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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by omicron » December 18th, 2015, 6:53 pm

I have a ticket to a 0940 showing of The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D, but it's in the 3rd row of the theater.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Space Tycoon » December 18th, 2015, 7:16 pm

I myself could be watching SW as we speak.

However, I would have been consigned to the Outer Rim Territories. Whereas I would much rather be near the Galactic Centre. Seat-wise. Been there, done that.

So I'm innernetting Cineplex showtimes and locations, seeing nothing hopeful.

And then...it appears to me.

Just as a man in the desert, lost in his desperation and hopelessness, perceives in the distance a source of water... only this time, for real: one single seat in the centre of the IMAX, 3D showing, which amazingly no-one had claimed.

10 am Sunday in a distant suburb of Toronto named Oakville.

I'll take it. Kismet and all that.
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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Space Tycoon » December 18th, 2015, 7:27 pm

There's a pretty good strip club not too far away.

Not sure why I felt the need to add that.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by neglet » December 18th, 2015, 7:30 pm

Waiting for my son to get home from college, then we'll see it together.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Adam54 » December 22nd, 2015, 5:30 pm

I'm weighing making my first viewing of the original trilogy before I go see the new one. I have a feeling it'd help?

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Mal Shot First » December 22nd, 2015, 6:44 pm

Mayhap.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by neglet » December 22nd, 2015, 8:03 pm

Eh. I did, my son didn't. It's not like he doesn't already know what happens backwards and forwards.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 22nd, 2015, 9:53 pm

Ah, what the hell. Let's experiment with Adam. You've gone this long without seeing the original trilogy. Why not go into The Force Awakens fresh and free of reference? You don't *need* to have seen the others. Let us know what it's like to see it without having seen the others first.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Adam54 » December 22nd, 2015, 10:01 pm

To be fair, I've seen Episode I and Episode III. I feel like I've probably seen the original trilogy in chunks over the years, but I have absolutely no memory of sitting down to watch the entirety of any of them.

Does that disqualify me for the experiment?

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 22nd, 2015, 10:25 pm

Nah. You ought to do it. Do you some good. You won't be bogged down by over-familiarity with some of the callbacks.

You're hoping to get Dalty to see the seventh in the Fast/Furious franchise without his having seen all the ones leading up to it. Might as well do something similar, yourself, with the Star Wars franchise.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Adam54 » December 22nd, 2015, 11:32 pm

Your logic checks out. I'll make it a priority.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Adam54 » January 10th, 2016, 9:56 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:Ah, what the hell. Let's experiment with Adam. You've gone this long without seeing the original trilogy. Why not go into The Force Awakens fresh and free of reference? You don't *need* to have seen the others. Let us know what it's like to see it without having seen the others first.
I saw it last weekend, walked out when it was done and texted a friend "this is why movie theaters still exist."

It was such fun and I hope to go back at least one more time. There were some things I recognized as callbacks which I didn't fully understand, but it didn't matter. It was damn near a flawless film. Far beyond anything I'd expected going in.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Dalty » January 11th, 2016, 11:42 am

Tell that to KilliK!

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Adam54 » January 11th, 2016, 3:40 pm

In English, Limey! Killik?

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 11th, 2016, 9:52 pm

KilliK is an AICN Talkback frequenter. He mostly trolls.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Dalty » January 12th, 2016, 2:08 pm

He has a friend called Turd and another called Technoreaper.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Mal Shot First » January 13th, 2016, 6:13 am

Incidentally, those are also the names of his testicles.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Dalty » January 13th, 2016, 12:16 pm

KilliK and the Testicles.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Mal Shot First » January 13th, 2016, 12:55 pm

Killik! Killik! K-K-K-Killik and the Nads.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 13th, 2016, 1:13 pm

I didn't read that in Elton John's voice. I read it in Moon Man's.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Dalty » January 13th, 2016, 3:23 pm

M-O-O-N spells KilliK.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Jubbers » April 11th, 2016, 1:05 pm

I withdrew from my doctoral program. I have only written a few pages, and it's hard to maintain my line of thought with the double stresses of work and Jubboiter.

So pretty damn down about that.

I hate my job, though, so I need some light at the end of the tunnel, so I've fixated on dream job number two: independent photographer. I know there are lots of things I don't know about things like studio lighting and such, so I enrolled in our local community college's photography a.f.a program as a part-time student (unlike Wash. U., they don't care how long it takes, so it's OK that I can only do one class at a time until such time that I'm liberated from my job.) Cost per semester for a single class is just slightly higher than what I was paying to be a doctoral candidate.

First up during the summer semester: a Photoshop class. Prepare yourselves.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 11th, 2016, 1:23 pm

Sad Kafka.

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

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Re: Current Mixed Feelings

Post by Jubbers » April 11th, 2016, 1:39 pm

He never fails to make me laugh.

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