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How edgy is the man in black on a scale of 1 (least edgy) to 10 (edgiest)

1. Ridges on a cactus
- 0 (0%)
2. Attacked by monomolecular papercuts
- 4 (14.8%)
3. Edge la Edge: you bully
- 2 (7.4%)
4. Don't steal my Shadow Sonichu OC
- 2 (7.4%)
5. Featuring Dante from the Devil May Cries evertim series
- 1 (3.7%)
6. Crawwwwwwwwwling in my crawwllllll
- 1 (3.7%)
7. We're reaching Bismuth levels of edge
- 2 (7.4%)
8. Please dear you're making the children edgy
- 3 (11.1%)
9. LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOOOAAA (the Naruto AMV)
- 3 (11.1%)
10. Wake me up WAKE ME UP INSIDE can't wake up
- 9 (33.3%)

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #135 on: May 24, 2018, 07:16:09 am »

I must admit all of my hype has vanished; I think I'm just going to watch the finale

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #136 on: May 27, 2018, 08:40:14 am »

@Elsie - I was certain I had written a post in this thread when the season started about how much I wished she'd turn out to not really be dead but looking back it seems I didn't. Regardless I share the sentiment.
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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #137 on: May 31, 2018, 09:50:06 am »

Ok so I'm caught up. I can see why some of you have tuned out.

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I'm not done with the series but yeah, Dolores and Maeve and the entire "empowered female" theme running through this whole show is starting to wear very thin. At first it was like "You go girl." But lately I feel like I'm watching a cheerleading show for the "Strong Female Protagonist." Basically, women are the competent ones in West World. They drive the plot, they solve the problems, they have the power (in some character's cases, ridiculous amounts of it) and the skills to fix all the problems them mens created, and most of the men in the show are now sidekicks. Either they're whipped sub-humans like the plot writer who are designed to be as unlikeable as possible, love-interest murderbots like Maeve's bo or Teddy who march entirely to the beat of the ladies' drum, intentionally designed punching bags like Chief What's His Name who everyone just keeps telling his performance review is going to suck, or a partially lobotomized plot container with no agency like Bernard, who when they need to let a little more story slop out of the top of his head. The only other male characters with agency (other than Robert) are the various heads of security or the kill teams, who you're not supposed to empathize or identify with it.

These themes were all true in last season too, but they've turned the dial up on all of it. And it wouldn't really even bother me that much, were it not for the hamfisted quality they're delivering their message with. We get it. Women rule, men drool. Now can you at least write a plot that doesn't require inventing magical powers to make your heroines seem like actual badasses?
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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #138 on: June 04, 2018, 06:15:28 pm »

Ok so I'm caught up. I can see why some of you have tuned out.

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I'm not done with the series but yeah, Dolores and Maeve and the entire "empowered female" theme running through this whole show is starting to wear very thin. At first it was like "You go girl." But lately I feel like I'm watching a cheerleading show for the "Strong Female Protagonist." Basically, women are the competent ones in West World. They drive the plot, they solve the problems, they have the power (in some character's cases, ridiculous amounts of it) and the skills to fix all the problems them mens created, and most of the men in the show are now sidekicks. Either they're whipped sub-humans like the plot writer who are designed to be as unlikeable as possible, love-interest murderbots like Maeve's bo or Teddy who march entirely to the beat of the ladies' drum, intentionally designed punching bags like Chief What's His Name who everyone just keeps telling his performance review is going to suck, or a partially lobotomized plot container with no agency like Bernard, who when they need to let a little more story slop out of the top of his head. The only other male characters with agency (other than Robert) are the various heads of security or the kill teams, who you're not supposed to empathize or identify with it.

These themes were all true in last season too, but they've turned the dial up on all of it. And it wouldn't really even bother me that much, were it not for the hamfisted quality they're delivering their message with. We get it. Women rule, men drool. Now can you at least write a plot that doesn't require inventing magical powers to make your heroines seem like actual badasses?
Well you definitely learn very early on that instead of 1 writer there's 8 writers working on season 2. Which would explain why there is so much confusion in the show over which direction they are supposed to take. The only thing all 8 writers agree on is that Maeve, Ford and Dolores are central to the plot, but they don't agree on everything else

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #139 on: June 25, 2018, 03:37:27 am »

So newest episode, i love the biblical untertones.

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Okay should have finished the episode first...

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #140 on: June 25, 2018, 06:59:04 pm »

Regarding MiB post-credits...

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #141 on: June 25, 2018, 07:18:06 pm »

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #142 on: June 25, 2018, 09:13:06 pm »

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #143 on: June 25, 2018, 09:18:22 pm »

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #144 on: June 26, 2018, 01:45:01 am »

Could be that

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Re: WestWorld (TV show) Season 2
« Reply #145 on: June 29, 2018, 12:29:16 am »

Just finished the last 4 episodes. It's a lot to take in, so I will probably have something to say later. But I will say now:

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, and so I am changing myself.
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Its kinda silly to complain that a friendly NPC isn't a well designed boss fight.
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