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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Today's UR (Magic Story): Chronicle of Bolas: The Unwritten Now

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 pm 
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I started out sort of liking these flashbacks but I've honestly come to find them cringe worthy. I haven't had too much exposure to Bolas but I've always thought of him as this incredibly cunning and powerful figure. This whole series has made him seem so petulant and whiny. I always knew he wanted to be the greatest power but he always seemed to be this inscrutable force of greatness, not a kid whining because someone called him small millennia ago.

Plus I don't think this whole series has made old walkers look like the gods they were. This story spans how many thousands of years and both dragons feel unimpressive for gods.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:26 pm 
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I started out sort of liking these flashbacks but I've honestly come to find them cringe worthy. I haven't had too much exposure to Bolas but I've always thought of him as this incredibly cunning and powerful figure. This whole series has made him seem so petulant and whiny. I always knew he wanted to be the greatest power but he always seemed to be this inscrutable force of greatness, not a kid whining because someone called him small millennia ago.

Plus I don't think this whole series has made old walkers look like the gods they were. This story spans how many thousands of years and both dragons feel unimpressive for gods.

I recall my criticism, along with Szat's, to why you NEVER go to a time before a Dark Overlord has his powers.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:17 am 
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He was always a pathetic thing. See Emperor's Fist.

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Barinellos wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
I started out sort of liking these flashbacks but I've honestly come to find them cringe worthy. I haven't had too much exposure to Bolas but I've always thought of him as this incredibly cunning and powerful figure. This whole series has made him seem so petulant and whiny. I always knew he wanted to be the greatest power but he always seemed to be this inscrutable force of greatness, not a kid whining because someone called him small millennia ago.

Plus I don't think this whole series has made old walkers look like the gods they were. This story spans how many thousands of years and both dragons feel unimpressive for gods.

I recall my criticism, along with Szat's, to why you NEVER go to a time before a Dark Overlord has his powers.
You were both definitely right about that. I think this could have been done brilliantly if they perhaps showed Bolas mastering his powers more fully, especially over the 10000 year span of the story. What is the timeline for this anyway? I don't know much about the history from that time. I think it would've been cool to see Bolas progress a bit perhaps but it's mostly his immature posturing that makes me cringe.
He was always a pathetic thing. See Emperor's Fist.
Can you elaborate a bit?


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I just wanna know how Ugin and Azor expected the Sun to keep Bolas from leaving. HE COULD HAVE JUST BLOWN IT UP.

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Empyreal wrote:
Can you elaborate a bit?


He's basically a nasty kid playing with a lenses. He's nothing more than that. As soon as he's in a position where he isn't the biggest guy in the room he's pretty pathetic.

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Empyreal wrote:
Can you elaborate a bit?


He's basically a nasty kid playing with a lenses. He's nothing more than that. As soon as he's in a position where he isn't the biggest guy in the room he's pretty pathetic.

You've just described 4/5ths of magic villains.

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All villains are basically the same character.

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All villains are basically the same character.

Blue and red as well.
White stands out, but only because their ego is too rampant and grandiose. They can't conceive that they wouldn't be the most powerful in a room.

...I've no clue what to say about green.

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Vivian seemed like a great new green antagonist except for the whole "gotta have something to do with Bolas" bit

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Xenagos went down with some dignity, so maybe not.

Guess its what happens when you're comfortable with whatever happens.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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From that I can tell there is no new Magic Story today.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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From that I can tell there is no new Magic Story today.


I didn't expect one, since the little graphic they use for the story only shows 8 chapters. The other stories didn't have more chapters, did they?

THIS IS WHAT WE LOST QUALITY ON DOMINARIA STORY FOR.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Jman22 wrote:
AzureShade wrote:
From that I can tell there is no new Magic Story today.


I didn't expect one, since the little graphic they use for the story only shows 8 chapters. The other stories didn't have more chapters, did they?

THIS IS WHAT WE LOST QUALITY ON DOMINARIA STORY FOR.


This was kind of my first thought. There were at least 3 weeks I can think of where we didn’t get an uncharted realms (one before this story one during and this break). That’s at least 3 more episodes they could’ve used to flesh out the dominators story. Maybe more toward the end featuring how Radha got in the pit fights and the cabal stuff in general.


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Apparently tomorrow we'll be getting a story for Vivien Reid. Here's a link to a teaser excerpt from it for those that want a sneak peak.

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Today's UR (Magic Story): Unbowed, Part 1

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Well, this was certainly a contest of who is the most annoying: the one-dimensional sadists or the self-righteous hippie.

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Regardless of the dialogue or characterization, I'm actually quite a fan of the prose.

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Barinellos wrote:
Regardless of the dialogue or characterization, I'm actually quite a fan of the prose.


**** how?

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