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2017-03-15 03:18:47 PM  
Won't load on Boomstick or i09 for me.

Here's the trailer on Youtube:

AMERICAN GODS Official Trailer (HD) Ian McShane Drama Series
Youtube hxNiqmRWTUI


/Looks like a bloody good time
//Very bloody
 
2017-03-15 03:29:48 PM  
why was he sniffing a dandelion that had seeded?
 
2017-03-15 03:29:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Won't load on Boomstick or i09 for me.

Here's the trailer on Youtube:

[YouTube video]

/Looks like a bloody good time
//Very bloody


Also wouldn't load for me. All I really learned was that Boomstick doesn't know when the word "God" should and shouldn't be capitalized.
 
2017-03-15 03:34:26 PM  
Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.
 
2017-03-15 03:37:20 PM  
Looks good.  Wish I had Starz.  Hopefully, I can catch it using an alternate viewing service...


//looks innocent
 
2017-03-15 03:44:19 PM  
Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...
 
2017-03-15 03:46:17 PM  
I absolutely love Bryan Fuller and can't wait to see what he does with the adaptation.
 
2017-03-15 03:50:08 PM  
If this doesn't suck, it'll be awesome.
 
2017-03-15 03:53:16 PM  

skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.


I was thinking the same thing.  I may have to re-read it.
 
2017-03-15 03:55:21 PM  
Never heard of it.  Looks interesting. I'll watch.


/Is Republican Jesus an old god or new?
 
2017-03-15 03:59:11 PM  
Was that Peter Stormare?  Great.
 
2017-03-15 04:01:36 PM  
There's also the bastardized version.

[Youtube video PQC3qBqLHLw unavailable]
 
2017-03-15 04:08:26 PM  

SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...


I'm the opposite.  I have no problem with watching/reading/listening/playing adaptations of various works, even if they aren't "faithful" to the original.  If I wanted the exact same story again, I'd just go back to the original.  No two versions of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been exactly the same, and that's just the way Douglas Adams wanted it.  I'm also a fan of alternate history fiction, so differing time/storylines aren't a big deal for me.

Caveat: I'm ok with it as long as the adaptation is, in itself, well-done.  It's perfectly possible to make a bad movie/tv show/book/game that is bad in general without the changes themselves being at fault.  I'm looking at you, pretty much every video game movie and movie video game ever (and plenty of other things that were made more as a cash-grab than quality entertainment).
 
2017-03-15 04:08:57 PM  
The last thing I needs is another show to get hooked on but I have Starz so I'll give it a go.
 
2017-03-15 04:11:57 PM  

SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...


The Princess Bride movie is very different from the book in a lot of ways.  Primarily in that it's not anywhere near as sardonic as the book; it has a much lighter and "fun" tone.
 
2017-03-15 04:12:52 PM  

wellreadneck: Never heard of it.  Looks interesting. I'll watch.


/Is Republican Jesus an old god or new?


New.  Hippie/radical Jesus would be the old version.
 
2017-03-15 04:18:58 PM  

Hawkin05: SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...

I'm the opposite.  I have no problem with watching/reading/listening/playing adaptations of various works, even if they aren't "faithful" to the original.  If I wanted the exact same story again, I'd just go back to the original.  No two versions of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been exactly the same, and that's just the way Douglas Adams wanted it.  I'm also a fan of alternate history fiction, so differing time/storylines aren't a big deal for me.

Caveat: I'm ok with it as long as the adaptation is, in itself, well-done.  It's perfectly possible to make a bad movie/tv show/book/game that is bad in general without the changes themselves being at fault.  I'm looking at you, pretty much every video game movie and movie video game ever (and plenty of other things that were made more as a cash-grab than quality entertainment).


This is why I loved the Dune Novels AND (and I understand I am going to burn as a heretic for saying this) The David Lynch  movie adaptation.   The are separate things to me, and I really like them both
 
2017-03-15 04:19:05 PM  
It looks good, might be good.  On sight alone, the casting of Peter Stormare at least looks perfect.
 
2017-03-15 04:20:59 PM  
I think you all are going to like this. I certainly hope so, anyway! We've screened the first four eps and it's really strong.

(Works for Starz)
 
2017-03-15 04:23:36 PM  

skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.


Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.
 
2017-03-15 04:28:27 PM  

RyansPrivates: wellreadneck: Never heard of it.  Looks interesting. I'll watch.


/Is Republican Jesus an old god or new?

New.  Hippie/radical Jesus would be the old version.


I (slightly) Disagree. Republican Jesus is Crusader/Reconquista Jesus, just wearing some modern clothes...
 
2017-03-15 04:28:59 PM  

You Are All Sheep: why was he sniffing a dandelion that had seeded?


