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(Gizmodo)   The first rule of Fight Club 2 is don't talk about Fight Club 2   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 60
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2014-07-22 01:16:52 AM  
"Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that's popped into his mind."

d.gr-assets.com

Just finished reading this in anticipation of the BBC series.
 
2014-07-22 01:55:51 AM  
the promo art looked pretty good. Can't say I'm particularly excited, though.
 
2014-07-22 02:01:59 AM  
FTA: "Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that's popped into his mind."

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2014-07-22 02:03:34 AM  
So will the film version have Mark Ruffalo in it?
 
2014-07-22 02:21:08 AM  
this steaming pile of rotten coont juice

www.deathbymovies.com
 
2014-07-22 02:22:14 AM  
gee, so much like Irvine Welsh running out of ideas so he went back to the cast of Trainspotting with Porno Chuck has hit a creative dead end and needs some quick cash?
 
2014-07-22 02:24:07 AM  
Ugh.

If any of you have read the "Dexter" books, you know how well it works out when you bring supernatural elements into a story that was doing just fine without them.

"Fight Club" is a perfect novel. A sequel would ruin it. But Chuck probably needs the money- he hasn't had a hit novel in quite a while. And "Fight Club" is far-and-away his best.
 
2014-07-22 02:36:57 AM  
"Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that's popped into his mind."


Tyler: "Hey, you created me. I didn't create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility!"


I know it's the author's baby, but I wish he'd leave it alone.
 
2014-07-22 02:53:18 AM  
I am Jack's disappointing sequel?
 
2014-07-22 03:05:20 AM  
I was into Palahniuk up until Rant and that pretty much did it for me. From what I hear of the books that followed I'm not missing much. Might check this out if I can get my hands on an issue, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it.
 
2014-07-22 03:19:22 AM  
Helena Bonham Carter used to be super hot. Fark, in in Harry Potter she was mouth-fark hot, but these days...no. Just no. Also, she's always had pretty sad tits, I can't imagine how woeful they are nowadays.
 
2014-07-22 03:29:32 AM  

realmolo: Ugh.

If any of you have read the "Dexter" books, you know how well it works out when you bring supernatural elements into a story that was doing just fine without them.

"Fight Club" is a perfect novel. A sequel would ruin it. But Chuck probably needs the money- he hasn't had a hit novel in quite a while. And "Fight Club" is far-and-away his best.


I was so glad that when the show started to go Moloch it immediately backed away.  There were worse ways that series could have gone than a logging camp.
 
2014-07-22 05:16:31 AM  

Dibikad: I was into Palahniuk up until Rant and that pretty much did it for me. From what I hear of the books that followed I'm not missing much. Might check this out if I can get my hands on an issue, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it.


Haunted was my last Palahniuk novel.

robohobo: Helena Bonham Carter used to be super hot. Fark, in in Harry Potter she was mouth-fark hot, but these days...no. Just no. Also, she's always had pretty sad tits, I can't imagine how woeful they are nowadays.


Mournful tits. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed into a glitter bra.
 
2014-07-22 05:20:14 AM  
I am Jack's minimum interest.
 
2014-07-22 05:22:03 AM  
I thought the movie was better than the book.  I read a couple of his other works too - Lullaby, Survivor, one other whose title escapes me at the moment.  Whole lotta meh, really.

Not planning on checking this "maxi-series" out.
 
2014-07-22 05:22:26 AM  

Dibikad: I was into Palahniuk up until Rant and that pretty much did it for me. From what I hear of the books that followed I'm not missing much. Might check this out if I can get my hands on an issue, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it.


I loved Chuck until Pygmy. I still haven't been able to finish it. It was the first of his books I haven't been so interested in, that I haven't finished in a day or two. I've heard he's written a few more. I will catch up one day.
 
2014-07-22 05:59:59 AM  

robohobo: Helena Bonham Carter used to be super hot. Fark, in in Harry Potter she was mouth-fark hot, but these days...no. Just no. Also, she's always had pretty sad tits, I can't imagine how woeful they are nowadays.


33.media.tumblr.com

"Mournful tits."
 
2014-07-22 06:15:27 AM  
The Subliminal Tylers is the name of my Fugazzi cover band
 
2014-07-22 06:16:57 AM  

Omahawg: gee, so much like Irvine Welsh running out of ideas so he went back to the cast of Trainspotting with Porno Chuck has hit a creative dead end and needs some quick cash?


I like Porno. It's not as good as Trainspotting but it is a good read. Though I think it really wouldn't be a good movie.

