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Anakin Starkiller

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#1211342
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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Collipso said:

i don’t know. i guess some of the stuff most of you find weird don’t bother me at all - like the cgi - which makes me not dislike them, and be open to like them.

anyway, i don’t really get a star warsy feeling from tpm. i do get it from aotc though: because of how slow it is, it makes me comfortable. it’s a good feeling. i feel at home. i enjoy geonosis and the “something’s about to happen” feel. and i watched aotc a heck of a lot of times, so i associated this feeling with star wars. it’s the same feel esb gives me, but esb does everything 1000x better therefore i get an even better experience out of that one.

I’d say TPM feels the most Star Warsy of the three.

rots just feels like THE star wars to me. like, the open war scenes excite me. i don’t mind the cgi, so that’s fine. i enjoy palpatine taking over. it excites me. not sure how else to describe it - it just resonates well with me.

I’d say ANH is and always will be the definitive Star Warsiest Star Wars that ever Star Warsed, probably because it came first, leading everything else to be informed by it. However, I will say that RotS is undoubtedly my favorite.

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#1211030
Topic
Could we make it visually distinguishable whether a ban is permanent or not?
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oojason said:

You are always welcome to PM a mod and ask - or ask in this thread:-

Why was this user banned? thread

or look through the following thread to see if the mods have already mentioned as to whether a ban is permanent or not:-

Banned members

 

It is an intriguing idea to possibly have a ‘temp-ban’ and a ‘perma-ban’ icon…

 

I was thinking more changing the color of the overlay for temp-bans.

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#1210310
Topic
The Dream of the Giant Fractal Woodlouse.
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I met John Hurt in the school hallway. He was standing amongst other people, so I asked for and obtained an autograph on a post-it note. He told me his full name was Sir John William Hurt. We kept talking as we headed outside. In the stairway, he asked me what I call him, and I said Sir John William Hurt (although IRL, his name is Sir John Vincent Hurt, but I didn’t know that at the time). He said just John Hurt was okay, but I insisted, stating that I called him that because I looked up to him. We separated. I think he continued downstairs while I headed out the door.

In the parking lot, there was a sign saying no buses June 16. I started panicking, whining to everyone else there about how I had no way of getting home. Then I somehow got to taking turns trying to draw something in a Hyrule Historia with
a few people. They were trying to show me how to do it right, but I was only getting worse. Someone passing by closed the book wrong, folding up the page. I hastily reopened it and made my way to the page to fix it. Someone tried to sit down beside me and I accidentally discouraged them, so when their friend tried to sit there I encouraged them to make up for it. Meanwhile, my friends grew tired of trying to instruct me in drawing, as I desperately tried to keep their attention.

Now I was in a car with some others. I needed a ride home so I got one. Since they didn’t want to go out of their way, I told them to drop me off near my grandparents’ house. As we got to an intersection I asked if we were turning right. They didn’t answer, so I told them to drop me off here. They didn’t, and continued onto the highway. I asked if they were turning around and they said no. I asked to be dropped off by the highway. I said I had told them to drop me off earlier, and that we were now (somehow) just as far from my destination as when we started.

They pulled over and we decided to have them U-turn onto the railway tracks to bring me closer to my destination. I knew it was illegal, but for some reason there was a lady acting as a traffic cop to tell us when the train was coming. She was located beside the tracks at a point where they temporarily swerve away. We passed in front of her where there were no tracks, as she didn’t warn us of any oncoming trains.

We continued along the tracks, which were once more in a straight line, though we were zigzagging to avoid speed bumps. The driver didn’t want to hit them, insisting that train speed bumps are too intense for cars. I ignored him and (somehow) steered us over a few. We approached the turn into my grandparents’ neighborhood when suddenly a massive car (perhaps a Hummer) appear from around the bend going the opposite direction. We swerved left and I jumped out of the car. I climbed onto the leaf tunnel that covered the road and tried to jump through it, but it had grating that stopped me. Hence I climbed down directly onto the road (something which now strikes me as remarkably dangerous) and ran across the bend.

There was a tiny blue car with a rounded pickup-style trunk instead of backseats, though it only had room for one person. I knew they were somehow waiting for the driver of the hummer to jump in and make a getaway. For some reason, I hopped in, and ducked with my hands on my head, hoping they would notice me and drive off without noticing I wasn’t their collaborator. They started driving off, but quickly turned around. I realised they had noticed I was someone else and quickly got out and ran. I figured I was close enough to my destination to walk. By now aware this was a dream, I thought of how much more adrenaline pumping action could of taken place, as I tried to get out of the minicar. I would probably have to wait for them to stop at a traffic light.

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#1210299
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

darthrush said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

darthrush said:

And cause Disney isn’t even close to pushing a propaganda. Correction, they only act like they stand for diverse casting.

I think what it is is that they pretend to be diverse by having a diverse cast, but behind the scenes it’s all white men.

No, look at my other posts clarifying what I said. My point is that a truly diverse and bold move would be having a person of color as a lead in one of the movies, which they have failed to do in addition to still only hiring white men as directors.

So yes, my point does apply to both casting and the choice of people behind the camera.

Oh I saw them. I was just putting in my two cents.

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#1210166
Topic
Movies generally considered "bad" that you like.
Time

SilverWook said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I don’t if most would consider it bad (as opposed to just not good), but I love Revenge of the Sith.

I’m also of the opinion that the Harry Potter films got worse as they went on, with the Columbus films being fantastic while the Yates films are barely watchable.

I enjoy all three Jurassic Park films, but hated Jurassic World.

I genuinely don’t see anything wrong with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Seriously, what is it about this film that people don’t like?

And since someone mentioned a TV episode, I was watching the Doctor Who story The Celestial Toymaker recently, and thought it was much better than people give it credit for. It may not be the masterpiece people expected when it was missing, but it’s still pretty good.

There’s only one episode of TCT in existence so it’s hard to judge that story as a whole.

Recons are a thing, you know.

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#1209974
Topic
Movies generally considered "bad" that you like.
Time

I don’t if most would consider it bad (as opposed to just not good), but I love Revenge of the Sith.

I’m also of the opinion that the Harry Potter films got worse as they went on, with the Columbus films being fantastic while the Yates films are barely watchable.

I enjoy all three Jurassic Park films, but hated Jurassic World.

I genuinely don’t see anything wrong with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Seriously, what is it about this film that people don’t like?

And since someone mentioned a TV episode, I was watching the Doctor Who story The Celestial Toymaker recently, and thought it was much better than people give it credit for. It may not be the masterpiece people expected when it was missing, but it’s still pretty good.

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#1209971
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Twitch is gonna be streaming Classic Who…most of it. Any stories with missing episodes are skipped, even if they’ve been animated, except Web of Fear, for some reason, which isn’t even animated. And they’re missing tons of Dalek stories too. So many important or enjoyable stories like The Tenth Planet, The Five Doctors, and Remembrance of the Daleks are being skipped. Oh well. At least they have The Gunslingers, which is next on my viewing list (watching the entire series), so I guess I’ll watch that live.

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#1209141
Topic
What do you HATE about the EU?
Time

darklordoftech said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Can somebody explain to me what’s wrong with Minch, then?

As we said, Heir to the Empire says that Yoda killed the Dark Jedi in the Dagobah cave during the Clone Wars while Leland Chee said that Minch did it 700 years before the movies.

So you just hate because it contradicts a minor detail in another story? That’s dumb.