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Quackula

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16-May-2011
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#486082
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PT Optimism
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That's one huge post for being entirely about the little things you enjoyed in the PT.

...and I agree with a lot of them too. Guess it's those little moments that don't make the PT entirely unbearable. Probably why many fanedits work. Too bad they really don't make up for the bigger problems.

I think the thing with Anakin is simply that Lucas thought the best way to write a 'troubled Jedi' would be to write him as an angsty teenager. I sorta doubt that many actors could've pulled off Anakin as written and make him remotely bearable, so I kinda feel that Hayden gets a lot of undeserved flak for that performance.

 

...anyhow, I liked all the little continuity nods and jokes and whatnot. Obi-Wan's "you'll be the death of me" line always makes me smile a bit.

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#485844
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Heavy Metal
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I can't really say much right now since I'm running out the door for work, so yeah this should be brief:

I love my metal. Especially the older death metal from the 80s and early 90s like Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, etc. I'm quite partial to just about all forms of metal though, and love me plenty of power metal and nwobhm.

It's quite a shame that most established american bands seem to almost exclusively tour europe nowadays.

Zombie, you should check out the upcoming album from Hell (UK). They're an old 80s nwobhm demo band that was pretty influential, but didn't ever get a full length released. They finally got things in order and are releasing an album, I think you'd enjoy it!

here's a youtube of a song from it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqCnk3YUC4

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#484213
Topic
Star Wars could have been a modern day Iliad.
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TV's Frink said:

generalfrevious said:

ESB/TORJ made SW the masterpiece it was. It created an even richer world than the first movie (and that's saying a lot). IT might not be Homer, but it still is an irreplaceable fixture in our collective psyche.

TORJ?  The Original Returning Jedi?

A New Return of the Revenge of the Attacking Phantom Strikes Back

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#483325
Topic
Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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avoidz said:

skyjedi2005 said:

In what year did Lucas stop calling them the special edition.  The blu rays are being advertised as the original trilogy, which i think is false advertising by removing the special edition from it.

Shouldn't it be special edition 2.0 or 2.1 if you consider the remixed audio on star wars ?

Further evidence of Lucas' plan to erase the original theatrical versions from LFL, film history and memory.

He kinda fucked up including the crummy laserdisc transfers as bonuses in the '06 dvds.

He can try to erase the originals from history, but it's ridiculously futile, especially in the internet age.

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#483321
Topic
what is everyones musical influence and any musicans here
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haljordan28 said:

How do ypu know if I dont play any metal? lol.  As a matter of fact I do.

Considering you've only recently been exposed to Dio and Ozzy I somehow doubt your metal credentials are as extensive as you claim.

And if you haven't observed by now, it's your snobbish attitude that people are having the biggest problem with. You seriously need to learn some humility.

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#483219
Topic
what is everyones musical influence and any musicans here
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Murry Sparkles said:

Quackula said:

Also, what makes a good growl is really hard to pin down, it varies a lot from band to band and listener to listener. It's one of those things that's hard to define, but you know it when you hear a good one (assuming you're into that sort of thing, of course).

 Some of my favourite growlers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIXJFRVUdWo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_I0AqW3fo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eShSOlhX9w

No John Tardy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQgCZasm6mU

 

Also, @none, Hatebeak was hilarious. As far as pure novelty bands go it's great. I remember discovering them a long time ago. There was a similar band that did it with dogs if I remember right.

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#483189
Topic
what is everyones musical influence and any musicans here
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@twooffour: this was the last place I expected to ever see someone link to early Cryptopsy.

Also, what makes a good growl is really hard to pin down, it varies a lot from band to band and listener to listener. It's one of those things that's hard to define, but you know it when you hear a good one (assuming you're into that sort of thing, of course).

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#483120
Topic
what is everyones musical influence and any musicans here
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haljordan28 said:

Quackula said:

And I agree, metal guitar isn't too difficult. Shredders are a dime a dozen, what I'm saying is that it doesn't matter and never has.

where did I say it mattered?

Your entire post was pretty much about how it was a shit genre because it was easy to play.

But meh, maybe you're right about sucking it up, maybe I'm reading more into what you're saying than you really are. You'd think after 30-40 years of people saying this kind of stuff we'd be used to it. It's still aggravating though, especially when you make this sort of music yourself.

The best death metal is the simple stuff btw. Bolt Throwerrrrrrrr