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hood
Member
Sat Feb 03 21:53:16
Anyone watching this?

I'm just over half way done with the season. Good stuff so far. A surprising amount of nudity though, for a Netflix production.
Aeros
Member
Sat Feb 03 21:57:17
"Hello, thank you for calling Netflix! You are Greenlit! Who am I talking too?"
Hrothgar
Member
Sat Feb 03 23:26:00
No, but I just watched The Matrix again tonight for first time in awhile. Damn such a good movie.
CrownRoyal
Member
Sun Feb 04 07:53:01
I watched 3 episodes last night, I don't know. At first I couldn't understand who is who and what's going on. I was really high though, so maybe it is not the shows fault. By the third episode it got somewhat clear. I still don't know who the black girl in flashbacks is
Daemon
Member
Sun Feb 04 08:21:58
Currently watching the old two seasons of Twin Peaks again. After that the new third one, I hope it will be good.
Seb
Member
Sun Feb 04 09:12:28
Read the books. Seems better than I remember the books being.

The black girl is Quellcrist Falconer.

She's a radical anarcho-socislist-feminist activist who led a rebellion against the protectorate. Her writings and aphorisms mean her philosophy - quellism - has become a pseudo religion. A sort of confuscianism


*POSSIBLE SPOLIERS*
In the tv series, they establish this with the book the rich guy gives Takeshi, and the museum exhibition.

They also seem to have conflated her with a separate character who led the Envoy corps. In the books, the Envoys were protectorate special forces, Takeshi quits after they are defeated in a battle to squash a planetary rebellion at Innenin.

In the tv series it seems Quell created the Envoys and the end of the Quellists rebellion replaces "Inenin" .
CrownRoyal
Member
Sun Feb 04 20:18:23
“The black girl is Quellcrist Falconer. ”

Yeah, I watched another two episodes today, the whole thing makes more sense now. They take their time to explain things. Plus, I wasn’t high. So now I believe I am up to speed.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 00:15:22
I'm surprised you even bother to smoke if you still can't build a tolerance.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 00:16:32
Regularly, that is. Most people refrain from frequent use if they can't build a tolerance I find.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 06:21:43
what frequent use, my boy? you mom and I indulge on weekends. She alters my carbons afterwards, if you know what i mean.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 10:30:37
Sounds like you're a bitch who can't smoke and enjoys a pegging.

Which I'm sure is more accurate than anyone here cares to know.
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 10:40:26
Ill check it out
hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 11:10:41
Seen 8/10 episodes. Interesting show, good premise, definitely has the legs to become a long standing series if they put in the effort.

Probably one of the better SciFi shows off the past few years.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 11:38:49
"Sounds like you're a bitch who can't smoke and enjoys a pegging. "

It does not sound like that at all, ask your mom. She like to lovingly smoke my pole, speaking of people who can smoke. I would like to put an emphasis on lovingly, we are very fond of each other, you know it
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:02:19
Old man gets too high to follow TV show, enjoys dildo in his ass.. Par for course for an Ontario Liberal.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:10:16
Any other ontario liberal having sex with your mom, my boy? Par for the course for us, but I hope she'd tell me, if she has other lovers.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:15:06
I will attempt to het even more high and watch the remaining episodes. I have so much medical weed, I don't know what to do with it.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:21:34
by the way pillz, what do you mean by building tolerance? Is this when weed has no affect on you? Sounds horrible. Why would I want to do it and stop enjoying weed? Fuck you, you douchy loser
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:21:40
no offense
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:43:30
CR still does "your mom" jokes. :/
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 12:58:50
Our love is no joke, beanie.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:00:40
CR's downward spiral is the most entertaining thing on UP
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:10:26
my boy, here is a tip for you. Any downward movement for me would be a huuuge improvement for a well-known loser such as yourself. Moreover, if loving your mother is a downward spiral, then by god, let me spiral out of control, while the lady blows me
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:11:12
also I am getting high in that picture, but that goes without saying. And only on weekends
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:32:51
Dude, what picture are you talking about? Do you know where you are? (he will respond with a reference to intimate matters with my mom).

CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:34:06
the picture of the downward spiral, I painted it like caravaggio
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:36:15
Speaking of Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes is basically what weed has done to you, today.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:37:44
has not, beanie
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:39:39
You're right, it is what has been done to you for ages.
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:39:56
You walked into that one.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:44:50
do you know why there are no Mexicans in Star Trek, mt?
obaminated
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:47:54
Of course you'll keep arguing....
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:48:53
who is arguing? we are trading jokes.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 14:56:17
Do you know the difference between a Mexican and an elevator?
Paramount
Member
Mon Feb 05 16:15:20
An elevator goes up and down. An Mexican goes to the USA?
hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 16:42:10
"do you know why there are no Mexicans in Star Trek, mt?"

Oh I know this one!

They were the first to be eaten during the savage times after world war III.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 17:26:37
Only one poster on UP has had their wife leave them.. Or seen their substance abuse problems get so bad they've had to quit drinking.

And yet here you are, talking about how much weed you're going to smoke despite the fact you're apparently so fucked you can't follow television.

Every post you make about your weed experiences is the same. 'damn I am so high, I had edibles' 'damn I was high, blah blah blah'.

I dont read every thread on UP, but I don't think any other smokers relate stories of how they were so high they couldn't do something, or got fucked out of their head on edibles, or whatever.

