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[Movies]Straightzi is Ruining Everything

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I have been trying to come up with a fictional character

    And man

    I can't think of anyone who I both like and would like to be

    All of my heroes have always died in the end and so on and so forth

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I have been trying to come up with a fictional character

    And man

    I can't think of anyone who I both like and would like to be

    All of my heroes have always died in the end and so on and so forth

    A lot of mine are basically drafted into a fight with endless evil at like the age of 16

    Not really that desirable of a position

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I guess the main dude from Wristcutters at least gets a happy ending after all his bullshit, I could relate to him pretty well

    I'd have to actually try to off myself to get that train a-rolling though

    That seems like a bad plan of action

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    NeoToma
  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I used to emulate the only fictional character I truly loved.

    I would walk up to my friends and say, "I'm so glad we're friends."

    And they'd smile.

    And then I would take all five of my fingers on one hand and put them together as tight as I could and jab them in the arm as hard and quick as I could

    and yell

    "THE SCORPION HAS NO ALLIES!"

    and run away.

    MalReynolds on
    "A new take on the epic fantasy genre... Darkly comic, relatable characters... twisted storyline."
    "Readers who prefer tension and romance, Maledictions: The Offering, delivers... As serious YA fiction, I’ll give it five stars out of five. As a novel? Four and a half." - Liz Ellor
    My new novel: Maledictions: The Offering. Now in Paperback!
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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    There are any number of fictional characters I'd like to engage in conversation, but not that I'd want to be. I'd love to talk to Sam Vimes, I'd hate to experience being knurd all the time.

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    I'd be File clerk #73 at the Ministry of Magic. Nice steady job, I wouldn't get caught up in any of the big magical bullshit (other than occasional death eater attacks but the aurors can handle all that), yet I'd still have incredible magic power. Half the shit in the Weasleys house would be amazing, and they're billed as lower class!

  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Bilbo Baggins, absolutely.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    It's kinda sad/uninspired but at the moment my power fantasy is just literally anyone with a stable job that pays 40k+ a year or so and a semi-stable life, as much as anyone really has one of those.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    This is a position of privilege because you are not effected by the outcome in any way. Like, Shen absolutely does not speak for All Black People, in the same way that Solar does not speak for All UK People, but he did at least pop in and say well yes this would be at least a little insulting to me, the only person being vocal right now that has an actual dog in this fight, and he was summarily ignored and not responded to.

    It's fine that you think it would be good to do, but you're not really taking anything into account other than what you want to see in a James Bond movie, and using the fact that it is fictional to say it's ok. But fiction is not an unassailable arena.

    Langly on
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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I'd be File clerk #73 at the Ministry of Magic. Nice steady job, I wouldn't get caught up in any of the big magical bullshit (other than occasional death eater attacks but the aurors can handle all that), yet I'd still have incredible magic power. Half the shit in the Weasleys house would be amazing, and they're billed as lower class!

    At the risk of restarting an early debate I think they are actually those Upperclass poor people that Solar was talking about.

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    Chiselphane
  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    I used to emulate the only fictional character I truly loved.

    I would walk up to my friends and say, "I'm so glad we're friends."

    And they'd smile.

    And then I would take all five of my fingers on one hand and put them together as tight as I could and jab them in the arm as hard and quick as I could

    and yell

    "THE SCORPION HAS NO ALLIES!"

    and run away.

    My absolute favorite time I did this - and when I retired it - was when I was at a park with a group of friends and I convinced one of them to give me a piggy-back ride across a shallow creek. Hopped on his back, he starts trudging, halfway across

    Jab his arm

    He throws me off backwards

    "THE SCORPION HAS NO ALLIES!"

    This was like, 10 years ago. I don't do that sort of thing anymore but at the time, it was one of the funniest things to my friends. My... my allies.

