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#80 - I haven't got the time to even mention a fraction of why they'…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/22/2015 on This is no longer podracing 0
User avatar #83 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
I've seen them. These are great, even seen some parodies of his review style here and there. But this doesn't deride from the fact that the Original Trilogy has some heavy drawbacks when it comes to writing and design quality, I'd even go as far as to say that it mirrors the Prequel's quality.
#89 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Sure you could criticise things about the original trilogy, but despite their flaws in the end they're still rock solid movies.

The same cannot be said of the incoherent mess called the prequels, with the flatboard characters, questionable motives, contradictory behaviours, the innumerable illogical and unnecessarily complex furthering of the plot.
From a creative point of view these movies feel like they've been made up on the spot, like George Lucas went on a craze and wrote the entire story in one evening in leaving behind any sense of humanity or meaning and just threw in as many gimmicks and clichés for commercial mass appeal.
It doesn't even feel like he had a story to tell to start with. There is no thought put in, and there is no heart put it.

Underneath this superficial husk of something that resembles Star Wars, there is little left. Cinematically, artistically, and in thousand other ways the prequels and the original trilogy are worlds apart.
#20 - Yes. 0.6% = 1 out of 167  [+] (3 new replies) 06/22/2015 on stat porn +1
#21 - anon (06/22/2015) [-]
not out of the total population
#24 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
No, I understand.

But it means that if these percentages stay the same that out of everybody that is currently alive 1 out of 167 will get murdered.
#212 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
the murder statistic changes every year.
it is very unlikely to stay the same over the long period of time it takes for EVERYONE to die
#75 - In all seriousness though, I'm sorry to hear about your …  [+] (4 new replies) 06/22/2015 on This is no longer podracing 0
User avatar #76 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
Name a shit plot point from the prequels and I bet I can top it with something just as, if not more retarded from the original.

But hey, if you're so egotistical you think what you find nostalgic is superior solely because you experienced it as a kid, or first, then hey, you don't have to I guess.
#80 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
I haven't got the time to even mention a fraction of why they're so bad.

Thankfully somebody already did it for me, and they're a great watch. It's a comical review where the reviewer plays a character, but this guy knows his stuff, he knows his movies, he understands the art of storytelling, the conveyance of it, and the relation to the audience.
All the jokes aside, and maybe the 10% that could be dismissed as nitpicking, in general his ciriticism is spot on, and really hits the nail on the head on why, in contrast to the original trilogy, the prequels horribly fail in all the essential facets that actually make for a good movie.

If you have the time please watch at least one of them. They are long though, it actually takes him 1 to 1½ hour per film to decontruct what's wrong wiht them.
But I really recommend them, regardless of whether you love, hate or are feel neutral about the prequels, these reviews are hilarious on its own.

Episode 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho16PDZGzDM
Episode 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkv772KqFrg
Episode 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcXyZn9xjg
User avatar #83 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
I've seen them. These are great, even seen some parodies of his review style here and there. But this doesn't deride from the fact that the Original Trilogy has some heavy drawbacks when it comes to writing and design quality, I'd even go as far as to say that it mirrors the Prequel's quality.
#89 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Sure you could criticise things about the original trilogy, but despite their flaws in the end they're still rock solid movies.

The same cannot be said of the incoherent mess called the prequels, with the flatboard characters, questionable motives, contradictory behaviours, the innumerable illogical and unnecessarily complex furthering of the plot.
From a creative point of view these movies feel like they've been made up on the spot, like George Lucas went on a craze and wrote the entire story in one evening in leaving behind any sense of humanity or meaning and just threw in as many gimmicks and clichés for commercial mass appeal.
It doesn't even feel like he had a story to tell to start with. There is no thought put in, and there is no heart put it.

Underneath this superficial husk of something that resembles Star Wars, there is little left. Cinematically, artistically, and in thousand other ways the prequels and the original trilogy are worlds apart.
#18 - Oh, they were already dead when they were killed in murders. …  [+] (36 new replies) 06/22/2015 on stat porn +20
User avatar #23 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
of all deaths, only .6% are murders......
#25 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Only?

