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SparkySywer

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#1085534
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What SE changes (if any) did people like?
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Stalvern said:

SparkySywer said:
I really hate this change. Linguistics is a hobby of mine, and Aurebesh is one of the most poorly designed fictional writing systems ever, if not the most poorly designed one. It’s really just the English alphabet, with a few digraphs given their own letter, but the digraph letters are optional, anyway. I’d rather not think about it. I’d honestly prefer changing all the Aurebesh in the movies to the Latin Alphabet over changing that one piece of Latin to Aurebesh. I hate Aurebesh.

Aurebesh wasn’t created to be a plausible alphabet or even to be readable; it was created to look cool in the background of a movie in 1983. It’s more than adequate to the purposes of the original trilogy. If you’re watching those movies and all you can think of is “lore” and “worldbuilding” piled on years later, you might be watching them wrong.

While it wasn’t originally created with that in mind, they did create an actual system, and in the prequels, Special Editions, spinoffs, etc, you can actually translate Aurebesh. (And the change was made after Aurebesh got its own system, you can actually translate the “power” thing)

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#1084855
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"Code Black" or "No Blasters"
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“Code black” and “No blasters” sound very similar.

Linguistic breakdown:

/k/ and /n/ are both common obstruents
Then they both have /o͡ʊ/
There’s /db/ and /b/, but often, /db/ becomes /b/
Then there’s /læ/
/k/ and /s/ are common obstruents commonly mistaken for each other
The “ers” part is kinda quiet, especially on the second yell. Your brain probably thought “Code black”, went with it, and ignored the “ers”.

Those of you who are dank linguists, I know this wasn’t 100% perfect but it gets the point across.

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#1084853
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Haydens Christensens head on Sebastian Shaws Body - A digital autopsy
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Haarspalter said:

I hope you guys know what i mean. Haydens head footage (played backwards in real time - i know, this is confusing) suggests an unused ROTS scene where Anakin saw Padme in the distance. At first he smils and then reacts with an amorous shy nodding and looks to a person next to him. Maybe Obi-Wan or Bail Organa in an early senate scene shortly after Palpatines rescue?

Anakin is definitely a creep in the prequels, but he isn’t nearly that creepy that he’d look at Padme like that. He looks like a pedophile!

I think he was just kinda standing around making weird faces (as one does) and George just kinda recorded him.

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#1084419
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Project Super Box
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Other than the opening logos, what are the differences between 2011 and 2015?

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#1081029
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Return of the Jedi: Vader and Luke - (Return of the Jedi edited into a short film)
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I considered both cutting the celebration, and using the Endor scene, and an early version did both, but the Endor scene really doesn’t feel like an intro, it feels like it’s in the middle of a movie. And the celebration, I’m still a little on the fence. I like the scene and feel like it wraps stuff up, but it also feels like extra stuff.

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#1079602
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Prequel edit - Advice for newbie
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Sorry that nobody’s really responding, but if you want closure as to why, I don’t think anyone else has any idea how to do what you want to do.

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#1079451
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Return of the Jedi: Vader and Luke - (Return of the Jedi edited into a short film)
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I really don’t feel comfortable having Lando in this. When I make and watch fanedits, I try to think of them as if the original work didn’t exist. It would be really weird seeing Lando in the attack without having seen the beginning of Return of the Jedi, after how he left Han to die in Empire. I’m making another version without Lando. The parts outside the Death Star, which previously had Lando, will just show the Rebel fleet being decimated.

The old version will still be up if you want it.

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#1078390
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The Machete Saga - Titles and Text Crawls
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All you need AotC for is to learn what the Separatists are. Explain it in the crawl to RotS and you could even just cut out AotC.

But anyway, I look forward to seeing this. What stuff would you cut/change/etc to fit the movies better?

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