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by Formless
2020-01-02 05:26pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Best Star Trek speech
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Best Star Trek speech

That's a good one, but IMO from the same man we get what I think summarizes the entire theme of Deep Space 9: "On Earth, there is no poverty, no crime, no war. You look out the window of Starfleet Headquarters and you see paradise. Well, it's easy to be a Saint in paradise, but the Maquis do not liv...
by Formless
2019-12-30 03:01pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise
Replies: 156
Views: 8593

Re: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise

Also, how do you write sequels when there's so many shitty books with which you would have to keep continuity? I suppose you don't. But who cares? Lucas didn't make any sequels, after all, and he wrote the rules of the canon system so that any film he made would trump any novel. He wasn't beholden ...
by Formless
2019-12-28 02:04am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

I don't think this is correct. Two things can be objectively bad at the same time for their own reasons. Something being worse doesn't make something else less bad in absolute terms. Just because some might think the established floor or awful in the SW cinematic measure has been pushed lower than ...
by Formless
2019-12-27 03:28pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

The ST didn’t rehabilitate the prequels. These will take their place is a distant spot behind the OT. I am not sure which will be considered worse between the prequels and ST. The ST are better made films in my opinion. You are right, of course. The prequels weren't rehabilitated by the sequel tril...
by Formless
2019-12-22 05:15am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

I take it then you also oppose the existence of pubs, bars, wine bars, nightclubs, clubs, restaurants with a liquor license, and indeed, the serving of alcohol in any area not a private domicile? Do you really want me to answer that question? Because arguments could be made for any one of those thi...
by Formless
2019-12-22 01:45am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

I take it then you also oppose the existence of pubs, bars, wine bars, nightclubs, clubs, restaurants with a liquor license, and indeed, the serving of alcohol in any area not a private domicile? Do you really want me to answer that question? Because arguments could be made for any one of those thi...
by Formless
2019-12-22 12:16am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

It's called a taxi, uber, or friend who doesn't drink, fuckhead. It's not my fault you can't imagine how you might get from a midnight screening to your house without driving. And do you know how many people don't do that, fucktard? The fact that options exist for getting home drunk doesn't make pu...
by Formless
2019-12-21 09:32pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

Would you prefer if I mocked you mercilessly for encouraging people to drink and drive late at night when many of us are going to be watching the film? Because I can think of any number of reasons that your constant repetition of the same advice is fucking asinine. Any movie you have to watch while ...
by Formless
2019-12-21 03:01pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)
Replies: 321
Views: 15926

Re: Rise of Skywalkers reviews (Spoilers in this thread)

I liked a lot of what TLJ tried to do and I still enjoyed ROS. The secret, as I keep saying, is to drink heavily during it. No, the secret is to realize some of us can't drink heavily because of health issues, you dumb repetitive twat. If this isn't meant as joke, its an indictment of the film. If ...
by Formless
2019-11-04 04:34pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room

One of the problems with Shad, and one of the reasons he doesn't learn, is that his comments section is an echo chamber, and anyone who criticizes him just gets ignored by Shad. You can see this in most videos simply by looking at a difference between the "top comments" and the newest comments. For ...
by Formless
2019-10-31 07:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Why did obi wan take so long to send Luke to Yoda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Why did obi wan take so long to send Luke to Yoda?

It is implicit in the film itself that Luke's encounter with the wampa forced him to open himself to the Force in a way that he previously hadn't, thus finally allowing him to see Obi Wan's ghost for the first time. This was what Obi Wan was waiting for before he sent Luke to train with Yoda.
by Formless
2019-10-28 02:12pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Naboo Ships
Replies: 25
Views: 4000

Re: Naboo Ships

I thought they chose Naboo because Darth Sidious told them to as part of Palpatine's larger gambit to become Chancellor? It didn't have to be a good target for the Trade Federation, Sidious merely had to convince them it was.
by Formless
2019-10-28 01:58am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Orbital bombardments, planetary defenses, Death Stars, etc.
Replies: 146
Views: 55991

Re: Orbital bombardments, planetary defenses, Death Stars, etc.

