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open letter by Collipso

Collipso said:

hello. i’m collipso. i registered less than one year ago, when my life was the shittiest its ever been and Star Wars helped me cope with everything. this place ended up helping A LOT too, so first and foremost, thank you all.

somehow though, like many mentioned, the forum has been decreasing in enjoyment constantly (for me) ever since shortly after the TLJ debates died out, which was around march or april.

i really enjoyed off-topic at first. man it was funny as heck, and the regulars here are just really nice people, all of them. at least all i can think of right now.

but… as of right now, i feel desolated. absolutely desolated. an extremely authoritarian action has been taken by the far right claims-to-be-centrist asshole Jay.

honestly Jay, when i first found out that you weren’t exactly appreciated here, i decided to defend you. our interactions had been fun and i quite liked you. i even understood it when you banned me, even though of course the “next guy who posts something gets banned” made no sense and treated us all like children.

but… you became what everyone said you were. an asshole. an idiot. a dick. you started to get in fights where you were obviously wrong but because of how arrogant you are it you completely blind to everyone else’s point of view and to everything that was ACTUALLY going on. i see you’ve brainwashed oojason for example, who claims to deal with facts while only spilling lies, your lies, only your side of the story. half truths are lies too, man.

you refuse to listen to others. you only care about what you think and yourself. you’re no leader. you’re no administrator. you’re nothing more than a man baby who thinks he’s opressed and gets it out on us. fucking pathetic. you’re fucking pathetic sometimes. most times.

and now you banned politics. banned. politics. that was incredibly childish of you. politics is something that’s at the core of every human being. everything is politics. art is political. Star Wars is political. you don’t just get to ban it. this is censorship and a dictatorship. and i won’t take it up the ass. never.

i ask you to reconsider it. unban politics. unlock the threads. grow the fuck up. people disagreed with you, got into heated arguments. that fucking happens, man. fucking deal. but no. dahmage said cool. so he’s an ass. therefore fuck the entire subject of politics.

it just makes no sense and is extremely childish.

you couldn’t follow your own rules man. you attacked others personally and failed to admit it, to apologize. to everyone. that caused the shitstorm we’re seeing, because you’re an asshole, but an asshole with power. those are the worst types of assholes.

so congratulations jay. you didn’t nuke off-topic, but you might as well have. most regular members are gone or leaving. you managed to take away all the fun in this place. all of it. so fuck you. fuck, you.

after months and months of going after frink and some other regular members, you finally did it. you’ve ruined this place to the community that built it. you’ve banned the guy with 80k posts. you’re making decades old members leave.

so i ask you to reconsider, and write an open letter apologizing for everything and unbanning frink and politics. it’s the honorable thing for you to do. it’s actually the only honorable thing for you to do. it’d make me reconsider.

with this, i can say i am leaving the forum. i’ll finish like i started, by thanking you guys. i’ve made some really good friends, such as darthrush, ChainsawAsh (whom i almost met, damn you circumstances!) possessed, frink, dahmage, dom, warb, coffee, and duracell. i never got to tell you before duracell but you might be one of the funniest people around. you, dahmage, frink… i’m going to miss you guys.

so yeah. you’ll see it eventually, Jay. you’re being an idiot, a hypocrite, an asshole. a fucking child. the stupidiest is the one who thinks they know everything. you fit the desceiption. so fuck you, and, sadly, fuck this place. but i’m carrying with me in my heart many good moments and i’m going to be in touch with those i really like. if i don’t end up banned, know that i’m not coming back.

thanks jay. you managed to fuck everything up. please, go drive into a tree.

It’s true. All of it.

Sorry to see you’ve become a casualty of Jay’s arrogance and self-righteousness, too, Collipso. In your short time here you’ve become one of my favorite members of this site I’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Talk to you soon, buddy.

In, you know, a more welcoming atmosphere than what this place has become.

Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta

Ronster said:

This is more true to the point than saying calibrating my monitor will make star wars look great.

Is that what you think we’ve been saying?!?!


Calibrating your monitor will ensure that you’re looking at the same baseline everyone else is looking at, so when you make adjustments to change the color of the movie, we know we’re seeing what you’re seeing.

Right now, your “work” looks like such shit that we have to assume your monitor is all fucked up because we can’t imagine that you think any of your “corrections” look okay otherwise.

If you calibrated your monitor, then at least we’d know it’s your eyes that are fucked up so we can feel okay about ignoring everything you post since we clearly can’t help you any more.

