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New Star Wars emoticons

Discussion in 'Communications' started by JoinTheSchwarz , Aug 12, 2015.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    :obiwan:

    Yeah, feels good.
     
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  3. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Wise you are. :yoda:
     
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  4. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm going to have an obscene amount of fun with these.

    :chopper: [face_beatup] :ezra:
     
  5. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    :bb8:

    Excellent
     
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  6. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    :emperor:
    Good... Goooood...
     
  7. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    This will be a day long remembered. :vader:
     
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  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I for one am disappointed at the inclusion of prequel icons.

    The prequels were a blight on Star Wars history, diluting the cultural significance of the Original Trilogy with a poorly thought out, woefully acted, abysmally directed and inconsistent mess. The dull characters, lifeless but technically proficient backdrops, and paper thin plots were replicated across the existing EU, so that the worst parts of the prequels dragged the best parts of the OT down with them.

    Since the savvy minds at Disney assumed ownership of the Star Wars IP, a very obvious paradigm shift has occurred towards the OT as the centrepiece of the Star Wars and discreetly pretending the prequels didn't happen. Their existence as a concept is, at best, tolerated but not welcomed. We see this in the decision to euthanise the bloated and silly EU; the termination of the Clone Wars show (which like MASH had gone on for longer than the actual war itself, seemingly) in favour of Rebels, and the Force Awakens fulfilling all our dreams by acting as if there's only three Star Wars films out there.

    Given the Force Awakens will only further underscore how out of favour the prequels are, I humbly submit we should get on board and ditch the prequel character icons. I appreciate an army of seven prequels fans will be upset, but I would argue that we are doing them a favour by diminishing the severity of the impact of TFA in December. If they're already used to the idea that the prequels aren't really part of the future of Star Wars now, it will hurt less when TFA comes out and makes this abundantly clear.

    Please, consider the future and remove these offensive symbols from our emoticons.
     
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  9. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, stop being such a drama :amidala:
     
  10. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Less emoticons is not the answer. The only thing that can stop a prequel fan with an emoticon is an EU fan with an emoticon.
     
  11. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    OK but here's the thing.

    Where you put prequel emotes, you could have put:

    * Kyle Katarn
    * Revan
    * Bastila
    * Carth
    * Adolf Hitler, who is preferable to prequel Mannequin Skywalker in every respect

    So I'm just saying... maybe you should get rid of them and put good Legends characters in there.

    EDIT: Or even Wedge! Wedge is a better option because

    a) He wasn't in the prequels,
    b) he's MF'ing Wedge Antilles,
    c) He was there for the destruction of two death stars, and
    d) He wasn't in the prequels.
     
  12. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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  13. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    I'd support EU choices and I won't use PT ones but I'm not up in arms at them being available. :p
     
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  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    This is objectively better than any other grin emote we could ever possibly dream of having:

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    See? BETTER THAN THIS: :anakin:

    "and... I will be... the... most powerful... jedi..."

    "Daddy, why is Darth Vader speaking like that?"
    "Well son, it's because he's having a stroke."

    YES. YESSSS. Why is that not a thing but this is? :padme:
     
  16. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Because there's no official emoji of that whiner. Not surprisingly.

    And stop derailing this thread or I'll start spanking.
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    [face_monkey]?

    Oh you mean you'll ban. Right.
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm::emperor::vader::storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm: :storm:

    edit: I don't want to be one of those weird emoticons in signature people, but I can't pass this up.
     
  19. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    And yet you could have had Royal Guards to flank his wizened old crazy dudedness, but instead you got Mannequin.

    Also, this:

    :storm::nttrooper:[​IMG]:nttrooper::storm:
     
  20. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Once Lucasfilm gets an Asajj emoji and the site adds it, I'll have an emoticon in my signature.

    But for now....

    :hera: [face_beatup] :lando:
     
  21. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  22. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    Oh, relax Ender :p
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    You should note your signature lists #1 worst onwards. People could be confused.
     
  24. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Believe it or not, Ender Sai, some people actually like ROTS better than anything else. For example: I do.

    That said, how ANYONE can rank AOTC in the top half is beyond me.
     
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  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    We are not going to be debating the relative merits of the various films, thanks.
     
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