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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from unfassbarnathan in [Blog] - X-Wing Storage Solutions   
    I use egg cartons.  Perfect for most small and medium ships.  Also for tokens.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Heed now the Undeniable Truth of The Force Awakens: Rey the Flatchested is actually a boy named Morty, who was traded for drinking money and a cheap spaceship by his ******* grandfather, Star Wars Rick.
    THINK ABOUT IT.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from NotBatman in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Oh, stop it with "threatening the Story Group".  Do you also believe Trump conspired with Putin?

    As for "sowing division", that crop has long been sown, reaped and sent to market.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Lobbing accusations of inciting violence in order to intimidate those with opposing views is incendiary.  Far more so than RL political references.  But point taken.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from GreenDragoon in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Oh, stop it with "threatening the Story Group".  Do you also believe Trump conspired with Putin?

    As for "sowing division", that crop has long been sown, reaped and sent to market.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from GreenDragoon in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Yep, you're right.  All that "bile" that's been spewing lately.  Like the "bile" that was spewed at Mark Hamill the other day when he posted a photo that didn't fit the "head fanon" of toxic SJW mental brats.

    What?  That wasn't what you meant?  Dang, my bad.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    I heard that Putin is a Star Trek directed by Rian Johnson fan.  
     
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Talonbane Cobra in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    I wonder If Rey was a boy if everyone would be so angry. He'd still be JJ's self insertion / wish fulfilment character. But with reproductive organs on the outside instead of on the inside.
    I just feel like most people moaning about Rey would be fine with Rey if she was a man.
    A Mary Sue is a thing that happens in story telling, and honestly I do think Rey is one. In TFA especially. Shows up the original protagonists and is seemingly much better at things than you'd expect her to be. ...
    But a Mary Sue is a plot device, not an insult, it's not a reason something is bad, it's just a word people seem to have latched on to. 
    Wesley Crusher in TNG is absolutely a Mary Sue, and lots of people hate him for it. But he hit the sweet spot for me. I was the right age, an outcast and felt a lot of affinity with Wes. He made me think I could do something good with my life and not listen to the people bullying me, kicking me to the kerb, and laughing at me. 
    Rey will be that for a lot of girls that are watching Star Wars now. And I love that. I mean she comes across like a massive star wars fangirl for sure, but starwars fan girls are the best!
    Anyway I likes TFA, it has issues, but these "issues" people have with plot or what they think is "realistic" are crazy. You can watch ESB with that hat on and absolutely rip it apart. I just don't.
    TLJ kicked **** for me, I grew up with Luke Skywalker just like you all did and I think what happened with him is perfect. And none of you have any more or less of a right than I do to an option. 
    Just so you know, all the millions of people that don't have an issue with TLJ exist. They just aren't shouting on the internet about it. You aren't in the majority because you see everyone around your crying that Luke wasn't your big **** hero. You are just in an echo chamber.
    Bringing Palpatine back though.... classic JJ. I think RJ did great work in repairing the nonsense that JJ started on. And JJ is going to fanfic it back up again.
    Oh on Rey's parents, I spoke to people that loved the idea that Rey didn't need a legacy to be a hero. Women especially. It's a better story to some than this constant revelations of family connections etc. I think people are getting sick of it now, after the new Harry Potter where a lot of it didn't go down too well I hope things can stop doing this and have an original thought.  But... It feels like maybe JJ is going to have Palpy be Anakins dad, so ....
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Hippie Moosen in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    I would love to just be able to assume she's gifted and leave it at that, but that has never been a thing in Star Wars. We've seen characters that are force sensitive do some stuff with the force untrained, but never to the degree of Rey. Anakin is unnaturally gifted as a pilot and mechanic, but otherwise he's just a normal kid when he's first introduced. Luke, is almost completely normal. He learned how to fly an air speeder that happened to have controls similar to that of the fighter he pilots, but otherwise he was just a typical farm boy. He knows how to drive his family's vehicles, and he knows how to shoot cuz what else is there to do out in the middle of nowhere? This is the problem with writing in a universe that has had as many movies, novels, etc. as Star Wars. There are rules that the fans will remember. If you want to bend or break them, you had better be able to provide an in universe explanation as to how.
    Also, her just being gifted is rather dull from a story standpoint. A supernaturally gifted character doesn't have to grow or change as a person in order to gain their powers. They just already have them. It feels cheap, from a story standpoint, and is actually a hallmark of the Marry Sue archetype. If you can look past this stuff and genuinely love this character, more power to ya, but I hope you get why it's such a sticking point for some people. Not everyone that dislikes Rey thinks that women in media is the worst thing ever. There are issues and inconsistencies that have nothing to do with gender. Gender flip the entire cast, or just Rey, and all the problems still exist.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Hippie Moosen in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    And that attitude is why it's so hard for discussions like this to not become angry. People have been criticizing movies long before the idea of the female protagonist. Star Wars is no exception. Just look back at the Prequel backlash. Lots of the Marry Sue complaints got lobbed at Anakin, they just didn't use that term, instead they whined about medichlorians and how they cheapened the idea of the force for so many fans, and removed the mystique from how Vader got so strong. He just is because he's got so many force cells. 
    Don't make this about gender, when that's not at all what is being derided. This hypothetical only serves to shame people for disliking a movie by branding them as sexist. That's pretty messed up IMO. If someone is a fan of something, they may get critical of it, and if you don't like what they're saying, feel free to counter their points with your own or just move on with your day. Don't put out nonsense like this to paint them as crazies though. It's disingenuous at best, and just straight up rude at worst.
    That is very likely. I watched it once when it was in Theaters and twice after it was on DVD, but that's it. Her getting some idea of how to do the force stuff from Kylo's probe seems like a decent idea I suppose. It's definitely different which is nice. I must've just mentally blocked it after seeing TLJ. This method of her learning from Kylo takes a bit of agency away from Rey, but she's already the most reactive protagonist in the series so that wont change much with a single detail. I just wish there was something she had to actually do to get those powers, rather than just reacting, but it is way better than TLJ's explanation. Sorry to rag on a point for so long without all the info. At least this helps me like TFA a little more. It's a good movie that dots more i's and crosses more t's than I had been giving it credit.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Yep, you're right.  All that "bile" that's been spewing lately.  Like the "bile" that was spewed at Mark Hamill the other day when he posted a photo that didn't fit the "head fanon" of toxic SJW mental brats.

