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Morgan the Boost

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#1324213
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The Thread Where You Wax Rhapsodic about Your Book Collection
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I had a bookcase with a shelf dedicated soley to the work of David Eddings, including a little crystal rose that sat there, based on one of his fantasy novels magical mcguffins.

Since learning Eddings and his wife both did time in prison in the 70s for child abuse, and had their kids taken from them, I don’t have the same warm fuzzies and have taken that collection and stored it with old textbooks in the garage.

The shelf has been a general mishmash since then, but I miss the look of a themed shelf.

Now debating whether that shelf should be Classical Mythology, or Dungeons and Dragons stuff (gamebooks and novels).

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#1314809
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

ZkinandBonez said:

It just occurred to me that one of the funnier coincidences regarding the Rey Palpatine retcon is that now it finally makes sense that a scavenger on Jakku speaks with a British accent. Granted her parents, even if they were genuine “nobodies”, could come from the core worlds, though that seems a little weird for “filthy junk traders” that sold off their own child for drinking money. It doesn’t really matter, but at least the EU writers won’t have figure it out in the future.

Unkar Plutt had a British accent.

Annie’s mom had whatever the hell her accent was, and yet Annie was American.
Its midiclorians.

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#1314759
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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theprequelsrule said:

ChainsawAsh said:

theprequelsrule said:

Cthulhunicron said:

I’m still trying to wrap my brain around Palpatine’s resurrection.

My current theory is Exogol Palpatine is the same one from the prequels. ROTJ was a clone being controlled like a puppet, a la Snoke. This would explain why he’s so decrepit and withered in TROS, and why he still has the face scars after being regenerated. My thinking is that Palpatine cannot simply clone a new body and transfer his soul into it, he can only control them remotely using the Force. This explains why he needs Rey. Eventually his body will grow so old (and possibly withered by excessive dark side energies) that even his life support equipment will no longer sustain him.

What do you think?

I think Dark Empire’s idea was way better then the shit sandwich TROS gave us.

How would you know? You haven’t seen it or TLJ, right?

There are enough spoilers out there for me to form a judgement. And Dark Empire already had the idea that Palpatine needed a non-clone force-sensitive body to transfer his essence into.

No. You can’t form an opinion reading spoilers. That’s stupid. Stupid stupid stupid.

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#1314588
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Bingowings said:

I don’t know if it could be done but. In Return of the Jedi Han says to Luke “I owe you one” it would have worked better if he said “You still owe me one” as he saved Luke in the original Death Star attack and on the frozen wastes of Both. It would show that despite his gratitude for being saved he has retained his essential 'Han’ness, something sorely missed in this film.

It really just shows Han is really bad at math.

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#1314499
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Started thinking about Empire and Jedi today.

ESB was so radically different and full of new and shocking ideas compared to SW77.

ROTJ was less bold, less original, and had far less to say, just wrapping things up quick and efficient, and throwing an extra “Surprise you’re related to someone!” that kinda comes out of nowhere.

Now I look at the ST and here George’s words again… it echoes. Like jazz.

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#1313197
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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yotsuya said:

Audience reactions have appeared on Rotten Tomatoes. Instead of the 58% the 309 critics have given it, 9628 audience reactions rate it at 86%. So right now it is critically panned but loved by the audience.

No. It’s a film being rated by people who do that kind of thing. And those ratings have been manipulated six ways from Sunday Up and Down and Sideways for all sorts of movies by angry reddit threads for years now.

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#1313194
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Flick was a lot of fun. The NEW stuff was cool. Force switcheroos, treasure hunts, Dark Science. I did not think a Kylo redemption story would be satisfying, but I dug it.

TLJ set the bar pretty high for how visually breathtaking it was, and the interesting shots and editing. Rise doesn’t even try to compete.

I think it was weakened by Abrams absolute love of homaging other films (Spock screaming “KHAN!” is forever seared in my memories). I was left with the impression of “I’ve heard this joke before.” TFA had a lot of that but I minded less because that movie also set up lots of new things. This film pays off those new things with more re-runs.

