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    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 2 points ago in XFiles

    Honestly I haven't had the heart to watch it I have been told it's an improvement on 10 but that's a pretty low bar.

    [–] Today marked my 100th donation tunnel-snakes-rule 2 points ago in australia

    I've had to tell them a couple of times too. I guess sometimes they just don't get around to updating people's details.

    [–] First Image of Jack Dylan Grazer & Zachary Levi as Freddy Freeman & Shazam in 'Shazam!' tunnel-snakes-rule 3 points ago in movies

    If the end of Apocalypse is anything to go by they don't even need that conversation.

    Of course the 'tactical gimp suits' made sense when the X-Men cinematic universe began almost years ago but I think we've reached a point where they're no longer necessary. I haven't seen any photos from the next X-Men folk so I don't know for sure, but here's hoping.

    I'm assuming you've read Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men because he wrote a similar exchange to your above scenario. Before he came along Grant Morrison had the characters abandon their flamboyant outfits for a more practical uniform.

    [–] Megan the screaming pug. tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in WTF

    Get back to me when german shepards are going through their lives in pain without ever being able to breathe properly.

    [–] Megan the screaming pug. tunnel-snakes-rule 4 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in WTF

    Might be rare but it happens. I say easily in the sense that it's a condition found mostly in pugs and other dogs with unnaturally short snouts. Who would have thought a dog that's been deformed for human pleasure would have health issues.

    [–] Megan the screaming pug. tunnel-snakes-rule 14 points ago in WTF

    And their eyeballs pop out of their sockets pretty easily. Well, I say socket but it's mostly a smooth bit of skull.

    [–] The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch | Richard Cooke tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in australia

    How recently had he been seen outside? I assume he's already all tubes and implants.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in XFiles

    Yeah. I think that's partly why I could never get into Supernatural... the two leads were both hardcore believers. It worked fine for the show but I just kept wishing the show had a Scully. Eventually I gave up and rewatched the X Files again.

    [–] I can't stand the way characters are treated and speak in shows about high school. tunnel-snakes-rule 3 points ago in television

    Definitely. A few of the parents plated 80s/90s teens. Luke Perry, Molly Ringwald, Mädchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich.

    [–] I can't stand the way characters are treated and speak in shows about high school. tunnel-snakes-rule 3 points ago in television

    My favourite is Steve McQueen as a teen in The Blob. He was 28, but a 1950's 28, so he looked closer to 40. So it's kind of hilarious watching a grown man sneak out of his room to avoid being grounded by his parents.

    [–] Boris Johnson resigns as UK Foreign Secretary tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in worldnews

    Well if it makes you feel any better the Australian government doesn't believe in climate change so we're all good.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 2 points ago in XFiles

    Their relationship isn't exactly given a hard reset but it definitely takes a few leaps backwards.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in XFiles

    I feel bad for telling someone to avoid more of what they love because I was in your exact position. I grew up with The X-Files, the first season was one of my first DVD purchases (that shows my age) so when it came back I was thrilled. Then I watched the first episode of Season 10. I was disappointed but I thought "okay, it's not the first time we've been deliberately misled, let's see how this goes." A few stand-alone episodes were good, one made me tear up and then the final episode.

    I was angry when I finished watching. Yes, it's just a TV show, I know that but I was really angry at what Chris Carter had done to this universe, this mythology, these characters that I love.

    I don't like telling people not to watch Season 10, but I really don't want anyone else to experience the anger I felt at the end of it.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 2 points ago in XFiles

    Yeah, that was what broke me. I totally get that someone might want to trick Mulder into believing it was all fake, they've done it before but by this point so much has happened to both him and Scully that there's no way he (or us as the audience) would believe that crap.

    People say Season 11 is an improvement but I haven't had the desire to see it.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in XFiles

    Essentially, she does yeah. And there's no explanation as to why. In fact their whole relationship is basically reset.

    If you want more X-Files at the end of Season 9, watch the second movie, but stop there. While Season 10 has some cool stand-alone episodes it essentially discards all mythology and all character development.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in XFiles

    Was it aliens though? I thought it was all a government conspiracy that faked everything alien related. At least that's what Season 10 was trying to tell me.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago in XFiles

    Thanks for that reply, I've never seen it so eloquently put.

    Scully has become the character who made me to understand this infantilization of the audience. when 20 years ago i started watching X-files, of course, initially i fell in love with Mulder and was angry on Scully's stubborness. but eventually, it's Scully who started grabbing the biggest piece of my interest.

    That's exactly what happened to me on my fifth or sixth rewatch. As a kid of course I related to Mulder and got frustrated with Scully, but as an adult she's the real hero of the show to me.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 2 points ago in XFiles

    Yes, I should have mentioned that his crazy and insane theories are right more often than not. But they're still crazy from a real world point of view, which is a world we inhabit and a world Scully clings to because it keeps her grounded.

    Scully keeps a skeptically scientific mind on all of these cases. She forces Mulder to show his workings, to come up with fact based evidence instead of what his gut tells him.

    Despite what fans claim (or what is portayed in Season 10) Scully is willing to change her mind with evidence, we see it throughout the first nine seasons.

    I know it's an amusing trope to portray her in this aggressive unbeliever role, but it doesn't track when you see her development over the course of the series. She believes, but not as readily as Mulder.

    Of course it doesn't help that the writers kept writing their way into corners. Scully was constantly being knocked out or falling over or somehow missing the proof right in front of her.

    I also wish they'd let her be right once in awhile, it'd help dispel this idea that she was disagreeing with Mulder for the sake of it.

    [–] How long before Scully believes? tunnel-snakes-rule 8 points ago in XFiles

    Her skepticism is important. Mulder always just jumps to the most outlandishly insane theories with little to no evidence.

    Scully is a scientist, so she's more inclined to go for an explanation that has a basis in fact.

    Additionally, while she's almost always wrong (great job there, Chris Carter) her theories more often than not help Mulder develop some evidence for his theories or convince him to look in a different direction that eventually solves the case.

    I mean just because she's seen sliens or a dude squeeze into an impossibly small space it doesn't mean she should believe in mermaids because Mulder reckons they're real.

    If you want a show about a pair who both believe in crazy shit go watch Supernatural.

    [–] Unpopular opininon: Mr. New Vegas is a better radio host than Three Dog or Travis. tunnel-snakes-rule 1 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in Fallout

    In this case it's the faux innocent "Unpopular opinion" that finally made me snap. Any post praising the game will be as far from unpopular as you can get.

    [–] Unpopular opininon: Mr. New Vegas is a better radio host than Three Dog or Travis. tunnel-snakes-rule 122 points ago in Fallout

    Unpopular opinion: New Vegas is better than Fallout 3.

    Oh my god, we fucking know. Now please let me get back to the inferior game I prefer.