What Works, And What Doesn’t — At Least With Respect To Movies


Over at Dalrock’s, Commenter Cynthia states,

What the media complex doesn’t seem to understand is that most girls don’t like watching female characters. It’s not a draw. We want the same thing men want out of our programming; competent, strong men being bad-asses.

We don’t get it very often these days, just like men don’t get the naked girls in Bond anymore. For me at least, it’s uncomfortable watching men be eviscerated on screen. And even for liberal girls, though, watching some (other) women beat up on her favorite character, take his screen time, or even be a bitch to him if she’s his SO, can be rage-inducing. The Supernatural fangirls, about the most insane group out there, have hated every single female character the show has tried to introduce, to the point where the writers just keep killing them off.

Women hate each other enough in real life. We’re all in competition with each other constantly. We need to feel like we’re superior to somebody. So the only thing that allows us to really tolerate one another, besides big age differences or familial relation, are each other’s flaws. I honestly think there’s something about these flawless female characters – who are thinner, prettier, with better LTR prospects – that is discomforting to female viewers as well. At least at some unconscious level.

I don’t think Star Wars would have been hurt one bit by having a male protagonist. Probably would have helped it immensely. I know I’d much rather watch Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson try to salvage Episode I than Daisy Ripley Mary Sue her way around Episode VII again. But I guess Disney needs another princess to add to the line-up.

I have often wondered about this.  The anecdotal evidence that I have seen has the ladies liking decisive men of action rescuing the damsel in distress.   Guys like this basic script also.  In fact, the first Star Wars movie (the original A New Hope, not the recent remake), was built around this.

Let us consider this further.  Zoom in on this part,

Women hate each other enough in real life. We’re all in competition with each other constantly. We need to feel like we’re superior to somebody. So the only thing that allows us to really tolerate one another, besides big age differences or familial relation, are each other’s flaws.  I honestly think there’s something about these flawless female characters – who are thinner, prettier, with better LTR prospects – that is discomforting to female viewers as well. At least at some unconscious level.

Yes, from what I have seen, women (especially modern women) are like that.  Perhaps that is why in times past, there was such emphasis on women reining in these issues (being the kinder, gentler, nurturing gender and such).  Perhaps the women in the audience can comment on this.  Is is discomforting to see these seemingly perfect  women; women who are not just perfect in form, but the better of any man in typically manly pursuits?

I think it is more likely that women like women as as damsels in distress.   After all, they want the woman to get the guy, and everybody knows that kick-ass women (or in real life the more realistic “women with kick-ass attitudes”) don’t get the guy.  Any guy.  At least for more than one night.  Though then again, maybe they can get one as a kitchen bitch.  Or maybe a gay guy.  Or maybe one looking for a green card.

Anyway, let us consider the fellas.  Sure, most guys have at least a bit of fantasy about being James Bond or the like.  But, guys being guys, know that this is not really reasonable.  They can still be men while cheering for men more capable in certain areas (e.g. guys cheering for athletic teams).  Furthermore, men understand the use of the hierarchy.  There are leaders, men just below the leaders, and so on.  Ideally all are men, just not everybody is a leader.  Look at the movie 300 as an extreme case of this.

So guys have no problems cheering for James Bond, especially when he is doing one of the age old things that men do; that is, saving damsels in distress.

So to summarize, some basic plot schemes work, and others don’t.  Can you identify which might be which?

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177 comments on “What Works, And What Doesn’t — At Least With Respect To Movies
  1. Yoda says:

    Dragonfly on Dalrock’s thread responded she did,

    cynthia “Women hate each other enough in real life. We’re all in competition with each other constantly. We need to feel like we’re superior to somebody. So the only thing that allows us to really tolerate one another, besides big age differences or familial relation, are each other’s flaws. I honestly think there’s something about these flawless female characters – who are thinner, prettier, with better LTR prospects – that is discomforting to female viewers as well. At least at some unconscious level.”

    ^This sounds like it’s just a envy issue to me. I don’t think all women resent other women who appear to have no flaws, because with maturity, you realize that no one has “no flaws,” even these actresses.

    As far as the “thinner, prettier, with better LTR prospects – that is discomforting to female viewers as well,” that wasn’t what made me not like this movie. I actually liked Ren, but I did think it was ridiculous that she’d be stronger than a male, and it was quite obvious that she was a better man than the black man (who sadly was not brave). You’re right that women WANT to see bravery from men, but it didn’t turn me off that Ren was also brave, just that the men (except the small role pilot) weren’t depicted as heroes. This bothers me since I have boys, I like them having positive male heroes in movies they’ll like to see. This movie obliterated any good role Luke and Han DID have in the past, by making them out to be weak now. That part… was horrible to me, much more than seeing a heroine.

    Since you pointed out that it’s her body and looks that bother you “thinner, prettier with better LTR prospects,” I don’t see how that wouldn’t apply across the board in Hollywood, (especially Bond girls LOL!), not just Star Wars. Is it more that you wish they’d show unattractive, heavier women for leading roles so that you would like them more?

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  2. Ashley says:

    I don’t relate to the commenter. Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve grown bored of women being played as damsels in distress, because that’s been the norm for so long. I haven’t seen Star Wars yet though. IRecently I discovered a music video, Confident by Demi Lovato. I love it, as I do Bad Blood by Taylor Swift. Again, I guess it’s just different strokes for different folks, and that’s okay.

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    Another example would be Samantha Carter from Stargate-SG!. In an early episode, she gave one of those “just because I have a vagina speeches”. I am betting that the shows producers heard straight away from the show’s mostly male audience. We never heard anything like that again.

    What she became was a somewhat feminine, kinda smart, non-ball busting team member. One that picked up weapons and used them when she had to. And guys really like it.

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  4. Cill says:

    I already know without going to see it, that the latest Star Wars would bore me stiff. Women so perfect that they don’t need to train to become a Jedi, because being a woman is such an obvious advantage over being a male, blah. More of the same old same old white female gender superiority. I quite like some fantasy, so long as it doesn’t take me beyond Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “willing suspension of disbelief”.

    Another reason I dislike this stuff is what it says about the biased mentality of the people who create it (Disney is a prime example) and the market they produce it for.

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  5. Tarnished says:

    Perhaps the women in the audience can comment on this. Is it discomforting to see these seemingly perfect women; women who are not just perfect in form, but the better of any man in typically manly pursuits?

