shackle's forum posts

#1 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe I'm just a cynic, but using a character's sexual tendencies or orientation isn't brave, or done with any real attempt at "diversity", regardless of the lip service that claims that it is; in fact, it's pure exploitation, meant to generate buzz and marketing, as blatant as the most risque chain mail bikini in Red Sonja's wardrobe. It's not "character development" any more than a character's hair style is.

#2 Edited by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

@cobramorph: Only in MMA circles. Carano was THE crossover female MMA competitor, the one who brought women in MMA to the attention of the mainstream. And she inarguably has a much "larger name" than Rousey in Hollywood due to already being top-billed in films (one made by a top-notch filmmaker) and a role in a franchise that dwarfs the Expendables brand name.

I'll put it this way: Carano is much more recognizable by the lay movie-going public than Rousey is. That's not debatable, so I fail to see how Rousey can be promoted as a "larger name."

#3 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

The allusions to Bucky Barnes are stupid; the characters really don't share that much in common, other than being former sidekicks. Grayson isn't brainwashed. Grayson isn't an assassin. Only a person with very little imagination would claim that Grayson is being "Winter Soldiered."

Secondly, LOL at the high speed come apart by the fanboys freaking out.

#4 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

The whole point of Squirrel Girl is to take the starch out of fanboys. Getting upset over this result is proof that it's working.

#5 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Edited by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll never understand people when they say "the story is moving to slow" or "there not enough zombie action"

Because most people today have zero understanding of tone or character development. They believe that plot is all there is to storytelling. And it's not limited to comments on a comic book website--I would estimate a full HALF of the so-called "movie critics" on the internet are just as myopic. Criticism today is a joke because the majority of "critics" are unqualified.

#7 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

@malonius said:

There's no tension because we know all 5 groups will reconnect. All of this is just filler and padding.

We don't know that. I can almost guarantee that the whole band is not going to get back together; there are going to be characters that aren't going to make it. That has been the MO of TWD since the very beginning. Your assumption is completely unfounded; you're just a disgruntled smart a$$ who will be proven wrong, like so many other disgruntled smart a$$es.

#8 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

@frobin: LOL, no. But thanks for playing. And don't even think about "schooling" me on stories or story development, tool.

#9 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't envy the creative team of TWD. Here they are trying to make a grownup drama in a fantastical environment, and give characters some depth and humanity, and 90% of the audience are mouth breathing "not enough zombie smashing FAIL" morons.

#10 Posted by shackle (217 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always been intrigued by the character, but that art is nails on the chalkboard.