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  1. Andrew received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Wrestling) News   
    I mean to be fair, I think a lot of companies would freak a little if they found out you've been jizzing on company property.
  2. Andrew received reputation from Mike in Movie Log   
    Audience reviews should genereally be ignored because there quite simply is rarely a significant spike in data one way or the other.  As Ruiner astutely pointed out, all but the most heinous of dreck gets average to high audience favoritism, easily in the 70-80 range on Rotten Tomatoes.  The point there being, how can you ever take audience reviews as any sort of sign of quality if every available product gets the same general score?  No one reports on it because it's like saying it's raining in Seattle.  "Iron Fist, does however, have an 80% audience rating, because of course it does, every show on the website has an 80."  It's redundant, pointless information.
    The perception that the show is a failure is completely true, if you're to say it is a critical failure.  A number of people who have made lives out of critiquing the content of media have found substantial flaws in Iron Fist that they did not find in all the other shows.  You may not relate to critics, but it's all the same people who reviewed Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil.  There is no substantial shift, so either you believe that for some reason every critic in the world decided to get together and come up with reasons to dismiss Iron Fist, or they all found legitimate gripes with the presented content that they did not see in the previous works.  Mike seems to be a big believer of the former, do you wanna lump yourself in with that guy, or perhaps acknowledge that not everyone is so easily pleased.
    It's also worth noting that the flaw in the Tomatometer system is present here in that a 17% or whatever does not indicate it is a 1.7 out of 10 show, it simply indicates that it received less than favorable reviews from 83% of critics, but that doesn't mean it's awful.  Of course, Metacritic's 37 score for it isn't super ideal either, since that ACTUALLY summarizes most of the scores which means more critics than not are putting it in the low ranges for scoring.  It's also got a 6.1 from the users of the same site, which actually DOES indicate that even the layman is finding more to criticize in Iron Fist than in the past shows (8.3 for Luke Cage, 8.1 for Jessica Jones, 8.7 and 8.9 for Daredevil).
  3. Andrew received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Wrestling) News   
    I mean to be fair, I think a lot of companies would freak a little if they found out you've been jizzing on company property.
  4. Andrew received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Wrestling) News   
    In the business we call it a "tripod"
  5. Andrew gave reputation to Mike in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't have the music threads in my custom stream on here but I went looking for this thread because I just wanted to say that this "Heavy" song is terrible and is somehow worse than the crap that Linkin Park has been releasing for the past few albums. I didn't think this band could get any worse but apparently they can. They continue to sink to new lows with each passing album. While I loved their first three albums, I don't have a problem with them not releasing music like that anymore and I don't mind if they want to try new things and experiment. All I ask for is that they release good music and Linkin Park are completely washed up and incapable of releasing good music now. Linkin Park is pretty much dead to me at this point.
  6. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    See that's how you do a rock cover right there.  Doesn't totally butcher what made the original while also giving it that rockin' kick.
  7. Andrew gave reputation to Vigo in Hardys gone from TNA   
    Harty, some tips for next time:
    1. Don't use an obviously newly-created email address that matches the new screen name. Especially since that's what you've done each and every time before.
    2. As @Andrew pointed out, try using spell check and grammar check to mask the trademark stupidity.
    3. I'd say don't use a Florida IP address, but if you used a proxy that would be obvious too, so there's not much you can do there.
    4. Making a wrestling thread as a first post on a music forum clearly indicates foreknowledge of what's popular here, what would guarantee replies, and thus get your post count up and establish familiarity. The flaw is who says "oh, here's a music forum, let me talk about wrestling." Instead, try doing what the vast majority of new posters do, which is promote a band, concert, etc. Then work from there. 
    5. If you follow the advice in step 4, refrain from choosing a band with a female member where you gush about how hot she is. This isn't unique to you, but definitely a trademark. Especially if she colors her hair non-traditionally (pink, purple, blue, etc).
    6. When found out or people are suspicious, don't go on a profanity-laced tirade immediately like you also have every other time. I mean, you didn't even try the "who is Harty, what's your problem?" bit first. 
  8. Andrew received reputation from Vigo in Hardys gone from TNA   
    If Brad really wanted to fool us, he'd sign up for an alt where he actually types eloquently.
  9. Andrew gave reputation to MU_BeastMode in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Ask and you shall receive...
     
