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    Positivatee got a reaction from Holko in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    This is a terrible day for Canada, and therefore, of course, the world. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    This is a terrible day for Canada, and therefore, of course, the world. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON   
    Can I just say it? 
     
    I was so damn giddy and happy to have a proper title sequence. I don't care if it's the same title song. I don't care if it's not a real map. I don't even care it wasn't real blood. 
     
    I'm just so damn happy to hear that iconic song right after the HBO static. 
     
    Doo Doo, Doo-Doo Doo Doo... Doo-Doo Doo Doo... Doo-Doo Doo Doo... 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Edmilson in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON   
    The king's conversation with his daughter highlights two tragedies with the Targaryen family that stretches across both TV series. 
     
    After having his dream, Aegon conquers Westeros to protect it from the rising threat of the invaders from the frozen north. He knows Winter Is Coming. The Iron Throne becomes a means to use Dragon power to defend the realm, but they keep this secret close to the family. Why incite a panic against an invisible, far away threat?  Over the generations that follow, this quest passes into legend as no offensive gestures are taken. 
     
    Had the Targaryens been clever and forthright, they could have stationed dragons at Winterfell and periodically flown sorties over the Wall to incinerate anything that looks like a threat. Maybe they did that for a while, but abandoned it due to supply lines, cost, morale, lack results, and a change of royal leadership. For generations, the Wall and its magic protect the realm. 
     
    We know there will be a civil war in the family over how this king selected an heir. That's the selling point of the show: the Dance of Dragons. The Song of Ice and Fire will be forgotten by the winning faction. Years later, Robert's Rebellion forces the surviving Targaryens into exile with no knowledge of the Dream and the Song. 

    The exiles will see the Iron Throne itself as the prize, never knowing it is an obligation to defend the southern world from an icy fate.
     
    The families who fill the power vacuum at King's Landing know nothing of the icy threat. The Starks and the Night's Watch have their legends and rumors, but even they don't recognize the true threat until it's practically too late.
     
    Dany's tragedy is that she wants the glory of the Crown, believing that is her family's birthright. She sees Jon Snow's cry for help against the White Walkers as a distraction. 
     
    Her priorities were reversed 180.
     
    The second tragedy is how quickly the S8 showrunners used Ninja Arya to dispatch this 300 year old threat in a single episode. Their priorities were also in the wrong place. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON   
    The king's conversation with his daughter highlights two tragedies with the Targaryen family that stretches across both TV series. 
     
    After having his dream, Aegon conquers Westeros to protect it from the rising threat of the invaders from the frozen north. He knows Winter Is Coming. The Iron Throne becomes a means to use Dragon power to defend the realm, but they keep this secret close to the family. Why incite a panic against an invisible, far away threat?  Over the generations that follow, this quest passes into legend as no offensive gestures are taken. 
     
    Had the Targaryens been clever and forthright, they could have stationed dragons at Winterfell and periodically flown sorties over the Wall to incinerate anything that looks like a threat. Maybe they did that for a while, but abandoned it due to supply lines, cost, morale, lack results, and a change of royal leadership. For generations, the Wall and its magic protect the realm. 
     
    We know there will be a civil war in the family over how this king selected an heir. That's the selling point of the show: the Dance of Dragons. The Song of Ice and Fire will be forgotten by the winning faction. Years later, Robert's Rebellion forces the surviving Targaryens into exile with no knowledge of the Dream and the Song. 

    The exiles will see the Iron Throne itself as the prize, never knowing it is an obligation to defend the southern world from an icy fate.
     
    The families who fill the power vacuum at King's Landing know nothing of the icy threat. The Starks and the Night's Watch have their legends and rumors, but even they don't recognize the true threat until it's practically too late.
     
    Dany's tragedy is that she wants the glory of the Crown, believing that is her family's birthright. She sees Jon Snow's cry for help against the White Walkers as a distraction. 
     
    Her priorities were reversed 180.
     
    The second tragedy is how quickly the S8 showrunners used Ninja Arya to dispatch this 300 year old threat in a single episode. Their priorities were also in the wrong place. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Jay in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON   
    The king's conversation with his daughter highlights two tragedies with the Targaryen family that stretches across both TV series. 
     
    After having his dream, Aegon conquers Westeros to protect it from the rising threat of the invaders from the frozen north. He knows Winter Is Coming. The Iron Throne becomes a means to use Dragon power to defend the realm, but they keep this secret close to the family. Why incite a panic against an invisible, far away threat?  Over the generations that follow, this quest passes into legend as no offensive gestures are taken. 
     
