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  • C++ software engineer.
    • Medieval combat instructor (steel combat).
    • Sword and shield tournament fighter (SCA).
    • RPG fan (mainly horror games).
    • I also like training (try to get in two training sessions every weekday).

Also, most importantly, father of two!


Mar
17
comment Why was Top Gear cancelled?
Only he and the management team would know for sure. Technically he is suspended pending an investigation (standard procedure). They might fire him, decline to renew his contract or ask him to resign.
Mar
13
comment I think I missed something in 'It Follows'
If she had had sex with the guys on the boat then the ... whatever it was would have chased them rather than her, wouldn't it?
Feb
25
comment Why does Shae betray Tyrion?
The character struck me as quite different between the book and TV show. In the book we really only see things from Tyrion's point of view and he seemed to be seeing her through rose coloured glasses. She never gave a fig about him, just his money. In the TV show she was in a rage after he sent her away and seemed like she did it out of revenge.
Jan
14
comment What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?
In the books he would more likely have died from the massive amount of alcohol and cigars he consumed!
Jan
14
comment Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?
It is quite possible that it means absolutely nothing more than it says. One of Tarrantino's stylistic flourishes is dialog which is not relevant to the plot or symbolic and only serves to show the character's relationship (although it is not only him that does this). The example he gave in an interview is the 'Royal with cheese' conversation between Jules and Vincent.
Dec
22
comment Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?
@ShizZ., you are naturally free to stick with and to anything you like. Personally I will not necessarily stick with anything and am always open to new ideas and interpretations even combining them or creating my own etc.
Dec
19
comment Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?
@ShizZ, Ah, I was not aware that the work of master artists only had one single correct interpretation. That should make the work of critically analysing poems, films, painting, music etc. much easier.
Nov
25
comment Why did Samara contact Aiden?
Great, thanks. That is very interesting.
Nov
24
comment Ending of babadook
Agreed that this is what the maker was aiming at. This under current is probably why I found the film so awesomely disturbing. I was hoping that there might be another explanation on the surface narrative though.
Nov
24
comment Ending of babadook
That is a very interesting point and seems pretty much bang on. However, is there a non metaphorical answer?
Nov
12
comment Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?
Kubrick refused to explain most of his films and left them open to interpretation. However, the phrase clock work orange is slang for queer or unusual. It possibly relates to Alex's sexual transformation from hetro sexual abuser to homo sexual victim (the slang queer also being old fashioned and derogative slang for homosexual)?
Nov
7
comment Why did Django come to Candieland?
I though they cover that particular plan? ISTR Schultz tells Django that if he tried to buy the slave girl Candie would, most likely, refuse to even speak to him or charge him a huge amount (although it has been a while since I watched it). He needed some way of attracting Candie's interest and gaining a position from which to deal hence the story about being a fellow fight enthusiast? Maybe he could not think of another angle to play to gain Candie's interest?
Nov
7
comment Why did Django come to Candieland?
Ah, okay I see your point. Django was an asset to the plan they showed but they could have used a different plan which did not require Django?
Nov
7
comment Why did Django come to Candieland?
But if he did not have Djnago how would he have been convincing as a mandigo fight enthusiast?
Nov
5
comment Head injuries in the Walking Dead
You're welcome, glad I could help! :-)
Oct
7
comment Who did Marcy D'Arcy sleep with at the end of “The naked and the Dead, but mostly the naked”?
Ah, beat me to it with a better answer!
Oct
3
comment How can they bring guns into the Matrix?
@whatsisname, surely that is a better reason than ever to avoid the guards as much as possible. We saw when Neo was running previously a housewife become an agent and throw a knife at him within a second. If any of the numerous guards had changed that fast their plan would have been toast.
Sep
30
comment Why would Q attach the computer of a known cyberterrorist to the MI6 computer network?
"one of the biggest facepalm moments in the movie" and that is against some pretty stiff competition!
Sep
5
comment How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?
I believe that reality TV contains information in the credits which explain the actual details. In America's Strictest Parents there was a note in the credits that some scenes were staged, if you watched a few episodes you could see them quite plainly too.
Aug
19
comment Could someone tell me the name of this Vietnam film?
The abandoned building with someone shooting out of it was probably Full Metal Jacket! The sniper who is there for no reason, can shoot through walls, never misses and even the blood spurts out of her targets at the wrong angle so you can never tell where she is.