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For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

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I just noticed we passed one million posts. I wonder which one the millionth was.

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Good question!

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RicOlie_2 said:

I’m with you on that one. This place is pretty depressing sometimes. It’s not nearly as fun as it used to be, and now that my love for Star Wars has waned a bit, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before I take off.

Damn dude

SilverWook said:

It’s been a rough year around here.

😦

DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Fuck man, that’s rough, I miss the interesting discussions and creative ideas that circulated the fan-edit and script writing pages too. I only joined in 2014 but man it feels like so long ago when this place was pretty damn fun, I didn’t mind the force awakens take over, but once rogue one rolled around, we had the sock epidemic where trolls joined and proceeded to make dozens of accounts, then TLJ came out and many members became completely hostile, this started a wave of a bunch of members leaving, and that did a number on some of the greatest threads on here man, it kills me. Anyway I think I’m gonna stick around as long as I have people to bounce creative ideas off of but yeah, it’s been rough.

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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I wonder if you’ve seen/heard of this obscure 1965 so called “film” Fun in Balloon land? It’s atrocious. Probably the worst movie I’ve ever seen. There is barely any plot. And the narrator in the balloon parade sequence must have been high during the filming.

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Sounds like perfect MST3K fodder. 😛

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I wonder what King Kong would be like if Edgar Wallace hadn’t died during early production and Jean Harlow was Ann. Shame Harlow died so young. 😦 R.I.P Jean Harlow.

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Smithers said:

RicOlie_2 said:

I’m with you on that one. This place is pretty depressing sometimes. It’s not nearly as fun as it used to be, and now that my love for Star Wars has waned a bit, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before I take off.

Damn dude

SilverWook said:

It’s been a rough year around here.

😦

DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Fuck man, that’s rough, I miss the interesting discussions and creative ideas that circulated the fan-edit and script writing pages too. I only joined in 2014 but man it feels like so long ago when this place was pretty damn fun, I didn’t mind the force awakens take over, but once rogue one rolled around, we had the sock epidemic where trolls joined and proceeded to make dozens of accounts, then TLJ came out and many members became completely hostile, this started a wave of a bunch of members leaving, and that did a number on some of the greatest threads on here man, it kills me. Anyway I think I’m gonna stick around as long as I have people to bounce creative ideas off of but yeah, it’s been rough.

Yeesh, I come back and apparently things have taken a real downturn. It’s sad that this place has become so toxic. Last time I left was more to do with life getting in the way (not in a bad way, just things like work, relationships and some political activism got in the way of posting on a Star Wars Forum) but the fact that it’s gotten so bad that people are thinking of bailing and are growing to hate something they previously loved is depressing. I wouldn’t consider myself an ex-star wars fan just yet, but the fact that there’s so much vitriol coming from fans (often a particular type of white dudes) is pushing me away pretty damn fast. I wonder sometimes if Redlettermedia had anything to do with some of this vitriol, but it’s probably broader than just one youtube channel and maybe far more of a systemic thing. Also, what the hell happened to TV’s Frink? He got banned?! Why?

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greenpenguino said:

Smithers said:

RicOlie_2 said:

I’m with you on that one. This place is pretty depressing sometimes. It’s not nearly as fun as it used to be, and now that my love for Star Wars has waned a bit, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before I take off.

Damn dude

SilverWook said:

It’s been a rough year around here.

😦

DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Fuck man, that’s rough, I miss the interesting discussions and creative ideas that circulated the fan-edit and script writing pages too. I only joined in 2014 but man it feels like so long ago when this place was pretty damn fun, I didn’t mind the force awakens take over, but once rogue one rolled around, we had the sock epidemic where trolls joined and proceeded to make dozens of accounts, then TLJ came out and many members became completely hostile, this started a wave of a bunch of members leaving, and that did a number on some of the greatest threads on here man, it kills me. Anyway I think I’m gonna stick around as long as I have people to bounce creative ideas off of but yeah, it’s been rough.

Yeesh, I come back and apparently things have taken a real downturn. It’s sad that this place has become so toxic. Last time I left was more to do with life getting in the way (not in a bad way, just things like work, relationships and some political activism got in the way of posting on a Star Wars Forum) but the fact that it’s gotten so bad that people are thinking of bailing and are growing to hate something they previously loved is depressing. I wouldn’t consider myself an ex-star wars fan just yet, but the fact that there’s so much vitriol coming from fans (often a particular type of white dudes) is pushing me away pretty damn fast. I wonder sometimes if Redlettermedia had anything to do with some of this vitriol, but it’s probably broader than just one youtube channel and maybe far more of a systemic thing. Also, what the hell happened to TV’s Frink? He got banned?! Why?

Whoa dude good to see ya around too, long story short Frink has been banned after a series of temp bans but it all came down to, roughly speaking, some political garbage which evolved into personal attacks going on between him and Jay. I’m not gonna speak for either of them though, it’s some petty shit though for sure, you can read the politics 2 page and skim their last posts to kinda figure it out

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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I might add that the banned members thread is now closed for no apparent reason, given that it was a pretty clean and healthy thread, but the mods don’t update it anymore so we don’t really know when or why members get banned anymore.

So I’ll ask here: why did deathstar1138 get banned? Like he was being a lil rude in the 4k77 threads but really?

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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They were the latest in a long line of TN1 socks.