What do you mean only? That's quite a lot. It's about 0.001% in my country
User avatar #28 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
quick search shows you netherlands has around 20 cities with 124k+ people, the USA has 218 cities with over 124k+
#204 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude. We're talking about percentages here, not straight numbers. It's all adjusted per capita. The number of people and places involved have nothing to do with the average cause of death.
User avatar #219 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
but numbers don't tell factors.

example

2 states with around the same population, but one has a higher crime/murder rate by a factor of 4.
Do you automatically assume that everyone in that state is just more violent?
The difference is that the higher crime state has mostly large cities, the other state is mostly rural or suburban
#33 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Not only is this completely meaningless to me, since I don't see how it would be any less concerning.

But those numbers don't even remotely scale up.
User avatar #39 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
They completely scale up. Lets just look at the cities

If most crimes like murder are committed in large cities over 100k, then the fact that we have over 10 times more of them than your country, means that there will be more crimes committed.

If you believe that having 10x the locations for crime to be committed does not increase crime rate.

Also consider that in general, I would say that European living standards are better than a lot of places in America. To put it simply, if we removed about georgia, alabama, mississippi, and louisiana, our stats would probably be decreased
#160 - auryn (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude, do you even math?

That's only 10 times more larger cities, yet the murder rate is 600 times higher.

You call that scaling up?
User avatar #218 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
10x the cities but then the cities are also large and denser, if they were all split to be equal to 200-300k, then there would be over 20 or 30x the cities.

You aren't getting the fact that numbers don't tell the entire store, this is why stats are bullshit, stats don't tell you living conditions or population demographics which all would affect the crime stats, and I'm not trying to be discriminatory (Racism is bullshit because we are all humans, which is 1 race) but a lot of murders are black on black or other minorities, which in certain places in the south, become the majority, but still end up being violent.
#54 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
Another thing that people should consider is that the murder rates in the U.S. are in no way homogeneous. There's nothing about "American culture" which is one hell of a broad term anyway that promotes murder. You have to look at all the places in a case by case manor.
User avatar #56 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
which is basically what I'm getting at, just because we have a higher rate doesn't mean that the entire country is shit, it just means certain places are extremely shit that it overwrites the other places
User avatar #131 - Mickeyboi (06/23/2015) [-]
louisiana is great.
User avatar #169 - pokemonstheshiz (06/23/2015) [-]
it also has the highest murder rate of any state
User avatar #227 - Mickeyboi (06/24/2015) [-]
meh
User avatar #26 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
let me list off a few factors that close that gap real quick

20x your population (roughly)
A shit ton more major cities where murders are more likely to be committed

good enough?
User avatar #41 - haseotakaeda (06/22/2015) [-]
>20x your population

That is exactly why these things are displayed are percents
It isn't relevant
Also when you scale shit down
U.S. Has a pop density of 84/sq. mile
Netherlands has a pop density of 1259/sq. mile

At first glance that means that there are more people in the same space in the Netherlands, so not only is you saying that the U.S. has a greater population meaningless, it would also imply that there should be MORE murders in the Netherlands since people are closer together.

EVEN IF you make compensation for the fact that America's population is so far spread out that every one of you could live in the state of virginia, it pretty much boils down to a cultural problem.

TL;DR Your opinion is shit and your people are violent
#59 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
never mind. I missed part of what you wrote.
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User avatar #48 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
I will leave this argument with this final example of

If in a certain area, there is a high concentrations of murders, and in that same area is a lot of churches, do you blame the churches for the crime? No, there are other factors at play, because it is a city.

Percentages don't tell the reasons behind why a number is a way, it just tells a number
User avatar #210 - captnnorway (06/23/2015) [-]
but the numbers don't lie mate. More murders in America than netherlands and I'm willing to bet more than in Norway as well and you can't blame all that on size. Personally I believe it's because your prisons are based around the idea of punishing criminals, while in Norway and again I'm willing to bet in the netherlands it's a mix between punishing and rehabilitation.

