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  1. Hey guys! Recently, Disney announced that they're planning to release three new Star Wars movies after this current saga is over! What do you think might be interesting to see in them? Or, another question, who would you like to see them be about?
  2. (If it were a possibility) Which Star Wars world would you want in Kingdom Hearts 4?
  3. May the fork be with you. And a knife. Itadakimasu~
  4. In a galaxy far far away....there's a wizard duck, dog knight and a lil kid with a key as a weapon. Shit's nuts ya'll.
  5. The first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released as part of the Star Wars Celebration!
  6. Felucia The marshy, peaceful planet of Felucia had been impacted by the Clone Wars of old; now, once again, the planet was struck by war. The skies of Felucia were filled with swarms of X-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters, and other ships firing lasers at one another, while troops on the ground fought their own violent battle. The air was filled with the screeches of TIE Fighters and blasts from either side, while on the ground, various soldiers, droids, tanks, and more tore across the bright marshlands in a battle to reach or defend the new base belonging to the First Order. Above the surface of Felucia, ships sped back and forth, locked in combat with the opponents they could find. As ships were shot down, they would plummet to the planet’s surface, potentially disrupting a ground battle. Among the chaos in the skies, a blue X-Wing soared through the maze of ships. Its pilot, a young woman named Kira, targeted a TIE Fighter and shot it down. “One more down!” She exclaimed into her comm device instinctively while the defeated ship burst into flames. She turned around in a wide arc, then gunned down a few more that were closely following one of her comrades. Back on the ground, a team of fighters was taking a longer path around to the destination of the First Order’s base. The team was led by a young Jedi named Aerik Relam; he carefully brought the group through the tall plants and shallow rivers, keeping to the shadows away from any enemy troops. As the team got closer, they could see that the area was more heavily guarded, with more Stormtroopers and turrets to keep intruders out. The base was still obscured by the thick cluster of plants all around the group, but judging from the heavy defenses and the information brought by a spy, it was clear that the team was getting close. Aerik turned back to his allies and kept his talking to a low whisper. “It looks like we’ll need to battle… is everyone prepared? I think we should have a team to distract them and another team to find an opening and get through. Any objections?” He asked, looking at the others.
  7. It was thought that after the defeat of the Galactic Empire and the establishment of a new Republic, the galaxy would see a long period of peace. However, the hopes of the people were lost once the First Order began to rise. Supreme Leader Snoke, a mysterious man, had assembled a vast army to take down the Republic and reform the old ways of the Empire. In order to combat Snoke’s forces, former princess Leia Organa, along with other heroes of the Republic, formed a new Resistance. Gathering talented pilots, fighters, and other skilled people, the new Resistance has begun to bravely fight back against the First Order and its people. Luke Skywalker continued to train his own Jedi students, but suddenly, his nephew, Ben Solo, turned traitor; he slaughtered Luke’s students then left to join the First Order. After Ben Solo’s betrayal towards the other Jedi, Luke Skywalker left to meditate on his own. It was thought that the Resistance’s greatest warrior was lost with no one to take his place… However, a small amount of his Jedi students were able to survive the assault and joined the Resistance. These weren’t the only Jedi to survive, either: Ben, now known as Kylo Ren, brought two Jedi with him to join the First Order. These two were Lila Zaless, a Twi’lek girl, and Jasen Marow, a Bothan. The two serve under Ren, and are just beneath him in the chain of command. They have begun their assault on the Resistance, and teams must be formed to combat their fleets. Luke’s most talented student, Aerik Relam, has taken charge of his small group of Jedi and joined Resistance Fighters in order to stop Lila, Jasen, and Ren... The growing forces of the First Order meant that the Resistance had to enlist help from other groups to keep up. The leaders of the Resistance sought out mercenaries to help the cause; though many of them only cared for money, they were still