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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #160 on: June 01, 2011, 08:08:25 PM »
I like listening to Girl in the Tower. It's early 90s cheesy pop ballads at its best :D

I also agree about autotune. I don't get why it's so popular.  It just makes you sound talentless and a fraud. WHY would you want to record with it? Does it really make the voice sound much better.? Not really. You're using autotune as a crutch to lean upon to give you success. It just distorts the voice and shows such a drastic difference between the studio and live performance. You can't hide behind autotune live. It's aggravating the "artists" on the charts now rely on that crap. I'd rather listen to artists that are real and don't need any embellishment or altering of the voice. (/endrant)
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #161 on: June 02, 2011, 07:46:36 AM »
Whatever makes AutoTune worthwhile is beyond me - does it just cover the inability to sing??
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« Reply #162 on: June 02, 2011, 11:25:03 AM »
I also agree about autotune. I don't get why it's so popular.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #163 on: June 02, 2011, 09:49:13 PM »
I wonder if anybody has used AutoTune on Cedric's voice."PoOoOoOisonous :o Snakes!"
And the Baby Cry AutoTune recording is hilarious, too. I say it should
be used for fun, not in "Professional" music.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #164 on: June 03, 2011, 07:17:33 AM »
Whatever makes AutoTune worthwhile is beyond me - does it just cover the inability to sing??
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R_3mXZBsuU
start at 10 minutes for the most noticeable autotune part, or listen to the whole 25 minute suite to see how well it fits in and how awesome it can be with a good singer used for a vocal effect.

edit: oh and autotune the news is amazing.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #165 on: June 03, 2011, 09:51:30 AM »
edit: oh and autotune the news is amazing.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #166 on: June 04, 2011, 02:15:15 AM »
Don't kill me but I actually have no desire to finish the Harry Potter series as I do not believe the ending will be as good as a trilogy I recently finished reading.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #167 on: June 04, 2011, 11:13:51 AM »
What trilogy?

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #168 on: June 04, 2011, 10:42:35 PM »
What trilogy?

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, it's a really good read (good enough to make my brother, who usually only reads manga, read the 2nd 600+ page book in 5 days).

Thinking back to Harry Potter I think the movies do a good job covering what is in those books and the ending of the series has been spoiled for me so I think I have a hard time detaching myself from what I know to allow myself to fully enjoy the words Rowling has written.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #169 on: June 05, 2011, 11:50:22 AM »
The movies do a good job (except for Half-Blood Prince; that one needed to be two movies as well, imo), but the books are still worth a read, even if you know the ending. I've read through them once and plan on reading them again when I can afford to purchase them.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #170 on: June 05, 2011, 04:25:40 PM »
Lenny-I can see your point. But like Jon said, the books are still worth reading. They are amazing. JKR has such imagination and a way with words that most readers can't help getting lost in the world created. I do every time I reread them. (and I've read them countless times)., It never gets old.

Jon-Meh, Half Blood Prince needed to sort out its priorities. They focused too much on the light hearted stuff and not enough on Voldemort's back story. And even on the light hearted stuff they changed it around! Bah. That movie agitates me. That one and Goblet of Fire are underwhelming. The others I have enjoyed immensely. And MTV Movie Awards is supposed to show a new clip of DH 2 tonight, weeeee!
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« Reply #171 on: June 05, 2011, 07:29:32 PM »
Right, and that's why I think Half-Blood Prince would have been better if it had been split into two full-length movies; it would have had more time to flesh things out and would have felt less disjointed.
I thought Goblet of Fire was pretty good, actually. However, when I saw it I hadn't yet read the books, so it's possible that I would think differently if I refreshed my memory of the book and then watched it again.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #172 on: June 05, 2011, 09:23:56 PM »
I think the biggest mistake they made with the movies was cutting out the backstory of Harry's parents' generation. It would've taken maybe 15 minutes, tops, to keep that in Prisoner of Azkaban, and the further along the story goes, the more important that backstory becomes. It's part of why HBP wasn't as good a movie as it could've been--that past is very important to the story going on in that book, but they'd already downplayed it immensely in the previous movies, to their detriment.

Overall, I really like the movies, and love the books. They're generally excellent adaptations, too--that's just the one big bad call that was made, IMO, in making them.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #173 on: June 06, 2011, 07:38:00 PM »
Right, and that's why I think Half-Blood Prince would have been better if it had been split into two full-length movies; it would have had more time to flesh things out and would have felt less disjointed.
I thought Goblet of Fire was pretty good, actually. However, when I saw it I hadn't yet read the books, so it's possible that I would think differently if I refreshed my memory of the book and then watched it again.

Actually, I think HBP would've been terrible as two movies.  Keep in mind how incredibly passive it is.  Sure, Voldemort's backstory would be interesting, but in between would be long, long spans of teenage drama.  Heck, they added the fight at the Burrow because of the lack of action.
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« Reply #174 on: June 07, 2011, 05:45:20 AM »
Eh. I can handle teenage drama if there's other important stuff going on at the same time, and I think they could have made it work.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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« Reply #175 on: June 08, 2011, 12:39:56 PM »
I actually liked James Cameron's Avatar.
I just noticed this.  Is that considered a guilty pleasure?  'Cause I liked it too, a lot.  I didn't know it was unpopular to like it--people here were all gooey and lovey about it!
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« Reply #176 on: June 14, 2011, 07:13:55 PM »
I actually liked James Cameron's Avatar.
I just noticed this.  Is that considered a guilty pleasure?  'Cause I liked it too, a lot.  I didn't know it was unpopular to like it--people here were all gooey and lovey about it!

It's unpopular on the internet.  I haven't seen it yet, but from what I've heard, I'd probably only like the battle at the end.  I usually don't care for environmental movies.
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« Reply #177 on: June 14, 2011, 07:23:55 PM »
Yeah, people seemed to love Avatar.  There were even clinical cases of people becoming depressed after watching it because they didn't live on Pandora.  It kind of kickstarted a situational depression for them.

Personally I didn't see Avatar.  It looked like Dances With Wolves in space to me.

Speaking of which...Please don't kill me, but I hated Dances with Wolves.  I already knew that whitey perpetrated horrific acts against the Native Americans.  Did you have anything else you wanted to add, movie?  No?  Just that?  For three straight hours?  Oh, ok then.

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« Reply #178 on: June 14, 2011, 07:34:15 PM »
Personally I didn't see Avatar.  It looked like Dances With Wolves in space to me.
And that's basically what it is. :yes: But it was still good.  I personally liked the "go green and save our Mother!" theme. ;D

Speaking of which...Please don't kill me, but I hated Dances with Wolves.
Never seen it all the way through, but I thought it was only okay.  Please don't kill me, but I really don't like Kevin Costner.  His narrating voice is TERRIBLE, and he seems to do it in too many of his movies--Dances with Wolves, Field of Dreams, Dragonfly, etc.  Gaaaah! :X
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« Reply #179 on: June 15, 2011, 07:21:26 AM »
Personally I didn't see Avatar.  It looked like Dances With Wolves in space to me.
More like Pocahontas from what I've been told. I've only seen part of it, though.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!
 

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