Because of this, only 20% of our criminals return to jail, compered to your 52%. Much fewer criminals = less crime/murder. Actually, I know recidivism is about going to jail for the same crime, but that was a bitch to write so I gave up. My point still stands though, if somewhat worse than what I originally wrote.

thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/25/277771/norway-is-safe/ ye, I know it's some super liberal shit, but they include sources to their claims so I think it's cool.
User avatar #43 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
New York city alone has nearly half of your population and 2,000 people/square mile, cities are the problems when it comes to crime compared to suburbia.

Again, we also have to consider standard of living in states that are equal to your countries size but worse off.
User avatar #29 - bokkos (06/22/2015) [-]
Still sounds like a shit place to live relative to the Netherlands.
User avatar #30 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
well if sweden and the UK are any indication of how europe is going, not really
User avatar #34 - trollmobile (06/22/2015) [-]
sweden and the UK are not an indication.
they're literally the worst countries in europe
unless you count some of the piss-poor former sovjet countries of cause.
#206 - kez (06/23/2015) [-]
Lol whats wrong with the UK?

We dont have many problems here...
User avatar #217 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
well for one you use filthy imperial system
User avatar #112 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
Sweden (0.7 per 100,000 people) has a lower murder rate than the Netherlands (0.9 per 100,000 people) and the UK has 1 per 100,000 people. Don't really see how they are that bad, especially compared to places like Russia (9.2), Moldova (6.5) and Belarus (5.1).
User avatar #113 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
oh i wasn't talking about murder rate really, sweden is a complete failiure in terms of social policies, and the UK aswell, though not on as large a magnitude.
sweden has taken political correctness to such a level that their citizens no longer have free speech. not truly anyway.
User avatar #114 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
I'd agree with that on Sweden, but the UK is currently reversing some of the damage of poor social policy at the moment, making society fairer to those who are contributing to it (although it's still got a good way to go).
User avatar #115 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
i must admit i haven't kept up with the policies of the UK in the past 2 years.
User avatar #116 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
This is all pretty recent, so you would need to be up to date to see it.

Things started changing pretty rapidly on the run up to the election, and the few months we've had since then.
User avatar #19 - cheastnut (06/22/2015) [-]
no, of the people who die 0.6 of them were murdered.
#20 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Yes.

0.6% = 1 out of 167
#21 - anon (06/22/2015) [-]
not out of the total population
#24 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
No, I understand.

But it means that if these percentages stay the same that out of everybody that is currently alive 1 out of 167 will get murdered.
#212 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
the murder statistic changes every year.
it is very unlikely to stay the same over the long period of time it takes for EVERYONE to die
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#16 - Holy **** , 0.6% of your population gets murdered? …  [+] (59 new replies) 06/22/2015 on stat porn +42
#207 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
.
the chart only talks about the dead population not the living population
cant believe this many people fell for it
.
User avatar #179 - iridium (06/23/2015) [-]
www.statista.com/statistics/187592/death-rate-from-homicide-in-the-us-since-1950/

If 1 in 167 people died by homicide alone it would mean that you have a 50% likelihood to die by age 83 by being killed.
User avatar #134 - xsap (06/23/2015) [-]
try little experiment. turn 15% of your population to niggers, add few 1000 Muslims on top and then do the math.

