Inara: Who's winning? Simon: I can't tell. They don't seem to be playing by any civilized rules that I know.

'Bushwhacked'


Streaming 1: There Goes the Weekend

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Yeah, they're trying to piece together a narrative out of the appendices/some unpublished notes maybe but explicitly NOT the Silmarillion, which is a rough spot to be in.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


Consuela - Sep 11, 2022 4:10:50 pm PDT #1850 of 1916
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

ooh, that's a cool idea, dcp!


Kalshane - Sep 12, 2022 7:45:07 pm PDT #1851 of 1916
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

Willow series trailer: [link]

I didn't realize how much I wanted this. I'm actually more excited for this than any of the upcoming Marvel or Star Wars stuff (though Tales of the Jedi with pre-Sith Dooku looks interesting.)


Consuela - Sep 21, 2022 9:12:03 pm PDT #1852 of 1916
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

SW: ANDOR is GOOD! Like, really good? Like, smartly written and well-acted and the plot doesn't so far have huge gaping holes? It leaves a lot of stuff unexplained for you to wonder about but not in an annoying JJ Abrams kind of way.

My one complaint is that there is a lot of mumbling and I had to use closed captions.


Jessica - Sep 22, 2022 7:47:27 am PDT #1853 of 1916
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I finished League of Their Own and now I'm sad because I want more. Please send S2.