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  1. Yeah it took me a while to get over the whole moon thing but while it sucks, it eventually works. There are books you could check out in the pre war time period - the Han Solo trilogy or the Adventures of Han Solo and Lando. I read most of the Jedi Apprentice series when I was in middle school, the ones all about Qui Gon and Obi Wan. They're pretty young though and I'm not very familiar with most of the books in that era. At least not these days. If you don't want to slog through the entirety of NJO (and trust me, there are some bad books), you could read Traitor and rely on the wiki for quick background context on any bits you're not familiar with. As for the prequels, I've decided to go back through and rewatch all the movies, but I always quite liked tPM and while JJ Binkies is one of my least favorite characters, I don't have a problem with him. I just felt your comment "I'm not some young whippersnapper..." and maybe one other denigrated other fans younger than you while positioning yourself as an authority, but I was drunk and probably misunderstood. Also oversold how bad tFA is due to said drunkenness and disappointment. Indeed, I really dislike the new trilogy so far and think that they messed up in so many easily-fixed ways, but I don't poopoo on others who like it. Also, KOTOR is awesome.
  2. Really? I thought the New Jedi Order had flashes of brilliance and was overall very compelling. Traitor is one of the best Star Wars books imo. And that's a pretty presumptuous thing for you to say btw.
  3. Just rewatched The Force Awakens. I had apparently convinced myself that it wasn't that bad. But now I remember that it is. It's awful. Truly awful. I hate this movie and everything it stands for. Abrams did a sh** job as did Disney.
  4. @Quibby now that you've had a few more days, any further thoughts on the game? I finally finished Witcher 3 and I've been playing Outer Worlds. It's pretty fun; far more tight in narrative and ordered in scope. There's not much reward for exploring the world beyond finding ammo or bits and while it's pretty it's not revolutionary graphics-wise. It has a few new gameplay quirks that are cool like flaws, and I like the dialogue options and skill tree. I do enjoy that it doesn't make me feel like I'm missing out by not exploring and there aren't a cosmic shit ton of sidequests to explore.
  5. streaming services are about to be a whole new thing
  6. I saw you can also bundle it with espn+ and hulu (I think) for 14.99 a month
  7. I can't effing wait Also I'm a big fan of that because fight the bingeing
  8. I almost failed out of grad school due to Settlers of Catan. These days I've branched out a lot more. Here are some recent ones: Splendor: a card and bidding based game that sees you as a jewel merchant trying to beat out rivals. Complexity: ++ Setup: ++ Replayability: +++ Colt Express: this game sees you as a character in a train robbery. The novel aspect of this game is the narrative structure and how the game story plays out. Hijinks and shenanigans abound. No game ever plays the same. Really fun. Complexity: +/++ Setup: + Replayability: ++ Sabateur: simple card game about dwarven miners trying to find gold...and the sabateur attempting to stop them. How good is your poker face? Compexity: + Setup: + Replayability: +++ Ticket to Ride: I never ever win this game that styles players as train barons attempting to cover the US or Europe in railroads. Complexity: ++ Setup: + Replayability: +++
  9. My earlier recommendation of the Four Feathers made me want to watch it for the first time in 10 years or so. I retract my recommendation.
  10. " They are sequels in name but they are remakes in spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because it can’t really be any other way. That’s the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they’re ready for consumption. ... For anyone who dreams of making movies or who is just starting out, the situation at this moment is brutal and inhospitable to art. And the act of simply writing those words fills me with terrible sadness. " I tend to side with Scorsese here. I'm not a big friend to "superhero" films and I find myself resisting their pull even as I see most of them and casually enjoy them at some level.
  11. I'm gonna throw a random movie called The Four Feathers into the mix. It stars Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson and while it's a solid movie with a good story and good actors, the real reason I would consider it one of the greatest adaptations is because the movie is fun but the book is boring as hell. I tried reading the book and gave up it was so boring - something I very rarely do. Check it out. It's an entertaining film. Heath Ledger is castigated for cowardice and spends the rest of the film traveling to...Egypt(?) in an effort to save his friends and regain his honor.
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