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18 hours ago, Nynaeve said:

So I'm already thinking about the concept of my next tat. I'm thinking maybe do a phoenix. Still looking through the net to find a design I like. Maybe I'll post it here for feedback.

Also I got bangs!

 

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I like the bangs Nyn.

The new tat is awesome too. I'm whittling down a few ideas for my next one myself

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1 hour ago, BUM-KNEE said:

I like the bangs Nyn.

The new tat is awesome too. I'm whittling down a few ideas for my next one myself

Woo, pm me the ones you have if you feel like showing me.

I found four I'm seriously considering. Thing is I've always avoided colors in my tats. But the Phoenix might lose some effect without it.

I like the colored one the most. Thoughts?

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17 minutes ago, Nynaeve said:

Woo, pm me the ones you have if you feel like showing me.

I found four I'm seriously considering. Thing is I've always avoided colors in my tats. But the Phoenix might lose some effect without it.

I like the colored one the most. Thoughts?

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I love that first one!

The second one would look awesome too, but I always found red to hurt more during and afterwards (healing). Maybe my body is rejecting the ink?

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Does the first look like a phoenix though?

I avoid color cause it tends to fade more than black... but if I were to add color it'll definitely be red...

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13 minutes ago, Nynaeve said:

Does the first look like a phoenix though?

I avoid color cause it tends to fade more than black... but if I were to add color it'll definitely be red...

The first one kinda looks like one, not 100%   but it's very cool

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27 minutes ago, Nynaeve said:

Does the first look like a phoenix though?

I avoid color cause it tends to fade more than black... but if I were to add color it'll definitely be red...

Oops the first one wasn't loaded when I replied. I love the 2nd one. Maybe alter the tail feathers to be flame then it would be epic

The 3rd one is cool too

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I finally did it. After a year of hunting for it I finally found some Sprite Ginger. I wanted to try it since it came out but I couldn't find any stores in my area that had it. I even emailed coke asking if they could send me some (they said no 🙄). Today I was in a random liquor store no where near where I live and there it was: a bright green can with the golden "ginger" label overlayed on it. I have no idea what I paid for it I just gave the guy some money and popped that sh*t open.

 

It was pretty meh, wont be drinking it again. Oh well.

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34 minutes ago, Nolder said:

I finally did it. After a year of hunting for it I finally found some Sprite Ginger. I wanted to try it since it came out but I couldn't find any stores in my area that had it. I even emailed coke asking if they could send me some (they said no 🙄). Today I was in a random liquor store no where near where I live and there it was: a bright green can with the golden "ginger" label overlayed on it. I have no idea what I paid for it I just gave the guy some money and popped that sh*t open.

 

It was pretty meh, wont be drinking it again. Oh well.


Me the whole first paragraph of this story:

 

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Then the last paragraph hit:

 

Sad Pikachu GIF
 

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Just watched the new Mortal Kombat.

It wasn't the worst video game movie ever made but don't go into it with very high expectations.

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On 5/12/2021 at 12:52 AM, Nolder said:

Just watched the new Mortal Kombat.

It wasn't the worst video game movie ever made but don't go into it with very high expectations.

A lot to like in my view!  The extensive take on the Scorpion / Sub Zero back story was fascinating.  It incorporated Chinese and Japanese culture and rivalry in a kind of beautiful way. I honestly had no idea they were not both Japanese in the game until watching the opening scene.  I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to that in the game lore.  Bringing in a new character in Cole, who comes from Scorpion’s lineage, was really cool too.  

Kung Lao was awesome, Kano was hilarious, and Sonya Blade was a badass. Solid job by the whole cast.

Biggest knock for me, other than there being no actual tournament until the next movie comes around, was CGI Goro. Yes, I’m being unrealistic, but I wanted a live action or robotic Goro, lol.

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16 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

A lot to like in my view!  The extensive take on the Scorpion / Sub Zero back story was fascinating.  It incorporated Chinese and Japanese culture and rivalry in a kind of beautiful way. I honestly had no idea they were not both Japanese in the game until watching the opening scene.  I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to that in the game lore.  

It was ok. I don't know if fascinating is exactly the word I'd use. I also felt like there were some unexplained facets of it such as why sub zero already had powers, why he lived so long, etc.

 

16 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Bringing in a new character in Cole, who comes from Scorpion’s lineage, was really cool too.  

I disliked it on on several levels. First of all I don't like there essentially being a non canon character running around. Why not just flip the script and use Frost instead? Secondly the actor was pretty bad. Actually most of the acting was pretty bad from everyone. I also don't like that they not only got rid of Johnny Cage but they did it purposely so there wouldn't be a white male lead (meanwhile they race swapped Raiden and Melina as well). I could probably forgive any one of these things but altogether they ruined the movie for me.

 

16 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Kung Lao was awesome, Kano was hilarious, and Sonya Blade was a badass. Solid job by the whole cast.

Kano really saved the movie. I went into it wanting to dislike Kano but they won me over anyway. Sonya was alright, as was Jax. Most of the other characters were pretty meh in my opinion.

