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ChainsawAsh

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#1171447
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Dek Rollins said:

I thought there were all sorts of barriers in place and background checks and such for getting a license as well as purchasing the weapon itself. Perhaps I’m not remembering correctly.

I paid about $75 for a lifetime concealed carry permit. They supposedly did a background check and fingerprinted me for it, but it took like two days, so fuck knows how hard they actually looked. On top of that, I was gifted a 1911A1 handgun and was shocked to discover that I don’t have to register it in any way, shape, or form. So if I go out and shoot someone in the head with it, wipe my prints off really well, and ditch the gun, there’s nothing to tie it back to me.

If more protections were put in place, the people who have a desire to mutilate other human beings will go to the trouble of acquiring weapons anyway, legally or not.

I’m so fucking sick of hearing this excuse. “They’ll get guns illegally anyway, so why bother?” Fuck everything about that.

And yes, I know you followed it up with:

It won’t inherently solve the problem, just make it so that it doesn’t occur as often because it’s more difficult for them. Though of course that’s better than nothing.

Yep, that’s better than nothing, but “they’ll get them illegally anyway” is literally the excuse that’s been used for years to do exactly that - nothing. And people keep fucking dying.

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#1171442
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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superfan25 said:

What did i do wrong i just asked a question.

When Adywan has something to update us on, he will. Asking for updates is unnecessary and feels like you’re demanding he work at your speed, not his.

Plus before long we’ll be getting people demanding updates constantly to the point of harassment just like with ESB, hence the “it begins” comment.

Sit tight and be patient. ESB took the better part of a decade. ROTJ might not take as long, but it definitely won’t be done anytime soon.

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#1171424
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

I’d like to know how the hell someone the FBI thought was suspicious and whom had mental issues was allowed to legally buy guns.

BECAUSE OUR GUN LAWS ARE A FUCKING JOKE AND EVERY TIME THIS SHIT HAPPENS AND ANY SORT OF SANE REGULATIONS ARE PROPOSED PEOPLE WHINE “BUT NO MUH FREEDUMZ” AND NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS AND EVERYONE IS SHOCKED WHEN IT INEVITABLY FUCKING HAPPENS AGAIN A WEEK LATER.

I say this as a gun owner, but holy shit it should not have been as easy as it was for me to legally get one without any sort of training or proof that I actually know how to use one.

Fuck our country’s gun laws.

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#1171259
Topic
Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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Each film is to some degree worse than the one before it, so a ranking from me would be pointless as it’d just be me listing the films in release order.

Raiders is a perfect film.

Temple is the rare sequel that tries to do something very different to stand apart from its predecessor, and while there are a few missteps it’s mostly great.

Last Crusade is the standard sequel that rehashes the popular first entry while Flanderizing all the characters to death (especially poor Brody). It’s saved from being garbage by Sean Connery and the last ~30 minutes, which are genuinely fantastic.

Crystal Skull isn’t as awful as its reputation but aside from a 20-30 minute stretch in the middle of the film, it’s not very good. I disliked that they brought back Marion, tying it too heavily into Raiders instead of letting it stand on its own. And far too many moments in the film are utterly cringeworthy.

So, for me:

  • Raiders: 10/10
  • Temple: 9/10
  • Crusade: 7/10
  • Crystal Skull: 5 or 6/10, I can’t really decide.

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#1171055
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1997 Special Edition Audio Mixes, GOUT-Synced
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Hal 9000 said:

Now availalbe! You can find them on the 'spleen, and via a direct download link on the /r/Fanedits subreddit. Thanks to Ash for encoding DTS tracks for us. 😃

Happy to help! Haven’t muxed them into Despecialized yet, but I’m excited to give them a listen. Wish I had a 5.1 setup so I could get the full effect of these…

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#1171039
Topic
The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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canofhumdingers said:

I’m guessing you’re not much of a gun person in real life? Plastic (and composite) is the name of the game in military/police weapons.

Yeah, my gun safe would disagree with you. And yes, this is absolutely true, but in the context of Star Wars, the design of the First Order guns in particular feels like they were meant to sell toys first and be guns second to me, however “realistic” they might be.

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#1170959
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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I don’t really know what thread to put this in - emotional support doesn’t seem quite right, but it’s the closest I can find at the moment.

I’ve been away for a couple days because my mom was in a snowmobile accident on Sunday.