    Only if they are total “Mary Sue”-esque, or when they casually do things that are near-impossible for men…or even anyone of their body type…to do. Of course, it also depends on the genre. I’m willing to believe that Black Widow or Gamora truly are that casually badass and fantastic because it’s already a fictional setting that necessarily involves suspension of reality. Likewise I enjoyed Jennifer Lopez’s character in the movie “Enough” because it showed her as actually being afraid, requiring training, needing to take months upon months to learn to fight properly and not just automatically kicking her scum of a husband’s ass with one incredible and fantastical punch. He fought back, she got knocked down more than once, and had to fight for the ending we saw.

    I don’t typically watch movies or read books that portray women as ridiculous, overly emotional weaklings that can’t do a damn thing for themselves, but neither do I want to see them excel at tasks with no good reason to back their talents up. Same goes with male characters though…If a character is totally kick-ass awesome, I want there to be a plausible explanation of why they are.

    Other than that, I totally agree with Dragonfly’s comment. I didn’t mind Ren herself as much as I minded the lack of equally epic male co-actors. I know that growing up I was very frustrated with a lot of children’s shows precisely because of the cliché “damsel in distress” crap. I wanted to see people who had the same body as me (aka a female one) be cool and strong and not just willing to throw their hands up in acceptance of their fate whilst waiting for someone else to save them from it.

    But then, that’s me.

    Unfortunately, the media pendulum has swung to the exact opposite end of the spectrum, which is now bad for boy children because now *they* don’t have strong role-models. Ugh! What the hell?!

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  6. Yoda says:

    I wanted to see people who had the same body as me (aka a female one)

    At first thought “blonde” I thought you did mean

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  7. Yoda says:

    I’m willing to believe that Black Widow or Gamora truly are that casually badass and fantastic

    Gamera Godzilla’s nemesis is it not?

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  8. Tarnished says:

    Lol @ Yoda. 😀

    Well, the majority of my hair is going to remain it’s natural blonde color for the forseeable future, but I’m going to dye the bottom 2 or 3 inches of it blue soon. My love has requested it a few times previous, so this’ll be a nice surprise for him.

    He’s also recently been mentioning that he thinks I’d look good with a pixie haircut, but I’m not sure about a change that drastic…Waist length hair ➡ incredibly short hair? Gonna have to think about about it a bit more before committing! 😅

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  9. Tarnished says:

    Gamora awesome she is.
    Green too.

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  10. Cill says:

    I was born in the mid 1980s . The experience of growing up as a boy child was an on-going exposure to the favoring of girls. In no way are boys superior to girls, but in many ways girls are superior to boys. The last thing I want to do is pay to watch more of that crap.

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  11. Yoda says:

    Spawny’s experience with hair colored such,

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  12. Tarnished says:

    Want to note that I actually really, really want very short hair for myself, but I associate it with my wish of taking on a more openly masculine identity. I don’t think my love realizes that, else he might not have suggested it. 😛

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  13. Yoda says:

    Gamera this is

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  14. JDG says:

    I don’t relate to the commenter. Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve grown bored of women being played as damsels in distress,

    Where are all these films with women playing damsels in distress? Not the oldies mind you, I’ve probably seen all of those. I mean something less than 20 years old. All I’ve seen since the 80s are male want-a-be’s who year after year become less feminine and more masculine. Even when their not dressing like men, they are usurping the roles of men and have been since 60s.

    More recently in the spirit of Xena warrior princess these masculine women frequently defy the laws of physics by taking on combat trained guys twice their weight. The options these days are pretty much girls in drag, prima donna princesses who also ‘don’t need no man’, or some equally disgusting combination of the two … some choice for us old fashion guys.

    Give me a lady like, feminine, appreciative, kind hearted woman who NEEDS to be rescued, and KNOWS SHE NEEDS to be rescued … by a man … like in the real world, any day – cause that’s a girls who’ll make you a sammich.

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  15. Tarnished says:

    Surprisingly, the corresponding prequel Marvel comics for Episode 7 *might* have given us a good reason for Ren’s epic connection to the Force. But it’s not a guarantee, just a theory at this point.

    Women hate each other enough in real life. We’re all in competition with each other constantly. We need to feel like we’re superior to somebody. So the only thing that allows us to really tolerate one another, besides big age differences or familial relation, are each other’s flaws.

    Liz, Bloom, Dragonfly, Molly…
    Is this true? 😕 Seems like a more than adequate explanation for female bullies, but I can’t believe that a normal/non-insecure woman would think of all or most other women as such. Sounds like a horrible way to interact with others.

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  16. Cill says:

    Xena warrior princess :

    You foreigners had her rammed down your throats, for sure, but spare a thought for us Kiwi blokes. We had to live with her, Xena being a Kiwi.

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  17. molly says:

    Women hate each other enough in real life. We’re all in competition with each other constantly. We need to feel like we’re superior to somebody. So the only thing that allows us to really tolerate one another, besides big age differences or familial relation, are each other’s flaws.

    Tarn, I think this might be a wee bit true.
    Quite a lot true. My best friends are men, as I don’t fit in with most females. I don’t like people who hate me (for my looks, eh). Females are bad friends, except very very very few.

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  18. Tarnished says:

    Same here, Molly.
    From previous comments it at least sounds as though you’ve found a few keepers though, yes?

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  19. Tarnished says:

    Are you considered to be one of the guys as well, Molly? Or do your male friends treat you a little different than they do each other?

    Mine treat me the same, which can sometimes lead to me getting bruised (from wrestling and/or friendly arm and shoulder punches…nothing bad!) but I appreciate it a lot.

    When I compare how we act around each other vs how other men are literally afraid to even tell a potential slightly “off-color” joke within earshot of a woman…I don’t know. It’s just such a weird, stark difference.

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  20. JDG says:

    Cill says:
    4 January, 2016 at 2:34 am

    My sympathies to all Kiwi blokes. I can only imagine.

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  21. molly says:

    Tarn I don’t try to get female friends. It happens when another woman does not fit in the group think either. It’s just not her and it’s just not me. Group think is real REAL dumb.

    Hey my best online friend is a *bear*! How cool is that?
    I can lure him in with food
    🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    (shhhh)
    watch and wait…
    lol

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  22. Tarnished says:

    Truth. And that’s why I respect you, Molly.

    …even though you don’t have arms. Lol.

    Hmm. Still no burritos on my phone options. I’ll throw in some honey and fish instead. 🐟🍯🐟🍯

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  23. molly says:

    Tarn male friends treat me a lot different than they do each other. I don’t mind, as I am female gender.

