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DominicCobb

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#1218394
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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TV’s Frink said:

Moving somewhere else just because you can’t find a date seems pretty extreme to me. And I dated before computers existed so it seems even more extreme now.

That wasn’t really what I was suggesting though. Handman has been saying that he doesn’t have friends largely because of where he lives. So I presented a possible option. The biggest reasons for or against that option are largely things that I don’t know.

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#1218352
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Handman said:

DominicCobb said:

Move somewhere else. Take better pictures of yourself.

This isn’t an option unless I uproot everything I’ve done this past year.

Fair enough. But it is an option.

Also, there’s nothing worse for online dating than a selfie. The damn word is just so stupid.

I didn’t say take a selfie. That would be a worse picture.

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#1218329
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The Boba Fett movie
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SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

Six months after TLJ was pushing it. I just hope the window of opportunity to bring Ewan back as Obi Wan isn’t lost in the process. He seems to be a busy fellow.

He’s aging pretty well. I think he’s still far off enough from Guinness that we shouldn’t worry.

I’m sure he’s fine, I meant scheduling wise. Solo had to replace an actor for the reshoots since they were committed to another project after the initial shoot. Actors can be tied up for years that way.

That’s probably less of an issue. With reshoots it can be a problem because of last minute scheduling. One would imagine if a Kenobi movie came to pass there’d be enough lead in time to make sure he could fit it in.

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#1218294
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The Boba Fett movie
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Seems like they’ve hit pause on this and Kenobi after Solo’s underperformance:
http://collider.com/star-wars-spinoffs-on-hold/

Which is probably smart. The truth is probably that movies based on single characters were always going to be something of a tough bet, because there isn’t much of a precedence for this (whereas with superhero solo films those characters already have built in solo recognition). At the very least they need to adjust their expectations going forward - not every movie with the SW name on it will make a billion just because - and scale down these productions if they want to go forward with them at some point.

My wild prediction is that, if we do see these spin-offs resume, they’ll be on Disney’s streaming platform. I think part of the problem is that people just aren’t crazy about one SW theatrical film a year, which probably shouldn’t be a surprise, considering everyone got mad about that when it was announced in 2012/13. Again, the only precedent is really Marvel, and I guess the lesson is that SW is not Marvel, for better or worse.

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#1218219
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All Things Star Trek
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pittrek said:

DominicCobb said:

Weird to say someone is “no Feige” when Feige is one of the few who’s even attempted it so far and had done nothing prior to it that would’ve suggested he could.

That being said, Kurtzman did kill the “Dark Universe,” so maybe there is a point there.

Correct. We know he tried and failed. The only question is if the failure of the Mummy and therefore of Dark Universe is ONLY his fault or if the studio interfered too much

Well Kurtzman directed the film in addition to producing, so there was a level of quality control there that Feige has never had. Anyone who’s seen the film will tell you the reason the Dark Universe failed was because the movie just plain sucked. There are elements there that could potentially come down to interference, but I think it was going to be bad regardless.

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#1217856
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

How did we get into a video game discussion in the politics thread?

Anyway, I think there should be some WWII games that do it accurately and some that do imaginary WWII stuff.

MFM’s problem is the ones inbetween. The ones that are just kinda sorta maybe somewhat accurate.

I don’t agree though that adherence to historical accuracy need be binary. I do agree that people are stupid, and that corporations market to stupid people because stupid people have money, but it’s the stupid people who are ruining society not the entertainment made for them.

It’s cyclical since the video game market apparently has shifted to desire ahistorical crap so obviously the entertainment will reflect that, but I blame the entertainment too. I think it’s done in this case for PC points. The reception to the trailer was largely negative.

My point is, if you want to make a game about a weird awesome lady with a cybernetic arm and blue face paint that fights Nazis, then make an Inglourious Basterds type game that throws historical accuracy out the window. That would be great and I’d probably buy it, but don’t do a WWII setting that’s just faithful enough to the time period to make it somewhat grounded in reality and then add shit that makes it totally ahistorical. It’s stupid. It’s lazy.

It’s a fucking fictional game. Get over yourself. Why does it have to be one thing or the other? Why can’t it just be?

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#1217810
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

Respawning is historically inaccurate.

I don’t play online multiplayer. In the games I’m talking about you’d have to just restart the level when you got killed. I know that games aren’t reality, but I prefer them to at least make an honest attempt at resembling the historical period that they’re attempting to portray. If they aren’t going to try, then make a game that doesn’t need to be historically accurate, like a Wolfenstein.

That’s silly. Games are silly. Who cares. Don’t play it if it bothers you so much.

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#1217416
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

screams in the void said:

^ this. Not to mention that it gives Poe a character arc from being a hot shot pilot unwilling to follow orders , which results in many casualties that could have been prevented , to his seeing the value of teamwork in the end and becoming a more capable leader . I suspect we may see a continuation to growth and maturity for him in the next episode.

