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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GloriousGbola: 12:00pm On Sep 05, 2022
DandeNumeruno:
It is not requisite to adapt a show faithfully to its source materials. Historically, the best adaptations are those that take liberties and deviate slightly from the source. To some extent, Game of Thrones did it.

My point is that TRoP making changes isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is within your rights to object to the changes, but these changes may be important to the plot and may be crucial going forward.

Let us not make snap judgments. It takes time for the best wine to mature. I have no doubt that, given enough time, these changes will begin to grow on everyone, and people will completely forget their initial reservations.


correct.

as an aside, I never thought it possible, but Hannibal the movie was far superior to Hannibal the book.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 12:01pm On Sep 05, 2022
y'all seem to be forgetting when they made a white man king of the africa jungle in Tarzan! fvck white people folklore, Hollywood has always been whitewashed! back then they would rather paint a white man to look Asian or black rather than use the actual people, at least let karma lead for once... also na fiction, and tbh the black characters in HOtD are playing out their role well, Blacks have always been in GOT, just that they depict as slaves or eunuch (the unsullied soldiers), it's nice to see us in high standing this time as targaryan or Velaryon! as for TRoP, it's debatable, Tolkien never use black characters in his books I think, and I know many want faithfulness to source material but it's 2022, would be weird to watch a high fantasy show now with all white characters, either way it is what it is

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 12:08pm On Sep 05, 2022
Owopariola001:


You need to cure your low self-esteem.

Your race doesn't need to be in white folklore to feel good.

You don't see European characters in Chinese folklore movies.
have you not watched forbidden kingdom, the movie with Jackie chan and jet li, they even made the white dude the chosen one! show had by far China most respected folklore character in it! am talking of monkey king

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Owopariola001: 12:11pm On Sep 05, 2022
GRIMMJOE:

Stop making a fool of yourself.

The Great wall with European characters.

Lol.

Are you dumb?

The Great Wall movie setting was after the construction of Great Wall.

Hence, the Great Wall of China period is not a folklore period. Because it has a historical date and event clearly documented, which is around1368-1644. During this period, Europeans have been trading with the Asians.
Even Marco Polo one of the foremost European adventurer to Asia traveled there around 1271– 1295.

Folklore period are usually termed "Pre-historical" period.

But are blacks been mixing with Europeans during the period/settings used for HoTD or TRoP?

You need to be sincere with yourself and learn.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Owopariola001: 12:20pm On Sep 05, 2022
felixnkubi:
have you not watched forbidden kingdom, the movie with Jackie chan and jet li, they even made the white dude the chosen one! show had by far China most respected folklore character in it! am talking of monkey king

Forbidden Kingdom is not folklore but fantasy.

The plot centered around a South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas, who is a fan of martial arts films.

It was through his dreams of a battle between Sun Wukong and celestial soldiers in the clouds, that he later visits a pawn shop in Chinatown to buy wuxia DVDs and discovers a golden staff...

Chinatown, Boston, and DVDs can't be regarded as part of folklore.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Baddestguyp(m): 12:24pm On Sep 05, 2022
felixnkubi:
y'all seem to be forgetting when they made a white man king of the africa jungle in Tarzan! fvck white people folklore, Hollywood has always been whitewashed! back then they would rather paint a white man to look Asian or black rather than use the actual people, at least let karma lead for once... also na fiction, and tbh the black characters in HOtD are playing out their role well, Blacks have always been in GOT, just that they depict as slaves or eunuch (the unsullied soldiers), it's nice to see us in high standing this time as targaryan or Velaryon! as for TRoP, it's debatable, Tolkien never use black characters in his books I think, and I know many want faithfulness to source material but it's 2022, would be weird to watch a high fantasy show now with all white characters, either way it is what it is
honestly the cries are so unnecessary...

Instead of focusing on the lore and plot...
People are focusing on the skin colour of side characters...
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by TheStrongest: 12:33pm On Sep 05, 2022
This place na market...
Different characters grin grin grin
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 12:37pm On Sep 05, 2022
Owopariola001:


Forbidden Kingdom is not folklore but fantasy.

The plot centered around a South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas, who is a fan of martial arts films.

It was through his dreams of a battle between Sun Wukong and celestial soldiers in the clouds, that he later visits a pawn shop in Chinatown to buy wuxia DVDs and discovers a golden staff...