skilled fighters, and the Resistance needed both the additional help and to avoid the risk of having these mercenaries allying with the First Order instead. Along with these mercenaries, the First Order managed to get help from the Guardians of the Kyber, the new monks who were working to reform the ways of the Guardians of the Whills. In order to defend the force and prevent their temple from being desecrated like the Empire had done to their predecessors, these monks decided to join forces with the Resistance. A new line of droids also brought the Resistance the help it needed. With the combination of these many factions, the alliance set off to battle the First Order, their main goal at the moment being to take down Luke’s traitorous students. This first conflict saw a large group of Resistance fighters traveling to Felucia, a marshy, humid planet in the Outer Rim. The First Order seemed to be creating their own base here, with Jasen Marow leading the charge... Rules: 1. No godmodding or taking control of anyone else's character without their permission. Either one of these will result in a warning, or potentially even removal from the roleplay. 2. Romance, violence, and swearing are allowed, but keep it at a PG-13 level. 3. I won't put a limit on the amount of characters an individual can use, but please keep it at a level that you can control and that I can manage. 4. Any Star Wars race is welcome for your character so long as it's reasonable and fits the character's role. 5. I am limiting the total amount of Jedi (the remnants of Luke's students anyway) to 4, including Aerik. The remaining three spots will be determined on a first-come first-serve basis. Anyone who wants to make a Jedi past this point must check with me to determine if I will allow their Jedi into the game. 6. If you go too long without posting, I may give you a warning. I understand being busy and not having much time to post (I often fall into the same boat), but if you know you will be busy ahead of time, please let me know so we can work something out. 7. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask me! I want this to be a smooth experience for everyone. Character Sheets: Name: Gender: Age: Appearance: Race: Faction: Bio: Weapon: Ship: (If applicable) Additional information: Factions: Each player will be able to take on a different faction. These would all be allied with the Galactic Republic, and each member would aim to assist in destroying the First Order. Resistance Fighter - a soldier in the newly formed Resistance. These soldiers may not be strong in the ways of the Force nor wield Lightsabers, but they can be deadly with a blaster and the right ship. Resistance Fighters are generally skilled pilots who are good with machinery and blaster weapons. Jedi - a former student of Luke Skywalker. While Kylo Ren caused Luke to cease his training, a few remaining students scattered and joined in the fight led by the Resistance. These students would not be fully trained, but are still knowledgeable in the ways of the Force and handy with a Lightsaber. Only a very small amount survived Ren’s massacre, but those who did have joined the battle once again to find their master and defeat their former brother. Bounty Hunter - a mercenary hired by the Resistance to help in the battle with the First Order. Bounty Hunters are typically ruthless and only care about the reward at the end of the mission. The Resistance doesn’t necessarily trust them, but hard times called for outside help. Bounty Hunters are typically good with explosives and stealth, though it varies based on the person. Guardians of the Kyber - a monk who has taken on the ancient traditions of the Guardians of the Whills and is devoted to the ways of the Force. While they are not nearly as force sensitive as Jedi, they have a deep understanding of how the Force works. Most are equipped with lightbows, ranged weapons similar to Bowcasters which can also be used as staves if necessary. Droid - A droid who helps in the battle against the First Order. Droids are typically used for maintenance, although mechanized soldiers have been used before. Droids still tend to play a support role, but they are becoming an increasingly important part of the Resistance’s battle against the First Order. My own sheets: Name: Aerik Relam Gender: Male Age: 19 Appearance: Aerik is a tall, slightly muscular young man with short, neatly trimmed black hair and green eyes. He wears the standard robes of a Jedi at all times. This robe covers a scar on his chest; the scar was received during a lightsaber battle, and was the mark of a nearly fatal attack. Race: Human Faction: Jedi Bio: Aerik was