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RicOlie_2

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#1398854
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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SilverWook said:

SparkySywer said:

DominicCobb said:

Now we have the mods editing and now removing comments that poked holes in their side of the story (and again, mine was simply proposing a simple way to get to the bottom of it all), for frankly very dubious reasons, it’s shady as hell and makes me lose a lot of sympathy for them. Kind of makes me think that Junior’s comment was onto something…

As I’ve said before, I’ve been on this forum a heck of a long time. Through thick and thin and some of the worst times in my life, this forum was often my refuge. Accepting the moderator gig was a way to give back to this crazy wonderful place. If people think I’m being shady or dishonest now, maybe I should retire? What good am I as a mod if I don’t have your trust?
I had just emerged from a lengthy personal crisis days before the pandemic started, and was stressed and worn out already. I’ve already planned to take a sabbatical when I can finally get my damned eye surgery. The pandemic and insurance shenanigans have played hell with that.

Something I’ll have to ponder for a while.

Speaking for myself, you’re one of the mods I’ve appreciated the most. I don’t think any of the issues are with you.

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#1398590
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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oojason said:

Dom, Frink’s perma-ban was for ‘continued derailing threads / and spread unrelated forum drama across the site - despite multiple previous requests & warnings not to do so, and then followed by temporary bans.’

This was after a temp-ban a few weeks earlier for ‘repeated derailing of threads, flaming/baiting, personal attacks etc… despite multiple requests, PMs, and warnings not to continue’.

Before this, there were other similar issues over a considerable length of time with Frink - with him even admitting he had derailed threads on here.

Haha, the constant derailing of threads was my favourite part about this place. 😃 But to each their own.

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#1398531
Topic
Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Nilbog said:

Rather than regurgitate the Empire in the sequel trilogy and The Mandalorian, they should have invented a brand-new enemy.

Additionally, I wish Stormtroopers would actually pose a threat rather than be disposable fodder ala the putty patrol in Power Rangers. It’s a wonder they’ve conquered anything at all.

For the sequel trilogy, I agree. For The Mandalorian, not so much. It makes perfect sense given the time period of the series.

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#1398479
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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Yeah, pretty much all the people I used to interact with have either been banned or left for other reasons. It’s a completely different community than the one I joined. Off Topic is dead. The fan edit that got me interested in this site to begin with is being created by a now-banned member as well.

The only thing that brought me back here recently is PMs. 😛

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#1397523
Topic
Opinions Change
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StarkillerAG said:

jedi_bendu said:

No offence meant at all Duracell, but for a Star Wars fan it sounds like you really hate most of Star Wars!

I don’t think he even identifies as a Star Wars fan. He’s pretty much just here to shitpost.

For someone who spends as much time on Star Wars rewrites as he does, and has read as much EU-content, he is certainly not just shitposting.

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#1396034
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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oojason said:

Handman, have a couple of weeks off from here to cool off

Is that really necessary given that he’s already had almost two weeks to cool off and this hasn’t been a problem since then? This seems a bit inflammatory to me, even if Handman was in the wrong.

JEDIT: And for someone talking about not stirring the pot, coming here a week and a half after an argument has died in order to ban someone out of the blue is a little hypocritical. You make it seem like you just wanted to get the last word in. If you’d stopped by a little earlier, it would have made a little more sense.

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#1395504
Topic
Unpopular Opinion Thread
Time

OutboundFlight said:

Rogue One is incredibly overrated – it’s not a bad movie by any means, but it gets too much credit for fan service elements and a). rode the wave of euphoria generated by TFA from 2015-2017, and b) had a primetime Christmas release with no rival blockbusters.

It’s funny…I hated TFA, but loved Rogue One. It didn’t feel fan-servicey to me at all, because the fan-service elements made sense in the context of the movie.

I enjoyed the Solo movie overall, but some things felt a bit forced. I liked it better than anything in the ST though.

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#1395397
Topic
New Force powers
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canofhumdingers said:

If I had to invent a new force power… hmm. I don’t know if I can come up with one that hasn’t already been at least touched on in official media. Maybe something like the ability to put your enemies to sleep? I could see that being a cool scene for a hero hopelessly outnumbered in a critical situation to reach out with the force and watch a whole platoon of stormtroopers start feeling very drowsy and struggling to stay focused and awake until they give in and all fall asleep. Has something like that been done before?

I like this. I also feel like hypnosis would be a natural extension of the mind trick power.

In response to the OP, I hate the force-projection thing. I thing it would have been better if it was a bit more limited. Like if it was instead a “force hallucination” power. Luke could have caused Kylo Ren to think Luke was there, without anyone else being able to see it, and it would have undermined Kylo’s credibility a bit as well as providing just the right amount of confusion needed for the Resistance to get a leg up.

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#1394754
Topic
Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!)
Time

jedi_bendu said:

RicOlie_2 said:

Well, maybe I should just avoid Star Wars forums until I watch the episodes. I just thought our normal policy here was to keep things in the spoiler threads until at least two or three weeks had gone by.

You’re right, including a spoiler warning just slipped my mind. It’s hard not to notice somewhere that [redacted] is it the season, but I’ll definitely put a warning for the episode posters.

Thanks! Don’t worry, you didn’t ruin anything for me. But if I had been one more episode behind, it definitely would’ve spoiled some things…

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#1394506
Topic
<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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benduwan said:

hey guys.i got some questions.

  1. in this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ua2v64mh9o at 4:19 the han and leia scene,is this part of
    the movie,deletet scene?
    and can someone say what the dialog is?

Han: Watch out!
Leia: And what precisely am I supposed to know!?

(I think)

  1. and in this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yix_9g_Ob74 3:30 the han and leia scene,i like the dialog too please.

thanks

Han (calling to Chewie?): Don’t touch anything!
Leia: Problems?
Han: Thanks for your concern.

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#1393721
Topic
General Discussion Thread
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

RicOlie_2 said:

How are you doing these days, Duracell?

These past three years have been something of an emotional spin cycle. Father passed away last January, my mother’s been chronically ill due to complications with COPD and kidney disease, my sister’s an utter mess, and the political landscape … yeah. In spite of all that, I’m in a much better place, emotionally and spiritually, than I was many years ago, though somedays I have to make a concentrated effort to see the good things in life. Thanks for asking.

I hope you’ve been doing well for yourself.

I was aware that your father had passed away from catching up on various threads a while ago, but I’m sorry to hear that you’re family’s going through such a tough time. I’m glad that you’re doing better personally. I imagine the pandemic doesn’t help though. Hang in there!

I’ve been doing pretty well overall. I’m still in seminary, so not much has changed since I stopped frequenting this forum, with the exception of a new little brother, who is currently 2 1/2. I’m quite fortunate to be a seminarian with everything that’s going on, since I get to live with 30 other people. We have various restrictions and COVID-protocols, but I don’t feel cooped up and isolated like so many people do.