Jump to content

Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

- - - - -

Solo: A Star Wars Story

296 replies to this topic

#1 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 63109 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:49 PM


#2 SoS

  • Administrator
  • 5023 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The confinements of my own mind...
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

Looks promising. Can't wait to see more.







#3 Master Fwiffo

Master Fwiffo


  • Retired Staff
  • 20465 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Lost Light
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

Well it looks Star Warsy but its hard to tell. I want to be excited but Im kind of suspicious theyve been keeping it so under wraps.


#4 Marduk

  • Citizen
  • 1196 posts
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

I LOLed at the casual Imperial Recruiter bit.


Also, Space Train. Space Train. Space Train.


~Marduk (Well, technically it's probably a space monorail.  And it's not in space. But, you know. Go with it.)

#5 tec


    A cute death

  • Supporter
  • 28674 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

Im always down for more Star Wars

Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)


Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024


#6 Rust


    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 44093 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

I find it interesting how the side stories are more willing to play with lightning and shot angles as opposed to the numbered/"Traditional" Star Wars films.


A Star Destroyer coming out of a storm nebula? Those are the kinds of effects shots seen in Star Trek.


Nice to see.

Numbers 24:17

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato

#7 Paladin


    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 10505 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

I have some doubts about their soundtrack choices...


SUPERHERO TIME!!!! Ruining Jokes For Everyone! TWITTER: Paladin4221

#8 Superomegaprime

  • Citizen
  • 2515 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

The teaser looks intersting, I just hope this film proves to be better than Last Jedi, I keep mulling that film over in my head in regards to a lot of bad choices on the story and how badly written it is, so hopefully this will wash away the bitter taste that film left, the effects were good but the story could of been so much better.


#9 ZacWilliam1

  • Citizen
  • 16424 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

I hope Solo is half as Awesome, Fun, and original as Last Jedi. That movie did absolutely everything I want a Star Wars film to do.

-ZacWilliam, seriously, It's right behind Empire as the gold standard for SW movies far as I'm concerned.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.

#10 Fortress Ironhold

Fortress Ironhold


  • Citizen
  • 20460 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Copperas Cove, Texas

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

Well it looks Star Warsy but its hard to tell. I want to be excited but Im kind of suspicious theyve been keeping it so under wraps.

I've been hearing rumors that things weren't going as planned behind-the-scenes (in particular, at least one cast member was just phoning it in) and that as a consequence Disney's trying to keep expectations low.

But even if the rumors are 100% false, this absolute lack of publicity for a "Star Wars" film astounds. I mean, I haven't even seen tie-in merchandise.

#11 2018



  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

Looks dreary and boring like Rogue One did. Hope the next trailers show some character.

PM me if you're bored!

#12 Soundwave902

  • Citizen
  • 156 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Knightdale, NC
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:36 PM

Looks good so far, it looks like it's trying to match Rogue One's tone so I'm loving it there



* Nice to see where the Imperial Military gets its recruits in canon

* The ISD coming out of the clouds, just like a certain picture (look up Imperial star destroyer naboo)

* I like the new TIE model, probably either a new training model, probably not a bomber since it's already been developed

* The villain, probably a bounty hunter, looks awesome, I think he has an electrostaff

* The droid is probably a slaving droid, since that's how Han found Chewie in Legends

* I guess the Falcon was originally an Imperial ship now, and Lando stole it, then lost it to Han

#13 Sean Whitmore

Sean Whitmore
  • Citizen
  • 7686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:55 PM

I wouldn't say I'm looking forward to it, but I am curious if there'll be a #ReleaseTheLordAndMillerCut campaign afterwards.

PSN: SeanWhitmore

Switch: SW-7452-6932-0513

3DS: 0490-6399-8582

#14 Fenrir

  • Citizen
  • 771 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 05 February 2018 - 01:11 AM

It's weird transitioning from The Last Jedi's "Let the past die" to "Now here's all your favorite heroes!"


I agree it looks dreary and gray.  I'm not sure it's the tone I'd expect for a movie about Han Solo.

Edited by Fenrir, 05 February 2018 - 01:12 AM.

#15 Axaday

  • Supporter
  • 34112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Heartland of America

Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:51 AM

Star Wars trailers are famous for lying.

#16 GodSentinelOmega


    Whispered secrets of a Shattered Age! Renew this Sage!

  • Staff
  • 11792 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CHUGlers Bar, Mayhem.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:30 AM

Honestly, i’m not enthused for this at all. I never wanted to know Hans past except in bits and pieces. I mean, he’s a self serving space pirate until he runs into Luke, Obi Wan et all. And starts to care, despite his apparent determination not too.

At least thats how i always thought of Han. If this film tries to play it that he was a good guy all along...

As to the Falcon. Have they ever said anything more than its a highly modified Correlian YT model freighter that Han won of Lando?

I hope it isn’t an imperial freighter to begin with though. Thats a bit too coincedently for my tastes.



#17 Sean Whitmore

Sean Whitmore
  • Citizen
  • 7686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:47 AM

I'm also living at the crossroads of:


1. Not being particularly interested in what Han Solo was up to before we first met him




2. Even if I was, not trusting this to be anything more than "A List of Everything Han Offhandedly Mentioned in the Original Trilogy: The Movie".

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 05 February 2018 - 06:47 AM.

PSN: SeanWhitmore

Switch: SW-7452-6932-0513

3DS: 0490-6399-8582

#18 Ryougabot

  • Citizen
  • 1736 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:48 AM

I'm also living at the crossroads of:


1. Not being particularly interested in what Han Solo was up to before we first met him




2. Even if I was, not trusting this to be anything more than "A List of Everything Han Offhandedly Mentioned in the Original Trilogy: The Movie".

1.  We have already seen that...It was called Firefly.

2.  I wonder if they will mix it up or show them in the same order that Han said them.

"Expect me when I arrive" - G'kar

#19 Paladin


    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 10505 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

Here's a more extended look-

SUPERHERO TIME!!!! Ruining Jokes For Everyone! TWITTER: Paladin4221

#20 Master Fwiffo

Master Fwiffo


  • Retired Staff
  • 20465 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Lost Light
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:09 AM

Now featuring 100% more Cthulhu!


Reply to this topic


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users