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#1257300
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Religion
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RicOlie_2 said:

Because eternal salvation is a lot more important than 80-or-so years on earth.

This mindset is why traditional Christianity is distasteful to me. It places evangelism over compassion for your fellow man, and it paints God as an asshole; the former is dehumanizing, the latter frankly blasphemous.

And now that we’ve minimized the spread of so many diseases, the risk of spreading disease is a lot less than it once was.

Still too great for these people, it would appear, or it wouldn’t be illegal to make contact with them.

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#1257284
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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Fang Zei said:

But I honestly wonder if there still couldn’t have been a way to tell a story set 41 years after Endor and within the same continuity as the EU that didn’t require audiences to know what had transpired in that time.

Sure. Just set your story 200-1000 years into the future, don’t use any OT characters, and don’t reference any events from the post-ROTJ SW Universe. Which is as it should’ve been, since the window of opportunity for a proper ST starring Luke, Leia, et al. closed after the early '00s.

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#1257199
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LordZerome1080 said:

SilverWook said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LordZerome1080 said:

fmalover said:

The Star Wars franchise has been inconsistent in their portrayal of Dark Side corruption.

In the OT the only instances of Dark Side corruption are Vader and the Emperor, with both having very pale skin, and in the Emperor’s case in particular, yellow eyes. Later we meet Darth Maul, who has the yellow eyes characteristic of the Dark Side, but retained his youthful appearance throughout the twenty years leading up to the Battle of Yavin. Count Dooku shows no signs of Dark Side corruption implying his fall to the dark side has been relatively recent or he doesn’t draw from the Dark Side as much as others do. ROTS really screws up the whole notion of Dark Side corruption by revealing the reason Palpatine looks the way he does in the OT is because of Mace Windu deflecting the Force lightning back at him (I always assumed it was because of his many years immersed in the Dark Side), and finally we have Anakin Skywalker whose eyes only turn yellow when he’s really angry or something. Finally we have Snoke and Kylo Ren, with Snoke looking very old and decrepit but doesn’t have yellow eyes even though he’s established to be a longtime practitioner of the Dark Side, and Kylo Ren who been a Dark Side practitioner for at least ten years yet doesn’t show the slightest hint of Dark Side corruption.

This franchise seriously can’t make up its mind regarding the whole dark side corruption subject.

I will help you with that, Disney doesn’t count as cannon. Only the Expanded Universe counts as cannon in this case, cause the EU makes sense when it comes to Dark Side Degradation.

They’re both cannon because they’re both explosive and damaging.

Why so much EU hatred from you Duracell?

Because 50-60% of it is deleterious garbage. But that should please you, no? That leaves 40-50% which is better than anything Disney has churned out.

Are you Kethleen in disguise or something?

No, but I wouldn’t pass up the chance to get in her pants.

Again, please keep such desires to yourself.

It makes me uncomfortable

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#1257101
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LordZerome1080 said:

fmalover said:

The Star Wars franchise has been inconsistent in their portrayal of Dark Side corruption.

In the OT the only instances of Dark Side corruption are Vader and the Emperor, with both having very pale skin, and in the Emperor’s case in particular, yellow eyes. Later we meet Darth Maul, who has the yellow eyes characteristic of the Dark Side, but retained his youthful appearance throughout the twenty years leading up to the Battle of Yavin. Count Dooku shows no signs of Dark Side corruption implying his fall to the dark side has been relatively recent or he doesn’t draw from the Dark Side as much as others do. ROTS really screws up the whole notion of Dark Side corruption by revealing the reason Palpatine looks the way he does in the OT is because of Mace Windu deflecting the Force lightning back at him (I always assumed it was because of his many years immersed in the Dark Side), and finally we have Anakin Skywalker whose eyes only turn yellow when he’s really angry or something. Finally we have Snoke and Kylo Ren, with Snoke looking very old and decrepit but doesn’t have yellow eyes even though he’s established to be a longtime practitioner of the Dark Side, and Kylo Ren who been a Dark Side practitioner for at least ten years yet doesn’t show the slightest hint of Dark Side corruption.

This franchise seriously can’t make up its mind regarding the whole dark side corruption subject.

I will help you with that, Disney doesn’t count as cannon. Only the Expanded Universe counts as cannon in this case, cause the EU makes sense when it comes to Dark Side Degradation.

They’re both cannon because they’re both explosive and damaging.

Why so much EU hatred from you Duracell?

Because 50-60% of it is deleterious garbage. But that should please you, no? That leaves 40-50% which is better than anything Disney has churned out.

Are you Kethleen in disguise or something?

No, but I wouldn’t pass up the chance to get in her pants.

