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The Last Item You Purchased?

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What was it? Whether it was a packet of chips, a video game, a CD, a magazine, a gun, a flower, a yacht or an island, post it here.

My most recent purchase was a CD - Dream Theater's "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence".

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  • @Comrade Pants said: Am I alone in thinking it wasn't very good?

    (Waits patiently for Dashing, prolific hater of all modern mainstream movies, to agree.)

    I don't know if you are alone, but I enjoyed it immensely. I wouldn't say its the greatest movie that I have ever scene, but I will say that it's one of the cleverest animated movies to come out within the last ten years or so. And I loved that there was no wasted space. Even the throwaway jokes at the beginning became major plot points by the end.

    All this, and I'm something of a sucker for villain protagonists and this one made up for the disappointment that was Despicable Me.

  • @Alcoremortis said: but I will say that it's one of the cleverest animated movies to come out within the last ten years or so.


    Define "clever". And "animated". And "movie.".

  • @Rather Dashing said: Define "clever". And "animated". And "movie.".

    That's nitpicky and you know it. Though, I will also amend a "that I've seen" to the end of my previous statement. For all I know there could be something better out there that I missed.

  • @Alcoremortis said: That's nitpicky and you know it.


    I'm trying to figure out where you're coming from on this because I have no idea what the statement actually means. I did not see what I'd consider to be a clever film when when I watched Megamind, so when I read this I don't know what you mean. Moment to moment gag stuff? Overall structure? Premise? Dialog writing? The use of clever here really and literally means nothing to me.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I'm trying to figure out where you're coming from on this because I have no idea what the statement actually means. I did not see what I'd consider to be a clever film when when I watched Megamind, so when I read this I don't know what you mean. Moment to moment gag stuff? Overall structure? Premise? Dialog writing? The use of clever here really and literally means nothing to me.

    Alright, if you really want to go through this thoroughly perhaps I'll just make it into "avoids the pitfalls commonly seen in most animated movies intended for children in the last ten years". Supposedly throwaway gags made at the beginning of the film are never really forgotten and there is no wasted space in the movie. My favorite example (spoilers...kinda) is we have the protagonist dehydrating garbage at the beginning to impress the girl. Mildly amusing, in the sense that it's yet another case of using advanced technology to accomplish menial tasks. But then later, during the being dumped scene with the rain, all the garbage starts becoming rehydrated, popping up again over the city. I found this and other such moments a really nice touch.

    Yes, it doesn't have a particularly original storyline, but it does tell an old story in a way that I found compelling. Especially how they left no loose ends in the story. Everything had a purpose for parts in the later narrative which is something that often find lacking in movies. And of course, the soundtrack was fantastic. But then again, it was also written by one of my favorite composers, so I might be slightly biased on that point.

    TL;DR It was fun. You remember fun, right?

  • @Alcoremortis said: Alright, if you really want to go through this thoroughly perhaps I'll just make it into "avoids the pitfalls commonly seen in most animated movies intended for children in the last ten years".


    OH! That makes a lot more sense to me and is something I could more or less agree with.

    TL;DR It was fun. You remember fun, right?


    :(

  • Insane 2 £19.54
    From Steam

    For a launch price, its very reasonable, and I hear it works good with a 360 controller.
    (Plus its hard to find a good arcadey PC racing game these days)

    Looks like Motorstorm, which isn't a bad thing since I like that game and wished there was a PC version.

  • @Rather Dashing said: OH! That makes a lot more sense to me and is something I could more or less agree with.


    :(

    Alrighty then. You should try to have more fun.

    Though, it should cheer you up a little bit that I'm starting up Fallout 2 again. After New Vegas, I really felt the need to complete my Fallout education.

  • @Alcoremortis said:
    TL;DR It was fun. You remember fun, right?

    @Alcoremortis said: :(


    Rather Dashing described in two posts. Well done, team.

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    Pulling movies to pieces can be fun!!

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