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#1108786
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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Just finished watching, so here are my thoughts.

  • The opening space battle seems a bit too dark and contrast-y, IMO

  • I think the “never an elevator when you need one” line could be louder, and I don’t think Anakin’s reply is necessary

  • “Good view from up there” is very hard to hear, I’d make it quite a bit louder

  • “No loose wire jokes” could be a tad louder, Obi-Wan’s reply moreso

  • I like that Anakin greets Palpatine. Very small change, but I think it makes the dialogue feel more natural
  • I don’t think “I was about to say that” works
  • I really like how you re-edited the Dooku battle, the omission of Anakin’s yells, particularly; it makes him seem much more powerful and Vader-like

  • I like Anakin’s laugh when the ship lands

  • “So we doing this or what?” could be ever-so-slightly louder, but it’s not a huge issue
  • The rescoring of Anakin and Padme’s reunion was done beautifully
  • “Hey” could be a bit louder
  • “You’ve fought many battles the Jedi thought were lost…” is a good change, and was done very well
  • The cutting of “…master” from “Forgive me, master,” was pretty rough. If it’s too hard to fix, I’d say it just isn’t worth removing, and perhaps it could even make sense for Anakin to be more ‘submissive’ when speaking to Windu

  • I feel like switch between Anakin and Padme laughing to a serious political discussion is too sudden. I think it’s because the “what’s the matter” is in a playful tone. What I’d do is maybe start their laughing a little bit earlier in the establishing shot, giving a greater pause between the laughing and Anakin asking what’s wrong; and replace his silly “what’s the matter” with something similar, albeit asked more seriously (if you can find an audio clip that fits)

  • Anakin’s response to Padme’s question doesn’t seem like a real answer. It seems like they’re having 2 different conversations, IMO. Perhaps cut the “sometimes I wonder what’s happening to the Jedi order,” line

  • I really hate the “hold me like you did on the lakes of Naboo” monlogue, and I’d love for it to be cut

  • I like the Pazaak music

  • The changes to the opera scene were subtle, but well done

  • Anakin agreeing that Obi-Wan should go to Utapau makes him seem much more mature

  • I really like what you’ve done with Obi-Wan’s “farewell” scene

  • The way you’ve re-done the Palpatine revalation scene really does make Anakin seem more autonomous

  • I love everything you’ve done with the birth of Vader scene

  • I like what you’ve done with Obi-Wan’s reaction to the security footage

Overall, it’s a damn good edit, and probably the best version of the movie there ever will be without totally overhauling it.

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#1108099
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

chyron8472 said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.)

So what you’re saying is: people who don’t like the music that you like are not normal; people in a certain region who don’t appreciate the things you perceive people in that region should appreciate are not normal.

People who play D&D are not normal. People who dress up in funny costumes and go to conventions to hang out with other people in funny costumes are not normal. People who do not dress how you would have them dress are not normal. People who are not politically conservative are not normal. …and people who belittle others in a Politics thread on a Star Wars forum are not normal. Wait what?

You, sir, are not normal.

And I would say that your assertion that only normal people are pleasant and decent, while saying eccentric gay people are not by default, just speaks to your narrow view of what is pleasant and decent. Especially because you are being neither pleasant nor decent.

The Bible does say that the Fruit borne of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Such things are ideal, but we live in a fallen sinful world, with hurting people, who all have their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. You are no measure by which to judge how “normal” said hurting sinful people (including myself) do or do not match up to that ideal. Especially when American culture in general is extremely selfish and doesn’t place much value in many of those traits.

The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t trust the powerful corporations, and want the government to regulate business while staying out of their personal lives; conservatives don’t trust a powerful government, and want the government to regulate society while staying out of their business activities. People from either viewpoint are equally normal.

I like most all genres of music. I can even find a few raps to appreciate.

Is this one of them?

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#1107657
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

yhwx said:

darth_ender said:

yhwx said:

Everybody says ‘Bernie would have won’ or ‘Bernie wouldn’t have won,’ but I won’t really believe either until I see some polling data.

darth_ender said:

I think the DNC as a whole is partially to blame. The very fact that there is a superdelegate system, disproportionally and undemocratically favoring the voice of the elite, allowed Hillary to grab the nomination when the more likable Bernie Sanders might have defeated Trump.

While there is no way to prove that he would have won, I feel he easily could have better united the Democrat Party and that his supporters were far more passionate than Clinton’s. Heck, Jeebus here protest voted against Hillary. I doubt there would have been much of that against Bernie, even among Hillary supporters. I’ve no doubt most would have gone ahead and voted for Bernie as their number two pick.

