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  1. So I took some time off because I was super depressed and my anxiety made it imposible to finish anything  and I couldn't lsten to a whole podcast episode. I'm actually still really behind on the show but I missed you all so much, And THIS is the shit I come back to? I haven't even started The Peaunut Butter Salution and am just staring at the poster and already I feel I need an Emotional Support June for this motion picture. I should never leave the podcast unsupervised. I don't know why but I just feel like I could have stopped this somehow. Let me have that dream of control as I go down what looks liek a terrfying and very sticky nightmare

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  2. I don't know much about Chinese history . This actually isn't going to be very useful, I just wanted to show everyone one of my favorite pieces of art from my local museum ( The Flint Institute of Art).


    It's a Han dynasty model of a watchtower. It has tiny watchmen with crossbow, fish, ducks( geese?) .It would have been used as a funerary object to protect the deceased in the afterlife.  I don't know why but I just love it. It doesn't photograph as well as it looks in person.  Some of the figures look to be missing . In person you can see the fish on the bottom of the "lake"  and I don't know... I just think it's neat. I chose this over the creepy painting of one of the Medici that follows you around the room I love or the fantastic tapestries, during an Art Appreciation class . We had to write about our favorite piece and I knew exactly what I was going to write about and I never do that. I just find this little tower fascinating. 

    Long story short visit museums virtually right now and when you can go see your local ones!

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  3. On 3/27/2020 at 8:18 PM, Elektra Boogaloo said:


    I don't think dragons are bad in Chinese mythology. I am a white lady so I can't speak with confidence. 

    I learned today that the two tei or taotie are a mythological creature in China. They represent gluttony, which I think Paul referenced when namechecking WALL STREET's "greed is good." It doesn't seem like there is a standard depiction, as with many fictional creatures. (I have had fights about how many legs a dragon has.) But the alien/bug device seems new... 

    They really look like greener versions of the Outriders from AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR to me. Rocket even calls those "space dogs."


    What was with the boob plate shot of the Crane Corps jump? 


    It was weird to me that each of the different corps had a color and an animal on their helmet. It made me think of Power Rangers. 

    ETA: Also I have a question. When Matt Damon goes to the key fumbling guy and tells him that he is beaver than he knows... Does that guy speak English? 

    From what little I know of dragons in Chinese myth dragons are auspicious. I know that the emperor of China is traditionally associated with dragons.

  4. I mean... I love dogs and knowing bees sense royalty? But I also feel a very strong respect for two of what I feel are the top sapphic films of the 00's along with Bring It On and Cruel Intentions. Honestly every wlw I know who grew up in the late 90's early 2000's was very into Charlie's Angels, Bring It On, and Cruel Intentions. Oh and the Craft but that was,a separate thing.  And then again... I literally own converse with the words Ni on them. This is very hard and very cruel. 

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  5. 9 hours ago, grudlian. said:

    I kind of have to disagree with Paul on the boyfriend who objects to violence in movies having to just suck it up and watch it.

    My immediate reaction to hearing this was that this person is maybe justified in their reaction (obviously, we need more information on how specifically they reacted). For all we know, this person has some past trauma they aren't comfortable discussing yet with their SO. I'd say this is something they need to talk about before just telling them they need to just go along with watching a violent movie even if it's semi-cartoonish like Harley Quinn is. 

    I agree. I cannot handle horror films or anything really dark because I get vivid nightmares. It's always been something that deeply upsets me. I just cannot do it. I once tried to watch an episode of Torchwood with a friend that involved a space manatee thing being used for meat while still alive and my mom had to force me to stop watching because I was sobbing so hard.  So even though I really wanted to watch a show that a friend had introduced to me I just had to put my mental wellbeing above our bonding moment. Thankfully she understood and was more than happy to skip that episode.

    As a general rule if you know that someone can't handle something it's ok to do things separately or picking another option that you both would enjoy. 

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  6. 2 hours ago, Cameron H. said:

    But he generally asks their opinions on the phone calls, which is what he’s saying he wants.

