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

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

  1. DARTH_MU Jedi Master

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  2. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    ....so I did a Force Friday thing and I won a comically large porg in a raffle.

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  3. Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master

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    I am so jealous right now.
  4. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    I worked tonight, so I had to watch people run and grab up all those lovely black series thrawns, reys, and heras. We ended up with like 6 vaders, a stormtrooper, and a kylo left, all the rest gone. At least I got a decent selection of Pops.
  5. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    DANG IT!

    I mean, good for you. But I want one. [face_laugh]
  6. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Well bugger, Dark Matter's been cancelled.

    Do get 2 more seasons of Killjoys.
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  7. DARTH_MU Jedi Master

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    What the ________!
    NOOOOOOOOOOO
  8. TrandoJedi Jedi Master

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    I don't have the money until Wednesday, but I really hope I can find a Black Series Thrawn figure then. I'll try to get Hera later.
  9. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    IIRC the ratio was like 1 Thrawn, 2-3 Heras, 4-5 Rey, 4-5 Luke, 6 ish Kylo, and like 8 Vaders. Thrawn and Hera are going to go fast.

    I ended up ordering Hera and Rey on Amazon.
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Interesting. I don't know what the case ratios are, but I went to my store as soon as it opened and the ratio between Hera and Thrawn was 2:3.

    Of Vaders there were like a zillion.

    In anyway, my general rule for EU figures is... get it as soon as you can. Otherwise, you never know if it's something like Revan.

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  11. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe it was 2 Thrawns to 3 Heras. I didn't go through all 3 rows of the shipper completely.
  12. spicer Jedi Master

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    This is too epically adorable :bb8head:
  13. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    No I meant that there were more Thrawns than Heras in my store but I dunno if that reflects the case ratio or not.


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  14. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah. Either way, there were way too many Vaders, and not enough Rey, Hera, and Thrawn. We have like 6 Vaders left, and none of the others. As for Pops, at this point it is mainly Snoke, with one Finn and like 2 Lukes.
  15. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

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  16. Vthuil Force Ghost

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  17. Onderon1 Jedi Master

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    Congrats! =D=

    If I could afford one of the smaller ones, I'd almost be tempted to get one - but they're a bit pricey, and I don't want Furby Syndrome (odd chirps at 2 a.m. and whatnot) to keep me awake. :p
  18. AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master

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    Grr. Depowered my computer and thus lost all my open tabs.
  19. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    The cover for my upcoming second novel in the Bright Falls Mysteries: AN AMERICAN WEREDEER IN MICHIGAN starring Jane Doe.

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  20. MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan

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  21. Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Master

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    I saw the 40th anniversary Close Encounters of the Third Kind re-release in IMAX today, totally alone in the theater as well, which was the perfect way to see a movie, as far as I'm concerned. CE3K has always been an important movie today, I feel like the sense of wonder and... I guess a sort of secular spiritualism throughout it has always resonated with me. Plus the version showed was the proper one, the 1998 version that cuts out the mothership interior at the ending. I also never realized before that there's a Jaws reference in the movie (one of the Air Force officers is named Benchley). Plus kind of funny there is some prominent Star Trek visual references. Though watching it now, it did make me wonder how big a role the movie had in shaping modern conspiracy theories, not only with UFOs but any kind of government cover-up stuff.

    It was preceded by a ten minute or so retrospective with not only Spielberg, but JJ Abrams and Denis Villeneuve. Listening to their opinions on the movie was pretty funny, because it was exactly what you would expect - Abrams talked about the nostalgia of it coming out again and how great it is because it shows a realistic family and kids, and Villeneuve talked about how Spielberg used the camera and did his direction in really innovative ways.

    I actually thought that Abrams' comments were a bit weird because, as much as I love it, I always feel like CE3K uses Richard Dreyfuss's family in a really off-putting way. His wife is depicted as being more concerned with fitting in with her friends and neighbors than believing her husband and blames him for being crazy, and his kids (at least the sons) are depicted as kind of nuts. But then that's essentially all set up to justify Dreyfuss becoming the ultimate deadbeat dad and the tone switches from "nagging wife" to "Dad would rather play with his model Devil's Tower, hang out with the cute single mom, and go on an interstellar joyride than reconcile with his family." Especially for a Spielberg film and his obsessions with families, particularly ones from the kids' perspective where the dad has split, it's a strange tone.

    Still a great movie, though. Especially the last 30 minutes or so.
  22. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    In other, non movie director news, the guys of "A Star Wars Comic" are making a pass at IDW on Twitter. I doubt it'll work, but they'd deserve it. Their unofficial work has been nothing but good IMHO.
  23. Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master

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    You're the Worst is back for season four tonight.

    Sent from my SM-G386W using Tapatalk
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  24. spicer Jedi Master

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    Fingers crossed it works, they are amazing!
  25. TrandoJedi Jedi Master

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    I got myself a Thrawn figure today. :D

    Then I went to my local used bookstore and found some nice hardcovers for 2.95 a piece...
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