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Everything posted by pavonis

  1. I have to agree with that. Science fiction lets people imagine the most extreme societies. I read a book, Jennifer Government, about a world dominated by corporations and practically no government. I've never met anyone else who has read it, but it would be interesting to discuss it with people of different political views. I admit, it may not be science fiction strictly speaking, more like speculative fiction, but then we haven't really defined sci-fi for purposes of this discussion.
  2. What's getting better, Tex? And why should Trump's administration be credited with whatever it is you think is getting "better"? You'd hate the situation if a Democrat were in office, admit it. You're a tribal, partisan political "fan". You enjoy seeing people get pissed off - you've said that before - and that's pretty much all you get out of Trump's administration. There's no substance to your positions on anything.
  3. Witty banter, there. Nice lack of substance in your response. Ever considered actually holding a conversation?
  4. I'm not trying to insult you, pal. It just happens. You make it too easy, it's practically effortless. I mean, you said turds are for eating. That's really weird. Is that a saying in your neck of the woods? Anyway - if Fett does get a movie, it would be fun to see more of the interior of Slave I. I wonder if it ever had a wet bar the way the Falcon did.
  5. He's managed to piss off all our allies for no particular reason. He's sucking up to Putin instead, probably because he's in debt to Russian banks. He hasn't demonstrated any understanding of international trade - trying to start trade wars with everyone. He destroyed the Iran deal for no reason - Iran isn't going to stop trying to build nuclear weapons now. He pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accords just because. And it looks like he's taking bribes from China through the Trump Organization, which he never divested from. ZTE is a Chinese telecom manufacturer. It uses U.S. technology,
  6. What a delightful conversationalist you aren't, Tex. Burned any good books recently?
  7. You're not supposed to eat turds, Tex. Didn't anyone ever explain that to you? Anyway, didn't Fett climb out of the sarlaac pit in the EU? It's been done. A Fett movie would likely be set between ROTS and ESB, not post-ROTJ.
  8. Neither Trump nor Kim are known for keeping their word. Kim doesn't have any voters to appease, and Trump doesn't care about voters, allies, or anyone else. Why should anyone think this meeting will produce any agreement that will last more than 5 minutes after it ends? Kim wins just by having a US President sit down with him like they're equals. North Korea isn't really going to give up its nuclear ambitions - what would it threaten everyone with if it has no nukes?
  9. Why? Do you need validation for being an unpleasant person? Do you want to show it off to your friends? Oh wait. You don't have friends. Just exes.
  10. If you want. Wasn't it your generation that started such things?
  11. Wouldn't not qualifying actually make you qualified for a Trump administration job? Lack of competency is the common factor. You're not even a competent troll, Tex.
  12. I'm sure there's hundreds of openings in Trump's administration. You should apply for at least four of them.
  13. 8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. It was OK. Catchy title, good ideas (don't care too much about things that you can't really control) but the sustained use of "give a ****" throughout got to be very unsubtle and annoying. 9. 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Despite not being set in the same universe as the Mars Trilogy, there's so much backstory implied to be roughly the same as the trilogy that you might only make sense of 2312's setting if you had read the trilogy. Anyway, it was fun to read about such a radically different society with such advanced technology. Still
  14. Well, what do you call it when humans are sexually attracted to Twi'Leks? In a universe with aliens ranging from nearly human to very non-humanoid and 'droids, what does it mean to be attracted to, say, only females, regardless of species or artificial nature? Saying Lando is pansexual is an acknowledgement that he's attractive and attracted to all. That's part of his character.
  15. I keep waiting for someone to post "With my eyes".
  16. Yeah. Sports fans are ridiculous too. Far too emotionally attached to a game. Armchair expertise isn't real expertise. So, the take away is if one hasn't done a dissertation and earned a PhD, or are otherwise a subject matter expert on any given subject, and hasn't purged all emotion like a freaking Vulcan, then they have no right to speak on said subject and should shut the eff up? Nice. No. I just expect adults to be rational. You're an adult. You don't like RJ and TLJ. Fine. Don't expect Disney to fire him and not make his trilogy though. Do coaches get fired for one bad game? If you real
  17. Yeah. Sports fans are ridiculous too. Far too emotionally attached to a game. Armchair expertise isn't real expertise.
  18. Didn't care for TLJ so it is NOT ridiculous. OMG someone actually hates TLJ and doesn't think the same as you. How appalling! TLJ was a freaking episode, Pav. If he can't be bothered to do an episode correctly, then I have no interest in seeing any other Star Wars movies from Rian Johnson. Clearly you like TLJ, which is fine. But I have zero interest in that guy's work, at least where Star Wars is concerned.It's not that we disagree. It's that you have unrealistic expectations. You'd be better off asking for a refund of your TLJ tickets
  19. What one vision could there possibly be? Any vision for SW will alienate a vocal portion of the pre-existing fan base. Maybe they're just feeling out what works and what doesn't. Rogue One, with all new characters and tangentially related to the main plot of the original film, was popular. Solo, a backstory for a popular character, not so popular. There's no trend to determine what could happen yet, but maybe anthology films about new characters and separate plots will do better than spin-off films about pre-existing characters. Long-term fans have always had preconceived notions about what th
  20. Ha! No. But Solo underperforming at the box office is hardly due to RJ. There's no real evidence that TLJ influenced Solo's ticket sales, beyond the possible timing of the releases. If the Disney/LFL leadership are going to significantly change course, do you really think they're going to make such decisions based on one film that maybe they didn't expect to make a lot of money on? They gambled on Solo and didn't win. That's not a reason to change. A string of failures at the box office, a loss of sales of SW merchandise, and dismal attendance at their SW entertainment parks would be a sign to
  21. That's ridiculous. You know they won't; why even say something like that? It just shows how bitter you are about something that's supposed to be entertaining. One poorly performing movie isn't reason enough to cancel future projects. Just because you didn't like RJ's take on Luke, et al., in TLJ doesn't mean he can't tell a good original story set in the SW universe.
  22. Or you could be completely wrong. One, Lando's sexual orientation isn't really plot relevant, but it does make sense for the character's established nature. Two, non-binary sexuality isn't going away and it's not a cultural fad. Three, the nature of existence is an enduring question, and the character L3-37 addresses the issue of non-human rights, and that can be discussed endlessly.
  23. All in the theatre at least once. Then buy them on Blu-ray.
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