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by Kane Starkiller
2019-12-23 03:00pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Interesting thoughts on the new movies
Replies: 52
Views: 12972

Re: Interesting thoughts on the new movies

I have mixed feelings on the trilogy but this particular idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vzPAmm6L1g is a new one (basically arguing that the movies are actually rather sexist and racist). Warning it's a long ass video Then after more verbal abuse she develops feelings for her first rapist. Yo...
by Kane Starkiller
2019-05-13 11:23am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 111694

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

Daenerys was willing to plunge Westeros into war just so she can be the ruler of a place she's never even been to. For the last 7 years she's been gathering armies and developing nuclear bombers raising dragons for the "Operation Westerosi Freedom" while bestowing grandiose, long winded titles upon ...
by Kane Starkiller
2019-05-13 10:41am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 111694

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

Daenerys always struck me as pompous and self serving and I never for one second believed she actually wants to make Westeros a "better place". She's never been there and she has no idea who the people of Westeros are.
Of all the bullshit in this season this makes the most sense.
by Kane Starkiller
2019-04-29 03:18pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 111694

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

I can't believe I forgot: the undead using their own bodies to make a bridge over the firepits. Isn't it established that the undead violently burst into flames on contact with fire? Wouldn't their bodies only create an ever larger bonfire as opposed to snuffing out the flames? And if we just ignore...
by Kane Starkiller
2019-04-29 02:19pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 111694

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

Let me start by getting the one complaint I have about the episode out of the way: As Jon was being cornered by the blue fire dragon I really hoped he will do a combat roll to get himself under the dragon's belly and then thrust upward with the sword and slay the wicked beast! Other than this disapp...
by Kane Starkiller
2019-04-12 03:11pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: EP 9 teaser trailer
Replies: 192
Views: 48248

Re: EP 9 teaser trailer

Wow this trilogy is just one big directionless mess isn't it. :D Introduce Emperor-like character...pointlessly kill the Emperor-like character...bring back literally the Emperor...Luke Skywalker is our only hope...Jedi must end and Luke won't teach you anything...1000 generations live in you and Lu...
by Kane Starkiller
2019-03-19 03:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Rep. Omar accused of anti-semitism, apologizes.
Replies: 57
Views: 11053

Re: Rep. Omar accused of anti-semitism, apologizes.

Most of the defense of Ilhan Omar, including in this thread, is basically a red herring. The issue is not what kind of foreign policy Israel has but the implication that US support of Israel and turning a blind eye to Palestinian grievances need to be explained by some kind of widespread bribery of ...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-10 03:33pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

It's pretty obvious that you haven't even bothered to read what I or Johnson actually said or why I referred to it. It's pretty normal, when discussing writing, to look at what the writer says about his own work and why he made the choices he made. People who aren't film illiterate don't need to ha...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-07 11:28am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Imagine being so willfully ignorant that you think myths have no application to our experiences unless they're about characters in a Star Wars movie - as if writers are somehow only allowed to write something by reference to characters in previous Star Wars movies. Why, because they're "canon"? You...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-06 05:17pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Yeah, you're note even pretending to engage. It's sad. I mean, this is this exchange, summarized: "The characterisation is terrible!" "The characterisation is great. It reflects the experience of mythic figures after their triumph as they grow old. Here's Rian Johnson talking about why he did that....
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-05 01:47pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Yeah I forgot how often directors talking about their thoughts when they wrote a film is a feature of versus debates, happens all the time! Who cares about directors making vague references to other fictional characters after I have walked out of the theatre ? It's absolutely irrelevant to the qual...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-04 08:01am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

ROFLMAO. "Out of universe"? Are you on drugs? This isn't a versus debate where we argue about what is and isn't canon. We're talking about what is and isn't good writing. And writing Luke as if nothing has happened to him in 40 fucking years is bad fucking writing, and fundamentally dishonest about...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-03 05:52am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Yeah, I easily can, as the quote I provided setting out Rian Johnson's thinking in this regard sets out in quite a bit of detail. There's nothing vague about it. As for it being 'nonsensical', there's nothing 'nonsensical' about someone at 60 having a very different outlook on life at the age of 20...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-02 11:45am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

The characterisation is great. It's evocative of the path of many heroes in myth, who triumph and then enter a period of decline after their triumph. Missed this one. No it fucking isn't. You think you can defend Luke's nonsensical change between Episode 6 and 8 with some vague appeal to other hero...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-02 07:46am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

The only thing retarded here is your argument. You complain he can't "affect events" and yet he ... affects events! But you don't like that because ... Kylo Ren is just LOL TOO DUMB to notice that it's just a projection which you're sure Stardestroyer.net Competent! Kylo Ren would've easily detecte...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-02 07:11am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Which as already noted flies in the face of everything both stated and implied in TFA. You have to literally ignore each and everything we are told in TFA to believe that this was ever going to be a thing. And the characterization of Luke is just as pathetic in TFA as it was in TLJ. The difference ...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-12-02 05:40am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Luke of the ST was never going to be some power-fantasy MCU character, just waiting to make some triumphant appearance in the film like Thor in Ragnarok or infinity War - which is what so many fans seemed to want. It's simply not Star Wars, and never was. This is a series that presents Luke's ultim...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-30 09:01am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

In other words, "I don't like it, therefore I can't imagine any explanation other than that he was forced to recant. SECRETLY he must agree with me!" It's not a secret dude, he talks about it openly in multiple interviews : I was shocked. I said to Rian, number one, Luke was the most optimistic, ho...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-29 04:49pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Elheru Aran wrote:Is it a waste of time if they end up showing something connected to that in Episode 9?
Well I guess anything is possible but after a 2-3 year waiting period for the next movie it would really have to be a fucking Kobayashi mug scene.
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-29 04:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Of course he was truthful when he disagreed. But as he later clarified, that was before the stuff he saw was contextualised. It's the same difference of opinion that happens in a fuckton of productions. Here it was made public and blew up to be a whole thing. I fail to see the conflict of interest ...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-29 01:22pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Are you referring to the statement he's describing here ? "I’m sorry I lowered my guard and expressed my misgivings about it because that belongs in the process. That doesn’t belong to the public. And I made that statement before I saw the finished film… and I just think it’s a stunning film. It’s ...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-28 06:36pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

Gandalf wrote:An actor disagrees with a director!? How is that a sign of anything?
It's a sign that the dissatisfaction with how Luke was portrayed goes all the way up to the guy who embodied the character over three movies and it's hardly contained to a small contingent of overreacting fans?
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-28 05:41pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).
Replies: 169
Views: 45052

Re: Episode IX fan theories (warning: here be dragons).

If the guy that played Luke in the original trilogy and was payed handsomely to appear in the new trilogy tells the director that "I fundamentally disagree with everything you decided about my character" then maybe it's a bit deeper than them crazy ass fans being angry with Disney because they disca...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-11-26 01:14pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: "The American Civil War didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate President."
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Re: "The American Civil War didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate President."

In the 158th year of the American civil war, also known as 2018, the Confederacy continues its recent resurgence. Its victims include black people, of course, but also immigrants, Jews, Muslims, Latinos, trans people, gay people and women who want to exercise jurisdiction over their bodies. The Con...
by Kane Starkiller
2018-10-16 02:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Great-great-great-grandnephew of Robert E. Lee calls out Trump
Replies: 27
Views: 5800

Re: Great-great-great-grandnephew of Robert E. Lee calls out Trump

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the point of his comments about Lee, which were made during an anecdote about Ohio-born President Ulysses S. Grant, was to praise the Union general. :D As if it wasn't immediately clear from his speech: It also gave you a general, who was incredible. He drank a little ...