    I ride a superbike and climb cliffs yet I don’t want to be a man. I am all girl, eh 😉

    I really really luv men. (and one bear lol)

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    Hi Molly. Glad you’re safe. And nonenumerated Cill-Sis

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  25. Yoda says:

    Only women “frenemies ” they do have.
    Men have such a concept not

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  26. Tarnished says:

    Tarn male friends treat me a lot different than they do each other. I don’t mind, as I am female gender.

    I can appreciate that.
    It’s nice to find people who are true friends and treat/accept you as what you are. Hooray for our respective male friends! 🎉

    I ride a superbike and climb cliffs yet I don’t want to be a man. I am all girl, eh.

    That’s great! It’s as it should be, anyway. 😆

    Oh, that’s right…I’m also glad you and the rest of the Cill clan are safe. People really do suck, putting crap in your drinks. 😠😡 What utter assholes…

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  27. molly says:

    I still am a bit woozie yet much better. Most of them are still ill. I vomited it out soon after I drank it. There were people all round shoulder to shoulder. We were talking to people. We can’t stare at our drinks all the time.

    I’m good now YAY! Unca S do ya want me to prove it by getting up to mischief on your blog? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  28. Spawny Get says:

    Hmm. And it’s goodnight from me…

    Take it easy 😉

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  29. Tarnished says:

    Only women “frenemies ” they do have.
    Men have such a concept not.

    Probably because it’s a stupid concept altogether. Having a “friend” who is waiting to stab you in the back or only hanging around to share in your bad times? Oh yeah…let me get on that particular relationship train.

    *massive sarcasm detected*

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  30. Dragonfly says:

    Farm Boy, I would like to clarify that I actually do like to see a strong woman. There is a key difference here between the Feminist “Strong Independent Woman,” and just a “strong” woman.

    Proverbs 31 speaks about the glory of a biblical wife. She is something to behold for sure… it calls her “capable,” she is “far more precious than jewels” and “her husband trusts in her with his heart, and he will not lack anything good.”

    She is disciplined and decisive, she mentally takes care of everything that needs to be done for their family on her part.

    She “evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings.” She is hardy and resourceful.

    “She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong.”

    She is organized and efficient enough to not only take care of her own family, but “her hands reach out to the poor, she extends her hands to the needy.” So she is not so “needy” that she can’t help many others who actually need her.

    People depend on her. A weak woman would not be able to accomplish all that she does.

    She also is not afraid or gives in to fear (a sign of sometimes weakness), “for all in her household are doubly clothed.” She’s seen to it herself that their basic needs are taken care of.

    “Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.”

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  31. molly says:

    Yeah Tarn and Yoda.. other female animals are not *that stupid*! Human females are dumber than other female animals.. duh

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  32. Dragonfly says:

    And being a capable, strong woman (single or married) doesn’t mean that one also cannot need a man and love to have him rescue her.

    That part of Cynthia’s comment I actually did agree with – that women do love to see masculine men being brave and courageous, even cocky and funny like Han was in the first three. They absolutely love to see them rescue and love a woman.

    I honestly didn’t understand why she focused on hating how Ren looked (prettier and thinner)…. To me that has nothing to do with the real issue going on of Ren being made to be better than a male hero.

    It was a huge disappointment to see Han so different, so broken. Harrison Ford is still handsome, but it was his attitude that was painful to experience – with the movie plot, I guess it makes sense. If one of our sons turned out like his only son, we’d be pretty broken possibly, too.

    But the whole thing was unpleasant… watching Leia be stronger than him, way more masculine… she even looked very masculinized somehow in the way that she’s aged (not trying to be ageist, just remarking she no longer looked or sounded feminine).

    The only promising male hero was the pilot – but he had such a small role in this one 😦 .

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  33. Sumo says:

    People really do suck, putting crap in your drinks.

    Dafuq….?

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  34. Dragonfly says:

    Tarn “Liz, Bloom, Dragonfly, Molly…
    Is this true? 😕 Seems like a more than adequate explanation for female bullies, but I can’t believe that a normal/non-insecure woman would think of all or most other women as such. Sounds like a horrible way to interact with others.”

    I do think it is true at times, but I’ve REALLY tried to stay away from women like that!!! So as a result I have nice women friends in my life 😀 This took a long time… like my entire 20’s lol.

    I don’t understand that mentality she speaks of, to me it’s probably part of having a scarcity mentality to think that all women hate each other and are constantly in competition with each other. I try really hard to look at women’s positives and I actually enjoy when they are better than me at something, it’s an opportunity to ask them how they do this or that. I think some jealousy or envy at times can be totally normal for sure, but to always think that way or be paranoid that women are just there to compete with you is not healthy to me.

    It’s also strange that she mentioned Bond girls when complaining about Ren being thinner and prettier… um… have you googled the old Bond girls she’s talking about??? They were classic sex symbols with beyond perfect bodies and very similar in “prettiness.”

    …. :/ ??

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  35. Yoda says:

    just remarking she no longer looked or sounded feminine

    Perhaps smoking cigarettes too many years she had

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  36. Yoda says:

    The only promising male hero was the pilot – but he had such a small role in this one 😦 .

    Hinted at gay he will be.

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  37. molly says:

    Dafuq….?

    I didn’t want Cill to step in as he woulda worked it out and sorted it out. I came home fast as I could so he didn’t come to the motor camp. 😉

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  38. molly says:

    My “Dafuq” comment was re Sumo 4:05 a.m.

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  39. Yoda says:

    Over at Dalrock’s suggested that Pajama Boy be cast as Kylo Ren is was.
    Inspired idea this would be

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  40. Cill says:

    “Surprisingly, the corresponding prequel Marvel comics for Episode 7 *might* have given us a good reason for Ren’s epic connection to the Force. But it’s not a guarantee, just a theory at this point.”

    Disney would be so disappointed if that theory were to go mainstream. It would dilute the ideological thrust of their mission, which is to diminish boys (especially white) and enhance girls (including white).

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  41. I can’t relate to the commenter, I don’t feel in competition w every other woman, nor do I hate women. But I have seen women act like this. I don’t get it myself. Life is too short to be in competition w anyone but yourself.

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  42. Sumo says:

    Anecdotally, I have noticed that wimminfolk are inclined to compete when attempting to attract the interest of The Mighty Sumo. Or any male that even remotely approaches my personal level of awesomeness.

    Not that that last bit happens often, mind. But I dimly recall that it has happened.