    "A new take on the epic fantasy genre... Darkly comic, relatable characters... twisted storyline."
    "Readers who prefer tension and romance, Maledictions: The Offering, delivers... As serious YA fiction, I’ll give it five stars out of five. As a novel? Four and a half." - Liz Ellor
    My new novel: Maledictions: The Offering. Now in Paperback!
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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Bilbo Baggins, absolutely.

    well

    he does get to go on cool adventures then live forever

    that seems ok

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I can't say there is a fictional character I'd like to be for the rest of my life - but I've always said I would totally like to swap lives with Pit Bull for one weekend. That dude seems like he lives one gigantic party.

    As an odd side note to the Bond thing - wasn't the franchise in general at risk awhile back of being shelved for awhile due to money loss? I can't remember where I read that, but I thought the cost to make them vs. their returns was starting to be poor.

  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    I'd be File clerk #73 at the Ministry of Magic. Nice steady job, I wouldn't get caught up in any of the big magical bullshit (other than occasional death eater attacks but the aurors can handle all that), yet I'd still have incredible magic power. Half the shit in the Weasleys house would be amazing, and they're billed as lower class!

    At the risk of restarting an early debate I think they are actually those Upperclass poor people that Solar was talking about.

    Kingsley Shacklebolt would like to see you in his office

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I can't say there is a fictional character I'd like to be for the rest of my life - but I've always said I would totally like to swap lives with Pit Bull for one weekend. That dude seems like he lives one gigantic party.

    As an odd side note to the Bond thing - wasn't the franchise in general at risk awhile back of being shelved for awhile due to money loss? I can't remember where I read that, but I thought the cost to make them vs. their returns was starting to be poor.

    MGM itself was bankrupt, I'm not sure about the bond films themselves

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Bilbo Baggins, absolutely.

    well

    he does get to go on cool adventures then live forever

    that seems ok

    And you know when he isn't adventuring he is just lounging around.

    He also probably has the best brunches.

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    Chincymcchilla
  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    This is a position of privilege because you are not effected by the outcome in any way. Like, Shen absolutely does not speak for All Black People, in teh same way that Solar does not speak for All UK People, but he did at least pop in and say well yes this would be at least a little insulting to me, the only person being vocal right now that has an actual dog in this fight, and he was summarily ignored and not responded to.

    It's fine that you think it would be good to do, but you're not really taking anything into account other than what you want to see in a James Bond movie, and using the fact that it is fictional to say it's ok. But fiction is not an unassailable arena.

    I didn't see Shen's post until now and I'm sorry I missed it

    @Shen I didn't mean to ignore you, sorry about that

    That's all though, I'm not digging this back up right now

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    How hard can you rock a cloak

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    New Bond Author says Idris Elba is too "street" to play Bond, claims he is not racist. You are fooling no one, dude.

    Although Trigger Mortis is a pretty great Bond title.


    "Look, it's not racial. Not at all. He's just too... Street. Too... Urban. Too... Moorish. Too... melanin-having."

    I think it would actually be better if he just said idris elba was too black

    What does does it even mean that he's "too street"

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    New Bond Author says Idris Elba is too "street" to play Bond, claims he is not racist. You are fooling no one, dude.

    Although Trigger Mortis is a pretty great Bond title.


    "Look, it's not racial. Not at all. He's just too... Street. Too... Urban. Too... Moorish. Too... melanin-having."

    I think it would actually be better if he just said idris elba was too black

    What does does it even mean that he's "too street"

    it means he's too black

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    How hard can you rock a cloak

    Pretty well

    I can so good fancy hand movements top due to weird rave dance experiences

    Chincymcchilla
  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    How hard can you rock a cloak

    Pretty well

    I can so good fancy hand movements top due to weird rave dance experiences

    please describe your orbing technique

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    I'm surprised that all your favorite characters have such undesirable lives

    I would like to be Chris Traeger

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    This is the only article I've seen about straight outta compton

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Jimothy wrote: »
    I'm surprised that all your favorite characters have such undesirable lives