Yeah, but RJ apparently forgot that Poe had been well established as a responsible, and well respected leader in other pieces of canon. Not only does Poe’s representation as a reckless flyboy with little regard for the lifes of his collegues not seem very consistent with the way he was represented in TFA, but especially not with his representation in his own comic book. So, I felt Poe was significantly dumbed down in order to fit into the Holdo arc RJ created for him in TLJ.

As someone who read the entirety of his comic book’s run right before I saw TLJ, this seems way off base. It seemed like a perfectly fitting arc for his character to have. He’s not dumb in TLJ, just got headed. That’s not inconsistent.

He’s more than just hot headed. He got dozens of people killed for no apparent reason other than to be able to say, he destroyed a Dreadnought, and organized a mutiny. He was shown to be completely irresponsible.

He states his case for the attack pretty well. The Dreadnaught’s a fleet killer. He even retroactively has a point because if he didn’t destroy it they all would’ve been dead when the Supremacy tracked them.

Irresponsible is not dumb. He thought he was doing the right thing.

I felt Poe was forced into the reckless cowboy trope to force the narrative, that these types of movies glorify the reckless male action hero, and that this trope should be subverted. This sort of political messaging is different in that it essentially tries to tell us that these tropes, that are to some extend also part of the Star Wars mythology are wrong or lack sophistication. I think this subversion of what came before, which fits into the killing the past theme running through TLJ, is what annoys a lot of fans. People don’t like to be told, they are wrong or unsophisticated for liking the escapism of certain tropes in fiction. I think this is also where the difference is with Lucas’ political messaging, namely that there’s an air of superiority, that rubs people the wrong way.

I’m sure in 77 people were angry that George was ruining the escapism by destroying the damsel in distress trope for political reasons.

No, they were not, because for Lucas the story and characters came first.

There is no difference between what Lucas did and what Johnson did.

Yes, there is. Lucas’ story made sense. Holdo witholding critical information did not make any sense, other than to create a forced conflict, and use it as a vehicle for political messaging. This is punctiated by the fact, that Holdo treats him like **** for most of the film, but suddenly and conveniently tells us she likes him, when the movie needs us on her side for her grand exit.

The story makes perfect sense. As I said before any political messaging is subtext at best. Holdo doesn’t treat him like shit at all, she just doesn’t want him around while she’s making decisions.

It makes perfect sense to exacerbate an already tense situation, where most of the leadership of the Resistance were blown out into space? Rather than to inspire confidence, and to get everyone on the same page, Holdo would rather pull rank, and treat one of her commanders like a child, resulting in a mutiny.

Keeping Poe off the bridge because he’s too hot headed seems like actively the opposite of exacerbating. I don’t see what about that is treating him like a child. She doesn’t trust him, and she states that outright.

And “one of her commanders”? It’s captain now, isn’t it?

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#1217412
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
Time

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

screams in the void said:

^ this. Not to mention that it gives Poe a character arc from being a hot shot pilot unwilling to follow orders , which results in many casualties that could have been prevented , to his seeing the value of teamwork in the end and becoming a more capable leader . I suspect we may see a continuation to growth and maturity for him in the next episode.

Yeah, but RJ apparently forgot that Poe had been well established as a responsible, and well respected leader in other pieces of canon. Not only does Poe’s representation as a reckless flyboy with little regard for the lifes of his collegues not seem very consistent with the way he was represented in TFA, but especially not with his representation in his own comic book. So, I felt Poe was significantly dumbed down in order to fit into the Holdo arc RJ created for him in TLJ.

As someone who read the entirety of his comic book’s run right before I saw TLJ, this seems way off base. It seemed like a perfectly fitting arc for his character to have. He’s not dumb in TLJ, just got headed. That’s not inconsistent.

He’s more than just hot headed. He got dozens of people killed for no apparent reason other than to be able to say, he destroyed a Dreadnought, and organized a mutiny. He was shown to be completely irresponsible.

He states his case for the attack pretty well. The Dreadnaught’s a fleet killer. He even retroactively has a point because if he didn’t destroy it they all would’ve been dead when the Supremacy tracked them.

Irresponsible is not dumb. He thought he was doing the right thing.

I felt Poe was forced into the reckless cowboy trope to force the narrative, that these types of movies glorify the reckless male action hero, and that this trope should be subverted. This sort of political messaging is different in that it essentially tries to tell us that these tropes, that are to some extend also part of the Star Wars mythology are wrong or lack sophistication. I think this subversion of what came before, which fits into the killing the past theme running through TLJ, is what annoys a lot of fans. People don’t like to be told, they are wrong or unsophisticated for liking the escapism of certain tropes in fiction. I think this is also where the difference is with Lucas’ political messaging, namely that there’s an air of superiority, that rubs people the wrong way.

