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Does anybody else absolutely despise the term "Video Essay"? I cringe every time a new video pops on YouTube with this prefix. People are trying too hard to come off as academic and intelligent nowadays haha.
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I do like complex and extensive video analysis, but it does seem a bit crass when they put that in the title and the video is just about ten minutes long with like 2 min commercials and such, lol
Lawliet
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I like them too, but I don't like the term "Video Essay", because it comes off as pretentious and self-legitimizing to me. Same as when they call comic books or manga "Graphic Novels", like they're ashamed of the medium and trying to come across as sophisticated when it's really not necessary.
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I do get your point with "Graphic Novels", while this term sounds interesting in my native language, I still take it as pretentious, really. But, I guess I'm a bit of a hypocrite in that regard, because I will never consider Berserk a comic book, I will always say first it's a manga (even though it's all the same thing, really, lol)
Speaking of Wee Hughie, it's so weird seeing Jack Quaid play him after I've read the comics. Got nothing against Mr. Quaid but god I do miss that short grumpy scotsman.

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I've been reading the The Boys comic from 2009 and I gotta say its a lot better than people give it credit for. Sure in comparison to the show it might not have a lot going for it but I really don't think the two are even comparable. The comics are edgy and gross but thats sort of the whole point and it never tries to be more than that. Quite different from the show thats more emotionally driven and "deep". Love them both but you definitely can't go into one expecting the same thing from the other. I hope they make an animated show that stays 100% faithful to the comics because that episode of Diabolical with Billy and Wee Hughie was really fun. :badbone:
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I've never read the comic book, but just started watching The Boys the other day while sick. It was cool. Homelander is the kind of character that makes me laugh a lot, he's such an hypocrite, a murderer, cunning, but still in the pocket of his female boss... I've yet to finish the first season (8 episodes, that's just enough short for me, imagine if series were 20+ eoisodes a season still!) but I'm pleasantly surprised. Protagonist is a bit annoying, but mostly because his jokes and anthics remind me of myself, lol
The new bcs episode was wild. It was so strange to see Kim like that, she almost reminded me of Skylar. I watch the show with my dad and he says she and Gene are gonna run away together. Personally I think one of them will go to jail, or worse. I guess we'll find out in 5 days.
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I really liked that montage, but in an infuriating way. It was deserved, it was grim, though in real life I honestly can't say it's this bad, because a normal person would get used to live a normal life (in general), a special one like Kim wouldn't, it's like assassinating her character altogether. I honestly wish she doesn't appear in the finale a là Melphy.
Grail
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I really enjoyed the new episode. But please don't post unmarked spoilers for the show! Many folks have probably not seen it yet! :magni:
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I don’t know what people are smoking but that new Predator movie sucked so bad i turned it off halfway. I immediately put the original on to cleanse my pallet
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Aazealh
Aazealh
Unfortunately I do think the bar is very low nowadays... Most new stuff is unwatchable to me.
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There's a new predator movie?
Grail
Grail
I haven't watched it yet, but I was generally hearing good things about it! I'll have to approach with caution. :schnoz:
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