let me reminds you. in 2014. in England. British committed only 6% of all crimes.
User avatar #197 - fishandkids (06/23/2015) [-]
How many of those were males?
User avatar #72 - fristiprinses (06/23/2015) [-]
Another shocked Dutchfag here, because if 1 out of every 83.333 people that died was killed in a mass shooting, that's still an insanely high amount.
User avatar #73 - dutchfag (06/23/2015) [-]
The one and only Dutchfag here
User avatar #75 - fristiprinses (06/23/2015) [-]
oh hi bro
User avatar #82 - dutchfag (06/23/2015) [-]
sup
#83 - fristiprinses (06/23/2015) [-]
Just not being mass murdered and stuff. You know, the usual.
#85 - dutchfag (06/23/2015) [-]
Feels great not being shot
#66 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
could you not pretend you know how to do fucking math on the internet when theres a calculator right there, you jerk.
#49 - anon (06/22/2015) [-]
Gang violence is a very big problem that isn't addressed because gang members are disproportionately minorities and the media is "progressive". Black on black violence is the most common form of violence in the US because gangs are disproportionately black. If you take the gang violence away the US actually has a very low murder/violent crime rate compared to most countries.
#159 - sexuality (06/23/2015) [-]
I don't think the "media progressiveness" is the problem.

I think it's more, not news, ya know? The media can report that the sun did, in fact, rise again and that we're all alive each morning. But they don't, because it isn't new, therefore not news.

If the media reported, every single day, that gang members killed other gang members, they'd lose airtime to discuss actual things that have recently happened.

That being said, if every news show actively listed numbers of deaths to gang violence each day, there may be some kind of change. That way, people are forced to see a factual, unique number every single day. Imaging flipping the TV on, going to make a cup of coffee, and returning to see a higher number. That may add perspective to change it. Not talking about it sure doesn't help, though.
User avatar #222 - factual (06/23/2015) [-]
it's a fact
User avatar #61 - robinwilliamson (06/22/2015) [-]
That's the dumbest shit. The media constantly paints black people as thugs, not constantly protecting blacks, what the fuck? And black on black violence? Do you know the proportion of white on white violence? It's the fucking same because same colors tend to live closer to each other. Why the fuck do you parrot the talking points of Fox News?

>news
>progressive
kek
User avatar #35 - priestoftheoldones (06/22/2015) [-]
0.6% of people who die, died in a murder.
User avatar #68 - fristiprinses (06/23/2015) [-]
And the rest is immortal? How is this any different?
#67 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
So... 0.6% of the population gets murdered.
User avatar #87 - priestoftheoldones (06/23/2015) [-]
That is a way to put it, yeah.
User avatar #17 - onceman (06/22/2015) [-]
What? No
0.6% of the people who were already dead were killed in murders
#69 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
See, the thing is, everyone dies.
If .6% of deaths in the US are murders, that means, statistically, 0.6% of people will be murdured, assuming the murder rate stays the same.
#211 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
that assumption is a fallacy because the murder rate changes every year and by the time everyone alive today is dead ( which will take many decades at the very least ) the rate could potentially have changed drastically either up or down. like anywhere from 1in3 to 1in1million.
#18 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Oh, they were already dead when they were killed in murders.

I see.
User avatar #23 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
of all deaths, only .6% are murders......
#25 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Only?

What do you mean only? That's quite a lot. It's about 0.001% in my country
User avatar #28 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
quick search shows you netherlands has around 20 cities with 124k+ people, the USA has 218 cities with over 124k+
#204 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude. We're talking about percentages here, not straight numbers. It's all adjusted per capita. The number of people and places involved have nothing to do with the average cause of death.
User avatar #219 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
but numbers don't tell factors.

example

2 states with around the same population, but one has a higher crime/murder rate by a factor of 4.
Do you automatically assume that everyone in that state is just more violent?
The difference is that the higher crime state has mostly large cities, the other state is mostly rural or suburban
#33 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Not only is this completely meaningless to me, since I don't see how it would be any less concerning.

But those numbers don't even remotely scale up.
User avatar #39 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
They completely scale up. Lets just look at the cities

If most crimes like murder are committed in large cities over 100k, then the fact that we have over 10 times more of them than your country, means that there will be more crimes committed.

If you believe that having 10x the locations for crime to be committed does not increase crime rate.

