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BlackDragon98

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Speaking about books, do any of you remember that burning trainwreck of a film called "A Wrinkle in Time"?

And I mean the 2018 version, not the 2003 version which was actually decent.
 

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Just checking out the thread on SB.com and people claim that the characters look perfect. Wtf, did you even read the same books?!?
But, Culsu! It's all sooooo progressive, so it has to be good!!! /s

I myself think there should just be a blanket ban on adaptions until the 2040s/when the progressive paradigm is an unpleasant memory. Race swapping the cast is almost always an indication of ideology on the part of the writers, and they will put that ideology ahead of good story telling.
 

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That's already plainly apparent in this, given the great importance of heritage and bloodlines in both WoT and The Witcher. You simply don't have a society that is both ethnically diverse (The Two Rivers, Amazon) and reclusive and almost exclusively interbreeding for close to 2000 years (The Two Rivers, books). Also, the sort of casting they made based on ethnic stereotypes is doubly annoying since it goes completely against the grain of the world. The Borderlands, for example, have many culturally Asian-derived influences, but are not ethnically Asian. The same is true for the Seanchan (who, in turn, have a heavy Texan drawl). Anyway, too much to say, and I'm just on my mobile and on vacation. I'm still going to watch it since I get Amazon Prime, but I don't have high hopes.

Edit: One other thing that really doesn't fit, aside from all the woke problems is the ages of the Edmonsfielders. They all, each and every single of them, look too old. They should all be between 17-19, with Nyneave being in her mid twenties! The 'boys' here all look like they are well on their way to hit 30, with Matt - the most mischievous and boyish one - looking like a 30 y.o. hobo. If this manages to go on for more than one season the men are seriously in danger of starting to go grey and/or Bald, depending on their genetic disposition. 🙄😂
 
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Well, having seen the new God of War trailer, some alarm bells are ringing. Can't confirm it, but I think they've blackwashed Angrboda. You know, one of Loki's wives who has almost always been depicted as white?

Call me paranoid, but race swapping almost always seems to indicate lower quality because the writers are woke and prioritising politics over story.
 

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Well, having seen the new God of War trailer, some alarm bells are ringing. Can't confirm it, but I think they've blackwashed Angrboda. You know, one of Loki's wives who has almost always been depicted as white?

Call me paranoid, but race swapping almost always seems to indicate lower quality because the writers are woke and prioritising politics over story.
They are neosoviets.And when soviets made everybody who made any invention russian,neosoviets turn whites into blacks/pederasts/both.

P.S in soviet occupied Poland there was jokes about that - philosophy was made not by greeks,but comrade Pietia Goras.
And first bulb was made not by Edison,but russian Iwanow - but first working by Edison.
 

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So, this is new. The Activist is a new reality show where various activists compete to see who can become Trump's Apprentice become more well known and get the audience engaged with their causes. It promises to be a show that will produce real change and totally not just cynically use their causes to generate money for CBS.

 

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I have to say that the current (and now thankfully final) season of Brooklyn 99 is just so contaminated with wokeshit.
 

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Welp, fat Thor has found his way into God of War Ragnarok.

I think I may be sitting this one out.

That aside, I think the warning signs where there in God of War 2018 where they outright demonised the Aesir. Thor, for all his faults, is a hero of man and a brave warrior. Not quite the worst "butchering bastard in the nine realms."
 

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Welp, fat Thor has found his way into God of War Ragnarok.

I think I may be sitting this one out.

That aside, I think the warning signs where there in God of War 2018 where they outright demonised the Aesir. Thor, for all his faults, is a hero of man and a brave warrior. Not quite the worst "butchering bastard in the nine realms."
To be fair, the God of War series has always been about demonizing mythological characters in order to better justify slaughtering them. It's the main reason I've never been a fan of the franchise.
 

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To be fair, the God of War series has always been about demonizing mythological characters in order to better justify slaughtering them. It's the main reason I've never been a fan of the franchise.
At least in the originals they semi-got away with it by pinning it all on Pandora's box infecting the pantheon. That and Kratos was a monumental twat as the God of War, so it wasn't like Zeus wasn't concerned without reason. Ares meanwhile was a vicious cunt even in his own myths, so his behaviour isn't too out of character.
 

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic PS5 Remake is a REIMAGINING?


So yeah, seems they hired a very woke SJW to reimagine it for the 'modern audiences'.

So you can bet your bottom dollar that they’re going to make it woke as fuck and make all the male characters very flawed and toxic and make all the women strong and perfect.
 

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Another one that got increasingly woke as time went on is Critical Role. I enjoyed much of Campaign One, and a few early sessions on Campaign Two, but in and between it all became increasingly woke with seemingly everybody ending up gay or bi or whatever.
 

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with seemingly everybody ending up gay or bi or whatever.
In their quest for representation, they always seem to dramatically blow out of proportion the "minority" in question's presence. If you wanted to accurately represent gays, you'd need one out of a named cast of twenty-five to be gay. They are that infinitesimal of a minority, hence why history has never paid all that much attention to them.
 
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