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by Nephtys
2018-01-09 02:57pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

That's the difference between meaningful discussion, and just being a really cringe-worthy-fancreature. An interesting discussion could be: What is Leia's purpose as a character in the movie? So much of her plot is more or less being tired and looking to just retire to someone else. That may or may ...
by Nephtys
2018-01-09 02:32am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrRqMHQY7o The sheer mental laziness of going 'This (fictional technology or spiritual power with vaguely defined constraints) is a giant plot hole unless they explain it. It's a plot hole that instead, they didn't do (some other fictional technology or spiritual pow...
by Nephtys
2018-01-08 05:39pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

This is rapidly becoming that Simpsons scene, where someone jokes about a 'magic xylophone' and hopes a writer got fired for an inane detail. Let's take Hyperspace Ramming: What's different? Oh, how about a 3.5km long Cruiser doing it from a very specific range on the run-up to lightspeed? Shields a...
by Nephtys
2018-01-04 02:17pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

I guess this is the closest thing. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/New_Republic_Starfleet Emboldened by the perceived weakness and "decadence" of the New Republic, the First Order began crossing the Borderland and made several incursions into Republic space, including the Suraz engagement. Despite th...
by Nephtys
2018-01-04 01:43pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

I'd like a citation on where you guys are coming up with the entire Republic fleet is destroyed. I've already pointed out that when Hux said it, it was before they fired Starkiller at the Republic and was hyperbole. The novel doesn't say that either. Disorganized and not able to respond in force a ...
by Nephtys
2018-01-02 04:05am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 1875
Views: 242820

Re: World of Warships

Went 5 big boxes.
Got Alabama, Atlanta, some Dragon Flags, Mutsu and some camo.

Not bad. First time playing in ages: Alabama's amazing though.
by Nephtys
2017-12-31 03:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

I posted like 12 pages ago: What at all is unrealistic about a much weaker military (The first order) destroying with an utterly unprecedented weapon the Republic fleet anchorages? Since Hyperspace is so fast, they could easily respond to attacks across the Republic with a few fleet bases as unlike ...
by Nephtys
2017-12-28 02:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

The story was great. Because it wasn't about the specific details of how hyperspace tracking worked, or the credits cost of building a Mandator dreadnought. It was about characters and theme. Kylo had amazing character development. As did his complex relationship with Luke. Rey confronting all of th...
by Nephtys
2017-12-24 11:41pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

That's why I like TLJ a hell of a lot. It's /better/ than a lot of trash we've come to expect from Star Wars, such as the entire EU that is nothing but derivative coat-hanging on the OT, that diminishes the storytelling potential of the universe, not increasing it. You dislike repetition of the OT,...
by Nephtys
2017-12-24 05:34pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

This seems the fundamental difference. People who dislike TLJ because it didn't explain snoke, didn't give Rey magic parents, didn't provide a detailed background on the new republic, or the Jedi have different power levels--- are trying to fit it in the old EU type of writing. Where everything is s...
by Nephtys
2017-12-23 01:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

^addendum: Remember, Hux mocks the 'Vaunted' Republic Fleet, indication that the Republic's military strength already has the first order being kept down. TFA had the equivalent of a successful massive nuclear first strike.
by Nephtys
2017-12-23 12:48am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

The Republic's military being crap is fine. Because we visibly see a huge wad of capital warships being destroyed by Starkiller, a totally unprecedented weapon that far (FAR) exceeds the powers of even the last giant weapon, the Death Star. That gave you hours and hours of time to prepare. This fire...
by Nephtys
2017-12-21 07:09pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

That's a good point: What did we actually know of the Emperor in the OT? TESB: He's a weird ghostly hologram, that Vader takes orders from directly, and wants Skywalker. ROTJ: He seems to know what a 'jedi weapon' is, and knows what the force is. We don't know how he became Emperor, or whatnot aside...
by Nephtys
2017-12-20 02:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republicans: "A Coup is Coming"
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: Republicans: "A Coup is Coming"

Never seen more blatant anti-american scum than those who are actively trying to impede law enforcement in their pursuit of government corruption. This is now my test of moderate republicans. Are you such a tribal scumbag as to impede justice, for what end? That it's better to have an uncaught crimi...
by Nephtys
2017-12-19 07:28pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

Luke, Obi-Wan, Yoda and the gang aren't the only characters in the universe. By tying everything to them and existing stuff we hear in the original movies, we get the utter idiocy of Darth Vader building C3PO as a child, or that Yoda was a shitty police chief who took shifts teaching Jedi 101 daycar...
by Nephtys
2017-12-19 04:59pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

The Red wall was great. I loved it. Because it provided huge contrast to the greeble we come to expect in an Imperial command room. It was just his pad, and the oppressing red made it more menacing than if it was just a copy of the DS2 Throne Room. I thought that made the scene more interesting by b...
by Nephtys
2017-12-19 02:32am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

That the major mistake he makes is going to kill someone in cold blood who might potentially turn to the dark when the culmination of the other six movies is Luke realizing that murder is not the solution, and allowing his vulnerability and love to bring someone back from a life time of darkness an...
by Nephtys
2017-12-17 09:44pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

It makes perfect sense for a long range fighter. It can do strategic movement (ie, hyperspace) then loiter around system, gather information, fight anything it needs to fight (including long-range raiding) and go home. Which again, crew of 3 helps with. What kind of recon can something do if it's ju...
by Nephtys
2017-12-17 08:07pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

If we're still on the subject of mysterious black space orb bombs, this is a universe with repulsor technology. It's entirely possible those bombs were self-propelled by reactionless means. You can literally come up with any answer. They don't seem any less self-propelled than 90 degree turning phot...
by Nephtys
2017-12-17 05:32am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

The talk of 'character assassination' is silly. Holding the events of the OT as holy canon is what gets us a trash and unimaginative EU full of books about Porkins or random nobodies, or continuing drama with 50 Skywalker/Solo children. In TFA, Solo's character is perfectly in line with who he shoul...
by Nephtys
2017-12-16 03:06am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

This article sums up my feelings well. http://www.slashfilm.com/the-last-jedi-defense/ With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams sought to prop up and revitalize the most popular film franchise in movie history, to preserve its qualities in amber for a new generation. The Force Awakens...
by Nephtys
2017-12-15 02:01pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

Luke has a good point: The force isn't about what magic you do. It's just, life. This is going back to Obiwan and TESB Yoda stuff, not 'This weapon is your life' prequel stuff, where Lightsabers became a cultural marketing gimmick. In universe, it's a badge of office only and a throwback to older ti...
by Nephtys
2017-12-15 12:53pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

Fill in the blanks yourself. This need for everything to be explained is what got us the Prequels. Rey's powers are because fate decided that she just happens to be powerful, possibly (hinted at) a reaction of the force to balance a returning dark. It doesn't need to be explained by special parents,...
by Nephtys
2017-12-15 06:24am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 184960

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

I was saying that Episode 8 will determine what they want with Star Wars. It's ok for EP7 to be simple and straightforward, a soft reboot--- because the last thing we need is badly done space politics ala Ep3 and unlikable characters. We need to set up a new cast. Got it. EP8? Well. It was about sub...