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dahmage

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#1209710
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Most current posts from all forums on one page?
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TV’s Frink said:

Incidentally I went looking for my first post and there’s a weird thing happening where a bunch of my post history pages at the end are blank. Example:

https://originaltrilogy.com/user/TVs-Frink/id/6930/page/2999

That’s been that way as long as I’ve been a member here. The pagination is based off of your total post count which includes private posts.

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#1209676
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Most current posts from all forums on one page?
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if only there was a
https://originaltrilogy.com/posts page, that functioned exactly like https://originaltrilogy.com/subscriptions, but it simply removed the ‘subscriptions’ filter, and instead showed everything.

and if only there was a way to view all the threads i have created, and that others have created. it seems dumb that my profile page doesn’t give me a way to find threads i created.

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#1209557
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jay said:

Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

some folks who binge-watched The Handmaid’s Tale and were looking for stuff to be angry about

Sheesh.

I have no idea what that show is about.

It’s a warning about a future that will never happen, but gets people riled up anyway.

Wow, shame on people getting riled up about something. (meanwhile Jay gets all riled up about people putting words in Peterson’s mouth note i have no idea if that guys name was peterson, i never heard of him before and i hope i never hear of him again).

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#1209448
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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GZK8000 said:

dahmage said:

you say not needed for the plot, then state how they save the heroes. and then you seem to forget how they make the final transmission possible.

IIRC the only time they’re relevant to the plot after saving the heroes is when they made the final transmission possible. So in a Chirrut and Baze-less version of Rogue One, either that plot element would have been removed, or another character would have made the transmission possible.

Again, I repeat: I have no problems with the characters themselves, my problem is how underused and “irrelevant” they are. If Rogue One were lighthearted like Star Wars, it wouldn’t be a problem for me.

and i fail to see how they are any less relevant than K-2SO, Saw, or Bohdi. and it sure seemed like you singled them out because you don’t like the idea of possibly-homosexual characters (this is open to interpretation, i don’t think anything official has stated this by the way). this is why i am questioning you on this.

if you don’t like movies with a team of characters like this, then fine, nobody can convince you to like something.

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#1209442
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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GZK8000 said:

dahmage said:

Krennic works well as the guy who is losing power. it makes him desperate. I don’t get your complaint that him getting weaker is a problem.

For me is a problem because it degrades both the Empire and the plot of the movie. If Krennic were a local leader, I wouldn’t have a problem with him losing power. But I have a harder problem with the guy who is responsible for the Death Star project being so weak after his powerful flashback scene that he needs to be told by Tarkin that the defector pilot comes from Galen Erso’s facility.

OK, not everyone in the Empire is as intelligent and capable as Vader or Tarkin, I get that. But Krennic could have had some iniciative of his own. That he finds out his base is being attacked, okay, that’s fine. That Vader needs to tell him he needs to re-check everything about Galen Erso, ugh not really.

dahmage said:

and i don’t think i will respect the rest of your post. Chirrut and Baze were wonderful characters.

Lol “respect” is a rather strong word but ok. My point isn’t that Chirrut and Baze weren’t wonderful characters, I never said or implied that. All I said is that they are not needed for the plot. They are not connected to the Rebellion, Jyn, Galen, Saw or any of the characters and factions. They appear in Jedha City, they save the heroes, then they’re captured with the heroes, and then they follow the heroes because they have nowhere to go. They’re mostly in the background, although they’re part of key scenes of the movie.

They may be wonderful character (and, in fact, I prefer them to Jyn or Cassian), but since they aren’t further developed (unlike Han in Star Wars) they felt unneccesary. Had they been more prominent after Jedha City, they could have worked.

not everyone is a tarkin, sometimes you are just a krennic. doesn’t cheapen anything.

you say not needed for the plot, then state how they save the heroes. and then you seem to forget how they make the final transmission possible.

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#1209420
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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GZK8000 said:

TV’s Frink said:

That’s funny because I had the exact opposite reaction. In theaters I couldn’t remember anyone’s name and didn’t find anything compelling about anyone other than Chirrut, Baze, and sort of Krennic. Since then I’ve grown much more attached to the other characters.

The problem with Krennic is that he’s a weak villain and gets weaker and weaker over the movie, while Chirrut and Baze had no reasons to be in the movie, since they’re not even connected to the plot at all (they’re also the cliché-ridden tragic homosexual couple). One of the problems the Disney movies have (IMO) is too many characters at the same time, which makes things more confusing and/or bloated. Remove Chirrut and Baze and Rogue One gets better.

Krennic works well as the guy who is losing power. it makes him desperate. I don’t get your complaint that him getting weaker is a problem.

and i don’t think i will respect the rest of your post. Chirrut and Baze were wonderful characters.