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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 12, 2020, 11:40:37 PM »
The kid from the Omen? That sounds hilarious. I should check it out just for that. Though, I agree that depicting Anakin as inherently messed up misses out on the fact that he was supposed to fall from grace. Palpatine fits the whole antichrist profile a lot better, though Iím not sure if I like the idea that he was lost from the start either as the Plagueis novel suggests. Though that might be an oversimplification. Palpatine still had free will, he just started his path of darkness earlier than most.

Anyway, thanks for the recommendations. I was hoping for something more exciting, but I guess it makes sense that those 10 years were relatively quiet, a sort of calm before the storm type of deal.
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Loopy on May 12, 2020, 06:53:15 PM »
The old EU had some comics mostly centered on Jedi Master Quinlan Vos which are quite good, but they're not galaxy-shaking events. Sure, the Stark Hyperspace War occurs during that run, but it's really more of a Stark Hyperspace Skirmish. There was also a series of books about Obi-Wan and Anakin going on kid-friendly adventures, but I've never read them and I hear that they depict Anakin as the kid from The Omen, which I think rather misses the point.

In the new canon, though, I don't think there's anything much there. A single "Obi-Wan & Anakin" comic is set in that period, which I think is rather good, but it's another low-key adventure and pretty disposable. There's also a Padme YA novel that describes her first year as a senator, but I felt it lacked a story. However, if you're here for "an important year in the life of Padme Amidala with lots of handmaiden stuff," then this is gold.
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 11, 2020, 09:44:36 PM »
Nice find! Though I wonder how the two are connected? Filoni claims there is a connection, but so far it hasnít been elaborated on. Though I think the same bird appeared in the second season finale of Rebels after Ashoka is pulled by Ezra into the future.

Anyway, Im curious, is there anything noteworthy set between Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones? Thatís a 10 year gap. Surely something happened. I mean, by the time of AotC, the Galaxy was on the verge of a civil war.
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The Lounge / Re: It Made Me Smile
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 07, 2020, 11:29:35 AM »
It works great. I got a meat grinder to go with it. Iím gonna start making my own sausages and chorizo soon.

Anyway, I guess I should be grateful that even though Iíve come across another personal disappointment recently, I have plenty reasons to smile. A friend and I got to nerd out over the Clone Wars finale, which was nice. Itís the little things like that that mean the most to me.
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Loopy on May 06, 2020, 06:37:33 PM »
To be fair, apparently birds and Ahsoka are a thing. So maybe I'm wrong.
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 05, 2020, 07:02:31 PM »
So youíre telling me that sometimes a bird is just a bird? Thatís just crazy talk.

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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Loopy on May 05, 2020, 06:30:46 PM »
I think it was just a bird. Perhaps could say that it's symbolic of her escape/survival, but it was probably just there for visual interest, IMO.

My opinion of the Vader scene is that it's meant to be ambiguous, but for an actual mechanical storytelling purpose- it reflects the ambiguity of Vader's own thoughts. He's not sure if Ahsoka is alive or not; evidence suggests she died, but it's not definitive, and he knows she's a survivor. He's not sure how he should feel about either possibility; if she survived, that's good because he loves her, but it's bad because she's a threat and he'll have to destroy her, and she did 'betray' him by not being there when he most needed her, and he also hates all reminders of the person he used to be (and if she didn't survive, invert all of that).
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 04, 2020, 04:05:16 PM »
I liked the finale. Not much happened, but it had a great tone from beginning to end, and everything from Ashoka and Rex free-falling to the last scene was well done. I really liked the shot of the mass grave of clone troopers. The image of their helmets mounted on their guns was pretty powerful in my opinion. I also liked the final scene with Vader, even though Iím not sure what it means. Does the bird circling Ashokaís lightsaber have any significance?



Anyway, a great end to a mostly great series. Now they just need to edit the last four episodes together and screen it at the movie theatre.
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The Lounge / Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discussion
« Last post by Loopy on May 02, 2020, 06:37:16 PM »
While I liked all the character stuff with Ahsoka and Rex, I think the 'chip' stuff is a bit too nebulous. We saw the one clone with the malfunctioning chip, but he acted kind of crazy. I would have liked to see Rex's POV of what happens when Order 66 is given. We saw he tried to fight it, with tears in his eyes as he told Ahsoka to find out about Fives, but afterward he didn't show any resistance and certainly didn't behave as is he was brainwashed. What were his thoughts like then, versus when he was fighting the programming? Was a part of him fighting it the whole time, aware that he couldn't stop himself? Did he sink into some kind of reality where killing Jedi seemed like a perfectly reasonable thing?

It was a bit glossed over, but perhaps we'll get more of an explanation on Monday.

And yeah, the first half of the episode was great for the mood of dread. Kevin Kiner's been really knocking it out of the park for this one.
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The Lounge / Re: Happy Birthday
« Last post by Colonel Brian on May 01, 2020, 07:01:35 PM »
Aqua Blue!



I hope to get great mileage out of it!