and the story would have been unchanged, so why was it there? There were gay characters in the comics. They could have and should have done better.
    OMG, I was rolling my eyes so hard at
    Spoiler:
    Joe Russo's cameo. Waste of time is right, they could've spent that on actually coming up with a better way to take out Thanos & his goon squad that didn't kill Tony. Hell, it took me only 5 minutes to come up with a great idea, the only downside would be that 2014 Gamora would have to go back to 2014. Bye bye Guardians 3.


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    And I like your GoT pitch for how the seasons should have been laid out. There is a petition out there asking for HBO to redo the last season. It'll never happen, but just shows how prevalent the disapproval is.
    Heh, someone ought to start a petition for a redo of Endgame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    Great idea. Fanfic, good food and I'm probably adding some wine to the mix come Sunday. Also hit with the Grey's season finale and Big Bang Theory series finale last night. This has been a tough 30 days.
    I'm glad to see another Big Bang fan. We plan to watch it tonight over pizza. I'm going to miss those guys. My brother is a Sheldon though maybe not as smart, so I could have written this show. In fact it sometimes annoys me that they write him as too flexible. Believe me, having a Sheldon in your life is not a comedy. Just curious, do you watch Young Sheldon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    TGIF? Hopefully your brain gets a break this weekend.
    More than a break, I have the next 5 days off. Going catsitting.
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    Believe me, having a Sheldon in your life is not a comedy.
    My sister would agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post

    My sister would agree.
    No, my brother could never have the kind of conversations with people you have. Especially those whose views don't exactly line up with his. Never mind the lack of empathy and failure to understand sarcasm. He's Sheldon on steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Red View Post
    No, my brother could never have the kind of conversations with people you have. Especially those whose views don't exactly line up with his. Never mind the lack of empathy and failure to understand sarcasm. He's Sheldon on steroids.
    Oye... Sheldon on steroids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Ah, it's a sum of all A's...

    ... doh!!!

    Mind you my brain is put through the wringer as I'm trying a problem in an automated process and the solution is so far eluding me and I'm at the end of my rope.
    Oh dear. I'm sure you're glad it's the weekend, huh?


    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    On End Game-

    Spoiler:
    They could have handled Thor's challenges differently and it took quite a bit of screen time to provide I guess what they wanted to be some comic relief. That was some valuable screen real estate.
    The biggest scene I am shocked they wasted the time on is Joe Russo's cameo. He said in an article that discussed his role that "representation is really important." I agree 100%, but where was that representation- authentic and from a character who is a necessary part of the story- in the first 20 plus movies? You could have taken Russo's character out of the movie and the story would have been unchanged, so why was it there? There were gay characters in the comics. They could have and should have done better.
    Yeah, that whole
    Spoiler:
    "representation" thing was so freaking lame!! If you make a central character gay then yes, you have done representation. As you said, it was a pointless cameo.



    Quote Originally Posted by Zandra's Ashes View Post
    Congrats! That is quite the accomplishment. Time to treat yourself to some fun!
    Thanks!! I've been chilling this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Red View Post
    I'm glad to see another Big Bang fan. We plan to watch it tonight over pizza. I'm going to miss those guys. My brother is a Sheldon though maybe not as smart, so I could have written this show. In fact it sometimes annoys me that they write him as too flexible. Believe me, having a Sheldon in your life is not a comedy. Just curious, do you watch Young Sheldon?
    My brother and sister-in-law love that show. They call me Sheldon a lot. Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT-2 View Post

    My brother and sister-in-law love that show. They call me Sheldon a lot. Whatever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Oye... Sheldon on steroids
    There are many degrees of Sheldon. My brother is in the stage where it drives him crazy that the mailman comes at a different time every day. And you don't even want to listen to him when he gets a piece of someone else's mail. OMG

    That said, I loved how the show ended except for
    Spoiler:
    the part where Sheldon realized what an ass he is and said nice things about his friends. Uh no. But the part where he hated Amy's new look was spot on.


    Another good Sheldon moment with my brother is he has a very nice neighbor who comes to visit and if she sees him through the door, just walks in. I say "if only there was some way to keep that from happening" but it goes right over his head. But then I worry that he doesn't lock his door. Sigh.

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