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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#341 Superomegaprime

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:06 PM

Man so many down on the sequel trilogy. I get that the movies are polarizing but are they really the worst that's come out? I still think the prequels are still there for me.

 

Considering the fact the sequels pretty much undo everything established by the original saga, then the prequels look superior by far, I liked ep7 but I hate ep 8, its badly written and its pretty much a SLOW chase through space with a side quest to a casino planet to get a single man who can do the job that a Astromech can do, then there is the whole attack on the rebel base which ends up making no sense in the end because the character of Rose, goes on about something about love, yet she just cost the resistance a large fortress when Flin could of stopped the machine meant to break the walls by giving his life and yet the First Order do nothing.

 

Ep 8 is a mess start to finish, a large chunk felt like it was ripped off from Battlestar Galatica 2003, the end result of the film was another Legacy character dead, with no meaning or reason given, Rey being so powerful she needs no training, the reveals for her character, gone to waste! Snoke, the chief bad guy, dead and no origins story for him, so in the end, Ep 8 gives one nothing of real meaning its a poorly constructed story, the only good thing is the CGI and the Wookie. I generally have little hope for Ep9 to answer people's questions and wrap up the sequel trilogy with a desent conclusion, I expect it will take far less than Last Jedi when it comes to the box office and the critics will likely sing songs and dance like its the best thing since sliced bread because they want to retain their access media passes with Disney, just as they done with the latest Marvel film.


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#342 Noideaforaname

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

Regardless of quality, the Prequels gave me stuff to actually look forward to. Anakin's fall, Palpatine's machinations, clone wars, robots and monsters and bizarre alien worlds, and even simply seeing Jedi in their prime. "Yoda fights someone" was a major selling point back then (even if the one in AotC ended up being a bit goofy). It also helps that they had that cartoon to hype up Ep III.

 

 

The Sequels so far have just felt like bad remakes of the OT that seem hellbent on yanking out what few potential hooks there were. I mean, the apparent Knights of Ren are sorta interesting, as is gun-toting C-3PO, but I just do not give a damn about whatever happens to Kylo or Rey or the Galaxy as a whole. Ex-Stormtrooper Finn wielding a lightsaber with no force abilities was hella exciting, but that looks to be completely abandoned now.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

I still don't feel comfortable giving a simple answer to whether the prequels or sequels are better. I really think it depends on how you define "better".

 

As movies, absolutely I think you have to say the sequels are better. They're good, well-shot, well-directed, well-acted movies. On pretty much every technical level, aside from maybe the music, I feel comfortable calling them better than the prequels. I can understand why critics like them.

 

As part of the Star Wars saga, I go the other way. The prequels weren't great movies, but they always absolutely felt like Star Wars movies to me. I wish Lucas had had someone else polish the script and take over directing to get better performances out of the actors. But otherwise, they feel like they fit with the OT to me. Sure, there are a few inconsistencies here and there, but I'm generally able to accept a few inconsistencies, be they between trilogies, between movies, or even between scenes within a movie. The ST though... To me, it really feels like someone else coming in and playing in somebody else's sandbox without following the rules that were already established. And while breaking old rules can absolutely be a great way to break an old status quo and improve the product, a lot of these issues don't feel like the good type of rule breaking to me. As much as I can accept them as good movies, they really rub me the wrong way. TLJ more so than TFA, but even TFA had a few things that just felt off to me.

 

I used to be absolutely enamored with Star Wars. I read all the novels, played all the games, tried to get most of the comics, etc. I have no artistic talent, but used to waste hours upon hours drawing Star Wars stuff in Paint. In my high school programming class, we had an assignment to write a program in BASIC that would make an animation on screen. I wasted hours plotting out points to have the computer draw a TIE fighter line by line and have it swoop across the screen, only to have it be too complicated for the computer to do it in real time. Had to settle for just drawing the ship once and animating stars streaking by.

