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#11477104 The Last of Us

Posted by Luongo on 25 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

I just finished the game. Without spoiling the game for anyone...

This is a game that I cannot stop thinking about. Usually in a game, there is a clear protagonist and an antagonist. In this game, there is no "good guys", just moral ambiguity everywhere. When I look back at everything I participated in, I feel ashamed, but at the same time I understand, but inevitably cannot condone.

I keep thinking back on everything that was said in the game, and what the characters when through, and try to gain a perspective on why they did what they did. I think about whether what was done was out of obligation, altruism, or maybe it was out of despair in living in a world that didn't have a purpose. Then again, in a post-apocalyptic world, where everyone lives vicariously draconian, there is no right or wrong...that people weren't worth saving anyways. In many ways, the infected were the most innocent, because their actions were driven only by the survival instinct. In humanity, there's a selfish and selflessness, a benevolence and a malevolence.

I really did love this game. Great ending.
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#11432283 The Beautiful Women Thread - Unique/Multicultural/Classic Beauty Thread

Posted by Luongo on 03 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Jennifer Lawrence has a great personality, but I don't find her attractive at all. Melanie Iglesias hell yeah.
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#10455699 [Trade] Cody Hodgson to Buffalo

Posted by Luongo on 05 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

Schneider at the very least is an upgrade on Bobrovsky. Maybe they eat Brygalov's contract if Schneider plays really well?

Not likely I guess.

In any case the Canucks need to move Schneider at the draft this year before teams that want a young goalie look somewhere else like L.A. in Jonathan Benier.

Outside of New Jersey or Tampa Bay what other team might want Schneider and have the pieces the Canucks want to make a trade?

Bernier doesn't hold the same value to NHL clubs as Schneider does. Not even close. These GMs are not dumb, they do their due diligence in scouting their potential targets. Not only has Bernier not played up to Schneider's level, but he has not proven himself against easy or tough opposition. I don't even think Bernier has Schneider upside personally. His hybrid style tends to get himself into trouble too often, and he's obviously below average in size.

Schneider should be able to step in and be a number one right away. He has the right mindset and character to pull in a larger workload, and be able to bounce back from poor outings. I'm not worried about Schneider's trade value. I'm willing to bet that of the young goaltenders, Schneider is the only one that gets moved...that he's the only guy GMs have big time interest in.
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#10073384 Kevin Bieksa you are really...

Posted by Luongo on 14 October 2011 - 12:29 PM

Ehrhoff was not nearly the defensive blackhole that some people make him out to be, but it was clear that Gillis did not want to pay him his market value. That wasn't a bad thing necessarily for either party.

But the big thing coming into the season was whether our defense was still as deep and strong as it was last year, at least for me. I didn't think that it was, and so far, that opinion is proving itself to be correct. I don't know what is going on with Ballard, but it pains me to see him take up the amount of cap space that he does while playing such a minutiae role.

My second worry was whether Bieksa could handle the expectation of being the highest paid defenseman, whether he would feel obligated to produce more offense. I wanted him to play the same game that he did last year. So far, he's not doing that...playing too lackadaisical and dumb. Hopefully he doesn't prove to be a contract year player.
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