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Florent

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In Topic: The Star Wars Non-Canon TV Show Topic (Except The Mandalorian is super great)

13 November 2019 - 06:07 AM

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So I watched the first episode of the new Boba Fett and IG-88 err, I mean totally unrelated bounty hunter and unrelated IG-droid show. It was pretty much exactly as expected out of a Boba Fett and IG-88 show. The Mandolorio gets a bounty mission, then heads to go get the bounty, then gets the bounty. 

There was some mildly interesting stuff about "the guild", which I don't know much about because I'm not following current Star Wars canon, but it  seems like a cool John Wick honor-among-thieves, pirate's code sorta deal. That was cool when the two bounty hunters ran into each other and worked together. it was a little unexpected to see this tough-as nails gritty no-fun-allowed Star Wars character be put into situations that are a little comical. I like all the stuff with learning to ride the creatures with the old alien guy. He was the best, I loved that line he kept saying. Gotta say though that moment at the end with the bounty was... unneeded. 

 

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Overall I enjoyed it for what it was, and I'll tune in next time. I just wonder what kind of story you can really tell beyond what we've already seen in one episode. Boba Fett was a blank enough slate for what he was, but this new guy is totally different because... he... Is a Mandalorian? We'll have to wait and see if they have any ideas besides " 'member Boba Fett? "


In Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

04 October 2019 - 06:40 AM

*wipes tear*

 

It's good to be back. I missed you Occy   :wub:


In Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

03 October 2019 - 05:02 AM

Every time I see a photo of shirtless Swolo I have to double check to see if it's the photoshopped version, but no. That's actually what he looks like.

 

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In Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

02 October 2019 - 06:04 PM

As the days pays my excitement for ep9 grows. Who is Rey gonna kiss? WHO? What's the deal with Sheev?

 

I've been in love with these characters since day 1, and I can't wait to finally see everyone on screen action blasting and swashbuckling together. My hype is tangible. Feel it. FEEL IT. I honestly don't have anything to add other than that the trailers are mega good, better than TLJ but less than TFA in my view. Something about those TFA trailers still sets me off. The way they brought that Han and Leia theme in as a general "We know you love this" kinda way is so up my alley.

 

Apparently the plot got leaked on Reddit, so be vigilant about dem spoilers. You can never trust a Star Wars fan to be respectful of others' views  :lego_soawesome:


In Topic: Game of Thrones: Chaos Is A Ramp

20 May 2019 - 07:15 AM

Hey remember when they set up all this mysterious magic? A fully undeniably powerful fire god? Unstable decade long seasons? A full neural network of trees (or something)?, an ice kingdom for White Walkers north of the wall? The show doesn't remember. The North doesn't remember.

 

The more I think about the show, the more I feel like it was a ponzi scheme this whole time. 

 

Noun: Ponzi scheme;
A form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.
"a classic Ponzi scheme built on treachery and lies"
 
-Google
 
They lure us in with the promise of intricacy and depth, then slowly dissolve every plot thread until there is no possible dramatic conclusion to any of the characters' storylines. This episode felt more like an epilogue to a long running show, but we never really got an ending. The Song of Ice and Fire (shamelessly shoved in at the last minute for no reason) wasn't finished. It doesn't even feel like there has been a story in the past few seasons. What was this about? What was the theme? What were they even trying to say? It felt like they shot a bunch of scenes with characters unrelated to each other and only ever loosely connected and just sort of stitched them together.
 
The thing is too, if this season was a standalone HBO miniseries it would be pretty good. If you ignore the decade of groundwork laid down by previous seasons and books, this season was probably pretty watchable. The problem is that it doesn't exist in a vacuum. This isn't a standalone miniseries, it's a grand finale. A big, dumb, ending where nothing makes sense and everything is disappointing. Was it bittersweet? Was it happy? Sad? Bad? Anything? But yeah, King Bran the literal "that guy" tier dude whose personality, character, and relevance was stripped away off screen three seasons ago, yeah, he's in charge now. Okay? How is that supposed to make me feel? Is he wise? Does he know a lot? What's his tax policy? He keeps telling us he can see everything and knows everything, but he never used his knowledge for any discernible cause, except maybe to seize power. Remember, he agreed to come to King's Landing (off screen) because he knew he would be elected leader (allegedly). Bran is just as self-centered and blasé as anyone else, and doesn't deserve anything. He did nothing. Literally has had no connection to the rest of the plot until the very last second where he claims it was all part of a plan (or something?) for him to become king. I don't understand. Maybe it's cause I'm not an enlightened wise old sage like Dave Benioff orDan Weiss, who are much smarter than me and wrote a story far too complex for our simple minds to comprehend. 
 
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Man, I thought I was over it. Really, I did. Going in there was no malice, hatred, etc. Just disappointment and a little sadness over how much I used to care about these characters. Once I saw Arya walking around WITHOUT THAT HORSE WE SPENT LIKE 25 MINUTES WITH last episode, I lost it. I got actually angry. When I realized I put more time and effort into caring about this story than the showrunners, I felt a little betrayed. By myself surely, because they got me. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you can't fool me again. It's funny. We all thought they cut the fools out from the story, but in the end we were the fools. For even paying attention. 
 
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