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  2. HelenaExMachina

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Yeah i liked it too in an “inoffensive summer blockbuster” way. There were so many characters in he film itself that were more interesting than Han and Chewie that i wish had more time. Criminal underuse of Thandie Newton for example..,, But i did think all of the cast did a great job
  3. Jeor

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    Brilliant. That all went downhill for the Astros very quickly. What are the odds of sending Cole and Verlander up at home and being down 0-2? (Well, Verlander hasn't been as dominant anyway but you still would have thought they'd have a chance). Importantly the Nats got to rest their top bullpen arms so they'll be fresh and ready for Game 3 after another day off. You'd have to think they now also have the luxury of using Corbin in Game 4 if they want to have Scherzer and Strasbourg fully rested.
  4. Jeor

    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    Yes, South Africa have lost some top-class talent in recent years but they've still got more than enough to be competitive against most sides. To be fair, India are one of the better Test teams out there and are playing at home, but it shouldn't have been quite so one-sided. Hah - now I know why you don't like the Australian team, @Paxter! They all look like a bunch of crooks compared to your mate Hamza.
  5. Evenso, I agree with Paxter. It's still kind of bold. Excepting the Bloc, not one federal party got anywhere near what they wanted. The Cons got rejected by the progressive vote, sure, but so did the Liberals. I don't know where Trudeau is getting this confidence from, frankly. The provincial NDP only won in Alberta because the right had split and done likewise to the vote. Once Kenney reunited the parties under the UCP, Conservative rule in AB was a done deal. I'd like to see some wild leftist magnet move the Liberals leftward and unite them with the NDP and whichever non-conservative Greens wanted to jump ship. It'd would be the death knell of the current iteration of the CPC.
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  7. Here I am all excited to watch Denver-Portland. And it is a great back and forth game. But Jesus, I have never seen so many offensive foul calls in my life. The refs are swallowing the whistle on shots but calling every little push they can. And it isn't going one way, both teams can't get into an offensive rhythm with all these damn whistles.
  8. JEORDHl

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Right. I keep forgetting that the Jedi are all about peace. The Sith though... [spreads hands] The writers and producers have more or less dropped the leap and speed enhancements though. Guess Ben and Yoda didn't have enough time to pass it on, and Luke [a leaper] only gave Rey three lessons. Hopefully the Tomes will have some shit she can pass on. --- Tangential, but my money is on Rey being a female clone of Anakin. If so, I wonder how they're going to deal with the power gap between dark clone and light clone. Palpatine's ghost would've been training dark clone forever and a day, right.
  9. Triskele

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    If Pompeo is really running for Senate in Kansas how much does stuff make that an open seat that the Dems could pick up?
  10. KingintheNorth4

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    Well damn, last time I checked the score it was tied at 2.
  11. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    From what I remember it was supposed to be a start of a trilogy but, well. I know there are rumors of some of the plot lines getting a D+ show.
  12. Triskele

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Anymore? I think that there may have been a glitch. Just post everything here anyways. According to this morning there's a new Panopticon coming out of Google that means that your first thought at 18 months gestational age will be available to the world Google execs very soon.
  13. karaddin

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I think I would have happily watched a story centered on literally everyone else in the movie except Han & Chewie. I'm normally quite open to prequels, so its really something specific to Han that makes me uninterested in his back story - I guess its knowing that any character growth is going to stagnate up until ANH. This kinda went with trying to explain why he was cold and cynical, but I don't really need that explained for anyone growing up in a galaxy ruled by the Empire and with the Hutts as well - a lot of people are going to become that way. I think this in part comes down to Jedi not being meant to use the Force as a weapon. Enhancing themselves is one thing, and the shrapnel cloud could maybe be OK, but directly using it against others is meant to be something of a no no. Of course then they go and use Force push and it goes out the window anyway so *shrug*
  14. Darth Richard II

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Fine, none of you get sexy Darth photos anymore!
  15. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Also fuck it, triple post, but while I'm remembering and to comment on something earlier, there are interviews you can find where the high ups at Marvel were surprised by Thanos inclusion in the original Avengers, plus a recent interview with Feige were he mentioned they had no concrete plan til Civil War went into production. Yeah they plotted the fuck out of Phase 3 but saying they had a plan since Iron Man is just complete and utter bullshit. Feige even says the post credits seen in Incredible Hulk almost torpedoed the whole thing.
  16. JEORDHl

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I enjoyed that too. One thing that kinda bugs me about the Jedi, as portrayed in film anyway, is their inability to walk and chew gum at the same time. It's such a spectacular failure of imagination to not have a Jedi wielding the Force as well as a lightsaber. I'd have like a belt bag full of shrapnel to let loose and spin around me in a red flensing whirlwind and just saber throw for days. Or they could get a little John Wick with it with force trips and snares into close and personal saber work. The possibilities are endless, but no. swoosh, vurrrrrrr, beyeeeersh, vruuuuum [pause] force push/pull, maybe another [pause] vshieu, vearorw, shooooom
  17. Lizard Queen

    Small unworthy things - as you were

    Thanks. FWIW, you've seemed like a nice person to me, not someone creepy.
  18. The Anti-Targ

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    I know, it's just there's enough pantomime shit and false bravado coming from the UK herself, empty rhetoric coming from other quarters isn't helpful. Not actually an idiot, but being idiotic, for the sake of the idiot factions of various countries.
  19. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Love it is perhaps to strong, but I do kind of want to marry Emilia Clarke so that colors my perception a bit. Also Glover's Lando needs his own film.
  20. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Also this weird notion that RJ somehow made TLJ without anyone knowing anything about it til it premiered is just ludicrous. There are numerous interview where RJ talks about how he talked things over with JJ and the actors and the script for TLJ was locked down before TFA even premiered.
  21. karaddin

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I didn't mind Solo but I definitely didn't love it. I only watched it on streaming and think the fundamental problem with it was that it was telling a story I just wasn't that interested in.
  22. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I loved both and R1 and Solo. It's honestly not THAT controversial, it's just the haters yell the loudest.
  23. karaddin

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I enjoyed TFA a lot, but I accepted it being so much of a retread on the basis of it needing to reestablish "this is a star wars movie" with fans after the long term dissatisfaction with the prequels. I loved TLJ without thinking its perfect and think it had some truly amazing moments, albeit one with immediately apparent "this is going to cause nitpicking online" consequences. If 9 is as much of a retread as TFA was, I wouldn't be anywhere near as forgiving of that as I was for TFA though. I'll still go into it looking to enjoy it though, because fuck looking to be miserable. At the very least its clearly going to be a visually outstanding movie on the basis of these shots. And its the absolute last we're getting of Carrie Fisher.
  24. Well, with the help from her soon-to-be-ex husband: Me neither.
  25. Eden-Mackenzie

    Sylva Santagar Marriage Succession

    Per the Wiki, Eldon has at least one living son and grandson (apparently there are discrepancies in the Estermont family trees across the books) from his first marriage - they are the heirs to Greenstone, regardless of Eldon’s marriage to Sylva. Should Eldon and Sylva have any children, they will be the heirs to Spotswood, and in the line of succession for Greenstone. It is not unprecedented for one person to inherit multiple titles (House Peake before the Blackfyre Rebellions).
  26. Triskele

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    If it's true that GOP operatives posting photos sprung this story (is that the takeaway right now?), I could easily see this as you say making history in the sense that it could just put front and center in a new way how easily internet anything can be vulnerable. Only a matter of time before this happens again given the current environment is what I'm saying. One a non-political note: never understood the send each other sexy photos thing. would have been incomprehensibly paranoid and uncomfortable about it even in a pre-internet age.
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