Random Thoughts

Jay said:

Possessed said:

dahmage said:

snooker said:

I miss Frink.

yeah. there are some really stupid decisions being made.

Be careful, disagreeing seems to get you banned and topics locked these days.

No, being a snide troll and a constant pain in the ass does.

The political threads haven’t been permanently deleted and I haven’t decided what to do with them yet, but I guess it’s best to throw a tantrum and post a bunch of conspiracy-laden garbage about an admin trying to cover up his mistakes, then follow it up by going after oojason in his Sport thread because you’re still seething over your previous ban.

A member can make my job more difficult only for so long before it becomes easier to ban them and shutter threads than continue to deal with the nonsense.

Jeaus fucking Christ. The lack of self awareness on display here is astounding.

What Have You Been Eating?

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

A reuben is traditionally made with Russian dressing…

Is it? I thought it was horseradish.

At any rate, they didn’t call it a Reuben. They called it…uh…something annoyingly themed, I’m sure.

JEDIT: I’m wrong, it’s usually thousand island dressing.

This sounds like it’s going to be like the provolone versus American cheese on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich debate, in which I say it’s provolone and you’re a dirty heathen, but in this case provolone is thousand island.

What Have You Been Eating?

An absolutely massive corned beef on rye with Swiss cheese, some kind of Russian sauce, sauerkraut - so basically a Reuben but with Russian sauce instead of horseradish. And it was at the United Center so it was like $15. But massive. And delicious.

I might vomit on the way home, though that might just be due to my mom’s driving, I’m not sure. Being so outrageously full won’t help either way, though.

44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration

CatBus said:

After more consideration, I have to add that this restoration is not just good, it’s great. 44rh1n didn’t miss a thing as far as I’m concerned. Technically he may have used some inferior sources (TE instead of Netflix) but damn if I can tell.

Quoted for truth. It’s quite magnificent.

So, since digital restorations of regrades are so easy, when are you going to do O Brother Where Art Thou? Inquiring minds want to know.

Wait, is O Brother on Blu screwed up?! I didn’t know, it’s been ages since I watched it…

Project Index: Star Wars Preservations <em>(last update 29th Oct '17)</em>

Mackey256 said:

I’m trying to figure out a few things with all the various releases of Star Wars in HD and I could use some help. I’m continuing to do my research but I could use a quick nudge in the right direction regarding what are the best versions currently available.

Original Trilogy
1997 - Special Edition Trilogy
It seems like there are projects currently underway to get these scanned from 35mm in HD but nothing as of now.

Harmy made a 720p “Respecialized Edition” for ANH that’s the 1997 SE, and Adywan made a 1080p(?) for the 1997 SE of ESB back when he was starting work on ESB:R. To my knowledge there’s no HD 1997 SE preservation for ROTJ.

2004 - DVD Trilogy Changes
Schorman’s HDTV Preservation seems best for HD versions of these. Am I wrong here?

This is correct.

Theatrical Releases
These have never been released. It seems like there are several projects currently in the works for Episode I and Schorman did a restoration of Episode III but we have nothing for Episode II?

Correct, mostly because there’s no real good source for the theatrical Episode II beyond a cam recording of the 35mm version, which can’t exactly be replicated yet due to some visual changes that only exist on 35mm film. I do believe there’s a 35mm print on the docket to be scanned, but there was one for TPM too that turned out to be…well…toxic due to mold, so we won’t know for sure how the AOTC print will turn out. (Unless I’m mistaken and no one here actually purchased the print, I can’t remember at the moment.)

I do believe a theatrical DLP AOTC can be approximated using the cinema DTS and Schorman’s HDTV, assuming the garage extension was actually a DVD addition and not a DLP addition, and that there were no other audio changes from 35mm to DLP and the reported visual changes to the DVD were already present in the DLP version (which I think they may have been). But in the absence of a bootleg of the DLP version, we can’t know for sure.

DVD Releases
Schorman’s HDTV Preservation seems best for HD versions of these. Am I wrong here?


Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta

Ronster said:

Well yeah I beat my head against the wall trying to figure out wtf and why don’t this work properly.

Maybe if you listened to the advice of eight people telling you the exact same thing you wouldn’t be beating your head against the wall wondering what the problem is because we’ve all been telling you the problem the entire fucking time and you just won’t goddamn listen to anyone.

Also when I said “beating your heads against the wall,” I was talking to everyone else that’s trying to help you.