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The Rant/Complaint Thread >:C

Postby Earthshine » 6 years ago

Gotta rant about something? Have a complaint that you just want to get off your chest? Be mindful though and conform to the forums rules (no politics and the like). Be aware that some of these rants do not require any 'fixing' or advice to help, but are in fact just complaints unless specified. However support is always welcomed!

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Why is it that after waiting for 10 years for a film to be released that is accurate and decent about Alan Turing it's only available to those living in the UK? No plans for a US release on DVD any time soon either! Also it was only viewed in the US during film festivals, special presentations on the Science Channel and during exhibition screenings in universities. Why no DVD yet? :shifty:

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Postby jeffbert » 6 years ago

Hmm, good question. I hate cheep advertising slogans; quality Ford store come to mind. It is a dealership, though they obviously want us to tink about the buying process as lacking the usual unpleasant parts, such as high pressure sales tactics, etc. Then there is the quality part, We already assume there is high quality in modern cars, so why emphasize it? :lol: As for me, I do not trust the big three.

Then there are the ones that say they will contribute x cents for every dollar we spend on their products to a good cause. If I wanted to support such causes, I know how to write a check. If the company's board of directors wants to be charitable, let them do so without the banners & fireworks. It is a lowbrow tactic to tie one's charity to the purchase of one's stuff.

What's all this, I hear about endangered feces? :D :sick:
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Postby EyeOdyssey » 6 years ago

Oh boy. This is something I wrote a while back about something that really has bugged me about the film industry. Please excuse all the possible spelling errors. I do get quite angry in this one though, be warned. It's slightly censored in some places.

This first rant can be considered a little controversial, so if there's anything I need to edit out to make it more "safe", just tell me.
I already edited a few things myself to make it safer while still keeping the original point.
Just for reference sake, I believe a film should have an R rating if it's to intense/complicated for most teens to handle, like A Scanner Darkly or most of David Lynch's filmography.
While looking on Cartoon Brew I found out that Sony is intending to make their first “R Rated Animated Film”, being that I am a fan of films like If…. and the Shining, I was hoping that there was going to be a piece of animation that tries to be genuinely dark, or even an allegory. Boy was I disappointed.

“After falling out of a shopping cart, the hero sausage and his new friends embark on a journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.”

You’ve gotta’ be kidding me. I assume this film is going to have an R Rating just because of the fact that the script writers will stoop down to the brain levels of a 13 year old and continuously exploit the obvious phallic related jokes. It might as well be PG-13 because all it will most likely be is all out immaturity. How tasteless can you get? “Hey look, a hotdog, it looks like a *$!%! LOL” is most likely going to be the tagline of the film. And it’s the same thing a group of IQ level 40 college students will say at a party. “Sausage Party” oh darn it, I should’ve read the title to the stupid film before I even looked into it a bit more! I guess it’s going to have an R Rating because of the fact that’s going to be released in America. The place where a film with someone being brutally decapitated onscreen get’s a PG-13, but a movie with hints of nudity here and there (in a non pornographic manner) gets an R (or even the dreadful NC-17, ooooohhh).

It’s all a difference in culture. If they tried to make a movie like Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mepris (Contempt) in America the censors will go crazy!

There are foreign films that where made for children that could have nudity in them (once again, not in a pornographic manner). For some reason, while mindless violence/gore/dismemberment is okay in films while sex is not here, it’s the complete opposite everywhere else. I’m not saying that we should start making G rated films where characters randomly have sex onscreen. But for crying out loud America! Grow up!


I think it's safe to say I was really angry when I was writing it. I actually do a lot of written rants. Here's another one.

If there is one thing that always gets on my nerves, it’s an Americanization of something to where it’s completely demonized. I recently discovered (to my disappointment) that a horror story was written about dreamcatchers. I was already dismayed by the concept, but I still read it just to see what it (dreamcatchers) would now be viewed as in the public eye. Oh dear. After finishing I was truly unsatisfied. Proven by the fact that at this very moment, I am shaking my head while typing this. Grinding my teeth while holding a scowl, I will tell you why this story has flustered me.

It involves a man whose child was kidnapped by the vengeful ghost of a native American. Already falling into the old “Them injuns are evil” stereotype. So Injun Joe here is already one thing. The man begins to have nightmares while following the smokey tracks left behind the ghost (more stereotyping). Eventually he finds the remains of his son which where formed into a dreamcatcher (his skin being the main nest while the rest of him was used for the circle around it). And after that the ghost kills the father with a tomahawk. Dear lord. the stereotypes. They are so bad they hurt! They might as well have the ghost just blurt out the phrase “How”.

As someone with native American heritage, I am offended. It makes me sad knowing that possibly a new generation will now know of the dreamcatcher by this shameless pile of trash. There are two versions of the story already (I checked). Ugh. The overuse of extreme details of gore and other things like that make it one of the most tasteless stories I ever read. You can’t make decent horror literature just out of shock value.
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Postby Prettywitchiusaka » 6 years ago

Okay, this is a small one, but I'm getting really sick and tired of people on Tumblr calling Madoka Magica sexist because the female characters in it are "tortured." If these people honestly feel the show is sexist, I think they're looking in the wrong place.

As far as I'm concerned, if people want to cry sexism on Madoka, they should probably consider a very specific scene in episode 11. That scene to me is FAR more sexist than calling out Urobochi for writing well rounded female characters who suffer consequences for their actions.

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Postby Juanita » 6 years ago

This is my kind of thread :) I'll definitely be posting rants later.

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Postby EyeOdyssey » 6 years ago

It's a fun one indeed. I do rant quite a bit myself.
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Postby Juanita » 6 years ago

I rant A LOT in real life though I try not to. I rarely rant on the Internet as well, bu this thread will let me take out my steam. It's a good idea.

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Postby Astrogirl500 » 6 years ago

I love your new ico EyeOdyssey :)
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Postby Earthshine » 6 years ago

Having this thread also frees up many of the single threads that existed on this forum that were just short-term complaints that only had maybe 5 posts total. That ways things are neater. :)

It's great to have a thread like this just so long as everyone plays nice and smart.

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Postby Earthshine » 6 years ago

>:C

Why is it I only get a job offer AFTER I stop looking for work and do not have the schedule required to fit said job offer?! I spent all my summer looking for a small part time job to fill in some time and got NOTHING, but after I stop looking for over a month THEN I get called in for a job.


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