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    [–] Ghostcrawler response to his criticisms and state of league Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 3 points ago in leagueoflegends

    She simply doesn't have enough damage mitigation to deal with that kind of burst. Her shield maxes out at 210 strength with a 0.7 AP ratio. Even if she's at a somewhat "reasonable" point in the game with Eye of the Watcher and an Ardent Censer, that shield is like, 275-300 strength max. With strong burst passives like Zed and Kha'zix combined with Electrocute, you simply can't mitigate that much damage on your ADC without summoner spells. The Monsoon heal certainly won't heal fast enough.

    As opposed to Lulu who hits two buttons and makes someone 500-1000 health/shield stronger and then polymorphs the offending assassin into a squirrel or something so the rest of her team can deliver a beat down on them.

    [–] Ghostcrawler response to his criticisms and state of league Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 2 points ago in leagueoflegends

    Personally, I like the crab meta. Mostly because I figured out my own optimal pathing and the champions I play are really good at fighting over the crab at level 2 if someone comes to contest. It's basically free early game wins for me.

    [–] Ghostcrawler response to his criticisms and state of league Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 3 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I dunno. A lot of people I know (me included) would agree with you that we liked playing support more when we could buy green wards. Actually, I just miss being able to buy green wards period. But that's also part of something that Riot is trying to move away from.

    They don't want there to even be a possibility that the map can be entirely lit up with wards. They want to force dark areas to create more risk and more opportunities to fight in competitive play and make their esport more exciting.

    [–] Turret aggro bug in Tyler1's game Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in leagueoflegends

    Minion agro makes no sense I swear. I lose so much CS to none of the minions dying or me taking damage from champions but then in between autos all the minions will randomly decide to change which one they're targeting and hit the one I was solo killing while they were supposed to be weakening the other ones.

    [–] Turret aggro bug in Tyler1's game Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 2 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I don't know if it counts (just because I'm not sure the un-target-ability is supposed to function the same way) but back when I was playing a lot of Xayah, I found myself getting hit a lot in the middle of her ultimate.

    Not even questionable stuff either like "Oh maybe I hit the button too late and the command didn't ping the server in time" or anything like that. It'd be stuff like seeing a Nautilus ult coming and timing it so that it would reach me when I'm at peak height of Featherstorm but I'd still get hit, take the damage, get knocked up and die from the followup.

    Always wondered if it was a bug or intentional but always assumed it was bugged. Spaghetti code and all that.

    [–] What are subtle red flags at a job interview that say, "Working here would suck"? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 21 points ago in AskReddit

    If they get defensive, there's your cue.

    Hopefully they're not just a socially awkward person who isn't ready for the question so their response seems naturally suspicious.

    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in movies

    First of all, I didn't say to remove the dust cloud. My argument from the start has been clear visual action. Though there are parts which cut through to see Arthur, they are very rare. You can have things to supplement action, but in the majority of cases, it simply substitutes it.

    Second, it is a logical fallacy. Because rather than countering my real argument, you moved the goal post to counter how I phrased it. However I phrased it, the spirit of my argument that it is a ridiculous and dumb way to put the sword in the stone. It provides no different explanations as to why the rock is not mundane since in either case the magic comes from the sword, not from Uther. In the original legends themselves, there's no explanation about the rock. Everybody knows its about the sword.

    Third, it's not rooted in my opinion. It's rooted in definition. Look up the meaning of the word sacrifice. The two definitions that could be used in this scene are 1) to purposely allow your opponent to win or 2) to give something up for the sake of other considerations. In the case of #1 it is explicit that he was never going to win. It's not a sacrifice. In the case of #2, he's not giving anything up that he hasn't already lost (his life) so it's still not a sacrifice. Him putting the sword into a stone doesn't change anything. He's still stopping Vortigern either way, it's just that one is very strange and nonsensical, the other follows a natural train of thought for anyone who thinks about a magic sword being thrust into a stone.

    I never said that I thought the story needing to go a different way was the reason I think this is a bad movie (once again, you deflecting my argument to say I'm making an argument that I didn't). I said that I think it's poor in construction. Pacing and editing is what made this movie bad. The Uther thing is just a side point that I have difficulty getting over because it's so flipping dumb.

    [–] Summer Mordred and Winter Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in grandorder

    I think there's more to the comic somewhere since the last page cuts off


    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in movies

    I'm saying, what is the point of action if not to watch it? To comprehend and understand it? People are excited by good action scenes, things that clearly show the hero fighting his enemies and beating them. Confusion action is bad action. Here's a great video essay all about it. Anyone can create an explosion of rocks. That's not exciting on its own. You're paying to watch the action aren't you? So you should be able to comprehend it. To put it another way, if the cameraman was shaking the camera for the entirety of a boxing match, do you think that he wouldn't get fired the moment that match ended? Because it gets in the way of what you're trying to watch. Furthermore, that scene is almost entirely CGI. There's no good reason not to be able to produce the scene with clarity.

