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2020-09-26 9:58:41 AM  
Good, the Cuties "controversy" was overblown. I look forward to this Magic Mike type sequel.
 
2020-09-26 10:22:30 AM  
I'm not sure how well 3 Bodies is going to translate to tv

/other than porn
//3 Bodies never seems to be a problem in that
 
2020-09-26 10:27:22 AM  
Good.  fark the censors.
 
2020-09-26 10:29:37 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.


Sure, but f*ck the author, too, for being a tool.
 
2020-09-26 10:33:27 AM  
GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.
 
2020-09-26 10:42:42 AM  

Someone Else's Alt: China's bigoted and suppressive policies


Sounds like something the GOP would root for
 
2020-09-26 10:53:35 AM  
The only response required when GOP amoralists question you on anything is "get fukd, reprobate"

And then you bulldoze the shiat they love.
 
2020-09-26 11:00:02 AM  
I don't care about the GOP, but Netflix needs to stop canceling their best shows.
 
2020-09-26 11:05:24 AM  
Those two hacks are still able to get work?
 
2020-09-26 11:06:41 AM  

Magruda: I don't care about the GOP, but Netflix needs to stop canceling their best shows.


Next up. Stranger Things keeps retreading the same ground every season.

Why do they keep going if they don't have any new ideas
 
2020-09-26 11:17:53 AM  
If Liu wants to keep writing, he is likely in a position where he must be publicly supportive of the CCP..
Vote no to authoritarianism!
 
2020-09-26 11:29:39 AM  
MAGA hats made by actual Chinese slave labor.
 
2020-09-26 11:37:03 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: Those two hacks are still able to get work?


They seems to be very good at adapting other's work. It's just when they try to come up with ideas of their own that they flop. And evidently The Three Body Problem series is actually complete.
 
2020-09-26 11:46:26 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: And evidently The Three Body Problem series is actually complete.


And utterly unfilmable, on so many levels.
 
2020-09-26 11:49:24 AM  
Benioff and Weiss being attached to the project is a crime against humanity in and of itself.
 
2020-09-26 11:50:25 AM  
Wait...the GOP has a problem with China?

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Say....what's that little kid doing there?
 
2020-09-26 11:56:23 AM  
Lovecraft country heard whistling...
 
2020-09-26 12:00:20 PM  

dennysgod: Say....what's that little kid doing there?


Supervising.
 
2020-09-26 12:01:52 PM  
And yet Netflix won't adapt my 3 seashells problem movie musical adaption
 
2020-09-26 12:02:27 PM  

swahnhennessy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.

Sure, but f*ck the author, too, for being a tool.


If he still lives in China, I'm not sure what people expect him to say in public other than being supportive of the Chinese regime. It's not like the Chinese people are protected by some sort of freedom of speech principle - they aren't free to criticize their government like we generally are.
 
2020-09-26 12:04:26 PM  
I agree with it being hard to film, but because it was on the slow side. GREAT books, however. Read them now!
 
2020-09-26 12:06:05 PM  
Maybe they'll subvert the source material the way Paul Verhoeven did with Starship Troopers.
 
2020-09-26 12:10:39 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.


My grandfather was a censor for a military dictatorship.

Pro: Free movie tickets for my dad and siblings
Con: Grandpa was an uptight ahole who thought everything was obscene, so overall quality of movies allowed in theaters was crap.
 
2020-09-26 12:13:59 PM  

kbronsito: Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.

My grandfather was a censor for a military dictatorship.

Pro: Free movie tickets for my dad and siblings
Con: Grandpa was an uptight ahole who thought everything was obscene, so overall quality of movies allowed in theaters was crap.


Argentina? Burma?
 
2020-09-26 12:14:18 PM  

TheManofPA: And yet Netflix won't adapt my 3 seashells problem movie musical adaption


That's because you don't know how to use the three seashells ***snort***
 
2020-09-26 12:14:58 PM  

dennysgod: Wait...the GOP has a problem with China?

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Say....what's that little kid doing there?


It's "Take your daughter to the sweatshop" day.
 
2020-09-26 12:15:05 PM  

dennysgod: Wait...the GOP has a problem with China?

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Say....what's that little kid doing there?


Which one? There are two kids in the picture.
 
2020-09-26 12:20:07 PM  
The incarceration of foreign children is disgusting.  And Inhumane treatment by a government one part oppressive and one part negligent is intolerable - Hundreds of thousands are dead because of it.  And the police state that murders its citizens and incarcerates in horrifying numbers must be stopped.

