Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.   Posted by The Force.Group: 0
Juragga
 player, 626 posts
 Wookiee Warrior
 Bringing the Boom
Wed 27 Nov 2019
at 20:12
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Good luck!  Been buried in work, but I'm still here. ;)
Haarmon Dak
 player, 836 posts
 Are you talking to me?
Wed 11 Dec 2019
at 16:19
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Oh, Rags. We're all in here debating the limits of sentience and the nature of life itself, and you're over by yourself getting krunk.

Never change. :)
Juragga
 player, 628 posts
 Wookiee Warrior
 Bringing the Boom
Sat 14 Dec 2019
at 03:42
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Ossifer, I's not as think as you drunk I am! ;)
The Force
 GM, 1079 posts
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Wed 18 Dec 2019
at 20:15
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
We had a "Baby Yoda" first, dammit!
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1397 posts
 Just let me do my job and
 nobody else gets hurt.
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 08:42
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Rise of Skywalker...saw it, liked it, feel like they did a fitting job of wrapping up the Skywalker Saga.
Shard
 player, 1453 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 11:42
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
With all of the bad reviews I'm hearing, it's good to get a good one! :D
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1398 posts
 Just let me do my job and
 nobody else gets hurt.
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 20:08
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
I've been barraged with mixed reviews...Not as polarized as The Last Jedi, but there's definitely a lack of consensus amongst the people I know.
The Force
 GM, 1082 posts
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Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 20:16
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Best review I read basically said, "There's good and bad in it.  Make up your own mind."
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1399 posts
 Just let me do my job and
 nobody else gets hurt.
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 22:03
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
That's a good summation.  And pretty much applicable to any movie...
The Force
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Mon 23 Dec 2019
at 10:08
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Haarmon Dak
 player, 837 posts
 Are you talking to me?
Tue 24 Dec 2019
at 03:48
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
I continue to be disappointed that there was obviously zero pre-planning or attempts to write out the story of the trilogy beforehand. It seemed like this, of all chances, was the chance to really get it right.

As for Episode IX, it had the unfortunate burden of spending an hour or so undoing everything that happened in Last Jedi, and it was filled with things that would have been great had they been part of the story since the start, but felt tacked on an extraneous here.

But, taken on its own terms, as a single movie, it was fine. Slightly on the downslope of the Bell Curve. Some cool scenes. Some epic set-pieces, Daisy Ridley is so, so, so much better than the material she's given to work with.
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1401 posts
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 nobody else gets hurt.
Tue 24 Dec 2019
at 04:53
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Merry Christmas (or Solstice, or Yule, or whatever mid-winter holiday you happen to celebrate)!

And I do have to admit, fond as I am of many aspects of the sequel trilogy, I do feel like there was only the barest bones of an outline for it, overall, and you can definitely see the lack of a single voice providing the primary story, as compared to the original trilogy or the prequels (which had a very unified story, just incredibly ham-fisted storytelling...)

I do think that Rian Johnson tried to tell a more mature story with TLJ...we didn't have the clear-cut Good vs Evil motif, the good guys did some not-very-good things and we saw a lot more shades of gray on the periphery, which reflects the different era in which the film was created (we are more cynical and jaded as a society than we were in the late 70s).  I can see where that turned a lot of people off, because Star Wars is kind of marked by the simple black-and-white morality, although some of the favorite characters (Han Solo!) didn't fit that mold.  But I really liked it.

I didn't feel like ROS was undoing stuff from TLJ, so much as saying, "It's not always that simple..."  I can't get into specifics without starting to drop spoilers, so I'll leave it at that.  And I'm probably more favorably inclined to it simply because I was afraid JJ was going to load us up with another impossibly huge threat that couldn't be justified (like Starkiller Base siphoning energy off a sun, or firing an energy beam that miraculously splits somewhere down the line into multiple beams, and is not just enough to destroy a planet with a single blast, but multiple planets, at the same time...)  He has a penchant for doing that, and it never fails to annoy me.  But I felt like almost all of the threats in ROS were plausible, and the one or two that took me out of the story were incidental to the plot, not key plot points, so I wasn't constantly reminded of just how implausible they were.  So, going into it expecting to be disappointed in that way, and then NOT having it happen, gave me a very positive spin on it.  I don't think it's a great movie...but I think it's a good movie.
Shard
 player, 1454 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 11:21
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Interesting, and thank you both for the views on the movie.  :D

I've been sick, so...let's see what I've missed.
Shard
 player, 1456 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 11:25
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
And Happy Holidays, everyone!  :D

Apologies for the short post, but I felt it better to get caught up everywhere than to write something huge.  Off to the next game.
The Force
 GM, 1085 posts
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Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 07:13
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Happy New Year everybody!
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1404 posts
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 nobody else gets hurt.
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 08:35
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Happy New Year, all!  May 2020 bring all the good things you deserve!
Juragga
 player, 631 posts
 Wookiee Warrior
 Bringing the Boom
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 17:53
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Happy New Year!!
The Force
 GM, 1087 posts
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Sun 5 Jan 2020
at 17:33
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Happy New Year you say?

Happy New Character Points say I.  :D
The Force
 GM, 1088 posts
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Sun 5 Jan 2020
at 20:47
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Happy Vader is Happy.

https://youtu.be/B9MShtCg4fk
Shard
 player, 1457 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 01:40
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
New character points?

Yes, I clearly didn't check this for a time.  :(  Life has been...weird.
Shard
 player, 1459 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 01:46
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
...frustrating how expensive Force skills are.  Ah, game design of the 80's: "Let's start characters ridiculously incapable, then make them really, really struggle to actually get anywhere with advancement!"  ^_^

I shall consider what to put the skills into; needless to say, Ghea Nimadda likely has more to fear from Dawl and the child than us.
Rhijans Thanus
 player, 1406 posts
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 nobody else gets hurt.
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 04:08
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
For what it's worth, I'd completely lost track of the last time we got character points and haven't even bothered looking for a while.  Now I've got to figure out where to spend mine, too (at least I don't have the headache of Force skills to distract me...)
Haarmon Dak
 player, 839 posts
 Are you talking to me?
Fri 10 Jan 2020
at 03:47
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Yay! CP! I need so so so many more then I can ever get. But yay all the same!
The Force
 GM, 1091 posts
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Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 19:44
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Nobody will need any CP once the baby mind controls Shard, Tfalta and Haarmon, and the three of them go on a killing spree before eating their lightsabers.  :)

Oops... forgot to say: *Spoiler Alert*.  Dammit... just pretend you never read all that.  Better yet... *waggles fingers* You have all read nothing but comic books today.
Shard
 player, 1460 posts
 Most days, I'm tired.
 ...or drunk.
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 01:15
Yet ANOTHER wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Rhijans would shoot us.  Possibly with sad thoughts, but they wouldn't show.  ^_^

And Juragga would sit on Haarmon, seeing as Haarmon doesn't have a lightsaber.  He's probably using an umbrella.

^_^