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#1070143
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Darth Id said:

The thing that’s most annoying about the “Rey phenomenon” (aka “Operation Squirrelface”) is that she’s not fulfilling any actual wishes of girls or women. She’s specifically designed to engineer and instill new wishes into a henceforth non-existent female fanbase.
And the committee responsible for her inception is so clumsy and obvious that they lacked any ideas of how to create this Herowoman for a New Millenium without making her an omnipotently overpowered Mary Sue avatar. It’s facile, lazy, dramatically bereft, and leaves nothing of emotional impact to take away from the movie.

Does laughing my ass off at a post count as saying something about it?

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#1070125
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:

TV Tropes goes into some detail as to why the term has lost its meaning, but the gist of it is that it was originally intended to describe perfect female avatars of authors writing fanfiction, since at that time many online fanfictions were written by women. The term could also be used for perfect male author avatars (Gary Stu), but this term never saw wide usage since there already existed a term for this character: Action Hero (James Bond, John Matrix)

LOL! This is a ridiculous attempt at equivalence. And that’s the last I’m saying on this subject.

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#1070101
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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DominicCobb said:

imperialscum said:

TV’s Frink said:

But if you think the PT is better made, or do something insane like give the PT a 5/10 and RO a 1/10, you’re just trolling for reactions.

TFA plot is way bigger mess than any PT plot. It is simply horrible. So ranking TFA below PT is completely natural in this respect. When you also count in the complete lack of originality in TFA, the judgement is clear.

Evidence that your repeated opinions are worthless and add nothing to the discussion: Frink isn’t even talking about TFA, he’s talking about RO (which I thought you liked).

Well I did mention TFA briefly in connection to what the previous poster said, but he didn’t even include that part in his quote of me where he continued droning on about how shitty he thinks TFA is. If nothing else, it shows he doesn’t know to use the quote function properly.

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#1070041
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Disco_Lobot said:

I missed it… does TFA involved Darth Vader turning to the darkside because he was a gullible idiot who had some bad dreams? Does it involve one of the worst romance stories in film history? Does it involve dialogue that is sometimes worse than B-movie level?

Yes, Starkiller base is stupid… but so were the Ewoks. Personally I think the OT and Rogue One are better than TFA… but TFA is not that much worse than ROTJ. I think it’s a good movie and entertaining to watch.

I can’t even sit through AOTC. IF anyone honestly thinks TFA is that bad please try actually sitting down and watching AOTC all the way through

And that’s the point I was making about Rogue One as well. If you don’t like either TFA or RO, that’s fine. If you prefer to watch the PT to those two movies, ok that’s your prerogative. But if you think the PT is better made, or do something insane like give the PT a 5/10 and RO a 1/10, you’re just trolling for reactions. So congratulations.

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#1070040
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:

Mocata said:

rodneyfaile said:

Rey was able to do a mind trick without even seeing it done or being trained regarding it, but she did experience Kylo reading her thoughts, so she isn’t entirely unfamiliar with the idea of manipulating with someone’s mind.

This is the thing that bugs me, and it’s because of the execution - we don’t see her thought process at all. I came to this conclusion as well, but I shouldn’t have to mentally edit the film for them.

This exactly. Most of these Mary Sue accusations are happening not because of misogyny or because people don’t like her character but because there’s one too many conveniences and assumptions made on the part of the writers/director, and the mind trick is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

You are missing the point. It’s not the conveniences and assumptions that make it misogyny, it’s the term itself. And I’ve covered why the term is problematic many, many times before, so I’m not going to do it again…but it boils down to the fact that it is applied to women 99.2% of the time, while men get a free pass in the same situation.

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#1070009
Topic
The New Thread Thread
Time

This is too complicated. Just make one thread for everything and be done with it. I’ll ignore any Mary Sue comments just for you. 😉

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#1069910
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

And here’s the transcript.

https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83/Transcript-of-AP-interview-with-Trump?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

TRUMP: No I have, it’s interesting, I have, seem to get very high ratings. I definitely. You know Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it’s the highest in the history of the show. I have all the ratings for all those morning shows. When I go, they go double, triple. Chris Wallace, look back during the Army-Navy football game, I did his show that morning.

AP: I remember, right.

TRUMP: It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had. On any, on air, (CBS “Face the Nation” host John) Dickerson had 5.2 million people. It’s the highest for “Face the Nation” or as I call it, “Deface the Nation.” It’s the highest for “Deface the Nation” since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.

I read the article and the transcript. Trump is not slamming 9/11, quite the opposite, he is showing that more people are interested in the crap reporting than they were with 9/11. And sadly, he is correct to say that it has bee a benefit to him. In fact, it helped get him elected, and they still can’t stop complaining instead of fixing what they did wrong to get him there.

You are truly amazing.

I get that you’re laughing at me, but why? This is a slap at the media, and the media did help him win, not 9/11. There is a method to the madness and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to think up the method.

