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what she says: the new assassin’s creed game looks disappointing
what she means: i want to play as a female assassin, not four men. i want more development on the modern timeline. i want ubisoft to listen to the wishes of me and many other fans of the franchise, as opposed to shoving a regurgitated game with better freerunning and a nicer looking world down our throats.
The problem with designing games is the same as any other creative expression: you’re never going to please everyone. I have no problem with a female assassin, but there are other fans of the series who might not share that view. Personally, I would be happier if they did away with any part of the modern storyline altogether, since I believe that it’s the worst written and weakest part of all the games. I like the assassin’s creed games that already exist and have no problem with following a similar format in new locations and time periods. You have a right to your opinion but it’s unreasonable to expect Ubisoft to change to please you and fans like you when it is easier and cheaper for them to stay the course and please a similarly large number of fans
“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya
Bro she’s 17. Give her some credit. It’s not like she’s 10
Just started the 3rd season of BBC’s “Misfits.” What I find strange about British tv is that they seem completely fine to continue a show with completely new characters. The American equivalent would be something like Breaking Bad having a season where Walter and Jesse quit the meth business so now the show is about two random dudes who take over their niche. And then it’s just like that for 2 more seasons and then gets cancelled.
X-Men Days of Future Past: Power Piece - Clarice Furguson aka Blink
Know what would have made this character interesting and compelling to me? Lines. Seriously. This freaking movie had some many freaking problems. Chief among them is the dramatic lack of X-men in a FREAKING X-MEN MOVIE. They set up a cool team of resistance fighting mutants in a dystopian future and 90-95% of the film is following 3 dudes in 1973, 2 of which are ACTIVELY SUPPRESSING their mutant powers. Did you know Sunspot was part of the future mutant team? He’s the fire guy who has no lines and is never referred to by name. Now, I’m glad Bryan Singer is back and some of the character work was indeed compelling. But, if you’re going to have this many characters die horrible deaths, it helps make those deaths meaningful if they at least speak beforehand
I really hated this scene. In the book, there are rumors he’s bisexual, and I wouldn’t want them to erase a character’s sexuality. But HBO used a highly sexualized scene to introduce two characters
- from a desert kingdom not based on the medieval European fantasy model
- whose citizens dress in a mix of costume pieces from various Asian and Middle Eastern cultures
- who aren’t white people
- who speak with indeterminate accents an English speaking audience is meant to recognize as vaguely “foreign.”
Sure, the sex and violence in the scene was in keeping with the show’s reputation for titillation, but in A Storm of Swords, Oberyn arrives in King’s Landing in a large procession, with banners and knights in an intimidating retinue. On Game of Thrones, he and his paramour Ellaria are introduced while they’re casually selecting whores in the pleasure house. Later, Oberyn stabs a man in the hand for insulting him. This is a far cry from riding up in an intimidating procession, with his reputation as an elegant and deadly fighter, as a prince of Dorne, The producers chose instead to sensationalize the sexuality of both Oberyn and Ellaria, an element that wasn’t present in the source material, in an attempt to show the audience how “exotic” they are.
And that’s gross as fuck.
As a huge fan of the books and specifically Oberyn Martell, I have to disagree. His introductory scene shows him to be a man who does what he wants and doesn’t care what people think about him. He doesn’t stab a man in the hand for insulting him, but when he calls his paramour, Ellaria Sand, a whore. Oberyn genuinely loves Ellaria but can’t marry her because of her low status as a bastard. He is naturally very protective of her and doesn’t like anyone insulting her honor. Not to mention that he follows the hand stabbing by out-talking Tyrion. Tyrion. A man who has spent the entire show wielding words with the same deadly precision as other characters wield swords. Oberyn Martell is on-screen for about 5 minutes and the audience knows that he is smart, capable, and has a sense of honor and justice that rivals Ned Stark.
So yes, the Martells are introduced as “vaguely foreign” and “from a a desert kingdom not based on the medieval European fantasy model” (which of course is right in line with the books) but it is far from the most important thing about them in this scene. As for the fact that they are introduced in a brothel, we’re talking about a show that coined the term “sexposition.” Their sexuality is not important. I liked Oberyn Martell when I read the books. I liked Oberyn Martell even more after this scene.