I think the unification problem had more to do with Bernie’s supports (and to some extent Bernie himself) than Clinton herself.

Yup, screw Bernie. How dare he be such a good candidate that Hillary looked bad in comparison 😛

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#1107655
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

darth_ender said:

yhwx said:

Everybody says ‘Bernie would have won’ or ‘Bernie wouldn’t have won,’ but I won’t really believe either until I see some polling data.

darth_ender said:

I think the DNC as a whole is partially to blame. The very fact that there is a superdelegate system, disproportionally and undemocratically favoring the voice of the elite, allowed Hillary to grab the nomination when the more likable Bernie Sanders might have defeated Trump.

While there is no way to prove that he would have won, I feel he easily could have better united the Democrat Party and that his supporters were far more passionate than Clinton’s. Heck, Jeebus here protest voted against Hillary. I doubt there would have been much of that against Bernie, even among Hillary supporters. I’ve no doubt most would have gone ahead and voted for Bernie as their number two pick.

I was thinking about it, but I ended up not voting. Didn’t feel good about going into the booth for either one of them, but I see now who was the better of the two. Hindsight’s 20/20, I suppose.

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#1107643
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Maybe I’m just tired but those graphs are extraordinarily confusing.

I was confused too, but I think I figured it out. The x axis is how you feel, with the right side being ‘very positive’ and the left being ‘very negative’. If a lot of people really love n group, then there would be a tall spike on the right side, if a lot of people disliked that group, the spike would be on the left. If very few people liked that group, the spike on the right would be much smaller. You were probably joking though.

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#1107406
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

snooker said:

Here’s doubleofive’s old list of wanted ROTJ changes if anyone wants to take a look.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140927233237/http://doubleofive.wordpress.com:80/rotj-fanedit-wishlist/

I quite like the idea of having the barge assault be a little (or quite a bit) more violent. I think it would do better at selling the idea that Luke is getting very close to the Dark Side. I imagine the change would be very controversial, though.

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#1107390
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

DominicCobb said:

I highly doubt it was a hacker. If so, they would have done something more obvious than liking a video.

It was either a staffer or the man himself. And yes, warb. Staffers use politicians accounts all the time, in general more often than the actual politicians do.

+2

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#1107362
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

I think that if Cruz were hacked, or was intentionally made to look bad by a staffer, it would’ve been taken further; namely a retweet, or even a creepy reply. I’m leaning towards it being real. Maybe Cruz was looking at it, or maybe a staffer was using his account to look at it. I just think it’s funny that this was the “family values” candidate.

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#1107023
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

yhwx said:

This PewDiePie guy doesn’t look good.

https://kotaku.com/indie-dev-calls-for-copyright-strikes-against-pewdiepie-1803099736

Game developer Sean Vanaman announced on social media today that Campo Santo, the studio behind the indie game Firewatch, will be filing a takedown against Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg on YouTube over footage featuring their latest game, as well any future releases. This came hours after widely circulated footage showed Kjellberg say the n-word while streaming an online shooter.

“There is a bit of leeway you have to have with the internet when u wake up every day and make video games,” Vanaman wrote on Twitter. “There’s also a breaking point.”

Vanaman appeared to be reacting to the latest controversy surrounding the YouTube star, as this afternoon, a clip in which Kjellberg called a Battlegrounds player the n-word spread widely on message boards and social media. “What a f**ing n-” Kjellberg said, while killing an opponent. “Sorry, but what the f**. What a f***ing asshole.”

Campo Santo declined to comment when asked by Kotaku if Vanaman was responding directly to the video clip, but Vanaman’s tweets are pretty clear. “He’s worse than a closeted racist: he’s a propagator of despicable garbage that does real damage to the culture around this industry,” Vanaman wrote.

Previously, Kjellberg uploaded a full playthrough of Firewatch that has been viewed 5.7 million times on YouTube, and in the description for that 2016 video, he calls it “a wonderful story driven game.” If Campo Santo goes forward with its plan, the Digital Rights Millennium Act would be invoked to protect their copyright over Firewatch, meaning the video could be taken down. UPDATE 7:28 PM: the video is currently unavailable.

