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Spuffure

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#1525268
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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I don’t dislike the song, but I find the song What a Wonderful World a bit too excessively sentimental.

The same goes with lots of other songs from that time period with excessive use of strings as well as what could be seen as saccharine melodies and lyrics.

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#1525122
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Random Thoughts
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Now, I know pirating is a touchy subject, and I now own the OT on DVD (reference to a 2016 incident), and let me make myself clear that you should never pirate something that is readily available, but honestly, if you are pirating something that is incredibly hard to obtain, is long out of print, with any remaining copies being ungodly expensive, and worse case scenario completely impossible to purchase in your region, basically being in a “Keep Circulating the Tapes” situation, it’s okay to do it.

Like, if I more or less can’t legally purchase it, what am I supposed to do? Just not listen to/watch it?

Please note I am not condoning piracy, I’m just saying it’s not so bad in extreme cases.

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#1524889
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Random Thoughts
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Indeed. To add on to this, I think the amount of media that doesn’t exist far outweighs the amount of media that does exist. This includes things that exist in dreams For example, songs and movies you view and listen to in your dreams that your minds makes up, or, say, everything on this site and this one as well.

For example, a song from a genre that doesn’t exist yet, or a movie from a time period that also doesn’t exist. A song/movie/artwork/whatever with a mixture of '80s and '40s aesthetics. The list goes on and on. Actors and musicians that don’t exist in real life but do exist in dreams or alternate universes.

Speaking of alternate universes, if the multiverse does exist and the universe truly is large enough, there would be an alternate version of Star Wars out there, with the only difference being that Leia is blonde, or a version of Back to the Future where Eric Stoltz did get the part, or even a silent film version of Back to the Future made in the 1920s with Harold Lloyd as Marty. Universes where humans never evolved and say, the major civilizations and intelligent life form would be a bird or reptile of some kind.

I’d say 99% of all possibilities (including every possible song, movie, or TV show) doesn’t exist yet. And a good chunk of that never will exist… in this part of the universe.

Here is a great video on the Library of Babel.

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#1524588
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Wikipedia’s article on NoFap is horrendous. It does not even mention dopamine once. And to equate the concept of recovery from porn addiction with the far-right is fucking trash. Quite the opposite actually. Only a small minority of the NoFap movement actually dislike women, Jews, and the like, and I’d say the porn industry are the real misogynists.

There have been people trying to correct the information on the article, but has been reverted.

RationalWiki’s article is even worse.

Unrestricted access to sexual content on the internet at a young age really fucked me up big time, and I deeply regret not being more careful.

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#1524315
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Random Thoughts
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I’m about to say something I personally find fascinating

I think the chances are pretty high that at least 70% of all media ever created are obscure/forgotten. It’s all about publicity usually, only occasionally does a piece of media reach fame, and that’s usually because of some form of publicity. Take Klaatu for example. Their solid debut album was only well known because they were at one point literally thought to have been a Beatles reunion. Before that, they fell into obscurity not long after they released it (yet were still critically acclaimed).

I’ve also seen (and bought) some old movies only available on one compilation DVD, the same goes for some old songs as well, I’ve seen (and bought) some genuinely great (and very old) songs only available on one compilation album, some you can’t even listen/watch ANY part of the song/film at all without buying the CD/DVD first, making it a bit of a gamble some of the time.

Now, there are a lot of silent films available to the public, but there are estimates that 90% of all silent films are now gone. If the majority of all silent films ever made no longer exist yet there is still a behemoth of silent film that do still exist, that must mean that the vast majority of say, '80s movies are obscure.

On top of that, I’ve seen some films that are incredibly hard to find yet still exist, and very rarely some foreign films that aren’t even on IMDb at all, yet are on some foreign equivalent (such as Douban).

And I bet those super obscure songs, movies, and maybe even TV shows must be hiding some great surprises, such as one very obscure album I recently bought.

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#1524097
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Yeah, the “James Bond isn’t great” opinion has popped up quite a bit. I personally find Bond a very standard spy series, which is likely why I never really liked it, at least compared to Batman/Star Wars/Spider-Man/Superheroes in general, as they were unique.

I only really interacted with James Bond twice. Once was before or just when I joined this site, I was just watching YouTube compilations on the villain deaths.

Twice was after I hit my teen years and had an unused DVD of Dr. No lying around. You can probably guess why I watched it.

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#1523842
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Random Movie Thoughts
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Superweapon VII said:

Spuffure said:

If the worst movie ever made really exists, it’s most likely a comedy. Why? Because most bad serious dramas and horror movies can be so bad they’re funny. A bad comedy, on the other hand, are more so bad it’s unfunny, therefore having pretty much no enjoyment value.

Pretty sure Coleman Francis never intended to make a comedy.

Okay, okay, you got me there.

Oh yeah, I just remembered, Fun in Balloon Land is not a comedy!

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#1523839
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Now, this is only a half-b*tch, but I’m genuinely concerned about the rise of AI-generated media. Especially since that would bring Instant Gratification to a catastrophic high.

Not only this, it could also be a threat to human creativity.

I really hope we don’t go down the “In The Year 2525” route.

Now, I still think there are upsides to AI-generated content. It can provide some fun surprises here and there. But I do not support it completely taking over the media world and/or exploiting it.

But honestly, I would love to see a movie completely generated by AI.