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It's getting worse with films, TV series etc. The recent War of the Worlds on BBC was an appalling travesty of PC/Wokje nonsense, and paid only mild lip service to Wells' original. Especially galling for me as I live 5 minutes from the spot where the Martians landed.
what I don't get is the animation back then is still so much better - more fluid, smoother -apart from background less looping, more 'natural' movement - than today's computer assisted anime crap.
another thing I like in the old cartoons is they used real well trained musicians (orchestral instruments) for the background music. they really were super skilled and so well timed. (they recorded against a showing often all in 1 shot start-to-end after just a couple of practice rounds.)
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Now - that damn anime, enema, whatever they call it - no real animation at all - just flashing lights and Japanese fantasy girls (i.e., young school-girl innuendo). And, of course, don't forget the other flavor now available - 30 minute commercials to sell their toy-turned-cartoon.
As a little kid I watched the (then old) cartoons, in B&W, of the endless cats and mice fighting. And who can forget (or resist?) Betty Boop? !
Now - that damn anime, enema, whatever they call it - no real animation at all - just flashing lights and Japanese fantasy girls
Not all of them. You probably won't like it, and probably won't consider it to be anime, but the eighth episode of this series has one of the most powerful film experiences I've ever witnessed. There were a couple events before that episode that had already made me think the series was one of the greatest shows I've ever seen: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World - Crunchyroll
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I have learned to accept that the world isn't "worse" today, it is just different.
To younger people today, the Bugs Bunny cartoons is just packed with "special effect", silly and completely illogical story lines, and makes you say that this is "funny"? I don't get it...
I had that experience when DVD manufacturers got spare capacity to publish classic movies, like the old shows with my dad's favorite comedian. in my childhood I remember him laughing like crazy over Leif Juster (he was a strictly Norwegian comedian; I'd be surprised if the name rings any bell in you). So I bought this 3-disc set and sat down for a laugh. Throughout the shows, I was nodding: Sure, that is dad's humor. Yeah, he would have liked this. But… It isn't my humor. Every now and then, I smile, and that's it.
My dad never understood what's so funny about the comedians I enjoy. Or what is so great about the epic movies that I enjoy - you've got the same problem there: My dad grew up when boys had heroes, and epics were about heroes. My favorite epics are about other issues.
Now another generation has taken over, and they relate to my humor and the epics I enjoy the same way I viewed those of my dad. I don't understand the value of what is made today, just like dad never saw any value in what my generation produced. Yet, he wasn't the grumpy old man complaining that everything was just so much better when he was young. He just told about how it was, without condemning the present.
So I go in his footsteps. It is different today, and I do not enjoy a lot of what is made today. Fair enough. It makes it much easier to accept that I am not going to be around forever. As more and more makes no sense to me, I am quite happy that I don't have to live with it forever, but can quietly slip out the back door one day.
Well said! I always laugh when I hear someone say that kids these days are... lazy, ignorant, have no taste in music/ clothes, etc.
I always like to add - “ ...said every person over 50 throughout the history of mankind. “
If you can't laugh at yourself - ask me and I will do it for you.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers
Also, not everything we liked as kids has aged well.
We make stuff a lot better in our heads than it was in reality.
And not all cartoons they make nowadays are garbage either.
Rick & Morty, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe...
Cartoons turned to cr@p in the 60s, when companies like Hanna-Barbera realised that they could charge just as much for cheap garbage as other companies were getting for doing the job properly. If it weren't for the occasional better-than-mediocre writing, HB would be the most prolific bad entertainment producer in history.
A good indicator of how it crumbled is in the long-running Tom & Jerry series. Early ones were a joy to behold, but they gradually declined until they hit the cartoon-decline equivalent of Hooke's Law, and immediately turned into garbage. And now they're CGI, produced by people with no art in their bones.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
A lot of coders spend a lot of lines of code dividing things into tiny steps which they then make whole classes for and abstract everything to the Nth degree, often even when the abstraction is not helpful.
Back when I was a green coder, I used to write OO code somewhat like this. Then C++ changed me. I stopped relying on objects so much. This bled over into other languages.
Now my code is about expedience. For example, I created a little HTTP server that does the request/response cycle in a single method, with two support structs instead of a dozen classes.
My code is smaller, faster, easy enough to understand if you aren't a beginner and overall better for it.
It's getting to the point where I think OO is an ill conceived paradigm - and not even because it's Broken As Designed (it's not) but because it gets way overused to the point where the dev world may have been better off with something else.
Like everything else involving programming, you use the right tool for the job. Fortunately, we can build our own tools for this job without needing special equipment or unreasonable amounts of electricity, and we don't leave a lot of wasted material laying around.
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