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Lit MACLUNKY -- The Lit Forum Maclunky Thread, v3

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

  1. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Lol, i don't think it was that bad but ones milage may very when it comes to spiders.

    But again, can't wait to hear more thoughts as you proceed, especially if you like me get any Sequel Trilogy vibes from She-Ra.
     
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  2. Dream-Thinker

    Dream-Thinker Jedi Knight star 3

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    They weren't that bad, but of course they were also obviously robots so it didn't trigger my arachnophobia. (Yeah, I have it! What of it?!? IT'S A COMMON FEAR!!! :_|)

    But no, I'm making a PM for you right now so that I can share all my thoughts on Season 1, which I just finished.

    So expect that in a few minutes. XD
     
  3. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Hurray! I can't wait. Also man you got through season 1 faaaaast.

    Also no worries I too am terrified of spiders....It's why i can never enjoy Return of the King 100% or Hobbit 2
     
  4. Dream-Thinker

    Dream-Thinker Jedi Knight star 3

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    If I binged something, it's usually a sign that I liked it. XD

    I mean, in fiction giant spiders are usually pretty badass, but they still freak me out. You ever see a close up of a spider's face?

    It's like a hairy Satan. *shudders*
     
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  5. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Heck yeah they freaky.

    But then you do stuff like they do with Shelob and it's like...BACK DEMON BACK!

    Also YAY you liked and binged it that means you'll get to the seasons I like faster

    (Edit: Season 2 and 3 are meant to be watched as one Season because Netflix choped them when releasing them)
     
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  6. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    ROBOT CHICKEN RISE OF SKYWALKER!

     
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  7. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Well....This happened

     
  8. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Sorry for the triple post but

    @Jedi Ben Doctor Who just went in a very interesting direction right now.
     
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  9. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Who?
     
  10. ColeFardreamer

    ColeFardreamer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Okay before anybody kills me for even thinking about messing with perfection,...

    What if in the distant future one were to remake Star Wars entire, including and especially Lucas trilogies. What so far missing in SW could be attempted when retelling it in a completely different style befitting a different era of filmmaking?

    Like f.e. flashbacks, flashforwards. I know other SW used it elsewhere, but what other storytelling tricks could be implemented and pulled to recreate SW yet give it a new touch and how would you implement it?

    F.e. could an animé style Force vision insert into TPM work, that young Anakin has when dreaming of himself as a future Jedi (akin to Tarantinos animé insert flashback in Kill Bill movies?)? Or could some classic sw elements like the Forcepowers be depicted different? More visible like in some superhero movies with visible effects in the air? How about for SW untypical nonchronological storytelling (f.e. Anakin and Obi Wan have visions of Vader and a dark future and try to prevent it, find the secret Sith of the Clone Wars and think it is him... only to later learn Anakin will become Vader when it is too late)?
     
  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    And you're referring to?
     
  12. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Russel T Davies is returning to Doctor Who as show runner
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    You already posted that, had the sense there was something else.
     
  14. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    No, he's actually just named the Doctor.
     
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  15. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Force Ghost star 5

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    Every time I come across some Legends ride or die fan posting up anything from LOTF/FOTJ and Crucible, I realize what rose tinted glasses a lot of people view those novels through.

    All that stuff did Star Wars way dirtier than anything that can be argued for the ST. Post NJO storytelling was clearly hampered by the unwillingness to kill off or sideline the Big 3. Han, Luke and Leia became a drag on Star Wars storytelling and a crutch on which authors relied, refusing to pass the torch to the next generation. Which is what the NJO was supposed to be. And turned out a collosal failure at being.

    The fact that the torch was never successfully passed to Jacen, Jaina or Ben Skywalker and that the novels relied so heavily on Han, Luke and Leia is a greater shame to Star Wars storytelling than what we got in the ST. We didn't even get a true next generation story until Legacy and that needed the Big 3 dead off screen to happen.

    It's kind of pitiful.

    These people always think what we "should have" gotten was the Thrawn trilogy(I'd argue it would.be a terrible episodic film continuation, DE is clearly a better continuation of the family saga for films... and we practically got that), what we would have gotten(because of the realities of time and aging) is an adaptation of the literal worst storyline in Legends with the worst edgelord tendencies, LOTF/FOTJ.

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  16. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    @Dawud786


    Every time I see people do the whole "Bring Back Legends" thing I'm like...Okay do you want ALL of Legends back because that means post NJO stuff, now if you like post NJO stuff that's one thing cool but like are you sure you want all of that.

    I would understand if you'd like a Jacen Solo story that's just it's own fun adventure sure but do you really want ALL THE BAGEGE that came with legends.


    Same.
     
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  17. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    The strange thing is, independent of Legends, the ST did pretty much do Denningverse SW. You couldn't make it up.

    In other news, the original KotOR is getting ported to the Switch. Combined with the Bayonetta 3 news, it might finally be time for me to nab a Switch.
     
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  18. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    I've been thinking of getting a switch myself only because a lot of my friends play it.

    Plus i'v been dying to actually play some Mario Kart .
     
  19. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Force Ghost star 5

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    Mario Kart is fun. I havent done anything else on the Switch. I got it for my kids. One almost exclusively plays Fortnite on it, another exclusively plays Lego Jurassic World.

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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    The other aspect is it has some very old classics available - Phantasy Star, Thunderforce 3 and 4.

    Plus Xenoblade Chronicles remaster and sequel. Those games are huge. Wouldn't put it past them to find a way to port Xenoblade Chronicles X to the Switch.
     
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  21. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    I got a ps4 for my Fortine time ;p
     
  22. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Force Ghost star 5

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    I have a teen that plays Fortnite on Xbox and a preteen on Switch at the same time. It was literally the only way to bring a little bit of peace to my household and shrink game time by a couple hours.

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  23. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Nice :D

    Oh and to back to your previous post. I'm glad Star Wars got it's edglrodiness out of it's system before stuff got mainstream again.
     
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  24. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Force Ghost star 5

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    I would absolutely loathe the kind "blood and guts" R-rated Star Wars some people seem to pine for. Talk about missing the entire point.

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  25. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Oh yeah, i would even go as far as to argue that Star Wars as a IP is probably in a healthier place then it was during those LOTF/FOTJ days