 

The point is, I used to be really, really passionate about the franchise. Now, I still haven't even bothered to watch Solo on Netflix. I still absolutely love a lot of it, but that passion is completely gone. It certainly didn't start with the ST. It was really the post-NJO EU that killed a lot of my interest. But for as much as TFA toyed with reigniting it, TLJ completely killed any enthusiasm I had left. I'm not sure if I'm an unintended casualty, an acceptable loss, or an intentionally jettisoned burden to open up the franchise to new audiences. I just know that I'm not buying into what Disney is selling. I still hold out hope that Episode IX might turn things around, but I'm not optimistic.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:23 PM

I am looking forward to Episode IX, but right now my attention is really focused on Avengers Endgame, just by virtue of it coming out in less then a month.

 

What I am not looking forward to is the constant whining from people about how much they hate the movie every chance they can get for years and years after it is done.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 04:48 PM

I'm not sure if I'm an unintended casualty, an acceptable loss, or an intentionally jettisoned burden to open up the franchise to new audiences.

 

if youre a white dude (or even an old white dude), youre an acceptable loss that was intentionally jettisoned to open the franchise to a new sjw audience


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#346 Confuzor

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

 

I'm not sure if I'm an unintended casualty, an acceptable loss, or an intentionally jettisoned burden to open up the franchise to new audiences.

 

if youre a white dude (or even an old white dude), youre an acceptable loss that was intentionally jettisoned to open the franchise to a new sjw audience

 

 

*jaw drop*

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:21 PM

Your sacrifice will be honored, pasty masculine forebears. *Preoders seats and popcorn for Episode IX*

(But for real Episode IX isn't quite 'real' enough yet for me to be hyped. I'm sure the trailers will do the job once they premiere tho...)

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#349 Superomegaprime

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 03:19 PM

Your sacrifice will be honored, pasty masculine forebears. *Preoders seats and popcorn for Episode IX*

(But for real Episode IX isn't quite 'real' enough yet for me to be hyped. I'm sure the trailers will do the job once they premiere tho...)

 

If they ever get them out the door, they should of had a teaser by now but nope, its been kind of quiet, but then again they got a uphill battle with the story that been left in a right mess by the previous movie!


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#350 chiasaur11

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:08 AM

 

I'm not sure if I'm an unintended casualty, an acceptable loss, or an intentionally jettisoned burden to open up the franchise to new audiences.

 

if youre a white dude (or even an old white dude), youre an acceptable loss that was intentionally jettisoned to open the franchise to a new sjw audience

 

 

I'm not sure about jettisoned. It's quite possible that they were just taken as a given. The audience who will pay you no matter how much you piss them off, letting you put the actual effort into appealing to new audiences. 

 

That said... yeah. I wouldn't have used those terms, but it's not unknown for a company to reject its existing audience in hopes of picking up a "better" one, and it seems to have been the case here.

 

And, as is usually the case, it didn't pay off.  The Last Jedi made hundreds of millions of dollars less than projected, the merchandise hasn't been moving, and Solo was an active bomb. Like the dog and its reflection, trying to grab more wound up losing everything. And since Disney was betting heavily on this sequel era, that's a hard crash to correct. In one movie they managed to turn Star Wars from their crown jewel sure winner to, at best, just another valuable property, and possibly not even that depending on how 9 turns out.

 

(Also, it is incredibly petty of me, but I'm going to laugh and laugh when Last Jedi is retconned to heck and back in the next Star Wars, and Last Jedi fans are split between cognitive dissonencing themselves into explaining why the double subversion is even better or whining that their film's stomping all over the Force Awakens is getting stomped on itself.)




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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:42 AM

 

Your sacrifice will be honored, pasty masculine forebears. *Preoders seats and popcorn for Episode IX*

(But for real Episode IX isn't quite 'real' enough yet for me to be hyped. I'm sure the trailers will do the job once they premiere tho...)

 

If they ever get them out the door, they should of had a teaser by now but nope, its been kind of quiet, but then again they got a uphill battle with the story that been left in a right mess by the previous movie!

