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Feb 7th 2019 at 5:25:58 PM

Attack on Titan is another series that has a similar issue. For all that both of these shows built their reputation on how Anyone Can Die it's closer to that the cast has a large number of Mauve Shirts. The real main characters tend to get away with an absurd amount compared to others, to the point that it's become a major source of frustration for many readers especially when it comes to Jon and Dany's chapters. The Kill 'em All reputation is exaggerated and illustrates the problems with using character death for shock value; once the novelty wears off it becomes a Godzilla and astute readers will realize its overuse makes it more of a liability to the storytelling.

A true Anyone Can Die work would have a rotating cast as main characters keep getting killed off. Such works do exist, but they are extremely rare.

Of course, that's for a series that runs for an appreciable length of time. Shorter works, such as a stand-alone movie, can do a true Anyone Can Die without the rotating cast.

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I warned you, Human!!
Feb 7th 2019 at 5:32:27 PM

And of course, there nothing bad per se with having obvious main characters that are going to survive. Just don't use Ass Pull to justify that.

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Tuckerscreator Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina from High Charity, the Prophet's Holy City Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina
Feb 7th 2019 at 8:27:15 PM

So Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart is being planned to premiere on Marvel Rising. On one hand, I am glad she's getting the boost she deserves. On the other hand, her design for the show straightened out her hair.

Boy, I sure expect those blokes who blew their tops about She-Ra's redesign will also champion against this one. Right? Right??

"If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car..."
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Feb 7th 2019 at 8:33:32 PM

I don't think they watch Marvel Rising or care about comic Riri.

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Tuckerscreator Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina from High Charity, the Prophet's Holy City Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina
Feb 7th 2019 at 8:43:19 PM

Well they only care about women when they're sexualized. And white.

"If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car..."
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Magical Girls, henshin!
Feb 7th 2019 at 8:48:28 PM

Hey, they want some Asian waifu too.

A lesson without pain is meaningless.
Tuckerscreator Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina from High Charity, the Prophet's Holy City Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Feb 8th 2019 at 12:22:51 AM

So Grownish, the spinoff of Blackish starring oldest daughter Zoey now in college, recently tackled the subject of consent.

The plot is as follows; Cash, Zoey's ex boyfriend has a one night stand with a girl. She tells her friend about it and soon it spreads across campus. Unfortunately, the amount of alcohol the girl had consumed was exaggerated as the story was re-told. This results in Cash being forced to leave the school and the school implementing an enthusiastic sober consent policy.

Most of the episode is Zoey and her friends sitting around and discussing the policy and what consent means. It's mostly well done showing how difficult it can be at times to understand and why the conversation needs to be had.

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Feb 8th 2019 at 12:53:11 AM

One of the issues of that episode I had was, to deal with the more darker parts of it, they constantly had "it DOES happen, just not to anyone here" or "oh I have FRIENDS who this have happened to"

I felt like it cheapened the trauma conversation, and was probably done to avoid having to deal with giving the characters baggage. But it definitely made that argument not very well written imo.

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Feb 8th 2019 at 4:13:22 AM

Huh, that must have been what my mother was watching the other day. Have to admit, it made me quite unconfortable, if only because trying to insert jokes in the middle of a talk about consent, since it's a comedy... doesn't work for me.

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Tuckerscreator Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina from High Charity, the Prophet's Holy City Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Every film should end with a Deus T. rex Machina
Feb 8th 2019 at 12:17:38 PM

An interview with Yalitza Aparicio, on her newfound fame after Roma.

YA: I wasn't expecting how much happiness people expressed at seeing such a different face on the cover of something like Vogue Mexico. A lot of people wrote to me and said to me that it really meant a lot to them to see that because they aspired to that and they didn't think that they could do that. For me, the thing that means the most to me is giving people a sense that this is possible, that this opportunity would actually be something that could happen.

Max Landis, accused by more than a dozen women of sexual abuse, is being positioned to write the screenplay for a movie about “Me Too aboard a plane”. As opposed to the dozen women in writing who he’s harassed.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Feb 8th 2019 at 1:06:31 AM

"If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car..."
Feb 8th 2019 at 12:43:31 PM

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Goddammit, a dude probably shouldn’t be writing a Me Too thing in the first place, but Max Landis?!?!?!