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  43. Sumo says:

    Also, my desire to visit KiwiLand has increased; the idea that some jackass would assault our wee Molls and one of the CillSisters fills me with even more of a homicidal rage than usual.

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  44. Spawny Get says:

    “Not that that last bit happens often, mind”

    Don’t believe you, the entire scenario is fantastic

    Never happened, never will

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  45. Tarnished says:

    It sounds as though the original comment by Cynthia was more her own insecurities talking than an accurate representation of how most women think (or the ones who comment here). Glad to hear it.

    Though this concept of “constant competition” would go a long way to explaining something I’ve noticed at work. Women who have normally sat outside on the mall benches while waiting for their men to buy their comics or cards will come over and give impromptu kisses/drape themselves around his shoulders if I make said guy laugh. Seen through this lens, maybe they see me as “competition”?

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  46. JDG says:

    Women who have normally sat outside on the mall benches while waiting for their men to buy their comics or cards …

    Wait … what? Guys who buy comics have women? They have women who wait for them? Man have I been out of the loop. I guess that’s what happens when you live in a city where the last comic / card shop closed over a decade ago. Times are a changing.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly!!!
    It’s good to hear from you! Keep Cill out of it. If some foreigner is poisoning all the locaal good looking girls, he needs to go to jail. This is not funny.
    For you 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄 These are highly digestible burritos with lot of mild veggie filling.
    I think it’s cool that my best online friend is a Furby.

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  48. Yoda says:

    Women who have normally sat outside on the mall benches while waiting for their men to buy their comics or cards …

    Women wait for men to buy picture books with little green aliens in them they do?
    Got to get off Degoba more I do

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  49. Yoda says:

    Seen through this lens, maybe they see me as “competition”?

    Maybe correct you are

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  50. Yoda says:

    These are highly digestible burritos

    Highly digestible burritos are?
    Sometimes go right through me they do

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  51. Liz says:

    I mentioned at Emma’s site, my objection with movies that seem to want to push a SJW agenda is…I’m paying to be entertained, not indoctrinated. If they want to indoctrinate me and my kids, they should be paying me to listen and watch.

    It’s one thing if (for instance) a strong female character is portrayed in a film in a manner that seems to make sense and comes about organically. Lots of movies have “points” or major themes like “good triumphs over evil” and so forth. That’s a good theme. Likewise, I enjoy a good piece of satire when I know I’m being served satire (example Team America).

    But lately everything between novels and movies seems to be trying to sell me the ideas about homosexuality and SIWs, to the point it’s starting to feel like product placement. I know how social conditioning works, and I know what I’m trying to be conditioned to believe something, and it grates me.

    There is a phrase that rings true: “If something is free, you are the product”
    Lately is seems I’ve been PAYING to be the product. I’m actually paying to be subjected to a political advertisement. That’s even worse than product placement, which is irritating enough.

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  52. Yoda says:

    When think of new StarWars characters I do,
    trouble remembering their names I have.
    And it is not because 900 years old I am

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  53. Yoda says:

    Good analysis Liz did make.
    Benefits of green helmet rubbing off on her they are

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    You have a point. They want you to show up and pay admission so that they can sell you something you don’t want.
    Dumb.

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  55. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda, why you have such trouble remembering:
    1) Mary Sue Ren
    2) Darth PajamaBoy
    3) Black denizen of the friend-zone
    4) General Leia Onanism (believe me boys, it’s the better option)
    ?

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  56. Spawny Get says:

    Speaking of xeno-onanism
    “Benefits of green helmet rubbing”

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  57. Tarnished says:

    Applause for Liz!
    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Yoda + JDG
    Yes, I’d say about half…maybe even closer to 60%…of my male customers have a significant other in their lives, be they wife, girlfriend, or fiancé. From my own conversations with them, I’d say 98% of my female customers are likewise in a relationship of some kind.

    It’s also kinda interesting how in the nearly 12 years I’ve worked here, we’ve seen a high influx of female comic readers and RPGers, but not card/board/minis gamers, which is still overwhelmingly male. Videogames seems to hold steady at 75% M: 25% F.

    The comics is different in itself, too. Our male reservists (people whom we pull comics for every week according to their lists) mostly stick with Marvel and DC titles, with only a few independent ones (Vertigo, Bluewater, Dark Horse, IDW, etc). It’s completely reversed for female reservists though. I personally read a little of everything, so I can talk up most ongoing series, and try to borrow most newer videogame titles when they get traded in for the same reason.

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  58. Spawny Get says:

    I got about sixty seconds into ‘Age of Ultron’ last night before turning it off. The special effects in the running battle through the forest were just ludicrous. If that’s what they reckon it takes to get kids to get interested in a film, then lord help us.

    The only film that I watched recently that actually engaged me was the Kajaki movie. And that is very far from a gung-ho war film. Very far from it.

    Bonus

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  59. Spawny Get says:

    The reality ***Spoilers***

    Just watch the film

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  60. Tarnished says:

    Spawny,

    Whenever watching a modern superhero movie, I find it helpful to think of one of the lyrics from “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms:

    If you don’t expect too much from me,
    You might not be let down.

    Most movies nowadays aren’t made for anyone but the lowest common denominator. Sad, but true. Me and mine still enjoy watching ’em, but at least 70% of the entertainment value is laughing at/criticizing the glaring mistakes that were made. It’s too bad you’ll never meet him, because my guy is absolutely fucking hilarious when he goes on his rant about how screwed up Xmen 3 was. Holy frack, it’s amazing. 😂😂😂😀😀😀👍

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  61. Yoda says:

    Darth PajamaBoy

    A GIMP project for the patriarch this would be?

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  62. Tarnished says:

    More comedic than nearly all superhero movies released in the last 5 years:

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  63. Spawny Get says:

    Chewie’s head with a spider body sporting ion cannons? I might pay to see that.

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  64. Spawny Get says:

    The title is promising. Bearing from DownUnda presents

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I’ll toss my two cents also. There is too much reliance on special effects and not enough on basic plot development and dialogue.

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  66. Spawny Get says:

    If you want something to listen to as you get bizzy. The people are good separately…*shrug*

    (I’ve only just started listening to it. You can skip the first 3:30 of fumbling)

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  67. molly says:

    I’m off for a swim at the crack of dawn! 🙂
    I’ll be back in a tick.
    Be back in less than a shake of Dog’s hind leg (lol)

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  68. Spawny Get says:

    The sisters are out, just before Corbyn’s reshuffle, complaining that there aren’t enough vagina bearers in his shadow cabinet

    http://order-order.com/2016/01/04/corbyn-accused-of-low-level-non-violent-misogyny/

    Hark, the ex-cnut in chief whines,

    Harriet Harman tells Newsnight: “We can’t have a men-only leadership when we are party for women and equality”, while Jess Phillips blasts: “some people in the Labour Party are accepting low-level non-violent misogyny because it’s Jeremy doing it”.

