January 06, 2005

Not sure why but I've got a funny feeling...

     You may have noticed that Ben has started posting on my blog, but I've noticed a rather odd pattern.

The first comment that fits the pattern: Kit, while you may be basically right about that, I have no desire to play the xbox or to have an xbox for the online component. I got an xbox, (which you are well aware of) for the purpose of having fun with people who are sitting in the same room as me. While this may be true for PS2, not many of the PS2 games are known of, and, quite frankly, there are many good xbox multiplayer games that i will get, but NOT for the online play. I get iot to play with my friends, whenever i feel like it.
Posted by Ben at November 24, 2004 09:24 AM

Two: I ROBOT DID NOT SUCK! Granted, it had basically nothing to do with Isaac Asimov's series, other than the basic concept, but it still was an interesting concept(sort of) combined with good action, moderate to good character development, and some really funny scenes (Such as the one where will smith is running through the old robot storage facility being chased by a bunch of new robots, as the old robots jump on the new ones yelling "You are in danger! You are in danger!" Now come on, you have to admit that was funny. And there was a kind of a twist at the end, so overall i'd give it a B, B+ So basically, in short, you're wrong kit... WRONG WRONG WRONG!
Posted by Benjamin at December 23, 2004 08:58 AM

Three: Question? Why are you talking about buffy the vampire slayer? u do realize that the show is easily one of the worst shows on television, right? because it really is
Posted by Ben at January 5, 2005 05:18 PM

I responded to the Buffy one with this: Ben, have you ever actually watched Buffy? Let alone in any order or at any point where you could follow what is one of the most important elements of any show known as "plot?" No? I thought not. Buffy is a great show, and I thouroughly enjoyed all seven seasons of it.
     I always laugh when people provide analysis of things they've never seen or tried to look at. It's like writing a review for something on Amamzon.com for a product you never purchased. No one cares, and it's annoying to know that you're just spiteful and dickish writing reviews for things that you arbitrarily don't like.
Posted by kit at January 6, 2005 04:44 PM

Four: actually, i have seen buffy, on numerous occassions. it reminded me of a soap opera, and i dont particularly like soap opera's. perhaps i havent seen enough of it to make the statement that i did earlier, and i apologize, but from what i saw, it was bad, and i also apologize because i shouldn't tell u guys what is "good" or "bad", im sorry. in my OPINION buffy is one of the worst shows on television, because i have seen a few episodes (theres just nothing to do on some nights), but if you like it, then im sorry and whatever.
Posted by Ben at January 6, 2005 05:40 PM

And then soon after making that comment, Ben Im'd me with: hey kit, you know what? ur right, i havent seen enough shows of buffy to know the plot, or in the right order. but most good TV shows will be able to flow on their own even if you dont know the plot, and it will explain the plot enough for you to get it within 20 minutes of beginning watching the show. as far as i can tell from the shows that ive seen, this person goes around and kills stuff, and some other people are there, making comments and being annoying

     Anyone else notice the pattern? I have to say that it seems like Ben has a personal goal to publically prove me wrong. Not really sure why, but the point is, is that it is happening and I'm just kinda curious why. There was a follow up conversation to the whole I, Robot thing in a later IM, but I don't have a logof that one cause my logging app has been buggin' out as of late. Anyway, that's pretty much all I had for today.

     But as a quick side-note as to not accept defeat from Ben's IM about Buffy: Certainly some shows provide plot re-caps within each episode, but many others also expect you to try and keep up with the plot as it develops. All I'm trying to say is that just because you didn't get into it and you couldn't follow the plot doesn't make it a "bad" show. The fact is that before I started watching Buffy, all I had seen was a few disjointed episodes, and that's what got me interested in the series. I got into it because the plot was engaging, the characters were funny, and there was a lot of good ass-kicking in tight clothes. There's also a big difference between most of the seasons. Earlier on, there was a lot less overall plot and it was a lot more "one big fight per episode" style. As the plotprogressed and the characters picked up lasting enemies and relationships it became harder to cover "all" the plot for each episode and so I'm assuming you watched episodes which were all very mushy because they were episodes that were the "tie-ups" for the relationships. While Iwon't deny that this was more than likely not your "kind" of show I also think that your harsh criticisms are kind of unfounded. If you had watched say... three episodes in a row and you didn't like it then you were completely justified. But to say: "I watched a few random episodes and I didn't like it" doesn't merit being able to call it a soap opera or make any valid conclusions outside of: "I didn't like it."

Posted by Kickmyassman at January 6, 2005 08:10 PM

Well Kit, this is just my opinion, but I think you are wrong. Yes, kit, *wrong*!! :-)

Posted by: Cavalkaf at January 6, 2005 10:39 PM

I'm honored.

Posted by: Ben at January 7, 2005 05:20 AM

I'm not saying you should fully understand the plot after watching a single episode, but im saying that a show should be able to explain the plot enough for you to have some grasp of what is happening within the entire episode. And im not saying that the plot is like a soap opera, im saying that the acting is like a soap opera, in my opinion, bad.

Posted by: Ben at January 7, 2005 05:29 AM
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