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#1354644
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Off Topic OTTO cipoT ffO
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The perfect compositional balance achieved by mirroring an image imbues a work with religious and spiritual implications, as well as conferring a sense of surreality. Thus, the OTTO Movement seeks to combine aspects of the Surreal and the Religious by channeling them through subjects of the popular zeitgeist, i.e., actors. Appeal is not the point, for they are no less than an attempt to connect the spirit of man to that of the divine.

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#1354391
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

So we’re just supposed to accept that he’s the son of Han and Leia and just so happens to be one of the strongest Force users in the galaxy?

Yes, because he trained with their friend who’s one of the strongest Force users in the Galaxy? I don’t see how that’s an issue.

Besides, you talk of jumping sharks with everything happening conveniently nearby, but that’s exactly the problem that Leia Skywalker is the epitome of, which is why I hate it. Can we go back a ANH without every other person being a Skywalker? Now it’s just the story of a robot telling his step-brother to save his twin sister from their father. In the context of the film, that has to be the biggest coincidence in the history of coincidences.

As much as I agree with you that Leia shouldn’t have been a Skywalker, it actually isn’t totally coincidental like the Jakku convergence. It makes sense for Obi-wan to have left Luke’s sister with people who had no love for the Empire who would be involved with the Rebellion. Since the Rebellion would have needed to call on Obi-wan at some point, it was only a matter of time before the siblings met.

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#1354173
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

In fact, the comprehensibility of the entire ST rests on Leia being a Skywalker.

How so? Kylo doesn’t need to be a Skywalker to be a Vader fanboy, and he still comes from two important lineages, if you’re worried about it stealing from Rey Nobody.

So we’re just supposed to accept that he’s the son of Han and Leia and just so happens to be one of the strongest Force users in the galaxy?

I mean, the ST posits three massively important pieces of the plot all happening to land within a couple miles of each other on one planet in the galaxy, so I get that this shark is already well and truly jumped, but why add another coincidence to the pile?

Wait, do you think he’d only inherit strength in the force if Leia was a Jedi? What?

If she was a Skywalker, not a Jedi. Obviously he could be randomly strong in the Force anyway, but it would be quite the coincidence.

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#1354152
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

In fact, the comprehensibility of the entire ST rests on Leia being a Skywalker.

How so? Kylo doesn’t need to be a Skywalker to be a Vader fanboy, and he still comes from two important lineages, if you’re worried about it stealing from Rey Nobody.

So we’re just supposed to accept that he’s the son of Han and Leia and just so happens to be one of the strongest Force users in the galaxy?

I mean, the ST posits three massively important pieces of the plot all happening to land within a couple miles of each other on one planet in the galaxy, so I get that this shark is already well and truly jumped, but why add another coincidence to the pile?

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#1354062
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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paja said:

Hey, you know that one scene in Return of the Jedi Where Darth brings Luke to The Emperor and he says “Ah, yes. A Jedi’s weapon, much like your father’s” Would that mean only the Jedi (Pre Prequels/EU) used them officially labeled as their own weapon?

Meaning that Vader would be the only Sith in out of all to use one as his own.

Note: The term Sith was used in one of the original scripts for SW77

JEDIT:

That makes me theorize that the previous Sith before Vader only used their force abilities/powers and other.

This was many people’s assumption until the prequels, that only Jedi or fallen Jedi would use sabers. It’s a shame George felt the need to give everyone and their Sith brother a red lightsaber.

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#1353864
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Health and Fitness
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Starting in around January I decided to do some daily wrist exercises for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and while I was at it I decided to start doing pushups. For context I couldn’t do a single pushup when I started, just half-pushups with my upper body. But by the end of April I could do over 40 full pushups in a row, as well as some simple weightlifting and wrist exercises. Carpal Tunnel is much improved and I feel better. Last month I was dealing with some stomach mess, probably IBS, which knocked out my desire to exercise, but that cleared up by the end of the month and I started the pushups again. Now I’m back up to 22 at once in just a week or so.

My tip is to find a place where you won’t be bothered and make the time every day to do the exercises, even if it’s at 3:00 in the morning and you really just want to go to bed. It only takes me 15 minutes to do a full range of exercises and even if you don’t feel like it you can almost certainly do a little bit. At least that’s what I have been telling myself and it’s mostly been working so far, IBS hiatus notwithstanding.

