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X-Play, when it was called Extended Play (Tech TV Channel), was at its best when Adam Sessler and Kate Batello were hosting the show. Just straight up reviews, with few jokes every now and then, and no skits. It was sad to see Kate leave back in 2003, but she went on to better things. You're still awesome Kate; thank you for the wonderful reviews and interviews.
 
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that pretty much nobody is asking for this. I don't think there's millions of people out there just begging for a sequel to "A Christmas Story" with everyone aged 30 years set in the 1970's reminiscing of that time Ralphie almost shot his fucking eye out.

Even worse, there's already a sequel called "A Christmas Story 2". It was direct to video in 2012. I literally just learned this. I can't unlearn this now.
 

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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that pretty much nobody is asking for this. I don't think there's millions of people out there just begging for a sequel to "A Christmas Story" with everyone aged 30 years set in the 1970's reminiscing of that time Ralphie almost shot his fucking eye out.

Even worse, there's already a sequel called "A Christmas Story 2". It was direct to video in 2012. I literally just learned this. I can't unlearn this now.
Odds are that A Christmas Story 2 will be non-canon. Kinda like how the Van Damme Universal Soldier movies from the late 2000s ignore all of the numbered sequels and The Return. Those movies became non-canon, because they had nothing to do with the original, or because Van Damme is not very fond of The Return.
 
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Twi'leks aren't hot. The two hairs are a turnoff. The fan-wank over them is ridiculous. Like seventy percent of the fan art and dirty pictures feature them. Besides, how can you be attracted to a race whose men look like that?



The women carry this monster's horrible genes.
 
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Twi'leks aren't hot. The two hairs are a turnoff. The fan-wank over them is ridiculous. Like seventy percent of the fan art and dirty pictures feature them. Besides, how can you be attracted to a race whose men look like that?



The women carry this monster's horrible genes.
Not sure I'd call that a "hot take." Anyone attracted to ^that^ in either gender is a fetishist and not indicative of most people.
 
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Twi'leks aren't hot. The two hairs are a turnoff. The fan-wank over them is ridiculous. Like seventy percent of the fan art and dirty pictures feature them. Besides, how can you be attracted to a race whose men look like that?



The women carry this monster's horrible genes.
I guess you never heard the fetish for ugly bastards? Yep, there is a fetish for that. Usually in hentai.
 

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Twi'leks aren't hot. The two hairs are a turnoff. The fan-wank over them is ridiculous. Like seventy percent of the fan art and dirty pictures feature them. Besides, how can you be attracted to a race whose men look like that?



The women carry this monster's horrible genes.
Probably because ol’ Bib here is the exception rather than the rule with Twi’lek men. With that mad, wide eyed stare and terrible figure, boy probably has several terrible habits. Compare him to Cham Syndulla and you see what a non-drug fucked version of their men look like.

Also very few people are drawing porn of Bib Fortuna; it’s Hera Syndulla or more famously Master Ayala Secura (the blue twi’lek Jedi from Attack of the Clones) who headline that sub genre.
 

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Also very few people are drawing porn of Bib Fortuna; it’s Hera Syndulla or more famously Master Ayala Secura (the blue twi’lek Jedi from Attack of the Clones) who headline that sub genre.
I know. The point of posting the ugly male was to show how ugly those heroines you mentioned are inside, genetically. Cham Syndulla is fugly too.
 

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The Rocky movies are better live-action anime than live-action anime.
I still say that goes to Alita. I'll give the Rocky movies starting at III, 4th place in this regard. 3rd place goes to Best of the Best 2-4. Seriously, it like the live action equivalent of Jojo in terms of how fast the genres change, and the focus shifting of main characters. Best of the Best is basically Karate Kid for adults or Rocky 1. Best of the Best 2 is Bloodsport. Best of the Best 3 & 4 is straight up fun 90s martial-arts action schlock. Phillip Ree is fighting the KKK/skin-heads in 3, and terrorists in 4. The first movie is a Ta-Kwan-Do tournament with James Earl Jones as a coach to the team!

Guyver: Dark Hero gets 2nd place btw.
 
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Also, while it's probably not your type of game Brawlman, Little Nightmares 2 has a lot of imagery and plot elements that make it feel like a video-game version of Dark City. Maybe take a look at a playthrough of the second half of the game if the genre just doesn't appeal to you but damn the visuals really made me nostalgic.
 
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I don't know if I have the right term for this but the obsession with high frame rate in movies needs to stop. It took me a while to figure out why I didn't like it and it's because it destroys fast movement scenes and panning shots by smearing everything together.
 

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I don't know if I have the right term for this but the obsession with high frame rate in movies needs to stop. It took me a while to figure out why I didn't like it and it's because it destroys fast movement scenes and panning shots by smearing everything together.
Is it still a thing?
I only remember Peter Jackson pushing for it, and that it didn't catch on.
 
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I don't know if I have the right term for this but the obsession with high frame rate in movies needs to stop. It took me a while to figure out why I didn't like it and it's because it destroys fast movement scenes and panning shots by smearing everything together.
You mean like when people use interpolation AI software to turn originally 24fps live action footage into 60fps? Yeah, it more often than not looks blurry and kind of jerky and uncanny. And it's even worse for animation. Looks godawful.

Also, should anyone agree that 60fps interpolated animation looks shit, but can't exactly put your finger on why, this video imo explains it quite well.