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Pride and Prejudice and Goncharov [Movies]

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    he wasn't Chris Pratt as a child! he was some other actor! one could argue that bullying him turned him into Chris Pratt!

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    he wasn't Chris Pratt as a child! he was some other actor! one could argue that bullying him turned him into Chris Pratt!

    Yeah, but I would still bully 10 year old Chris Pratt. You can’t take that away from me.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Objectivists and “the poors must die, leaving the world to we wealthy few who have no idea how to run things” go hand in hand.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Yeah, we're gonna see Hellboy's ass. It'll be great.

    I watched Happy! with a big law and order fan, and everytime Meloni was drunk with his ass out I would make the law and order theme "Bam bah" noise

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    he wasn't Chris Pratt as a child! he was some other actor! one could argue that bullying him turned him into Chris Pratt!

    Ah, but he's still Chris Pratt when Ego shows up later on earth!

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I feel like there is no wrong time to be bullying Chris Pratt

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Prohass wrote: »
    If Thanos was so concerned about overpopulation why'd he make all those clones of himself that one time

    Look there’s no ethical genocide under capitalism

    Also I never got why thanos was so powerful pre gauntlet. Is that explained in the comics? Was his race all super powerful like that or was he unique in some way? Like why even without the stones was he so strong?

    They were all super powered, yes. And he was a mutant offshoot with even more power.

    I think he was basically everything in the book, depending on who was telling the story. His race was extremely powerful, he was a mutant, he had a super serum, he had tech augments, he knew magic and he was a supergenius able to augment himself with science shit.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Prohass wrote: »
    If Thanos was so concerned about overpopulation why'd he make all those clones of himself that one time

    Look there’s no ethical genocide under capitalism

    Also I never got why thanos was so powerful pre gauntlet. Is that explained in the comics? Was his race all super powerful like that or was he unique in some way? Like why even without the stones was he so strong?

    They were all super powered, yes. And he was a mutant offshoot with even more power.

    I think he was basically everything in the book, depending on who was telling the story. His race was extremely powerful, he was a mutant, he had a super serum, he had tech augments, he knew magic and he was a supergenius able to augment himself with science shit.

    Correct.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Thanos trying to impress and seduce Death is such a wilder and funnier and better motivation than "overpopulation"

    Once again I must remind everyone that the reason Thanos did what he did in the comics was because Death explicitly told him that the universe was heading towards a Malthusian apocalypse and he needed to stop it.

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    Although he really didn't care about that, all he wanted to do was impress her, and even afterward, she wasn't satisfied.
    (or maybe was just fed up with him, either/or.)


    That said, I found the MCU version a lot more interesting, since he actually seemed to be doing it for a character-driven reason from his backstory(giving him more personality), not just "I want to impress this lady".

    But that said, if they'd used the opportunity to pair him up with Hela, I'd have been all for that.

    wanting to impress a lady is absolutely a character-driven reason

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    ArchangleArchangle Registered User regular
    MCU Thanos is the embodiment of "when all you have is a hammer..."

    He'd been doing the "kill 50%" shtick for decades at that point, as shown by the sequence with young Gamora. The end conclusion for the Battle of New York and Ronan's attack on Xandar was probably to line up 50% of survivors and shoot them (well, if Ronan hadn't gone rogue and attempted to destroy the whole planet).

    Thanos has been ramping up his tools and armies pretty much his entire adult life so he could get to the "euthanasia" part for each planet faster. Decades later he finds out about the Infinity Stones and sees them as just a bigger hammer. He didn't start with "Hey, it turns out there are these magic stones that control fundamental aspects of the universe - what new solutions do they open up?" He started with "Hey, your 'kill 50%' solution - would these magic stones help?"

    It's only when he's confronted by the fact that he already did that, it didn't work, and the stones were the biggest possible hammer, that he reassesses the fundamental "problem" that he is trying to solve.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    "Wanted to impress a lady" was the actual cause of a whole lot of actual wars, why not an Infinity War?

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    Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    I have always maintained that overpopulation was just an excuse to retroactively justify Thanos's obsessive-compulsive desire to halve everything.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    "Wanted to impress a lady" was the actual cause of a whole lot of actual wars, why not an Infinity War?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYxO4AH6-pQ

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Yeah, we're gonna see Hellboy's ass. It'll be great.

