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HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
My OTP is more obscure than yours
Jun 28th 2019 at 8:53:04 PM

Ever looked up negative reviews of the OT in general? Peak hilarity.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Jun 28th 2019 at 9:32:51 PM

Starlog writer David Gerrold wrote a review of Empire Strikes Back called "Empire Strikes Out."

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jun 28th 2019 at 9:58:46 PM

Well, with Empire Strikes Back, to be fair, I would argue the context provided by Rot J is part of what makes it good. If you stopped watching after that, you're left with a pretty depressing movie with a cruel plot twist.

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Would that it were so simple.
Jun 29th 2019 at 6:17:28 AM

[up][up]This seems to be more of an extended complaint that Star Wars isn't hard sci-fi. No Star Wars film would be unscathed under such a lens.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Jun 29th 2019 at 6:28:40 AM

[up] That's just the first page. He later goes on to criticize the plot and structure of the movie outside of just the "hard sci fi" context.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
GAP Formerly G.G. from Who Knows? Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Formerly G.G.
Jun 29th 2019 at 8:52:46 AM

Star Wars is 'soft scifi' but it also a fantasy as well.

"The original slime is always the best one."
HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
My OTP is more obscure than yours
Jun 29th 2019 at 9:13:36 AM

Star Wars made idealistic Science Fantasy cool again in an era where sci-fi was dominated by "harder," much more cynical works. This MASSIVELY pissed some people off.

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Jun 29th 2019 at 9:25:55 AM

You guys need to actually read the review — Gerrold points out towards the bottom of the first page that yes, he knows it's Science Fantasy and a lot of the article is pulling the reader's leg.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jul 1st 2019 at 10:03:27 AM

It sorta looks like the opposite, from the article. Reads like everything sold out very quickly, even the more expensive attractions.

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So I Am
Jul 1st 2019 at 10:24:52 AM

Yeah, it doesn't say the products are too expensive, it days that the products are all sold out. Which ties into there not being anything to do, since a lot of the fun was doing things like building your own lightsaber or getting memorabilia.

Other factors:

One of the main rides is still under construction.

The huge size of the pre-opening reserve crowds scared people away.

Disney blocked most of the annual pass members from going. The writer blames this one as the biggest contributing factor, because it's not just Star Wars, Disneyland as a whole is experiencing really low attendance.

Edited by Parable on Jul 1st 2019 at 10:25:43 AM

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Jul 1st 2019 at 3:49:57 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that can be credited to millennials being too busy wasting their money on food and shelter to go to Disney Land.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jul 1st 2019 at 6:17:55 PM

Yep.

Of course, Disneyland opening first will give Disney World time to work out the kinks.

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Jul 5th 2019 at 3:42:29 PM

More reports that Galaxy’s Edge is a “ghost town”. Everything sounds like it’s a massive communication breakdown coupled with blackout dates and costing too damn much,

[up][up]“Sorry corporate masters, we need to spend money on food and endless college debt. An overpriced theme park in California isn’t in the meager budget. Hell, most millennials barely have the budget to take a few days off and stay at home.”

Edited by Beatman1 on Jul 5th 2019 at 6:47:36 AM

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Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jul 5th 2019 at 3:51:22 PM

The article actually refers to Disneyland as a whole as a ghost town, not Galaxy's Edge specifically.

Despite it being the height of summer vacation season, tourists are saying that Disneyland is surprisingly empty. Guests at the California theme park claim that the park isn’t as crowded as they expected, with some even going as far as to describe it as a “ghost town.”

Several other users reported similar experiences throughout the rest of the park. As one user put it, "By Disneyland standards, this place is a ghost town."

The common theory is that Galaxy's Edge's addition to park space has caused the rest of the areas to dip in attendance. So not really less visitors so much as the same ones dispersed over a wider area.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Jul 5th 2019 at 3:52:13 AM

“If your good mood was ruined because you got into an accident with a car...”
Jul 5th 2019 at 3:59:49 PM

[up]That and the blackout dates. A lot of the people who buy season passes have been told they’re now allowed in during a lot of days. Great for everyone else I guess, however few they are.

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Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jul 5th 2019 at 4:04:29 PM

Is Disneyland attendance down that much? Last time I went there was in 2016 (incidentally, the last day of that trip was election day), and it felt really crowded. And we had specifically chosen a date we expected it to be empty.

Though, part of me suspects there might have been a case of Flock of Wolves going on. Everyone chose a day everyone thought the park would be empty, and it turns out everyone else had the same idea.

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Aug 23rd 2019 at 5:52:53 PM

It looks so coooooooool...

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Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Oct 13th 2019 at 9:37:29 PM

-Test to see if the page is locked after someone saying it was-

Edited by Protagonist506 on Oct 13th 2019 at 9:39:03 AM

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
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The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Oct 14th 2019 at 8:42:52 AM

At this point, do we really need a whole separate thread for each individual film that comes out? Like, do we have one for A New Hope?

Can't we just do a Star Wars Films thread, and make a Star Wars Films Spoilers thread so we don't have to hunt down a new thread each time a movie comes out?

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Oct 14th 2019 at 9:13:26 AM

We did have a General Star Wars Thread before, but then it got killed because of everyone arguing constantly about TLJ.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Oct 14th 2019 at 9:16:29 AM

Hmm. Can we make a "Every Star Wars Film Except TLJ" thread? And then confine TLJ conversations to this thread?

Edited by alliterator on Oct 14th 2019 at 9:16:46 AM

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Oct 14th 2019 at 9:23:16 AM

That could work.

Can you see all of me? Walk into my mystery. Do you remember me? Capture you or set you free I am all. I am all... I am all of me
Oct 14th 2019 at 9:28:04 AM

My suggestion is: if you want to start a thread for all things Star Wars (except The Last Jedi), I would like it to be titled "General Star Wars thread (except The Last Jedi)".

Also, can I start this thread you're planning? Pretty please?

Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Oct 14th 2019 at 7:28:38 PM

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