 

16 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Biggest knock for me, other than there being no actual tournament until the next movie comes around, was CGI Goro. Yes, I’m being unrealistic, but I wanted a live action or robotic Goro, lol.

Goro was ok I guess but imo he got beat a little too easily.

 

Reptile was really cool speaking of CGI.

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Huh, was just reading up on stuff out of boredom. Apparently Frost is not Sub Zeros daughter. I always thought she was. She's just his apprentice. Also there are two sub zeroes who are brothers. I feel like I knew that once and forgot.

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6 hours ago, Nolder said:

It was ok. I don't know if fascinating is exactly the word I'd use. I also felt like there were some unexplained facets of it such as why sub zero already had powers, why he lived so long, etc.

 

I disliked it on on several levels. First of all I don't like there essentially being a non canon character running around. Why not just flip the script and use Frost instead? Secondly the actor was pretty bad. Actually most of the acting was pretty bad from everyone. I also don't like that they not only got rid of Johnny Cage but they did it purposely so there wouldn't be a white male lead (meanwhile they race swapped Raiden and Melina as well). I could probably forgive any one of these things but altogether they ruined the movie for me.

 

Kano really saved the movie. I went into it wanting to dislike Kano but they won me over anyway. Sonya was alright, as was Jax. Most of the other characters were pretty meh in my opinion.

 

Goro was ok I guess but imo he got beat a little too easily.

 

Reptile was really cool speaking of CGI.

 

The justification by the producers/writers for Cole was this:  Mortal Kombat, the game, is always constantly introducing characters.  So why couldn't the movie makers do the same?  I get that not everyone liked that decision, but if sticking to "canon" isn't typically a concern for the game makers of Mortal Kombat, then the movie makers certainly can freely have artistic license to bring in new people themselves.  They wanted viewers to see Mortal Kombat as if they were entering it for the first time like Cole.  So I didn't hate that idea.

Also, did you not see the end of the movie?  Johnny Cage will be showing up in movie 2, whenever that one happens.  They're going for a "slow burn" with all of this, my man.  I think it will pay off in the end.

I can agree on several of your other points.  The acting overall was bad but I felt as a group it was a pretty good group with a little bit of chemistry.  And that means they will get better over time.  And I can't believe I forgot to mention Jax specifically!  He was badass.  Especially when he got upgraded arms as opposed to the T-Rex ones they gave him initially.  

To be sure, I'm not saying I gave it a 10/10, more like a 6.5 or so.  It wasn't perfect at all.  I just think any movie coming from a video game will have major flaws.  Just don't be cheesy.  This one really wasn't.  That alone made it a worthwhile watch.

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On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

 

The justification by the producers/writers for Cole was this:  Mortal Kombat, the game, is always constantly introducing characters.  So why couldn't the movie makers do the same? 

First of all, taking that at face value, wouldn't that be Netherrealm Studios prerogative as the developers of the games and custodians of the franchise? Making new characters, stories, etc for their game is kind of what they do. They make Mortal Kombat. It's still led by the co-creator of the original 1992 game. Making a new character (especially one so significant as a descendent of Scorpion) seems a lot more like injecting their vision into MK instead of just adapting a good movie. But, really, all that is kind of irrelevant because...

 

I am fairy sure (not 100% granted) that they only stated that after getting backlash for their comments about taking out Johnny Cage because he was white. Their reasoning wasn't "well why can't we make characters too?" it was "sh*t, better come up with something better than anti white virtue signaling or our movie might bomb". 

 

On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

I get that not everyone liked that decision, but if sticking to "canon" isn't typically a concern for the game makers of Mortal Kombat, then the movie makers certainly can freely have artistic license to bring in new people themselves.  They wanted viewers to see Mortal Kombat as if they were entering it for the first time like Cole.  So I didn't hate that idea.

But that's exactly the role Johnny Cage fulfills. He doesn't know anything about Mortal Kombat or other realms. He's just a Hollywood actor. There wasn't any reason to create a brand new character no one knows or cares about when you could have put fan favorite Johnny Cage in that same role.

 

On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

Also, did you not see the end of the movie?  Johnny Cage will be showing up in movie 2, whenever that one happens.  They're going for a "slow burn" with all of this, my man.  I think it will pay off in the end.

Irrelevant. The point of removing him from the first movie in the main role in the first place was simply because he was white. If that happened to another character in another movie that wasn't white would you be ok with that? What if I said there were no black Jedi so Samuel L Jackson shouldn't have played Mace Windu?? It's insane because he was great as Mace Windu and he was a great Jedi and one of the few redeeming new characters in the prequel series. It's just anti white bigotry. If that sits well with you I'm not going to rile you up about it or anything but yeah I didn't like it. Didn't stop me from watching the movie but it was a dumb decision based on woke Hollywood values and I'm not going to pretend like it was anything else.

 

On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

I can agree on several of your other points.  The acting overall was bad but I felt as a group it was a pretty good group with a little bit of chemistry.  And that means they will get better over time.

True. It wasn't so awful the movie was unwatchable or anything. It reminded me of people trying too hard. So they've taken acting classes and they've been recruited for a big movie this is their break and they are all trying so hard not to mess up so the acting is stiff rather than natural.

