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« Reply #3660 on: Mar 18th, 2015, 04:53am »

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« Reply #3661 on: Mar 18th, 2015, 07:41am »

on Mar 17th, 2015, 5:27pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Yeah, I found this out quite a while ago. To be honest though, while Peeves may have been funny, I really like the first film how it is. I don't think he would have added that much to it.

That said, I'm not one of those people who constantly nitpicks the series. IMHO it's an awesome film series all the way through. A few odd flaws here and there, but all of them are very easy to forgive. The whole thing is just monumental. Sadly, there are people out there who for some reason have to nitpick every last detail to the point of rejecting the films altogether. Just check out these absolutely baffling 1/10 reviews for the critically-acclaimed DHP2:

www.imdb.com/title/tt1201607/reviews?filter=hate

Seriously?! 1/10 because the filmmakers made a few changes? Does the movie really lose 9 whole points because of that? rolleyes If DHP2 gets one star out of ten, what kinds of scores would these guys give to legendary cinematic stinkers like Battlefield Earth, Alone In The Dark and The Last Airbender?



I only watched the first one as it seemed they were making it up as they went along. For example, they had to get into the library without being seen for some reason or other but couldn't because the librarian was always there and what did Harry Potter get from his dad for Christmas? An invisible cloak!! rolleyes
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« Reply #3662 on: Mar 18th, 2015, 8:32pm »

on Mar 18th, 2015, 07:41am, supernatural wrote:
I only watched the first one as it seemed they were making it up as they went along. For example, they had to get into the library without being seen for some reason or other but couldn't because the librarian was always there and what did Harry Potter get from his dad for Christmas? An invisible cloak!! rolleyes

It can be tough to understand at first, but once you get into the world of Harry Potter, it's a thoroughly addictive and enthralling journey. The sheer amount of uniquely surreal ideas that Rowling created is astonishing. At first, I was lost as well. I didn't get the film either. So I read the book a couple of times, and then the film finally made perfect sense. And from then on, I was hooked and Harry Potter became one of my all-time favourite works of fiction.

Oh, and by the way, Harry's Dad, and Mum, are dead. The cloak belonged to his Dad, it was passed down to him. And as for why he needed it, he had to use it sneak into the library to steal a restricted book so they could find out who Nicholas Flamel is (he's the 600+ years old owner of the philosopher's stone, which is what the first book is about). To be honest, this aspect of the first novel wasn't written (or adapted to screen) very well. Rowling's writing improves dramatically from Book 1 to Book 2. The first book is more of a fun novelty bag of odds and ends, a comedic and light-hearted little prelude to the better Potter books written afterwards.
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« Reply #3663 on: Mar 19th, 2015, 06:37am »

Maybe I should give the rest a try then smiley
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« Reply #3664 on: Mar 19th, 2015, 12:23pm »

on Mar 19th, 2015, 06:37am, supernatural wrote:
Maybe I should give the rest a try then smiley

Start with the books, then watch the movies. smiley
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« Reply #3665 on: Mar 19th, 2015, 6:46pm »

Some people really make me facepalm sometimes. rolleyes

A man gets attacked by a polar bear in Svalbard.
The man gets badly mauled and screams for help.
The polar bear gets shot dead and the man is rescued and flown to hospital.
This news was posted to Facebook.
The users respond with variations of "OH NO, WHY DID YOU KILL THE POLAR BEAR?!" and condemns the man for not dying.

So, if these people were being mauled to death by an endangered animal, they'd say "Oh, what a shame. I'm being killed by an animal. Oh well, the animal deserves to live more than I do. It's endangered. I hope someone doesn't shoot it." Nope, they'd scream for help just like this man did. It's a shame that the polar bear died, but if it hadn't have been, an innocent Svalbard tourist would have been killed.

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« Reply #3666 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 03:25am »

on Mar 19th, 2015, 6:46pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Some people really make me facepalm sometimes. rolleyes

A man gets attacked by a polar bear in Svalbard.
The man gets badly mauled and screams for help.
The polar bear gets shot dead and the man is rescued and flown to hospital.
This news was posted to Facebook.
The users respond with variations of "OH NO, WHY DID YOU KILL THE POLAR BEAR?!" and condemns the man for not dying.

So, if these people were being mauled to death by an endangered animal, they'd say "Oh, what a shame. I'm being killed by an animal. Oh well, the animal deserves to live more than I do. It's endangered. I hope someone doesn't shoot it." Nope, they'd scream for help just like this man did. It's a shame that the polar bear died, but if it hadn't have been, an innocent Svalbard tourist would have been killed.

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They need to watch a show called Fortitude..

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« Reply #3667 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 05:43am »

on Mar 19th, 2015, 6:46pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Some people really make me facepalm sometimes. rolleyes

A man gets attacked by a polar bear in Svalbard.
The man gets badly mauled and screams for help.
The polar bear gets shot dead and the man is rescued and flown to hospital.
This news was posted to Facebook.
The users respond with variations of "OH NO, WHY DID YOU KILL THE POLAR BEAR?!" and condemns the man for not dying.