    Your argument against this is that without the dust you would have to watch Arthur fight people, that Arthur fighting is the less interesting than dust. You're saying that flying rocks and dust explosions is more exciting than watching a superpowered man with a magic sword singlehandedly dismantle a battalion of enemies? Sure, if that's your thing but I would bet good money that the majority of people would rather see the man fighting over dust explosions. Are you trying to tell me that you prefer that scene over this scene? If so, sure, that's your prerogative. If not, then I don't understand why you're arguing against me about it. I'm saying the scene is better when the action is clear and understandable to the audience.

    Onto other things, you're just using numerous logical fallacy arguments to combat my legitimate ones. I said that this being the way that the sword is put in the stone is easily one of the most ridiculous ways you could do it. You start naming more ridiculous ways saying that my argument is false because it's not the most ridiculous ways they could have told that aspect of the story. Thus, you ignore everything of what I was saying and simply try to say I'm wrong about something I was never saying. Just making the argument "it could be worse" doesn't negate anything I said. If I say I'm having a bad time because someone shot me in both legs, you don't contribute anything by saying, "Well they could have cut your arms off too."

    Onto countering your actual argument, you don't get a sense that Uther is trying to sacrifice himself to keep the sword. That whole scene just straight up says that he lost. It's not a sacrifice when you lose. When Josh Faraday blows himself up to destroy a gatling gun in the Magnificent Seven, that's a sacrifice. He could have walked away from that battle whenever he wanted but he purposely chose to die in order to make sure that others lived. You can call Uther's stand against Vortigern a sacrifice. But you can't call him turning into a rock a sacrifice. It's not a sacrifice when you already lost. It's just spite. It's more like Frieza trying to blow up the planet in Dragon Ball Z because he knows he can't beat Goku so he's going to kill all the innocent people he's trying to save.

    The point of all those comparisons being, you would have gotten exactly the same impression had he just stabbed the sword into a large rock instead of flourishingly flipping it into the air and stabbing it into his own body. It might even be more dramatic because you actually have the dead body of Uther instead of just some weird statue formation.

    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 2 points ago in movies

    As much as I love practical bullet hits and squibs, it's understandable why people don't do it as much anymore. It basically means you only have one chance to get it right. If you mess up the shot, you can't just "reset" squibs. You need to do everything over again and that costs money. Money to have multiple sets for backup or money for unexpectedly having to re-shoot because you messed it up.

    I mean, you gotta wonder how much it cost them when this happened.

    [–] Dissection of the "shawarma" scene Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 9 points ago in Marvel

    I honestly miss it since I moved away. Probably one of the only things I truly miss about the city that I can't get anywhere else.

    Chicken over rice with white sauce and just a little bit of hot sauce? Perfect. There's no halal quite like NYC halal cart halal.

    [–] Dissection of the "shawarma" scene Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 22 points ago in Marvel

    My ex-girlfriend would disagree with you. She loved shawarma the first time she tried it in a foreign country but then couldn't remember the name of it until this scene.

    Also, what's not to love about it? It's basically like any lamb wrap with white sauce you can get from a halal cart in NYC. People in NYC love their halal carts.

    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in movies

    Specifically as to the Sherlock Holmes example, that's a pretty unfair comparison because that scene literally lays out every action he takes verbally. Of course it would be easy to follow. And I think the comparison is especially unfair considering there's far more of an opportunity for devices such as that because it's Sherlock Holmes, and because of that such fit thematically. If the scene was transplanted to King Arthur it would not only feel out of place but would certainlyly be called a rip off.

    What I meant about this is that even if he doesn't lay out the what he's doing verbally, the action of speeding up and slowing down at the point of contact is a very good way to showcase fight scenes. Not only has Guy Ritchie personally done it before, but it's been shown in other movies to be effective. It allows the audience to fully appreciate the action instead of getting the reaction of, "Well there's a lot of movement on the screen and I can't tell what's going on but I guess it's supposed to be exciting."

