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When two moles meet...


I can't help it, but I got so distracted my the two lead actors' moles I had to stop watching.
Dang, those things are friggin' huge !

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You got distracted because you are a shallow person with the emotional intelligence of a squeaky toy.

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Mkay, and you can see that only in the two lines I posted.
You sir, are a genius. You should exploit that skill and get very rich !
Makes me wish I had those skills...

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I'm not a genius and saw the same thing.

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You got distracted because you are a shallow person with the emotional intelligence of a squeaky toy.



LOL, good stuff.



People who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

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You got distracted because you are a shallow person with the emotional intelligence of a squeaky toy.


How shallow do you have to be to make statements like yours. I ask because I don't know, and presumably, you must. Do you have a step stool I could use to be "less deep" (and thereby more shallow)?

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The OP's statement does show a shallow mind.

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The OP's statement does show a shallow mind


In fact, a statement,singly, in of, and in itself,doesn't across the board mean that someone has a shallow mind. It means that mind is capable of making shallow statements. Now, if I were to make broad sweeping judgements about someone based on only a couple dozen syllables they typed, I might have to look inward as to how I could possibly know them, their mind, or my own for that matter. Hair-trigger decisions are rarely well-made, notable exception: "Get out of this burning building"
The movie was fantastic, I enjoyed it. There isn't enough sci-fantasy (or whatever sub-genre you like) that doesn't have robots, explosions, blood, or BIG NAME stars. None of it is story or character driven. This was a huge surprise and a lucky find.
To the OP's point, the moles were distracting,to a point. Call me shallow if you want. At one point I was certain they had changed sides for the respective characters (or owners)and it might signify some change in perspective.
Obviously, I was wrong.
Don't pick on a guy just b/c he made a wise-crack, unless you've never done it. Man, I hope you have, though, relieves stress better than exercise.

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That's the problem with message boards. You have a relatively narrow field in which to make an impression. What you choose to say in that tiny space says all anyone can know about you; they have no other frame of reference. For example, those who choose to ignore the red squiggly lines and share their atrocious spelling with everyone are saying "I don't care about spelling or grammar." When I see that, I have to then filter their opinions through this one thing I know about them. Their opinions are unfortunately going to carry less value to me because I assume they're the opinions of someone who is not only uneducated but doesn't care about education. And if the only thing someone can say is to mock the moles of the actors in a film, that, too, is the only thing I can know about them. If I walked in to a party and the first thing out of my mouth was to mock the furniture of the hosts, I doubt too many people would seek out my company or value much of what I had to say for the rest of the evening.

I suppose we can walk in to a message board, read a post, and then spend the next hour imagining that some educated, erudite and artistic personality had a moment of poor judgment, but that seems like far too much effort (and would likely result in incorrect assessments). I think the responsibility for presenting ourselves lies pretty much in each of our own courts. You might think me overly judgmental based on this post, and chances are you might be right. Feel free to filter anything I say through that veil. I listen, I read, I watch, I weigh, I judge, and I come out the other end learning something one way or the other. It just may not be what the poster intended.

PS - I really enjoyed the film. It was sad and poignant and visually beautiful. One of the reviewers likened it to a dance, and there are definitely whole passages of the film that feel very much like choreography. It does have stretches that could have been edited a bit tighter, but I think it was more a case of style and personal preference than editorial inexperience. Oh, and the moles were noticeable. Just goes to show that here in America we're so used to people editing their own faces that we've forgotten what normal, flawed human beings look like. I felt a little embarrassed at myself for having them catch my eye. I suppose that's why the OP was so offensive to me, it was definitely a one of those uncomfortable "mirror" moments. The only difference is that I didn't feel the need to come here and mock them.

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and the moles were noticeable. Just goes to show that here in America we're so used to people editing their own faces that we've forgotten what normal, flawed human beings look like


You know, you're right about this. I think it was just the fact that they both had them and they were as noticeable as they were that they were (dare I say) "off-putting"; or like I said in my post I thought they might have changed positions to represent different points of view, or realities.

The movie was beautiful though. I can make a suggestion. Buy the soundtrack off Amazon. I can honestly say that if I heard the music first and found out, later, it was a soundtrack from a film I would have wanted to watch it. I knew when the credits started I was going to like the movie based solely on that track. I grew up in a house where music was either being played by my father on guitar or piano, or it was playing from actual vinyl records, almost always there was music. I don't think I've heard a soundtrack so fully convey the feelings. It might have helped, also, that it (the version I saw) was subtitled so the voices almost didn't matter. You're somehow more involved or invested when you're reading the dialog.

Yeah, I tend, also, to make decisions about anyone on these boards who insist on using eye dialect to post as opposed to real words, or the correct ones. (there is an adverb and a place, not a possessive pronoun). I've been chided here for not taking an opinion seriously based on grammar and spelling. I look at it like this: if you can't use the language correctly to articulate your thoughts how can I take you seriously. I at least take the time (and I view it as respect) to "sound" like I know what I'm talking about. I just can't get past misspellings and eye dialect.

You might think me overly judgmental based on this post, and chances are you might be right. Feel free to filter anything I say through that veil. I listen, I read, I watch, I weigh, I judge, and I come out the other end learning something one way or the other. It just may not be what the poster intended.


That's not your fault. If they didn't articulate what you "understood", that's a fault in construction, not in apprehension. It's incumbent on the poster to accurately get their point across, not ambiguously.

As I said above, you're almost assuredly less judgmental than myself. Just ask my son or my wife. In social situations, if I find myself talking to someone, for whom English is their first language and they "butcher" it, I excuse myself because it grates on me. That's judgmental, or it's OCD, jury's out.


The worst girlfriend I ever had is better than the best god I never did.

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You're my new favorite IMDB poster (I almost said "your" but wasn't sure the humor would come across).


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If you'd put in "" it would have been understood for the humor it intended.

Anyway, check out the soundtrack. Amazon cloud player priced it at I think 3.99. It downloads as close to instant as anything I've ever seen.

The worst girlfriend I ever had is better than the best god I never did.

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I noticed too

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I'm Polish by upbringing, at least partially, and Poles and Lithuanians are not that dissimilar. A huge facial mole is considered a mark of beauty or wisdom or character in that culture, I have been told.

So if they have one, they tend to emphasize it. I also suspect it's partly genetic, as well. I can think of elder relatives on my Slavic side who had prominent moles.

For some reason they wouldn't even think to cover them up or have them removed. That's been my experience.

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You all make me laugh. All the time you lost and the bytes you used just for moking each other cause one said the actors had two big moles in the face...
Please get serious...

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