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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from bruce marshall in What Is The Good Vs Evil Ratio Inside Your Brain?   
    The question wasn't about how stupid you are, it was about how evil you are. Give us an easily digestible number, damn it!
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What Is The Good Vs Evil Ratio Inside Your Brain?   
    The question wasn't about how stupid you are, it was about how evil you are. Give us an easily digestible number, damn it!
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Holko in SCORE: The Hobbit Trilogy   
    Yeah, I'm not buying this. It seems obvious to me that the word "stunted" refers, at least primarily, to the stature of the dwarves and not to their character. Even if it did refer to their character, that would only suggest that the elves were prejudiced against the dwarves, not the author himself. As for eugenics, I'm curious as to what influence you think it had on Tolkien's writings. I've never heard anyone claim there was such a connection before.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Gruesome Son of a Bitch in James Horner's CASPER - NEW! 2CD edition from La-La Land Records   
    Oh, yeah? Well, the Jerk Store called. They're runnin' outta you. 
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    A. A. Ron reacted to publicist in James Horner's CASPER - NEW! 2CD edition from La-La Land Records   
    The list would be too long for one post.
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in GAME OF THRONES   
    Agreed on all counts. Every episode did have at least something good in it.
     
     
    Ah yes, the cliche but idiotic notion that I shouldn't complain about a story unless I've written something better myself. No, fan fiction is not an adequate substitute for a mediocre or disappointing sequel, prequel, or ending.
     
     
    Admittedly, writing with the acting abilities (or lack thereof) of your cast must be challenging.
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in GAME OF THRONES   
    No, I wanted Jon to end up alone and embittered north of the wall and I didn't want Daenerys on the throne. As far as I'm concerned those characters ended up in the right place, the story just wasn't told right. When Daenerys died, I wanted to feel the tragedy and the heartbreak like I did when Ned, Robb, Cat, Oberyn, and Ygritte died, but I didn't. Instead I was just left cold. Personally, I wouldn't have written Jaime going back to Cersei, but I think with better pacing that could have been palpably tragic as well, instead of just laughably soapy.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Pellaeon in GAME OF THRONES   
    She has a really great arc in A Dance with Dragons which takes her from a compromiser to a conqueror—and she’s still a very sympathetic character. To be fair, it’s obvious now in view of the show. And to be fair, now that people know that’s the whole point of her—to be a truly sympathetic villain—it will be easier to stomach whatever happens in the book. But I think in GRRM’s hands she will never not be somewhat relatable and sympathetic. I don’t think she will ever snap in a way that will leave the reader like WTF. I don’t think she will ever be just insufferable and haughty, cartoonishly demanding people “bend the knee”. I think it was just sloppy writing on the show, and unfortunate that both she and Cersei ended up as distastefully and incompetently and irredeemably power hungry (and honestly Sansa was not much different).
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Holko in GAME OF THRONES   
    In the books, the Daenerys story could very well be (or could have been) a "the signs were all there and have been building up, everyone just jumped on the wrong boat that already sank once" deal, but as it is in the series, it was more of a "no matter how much you try to be a good person/ruler and be better than your forebearers... you'll just... snap one day and go evil kookoo because your daddy was mad and evil too." as I saw it.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to mstrox in GAME OF THRONES   
    I think people disliked them for different reasons.  People didn't like the Man of Steel destruction because it seemed a) to ignore the collateral damage of such an affair, and b) out of character for Superman specifically to dish out such collateral damage.
     
    I think GoT didn't pull any punches, and the character as written was hellbent on dealing what she delivered.  I think people's bigger problem with that episode of GoT was not necessarily the mayhem, but the character changes and the rapidity of such to get Dany to that point .
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Marian Schedenig in GAME OF THRONES   
    I liked the first three episodes or so of S7 just fine, including most of the battle (edit: the first one, at Winterfell). The show took its time to build up an atmosphere and focus on the characters for (as it turned out) one last time. Daenerys' ultimate madness was also justified and always a clear danger, of course. And the overall points of the ending mostly work just fine as well. But most of the stuff in between, i.e. the pacing, the (non-)characters, the actual story telling, or the ultimate abandoning of any time/spatial relation of location and any semblance of logic (if it's behind the camera, the characters can't see it, even if it's a huge fleet with free sight to the horizon and they're actually flying above it) is really beyond any justification.
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in GAME OF THRONES   
    Well, you're utterly wrong. Seasons 1-6 still represent my favorite show of all time. Seasons 7-8 aren't in the same league at all. Yes, they did still have some great scenes and amazing production values, but the pacing was ruined and the characters lost their depth.
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from bruce marshall in GAME OF THRONES   
    Well, you're utterly wrong. Seasons 1-6 still represent my favorite show of all time. Seasons 7-8 aren't in the same league at all. Yes, they did still have some great scenes and amazing production values, but the pacing was ruined and the characters lost their depth.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Jay in GAME OF THRONES   
    I am a fan who disliked the last two seasons, and was not primed for anything of the sort.  I enjoyed the first 6 seasons immensely, and hoped it would continue to be just as good.  I went into every episode completely open-minded, no prejudices, just hoping I would like it.  Overall, I didn't.  There were, of course, many great moments in season 7 & 8, but they were ultimately outweighed by all the bad decisions, especially in season 8.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Holko in GAME OF THRONES   
    oh my sweet summer lad
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    A. A. Ron reacted to PuhgreÞiviÞm in Major rumors coming out about Disney and Star Wars   
    I just liked Tros more than the other two because it felt more clear on who its protagonist was, and had a certain level of schlockiness that was fitting for a mid-afternoon space serial. It wasn't obnoxiously mysterious like TFA or annoyingly trendy or "potht-moderrhhn" like TLJ.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Bespin in Harry Potter Box recommendations   
    Personally, the expanded boxset is too recent, I didn't have the time to digest it completely.
     
    And I must say, the cardboard is pretty tough.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Quintus in GAME OF THRONES   
    He's English.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Chewy in The Official La-La Land Records Thread   
    Still no 15th Anniversary War of the Worlds announced...
     

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    A. A. Ron reacted to Quintus in Post #20,000   
    Where is the horn that was blowing?
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    A. A. Ron got a reaction from Mattris in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    I'm sure if you took your meds the overarching story you "perceive" would fade from your mind like a bad dream over your morning cup of coffee. There is NO overarching story in the sequel trilogy.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Chen G. in Star Wars Disenchantment   
    A parting gift to the Disenchantment thread:
     
    @Mattris immediately after The Last Jedi:
     
     
    Mattris in denial after The Last Jedi:
     
     
    Mattris immediately after The Rise of Skywalker:
     
     
    Mattris in denial after The Rise of Skywalker:
     
     
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Jurassic Shark in Apollo 13 score-only Promo CD, James Horner   
    If you listen closely, you'll hear the music among the background noises in the film.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to bruce marshall in GAME OF THRONES   
    I hope he doesn't write ".The Long Night" in the dark.
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    A. A. Ron reacted to Holko in James Horner's THE ROCKETEER - New 2CD Intrada Expanded   
    Especially Fake.
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