Leon Troutsky

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Leon Troutsky last won the day on November 29 2018

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  1. We also need a plan of action in case this happens again. Instead of a new Trump thread, we’ll all just migrate over to the Official Gaming Thread. No one’s using the thread now anyway.
  2. That’s okay. We also blame you.
  3. I blame YOU!
  4. You should consult with @Garrow69 about this. I’m sure he can help you out.
  5. Also, the AT&T Mr. Mercedes is very well done, I thought. Season 3 isn’t available on Amazon (you have to purchase the first 2 seasons if you don’t have AT&T), so I can’t comment on that. But the Mr. Mercedes series absolutely 100% nailed Holly Gibney’s character.
  6. It’s a little different, but not much. A lot of people consider it one of his worst books, but I enjoyed it. If you haven’t read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy, I’d suggest starting there. Those three books are prequels to The Outsider.
  7. Watching the latest episode and I still think it’s a really good show, but holy **** they completely ****ed up the Holly Gibney character. The only resemblance to her character in the show is they share the same name. Everything else is different on every conceivable level. It’s almost like they tried to steal the Michonne character from TWD and plop her in the middle of a Stephen King story. Just doesn’t work. My point earlier about too much foreshadowing still applies. I think this episode or the next episode is when they should have introduced the hooded character. It would have been a much more powerful reveal, I think.
  8. Yeah, I was very excited about this show but i’m getting a little skeptical about how they are presenting the story to readers. For myself, the murder mystery is well enough to keep people interested through 3-4 episodes. No reason to reveal some of this stuff until later. And I’m especially disappointed in how they did Holly Gibney. She’s one of my all-time favorite Stephen King characters and maybe I’m kind of biased, but she comes across as some kind of Caricature of Sherlock Holmes who is almost one-dimensional — highly intelligent and solves mysteries, but not much beyond that. She does gain a lot of self confidence between Mr. Mercedes and The Outsider, but not like how they’re portraying her. Again, maybe it’s because I thought the Mr. Mercedes TV show did such a great job with her character. Who knows?
  9. Haven’t seen the latest episode, but I’m very disappointed in how they handled Holly Gibney. Considering how the Mr. Mercedes series nailed her character, it’s weird that they took her character in such a different direction from the books. (And I’m talking about her personality in the show, not race.).
  10. I liked the book, but some view it as among King’s worst novels. It’s actually a sequel to the Bill Hodges trilogy (“Mr. Mercedes”). It’s among the truest adaptations of a King novel so far and the cinematography is fantastic, I thought. Funny thing is that I saw throwbacks to some of the classic Stephen King movies like Cujo or Salem’s Lot. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s the dreary and dark setting that seemed common in those classic (sucky) movies and something about how the scenes are shot. It’s almost like how JJ Abrams intentionally recreated some of the cinematic effects from the original Star Wars series in The Force Awakens. I do think they might be foreshadowing a bit too much at times. What I loved about the book was the whole two places at one time mystery. But then, I loved Mr. Mercedes and the entire Bill Hodges trilogy, so the detective mystery part is what actually appealed to me. That might be different for other people.
  11. Remember when this thread youst to be a thing?
  12. Pssst...urban dictionary isn’t a real dictionary.
  13. Youst can say that again.
  14. I don’t like your youst inflection.