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Feb 8th 2019 at 1:06:52 PM

Me Too on a plane? So what does the terrorist release on the plane? Groping executive producers?

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Feb 8th 2019 at 1:31:36 PM

Insert that meme here about Michael Scott from The Office saying no repeatedly.

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Feb 8th 2019 at 1:41:49 PM

Max Landis has quite a few duds under his belt anyway, even if he didn't have this history.

KazuyaProta I warned you, Human!! from A dying Earth Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
I warned you, Human!!
Feb 8th 2019 at 2:25:56 PM

@Tucker: Uh, when I read your post first, I thought that the news were related. Dear God, I am dumb.

Good for Yalitza tho, even if I am still iffy that the few times that indigenous latinoamerican people get the spotlight is in movies where "los prietos nunca pueden ser felices" ("brown people can never be happy").

By the way, anyone have heard of Tunche, a peruvian developed videogame set in the Peruvian jungle and that gained a bunch of popularity due to having Hat Kid from A Hat in Time as a playable character. I'm hyped for that one.

Edited by KazuyaProta on Feb 8th 2019 at 5:29:39 AM

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Brandon Relationship Status: I want you to want me
Feb 8th 2019 at 2:39:15 PM

Is Max Landis related to John Landis? If so, that's one screwed up family.

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Feb 8th 2019 at 2:43:26 PM

Yup,they're related,Max Landis is a director solely because his father is

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Feb 8th 2019 at 8:48:50 PM

Me Too on a plane? So what does the terrorist release on the plane? Groping executive producers?

And then someone will yell, "Now I have had it with these motherf***ing sexual harassers on this motherf***ing plane!"

I'm honestly not sure if that will be stupid or humorously appropriate.

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Always watching, never seen
Feb 9th 2019 at 8:45:04 AM

Max Landis, accused by more than a dozen women of sexual abuse, is being positioned to write the screenplay for a movie about “Me Too aboard a plane”. As opposed to the dozen women in writing who he’s harassed.

This is so insanely stupid that it could reasonably be an Onion article.

But.

It's not.

There are no words.

Whoever's producing this has a black belt in missing the point.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Feb 9th 2019 at 9:46:16 AM

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold, dispassionate logic that which can be equally or better explained by emotional outburst.
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Feb 9th 2019 at 8:48:18 AM

Or They Just Didn't Care. I imagine some executive wanted to cash in on something topical, and didn't much care how they went about doing that.

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Feb 9th 2019 at 8:59:45 AM

Warrior, a t.v. series based on Bruce Lee's pitch for a t.v. series (which eventually became Kung Fu starring David Carradine) is debuting on Cinemax. Justin Lin, known for directing the Fast & The Furious movies, is directing.

Director Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow, the Fast and Furious franchise) remembers being 8 years old when he first saw Kung Fu and couldn’t understand why Carradine was in the role. “I was confused,” he tells EW. “I didn’t know why he was speaking in broken English.”

When he learned that Lee originally had an idea just like Kung Fu, he knew he had to bring it to screen — and to do it with an un-whitewashed cast that would honor Lee’s story. Lin teamed up with Lee’s daughter, Shannon, who “brought eight pages of the original notes from Bruce,” he says, and together they brought those pages to small-screen life.

The result is Cinemax’s new series Warrior, a drama EW can exclusively reveal will debut on April 5. The show stars Andrew Koji (The Innocents) as a martial arts prodigy who departs China for San Francisco in the late 1800s on a mission, only to get entangled in Chinatown’s brutal Tong Wars. (Lin and Shannon Lee serve as executive producers.)

https://ew.com/tv/2019/02/08/justin-lin-bruce-lee-warrior-first-look/

Feb 9th 2019 at 11:24:42 AM

[up]My main concern is that without Lee, since well, we’ve all seen Kung Fu and it’s widely considered a classic of the Western genre, that it will come off as derivative.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."

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