--
For the fragrance, duh.
 
2017-03-15 04:29:08 PM  

Rann Xerox: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

I was thinking the same thing.  I may have to re-read it.


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-15 04:46:19 PM  
I just might have to get a month subscription to Starz if a whole lot of yall fall in love with this.  Binge this and Ash would be worth the cost.
 
2017-03-15 04:47:31 PM  

Magorn: This is why I loved the Dune Novels AND (and I understand I am going to burn as a heretic for saying this) The David Lynch movie adaptation. The are separate things to me, and I really like them both


That's how I feel about Starship Troopers.  I enjoy both the book and the movie, even though they're as opposite as you can get while telling (more or less) the same story.
 
2017-03-15 04:49:46 PM  

Obscure Login: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.


Weaveworld, the book by Clive Barker?
 
2017-03-15 04:53:27 PM  

Someone_Took_My_Login: Looks good.  Wish I had Starz.  Hopefully, I can catch it using an alternate viewing service...

//looks innocent


FWIW, you can subscribe to Starz through Amazon Video (we did this to watch a couple Starz series that were recommended to us) on a trial basis, and discontinue when you're done with whatever it is you're viewing. We kept the subscription because we thought it was worth it and the people who made those shows deserve to be paid.
 
2017-03-15 04:56:02 PM  

BullBearMS: There's also the bastardized version.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/PQC3qBqLHLw ― 480×360]

I quit watching the series with that season, and that was a big reason why. If you're going to rip off Neil Gaiman, don't do it in a single throwaway episode that had little to do with the season arc.

Magorn: Hawkin05: SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...

I'm the opposite.  I have no problem with watching/reading/listening/playing adaptations of various works, even if they aren't "faithful" to the original.  If I wanted the exact same story again, I'd just go back to the original.  No two versions of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been exactly the same, and that's just the way Douglas Adams wanted it.  I'm also a fan of alternate history fiction, so differing time/storylines aren't a big deal for me.

Caveat: I'm ok with it as long as the adaptation is, in itself, well-done.  It's perfectly possible to make a bad movie/tv show/book/game that is bad in general without the changes themselves being at fault.  I'm looking at you, pretty much every video game movie and movie video game ever (and plenty of other things that were made more as a cash-grab than quality entertainment).

This is why I loved the Dune Novels AND (and I understand I am going to burn as a heretic for saying this) The David Lynch  movie adaptation.   The are separate things to me, and I really like them both

Teufelaffe: The Princess Bride movie is very different from the book in a lot of ways.  Primarily in that it's not anywhere near as sardonic as the book; it has a much lighter and "fun" tone.

I'm sort of in the middle. I like a good adaptation if it makes minor changes that would be necessary for the medium (such as consolidating some characters), but not when they completely change the story or even the genre of the story.

I watched "The Secret of NIMH" decades ago and loved it. Years later I checked out Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH from the children's section of a public library. While some names were kept the same or slightly changed ("Frisby" became "Brisby," presumably to avoid a whammo of a trademark lawsuit), the story itself and the roles of major characters were wildly changed. The genre was changed.

The book was science fiction for children. The movie turned it into a fantasy (especially that stupid magic gemstone McGuffin). An analogy in reverse would be if, at the climax of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings III: The Return of the King adaptation, Gollum doesn't succeed in biting off Frodo's finger and falling into the Cracks of Doom with the One Ring, thus finishing the Quest. Instead, Frodo hurls Gollum in without the Ring, and retains it for himself. Sauron had already seen this and shaken free from the deception of the Captains of the West, and had summoned the Nazgûl. They arrive, defeat Frodo and take the Ring to Sauron, who's about to put it on his finger when suddenly the Enterprise NCC-1701E warps in to Middle Earth orbit and phasers Barad-Dûr into molecules along with Sauron and the Ring, saving the day.
 
2017-03-15 04:57:49 PM  
Does the series begin on a Wednesday?
 
2017-03-15 05:00:32 PM  
Anyone read "Norse Mythology" yet?
 
2017-03-15 05:02:18 PM  

Mikey1969: Obscure Login: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.

Weaveworld, the book by Clive Barker?


I really enjoyed Weaveworld. Old school Barker has a very unique literary voice. Although I didn't pick up on the reference to Hellraiser that Immacolata made until my third read through.
 
2017-03-15 05:04:47 PM  

Magorn: This is why I loved the Dune Novels AND (and I understand I am going to burn as a heretic for saying this) The David Lynch  movie adaptation.   The are separate things to me, and I really like them both


FWIW, I agree with you completely there.

I think they call that the Starship Troopers paradox.
 
