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Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by Løra (Lolla), Oct 27, 2013.

  1. PowerGod

    PowerGod Advanced Member

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    I didn't read the book, and actually I never heard about it until the movie was out... anyway I just see a lot of bad reviews to the movie that come mostly from the readers of the book.

    "Tron" is a really stupid movie, especially if you know how computer things works, it can be criticized for years... but it has something that makes it unique, its design/art and all the vision of that digital world... in some way it can be compared to the "Neverending story" (my unbeatable preferred movie), or Labyrinth (even if I hate so much when they sing !!)... worlds absolutely new that makes you dream about... that makes you want to forget for a moment how real things work just to appreciate the alternate reality you are immersing in...

    "Ready Player One" instead introduces nothing... everything it's already there and already seen, special effects and 3D graphic, even the hardware they use in the movie, damn, it's the future, at least think about some strange device like they always did in the referenced old movies !!... the only "new thing" is a virtual world that's just a "second-life VR" modded with all the other games (that you have already seen...), so the only thing that can make something like this memorable is the story... but... it sucks o_O
     
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  2. Uncle Jack

    Uncle Jack Television Personality

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  3. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Managed to force myself to walk outside in direct sunlight from 2:15 to 2:50 PM. Got kinda sweaty. So, when is all the magic sunlight happiness supposed to kick in?
     
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  4. FBnil

    FBnil Guess I'll wait 2 more months

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    @JDTAY: Only 35 minutes. Needs 2 hours at least. Give it 5 days of going out...
     
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  5. jparish1977

    jparish1977 Still Fresh

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    Works faster with booze.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
  6. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Everything works faster with booze.
     
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  7. ible

    ible Advanced Guard Tower

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    booze is not the solution for someone who's prone to depression. it's generally not a solution for any problem...
     
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  8. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Oops. Forgot which thread I was in.

    Love is the answer, or whatever...
     
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  9. Uncle Jack

    Uncle Jack Television Personality

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    For me it usually only takes a couple of minutes, but then my body chemistry is weird so YMMV.
     
  10. Caine

    Caine Hardcore Member

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    Same for me, unless it is too sunny as sitting in direct sun makes me very uncomfortable, sweaty, gasping for air and irritated. This triggers depression in me. So when you can actually feel the rays of the sun on your arms then I need to be careful. Needless to say, I hate the summer.
     
  11. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    It feels like burning on my skin after a few minutes, so I prefer indirect sunlight (in the shade of trees, or covering my skin with cloth). I tend to burn quickly unless I already have a tan, so I limit direct exposure, although I still let it assault my eyes frequently.
     
  12. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Hey guys, I'm actually happy right now. Absolutely giddy, in fact. So why am I in this thread? To help out any Braves fans in need, of course.

    https://www.mlb.com/gameday/braves-vs-cubs/2018/04/14/529613

    As a Cubs fan, I have several years of practice coping with being on the other end of this type of game. I can give advice as needed.
     
  13. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    It's actually a preserving agent.
    True story.
     
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  14. FBnil

    FBnil Guess I'll wait 2 more months

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    @JDTAY LOL! Was it rainy? Because some people dance in the rain, others, just get wet (not mine, it's from a Dutch tile)

    @Klumpen I was preserving myself officer! PS: Don't drink the worm in the tequila/Mezcal... it has high levels of alcohol.
     
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  15. Uncle Jack

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    Had a dream involving the totally not creepy catbus from My Neighbour Totoro and ended up jerking awake at 4am. Luckily I managed to get back to (catbus free) sleep after a while.

    Picture related:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Very Active Member

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    Cool film.

    The funny thing about cats is that while many of us simply see them as 'cute' they are really sadistic serial-killers, with the ability to manipulate the thoughts and feelings of their 'owners'.

    Sleep well ;-)

    I used to eat cheese a lot before going to bed when I was younger. My parents warned me not to do so as it would give me nightmares (a superstition around these parts). Actually, that was the reason I did exactly that.

    Fun fact: it doesn't work.
     
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  17. Uncle Jack

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    Same here.

    Also in other news Idoha has decided to change her name from Miku to Dahlia, because she's "Getting rid of who I'm not and embracing who I am".

    Edit: Still not 100% remembering to call Idoha by her new name.
     
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  18. Uncle Jack

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  19. Kev2442

    Kev2442 Still French

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    Just in case :
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtisticLicense
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MST3KMantra
    TRON has this poetic view at a time when most had no idea how computers work (and many still don't). It was a precursor for CGI, and ahead of its time when it comes to software IP and piracy (WarGames isn't bad either in that regard). Plus it had no bias regarding gamers and the IT crowd. It's one of my personal faves.
    And while Tron Legacy hasn't much going for it, it's got quite the stylish take on the original's looks.
     
  20. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Tron came in in 1982, and I think the CGI scenes were done out of house by MAGI Syntha-vision. It was already an influence on design language by then. The Black Hole from 1979 had (I assume) a CGI introduction, and for me personally has a much more involving story and better acting all round. That's not to say that Tron wasn't a milestone when it came out - I think it's the first film I know of with solid vector graphics. But for me, the sci-fi film from 1982 will always be Blade Runner.

    I was positively surpirised by Tron Legacy when I finally got round to watching it. While young Jeff Bridges was a cgi step too far, Michael Sheen camping it up to high heaven, and a decent enough soundtrack, combined with modern acting standards and some very pretty graphics make it a more enjoyable watch than the original to my modern eyes.
     
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