And Fight Club should be left alone. I liked the endings for both the book and the movie.
 
2014-07-22 06:20:03 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The Subliminal Tylers is the name of my Fugazzi cover band


Fugazzi is the name of my Fugazi cover band!
 
2014-07-22 06:50:34 AM  

skinink: Omahawg: gee, so much like Irvine Welsh running out of ideas so he went back to the cast of Trainspotting with Porno Chuck has hit a creative dead end and needs some quick cash?

I like Porno. It's not as good as Trainspotting but it is a good read. Though I think it really wouldn't be a good movie.

And Fight Club should be left alone. I liked the endings for both the book and the movie.


I always thought it going all post-apocalyptic would be cool if it were separate characters in the same universe.

/ie the whole scenario Tyler paints for the Narrator in the movie
//couldn't bring myself to read the book, watched the movie too many times

I kind of rooted for the mayhem, so I don't care to hear that he ended up deserting his son or whatever(what they did was supposed to fix society), will very likely skip the book entirely.
 
2014-07-22 07:38:09 AM  

iron de havilland: Mournful tits. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed into a glitter bra.


Jesus, I am stealing that. That's magnificent.
 
2014-07-22 07:39:45 AM  

realmolo: "Fight Club" is a perfect novel.


Yeah, until he met God.
 
2014-07-22 07:41:18 AM  
No... Just no.

I love Fight Club, and I have absolutely no interest in a sequel.
 
2014-07-22 07:42:14 AM  
Rupert Murdoch's 20th Century Fox created film totally showed me how to see through your bullshiat social constructs and materialism, sheeple.
 
2014-07-22 07:53:07 AM  
Didn't care too much for Fight Club but as a work that does what it set out to do, I respect it for what it is.

Apparently the author doesn't.
 
2014-07-22 08:23:28 AM  

mekki: iron de havilland: Mournful tits. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed into a glitter bra.

Jesus, I am stealing that. That's magnificent.


It's from the venture brothers.
 
2014-07-22 08:58:55 AM  

omeganuepsilon: skinink: Omahawg: gee, so much like Irvine Welsh running out of ideas so he went back to the cast of Trainspotting with Porno Chuck has hit a creative dead end and needs some quick cash?

I like Porno. It's not as good as Trainspotting but it is a good read. Though I think it really wouldn't be a good movie.

And Fight Club should be left alone. I liked the endings for both the book and the movie.

I always thought it going all post-apocalyptic would be cool if it were separate characters in the same universe.

/ie the whole scenario Tyler paints for the Narrator in the movie
//couldn't bring myself to read the book, watched the movie too many times

I kind of rooted for the mayhem, so I don't care to hear that he ended up deserting his son or whatever(what they did was supposed to fix society), will very likely skip the book entirely.


The book and movie are surprising close until the ending.
 
2014-07-22 11:09:31 AM  

iron de havilland: Dibikad: I was into Palahniuk up until Rant and that pretty much did it for me. From what I hear of the books that followed I'm not missing much. Might check this out if I can get my hands on an issue, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it.

Haunted was my last Palahniuk novel.

robohobo: Helena Bonham Carter used to be super hot. Fark, in in Harry Potter she was mouth-fark hot, but these days...no. Just no. Also, she's always had pretty sad tits, I can't imagine how woeful they are nowadays.

Mournful tits. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed into a glitter bra.


I want to build two small coffins and give them a dignified funeral.
 
2014-07-22 11:20:17 AM  
I think she knows it. On the Fight Club commentary track during the sex scene she said she was CGI and those weren't her tits, unfortunately. Well at least she did't get bolt ons.
 
2014-07-22 11:32:08 AM  
WTF is a maxi series?
 
2014-07-22 12:53:42 PM  

Mugato: realmolo: "Fight Club" is a perfect novel.

Yeah, until he met God.


So much this. I hate saying it, but it's one of the few times a movie had a better ending than the book.
 
2014-07-22 01:22:31 PM  

MagSeven: I loved Chuck until Pygmy. I still haven't been able to finish it.


I actually liked Pygmy a lot, though I haven't enjoyed his most recent books nearly as much. Tell All and Damned were both OK - I have yet to read Doomed. He may never recapture the strength of his amazing earlier works, but he's always been a good read.
 
2014-07-22 01:31:12 PM  
This idea seems like kind of "a" dildo, Chuck.
 
2014-07-22 03:31:09 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: Mugato: realmolo: "Fight Club" is a perfect novel.

