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Messages - Matt_Fury

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 20, 2014, 10:43 PM »
I was thinking more along the lines lie I might have to try some customizing!   :D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:32 PM »
They can't.  I have an iPad, iPod and iPhone.  The only way to get this album is to go to the iTunes market place and download it.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:30 PM »
Does this mean that my BMF Falcon is now less accurate?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:32 PM »
I still love the video of the guys from Ole Miss trying to get Admiral Ackbar as a mascot.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Nikto
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:29 PM »
I always appreciated the aliens when I was a kid and Nikto really stood the test of time.  Great vintage sculpt and the modern update is great!

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:15 PM »
So I joined the group (I'm Obi-Wan13 btw) and got attacked immediately!  Thanks for that!   ;D

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:06 PM »
We're moving to a new home at the end of the month with three acres for that bad boy to sit on!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 7, 2014, 02:51 AM »
The news doesn't know what it's talking about.  Either that, or they're sensationalizing.  For the photos to constitute a federal crime they'd need to depict a lot worse than a selfie.

The ones of the gymnast were taken when she was underage.  Nude photos of someone underage can be considered child pornography.

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Collect All 92! / Re: 8D8
« on: September 5, 2014, 12:17 PM »
Not the most interesting figure ever made, but I do remember having him attack the Rebels now and then as a kid!   ;D

I don't really yearn for another update to this figure.  The POTF2 version isn't bad at all.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 3, 2014, 11:34 AM »
Apple's iCloud is notoriously insecure.  If you are putting things in cloud services in general, you should just expect the world will get it.

This isn't apple hate, I have a couple of iPads and an iPhone...I'm just careful how I use them.

I heard the FBI is looking for this guy....probably to give him a hearty handshake, a heartfelt "thank you" and to buy him a bunch of beers!

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:06 PM »
I agree on the Emperor thing manipulating things, but I don't view him as "controlling large portions of the Senate" or anything.  Manipulating perhaps.  Ability to control an individual, perhaps.  Controlling who groups of people, like telepathically, to get his way?  Eh, I don't agree on that.  I'm with Darb on that, in that the Republic was inherently corrupt from the onset of our introduction to it in E1, on through really to the Imperial Senate of ANH which we only hear mentioned.  I think like all of politics, there's a pretty corrupt nature backing it with good people too, and people who are some of both.   :-X

How quickly they forget.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:18 PM »
It seems like the circumstances regarding the Empire in EP7 are leaning towards either A) the Empire is resurgent B) never really went away and now exists in a state of Cold War with the Republic, such as it is or C) the war never really ended. I'm fine with either, but would prefer something along the lines of B. Lucas intended for the Empire to be defeated at the end of ROTJ, as he intended the film to be the last at various points. He also intended for there to be as many as 6 more films beyond Jedi at one point, so it's uncertain if the Empire had been truly defeated. As has been pointed here and elsewhere, the Empire suffers a major defeat at Endor, but not a fatal one. You can look to what's happening in the Middle East right now (to a certain extent) and elsewhere in history to see how this plays out.

The Empire, militarily and politically, remains intact post Endor. The Emperor dissolved the senate, placed command of the galaxy in the hands of regional governors, and supported them with oppressive military that is only slightly represented at Endor. The entire Rebel fleet is present at Endor and suffers more extensive losses, one assumes, than the Imperial Fleet did. That same Rebel fleet is unlikely to have completely liberated the galaxy from an Imperial war machine that is at 97% capacity. No doubt some systems reject the Empire and there is a popular uprising. No doubt the Empire responds. No doubt someone, one of those governors or as yet unknown character (Max Von Sydow?) steps into Palpatine's shoes. The Rebels and Empire settle into a decades battle of attrition that sees a fledging new repbulic constantly under assault by an Empire that is simply too large and too powerful to truly go away.

The only flaw with this is that the Emperor was using the dark side of the force to control as many people as he could.  He was influencing much of the Senate in AOTC and with the Jedi pretty much out of the way by the end of ROTS, his control was even more blatant.

With his death in ROTJ, the galaxy was freed from his control, hence the expanded ending scenes in the SE.  There may be pockets of ready to follow imperial loyalists out there, but I doubt there'd be many of them.

I like seeing some of the images that have leaked, but I'll avoid spoilers until I see it with my oldest next December.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:03 PM »
Robot Chicken settled the Empire stuff in a sketch that I can't find on YouTube right now. The remaining officers got together and declared that the Emperor was dead, so the fighting HAD to end by the laws of sci-fi. Then they all go to get massages.

Here you go!

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Can't wait to get the Starkiller and Malgus.

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