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Saber-Scorpion

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In Topic: Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

20 May 2019 - 08:13 PM

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Commission: Elf Sorceress by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr
 
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Commission: Scarred Orc by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

In Topic: moving Wicktures that you are watching: John Wick 3 Edition

20 May 2019 - 12:04 PM

a gang of actual Ninjas

 

Eh, I wasn't a huge fan of that part. I dunno, they felt like they belonged in a different film. I've always thought of John Wick as a gun movie first and foremost, and these guys seemed like they flipped their way out of a more typical kung-fu flick. Having some of that stuff in John Wick is fine - I know it's a big influence on the style - but these guys were a little too much. How were they able to effortlessly cut through all of the Ruska Roma gang (the one John Wick himself originally came from!) and all of Laurence Fishburne's badass hobos without losing a single ninja? I also thought John Wick's final boss fight against the ninja waves dragged on a tad too long.

 

Still a great movie though. Some truly fantastic scenes, as usual. All of the horse stuff, Halle Berry and her dogs, the knife-and-axe-throwing fight... but my favorite was probably the little scene where Wick assembles this entire custom revolver just to shoot one guy with it. Great Western nod. Reminded me of the part in... was it The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?... where Clint Eastwood just barely finishes putting his gun back together before the guys burst through the door and he mows them down. Wish John Wick had kept the revolver for a while. It was pretty sweet.

 

I was glad

Spoiler
 

In some ways I wish they'd wrapped up more of the story here, maybe killed off the whole High Table at the end of the trilogy, instead of dragging it out more... but on the other hand, what other action movies do I have to look forward to?


In Topic: Scorp's Art & Writing

16 May 2019 - 02:27 PM

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url=https://flic.kr/p/S3qdNT]ArtCommission: Tera Mitsuna[/url] by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Art Commission: Marcus Capulet and Kate Meliora by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


In Topic: Game of Thrones: Chaos Is A Ramp

15 May 2019 - 11:43 AM

 
Forbes: It Is Now Clear That Having Two Short Final 'Game of Thrones' Seasons Was A Mistake
 

“This is the hard part of what we do,” sighs HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “We started this journey with David and Dan. It’s their vision. Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely…If they weren’t comfortable going beyond seven seasons, I trust them implicitly and trust that’s the right decision—as horrifying as that is to me.”


And then there’s George RR Martin, who has always thought the show was cutting too much from the books. A long time ago he said the 10 episode seasons should be more like 13, and more recently he’s said that the show could continue well, well beyond eight seasons. Here’s him at the Emmys last year:
"I don't know," Martin said. "Ask David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] when they come through. We could have gone to 11, 12, 13 seasons, but I guess they wanted a life.”


Sure hope GRRM finishes the books at some point.


In Topic: Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

04 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

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Young Link by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Jarael (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr