Spoilers DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 4

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  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's a type of emotional manipulation done to undermine someone's confidence to make them want the approval of the person doing it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging
     
  2. JD

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    Here's the important part of Urban Dictionary's definition.
     
  3. Christopher

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    It's something invented by misogynistic "pickup artists" as a technique for "seducing" women, although it's more like a tactic of abuse -- making women feel bad about themselves so that they become emotionally vulnerable and theoretically easier to manipulate into sex. It's really sickening.
     
  4. Ovation

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    Wonderful invention. Google. Try it out. Could catch on.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    It's also over 20 years old, so most women know about it.
     
  6. Jayson1

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    Okay that explains it. From the context of the scene I think we are suppose to think Gary is clueless about dating and he has been looking up all this bad info and might not know why it is bad and Nate corrects him. It's also possible that Constantine might have did that to him as well or he is one of those people who gets made fun of so much and kind of mocked that he has low self-esteem and is something he would personally respond to. I think he is just now getting to a point where he is starting to feel confident about himself as a person but isn't all the way there just yet.

    Jason
     
  7. Guy Gardener

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    Gary was unicorn bate not so long ago.
     
  8. Christopher

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    Exactly. I'm sure that was the intent. Still, the fact that Gary didn't immediately pick up on his own that this was sexist and hurtful to women makes him seem somewhat thoughtless and self-absorbed, at best.
     
  9. Snaploud

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    They have the ability to effortlessly travel through time and space. There is no good reason for them to need financial support from any government past, present, or future.

    As for Nate's dad: the guy has access to future technology, future timeline information, the ability to travel through time and space...and the best conspiracy he can think of is...torturing some weird creatures to see if they might make good foot soldiers? :shrug:
     
  10. USS Firefly

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    I really love this show except for Garey and mona, they really aren't funny or interesting
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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    I do like Mona, but she deserved to be gored by her boyfriend because you don't trust some with a taste for manmeat when you are made out of manmeat.

    A woman made out of sugary doughnut dough would be fricken suicidal to date me.

    Didn't they say that he was "like" a werewolf? Surely that means that he transitions back to human eventually?
     
  12. Jayson1

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    But that is like hating unicorns or Fairy Godmothers. Nice and lovely innocent things that bring joy to the world.


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    Sneak peak from the mid season finale. Looks great!! I love the retro 80s style opening credits:
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Okay, this may be a stretch, but bear with me here.

    STAR TREK featured a cat named Isis who could turn into a woman--or vice versa.

    Zari on LEGENDS is loosely based on the DC Comics character "Isis."

    Zari just turned into a cat.

    Most roundabout Trek joke ever? :)
     
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  15. Christopher

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    With these writers, you never know, but I'm skeptical. The reason the cat in "Assignment: Earth" was named Isis in the first place (ditto Catwoman's primary pet cat in Batman: The Animated Series) is because the Egyptian goddess Isis was associated in the mythology with the cat goddess Bastet. So the link between Isis and cats is millennia older than Star Trek.
     
  16. Happy Harleydays

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    I'm calling her Zarfield because she shares Garfield's personality and love of food. :D
     
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  17. Greg Cox

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    Oh, I know. I was just thinking of the transformation thing, and Lord knows this a show that that loves its geek references: George Lucas, the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, the Godzilla ep, etc.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Yeah, but I think if they meant to reference "Assignment: Earth," then Zari would've turned into a black cat.
     
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  19. Happy Harleydays

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    When filming you gotta go for the best trained cat regardless of colour, and this one was the best they could find:

    https://twitter.com/james_eagan/status/1071135334358953984

    ;)
     
  20. Christopher

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    Rather, the old saw in show business is that if you want a cat onscreen to do six different things, you get six lookalike cats that can do one thing each.