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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2008, 01:21:24 am »
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At this rate, I bet you lose your virginity pretty soon.


Aos - go piss off.

 Thats at least 2 threads now where you're acting like an asshole.

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2008, 01:26:00 am »
Not acting.
You are posting in a troll thread.

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2008, 07:10:09 am »
Ed, man, I think you are a really nice guy, but sometimes you bring this things upon yourself. Most probably unwillingly, but there you are.

Aos - you made me laugh. :D

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2008, 09:12:57 am »
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Why not something in between the two trilogies, when the narrative is much more open?

Better yet, if you have an excellent science fiction story to tell, why not tell it in some other universe entirely? Instead of revisiting Star Wars, why not invent an all-new franchise? But that's not how it works, I fear.
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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2008, 11:21:32 am »
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Ed, man, I think you are a really nice guy, but sometimes you bring this things upon yourself. Most probably unwillingly, but there you are.


And here's a helpful hint - when a person brings up being around chicks in every single post, no matter how relevant it is or isn't, it starts to look kind of pathetic and makes people start to question the veracity of the statements (and speculate on reasons one might make false statements to that effect); or at the very least, it gets annoying like hearing a dumb catchphrase over and over again.  Mix it up a little.  It's not necessary to point out women are around you every time you make a statement.
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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2008, 11:26:08 am »
As for me, I'm a little let down. I'm only being an asshole in two threads? My game is slipping, yo.
You are posting in a troll thread.

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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2008, 11:54:18 am »
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Aos - go piss off.

 Thats at least 2 threads now where you're acting like an asshole.


C'mon. It was funny and you can't go around talking about your lady friends without drawing some fire.

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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2008, 11:55:17 am »
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If I were you, I would have stayed at home, even without power.


I had to see it sometime. Hope made that a necessity.

I hear the Clone Wars stuff already out on DVD is good. Is that so?

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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2008, 08:09:24 pm »
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At this rate, I bet you lose your virginity pretty soon.


ZING!

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Except for the happening pretty soon part.
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2008, 07:04:08 pm »
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Yes.  I am that sucker.  I desperately want the next Star Wars movie to not suck ass.  It will.
 

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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2008, 10:05:12 am »
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Yes.  I am that sucker.  I desperately want the next Star Wars movie to not suck ass.  It will.

It will mightily.
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« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2008, 10:46:29 am »
I saw it! Took the kids.


I couldn't figure out which one was the racial stereotype. There was a really lispy Hutt in there, but I didn't see him as any particular race. He kinda reminded me of an effeminate Boss Hogg.

I don't obsess about Star Wars, so I took it for what it was. The fight scenes were cool. It was an enjoyable cartoon, about on par with Justice League Unlimited. If they made a sequel, or put it on Cartoon Network I'd watch it over Naruto, any day.
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« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2008, 01:01:11 pm »
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I couldn't figure out which one was the racial stereotype. There was a really lispy Hutt in there, but I didn't see him as any particular race. He kinda reminded me of an effeminate Boss Hogg.


Him and the Scottish rhino that Obi Wan "negoiates" with.



But, hey, they've got a whole series to dream up some more. Maybe they should get a big world atlas from the turn of the century and have at it....

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« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2008, 10:29:37 pm »
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Maybe they should get a big world atlas from the turn of the century and have at it....
You know, this is all sort of funny after how Lucas & Co. got so itchy from the criticism that the Trade Federation dudes from The Phantom Menace sounded like bad charicatures of the Japanese.  So, it's okay, even desirable, as long as it's in the context of a cartoon?

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« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2008, 04:18:20 am »
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You know, this is all sort of funny after how Lucas & Co. got so itchy from the criticism that the Trade Federation dudes from The Phantom Menace sounded like bad charicatures of the Japanese. So, it's okay, even desirable, as long as it's in the context of a cartoon?
Nah, those characters were CGI animations too. The problem Lucas got into with Phantom Menace wasn't so much the accents as it was the racist stereotyping and the whole thing was worse than the sum of it's part because he frontloaded the movie with the most racist scene. For example in the MSM lots of editorials agreed that the characters from later in the movie were racist, but they didn't agree on which race or culture.
 
If Lucas presents them as comedic or well rounded characters he should be ok, although I imagine the perception of racism from that opening scene in Phantom Menace will continue loom over his future works until he knocks one out of the park.
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