Lit ACKBAR IS BACK - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    [IMG]

    That's the first young Boba I've seen that actually looks like a plausible Jango armor/Boba armor halfway point.
  2. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    [IMG]
    This is also rather epic, apparently some kind of mentor figure that was intended for the game.
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  3. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    I'm rather fond of this piece of concept work, too. Particularly the helmet design.
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  4. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    Is it just me, or does Boba look like he is fighting Bando Gora here?
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  5. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    They look more like off-Tuskens to me.
  6. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Probably meant to be a Cthon.
  7. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    In some ways this may not belong here, but in others it probably does, not least as, while there's a fair amount of friendly jousting and taking the mick here, when things get serious Lit tends to be very supportive so.....

    Not a good evening. Parents dropped by with bad news about my uncle - cancer due to asbestos, which, as he worked as a bricklayer, he could have picked up any time in the last 40 years! Doesn't sound at all good, as palliative care is the only option for him. Probably find out more over the next few days in all likelihood, not that it's going to change the big picture.

    Feel utterly inadequate in response to this, there's nothing you can say that's up to the situation, there's exceedingly little I can do. All in all? Not a good evening.

    Is it better to know than not to know? Yes, but can't deny ignorance sometimes does have a certain seductiveness.
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Sorry to hear that, Ben. You're right, there's usually very little one can do in these situations but offer condolences and hope for the best.
  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I'm sorry. :( I've lost an uncle and an aunt to cancer (brain and pancreas) in the past 15 months. Unfortunately there really isn't much you can do other than be available for them.

    Hang in there.
  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    That's awful, Ben! :( Like Anakinsfan said, the best thing to do is just hang in there. Your uncle will appreciate knowing you're there for him, no matter what happens.
  11. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Hang in there @Jedi Ben! We got your back!
  12. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yep, just hang in there Ben.[:D] I personally always found that just being available to them if they want you to and treating them as if not all that much has changed works for me in such cases.
  13. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Fun Fact: the best time to decide to spontaneously pick up Attic Greek is when you're two pages into a twelve page American Foreign Relations paper that's due Thursday. Suddenly, the distinction between diphthongs is fascinating.
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  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Ben, I have few constructive things to say in these situations--just know what we love ya.
  15. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    In happier news, some lost ROTJ footage has surfaced: http://mashable.com/2013/10/28/star-wars-laserdisc-footage/

    edit: Better, more direct link, is to just go to facebook.com/rotjeditdroid

    Of particular interest: the cut line that Kenobi would've told Luke about Vader had Yoda let him. That would've completely changed the reputation he has of being a total liar [face_laugh]
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  16. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Sorry to hear that Ben. :(

    Asbestos has affected so many lives.
  17. instantdeath Force Ghost

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  18. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    I'm sure the entire thing was staged, given that it's pretty hard to confuse a TV screen for a window (even walking towards it would give away that the optics weren't changing). The fact that it's clearly a TV commercial makes it even more definite.
  19. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Oh, I'm fairly sure it was staged, I'm just reacting to the legion of people who are calling it inhumane. I've always found it amusing how quick we are to take offense at something like this... while meanwhile Japan is chasing people down hallways with rubber dinosaurs and calling it a lighthearted prank.
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  20. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Hang in there, Ben. We are all here for you. I will keep your family in my prayers. [:D][face_praying]

    --Adm. Nick
  21. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yeah but in Japan they also used to test the sharpness of their Swords on the corpses of executed people. [face_plain]
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Sorry to hear about your uncle, Ben. Cancer sucks, but know you have our support, and I'm sure your uncle appreciates any support from you and your family. [:D]
  23. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Only time I've ever found Big Bang Theory amusing



    I maintain that laugh tracks are among mankind's worst creations.
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  24. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    BBT has a lot more problems than laugh tracks, but I agree. I tolerate it on HIMYM because they don't play to the laughter, it just sort of overlaps.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I've been reading X-Men comics for seventeen years.



    Someone explain to me what the **** this movie is about.