Generation Tech isn't exactly a reliable source of canon information; they frequently not only mix Disney and Legends canon in their arguments, but in their video about star dreadnoughts I think they straight up copy-pasted parts of fractalsponge1's fanon about the origins of many of his designs in-...
by Formless
2019-10-27 12:48am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: cheapass batman in Ravnica
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: cheapass batman in Ravnica

Comic book Batman has a lockpicking kit and glue globules in his utility belt in the comics. I don't know about the fantasy equivalent of the latter (maybe some kind of tree resin or secretion from a creature) In earlier editions of D&D the Tanglefoot bag was a standard alchemical item anyone could...
by Formless
2019-10-25 08:52pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: cheapass batman in Ravnica
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: cheapass batman in Ravnica

How about a snorkel? Remember, the undercity of Ravnica is mostly sewer, but also parts of the city is floating on the oceans and most people don't even know it. Definitely expect some places to be flooded, possibly with seawater. Also expect to make saves against disease, because as we all know, sw...
by Formless
2019-10-24 05:19am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room

Didn't ShaD rage about feminism about Star Wars in one of his videos as well? He come across as one of those history-geeks that might know about things in one specific area, and get really really obsessive with certain minor details, but being utterly unable to look at things from a much wider and ...
by Formless
2019-10-23 03:41pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Fantastical Sword Training
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: Fantastical Sword Training

If I understand that third rule correctly, you don't have to abandon magical training weapons entirely. A better idea is to use magic to transmute a couple of trainers so that they "stick" properly like a pair of sharps would. After all, the most important aspect of your training is not actually lea...
by Formless
2019-10-22 08:38pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Fantastical Sword Training
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: Fantastical Sword Training

@formless It's not just a Longsword issue (I never trained that, so I can't say anything about it ) - I fight single handed saber - we get chips flying even with blunt weapons. We occasionally have to grind our training weapons clean because they are too chipped/marred to use safely. A sharp saber ...
by Formless
2019-10-21 04:43pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Fantastical Sword Training
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: Fantastical Sword Training

Okay, the answer to this question is actually far more complex than people here are giving it credit. From my own research, it seems to depend on two variables (at least!): the kind of swords being used (and whether its being used with a shield) and the culture that made the sword. On the first one,...
by Formless
2019-10-12 02:10am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: Fight Scene Autopsy: The Last Jedi Throne Room

Why do you say that Rogue 9? I find Shad quite in his area of expertise and his analysis of the TLJ throne room scene was quite good. Because Shad is an idiot? Despite how scholarly he portrays himself, Shad's really just a medieval enthusiast with no real training in history, let alone combat. He ...
by Formless
2019-10-11 02:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Shooting at Synagogue in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: Shooting at Synagogue in Germany

Edit: as an example of how unpredictable jams can be, consider this incident from France where an attacker with an AK rifle got overpowered by a couple of off-duty US marines and two civilians who were completely unarmed-- all because his rifle jammed. Neither military member was a Marine. One was ...
by Formless
2019-10-10 02:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Shooting at Synagogue in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: Shooting at Synagogue in Germany

Dunno, supposedly he gave up because the freakin doors were locked. There's also been reports that his gun jammed. I can't help but think that if he had access to stronger weapons then there would be more casualties... :roll: It really is hard to say, though. Guns jam, its a simple fact. All machin...
by Formless
2019-10-03 03:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 283
Views: 32926

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

Looking at the issue, I start thinking the US doesn't need gun regulations. They need ammo regulation. They are exactly the same, and run into exactly the same problems. American gun owners aren't morons, and know full well that any ammo ban is a de-facto gun ban. That includes a ban on stockpiling...
by Formless
2019-09-13 04:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The Coming of the Superheros (RAR!)
Replies: 104
Views: 24906

Re: The Coming of the Superheros (RAR!)

How do you think these normal people would take being ripped out of reality? Or are you going to go full Earth overpopulation, porting entire cities into our reality? :lol: If you had read the thread you would know the answer to that question already. Yes, we are talking whole cities coming into ex...
by Formless
2019-09-09 03:19pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thank you to the Mods
Replies: 112
Views: 28773

Re: Thank you to the Mods

I think this is the thread in question. Amusingly, I wonder if Saxtonite took his username from Curtis Saxton, and if he ever found out that the guy was a racist nut? Wait, Curtis Saxton's racist? When'd that happen? Presumably he always was, but because everyone knew him for his Star Wars analysis...