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  69. molly says:

    Jess thought male suicide is funny. I think low-level non-violent misogyny is funny. HarHarHar
    Harman
    HawHawWhore
    XD

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  70. molly says:

    Big Red raps..

    Haw H-Haw Whore Whore Whore!
    Haw H-Haw Whore Whore!
    Haw H-Haw Whore Whore Whore!
    Haw H-Haw Whore Whore!
    Shuut the f*ck up!
    Shuut the f*ck up!
    Haw H-Haw Whore Whore Whore!
    ..

    (oops.. O No I swore)

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    Just need that picture of O’Blimey on a bike to complete the set

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  72. Spawny Get says:

    “O No I swore”
    We’re quite a ways from cutting that shit out around here…no worries

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  73. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly!
    That Big Red! At least she is good for hours of comedy.
    🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    Thought you may be ready for more burritos.
    Don’t ever go there again. I hope that your sister has recovered too.

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  74. molly says:

    Fuzzie it was cill’s sister not mine.

    “Don’t ever go there again.”
    U sound like someone else I know 😉

    🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯

    am I forgiven?

    I better throw some his way as well..
    🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯
    (heh heh)

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  75. molly says:

    Unc. S.. is “O’Blimey on a bike” Cameron?
    (North Pole Penguin Dave lol)

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  76. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    I am glad that it all turned out all right. Thanks for the burritos.

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  77. molly says:

    North Pole Penguin O’Blimey rides his bike like a wee girl 😀 Yuk
    Hilary rides bubbas tho XD

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  78. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I like the President of Croatia. I do have to question Vladimir’s choice of transport, though.

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  79. Spawny Get says:

    It’s only for his seaside trips, round town he rides wolves in winter. Siberian tigers through the hot weather.

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  80. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    One of the qualifacations for a prospective head of state is to be able to negotiate with Vladamir Putin without being intimidated.
    Somehow, I don’t think Hillary is quite upr to it, do you?

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  81. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Getting back to the original post, Cynthia is right. Feminine women would want to see feminine women do great things. That would play out differently. The one hundred pound girl beating up a crew of two hundred pound guys is not what they want.
    The oldest theme is boys gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. That would play out well.

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  82. Yoda says:

    Over at Dalrock’s, bob k. mando does comment,


    Over at ArsTechnica they’re defending Rey’s abilities ( both mechanical, piloting and Force ) as being reminiscent of a younger Anakin’s in Ep1.

    problems with that analogy:

    1 – Anakin was building shit all over the place. so far as we can tell, Rey built nothing … but she was scrapping stuff

    2 – Anakin’s preternatural mechanical ‘expertise’ involved … devices HE HAD BUILT ( not at all the same as Rey telling Han he didn’t know how his own ship worked )

    3 – Anakin didn’t best any trained Force user at anything, sure he whupped up on a bunch of nerf herders in the pod race and then got involved in the space dogfight, but NONE of those people knew a damned thing about, heh, midichlorians. i mean, consider, AFTER years of training, Anakin STILL gets his ass kicked by Obiwan in Ep3.

    so, while it IS true that Ep 1 Anakin was a Gary Stu ( and a stupid one ), he never rose to the level of Mary Sueness that Rey exhibits.

    but let’s grant them that the best defense that can be made of TFA is that these things were established in TPM … they want to compare TFA to the most reviled work that Lucas has done?

    i’ll also note that it’s not quite accurate to say that TFA is simply ANH, redone. it’s really a pastiche of all three of the original trilogy … and with crap from the prequels thrown in.

    Spork is the new emperor from Ep5-6.
    Han’s confrontation with Kylo is a call back to the shock reveal in Ep5 ( I am your father, Luke … search your feelings, you know it to be true )

    Maz is a female Magic Negro Yoda from Ep5. only, you know, she doesn’t teach Rey anything. because why would a woman need to be taught?

    Luke is doing the Ben Kenobi thing from the beginning of Ep4.

    Rey is Anakin from Ep1, only even more GodMode.

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  83. Yoda says:

    Like the name of “Spork” I do.

    Patriarch do a GIMP of that he should

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  84. molly says:

    Does Putin puff out his chest on the shark?
    Vlad the Inhaler! 😀

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  85. Spawny Get says:

    Normally he wears a tartan shirt, when not out sharking. Making him Plaid the Inhaler

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  86. Yoda says:

    A worthy adversary Vlad does desire

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,

    “Maz is a female Magic Negro Yoda from Ep5. only, you know, she doesn’t teach Rey anything. because why would a woman need to be taught?”

    This. This is deference to highest order of vanity. In film, only corrtpt Ceasars are capable of this.

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  88. Yoda says:

    Cast Lindy West as Rey they should.
    Fun that would have been

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  89. Yoda says:

    “Maz is a female Magic Negro Yoda from Ep5. only, you know, she doesn’t teach Rey anything. because why would a woman need to be taught?”

    Lots of contributers tearing down SW:TFA bit by bit they are.
    Good this is.

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  90. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Russian girls like him.

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  91. molly says:

    Least he’s not a girly boy South Pole Polar Bear Barak O’Bummer

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  92. molly says:

    Cast Big Red as Rey they should.

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  93. Yoda says:

    Cast Big Red as Rey they should.

    Such a sympathetic portrayal it would be

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  94. Cill says:

    Big Red would bring an air of gentile civility to the part. Her performance would be distinguished by a subtle underlay of feminine sensitivity that only a woman could bring to the role. No loud-mouthed male could possibly compete at such a fine level of art.

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  95. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Didn’t Emperor Palatine have an honor guard all dressed in red? We could clone Big Red. A chorus from that crew would dissuade anyonen.

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  96. molly says:

    Cill’s got it like a news print report in the Artsy section of the NZ Herald. LOL

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    Pretty sure that Big Red was in the original trilogy. Blubba the Cnut (iirc). Han owed it money. The censors forced Lucas to digitally remove the fright hair to save the kidlets from screaming down the cinemas. They did what they could with the voice too.