Emotionally and thematically “Rey from nowhere” really resonated with me, and undoing that with version #74 of “No… X is your Y” relative reveal didn’t seem worth it, neither did thematically changing Luke’s exile with the Palpatine-knowledge.

Rey is like 25. Her dad looked 30. Was Palpy on Tindr getting the ladies during the Clone Wars? In his 70s?

That Snoke was a clone explained nothing and created more questions. That is peak Abrams.

And having a beloved character die, get the feels from the audience, and then pull a switcheroo on the audience TWICE seemed a little much.

My least favorite of the sequels.

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#1291235
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Best Explanation Of Mary Sue Issue
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regularjoe said:

In my opinion a lot of what drives (the non-bot/Ruski type stuff) this is just your basic incel toxic internet stuff.
How do I deal with it?
I don’t give it the time of day.
I don’t go to any of these sites or watch the YouTube videos because a lot of this is driven by people with an agenda and they latch onto anything and the videos are more about them then the content of the media that they are on a rant about.
I’m a geezer, was 11 when I saw the first one in '77.
I have an eight year old gamer kid and my wife and I have to police his YT activity for the same reason. He goes out looking for a solution on something that he’s stuck on and winds up with a twenty five minute long video that is essentially some basement dweller playing a game talking nonstop about how awesome he is.
An unexpected consequence of the internet is the ability to observe free range toxic people in their natural habitat.
They want validation via likes, clicks, watchings, comments.
Don’t give it to them.
You like a movie, you like it. Don’t go around justifying and making excuses for the things that you like, love and are inspired by.

Yeah. This.

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#1291091
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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ATMachine said:

Morgan the Boost said:

screams in the void said:

I can’t believe that in all my years of viewing the film hundreds of times, I never picked up on this . Turns out Vader had a theme before the Imperial March that was a lot more subdued in the original film . The video they link to near the bottom of the page really makes one aware of it . Now I will never be able to not notice it on future viewings !..http://episodenothing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-music-of-star-wars-that-we-never_16.html

By the winged devils of Onderon! I KNOW that piece of music, could hum it… but my brain never thought of it as a THEME/MOTIF in that way. It’s overshadowed in my brain box by the more dynamic Imperial March, which is strengthened by being in multiple films.

It’s a very low-key motif. More fitted to represent a bureaucracy than a regime of terror. Hardly surprising that John Williams thought better of it in subsequent films.

Yeah, but the Empire IS more bureaucratic. Grand Moff has staff meetings where people are allowed to argue. Until SW starts they’ve been used to answering somewhat to the Senate. Subordinates talk back to Vader and he listens.

By ESB things have changed. Vader is driven, and has the big boss chair unquestioned. The reign of terror has really begun. So the theme switch really fits the films.

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#1291043
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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screams in the void said:

I can’t believe that in all my years of viewing the film hundreds of times, I never picked up on this . Turns out Vader had a theme before the Imperial March that was a lot more subdued in the original film . The video they link to near the bottom of the page really makes one aware of it . Now I will never be able to not notice it on future viewings !..http://episodenothing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-music-of-star-wars-that-we-never_16.html

By the winged devils of Onderon! I KNOW that piece of music, could hum it… but my brain never thought of it as a THEME/MOTIF in that way. It’s overshadowed in my brain box by the more dynamic Imperial March, which is strengthened by being in multiple films.

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#1291039
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Kids these days
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I am 8 films into a chronological rewatch with my kids.

The Phantom EDIT
Attack of the Clones
(2D Animated Clone Wars cartoons)
Revenge of the Sith
Solo
Rogue One
Star Wars DESPECIALIZED Harmy
Empire REVISITED Adywan
Return of the Jedi Special Edition

My kids, 7 and 10, are having a blast.

Not ONCE have they commented on changing special effects or film stock. No comment on cartoon vs puppet Yoda.

My daughter, during the SW trench run, did ask “how do the make explosions so REAL!” That was the extent of it.

While they’ve grown up with Star Wars, Marvel films are what kids are super into these days, and cartoons also, so they’ve probably seen “LEGO Droid Tales” more than the actual films.

Nice to see it with a fresh pair of eyes.