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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on October 17, 2021, 09:11:50 AM »
Funny how I bailed on so many franchises I once faithfully followed....

Star Wars after I saw A New Hope remake The Force Awakens with Mary Sue Ray

You're not alone.  I enjoyed the Bad Lip Reading version far more than the actual movie.  I have the DVD or Blu-Ray for The Last Jedi which I've had for I don't know how many years now and I still haven't felt the desire to watch it.

My feeling is that they had the opportunity to pretty much use the whole original cast and have one last outing for them and still pass the torch to new characters and they blew it.  They also had the chance to use whatever George Lucas had planned and they threw that in the dumpster too.  And then they knew they were going to do a trilogy but didn't actually plot out a trilogy.  Before the sequel movies, I figured they were going to be huge because, you know, how do you screw up Star Wars?  Well, now we know.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Eric Thomson on October 17, 2021, 08:54:09 AM »
Eh...
Funny how I bailed on so many franchises I once faithfully followed....

Star Wars after I saw A New Hope remake The Force Awakens with Mary Sue Ray
Star Trek (reboot) after I saw The Wrath of Khan remake Into Darkness. Cumberbatch ain't no Montalban
James Bond after I saw the Daniel Craig version of Spectre. Blofeld was never so bland.
I gave up on The Hobbit after #2... How can you make 3 movies out of Tolkien's shortest book? Of course, invented characters like Tauriel didn't help

I probably won't watch Daniel Villeneuve's Dune. The danger signals are there for anyone to see. I first read Dune in the late 70s and have a deep attachment to Frank Herbert's vision.

Meh. I'm a cranky old man and can't stand anything that comes out of Hollywierd anymore, especially Disney properties.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Cindy303 on October 17, 2021, 08:45:55 AM »
No Time To Die (James Bond)

Middling among the Daniel Craig era Bond films. Aside from one sequence in Cuba with an extended cameo from Ana De Armas it's Quantum Of Solace territory.

Thatís a bummer. Casino Royale and Skyfall were so good, the sequence was one good one bad and repeat so i thought they might go out on a high note.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by j tanner on October 17, 2021, 06:57:02 AM »
No Time To Die (James Bond)

Middling among the Daniel Craig era Bond films. Aside from one sequence in Cuba with an extended cameo from Ana De Armas it's Quantum Of Solace territory.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Dusty on October 17, 2021, 05:53:07 AM »


And it was terrible. So bad it's not even funny. Cannot recommend it less.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Lynn on October 17, 2021, 02:41:13 AM »
I'm trying to restart a daily writing routine. I'll post word counts for some accountability. It's likely to be embarrassing for a while though. :)

Hahaha...

I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I've been editing a story I meant to publish two years ago and will start writing again today after I finish publishing. :) My last published work was 22.8 months ago. My burnout or whatever you want to call it finally seems to have come to an end. Thank you lord. I was kind of getting sick of myself. :D

(I've done some minor writing here and there this last two years, but I never could get any momentum up. I've always had cycles of 3-6 months where I just don't want to write at all, but never anything as long as this last one. For the women here, I actually think oncoming menopause really knocked me off my game far more than I expected, so I don't really believe it was burnout in the sense of being sick of writing. I had no idea the hormone changes would affect my mental state to such a degree.)
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Publish Drive charging publishers now?
« Last post by RPatton on October 16, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
Thanks for adding this information.

There are a few outlets I'm not in, so I'd need to do a little research to see if it was worth it or not. Just looking at that list, I'm note sure it would be worth doing the time to upload, unless some of those markets are secret gold mines. I'm already direct through Ingram, not sure I have much marketability in Hungary or Spain. So that leaves Bookmate, Dreame, E-Sentral, Ciandro, iReader, and Storytel.

And just as an afterthought, I am genuinely not brushing away, PD. I am actually trying to find a reason to publish through them. I'm looking for that person to say, "Hey, PD is worth it and here's why."
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Publish Drive charging publishers now?
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on October 16, 2021, 01:37:47 PM »
I think offering GooglePlay through PD is another consideration for some writers. It took me nearly six months to get approved direct through GooglePlay.


You have to make a GP account either way, so you might as well go direct.  Six months is a long time to wait--appalling, frankly--but you get the full royalty without PD taking an extra slice, so that makes it worth the wait, in my opinion.

By the way, here's the list of which stores I'm at via PD and which I'm not.  You can easily guess about some of the disabled stores; I'm on them elsewhere, so using PD would be a duplication.  Also, the language/nationality thing.


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Other Services [Public] / Re: Publish Drive charging publishers now?
« Last post by alhawke on October 16, 2021, 12:48:02 PM »
No.  I use Amazon, Kobo, and D2D for the major retailers, so I only use PD for the niche ones that aren't available at D2D.  Some of those niche retailers don't accept English-language books, so I'm obviously not on them.  PD is a Hungarian company, and at least one of the retailers is for Hungarian-language books only.  Some Chinese-language-only stores, too, if I recall correctly.
Thanks for all the thorough details! Very helpful.
I think offering GooglePlay through PD is another consideration for some writers. It took me nearly six months to get approved direct through GooglePlay.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on October 16, 2021, 11:39:33 AM »
Red River - my all time favorite Western
Rio Bravo - my favorite scene, and probably everyone else's, Stumpy throwing the dynamite for The Duke to shoot
Shane - probably one of the first hero/antihero Westerns. Not sure if I'm describing it correctly.
High Noon - haven't watched it in a while, but well worth a fifth or sixth look
The Unforgiven - Burt Lancaster, 1960
The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance - Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne
Shenandoah - Jimmy Stewart, a real tearjerker, at least for me
The Cheyenne Social Club - Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, a walk on the lighter side
Cat Ballou - Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin. Marvin won the Oscar, but he felt the horse should have won
Friendly Persuasion - Quakers fight in the Civil War

I'm sure I've missed some, but that's enough to be going on with.
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