2017-03-15 05:07:52 PM  
The trailer looks good, but I actually didn't like American Gods.  For me, it was all world-building with very little actually happening in the world.  I found the strongest part of the story to be the missing kids in that little town up north, and the battle between the old gods and the new was motivation for killing the kids, and the other people in the town.  I didn't understand the actual battle they had, with Shadow tied to a tree, at all.
 
2017-03-15 05:08:15 PM  

Mikey1969: Obscure Login: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.

Weaveworld, the book by Clive Barker?


Yes, I think it was on Fark that I saw people recommending it and I finally got around to reading it. It's so good, I only have a little bit left of it but I don't want it to end.
 
2017-03-15 05:12:10 PM  

wellreadneck: Never heard of it.  Looks interesting. I'll watch.


/Is Republican Jesus an old god or new?


I pray to the old gods and the new...

Arya Stark...
 
2017-03-15 05:16:11 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: RyansPrivates: wellreadneck: Never heard of it.  Looks interesting. I'll watch.


/Is Republican Jesus an old god or new?

New.  Hippie/radical Jesus would be the old version.

I (slightly) Disagree. Republican Jesus is Crusader/Reconquista Jesus, just wearing some modern clothes...


So as I see it there would be at least 3 Jesii (plural of Jesus) around:
1.  Political / Supply Side / Prosperity Theology Jesus --> New
2. Crusader/Reconquista Jesus --> Old (ish)
3. Radical/Hippy Jesus --> most definitly old
 
2017-03-15 05:17:16 PM  

Hawkin05: SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...

I'm the opposite.  I have no problem with watching/reading/listening/playing adaptations of various works, even if they aren't "faithful" to the original.  If I wanted the exact same story again, I'd just go back to the original.  No two versions of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been exactly the same, and that's just the way Douglas Adams wanted it.  I'm also a fan of alternate history fiction, so differing time/storylines aren't a big deal for me.

Caveat: I'm ok with it as long as the adaptation is, in itself, well-done.  It's perfectly possible to make a bad movie/tv show/book/game that is bad in general without the changes themselves being at fault.  I'm looking at you, pretty much every video game movie and movie video game ever (and plenty of other things that were made more as a cash-grab than quality entertainment).


HA - Hitchhiker's is another that I've never seen on screen. The bits I've seen from various adaptations, especially the latest one, have convinced me that I should stay the course of not watching.

Love you, Martin Freeman, but no.
 
2017-03-15 05:21:30 PM  

coldcuts: Anyone read "Norse Mythology" yet?


I did.  There's not much "new" there, but that doesn't make it bad.  It's the old myths, with a blending of details from the prose and poetic Eddas, but fairly artfully done.

If you're only going to read the basic Norse myths once in your life, it's a good way to do it, since Gaiman has pulled little details from multiple references and translations to create a more cohesive sounding set of myths. (The originals are notoriously "scattered", often with directly-conflicting details.)  If you were to read most "textbooks" of the Norse myths, they're more bland and don't read like narrative fiction. (Particularly because the original stories were oral tales that predated the concept of narrative writing.)

As someone who owns no less than like 4-5 different English translations of the Eddas and various other texts on the sagas, etc., I can say that it's good, but not in any way an "original creation".

That said, the poetry of Gaiman's writing is worthwhile, and there are a few small additions to the lore that I liked, and a few jokes that had me laughing out loud, so there's that.
 
2017-03-15 05:22:05 PM  
I bow to no man, subby. I will, however, squee like a motherfarker.
 
2017-03-15 05:24:31 PM  

nuqneh: The trailer looks good, but I actually didn't like American Gods.


Concur, although we'll probably incur some net-wrath :)

/liked his short story, A Study In Emerald, quite a lot
 
2017-03-15 05:27:29 PM  

Herbie555: coldcuts: Anyone read "Norse Mythology" yet?

I did.  There's not much "new" there, but that doesn't make it bad.  It's the old myths, with a blending of details from the prose and poetic Eddas, but fairly artfully done.

If you're only going to read the basic Norse myths once in your life, it's a good way to do it, since Gaiman has pulled little details from multiple references and translations to create a more cohesive sounding set of myths. (The originals are notoriously "scattered", often with directly-conflicting details.)  If you were to read most "textbooks" of the Norse myths, they're more bland and don't read like narrative fiction. (Particularly because the original stories were oral tales that predated the concept of narrative writing.)

As someone who owns no less than like 4-5 different English translations of the Eddas and various other texts on the sagas, etc., I can say that it's good, but not in any way an "original creation".

That said, the poetry of Gaiman's writing is worthwhile, and there are a few small additions to the lore that I liked, and a few jokes that had me laughing out loud, so there's that.