Also consider that in general, I would say that European living standards are better than a lot of places in America. To put it simply, if we removed about georgia, alabama, mississippi, and louisiana, our stats would probably be decreased
#160 - auryn (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude, do you even math?

That's only 10 times more larger cities, yet the murder rate is 600 times higher.

You call that scaling up?
User avatar #218 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
10x the cities but then the cities are also large and denser, if they were all split to be equal to 200-300k, then there would be over 20 or 30x the cities.

You aren't getting the fact that numbers don't tell the entire store, this is why stats are bullshit, stats don't tell you living conditions or population demographics which all would affect the crime stats, and I'm not trying to be discriminatory (Racism is bullshit because we are all humans, which is 1 race) but a lot of murders are black on black or other minorities, which in certain places in the south, become the majority, but still end up being violent.
#54 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
Another thing that people should consider is that the murder rates in the U.S. are in no way homogeneous. There's nothing about "American culture" which is one hell of a broad term anyway that promotes murder. You have to look at all the places in a case by case manor.
User avatar #56 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
which is basically what I'm getting at, just because we have a higher rate doesn't mean that the entire country is shit, it just means certain places are extremely shit that it overwrites the other places
User avatar #131 - Mickeyboi (06/23/2015) [-]
louisiana is great.
User avatar #169 - pokemonstheshiz (06/23/2015) [-]
it also has the highest murder rate of any state
User avatar #227 - Mickeyboi (06/24/2015) [-]
meh
User avatar #26 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
let me list off a few factors that close that gap real quick

20x your population (roughly)
A shit ton more major cities where murders are more likely to be committed

good enough?
User avatar #41 - haseotakaeda (06/22/2015) [-]
>20x your population

That is exactly why these things are displayed are percents
It isn't relevant
Also when you scale shit down
U.S. Has a pop density of 84/sq. mile
Netherlands has a pop density of 1259/sq. mile

At first glance that means that there are more people in the same space in the Netherlands, so not only is you saying that the U.S. has a greater population meaningless, it would also imply that there should be MORE murders in the Netherlands since people are closer together.

EVEN IF you make compensation for the fact that America's population is so far spread out that every one of you could live in the state of virginia, it pretty much boils down to a cultural problem.

TL;DR Your opinion is shit and your people are violent
#59 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
never mind. I missed part of what you wrote.
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User avatar #48 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
I will leave this argument with this final example of

If in a certain area, there is a high concentrations of murders, and in that same area is a lot of churches, do you blame the churches for the crime? No, there are other factors at play, because it is a city.

Percentages don't tell the reasons behind why a number is a way, it just tells a number
User avatar #210 - captnnorway (06/23/2015) [-]
but the numbers don't lie mate. More murders in America than netherlands and I'm willing to bet more than in Norway as well and you can't blame all that on size. Personally I believe it's because your prisons are based around the idea of punishing criminals, while in Norway and again I'm willing to bet in the netherlands it's a mix between punishing and rehabilitation.

Because of this, only 20% of our criminals return to jail, compered to your 52%. Much fewer criminals = less crime/murder. Actually, I know recidivism is about going to jail for the same crime, but that was a bitch to write so I gave up. My point still stands though, if somewhat worse than what I originally wrote.

thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/25/277771/norway-is-safe/ ye, I know it's some super liberal shit, but they include sources to their claims so I think it's cool.
User avatar #43 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
New York city alone has nearly half of your population and 2,000 people/square mile, cities are the problems when it comes to crime compared to suburbia.

Again, we also have to consider standard of living in states that are equal to your countries size but worse off.
User avatar #29 - bokkos (06/22/2015) [-]
Still sounds like a shit place to live relative to the Netherlands.
User avatar #30 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
well if sweden and the UK are any indication of how europe is going, not really
User avatar #34 - trollmobile (06/22/2015) [-]
sweden and the UK are not an indication.
they're literally the worst countries in europe
unless you count some of the piss-poor former sovjet countries of cause.
#206 - kez (06/23/2015) [-]
Lol whats wrong with the UK?