born in the bustling city of Coruscant, after the Empire’s rule over the galaxy. Despite the noise of the city, he was fairly quiet and spent his time meditating. He learned at a young age that he had a strong connection to the Force. He learned more about it and the long history of the Jedi, and eventually found the chance to become a disciple of Luke Skywalker, the legendary Jedi Master who played a central role in the fall of the Galactic Empire. He was eager to learn with someone as powerful as Luke, and left as soon as possible: he was 10 years old at the time. The next 7 years of Aerik’s life were spent practicing with his own Lightsaber and learning the ways of the Force with Luke. Luke took him in as a sort of second-in-command of the school due to his incredible growth over the years. However, Luke never allowed Aerik, or any of his other students for that matter, graduate to the title of Jedi Knight. Even though Aerik was certainly the most talented, Luke felt that he still had much more to learn: he was hesitant when it came to actual battles, and Luke knew that Aerik seemed to keep a few secrets. Of course, both were true. In sparring duels, Aerik tended to hold back and not show his true potential. He seemed to be trying to avoid harming his comrades, but it sometimes ended with Aerik himself being harmed. Luke feared that his hesitation could lead to his downfall if he held back in a real fight. Aerik also kept a secret relationship with Lila Zaless; while romance was no longer forbidden within Luke’s circle of Jedi (the man even had his own wife), Aerik did not want this relationship to interfere with both his image with the other students and his own work as a Jedi. Aerik was 17 when Ben Solo betrayed Luke and the other Jedi and killed most of Aerik’s comrades. While this event pained him, it became even worse when Lila rose her saber against him. The two dueled, although Aerik’s reluctance to battle led to him nearly dying. Aerik now has a permanent scar on his chest as a reminder of her betrayal. He has since gathered the few remaining Jedi and asked General Leia Organa if they could stay with the Resistance. Him and the others assist on missions to return the favor, but Aerik won’t consider his debt paid until the First Order has fallen and Lila is back at his side. Weapon: A blue lightsaber Ship: N/A Name: Kira Taris Gender: Female Age: 21 Appearance: Kira has brown hair that reaches down to just below her shoulders, but she usually ties it back into a ponytail when at work. She generally wears the usual Rebellion pilot uniform, though the emblems on the helmet are blue instead of red. Race: Human Faction: Resistance Fighter Bio: Kira is the daughter of two former members of the Rebellion. She spent much of her childhood listening to the stories of the old battles between the Rebels and the Empire, and was fascinated by the Rebels' ingenuity and skilled leaders. In particular, the tales of the Rebel pilots interested Kala. From a young age, she decided that she wanted to be a pilot. Even if she didn’t fly fighter ships such as X-Wings, she gained a sense of freedom while flying. She focused on learning about flying various ships, and by the time she was 17, she gained her pilot’s license and learned how to fly an X-Wing to defend her home planet of Hosnian Prime. However, her life took a very different course once Kylo Ren defected and the First Order began to rise. Kira joined the quickly growing Resistance and left Hosnian Prime. She was inducted into the new Blue Squadron, and her talents were very helpful in the many battles the Resistance wound up in. However, in one battle, the rest of her team was shot down by enemy TIE Fighters, bringing an end to the Blue Squadron. Kira continues fighting, now drifting between different teams to find a proper fit. The loss of her teammates was difficult for her to deal with, although she’s used the tragedy to push herself harder than before so she can protect the people she flies alongside. Weapon: Kira carries around a small blaster pistol in case she winds up in a skirmish outside of her ship. Ship: An X-Wing with blue stripes as opposed to red.
  8. Dumbo. What, you don't see flying elephants every morning?
  9. Hey there everyone, how's it going!? So then, as you all undoubtedly must know, a few days ago, Lucasfilms finally revealed the title for Star Wars Episode VIII, and it'll be called The Last Jedi! Here I, The Friendly Neighborhood Webhead, discuss my thoughts on the title reveal! Enjoy! So, what are your expectations for this film? Will it top all other Star Wars films before it? Will it be darker than Empire? Let me know what you think!
