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Re: The "Original" Star Wars Fans Thread
« Reply #45 on: June 4, 2018, 11:40 AM »
But this vocal minority has really gone too far.  Especially with these delusions that would lead you to think that it was THEM that carried a property that was one of the most successful film franchises of all time.


This is all playing out on a tiny corner of the internet.  There are LEGIONS of Star Wars fans in the 'real world' who like Star Wars and have kept it alive without knowing about all these pod casts or you tubers or fan sites or whatever. 

I've been on the internet doing "Star Wars" for over 20 year and there are plenty of these self-important "gate-keeper" fan sites and pod casts I've never heard of before.  In the same way, I'm sure there are MILLIONS of Star Wars fans out there who have never heard of JediDefender.  Star Wars fandom is a very large pool, no one person or group gets to call it theirs alone.
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Re: The "Original" Star Wars Fans Thread
« Reply #46 on: June 4, 2018, 02:30 PM »
Worst part is the victory lap these jerks are taking.  Like an unsuccessful film is good for anything.  Not to mention that their "revolt" or whatever you want to call it had little to do with this film's lack of box office performance.

I think this one was maligned with bad pub from the beginning.   I really can't figure it out. People will say "releases too close" but tell that to Marvel who have 2 films over $1B in four months.  It's too bad because the film was pretty good.  Definitely a head-scratcher.

I like that in the JD community we may not always agree, but I don't feel like anyone's opinion is crapped on in a personal way.  We can have a civil discussion about things.  I think it's funny that TLJ is either the best thing ever or the worst.  I think that most probably fall in the middle somewhere.  I liked most of it, but it wasn't perfect.  Nor was it worse than AotC.  BUT it certainly is not worth all the hatred either way.

Honestly though, we have seen this since 99 with a greater and greater intensity.  All the bashing that TPM took but it was still a monster success.  People saw it multiple times.  If something sucks hard, why see it over and over again?  Then they started to extend the"crappy movie streak" back to RotJ.  It's just laughable. 

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Re: The "Original" Star Wars Fans Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 4, 2018, 10:54 PM »
Lol yeah “fans” ugh.

It’s ok not to like something.  I don’t care for TPM or AotC these days.  They’re meh.  Lucas is still important in my life and always will be.  The Canto Bight stuff in TLJ for me was meh, no worse or better than PT meh, and KK, RJ, and JJ ruined NOTHING about my life.

Health issues have ruined some aspects of my life.  Losing someone has ruined something in my life.  These movie issues have all been things I move on from.

If it’s “ruining” anything to you, you’ve got soul searching to do.  You don’t have to like it but keep **** in perspective.  Star Wars EU still exists.  The original movies are still there like you remember them.  These movies are as easy to ignore as they are to intricately pick apart.  And if you’re mad because “SJW crap ruined Star Wars!”, I feel like you’re just hopeless.  Letting that ruin something for you just is sad. :-\
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