    Had the Targaryens been clever and forthright, they could have stationed dragons at Winterfell and periodically flown sorties over the Wall to incinerate anything that looks like a threat. Maybe they did that for a while, but abandoned it due to supply lines, cost, morale, lack results, and a change of royal leadership. For generations, the Wall and its magic protect the realm. 
     
    We know there will be a civil war in the family over how this king selected an heir. That's the selling point of the show: the Dance of Dragons. The Song of Ice and Fire will be forgotten by the winning faction. Years later, Robert's Rebellion forces the surviving Targaryens into exile with no knowledge of the Dream and the Song. 

    The exiles will see the Iron Throne itself as the prize, never knowing it is an obligation to defend the southern world from an icy fate.
     
    The families who fill the power vacuum at King's Landing know nothing of the icy threat. The Starks and the Night's Watch have their legends and rumors, but even they don't recognize the true threat until it's practically too late.
     
    Dany's tragedy is that she wants the glory of the Crown, believing that is her family's birthright. She sees Jon Snow's cry for help against the White Walkers as a distraction. 
     
    Her priorities were reversed 180.
     
    The second tragedy is how quickly the S8 showrunners used Ninja Arya to dispatch this 300 year old threat in a single episode. Their priorities were also in the wrong place. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    I was not familiar with the subject matter going into it. I'm not familiar with much of Neil Gaiman's work, but I enjoyed Stardust, Good Omens, and his Doctor Who episode. 
     
    I later learned that the Lucifer Morningstar in this series had the same comic roots as Tom Ellis' character in the show Lucifer. They were not able to resolve the universes together, so this interpretation stands alone, and the casting choice is delightful and not unprecedented (Dogma). 
     
    And as someone who never read any of the Sandman comics, I have no issue with the gender swapping. I feel like they did a good job trying to get as much representation as possible. There seems like a lot of gay characters, but there are probably just as many hetero characters also, and neither side is exclusive to good vs evil. There's good gay and evil gay, but also good and evil hetero. It's inclusive. 
     
    We need a S2 though. That was way too small of a Mark Hamill appearance. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    The show is wonderful. If we do not get a S2, I will be sad but I enjoy what we have. It's a slow burn.
     
    The episode with Dream's sister and her work was very emotional. Especially *that* moment. 
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    Positivatee reacted to Tallguy in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    There are worse things that you can see. By a lot. Keep in mind that it runs the gamut from sweet, mysterious, and whimsical to full on horror show.
     
    @Positivatee I was going to post that you don't need to know anything about the comics. The show started where the comic did and actually did not throw you into the deep end as much as the comic did.
     
    The gender / color swapping in 99.99% of the cases has not mattered. (I'm hedging my bet.) If it was a white dude in the comics now it's a ___ in the show. I didn't even complain with Constantine because a) there was precedent and b) they did such a great job.
     
    Let's face it, the comic was really "woke" even for 1990.
     
    The only place where I raised my eyebrows a little bit was during the most horrifying episode that is an adaptation of the most horrifying issue. There was one awful thing that they decided in a sea of horrors and depredations and violations that THIS was too far and we won't do it, and that was who gets "partnered" up with who. It's a real nightmare of an episode anyway. Maybe there's worse out there. I'm not a horror fan and this story has probably been magnified in my imagination with age.
     
    It's a great show. Watch it.
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    Positivatee reacted to Edmilson in HBO Max Orders Batman: Caped Crusader Animated Series   
    That's so sad. I was ready for another great super-hero animated series.
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    Positivatee reacted to JNHFan2000 in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON   
    I thought it was a strong episode. A great way to get back into the Game Of Thrones world. A world which I love being in.
     
    Some standout moments
    - The birth scene was terrible to watch, but very true to how it would go without any sedation.
    - Dragons, Dragons, Dragons. I love them! The effects and different designs on them were very good as well.
    - It was also wonderful to hear the characters speak in Valerian. That really makes the show something special.
    - Viserys has physical wounds on his body from sitting on the Iron Throne. We even get to see him cutting himself. The throne is litarelly destroying him. Another great touch of what it means to sit on that Throne. And that it really is, in more ways than one, the most dangerous place to be in.
    - The thing about GoT which was so great was all the political aspects, which it lost in the final season especially. I love that that is the main 'thing' about this series. It's basicly The Crown & Succession in Westeros.
    - The cast is very good. Standouts for me were Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith & Milly Alcock.
    - I also thought it was a nice touch that at the end they talked about a threat from the North. In this way the show cements itself in GoT lore and to know that this threat is used to be something only the Targaryen's know makes sense. Because no one knows of it in GoT, and that's because all the Targaryen's are gone. 
     
