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  1. What would you rather.....

    Toothache. I go fetal just thinking about getting kicked in the nuts.
  2. Hold on. Wait. What...?

    o_O My bad. Thought I had shared it with you guys before now. Have had it for 3-4 years now.
  3. Television: Childhood TV Shows

    The Mysterious Cities of Gold. My one true favorite. Everything else was just playing for second.
  4. Football NFL Season

    Well, the Steelers were bad, but at least they were playing a team that they could be bad against and still get a win. Thankfully it doesn't have to be pretty to count.
  5. So, I was catching up on some articles, and I get around to something about a potential Lord of The Rings TV series that Amazon is trying to acquire the rights to make. This is all well and fine; I'm always up for giving a new show based on fantasy books a try. Now, that being said, it might be an unpopular opinion but I'm not a big fan of the books. The movies were entertaining enough and I know they had to pare down, streamline and remove sections of the story to make things work. So while it would obviously be retelling a story that I'm familiar with, there would probably be more meat on the bone with a TV series and it would, simply through time available to tell the story, be a "truer" adaptation of the story. I don't know that I would necessarily watch, but I'd at least give it a try. However, in the article linked above, it's said that Amazon was eyeing Wheel of Time, which has been optioned for TV by Sony. Part of that is that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is purported to be a big fan of SciFi and Fantasy fiction. He recently shuffled things up and sent down an edict that he wanted to do big, splashy TV shows with Amazon Studios rather than just doing a bunch of shows and hoping something happens to blow up. So the rights to a LoTR TV series are out there and not only would this be a big splash, but it's maybe the biggest name in fantasy (I guess there's an argument to be made that Game of Thrones, right now, is the biggest name in fantasy, but it's probably a 1A and 1B situation). And there's the rub: if you're going to do a catastrophic evil wants to destroy the world as we know it fantasy story, you want the biggest possible built in audience, potential story fatigue be damned. Obviously the most recent foray into the world was The Hobbit, but there were three of the damn things when all they really needed was and extra long one or maybe two. Now, I'm biased. WoT is my favorite fantasy series. If I had the time I'd reread the books every year. I have a a line from the books as a tattoo on my left arm (Sa Souvraya Niende Misain Ye). I really want there to be a good adaptation of the series on television. I know that changes would have to be made, that there's too much story to do a book by book adaptation; to start, you'd at least have to combine Crossroads of Twilight with Winter's Heart so that you have a coherent story. Anyway, this all been a long way of saying the following: FUCK. And of course I know that Amazon isn't the only network that could do WoT. Sony has had a great working relationship with AMC here in the states, what with the success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, so that could be an obvious outlet. But the reality is that WoT would, most likely, do better with somebody like Amazon because they aren't afraid to splash cash, and WoT would, in all likelihood, be an expensive adaptation, and the network has a history of (relative) stinginess with its biggest hit, The Walking Dead. Of course, this is me putting the cart way, way, way in front of the horse and worrying about problems I can only hope may occur, but it's part of why this is so damn frustrating. I want to see a story I love get a real shot at a visual adaptation so that the characters, places and things I've had visualized in my mind for so long are on my TV screen. That's part of why I enjoy Game of Thrones so much! But that opportunity may be taken away, by a series that's already been adapted in a different, ridiculously popular iteration. FOR FUCK'S SAKE, LOTR, YOU HAD YOUR FUN, AND THEN YOU HAD SOME MORE FUN WITH YOUR PREQUEL. YOU AREN'T EVEN THAT FUCKING INTERESTING.* GIVE SOMEBODY ELSE A CHANCE TO PLAY. *Opinions may vary, but I'm right about this.
  6. Pineapple on Pizza

    @PyroCJ I'm adding you to the list of degenerates that have declared themselves as such in this thread.
  7. Football NFL Season

    I know the Steelers needed the bye week, but damn was Sunday kind of boring without them. Need that game I really feel invested in to make it feel like it's not just another day.
  8. The Jezabels - Come Alive
  9. Pineapple on Pizza

    I mean, companies must think that the natural evolution of food, rather than making something well and sticking to it, is to make something ridiculous that garners headlines. Headlines > Quality Taco Bell with the Doritos Locos Tacos and the Naked Egg breakfast taco, for example, or perhaps the KFC Double Down. Or, the most obvious and egregious example in this eponymously named thread, Pineapple Pizza.
  10. Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy
  11. The Last Movie You Saw: At Home or Theater

    Thor Ragnarok - Hilarious movie. Easily my favorite of the Thor trilogy and maybe one of my favorite Marvel films.
  12. Football NFL Season

    DeShaun Watson tore his ACL in practice today. Blech. Just a craptastic year for injuries. The game is just a war of attrition at this point. Last team with its stars intact gets the Super Bowl trophy.
  13. Having internet on my computer again. It was a very expensive blu ray player the last couple days.
  14. The Isley Brothers - Ain't I Been Good To You
  15. Coronation - feat. Ciscandra Nostalghia (John Wick: Chapter 2 OST)
  16. New music from A Perfect Circle! A Perfect Circle - The Doomed
  17. Weather

    I'm not sure what this has to do with weather or allergies, but I agree!
  18. Kids react to Madonna

    I actually subscribe to that YouTube channel and there is an entire series of kids and teens reacting to 80's, 90's and 00's music that never fails to make me feel like I'm 80. I love watching them, but I always listen to the kids/teens on the shows talk about how old stuff from, like, 1995 is and always have to remind myself I sounded exactly as horrible as they did when I was their age and then I cringe and sigh and become very thankful that I gained perspective.
  19. The Last Movie You Saw: At Home or Theater

    Wonder Woman - I love this movie so much.
  20. Linkin Park - Crawling
  21. Fanfiction?

    If you can find it, feel free ;-)
  22. Weather

    It got nice here! I've spent the last few days opening up my place when I got home from work; it's been a little bothersome on my allergies, but it's too nice to let the that bother me.
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