/someone help me with the punchline
 
2020-09-26 12:35:08 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: The incarceration of foreign children is disgusting.  And Inhumane treatment by a government one part oppressive and one part negligent is intolerable - Hundreds of thousands are dead because of it.  And the police state that murders its citizens and incarcerates in horrifying numbers must be stopped.

/someone help me with the punchline


Cruelty is the point.
 
2020-09-26 12:38:15 PM  
I personally would like Netflix to show some ethics and not reward people that support horrific things but I also don't see how allowing the GOP to choose what is right or wrong will lead to anything different than what China does.
 
2020-09-26 12:44:30 PM  
Cancel culture? The GOP is totes OK with having statues of traitors in US towns and cities, having bases named after them etc..and generally celebrating them for being traitors but is against the idea of making a TV show adaptation of some books by a guy who they don't like for reasons unrelated to the books?
 
2020-09-26 12:50:58 PM  
If you haven't read the books.. read them. It is the best sci fi I have read for the modern age- I put it up there with the Foundation series.
 
2020-09-26 12:53:37 PM  

mongbiohazard: swahnhennessy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.

Sure, but f*ck the author, too, for being a tool.

If he still lives in China, I'm not sure what people expect him to say in public other than being supportive of the Chinese regime. It's not like the Chinese people are protected by some sort of freedom of speech principle - they aren't free to criticize their government like we generally are.


I can't criticize him for sticking with the party line. I can say "Trump has a mushroom dick" and not worry about the authorities knocking on my door (being white and middle class helps).

That said, would Netflix make a deal with an Iranian author who denies Israel's right to exist? Or with a North Korean writer who expresses his devotion to Kim? There seems to be a different standard with China and the reason is fairly obvious. The GOP senators are hypocrites for sure, and maybe they are not the right people to speak up, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are wrong.
 
2020-09-26 12:59:51 PM  
And, yes, I'm aware of the fact that Trumpanzees don't like Netflix because they made a deal with Obama and Democratic ex-presidents are supposed to be monks who take a vow of poverty. What I'm trying to is fark the GOP.
 
2020-09-26 1:02:35 PM  

Gubbo: I'm not sure how well 3 Bodies is going to translate to tv

/other than porn
//3 Bodies never seems to be a problem in that


We must enjoy endure different kinds of porn.  Mine typically doesn't have any bodies in it.

/ NTTAWWT
// Actually, there probably is SWWT
/// Who am I to judge?
 
2020-09-26 1:06:52 PM  

Snotnose: Gubbo: I'm not sure how well 3 Bodies is going to translate to tv

/other than porn
//3 Bodies never seems to be a problem in that

We must enjoy endure different kinds of porn.  Mine typically doesn't have any bodies in it.

/ NTTAWWT
// Actually, there probably is SWWT
/// Who am I to judge?


That your mind went straight to cadavers there might say more about you than you might have intended :p
 
2020-09-26 1:28:42 PM  
But the Senate GOP has no farking problem spending the 4th of July in Moscow with Vladimir Putin.

Republicans. Not even once.
 
2020-09-26 1:56:17 PM  
Obama payoff, Cuties softcore kiddie porn, CCP approved author, I expect an RBG superhero series next where she goes back in time to make Amy Barrett have five abortions.
 
2020-09-26 2:19:06 PM  
The GOP wants to bring back HUAC. As if that isn't obvious.
 
2020-09-26 2:19:29 PM  

Gubbo: I'm not sure how well 3 Bodies is going to translate to tv

/other than porn
//3 Bodies never seems to be a problem in that


"The universe is a dark forest. Every civilization is a naked pervert stalking through the trees like a ghost, gently pushing aside roast beef curtains that block the path and trying to tread without sound. Even breathing is done with care. The pervert has to be careful, because everywhere in the forest are stealthy reprobates like him. If he finds other life-another horndog, an sexy angel or a kinky demon, a barely legal teen or a tottering old GILF, a bisexual or a ladyboy -there's only one thing he can do: bend them over and fark them. In this forest, hell is other people. An eternal threat that any life that exposes its own existence will be swiftly and deeply buggered. This is the picture of cosmic civilization. It's the explanation for the Ron Jeremy Paradox."
 
2020-09-26 2:39:41 PM  
It definitely rings false coming from the GOP, who would gradually lock up every Latin and Middle-Eastern person in the country if they thought they could get away with it.
 
