I guess it just felt like they focused too much on two characters... two characters that I really don't care about at this point...
They need to either kill off a lot of the fat (starting with characters that don't exist in the comics) or get them all back together pretty fast because this constant flipping back and forth between the different groups is turning into more filler than is needed.
They want to be GOT so bad they can't stand it, but they do almost everything wrong when trying to achieve that level of film success...
This episode gave me a little hope that they are either tearing down Daryl a bit in the eyes of the viewers or building him up even more so that they can pull the rug out when he dies and it will have more of an effect on the audience. That's about the only thing I got out of it, really. Otherwise, it was basically about a girl wanting to get her drink on in a world where that is the last thing one should be concerned with. Both characters had basically given up, and by the end I hoped they'd form a suicide pact so that I wouldn't have to endure any more of their empty characters.
I get the impression that you're watching this show only to see events from the comics play out. I haven't read too much of the comics but I've read plenty enough to know if they just followed them for the show it'd be horrible.
I agree with a lot you're saying (too much filler) but I think we disagree about the the filler is. I too wasn't interested in Beth and Daryl, but now I am. Before this episode I was just waiting for them to find some other people but now they have something to build on and their story can be interesting.
For me the whole Glenn/Maggie thing seems incredibly forced. Their relationship is completely hollow and their attempts to find each other are completely unbelievable to me. Maggie clearing out that bus to make sure Glenn isn't one of the walkers? Complete waste of time considering the viewers already knew Glenn was still alive from the promos.
I thought it was a good episode. It was as close as they've gotten to the theme of the best episode - the pilot. If you forget about the comics and just watch the pilot you'd think it was a show about the realities of being in a zombie apocalypse, the human reactions and relationships. The problem is that they've never been consistent with a central theme and direction. They want to show the human drama but they also want to throw in a bunch of zombie smashing and explosions. It ends up diluting the overall quality when you try to be everything to everyone. Sure, I want to see hands chopped off and eye's poked out, but only if it adds to the characters' stories, not just add it in to have some gore.
This episode created a real relationship between two characters without forcing it. I don't have a lot of faith that they'll follow through with it though.
Ya being at the company. It's a great company just was wondering from things I heard. I don't actually know so sticking with the company and gaining experience seems my best bet. Thanks
Sounds you are in a great position if they'll put you right into a job coding. I struggled a LOT finding my first job but since then it's been smooth sailing.
Make a habit out of going to dice.com every once in a while to check out what the job market is looking like. It also helps when considering what technologies you should learn(ex. my boss wanted me to look into various nosql dbs and I narrowed it down to mongodb and cassandra. Either would work equally as well but mongodb has about twice the job listings on dice...I think you can guess which one I recommended ).
So as you guys know I've been absent a lot lately. This is due to a lot of things but mostly due to going back to school, switching careers and having a family.
I thought this thread would be a good thread to have and stickied.
I'll start off first: I've been changing my mind in my career path and finishing education. I'm in the software industry but I'm an account manager and not a developer for the time being. I am finishing my degree in computer science and want to transition to a developer / programmer role. I hear the developers here don't make as much as others do in the industry.
What do you guys recommend I do?
What do you mean by that? Do you mean at your company? Being in IT transcends all industries.
Going strictly by job title then I'd say yes, developers make the least amount of money. But it's all about experience, the more you have the more money you make. If you have 10-15 years of experience it doesn't matter if you're a developer or a dba or a sys admin, you're probably going to be making about the same amount of money. After a while your degree means very little.
Like it or not, the Russians consider this their back yard, and they will not allow us to dictate what they will do. And unless we willing to risk war with a nuclear armed power over Ukraine, we won't be able to tell them what to do. And we aren't willing to risk it, nor should we. Even though we have the most powerful military force on earth, there is little we can do in this situation. Putin knows this, and that is why he is ignoring us.
Yep. All this talk about 'being tough' is just BS internal politics. International politics comes down to leverage and the US has none on Russia and vice versa.
The moment that you declare an unprovable theory as unquestionable fact, you've devolved into religion.
Not that we expect someone as smart as you geniuses to wrap your collective heads around that...
No one said unquestionable fact. Come up with competing theories all you want, but "it could be something else" doesn't qualify.
I've noticed you make tremendous assumptions about posters here. You make huge leaps about people trying to connect the dots in your head. Global warming for example: this guy 'believes' in global warming -> he must want the government to do something about it -> he supports cap and taxes legislation -> he's a big government liberal that wants to tax and regulate the hell out of everything and turn our world into a socialist dystopia.
It reminds me of the redneck logic joke:
Two rednecks decided that they weren't going anywhere in life and thought they should go to college to get ahead.
The first went in to see the counselor, who told him to take math, history, and logic.
"What's logic?" the first redneck asked.
The professor answered, "Let me give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?"
"I sure do."
"Then I can assume, using logic, that you have a yard," replied the professor.
"That's real good!" said the redneck.
The professor continued, "Logic will also tell me that since you have a yard, you also own a house."
Impressed, the redneck said, "Amazing!"
"And since you own a house, logic dictates that you have a wife."
"That's Betty Mae! This is incredible!"
The redneck was catching on.
"Finally, since you have a wife, logically I can assume that you are heterosexual," said the professor.
"You're absolutely right! Why that's the most fascinatin' thing I ever heard! I cain't wait to take that logic class!"
The redneck, proud of the new world opening up to him, walked back into the hallway where his friend was still waiting.
"So what classes are ya takin'?" asked the friend.
"Math, history, and logic!" replied the first redneck.
"What in tarnation is logic?" asked his friend.
"Let me give you an example. Do ya own a weed eater?" asked the first redneck.
You can't definitively state for fact what the state of the universe was 10million years ago much less 6 billion years ago.... wait.... 10 billion years ago...... wait.... 14 billion years ago. Hell. We can't definitively state what was part of this complete breakfast 30 years ago. Step back from science as a religion and try on science as a discipline.
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So digging in the ruins and playing with bones makes you some sort of smartass? I never denied that evolution exists, in fact it does... I just pointing out that no one knows for sure if big bang really happened and if humans really came from apes. I spent a lot of time reading and researching and I came to conclusion that people assume too much. How many times scientists prove each other wrong with every research they release?
Do any of you 2 have a competing theory for the big bang? If not you're talking out of your ass.
I get the point you're trying to make, but your arguments are philosophical not scientific.