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#1070532
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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rodneyfaile said:

She is Rey and she is a girl and is awesome. Deal with it.

Look, criticizing the character is perfectly fine! Just because she’s a woman shouldn’t put her above reproach. I don’t recall any of these criticisms being made against Leia, and she wasn’t exactly your everyday damsel in distress.

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#1070520
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Random Thoughts
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This week will determine whether I can bullshit enough to become an engineer or to continue on with a life heading nowhere fast.

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#1069898
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Star Wars Episode IX to be directed by Colin Trevorrow
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Fang Zei said:

This discussion of changing writers from one movie to the next kind of begs the question of whether VIII and IX will even vaguely resemble George’s outlines for VIII and IX or if Lucasfilm is totally and completely doing its own thing now.

Evidently The Force Awakens doesn’t really follow George’s outline, hence the “white slavers” comment and all that. I don’t think there’s a chance they’d ever try to return to them now.

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#1069462
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

Handman said:

I hear they put the 1891 monument in storage, which is better than simply destroying it. I think it’s important to remember not just what we value now, but what we once valued in the past, this includes the bad. The monuments are physical evidence of this. We never valued Benedict Arnold, but we do value all the innocent lives lost in the conflict, and once valued the lives of people like General Lee, who I honestly can’t fault for fighting the Union anyway, the guy might be the worst Confederate figure to point at for dishonor and suppression.

In regards to the rest of the discussion, I’m in general agreement with Dom (I think this is the first time we’ve been on the same side of an issue in this thread).

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/01/Americas-Monument-to-Its-Most-Infamous-Traitor-Benedict-Arnold/

That’s fascinating, I didn’t know that. It doesn’t really hurt my argument, if that was the intention, though I’m glad I learned something new today.

In regards to the rest of the discussion, I’m in general agreement with Dom (I think this is the first time we’ve been on the same side of an issue in this thread).

Hmm, good point, maybe I’m on the wrong side of this after all.

Hey, don’t turn on me now! 😉

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#1069411
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I hear they put the 1891 monument in storage, which is better than simply destroying it. I think it’s important to remember not just what we value now, but what we once valued in the past, this includes the bad. The monuments are physical evidence of this. We never valued Benedict Arnold, but we do value all the innocent lives lost in the conflict, and once valued the lives of people like General Lee, who I honestly can’t fault for fighting the Union anyway, the guy might be the worst Confederate figure to point at for dishonor and suppression.

In regards to the rest of the discussion, I’m in general agreement with Dom (I think this is the first time we’ve been on the same side of an issue in this thread).

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#1069272
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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In the coming days, the city will also remove three statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, now that legal challenges have been overcome.

Are we trying to pretend the Civil War never happened? Robert E. Lee is probably the least offensive prominent Confederate figure. He’s nowhere near as bad as George Wallace, who actually ran for President on a white supremacy platform… in 1968. I don’t feel like these removals are really thought through.

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#1068929
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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My advice is to give up on girls and just wait. High school is hell and everyone there is a dipshit or doesn’t have your best interest in mind. I approached it like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and got burned hard. Honesty is not valued. Everyone decieves and gossips. It’s hell. And it doesn’t get better. So give up now and admit to yourself you’re better off alone. That’s what I eventually learned.

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#1067511
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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TV’s Frink said:

I will say one thing that bothered me more this time around is the Mustafar scene. Vader doesn’t seem right at all, he sounds weird and he walks weird, and I hate the pun.

Glad I’m no longer alone here, at least.

And with that said I still love the end scene. The terror on the Rebels faces is perfect.

I still have to rewatch it, this might not be as bad as I remember.

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#1067321
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AotC green tint
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pittrek said:

Handman said:

AOTC film prints were of notoriously poor quality. As it was also originally digitally projected, using a 35mm print as the definitive reference to how it should look is misguided. It was meant to be digitally projected.

Actually in 2002 the majorities of the cinemas / movie theatres on the planet have projected the movie from 35mm prints. So…

So… what? It was simultaneously digitally projected, and that was marketed as the preferred version. A 35mm film print would not give a definitive answer as to how that film was meant to be seen.

However, the 35mm film prints had a different cut of the film, so if one ever becomes available, it would be great to see that alternate cut.

This “alternate” cut is the “original theatrical cut” for most of the world

Fair enough, as I said, the different cut is the primary reason a 35mm print should be preserved here.

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#1067241
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AotC green tint
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AOTC film prints were of notoriously poor quality. As it was also originally digitally projected, using a 35mm print as the definitive reference to how it should look is misguided. It was meant to be digitally projected.

However, the 35mm film prints had a different cut of the film, so if one ever becomes available, it would be great to see that alternate cut.

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#1067183
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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“It [fake news] affects both the right and the left. It affects educated and uneducated. So the stereotypes of it being simply right-wing and simply uneducated are 100% not true,” says Jeff Green, who is the CEO of Trade Desk, an internet advertising company that was recently commissioned by American TV channel CBS to investigate who is reading and sharing fake news online.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-39592010

I feel like that doesn’t even need to be said, but nonetheless I hear about these stereotypes from family at all times. More interestingly:

And the study revealed another disturbing trend: the more you consume fake news, the more likely you are to vote. It’s “fascinating and frightening at the same time,” says Green.

And also:

"People like to share information that makes them feel good, " she says.

Indeed.

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#1063393
Topic
Can someone Re dub the stupid battle droid voices in the Clone Wars series?
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jedimasterobiwan said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

Funcha said:

Possessed said:

Funcha said:

darth_ender said:

Do you happen to know a guy by the name of jedimasterobiwan?

I think they’re likely as separate as Chancellor Palpatine and Darth Sidious.

I highly doubt that, I mean it’s possible bit i don’t see the motivation.

I think the motivation would be that since he’s been scolded more than a few times, he probably set up a second account in case his first gets banned. The sentence structure and language used is just too similar between the two posters. Of course, it could also be a troll trying to “emulate” Obi-Wanspeak but I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that’s not the case.

I think that is unlikely. sentence structure (or the lack there of) is not really an indicator. I think it’s just common for millennials to not have any web etiquette and a small vocabulary.

I’m 32. this isn’t me being a jerk but call me a kid makes you sound like a jerk again 32.

If you’re 32, you were born in 1985, which makes you a millennial.

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#1063366
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

I have to pay my respects to Don Rickles, he was a massive influence on me.

Genuinely curious, how so?

His cavalier attitude, and tendency to just say and do whatever he thought was massively appealing to me. He never wrote any of his jokes, though he’d repeat some, he never had anything planned, so most if not all of his performances were improv. Him being around was a big confidence booster.

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#1062195
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Ryan-SWI said:

Handman said:

  1. Revenge of the Sith
  2. A New Hope
  3. The Phantom Menace
  4. The Empire Strikes Back
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. The Force Awakens
  7. Attack of the Clones
  8. Rogue One

Why is Rogue One last out of curiosity?

That’s not actually my ranking. But I’ve mentioned my pet peeves with the film in question before.

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