Nick Parker

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  1. That's a great one! (Relevant part is first two seconds or so)
  2. SPIELBERG, Upcoming HBO documentary

    I believe it was a quote between the quotes.
  3. SPIELBERG, Upcoming HBO documentary

    As much as I agree, I've always had a strange soft spot for Indy's mini lecture on quicksand. Something about the way Ford delivered those lines.
  4. the mstrox thread

    Ay, mi amigo. I imagine having a committed relationship, with two children, makes it hard to hide or put those feelings under the rug of your own mind, so to speak.
  5. Things you've never done. The zero thread.

    Just looked it up, you're right.
  6. the mstrox thread

    Okie dokie. In another tangent, currently trying to balance my own desires and needs while in the context of a relationship. It can be pretty stressful for me, as I have been dealing with self-esteem and anxiety issues for many years.
  7. the mstrox thread

    I know you don't want to be too specific, but what part of Virginia do you live in, roughly? I used to live in Alexandria. This is my first post in the mstrox thread...I feel as if I am a great sea leviathan, returning to the deep currents of my home....
  8. Things you've never done. The zero thread.

    Is that a sin, to drink caffeine as a Mormon? My first girlfriend was a Mormon and she refused to drink any caffeinated beverage, but I don't remember the severity of it.
  9. SPIELBERG, Upcoming HBO documentary

    I know many disagree with me, but if the movie took that approach as a whole--the idea of an Indy who's _actually_ aged--I think it would have been a lot more entertaining and interesting. I'm holding out hope that the next one will actually do something with this. When it came out, a lot of people commented that Tintin is what Crystal Skull should have been, but what made Tintin successful in my eyes was that Spielberg was able to be himself, in the sense that it was a movie with its own sensibilities, one that Spielberg felt comfortable with. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull fails in a lot ways because it's only a sketch trace of the originals, without the true heart that drove them. It was trying to be something it wasn't, in other words.
  10. John Williams And Nikola Tesla

    Was Tesla such a reference during his lifetime? I honestly don't know the answer. On this subject, though, what seems to be less discussed is the place of marketing and its impact on "pioneering" or "revolutionary" endeavors of any sort. One only has to look at Charles Ives as an example of this: in the earlier parts of the 20th century, no one talked about him, essentially. Composers such as Stravinsky were given the reputation of being trailblazers (not unwarranted). It was only after Ives' music, long after its initial conception in many cases, was championed more loudly by more adventurous musicians that he became revered as a "revolutionary genius". And who knows what other artists, inventors, etc. were not given a spot in history as an innovator due to "bad marketing". With Williams there is a deeply personal and unique voice, one that's a synthesis of influences both clear and intangible at the same time (how many would've spotted his taste for Eric Dolphy or Duke Ellington had he not directly stated it? But after you know, the ties that bind become much more evident). At this point, it seems Williams' influence, his _true_ influence-- not "John Williams writes big fanfares and sweeping themes, I'm gonna write those too!"--seems more subversive, subtly impacting those who truly listen. I think what remains to be seen is whether or not these ripples will catch on with the Music World(TM) at large.
  11. Would you like me to leave JWFan?

    Thank you for your contributions here, Pilgrim. I wish I would have returned here earlier so that I may have gotten the opportunity to converse with you more on different subjects. (Is it now established custom in JWFan for all who leave to remove their avatar?)
  12. Video Game Thread II

    When I got there, I had exclusively worked on my stamina, meaning I only had four hearts (I had beaten the Zora beast). I thought, "Alright then, is that how you wanna play?" So I climbed up to the top of the Deku Tree, leapt off and plummeted to my death, to activate Mipha's Grace. With all the extra hearts, I went back to the Master Sword, congratulating myself for engineering such a quick solution full of wit and discover that the extra yellow hearts don't count.
  13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard 2018)

    Haha, oh my goodness there was this book trilogy I loved when I was 13 where so much of this happens, down to the ending where Han goes inside the cantina.
  14. Do we need a Negativity Sub Forum?

    Wait, is that why we keep talking about positive and negative around here?