RaginAsian

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    • Game of Thrones, Season 6

      3 months ago

      RaginAsian

      This Season was a huge letdown to the point where I had to stop watching because I didn't have the energy to rage week in and week out (I'm slowing down in my old age), but at one point when the showrunners revealed a bunch of people would be dying who aren't dead in the books, I made a prediction somewhere as to who was going to eat shit (Ser Barristan, Myrcella, Mance, close calls on Grey Worm, Jorah, and Bronn). I wish I knew exactly where I posted that, so for the upcoming season, I'm doing that here.

      Again, I think the show has become a shell of its former self and won't be watching unless things improve dramatically. I don't really have any interest in debating the merits of show vs. book, just testing my own ability to read storytelling patterns I guess.

      SPOILERS to follow.

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      Jon - stays dead. For a while. Gets resurrected near the end of the season or in Season 7 after the Wall falls.

      Tyrion - the Siege of Mereen gets to happen after all, he takes Barristan's place as the one defending it. I actually don't hate this.

      Dany - captive for basically the whole season, a blight on how far she's come as a character. Luckily big symbolic Drogon will come in to save her again and empower her to lead her new Khalasar back to Mereen to save the day.

      Stannis - not dead, courtesy of Brienne being a better person than him and still having some twisted sense of duty to the Baratheons. Nope. Truly they did him the biggest disservice as a character. So far.

      Brienne - helps Stannis regroup, in spite of his general awfulness. Joins up with the Brotherhood without Banners (finally), now lead by Blackfish Tully, and exacting revenge on those goddamn Frey bastards. This is as hopelessly optimistic as my predictions get.

      Cersei - dies. Cleganebowl confirmed.

      Tommen - dies. See above.

      Jaime - keeps bickering with the Dornish. Anything that keeps him from being at King's Landing and developing a sense of duty as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

      Dornish et al - bicker with Jaime. Continue doing nothing of consequence. Maybe arrange Tommen's death.

      Sansa - with Theon's knowledge that Bran and Rickon are alive, off to find the latter.

      Theon - does basically nothing until Yara/Asha dies to give him some purpose and lead the Iron Islands.

      Yara/Asha - fridged. Euron's doing.

      Euron - big new scary evil guy who could be a serious threat to Dany and all of Wester- oh he sailed to Mereen and got roasted by a dragon. Nevermind. Hey Dany has ships now!

      Arya - wanders around Braavos blind. Gets to have her fun run-in's with Sam and Gilly, probably Gendry as well. Learns to warg into cats. Eventually sails back to Westeros with Mace Tyrell. Kills Cersei? Like Tyrion's arc, I don't hate this, mostly because it still sticks to the source material.

      Davos - decides enough is enough and abandons Stannis over Shireen. Maybe stays at the Wall so there's someone to root for there, witnesses it falling. Gets pulled to Braavos over money. Definitely not off to find Rickon and Osha.

      Rickon and Osha - found by Sansa and Theon. Killed off probably.

      Bran, Hodor, Meera - never seen again. Ever. Not in the premiere, but should be back soon, thank the gods.

      Sam and Gilly - never make it to the Citadel. Get caught up with Euron as he sails east. There's basically no way they find time for the Alleras, Pate/FM, glass candle subplot. Joins with Dany/Tyrion to tell them all about the white walker threat.

      Tyrells - no one cares. Probably all die.

      Littlefinger - see above.


      All in all, a set-up for the climatic Season 7/movie finale that will give people the dragons vs. white walker battle they want so badly. Ten years later, GRRM finishes book eight in even more epic and sprawling fashion and we all wonder if we can get a do over on everything past Season 4. HBO starts planning the reboot/spin-off.

    • My Marvel-ish Predictions

      1 year ago

      RaginAsian

      Hulk really is going to get blasted off into space. Ultron won't have an answer to his strength so he'll have a shitload of drones latch onto him and drag him off the planet.

