I’ve seen a few comments on other Pen15 AVClub articles where people who haven’t seen the show say the premise of adults playing teenagers against actual teenagers is sick, full stop. I can see how it’s offputting, but the show deserves heaps of praise for threading the needle.
We need to summon Vendy Wiccany to use her magic for more episodes.
I’m bummed, but I respect it. This was a great ‘besties’ show, and real salve after Broad City ended. Not sure where I’ll find my next one
Persian Zoroastrians who fled persecution, IIRC.
When did you first play OoT? Many other games have surpassed its mechanics in the 23 years (I feel old) since it came out, so it can feel clunky today, but it’s the game that invented targeting an enemy to focus the camera. Even without that feature, it had one of the best camera implementations ever at the time. No… Read more
I don't know what they're trying to say either, but anyway: Freddie Mercury was born in Tanzania (Zanzibar at the time) to Parsi parents; Parsis are an ethnoreligious group in India whose ancestors migrated from what is now known as Iran.
They were Parsi, an ethnoreligious group based in India but originally of Persian descent.
If May thinks that Freddie wasn’t “white as such,” he should probably read up on what White people were doing in Africa to begin with.
And no one cared about Freddie’s sexual orientation? Then why wasn’t it ever publicly disclosed until the very end of his career and life?
Brian May is too smart to be this stupid.
In the books, Geralt is just this guy, you know? He’s famous only in the “Oh, I’ve heard of you.” kind of way.
The dude jerked off. Please go find me some pearls to clutch. Real happy that we lost one of the most unique comedic voices for about 15 years; and in exchange we got some stale dick jokes. Totally fair trade.
Wasn’t catching the blood of a condemned man considered good luck or a talisman in the middle ages? It’s possible folks believed that back then too. Also, Joseph of Arimathea was a follower of Jesus and His followers at least believed he was something more than a regular human guy.
As others said in comments, the bridge is a perspective trick, like a big optical illusion where it matches the far side of the chasm perfectly. That’s the whole point of the camera panning over as Indy steps on it, to reveal the bridge visible from a different angle. Read more
Re: the Path of God. I was pretty sure that the path was hidden by a perspective trick, which is why it can be perceived from the side, and that the path itself wasn’t visible front because it looked like part of the rock in front of it. Read more
This list would have been more fun if it had ranked the movies of Paul Thomas Anderson and Paul W.S. Anderson, just to see where Mortal Kombat and Event Horizon ended up.
For the most part, it wasn’t a catastrophe. There seems to be this revisionist view of the show that it always sucked, but those first four (or so) seasons were amazingly good. And as much as people want to shit on Benioff and Weiss, they actually made (or at least presided over) some really good changes within the… Read more
It was a pretty shitty ending, but I don’t envy the writers. They had to fill in the blanks to a series that should have been finished a decade ago, if the author had any decent amount of work ethic. There are things that D&D could have done better, but the last two books (or if we are being honest, two half books)… Read more