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El Taco

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#463703 The Movie News and John Wick Appreciation Thread

Posted by El Taco on 13 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

Guys.

 

Kung Fury had a character named Triceracop.

 

Like, he wasn't even related to the time travel plot. He was just there.

 

Kung Fury was the best movie of 2015.




#463482 The music topic for serfs and peasants

Posted by El Taco on 11 January 2016 - 01:04 AM




#462599 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by El Taco on 25 December 2015 - 11:22 PM

I`ve played Red Dead Redemption for about two and a half hours. It`s already maybe the best game I`ve ever played.




#450383 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by El Taco on 04 July 2015 - 12:58 PM

XCOM is breaking my heart.

 

Three dudes, all colonels, have been with me since the start of the game. My sniper, my heavy, and my assault. I am so attached to these guys and so proud of how devastatingly lethal they have become. Best among them "Zulu", the sniper, with 68 confirmed kills over 20+ missions. The scariest moment I've had in the game so far was when he was critically wounded and I rushed all three of my people with a medkit to him right in front of some hulk aliens just to make sure he stabilized.

 

At least, that HAD been the scariest moment. Zulu just died. I couldn't have really seen it coming, but it's dampened all of my drive to see my most beloved character get killed. Zulu had been on three different missions with over fifty percent soldier casualties, and in the third he was amongst those casualties.

 

Agh. Like, agh. A quarter of the planet has left XCom and my UFO shoot-down rate has been awful and now I've lost my best soldier damn this game is depressing agh. I got lucky in that I was given a captain sniper as an award to replace him on the very next mission but DAMN it ain't easy.




#448645 Game of Thrones: Chaos Is A Ramp

Posted by El Taco on 18 June 2015 - 04:08 PM

Ah yes, what a shame for one of the last remaining sympathetic characters in the entire show to survive.




#441092 Bond...James Bond

Posted by El Taco on 31 March 2015 - 05:11 PM

Excuse me while I avoid stepping on the peasants in this movie who are hating on Skyfall, because that movie is supreme. Liked Craig in Casino Royal, but hoping for more of the classic Bond feel? Worry not, Skyfall's got your back. Gorgeous cinematography, classic Bond chase scene on motorbikes, Javier freakin' Bardem...Skyfall is the right stuff.

 

This one's looking like it's cut from the same cloth, so I'm pumped about that. James Bond is pretty much the only major franchise that I think can still get me really excited for a new release.




#440755 Werewolf's Art

Posted by El Taco on 26 March 2015 - 06:58 PM

:D

I love that he's blue! Couldn't fit him better!




#440702 Games that need sequels: AKA Half Life 3 Rant

Posted by El Taco on 25 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

Imperial Commando is the main game I need in my life, especially considering the first one was so short. Leave game mechanics effecively the same, give the team a new sniper (until we inevitably find Sev), then just pump through planets shooting up rebels. Agh. All that I need in my life.




#440637 Werewolf's Art

Posted by El Taco on 24 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

Should I ever be involved in contributing creatively to Wulfgard at all again via RP or story or whatever, my primary character will indeed be a beetle beastman as depicted, for he appears badass as hell. I also really like the tiny doodles. Pretty stereotypical legion guy, northman, and dwarf, but all in the best ways possible. :P Also a big fan of the picture way up there of the dragon lying on the cliff edge talking to probably-Tom. Would like to see a more detailed version of that at some point!




#436009 Those Hobbit movies

Posted by El Taco on 24 December 2014 - 12:30 AM

Additional comments: Jackson definitely made these films more prequally than the novel itself was. Between all the subtle and overt references, the majority of which fell into the latter category, I got more of a feel of that than I got in the novel, which could be a standalone story. I don't think that loose ends in the film are a proper complaint, however, as, again, it was made more prequally so all the loose ends could be tied up in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

 

That...that's because the Hobbit isn't a prequel. It was written first. Lord of the RIngs was originally conceived as a sequel to The Hobbit. The Hobbit isn't supposed to be full of foreshadowing. It is a standalone story. I would say that the other prequel stuff was mostly pulled from Tolkein's other works, but I can't, cause it's honestly all just Peter Jackson fan-fiction bullcrap.

