History Quotes / StrangledByTheRedString

9th Jun '15 4:41:58 PM johnnyfog
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->[[{{Narm}} It's almost comical]] how all this is played out. These characters are so flat and uninteresting--and Lucas doesn't seem to know how to write dialog between two ''real'' people (''"I wish that I could just [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment wish away my feelings!]]"'')--that we basically have to be ''told'' that they're in love. We can't actually experience it or feel it, because I suspect he doesn't know how to convey it! "They're both attractive people and smile a lot. They're in love!" "They rode in on a [[AC:space]] gondala, just like in Venice, the most romantic city on earth. They're in love!" There's no substance to any of this.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]''' on ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''



->Spare me the tedium of pretending that Seven has been holding a candle for Chakotay for some time. Not only does the suggestion denigrate her character to the nth degree because he is such a [[TheGenericGuy vacuous bore]] that anybody who fell in love with him would automatically lose any respect, but there has never been an inkling that this might be the case and the lack of chemistry between Beltran and Ryan is painful and obvious. It feels like the writers trying to shoehorn in a new relationship [[PairTheSpares at the last minute]]...at least romantic flutterings between Chakotay and Janeway would have foundations...

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->Spare me the tedium of pretending that Seven has been holding a candle for Chakotay for some time. Not only does the suggestion denigrate her character to the nth degree because he is such a [[TheGenericGuy vacuous bore]] that anybody who fell in love with him would automatically lose any respect, but there has never been an inkling that this might be the case and the lack of chemistry between Beltran and Ryan is painful and obvious. It feels like the writers trying to shoehorn in a new relationship [[PairTheSpares at the last minute]]...at least romantic flutterings between Chakotay and Janeway would have foundations...



->So, that's it, huh? We're supposed to believe Archer is acting like an unmitigated jackass because... [[YouNeedToGetLaid he's got the hots for T'Pol?]]\\\
Was it really worth destroying this character to set up a silly "sexual tension" angle that ultimately went nowhere? I mean, from day one, Blalock and Bakula plainly had no onscreen chemistry, romantic or otherwise. So to anyone watching this show from the beginning, this development is completely random. It only serves as further proof that Berman and Braga never had long term plans for their characters. They were probably going to pair off T'Pol with every guy on the ship, [[ReallyGetsAround and this was just Archer's turn.]]\\\
The thing is, for most of the first season, T'Pol was a symbol of everything Archer hated. He blamed the Vulcans for "holding back" the technological progress of humans, and T'Pol was kind of forced on him, so he spent most of the first season hating her. And now we're supposed to believe all of that was really sexual tension? Congratulations, guys. Not only have you destroyed the character, but [[CharacterDerailment you've made him retroactively look like a total boob]] in episodes that aired long before this one.

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->So, that's it, huh? We're supposed to believe Archer is acting like an unmitigated jackass because... [[YouNeedToGetLaid he's got the hots for T'Pol?]]\\\
Was
->Was it really worth [[CharacterDerailment destroying this character character]] to set up a silly "sexual tension" angle that ultimately went nowhere? I mean, from day one, Blalock and Bakula plainly had no onscreen chemistry, romantic or otherwise. So to anyone watching this show from the beginning, this development is completely random. It only serves as further proof that Berman and Braga never had long term plans for their characters. They were probably going to pair off T'Pol with every guy on the ship, [[ReallyGetsAround and this was just Archer's turn.]]\\\
The thing is, for most of the first season, T'Pol was a symbol of everything Archer hated. He blamed the Vulcans for "holding back" the technological progress of humans, and T'Pol was kind of forced on him, so he spent most of the first season hating her. And now we're supposed to believe all of that was really sexual tension? Congratulations, guys. Not only have you destroyed the character, but [[CharacterDerailment you've made him retroactively look like a total boob]] in episodes that aired long before this one.
]]



