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Penny Arcade - Comic - Millenery

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edited November 2021 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Millenery

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    That's right, I personally defiled Tycho's rye fields. And I'd do it again!
    I didn't even use the life energy to cast anything useful, I just blew it all on conjuring doves. Because I hate the rye industry and want to kill it.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    "And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for your damn millenials!"

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Love a bit of rye humour

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    I've seen no advertising, be it on TV or online. No reviews until after opening weekend AND they inspire no confidence. Hell, the promotional stuff I can find gives inconsistent release dates so I'm not even sure when it came out. It's coming out in a historic slump of theater attendance and near collapse of the theater system with thousands of screens gone compared to two years ago, AND it's going up against Marvel, Ghostbusters, and Dwayne Johnson.

    But no, it's definitely Millennials maliciously tanking his movie. That sounds accurate.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Ridley Scott has a new movie out?

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    Johnny17Johnny17 Registered User regular
    I just realized that while saying "some of my best friends are" is unsuitable to mask racism it's a perfect justification for being offended on the behalf of people that have never heard of you.

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    OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    I mean, I have heard of the movie, and I have seen ads.

    I just didn't want to see it.

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    Millenials Are Killing the Ridley Scott Industry

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    WolfosoWolfoso Registered User regular
    Yeah, after decades of double-dipping and re-releasing his movies under "Director's Cut" versions, but more importantly, after the plot-hole ridden jokes that were "Prometheus" (remember when it was going to be a trilogy?) and "Alien: Covenant" (remember when he said Prometheus wasn't going to be a prequel to Alien?), I couldn't give less of a rat's bumhole for anything coming from Ridley.

    He can seethe while I wait for Dune's release in Blu-Ray.

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    I mean, a period drama about violent rape was always going to be a niche draw, even without the pandemic, really not sure why Ridley was expecting blockbuster numbers.

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    In Hollywood, everything is the audience's fault. Oh, that fickle, knuckle-dragging audience! How could they NOT want to give equal amounts of their wealth to every film?

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    This was mentioned in the D&D movie thread, but in a year where Dune and fucking The Green Knight came out and did fine (well, fine considering), Ridley Scott's yelling at clouds routine here comes across as particularly ridiculous.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    I've seen no advertising, be it on TV or online. No reviews until after opening weekend AND they inspire no confidence. Hell, the promotional stuff I can find gives inconsistent release dates so I'm not even sure when it came out. It's coming out in a historic slump of theater attendance and near collapse of the theater system with thousands of screens gone compared to two years ago, AND it's going up against Marvel, Ghostbusters, and Dwayne Johnson.

    But no, it's definitely Millennials maliciously tanking his movie. That sounds accurate.

    There’s also a COVID resurgence going on in some places. My state is currently seeing the worst infection and hospitalization rates ever.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Ridley Scott has a new movie out?

    You joke, but I didn't know. I mean, I'd heard of the movie and even looked up the wikipedia page on the actual duel. Thought, "huh, that's interesting" and moved on. But I didn't realize he directed it, nor would I probably care. He's made a couple of movies I thought were great in the late 70s/early 80s (one of which involved the protagonist raping the love interest, so some mixed feelings there to say the least). He made a couple of movies that I thought were good after that. He's made 23 other movies besides those. Most I either didn't see because they didn't sound interesting enough, saw and thought they were either okay/bad, or avoided because the internet/critics agreed with the conclusion I'd drawn from the trailer that they were terrible.

    I'm not sure what more you want from me, Ridley.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    In Hollywood, everything is the audience's fault. Oh, that fickle, knuckle-dragging audience! How could they NOT want to give equal amounts of their wealth to every film?

    To be fair, I myself am giving an equal amount of my wealth to every film, technically.

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    Also, and not too fine a point on it, but does R. Scott think that ONLY Millenials would deign to watch a film?

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    The movie is 'The Last Duel,' by the way. Had to google it. I actually had heard of it, via MovieBob, after it was out - guess I missed that Scott was making it.

    Eh. I wouldn't have seen it anyway.

    I'll pay attention to the Alien films, in case they include some rad element (which does happen, if only by accident).

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    For those wanting more of the context:
    On Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast [Ridley] Scott reasoned, "I think what it boils down to… What we've got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you're told it on a cellphone."

    "This is a broad stroke, but I think we're dealing with it right now with Facebook," Ridley said. "This is a misdirection that has happened where it's given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think."

    Yeah, it's not really any more comprehensible when you get the full quote.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Ridley Scott has a new movie out?

    You joke, but I didn't know. I mean, I'd heard of the movie and even looked up the wikipedia page on the actual duel. Thought, "huh, that's interesting" and moved on. But I didn't realize he directed it, nor would I probably care. He's made a couple of movies I thought were great in the late 70s/early 80s (one of which involved the protagonist raping the love interest, so some mixed feelings there to say the least). He made a couple of movies that I thought were good after that. He's made 23 other movies besides those. Most I either didn't see because they didn't sound interesting enough, saw and thought they were either okay/bad, or avoided because the internet/critics agreed with the conclusion I'd drawn from the trailer that they were terrible.

    I'm not sure what more you want from me, Ridley.
    I think the last film of his I liked (or seen) was Matchstick Men. And that was apparently 18 years ago.

    Also, Tycho is wearing actual Ridley Scott merch.
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    doompookydoompooky Wild (Let's Draw A) Horses Couldn't Drag Me AwayRegistered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    For those wanting more of the context:
    On Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast [Ridley] Scott reasoned, "I think what it boils down to… What we've got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you're told it on a cellphone."

    "This is a broad stroke, but I think we're dealing with it right now with Facebook," Ridley said. "This is a misdirection that has happened where it's given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think."

