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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. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I want to say Dark Crystal, but for some reason, I think it might be Lavender Castle.
     
  2. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    It is Lord Chamberlain from Dark Crystal
     
  3. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ah, okay, my first guess was right. It's been an age since I've seen Dark Crystal.
     
  4. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Whom exactly are you visualizing looking like this strange purple-beaked personage? Jello, me, Trak, or someone else entirely?
     
  5. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, he declared you Lord Chamberlain, so it most be you. Better start working on your whimpers Lord Chamberlain Findswoman (or should that be Lady Chamberlain Findswoman?).
     
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  6. Praenomen Cognomen

    Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Master star 4

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    ♫ I believe in miracles... You Skeksi thang! ♫
     
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  7. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    But aren't I Kapellmeisterin? I'm not sure what I am anymore... help!
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I don't know what's going on anymore. We were talking about court titles... and then suddenly a giant lizard.
     
  9. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Happens a lot, over here.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That protrusion of the pelvic girdle... It looks as if the artist detailed it to be a sheath, thus making it male.

    And my cat got up onto my drawing table, broke the lamp, and threw up on one of my projects. Yes, Mabel, I understand that I have all the humor of a ten-year-old and the comic's source material is blatantly obvious, but you didn't have to hwarf on it!

    Thankfully she barfed on a copy I was going to scan, rather than the original. I'll have to make a new copy tomorrow, as my comic boards are too big for my scanner. In the meantime, the original is now tucked away in an extra portfolio.
     
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  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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.
     
  13. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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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.
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    You can be the Minister of Extramarital Affairs.
     
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  15. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  16. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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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  17. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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.
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Yes.
     
  19. Praenomen Cognomen

    Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  20. Onderon1

    Onderon1 Jedi Master star 4

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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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  21. Praenomen Cognomen

    Praenomen Cognomen Jedi Master star 4

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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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  22. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You've just made my morning. I love you.
     
  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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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  24. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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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