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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortress of Arrogance View Post
    No. I just don't want to.
    You continuing to reply indicates otherwise. You just have no argument anymore so you are playing silly games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    You continuing to reply indicates otherwise. You just have no argument anymore so you are playing silly games.
    No.
    I just don't want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonazak View Post
    It's not a bad show, the only problem I have with it, is that elfs behave like humans, and Galadriel-the-human-warrior is too tiresome, she behaves like a 20yo and not like the thousand-years-experienced military leader she is.
    I just don't get why they didn't invent a new character if they wanted to pursue an angsty, young elf plot line. Just such a bizarre decision to think that massively changing a huge character in lore would be better received than adding an equivalent to a Tauriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortress of Arrogance View Post
    You didn't directly answer my question, though.
    I'll use your explanation, then, and rephrase it:
    If more people liked engaging in pedophilia than hated it, would pedophilia become good?
    The few ppl on here complaining are not an authority on what is good or not, we have actual data showing more ppl like something than hate it so that makes the show good regardless of what a minority of ppl seem to think.
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    worst thread ever. 0/10. no respect for Tolkien.

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    I think there's a huge paranoia about critics being "bought and paid for" in this forum, not only in regards to cultural critics, but every facet of Western life. It rings hollow to me, it's the paranoia of conspiracy theorists who can't believe someone might just love tv and film so much to do it for near no money, and that they might have an expertise in how film and TV is made, and stories written.

    They review thousands of film/shows, so obviously what they think of as "good" and "bad" is skewed.

    I always compare it to literature. I know fellow nerds who think The Wheel of Time is the peak of literature. I, as an aspiring writer and avid reader, have read enough to know that that isn't true. Dostoevsky, to me, is the peak of literature. But to many people, Dostoevsky would be incomprehensible and perhaps even boring (a thought I can barely fathom). The same is true for people who only watch anime and think anime is the peak of television....and it's like, the best animated show ever, imo, isn't anime (it's BoJack Horseman, if you're curious).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    I just don't get why they didn't invent a new character if they wanted to pursue an angsty, young elf plot line. Just such a bizarre decision to think that massively changing a huge character in lore would be better received than adding an equivalent to a Tauriel
    Can someone explain to me why people think Galadriel is acting out of character?

    Tolkien always said she was an arrogant, ambitious spitfire before she settled down in Lothlorien. Hell, she was still leaving Celeborn for centuries at a time to adventure. That's the whole reason that "passing" her test when Frodo offered her the One Ring was such a big deal. Young Galadriel would have taken it without question or hesitation. She proved that she had grown.

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    Also, even if they deviate from the source material... that's still mission accomplished for Tolkien. His primary goal was to create a mythology. And any successful mythology is retold. And they diverge from the original telling in the retelling. Even Tolkien himself was constantly reinventing his stories, to the point where the most recent versions constantly contradict each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    I think there's a huge paranoia about critics being "bought and paid for" in this forum, not only in regards to cultural critics, but every facet of Western life. It rings hollow to me, it's the paranoia of conspiracy theorists who can't believe someone might just love tv and film so much to do it for near no money, and that they might have an expertise in how film and TV is made, and stories written.

    They review thousands of film/shows, so obviously what they think of as "good" and "bad" is skewed.

    I always compare it to literature. I know fellow nerds who think The Wheel of Time is the peak of literature. I, as an aspiring writer and avid reader, have read enough to know that that isn't true. Dostoevsky, to me, is the peak of literature. But to many people, Dostoevsky would be incomprehensible and perhaps even boring (a thought I can barely fathom). The same is true for people who only watch anime and think anime is the peak of television....and it's like, the best animated show ever, imo, isn't anime (it's BoJack Horseman, if you're curious).
    I mean, obviously it's Futurama, but otherwise agreed. Also, the argument generally that a show is empirically good or bad based on reviews is weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post

    I always compare it to literature. I know fellow nerds who think The Wheel of Time is the peak of literature. I, as an aspiring writer and avid reader, have read enough to know that that isn't true. Dostoevsky, to me, is the peak of literature. But to many people, Dostoevsky would be incomprehensible and perhaps even boring (a thought I can barely fathom). The same is true for people who only watch anime and think anime is the peak of television....and it's like, the best animated show ever, imo, isn't anime (it's BoJack Horseman, if you're curious).
    Everything said here is subjective, none of what you said is true, what is best is entirely subjective itself, there is no definitive best movie/book/song/art If someone wants to think Robert Jordan is 'peak literature' they can, you cannot just tell them they are wrong because you think differently... a lesson this forum needs to learn..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    Everything said here is subjective, none of what you said is true, what is best is entirely subjective itself, there is no definitive best movie/book/song/art If someone wants to think Robert Jordan is 'peak literature' they can, you cannot just tell them they are wrong because you think differently... a lesson this forum needs to learn..
    Do you think art criticism is thus an invalid field of study? Do you disagree with scholars who argue Dostoevsky is one of the top 5 (at worst) most influential novelists of all time?

    Can you not look at The Room and separate it from The Godfather, since all taste is subjective?