Chinatown, Boston, and DVDs can't be regarded as part of folklore.
Tbh, there's a thin line between folklore and fantasy, many folklore movie na fantasy movie! dragon is a folklore character from europe/wales, put it in a movie, it will be termed within the fantasy genre, the Norse gods, the Greek gods are under fantasy! clash of the Titans is a fantasy movie, there's nothing like folklore movie.... dream or not, it is a movie about China folklore and can be used as an example in this argument

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 12:47pm On Sep 05, 2022
Baddestguyp:
honestly the cries are so unnecessary...

Instead of focusing on the lore and plot...
People are focusing on the skin colour of side characters...
I swear! see white ppl on twitter and reddit crying! the memes alone that I have been seeing especially for the rings of power show has me shocked, I even saw a picture of a white dude in a black panther suit, that's how angry this guys are, am hoping it dies down, cos this won't be good for many of the black actors mental health, if I be actor and person call me to be an act for the rings of power show, I go swear for their papa
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Owopariola001: 1:02pm On Sep 05, 2022
felixnkubi:
Tbh, there's a thin line between folklore and fantasy, many folklore movie na fantasy movie! dragon is a folklore character from europe/wales, put it in a movie, it will be termed within the fantasy genre, the Norse gods, the Greek gods are under fantasy! clash of the Titans is a fantasy movie, there's nothing like folklore movie.... dream or not, it is a movie about China folklore and can be used as an example in this argument

There is no thin line.
Oduduwa, Obatala, etc, is part of Yoruba folklore. If you put a white character to be slave in a folklore movie consisting of Oduduwa, and Obatala, will that not look somehow?

Dragons are part of European folklore. Seeing black aristocrats characters in such settings is somehow.

And black people should stop justifying it solely based on racial issues.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 1:20pm On Sep 05, 2022
Owopariola001:


There is no thin line.
Oduduwa, Obatala, etc, is part of Yoruba folklore. If you put a white character to be slave in a folklore movie consisting of Oduduwa, and Obatala, will that not look somehow?

Dragons are part of European folklore. Seeing black aristocrats characters in such settings is somehow.

And black people should stop justifying it solely based on racial issues.
if it's fiction then no it wouldn't be somehow, because that movie would be a fictional movie not a historical movie! again this is fiction, and you can manipulate fiction however you like, as an author, writer, producer whatever! seeing black people as slaves in GOT is nice but if you saw a fictional nollywood fantasy movie with white slaves that will be somehow to you abi?! cos blacks are only meant to be depicted as slaves in fantasy movie, we were born to be slaves ... una no well I swear
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by drisham(m): 1:25pm On Sep 05, 2022
OhBritannia:
House of dragon episode 3 is 10/10 for me.

As usual, the series just keep getting better and better and better.
This episode has so many wow scenes you will have no choice than to replay those scenes again.
When you find yourself rewinding just to watch a particular scene over and over again then you should know that you are watching a GOATED series.
Let me not drop spoilers but one of my favorites scenes wasn't even that of Daemon, it's that of the princess when she came back to the camp, as she was walking, the looks given by the armies and her father and the nobles were so amazing to watch, i had to replay over and over again.

This princess isn't here to play, she is even going To be a badass more than her uncle grin
I can see craze in her eyes grin

But that last battle was Goated mehhn!!!!!
Daemon is the Goat.


Swears me too with blood on her neck

She just walked confidently

Daemon scene is mad af

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by meobizy(f): 1:37pm On Sep 05, 2022
HOTD episode three.

What the Bleep did I just watch?! I’m done with this show. I’ll binge it when the tenth episode comes out.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Owopariola001: 1:40pm On Sep 05, 2022
felixnkubi:
if it's fiction then no it wouldn't be somehow, because that movie would be a fictional movie not a historical movie! again this is fiction, and you can manipulate fiction however you like, as an author, writer, producer whatever! seeing black people as slaves in GOT is nice but if you saw a fictional nollywood fantasy movie with white slaves that will be somehow to you abi?! cos blacks are only meant to be depicted as slaves in fantasy movie, we were born to be slaves ... una no well I swear

Lol. Fiction is different from folklore.

Imagine White slaves to a black man appearing in the same movie, within the same place we have Oduduwa.

But it's okay. We can agree to disagree.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by felixnkubi: 1:49pm On Sep 05, 2022
Owopariola001:


Lol. Fiction is different from folklore.

Imagine White slaves to a black man appearing in the same movie, within the same place we have Oduduwa.

