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    • Thoughts on Disney's purchase of Fox Properties

      33 minutes ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      You may have heard rumours that Disney was looking at purchasing the TV and film portions of Fox. It's been an off and on again drama for a few months now but it appears to be on and not only on but close to a done deal. It looks like it's been approved and just needs the approval of the shareholders in order for the $52ish billion deal to go through. 


      This deal includes things like The Simpsons, Hulu (which will give Disney the majority share) and most interestingly to me, Marvel properties that were held by Fox. So the X-Men, Fantastic 4 and Deadpool will be back with the rest of their Marvel counterparts. Other than the Hulk of course, but at least Universal are allowing them to use him in group films. 


      So initially, this sounds great for fans of Marvel properties. The current Marvel films are going great at the moment. Paul Feige and the rest of the Marvel films department have achieved what few other have and created a universe of inter-related character films, culminating in films where there's characters intermingle through this shared universe. And it makes sense, unlike another comic company that's trying to make a joint universe. Unfortunately for them the comic in the name comic movies stands more for hilariously bad rather than comic books. 


      There's something to think about with this purchase by Disney and that concerns R rated films like Deadpool and Logan. Fox did something great with these two films. They allowed the creators to make a film that appeals to the comic book fans and portrayed violent characters in a violent manner. That's not to say it was the violence that made the film's good, but you have a character who heals from mortal wounds and had metal claws coming out of his hands, you have to expect he's going to use them. And a sociopath mercenary who runs around with guns and a katana and kills for money. These properties were treated well with Fox but going back to Disney, is Disney going to let them continue making the film's the fans want to see or are they going to push for a wider demographic and make them more PG? On the one hand, Disney want to be seen as a family friendly company, giving fans of all ages the movies they want. On the other hand, the profits of these films have shown that you can narrow your target demographic and still make money. And with all the money they are making from the other films under their moniker (Star Wars, Avengers films, animated films) they certainly don't need to try and increase profits by making these properties more family friendly. 


      We'll see how they handle this over the coming years as they take over these properties when they deal goes through. I hope they allow these properties that thrive in a darker world to continue to thrive but I think they will rather push for a more family friendly take on the Merc with the Mouth and Wolverine. 

    • So I'm probably losing my job

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I had a bad day at work today. I was depressed which happens to me occasionally and it's usually not a big deal but today happened to be the day I had a meeting with the new manager at work. Let me preface this by saying I'm generally very honest and upfront about things. I think that addressing a problem is better than keeping it to yourself and letting it get out of control. 


      So it started, she asked how I liked working with the company at the moment. I asked if she wanted my honest answer which she replied yes. I'll stop here or a minute, because this is a huge point for others. They don't want your honest answer, they want their honest answer. Anything you say that isn't positive will just be taken in the most negative form possible. Kind of like RWBY forum comments. I shall continue.


      So I responded honestly, saying I was finding it frustrating and difficult and therefore not enjoyable. I know, that's my mistake but I'm honest and she wanted my honest opinion. This out the conversation into a negative direction instantly as I was asked to elaborate on what I was struggling with. So again, I gave examples of difficult situations I was in over my time, how I handled it and how it could be improved upon. To which the response was basically always "yes, I'm working on that but it takes time". 


      It then went into a discussion about how busy it is and how we have several projects running at the same time which I added as a reason why I wasn't bothering people to get them to show me things and instead finding the answer myself. Which she responded is something "you have to do sometimes". To which I said, I understand that which is why I did it rather than ignore it because I want to learn. 


      This is where things started to loop. She said I was very negative and wanted to know what I wanted and how it could be fixed. I responded with I just want to know how to do my job and how things worked so I could better identify an issues problem. To which she replied that takes time. To which I replied I understand that, hence why I'm not making a big deal about it and finding alternate ways to get the information I need. To which she replied that I was very negative and wanted to know how I could fix that. 


      You see the loop there right? Now I just thought this was just a tactic to try and make it look like I was the unreasonable one but I think it was just an attempt to say "hey you should quit". But I just took it as not caring or wanting to know what does make me happy and trying to push me to being happy the way they are. 


      I'm happy when I am helping people and solving problems. Being able to apply the knowledge I have to an issue and resolve it for a user. That's what makes me happy. Being an efficient and effective worker. Because to me work is work. It's something you do to give you the means to do what really makes you happy. 


      Anyway it ended with her saying she was going to discuss this with my manager and his manager so I'm assuming that's one of these "he doesn't fit in" conversations which by the way, she also said that personal and business are separate but we all know that's not true. People always use emotion in business. I could see she took it all personally which it wasn't but I can't change a persons misinterpretation after the fact. 


      So that's why I think I'll probably be let go tomorrow. 


      Merry Christmas all.

    • High stakes

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I bet my butcher $100 that I could throw two steaks up and make them stick to the ceiling. They said no saying "that's two high stakes".

    • Joke topic ideas

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I need some topic ideas for jokes. What have you got for me? 

    • My friend Wynn

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      My friend Wynn is going to get eye surgery today. He's been battling dry eyes all his life and is going to get that fixed. All the best to him. His name is Wynn King.

    • Seesaws

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I rode my first seesaw today.

      How was it?


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      Had it's ups and downs

    • Polite to Butchers

      3 weeks ago

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      Some may consider my last joke offensive to butchers. I can assure you I have the utmost respect for butchers. When I buy my meat from them, I always say please and shanks. 

    • That Rack

      3 weeks ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I saw a woman with a sweet rack today. I asked her how much and ah long story short I took it home, covered that rack with my hot sauce and enjoyed every minute. I think I'll have to go back to that butcher for their rack of ribs more often. 

    • Punisher series

      3 weeks ago

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      I'm up to episode 4 of the Punisher on Netflix. It's good so far, certainly better than Iron Fist and Luke Cage. It is a little slow though, considering I've seen the first 3 episodes and it's still setting up the characters and stakes, but it is a 13 episode season so there will be some padding like with the other shows. I don't know why they don't just write the season and it be as long as the story needs rather than making it longer to fit some predetermined number. It doesn't make sense for a distribution media that gives it all to you at once. I guess that they not only want your money but also your time? 


      Anyway, so far so good. Castle is the same Castle. New characters feel a little more lively than the other recent Marvel/Netflix series. 

    • Efficiency Expert

      4 weeks ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I was thinking about business ideas this morning and I wondered if there was such a thing as an efficiency expert. 

      Each job I've worked, I've been able to increase the efficiency of the role so I thought I could do that as a job. Show businesses how to increase their productive efficiency. 


      I was going to call myself a Productivity Efficiency Expert but that's PEE for short. Although then I could make my slogan "make your work so efficient, it's a piece of piss".

      Nailed it

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

      7 months ago

      Hey, not sure if you're a member of the group or not, but Aus has a community group on Facebook where we organise gatherings and what not.


      If you're interested, you should deffinately check it out. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RooTeeth/

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

        7 months ago

        Hiya,

        Thanks for that. I don't have a Facebook account but I'll keep an eye out somehow.

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