Yeah, until he met God.

So much this. I hate saying it, but it's one of the few times a movie had a better ending than the book.


He didn't meet God, you dorks. He was talking in metaphors. He was in an institution.

I agree that the movie ending was probably better.
 
2014-07-22 05:03:42 PM  

idesofmarch: MagSeven: I loved Chuck until Pygmy. I still haven't been able to finish it.

I actually liked Pygmy a lot, though I haven't enjoyed his most recent books nearly as much. Tell All and Damned were both OK - I have yet to read Doomed. He may never recapture the strength of his amazing earlier works, but he's always been a good read.


I'll give it another shot. I just found it difficult to read (the syntax style) so I would get distracted from it easily.
 
2014-07-22 05:19:55 PM  
Palahniuk is a guy whose time has come and gone.  He's like the R.L. Stine of an older generation.  The same one, really, just older.  Now they're bored of him, too.  His Goosebumps schtick has run out.
 
2014-07-22 05:27:37 PM  

mooseyfate: iron de havilland: Dibikad: I was into Palahniuk up until Rant and that pretty much did it for me. From what I hear of the books that followed I'm not missing much. Might check this out if I can get my hands on an issue, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it.

Haunted was my last Palahniuk novel.

robohobo: Helena Bonham Carter used to be super hot. Fark, in in Harry Potter she was mouth-fark hot, but these days...no. Just no. Also, she's always had pretty sad tits, I can't imagine how woeful they are nowadays.

Mournful tits. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed into a glitter bra.

I want to build two small coffins and give them a dignified funeral.


Those things are like a little kid with progeria cracking all his ribs trying to catch a Nerf ball. Just sad. Damn it, she has gloomy tits!
 
2014-07-22 05:30:38 PM  
I always hoped a sequel would cover Tyler working on getting away with destroying the credit record and the societal consequences of said actions. I don't know how much I like what they said the sequel will be about.
.. it sounds sad, like the Notebook sad
 
2014-07-22 05:35:14 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: always hoped a sequel would cover Tyler working on getting away with destroying the credit record and the societal consequences of said actions. I don't know how much I like what they said the sequel will be about.


I thought one of the points was that Project Mayhem was basically impotent. Destroying those buildings obviously wouldn't erase everyone's credit.
 
2014-07-22 05:46:20 PM  

Mugato: Uchiha_Cycliste: always hoped a sequel would cover Tyler working on getting away with destroying the credit record and the societal consequences of said actions. I don't know how much I like what they said the sequel will be about.

I thought one of the points was that Project Mayhem was basically impotent. Destroying those buildings obviously wouldn't erase everyone's credit.


In the real world that is certainly true, those credit companies would have backup-tapes out in a bunker in the desert to prevent losing everything. In their world anything is possible.
But I can't imagine that he's not the target of ever federal, state, county and local law enforcement agent. It can't be a trivial thing to GET AWAY with a terrorist attack like that. A lot harder than accomplishing the bombing I would think. They better have a VERY good explanation of why he and his group haven't been imprisoned or executed.
 
2014-07-22 06:18:18 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: terrorist attack


As I said above, I didn't read the book.  But as for the motivations in the movie, it's not a terrorist attack.  Terror was never the point, freeing man from his enslavement was.

/of course, in today's culture, you can call anything scary to a bystander a terrorist attack.
//even poptarts
 
2014-07-22 06:28:00 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Uchiha_Cycliste: terrorist attack

As I said above, I didn't read the book.  But as for the motivations in the movie, it's not a terrorist attack.  Terror was never the point, freeing man from his enslavement was.

/of course, in today's culture, you can call anything scary to a bystander a terrorist attack.
//even poptarts


I'll concede the point. Though I think it's a matter of perspective. What they are trying to do is threatening to many powers: political, financial and generally the "1%". As such, I think the rich, ruling elite would consider it terrorism. Violent action and confrontation meant to effect change.
Anyhow, even if it's understood what their goals were, it's not like they just get a pat on the back and a hearty handshake. I stand by my contention that Tyler just became America's Most Wanted Criminal numero uno.

\haven't read the book either.
 
2014-07-22 06:47:27 PM  

mcmnky: WTF is a maxi series?


The Dark Tower
 
2014-07-22 06:51:02 PM  

omeganuepsilon: As I said above, I didn't read the book.  But as for the motivations in the movie, it's not a terrorist attack.  Terror was never the point, freeing man from his enslavement was.

