ishamael44
Ishamael
ishamael44
Jan 18
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I had a lot of worries going into this season. I have a lot of worries coming out of this episode. Honestly, the entire DCCW is a big question mark for me. With every seasonal cycle I found the whole made up for the clunker of a bad season or two. Except last year. With the exception of Arrow: Prelude to Crisis as I Read more

Jan 15
1

This is different though. Fox Searchlight is their indie(ish) House that is also a legacy project of Fox at the moment. A lot of these films are made for relatively small budgets and fit well on the small screen. The issue with the Warner’s move has always been ROI when you invest $150 million like Legendary did with G Read more

Jan 15
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Yup, same genesis different path. It all comes from the Rhine, which the Vikings used to great effect to sack parts of Europe for hundreds of years! Got to love cultural blending by way of sackings! Lets also be honest here the current English tradition and people are about as much German as they are natives of the Read more

Jan 15
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Ya... I had a family members diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer they didn’t last long. This is sad. Even for somebody with a past like Dustin Diamond.

Jan 15
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Ya take the Ring for example. Its clearly influenced by something but its not Christian, its not even British, its German and popularized by an Opera from Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen. Which is taken from the old story of the Rhine Gold. Lewis would never have taken anything like that into Narnia because Narnia is Read more

Jan 15
2

Another nice this is that Sleep Heart Rate and Resting Heart Rate (not the same thing despite similar names) are really good metrics to use as a proxy for stress levels. As the pandemic has worsened here my RHR has gone up from 55 BMP before the Holidays peaking around 63. I decided to take some action to deal with Read more

Jan 14
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It would be cool but there is zero chance they’d raise expectations like this and then it turns out to be a Disney Plus animated series. No chance. The MCU has been pretty good at creating, managing, and then exceeding expectations. They know what they’re doing. I suspect we’ll get the final piece before long but if I Read more

Jan 14
3

The reporting has said it wont be in a “Captain America” film so my guess is it will be a return at the end of Phase 2. I am personally hoping for Secret Wars. With a multiversal twist. It would also give a perfect excuse to bring in a full formed Deadpool into the MCU.

Jan 14
1

End Phase 4 with a Secret Wars Two Parter. Just make it a beautiful fanservice extravaganza and celebrate all things Marvel Films over the years. A return of RDJ and Chris Evans, get us Deadpool and some X-Men like Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, and just have some fun with it. If you’re getting Chris Evans again GO Read more

Jan 13
2

I didn’t mind the first. The other two were diminishing returns.

Jan 13
9

I love the films. They’re beautiful, well made, well directed, well shot, and well acted. If your fandom is making it hard to enjoy some of the best fantasy films ever made I feel bad for you. Adaptations have to take liberties and while I miss things like Tom Bombadill ya, I get it would make literally no sense to Read more

Jan 13
8

When he died he killed more people by falling on them then most dragons in fiction did in life!

Jan 13
16

Ya. Its like when people mistakenly think its just a Christian allegory (which is often accompanied by a political take) like CS Lewis is. Or more recently the is “Tolkien Racist” takes that go around the internet, guarantee when this show is coming out there will be one here on on the AVClub, guarantee. Thats the Read more

Jan 13
2

Hmmmmm... I didn’t think of that actully. Ya he’s a nice primal being as well.

Jan 13
13

True enough. Especially Gandalf the White with his little power boost. Honestly, its discussions like this why I love the full legindarium people don’t even know a fucking fraction of the insanity in Tolkien’s mind. I love it. Every time I hear people talking about the “Badest Dragons in Fiction” and people say things Read more

Jan 13
5

In terms of inspiration Eru was “God of Creaton” and the fifteen were Gods of Nature or base elemental spirits. However yes I see your point. In many ways Sauron/Morgoth were both based on the same stories. However, I would argue Morgoth was of higher divinity than Sauron, who was of higher divinity than somebody like Read more

Jan 13
6

I’d say Morgoth only because he is the closest to Eru Ilúvatar in the cosmic hierarchy making him literally a God of Nature not just a fallen spirit/angel. However, in terms of raw power ya there are lots of insanely powerful beings like Ancalagon the Black or Ungoliant or Draugluin.

Jan 13
5

I quible here as Morgoth was a God straight up and Satan/Lucifer is only a fallen archangel. Sauron is a Lucifer actually that is a nearly 1:1 thing. Morgoth is just the concept and origin of evil itself something we don’t really have an analog in Christianity since Tolkien blended some multi-theisism in with his Read more

Jan 13
6

Thank you for this. I got triggered by that line too.