Her, my dad, and my brother were riding through an open field, and my mom always stays almost ridiculously far back from everyone else for safety concerns. Well, apparently my dad and brother stopped up ahead by the road, and my mom ran into the back of my brother’s sled at 35mph.

She was thrown from her sled, hit my dad’s (in front), then flopped back onto my brother’s. She was unconscious for about five minutes, eyes open and unblinking, before finally coming to. My dad said she thought she was paralyzed. Thankfully she wasn’t, she was moving her arms and legs and talking.

She doesn’t remember what happened. From her perspective, she saw them stopped about 500 yards ahead, then the next thing she knew she was in an ambulance.

She’s okay now. She had a serious concussion and probably a torn ligament or something of the sort in her shoulder. But the scary part is how the accident happened in the first place. There’s a bit of a family history of epilepsy and seizures, but never with her. It’s possible that the concussion caused the memory loss prior to the crash, but there’s the question of how the crash happened in the first place. We’re worried now that she blacked out or had a seizure while riding, which is what caused the crash to happen. My grandma (her mom) recently had very similar seizure issues, but never while driving or anything.

It’s all kind of scary and seizures are something that aren’t well understood and the root cause may never be found out or, even if it is, may not be addressable.

I’ve also had sort of similar “blackouts” in the past, but very rarely, and I’ve always been able to attribute them to dehydration or overheating or something similar, but now I’m not so sure. My uncle (her half brother) is an epileptic, but we always thought that was from her stepdad’s side - but now that her mom has had issues, that might mean that it’s part of my family history as well.

Mostly I’m just happy she’s okay and the accident wasn’t much more serious, but it’s still got me thinking and worrying a little bit.

Anyway, sorry for taking up so much room with all this in a thread that’s meant for more serious personal issues. My mom’s okay and that’s all that really matters right now.

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#1170951
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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DominicCobb said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

My mother began pressing me to talk to her tonight. She seems to think I’m still depressed (I am, but I can’t let her know that I’m too bad). She tried to convince me to stay home at a local university this fall, but I don’t think I can make myself stay. Then again, if I leave, I don’t think I’ll survive. My gay ass deserves to rot. I don’t see what the point in living is, I’m never truly going to be happy, I’m never going to let myself for one reason or another.

Personally, I hope you get the chance to go to a bigger university away from where you live. There you’d very quickly learn that the kind of mindset you’ve been brought up in is very much in the minority and that most people out there are incredibly accepting of people for who they are. This world’s got a lot to offer, and you’re a good guy, you deserve to find that out for yourself.

All of this right here. And I echo the sentiments that your parents very well might end up being more supportive than you expect them to be, religious beliefs or no.

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#1170063
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Last movie seen
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Yeah, it was really disappointing, especially given how good the first three were.

Typically what happens when you run out of books but keep making movies.

To be fair, though, only the first one was the only one actually based on any of the books, and it’s a pretty loose adaptation of the first book at that. Supremacy and Ultimatum took the titles but were completely unrelated to the books content-wise.

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#1170049
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Last movie seen
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Yeah, it was really disappointing, especially given how good the first three were.

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#1169931
Topic
Random Thoughts
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TV’s Frink said:

Hot and humid in the summer, cold and snow that never melts in the winter. What’s not to love?

Yep, all of this. I’m close enough that I get more or less the same weather as Chicago. Plus I get the added benefit of all the extra lake effect snow Chicago doesn’t usually get, being that I live at the southern tip of Lake Michigan.

I hate winter.

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#1169929
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Collipso said:

What’s Pulp Fiction’s original aspect ratio? I rented it on TV to watch it 2 days ago and it was 2.35:1, but I seem to remember watching it a couple of years ago and I think the aspect ratio was 16:9. Am I crazy, or was there a release with a different aspect ratio, or has it always been 2.35:1?

Always been 2.35:1 anamorphic. If you saw it in 16:9, the sides were cut off.

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#1169787
Topic
FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Collipso said:

Not sure if the puppet face would look good in a CGI character, but worth a try. Really like the idea for Palpatine.

Agreed, particularly for the ESB hologram scene (though it’d be nice if he looked more ROTJ-like in ROTS, too, I suppose).

Wait, the ESB hologram, really? Ady already did that?

And he did a very good job with what he had available to him at the time, but it’s still rather stiff and photograph-y (though it’s my preferred version of the scene by far). I’m mostly just curious to see how well this would work in comparison.

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