 

Haven't actually seen Part 3 yet. After the steaming pile that was Desolation of Smaug, I'm really not overly interested. I'll rent it once it's out of theaters. Reading Rick's review, it's unfortunate to hear that in the nine hours-or-whatever has been put out of these insufferable films, Jackson STILL can't get a grip on ANYTHING that makes The Hobbit the Hobbit. Courage is not learning to mow down Orcs. A lighthearted telling of a darker story is not pasting pointless violent action over happy-go-lucky dwarf stories. No, it does NOT get cooler if he's launching an ultra-dragon-killing missile out of a freaking ballista. And for god's sake, the colored cloaks are not pointless for gods sake someone give them colored cloaks.

 

ALMOST literally every change you made to LotR made it better, Jackson. I even liked your King Kong movie. When did you lose your ability to do stuff.




#435872 The Banner Saga: Bearded Men vs. Medieval Robots

Posted by El Taco on 20 December 2014 - 04:55 PM

 

So I don't know all that much about video games but back around the time it came out I bought The Banner Saga on Steam, and damn if there was ever a game that makes a man desire a sequel. Having set up a really cool viking fantasy world with pretty neat gameplay mechanics that I really liked and stuff, they promptly cut the game off after like eight hours. Eight really solid hours, mind you, but only eight of 'em.The Banner Saga should have been like twenty hours long at least. So good.

 

But now the sequel's been announced for next year, and speaking honestly, if they change basically nothing from the first game and just give us a continuation of the story...you wouldn't hear much complaint from me. Just make it longer.

 

So yeah. Check out the trailer and stuff. The art and music in this game is just as phenomenal as the trailer implies. It's gorgeous. The bleakest, darkest Disney movie you can imagine. So good.




#435468 The X-Men & Blackbird

Posted by El Taco on 11 December 2014 - 09:13 PM

Models like this and big casts of minifigs are something I missed from you, Scorp. Great stuff! The 'Bird is about as slick as I reckon you could make it, and the minifigs are stellar! Pretty sure I also share your love of LOTS of control panels.




#434775 Official WG Wiki

Posted by El Taco on 02 December 2014 - 07:57 PM

Yo, by the way, Mountain Dwarf page on Wulfgard Wiki just has Hill Dwarf info on it.




#423990 On The Second Floor

Posted by El Taco on 13 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Hey all. Not back just visiting.

 

Well, visiting so I can drop off this. New story I wrote and I would really like some feedback. Lots of opinions on here that I value so I thought I'd see what y'all think.

 

Now, I'm not positive that this is cool, but this is the best way I can think of doing this. My apologies to the mods if this isn't okay. This story contains drug use, inexplicit sexuality, and coarse language (used in non-sexual context). As such, I'm just going to post a link.

 

On The Second Floor (Mature Content)

 

Aiming for a good mix of cute/romantic and depressing/ominous. Sounds weird I know but I think you'll get it when you read it.

 

I hope you enjoy!




#411653 Versetrotters!

Posted by El Taco on 06 September 2013 - 04:13 AM

But of course, Versetrotters is a movie. The final achievement. After his early, juvenile dabbling in fan films, Jlblue moved on to the realm of television, really kickstarting his brutal reputation with an incredibly gritty crime miniseries. This was followed by the fan favourite, JL's only full-length television show as of so far, before he shifted into the realm of high profile movies. After his first venture into film-making recieved mixed attention and reviews (his worst critic being himself), JL embarked upon his most passionate filming endevour so far. This film noir masterpiece was universally acclaimed by critics, and generally to be considered his best work, except by those few fans who seem to swear by the earlier sci-fi television show to their graves. To finish off this career, JL released a final film, a light-hearted action adventure flick with many production delays, but with a warm reception nonetheless.