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  22:32:04  13 May 2017
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Maiman
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Looks like I started ranting again. Oh boy.


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...Just take one look at that picture. Three people shown and only one of
them is white ( King Arthur...or the future one ) which is an aggravation
nowadays that there is more focus on diversity than a good story or plot...
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What are you talking about? I'm sure dark age welsh kings had plenty of black friends.

No you're right on the money. While the historicity of king Arthur has always been debated and this movie does look like a straight up fantasy film, people do have a habit of historical revisionism in favor of modern values. Can't have a medieval film have medieval values or culture. That would be offensive. If they did, there would be no black people in this movie about dark age England. Heaven forbid, where would they get all the brownie points from? They need to shove minorities into the movie to pat themselves on the back about how great they are as human beings.

Historical correction I think is the new term for this. People think that if you change how people remember history, it'll fix bad things from having happened or something. Like them removing statues of confederates and other such things. Sad thing is movies aren't free of this kind of thinking either.


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It's a common issue with a lot of stuff nowadays, The Fantastic Four Reboot bombed with the older gen fan base because of what they did to make it more pc.
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Comic books are currently entrenched in this kind of thought. It's all about quotas now a days. If you have enough token racial characters that's all it takes to make yourself come across as a hero to people. There's a sort of racism to this kind of thought. That you can just make someone a different ethnicity or replace a character altogether with a new ethnic character and it makes them better. It's cheap.

Take Iron Fist, while the show wasn't the best, I doubt making him asian would have saved the show but people are convinced that because he's a kung fu master he has to be asian.

Take Miles Morales in the comic books, he replaced Peter Parker as spider in Ultimate Spiderman. He's a black puerto rican who's only trait is he's a black puerto rican and is also spiderman.

Take Luke Cage, he's a black man wrongfully convicted hiding out with a fake identity struggling to find his place in the world despite his conviction. With a military and police background that didn't protect him from that wrongful conviction showcasing faults in the legal system and perhaps in the government as well. Oh wait, that's a good character created because the writer had a good idea for a character. And he didn't replace someone like Captain America so he could ride the Captain America parade. (I'm looking at you Sam Wilson Captain America)

Now I'm rambling, maybe even ranting at this point. This subject annoys me a lot. Case in point, stop making characters ethnic for brownie points, just make better or new characters based on those ethnic groups. When it comes to King Arthur and his round table, keep them white because thats what they were. Guess what, black people have history and mythology too, they can easily make an african tale based on african legends. Like Kirikou or Kimba, or Anansi, etc. If you want an chinese story, make one about the Green Dragon, Cao Cao, or Sun Goku, or Sun Tsu.
  15:56:50  14 May 2017
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The movies you're watching now

Maiman~

Yep. Revisionist history and Political Correctness is like a disease. It
spreads to youth who demand any historical record, book, movie or
event reflect their modern values, tastes and political affiliations.
Failure to do so now makes you a racist, sexist or a misogynist,
a homophobic, a person of white privilege or whatever is the
fashionable label to use like buzzword to show your hipness.

That's why Iron Man is no longer a White Man but a Black Woman.
Captain America is now a homosexual. People complained that the
new Wonder Woman in the new movie has her underarms shaved
and that's a symbol of oppression against women. Of course these
same people overlooked that if she shouldn't shave her armpits then
she shouldn't shave her legs either. Nothing is more nasty than seeing
a woman with a full growth of hair on her legs but I guess that's just me.

Comic books as you point out are the front line of the war of Political
Correctness. It's become so important to cater to the 10-15% of the
Black Population or the 2-3% of the LGBT Community in America. It is
only a matter of time before Superman is a Black Lesbian in a wheelchair.

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  02:10:13  16 May 2017
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Thanks for the mental image of a black lesbian superman skidding along in a wheelchair. That gave me a sensible chuckle.

Comics will continue to be what they are because the people creating them are high fiving each other and proclaiming themselves as the heroes saving the world. That's why they made Donald Trump the super villain Modok. Seriously, look it up.

Even Stan Lee is against this kind of thing. He keeps pointing out and telling people that if they want to make a heroic character a token minority, at least have the balls to make them their own character to prove they can stand just as good as any other character. Instead they have to borrow another super heroes name to stay relevant. Then the comic gets cancelled within a dozen issues.
  09:26:17  16 May 2017
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The comics you're not buying now

Yep. If you aren't buying or supporting the latest issues of Black Iron Man Woman
then it's obvious you're just a racist, misogynist, hateful, white supremacist asshole.

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  17:04:26  16 May 2017
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The comics you're not buying now

Yep. If you aren't buying or supporting the latest issues of Black Iron Man Woman
then it's obvious you're just a racist, misogynist, hateful, white supremacist asshole.

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That kind of logic is getting comic book stores shut down. Which is a shame because some of those nerds need a place to go to socialize on a weekly basis.

Damn that Marvel, it's ruining lives and businesses. They taking our jerbs.
  17:39:07  18 May 2017
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Upcoming TV series based on The Witcher Game series

The Witcher based TV series that's in development over at Netflix sounds interesting.


https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-witcher-tv-series-in-development-for-netflix/1100-6450112/?
  23:35:39  19 May 2017
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Upcoming TV series based on The Witcher Game series

The Witcher based TV series that's in development over at Netflix sounds interesting.


https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-witcher-tv-series-in-development-for-netflix/1100-6450112/?
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Could be cool. I'll watch it.
  09:58:15  21 May 2017
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The movies you're watching now

What Really Went Wrong With King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsJZuyjpcDg

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  22:08:49  21 May 2017
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The movies you're watching now

Not really the type of movie I normally seek out to watch but I saw "Wild".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2305051/

It's about a woman whose mother died, her marriage broke up and she
is struggling with various personal issues. None of those things interest
me but she did decide to hike the Pacific Coast Trail ( PCT ) which is the
West coast version of the Appalachian Trail ( AT ) that's larger and on the
East coast of the US. So, just for the hiking, outdoor adventure and all
the great scenery was my main interest. It's based on a true story and
book written by the woman who experienced all the events as shown.
Not a great movie, way too many little micro-flashbacks intended to help
the viewer convey all of the emotions and feelings at various times and
sequenced events but tedious and annoying for a viewer such as myself.
I give it 3 stars out of 5. Watch it with your loved one for bonus points.

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  00:33:45  29 May 2017
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The movies you're watching now

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/

I saw "Alien: Covenant" yesterday. I knew ahead of time it was not
going to be good. People had told me. Reviewers had told me. Having
really low expectations sometimes is helpful in that if you know a movie
is going to suck, when you finally see it, that it is not as bad as you were
expecting. What I was expecting was something not that different from
the original in 1979, where you had a big spaceship and people were
stuck running around it from the random movements of the aliens.

I don't know what more to say without spoiling it for those that have not
seen it. Other than it does explore more ( but actually very little ) about
the other race of people known as the Engineers that were featured in the
prequel movie "Prometheus". Also in the so-called surprise ending I saw
coming from a mile away so it was rather amateurish in it's delivery of
that same action. Coming from Ridley Scott I had a lot higher expectations.

On a scale of 1 through 5 stars, I give this movie a very generous 2.75

Here's some spoilers to read about if you have already seen the movie:

Biggest unanswered questions in Alien Covenant
http://www.looper.com/65854/biggest-unanswered-questions-alien-covenant/

Alien: Covenant -
10 questions you may have after seeing Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/alien-covenant-spoilers-davids-plan-big-questions/

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