#geeknights | Logs for 2015-04-12

[00:11:13] <Apsup> Daredevil is the worst batman "I don't kill people, I just horribly maul them and put them in coma, but I'm not a killer."
[00:36:39] <Churba> Yeah, always wondered that about superheros. Sure, they're moral because they don't kill people, they just beat them into a coma. And it's not like people would always be safe and live from that kind of treatment, either - one punch and a bit of bad luck, next thing you know, someone's dead.
[00:43:08] <Apsup> Ye, I kinda assumed originally that Daredevil doesn't just care, but in the lasted episdoe I watched he just said out loud that he doesn't kill.
[00:43:43] <Churba> Bullshit Murdoch, with the amount of people you've assaulted, you've killed someone. Even if you didn't intend it, you've killed someone.
[00:44:03] <Apsup> Like, with Batman you can explain it with his godlike knowledge of human anatomy and everything, so he can incapitate and hurt with minimal risk of life, but DD has no defence.
[00:45:06] <Churba> Also I'd wager they're setting up for later, for him to go apeshit and kill someone, then feel super bad about it.
[00:46:34] <Apsup> I kinda like it how in Arrow he went form killing into non-killing, realizing that just shooting people in the face is not very heroic.
[00:47:11] <Apsup> Little story of growth there instead of this "I don't kill, I'm a good guy" from day 1.
[01:10:21] <Churba> Yeah, it's definitely more interesting storytelling. I mean, your average audience type person can understand "I don't kill, I'm a good guy" because they're not typically going to be in a situation where they might either have to, or do so accidentally.
[01:10:35] <Churba> Let alone have the capability to do so and get away with it.
[01:11:26] <Churba> People like oliver queen are not in that situation, they have a different path to that point. So show us that fuckin' path, don't just let them make the same assumptions as random dude on the street.
[01:13:33] <Apsup> Ye, I can appreciate the idea that good guy doesn't kill, but a proper good guy also doesn't hurt and maul people. But even when I'm really pasifist in life, I can appreciate stories where evil is clearly defined and good guy puts stop on that evil no matter what.
[02:47:06] <Churba> Huh, laugh tracks and their history are suprisingly interesting
[02:49:31] <Apsup> You have a info behind a link to internet thing, or some other source.
[03:06:30] <Churba> Nah, just bouncing between a few different sources.
[03:06:48] <Churba> There is a good wiki page, though - http://en.wikipedia.org
[03:07:54] <Churba> There was a point in time where canned laughter was made by a dude playing 320 different laughs on 32 looped tapes, all connected to a piano-like arrangement, playing different laughs like the world's funniest organist.
[03:14:16] <Apsup> I'd like to imagine that he was being really serious and grumpy during playing that.
[04:03:48] <Churba> God, I hope so.
[04:07:50] <Churba> Oh hey, a colleague just emailed me for advice, because she's been getting a bunch of assorted threats for reporting on a certain service provided by a company, calling her all sorts of horrible things to boot. Guess who's responsible for that
[04:08:04] <Churba> It's genuinely not who you expect
[04:12:12] <Churba> To save the guessing game, it's because she wrote a non-positive article about....Uber. It wasn't even negative, it was pretty neutral. Just not terribly positive because, well, Uber is a fucking shitheap of a company that deserves to burn to the fucking ground.
[04:18:32] <Apsup> Hoh. I've seen you talk abou Uber before, but for the first time was assed to look up from wikipedia what it even is.
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[05:34:06] <Churba> Well, I'm off. Later
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[21:07:01] <Bronzdragon> Hello
[21:09:34] <Apsup> Evening Bronz.
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