We dont have many problems here...
User avatar #217 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
well for one you use filthy imperial system
User avatar #112 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
Sweden (0.7 per 100,000 people) has a lower murder rate than the Netherlands (0.9 per 100,000 people) and the UK has 1 per 100,000 people. Don't really see how they are that bad, especially compared to places like Russia (9.2), Moldova (6.5) and Belarus (5.1).
User avatar #113 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
oh i wasn't talking about murder rate really, sweden is a complete failiure in terms of social policies, and the UK aswell, though not on as large a magnitude.
sweden has taken political correctness to such a level that their citizens no longer have free speech. not truly anyway.
User avatar #114 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
I'd agree with that on Sweden, but the UK is currently reversing some of the damage of poor social policy at the moment, making society fairer to those who are contributing to it (although it's still got a good way to go).
User avatar #115 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
i must admit i haven't kept up with the policies of the UK in the past 2 years.
User avatar #116 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
This is all pretty recent, so you would need to be up to date to see it.

Things started changing pretty rapidly on the run up to the election, and the few months we've had since then.
User avatar #19 - cheastnut (06/22/2015) [-]
no, of the people who die 0.6 of them were murdered.
#20 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Yes.

0.6% = 1 out of 167
#21 - anon (06/22/2015) [-]
not out of the total population
#24 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
No, I understand.

But it means that if these percentages stay the same that out of everybody that is currently alive 1 out of 167 will get murdered.
#212 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
the murder statistic changes every year.
it is very unlikely to stay the same over the long period of time it takes for EVERYONE to die
#69 - There's only one way to deal with the prequels, and that's pre…  [+] (7 new replies) 06/22/2015 on This is no longer podracing 0
User avatar #107 - certifiedidiot (06/23/2015) [-]
They had more awesome fight scenes and younger Obi-Wan so I'm fine with them
User avatar #74 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
Prequels have the same quality in writing as the original.
#75 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
In all seriousness though, I'm sorry to hear about your disability to discern, both cognitively and emotionally.
User avatar #76 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
Name a shit plot point from the prequels and I bet I can top it with something just as, if not more retarded from the original.

But hey, if you're so egotistical you think what you find nostalgic is superior solely because you experienced it as a kid, or first, then hey, you don't have to I guess.
#80 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
I haven't got the time to even mention a fraction of why they're so bad.

Thankfully somebody already did it for me, and they're a great watch. It's a comical review where the reviewer plays a character, but this guy knows his stuff, he knows his movies, he understands the art of storytelling, the conveyance of it, and the relation to the audience.
All the jokes aside, and maybe the 10% that could be dismissed as nitpicking, in general his ciriticism is spot on, and really hits the nail on the head on why, in contrast to the original trilogy, the prequels horribly fail in all the essential facets that actually make for a good movie.

If you have the time please watch at least one of them. They are long though, it actually takes him 1 to 1½ hour per film to decontruct what's wrong wiht them.
But I really recommend them, regardless of whether you love, hate or are feel neutral about the prequels, these reviews are hilarious on its own.

Episode 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho16PDZGzDM
Episode 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkv772KqFrg
Episode 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcXyZn9xjg
User avatar #83 - PVTDickStryker (06/22/2015) [-]
I've seen them. These are great, even seen some parodies of his review style here and there. But this doesn't deride from the fact that the Original Trilogy has some heavy drawbacks when it comes to writing and design quality, I'd even go as far as to say that it mirrors the Prequel's quality.
#89 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Sure you could criticise things about the original trilogy, but despite their flaws in the end they're still rock solid movies.

The same cannot be said of the incoherent mess called the prequels, with the flatboard characters, questionable motives, contradictory behaviours, the innumerable illogical and unnecessarily complex furthering of the plot.
From a creative point of view these movies feel like they've been made up on the spot, like George Lucas went on a craze and wrote the entire story in one evening in leaving behind any sense of humanity or meaning and just threw in as many gimmicks and clichés for commercial mass appeal.
It doesn't even feel like he had a story to tell to start with. There is no thought put in, and there is no heart put it.

