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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    "Suddenly a Giant Lizard" could be the title of The Social Thread's autobiography.
  2. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    Court Titles? Sounds fun.

    Though since ancient courts didn't have any forces, I feel a bit out of place. Perhaps just Air Marshal then. Or Sky Marshal, as that strikes me as a bit fancier.

    Course, if non-European court titles are aloud, I would like to be Minister of the Left.
  3. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    I think it's more along the lines of reviving old court titles for the purpose of better organizing Jello's New World Order.
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    You can be the Minister of Extramarital Affairs.
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  5. Trip Force Ghost

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  6. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    The first official Marvel property put on film by Disney, Big Hero 6, got a trailer. I really don't know what to make of it, to be honest.
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  7. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    ....So, would I be preventing them or encouraging them, or just regulating them?

    Sounds like a great position to get blackmail material in any case.
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Yes.
  9. Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm all for it. I don't know anybody who cares much about that series or really cared about it becoming a part of the MCU.

    Two things:
    - TJ Miller is the best thing this side of the great state of Denver (...anyone?)
    - The only thing Disney does really horribly is their awful pop music.
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  10. Onderon1 Force Ghost

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    Cynical_Ben: From what I can see, it's been both kiddified and slightly aged up from the original material - more details in a moment.

    I remember when Big Hero 6 first appeared; they were more serious, being somewhat a spinoff from an Alpha Flight restart. (Canada's premiere superteam have had ... less than stellar luck since their original series ended.)

    Long story short, a group of Japanese businessmen and politicians formed Big Hero 6 to give Japan their own superteam, a la Alpha Flight or the second incarnation of X-Factor (when Havok and Co. were working for the U.S. government). The team fought several threats, including one I doubt we'll see in the movie since it involves an emotional piece of RL Japanese history.

    AFA the movie incarnation - Hiro (the young inventor) has been aged up to 18, instead of the 13-year-old supergenius from the original stories, while Fred (the slacker "dude" from the trailer) seems to be replacing Sunfire (a longtime ally and occasional opponent of the X-Men). Baymax (the Michelin-Man-looking robot Hiro invents) appears to have a different past than in comics, but I can't entirely tell from the trailer.

    Given that Big Hero 6 was a niche comic - somewhere between kitsch and an homage to anime tropes - I expect the movie will be lighter overall, although Hiro might well have a strong character arc if his backstory remains similar to the comics. The movie might be fun, but likely won't adhere closely to the comics.
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  11. Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Grand Master

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    So hey... I posted this in the videogames thread a long time ago to no response, so what the hell: I made a quest mod for Skyrim which is sort of a lore-friendly Star Wars crossover, kinda like what Sillof does with action figures (google that if you don't know what I'm talking about, because you really should)... reimagining the elements as they'd appear in Skyrim.

    Well now a dude made a playthrough of the mod, so I figured I'd post it up here for you guys to see. Some profanity I believe, so I won't embed here... they're embedded in the description. He sort of fails to show off some of the fun technical stuff, but it's not super Star Warsy, so no worries for my purposes here. I also wrote up backstories for all the reimagined characters which I think are fairly entertaining.

    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50538/?
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  12. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I don't know anything about this movie or it's original comic whatsoever, but you said X-Men, so I'll just be waiting for that slacker dude to fight Pixarified Picard and Wolverine the whole time I'll be watching. Maybe it will happen in the credits.
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  14. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    It's also a rank in Starship Troopers - for anyone who has commanded both a regiment and a capital ship.
  15. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    Have we come up with a court title for @Ulicus yet? With his snazzy yellow-robed fashion sense, he could be the court haberdasher or some such. :D
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  16. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    More like court jester.

    Or whoever wrangles the general entertainment both of the court and the populace.
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  17. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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  18. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    *sneezes into the thread*

    Oh, sorry, Ultron. Let me wipe that off...

    Speaking of comics, I just went through my Comic Book Design book (catalogued by the Department of Redundancy Department) and printed a section on character design. I'm going to cobble together some sort of lesson plan and teach a class. Sort of. I'll be teaching one person unless I announce class times and have signups.

    My teaching experience is very, very limited, so this is sort of an experiment to see if i can do it at all. If I can, I may consider continuing my education and become a teacher.
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  19. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    Whom are you teaching the class to? Is this with some sort of art school or community organization or some such, or just on your own?
  20. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    My neighborhood has an after-school/summer study program, but so far attendance for it has been limited to one or two people. When it was started, no one really knew what to do with it, so I offered up my services as an art instructor. Nothing was set in stone, so I've been working on putting together a lesson plan and figuring out exactly what I want to teach.

    I know comic books, so I'm going to teach comic book design.
  21. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    A federal judge (appointed by Dubya) just ruled the death penalty in the state of CA to be unconstitutional. Huh.
  22. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    I love the big fluffy white guy. LOVE HIM. This probably won't be as amazing as Frozen but I am very much looking forward to it.
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    That happens sometimes. The first three judges to strike down gay marriage bans were all appointed by Republicans (Bush Sr. and Nixon) I believe. That a judge appointed by Bush jr. did so is a bit more unexpected though. And especially given that it's the death penalty -- judges are defensive of civil rights but tend not to strike at the death penalty ever. So "huh" might be right.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
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  25. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Heh, Hulk's pants.

    And I wrote up a lesson plan and it's really damn scatterbrained. I'll get dinner, put on some noise, look it over, and see if I can tighten it up. What I copied from my book was most of the Character Creation chapter, so I'm going with that for the first lesson. Dug out my Writing for Comics with Peter David book for further information, and I'm going to discuss the role of a character in the story, why a villain should be one of the first characters created for a story, the usage of fan characters and established characters versus an entirely original set of characters and background, and basic character design.

    Character visual design will then allow me to segue into drawing the head and figure.
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