I’m not laughing at you, I just can’t believe the things you think you’ve read when it’s plainly clear he’s simply bragging about ratings, and doing so with a despicable comparison to the ratings from coverage of 9/11.

Why do you believe there is only one possible interpretation of what he said?

I give up.

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#1069874
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

And here’s the transcript.

https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83/Transcript-of-AP-interview-with-Trump?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

TRUMP: No I have, it’s interesting, I have, seem to get very high ratings. I definitely. You know Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it’s the highest in the history of the show. I have all the ratings for all those morning shows. When I go, they go double, triple. Chris Wallace, look back during the Army-Navy football game, I did his show that morning.

AP: I remember, right.

TRUMP: It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had. On any, on air, (CBS “Face the Nation” host John) Dickerson had 5.2 million people. It’s the highest for “Face the Nation” or as I call it, “Deface the Nation.” It’s the highest for “Deface the Nation” since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.

I read the article and the transcript. Trump is not slamming 9/11, quite the opposite, he is showing that more people are interested in the crap reporting than they were with 9/11. And sadly, he is correct to say that it has bee a benefit to him. In fact, it helped get him elected, and they still can’t stop complaining instead of fixing what they did wrong to get him there.

You are truly amazing.

I get that you’re laughing at me, but why? This is a slap at the media, and the media did help him win, not 9/11. There is a method to the madness and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to think up the method.

I’m not laughing at you, I just can’t believe the things you think you’ve read when it’s plainly clear he’s simply bragging about ratings, and doing so with a despicable comparison to the ratings from coverage of 9/11.

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#1069852
Topic
The New Thread Thread
Time

Good idea, although I think the ST should be fair game.

What about three threads, one for each set of movies?

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#1069848
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

And here’s the transcript.

https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83/Transcript-of-AP-interview-with-Trump?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

TRUMP: No I have, it’s interesting, I have, seem to get very high ratings. I definitely. You know Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it’s the highest in the history of the show. I have all the ratings for all those morning shows. When I go, they go double, triple. Chris Wallace, look back during the Army-Navy football game, I did his show that morning.

AP: I remember, right.

TRUMP: It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had. On any, on air, (CBS “Face the Nation” host John) Dickerson had 5.2 million people. It’s the highest for “Face the Nation” or as I call it, “Deface the Nation.” It’s the highest for “Deface the Nation” since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.

I read the article and the transcript. Trump is not slamming 9/11, quite the opposite, he is showing that more people are interested in the crap reporting than they were with 9/11. And sadly, he is correct to say that it has bee a benefit to him. In fact, it helped get him elected, and they still can’t stop complaining instead of fixing what they did wrong to get him there.

You are truly amazing.

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#1069808
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

darth_ender said:

TV’s Frink said:

Oops.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/us/judge-blocks-trump-sanctuary-cities.html?_r=0

I may not be a Trump fan, or even a fan of the current immigration policy, but illegal immigration is, you know, illegal. How can a judge block the federal government from enforcing federal laws because a city refuses to cooperate? If the immigration laws are unconstitutional (they’re not, even if they’re not popular), block those. If the means of enforcing then is illegal, block that. But how can a judge block enforcement based entirely on political views? That’s not what the judicial branch is for. It is intended to enforce existing laws, not creating new laws. That’s what the legislative branch is for.

You might be right. I’ll admit I haven’t followed the legality of Sanctuary Cities very closely.

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#1069806
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

And here’s the transcript.

https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83/Transcript-of-AP-interview-with-Trump?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

TRUMP: No I have, it’s interesting, I have, seem to get very high ratings. I definitely. You know Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it’s the highest in the history of the show. I have all the ratings for all those morning shows. When I go, they go double, triple. Chris Wallace, look back during the Army-Navy football game, I did his show that morning.

AP: I remember, right.

TRUMP: It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had. On any, on air, (CBS “Face the Nation” host John) Dickerson had 5.2 million people. It’s the highest for “Face the Nation” or as I call it, “Deface the Nation.” It’s the highest for “Deface the Nation” since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.

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#1069804
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Trump-Ratings-911/2017/04/24/id/786051/

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/330219-trump-i-gave-face-the-nation-its-highest-ratings-since-the-world

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/president-trump-brags-about-highest-ratings-since-the-world-trade-center-came-down

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/donald-trump-compares-his-television-numbers-to-911-terrorist-attack-coverage/news-story/cec92f8661559a8082b079a6f3b6af03

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-9-11-approval-ratings-interview-who-with-first-100-days-us-president-world-trade-center-a7698516.html

http://theweek.com/speedreads/694238/trump-brags-that-earned-cbs-highest-tv-ratings-since-world-trade-center-came-down

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/24/president-trump-brags-about-getting-better-ratings-than-9-11/22053301/

https://mic.com/articles/175013/trump-brags-about-giving-cbs-show-best-ratings-since-the-world-trade-center-came-down#.eUh7JpLMP

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