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#1257052
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

LordZerome1080 said:

fmalover said:

The Star Wars franchise has been inconsistent in their portrayal of Dark Side corruption.

In the OT the only instances of Dark Side corruption are Vader and the Emperor, with both having very pale skin, and in the Emperor’s case in particular, yellow eyes. Later we meet Darth Maul, who has the yellow eyes characteristic of the Dark Side, but retained his youthful appearance throughout the twenty years leading up to the Battle of Yavin. Count Dooku shows no signs of Dark Side corruption implying his fall to the dark side has been relatively recent or he doesn’t draw from the Dark Side as much as others do. ROTS really screws up the whole notion of Dark Side corruption by revealing the reason Palpatine looks the way he does in the OT is because of Mace Windu deflecting the Force lightning back at him (I always assumed it was because of his many years immersed in the Dark Side), and finally we have Anakin Skywalker whose eyes only turn yellow when he’s really angry or something. Finally we have Snoke and Kylo Ren, with Snoke looking very old and decrepit but doesn’t have yellow eyes even though he’s established to be a longtime practitioner of the Dark Side, and Kylo Ren who been a Dark Side practitioner for at least ten years yet doesn’t show the slightest hint of Dark Side corruption.

This franchise seriously can’t make up its mind regarding the whole dark side corruption subject.

I will help you with that, Disney doesn’t count as cannon. Only the Expanded Universe counts as cannon in this case, cause the EU makes sense when it comes to Dark Side Degradation.

They’re both cannon because they’re both explosive and damaging.

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#1256876
Topic
The Superman Trilogy, Part I: The Last Son of Krypton
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EXT. SMALLVILLE — GAS STATION — DAY

Kenny is seated on a bench out front, reading a paperback, when a car pulls up to the pumps. Setting down his book, Kenny rises and goes to his customer.

DRIVER: 16¢ of gas. And give my windshield a wash, if you please.

KENNY: Not a problem, sir.

Cleaning the man’s windshield, Kenny then fills the tank. Once that’s done, the driver pays Kenny.

KENNY: Have yourself a fine day, sir.

Replying with a nod, the man pulls out and away.

Lana, on her bicycle, is riding along the side of the road. Upon nearing the gas station, she gives Kenny a wave. Taking off his cap, he waves back, smiling.

EXT. NELL’S HOME/FRONT YARD — DAY

Lana parks her bicycle at the front step. Taking a leather portfolio up from the bike basket, she goes to the door and KNOCKS.

INT. NELL’S HOME/BEDROOM — DAY

Clark and Nell are together under the sheets. Lying flat on her back, Nell stares deep into Clark’s eyes. He freezes in mid-thrust.

NELL: Why’d you stop?

CLARK: There’s someone at the door.

NELL: (laughs) You can’t hear the door from here.

CLARK: I heard it.

NELL: (sighs) They’ll go away.

Conceding her argument, Clark resumes his stride.

EXT. NELL’S HOME/FRONT YARD

Lana knocks again. When Nell fails to answer the door a second time, Lana tries the knob. Finding the door unlocked, she opens it and slips inside.

INT. NELL’S HOME/ENTRANCE HALL — DAY

LANA: Aunt Nell? Lana. (beat) I have those papers for you….

Lana creeps deeper into the house.

INT. NELL’S HOME/BEDROOM — DAY

The lovers MOAN.

INT. NELL’S HOME/HALLWAY OUTSIDE BEDROOM — DAY

From here, Lana can hear the lovemaking occurring in the bedroom. Curious, aroused, she silently steps down the hall to the bedroom door, which is a crack open.

INT. NELL’S HOME/BEDROOM — DAY

Deep in the throes of passion, neither Nell nor Clark notice the crack in the door widen.

INT. NELL’S HOME/HALLWAY OUTSIDE BEDROOM — DAY

Discretely peering through the gap, the wry smile on Lana’s lips dies as she spies who is with her aunt.

INT. NELL’S HOME/BEDROOM — DAY

Arms and legs wrapped around Clark, Nell climaxes.

INT. NELL’S HOME/HALLWAY OUTSIDE BEDROOM — DAY

Lana steps back, dropping the portfolio to the floor. The door then swings open of its own accord, leaving the two parties in full view of each other.

CLARK: (surprised) Lana!

Shocked, embarrassed, Lana dashes off.

CLARK: Wait! Lana!

Pulling away from Nell, Clark retrieves his pants and struggles to slip into them.

EXT. NELL’S HOME/FRONT YARD — DAY

Hopping on her bicycle, Lana kicks off, pedalling furiously to put distance between her and the cottage. Clark bursts through the front door.

