Yay! I wonder if they’ll be able to add the Spider-man movies that have already come out. I still haven’t seen the last one…
That’s probably true. I find Robot Chicken is hit or miss for me and it depends on my mood a bit too. Maybe the leaked episode just isn’t one of the ones I’d find funny.
I still don’t get why people find it funny, but judging by the comments on that YouTube video, I seem to be alone in that…
To be fair though, they mentioned Afghanistan right at the beginning in Iron Man…Tony Stark went there, after all (or was it Iraq or something? I forget). But yeah, I feel like it’s a lot more gritty and real than a lot of other Marvel stuff and I love it. Not as much as Wandavision, but it’s still pretty good.
It seems that Phase 4 is exploring a lot of the trauma and psychology of the Avengers, which I find super interesting. Between Wanda, Bucky, and it seems Black Widow, it looks like there’ll be a lot more of that than there has been before.
Yeah, I thought you were the same person until now, LOL.
That’s an interesting take, but fair enough. I’ve always thought of that sort of happiness as just being happiness by analogy or metaphor, but I suppose it makes sense.
I’m non-religious and definitely think my life has a purpose. Not a purpose dictated by a higher being or family or society, but one directed from myself and my abilities. On good days, I imagine looking from the end of my life back on the present and asking if I’m really living or simply passing the time. For now, the purpose of living is not only to do those things necessary for survival but to gain in knowledge, skill, and expressive ability through art, and make sure that I also reap enjoyment from these activities. I’m very lucky to live with my girlfriend and two dogs, all of whom I love very much, and I try to appreciate each day with them without expectations of the future which so often sabotage a person’s happiness.
Who could ask for more?
Thanks for the perspective. I think the reason this wouldn’t work for me is that I’m too analytical in my thinking, in the sense that I see the world primarily through a rational, objective lense and interpret my subjective experience through that. So if I weren’t religious, the lack of objective meaning and import of my life would undermine any subjective meaning my life could have. It’s interesting to me that most people don’t seem to think this way.
Anakin Starkiller said:
The ultimate purpose of a living organism is to be happy. Most do that by not starving and being alive. Humans are a little complex. Everybody’s looking for something.
That’s an interesting view. I’m not entirely sure what you mean by purpose though. Regardless of what exactly you mean though, why would it be the purpose of a plant or animal to be happy? Aren’t animals the product of a process that selects for survival, not happiness? What gives them this purpose?
But if you’re non-religious (like me), you can also say ‘I make my own purpose’ and get on with that.
I’ve never really understood how people can do this. I don’t think I could ever convince myself of life having a purpose, were I non-religious. I know people do it successfully all the time, but how?
I found the first episode kind of meh, just because of how many different things seemed to be happening and how hard it was to tell what the direction of the show was going to be, but it all came together in the second episode. Really looking forward to the rest. It looks like these Marvel shows are going to be a treat!
I assume that’s the reason why they are making the show? For that one conversation between Obi-wan and Owen? That’s the only reason I’d make the show. 😉
No, there is another…
Who could Uncle Owen hand a serious bare knuckle beating to?
My favorite thread of all time.
I’m very happy oojason mentioned it, because I’d never read it before. I loved your post at the end!
Yeah, it happens to me when I’m listening to a lot of music and not doing much that requires a lot of attention.
Thank you both!
Cool pictures, oojason.
Wow, so sorry to hear this. I will certainly keep your family in my prayers.
Yeah, I’ve really enjoyed every episode, but I do feel like the sitcom stuff ended too quickly. I think they know their audience–most people don’t like the sitcom style nearly as much as the rest–but they unravelled the mystery a bit too fast, I think.
Oh, I could see that. I guess they might reveal more later.
Also, one other nitpick I have is that Latin spells are always kind of cringey…it’s such boring Latin too. Nothing happens when I say stuff like “It is changed into a bird” in Latin.
I felt like there wasn’t really enough of an explanation of how Wanda got such crazy powers. They seem to come from nowhere…her grief maybe. I don’t know how the comics handle it, but I feel like something was missing on that score.
Other than that though, it was amazing! And the after credits scene… Just when I thought it couldn’t get crazier.
Aw shoot. Doing exams online is a bit of a pain sometimes.
Link to my Flickr account here. I’ll pick out some of the best ones when I’ve got less going on.
Oh thanks, RicOlie_2! Though I’d say this thread looks to be more for paintings and that type of art versus photography?
Well, it also used to be where people (including me) would share their photos, but I think Duracell’s collages were the main feature of the thread after a while.
A photography thread wouldn’t be a bad idea, though.
^Nice! BTW, there’s also an art thread somewhere for this sort of thing.
JEDIT: Found it.
Anyways this isn’t a discussion thread and I suggest we go back on topic before the thread is derailed.
Conversation naturally goes from one thing to another. If we always had to strictly stick to b*tching in this thread, Off Topic would have gotten real boring, real fast. I’d rather it not get any boringer. 😛
Not really…it’s just modelled after “boomer”, but without the meme connotations (which came after “zoomer” was coined).
A large part of the internet has no chill.
But fair enough. Stereotypes can turn into an excuse to be mean.
Yes, I guess that’s true. But I think things weren’t always as active before the ST was announced. Perhaps they were and I just wasn’t as interested in those sections of the forum. I can’t remember.
Yeah, that’s pretty accurate. The Star Wars sections of this site are still pretty active, but Off Topic has yet to revive. Maybe one day… But that doesn’t mean it’ll be as fun as it used to be. No moderation meant things got pretty delightfully ridiculous at times and there was a repertoire of inside jokes/forum memes that will be lost to time.