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Discussion Lost in a Good Fic -- The Well of Lost Plots Social Thread

Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by NYCitygurl, May 31, 2010.

  1. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Tarsier: I've already thrown in the the towel. The last short season was enough to make me wonder why they came back in the first place. Duchovney looks and acts just as disinterested as he did in his later seasons of the original. The mythology story makes no sense at all. The stand alone eps were ok, but nowhere near the level the original 5 or 6 seasons.
     
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  2. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, as far as actually being invested in the series, I threw in the towel after Mulder left. And I was SO DONE after they killed the Lone Gunmen. I've always been in it for the monster-of-the-week episodes, never cared much about the mytharc.

    But it's a fascinating phenomenon to me - it seems like it should be such a niche show, like Firefly-level of popularity among paranormal enthusiasts, but it's always been really popular. And now, ten years later, for no reason at all (except money I guess??) it's still going, when nobody involved actually seems to care, and the fans have surely learned by now there is nothing but disappointment waiting for them in each episode, and yet, somehow, it continues... It's become an X-file itself I guess... [face_alien]:p

    If anyone out there still genuinely likes the show, I apologize for the negativity and I'd be very interested to hear your take on the current state of the show. :)
     
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  3. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm thinking of giving it a try after the season finale of Marvel Agents of SHIELD this Friday. My brother is fond of it and if he weren't two states away, we'd watch it together. I followed the OS devotedly; yes, the Lone Gunmen fell victim to Discouraged Writers syndrome, the phenomenon when the writers of a long runner know the thing is ending and kill off folks viciously. Honestly, writers need to listen to Timothy Zahn's (I think it was his?) writing philosophy of 'nobody needs to get killed off to make a good story.'
     
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  4. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've been watch a show on Netflix called Into the Badlands. I don't recall ever watching a show like it. My brain keeps throwing words at me to describes the show's visual style, which is both compelling and repulsive. The world created and characters that inhabit are equally compelling and repulsive. It is morbid fascination in my case. I cannot stop watching because there are story and character and visual style that freaking cool and on the flip side the show is brutal and bloody in a cable way that is not HBO or an R-Rated movie. I am near the end of S2 and though not compelled to write fan fic, wanted to see if I was alone in my thought regarding the series?
     
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  5. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Upon Wiki'ing it, it sounds unique and appealing.
     
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  6. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not sure I've heard that quote before, but I like it! I feel a tiny bit of vindication that at least the writers might regret having killed them now - at least two of the Lone Gunmen had cameos when Mulder was off his nut in the last season and Langly is kinda in the second episode of this season. I've been hoping Yves and Jimmy would appear on The X-Files, but no such luck so far. I guess they don't need Yves since apparently Mulder and Scully have spent the last 10 years in action hero school...

    The premise looks very interesting, but if it's beyond R-rated I don't think it is for me.
     
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  7. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Tarsier : into the Badlands is not beyond R-rated. I apologize if I was not clear about that. it is at the level of Walking Dead which is on the same channel AMC. So it is cable level effects. The blood effects are a mixture of stylized a la 300 and more realistic effects. Firearms do not appear to exist in this world any longer and all weapons are melee.
     
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  8. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    @brodiew Thanks for the clarification. I should clarify, I don't generally like even R-rated violence and I have no intention of ever watching The Walking Dead. So I still don't think it is for me, but it is an interesting concept, and I did enjoy looking into it and the source material :)
     
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