So either you can or haven't developed a tolerance, which means you're enjoying a mind fuck that probably appeals to you because it's the closest you're willing to get to drinking again, or you're a sad, attention seeking old man trying desperately to seem trendy.

It's probably both.

Most people who smoke, even occasionally, and get a 'full high' if we're going to describe your experience as such, tend to be functional. Those that aren't don't smoke... And tolerance varies. It can range from not getting high, to being able to consume more, to having to consume more, to just being able to function while high. For some that takes a while.

We all chase the dragon, but nobody wants to ride it forever. Unless they've got a problem. Which again, alcoholic as you are, you do.

Anyways, Hoods post was great. Cuckhat vindicated by star trek fan theory.
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 17:45:00
"An elevator goes up and down. An Mexican goes to the USA?"

No, the difference between mexican and elevator is that elevators can raise kids.

For the Star Trek joke, the line is - there are no mexicans b/c in future they don't work either
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 17:46:39
"So either you can or haven't developed a tolerance, which means you're enjoying a mind fuck that probably appeals to you because it's the closest you're willing to get to drinking again, or you're a sad, attention seeking old man trying desperately to seem trendy. "

You are the one talking to me, my boy. I wasn't addressing you. Who is seeking attention? You are projecting
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 17:48:05
"Most people who smoke, even occasionally, and get a 'full high' if we're going to describe your experience as such, tend to be functional. Those that aren't don't smoke..."


I am functional while high, btw. Ask your mom
Seb
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:02:14
Hood:

Try The Expanse - similar production values.

Three episodes into AC, am liking that the implications of the mcguffin are thought through better than I remember them being in the books.

Am no liking that they have conflated Virginia (leader of the envoys) and Quell. Completely changes the balance of Takeshi's character, the context of Quellism and Quell herself.

hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:16:06
"Am no liking that they have conflated Virginia (leader of the envoys) and Quell"

I've not read the books, so I'm rather out of the loop on this.
hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:20:53
Also.

"For the Star Trek joke, the line is - there are no mexicans b/c in future they don't work either"

That's a pretty shit line, since Mexicans are not stereotyped as jobless, but as working shitty jobs. At the very least, the line should be "because Star Trek isn't about janitors" or something.
hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:20:53
Also.

"For the Star Trek joke, the line is - there are no mexicans b/c in future they don't work either"

That's a pretty shit line, since Mexicans are not stereotyped as jobless, but as working shitty jobs. At the very least, the line should be "because Star Trek isn't about janitors" or something.
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:24:14
Ya, and there are niggers star trek so it can't be because they don't work
CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:26:54
lazy mexican jokes are archetypal, I am not going to abandon them just because they are inaccurate. Come on
mexicantardnado
Member
Mon Feb 05 18:30:01
I duuuuur got owned duuuuuuur.
hood
Member
Mon Feb 05 21:18:55
"Ya, and there are niggers star trek so it can't be because they don't work"

No need to insult the Klingons.
Seb
Member
Tue Feb 06 02:41:34
Hood:

If you haven't already, give the expanse a go. Quite similar in some respects.

If you haven't read the books, it's not really an issue. Also I can see why they can't use both characters in the way the book does - it relies too much on inner monologuing to have these two voices spouting various bits of wisdom in his ear.

Quell in the books sees violence as a necessary evil and is ambiguous about it though. Having her as not only a revolutionary philosopher activist but also a founder of a mystical ninja martial arts special forces corps is too much for me. Partially as the point about Quellism is that it's supposed to be a super practical humanistic approach to political and ways of living that anyone decent can live up to; in contrast to the impossible distribution of wealth in a capitalist society where the rich don't die. Conflating it with space ninjaism feels like it is going to break that. We shall see!





hood
Member
Tue Feb 06 07:39:09
"If you haven't already, give the expanse a go"

It only streams on Hulu over here in the states. Cannot watch it if I wanted to.
Seb
Member
Tue Feb 06 10:02:04
Ah, that's a shame! Torrent it off eztv?

If you like the cyber-punk-hard-boiled-detective vibe of AC, the first season at least is very much up your street.

Seb
Member
Tue Feb 06 10:12:09
While we are here, for anyone watching star trek discovery (which is pretty decent for star trek)

*Spoilers*

What odds will anyone give me that Georgiou, via species reassignment, ends up as the new Klingon Emperor?
jergul
large member
Tue Feb 06 12:06:50
Expanse is good. In both formats.
Paramount
Member
Tue Feb 06 12:28:11
I know! There are no tacos in space! Right?
hood
Member
Wed Feb 07 11:29:13
So I finished the show. Good series, good premise, great final conflict. Was a little disappointed that things ended so tidy to some extent, but was also pleased that something meaningful happened.

It will be interesting to see if/where they continue from here. Will they keep following Kovacs?



Of course, this is a good SciFi show, so it will undoubtedly be unceremoniously cancelled without explanation. Or, in this case, not renewed.
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Feb 07 11:31:06
I watched e06 last night, the show is definitely gets better
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Feb 07 11:31:24
*for my boi pillz, I was not high
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Feb 14 19:36:47
ok, I finished the series and it is definitely worth watching, second half is all action, with that relative coming out of nowhere
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Feb 14 19:38:03
I was mostly high for the last several episodes, pillzy. I rode the dragon, as you put it
Seb
Member
Thu Feb 15 03:16:33
Hood:

There are two more books following Kovscs, set on different world, so a good bet.
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