->Lex and Lana are now apparently somehow in a relationship. Where this came from, I don't know... What does a BILLIONARE who's bedded [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891275/ Helen Bryce]], [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020739/ the teacher from "Heat"]], and [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111639/ Kelly Brook]] want to do with [[UnequalPairing an egocentric, petulant, immature girl-woman who's 7 years his junior]], always calling him out for things he hasn't done, and blames him for her kissing him? ...[[MonsterOfTheWeek Goonie of the week shows up]], chokes Lex into unconsciousness. Lana shows up, stops him from killing Lex. What's funny, if you watch it, is that while Lex chokes to death, Lana STANDS there and WATCHES him choke for a full 8 seconds before doing anything. The man is unarmed. She fails to use [[WaifFu her kung fu.]]\\\
Great girlfriend. I'll take two.
-->--'''Neal Bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep20 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Fade")

->There’s a sexual aspect to [[{{ComicBook/XMen}} Rogue’s]] powers that’s one of the more enduring metaphors for growing up in the ''X-Men'' franchise, in that they manifest when she gets her first kiss, [[CantHaveSexEver putting her boyfriend into a coma.]] It’s the comic book literalization of the fact that sex can be dangerous, and it’s the driving force at the core of her character... And yet, here it is, not only happening off-panel, but [[CListFodder happening with The Sentry]], for the sole purpose of giving the X-Men a reason to [[RedSkiesCrossover show up at his funeral]]. There’s no other point to it. She’s a prop. And even worse, she’s a prop used in service to another prop.
-->--'''Chris Sims''', [[http://comicsalliance.com/worst-comic-books-2010/ on]] ''ComicBook/TheSentry: Fallen Sun''
6th Feb '15 7:32:25 PM johnnyfog
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->[[{{Narm}} It's almost comical]] how all this is played out. These characters are so flat and uninteresting--and Lucas doesn't seem to know how to write dialog between two ''real'' people (''"I wish that I could just [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment wish away my feelings!]]"'')--that we basically have to be ''told'' that they're in love. We can't actually experience it or feel it, because I suspect he doesn't know how to convey it! "They're both attractive people and smile a lot. They're in love!" "They rode in on a [[AC:space]] gondala, just like in Venice, the most romantic city on earth. They're in love!" There's no substance to any of this.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]''' on ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''

->How to put this? I have nothing against Scotty. And I have nothing against Uhura. But I do have a problem with Scotty, um, [[BrainBleach against Uhura]], if you follow me.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''', ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''

->Spare me the tedium of pretending that Seven has been holding a candle for Chakotay for some time. Not only does the suggestion denigrate her character to the nth degree because he is such a [[TheGenericGuy vacuous bore]] that anybody who fell in love with him would automatically lose any respect, but there has never been an inkling that this might be the case and the lack of chemistry between Beltran and Ryan is painful and obvious. It feels like the writers trying to shoehorn in a new relationship [[PairTheSpares at the last minute]]...at least romantic flutterings between Chakotay and Janeway would have foundations...
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/voyager-season-seven.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Human Error"


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->Lex and Lana are now apparently somehow in a relationship. Where this came from, I don't know... What does a BILLIONARE who's bedded [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891275/ Helen Bryce]], [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020739/ the teacher from "Heat"]], and [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111639/ Kelly Brook]] want to do with [[UnequalPairing an egocentric, petulant, immature girl-woman who's 7 years his junior]], always calling him out for things he hasn't done, and blames him for her kissing him? ...[[MonsterOfTheWeek Goonie of the week shows up]], chokes Lex into unconsciousness. Lana shows up, stops him from killing Lex. What's funny, if you watch it, is that while Lex chokes to death, Lana STANDS there and WATCHES him choke for a full 8 seconds before doing anything. The man is unarmed. She fails to use [[WaifFu her kung fu.]]\\\
Great girlfriend. I'll take two.
-->--'''Neal Bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep20 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Fade")

->There’s a sexual aspect to [[{{ComicBook/XMen}} Rogue’s]] powers that’s one of the more enduring metaphors for growing up in the ''X-Men'' franchise, in that they manifest when she gets her first kiss, [[CantHaveSexEver putting her boyfriend into a coma.]] It’s the comic book literalization of the fact that sex can be dangerous, and it’s the driving force at the core of her character... And yet, here it is, not only happening off-panel, but [[CListFodder happening with The Sentry]], for the sole purpose of giving the X-Men a reason to [[RedSkiesCrossover show up at his funeral]]. There’s no other point to it. She’s a prop. And even worse, she’s a prop used in service to another prop.
-->--'''Chris Sims''', [[http://comicsalliance.com/worst-comic-books-2010/ on]] ''ComicBook/TheSentry: Fallen Sun''
4th Feb '15 7:38:22 PM johnnyfog
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->'''Crow:''' ''[as the Queen]'' I'm going to be your love interest whether you like it or not.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "Colossus and the Headhunters"

