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#1252206
Topic
The deletion of the political threads.
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

For banning someone who posted up an image regarding paedophilia, bestiality and religious intolerance (and IIRC was also racist?), and who also kicked off at the mods and then re-posted the offending image - I’ve no qualms about my actions there.

Just so everyone knows what oojason is referring to here. It image in question was one of a westboro baptists protester, holding up offensive signs. I was not posting it condone, or agree with what they do or condone or approve of paedophilia, bestiality, religious intolerance, racism, or homophobia. I think the westbor baptists are the scum of the earth. I absolutely hate what they do. oojason knowing me as long as he did, should known that would not approve of those things or the westboro baptists. I posted the pic to show that not all peaceful protesters are good people. I thought I had made that clear in the initial post. I thought, if the post was read in the contexts of the posts that had come before and with the accompanying text with the pic, that my reasons and intentions were clear. But turned out it was not. I made more clear my reason for posting the pic later on, but it was not done fast enough to suit oojason.

Oojason’s referring to Haseo and the image which got him banned.

Actually I think he’s talking about jediknightsuzini.

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#1252203
Topic
Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
Time

Trident said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Uh, OK this is getting too creepy. I’m done here.

It gets a little hot on the understanding department and it blows your mind? Good God. What a coward.

No. It’s creepy that you’re talking about pedophilia being a “deep love for kids.” Not wanting to be involved in that conversation does not make me a coward.

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#1252171
Topic
Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
Time

pleasehello said:

But judging by the reactions, I don’t think anyone is really even willing to consider the perfectly reasonable possibility that Trident is putting forth: that these two completely different phenomena could both be the result of the physical wiring of someone’s brain.

It’s a bad analogy. It’d be better to compare it to people with a desire to torture or hurt people or something like that.

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#1252169
Topic
Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
Time

RicOlie_2 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

What is SSA? And fuck any attempt to compare or link LGBT orientations to pedophilia. I have no tolerance for that.

Why? He’s not linking them on a moral level, he’s linking them on a psychological level. Clearly, there’s a difference. Both are attractions that are not evolutionary beneficial (neither can lead to procreation if pursued).

Child rape actually can and does lead to procreation. Your church demands that impregnated children not be allowed to terminate those life-threatening pregnancies. So you’re totally wrong there.

Homosexuality at this point is evolutionarily beneficial since it won’t contribute to overpopulation (which I’m assuming you pretend is a myth). Plus gay couples can adopt and raise children that are orphans, unwanted, or wards of the state.

Are we basing whether or not something is a disorder on whether or not it is “moral” in and of itself? That’s seems awfully arbitrary to me.

I’m basing it on whether or not it has negative consequences. If something has no negative consequences then I have no problem with it.

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#1252021
Topic
Would Lucasfilm have made new SW films with or without Disney?
Time

DominicCobb said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Say Lucas had handed over his company to Kathleen Kennedy, but without selling it to Disney. Would things still have played out roughly the same? Are Disney basically just funding them (and forcing to release Solo in May)? Or would there actually be a significant difference? Maybe the sequel trilogy but no spinoffs?

From what I understand Solo was being developed by Lawrence Kasdan even before the Disney buyout, and Lucas had at one point planned to write/direct Episode VII himself. So it’s possible that in terms of the kinds of films we’re seeing (sequels, spin-offs) things would be the same, but other things would be quite different I’m sure (who’s making the films, when they’re being released, etc.).

I’m pretty sure that Lucas was also brainstorming ideas for the Death Star plans backstory before he sold to Disney, which was the premise for Rogue One.

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#1252020
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Dek Rollins said:

moviefreakedmind said:

They always go after people for “pretentiousness” and so does their audience.

But they aren’t being pretentious. Of course they believe in their own interpretations about a film, but they aren’t claiming that their opinions should matter to you. And remember that time they called other YouTube critics “pricks”? In the next episode they bring up how many people got mad at them and Rich blatantly says “I’m a prick.”

They do claim that people who don’t hold their opinions are stupid and simple-minded. That’s pretentiousness in my book.

And to bring up the whole audience issue, I don’t think their fanbase has nearly as many blind followers as you seem to believe there are. People repeating jokes or generally agreeing is perfectly normal.

Judging by RLM fans’ willingness to love or hate a film based entirely on the RLM stance without even having seen it, I’d definitely disagree with you. You yourself have done that on this very forum.

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#1251974
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

He is self-deprecating but both of them obviously firmly believe that they’re right and everyone else is stupid and wrong. They frequently attribute the success of movies they don’t like to audiences being stupid or simpletons (see their Rogue One and IT reviews). No matter how ‘common folk’ they seem, that’s their obvious perspective. Like I said, I do the same thing but I don’t pretend otherwise.

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#1251967
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Handman said:

I find that the content, the way media portrays that content, and the way the general fanbase interprets that content, are three entirely different things. I’ve definitely let one influence the way I’ve felt about the others before. But lately I’ve been trying to keep them separate and come to my own conclusions… more or less.

Normally I can, but the way people just blindly parrot every single opinion that RLM espouses really bothers me.

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#1251921
Topic
The deletion of the political threads.
Time

Something I am curious about is why it matters in the first place. What you define as genuine exchanges of ideas weren’t requested by the OP and he also never complained that the content of that thread was against his wishes. Since the content also wasn’t breaking any forum rules, according to those same rules the OP’s preference is what matters. I brought that up a while ago and I never got a justification for why it’s acceptable for the administrator to selectively decide what rule-abiding conversation is and isn’t permissible. Obviously you own the forum so you can do whatever you want, but I think we can all agree that that alone would be an immature and unsatisfying answer.

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#1251919
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

I’ve found that over the last year or two the RedLetterMedia people piss me off more and more. I think it has to do with the disgusting worship that a lot of their fans have for their opinions, but I also think that it has something to do with the way they pretend to be these common folk that aren’t pretentious (which is a quality they claim to hate) but their commentary is some of most pretentious that I’ve ever seen. Just because they put it forth in a vulgar and casual way doesn’t make it less so. And I know I shouldn’t be talking because I think I’m right about everything and I think almost everyone that disagrees with me is wrong and stupid, but I admit it. I say all this as someone that used to be a die-hard RLM fan.

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#1251899
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 (Released)
Time

towne32 said:

odok76 said:

So 4k83 is here.
Which edition wins the all round, one-copy-only, best ROTJ at the moment?
Harmy 2.5 or 4k83?

Personal preference, really. Despecialized contains virtually zero GOUT. It’s basically all blu-ray and 35mm.

4K83 is extremely clean. I’ve seen commercial blu-rays and TV airings of movies with more scratches or dirt. The image is a little softer, and there are clearly limitations that are inherent to the reel-by-reel grading method. I think once someone does a shot-by-shot version of 4K83 (and as a personal preference, removes the reel change markers), it will be pretty damn hard to beat that. I think some shots look better in 4K83, because they’re purely from the original source. For instance, the early shot of 3PO and R2 at the door.

Two fantastic options.

The 35mm footage in Despecialized is shaky (I believe the technical term is gate weave) during the dance scene and some of the sail barge scenes. Is this present in 4K83?