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  98. Cill says:

    Actually wee molly, it was intended to be an expert appraisal of a newly-released Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  99. Spawny Get says:

    Big Red would bring an air of gentile civility to the part. Her performance would be distinguished by a subtle underlay of feminine sensitivity that only a woman could bring to the role. No loud-mouthed male could possibly compete at such a fine level of art.

    ?

    Sounds like you’ve had enough Cabernet Sauvignon

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  100. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’t think that George Lucas cast Big Red.

    It’s still hard to believe that she has only made one public appearance.

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  101. Farm Boy says:

    Rollo, from Dalrock’s,

    This natural ability “no need to learn it” dynamic for female protagonists is very common in fempowerment characters. It’s actually very telling of the nature of intersexual dynamics when you understand that a male character must learn, improve, refine and make himself an expert of an elite level through character development, while a woman is simply imbued with innate ability.

    I have no doubt that Finn will eventually become an expert in future sequels, but the comparison between his need for instruction and Rey’s ready-made out-of-the-box expertise (not just in Force using, but fixing things, combat, intuition, pre-resistance lore, etc.) is almost unavoidable for Abrams. It’s really so stark that even fan boys have to suspend their disbelief.

    It’s likely Abrams was oblivious to this God-mode woman narrative he created. Women are entitled to be perfect and all their merit is simply evident without having to earn it (as Anakin, Obi-Wan, Luke, all the Sith characters and every other Jedi spinoff has had to for the entirety of the franchise). Men must perform, men must struggle and earn anything approaching the ready perfection of woman and still they lack.

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  102. Farm Boy says:

    Artisanal Toad followed up,

    @Rollo
    This natural ability “no need to learn it” dynamic for female protagonists is very common in fempowerment characters.

    That’s because the “no need to learn it” is a metaphor for sex.

    The burden of performance is always thrust upon men (who must be well-equipped, have experience and possibly even training in order to truly perform in an outstanding manner) while the woman only has to lie there and show some (fake if necessary) enthusiasm in order to get a pass. No-one questions the obvious, that her real enthusiasm is most often a *reaction* to his performance, not something she’d be bringing to the table if her partner was under-equipped/unskilled/inexperienced. The trope is well established because so very few men have ever actually had sex with a skilled and caring lover. The trope continues because men derive pleasure from pleasing a woman in addition to whatever gratification the act conveys to them.

    Reality: Women don’t have the burden of performance, therefore they don’t have the burden to “learn it” beforehand.

    Reality: Men are so starved and thirsty that they don’t care if she’s unskilled, unenthusiastic and unexciting. They’re just happy to get it.

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  103. Farm Boy says:

    Krul stated,

    The franchise is creatively bankrupt. “Ooh look, now we’ve got an EVEN BIGGER Death Star!”

    That’s the reason for MaRey Sue. “Jar Jar” Abrams knew that prominently featuring a feminist “Grrlpower” cartoon would generate all the undeserved praise and positive reviews he could ever want without going to the trouble of actually making a good movie.

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  104. Cill says:

    My abridged appraisal of the “Big Red” Cabernet Sauvignon:
    Full-bodied and aggressive in character, hints of diverse pairings with imported varieties. Rather lacking in mellowness, this vintage is nevertheless an assault the senses, all adding up to a flat-bosomed, big-buttocky number.

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    Mike chimed in,

    @Rollo, I think it just goes to show that women do not perceive the transitional stages a man must overcome to be great at something. Their whole lives, they are focused on apex men who have usually toiled many hours to get to their position, but all of that is irrelevant in their eyes. They literally cannot contemplate the sacrifices that men must make. Considering the massive affirmative action programs females have been granted from girl-focused elementary to female-quota scholarships and internships, the modern female has no real reason to question Rey’s ascension based on their own reality.

    As a side note, I recall a dating show in Britain where there was this “cute fireman” that had obvious muscle definition, which the girls really digged. However, once they showed the female contestants a day in his life, and saw that he went to gym, they were turned off by the effort he had to make for his body.

    The point is, females don’t care about how hard you worked, suffered, and toiled to get where you are. They would prefer to stand outside the alpha male factory and go from there. Effort does not compute. It’s all about the mystique that you are so naturally, genetically gifted that success just falls in your lap. Female acknowledgement of only the best men can explain Rey.

    The unwillingness of modern women to help build a man up to success (marrying young) seems to be part of the reason for the delay of marriage. Hell, I used to think these girls who dated men in medical school were kind of gold-diggerish, but now it might be a sign of a decent women considering the times we are in. Today, it would appear that women can’t even stand to be with a high-potential that is on track. They want certainty and would prefer to just date men right after they receive their medical license.

    In 2016, a women settling for a beta-provider will require the highest degree of certainty of his success. Forget being high potential, forget building something together. That’s largely over. And, p.s, this is only if you’re willing to play the game of being a consolation prize. If your women is over 24, had past badboy relationships, not a virgin, unwilling to talk about sex number, expect divorce in 8-15 years.

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  106. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    The “Big Red” Cabernet Sauvignon must be bold to a fault. To add to that, it is unlikely to mellow with age.

    Farm Boy,
    The last two comments are distressing. What i comes down to is that women want a finished product. There is no interest in building a life together. That is as mercenary as it gets.

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  107. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  108. Liz says:

    “As a side note, I recall a dating show in Britain where there was this “cute fireman” that had obvious muscle definition, which the girls really digged. However, once they showed the female contestants a day in his life, and saw that he went to gym, they were turned off by the effort he had to make for his body.

    The point is, females don’t care about how hard you worked, suffered, and toiled to get where you are. They would prefer to stand outside the alpha male factory and go from there. Effort does not compute. It’s all about the mystique that you are so naturally, genetically gifted that success just falls in your lap. Female acknowledgement of only the best men can explain Rey.”

    I must be very very unusual.
    That reminds me. I never answered this:
    Tarn: “Women hate each other enough in real life….”
    Liz, Bloom, Dragonfly, Molly…
    Is this true?

    Yes.
    (just kidding, sort of…but this is the sort of shit I hate. And don’t understand. And don’t want to. But NAWALT.

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  109. Farm Boy says:

    To be honest, I like piling on to the new Star Wars Movie. It has kind of grown on me. I did not dislike the movie at first as much as i dislike it now. I suppose that happens when the special effects wear off and the thinking begins.

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  110. Sumo says:

    I suppose that happens when the special effects wear off and the thinking begins.

