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Someone can deepfake it if nothing else
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It would be a chore to tag an "x" frame by frame to where they're supposed to go.
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Marvel Introduces ‘New Warriors’: ‘Safespace’ And ‘Snowflake’
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/marv … -snowflake

“Snowflake is non-binary and goes by they/them, and has the power to generate individual crystalized snowflake-shaped shurikens,” Daniel Kibblesmith, a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the creator of the characters, says in a release video. Snowflake and Safespace are twins, the names inspired by the popular usage of the two words in a pejorative sense, which the Marvel characters were inspired by and seek to subvert.

“The connotations of the word ‘snowflake’ in our culture right now are something fragile, and this is a character who is turning it into something sharp,” Kibblesmith says. “…These are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory. [They] take those words and kind of wear them as badges of honor.”
Weirds me the heck out. I imagine if Marvel took this idea and applied it to other superheroes from other certain groups (say, black Americans), it would come across as especially insulting. I think when people were imploring them to stop just giving minority groups hand-me-down roles and actually write new characters, this wasn't what they had in mind.

At any rate, I don't expect Dilbert will go very weepy over the character interactions between Snowflake and Safe Space in the eventuality of an associated MCU film.

I can't put enough years between the days I used to read this stuff and today. Even back then I got into the comics because of the cartoons, and thought they were mostly unbearable.
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Surely this is a troll?

What next, Shut-In Man and Hikkimori Boy save the world by leaving it alone?
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Captain HVAC and the Libertarian Libertines.
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Comics were never good. The only comic ever worth reading is Watchmen
Dilbert_X
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2000AD Was good, it was mostly futurist, not fantasy.
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Neve heard of it.
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It was mostly a UK thing.

Just think, the last film many people will see in the cinema could have been Cats.
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uziq
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no one saw cats at the cinema. that was sort of the point. it was a huge flop.

~$40,000,000 box office takings against budget of ~$140,000,000.

what a shame tom hooper's directorial career probably hasn't been neutered by it.
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Pet Semetary 2019, 4/10. I enjoyed the original though it had its faults. Somehow with the same runtime this one managed to have less story/characterization and added some bad green screens and a funny semi crash.
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uziq wrote:

no one saw cats at the cinema. that was sort of the point. it was a huge flop.

~$40,000,000 box office takings against budget of ~$140,000,000.

what a shame tom hooper's directorial career probably hasn't been neutered by it.
Budget:$95,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,619,870, 22 December 2019
Gross USA: $27,166,770
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $73,681,196
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RTHKI
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Does that include marketing?
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uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

uziq wrote:

no one saw cats at the cinema. that was sort of the point. it was a huge flop.

~$40,000,000 box office takings against budget of ~$140,000,000.

what a shame tom hooper's directorial career probably hasn't been neutered by it.
Budget:$95,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,619,870, 22 December 2019
Gross USA: $27,166,770
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $73,681,196
i.e. a FLOP. thank you.
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I'm sure the Butthole Cut will make up for any losses.
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Contagion 8/10, No extra points have been added for our ongoing pandemic.

One thing I found interesting about it is that the movie had a few characters who were the "face" of America's public health response. Walter White, Morpheus, and that lady. People in the universe of the movie at least could put a friendly face on and personalize the government's response. People can pick which one they most identify with and listen to their instructions with a bit of confidence that they are looking out for them.
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Who do we have in our universe to be the public face of our government response? These guys:
https://e3.365dm.com/20/02/768x432/skynews-pence-trump-coronavirus_4932130.jpg?20200227035202
Trump constantly being in front of the cameras telling people what is going on isn't going to inspire confidence in our government. He gave a press conference today that was streamed to youtube. I listened to the first 5 minutes and then realized I was wasting my time listening to him. You can't trust anything that comes from the man. He is about as trustworthy as the Chinese Communist Party. Probably even less so. The CCP didn't spend the last 4 years trying to fuck over the provinces that didn't vote for it.
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It's like a mirror universe where Pence is president and VP Trump is the one constantly standing tilted behind people's shoulders, staring at the backs of their heads.
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uziq
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dilbert is actually obsessed with a minor comedy-suite movie from the late 00s. really odd. you mention the term 'idiocracy' at least twice a week.

you and 'fight club' jay are two sides of the same moronic coin.

wow deep meanings!!!!

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Day 194: I still have not watched Star Wars.
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Pretty much the same cycle. Star Wars movie comes out, fans gripe and give the studios money. Next Star Wars movie comes out, fans gripe even more and give the studios money.

I primarily give them a shot just for nostalgia value. Still haven't seen the newest, though.
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I have broken the cycle of abuse.
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uziq wrote:

dilbert is actually obsessed with a minor comedy-suite movie from the late 00s. really odd. you mention the term 'idiocracy' at least twice a week.
I do have a mild tendency towards obsessiveness I'll admit. I think everyone should.

FWIW

Idiocracy is one of the very few works which has radically changed my thinking. Others have given it a gentle nudge here and there.

I used to think it was OK for people to do whatever they wanted to do, if they couldn't be bothered getting an education, if they wanted to spend their lives racing dirtbikes in their backyards, if they wanted to spend their time obsessing over sports stats and throwing beer at each other it was all OK, it doesn't matter as there are other people who want to do research, develop things, make progress.

But it does matter, because eventually they reach critical mass, they overbreed their underachieving offspring and displace the achievers.
Pretty soon we end up with a world of Jays who elect a Trump and a govt full of morons who can't or won't tie their own shoelaces and ridicule anyone who has read a book and then we're all fucked.

If you haven't seen it it will kill some time, prescient in predicting a social calamity which results in people prioritising the share market and 401ks and how they'll flush the lavatory and getting their opinions from moronic celebrities.

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uziq
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it's just some dumb satire movie, dilbert. it's like basing your life outlook on a south park episode.

books, read them, etc.
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I have read and continue to read plenty of books, despite the efforts of secondary school english teachers to extinguish all interest, thanks.

But again, well done critiquing something you have no knowledge of.

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