By Alkhilion on Sep 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM
>well-crafted theater set/ This is exactly what movies are. There's no need to make them "like real world", because they aren't one. >Schumaher/ Don't. Do not. Please (which is actually really weird, considering how great was his Falling Down). >So like a jew?/ I'm pretty sure Jews were on the other side, killing Russian elite with the hands of peasantry and revolted mid-class officers.
By Alkhilion on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:10 AM
>Burtonverse or Nolanverse/ Awwww, man - don't EVER let me start talking about this :P These two visions are IMO completely incomparable. Because Nolanverse's Gotham is pretty much a normal modern city with "realistic" villains, police forces and social structure, while the city of Burton is pretty much a universe on its own. That second Gotham is a completely isolated nightmare, a modernist moloch you can never escape. Kinda like in Metropolis or Dark City. You can see it the most vibrantly in Batman Returns - where there're little to none ties to our world and the most important thing aren't even the characters anymore, but art itself. The city is decorated with concrete, socrealist sculptures of workers and the common people, while the Penguin looks exactly like a soviet caricature of a typical capitalist: http://i.imgur.com/d1cyyGi.jpg
By DAEGON1 on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM
>earlier, you had lunch, just as it was planned. And what's the next step of your master plan? >but you also found it sort of hot... I don't know if that was random or I told you I like that shit (and you remembered)... >your whole body turned completely pony [LENNY] >she seems to enjoy being comfortable. Lol, who doesn't? >and take only small peeks at Sunset's body. Damn, just like IRL ;~; >He looks really uncomfortable there like this... Boy am I unconfortable, but it has nothing to do with my seat.. Okay, yeah, so this part was really cute, it truly seems we're getting into the adventure you were talking about.
By Alkhilion on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:18 PM
In No Man's Land comic arc, Bane is "feeding" himself with Venom, which is also the source of his superhuman-like strength. Nolanverse (for better or worse) gave up on these supernatural/scifi elements, making the story more "real" (as real as an orphaned millionaire dedicating his life to parkour cosplay could possibly be).
By Alkhilion on Sep 18, 2016 at 7:10 AM
Oh look, Petyr Baelish still has his weird accent. Y'know, folks tend to laugh at the way Nolan's movies are written; but dude - have you ever read ANY of the classical drama authors? Shakespeare, Moliere? I'm not comparing Nolan to them - I'm just pointing out that the world of movies or theatre is NOT our world. These two worlds are completely incomparable. The world of fiction isn't supposed to be coherent with our one. It's only supposed to be coherent with itself. I'm not a big fan of Nolan but his movies' universes work, and that's the only thing that matters.
By Alkhilion on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:53 PM
I assumed that the advanced magic was something rather rare and uncommon (or at least enough to never put a life of a trained wizard at risk during the battle), while such tricks as telekinesis were common enough to fuel simple mechanisms, like gears or engine pumps. So yeah, I think it's still closer to your treadmill than to advanced technical science :P Since mechanism could be run by hoof, using TK is just more efficient on a short distances.
By Alkhilion on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:24 PM
After the "last hoof battle" during the siege of Canterlot however, many soldiers experienced a massive shell shock after charging directly onto the burrowed enemy rifles and cannons and getting themselves killed in thousands on a plain sight. Modern tank service - even if imperfect and dangerous - still seemed a better and safer option than cantering by hoof and hoping that the shooting platoon will miss you this salvo. Plus, it was preferred by the unicorn officers, unwillingly taking part in "mud" battles with casual earth ponies.
By Alkhilion on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:17 PM
Tanks invented after the War started were pretty much armoured carts with cannons on the front and an "engine" in the back. The "engine" was a system of pistons and gears attached to a covered wheels through a serpentine belt. Construction was then animated with kinetic unicorn magic of a staff member. Slower combat units had one engine and one unicorn to handle it. Fast, assault units for quick breakthroughs had two engines and two unicorn operators. This mechanism was obviously far from perfect, because belts and gears were constantly blocking themselves, breaking and falling. Plus, obviously - you had to have a skilled unicorn soldier to operate these things. Offensive by design, tanks were the most heavily armoured in the front, making soldiers and engines an easy aim for the enemy snipers and mortars. Mace wanted to push the frontline as far south as possible without giving the revolutionaries time to regroup and call in reinforcements from behind the river, so the loyalist engineers weren't able to adjust new models on time, causing a high mortality rate among the tanks' staff.
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