CLARK: Lana!

Not stopping, not circling back, Lana angrily wipes unbidden tears from her eyes.

EXT. KENT FARM — CORN FIELD — DAY

To the back of the tractor has been hitched a reaper-binder. As Martha guides the tractor through the rows, the corn stalks are collected into the binder, automatically tied into bundles, then deposited out the back on the grass.

CUT TO

Some hours later.

Clad in purple flannel shirt and blue overalls, Linda goes about collecting the corn bundles from the ground, using her super strength to handle multiple bundles in both arms at once, using her super speed to stack them into shooks in a fraction of the time it would take a team of humans to complete the task.

As Linda finishes arranging the last shook, she hears a plaintive CRY. Following the sound, she looks up to find a red-tailed hawk gliding through the sky, its wings spread wide. She scrutinizes the raptor. A sense of familiarity falls over her.

INT. BARN/LOFT — DAY

Clark stands by the open loft door, looking out across the property, pensive. Hearing the CREAK of wood behind him, he looks over his shoulder to find Lana climbing the ladder. Reaching the top, she rises, facing Clark, face dark.

CLARK: (uncomfortable) Hi.

Lana approaches him.

LANA: How long?

CLARK: Lana —

LANA: (interrupts) I know what I saw, Clark. Just tell me … how long?

CLARK: Coming up on a month now.

LANA: (nods) She is a handsome woman.

Something catching her attention, Lana glances over Clark’s shoulder. Outside, Linda stands facing the barn. The brunette looks up at them, studying them.

LANA: (frowns) Who’s that?

Clark looks outside.

CLARK: (thinking) My cousin.

LANA: You’ve never mentioned her before. (beat) Where’s she from?

CLARK: Far away. Quebec.

At Clark’s touch, they leave the open door. Deeper into the loft’s shadows, Clark gently takes Lana by the shoulders, gazing into her eyes imploringly.

CLARK: Don’t tell anyone.

Lana studies Clark’s eyes. Closing her own, she leans forward and plants a tender kiss on his cheek. Stepping away without a word, she returns to the ladder.

Clark touches his cheek, feeling the lingering warmth of her kiss.

FLYER’S POV — ARGO (DREAM)

At transonic speed, we fly over Argo’s sprawling cityscape. Under the black sky of night, the crystal of the towering citadels and streets emits a blue-violet glow, bringing artificial, otherworldly day to the alien metropolis.

CUT TO

The flyer, who we can see is Linda, accompanied by her pet prism-bird.

Attired in the bodysuit we first saw her in, her hair once again blond, she soars with her arms out behind her, unassisted by any flying apparatus. As the wind meets her head-on, streaming her long hair out behind her, she grins and turns over, performing a loop-the-loop through the air. The prism-bird is quick to mirror her performance.

INT. KENT HOME/LINDA’S BEDROOM — NIGHT

Linda wakes to find herself floating in mid-air, suspended over her bed. Immediately she collapses onto the mattress, breaking the bed with a CRASH.

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#1256698
Topic
your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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DrDre said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Voss Caltrez said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Voss Caltrez said:

Luke using the dark side to choke out the guards at Jabba’s palace.

Actually, this is one of the tidbits of ROTJ I do still like. It’s morally gray stuff like that the film needed much more of.

But who is Darth Henrietta? The Emperor?

Yeah. With the makeup, cackling, and aerodynamics, ROTS Palpatine brings to mind Henrietta from Evil Dead II.

Supposedly, it was done to make audiences unsure of whether or not Luke would become like his father, or stay on the good side. If that’s the reason, that’s cool.
But still, I thought that once you start down the path of the dark side, forever it will consumes you.
If he’s using the dark side of the Force, he must have been practicing it to some degree. And it’s like, why would he do that? How can you pick and choose when you’re going to use the dark side, and still not become evil?
And I thought the Force was only for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

The Jedi interpretation of the Force is just that — an interpretation. Just because they view the Force through some quasi-Objectivist framework which recognizes no shades of gray doesn’t mean the Force is truly like that.

The greatest failure of the SW films — and the franchise as a whole, really — is this idea that the Jedi have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on the Force and that any path differing from theirs is deficient.

I disagree. It is Lucas who invented this universe and its rules. He deliberately opted to introduce the concept of the Force and a dark side, a universe without many shades of grey. It is not a fault, it is part of its identity. I don’t see why the Star Wars universe should be made to conform to our own real world sense of morality. In my view this weakens the mythology.

I guess you could say this is among the top 3 reasons why I’m a lapsed Star Wars fan. Not only do I no longer believe in its fundamental worldview, I find that worldview utterly repugnant.