    My point with Uther is that there's a million different dramatic ways he could have put the sword in a stone but that was easily the most ridiculous and nonsensical. What if instead of having the fight take place on a dock, it took place just 20 feet further away on land and he thrusts the sword into a stone with his dying breath. The sword glows so you know some kind of magic is involved, Vortigern tries to pull it and is visibly confused that he can't, and then he turns to watch Arthur float away on the boat in disappointment. You could even have Uther pull an Odin and whisper something along the lines of, "Whosoever holds this hammer sword, if he be worthy, shall posses the power of Thor a king." No need for further explanations, no audience reactions of "wtf is he doing?", and easily concise and dramatic.

    It's just unnecessarily convoluted.

    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in movies

    The problem wasn't that scene in particular, it's that the entire movie was cut like this.

    It's bad because none of it makes any sense. It's barely comprehensible to the Arthur, let alone the entire audience. It's not even a real training montage because he gets out the other side of it not really having learned anything significant. It just feels like a waste of time. The real "training montage" happened at the beginning of the movie where he was growing up. That was a perfectly fine thing because it made sense, it was understandable, there were intricacies to pick up on, like the money in the wall and how he's growing over time and learning to deal with the troubles that come his way. There are no such things in the Darklands scene. It's just a flailing of body parts and unanswered questions. Even the scenes that are supposed to be cool just turn into incomprehensible flailing of body parts.

    Which is in stark contrast to Guy Ritchie's previous work on Sherlock Holmes where everything is crisp and visually cohesive.

    Then you look at the rest of the movie where there are multiple flashbacks they visit twice with about 30-40 seconds of new content each time, a final fight with Vortigern twice, and the absolutely strange moment of Uther losing a fight and then instead of dying he thinks to himself, "You know what I should do? I should turn around, throw this sword up in the air really cool, kneel down and let it stab me and turn me into a fucking rock."

    Is there an explanation for that? No there isn't. Not where he got the idea, not why he did it, not how he knew it would go down that way. As far as the audience is concerned the answer is "magic sword." It's just thrown into the movie and we're supposed to accept this as a logical or natural progression of the story. Never mind the fact that Vortigern in all his supernatural power could have easily just caught the damn thing. Or the fact that Uther was literally skewered and lifted off the ground and could have been killed right then and there but then he's let down, allowed to stumble, throw his sword, and once again turn into a fucking rock. Which, by the way, is a terrible reason for why the sword is in the stone. Even the 1998 Merlin movie had a better reason for the sword in the stone.

    Listen, I'm not one for handholding the audience or anything like that. My favorite visual media is The Wire, a show critically acclaimed for its complexity and tangible lack of handholding. A show that is presented as a narrative of what is happening in the world, not as a television show. But this movie just straight up didn't make sense or wasted time in so many places. There's a difference between handholding the audience and just not letting them know real important pieces of information. It's neither a good story nor a well told story.

    [–] Has a movie ever outclassed everything in its genre so bad that has nearly ruined that genre for you? Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 0 points ago in movies

    I don't find it to be unnecessary at all. The editing and pacing of that movie was garbage. It was a hot incomprehensible mess.

    I mean, take a look at this scene. It looks more like a trailer for the movie than an actual scene from the movie. And the whole movie is cut together like this. I might consider it a "fun movie" if it wasn't:

    a) trying so hard to be serious and new

    b) edited so poorly

    [–] The New Reddit Design Is Terrible Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in videos

    I understand what you're saying, but at the same time that's an argument you can't make. Advertisers (and investors) keep reddit alive just as much as mods do. Because mods don't pay for server and maintenance cost. They keep the site an organized and more peaceful place but if the people who literally pay money to keep this site running decided to stop then there would be no site.

    It's like you could have the best police officers in the world protecting a city, but that doesn't mean anything if there were literally zero municipal funds to keep the city in shape.

    [–] The New Reddit Design Is Terrible Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in videos

    Each post has an overflow menu shown by three dots and all you have inside is 'Save' and 'Hide'. This just negates the need for having a menu to wrap only two things.

    The most annoying part about this for me is that it means I have to click twice for a function that I normally only have to click once for. I use Save and Hide pretty frequently so being able to just scroll through stuff and click once and move on is essential to my "natural flow". I don't know why you'd create an overflow/dropdown menu for anything considering how everything fit perfectly fine before you had it. Why implement it now? Planning to add more options? What other options could you possibly have that could go in an overflow menu? Are we going to start having "React to this" options and then become truly cancer??

    [–] The New Reddit Design Is Terrible Cpt_Tsundere_Sharks 1 points ago in videos

    It was forced on me a few weeks ago and I had to jump through hoops to get it back to the legacy layout.

    And when I say "jump through hoops" I don't mean that it was terribly complicated to opt out. It's just that the first 7 times I tried to opt out, I'd log back in and still be stuck with the shitty new layout.