Star Wars Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Throatpunch, May 25, 2016.

Your favourite movie in Star Wars

  1. The Phantom Menace

    3 vote(s)
  2. Attack of the Clones

    2 vote(s)
  3. Revenge of the Sith

    1 vote(s)
  4. A New Hope

    5 vote(s)
  5. The Empire Strikes Back

    19 vote(s)
  6. Return of the Jedi

    4 vote(s)
  7. The Force Awakens

    3 vote(s)
  1. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    When someone says something is bad, I expect them to back that up, especially on a forum where we criticize Bethesda's games for their flaws and weaknesses. I agree, I am being butthurt, but I just hate it when people dismiss things and then leave it like that expecting everyone to either ignore it (why fucking say it in the first place) or accept (well no, cause I don't agree).
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 11, 2010
    I don't have to "back up" anything at all. I'm not making a claim that Star Wars is 'objectively' bad. It's a quick opinion on why I don't care for Star Wars. I don't have to justify my opinion to you, man.

    And if you get all triggered from it then tough shit. It happens constantly on here, on other forums, on youtube and facebook and twitter and yes, even in real life. Deal with it.

    You could've just asked "hey, why do you find Star Wars silly and dumb" but no, you're trying to goad me into a discussion by using Fallout as a way to make me what? Defensive of the franchise 'I' care more for? Trying to show me that I'm being hypocritical? What? Why did you try to weasel something out of me?

    Again, you could've just fucking asked instead of trying to use these fucking tactics, man.
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  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    @Mr Fish, would you care to go into detail about why you dislike star wars? Either here or in our long-running PM?
  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 11, 2010
    (I guess I'm gonna have to do this)
    TRIGGER WARNING: If you are a Star Wars fan then you are not going to like this. If you do not like to get a high blood pressure and a feeling of rage surging through your veins then do not read this post.
    Boring main character.
    Leia is like a wooden plank.
    I do not understand why Han Solo is so loved. Yeah, he's got 'some' personality but what little there isn't exactly enough to thrill me. It's better than nothing I suppose. Oh and Han shot first.
    C-3PO R2D2's noises are like knives to my ears.
    I like the gold robot, he's sensible and got character.
    The walking furball is annoying and the idea that it can communicate with "AAAaaAAAUUurgh!" with Solo is just dumb to me. No, surely the human mind is capable of distinguishing between "AAAaaAAAUUurgh!" which means "Mr Solo, I'm afraid that the cooling system has taken a hit and is in immediate need of reparations" and "AAAaaAAAUurgh!" which means "Mr Solo, please cum inside of me instead of taking it out at the last second. The cum is terribly difficult to clean out of my fur."

    The space magicians (Jedi's and Sith's) seems to be capable of whatever magic the writer felt like at the time and just feel forced to me. I'd prefer it if "the force" handled 'one' thing and 'one' thing only. Like mind-powers or telekinesis or electric fingers. But throwing all of it together into one package just feels, well... Dumb. It's like Superman. Oh he's super strong, cause muscles. And he can fly! Cause... Reasons. And X-Ray vision! And this and that! It feels like a child's idea of writing a "power", can't just be one thing, it's whatever the child comes up with that they think is cool at the time.

    And then we have the lightsabers... I... No. No, how the fuck is a beam of continual energy supposed to just suddenly know when to stop?

    But whatever, we got energy swords cause cool factor +2.

    And here we got a big issue IMO.... If the space magicians have reflexes that are so incredibly fast that they are able to use their thing energy blades to strike at a beam of energy shot at the magician and deflect it then I gotta ask.... Why... Don't... They... Use... Guns? Laser Pistol or whatever I DON'T CARE! If their reflexes are 'that' inhumanly quick then why limit yourself to a fucking melee weapon? Why not just use a gun? If you're so fast and precise that you can divert a fucking beam of light (which travels how fast exactly?) then a space magician with a gun would be unstoppable. But I know why they only use the light sabers. Want me to spoil it? It's cause... Come on now, get closer... It's cause it's cooler when they use a sword.

    Oh and the fact that the death star is actually, with a straight face, called a "Death Star".

    Rule of cool from the mind of a child (Lucas).

    And the actual story itself is just overly long and boring. Should've ended with the first film instead of going for "no we're totally with a straight face going to reuse the plans for the "DEATH STAR"". It's centered around a bunch of wooden characters that are good guys that are going toe to toe with the bad guys cause in the bedtime stories that Mrs Lucas used to read to lil George it was always about the good vs evil and taught oh so wonderful realistic real world expectations on morality.

    I can't stand stories that are centered largely around good vs evil.

    Those are some of my issues with Star Wars and why I think it is silly and dumb.
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  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    @Mr Fish none of what you said was actually wrong. (Except you got c-3po confused with r2d2) If anyone actually gets triggered I'd be surprised.
  6. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 25, 2014
    @Mr Fish I disagree with your criticism of the lightsaber. In Fallout, a similar technology are the holograms, which can even shoot lasers and might be solid (I'm not sure because their solid state might be an engine limitation - NPCs must be physical objects as far as I know). And for explaining them, lightsabers might have some space-manipulating technology that creates an invisible barrier at the tip of the lightsaber, or the particles composing the blade are fixed at a point in space relative to the hilt.

    I agree with your dislike of the notion of a light and dark side. I don't like the duality between the light side and dark side of the force either. It's a burden the Star Wars universe has carried that limits its potential.
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  7. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 11, 2010
    Remember back in this thread just a few posts ago when I agreed that Fallout was also silly and dumb sometimes? This would be one of those occasions. Except I find it absurd and idiotic instead of silly and dumb.

  8. Practicat

    Practicat Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 25, 2014
    The tone I inferred from what you said on lightsabers seemed like incredulity toward the feasibility of the design, which is why I mentioned that explanation in support of its feasibility.
  9. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Pretty sure you can't focus light/lasers to a point...

    Perhaps we can consult @Hassknecht?
  10. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    Star Wars is about space wizards pushing robots and clones around with telekinesis, I don't think the physics of lightsabers really matter, considering that.
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  11. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    True. But it was a topic I Was interested in exploring, the feasablity of lightsaber that Is... Is there a problem?
  12. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 11, 2010
    I still think it sounds farfetched and doesn't make much sense.
  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    You can't, no. But in Star Wars, lightsabers are supposed to be basically plasma contained by a forcefield, anyway.
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  14. GlutinousRice

    GlutinousRice Ne travaillez jamais

    Nov 7, 2015
    Star Wars is set a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, so it's kind like a fairy tale, a legend, an epic, a myth. It's like Greek demi-gods, but instead of having magical weapon forged by Hephaestus, they have pseudo Chan/Zen space monks with magical technology.
  15. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 11, 2010
    Question, wouldn't the forcefield get in the way of the plasma then? I mean, you swing at an enemy then the forcefield would hit the enemy first, right? It's the outer layer keeping the plasma contained, right? How does that work exactly?
  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    It doesn't. Nothing works in Star Wars, it's a fairy tale IN SPAAAAAACE. Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's actually science fiction :D Just ignore all the technical details ^^
  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    George Lucas wouldn't just make things up >:'I
  18. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    Suspending ones disbelief. Overanalyzing trivialities never got us anywhere with fiction (science or fantasy).
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Indeed, he'd rather steal it from older japanese movies.
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  20. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Like that would ever stop Michio Kaku ...

    Also my favourite Star Wars:
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