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Lit Apropos of Nothing - ACKBAR IN CAPITALS - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0.15

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

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  1. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    There's a piece of classical music with a series of notes missing, where the missing notes are the 'key' to get into another section of an archive. Based on the notes you do see, you have to research what the piece of music is in order to determine what notes to use.
     
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  2. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Very interesting indeed. I don't suppose I might ask for a screenshot or two (or else a link thereto)? (And what game is this, again?)
     
  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    It's the Secret World, an MMO involving conspiracies and monsters in modern-day Earth. It's unusual that it has "Investigative" missions, that usually require research or puzzle-solving.

    All the screenshots I'm aware of would be within 'how to' guides for the mission, and I don't want to spoil it! ;)
     
  4. King of Alsakan

    King of Alsakan Jedi Master star 4

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    Very well said. Though it is in reference to another important battle, I think its applicable here too:

    “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”



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  5. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not sure what I just walked in on.
     
  6. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sis, do you even Lit?

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    Jacen's is the greatest of all the crotches. Jacen's is the living Jedi crotch.
     
  7. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So after taking a break, I'm trying to get back into a Star Wars kick. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to pick it back up with The New Rebellion.

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  8. Skywalker8921

    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Tonight is the night. Can California Chrome conquer "The Test of the Champion" and bring home the Triple Crown? I sure hope so!
     
  9. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I guess I need to draw Jacen's crotch...
     
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  10. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Jacen's crotch is why they went with the name Legends on the rebranding.
     
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  11. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Its lack of prominence in LOTF is another indication that the writers just didn't get it.
     
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  12. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  13. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    "Anime Stockholm Syndrome" --> now that's a term I have to remember.
     
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  14. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    It should be noted that not all anime viewers are like the stereotype who "gains pleasure from any anime no matter the quality".
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I think "the crotches of our characters" needs its own thread.
     
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  16. Rogue_Follower

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  17. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    So pumped [face_nail_biting]
     
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  18. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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  19. Ulicus

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  20. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like Churchill's address to the House of Commons on D-Day - he is talking about Alexander's progress in Italy before abruptly dropping this bombshell (no pun intended):
    "I have also to announce to the House that during the night and the early hours of this morning the first of the series of landings in force upon the European Continent has taken place. In this case the liberating assault fell upon the coast of France. An immense armada of upwards of 4,000 ships, together with several thousand smaller craft, crossed the Channel. Massed airborne landings have been successfully effected behind the enemy lines, and landings on the beaches are proceeding at various points at the present time. The fire of the shore batteries has been largely quelled. The obstacles that were constructed in the sea have not proved so difficult as was apprehended. The Anglo-American Allies are sustained by about 11,000 firstline aircraft, which can be drawn upon as may be needed for the purposes of the battle. I cannot, of course, commit myself to any particular details. Reports are coming in in rapid succession. So far the Commanders who are engaged report that everything is proceeding according to plan. And what a plan! This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place. It involves tides, wind, waves, visibility, both from the air and the sea standpoint, and the combined employment of land, air and sea forces in the highest degree of intimacy and in contact with conditions which could not and cannot be fully foreseen.

    There are already hopes that actual tactical surprise has been attained, and we hope to furnish the enemy with a succession of surprises during the course of the fighting. The battle that has now begun will grow constantly in scale and in intensity for many weeks to come, and I shall not attempt to speculate upon its course. This I may say, however. Complete unity prevails throughout the Allied Armies. There is a brotherhood in arms between us and our friends of the United States. There is complete confidence in the supreme commander, General Eisenhower, and his lieutenants, and also in the commander of the Expeditionary Force, General Montgomery. The ardour and spirit of the troops, as I saw myself, embarking in these last few days was splendid to witness. Nothing that equipment, science or forethought could do has been neglected, and the whole process of opening this great new front will be pursued with the utmost resolution both by the commanders and by the United States and British Governments whom they serve. I have been at the centres where the latest information is received, and I can state to the House that this operation is proceeding in a thoroughly satisfactory manner. Many dangers and difficulties which at this time last night appeared extremely formidable are behind us. The passage of the sea has been made with far less loss than we apprehended. The resistance of the batteries has been greatly weakened by the bombing of the Air Force, and the superior bombardment of our ships quickly reduced their fire to dimensions which did not affect the problem. The landings of the troops on a broad front, both British and American- -Allied troops, I will not give lists of all the different nationalities they represent-but the landings along the whole front have been effective, and our troops have penetrated, in some cases, several miles inland. Lodgments exist on a broad front.



    The outstanding feature has been the landings of the airborne troops, which were on a scale far larger than anything that has been seen so far in the world. These landings took place with extremely little loss and with great accuracy. Particular anxiety attached to them, because the conditions of light prevailing in the very limited period of the dawn-just before the dawn-the conditions of visibility made all the difference. Indeed, there might have been something happening at the last minute which would have prevented airborne troops from playing their part. A very great degree of risk had to be taken in respect of the weather.

    But General Eisenhower's courage is equal to all the necessary decisions that have to be taken in these extremely difficult and uncontrollable matters. The airborne troops are well established, and the landings and the follow-ups are all proceeding with much less loss-very much less-than we expected. Fighting is in progress at various points. We captured various bridges which were of importance, and which were not blown up. There is even fighting proceeding in the town of Caen, inland. But all this, although a very valuable first step-a vital and essential first step-gives no indication of what may be the course of the battle in the next days and weeks, because the enemy will now probably endeavour to concentrate on this area, and in that event heavy fighting will soon begin and will continue without end, as we can push troops in and he can bring other troops up. It is, therefore, a most serious time that we enter upon. Thank God, we enter upon it with our great Allies all in good heart and all in good friendship."
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hmmm, been meaning to rewatch Band of Brothers for literally a decade now -- and it was recently put up on Amazon streaming so I can finally stop looking for a cheap boxed set. I can't think of a better reason for a rewatch than the 70th anniversary of the landings.
     
  22. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    *been stuck in big grin mode for the last hour since seeing this* :D
     
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  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Man, another leaked set photo already?

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  24. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    What the flip? Ventress, is that you?
     
  25. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So they are going to keep the whole "Luke gets together with an ex-servant of a Sith Lord" plotline, but instead of Mara, use Ventress instead?

    While I love Mara, I'm not entirely sure I would disapprove of that idea...
     
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