 

On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

  And I can't believe I forgot to mention Jax specifically!  He was badass.  Especially when he got upgraded arms as opposed to the T-Rex ones they gave him initially.  

Yeah the little t rex arms were pretty funny. I was like wtf is Jax supposed to do with these? Come on.

On 5/17/2021 at 6:06 AM, Jetsfan80 said:

To be sure, I'm not saying I gave it a 10/10, more like a 6.5 or so.  It wasn't perfect at all.  I just think any movie coming from a video game will have major flaws.  Just don't be cheesy.  This one really wasn't.  That alone made it a worthwhile watch.

I dunno man it was pretty cheesy...

 

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I can get behind a lot of what you're saying, @Nolder.  But I cannot get behind the concept of "anti-white bigotry", so I'm not touching any of that, aside from saying one thing:  Hollywood white-washing has been going on for decades, so if a little bit of over-correction is going on now, I'm cool with it.  Diverse casts are a good thing, even if you have to occasionally force the issue a bit.  You can have the last word on the subject.  

I do see what you're saying about Johnny Cage being the "outsider" that would fulfill the "seeing a whole new world through my eyes" aspect they were going for, and I do wish he had been in the 1st movie.  But I'm OK with waiting for him to show up in the 2nd one, and am excited for it.

And yeah, it was definitely a little cheesy, just not nearly as much as the 90s version.

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Just now, Jetsfan80 said:

I can get behind a lot of what you're saying, @Nolder.  But I cannot get behind the concept of "anti-white bigotry", so I'm not touching any of that, aside from saying one thing:  Hollywood white-washing has been going on for decades, so if a little bit of over-correction is going on now, I'm cool with it.  Diverse casts are a good thing, even if you have to occasionally force the issue a bit.  You can have the last word on the subject.

I don't disagree on the premise I disagree on the means. Mace Windu was the right way to diversify a cast. Cole Young was the wrong way. And let me be very clear here because I don't want to be misunderstood. I have no problem with a diverse cast it often brings more to a movie or tv show. In the case of the new Mortal Kombat specifically it's my opinion that they handicapped themselves by removing Johnny Cage (again, because he was white) in order to have a non white lead. There was any number of ways to diversify the cast and in fact they took a few. They race swapped Raiden and Mileena. That's fine. I always thought it was weird Raiden was white anyway to be honest. And with Mileena I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't read about it. But I think not only did a lot of us want Johnny Cage but to be told we didn't get him in this movie because of HIS race is pretty sh*tty. If racism and bigotry are supposed to be bad that needs to apply in all cases. I don't believe in justifying a little here or a little there to make up for the past. If it's wrong it's wrong and it should always be wrong in every case. No exceptions. Anyway that's my opinion on it.

 

Just now, Jetsfan80 said:

I do see what you're saying about Johnny Cage being the "outsider" that would fulfill the "seeing a whole new world through my eyes" aspect they were going for, and I do wish he had been in the 1st movie.  But I'm OK with waiting for him to show up in the 2nd one, and am excited for it.

I really hope the second movie improves on the first. It was mediocre and there's a lot of room to improve but if it does improve it will be a good movie. 

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Wow. I know this isn't really much of an anime crowd but if you're looking for something to watch I can't recommend the Castlevania anime on Netflix highly enough. The fourth and final season just dropped so you wouldn't have to wait for more. You don't need to know anything about Castlevania to watch either. I didn't.

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4 hours ago, Nolder said:

Wow. I know this isn't really much of an anime crowd but if you're looking for something to watch I can't recommend the Castlevania anime on Netflix highly enough. The fourth and final season just dropped so you wouldn't have to wait for more. You don't need to know anything about Castlevania to watch either. I didn't.

My wife watches it, I believe she just finished off the season the other day.  I only caught a little bit of it but it was definitely intriguing.  

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4 hours ago, Nolder said:

Wow. I know this isn't really much of an anime crowd but if you're looking for something to watch I can't recommend the Castlevania anime on Netflix highly enough. The fourth and final season just dropped so you wouldn't have to wait for more. You don't need to know anything about Castlevania to watch either. I didn't.

The only anime I like is Attack on Titan, which is pretty good.

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5 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

My wife watches it, I believe she just finished off the season the other day.  I only caught a little bit of it but it was definitely intriguing.  

The ending was extremely satisfying. Which is rare for TV shows and almost unheard of in anime.

5 hours ago, Spoot-Face said:

The only anime I like is Attack on Titan, which is pretty good.

I've seen 3 seasons of AoT. AoT is Sizzler. It's fine, no one who isn't snooty would say it's bad. Hey they got a salad bar too that's nice.

 

Castlevania was Ruth's Chris.

Make of that what you will.

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

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The mod well has run dry, it seems.  Such a shame.  This is the time of the year when the Mafia season needs to be kicking it into high gear.  Let me do a mass-tag real quick and see if we can find a mod....

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21 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

I'm still modded-out. Maybe next year. Plus I'm going to be pretty preoccupied the next couple months, but I'll still play.

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