      In the mid-credits stinger as he's floating across the solar system near death, Ms. Marvel will make her debut/cameo and save him in a reversal of him saving Tony in Avengers. From there if he doesn't make it to a Planet Hulk-inspired solo movie (all the pieces are there for that environmental message Ruffalo wants), he'll at least play a supporting role in hers. After all, Guardians of the Galaxy didn't expand the universe just to be the only ones playing in it.

      And here's my prediction for filling out the long movie slate

      2015
      May 1 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
      July 17 - Ant-Man

      2016
      May 6 - Captain America 3
      July 8 - Doctor Strange*

      2017
      May 5 - Ms Marvel**
      July 28 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
      November 3 - Avengers Academy***

      2018
      May 4 - Planet Hulk
      July 6 - Black Widow/Hawkeye prequel**
      November 2 - Thor 3****

      2019
      May 3 - Avengers 3

      *no-brainer, already has a director and currently casting
      **the oft-rumored female-lead Marvel movies, interchangeable years depending on what Scarlett Johansson's schedule allows for
      ***gotta keep the peripherals in play (War Machine, Maximoff Twins, Vision, Fury, Hill, etc.)
      ****Hemsworth says he has a long break coming, filming in late 2016/early 2017 sets up this date nicely. And if the Infinite Gauntlet is still in Asgard's treasury, Thanos will be coming for it and with him Ragnarok

      Whether any of this interplays with the Netflix series' or Agents of SHIELD or Agent Carter, I have no clue. What I do know is it's a good time to be a Marvel fan.

    • X-men: Apocalypse

      2 years ago

      RaginAsian

      Here's the outline I just came up with for what X-men: Days of Future Past and X-men: Apocalypse would look like if I had my way.

      Days of Future Past will run it's course, not really taking much from the comics except the time travel (maybe Storm getting cooked by a Sentinel for good measure). The climatic battle in the Past pits Young Charles and Erik working together once more to protect the President from malfunctioning Sentinels. Meanwhile in the Future, the Old X-men defend Old Wolverine's body from a Sentinel assault in hopes he can right the Past in time to save them. They have a contingency plan, however, to utilize Blink's mutant powers to time travel themselves to an alternate universe where they can try again. The battle in the Past reaches a fever pitch and.... Young Charles dies.

      The President dies. Their mission fails. The Future is utterly destroyed. As Blink and the last contingency of X-men reach for Old Charles, he vanishes before their eyes, having never existed. They're devastated but know they have to run or die. So they run. Bolivar Trask convinces the world into thinking mutants assassinated the President, not his machines. The impact is immediate and Young Magneto takes the surviving members of the X-men into hiding. The world is no longer safe for mutants as Sentinel production pushes ahead at full speed. Trask becomes President, promising to wipe out the mutant threat in the name of all mankind.

      Days of Future Past ends on a bleak note, but a whole new outlook on the franchise. How will the X-men look with Magneto at the helm? How will mutants survive in an openly hostile world? What will become of the time-displaced X-men of the erased Future? The film ends with Young Magneto looking through Professor X's journals. He reads a note about a recent discovery -- before Charles died, he thought he had discovered the world's first mutant, one of immense power. Could this be the ally he needs to throw back the Sentinel threat and make a home for mutantkind?

      And so we go into X-men: Apocalypse.

      The film opens in Egypt. A Pharaoh of old wages war on one of the last of the wild clans. It's less of a battle and more of a slaughter. Men, women, and children alike are cut down without mercy. All but one. An undersized child with pale gray skin sits among the chaos. A soldier approaches him and lifts his sword. The child grabs him and drains his life force. He walks down the Pharaoh, killing soldier after defending soldier until he reaches him and grabs him by the head. As the Pharaoh's soul is ripped from his body, the child begins to take on his characteristics, color filling his pale skin. He is the Pharaoh now. But the army will not accept it. They trap him and bury him alive deep within one of the pyramids, never to be found.

      Present day. Mystique and Beast are on a supply run. The city is ramshackle, a byproduct of mutants fighting back to the bitter end before they're executed. They have to dodge patrolling Sentinels. All goes well until they discover a young mutant girl about to be gunned down by a Sentinel. Beast leaps into action and disables it, much to Mystique's chagrin. He thinks he's saved the girl, until a squad of Sentinels surrounds them. It looks like the end. But the pair aren't alone. The X-men leap to their rescue, lead by Magneto. He chastises them for being reckless, but Beast insists they did the right thing: "It's what Charles would have done."

