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Frank your Majesty

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#1219198
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

Warbler said:

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that abortion is not a huge and controversial issue, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

Ok, I am going to re-word this to make crystal clear what I meant here.

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

I don’t even know how to respond to this. 1+1=2 is an empirical fact. “Immigration is a problem” and “abortion is a problem” are not empirical facts, they’re opinions.

Aaaactually, you cannot orove prove that 1+1=2. It is an axiom. And 1+1 isn’t always 2, in binary it’s 10.

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#1218789
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/21/star-wars-fans-launch-very-realistic-crowdfunder-to-remake-the-last-jedi/

Remember when we were considered the fan fringe just for asking if we could get a restored OOT? My how times have changed!

The amount of dragging I’ve seen on twitter over this is next level. Absolutely hilarious. I also love the totally real and not at all fake $16.9mil that they have already raised for it.

Good for them. Now they only need 236.5 million more.

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#1218353
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Frank your Majesty said:

I don’t think he’s saying that religion is the reason for crime, but rather giving an example of how atheism is not directly leading to the downfall of society.

“the more secular a US state, the less crime-ridden it is.”

Ok, I was only referring to his latest post, this quote seems like an oversimplification.

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#1217013
Topic
Star Wars Episode VII, VIII, IX George Lucas original story outline, scripts, treatments or his ideas
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DuracellEnergizer said:

If Lucas had been given as much control over the ST as he had over TESB, I would’ve been completely fine with that.

Before we talk about Lucas making the ST that way, we should talk about him doing the PT (and Jedi) that way, because these movies are more in need of improvement.

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#1214143
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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fmalover said:

Trolling aside, The Autistic Asexual has a point.

Why the hell is TFA held in such high regard? I’ve noticed many people have ranked in the upper half of their lists what is essentially a copy-paste of the first SW movie. The reasons commonly given are:

  • It made SW enjoyable again.
  • It did an excellent job setting up the ST.
  • The characters are engaging and well written.

I say Bullshit! All this movie does is recycle the Empire vs Rebels setting of the OT, rebranding them as the First Order and the Resistance. When I first saw TFA I couldn’t stop asking myself how can the FO be every bit as powerful and wealthy as the Empire when it’s made up of leftovers?
The only character I really liked was Rey even if she was way too skilled at everything for someone whose daily routine consists of scavenging ship parts. Finn was an annoying buffoon an Kylo Ren came off as a whiner rather than a menacing villain.

In case anybody here missed it TFA is currently my lowest ranked SW and has earned the distinction of being the only SW movie I didn’t like at all.

The main reason why many people rank TFA high is not that they think it’s a flawless masterpiece, but simply that they don’t like the prequels at all. “It’s better than the prequels” isn’t a very high bar to jump, but it means that TFA is already in the middle of the list. And ROTJ isn’t exactly stellar, either.
Of course that’s all personal opinion and it’s fine if you like the prequels, but I hope you can at least understand that others do not.