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RicOlie_2

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#1413366
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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SPOILERS ahead:

I felt like there wasn’t really enough of an explanation of how Wanda got such crazy powers. They seem to come from nowhere…her grief maybe. I don’t know how the comics handle it, but I feel like something was missing on that score.

Other than that though, it was amazing! And the after credits scene… Just when I thought it couldn’t get crazier.

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#1412189
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Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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Stardust1138 said:

Oh thanks, RicOlie_2! Though I’d say this thread looks to be more for paintings and that type of art versus photography?

Well, it also used to be where people (including me) would share their photos, but I think Duracell’s collages were the main feature of the thread after a while.

A photography thread wouldn’t be a bad idea, though.

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#1411907
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Spuffure said:

Anyways this isn’t a discussion thread and I suggest we go back on topic before the thread is derailed.

Conversation naturally goes from one thing to another. If we always had to strictly stick to b*tching in this thread, Off Topic would have gotten real boring, real fast. I’d rather it not get any boringer. 😛

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#1410582
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Random Thoughts
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Yeah, that’s pretty accurate. The Star Wars sections of this site are still pretty active, but Off Topic has yet to revive. Maybe one day… But that doesn’t mean it’ll be as fun as it used to be. No moderation meant things got pretty delightfully ridiculous at times and there was a repertoire of inside jokes/forum memes that will be lost to time.

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#1409835
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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DZ-330 said:

I’m really looking forward to Mando on Mandalore doing Mandalorian things.

desperately trying to get forum back on topic

looks around sheepishly

I am too. It’ll be interesting to see what it will be like without Grogu being a focal point. I am looking forward to the resolution of the darksaber subplot, and seeing Mandalore in live action (outside of brief flashbacks).

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#1407909
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Random Thoughts
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jedi_bendu said:

He had an impressive first few days, he’s even out-progressived Justin Trudeau by suspending US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and hopefully our government here in the UK will feel enough pressure to follow suit on things like that. This backtracking on the $2000 stimulus checks is disappointing, but I fully expected scenarios like this to happen, and fully expected that once Biden was in office there’d be a lot of campaigning, and twitter hashtagging, and online bullying the US President in order to achieve progressive change.

So far Biden’s been better than I expected honestly - with more executive orders than Clinton, Bush or Obama signed in their first fortnight, he did more good for America in one day than Trump did in four years. As a leftist, I’m just glad to have a president with whom the American left might have some chance of being listened to.

His decision about Keystone XL wasn’t very progressive though… It just means more oil being transported in environmentally destructive ways and from countries with no environmental standards.

I think some of his other policies are awful too, but for the sake of sparing this thread the fate of the politics thread, I’ll try to avoid stirring the pot too much.

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#1407368
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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jedi_bendu said:

Spuffure said:

I hate gender roles, and what’s worse is when I say that, I look like a radical feminist and imagine what is called a SJW (not 100% sure if that’s an okay term).

Eh, no offence but anyone who uses ‘SJW’ unironically in the year 2021 loses all their credibility for me. I don’t know if you’d offend anyone by using it, but it’s really become a staple of comments made by butthurt fanboys when complaining about agendas and trying to disguise their own bigotry.

I’m not at all trying to say that this is you, I’d just warn you off using it.

EDIT: laughing at how this looks off the back of Malthus’ post

I think there’s definitely an SJW “type” that tends to be very intolerant of anything not “progressive” and engages heavily in virtue signalling, without having a solid rational basis for their views. The term probably gets overused, but so does any derogatory word, especially ones with political connotations. Those who use “SJW” for anyone who holds liberal or left-wing views are just being unfair.

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#1407149
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Instead of seeing it as a negative thing, you could see it as a great opportunity to learn how conservatives think, and get to understand them better. Politely try to figure out why they believe what they believe, and feel free to disagree, but also recognize that they have way more life experience than you and their beliefs didn’t develop in a vacuum.

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#1406650
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things we Love
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Yoda Is Your Father said:

<div class=“PostQuote”><span class=“Italics”>Originally posted by: <span class=“Bold”>Gaffer Tape</span></span>
Are you doing better?</div>

Actually, since you asked, I’m no the verge of a mental breakdown and seriously considering flying home for a few weeks to clear my head and return to my new L.A. life refreshed and ready for the challenge. I’m not myself right now.

It’s kind of sad that no one ever responded to this post…