      President Trask receives news of the X-men's continued activity, but is unconcerned. He knows it's only a matter of time before the tiny group of rebels is caught. He has bigger fish to fry, namely delivering Sentinels to countries around the globe in their war on mutants. Beast catches wind of this plan and knows it will cripple the mutant resistance, but Magneto refuses to act. He has his own plan to seek a potential ally who could change the balance of power. Beast calls for a group to attack in spite of his orders and Magneto assures him they will not come to their rescue this time.

      Beast and his splinter group infiltrate the Sentinel dispatch center only to find there are thousands more than they originally thought. A nuclear-powered Master Mold has been producing them faster than ever. They know it must be destroyed, but barely damage it and at a heavy cost. Only Beast escapes with his life and the fleets of Sentinels launch anyway.

      The Sentinels arrive in their respective countries and immediately begin killing mutants by the dozens. There is a collective outcry around the world as thousands, even millions of mutant voices are stifled. Deep within the confines of an ancient sarcophagus.... their prayers are heard.

      En Sabah Nuhr bursts from the pyramid, empowered by the millennia of imprisonment and the need of his people. Hundreds of Sentinels respond to the power spike, but their weapons are useless against him. He crushes the opposition much like the scene from his past. Cameras capture the image and in an instant, he becomes a beacon of hope for all mutantkind.

      Magneto knows his chance has come. He prepares his X-men to meet with this mutant savior as Beast stumbles in. Magneto doesn't take news of the Master Mold or the splinter group's deaths well. If Beast had followed his lead, they would all still be alive and on their way to a new world for mutants. Beast can't argue. The X-men fly off in the long-dormant Blackbird to join with En Sabah Nuhr.

      President Trask goes into lockdown mode, withdrawing American Sentinels from across the country into defensive position around him. He sends Master Mold into overdrive, building his robotic army as fast as possible. Rebel mutant groups begin to gather across America. His leadership is starting to come into question.


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    • Road Trip

      2 years ago

      RaginAsian

      Hey friends. Not sure how many of you can actually see this since it's my first time posting a journal with this weird layout, but I'll give it a try anyway.

      After spending time envying (and occasionally being one of the stops on) the Family-excursions, I'm finally getting ready to go on one of my own. Granted, the main reason I'm taking this trip is to move to a new state, but since I'm not in a rush I figured I could make a few stops along the way.

      Sometime between now and early November (I'm exact like that) I'll be moving from north Texas to southern California, so if you reside somewhere vaguely between those two points and you have any interest in hanging out, grabbing a drink, or just making fun of me to my face, let me know.

      A couch on which to potentially crash isn't necessary but is appreciated depending on the timing of the whole thing. I'm also planning on visiting a few of my non-CBM friends on my way out there, so if I can't make it over to you, please don't be offended. It's not that I don't like you, I just like them more. And there's at least a 2% chance of soliciting heterosexual intercourse (specified for Poet).

      So yeah, there's that.

  • Comments (321)

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Really? If anyone's going to not going to watch a show because I reference it once or twice, then they can go fuck themselves. Its not like I'm posting pictures of the cast as superheroes so I really don't know what bug crawled up your ass on the matter.

      Post edited 1/20/12 4:15PM

      • RaginAsian

        4 years ago

        It's not even once or twice, it's like every other page you post on. Pictures of the cast as superheroes is relevant and interesting. You just post random photos of Alison Brie or clips from the show regardless of whether it contributes to the discussion or running joke.

        I love the show and I want as many people to watch it as possible so it won't get cancelled. You presenting jokes from it in an unfunny context doesn't do it any favors.

        I'm not mad, it's just not funny and it's never been funny, so what's the point?

    • Foolsfolly

      4 years ago

      In reply to RaginAsian, #49:

      Good because peer respect and criticism are almost guaranteed with this. smiley0.gif

    • Foolsfolly

      4 years ago

      In reply to RaginAsian, #47:

      Good, sir. I have no idea if it's a contest but this thing's kinda growing organically and if it comes to being a contest... then may the best man win!