     
  10. Andrew received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Wrestling) News   
    Drew Galloway is leaving TNA.
    Come home.
  11. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Seriously?  That's fucking junk.  There's like no rhyme or reason to any of the changes they made.  The chorus is so fucking bad and the hook is not the "problem" with the original.
    Call me when Our Last Night does one.
  12. Andrew gave reputation to BreakTheAgony87 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Wow....

    What that tells me is that Linkin Park doesn't care about their fans.  

    If they just want to make whatever music they feel like it, why not just be a touring jam band.  
  13. Andrew received reputation from Bladenit09 in New Volumes song/vocalist   
    Sounds like one of them is an awful person and the others are trying to compensate for it, unless I'm misreading something.
  14. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    The sense of entitlement is disgusting.  Do you think Linkin Park should just be forced to make the music over and over for 20 years because it's what their fans want and anything less is a betrayal of their trust?
    The band does what the band wants because they're fortunate enough to have worked hard and made their dreams come true, and the entitlement of some asshole fans to bitch about how the band betrayed or turned their back on them is sickening.  If you don't like it, then don't support it, but don't make LP the villains for making music they're passionate about instead of just making the same bland shit for the rest of their lives.
    If anything that video up there proves their adoration for their fans.  They don't have to answer to anyone but they gave all you nerds a bit of fan service and you turned it into some sort of negative bullshit.
  15. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Seriously?  That's fucking junk.  There's like no rhyme or reason to any of the changes they made.  The chorus is so fucking bad and the hook is not the "problem" with the original.
    Call me when Our Last Night does one.
  16. Andrew received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't read the Facebook comments on anything.  The world is full of stupid.
  17. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Maybe Kiiara's a friend of theirs and they just wanted her on the track.  I personally think her vocals mesh really well with Chester's and is a rather appealing sound.
  18. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I'm gonna love this album.
  19. Andrew received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Yeah because this band has never radically changed their sound before 
    Linkin Park doesn't need to sell out, they already have more money and fame than most of their contemporaries.  They've proven time and again that they like doing new stuff and this is just a continuation of that philosophy.
    And also it's pretty good, thankfully.
  20. Andrew received reputation from Paul in Andrew's 2016 Retrospective   
    23.
    "Division Symbols" - Hands Like Houses - 'Dissonants'
    I've talked a lot over the last year about promising hardcore and metalcore bands turning in their creativity cards for the sake of radio play, and how the troubling trend has tanked a lot of recently promising albums.  While some of their contemporaries give up what made them so great to get into the spotlight, the Australia-based Hands Like Houses have pushed themselves into the active rock scene without compromising their intriguing sound.... too much, anyway.  There's no denying that 'Dissonants' is a more straight-forward rock album than Hands Like Houses have previously produced, but flourishes of their original sound are still present in songs like "Division Symbols."  The new album is famously more hooky than previous efforts and "Division Symbols" is among the main culprits, but it's a truly great hook brought together by Trenton Woodley's amazing vocals and a string of lyrics that flow smoothly off the tongue.  One of the Hands Like Houses' greatest strengths is their ability to craft great lyrical hooks without repetition and that's never more clear than on this track, which manages to be absurdly catchy despite a chorus that gets from point A to point B with a very diverse road.  The furious bridge is just that, a perfect bridge from new to old Hands Like Houses, staying loyal to the roots of their sound without selling out TOO hard.  This band deserves to be huge.
    See Also: "Colourblind" | "Motion Sickness"
    Further Research: "A Fire On a Hill"
  21. Andrew received reputation from Chris7 in New Pvris album incoming   
    That's tomorrow, btw
  22. Andrew received reputation from Chris7 in New Pvris album incoming   
    That's tomorrow, btw
  23. Andrew received reputation from Bladenit09 in New Volumes song/vocalist   
    Sounds like one of them is an awful person and the others are trying to compensate for it, unless I'm misreading something.
  24. Andrew received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't read the Facebook comments on anything.  The world is full of stupid.
  25. Andrew received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't read the Facebook comments on anything.  The world is full of stupid.