And yes, bans should be explained more often.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Also worth mentioning again that Jason retired as a mod back in August. So stop sending him PM’s about forum problems already! 😉

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Smithers said:

greenpenguino said:

Smithers said:

RicOlie_2 said:

I’m with you on that one. This place is pretty depressing sometimes. It’s not nearly as fun as it used to be, and now that my love for Star Wars has waned a bit, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before I take off.

Damn dude

SilverWook said:

It’s been a rough year around here.

😦

DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Fuck man, that’s rough, I miss the interesting discussions and creative ideas that circulated the fan-edit and script writing pages too. I only joined in 2014 but man it feels like so long ago when this place was pretty damn fun, I didn’t mind the force awakens take over, but once rogue one rolled around, we had the sock epidemic where trolls joined and proceeded to make dozens of accounts, then TLJ came out and many members became completely hostile, this started a wave of a bunch of members leaving, and that did a number on some of the greatest threads on here man, it kills me. Anyway I think I’m gonna stick around as long as I have people to bounce creative ideas off of but yeah, it’s been rough.

Yeesh, I come back and apparently things have taken a real downturn. It’s sad that this place has become so toxic. Last time I left was more to do with life getting in the way (not in a bad way, just things like work, relationships and some political activism got in the way of posting on a Star Wars Forum) but the fact that it’s gotten so bad that people are thinking of bailing and are growing to hate something they previously loved is depressing. I wouldn’t consider myself an ex-star wars fan just yet, but the fact that there’s so much vitriol coming from fans (often a particular type of white dudes) is pushing me away pretty damn fast. I wonder sometimes if Redlettermedia had anything to do with some of this vitriol, but it’s probably broader than just one youtube channel and maybe far more of a systemic thing. Also, what the hell happened to TV’s Frink? He got banned?! Why?

Whoa dude good to see ya around too, long story short Frink has been banned after a series of temp bans but it all came down to, roughly speaking, some political garbage which evolved into personal attacks going on between him and Jay. I’m not gonna speak for either of them though, it’s some petty shit though for sure, you can read the politics 2 page and skim their last posts to kinda figure it out

I’d just like to point out that Frink made no personal attacks when he was permanently banned and, from what I can tell, didn’t actually break any forum rules. The last posts he made were regarding the hypocrisy of the site’s administration, not personal attacks.

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SilverWook said:

Also worth mentioning again that Jason retired as a mod back in August. So stop sending him PM’s about forum problems already! 😉

Cheers mate 😃
 

Am always willing to try and help fellow members with any general queries etc - though after retiring as a moderator (by the way, where is my pension? 😉 ) I’m not in a position to help with any questions or issues with site moderation, admin or behind the scenes related stuff - sorry.

Please send your PMs to Anchorhead, SilverWook or Jay 👍
 

Bank transfers and bribes gifts can all still be sent to me, of course ✔️

Thank you kindly ✌️
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Have you ever heard of ‘You’re the Guinea pig’? It is an obscure PSA believed to originate from Singapore, in which a man is strapped to a chair whilst being forced to take a drug which makes him violently convulse until his eyes roll into his head! All the while accompanied by some unnerving music which was either made for the PSA, or has completely faded into obscurity.

PS, I have no tolerance (or guts) for seeing it again so please don’t add any pictures or gifs.

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Spuffure said:

Have you ever heard of ‘You’re the Guinea pig’? It is an obscure PSA believed to originate from Singapore, in which a man is strapped to a chair whilst being forced to take a drug which makes him violently convulse until his eyes roll into his head! All the while accompanied by some unnerving music which was either made for the PSA, or has completely faded into obscurity.

PS, I have no tolerance (or guts) for seeing it again so please don’t add any pictures or gifs.

Man, shit like that used to freak me the hell out. It probably still would, I just stopped watching.

Not enough people read the EU.

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LuckyGungan2001 said:

Spuffure said:

Have you ever heard of ‘You’re the Guinea pig’? It is an obscure PSA believed to originate from Singapore, in which a man is strapped to a chair whilst being forced to take a drug which makes him violently convulse until his eyes roll into his head! All the while accompanied by some unnerving music which was either made for the PSA, or has completely faded into obscurity.

PS, I have no tolerance (or guts) for seeing it again so please don’t add any pictures or gifs.

Man, shit like that used to freak me the hell out. It probably still would, I just stopped watching.

And let’s forget (get it) that Canadian PSA where a chef slips with a pot of BOILING WATER and it goes all over her face.

Ouch.

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I remember stumbling upon a site that has paintings which showed men having their underwear exposed in some way. Weird shit, I know. I think the artist’s name was Paul.

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Jerry Seinfeld dated a 17 year old when he was 38.

oofa doofa

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TNT and TBS really need to stop showing Fred Claus. I think it’s been on five times this month. Seriously, is there a shortage of good holiday movies? It’s never going to become a holiday classic, especially with Kevin Spacey in it. They might as well show the Fat Albert Christmas Special.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Same with me. I too have become an ex-Star Wars fan, in addition an ex-Superhero fan (Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, ect.) The Off-Topic section is barely getting any new posts and threads. The Beautiful Women thread seems to have died, forever with the face of Mrs. Picky stamped on the front. On top of that, any new threads that have been created recently don’t seem to get any attention. One to Ten posts, dead. If these continue I might officially depart from the community.

#SaveOriginalTrilogy

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