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  1. pen gave reputation to TaNbULL in Got (Gaming) News   
    After almost 2 weeks of hunting, I finally got a Switch this afternoon. So far, I love this thing. 
  2. pen received reputation from Mike in Movie Log   
    We're going to have to agree to disagree on some of this because it's obvious we're coming from two different mindsets. I don't agree that audience reviews should be ignored because they're people with opinions and all opinions are valid unless based on a faulty factual foundation. If people like a show, they like a show. Not every show is for everyone and it doesn't mean it's of low quality or that people are too dumb to tell the difference. For what it's worth, I'm not saying the opinions of the critics are invalid either. All I was commenting on is the disconnect between what the media is reporting  and what's actually happening. It is especially annoying when someone writes an article about how it might be up in the air if Iron Fist gets a Season 2 because of how poor it fared with critics when it's clear it's resonating with audiences.
    I will also comment that no, I don't believe there is a grand conspiracy here (although I also believe Mike has held perfectly valid and reasonable opinions at times and also deserves the courtesy of not being dismissed out of hand). However, it's hard to ignore that this show had an uphill battle with critics who were already upset that Marvel chose not to cast an Asian actor as Iron Fist and the reviews I've read do make it clear that this at least had some effect on how the show is being perceived. It's not impossible for multiple people to hold the same chip on their shoulder, but we can never know, so it's pointless to debate.
  3. pen received reputation from American_Idiot in MM2017 Final Prelims   
    Not only is that a lot of work for me, but a lot of work for everyone else to take the time to listen. I've got a better idea: promote the bands you like during the year so more people recognize them when the tournament comes around. 
  4. pen received reputation from Kalt in PledgeMusic: Papa Roach   
    http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/paparoach
    Papa Roach has a PledgeMusic campaign for their next album and some of the items they're selling are... interesting. Some of note include the Lovehatetragedy baby prop, a signed refrigerator, a chance to play "bubble soccer" with the band, and for $600,000 dollars, you, yes you, can own Papa Roach's studio in Sacramento. I would love to see someone call them on that.
  5. pen received reputation from Bladenit09 in RIP Matt Moseman (Edgewater)   
    This is a well written statement, although I do think you shouldn't keep saying "many of you" and "some of you" when only one person was making negative statements. Everyone else was defending the Kickstarter. And to be fair to the guilty party, he's a child and not mature enough to understand what he's talking about.
    Not trying to take anything away from what you've said. It was well said and needed to be. I'm sorry for your loss.
  6. pen received reputation from Bladenit09 in RIP Matt Moseman (Edgewater)   
    This is a well written statement, although I do think you shouldn't keep saying "many of you" and "some of you" when only one person was making negative statements. Everyone else was defending the Kickstarter. And to be fair to the guilty party, he's a child and not mature enough to understand what he's talking about.
    Not trying to take anything away from what you've said. It was well said and needed to be. I'm sorry for your loss.
  7. pen received reputation from Bladenit09 in RIP Matt Moseman (Edgewater)   
    This is a well written statement, although I do think you shouldn't keep saying "many of you" and "some of you" when only one person was making negative statements. Everyone else was defending the Kickstarter. And to be fair to the guilty party, he's a child and not mature enough to understand what he's talking about.
    Not trying to take anything away from what you've said. It was well said and needed to be. I'm sorry for your loss.
  8. pen received reputation from Bladenit09 in RIP Matt Moseman (Edgewater)   
    This is a well written statement, although I do think you shouldn't keep saying "many of you" and "some of you" when only one person was making negative statements. Everyone else was defending the Kickstarter. And to be fair to the guilty party, he's a child and not mature enough to understand what he's talking about.
    Not trying to take anything away from what you've said. It was well said and needed to be. I'm sorry for your loss.
  9. pen received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Gaming) News   
    Unfortunately I can't afford a Switch at the moment, so I guess I'll be holding out for now.  I am curious if Nintendo will do any bundling during the holidays.
    I'll also say that I think it's a brilliant and savvy move for Nintendo to court indie developers to fill in the gaps in their lineup. Indie developers are raving about how easy the Switch is to develop for and since Nintendo can't rely on a steady flow of third-party titles from major publishers, this is the most logical move.
  10. pen received reputation from Mike in Got (Gaming) News   
    Dammit Anakin, you were supposed to be the Chosen One!
  11. pen received reputation from Mike in Got (Gaming) News   
    Dammit Anakin, you were supposed to be the Chosen One!
  12. pen received reputation from Lucas in Art of Anarchy feat. Scott Stapp preview   
    Or maybe they thought the song was a good fit and deserved a time to shine.
  13. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Actually, the track was going to be just Chester and then Zane Lowe interviewed Kiiara, found out Linkin Park is one of her favorite bands, recommended to Mike he meet with her, and the rest is history. 
  14. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I disagree about the last album feeling forced as there's a lot I like on that album and I feel like Linkin Park was not just actively trying to make a heavy album but one that incorporated elements from their peers rather than simply being a retread of their earlier work. I think that's why the guest spots work so well, because there are elements of those bands in the final product. The Daron track had elements of SOAD, the Page track sounded a little bit Helmet, there's the politics of Rage and SOAD peppered throughout, there's metal and punk bits... it's almost a love letter to heavy music.
  15. pen gave reputation to RainbowDragon in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    They are all out to get Trump and bring him down. I don't see how he survives this massive, relentless onslaught. All he has on his side are his supporters.
  16. pen gave reputation to Ruiner in Alt-Music Club: My Epic - 'Behold'   
    So, I'm going to be frank. This has gone completely off the rails and I'm not going to pretend I'll be getting it together for real this time. However, I can say that my laptop is finally being worked on and will hopefully be back to me within a couple weeks, and at that point I promise to get this rolling again. I know that not maintaining regular intervals is hurting participation, so just know that it'll be back to business soon. As it is now, I just make a new thread when I can remember to when I'm at a computer, and just because of that I've made this half-assed thread on my phone. 
  17. pen gave reputation to Green Baron in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips
  18. pen gave reputation to Ruiner in Metallica North American Tour   
    Wait, Avenged Sevenfold is playing? Blegh. Unsubscribe. 
  19. pen received reputation from Lucas in Incubus is making an album   
    Well I assume that this new album is the result of that. When they were working on Side B they were talking about promoting it to a full blown album and now here we are.
  20. pen received reputation from Kalt in Nickelback's Ninth Album   
    So this song is really good and actually pretty relevant to the current climate. Good on Nickelback, even if the video reminds me slightly of Enter Shikari's video for Torn Apart.
  21. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I have to compliment Linkin Park on left-turning on the guest stars they have on their albums.
  22. pen received reputation from Bladenit09 in The return of Eighteen Visions?   
    With banjos?
    I choose this one!

  23. pen received reputation from Kalt in Nickelback's Ninth Album   
    So this song is really good and actually pretty relevant to the current climate. Good on Nickelback, even if the video reminds me slightly of Enter Shikari's video for Torn Apart.
  24. pen received reputation from Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/politics/donald-trump-diplomacy/
    This article scares me. I am deeply concerned that we aren't even a month into his presidency and I'm already concerned he is going to destroy all of our alliances.
  25. pen received reputation from Ruiner in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    I think his point is that it's a stupid argument, not to make the argument work.