    I also think it’s weird since I feel like it would be far easier for him to pull up Earwolf on his laptop/phone/whatever rather than dealing with phone calls and trying to mix them into the ep. Like, “I can’t look at the forums because I’m not in studio.” LOL

    But, like I said, it’s not like Blood Wars lit up the forum. It’s not a big deal. We’re barely at two pages and it’s mainly us saying that the other movies (or I, Frankenstein) would have been better picks and Scott Speedman/Stapp conspiracy theories. 😉

    As you know @taylor anne photo and I have been rooting for Queen of the Damned to finally get it's due and take it's rightful place in the HGTM Pantheon.   Apparently Averly has deemed it not HGTM material according to Paul. I disagree and think that it would be much better than this film. I'm not sure if it's because of Aaliyah's untimely death or if she truly doesn't understand the joy of it's silliness. I think we would have had at *least* two pages on the fashions alone. But I digress. I personally just don't understand why they picked the 5th movie in a series where there's some pretty serious backstory involved. It's hard to talk about a film if you can't understand the context. I honestly don't know if it's even fair to mock some of the stuff because while it's a bonkers film I feel like some of the bonkers stuff would make sense if we knew the backstory. I get that the films and the stories they tell might be dumb but in the context of those stories they make a kind of sense.  So It does feel kind of weird that we are dissecting this when we have no understanding of the world or background of this series. Yes this film should be accessible to people, and again this movie is bonkers, but a part of me does wonder if we had covered say movie number one or another self contained movie like I, Frankenstein (or my beloved QotD)  would we have a better discussion about the movie and understand it more? Is it fair to go after this movie for things we don't understand when it clearly has a complex worldbuilding and story arc over movies?

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  7. On 3/16/2020 at 10:09 PM, DannytheWall said:


    I do remember watching the original in theaters, but I was surprised to find out there were five of these things! Wow. That made me look up Wikipedia for the original movie's release date, and it was 2003?! I'm terrible at math, but that seems like seventeen years ago. That's when I looked up Kate Beckinsale. She was born in 1973?! I think we know who the true vampire is, and yes, June, it seems they do live among us!  

    You want to talk about vampires (slayers)?? Two words: BIANCA LAWSON! She played teenagers in tv for  20 YEARS. The woman has not aged.

    At 18 playing Kendra on Buffy so I want to say 97 /98? bianca-lawson-buffy.jpg?quality=90&strip



    the vampires walk among us and they have fantastic skin!!!

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  8. Ok so I looked into the last movie apparently the facility that Selene's daughter grew up in was NOT actually run by humans but by Lycans masquerading as humans trying to make super Lycans and they are using Eve to do so??? I think that the best part is the company is called Antigen . An antigen is a harmful substance like the cold virus, that enters the body and makes it produce an immune response. In a way I guess you could call the vamperism/ Lycanism that Eve carries that makes her a hybrid a form of an antigen? In the movie when she , her mother, and some other random vampire named David( I think he's new to this movie?) get attacked by sickly Lycans her hybrid traits are activated much like the body's immune system would be to a threat. If this company succeeded in building super Lycans ( getting real tired of pretending that's a word) they too would have to have their body's undergo a similar situation. Or you could look at it as this company infecting society ... Whatever. I'm over thinking this but what else do I have to do?!

  9. 13 hours ago, Blast Hardcheese said:

    I don’t think it’s mentioned in this episode, but the team behind the Underworld franchise tried to recapture the magic in yet another crazy-ass patchwork of action inanity in the form of I, Frankenstein (which, if I’m remembering this correctly, is based off of a comic book created by one of the Underworld writers). It’s basically the same premise as Underworld but with demons (bad guys, obviously) battling gargoyles (good guys, I think... ?) in yet another centuries-long underground blood-war-battle-feud-gothic-drama thing, with Frankenstein’s monster, Adam (I see what ya did there, writers!) caught in the middle. Humanity (or is it dignity?) is also at stake, too, maybe.

    Isn't that already a thing in the cartoon Gargoyles? Or am I not remembering Gargoyles right? Remember the episode where they talk about gun safety by having the cop lady ( whose name escapes me but I really want to call Carmen?) get straight up SHOT?! Gargoyles went harder than any children's cartoon I can remember.

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  10. From what I remember of the 4th movie it's all about how humans have discovered lycans and vampires and hunted them to near extinction. Selene  who has been in some kind of coma(?? )wakes up in like a government facility and keeps seeing things from another person's perspective and she thinks it's Michael but it turns out to be her daughter who has been like raised  / experimented on in this government facility? They end up escaping a bunch of shit I assume but honestly can't remember. These movies are wild. I'm pretty sure I watched this while sick at home high on Nyquil as you should

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  11. 6 hours ago, Omaxem said:

    The Witcher is fun, less Game of Thron-ey than i thought it would be, and better for it ( Although there are dragons. And nudity ). I'm crossing my fingers for a couple of days to finally watch the last eps of The Good Place.

    Hope everybody is ok, and taking precautions. Be safe yall.

