Fisto's Disco: The LACWAC Social Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    So how is Homeland?

    I've heard good things about it, and that it turns more 24-ish after Season 1. Is it still going strong in it's third season?
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  2. JackG Force Ghost

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    I am ambivalent about its third season, thus far. Season 2 was brilliant, in my opinion; better than the premiere season. That first episode of season two was outstanding, and worth it all.
    Also, I think Carrie might be one of my favourite female protagonists on television, ever. Having someone who struggles with mental illness was a brave, and well executed idea.
    The thing about season three is that there's much less focus on Washington political circles thus far, and that's where the show is at its best. If that returns, and some of the unbelievable foreign plotlines end (they struggle with establishing authentic non-American settings, imo), I'll be very pleased.
  3. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    It's really good, although the third season has been trying to find its footing and is successful, for the most part. There are a couple 24-ish things that happen, but overall the show is a lot smarter.
  4. Ani501st Jedi Master

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    I think it was you who love Revolution. I'm watching season 2 and Wow it's even better than season 1, lots of changes. Tomorrow episode 4 of season 2 will be aired.

    Anyone playing The Simpsons Tapped out ?
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  5. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    Yeap, that was me :) I've still got to watch the second half of season one. That's great that season two is even better, I thought it'd be pretty hard to top season one.
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  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    The JC is deader than Maul in TPM today. We need Revival.

    Homeland has come highly recommended to me but I haven't watched it yet.

    I'm off work; the kiddo is still too sick to go to school. He's playing some airport building game on the iPad and I'm playing Yoda Chronicles. General Grievous looks like a dork in Legos.
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  7. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Good morning LACWAC,

    Here, have some of this:


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  8. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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  9. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I wish I watched Homeland just so I could make Princess Bride jokes intelligently, since that will always be what Mandy Patinkin is known for.
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  10. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Belated Happy Birthdays @KenobiSkywalker and @Force Smuggler

    Well, haven't seen any cool movies lately which should hardly surprise you guys. But I did finish Guilty Crown which I have to say was the most fun I've had with an anime in a while so I thought it worth mentioning. Yeah, its full of all the most hated anime tropes and feels a bit campy but those are things I like aside from the fan service, gratuitous shower scenes, and rushed feel. Much like Casshern Sins (which is the anime that had the misfortune of getting compared to "A Sunny Day in the Void" by me) its more about philosophy, meaning, and interpretation.

    The protagonist was also really neat in that he was completely unlikable, almost like a completely selfish little **** male version of Sailor Moon yet I still wanted to root for him. His super powers basically require him to use friends and people around him as tools which is pretty dark, add to that a dash of child soldier and a character arc like Jake's in Animorphs (Starts out a nice kid, falls under the pressure, and starts making ruthless morally bankrupt decisions) its no wonder I liked him. The plot turned out more solid than I expected and the holes are fun to fanon. It just takes a alot of suspension of reality since the Guilty Crown version of the world assumes humanity came from Adam and Eve so the in universe sci-fi science is built as if someone read a bible while on meth.

    This is one I'd watched to the 12th episodes and then dropped a while back because the 2nd season got so many unfavorable reviews. Its a perfect example of why it doesn't always pay to listen to critics and word of mouth just like it wasn't until after season 3 I gave TCW a change. Gorgeous animation and an awesome OST. Its better than I've heard in alot of movies I've seen recently.

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  11. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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  12. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    I'm a pretty big fan of SHM, I wish they were still together.
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  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Katy Perry's new album comes out next week. And you're going to hear me roar.

    Good afternoon Star Wars TV. Posting from my iPad that I just updated to iOS7. This is...weird. Kind of cool looking but it's going to take some getting used to. I don't know how soon I'll update my phone.
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  14. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    Funny story. I sold a guitar to Travis which he said was a gift for Katy. I wonder if she uses it to, um, write her songs? Or maybe she set it alight after the breakup?

    Okay, so it's not funny. I was just looking for something to say.
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  15. Paparazzo Jedi Grand Master

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    It just leaked and is nowhere as good as her past efforts. Maybe it'll grow on me.
  16. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Eh, I'm not a fan of Katy Perry's music at all really. The only good thing to have come from her music is this glorious Ukrainian cover of Hot 'n' Cold.


    Seriously, there's some quality Ukrainian music out there, like that of the band Gogol Bordello.
  17. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I love Teenage Dream (the song and the album) and I like One of the Boys only slightly less. I haven't heard everything off Prism yet (has anyone?) but Roar is decent, and I think I like Unconditionally almost as much as Not Like the Movies.
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  18. Paparazzo Jedi Grand Master

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    I have heard all of Prism. :p

    My main critique is that it has absolutely no cohesive sounds. It goes straight from a quiet ballad to an upbeat trap song and is just uncomfortable.

    It's not the 'collection of singles' that Teenage Dream, but isn't an 'album' as much as One of the Boys was. It feels like a compilation album.

    A compilation album by Ke$ha
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  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    One interesting thing she said in the Sirius XM interview that I listened to yesterday was that she considers herself a singer/songwriter who makes a living as a pop star, and that she can't dance and she knows it. I laughed out loud, only because I watched a Fourth of July show that she did in 2012, in which she wore an American flag dress, sang "Firework" and did a choreographed dance routine...and she was visibly counting the steps. I thought the routine was decent but I could commiserate with that part, I can't dance either. :p

    But, her music videos are amazing and apparently she comes up with a lot of the ideas.

    She sang "Hot and Cold" acoustically in the interview. Pretty awesome.
  20. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Watching The Pacific, since I'm a big fan of Band of Brothers.

    ...This might have been a bad idea. Nothing like seeing Timmy from Jurassic Park go through a mental breakdown.
  21. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    So... I just dipped my computer headphones into my cup of tea. Whoops!

    Well, now only the right one works, so I'm going to have have to buy some new ones. Idiocy 1 - Me 0
  22. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Alright, but how did they taste?
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    @07jonesj : That sucks. I'm surprised I haven't had more accidents involving an accidental mix of coffee and electronics.
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  24. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    @CT-867-5309

    I don't think the tea bag was left in long enough, and there was far too little copper.
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  25. SeparatistFan Jedi Grand Master

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    @Seerow, Wolfs Rain and and Gargoyles look interesting. I have seen the first 7-10 episodes of Soul Eater, there hasn't been much focus on any villains yet, but I do like how the heroes lose a lot, that is not something that I have seen much on TV shows.