Kjellberg did not respond to a request for comment, but has been in the spotlight over the last year for a number of contentious reasons, including jokes about Jewish people, ironically embracing nazi references, and tussles with mainstream media. This latest flare-up is actually not the first time Kjellberg has said the n-word on his channel. Actually, on YouTube, hearing a personality with a large following say the n-word isn’t particularly out of the ordinary. The Battlegrounds community is also permissive here: players sometimes scream the n-word before matches start, and in some cases, offensive antics are considered a spectacle by viewers.

“I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make,” Vanaman wrote on Twitter.

Vanaman also urged other developers to do the same, stating that he would “be reaching out to folks much larger than us to cut him off from the content that has made him a millionaire.”

Uh, I don’t think they can do that.

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#1106474
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

chyron8472 said:

You make no effort to understand why Warbler feels the way he does,

yhwx said:

Why do you care so much about a kneel?

yhwx said:

What is so insulting to you about kneeling?

oojason said:

People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself?

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

…something you hold to be sacred…

But why?

Jeebus said:

Am I not a “true” American because I don’t revere the flag as a ‘holy’ object?

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#1106313
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Others, especially those around the world (that are allowed to do so) have no qualms protesting against symbols of their own Govt or country when it is failing it’s citizens, or there is an inequality perceived to be taking place with no-little appetite for change.

The raising of awareness for a cause is one of the first and most important steps in the long, slow and difficult road to implementing change. Media suppression or censorship certainly does not help that.

raising awareness in such a shitty way does not inspire me to help them.

People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself?

…something you hold to be sacred…

But why?

I don’t know how to explain to you why I hold to be sacred what I hold to be sacred.

Meaning you do know why you hold it sacred, but don’t think I’d understand; or you don’t know why you hold it sacred and can’t explain it for that reason?

meaning that I know why I hold it it sacred but I don’t know how to explain it. I especially don’t know how to explain it to someone that grew up in this country but yet still asks these kinds of questions.

Am I not a “true” American because I don’t revere the flag as a holy object?

That is not what I said.

Didn’t say you did, I just got a bit of a “I can’t believe he’s an American but doesn’t hold the flag in the same regard as I do, he must be crazy or something,” feeling from the quoted post; so I wanted to know your actual opinion on the matter.

and no, I don’t hold the flag as a holy object, just sacred. Holy for me is reserved for the cross and the Bible.

Is there a difference?

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#1106306
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Others, especially those around the world (that are allowed to do so) have no qualms protesting against symbols of their own Govt or country when it is failing it’s citizens, or there is an inequality perceived to be taking place with no-little appetite for change.

The raising of awareness for a cause is one of the first and most important steps in the long, slow and difficult road to implementing change. Media suppression or censorship certainly does not help that.

raising awareness in such a shitty way does not inspire me to help them.

People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself?

…something you hold to be sacred…

But why?

I don’t know how to explain to you why I hold to be sacred what I hold to be sacred.

Meaning you do know why you hold it sacred, but don’t think I’d understand; or you don’t know why you hold it sacred and can’t explain it for that reason?

meaning that I know why I hold it it sacred but I don’t know how to explain it. I especially don’t know how to explain it to someone that grew up in this country but yet still asks these kinds of questions.

Am I not a “true” American because I don’t revere the flag as a ‘holy’ object?

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#1106299
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Others, especially those around the world (that are allowed to do so) have no qualms protesting against symbols of their own Govt or country when it is failing it’s citizens, or there is an inequality perceived to be taking place with no-little appetite for change.

The raising of awareness for a cause is one of the first and most important steps in the long, slow and difficult road to implementing change. Media suppression or censorship certainly does not help that.

raising awareness in such a shitty way does not inspire me to help them.

People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself?

…something you hold to be sacred…

But why?

I don’t know how to explain to you why I hold to be sacred what I hold to be sacred.

Meaning you do know why you hold it sacred, but don’t think I’d understand; or you don’t know why you hold it sacred and can’t explain it for that reason?

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#1106275
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Others, especially those around the world (that are allowed to do so) have no qualms protesting against symbols of their own Govt or country when it is failing it’s citizens, or there is an inequality perceived to be taking place with no-little appetite for change.

The raising of awareness for a cause is one of the first and most important steps in the long, slow and difficult road to implementing change. Media suppression or censorship certainly does not help that.

raising awareness in such a shitty way does not inspire me to help them.

People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself?

…something you hold to be sacred…

But why?

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#1106182
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

chyron8472 said:

Personally, I think a football player sitting during the anthem is ineffectual. It’s less effective even than temporarily adding an overlay to your Facebook avatar after a crisis.

We’re talking about it though, I’d say they were pretty successful.

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