Lit CAD BANE IS DUROS... AND SHEEV'S ALL THAT - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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  2. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Because the crispy jokes never get old:
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  3. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Hey, the South isn't completely awful. I'm here. :p

    OK, the South is awful except for me.

    I've never heard of a lionfish rodeo and I'm having trouble envisioning the concepts of "fish" and "rodeo" together. How the hell do you get the fish on a horse?

    And I just got the 10k trophy. I've never run that far in my life.
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    Hopefully you mean you've never run that far at any one time :p
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  5. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    LOL, touché.

    I've run that far in three days or so before, just never in one session.
  6. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Longest I've ever done at one time would be... 8 to 10 miles, wasn't exactly sure how long and the coach wasn't terribly clear... that was an agony though (I could never do a marathon!). 3 miles / 5k are just about perfect racing distance though. Sadly, I haven't done one in... actually, you know, I'm not going to count how many years it's been because I don't want to know.
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    I am too. I believe this only strengthens my point.
  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Re: running. Three miles is pretty much my limit. And I haven't done that in awhile.

    My 61-year-old mother runs the Tar Heel Ten Miler every year though.
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  9. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Clever Affleck comment.
  10. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    He was the bomb in Phantoms.
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  11. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    I'm willing to give him a shot. People didn't think Christian Bale or Michael Keaton could pull of the cape and cowl, either. And hey, all he has to do is be better than George Clooney, and he'll be fine.
  12. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I will copy/paste my comments from the JCC thread:

    The main concern I have about this casting isn't Affleck's talent, but this whole "Batman is the elder, veteran crimefighter to Supes newbie" thing they seem set on.

    "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne." -- Snyder

    I mean, fair play if they want to try something different, but I'm so used to them being of comparative ages and experience that this seems really, really weird. Especially if they're wanting this to progress into a Justice League movie.

    Though if this means that Affleck's first solo Batman film is also his last, and we get DICK GRAYSON BATMAN in the JL movie, all will be forgiven.
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    It's clear they want to tap into DKR as much as they possibly can, and that's way harder with a newbie Batman. And even going forward into JL, I can see how Bats would play more plausibly as an equal to the others if he's been around for a while.

    As for Affleck specifically, I think he could do a good job if the role is handled right. I'm more disappointed insofar as it seems very uncreative on WB's part--"Affleck's popular, get him in a superhero thing. He doesn't want to direct Justice League? **** it, offer him Batman."
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  14. Havac Former Moderator

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    It's a bad call. Boring casting that doesn't have any surprise or positive vibes attached. Maybe he'll be okay, maybe he'll be good . . . but there are plenty of actors out there you don't have to say "maybe" about.
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    As a friend of mine said online:

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  16. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    After the misfire that is DArk Knight rises, I have no problem with Affleck taking over the role. Maybe Matt Damon as Robin, and we could have some cool Dogma references...
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    At work tonight, a friend of mine texted his girlfriend and asked her who the worst possible pick for Batman would be. Her first answer was Matt Damon. He replied, close. Her next pick was Ben Affleck.

    Like I said, I'm willing to give him a shot, and I think he'll be perfectly serviceable. But Uli is right, if they're planning on transitioning to a Justice League franchise from this movie, unless they turn Dick Grayson (Or Joseph Gordon-Levit's character from DKR) into Batman, they're going about it the wrong way. Making Batman the grizzled old veteran to Supes young, naive hero is a surefire way to not only mess up the team dynamics, but also tick a lot of people off, especially the Superman fans.
  18. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    So Daredevil is going to be Batman? Well, the Human Torch somehow ended up as Captain America, so I don't really know what to think about this development.
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  19. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Could have been Nick Cage...
  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I don't have a problem with Affleck, but after Man of Steel, I won't see this movie until it streams on Netflix.

    I didn't hate Man of Steel but it wasn't worth ten dollars plus popcorn.
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  21. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I think Man of Steel took care of that just fine. I liked it alright myself, but it was decidedly not a love letter to Superman dogma.
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  24. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Oh, and the first paid DLC pack will be nomadic cultures- Roxolani, Scythians, and Massagetae.

    ETA: I'm rather digging this whole free DLC thing they are doing.
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah huh -- as much as I despise paid faction DLC, I might buy those just because they're giving us the really cool ones -- Athens, Sparta, Epirus, Pontos, and the Seleucidae -- for free.