But it's okay. We can agree to disagree.
how is folklore not a type of fiction? I don't care if you religious but oduduwa is a fictional person, Thor na fiction, Loki na fiction, Zeus na fiction, dragon na fiction, Ogun na fiction! all na fiction... yes, am imagining it and I would be so happy to see it, and if white people complain, I will say it's a fictional fantasy story. I believe all man is equal but if they can do it in their movies, so can we

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GRIMMJOE(m): 1:49pm On Sep 05, 2022
Owopariola001:


Lol.

Are you dumb?

The Great Wall movie setting was after the construction of Great Wall.

Hence, the Great Wall of China period is not a folklore period. Because it has a historical date and event clearly documented, which is around1368-1644. During this period, Europeans have been trading with the Asians.
Even Marco Polo one of the foremost European adventurer to Asia traveled there around 1271– 1295.

Folklore period are usually termed "Pre-historical" period.

But are blacks been mixing with Europeans during the period/settings used for HoTD or TRoP?

You need to be sincere with yourself and learn.
Folklore and history are not the same thing, I can see you're truly lost, so I'll try to help you.

History_Real : The Great Wall of China was built as a military defensive line to defend the invasions from some northern nomadic nations.


Folklore_Movie: The Great Wall of China was built as a military defensive line to defend the invasion of an ancient reptilian alien race.

Can you spot the difference?

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GRIMMJOE(m): 1:57pm On Sep 05, 2022
Another example

History: The purpose of the crusaders is to recapture territories that had formerly been Christian.

Folklore: The purpose of the crusaders is to hunt down the blood-thirsty vampires, as seen in the movie, Priest.

Nairaland need to make people go through IQ test before they create an account.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GRIMMJOE(m): 2:02pm On Sep 05, 2022
felixnkubi:
how is folklore not a type of fiction? I don't care if you religious but oduduwa is a fictional person, Thor na fiction, Loki na fiction, Zeus na fiction, dragon na fiction, Ogun na fiction! all na fiction... yes, am imagining it and I would be so happy to see it, and if white people complain, I will say it's a fictional fantasy story. I believe all man is equal but if they can do it in their movies, so can we
This is the problem with unintelligent people, they sincerely think they're intelligent.

Even before America had their first historically black president, there have been alot of movies, series and fiction with black president.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Shakathezulu1: 2:53pm On Sep 05, 2022
drisham:


Swears me too with blood on her neck

She just walked confidently

Daemon scene is mad af
I have a question, who rode that dragon, when Daemon was attacked by the crab-warriors.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by DandeNumeruno(m): 2:56pm On Sep 05, 2022
GloriousGbola:



correct.

as an aside, I never thought it possible, but Hannibal the movie was far superior to Hannibal the book.

Anthony Hopkins delivered an acting masterclass unlike any I've seen before. It was a tour de force.

I read somewhere that his Hannibal role was only 17 minutes long, as opposed to a 2 hour runtime, making it the shortest Oscar-winning role in Academy Award history.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GloriousGbola: 3:05pm On Sep 05, 2022
DandeNumeruno:

Anthony Hopkins delivered an acting masterclass in "Silence of the Lamb, that's far beyond anything I've seen before. It was a tour de force.

I read somewhere that his Hannibal role was only 17 minutes long, as opposed to a 2 hour runtime, making it the shortest Oscar-winning role in Academy Award history.

er..

yes and no

there are four hannibal books
red dragon
silence of the lambs
Hannibal
Hannibal rising

silence of the lambs [ and sleepers] are the only books i have seen where the movie matched the source material 95%. and i had to watch the movie 4 times before i got the entire plot and [ the line 'hes making a suit out of real women' finally clicked embarassed]

but hannibal the book was a hot mess. a real hot mess. the movie was lousy, and yet still far superior to the book. Thomas harris must have been looking for easy money.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Baddestguyp(m): 3:25pm On Sep 05, 2022
JoJo being peak tv as usual with weird powers

Invincible alligator grin grin grin

Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by BigBill360: 5:18pm On Sep 05, 2022
House of the Dragon...

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by nani667: 5:43pm On Sep 05, 2022
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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by DandeNumeruno(m): 6:05pm On Sep 05, 2022
GloriousGbola:


er..

yes and no

there are four hannibal books
red dragon
silence of the lambs
Hannibal
Hannibal rising

silence of the lambs [ and sleepers] are the only books i have seen where the movie matched the source material 95%. and i had to watch the movie 4 times before i got the entire plot and [ the line 'hes making a suit out of real women' finally clicked embarassed]

but hannibal the book was a hot mess. a real hot mess. the movie was lousy, and yet still far superior to the book. Thomas harris must have been looking for easy money.