    I watched Happy! with a big law and order fan, and everytime Meloni was drunk with his ass out I would make the law and order theme "Bam bah" noise

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Prohass wrote: »
    If Thanos was so concerned about overpopulation why'd he make all those clones of himself that one time

    Look there’s no ethical genocide under capitalism

    Also I never got why thanos was so powerful pre gauntlet. Is that explained in the comics? Was his race all super powerful like that or was he unique in some way? Like why even without the stones was he so strong?

    In the comics, Thanos is a mutant Eternal and was already as strong as they normally are. He has also enhanced himself with various sorceries and cybernetics. He's kind of like Doctor Doom in that way.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    If Thanos was so concerned about overpopulation why'd he make all those clones of himself that one time

    for fucking

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Man I learned so much watching the fablemans
    For one, did you know that Spielberg is jewish?

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Y…yes?

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Who is Spielberg?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Man I learned so much watching the fablemans
    For one, did you know that Spielberg is jewish?

    okay, but he doesn't have a deep-seated belief in the magic of cinema, right?

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Who is Spielberg?

    the union equivalent of the guy who directed A Burns For All Seasons

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Man I learned so much watching the fablemans
    For one, did you know that Spielberg is jewish?

    okay, but he doesn't have a deep-seated belief in the magic of cinema, right?

    Comes from a long line of English Queenthzzz

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    "Wanted to impress a lady" was the actual cause of a whole lot of actual wars, why not an Infinity War?

    If Cate Blanchett asked me to wipe out half the universe, I'd at least look at my options.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Thanos trying to impress and seduce Death is such a wilder and funnier and better motivation than "overpopulation"

    It just made way more sense!

    I mean if it's overpopulation and you have a magic genie, just wish that birth rates drop until there are half as many people, and then stabilize at that number.

    The worst problem of it all is Thanos, even if he WAS right (which he isn't), the dumbfuck didn't put any safeguards in to make sure it doesn't happen again! Just halved all of life (ALL of life, so half of the food supply too, dipshit, wtf?) and figures everyone will go "This is so much better, let's maintain this level of population forever" and not just fuck back up to whatever population they were before in like a hundred years or less (we went from 4 to 8 billion in like six decades).

    And you'd think "Well, he'd just use the stones again?"

    And Endgame is like "NOPE!"

    Killing him was probably a mercy. They could have just let him live on that planet with no means to escape and periodically send him updates on population levels. Just so he knows he offed his daughter for no reason, and destroyed the only possible means of attempting to stop it from happening again.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My favorite theory is the one where destroying half of all life also means destroying half of our gut biomes so after the snap every person in the world would have awful diarrhea

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    It's the "plan" of a meathead who's sure he has The Answer that no one else has ever had the courage or resolve to go through with.
    He's never imagined that much, much smarter people could have considered the problem and realized that his idea wouldn't work.

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    Is it explicitly stated that it’s all life, or just like sentient life or life above a certain intelligence?

    Also you’d hope the wish stones would read his mind palace wish enough to make sure they keep the genders of each species stable, and it’s not like 100% of one gender gone

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    y'all are thinking about this harder than the writers did

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    My favorite theory is the one where destroying half of all life also means destroying half of our gut biomes so after the snap every person in the world would have awful diarrhea

    Only if the gut biomes of the snapped people were not also snapped

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    y'all are thinking about this harder than the writers did

    Both comic and film!

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    “Desire to fuck Death” took more thought and made more sense

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    "Wanted to impress a lady" was the actual cause of a whole lot of actual wars, why not an Infinity War?

    If Cate Blanchett asked me to wipe out half the universe, I'd at least look at my options.

    One of many reasons I wished they'd taken that route.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    if they'd kept the Death plotline then at least it would have paid off the post-credits line in Avengers about how "to challenge [humans] is to court death."

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Hela also clearly recognizes the gauntlet(and knows it's a fake), so there's that.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    You do have to give Marvel credit…positive or negative we’re still sitting here talking about their movies.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    You do have to give Marvel credit…positive or negative we’re still sitting here talking about their movies.

    only because they make up literally like 75% of movies released every month

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    You do have to give Marvel credit…positive or negative we’re still sitting here talking about their movies.

    only because they make up literally like 75% of movies released every month

    This is true. Bastards

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    it's literally not

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    it's literally not

    This is also true

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
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