Lit CAD BANE IS DUROS... AND SHEEV'S ALL THAT - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

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

  1. Havac Former Moderator

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    Ugh, no one should ever try to inflict A Few Good Men on anyone else. That's just mean.
  2. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    You raise a good question...

    Why aren't Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal on that list? Add the Neverending Story to it, and Return to Oz.
  3. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    I so want to see Return to Oz
  4. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    It probably says something about me that I have seen these movies, minus Dark Crystal. Admittedly, the only reason I got anywhere near Labyrinth was for David Bowie.
  5. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    So all the ships have names right?
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  6. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Yes they do! All classic Rebel names. :D

    --Adm. Nick
  7. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Are you going to tell us the names?
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I always liked the names Rebellion used. Small Rebel ships had nimble names or those emphasizing such. Small Imperial ships had mythological names, which I loved. Big ships had a separate name pool.

    I extracted the names from the DLL files if anybody is interested.

    haha I loved it as a kid but maybe it was because I was a kid. Wonder what I'd think of it now that I actually know law, and have JAG friends to boot.



    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
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  9. Havac Former Moderator

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    It's just a terrible movie. Demi Moore is bad, Tom Cruise is absolutely terrible because his character refuses to hit any other note than "world's glibbest bro" without communicating anything sympathetic or interesting, and the plot is just horrifically stupid, confused, and patronizing. "These Marines aren't responsible for what they did . . . because they were just following orders! Also, because all Marines are poor, retarded dupes!" It's an absolutely wretched film that gets a pass because Jack Nicholson shouts. And that's not even Nicholson's best scene in the movie.
  10. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    So, out of freaking nowhere, this is something that exists: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, an online-only free to play PvP starfighter game taking applications for closed beta testing. I've already signed up.
  11. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    The Galactic Starfighter expansion for SWTOR came out about two weeks ago but I haven't heard anyone mention it on the forum.
  12. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    That's because no one plays TOR anymore. :p
  13. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Well, no one here, anyway. I've been pondering the niche tastes of this forum.
  14. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    A lot of KotOR fans can't stand what TOR did to Revan and Meetra Surik (Jedi Exile), so that's part of the problem. I don't have much interest in that era, so of course I would be interested in KotOR before I would even think about TOR.
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  15. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    You mean the Karpyshyn novel Revan?
  16. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Both the Revan novel and the game itself actually.
  17. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I dunno, I don't have a problem with people disliking stuff, but I observe this tendency for people to develop negative preconceptions about stuff and then only seek reinforcement of the preconception as an excuse to bypass the experience entirely.

    I'm down on the post-NJO, but the difference is that I read it. I mean, no offense, but I guess I just have less respect for an opinion that is ultimately based on secondhand accounts, especially when it is loudly trumpeted about repeatedly.
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  18. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Well, my first reaction to hearing about the plot of the post-NJO was disbelief, and my first reaction to hearing about the premise of TCW, with its radical changes to the Clone Wars timeline and things like Maul's "return" and the Tantive IV retcon, was combination of disbelief and a feeling that I had been lied to for years, so naturally I am not even going to bother with either. I actually have played and even beat TFU, and I ultimately can't accept it because of something as simple as the changes to the founding of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. I am very opinionated and, ultimately, very frustrated with the current state of Star Wars.
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  19. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    I just landed in Houston for a business trip, but I will try to post a list of the names tonight. I am a big fan of classic Alliance names, as well as many of the names used in the Rebellion computer game.

    @GrandAdmiralJello

    I would love to see a list of ship names from Rebellion!

    --Adm. Nick
  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I'm choosing to squint my eyes and pretend this is XvT 2 until proven otherwise.
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    As you wish. I attempted to categorize them for my own reference, because I like using them myself (recall that Rebellion only chooses names for the AI, not for you); I can't guarantee the accuracy of the categories, but I can guarantee that the list of names itself is definitive.

    adding spoiler tag to avoid scrolling the page (open)

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  23. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Who could forget the good ol' Nebulon-B Frigate Stringtable?
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  24. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Pronounced, of course, Strinkt-uh-buhl.
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  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Come on people, is the Colonel's underwear a matter of national security? Do you want to spend a week going blind on paperwork because a seaman second class bought and smoked a dime bag of oregano?

    I love A Few Good Men, it's one of my favorite movies. And I was 21 when it premiered.

    I didn't think a lot about it making the Marines look bad or whether the plot was remotely realistic though. I was entertained by Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollack, Demi Moore, Nicholson, and Noah Wylie. And Wolfgang Bodison is hot. :p

    I agree with Havac that "You can't handle the truth!" is not Nicholson's best scene though. Hell, it's not even close. The scene when he pointed out to Cruise that Moore outranked him was much better.

    I agree. Everything I have heard about the post-NJO sounds terrible but I almost feel the need to read it so I can trash it in an educated manner.
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