    Serves you right for “thinking”, Smarty-Pants. 😀

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  111. Farm Boy says:

    I am sorry. I will tone the thinking down.

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  112. Farm Boy says:

    It’s still hard to believe that she has only made one public appearance.

    Be thankful for small favors.

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  113. SFC Ton says:

    SciFi is mangina land so I am not sure if anything in the SciFi realm carries over to man land

    Recently I watched a WW2 movie about a nun and a marine stranded on an island invaded by Japs. The lady lead was feminine and got the job done in a way that wasn’t masculine. Feminine equals damsel in distress never meet my grandmother. I also watched an old movie about a lady out for revenge, she got it but didn’t out man the men to achieve her objective. She manipulated the dudes who fucked her over into fucking themselves over It was believable and an ok movie

    All fiction stories require you to suspend disbelief but their is a limit to what we can suspend. When I became extra special the failure rate for those with me was 89% and to get an invite to try out meant you were already in the SoCom pipe line so 89% of the Special Ops guys still couldn’t make the cut. Then these movies portray women as way more bad ass then real life bad ass mofo’s. How can adults tolerate such outlandish bullshit.

    bad ass lady heroes are so bad ass in movies they make guys like my old crew look like pussies. Who can actually buy into that shit? Women and girls might want to see women in movies who are strong and bad ass, but guess what? They aren’t. The very best of men are not as bad ass as they try to make women out to be in movies. Even in lame shit like golf women cannot compete against men. How can you expect people to believe women can physical beat a man?

    Mostly I see it as easy for writers; they no longer have to to the hard work of witting decent female roles who are both realistically female and decent heroes

    That women can now only be heroes like men are heroic is a bitch slap to women like that Corrie ten Boom.

    There really are only so many story lines and hero types; these have lasted trough out the ages and the bad ass warrior bitch isn’t one of them for a whole host of reasons

    I doubt there is any man out there who hates women as much as the average woman does. On my ride this weekend I overheard some ok girls accusing this hot waitress of being a slut. The waitress in no way gave off the slut vibe but she was better looking then that group of 5’s so they had to run her down. Only way the could possibly compete in the SMP vs the better looking woman was to tear her down some how.

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  114. SFC Ton says:

    No most women don’t like to see the effort required to be in excellent physical condition. Maybe because it reminds them they are lazy?

    Gym game requires you to have two gyms; one you do your serious training in and one you do minor shit so girls can check out your body and think thats you effortless

    Kind of makes sense when you think about it from a breeding stand point, they want magic dna that makes mighty men who don’t put forth effort since most men can work hard enough to look fit. Sort of why women hate Game; they want natural alphas not jumped up betas

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  115. Yoda says:

    Recently I watched a WW2 movie about a nun and a marine stranded on an island invaded by Japs. The lady lead was feminine and got the job done in a way that wasn’t masculine

    Talking about this movie you are,

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0058092/

    Father Goose the title is.
    Stared Cary Grant it did.
    Cary Grant from Spawny’s home (Bristol) he was.
    Very appealing lady there was.
    Like her much I did.
    Though a bit prone to drama she was

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  116. Liz says:

    “No most women don’t like to see the effort required to be in excellent physical condition. Maybe because it reminds them they are lazy?

    Gym game requires you to have two gyms; one you do your serious training in and one you do minor shit so girls can check out your body and think thats you effortless

    Kind of makes sense when you think about it from a breeding stand point, they want magic dna that makes mighty men who don’t put forth effort since most men can work hard enough to look fit. Sort of why women hate Game; they want natural alphas not jumped up betas”

    LOL! I had no idea, Ton. I love watching Mike workout. And I’m lazy as fuck. 😛
    (though we did finish our family workout a couple of hours ago and I participated. It’s hard working out with boys, it’s pretty much a haze the whole time)

    I’ve watched Mike go from a bean pole to ripped salty guy. Took about seven years. Of course, I’ve also seen him before he had chest hair or full facial hair and now a good bit of it is grey…

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  117. Spawny Get says:

    BRISTOL! You mention Bristol without a trigger warning for Tarn??? Shame on you. That’ll have set her recovery back weeks.

    I hear that back in her Bristolian Haze phase, Tarn sent her lover on de-elocution lessons. Every sentence that he utters ends with ‘moy loverr’

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  118. Spawny Get says:

    Oh yeah, trigger warning for Tarn

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  119. Farm Boy says:

    When I hear of Bristol, I think of the former airplane company. It is a good association.

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  120. Spawny Get says:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bristols

    TOP DEFINITION
    Bristols
    (UK) tits – From cockney slang “Bristol City = Titty”
    Your sister’s got great bristols mate. How much to squeeze ’em?

    I love proper English, me

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  121. Spawny Get says:

    Not all Bristols are benign. I prefer the De Havilland Mosquito, but the Bristol Beaufighter was an evil thing…apparently

    “RAF Coastal Command Bristol Beaufighters attack and sink Nazi shipping in World War 2 using machine guns, cannons, rockets and torpedoes in the face of German anti-aircraft fire. Evil Thing by Melody Club.”

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  122. Spawny Get says:

    The Mossie was just beautiful though.

    Bizarrely on topic

    (Worth a watch for the lolz)

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  123. Yoda says:

    Not the Queen’s English it is

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  124. Spawny Get says:

    The twin Merlins sound gorgeous. Decent film ‘633 Squadron’

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  125. Cill says:

    The mozzie was a brilliant concept. Put unemployed piano makers to work. Man they knew how to bend wood.

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  126. Yoda says:

    Looks like always fighting over Scotland the planes are

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  127. Spawny Get says:

    633 Squadron training for an attack against Nazi ships in the Norwegian fjords

    The other famous attack was at treetop level against the walls of Amiens prison. To free resistance prisoners, or end their torture

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  128. Spawny Get says:

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the dambuster raids. Ever heard of the Highball?

    Used by the US too

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  129. Spawny Get says:

    You watched it for the lolz, yeah? George Lucas copied everything

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  130. Yoda says:

    George Lucas an improvement over Disney he would be

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  131. Spawny Get says:

    You might, at least, get a new story for the ‘new’ movie…how crazy would that be?

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  132. Spawny Get says:

    Perhaps we should be of good cheer and push for better next time?

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  133. Spawny Get says:

    This guy has a mixed experience of getting tattooed…might one say ‘checkered’?

