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Coding Tiger, Hidden Debugger


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comment Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?
Don't forget that even within the Marvel universe there are several contradicting continuities. What's another one?
1d
comment Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?
Here's the thing. Those were the only Arabic words he used throughout the series. Sure they could be just random words he picked up, but why those.
Aug
15
comment Movie or episode which ends with the line, “All of my tears”
Yeah that's happened to me quite a few times. Memory can be a treacherous bastard sometimes.
Aug
11
comment Is Firefly/Serenity related to the game series Mass Effect
I can't find any official links between the two franchises. More likely than not, the writers of ME are paying homage to Firefly which has a huge following among scifi fans.
Aug
6
comment How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?
@SonnyBurnett The character of Ahmed is based on a real Arab writer/traveller with the same name. The real Ahmed did travel to the "land of the Rus", and IIRC did accompany a group of warriors for a while. What I do remember explicitly is that the disgusting scene with the warriors sharing the same bowl of water to drink and wash was lifted almost exactly from the writings of the real Ahmed bin Fadlan!
Aug
6
comment Why was Elsa locked up in Frozen?
@user13267 Nope. That was the extent of their conversation on the matter. Maybe you're remembering the "How it should've ended" video :)
Aug
1
comment Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?
Comics-wise in the 2008 relaunch (which the movie is based on) naming the team is something of a running gag for a while. IIRC, Rocket Raccoon kept coming up with "cool" names. In the end, they named themselves Guardians of the Galaxy as an homage to a previous team that held it (from an alternate universe).
Jul
25
comment Where does anime get “Hey that's my line” from?
@KevinHowell - Yes I saw that sentence, but I'm still not seeing it as something that's prevalent in only Asian cinema (or any one medium). Like I said, I've seen it used all over the place.
Jul
23
comment Where does anime get “Hey that's my line” from?
I'm not entirely sure it's an anime thing. I've seen that trope being used all over the place.
Jul
22
comment How are Huey, Dewey, and Louie related to Scrooge?
@MrShibby - Wow! I haven't seen this in a loooong time! I've always loved how the triplets' dad's name is covered up.
Jul
12
comment Why hasn't Jason Statham been nominated for any awards?
I don't understand your logic here. You admit that Statham isn't as good as an actor as Bale and Eastwood, yet you still think he should get a nomination? For what?
Jul
10
comment Who was Lister's Grandmother?
The first two seasons have been mostly retconned. Not that internal consistency was ever a Red Dwarf thing.
Jul
10
comment Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?
Hollywood isn't a single entity. And it's definitely not conscious.
Jul
9
comment Why are humans often used in movies irrelevant to the story?
@PeterRaeves - Sure they could do it without the humans, but it wouldn't be as powerful. Having a human dimension explains the existence of the LEGO universe and gives it purpose. Otherwise it would just be another movie riding on a franchise (like Smurfs for instance). And the only other toy that you can substitute LEGOs with are other brick systems, or the whole order vs. chaos motif is gone. The neat thing about the movie is that both the human world and the LEGO world explain and compliment each other. The LEGOs needed humans, just as the humans needed the LEGOs.
Jul
9
comment Why are humans often used in movies irrelevant to the story?
I'll have to object that the inclusion of humans in Lego Movie was irrelevant. The human side of the conflict was the story, and is what elevates this good movie into a brilliant one. Best one this year definitely.
Jul
9
comment What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?
One of my favorite scenes!
Jul
8
comment What were Norma and Gloria doing in the season 2 finale?
@DrRDizzle - Another clue I suppose is the ingredients. I remember seeing eggs and dog hair. The way the concoction was delivered (blown in Vee's direction) is another clue. And I guess if Norma was desperate enough to try making cyanide from apple seeds then she'd be willing to try the supernatural.
Jun
25
comment Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?
@YungHummmma - In the show, Littlefinger explains the necklace part to her later, and in the books she figures it out herself. In both cases she is now accessory to murder for the simple fact that the kangaroo court of Westeros would believe she purposely smuggled the poison in. Putting the poison crystal in the necklace allowed Littlefinger to make Sansa part of the conspiracy without her knowing it.
Jun
20
comment Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?
@JohnSmithOptional - If he did ask who was in charge of the Vale they would've told him Littlefinger, who is under investigation for the murder of his wife. Besides, the Hound must have heard of Littlefinger's reputation and most certainly knows that it was he who betrayed Arya's father to the Lannisters.
Jun
19
comment Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?
@JohnSmithOptional - Well Robin Arryn is just a kid, and Littlefinger is Littlefinger. The Hound isn't exactly known for his political finesse. He probably just saw a ready to take golden moment blow away, and didn't bother to look for another one.