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Old May 10 2013, 02:13 AM   #421
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They are clearly cgi cartoony stick figures caricatures of people.

They're supposed to be people, but they don't look like people.

If I saw that on a google map, I would have to think that videogames had escaped the computer world and was attacking reality (level up is awesome.) or that my monitor needs a good clean because it's all smudgy.

So, they must be trees after all.
And that's it. You are clearly trolling.
Calling someone a troll is, in fact, a warn-able offense on this board.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:48 AM   #422
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They are clearly cgi cartoony stick figures caricatures of people.

They're supposed to be people, but they don't look like people.

If I saw that on a google map, I would have to think that videogames had escaped the computer world and was attacking reality (level up is awesome.) or that my monitor needs a good clean because it's all smudgy.

So, they must be trees after all.
And that's it. You are clearly trolling.
Calling someone a troll is, in fact, a warn-able offense on this board.
And his actions are not? Calling people names, willfully ignoring posts, being generally rude and nasty?
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Old May 10 2013, 02:51 AM   #423
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I shouldn't have called those people "trees", I'm sorry.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:56 AM   #424
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I shouldn't have called those people "trees", I'm sorry.
I was referring to the comments you made about gamers a few weeks back among others. You know the direct insults you leveled about people who play video games.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:28 AM   #425
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I can imagine now 100s of millions of gamers marching in a pride parade down all the main streets of all the major cities in the world to... No wait? I can't. I seriously can't see the worlds gamers unified that finely without 10 thousand beanie babies waiting at the parades finish line.

You really need to learn the difference between a hobby and a cultural identity.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:33 AM   #426
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And that's it. You are clearly trolling.
Calling someone a troll is, in fact, a warn-able offense on this board.
And his actions are not? Calling people names, willfully ignoring posts, being generally rude and nasty?
And two wrongs still don't make a right. (although 3 lefts do).

Just tryin to help you avoid an infraction from a moderator buddy.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:41 AM   #427
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Word of advice to all of those involved.... it's usually best to allow the moderators to do the moderating

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You really need to learn the difference between a hobby and a cultural identity.
And it would help if you'd learn timing on when to back off of a tense situation, such as this.

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Old May 10 2013, 02:19 PM   #428
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I can imagine now 100s of millions of gamers marching in a pride parade down all the main streets of all the major cities in the world to... No wait? I can't. I seriously can't see the worlds gamers unified that finely without 10 thousand beanie babies waiting at the parades finish line.

You really need to learn the difference between a hobby and a cultural identity.
For some individuals, their hobbies ARE their cultural identities.

As far as they are concerned, video games, star trek, beanie babies, movies, television shows, etc ... are "serious business"!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...eriousBusiness
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Old May 10 2013, 06:47 PM   #429
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Defiance has been renewed for a second season.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:51 PM   #430
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Defiance has been renewed for a second season.
YAY!
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Old May 11 2013, 02:53 AM   #431
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Cool. I think they have some good opportunities to pick up steam and improve.
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Old May 11 2013, 03:14 AM   #432
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Wondering if this show has gotten any better? I seen the plot and some of the next episode but show came across boring with too little action and too much drama.

Still feel they should of started the show from the beginning when the aliens were first seen by the Gov and go from there. To me from the Aliens leaving their world till where this show started was where all the good storys are at.

This is like starting a Star Wars movie right after the final Death Star blew up in Return of the Jedi and have notes on the web site of the timeline of the other 5 movies.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:10 AM   #433
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Wondering if this show has gotten any better? I seen the plot and some of the next episode but show came across boring with too little action and too much drama.
You and I have very different definitions of what constitutes a good show. Despite the big action beats in the pilot and episode 3, Defiance is clearly meant to be a drama first; after all, it's from the showrunners of Caprica.


Still feel they should of started the show from the beginning when the aliens were first seen by the Gov and go from there. To me from the Aliens leaving their world till where this show started was where all the good storys are at.
Except that first-contact or alien-arrival stories have been done dozens of times. And TV is overloaded with genre shows that are set in a world that's basically our own. It's refreshing to see a show that's set in the future in an exotic environment, one where humans are no more at home than anyone else.


This is like starting a Star Wars movie right after the final Death Star blew up in Return of the Jedi and have notes on the web site of the timeline of the other 5 movies.
Isn't it more like starting a Star Wars movie a couple of decades after the fall of an ancient, millennia-old Republic and having to learn about the history of the Jedi and the Clone Wars and Darth Vader through dialogue some old desert hermit imparts to a young farmboy?
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Old May 11 2013, 05:11 AM   #434
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You and I have very different definitions of what constitutes a good show. Despite the big action beats in the pilot and episode 3, Defiance is clearly meant to be a drama first; after all, it's from the showrunners of Caprica.

Oh well thank you. I cant stand syfy dramas and Caprica and the like bore me to tears.
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Old May 11 2013, 02:08 PM   #435
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I am very much the kind of guy who prefers action over drama, but Defiance keeps me consistently entertained each week. Admittedly, the pilot does throw a lot of backstory at the audience, and I can easily see that the season will likely need to be viewed again after its done in order to get everything. But it's shaping up to be one hell of a show and I look which I look forward to each week.
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