  10. I know that I did another interest check a while back that I need to get to (I will at some point hopefully), but with another Star Wars movie having just come out, I've been thinking that it'd be fun to try out a Star Wars roleplay. To be honest, I don't exactly have any specific ideas right now, so I just wanted to see if anyone would be interested and if they'd have a preferred point in the timeline they'd like this to take place at (Probably going to be all votes for the OT but might as well ask anyway). I haven't gotten really invested in the EU yet so I can't draw much from there, but if anyone wants to draw from it for their own characters, I'd be fine so long as it doesn't contradict anything that goes on in the storyline (Sort of like how references to Kyle Katarn stealing the Death Star plans in Dark Forces would interfere with Rogue One). So... yeah, not much more to say on this. If anyone's interested, go ahead and leave a post, vote for an era, and maybe share some ideas if you have anything you'd really like to see! Thanks!
  11. "Gawrsh, are ya sure about this, Master Yen Sid?" Goofy asked. "I have discovered something that needs investigating...and though we hate to interrupt Sora and Riku and Kairi's downtime..this galaxy far away requires our attention..." "D-did you say GALAXY?!" Donald and Goofy blurted. =Destiny Islands= Kairi giggled as she led the two boys, currently dressed in their school uniforms, back to their homes. "It's good that we've started to get back into the rhythm of normal life, huh?" Kairi asked with a smile. "Yeah....I guess." Sora sighed. Riku patted his spikey haired friend on the back: "I know I know, ya miss the guys and all the adventures and all that." "Do ya think we'll ever get to--" Sora was interrupted by the fact that he was tackled by Donald and Goofy who came flying out of a nearby portal, as well as Mickey hugging Riku. Kairi blinked, "Uhh....I guess they decided to visit...."
  12. I'm sure that many of us have some sort of fictional work, a movie perhaps, that's had a major impact on our lives. Something that we love to death and that we never get tired of. Something we grew up with and that potentially shaped us as a person. For me, that would be the Star Wars films. I've been a fan ever since my mom and dad introduced me to the franchise at an incredibly young age with A New Hope (I wouldn't be surprised if it was the first movie I ever saw, this series is huge in my family). With Rogue One on the horizon and my annual watching of the films (which I should really start doing more than once a year), I thought that it'd be fun to share my thoughts on each of them as I watch them. I don't know if I'd really call this a review; I'm sure most of us have seen at least one of these movies at some point. It's really just a way of sharing my personal feelings on this incredible series, hence the quotation marks around the word "review" in the thread title as I had no clue what else to go with. My plan is to watch one of them a day starting today: I'll be doing the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, and then end off with The Force Awakens. If possible, I'd absolutely enjoy doing a little write-up for Rogue One after I see that one as well. Now, without further ado, let's go back a long time ago, to a galaxy far, far, away... Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) The very first Star Wars movie, originally given the simple title of Star Wars but later given the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope to fit in with the five other planned episodes of the saga, was a massive hit. Being born 20 years after its release, I didn't get to experience its roots first-hand, but even today, this film is incredibly iconic and popular. Inspired by prior science-fiction, Western, and Japanese Samurai films, A New Hope was able to successfully garner the attention of the masses and spawn two trilogies, two additional upcoming trilogies, and a massive Expanded Universe of content. To think that so much came out of this one movie is incredible, but every time I watch it, I'm reminded of just what makes it so great. To clarify for the purposes of this "review," The version I watched was the 1995 VHS release, which was the final release before George Lucas put the Special Edition into circulation and stopped producing the original cut. While none of the home releases were the exact same as the original theatrical release, any version released prior to the 1997 Special Edition set is about as close as you'll get. I'm not going to go into detail on the differences between the older releases and the Special Edition cuts, but for those unfamiliar, the Special Editions were George Lucas' way of expanding upon the films after their release through the usage of CGI. These editions of the movie are controversial among die-hard Star Wars fans (The most popular example being the "Han shot first" debate that's still raging to this day), but if you pick up a DVD or Blu-Ray release, it's going to be the Special Edition. I personally found these VHS copies over the Summer at a local Goodwill for $1 a piece, so if you're looking for them, thrift stores would be my recommendation. Now, with that out of the way, let's get to talking about the movie itself! For anyone who's been living under a rock for the past 39 years, let me give a quick synopsis of A New Hope's