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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2012, 2:50pm

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So prosthetics can look real, thank you. ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 18 2012, 3:21pm

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I knew you were looking to make that point [In reply to] Can't Post

The only problem is, noone was making the opposite point. Smile

Yes, prosthetics can look real if they are smartly and subtly applied. Not 100% real, but very close.

But they can also look incredibly fake, if they are applied with abandon. IMO, this could potentially be disastrous for the films. If audiences, and critics, are jarred by the appearance of the dwarves from the start, they may not react favorably to watching them over the course of three films, and nine-plus hours.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2012, 3:28pm

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Skin is skin... [In reply to] Can't Post

no matter where it's applied and how much. I stand by it, it's the design that puts some people off, not the fact the skin is fake. Now, abundant prosthetics can hinder someone's expressiveness or not move quite right but one can hardly judge that by pictures, we need to see more of them in motion.


Owain
Tol Eressea


Sep 18 2012, 3:54pm

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No problem here. I like Radagast's look.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 3:58pm

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Sorry [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't aiming the reply to anyone particular, thats why I responded to the OP: you. Smile



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:32pm

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Right. But Radagast is neither a pig nor a rhino. \\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2012, 4:33pm

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Birds poo quite frequently i'd imagine [In reply to] Can't Post

Would you wash it out every damn time? Wink


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:38pm

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I was not comparing Radagast to a rhino. [In reply to] Can't Post

I just responded to the "animals clean themselves" notion. That said, Radagast lives with these birds and probably has for decades, perhaps even centuries. He probably stopped caring about mundane things such as bird droppings ages ago.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


droidsocket
Lorien

Sep 18 2012, 4:39pm

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You make it sound... [In reply to] Can't Post

Like every inch of their face is covered. Take Bilfur. I reolize you hate the hood ornament but his aplience is a nose and forehead. His cheeks and mouth are all natural.

I guess the way I feel is the actors with the most prostetics look most dwarvish to me. What jerks me out of the fantasy is the actor with the least. Namely Kili.

You line them all up (including Gimli) and I feel they can all belong to the same race. Even Fili. But Kili sticks out like a sore thumb.

(This post was edited by droidsocket on Sep 18 2012, 4:43pm)


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:39pm

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Is there a problem with me having a problem with it? [In reply to] Can't Post

In my opinion, "hermit" doesn't equal "filthy bum."

Animal standards of cleanliness are different than human standards. But Radagast is not an animal. And having him go around with bird poo in his hair makes him look not just absent-minded, it makes him look mentally insane.

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:42pm

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I am not sure why you are getting upset... [In reply to] Can't Post

No, there is not a problem with you having a problem. What I asked is why is it a problem for you. I did however not say something like "O-M-G - you are so stupid for having a problem with this!" Crazy



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:44pm

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Yes, I would. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bird poo carries disease.

Birds are actually very clean animals. They bathe regularly, and they don't generally soil their own nests.

Why should Radagast have a lower standard of hygiene than his own bird friends?

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)

(This post was edited by RosieLass on Sep 18 2012, 4:46pm)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2012, 4:50pm

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Can Istaris get hantavirus? [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry i'm just fooling around. Wink


droidsocket
Lorien

Sep 18 2012, 4:50pm

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I read somewhere... [In reply to] Can't Post

That bird poo in middle earth is like hair conditioner not at all diseasey!Angelic


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:51pm

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Disease is no trouble for a Wizard! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:51pm

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The point is... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that rhinos and pigs roll in mud to clean themselves and keep their skin protected.

It's not just because it's fun or because they like dirt.

I'm just saying that because animals have different habits is no reason to have Radagast completely neglect his personal hygiene. That's all.

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)


Calmandcloudless
Lorien


Sep 18 2012, 4:51pm

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Maybe it's more of a field zoologist thing... [In reply to] Can't Post

...some of my old university lecturers were filthy :P

And hey, there are much worse things to be covered in than bird poo, hygeine-wise. Uric acid isn't too toxic, but also doesn't tend to attract too much in the way of harmful microbes. Frankly, if I was going to get covered in poo, I'd prefer bird poo any day.

I still think they could have toned it down a little, though.


(This post was edited by Calmandcloudless on Sep 18 2012, 4:52pm)


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:52pm

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I took that part out anyway. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hantavirus is more from rodents than birds, I think.

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)


RosieLass
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 4:53pm

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Sorry, I'm really not upset. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm just stating my position. Repeatedly. Tongue

Cool

"BOTH [political] extremes are dangerous. But more dangerous are team fanboys who think all the extremists are on the OTHER side." (CNN reader comment)

It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 18 2012, 4:53pm

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Hehe, funny. :D // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Frankly, if I was going to get covered in poo, I'd prefer bird poo any day.



Calmandcloudless
Lorien


Sep 18 2012, 5:03pm

Post #296 of 299 (2291 views)
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It's the new slogan [In reply to] Can't Post

of the Bird Poo Marketing Board ;)


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 18 2012, 5:08pm

Post #297 of 299 (2295 views)
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Alright [In reply to] Can't Post

I just got the feeling that you were upset when I read your post, glad this isn't the case. Smile



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Elenorflower
Gondor


Sep 18 2012, 5:10pm

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yes I agree with you Captain Salt [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin, Kili and Fili look pretty subtle and probably have little or no prosthetics, Bofur as well looks like none and in comparison Bombur and a couple of the others look like actors from a different film almost. I will have to wait and see how they move their faces, to see if its if its stiff and rigid. Whats the point anyway? actors with too much plastic on their faces cant emote as well as natural faces.


Sinister71
Tol Eressea


Sep 18 2012, 11:55pm

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I agree with you Rosie [In reply to] Can't Post

I just find it disgusting, Wink more senseless toilet humor that's honestly not funny and not really needed.Tongue I don't think its a detail that was needed just something PJ thought was funny, which quite frankly I grew out of poop humor when I was like 15 Smile

I think they went solely with using Saruman's description of Radagast as "Radagast the fool" instead of making him echo Gandalf's thoughts of him as well


(This post was edited by sinister71 on Sep 18 2012, 11:58pm)

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