    What?  That wasn't what you meant?  Dang, my bad.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Thus spoke the official spokesman for Star Wars fandom.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Oh, stop it with "threatening the Story Group".  Do you also believe Trump conspired with Putin?

    As for "sowing division", that crop has long been sown, reaped and sent to market.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from Hippie Moosen in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Oh, stop it with "threatening the Story Group".  Do you also believe Trump conspired with Putin?

    As for "sowing division", that crop has long been sown, reaped and sent to market.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to ArcHammer in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    In the Phantom Menace, Maul is essentially a visual effect. He was set up as a threat that's hunting the two Jedi but other than that he has no real character. Anything else is just added on after the fact.
    There's no reason for him to survive except "oh, we wasted a character with a cool appearance". Which seems to be the seed of The Mandalorian show idea, too- the movies didn't do much with Boba Fett, so here's a bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor that's totally an original character. Maul and Boba share a lot, in that they were more powerful as just images. Boba Fett is a clever bounty hunter in cool armor in Empire. That's all we need to know to be interested. Maul is an evil counter to the Jedi that looks like the devil. That's a great visual hook. We don't need to know the guy's life story to think he's interesting, and a lot of times it's disappointing when that story does get fleshed out. I don't know anyone that thought Boba was cooler for his appearance in AOTC.
    As an aside to that, my biggest problem with both the Prequels and Sequels is that there are too many setups without payoffs. Oh, Maul's a big advertised villain? Oh, he's dead at the end of the movie. Oh, Jango Fett is important this time? Oh, he's dead by the start of the third act. And then there's a payoff without a setup in General Grievous. Without a series created years later we have no context for who he is or why he's important. Johnson basically took the setups JJ set up and completely destroyed the chance of a payoff.
     
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    Firebird TMK reacted to BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    But getting rid of every old character the same way is bad writing. TLJ and TFA were studies in how not to write characters and what to avoid in story writing. 
    On a related note, we got three “oh **** it’s the Death Star” movies in rapid succession there. Three. That’s flogging a dead horse till you wear a trench in the ground.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Cr0aker in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Finally watched the trailer. The following are my thoughts / reactions.
    "Sounds more like the continued rise of maREY sue."  "Oh look, I'm standing alone in the middle of the desert for no reason. Waiting to use my laser sword to kill my opponent in a spaceship that could vaporize me with or without said laser sword."
    "Final?  Thank God"
    "When did ancestor worship /  reincarnation become a Star Wars thing?"
    "Moar deathstar"
    "I'm out."
     
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    Firebird TMK reacted to TheCeilican in Meta-Wing is Back   
    Metawing is evil.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    I'll join that mission.
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    Firebird TMK got a reaction from BlodVargarna in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    Thus spoke the official spokesman for Star Wars fandom.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to BenderIsGreat in Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker   
    I would sell off everything Star Wars and disavow the series forever. 
    Then I would use the money to hunt down the writer and kick them in their breakfast area so hard their ancestors would foreswear hard chairs.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Kleeg005 in The EPIC Survey Thread   
    Do I?  Yes.  GR-75, C-ROC
    Did I?  Yes.  Maybe...once every three months?
    Will I?  **** yes!
    Epic missions?  **** yes!
    The draw?  Nothing says "beer-wing" better than a six hour, four to six player massed battle. 
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    Firebird TMK reacted to Darth Meanie in The EPIC Survey Thread   
    Quoting just to Like it again!!
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    Firebird TMK reacted to JJ48 in What is an "NPE?"   
    I would consider counters that way, but hard counters as NPE.  To me, counters shift the balance a little depending on match-up, but a hard counter completely shuts down a list.
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    Firebird TMK reacted to FatherTurin in What is an "NPE?"   
    To get off 40k and circle back to X-Wing, it’s all about the social contract inherent in any game of this nature.
    If I am playing in a tournament, or playing with the express understanding that the game is practice for a tournament and list testing, I have a different level of expectations.  The only NPE in those scenarios could be derived from my opponent’s attitude.  Otherwise I expect to fly against top notch lists.  I won’t complain or even comment on a NPE, and even if I get tabled early and feel like it was what would be an NPE in a casual game, I try and contain my salt or try not to come off as a sore loser.  
    In a casual game however, just...don’t be a ****.  We know your quad phantoms will beat my random jank that I threw together for fun, you win, can we play another game now?
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