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by NemZ
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 71829

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

So exactly what we should have expected? I'm okay with that.

Normies can't handle too much philosophy with their action. If it was faithful to the original it would be basically matrix 2: everyone is voiced by the architect edition.
by NemZ
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

If you alter a story it is not the same story. Call it what you like, same result.
by NemZ
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

You brought up the public domain, a legal issue which is entirely caught up in intellectual property. But if you don't want to talk about it, fine. Yes, it's a purity of concept thing, much as DotA is. The thing is what it is, don't mess with it... and that goes for the original creator as much as f...
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

I'm well aware, yes. Guess what, the law evolves too... in this case to recognize IP authorship rights. There's basically zero chance of that being dialed back with so much money at stake and intellectual property being one of the most important areas of law in the modern age. Also note that without...
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

I meant in terms of the story, not marketing. If you're making substantive changes to the story by changing the ethnicity of the role then how is it the same story? Call it an homage and change the name if you're messing with the formula. I'd prefer in most cases that NEW ideas were developed rather...
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

There's also the whole fact that stories are memetic entities that should be allowed to replicate, mutate, and adapt, rather than be pickled and used as false idols. If identity matters it is wrong to arbitrarily change it. If it doesn't matter then there's no reason it needs to change anyway. Eith...
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

It's a blatant double standard that undermines the validity of both arguments. If anybody can be cast in roles regardless of race then you can't complain about minority roles going to whites. If those roles are sacred cows to be protected then you can't celebrate diversity hires taking roles of trad...
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150989

Re: FML general thread [8]

Got a new phone case today, and in the process of swapping it out I accidentally dropped my Pixel while it was 'naked' and cracked the back glass. And of course one of the little spiderweb cracks just has to go over the camera. :facepalm:
by NemZ
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 73634

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

When a white actor takes a role for a person of color it's taking away a opportunity most of them don't usually get in Hollywood. When you give a typically white role to a non-white after its opening an opportunity that they otherwise would not get. It's not always a guarantee they'll do the role w...
by NemZ
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Godzilla & Kaiju General!
Replies: 450
Views: 58015

Re: Godzilla & Kaiju General!

Funky, it's like the opposite of eva... a world dominated by kaiju must defend itself from the returning ancient inhabitants of that world known as humans.
by NemZ
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Godzilla & Kaiju General!
Replies: 450
Views: 58015

Re: Godzilla & Kaiju General!

Chuckman#858454 wrote:He's a supernatural being who can control waves and storms and materialize and dematerialize at will.


wtf? Pretty sure I might have noticed that.
by NemZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Not Liking Eva and its Emotional Connection
Replies: 19
Views: 3835

Re: Not Liking Eva and its Emotional Connection

We do get the occasional troll, but they usually don't last long before the hammer drops.
by NemZ
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150989

Re: FML general thread [8]

Got to school a little early today, so of course morning class is cancelled. Hanging around with nothing to do for the next several hours... Wheeee.
by NemZ
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Not Liking Eva and its Emotional Connection
Replies: 19
Views: 3835

Re: Not Liking Eva and it's Emotional Connection

I just thought it was an interesting story, I don't really identify much with the characters. So nah, doesn't bother me a bit.
by NemZ
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Coming back after instrumentality
Replies: 12
Views: 4335

Re: Coming back after instrumentality

What makes you think everyone throughout history had their own soul? reincarnation of some sort is a possibility in play, either of whole souls being recycled or perhaps dead folks drifting apart into raw 'soul stuff' before some quantity of it being reused for new people.
by NemZ
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: [Poll] What episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion do you like and dislike?
Replies: 51
Views: 9153

Re: [Poll] What episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion do you like and dislike?

It doesn't surprise me at all that the sort of 'sidestory' episodes that happen between story arcs are generally held as the low points since they advance the story less overall and represent a tonal shift. 13 and 14 rightly get called out here, but I find it interesting that so few people consider ...
by NemZ
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1826
Views: 204044

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Kong was a legit satisfying monster movie. As for Eva references, Kong vs helicopters was a lot like Asuka vs vtols... And that spider!
by NemZ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?
Replies: 71
Views: 15446

Re: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?

I still prefer the original ending, so yeah, pretty much.
by NemZ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: What are you watching right now? (tv series + see OP!)
Replies: 860
Views: 174834

Re: What are you watching right now? (tv series + see OP!)

Huh... Hadn't noticed much in the way of homages. What are you referring to? Worth adding to the thread on that subject?
by NemZ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Recent Staff Changes
Replies: 175
Views: 34360

Re: Recent Staff Changes

So I'm back on duty, more or less. Wheeeee.

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