->It's just a bit more sophisticated than the usual approach to romance in games, which is to say 'Here is your woman, you love her because A) We say you do, B) She's the only thing in this plot with an X chromosome, and C) She's [[MostCommonSuperpower built like two shrink-wrapped bowling balls arguing over a sandwich]].'
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] review of ''ShadowOfTheColossus'''''

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->'''Crow:''' ''[as ->So, that's it, huh? We're supposed to believe Archer is acting like an unmitigated jackass because... [[YouNeedToGetLaid he's got the Queen]'' I'm hots for T'Pol?]]\\\
Was it really worth destroying this character to set up a silly "sexual tension" angle that ultimately went nowhere? I mean, from day one, Blalock and Bakula plainly had no onscreen chemistry, romantic or otherwise. So to anyone watching this show from the beginning, this development is completely random. It only serves as further proof that Berman and Braga never had long term plans for their characters. They were probably
going to be your love interest whether you like it or not.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "Colossus
pair off T'Pol with every guy on the ship, [[ReallyGetsAround and the Headhunters"

->It's
this was just a bit more sophisticated than the usual approach to romance in games, which is to say 'Here is your woman, you love her because A) We say you do, B) She's the only Archer's turn.]]\\\
The
thing is, for most of the first season, T'Pol was a symbol of everything Archer hated. He blamed the Vulcans for "holding back" the technological progress of humans, and T'Pol was kind of forced on him, so he spent most of the first season hating her. And now we're supposed to believe all of that was really sexual tension? Congratulations, guys. Not only have you destroyed the character, but [[CharacterDerailment you've made him retroactively look like a total boob]] in episodes that aired long before this plot with an X chromosome, and C) She's [[MostCommonSuperpower built like two shrink-wrapped bowling balls arguing over a sandwich]].'
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] review of ''ShadowOfTheColossus'''''
one.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "A Night in Sickbay"




->These are the scenes involving the two and again, I am not making this up. Scene one the pilot sees the woman from a few thousand feet up in a plane and they have love at first sight. Scene two the pilot finds the woman’s house and just makes himself at home despite never talking before. Scene three they fuck. Scene four he proposes to the girl. Keep in mind that these characters cannot speak to each other because he only speaks English and she only speaks Italian. So we are lead to believe that this couple has sprinted through the relationship course of meeting, fucking, and marrying within the span of a week without even talking to one another?
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/red-tails-2012-anthony-hemingway/ on]] ''Film/RedTails''

->At the 50-minute mark the kid worries about how "all of this might end" even though he had literally spent less than 2 MINUTES with the girl throughout the ENTIRE FILM! That, my friends, is HORRIBLE relationship development. Don't believe me? Try this. Imagine that you're on a first date. You meet this person at a restaurant, introduce yourself, and then sit at the table. While waiting for the server to bring you your drinks you say, "Gee sweety, I don't know how I'd live without you." Rest assured that you'll never get a second date.
-->-- '''A review from IMDb of ''MyBeautifulGirlMari'''''

->Zed says, "You have given me what no other gave. Love." What? Since when? So, chasing him around with torches, that was love? Coming at him with a knife, that was love?
-->-- '''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''s [[http://booth.bz/zardoz2i recap]] of ''Film/{{Zardoz}}''

->Alright lady, you've known the guy for less than 3 minutes total of screentime. You're not exactly at the [[BigNo NOOOO!]] stage of a relationship yet.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] reaction to Xiaoyu's BigNo moment during his review of ''TekkenBloodVengeance'''''