 

Actually the release date for the trailer is pretty apparent. SW Celebration Chicago is April 11th to the 15th. Kind of a no brainier to wait for the biggest SW convention to drop what will be the biggest SW news for the year in that time frame. We'll proboably get trailers and first looks at everything that weekend from Ep IX, Resistance, a tad bit more of the remainder of Clone Wars, and the Mandolorian with possible announcements of future projects to come.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 03:20 AM

At the moment I'm seeing episode 9 out of habit. Little to nothing of the Disney era has spoken to me and whilst I don't hate TLJ, I do hate that Star Wars is now the latest battleground between masculine obsessed throwbacks and "it's not for you, you've had your time!" progressives.
The whole point of the Star Wars story was finding balance and that message has escaped both sides.

To be honest, TLJ biggest sin for me is making space battles boring. Johnson does not understand space battles at all. He seems to think they're naval battles, you just can't see the water. And that hurts given Star Wars is famous for defining space battles.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:08 PM

I didn't know that just having women and non whites in a movie meant pissing off or "jettisoning" your existing vanilla Straight White Male audience. Learn something new every day!

I mean, geez. I hardly ever see anyone that looks like me in movies. Let alone in a positive or staring role. Yet somehow I've still managed to enjoy movies. If I can do it, then you can make it through an Asian women being on screen for a few minutes in your space movie.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 03:11 PM

You, I like.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 01:55 PM

The constant dismissal of anyone who dared to not like TLJ as being racist and/or misogynistic is honestly much more frustrating than anything having to do with the movie itself. I get that there are absolutely racist and misogynistic people out there who hated TLJ and are very vocal about it. And I acknowledge that there were several more posts after mine, and WLG3's post is not a direct reply to me. But it still has my choice of word directly quoted and referenced as being part of that garbage, none of which has anything to do with anything I had to say.

 

I don't know why the ST has attracted so many of both the people who hate the prominence of women and people of color and the people who lump any and all critics of the movies in with those people, but the fact that it keeps coming up every time the movie is discussed continues to kill off any latent interest I have in the franchise by association. Just talking about the saga is a negative experience at this point. I don't know why I keep making the mistake of thinking this time will be any different.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:55 PM

For what it's worth, the jettisoning I was referencing was in regards to the poster claiming that white dudes were the ones being jettisoned and not to you.

There's a big difference between not liking TLJ and feeling pushed away from the franchise due to how Luke was handled (or something like that), and thinking that Disney was trying to chase away white dudes by having woms and POC in the movie. The first isn't any kind of -ism, but the latter most certainly is.

And if the idea was that Disney is jettisoning white dudes in particular by having Luke be sad and not because of having increased representation, then... I honestly have no idea what kind of logic can get someone to that conclusion.

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#357 Exatron

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

Understood and appreciated. Likewise, my frustration wasn't specifically targeted at you or limited to this latest conversation. It's just a repetitive thing with this movie. It seems like every single conversation about it ends up going that direction sooner or later. When you can't have a civil discussion, or even read a civil discussion, about it, it just saps so much of the fun away from it. You can overcome it if it's about something you like. But when you're on the fence to begin with, for me at least, it just kills whatever enthusiasm I may have.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:36 PM

Exatron, I get your frustration. I have a handful of friends who didn't like TLJ for their own reasons that are nowhere near racist or sexist and I always get uncomfortable when people generalize the bad ones along my friends.

In general I'm really sick of this whole cloud hanging over the franchise. It seems like any time anything Star Wars comes up ANYWHERE it very quickly devolves into us vs them comments. Like, can't we just move forward and just enjoy things again? Does everything have to grind to a screeching halt every time, EVERY TIME?!

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:31 PM

The constant dismissal of anyone who dared to not like TLJ as being racist and/or misogynistic is honestly much more frustrating than anything having to do with the movie itself. I get that there are absolutely racist and misogynistic people out there who hated TLJ and are very vocal about it.

 

Maybe that is a smokescreen so people won't be able to talk about the actual flaws of the movie.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:52 PM

Feels like "SJW vs Angry White Men" arguing has infested everything these days. Like an alternate Godwin's Law, where eventually someone's gonna accuse another of having an agenda or being bigoted...

 

Anyways:

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Anyways, I've taken a liking to Mara Jade and am now tracking down whatever books she's been in. I've read the Thrawn Trilogy and the two with the rogue Stormtroopers, and am now working on Hand of Thrawn. If anyone's got recommended books, please share!





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