    I would like to be Chris Traeger

    Being Chris Traeger sounds like literally the worst thing to me

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    How hard can you rock a cloak

    Pretty well

    I can so good fancy hand movements top due to weird rave dance experiences

    please describe your orbing technique

    Sensual, yet firm

    ChincymcchillaMagic Pink
  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Thing is that your class isn't set by your capabilities, it's set by your family. Like Langly says, you're basically saying lets invent an upper class black family who fit seamlessly into that social establishment and, by necessity, have done for years. That just ignores the fact that such a family would never have been accepted, which I don't like the idea of.

    yeah and I'm saying that I don't mind that being in an action film because I think it can actually be good to show social progressiveness even if its not realistic, especially when its pretty tangential to what the film is actually about

    and we don't agree

    and thats ok

    but I don't want to argue any more

    Chincy I love you entirely dude but I feel a tiny bit like I just got chewed out for my opinion by people who are inexperienced with the specific issue at hand and part of that was you, so please don't get shirty just because I decided to argue back.

    I'm not mad

    I'm just saying we're going in circles at this point and I got upset and said things I shouldn't have said and I'd like to move on now

    I don't have anything additional to add to my position

    Okay well, as long as we're cool. Everyone's friends here and all that.

    Always

    it is ok to be friends and disagree

    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

    Dr Strange

    Coolest motherfucker of all time

    How hard can you rock a cloak

    Pretty well

    I can so good fancy hand movements top due to weird rave dance experiences

    please describe your orbing technique

    Sensual, yet firm

    hmm

    yes.

    yes please

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
    Solar
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I've never understood the concept of the "power fantasy"

    I don't think there's ever been a fictional character I wanted to insert myself into the shoes of

    Like I love all the Bond movies to death but I never once thought "I wish I was Bond"

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I've never understood the concept of the "power fantasy"

    I don't think there's ever been a fictional character I wanted to insert myself into the shoes of

    Like I love all the Bond movies to death but I never once thought "I wish I was Bond"

    Less so now, but when I was a kid? For sure. I wanted to cast spells or have a magic sword or be rich or whatever.

    Magic Pink
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Jimothy wrote: »
    I'm surprised that all your favorite characters have such undesirable lives

    I would like to be Chris Traeger

    Being Chris Traeger sounds like literally the worst thing to me

    I would like to have Chris Traeger's physical prowess without having to live like Chris Traeger in order to maintain said physical prowess.

    Is that so much to ask?

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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    We're two movies removed from Bond being naked, tied to a chair, having his testicles pounded into mush, so I'd at least disagree that all the Bond movies are power fantasies.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Look man there is a fan base for being tied to a bottomless chair and having your nads thrashed

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    I've never understood the concept of the "power fantasy"

    I don't think there's ever been a fictional character I wanted to insert myself into the shoes of

    Like I love all the Bond movies to death but I never once thought "I wish I was Bond"

    A power fantasy doesn't have to be a literal personal fantasy

    It can be, of course

    But, if watching or doing something that technically someone else is doing makes you feel stronger, or pumps your adrenaline, or whatever, then you're living the power fantasy

    The point though is to immerse you in the life of someone else doing crazy things and make you feel those crazy ways for a brief period of time

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    We're two movies removed from Bond being naked, tied to a chair, having his testicles pounded into mush, so I'd at least disagree that all the Bond movies are power fantasies.

    That hardly stops all the Bond movies from being power fantasies.

    Because all the Bond movies are power fantasies. But that doesn't make them bad.

  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    As a kid I remember hearing about James Bond and seeing various shows reference/parody him and thought that James Bond is this smooth guy with all sorts of bad ass gadgets and gizmos and expected the movies are these over the top action fests with transforming cars and high tech weapons. Then I got to see one of the movies and feel asleep 30 minutes into it and realized Bond isn't at all what I expected.

  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    if you cast actors from The Wire in a James Bond movie you'd have a pretty solid cast

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Now I'm imagining Lance Reddick as M and it is great in my mind.

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