Ah, yes, of course. The gypsies, they gave you your soul. The gypsies are filthy people. Ptui! We shall speak of them no more.

Ilona Costa Bianchi ,'The Girl in Question'


Streaming 1: There Goes the Weekend

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Matt the Bruins fan - Aug 24, 2022 2:54:42 am PDT #1840 of 1916
I question any metric that results in there being more than 80 comedies worse than The Love Guru.

An interview with Neil Gaiman, mostly about Sandman: [link]


dcp - Sep 02, 2022 6:39:50 pm PDT #1841 of 1916
Lo que será, será.

LotR: TRoP

Any thoughts yet on LotR: The Rings of Power ?

So far: pretty people, pretty scenery, and a few likeable characters, but I'm unclear about where they are going with the story lines.


Consuela - Sep 04, 2022 10:10:06 am PDT #1842 of 1916
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I watched the first ep, dcp; thought it was pretty but I'm too familiar with the text, and keep getting tripped up by the choices they are making.

Things like: Elrond was highly regarded for his family connections and wouldn't have been left out of a meeting for racist reasons. By this point in the canon timeline, Galadriel has fucked off east with Celeborn, who we haven't even met yet? The kingdom of Lindon would not have sent soldiers all the way to Mordor to oversee human villagers in case they still support Sauron. That was not a thing. The High King of the Noldor did not dictate who got to go to the Undying Lands: only the Valar could do that. Finrod died in Sauron's dungeons, eaten alive by werewolves, while trying to help Beren and Luthien steal a Silmaril.

I think I have to treat the show as an AU: there's too much they legally cannot talk about (anything about the Silmarils or the Exile of the Noldor, etc etc), and they are compressing the timeline of what they can talk about in order to up the dramatic quotient.

I hope it's good! I want to like it! But I am concerned.


JZ - Sep 04, 2022 11:13:27 pm PDT #1843 of 1916
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

I knew the bonus Sandman would be Dream of a Thousand Cats, but I did *not* know about Calliope. That was a rough watch.


Jessica - Sep 06, 2022 8:13:46 am PDT #1844 of 1916
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I think I have to treat the show as an AU: there's too much they legally cannot talk about (anything about the Silmarils or the Exile of the Noldor, etc etc), and they are compressing the timeline of what they can talk about in order to up the dramatic quotient.

Yeah, they're trying to piece together a narrative out of the appendices/some unpublished notes maybe but explicitly NOT the Silmarillion, which is a rough spot to be in.

On the one hand I don't remember the Silmarillion well enough to be bothered by specific details like that, OTOH it's also been long enough since I've watched an epic fantasy where I didn't know all the names and places in advance that I'm finding it hard to keep track of who & where everyone is. (The last show I watched with this level of pre-existing material ignorance was The Witcher, and I still have no idea what any of the countries or 90% of those characters are called because my brain just has them all filed under "fantasy name, will pronounce later")


Consuela - Sep 06, 2022 10:26:32 pm PDT #1845 of 1916
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I'm finding it hard to keep track of who & where everyone is

Definitely a problem: I didn't realize that Bronwyn & Arondir were in what later becomes Mordor!

My sister insists that I watch the show with her so I can hit pause and explain things for her. Her fiance fell asleep 10 minutes into Ep 1. :D


Jessica - Sep 07, 2022 8:29:12 am PDT #1846 of 1916
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I didn't realize that Bronwyn & Arondir were in what later becomes Mordor!

I sort of assumed that based on context clues (definitely something very evil in the groundwater or whatever!) but yeah, I could really use a Second-to-Third Age translation guide.


dcp - Sep 07, 2022 11:54:26 am PDT #1847 of 1916
Lo que será, será.

I didn't realize that Bronwyn & Arondir were in what later becomes Mordor!

Was it? That didn't occur to me. I thought it was Rhûn, or perhaps Dorwinion.

ETA: Whooops! Looks like you were right. Ep. 3 gave us a nice pan of the map.


Consuela - Sep 11, 2022 12:53:30 pm PDT #1848 of 1916
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Finally saw eps 2 & 3 of RoP; liked them more. Definitely more AU -- for instance, Elendil has a daughter (of which I thoroughly approve!). I like the weird responses to Galadriel in Numenor, although frankly as an Eldar, she should look way less bedraggled. That's the whole point of being from Valinor, isn't it?

I liked both Miriel and Disa, as well. Didn't love the weird rock contest with Durin, but I did appreciate the explanation for his anger at Elrond. That made a lot of sense.

Still struggling with the short hair on the male Elves. WTF, this looks ridiculous.


dcp - Sep 11, 2022 1:13:06 pm PDT #1849 of 1916
Lo que será, será.

LotR: TRoP

I wonder whether Eärien will end up being the primary architect for Gondor.