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  134. Spawny Get says:

    least this one looks like the original

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  135. Spawny Get says:

    Go ahead and clickety…you know that you want to
    28-worst-tattoos-youve-ever-seen-your-life

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  136. SFC Ton says:

    I don’t think there is anything inherently effeminate about SciFi, many of the older stories where warrior legend/ myths with a new setting but for whatever reason now it just seems to attract mostly manginas. Maybe its the escapism factor and its the unhealthy frame/ mind that is pulled the strongest to the various forms of escapism? Or to such an extent it is unhealthy?

    An effeminate man is an unhealthy man so they are pulled toward various escapism outlets to an unhealthy degree

    Fuck I’m sober and not making any sense

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  137. Spawny Get says:

    Just been listening to Diane Abbot about the labour Shadow Cabinet shake up. A few choice highlights

    most eruditely

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  138. Spawny Get says:

    I think that Cankles had a guest spot in the last one

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  139. Dragonfly says:

    LOL Spawny those tattoos!!

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  140. Dragonfly says:

    Oh wow, not even going to click on the diarrhea things! LOL you must be in a crazy mood… it’s too early over here for that kind of thing!

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  141. Spawny Get says:

    2:34pm here. Waiting for some paint to dry.

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  142. Dragonfly says:

    Yea, on my 2nd cup of coffee over here!

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  143. Yoda says:

    You might, at least, get a new story for the ‘new’ movie…

    Perhaps not good it would be.
    But semi-original good enough it is.
    The curse of low expectations upon us it is

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  144. Spawny Get says:

    My good mood?

    I’ve just been reading the comments on Guido’s blog about the ongoing self-inflicted* catastrophuck that is the Labour party shake up. I lurve the comments there. Haven’t seen any state-side site get anywhere close to the tone. Pretty sure that the Kiwis and Aussies can keep us honest.

    http://order-order.com/2016/01/05/labour-at-war-already

    *mostly self-inflicted. For £3 anybody could vote for the next labour leader. Many naughty, naughty people helped the fossil from the seventies, Corbyn, get into power. Naughty because they did it to help labia detonate. Hence all the comments from people saying that it was the best £3/6/9/12 that they ever spent. Why labour let their goldfish vote is anyone’s guess. But they have a track record of shite decision making, so…*shrug*

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  145. Liz says:

    Lol Dragonfly.
    Yeah, I’m not going to click on the diarrhea ones either. 😛
    (I’ve personally seen too many goLYTELYs go wrongly)

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  146. Liz says:

    Hee hee. I watched the hippo one. That was nothin’. I saw an explosion that would have broken a doctor’s nose if he’d been six inches over to the right.
    True story.
    And you’re welcome.
    😛

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  147. Spawny Get says:

    doctor’s nose?
    https://spawnyspace.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/what-works-and-what-doesnt/#comment-45029

    towards the end…gets close. shoulda used a face shield. shoulda used a remotely operated arm.

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  148. Spawny Get says:

    OOps…wrong video.

    A joke to make up for it.

    A) My doctor has no nose.
    B) How does he smell?
    A) Awful.

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  149. Liz says:

    LOL! That video did make me laugh out loud Swithy. Thanks, I needed that. 🙂

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  150. Liz says:

    In the “incident” a patient had a fecal impaction but no one checked for that before giving the patient goLYTELY. That’s the stuff they use to clean you out before a colonoscopy.
    There was no poo so the doctor inserted his finger and it was like popping the cork on a champagne bottle. The impact flung his hand back and the poo was like a firehose hitting the wall. It was spectacular.
    I tell every nurse about that story so they know to check for a fecal impaction before administering goLytely (if the patient hasn’t had a bm in a while).
    Now, time for breakfast!

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  151. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Those poor hippos! What are their keepers feeding them? It’s not agreeing too well.

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  152. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    It is hard to take the sheer gall from the feminists in the Labour Party. The best course would be to split the party into a feminist wing and antoher to pursue more traditional goals. As it is, feminists wouldn’t care if minimum wage were lowered.

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  153. Cill says:

    “Pretty sure that the Kiwis and Aussies can keep us honest.”

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  154. Spawny Get says:

    I meant in the humour stakes. *sigh*

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  155. Cill says:

    Humour? The British Labour Party has the humour market cornered. Me add humour to that?Mouse in a fart-off with a hippo, mate.

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  156. SFC Ton says:

    it’s too early over here for that kind of thing….

    its always to early for that sort of thing

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  157. Tarnished says:

    I appreciate your looking out for me, Spawny. Such a true mate…making sure I was properly prepared to swoon over the most perfect of accents. 😉

    I have so much to say about FB’s “stolen” comments starting at 2:33, but I’m afraid it would be a post unto itself. Hmm…

    Liz, I doubt you’re anywhere as close to the lazybones you make yourself out to be, lol. 🙂

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  158. Spawny Get says:

    ‘a post’?
    Go for it

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  159. Tarnished says:

    I should have a bit of free time coming up early next week, and I have been itching to write again. It’s a fairly complex topic though…I may co-author it with one of our other writers.

    Let me think on this a bit.

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  160. Spawny Get says:

    After the squee fest over Brizzle earlier…I think you deserve time to recuperate…gather your mind.

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  161. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    May I suggest a video?

    I am beginning to like Fluffle Puff. She is so positively feminine. Wit take me so long to see that? Maybe because it is so rare in real life and the media does nothing to promote it.

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  162. Yoda says:

    Writing posts good it would be.

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  163. Yoda says:

    Multiple posts even better it would be

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  164. Tarnished says:

    I think you deserve time to recuperate…gather your mind.

    Oh dear. Spawny has once again forgotten that I am blonde…Can’t gather what’s not there, mate.  😉

    I am beginning to like Fluffle Puff. She is so positively feminine.

    She absolutely is!
    She is nice too.

    Multiple posts even better it would be
    Aye, aye Cap’n!

    In other news, I made one of my coworkers do a spit-take as we were getting in our cars about half an hour ago by mentioning that the weather here is not only “nipply”, but “tit scrunchingly cold”.

    Yes, scrunchingly is *so* a word.

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  165. Spawny Get says:

    *ahem* I already posted that one…

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  166. […] What Works, And What Doesn’t — At Least With Respect To Movies […]

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  167. Yoda says:

    An unusual plane actually made by Bristol this was


    The Bristol Type 167 Brabazon was a large propeller-driven airliner, designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, to fly transatlantic routes between the United Kingdom and the United States. Despite its size, roughly between an Airbus A300 and a Boeing 767, it was designed to carry only 100 passengers, each one granted room about the size of the entire interior of a small car.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Brabazon

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