->''"I knew you wouldn't leave Olivia. Not after your whole whirlwind romance... Hee hee... [[LampshadeHanging Turn my back one minute and you're married. The next minute? A baby!]]"''
-->-- Lissa (if Chrom marries Olivia, whom he can marry at the end of the chapter she is recruited), ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem: Awakening]]''

->...However, [[Literature/TairenSoul Wilson]] circumvents one plot foible that irks the crap out of me most of the time: the idea that because the narrator and the story proclaim person A and person B “soul mates” and that they are Meant to Be Together, they are hereby exempt from all normal awkward process of getting to know the other person – even though they are for all intents and purposes complete freaking strangers.
-->-- Reviewer '''S.B Sarah''' [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/lord_of_the_fading_lands_and_lady_of_light_and_shadows_by_cl_wilson/ here]]
2nd Feb '15 9:32:25 AM johnnyfog
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->''"At the 50-minute mark the kid worries about how "all of this might end" even though he had literally spent less than 2 MINUTES with the girl throughout the ENTIRE FILM! That, my friends, is HORRIBLE relationship development. Don't believe me? Try this. Imagine that you're on a first date. You meet this person at a restaurant, introduce yourself, and then sit at the table. While waiting for the server to bring you your drinks you say, "Gee sweety, I don't know how I'd live without you." Rest assured that you'll never get a second date."''

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->''"At ->These are the scenes involving the two and again, I am not making this up. Scene one the pilot sees the woman from a few thousand feet up in a plane and they have love at first sight. Scene two the pilot finds the woman’s house and just makes himself at home despite never talking before. Scene three they fuck. Scene four he proposes to the girl. Keep in mind that these characters cannot speak to each other because he only speaks English and she only speaks Italian. So we are lead to believe that this couple has sprinted through the relationship course of meeting, fucking, and marrying within the span of a week without even talking to one another?
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/red-tails-2012-anthony-hemingway/ on]] ''Film/RedTails''

->At
the 50-minute mark the kid worries about how "all of this might end" even though he had literally spent less than 2 MINUTES with the girl throughout the ENTIRE FILM! That, my friends, is HORRIBLE relationship development. Don't believe me? Try this. Imagine that you're on a first date. You meet this person at a restaurant, introduce yourself, and then sit at the table. While waiting for the server to bring you your drinks you say, "Gee sweety, I don't know how I'd live without you." Rest assured that you'll never get a second date."''
22nd Jan '15 3:48:02 PM johnnyfog
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->''"It's just a bit more sophisticated than the usual approach to romance in games, which is to say 'Here is your woman, you love her because A) We say you do, B) She's the only thing in this plot with an X chromosome, and C) She's built like two shrink-wrapped bowling balls arguing over a sandwich.'"''

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->''"It's ->It's just a bit more sophisticated than the usual approach to romance in games, which is to say 'Here is your woman, you love her because A) We say you do, B) She's the only thing in this plot with an X chromosome, and C) She's [[MostCommonSuperpower built like two shrink-wrapped bowling balls arguing over a sandwich.'"''sandwich]].'



->Hey, remember back when {{Wrestling/Fandango}} was THE hot act in the company for, oh, three weeks? When fans sang his theme song…one that has NO WORDS? Those days being long gone, the plan was to have two hot women feud over him. WWE once again showed their ability to make everyone not care about said honeys and also kill an act folks actually, you know, liked.
-->--'''''Website/{{Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/gooker-award-voting-what-was-the-worst-of-the-worst-in-2014/ "And Your 2014 Gooker Winner Is…"]]



->''"[[[StrawFeminist Consuella]]] promises, "I am not like the others." Who said you were? And which others are we talking about? "I would fill you with life," she promises. "And love." [??] She then slips her cubic zirconium mood ring on his finger. Um, does this mean they're going steady now? [[[SeanConnery Zed]]] says, "You have given me what no other gave. Love." What? Since when? So, chasing him around with torches, that was love? Coming at him with a knife, that was love? "If I live," he says, "We will live together." [[PunctuatedForEmphasis What? The? Hell?]] If anything, I'd think May is the one who should end up with [Zed]. But, I guess since she's Freaky Freckle Face and Charlotte Rampling is hot, then we all know who [Zed] will end up with, don't we? Even if it makes no sense within the confines of the story?"''

