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Feb 19, 3:08pm

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Seems like a lot of extrapolation. Gritty could just mean "darker" or "less pretty" which is usually a euphemism in media for villain-centric, which is already something ROP has been talking about for a while.

Personally I don't feel like I have any reason, insight, or authority that would compel me to speculate on the motivations of websites like Screen Rant or Collider. Considering both sites report on mostly tepid products made by billion dollar companies for immediate consumption by a shallow, ignorant culture, the fact that we find more "media sites" hyping up shows and movies and not appraising them with some kind of trustworthy marketplace objectivity does not surprise me.
I don't think I'd be cynical enough to accuse these sites of working for Amazon or any of that, but I know from Tolkien Fan experience that even just agreeing to go and see the set and get toured around London by Amazon was treated on these boards as tantamount to selling your soul to the devil himself.

This reflects more on how shallow, conspiratorial and vindictive we've all become online with all our KNOWLEDGE!! than it does on Amazon, or on set visits, or on any other "perks of access".

It seems like we're smart enough to look around and see bias but not smart enough to understand it or maneuver through it. I suppose this is just me lamenting on how everything seems to fall into the same few tiny ruts around here. It's tedious. The internet has ruined us.

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."

(This post was edited by Junesong on Feb 19, 3:09pm)

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Post edited by Junesong (Rohan) on Feb 19, 3:09pm

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