Underneath this superficial husk of something that resembles Star Wars, there is little left. Cinematically, artistically, and in thousand other ways the prequels and the original trilogy are worlds apart.
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Is that mutha fuckin My Neighbor Totoro?
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yes
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#106 - oldiroh (06/21/2015) [-]
Well that's true.
You are born, your goal is to survive all of nature's challenges, and raise a child.
That is exactly why your body is made the way it is.

So now that you have conquered nature and overcrowded the earth, what's left?

To thrive, and enjoy the life you've been given.
To enjoy your man-made goals and waste no time on feelings that keep you from doing so.
#130 - auryn (06/21/2015) [-]
No, that's not what I meant.

The existence and survival of the body could be part of and a means of achieving the goal of life, but far from the raison d'etre itself.

In most cosmologies, metaphysical, and philosophical systems everything and everyone in existence goes through evolution and reincarnation to gradually develop and liberate the consciousness for the transcendant infinite reality to reflect upon itself and know itself as it really is, the one all-encompassing infinity, a non-dual state similtaneously experiencing itself as everything, in everything, and beyond everything.

In order for light to experience itself as light is has to go through darkness, it's a journey from of unconsious infinity to conscious infinity.
But infinite unconsiousness and infite consciousness don't simply overlap. Similarly to how man when going from the deep sound sleep state to the fully awake state goes through a dream state, God (I'm not talking about a personalised anthropomorphic God, but God as in the ultimate infinite reality) goes through a dream state, which we term the cosmos (not talking about just the small physical part of the cosmos which we are aware of, which is just the mere outer husk, but including all the interpenetrating spheres and planes of existence which ordinary conscious man is unaware of.
Although in reality the cosmos is just an illusion having no intrinsic worth on its own, for when the individual (soul) traverses the entire journey it realises that it is infite and always has been, the process is a necessity in order to gain this consciousness.

If you managed to look past the perverted dogmas of established religions and delve into the esoteric side, this is the bottom line of nearly all philosophies and religions.
Whether it's Christian mysticism, Kaballah, Hindium, Budhhism, Theosophy, Alchemy, Hermiticism, Sufism, Neoplatonism etc. they all affirm and complement the exact same thing.
The intricate and complex metahysical systems although too abtract for the intellect to fully grasp should at least give an ample idea to how their definitely could be a purpose to things.
I don't think anyone dismissing all these systems has put sincere thought, effort and research in them.

Either way, to claim to know there is no objective reason in life would just be a claim founded on ignorance, for in actuality you don't really know.
The least you could do is to admit you don't know.
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I'd like to see you try. No homo
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not anymore
FUCKBOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
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That's a damn sexy guitar, bud.
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Thanks.

It plays like a dream too.

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User avatar #62 - maybetraffy (09/05/2014) [-]
you're not ajrin
User avatar #65 to #64 - maybetraffy (09/06/2014) [-]
death by dying
User avatar #63 to #62 - ajrin (09/05/2014) [-]
no he's not
#37 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
here have more LEARNING on FJ
#42 to #37 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
The fact that you think this would even annoy me the slightest cheers me up.

I wish I could thumb that comment up.
User avatar #46 to #42 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
so when someone else posts something educational and not funny to you, you bitch, when i do it, you want to thumb me up

logic is a white woman and youre the ****** raping her
#49 to #46 - auryn (04/25/2014) [-]
I didn't bitch.

I tried to explain the fallacy in your assumptions.

On the other hand, you started by rebuking the people who had a different opinion.
Haha, that hypocrisy thing again, huh.
User avatar #29 - drewsky (01/18/2013) [-]
You're literally on a track to get yourself banned from too many thumbs down because you feel the need to post your opinion. You know that, right?
#30 to #29 - auryn (01/18/2013) [-]
I need over 7500 more red thumbs to get close to that, so I've got a while.