    Djawadi's music is indeed very much rooted in the world of GoT, which completely makes sense, because it excists in the same world.
    The themes he reprised this episode were the Main Title (not sure yet how I feel about that), The Dragons Theme & a variation on House Baratheon's theme. Which after 8 season and this episode feels like more of a Crown/Iron Throne theme.
    The single that was released is very good. Again using the piano to great effect to let the audience know something is going on that is not 'normal' to this world. Just like with Light Of The Seven, Winter Is Here & The Night King.
     
    I loved this episode and can't wait to see where the season is going.
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    Positivatee got a reaction from enderdrag64 in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I don't like grain. It's rough and coarse and it gets everywhere. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Edmilson in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I don't like grain. It's rough and coarse and it gets everywhere. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Brando in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I don't like grain. It's rough and coarse and it gets everywhere. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    We are enjoying the show. I could watch this Morpheus all day. 
     
    It's nice to see David Thewlis playing a bad guy again. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Bespin in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I don't like grain. It's rough and coarse and it gets everywhere. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Andy in Star Wars is better than everything   
    I don't like grain. It's rough and coarse and it gets everywhere. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    I hated Troy because it omitted the Greek gods and goddesses. I understand wanting to ground the story in the real world, but Achilles' heel does not make sense without the supernatural.
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    I love The Neverending Story.
     
    Air Force One is jjngoistic crap. It and its score are tainted. 
     
    Rest in peace, Herr Petersen. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in THE ORVILLE - Show Discussion   
    I watched the show as it aired on Hulu, but made sure to set my computer to watch it again on D+ just to boost the viewing numbers. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from leeallen01 in THE ORVILLE - Show Discussion   
    I watched the show as it aired on Hulu, but made sure to set my computer to watch it again on D+ just to boost the viewing numbers. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from crocodile in The Official Intrada Thread   
    Every time I listen to my copy of Slipstream, Satan appears in my living-room. 
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    Positivatee got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in The Official Intrada Thread   
    Every time I listen to my copy of Slipstream, Satan appears in my living-room. 
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    Positivatee reacted to HB Potlood in Moon Knight - Hesham Nazih   
    Here are the album tracks with all the source music in place. Of course, there are still a great many cues missing on the album release. 
     
    Episode 1 The Goldfish Problem
    Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand Engelbert Humperdinck- A Man Without Love DJ Kaboo - Arab Trap Made In Egypt The Village
    Village Scales
    Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-go Engelbert Humperdinck- A Man Without Love Nagat - Bahlam Maak Phone and Elevator Blues Chaos Within Full Moon Fight Moon Knight Episode 2 Summon the Suit
    Marvel Studios Fanfare by Michael Giacchino Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead Fairlight Storage Locker Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand What Suit Moonlight Fight Ahmed Saad - El Melouk Episode 3 The Friendly Type
    Fake Passport DJ Kaboo - Enta She Is Here (0:00 - 02-52)  Warda Al Jazayria - Batwanes Beek She Is Here (03:01 - end)  The Sky Abdel Halim Hafez - Shaghaloney Hassan Shakosh - Salka The Boat Tito Rinesi - Walima Take the Body Constellation DJ Kaboo - Enta  
    Episode 4 The Tomb
    No Suit Sabah - Saat Saat The Kiss Eye of Horus Moon Knight (same as Episode 1) Episode 5 Asylum
    Marvel Studios Fanfare by Michael Giacchino Welcome Travelers Weight of Hearts The Cave All Your Fault (0:28 -end) Open the Door Giver Her a Call The Inevitable Manuel Bonilla - Mas Alla Del Sol Rayes Bek - Love and Revenge / Saat Saat Episode 6 Gods and Monsters
    Earl Grant - The End Humble Disciple Befriending Myself Rise and Shine We Need More new Skillsets I'll Never Stop Engelbert Humperdinck- A Man Without Love Manuel Bonilla - Mas Allá Del Sol Meet My Friend Frank Sinatra - My Way Of Life Summon the Suit
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