2020-09-26 3:02:54 PM  

Gubbo: That your mind went straight to cadavers there might say more about you than you might have intended :p


Oh, I had assumed they were talking about abstract porn. Who among us hasn't jacked it to a Kandinsky painting?
 
2020-09-26 3:03:05 PM  
The GOP are the party that cries wolf. So even if they're right about China being terrible it rings hollow because they're so full of shiat about everything else

Also the timing of only treating China like they're terrible after they dared indirectly cause a pandemic that Trump bungled the response to is laughable too
 
2020-09-26 3:31:46 PM  

TDWCom29: The GOP are the party that cries wolf. So even if they're right about China being terrible it rings hollow because they're so full of shiat about everything else

Also the timing of only treating China like they're terrible after they dared indirectly cause a pandemic that Trump bungled the response to is laughable too


Hate for the GOP shouldn't lead to giving China a pass. They "indirectly" fueled this pandemic by lying about its dangers and imprisoning medical whistleblowers. Trump's failed response can mostly be attributed to stupidity, but China's was pure malice.
 
2020-09-26 4:12:37 PM  

SpocksEars: I agree with it being hard to film, but because it was on the slow side. GREAT books, however. Read them now!


Ok, dammit.  Looks like I have to set aside Proust yet again
 
2020-09-26 4:16:09 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: mongbiohazard: swahnhennessy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Good.  fark the censors.

Sure, but f*ck the author, too, for being a tool.

If he still lives in China, I'm not sure what people expect him to say in public other than being supportive of the Chinese regime. It's not like the Chinese people are protected by some sort of freedom of speech principle - they aren't free to criticize their government like we generally are.

I can't criticize him for sticking with the party line. I can say "Trump has a mushroom dick" and not worry about the authorities knocking on my door (being white and middle class helps).

That said, would Netflix make a deal with an Iranian author who denies Israel's right to exist? Or with a North Korean writer who expresses his devotion to Kim? There seems to be a different standard with China and the reason is fairly obvious. The GOP senators are hypocrites for sure, and maybe they are not the right people to speak up, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are wrong.


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/I just like grossing people out
 
2020-09-26 4:17:23 PM  

Jurodan: The GOP wants to bring back HUAC. As if that isn't obvious.


Almost everyone wants to bring back HUAC, just for different reasons
 
2020-09-26 4:32:09 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.


That was exactly my thought.  I mean, yeah, it's disappointing to learn the author's views; the book is brilliant and it always sucks to find out the creator of a work you admire sucks balls.  But how does licensing his book to make a TV show compare to any number of things that Republicans are supporting today that are far worse?  So this author gets a payday from licensing his work, and because he's a dick that kind of sucks, but that's how licensing works.  But the GOP is complicit in, for example, all the shady behavior from our President* the last 4 years, and this is what they choose to focus on instead?  Fark off until you get your own house in order, I say.
 
2020-09-26 4:39:20 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.


Also GOP, we fully support our President supporting Chinese concentration/reeducation camps.
 
2020-09-26 5:24:47 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: GOP Senators; By making a sci-fi tv show based on a book by an author that supports China's bigoted and suppressive policies you are doing a bad thing.

Also GOP Senators; It is fine that any US company can manufacture in China to avoid higher US labor cost and increase profits.


This President has done nothing but criticize U.S. manufacturers for "shipping jobs overseas" to China, and other than maybe Romney which GOP senators have criticized him for that rhetoric? You may argue that he doesn't really believe what he says, but he sure does love slapping tariffs on the Chinese that punish American businesses. More to the point, the GOP is just dandy with it. Your cognitive dissonance comes from the fact that you think it's a good thing to punish American businesses for participating in global free trade, that it won't harm consumers, and therefore Donald Trump can't really mean it when he says he wants to do just that and therefore he must not really have taken any actions that harmed American companies, who then passed the costs down to consumers.

The reality is much different. Take a look at what this supposedly pro-business President (and the supposedly pro-business party that backs him) has actually done for business:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/05/us-ch​i​na-trade-war-causing-small-biz-to-rein​vent-customer-retention.html

Take a look at how going after the Chinese economically has only hurt us:

https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetail​s.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2226

But you won't take any of this seriously. Oh no, GOP = pro-business in your mind, always will, and those eeeeevil capitalists must be stopped at all costs. Somehow these tariffs must be good for business, am I right? And the harm the tariffs have done to consumers? It's just fake news, am I farking right?!
 
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