/of course, in today's culture, you can call anything scary to a bystander a terrorist attack.


I was going to say, everything is called terror today. That certainly would be.
 
2014-07-22 07:05:27 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: omeganuepsilon: Uchiha_Cycliste: terrorist attack

As I said above, I didn't read the book.  But as for the motivations in the movie, it's not a terrorist attack.  Terror was never the point, freeing man from his enslavement was.

/of course, in today's culture, you can call anything scary to a bystander a terrorist attack.
//even poptarts

I'll concede the point. Though I think it's a matter of perspective. What they are trying to do is threatening to many powers: political, financial and generally the "1%". As such, I think the rich, ruling elite would consider it terrorism. Violent action and confrontation meant to effect change.
Anyhow, even if it's understood what their goals were, it's not like they just get a pat on the back and a hearty handshake. I stand by my contention that Tyler just became America's Most Wanted Criminal numero uno.

\haven't read the book either.


IMO, Terrorism is a display of power, not a direct attempt to change something, it's a looming threat.  Leave us alone, or else...

The bombing in that movie was a direct attempt to effect change.  Act of war, sure.  Enemy of the state, sure.  Terrorism, no.  Yes, he would be number one on the most wanted list.

/but yeah, they may call him a terrorist, like the way our government calls Snowden a traitor, to try and garner support from the masses and attain their own purposes together
//as opposed to being there to serve the people, they're trying to manipulate the people to agree to the government agenda
 
2014-07-22 07:16:47 PM  

skinink: Omahawg: gee, so much like Irvine Welsh running out of ideas so he went back to the cast of Trainspotting with Porno Chuck has hit a creative dead end and needs some quick cash?

I like Porno. It's not as good as Trainspotting but it is a good read. Though I think it really wouldn't be a good movie.

And Fight Club should be left alone. I liked the endings for both the book and the movie.


it was.......okay but certainly not up to the high quality of Filth

it's like yet another Stephen King story about the magic of early 1960s childhood
 
2014-07-22 07:17:54 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Uchiha_Cycliste: omeganuepsilon: Uchiha_Cycliste: terrorist attack

As I said above, I didn't read the book.  But as for the motivations in the movie, it's not a terrorist attack.  Terror was never the point, freeing man from his enslavement was.

/of course, in today's culture, you can call anything scary to a bystander a terrorist attack.
//even poptarts

I'll concede the point. Though I think it's a matter of perspective. What they are trying to do is threatening to many powers: political, financial and generally the "1%". As such, I think the rich, ruling elite would consider it terrorism. Violent action and confrontation meant to effect change.
Anyhow, even if it's understood what their goals were, it's not like they just get a pat on the back and a hearty handshake. I stand by my contention that Tyler just became America's Most Wanted Criminal numero uno.

\haven't read the book either.

IMO, Terrorism is a display of power, not a direct attempt to change something, it's a looming threat.  Leave us alone, or else...

The bombing in that movie was a direct attempt to effect change.  Act of war, sure.  Enemy of the state, sure.  Terrorism, no.  Yes, he would be number one on the most wanted list.

/but yeah, they may call him a terrorist, like the way our government calls Snowden a traitor, to try and garner support from the masses and attain their own purposes together
//as opposed to being there to serve the people, they're trying to manipulate the people to agree to the government agenda


I think you are technically correct, but realistically wrong. Terrorism is the new buzzword for violent people the government doesn't like. Terrorist, and hate group.
They better have a good explanation of why he's still free and alive.
 
2014-07-22 07:20:45 PM  

omeganuepsilon: /but yeah, they may call him a terrorist,


I think that was his point. They call any act of violence terrorism nowadays. They called the Batman theater shooter a terrorist even though he had no political motivation or list of demands. They'd certainly call blowing up a series of buildings terrorism.

Fight Club was a product of its time. A lot of movies came out then, particularly in 1999, where the protagonist was whining about his nice white collar job that people today would kill for. This, Office Space, American Beauty, even The Matrix. Nowadays the audience would tell the main character to STFU and go back to their cubicle.
 
2014-07-22 07:25:07 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I think you are technically correct, but realistically wrong. Terrorism is the new buzzword for violent people the government doesn't like. Terrorist, and hate group.
They better have a good explanation of why he's still free and alive.


Well considering that a number of the local police were in on the whole Fight Club/Project Mayhemas well as the people working in the buildings, I figure it's easier than you might think. Don't forget, the Project Mayhem bit was starting to go multi state as well.
 
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