    I will die on the hill that Dostoevsky is objectively a better author than Robert Jordan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    I will die on the hill that Dostoevsky is objectively a better author than Robert Jordan.
    Quite a sight, that.
    You speak undeniable truth here, yet infract me for quite a far-fethed racism case in other thread.
    People truly are creatures of inconsistencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Do you think art criticism is thus an invalid field of study? Do you disagree with scholars who argue Dostoevsky is one of the top 5 (at worst) most influential novelists of all time?

    Can you not look at The Room and separate it from The Godfather, since all taste is subjective?

    I will die on the hill that Dostoevsky is objectively a better author than Robert Jordan.
    I subjectively enjoy a lot of things with poor objective quality, and I subjectively detest other things with high objective quality. But some people simply cannot differentiate between objective and subjective at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Do you think art criticism is thus an invalid field of study? Do you disagree with scholars who argue Dostoevsky is one of the top 5 (at worst) most influential novelists of all time?

    Can you not look at The Room and separate it from The Godfather, since all taste is subjective?

    I will die on the hill that Dostoevsky is objectively a better author than Robert Jordan.
    The system we have for show reviews is ultimately flawed to begin with, so no it is not comparable to book reviews since books aren't released on a chapter-per-week basis with reviews made based on what is released and passed off as a permanent score of the entire book.

    Would the professional critics be right in evaluating a score for the entire book based on the first couple chapters?

    One of the biggest problems I have with Rings of Power right now is its seeming lack of forethought in its presentation. We're 5 episodes in and the plot is still moving at a crawl, and the plot filled with sudden reveals that don't have any proper setup and payoff to them. None of this could be determined from a review of the first two episodes alone. Yet that's how most critic reviews for this show are determined. Amazon did not release an early preview of the entire series for critics, only the first two episodes like everyone else ended up getting day 1. And yeah, the first two episodes were pretty solid. Benefit of the doubt is granted to a slower paced story that is building up all its set. That wouldn't be excused for any review 5 episodes in.
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  14. #5934
    Quote Originally Posted by kenn9530 View Post
    You are presented with actual facts and data that proves a show to be good, but you ignore the actual data and claim your own opinion is the right answer, just because you dont like to be proven wrong time and time again.

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    If more ppl like something than hate it becomes good, its just that simple, you can feel free not to enjoy it but it can still be called good if enough ppl like it.
    Define "good" (good for you maybe, but you seem to have bad taste and expectations like all can see in the SC thread)? And nope, the masses opinion is still subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Define "good" (good for you maybe, but you seem to have bad taste and expectations like all can see in the SC thread)? And nope, the masses opinion is still subjective.
    Its not subjective if more ppl like something than not then its considered good, you having bad taste doesnt change that simple reality, when someone claims something is bad just because they dont like it that just shows a lack of personal integrity and inablity to give an accurate judgement based on personal bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Do you think art criticism is thus an invalid field of study? Do you disagree with scholars who argue Dostoevsky is one of the top 5 (at worst) most influential novelists of all time?

    Can you not look at The Room and separate it from The Godfather, since all taste is subjective?

    I will die on the hill that Dostoevsky is objectively a better author than Robert Jordan.
    Criticism is fine. You can argue an opinion, you can discuss and debate, but to tell someone their opinion is wrong definitively is not it.

    Like saying "I think pickled sandwiches are the best' and then someone says, 'you are wrong', like you do not know him, why is he wrong? lol. We playing some 4D mind chess? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    Criticism is fine. You can argue an opinion, you can discuss and debate, but to tell someone their opinion is wrong definitively is not it.
    If you say that X is better than Y, someone can indeed tell you that your opinion is objectively incorrect.
    If you say that you prefer X to Y, no one can tell your opinion is subjectively incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn9530 View Post
    Its not subjective if more ppl like something than not then its considered good, you having bad taste doesnt change that simple reality, when someone claims something is bad just because they dont like it that just shows a lack of personal integrity and inablity to give an accurate judgement based on personal bias.
    Lots of people liking something does not make it "good". It just makes it liked by a lot of people. End of story.

    This is not like science since it is rather based on subjectivity rather than facts and objectivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkilak View Post
    If you say that X is better than Y, someone can indeed tell you that your opinion is objectively incorrect.
    If you say that you prefer X to Y, no one can tell your opinion is subjectively incorrect.
    There's no real difference other than you applying objectivity to one and subjectivity to another. 'X is better than Y' can also be contextually subjective, as a matter of discussing the merits and quality of a product. You can use those words and make those arguments without merely making it about your preference.

    There's plenty of sequels that I personally don't prefer over the original, but I could regard as being better than the original in its overall quality and execution. I think The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a better movie than A Fistful of Dollars, but I prefer Fistful because I liked the story more (Yojimbo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkilak View Post
    If you say that X is better than Y, someone can indeed tell you that your opinion is objectively incorrect.
    If you say that you prefer X to Y, no one can tell your opinion is subjectively incorrect.
    Well more int eh sense of saying for example 'I think X movie is better than the more popular Y movie'. That's his opinion, he is not wrong to think that. but you can argue and debate him on why you disagree, but you cannot tell him he is wrong.

    At least that's the perspective I am coming from. The more harmless side :P
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