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TK-949

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#1156060
Topic
Life Advice Thread
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Yeah, don’t get your expectations too high.
I had a similar situation. My parents got divorced when I was 6 years old. I lived with my father, since my mother had no interest in me (she was 19 when I was born, and it seems that she didn’t know that having a baby is a lot of work).I Had a rough time then, living with my father, his sister and her husband, abused by my cousin, then living with foster parents for two years (that was a great, finally a family that treated me well). During that time I had contact with my mother, but I can’t remember how often. Then my dad got married again and we moved together to a new home. I never had contact with my mother until I was 19 or 20. Then one day she wrote a letter. I carried it around for about 2 weeks before I finally read it. It took me another two weeks to write an answer. After a hesitant start we called each other every week. I visited her twice in that time, one time we went out for lunch with her mother. All I remember is that my grandmother was all teared up when she saw me. I really can’t remember how I felt about that meeting. I tend to suppress stuff like that. A couple of months later my grandmother died. I didn’t know what to say to my mother, other than “I’m sorry”. I never built a relationship with that woman, so I never saw her as my grandmother.
My mother married her boyfriend and told me afterwards. I felt conflicted. It was okay for me that she got married, but I would liked to have known before she actually did it. Anyway, she called one day and told me she’d be on a vacation for a couple of weeks and would call when she’s back. That was about 15 years ago. Still no phone call.
I think she only contacted me to do her mother a favor. She had no real interest in me. And after all these years I really lost all interest in her.

I really, really hope that you will make a better experience than I did.

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#1152188
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Safe Space Thread For Millenials
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DominicCobb said:

It’s all arbitrary anyway. Makes more sense to me that the millennium started on 1/1/2000 so that’s the way I consider it. That’s the way most people consider it anyway.

So, by your definition we still live in the 20th century.

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#1152117
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The Stephen King Thread
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The Shining was the first King novel I read. I saw the Kubric movie and hated it. The TV version from the 90s is pretty decent, although Danny’s actor is literally a mouth breather.

The best movie I’ve seen so far, based on Kings works, is The Stand. It has a few cuts from the book and they made two characters from the book into one in the movie, but erverything else was just perfect (it’s about 20 years since I’ve either seen the film or read the book).
The Shawshank Redemption also is almost perfect.

I’m pretty fond of his short stories, with Nolan’s Cadillac being my favorite. The movie was… well… not so good.

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#1152008
Topic
Safe Space Thread For Millenials
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Dek Rollins said:

TK-949 said:

yhwx said:

In just a few hours, the first people born in this millennium will be able to vote.

You’re allowed to vote at the age of 17?

Babies born on New Years in 2000 (the first in this millennium) would be able to vote, because they’d be 18. Not 17.

But this Millenium started January 1st 2001.

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#1148932
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Jedi Master Skywalker said:

It’s well known within industry circles that the plan was to release the OT’s theatrical versions in new 4K transfers prior to ‘The Force Awakens’ but the 1977 film needed a lot more work than initially thought - Disney even went so far as to ask the Library of Congress for a scan of the print they’ve had in their archives since 1978 - and so it was put back until the 40th anniversary in 2017… But we haven’t seen them yet so maybe 2018 to coincide with either Solo: A Star Wars Story or may come after the 4k release of TLJ cause that would kick ass

The Library of Congress has just the SE, since Lucas asked for the original and gave them the SE in return. Or does my memory serve me wrong here? I think I read something like that somewhere in this forum.

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#1147821
Topic
Last comic read
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one69chev said:

Currently reading The Walking Dead. So far I enjoy it and it has been interesting to see where the AMC series deviated from the source material.

The TV show does a slalom ride around the comics.

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#1146320
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Cobra Kai said:

SilverWook said:

dwsiddall said:

SilverWook said:

dwsiddall said:

SilverWook said:

Cobra Kai said:

chyron8472 said:

KILLOFFPOE said:

Someone expressed their opinion and you seem to feel the need to prove them wrong. Why?

Cartoony humor is different from subtle, smart humor. Star Wars had subtle humor, not in-your-face slapstick.

You certainly may disagree, but that doesn’t undermine or lessen those of us who share this opinion.

I’m simply reminding that certain things TLJ is being pilloried for are not new in Star Wars.

And there was plenty of unsubtle humor in ROTJ. Nothing in TLJ rises to the level of Chewbacca swinging from a vine yelling like Tarzan. A joke Lucas even repeated in Revenge Of The Sith.

I was personally only referring to the humor in A New Hope, which was subtle and done sparingly. ROTJ was corny and marked “the beginning of the end” for Star Wars being taken seriously.

The Tarzan yells fall under the category I described in my larger post about my disappointment with The Last Jedi. Because it references something from planet earth, which they couldn’t possibly know anything about since all of this takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

This reminds me of a time in the late 80s or early 90s that I decided to try reading a Star Wars spin-off novel. I think it was a Timothy Zahn, but not sure. It said that Luke was drinking “hot chocolate”. I put the book down and never picked it up again. No. This is a different universe. They don’t have chocolate. Even if they had something that was exactly like chocolate, they wouldn’t call it chocolate. Any earth references completely ruin the story.

Obi Wan mentions ducks in the original SW novel. 😉

Yep, and Han and some other Rebel dude are going to “hell.”

Hell is a concept, not an existing place.

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#1146214
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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chyron8472 said:

I didn’t like Hux (in The Force Awakens). Maybe it’s his appearance, or age, or voice, or something but I have a really hard time taking him seriously as a successor to Tarkin. He just lacks a certain amount of menace that I think someone in that position needs.

It’s even harder in the german version since he’s dubbed by the same voice actor that dubs “Howard Wolowitz”.

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