I haven't read the books, but I can attest to the triumph of Silence of the Lambs (1991), even if other Hannibal films weren't as good.

Hannibal TV series, starring Mads Mikkelson, also deserves a mention. Season 4 would have been based on Silence of the Lambs, if memory serves, but the rights were sold to Amazon or something.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by GloriousGbola: 6:10pm On Sep 05, 2022
DandeNumeruno:


I haven't read the books, but I can attest to the triumph of Silence of the Lambs (1991), even if other Hannibal films weren't as good.

Hannibal TV series, starring Mads Mikkelson, also deserves a mention. Season 4 would have been based on Silence of the Lambs, if memory serves, but the rights were sold to Amazon or something.

i can smell you c**t grin grin

hello clarise

cut off a dead man's leg and he can still feel it tickling, tell me mum, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?

he's making a suit - ot of real women

the significant of the moth is change

i really wish we could chat longer but - i'm having an old friend for dinner

fantastic movie. hopkins owned that role even more than fishbourne owned morpheous

reminds me the pikins [wtf is it with kids these days and horror movies, anyway?] say they want to watch it.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by crackhaus: 7:02pm On Sep 05, 2022
HOTD is a motherfcking good show, ain't no one telling me nothing. cheesy

Even with the time jumps, twice now (first in E02 and again in E03), I still find myself flowing seamlessly with the pacing.

This was so beautiful to watch. I honestly can't find anything to critic...

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by crackhaus: 7:03pm On Sep 05, 2022
Shakathezulu1:

I have a question, who rode that dragon, when Daemon was attacked by the crab-warriors.
Laenor Velaryon on his dragon, Seasmoke.

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Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Blackspider: 7:16pm On Sep 05, 2022
crackhaus:
On The Rings of Power, who else thinks they're doing too much with casting people of colour on the show? lipsrsealed

Before anyone comes for me and accuses me of being a self-hating black man, try to pause for a minute and understand.

I totally get how casting black actors can be a noble idea considering how racially sensitive the world has become, but when it becomes too much, too unnecessary in some circumstances, and above all TOO obvious, then it starts to look forced & deliberate.

I will try not to make comparisons, but HOTD has done a better job at colour-casting than TROP has done, and it's for this one very obvious reason — HOTD did it without making it look forced.

TROP has us looking at black Elves (really? I thought Elves are known to have pale-skin with distinct colour of eyes), then there are black Dwarves (perhaps this could be overlooked), black Harfoots (not quite sure the purpose of having actors of colour included here).

Even with those characters they called Travellers/Hunters who had less than 2mins of screen time, they still managed to make one of them black. undecided

Indeed it feels too deliberate, too forced... and honestly, once I start seeing that, then the novelty of it wears off and it starts to look patronizing.

Other than that, a good show overall... I am enjoying/will enjoy both HOTD and TROP to the fullest.
I did give you points on elves but then again, velyaron were described as pale now they are black. I wonder what skin tone aegon the conqueror will have now.
Harfoots, if memory serves are described as having a darker skin and dwarves can be black
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Blackspider: 7:21pm On Sep 05, 2022
Frostyzone:


First and foremost, Tolkein didn't invent the concept, he merely borrowed from it. As such, elves can be whatever color writers want them to be.

Dark elves in Norse mythology have black skin. In some translation, they are called black elves.

I don't mind seeing white people shit on TRoP on twitter because of the diverse cast but it's embarrassing and damning to come online and see some black people shit on the show for the same reason.

People like you have come to believe wholeheartedly whatever western media feeds you to the extent that you believe that black characters don't belong in medieval fantasies. It's sad to see.

i might be wrong here but, dark and black are two different things. Those who watches black clover will understand. Dark elves to my knowledge are elves that has been corrupted.
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by walanter(m): 7:24pm On Sep 05, 2022
nani667:
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Bro which sub package you on
Wow
Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by crackhaus: 7:30pm On Sep 05, 2022
Blackspider:
i might be wrong here but, dark and black are two different things. Those who watches black clover will understand. Dark elves to my knowledge are elves that has been corrupted.
It was at this point when he associated the term Dark Elves with skin colour that I knew I wasn't chatting with someone who knew what he was saying.

I clocked out right there...

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