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#1134403
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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The first shot had too much blue in the shadows compared to the rest so I tried to make them all self-consistent, though perhaps not consistent with the rest of the base. it’s more ideal than reality on my part, but if Hal wants to make it consistent with the rest of the base that would be just fine. 😃

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#1134359
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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The color grading of TFA is a bit of an issue with me (purple skin tones, oversaturation in general) but then again I’ve become hyper-sensitized to that sort of thing in the past few years making me into some sort of freak mutant person.

On the other hand, I’m really liking the look of Ahch-To in TLJ.

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#1134340
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Here’s the final version, color corrected and with sound effects throughout (there’s an update in the dialogue only version which occurs at the final shot of the deleted scene):
https://mega.nz/#!PY91zIoA!_oooyXfcSpKP2y5S8ByVFqP21047yLs0dfH3OfS_MN0
Dialogue only:
https://mega.nz/#!Dc1HkZYb!KVlEf_XCOhcVpk74at9xgE48f58SzUrQuswIGl-JB4M
Music only:
https://mega.nz/#!iJkxQKiT!eUUNLx0Pq52bYxgdyD2K1i0fvzyeZjahW0Fv7vCjXTc

Hopefully everything’s all set for the final render now. 😃

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#1134198
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I don’t know why it’s not working this time. Perhaps use Lagarith, I can render it from VirtualDub with that just fine.

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#1134189
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hrumph. My Premiere Pro won’t import the avi, says it’s unsupported or corrupted. It’s done this before on certain avi’s, would it be possible to render this with a more Premiere-friendly codec?

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#1133810
Topic
Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Look at things like the Ghostbusters remake or the Ben-Hur remake

I will continue to defend it. I enjoyed it, I laughed, so that made it worthwhile in my book.

I seem to remember the original Ben Hur wasn’t funny at all.

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#1133412
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

NeverarGreat said:

TV’s Frink said:

NeverarGreat said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have heard many men call female characters a Mary Sue. The only time I’ve ever heard anyone call someone a Gary Stu is in a sad desperate attempt to defend their use of Mary Sue.

I previously linked to a good example of the term in use, but here are some pull quotes from the reviews for your reading pleasure:

Ok, now I’ve heard it once.

If you can show me that Mary Sue isn’t used far more often than Gary Stu, I’d love to see it.

I’m not a miracle worker 😉

Don’t tell your new friend Maxim, it will break his heart. :p

Whence came you by the assumption that we agree? Especially since I have repeatedly stated that I do not think Rey is a Mary Sue. I think the only place in which you and I disagree on this subject is that I think that the term (both male and female versions) are accurate descriptions of certain characters and as such are acceptable descriptors in certain (albeit limited) scenarios, whereas you’re probably of the opinion that the abuse of this term has made it unacceptable for anyone to use despite its descriptive utility.

That’s a place where I’m happy agreeing to disagree, and leaving it at that. 😃

DuracellEnergizer said:

Agreed.

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#1133274
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

NeverarGreat said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have heard many men call female characters a Mary Sue. The only time I’ve ever heard anyone call someone a Gary Stu is in a sad desperate attempt to defend their use of Mary Sue.

I previously linked to a good example of the term in use, but here are some pull quotes from the reviews for your reading pleasure:

Ok, now I’ve heard it once.

If you can show me that Mary Sue isn’t used far more often than Gary Stu, I’d love to see it.

I’m not a miracle worker 😉

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#1133262
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I have heard many men call female characters a Mary Sue. The only time I’ve ever heard anyone call someone a Gary Stu is in a sad desperate attempt to defend their use of Mary Sue.

I previously linked to a good example of the term in use, but here are some pull quotes from the reviews for your reading pleasure:

“Holy special snowflake, Gary Stu.”

“Recommends it for: Those who like badly plotted male wish fulfillment Gary Stus.”

“-Gary Stu protagonist
-Sidekick(s)
-Fanservice love interest”

“Why not 5 stars? The ‘Gary Stu’-ness of the main character got on my nerves at some points”

“All I see is the mother (father?) of all Gary Stu characters, and a bunch of “oh I’m so original (but not so original that I’ll dispense with horses and inns and a sexist society)!” fantasy filler.”

“If you look to the left, you will see the main character introduced, Kvothe (aka, Kote, The Flame, E’lir, Shadicar, Reshi, The Thunderer, Macho Mage, Child Prodigy, Gary Stu, etc) in sweeping purple prose flowers all the way down your field of vision.”

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#1133252
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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oojason said:

I found this video to be of merit when talking about the supposedly ‘Mary Sue’ / overpowered / SuperRey claims about Rey (amongst other criticism of characters) in The Force Awakens…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iqN68PejEc

(^ It is a ‘response video’ to someone claiming the usual ‘Ray is a Mary Sue’ opinion - along with that TFA was anti-male and anti-family. Some interesting and well made points in there from Shaun 😃)

The guy Shaun’s responding to has probably the most toxic viewpoint on Rey that I’ve ever seen, by a country mile.

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#1133120
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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MaximRecoil said:

NeverarGreat said:
This is a good, well reviewed book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/186074.The_Name_of_the_Wind
The main character is a Gary Stu.
Discuss. Or better yet, let’s not.

I’m not going to read that book, nor is “well reviewed” a guarantee of good writing (The Force Awakens is well reviewed too), nor am I going to simply take your word for it that the main character is a Mary Sue. Given that one of the most common arguments from Rey apologists is, “If Rey was a Mary Sue then so was Luke,” it’s obvious that many people don’t know what a Mary Sue is. Luke wasn’t even close to being a Mary Sue.

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1069656

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#1133079
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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MaximRecoil said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I will never understand not ranking AOTC as the worst Star Wars film.

Unless you’re including the Holiday Special. Or maybe the 2008 TCW movie, but even that is better than AOTC for me.

The worst one is the one centered around a “Mary Sue” character, given that a Mary Sue character is a poster child for bad writing; so bad that it normally only appears in the worst examples of fan fiction.

This is a good, well reviewed book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/186074.The_Name_of_the_Wind
The main character is a Gary Stu.
Discuss. Or better yet, let’s not.

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#1132129
Topic
Banned members
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For what it’s worth, I took “Good for you” as a statement of appreciation and not condescension or sarcasm.

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