Lit MON MOTHMA IS BACK, Ackbar Approved -- The Lit Forum Ketchup Thread, v3

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Point Given, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    That's still impressive. Congrats dude!
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  2. Ghost Chosen One

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  3. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Cool -- congrats, have fun and good luck. The Hill's.... well, it's something. Rather like high school, really.
  4. comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight

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  5. cthugha Jedi Master

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    From Thrawn (not plot-related, non-spoilery):
    ...I had to read that sentence three times until I finally got that it does NOT say "and/or".
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  6. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    While political cultures and environments can vary quite a bit, one general rule that ought to be reliable for you is: Develop a reputation for being discreet, do what you're asked to and do it well - those two things should be enough to hopefully open a few doors in the future.
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  7. Zeta1127 Jedi Master

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    After finishing the various Han Solo and Lando Calrissian books, I reread Star Wars for the first time in a while a few days ago, and just started on Splinter of the Mind's Eye for the first time today.
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  8. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    Nice. Splinter is a very good sci-fi adventure story. Feel like an old pulp at points
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  9. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    Splinter IS old pulp.

    Just got back from Wonder Woman. I'd put it up with the top third of MCU movies, similar but inferior to Captain America. Still a little too much with the DCDark look and feel, leans a bit heavy on the visual effects spectacle for the major battles (a problem in some of the Phase 3 marvel movies as well, but Marvel is already self aware- seethe intro to GotG 2), and the overall message still falls into the classic DC vs Marvel story divide, but the characters are done far better. More natural, with more humanity and depth than any DC movie since Dark Knight at least.
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  10. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I guess I don't know what this even means, anymore. What about WW was "DCDark" in either look or feel? It felt no different to any of the early Marvel films in general tone. Cap wasn't "DCDark" and neither was this.

    If anything, it was so vanilla MCU-y that it was difficult to imagine it was taking place in the same universe as MoS.
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  11. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    Not tone in this case, but in look. The cinematography and color filters may have been chosen to add to the WWI feel, but the mix of filters, camera movements, and cgi spectacle all evoke other DC films.
  12. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    Really? I felt like it was incredibly different from the others. The stuff on Themyscira is so vibrant and gorgeous
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  14. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah, but that was the point. It was supposed to contrast with the rest.


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  15. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah, but that was the point. It was supposed to contrast with the rest.


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  16. Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Master

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    Just got informed that my paper submission for the Armitage Symposium of NecronomiCon Providence was accepted. For those who don't know, NecronomiCon is the biannual big HP Lovecraft convention in Providence, RI and the Armitage Symposium is the academic conference attached to it. My paper is an argument on how Mars influenced Lovecraft's works, why it's almost entirely absent from them, and why At the Mountains of Madness can be read as HPL's version of the many contemporary pulp space operas set on Mars.
  17. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    Sure but the rest was not colorless either. The contrast works really well cause we are in a dark time in history. It is very similar to how half of First Avenger is shot from Steve's pov and the other half is with a more realistic color pallet. The colors are never muted in the war stuff just grimy which is fine cause it serves a purpose. The reason the darker pallet is frustrating in other DCEU films is it never fit the movie, they always did it seemingly for no reason. Here it is part of a deliberate contrast.
  18. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    DP. Man this lag is annoying
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  19. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    "NecronomiCon" is an awesome name.
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  20. Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Master

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    Another good turn for the day... dropped by my local comics shop and they had a big box of old comics for a dollar each. Including most of the XWRS Mandatory Retirement and TOTJ Redemption. So picked up that entire run in original single issues for $5.
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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - ON VACATION

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    I have a great smallish chain in MA, and each store has tons of older trades for about $3 each, all in pretty much great condition, so I've been hitting them up to see what SW stuff they have. Between two stores I was able to get every KOTOR trade, and one I went to last week even had the Tag and Bink trade. Best find though were the trades for Blood Ties, which cost a ridiculous amount online.
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  22. Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice! Few things beat finding rarities in local shops. During the Free Comic Book Day, I came across a trade of The Yavin Vassilika! Tried to get it online some time ago, but it was too pricey, with postage and all.
  23. instantdeath Jedi Grand Master

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    Did a short film last year, reuploaded it the other day. If any of you guys are interested, feel free to check it out. It's a period piece set in the 1960s, very influenced by Mad Men, down to using a line from it. Always looking for feedback, particularly where writing and dialogue is concerned. This one turned out very well; I believe its production values are quite a bit above the average short film.

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  25. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    "I once talked to a table for over an hour"

    ...ok this is awesome.

    Jokes aside, I think the writing was really good. Have you made a lot of films?
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  26. King of Alsakan Jedi Master

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    Can't wait to see the King of Wakanda on the big screen, hope he has a big role in the next Avengers movie too



    Nice poster as well, though this one is an edit of the original:
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