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#1156117
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Mike O said:

Someone hit my car while it was in park in a parking space in a parking lot because of turning the wrong way. I’ve been on the phone with this person a couple of times, and filed a claim with my insurance company. Unfortunately, she needs to file a claim with her’s, and she hasn’t yet. I really don’t want to be difficult or stay on her, but I really need her to do this. My car needs some (thankfully minor) body work as a result, and her insurance company should be paying it.

I don’t know it works where you are, but in my experience in Virginia, the victim notifies their insurance company and then the company contacts the party at fault’s company. This usually leads to an expedited process, so I am surprised that your company hasn’t already gotten the ball rolling. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly for you.

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#1155641
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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I have been glitter bombed by my own wife. She thought it would be a good idea to wash her new sparkly Christmas table cloth with our towels…so now I look like Edward Cullen’s short, chubby uncle after every shower. Thanks honey, you’re the best.

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#1155638
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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My issues with the recycling of the ST are not exclusive to TLJ; it was a big issue for me with TFA as well. As much as I detest the prequels, I can say that at least the stories were original; they weren’t great by any means, but they were for the most part original.

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#1155489
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Life Advice Thread
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Speaking as an '80’s kid who had no contact with my dad, I can tell probably the most important thing to keep in mind is that his decision to not be a part of your life is not your fault and is no reflection on who you are or you value as a person. If I could go back and tell my 10 year old self one thing, it would be that it wasn’t my fault; I spent too many years blaming myself for something that I had no control over. My father chose not to be in my life, for what ever reason, but it wasn’t my fault and if for some reason if your dad makes that same unfortunate choice, that is also not your fault.

As far as what to do next, that is really up to you, but if you choose to contact him again, managing your expectations will be key to mitigating any disappointment you will feel if he does not respond. It will be hard, but if you really want to explore that relationship, then that would be the next logical step…a message/email telling him how you feel and, as you have shared here, how you do not wish to be a disruption to his life. And then brace yourself for the reaction/response as best as you can, even if it is no response at all. Can you verify/see if he has read the message that you sent originally, like with FB Messenger? I don’t know how the site works, but if he doesn’t frequent the site, is it possible he missed the message?

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#1154869
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Star Wars at box office
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SilverWook said:

Wasn’t Jumanji one of those films that made more moolah on home video, like Austin Powers?

Exactly. The film did not do as well as expected in its box office run, even with the late great Robin Williams as the lead. IIRC, at the time people didn’t know what to make of it and thought it was a little too dark/intense for little kids, plus the studio spent a bunch of money on the film, $65m which at the time for a ‘kid’s’ movie was rare, so it wasn’t until it hit the home video market that it really took off and turned a real profit.

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#1154586
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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towne32 said:

dylanv1025 said:

Molly said:

Basically, the only ones who can legally distribute anything Star Wars are Fox (ANH) and Disney (everything else), without something in writing from the appropriate party saying otherwise.

For most of us morality isn’t tied directly to legality so we don’t care about non-profit redistribution of what the rightsholders don’t want to be bothered redistributing - and they might even look the other way - but they don’t really have to. We’re fortunate that they have done so so far.

I thought it was all Disney now, after they bought almost all of Fox.

I believe it still requires some sort of approval process, first.

And that could take as long as 18 months.

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#1154525
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Star Wars at box office
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ray_afraid said:

one69chev said:

Honestly, I am surprised it crossed $100m.

Yeah. It’s full of actors nobody likes or has even heard of and the premise doesn’t sound like anything that’s been successful before.
It’s really baffling.
/sarcasm

Exactly, a full of stars, can’t miss release just like most Hollywood bombs, especially those from this year…Baywatch, Ghost in the Shell, etc. Which is why I am surprised that this film is as successful as it is…it went up against a new Star Wars release, had quite a bit of controversy regarding it’s seemingly overt sexualization of one of its stars and is another big studio psuedo sequel to a movie from another century that during its own box office run was not super successful, barely cracking $100m in its domestic run. So yeah, it is a surprise, as was the notion of finding a Jumanji apologist on a Star Wars forum…crazy.

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#1154297
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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crissrudd4554 said:

one69chev said:

I am there for the occasional group buy but not much else. If I may ask, is it the community in general or a particular faction/person?

Mixture of both. Every once in a while I run into some obnoxious asshole on there who thinks he’s the shit though I guess that’s typical of every forum. For some reason they just come off more arrogant there than most other places I comment at and that’s saying something. I’ve ran into a few obnoxious guys around here but mostly I’m use to things around here. I feel tense on that site almost every time I visit it. I don’t feel tense here.

That sucks, but sadly can be the norm sometimes as people tend to find their courage behind the anonymity of their computer.

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#1154137
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How do you sort your movies?
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I go by genre/series, so comic book films have a shelf, Bond has a shelf in the “O” section, Star Wars…etc. I used to alphabetize each genre from there, but because the bulk of our collection is back in the States, I now tend stick with no particular order except personal preference.

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#1153843
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Star Wars at box office
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And now Jumanji of all things has beaten out TLJ over the past few days…I knew it was bound to happen eventually, but Jumanji?!? Crazy.

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