    The Witcher is very clearly made with women at the helm I feel like. It knows what we want and that's women who want to be powerful and fucking feral  sometimes and for  Henry Cavill to fight shit in obscenely tight clothes. It makes no sense, has no proper timeline, and refuses to explain itself... and I *loved* it. 

    also you Will get Toss A Coin To Your Witcher stuck in your head because that song's a certified bop.  Just accept it. 

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  12. 4 hours ago, Blast Hardcheese said:

    Sadly... me.

    I have no idea why I like these joyless, excessively dark (read: nearly impossible to actually see), self-serious, and impenetrably plotted Underworld films. I remember Patton Oswalt once saying, “I don’t believe in ‘guilty pleasures.’ If it makes you happy, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it,” and immediately flashing on watching this series of movies (repeatedly) and feeling nothing but inner shameful guilt. This shit is like something an ADD-riddled teenager would come up with. I dunno why I do this to myself, honestly. This film is like Chicken McNuggets: comfort food for the soulless.

    I’m truly surprised that Jason, Tall and June picked the 4th film in the franchise for the podcast when the first film is brimming with so, so, SO much batshitfullness. Besides establishing this world, the first Underworld film is simply a hot fuckin’ guilty pleasure mess: Michael Sheen as the head lycan; Selene shooting out the floor beneath her in a circular fashion to make an escape that would take longer than simply jumping out a window; the introduction of bullets that contain “sun light”; the entire movie takes place at night—all the time—in a weird, constantly wet hybrid American-Eastern European city; one of the writers of this film appears prominently as a hulking lycan with a vocal range so deep it can drop panties the next village over; vampires using plaster busts for shooting practice; Bill Nighy as a vampire elder in a sewer claw fight with a vampire-lycan hybrid; lead actor Shane Brolly’s painfully awful line delivery; the term “death dealer”; etc.

    So, yeah...


    I was OBSESSED with the first movie, Queen of the Damned and Buffy as a nerdy tween girl. Honestly these movies are what a 2000's Hot Topic would be if it could be a movie and I love them (and Queen of the Damned) for that ridiculous fact. I'm not even going to touch how stupid crazy the prequel movie was.

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  13. 1 hour ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    I said the other version was longer.  I didn't say it was less fucked up. 🙂

    Yes, the dog is Fritz.  He says he's in charge of how the animals behave on the ship.  He's a less asshole-y First Officer.  He's the one who locks the cat and chihuahua in the cage.

    Does this not seem weird ? Like is he in charge of *pets* or is he just friendly with all animals vermin included? You know because the one thing that any ship wants is a dog in change of the rats and mice but like... I'm charge their social activities and party time. 

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  14. 38 minutes ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    Here's the whole mommy/daughter introduction.


    I'm sorry but what?! Why *exactly* were you "forced" to give up your child? It sounds like you weren't an unwed mother, and you were paying for her care so financially it sounds like you weren't in too much trouble. So what happened?! What did Angelica defeat the Dark Lord as a baby and had to be brought up by muggles? I certainly wouldn't be as ok with that lame ass explanation as Angelica but as I have previously mentioned she's not sober enough to understand what is happening around her. Also she NEVER thought she was abandoned? What did she think she was kidnapped?

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  15. 37 minutes ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    Since everyone's being kind to me about the longer version I'll just mention a couple things.  (I realize I didn't step on people's toes.  Sometimes mentioning another version before the commenting week can throw a wrench with people wondering which one to watch.)

    1) The voice casts in the shorter and longer versions are the same but used in different ways.  One article I read mentions scene order being changed, lines removed and such to make the shorter version, but I only noticed one of those things (mentioned in item 3).

    2) The songs used in the shorter version were written for the shorter version.  The rap is a rap but the background music is not.  The love song kinda sorta makes sense in the longer version but it's not in-your-face, repeated like I felt the shorter version was.

    3) There was a slight piece cut from "Nanny's" explanation as to why Angelica was abandoned.  I'll have to watch the part again as I've forgotten the reason.  (Also the YouTube video is terrible quality, both video and audio.  The audio sometimes repeats for no reason I can see.  The video quality is less defined than the shorter version, sometimes making it seem like we're watching someone's drawings on a piece of paper as opposed to an animated film.

    Here's the rap. Skip to 4:15 if the link doesn't take you directly.


    I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS RAP! WHAT IS THIS?! WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?! Two dog raps?! I feel... I don't even know. I'm in a state of Shock. I need one of those blankets.  How did I live my life without this equally shitty dog rap?

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