A follow up: As a test, I read aloud to my daughter (7yo) the chapter of "Thor's Wedding" and she liked it - it flows like a good oral telling of the tale, rather than a short recitation of facts - an improvement over other books on the same subject.
 
2017-03-15 05:28:42 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-15 05:36:56 PM  

Obscure Login: Mikey1969: Obscure Login: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.

Weaveworld, the book by Clive Barker?

Yes, I think it was on Fark that I saw people recommending it and I finally got around to reading it. It's so good, I only have a little bit left of it but I don't want it to end.


Cool. Haven't read it in forever, might be time to revisit it, I was just making sure that's what you were talking about.
 
2017-03-15 05:37:46 PM  

Magorn: Hawkin05: SharkInfested: Nope, sorry. When I love a book, I don't want to watch the movie, I already made its world in my head. Probably won't see American Gods for that reason.

Along those lines...confession (deep breath,) and I know that the wrath of Fark will rain on me for this: I've never watched Princess Bride. I read the book about 5 years before the movie came out, probably 20 times. I was in Jr High, my best friend and I used to quote it all the time, long before it was a thing, and I just can't bear to have my PB "world" supplanted by Hollywood images. And yes, many, many, many people have told me it's wonderful and honors the book, but...I just can't.

(hangs head) come at me...

I'm the opposite.  I have no problem with watching/reading/listening/playing adaptations of various works, even if they aren't "faithful" to the original.  If I wanted the exact same story again, I'd just go back to the original.  No two versions of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been exactly the same, and that's just the way Douglas Adams wanted it.  I'm also a fan of alternate history fiction, so differing time/storylines aren't a big deal for me.

Caveat: I'm ok with it as long as the adaptation is, in itself, well-done.  It's perfectly possible to make a bad movie/tv show/book/game that is bad in general without the changes themselves being at fault.  I'm looking at you, pretty much every video game movie and movie video game ever (and plenty of other things that were made more as a cash-grab than quality entertainment).

This is why I loved the Dune Novels AND (and I understand I am going to burn as a heretic for saying this) The David Lynch  movie adaptation.   The are separate things to me, and I really like them both


Hello fellow traveler. I too love both versions, and, hell, Frank even liked the Lynch version.

/His son Brian can burn in hell
//Found notes locked in a safe deposit box my ass
///Just admit you made it up for a cash grab, don't try and pretend that those crappy books were your true father's vision
 
2017-03-15 05:47:02 PM  

nuqneh: The trailer looks good, but I actually didn't like American Gods.  For me, it was all world-building with very little actually happening in the world.  I found the strongest part of the story to be the missing kids in that little town up north, and the battle between the old gods and the new was motivation for killing the kids, and the other people in the town.  I didn't understand the actual battle they had, with Shadow tied to a tree, at all.


If it makes you feel any better, Anansi Boys uses that world-building to good effect as a separate story.  It, I just discovered, is getting its own miniseries on BBC One some time this year.

/you forgot your lime
 
2017-03-15 06:20:16 PM  

SharkInfested: (hangs head) come at me...


Nope.  There are so many great books living in my head that can NEVER be put into theaters that the entertainment complex should just do comic books...  oh.  My bad.
 
2017-03-15 06:25:53 PM  

SharkInfested:  I've never watched Princess Bride.


If anything, I envy you.  You still have the chance to see it for the first time.

I understand your reluctance to do so, given your love of the source material, and I will admit that it's far from a perfect film, but it's a really fun movie and you'd probably enjoy it.
 
2017-03-15 06:27:26 PM  

Obscure Login: Mikey1969: Obscure Login: skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.

Same here. And even though they were pretty different, I think it get a bunch of details mixed up with Neverwhere. I probably read them too close together. But it was really good so I have no problem reading it again.

/Right after I finish Weaveworld,which is fantastic. If you like Neil Gaiman, I couldn't recommend it enough.

Weaveworld, the book by Clive Barker?

Yes, I think it was on Fark that I saw people recommending it and I finally got around to reading it. It's so good, I only have a little bit left of it but I don't want it to end.


Just started reading it again. Bought The Great and Secret Show and Everville to read next.
 
2017-03-15 06:41:21 PM  

Herbie555: SharkInfested:  I've never watched Princess Bride.

If anything, I envy you.  You still have the chance to see it for the first time.

I understand your reluctance to do so, given your love of the source material, and I will admit that it's far from a perfect film, but it's a really fun movie and you'd probably enjoy it.


Besides, you know you really want to.
 
2017-03-15 07:08:51 PM  

skyotter: Apparently I don't remember the book as well as I thought.


They've added a few new gods, in particular the Greek gods.
 
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