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. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    I've considered "Ben_Shysa" as a potential change, hence my new avatar. Problem is, "Shysa" is phonetically identical to a rather dirty German word, and I'm not sure that'd be any better.

    Godzilla films are the one franchise aside from Star Wars where I unilaterally consume all related media from them. I grew up on the old VHS "One Last Time" boxed set of the OT and a copy of "King Kong vs. Godzilla". And I dislike the '98 Godzilla film with vengeance I otherwise reserve only for The Phantom Menace. But while Star Wars has had two other movies, numerous books, comics and five seasons of a TV show since then, Godzilla's had no other movies made on our shores, and no films in general since 2005, along with a complete dearth of attached media. So, yes, I was pretty hyped going in. But I critique every film I see, I don't give Godzilla a pass any more than I give Star Wars one. Just because I love the franchise doesn't mean I don't identify problems within the storytelling. And I honestly expected to be disappointed after reading some rather lukewarm reviews. But the movie was good enough to bear up my expectations, which makes me both surprised and happy.
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  2. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    No luck with finding a camera for the trip, then, I assume?
  3. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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  4. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Looks interesting. Hopefully Nolan will strike a better balance between high concepts and actual plot/characters than he did for TDKR.
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Well. Due to an extremely annoying snafu I missed my flight. Rebooked for tomorrow, so you guys get to deal with me for another evening.

    But excuse me, I'm going to go get drunk. not really but it sounded like the thing to say


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
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  6. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I imagine that would make my life considerably easier. :/
  7. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  8. Findswoman Force Ghost

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    Well, you would probably have a very unique and beautiful singing voice, if nothing else. Incidentally, a lack of gonads didn't always necessarily keep the castrato singers of the 17th and 18th centuries from, um, gettin' around. :D
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So that's what his icon is doing. He's singing.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
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  10. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  11. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    You should be clever and be Ben_Shysa, but with the German spelling.
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  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  13. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    I'm not a lawyer. [face_talk_hand]
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  14. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Good news! Rifftrax's next Kickstarter project is the '98 Godzilla movie.
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  15. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    :mad:
  16. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    Hey, it's because I'm not smart enough to be one, not because I think they're subhuman.
  17. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    I think being a lawyer requires a bit of evil to go along with the smarts. It's one of the reasons why my dad doesn't want my brother and I to be lawyers; because we'd be good at it.
  18. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Next you'll all be telling him that the Empire is evil.
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    from my point of view the jedi are evil
  21. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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  22. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    I never said that being evil was a bad thing.
  23. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Being a hero takes courage. Being evil takes work.
  24. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Evil people know how to plan. Good guys just have luck. "We have a million to one change, otherwise we all die. Well why not try it?" When have you seen a villain think like this? Unfair I say.
  25. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Gah! Forgeworld is continuing their evil plan to take all of the money I don't have!
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