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  1. OK. I'm on one hand wary of starting a new thread for every fucking thing. But hey, on other hand, if it gets us talking and posting, cool. So The Magicians. Just watched episode 6. Bulk of which is off reservation. But turning into geese, that is a classic book moment and I gave a little cheer. But it did also make me wonder - when did they get the body guard demon in the book? On graduation? Cause was half reminded of that by those scenes. I love the Julia story line. That was always one of the weaker parts of the book. And it provides such a strong contrast to Quentin's story.
  2. this is a spoiler thread and the movie was so fucking awesome!!!!!!
  3. Guess I should fill in the first bit with non-spoileriffic babble, so it won't show up in the Activity tab... Overall, this series really appeals to the Milton fan in me, and none more than this recent episode [titled `A Priest Walks into a Bar']. It addresses a lot of my doubts about Christianity, while at the same time one of its basic assumptions is that yeah, there is a God. So I kind of wonder what Christians would think of it, but I'm a little afraid to ask. Lucifer's anger at God over what happens to the priest reminds me of something Mz.Clean told me once, about something that happened to a family member. I won't say what, but she was justifiably pretty pissed-off about that, for a long time. Maybe she still is, sometimes, but has it pretty much under control now. So anyway, some idle speculation about upcoming episodes; I'm still willing to bet Det. Decker is his only vulnerability in this world -- that it only hurts when she slaps him, that bullets only make him bleed when she shoots him and so on, just as she's the only one who's immune to his devilish charm. So I still think the undead cop and Amenadiel [the angel who resurrected said cop] are in for a surprise, when he finally gets around to shooting Lucifer. ...Or maybe a near-death scare will give him further insight into the human condition. I mean, why not? It worked for Jesus, didn't it? And I still hope things *won't* go the classic [cliched] irritation > attraction > romance route with Lucifer and Chloe Decker. Luckily, it still doesn't seem to be going that way. Besides being the oldest trick in the book, as TV series go, it just doesn't work, imv. Their relationship seems built on mutual respect and personal boundaries -- boundaries which have *never* stood in this character's way before, I should add. So I think those boundaries should stay there. Cheers, Patrick.
  4. I guess there are at least a handful of us that have read Leviathan Wakes vs watching The Expanse TV series based on at least that 1st novel in the series now. So, from that I figure it may be worth having a thread to discuss and contrast. Even while I'm setting this up as a spoilers thread, we probably need to find a careful balance, given the fact we'll not all have read all the books are seen the episodes as quickly as anyone else. But I'm sure we can work with that to some degree. Couple things that strike me. The Earth led narrative in the TV series, that isn't in the book - so it gives another layer. Not sure whether that is going to be of benefit, it should be, but how they balance out the plot over the course of the series remains to be seen. There are obviously a number of changes at work - how Miller's partner is being handled, and the interactions between Holden's crew, particularly the suspicion being put on Naomi. Some of the TV tropes are typical - the visual elements, the added things that are there for TV suspense that weren't in the book. But the fact it conforms reasonably strongly with a space opera/hard sf(ish) approach to world building is what I think will make it particularly interesting.
  5. So I have kind of mixed feelings. There were things I really liked (his use of music, his narration) and things that I thought were unnecessary (the lead-up to and manner of death of Bruce Dern's son). The way Minnie, Judy, et al. behaved when we saw them seemed incredibly false to me. And Minnie didn't seem to have anything against the Mexican. I understand it was to be a point in contrast with the other part of the movie, but it was janglingly, distractingly false. I thought the Channing Tatum ex machina bit was well done. I still wish we'd ha a better explanation of what Daisy Domingue (sp?) had done to earn that bounty.
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