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#1353845
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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StarkillerAG said:

I know that as editors, canon doesn’t matter, and we can do whatever we want. But “whatever we want” ideally shouldn’t include Jar Jar being an evil Sith mastermind. That idea is dumb, it always has been dumb, and I don’t understand why some people unironically vouch for it.

Is anyone unironically vouching for it though?

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#1351536
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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idir_hh said:

Came across this old reddit post that compares the leaked TFA call sheet with the theatrical film.

The early cut was basically a different film: longer, less derivative, juicier and more fleshed out.
https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/3y1rw8/what_got_cut_call_sheet_leaks_vs_the_film/

I’m starting to see a pattern here, JJ.

Fascinating.

Though I doubt that this material would have made the film more sensible.

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#1351103
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I was just watching an episode of The Flash with a guest appearance by Mark Hamill and he says ‘I am your father’.

Rey is already a Palpatine now so all we need is for the ghost of Luke to show up in the final confrontation of TROS to really confuse everyone. I wonder if we can get audio for the other Jedi all claiming that they are actually her father. Then Maury steps into the throne room.

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#1350619
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Idea: Tiny edit idea for ESB
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SparkySywer said:

Chase Adams said:

JakeRyan17 said:

My head cannon is that ESB is accidentally more accurate than the rest of Star Wars, Nolan’s Interstellar-style. Time might pass differently on the surface of different planets versus space?

You’re exactly right. I would go as far to say that it isn’t even accidental.

I wouldn’t go with an Interstellar explanation with it. Maybe Dagobah has a weird relationship to the Force that drives the flow of time in a different manner than the rest of the universe?

Invoking Interstellar implies to me that it was Luke’s training which was dilated in time since the time dilation of Interstellar happened mostly on the water planet, but in this case it would be as Duracell said and be the dilation of time on the Falcon as it traveled at near-light speed. For a normal observer such as Luke or Vader, the events of the film would take place over many weeks while Han and Leia would experience only a few days.

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#1350490
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Star Wars Episode IX (was) to be directed by Colin Trevorrow - DUEL OF THE FATES RIP
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StarkillerAG said:

NeverarGreat said:

I’d actually argue that their connection until the Throne Room is much less problematic than either of the other part 2 romances in the Saga.

Can you elaborate on this? I kind of understand your point with Anakin and Padme, but is Han and Leia seriously worse than Reylo?

In totality, the Reylo dynamic is more toxic than Han/Leia, but they really run in opposite directions. Han/Leia starts out with a bit of earnest attraction in Star Wars, then devolves in Empire to a toxic relationship by two domineering personalities. By the end this is revealed as a mask for their genuine affection for each other.

Rey/Kylo stars out as toxic as they come, with Kylo wanting Rey for his power fantasy and Rey using Kylo’s power against him, taking it into herself and becoming his opposite. In TLJ this relationship is explored, and Rey believes that their connection means that they can be reconciled. However by the end the Yin/Yang of this relationship is revealed. Each is incomplete without the other, yet their values are also irreconcilable due to the nature of their power (darkness rises, and light to meet it). The implication is that neither can change without destroying the balance between them, and this forces them into a stalemate by the end of the film and Rey decisively rejects Kylo’s call to the darkness.

Of course TROS craps all over this nuanced view of their relationship by simply making them a ‘Dyad’, whatever that means. Kylo could always turn to the light without affecting their balance of power, apparently, which places the fault for their toxic relationship entirely at Kylo’s feet. So with TROS Reylo is definitely more toxic than Han/Leia, but I think there was potential in the final installment for an exploration of their relationship which would have lead to a satisfying synthesis of the Yin/Yang power dynamic while also not excusing Kylo’s genuinely bad behavior.

TL;DR: You’re right that Han/Leia was better but I like pretending that TROS was actually an entirely different and better movie.

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#1350329
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Star Wars Episode IX (was) to be directed by Colin Trevorrow - DUEL OF THE FATES RIP
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Pretty sure that neither Kylo nor Rey care for the Force Skype at the beginning, but by the middle of the film there is the beginning of a real romantic connection. Of course Kylo goes back to negging by the end of the film which causes Rey’s rejection but that’s not really what’s happening during the majority of their connection.

I’d actually argue that their connection until the Throne Room is much less problematic than either of the other part 2 romances in the Saga.