      I have no idea when people will finish their's. I'll finish around New Years or so... Raheem Savage just has 6 chapters left and that'll be my priority until I wrap that.

    • Foolsfolly

      4 years ago

      A few days ago (perhaps as much as two weeks ago) Puma challenged me to do a Batman story. I quickly returned the challenge to him. Since then I have a three page synopsis for the thing and will begin it sometime next month as Raheem Savage winds down.

      I've also decided to challenge Dac and now you with the same thing.

      Ragin, I hereby challenge you to write a Batman story. There is no deadline and no rules. Accept or decline.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Fair enough, haha. Still,I think it's a funny show. Then again, unlike most geeks, I can laugh and make fun of myself from time to time. Oh, and I can relate to dating an Indian girl and the cultural issues with that.

      • RaginAsian

        4 years ago

        Well I'm not a fan of the classic sitcom format anyway, but the whole "Haha, look how nerdy the nerds are" humor just doesn't appeal to me. And then there's the requisite semi-approachable stereotype-defying eye candy... meh. It's all too blatantly pandering. Like if Joel Schumaker directed a PG version of a Kevin Smith movie.

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      4 years ago

      yeah...but what I dont get is why Data got his panties in a bunch

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      At least give the episode I linked (in HD!) a shot, especially since Data liked it enough to bring it up. See if it doesn't surprise you.

      • RaginAsian

        4 years ago

        I'll think about it. By which I mean I'll probably just play video games and forget.

    • jokersflame

      4 years ago

      We're bros now.

      • RaginAsian

        4 years ago

        I am no one's bro. Except my brother.

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      I've only had one job test me and I've seen jobs that pay way more not give a damn so I just find it weird.

    • wegner_c

      4 years ago

      I checked out your pics and answered my own question and I just found out that we are the only two asian in this website that I know of.

    • wegner_c

      4 years ago

      Are you really asian or are you just fuck'n around.

    • Foolsfolly

      4 years ago

      Thank you, sir.

      ...but I'll look into it tomorrow. I just pulled a 4am-9pm writing session to polish and redo parts of Deadline. It was tough....but now it's in Geekers' hands and the producer. And they'll probably give some sort of notes to me or something. But my dry blood shot eyes require sleep and not reading.

      But thank you again, sir.

    • Foolsfolly

      4 years ago

      Hey, forever ago I did something called Black Panther. You, I believe, had some link about copyrighting the script and some such rules and shit that I, a simple hack, have no idea I need.

      Were I to say, want to protect my intellectual property (for argument's sake let's say it was Deadline) where the hell would I have to go and what numerous and terrible hoops must I jump through?

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      Happy birthday, sir!

    • film_geek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      I'll hold you to that.

    • CapDac

      5 years ago

      Sad part is, I think you and I are alone in our dislike of that scene.

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Oh, well, yeah, but we knew that was going to happen anyway, that the whole thing would get balls up. I'm just glad that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. The wonders of low low loooooow expectations. :D

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      they way I look at it, they were going to find a way to put him in there, it's Fox... at least this was tolerable and a little funny..

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      It can be done, as far as I know, but mods are generally meant to keep what they can and can not do under wraps, as far as I know.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Dunno if it is, but given Erok is the guy negging him repeatedly?? Safe bet to say it'll be done.

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Oh, I'm about to. That's his last warning. If he doesn't twig after that, I'm just going to request that Erok kick him out.

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      That would be one very strange woman to marry Alan...

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      I've never taken college media classes, so I don't really know what might be in store.... but, for me (in erms of the highschool classes I've taken, it's incredibly tedious. I mean, I love learning new things, especially when it comes to new media and it's application to Retcast. But as a subject and skill it feels like the kind of thing that doesn't need to be taught at a post-secondary level, more like merely a few tricks and techniques that can be learnt through a few blogs and how-tos.

      Post edited 5/25/11 2:20AM

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      Something I should've mentioned in the post is that I've hated 90% of new media studies I've taken thus far. Granted I might find something more enjoyable in post secondary, but Retcast is very special in that is's a very personal project.