plot. The film tells the story of Luke Skywalker, a young man living with his uncle and aunt on their moisture farm on the desert planet of Tatooine. One day, he comes across two droids named R2-D2 and C-3PO, both of whom had been caught in the midst of a war between the oppressive Galactic Empire and the Rebellion. R2-D2 contains a message from Princess Leia, an important leader of the Rebellion: the message's intended reciver is a man named Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke and the droids meet Ben Kenobi, an old hermit living in the Dune Seas of Tatooine, and learn that he is actually Obi-Wan, a former general in the Clone Wars and a Jedi Knight who knew Luke's father. This chain of events sets the four off on a journey across the galaxy where they meet smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and the evil Darth Vader. The film ends with the climactic battle between the Rebellion and the Empire to destroy the Empire's space station; while it ends in victory, Darth Vader is blasted away in his TIE Fighter beforehand, allowing him to survive... One of the greatest things about this film is the characters and their team dynamics. Each character develops: Luke goes from being a farm boy uncertain about his future to a courageous hero of the Rebellion, while Han begins as an uncaring smuggler who's only in it for the money but later decides to stay and help the team in their final battle, and those are just a couple of examples. Their interactions are genuine, and every major character feels important. In addition, the villain, Darth Vader, is an intimidating, cruel, and terrifying man. He doesn't get a whole lot of screentime, but every time we see him, he proves how threatening he is. Every character in this film is portrayed in an excellent way. The world-building is another one of my personal favorite aspects of the series, and it all begins here. Despite only really taking place on one planet, a moon, a space station, and a ship, the world itself feels expansive. The alien technology and terminology, the varying settings, and the vast shots of how huge this galaxy is really show how fleshed out this world feels. There are all sorts of alien species, from the Jawas to everyone's favorite Wookie, and no place brings this out as much as Mos Eisley. All sorts of varying aliens, people, and droids show up here; the cantina especially is filled with all sorts of interesting characters, even though many don't even speak a line of dialogue. It makes the world feel incredibly expansive and alive. This is probably what gave me a love for expansive, fleshed-out worlds in the first place: the world of Star Wars is massive and it's easy to get that sense. The special effects were yet another thing that made this movie incredible when it first came out, and still to this day. Back before CGI was such a widespread effect, the Star Wars team had to rely mostly on practical effects; the droids and aliens are all puppets or people in costumes, and this helps them seem more alive than they would be if they were simply CGI; for comparison, the CGI aliens added in the Special Edition just feel out of place. The ones in the original cut feel natural. Of course, the effects for the battles also worked. The smooth flight of the space ships, the bolts of blasters, and the iconic lightsaber were impressive for their time, and still look fantastic today. Even though their age shows a bit more these days, the effects still hold up very well. The sound effects are memorable as well: every shot of the blaster, the screech of a TIE Fighter, and the crackling of the lightsaber are sounds that are impossible to forget for fans of the franchise. The effects, visual and sound-related, made the movie even more alive. Of course, going off of the sound effects, it's impossible to give a detailed opinion piece on the paper without going into the music. John Williams' composition for the film is fantastic; the iconic main theme I included above is obviously the most memorable piece, but the entire soundtrack is incredible. The character themes fit their characters perfectly, the battle themes are just as tense or exciting as they need to be, and the concluding fanfare is the perfect piece to end the movie off on. There's probably a lot more that could be said about this movie, but I've gone on for long enough already. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is a cultural icon and one of the most influential and important films of all time; it's amassed many sequels, prequels, and a huge following, one that I'm proud to be a member of. Looking back on this movie, it's easy to see how it created such a massive franchise: all of its individual elements come together in a way that's unique, fun, and mesmerizing. How could anything possibly follow up after this movie? Well, we'll find that out tomorrow when I discuss Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!
  13. I don't really watch this channel much, but this video came up in my feed and I thought he did a great job of explaining why so many people (myself included) love Star Wars. It's a great analysis of my favorite movie series, and since it's fairly popular on this site, I thought that some others might appreciate seeing this video. It's good for anyone that wants to understand the popularity of the series, too.
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