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->''"[[[StrawFeminist Consuella]]] promises, "I am not like the others." Who said you were? And which others are we talking about? "I would fill you with life," she promises. "And love." [??] She then slips her cubic zirconium mood ring on his finger. Um, does this mean they're going steady now? [[[SeanConnery Zed]]] ->Zed says, "You have given me what no other gave. Love." What? Since when? So, chasing him around with torches, that was love? Coming at him with a knife, that was love? "If I live," he says, "We will live together." [[PunctuatedForEmphasis What? The? Hell?]] If anything, I'd think May is the one who should end up with [Zed]. But, I guess since she's Freaky Freckle Face and Charlotte Rampling is hot, then we all know who [Zed] will end up with, don't we? Even if it makes no sense within the confines of the story?"''love?



->''"Alright lady, you've known the guy for less than 3 minutes total of screentime. You're not exactly at the [[BigNo NOOOO!]] stage of a relationship yet."''

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->''"Alright ->Alright lady, you've known the guy for less than 3 minutes total of screentime. You're not exactly at the [[BigNo NOOOO!]] stage of a relationship yet."''
20th Jan '15 7:47:33 AM Argon2
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->...However, [[Literature/TairenSoul Wilson]] circumvents one plot foible that irks the crap out of me most of the time: the idea that because the narrator and the story proclaim person A and person B “soul mates” and that they are Meant to Be Together, they are hereby exempt from all normal awkward process of getting to know the other person – even though they are for all intents and purposes complete freaking strangers.
-->-- Reviewer '''S.B Sarah''' [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/lord_of_the_fading_lands_and_lady_of_light_and_shadows_by_cl_wilson/ here]]
26th Jan '14 3:34:51 PM GahmahRaan
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->''"I knew you wouldn't leave Olivia. Not after your whole whirlwind romance... Hee hee... [[LampshadeHanging Turn my back one minute and you're married. The next minute? A baby!]]"''
-->-- Lissa (if Chrom marries Olivia, whom he can marry at the end of the chapter she is recruited), ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem: Awakening]]''
16th Jan '14 2:34:20 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->-- '''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''s [[http://booth.bz/zardoz2i recap]] of ''{{Zardoz}}''

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-->-- '''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''s [[http://booth.bz/zardoz2i recap]] of ''{{Zardoz}}''
''Film/{{Zardoz}}''
7th Jan '13 6:59:20 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''[[ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] review of ''ShadowOfTheColossus'''''

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-->-- '''[[ZeroPunctuation '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] review of ''ShadowOfTheColossus'''''
18th Jun '12 8:13:43 PM mlsmithca
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->''"[[[StrawFeminist Consuella]]] promises, "I am not like the others." Who said you were? And which others are we talking about? "I would fill you with life," she promises. "And love." [??] She then slips her cubic zirconium mood ring on his finger. Um, does this mean they're going steady now? [[[SeanConnery Zed]]] says, "You have given me what no other gave. Love." What? Since when? So, chasing him around with torches, that was love? Coming at him with a knife, that was love? "If I live," he says, "We will live together." [[ThisIsSparta What? The? Hell?]] If anything, I'd think May is the one who should end up with [Zed]. But, I guess since she's Freaky Freckle Face and Charlotte Rampling is hot, then we all know who [Zed] will end up with, don't we? Even if it makes no sense within the confines of the story?"''

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->''"[[[StrawFeminist Consuella]]] promises, "I am not like the others." Who said you were? And which others are we talking about? "I would fill you with life," she promises. "And love." [??] She then slips her cubic zirconium mood ring on his finger. Um, does this mean they're going steady now? [[[SeanConnery Zed]]] says, "You have given me what no other gave. Love." What? Since when? So, chasing him around with torches, that was love? Coming at him with a knife, that was love? "If I live," he says, "We will live together." [[ThisIsSparta [[PunctuatedForEmphasis What? The? Hell?]] If anything, I'd think May is the one who should end up with [Zed]. But, I guess since she's Freaky Freckle Face and Charlotte Rampling is hot, then we all know who [Zed] will end up with, don't we? Even if it makes no sense within the confines of the story?"''
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