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by FaxModem1
2020-07-02 11:41pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]

So, the potential idea might be to focus on the printing press and dissemination of Enlightenment style philosophy. Make sure everyone has a chance to read and write, thereby ensuring that the ideas of equity spread, then focus on things like aqueducts, better farming, antibiotics, etc. That's the b...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-02 10:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 601
Views: 26984

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Talking Points Memo Joint Chiefs Chairman Confirms Soldiers Were Issued Bayonets For DC Protests Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 4, 2020. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Sarah Blake Morgan and James Laport...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-01 05:18pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What is a credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

What is a credit?

Simple enough question, but in Star Wars, what is a credit? Aside from being a unit of currency, what is it? We see them playing around with what look like gold coins, with Han flipping one to the bartender in ANH for 'the mess', and DJ looting gold coins from his stolen ship in TLJ, while at the sa...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-01 12:30am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: ANH: Fan version of Kenobi vs Vader
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: ANH: Fan version of Kenobi vs Vader

I think the main issue is that it's very much style over substance. You can have a really good fight, but the cinematography and editing will need to decide what they're wanting to portray here. This version could be summed up as, "Obi Wan is a washed up old loser getting in over his head fighting V...
by FaxModem1
2020-07-01 12:21am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

In The Last Jedi, the Fulminatrix destroys the Resistance base from orbit, and is destroyed by bombers before it can target the Resistance fleet in a attack lead by Poe. If this ship had survived, could it have pierced the Raddus 's shields during the long 18 hour chase? If so, would range have matt...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-30 06:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 200
Views: 14433

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

So, Evictions are going to be happening pretty soon in the US. And if nothing is done to stop them, expect families to be doubling up in houses, or on the streets. You know what's great for viruses, a condensed space like a house holding over a dozen people because families are looking out for each ...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-30 03:11am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

At what point did Holdo "flirt" with Poe? Did I completely misread their interaction? Yeah, I never once got the vibe that they were flirting on-screen. I wonder if that is something that was discussed early on but got dropped in the course of production, or if it was an idea Rian had but Dern deci...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-30 12:12am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Harley Quinn (2019 cartoon) review/discussion.
Replies: 18
Views: 1969

Re: Harley Quinn (2019 cartoon) review/discussion.

Serial comedy is hard to do. The show is obviously great at one-off and running gags, while also having character development, but they'll also have things like Nora Fries seeming to not care about her husband's death a few weeks after so that she can shack up on Ivy's Bachelorette party, or how Got...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-29 11:26pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Regarding costuming: Hollywood Reporter Leia wears this masculine-meets-feminine metallic tweed cape that’s incredibly beautiful. It was and there were two looks for her: one was a coat and she also wore a cape for the latter part of the film. She was very happy with them, and they were much more of...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-26 07:04pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

That whole thing goes into the big issue of the ST, they had no overarching narrative, and instead were making it up as they went along, and only really wanted the big parts of the OT that they knew people liked. Humor, X-wings vs TIE fighters, lightsabers, hero confronting the villain, hero redeem...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-26 05:45pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

That whole thing goes into the big issue of the ST, they had no overarching narrative, and instead were making it up as they went along, and only really wanted the big parts of the OT that they knew people liked. Humor, X-wings vs TIE fighters, lightsabers, hero confronting the villain, hero redeemi...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-26 06:26am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Also, if mutinies are justified because of bad leadership with no plans, at what point were the US armed forces justified in staging a mutiny against Bush following the invasion of Iraq? Depends, at what point in the Iraq War was the US engaged in a fighting retreat with all seeming lost due to lea...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-25 10:51pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman in upcoming Flash film.
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman in upcoming Flash film.

Personally, I'm just excited to see Ezra Miller as Flash. Especially since I want to see the other side of this conversation:

by FaxModem1
2020-06-25 04:56pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Also, if mutinies are justified because of bad leadership with no plans, at what point were the US armed forces justified in staging a mutiny against Bush following the invasion of Iraq? Depends, at what point in the Iraq War was the US engaged in a fighting retreat with all seeming lost due to lea...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-24 03:15pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

The plothole we have here, if Poe was the only person not briefed on the plan, is why Connix didn't just tell him what was going on, but instead was willing to join in on the mutiny, and had time to discuss her role in the mutiny, but clearly didn't tell Poe what they were up to. She was clearly the...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-23 02:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1856
Views: 206317

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

MSN Primaries renew fears about Democratic unity in presidential race Amie Parnes and Jonathan Easley 2 days ago Signs of poor health men shouldn't ignore Cosby granted right to appeal sex assault convictions The Hill logoPrimaries renew fears about Democratic unity in presidential race Democrats a...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-17 04:25pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

TRR, do you think that we're commenting on Holdo's bravery? Yes or no? Poe alleged that she was a coward/traitor, and that was part of the justification for his mutiny. So its relevant when evaluating the legitimacy of his grievances, and the extent to which Holdo is at fault for them. Not what I a...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-16 02:16pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives

We also know that something the size of the fighters of the era,, Darth Maul's one man ship also has a hyperdrive, as it's able to travel from Coruscant to Tattooine over the course of a day without a giant ring. *snip photo* You mean this two-deck Sith Infiltrator? Well what do you know, that thin...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-16 01:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 200
Views: 14433

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

NBC DFW Dallas County Reports 305 COVID-19 Cases Monday, Adds 1 Death Dallas County averaging 313 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last week By Frank Heinz • Published June 15, 2020 • Updated on June 15, 2020 at 3:56 pm NBC 5 For the sixth straight day, Dallas County is reporting more than 300 n...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-16 07:38am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives

Was there ever actually such a thing? In any case, the performance tradeoff can't have been that big* for a hyperdrive, as it presumably gave more power for its greater weight. * For the F4F, it took 90 mph off the speed, which made a floatplane version all but useless. There is a reason that only ...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-11 06:44pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

TRR, do you think that we're commenting on Holdo's bravery? Yes or no? Or do you think we're talking about her failure as a leader? Yes or no? I, personally, am talking about her lack of leadership. There's comparable scene in Farscape: the Peacekeeper wars wherein the leader of the Peacekeepers is ...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-11 01:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone forms out of Seattle protests
Replies: 18
Views: 1273

Re: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone forms out of Seattle protests

The funny thing about Political Science is that you really can't experiment on communities to see what develops, and have to use case studies to see what happens. If this part of Seattle goes fully autonomous, then this is going to be a very interesting case study for political scientists in how a s...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-11 12:12pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

*SNIP* No, the issue is that you think Poe acted in the wrong for even daring to ask Holdo a question, that it was 'critquing and belittling'. It wasn't, it was a subordinate asking their leader a question, and being insulted in response. That the movie comes out in support of Holdo, even though th...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-11 03:28am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

At no point did the film make Holdo "callous about lives"- her whole plan hinged on sacrificing the ships to try to maximize the survival of her crew. If anything, she was too reluctant to sacrifice lives, even if preserving them meant sacrificing resources that were vital to the cause. And we've b...
by FaxModem1
2020-06-11 01:38am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 442
Views: 16580

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

What you characterize as a contradiction is in fact subversion or deconstruction. The point was not "we're supposed to believe that the struggle is pointless and nothing changes". DJ's and to a lesser extent Finn's and Luke's cynicism were there to be refuted , not to be taken at face value. DJ is ...