Although I once managed to get over 9000 red thumbs within 3 weeks on my previous account.
Definitely worth the ********** .
#36 to #30 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
so you admit to what i said

you troll for fun
#38 to #36 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
I hardly do, check my previous comments.

And even if I did, it wouln't make a difference, my intentions doesn't take away from my arguments, even if I were trolling it doesn't mean I'm not right, and most certainly doesn't make any of what you said any less ridiculous. lol.
User avatar #39 to #38 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
ahem....9000 red thumbs in 3 weeks = Troll
#40 to #39 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
You're point being?
User avatar #41 to #40 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
stating my fact
youre a troll who comes here to be a dick for a giggle

again ill hope you hit puberty soon
#43 to #41 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
Yes, I come here for a giggle.

You're point being?
#45 to #43 - konradkurze (04/24/2014) [-]
* comes here for a giggle   
* bitches at me for having a different opinion
* comes here for a giggle
* bitches at me for having a different opinion
#47 to #45 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
I didn't bitch at you for having a different opinion.

I tried to explain some things to you that you had, and still have, difficulty understanding.
Things like that people might have thumbed the content down for other reasons.
User avatar #53 to #47 - konradkurze (04/25/2014) [-]
well you obviously dont know funnyjunkers

if you ever paid attention to them. they largely bitch at anything that contradicts mainstream ideals of political corectness

in the case of this pic, providing the non-PC truth about race/species, the FJ kids would bitch about it being 'racist'

then again you seem to devote your time to ************ others instead of paying attention to them
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#51 to #48 - auryn (04/25/2014) [-]
Read back all the comments of our conversation and you'll find that 90% of the ************ is done by you. I've said a thing or two but you resort to ungrounded insults pretty much every comment.

Hypocrisy much?
#50 to #48 - auryn (04/25/2014) [-]
Read back all the comments of our conversation and you'll find that 90% of the ************ is done by you. I've said a thing or two but you resort to ungrounded insults pretty much every comment.

Hypocrisy much?
#44 to #43 - auryn (04/24/2014) [-]
Your*
#31 to #30 - drewsky (01/18/2013) [-]
WHAT, 9000?!?!
#32 to #31 - auryn (01/18/2013) [-]
Haha, yeah.

It was on the ponytime channel, bronies are very easily to startle.
#33 to #32 - drewsky (01/18/2013) [-]
What if I told you that I'm a brony?
What if I told you that I'm a brony?
#35 to #34 - drewsky (01/18/2013) [-]
Well, then good day, sir.
Well, then good day, sir.
User avatar #14 - wittyuser (05/31/2012) [-]
your user name is my name without the L
inb4 cool story bro
#15 to #15 - auryn (05/31/2012) [-]
I picked Auryn because I liked the symbol of the talisman and what it represents, both depicting duality and infinity.
User avatar #55 to #15 - Falkor (05/21/2014) [-]
you didn't pick it for the neverending story? : (
#56 to #55 - auryn (05/21/2014) [-]
Ofcourse I did!

That's why I chose it in the first place.
User avatar #57 to #56 - Falkor (05/21/2014) [-]
i just looked up what talisman was, lol
User avatar #12 - kylecolb (05/05/2012) [-]
are you on bodybuilding.com? do you have a profile there? love that site
#13 to #12 - auryn (05/05/2012) [-]
I've read an assload of articles and threads on that site, but I don't have a profile.
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#7 - neededllama (04/02/2012) [-]
So you're gonna keep trolling?
Also, why did you choose this name, and not another Trek name?
Did you not want to be known as Trek anymore?
#8 to #7 - auryn (04/02/2012) [-]
I figured I'll just keep a low profile this time and keep the trolling to a minimum.

User avatar #3 - coolponyboy (03/29/2012) [-]
hey whats up?
#6 to #3 - auryn (03/31/2012) [-]
The sky.
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