Sign In

Collipso

User Group
Trusted Members
Join date
25-Oct-2017
Last activity
24-Sep-2018
Posts
2638

Post History

Post
#1242876
Topic
Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

yotsuya said:

Someone has to be in charge of genre definitions.

I mean…do they, though? Isn’t genre kind of a nebulous thing?

If this is true, who made up all the eight billion subgenres of heavy metal and where can I find them so I can end them send them a strongly worded letter?

there was a website that listed every single genre in spotify. it’s honestly one of the most ridiculous things i’ve ever seen. hundreds of metal subgenres alone. and i’m talking about stuff like “90’s chicago garage metal”. like, seriously.

Post
#1242871
Topic
the beatles
Time

just saw that the beatles are going to re-release the white album on nov 9, celebrating its 50th anniversary! i’m pretty excited. 😃

https://twitter.com/thebeatles

“including a super deluxe 7-disc set featuring 50 mostly previously unreleased recordings all newly mixed with 5.1 surround audio as well as the much-sought after Esher Demos”

edit: “Back In The U.S.S.R.”'s 2018 mix is already available in (i think most?) streaming services! it really is superior to the original 1968 stereo mix i might add. good time to be a beatles fan i suppose 😃

Post
#1242366
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

Possessed said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Possessed said:

Warbler said:

Possessed said:

You realize he was just parodying you when you say you aren’t going to engage with insert poster right?

Yes, this upcoming season is the first time the Doctor will be female. Until the Master regenerated into a female, no Timelord had ever switched genders in the history of the show.

Yeah I understand that but is there any legitimate reason why it shouldn’t be besides that it hasn’t before? I mean if there’s a new doctor all the time why can’t it be female? It’s not like a regular character switching gender.

See me above post

I’ll be there.

Post
#1242354
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

Warbler said:

I really am sick and tired of all the hate I’ve been getting recently.

warb, i’m going to try to put this into the most respectful way possible: you have been getting no hate at all.

i say this as an outsider (in terms of the times/discussions you claim to be getting hate from). i was not part of any of said discussions i don’t think, so i’m “neutral”. but maybe from your point of view something feels wrong or someone has mistreated and/or been rude to you, but i think you just need to accept that that’s just how people are here nowadays and how they react to certain things.

Post
#1242206
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

SilverWook said:

I find it curious these guys are standing guard well before there are rebel scum running loose on the Death Star. Does Tarkin have to worry about assassination attempts from his rivals? Does Vader just stand around wheezing all day when he doesn’t have people to torture?

I suppose it could simply be a honor guard befitting Tarkin’s title.

i mean, they were at war.

Post
#1242060
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

It’s relative. In their most simple definitions, liberalism just means an openness to change while conservatism is resistance to change.

right, so i guess i’d call liberals ‘progressives’.

Classical liberalism is a different term than liberalism. Classical liberalism is a free-market economic ideology that dates back 200 years.

i suspected whenever i talked to someone in the US and they told me they were liberals they weren’t referring to John Locke’s ideology, but to something else. i guess they’re as leftist as it gets there, huh?

In America our liberals are not as far left as social democrats, typically.

it’s a shame that even the left in the US isn’t that far left, to be honest. i wish the leftwing were stronger there.

Post
#1242050
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

You’re very, very mistaken. Liberalism, by definition, is not a rightwing ideology at all. That’s just factually wrong.

economic liberalism’s main idea is to reassure one’s right to a private property. another one of its basic premises is for the government not to interfere with the economy, allowing the market to be as free as possible. that is absolutely a right wing ideology. it allows the entrepreneurs to explore the working class, in fact i’d say liberalism almost encourages it to happen. it is a rightwing ideology.

Post
#1242023
Topic
Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Man, people have such rigid definitions of what is and isn’t sci-fi…

I guess the point I was trying to make that one time a couple days ago was that Star Wars isn’t and never was hard science fiction, and as such trying to find a scientifically plausible explanation for how anything works within the franchise is futile. Which is why I consider it fantasy within a sci-fi setting.

So I guess if I were to try and pigeonhole it into a genre, I can’t. It’s (soft) sci-fi. It’s space opera. It’s fantasy. It’s adventure. But I’d argue “sci-fi” is the least important of those to the franchise.

It’s absolutely not, however, hard sci-fi or speculative fiction or whatever label you want to put on stories that are about scientifically plausible technologies.

best post so far.

however, fuck labels.

Post
#1241956
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

SilverWook said:

Collipso said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The country needs a revolution (ideally a peaceful one, but if that’s impossible, then potentially a violent one) to get rid of both corporate and theocratic influences in our government.

most countries do at this point in time. in brazil, one of the mottos of the candidate that’s in the lead for the upcoming presidential election is “brazil above everything, god above everyone”, and he intends to make abortion and gay marriage crimes due to those practices being against the “traditional brazilian family and their christian values”, for example.

Plenty of christian values on display at Carnival in Rio every year. Makes Mardi Gras look like a Disney film. 😉

hahaha yeah those are always a fun ride 😉 (i’m from rio 😃)

Post
#1241944
Topic
Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
Time

DrDre said:

Anchorhead said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:
Absolutely baffles me. Technology is of exactly zero importance in Star Wars. It’s there, that’s it. The films are not about that at all. They are modern myths, and very clearly so. You cannot with a straight face tell me that Star Wars is more similar to Shelly and Verne than to Tolkein and Arthurian legends.

I disagree with this statement. The original Star Wars trilogy was very much about technology. In fact the original Star Wars can be seen as a critique of the modern world, where technology supersedes spirituality punctuated by Motti´s remark “This space station is now the ultimate power in the universe!” This to me is one of the more interesting aspects of the first movie, namely that the Jedi and even Darth Vader himself are seen as relics of the past in a galaxy dominated by technology.

I’m not at all speaking for Dominic, so he should correct me if I’m off. I think he’s noting that technology doesn’t drive the story in-universe. Luke has a speeder because that’s how you get around, vaporators are how you get water, droids are the labor pool, space ships are how you travel from planet to planet, etc.

I had that in my original response as well, before I trimmed it. Technology, far superior to ours, is the world in which they live. The story at its roots is; old man enlists the help of a farm boy to go rescue the princess and fight the bad guys.

That story can be told in just about any timeline or setting.

I don’t agree. The entire concept of the Old Republic with its spiritual guardians tapping into a long forgotten energy field created by all living things vs an Empire with its technology wiping out the life of an entire planet in an instant is at the heart of the movie. It is one of its main themes. The destruction of the Death Star is the victory of spirituality over technology. The climax of the movie sees Luke reject a piece of technology in favour of trusting his instincts, and using the Force.

while i agree with this, i don’t think it makes Star Wars sci-fi at all.

Post
#1241939
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

The country needs a revolution (ideally a peaceful one, but if that’s impossible, then potentially a violent one) to get rid of both corporate and theocratic influences in our government.

most countries do at this point in time. in brazil, one of the mottos of the candidate that’s in the lead for the upcoming presidential election is “brazil above everything, god above everyone”, and he intends to make abortion and gay marriage crimes due to those practices being against the “traditional brazilian family and their christian values”, for example.