So, if these people were being mauled to death by an endangered animal, they'd say "Oh, what a shame. I'm being killed by an animal. Oh well, the animal deserves to live more than I do. It's endangered. I hope someone doesn't shoot it." Nope, they'd scream for help just like this man did. It's a shame that the polar bear died, but if it hadn't have been, an innocent Svalbard tourist would have been killed.

rolleyes

Good points, but you make it sound like the man was attacked in a McDonald's parking lot. According to what I've read, people are warned about the presence of dangerous bears in that remote spot in which he was camping.

Now he says this incident will not deter him from going back there, so my question to you, NoSon, is... If he goes back there, and he is attacked by another bear, and that second bear is shot and killed... what would you say then?


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« Reply #3668 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 07:57am »

on Mar 20th, 2015, 05:43am, Dust wrote:
Good points, but you make it sound like the man was attacked in a McDonald's parking lot. According to what I've read, people are warned about the presence of dangerous bears in that remote spot in which he was camping.

Now he says this incident will not deter him from going back there, so my question to you, NoSon, is... If he goes back there, and he is attacked by another bear, and that second bear is shot and killed... what would you say then?


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The bear was only behaving naturally. What a silly place to camp! rolleyes
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« Reply #3669 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 08:36am »

on Mar 20th, 2015, 07:57am, Squigelyfox wrote:
The bear was only behaving naturally. What a silly place to camp! rolleyes

Yup. Some people think they can do whatever and go wherever they want and feel free to destroy anything that gets in their way.

A recent story here in the US was about two young Olympic skiers who went skiing in an area that had been closed off by the National Park Service because there were avalanche warnings. These guys skied there anyway, having acknowledged and ignored the warnings, and they were both killed in an avalanche. A tragedy for their families, to be sure, but I didn't lose any sleep over it.
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« Reply #3670 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 08:48am »

Svalbard has been mentioned twice on this site today (now three times).




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« Reply #3671 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 11:09am »

on Mar 20th, 2015, 08:36am, Dust wrote:
Yup. Some people think they can do whatever and go wherever they want and feel free to destroy anything that gets in their way.

I assumed that the tourist just got unlucky. Perhaps he was walking and a polar bear just happened to be there; perhaps it was searching for food. After all, why would he walk right into its territory? Unless this man was a moron who actually made an effort to go to a part of Svalbard where there are many polar bears, he can't be blamed for being attacked. Svalbard does have about 2,600 people living on it, so it's not like the island is a complete wasteland that can't support permanant human residence.

To answer your question, if that man went back, got attacked by another polar bear, and that one was also shot, I'd probably be more sympathetic for the bear that time, because if you go somewhere and get attacked by animal, that's clearly a warning sign that it isn't the right place to go. I think any person would be terrified of going back. tongue
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« Reply #3672 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 12:35pm »

on Mar 20th, 2015, 05:43am, Dust wrote:
Good points, but you make it sound like the man was attacked in a McDonald's parking lot. According to what I've read, people are warned about the presence of dangerous bears in that remote spot in which he was camping.

Now he says this incident will not deter him from going back there, so my question to you, NoSon, is... If he goes back there, and he is attacked by another bear, and that second bear is shot and killed... what would you say then?


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Haven't there been cases in the US where bears have walked into shopping malls and the like though? Seem to remember seeing something on the news 2 or 3 years ago about such an incident.
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« Reply #3673 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 2:44pm »

on Mar 20th, 2015, 11:09am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I assumed that the tourist just got unlucky. Perhaps he was walking and a polar bear just happened to be there; perhaps it was searching for food. After all, why would he walk right into its territory? Unless this man was a moron who actually made an effort to go to a part of Svalbard where there are many polar bears, he can't be blamed for being attacked. Svalbard does have about 2,600 people living on it, so it's not like the island is a complete wasteland that can't support permanant human residence.

on Mar 20th, 2015, 12:35pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Haven't there been cases in the US where bears have walked into shopping malls and the like though? Seem to remember seeing something on the news 2 or 3 years ago about such an incident.

Youse guys did not read my earlier post. According to reports I read online, the man was in a remote location--north of the town of Longyearbyen, if I'm not mistaken wink --where authorities warn that there are dangerous bears. It ain't like Ron Burgundy climbing into the bear pit. cheesy

By the way, I heard about two guys who were camping and their tent was attacked by a giant grizzly bear. The first guy whipped on his sneakers and started lacing them up. The second guy says, "Are you crazy? You can't possibly outrun that bear!" The first guy says, "I don't have to outrun the bear... I only have to outrun you!"


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« Reply #3674 on: Mar 20th, 2015, 6:24pm »

But did that bear SH!t in the woods??

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