    Yeah, it's not really any more comprehensible when you get the full quote.

    Now that I now realize we aren't making some really weird joke about The Duelists, is Scott not complaining about a real valid problem? The millenian want "to gather all the information from technology that it can," it's right there in the article people

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    What's funny is I'm pretty sure Scott has another movie coming out this week that could also bomb.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    @YoungFrey If you haven't seen it, Scott directed The Martian in 2015 and it's really good

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Look Ridley Scott is your 83-year-old grandpa

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    So that's why no one is coming to see my grandpa's movies.

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    KagatoACKagatoAC Registered User regular
    huh, I had totally forgot about its existence actually. I remember thinking it might be interesting but totally didn't require me seeing it in theaters. Ill probably stream a copy when it shows up on one of my services.

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    jardanovicjardanovic Registered User new member
    Millenials truly are the Absol of generations

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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    What's funny to me about his comment is, millennials are generally counted as being born between 1982 & 1997. We didn't grow up on smartphones really, we grew up with the internet. Gen Z are the ones who grew up on smartphones.

    People keep using 'millenial' for kids these days, but millennials are mid-20's to late 30's now.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Damn those forty year old kids!

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's funny to me about his comment is, millennials are generally counted as being born between 1982 & 1997. We didn't grow up on smartphones really, we grew up with the internet. Gen Z are the ones who grew up on smartphones.

    People keep using 'millenial' for kids these days, but millennials are mid-20's to late 30's now.

    Yeah millennials these days are the people yelling at their kids to wash their hands for the full duration of Frere Jacques and their parents to put their facemask over their mouth and nose.

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    whavewhave Registered User new member
    could he be more out of touch? Mixing up the generations (I am a 38 years old millennial thank you very much), whining about a film most people have literally never heard about... I mean I am a disneyplus subscriber and I keep getting promotions and notifications, and seen NOTHING about this movie... great promotion and marketing indeed. Typical boomer, EVERYONE ELSE is to blame, they're all perfect! Now I definitely won't watch his movie.

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    DirtyDirty Registered User regular
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    oh3fiftyoneoh3fiftyone Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    For those wanting more of the context:
    On Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast [Ridley] Scott reasoned, "I think what it boils down to… What we've got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you're told it on a cellphone."

    Did he ask that it not be promoted in media that can be viewed on a phone? I don’t understand the connection between phones and his movie being poorly advertised.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's funny to me about his comment is, millennials are generally counted as being born between 1982 & 1997. We didn't grow up on smartphones really, we grew up with the internet. Gen Z are the ones who grew up on smartphones.

    People keep using 'millenial' for kids these days, but millennials are mid-20's to late 30's now.

    A lot of millennials didn't grow up with the internet, either. I was 11 at the start of the September That Never Ended and didn't have internet access at home until 9th grade. I grew up with a rotary phone and still had duck and cover drills in school until 3rd grade.

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    SonneillonSonneillon Registered User regular
    Maybe if the Millennials didn't eat so much avocado toast they could afford to go to the movies in a movie theatre.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Even the core concept of his complaint is totally contradictory.
    "The kids aren't doing the thing I want them to do because they only do what their phones tell them to do! Stop doing what your phone tells you to do and start doing what I tell you to do!" (In an interview being read primarily on phones)

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    DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    They constantly lament the face that millennials and younger aren't buying/consuming the same way they did, but refuse to look at why that is.

    In the case of movie theaters, ticket and concession prices keep going up while the overall experience hasn't really changed. Meanwhile, home movie watching keeps getting better and cheaper.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2021
    dennis wrote: »
    So that's why no one is coming to see my grandpa's movies.

    Well that and the constant monologues about how maybe that one guy had some good ideas...
    Despite everyone knowing Edison was a con man and ripped off Tesla.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    whave wrote: »
    could he be more out of touch? Mixing up the generations (I am a 38 years old millennial thank you very much), [...]
    Typical boomer, EVERYONE ELSE is to blame, they're all perfect! Now I definitely won't watch his movie.

    Point of order: Ridley Scott was born in 1937, and is thus part of the Silent Generation. (Which is even funnier, given that this is all about him running his mouth off.)

    I point this out not to mock your messing it up, but to realize that we probably too frequently call all old people "boomers" just like they call all younger people "millenials".

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    Dirty wrote: »
    They constantly lament the face that millennials and younger aren't buying/consuming the same way they did, but refuse to look at why that is.

    In the case of movie theaters, ticket and concession prices keep going up while the overall experience hasn't really changed. Meanwhile, home movie watching keeps getting better and cheaper.

    It doesn't help that theaters are kinda gross and miserable, and with a strong chance of there being at least one person there who's hell-bent on ruining the entertainment for you by being noisy or not having showered in three weeks. It's like being on a plane, but at least with a plane you can listen to the movie with headphones and get drunk.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    whave wrote: »
    could he be more out of touch? Mixing up the generations (I am a 38 years old millennial thank you very much), [...]
    Typical boomer, EVERYONE ELSE is to blame, they're all perfect! Now I definitely won't watch his movie.

    Point of order: Ridley Scott was born in 1937, and is thus part of the Silent Generation. (Which is even funnier, given that this is all about him running his mouth off.)

    I point this out not to mock your messing it up, but to realize that we probably too frequently call all old people "boomers" just like they call all younger people "millenials".

    Though, as the name implies, it's not like the Silent Generation is very prominent in our national discourse. Joe Biden is the only Silent Generation President for example. FDR through HW Bush are all Greatest Generation, and Clinton, W, Obama, and Trump are all Boomers.

    Also today I have learned the group after the Zoomers is currently called "Generation Alpha" as the first cohort to be purely 21st century babies

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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