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Yeah... but then getting hired somewhere else is always more difficult if you're fired.

      Post edited 5/20/11 11:29PM

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      LoL, no probs, I hate this snow, dont blame yah. Oh well, there will be other books. smiley8.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      I wish I could..... We don't select the numbers we dial, and we also don't call within Canada. Also, I wouldn't know their numbers anyway.

    • PeteZahut47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Nope, neither. Thanks a bunch, man!

    • PeteZahut47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      It would probably be on Either Thursday the 23rd or Friday the 24th. It depends how long I stay in Tampa and how much ground I can cover on the way back. Or if I can swing by and see Fools.

    • PeteZahut47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      That. Has to be. The greatest thing EVER.

      Also, On my route back from FL, mind if I pop by?

    • PeteZahut47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      I could probably stop on the way back, cut a few hours off.

    • Baraxis

      6 years ago

      There was no bathroom in the store.

    • SharpAsATack

      6 years ago

      Your hometown scares me. You might want to move.

    • JayCee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Yep, not a fellow... just a girl with a fucking huge digital projector...

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      6 years ago

      JayCee is a she. And she manages a movie theater where she proposed we watch some Firefly or something on the big screen after hours.

    • jedipoet

      6 years ago

      i wouldn't want to change any of the words due to it being taken from a book.

    • SharpAsATack

      6 years ago

      You have to be a sage though. You're the only Asian we have, and if we're to believe in stereotypes, and we do, you have to be wise.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      6 years ago

      NP bud.

      Also see the new related thread I made.

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      Got a draft. Quick check over it and it's close to the final draft....there's some small touch ups lost forever. So send me your e-mail address and I'll send it your way.

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      Sure. I'll message Geekers and Puma asking for the final draft version of the script. One of them's bound to have it. If not I can message Chipper, Erok, and Dac for their not final draft versions....unless it's like the 4th draft of so....in which case I dislike those drafts too much to send them. smiley0.gif

      I don't see it as failed too much. I was decently proud of the final product. It's no Dark Knight but it's better than Spider-Man. And certainly better than Eletrka. It borrows a lot from the Chris Priest run on the character, which in my readings for Panther was my favorite run.

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      Well, they got it. Disney/Marvel merger happened days after it arrived. Never heard back from them. No phone calls, e-mails, or snail-mail response. So, it's dead in the water.

      The actual script? It was on the lappy which is kaput. However, Geekers and Puma likely still have e-mails with the thing attached and thus easily sent back my direction. Dac may also have the final draft....but I know he has earlier drafts.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      6 years ago

      Turns out the fine for not buying insurance has been reduced to nothing. So... cheers.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      6 years ago

      That part won't go into effect until 2014, however, being able to be under your parents health insurance until you are 27 will start in six months from now.

    • DoNothing69

      6 years ago

      For you:

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    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      It ended up being five weeks. But I am back, sir.

    • SpiderWolve

      6 years ago

      I totally thought we were already friends. Silly me.

    • CROSSFIRE

      6 years ago

      Speaking of crashes of inactivity... I've been in this horrible slump of apathetic bologna. I can't work on videos or my book, or anything. I open up a program to try and work on one of them and all my will is drained from the force as if Obi-Wan had some sort of homosexual fetish for Darth Maul. It started around Christmas and has yet to wear off. Do you think I'm in love? Shi!

      Anyway, yeah. I actually have both my works uploaded to a website called Authonomy.com and they can be read for free there. For now, I'll give you a link to my super duper blog that no one reads so you can get an idea of the what's happening. I will use your e-mail for direct links and more in-depth descriptions, though.

      Link: JamesDubose.com/BLOG

    • CapDac

      6 years ago

      Which person might that be?

    • CapDac

      6 years ago

      I see. Fairs enough. Which characters does it centre around? I'm curious and I don't recall hearing anything about this previously

    • CapDac

      6 years ago

      Probably worth you just saving the image and putting it up. I'm no good with Photoshop so I wouldn't be able to do much with an account

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