I’m sure in 77 people were angry that George was ruining the escapism by destroying the damsel in distress trope for political reasons.

No, they were not, because for Lucas the story and characters came first.

There is no difference between what Lucas did and what Johnson did.

Yes, there is. Lucas’ story made sense. Holdo witholding critical information did not make any sense, other than to create a forced conflict, and use it as a vehicle for political messaging. This is punctiated by the fact, that Holdo treats him like **** for most of the film, but suddenly and conveniently tells us she likes him, when the movie needs us on her side for her grand exit.

The story makes perfect sense. As I said before any political messaging is subtext at best. Holdo doesn’t treat him like shit at all, she just doesn’t want him around while she’s making decisions. Doesn’t mean she can’t admit she likes him when he’s definitively out of the way and her plan is in motion. It’s all very easily understood and internally consistent.

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#1217406
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
Time

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

screams in the void said:

^ this. Not to mention that it gives Poe a character arc from being a hot shot pilot unwilling to follow orders , which results in many casualties that could have been prevented , to his seeing the value of teamwork in the end and becoming a more capable leader . I suspect we may see a continuation to growth and maturity for him in the next episode.

Yeah, but RJ apparently forgot that Poe had been well established as a responsible, and well respected leader in other pieces of canon. Not only does Poe’s representation as a reckless flyboy with little regard for the lifes of his collegues not seem very consistent with the way he was represented in TFA, but especially not with his representation in his own comic book. So, I felt Poe was significantly dumbed down in order to fit into the Holdo arc RJ created for him in TLJ.

As someone who read the entirety of his comic book’s run right before I saw TLJ, this seems way off base. It seemed like a perfectly fitting arc for his character to have. He’s not dumb in TLJ, just got headed. That’s not inconsistent.

He’s more than just hot headed. He got dozens of people killed for no apparent reason other than to be able to say, he destroyed a Dreadnought, and organized a mutiny. He was shown to be completely irresponsible.

He states his case for the attack pretty well. The Dreadnaught’s a fleet killer. He even retroactively has a point because if he didn’t destroy it they all would’ve been dead when the Supremacy tracked them.

Irresponsible is not dumb. He thought he was doing the right thing.

I felt Poe was forced into the reckless cowboy trope to force the narrative, that these types of movies glorify the reckless male action hero, and that this trope should be subverted. This sort of political messaging is different in that it essentially tries to tell us that these tropes, that are to some extend also part of the Star Wars mythology are wrong or lack sophistication. I think this subversion of what came before, which fits into the killing the past theme running through TLJ, is what annoys a lot of fans. People don’t like to be told, they are wrong or unsophisticated for liking the escapism of certain tropes in fiction. I think this is also where the difference is with Lucas’ political messaging, namely that there’s an air of superiority, that rubs people the wrong way.

I’m sure in 77 people were angry that George was ruining the escapism by destroying the damsel in distress trope for political reasons.

No, they were not, because for Lucas the story and characters came first.

There is no difference between what Lucas did and what Johnson did.

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#1217398
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
Time

DrDre said:

screams in the void said:

^ this. Not to mention that it gives Poe a character arc from being a hot shot pilot unwilling to follow orders , which results in many casualties that could have been prevented , to his seeing the value of teamwork in the end and becoming a more capable leader . I suspect we may see a continuation to growth and maturity for him in the next episode.

Yeah, but RJ apparently forgot that Poe had been well established as a responsible, and well respected leader in other pieces of canon. Not only does Poe’s representation as a reckless flyboy with little regard for the lifes of his collegues not seem very consistent with the way he was represented in TFA, but especially not with his representation in his own comic book. So, I felt Poe was significantly dumbed down in order to fit into the Holdo arc RJ created for him in TLJ.

As someone who read the entirety of his comic book’s run right before I saw TLJ, this seems way off base. It seemed like a perfectly fitting arc for his character to have. He’s not dumb in TLJ, just got headed. That’s not inconsistent.

I felt Poe was forced into the reckless cowboy trope to force the narrative, that these types of movies glorify the reckless male action hero, and that this trope should be subverted. This sort of political messaging is different in that it essentially tries to tell us that these tropes, that are to some extend also part of the Star Wars mythology are wrong or lack sophistication. I think this subversion of what came before, which fits into the killing the past theme running through TLJ, is what annoys a lot of fans. People don’t like to be told, they are wrong or unsophisticated for liking the escapism of certain tropes in fiction. I think this is also where the difference is with Lucas’ political messaging, namely that there’s an air of superiority, that rubs people the wrong way.

I’m sure in 77 people were angry that George was ruining the escapism by destroying the damsel in distress trope for political reasons.