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post #1906 of 2848
I liked this petition that was linked to from the site:

Help American Girl understand why limb difference dolls are so important

If they get enough signatures they'll send the girl's parents a pair of garden shears so they can cut a hand off one of her dolls.
post #1907 of 2848

ROTJ's diversity in the awesome Rebel Fleet:

 

Black guy: "It's gonna blow!"

Japanese guy: "I'm hittt!!!!!"

 

Loved it.  Felt like a real Rebel Alliance giving the fight of their life from all corners of the universe, since we only had Porkins in ANH.

post #1908 of 2848
I didn't know a fat white guy counts as diversity.
post #1909 of 2848
When the fatties take over, you'll be the first up against the wall.

Oh, wait.
post #1910 of 2848
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Someone's started an online Change.org petition to return Lucas to directing Star Wars for Ep IX. crazy.gif

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/01/07/petition-to-return-star-wars-to-george-lucas/

Only 1.5K signatures so far so i think we are safe guys.

Your name on this petition should be just as bad to your employment prospects as being convicted of a violent felony.
post #1911 of 2848
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Oh, good. I'm not one of those psychoanalzying types, but I was afraid you were going to say something like, well, manifesting these insecurities by going on about how you attend "fight gyms," what you might be trying to justify or excuse by elaborating about how women aren't defenseless and could hold their own against men, your apparent need to come to womens' defense as if you felt you had something to atone for, all that--I dunno, like I said, I wouldn't know where to start.

So you just kept pressing me on something I'd said briefly before, then used the fact that I replied to you to call me obsessed or something. Fair enough.

Your post makes no sense.  It's seems purely designed to irritate me, and it's succeeded in doing so.

 

I was a professional mixed martial artist in Southern California, and I have been a student or a teacher of martial arts for close over 20 years.  This is a matter of open record here on the forum and elsewhere.  I think that that experience is probably more relevant than anything that you bring to the table.  Am I wrong?.  If you feel like my talking about my experiences is me being insecure, you've read me wrong.  Anyone here who knows me, either online or irl, can confirm that.  

 

I'm irritated at your attitude.  You are the guy who seems hellbent on imposing your political agenda in every discussion.  I just thought that it was a fun movie with some significant, but not movie killing, flaws.  You are the guy who feels the need to opine on gender and racial politics when there is absolutely no need to do so.  It's annoying.  That's about the extent of it.  There isn't much more to say.about the issue.  

post #1912 of 2848
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So tell me some really cool things about the plot or design or details of this movie.

I kind of liked the goofy metal clad square headed beasts. But give me some more good details. Especially plot details.

Did you like the rolling robot?

post #1913 of 2848
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Did you like the rolling robot?
More or less. It fit well with the SW universe. It is also nice that they showed it struggling, clumsily, to get down the stairs inside Moz's castle. Of course they didn't show it going up the stairs into Moz's castle, which was precisely the point I was wondering about when they started to go inside (in fact, they cut away from BB8 at the very moment the characters approached the steps- something I was wondering about how they would handle). But it was not nearly as irksome as watching R2D2 glide across the sand dunes of Tatooine on his tiny wheels.
post #1914 of 2848
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More or less. It fit well with the SW universe. It is also nice that they showed it struggling, clumsily, to get down the stairs inside Moz's castle. Of course they didn't show it going up the stairs into Moz's castle, which was precisely the point I was wondering about when they started to go inside (in fact, they cut away from BB8 at the very moment the characters approached the steps- something I was wondering about how they would handle). But it was not nearly as irksome as watching R2D2 glide across the sand dunes of Tatooine on his tiny wheels.

There was also a VERY SPECIAL lightsaber.  And a Darth Vader/Classic Car Grill helmet.  Did you catch those.  Also, Disney managed to freeze a laser, which was cool.

post #1915 of 2848
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There was also a VERY SPECIAL lightsaber.  And a Darth Vader/Classic Car Grill helmet.  Did you catch those.  Also, Disney managed to freeze a laser, which was cool.
Even cooler is that it kept its momentum while frozen and then, as soon as it was released, it continued with no loss of energy. That was kind of awesome.
post #1916 of 2848

Forget the square headed beasts, I think that there needs to be more focus on the guy in red on the right hand side of this photo.

 

 

He's called the Crimson Corsair, and there's an e-book about his exploits. I've not read it.

post #1917 of 2848
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I'm just reacting to you.  During the course of the movie, yes, I noticed the hand around the world cast of X-Wing pilots (incidentally, a nod to the diversity of the Rebel Armada in ROTJ), but it didn't register on my emotion meter at all.  That yours was one of annoyance and irritation speaks volumes about you.  After all, this is a story that happened in a magical land.  Your reaction would be much more justified if say, the movie has been about, say, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, and he inexplicably has Morgan Freeman, playing a Moor, as his mentor/sidekick.  But, it's not.  It's Star Wars.  Regardless of the politics of choosing an ethnically diverse cast, that there was an ethnically diverse cast should not make the Star Wars world more implausible, for anyone.  

Not that I want to keep this unnecessarily rancorous discussion going any further, but I can imagine why Ataturk and other would be cheesed by the newly diversity. This may be a magical land, but its aesthetics, look and feel were illustrated quite clearly. Star Wars was a universe where humans were basically all white folk and a token quadroon guy. It could be jarring to some to see such a rapid change in only one film. Perhaps it would've been a less visceral reaction if they progressively featured more ethnicity across this new trilogy.
post #1918 of 2848
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Not that I want to keep this unnecessarily rancorous discussion going any further, but I can imagine why Ataturk and other would be cheesed by the newly diversity. This may be a magical land, but its aesthetics, look and feel were illustrated quite clearly. Star Wars was a universe where humans were basically all white folk and a token quadroon guy. It could be jarring to some to see such a rapid change in only one film. Perhaps it would've been a less visceral reaction if they progressively featured more ethnicity across this new trilogy.

Well, in the prequels, the second most powerful Jedi was Samuel L. Jackson, in some of the wierdest casting in SW history.

post #1919 of 2848
Thread Starter 
My understanding is Jackson is a huge SW fan and asked Lucas if he could play a random Jedi. He had no idea it would eventually turn into the role that it did. What most amazing is as passionate a fan of the franchise he is he still managed to turn in as wooden a performance as he did. Its absolutely bizarre how badly Lucas screwed up the directing of those films.
post #1920 of 2848
I love Sam Jackson, but he has not shown that he's an actor with the range to play outside of type.
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