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  1. Thread: The Mandalorian

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    My understanding of the backstory before the EU...

    My understanding of the backstory before the EU fleshed it out was that the Mandalorians were some kind of extinct warrior race, possibly those who fought against the Jedi in the Clone Wars, and that...
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    Well it's worth pointing out that the popularity...

    Well it's worth pointing out that the popularity of comics during the 90s had little to do with their quality, even perceived at the the time, and more to do with the 90s just being a particularly...
  3. It's a harsh truth but it is still the truth. ...

    It's a harsh truth but it is still the truth. Hong Kong only exists because the British needed a port through which to sell opium to China, but the fact that a tiny fraction of the immense wealth...
  4. Even if acknowledging the truth serves the...

    Even if acknowledging the truth serves the interests of dictators, it is still the truth. The HK protesters have made it pretty clear that they are NOT protesting economic issues and have rejected...
  5. Hong Kong already has more autonomy than any...

    Hong Kong already has more autonomy than any other sub-national entity in the world. They pay no taxes to the Chinese government and enforce border controls with China as if they were a separate...
  6. Just about the only thing that everyone in Hong...

    Just about the only thing that everyone in Hong Kong can agree on is that they don't like mainland China, and they're not exactly shy about pointing out that it's not just the government but the...
  7. The Hong Kong protests are largely motivated by...

    The Hong Kong protests are largely motivated by the same kind of nativist populism that gave us Trump and Brexit. The Chinese government has been extremely hands off with Hong Kong since the...
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    Yes, I also want one for my...niece, yes that's...

    Yes, I also want one for my...niece, yes that's it...
  9. Sure, but we're not talking about Black Panther...

    Sure, but we're not talking about Black Panther or Wonder Woman here. We're talking about a comic that presents a power fantasy in the form of an oppressed minority that doesn't actually exist, and...
  10. Eh, given that the alt right largely consists of...

    Eh, given that the alt right largely consists of young adult men who think the quasi-philosophical claptrap in the Matrix and Fight Club was deep and insightful, and get irrationally invested in...
  11. Well both X-Men and Gundam are these kids...

    Well both X-Men and Gundam are these kids franchises that draw you in with the lasers and robots but try to keep you interested with vague philosophy and social commentary which seems deep and mind...
  12. Gundam Seed was one of my favorite things to...

    Gundam Seed was one of my favorite things to watch way back when, but looking back now it was just straight garbage. Destiny wasn't so much worse as it was just more of the same, fans just started...
  13. Well the space dwellers in Gundam were always...

    Well the space dwellers in Gundam were always pretty explicitly shown to be neo Nazis, except that all of their propaganda about being a superior race was actually true to an extent. And of course...
  14. I'm more in favor of an approach that keeps...

    I'm more in favor of an approach that keeps everything in the EU canon as long as it doesn't explicitly contradict anything from the new films, so most of the major plot threads will get overwritten...
  15. I mean, these stories are written by a bunch of...

    I mean, these stories are written by a bunch of white men who have never experienced any discrimination in their lives writing about what they think oppression would feel like, so intentionally or...
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    The overlap between comic book fans and people...

    The overlap between comic book fans and people with fashion sense is pretty minimal, which is why so many costume designs these days are flat out awful. The Phoenix design is timeless because it is...
  17. Bloomberg running as a Democrat is the lamest...

    Bloomberg running as a Democrat is the lamest false flag in the history of false flags. Obviously he should be running as a third party candidate, but he and all of his billionaire buddies know that...
  18. That isn't how evolution works though, the idea...

    That isn't how evolution works though, the idea that "superior" beings will inevitably replace "inferiors" is Social Darwinist claptrap and has been disproven countless times by the fossil record...
  19. Frankly, I thought that the EU canon was...

    Frankly, I thought that the EU canon was basically falling apart already by the time the prequels came out. The EU tried so hard to maintain the "used future" look and feel of the original trilogy,...
  20. It's not a left/right thing, nationalism has...

    It's not a left/right thing, nationalism has obviously been a potent political force among many groups of people over the years, but there has never been a situation where you can make a clean break...
  21. It's hard to imagine a time when Star Wars wasn't...

    It's hard to imagine a time when Star Wars wasn't the ubiquitous pop culture presence it is now, but the early 90s were definitely a low ebb for the franchise as fans had mostly moved on, the...
  22. That's exactly why these stories will never...

    That's exactly why these stories will never really be a meaningful allegory for actual oppression though. Nation building in real life ALWAYS requires trampling over others, you can't just summon...
  23. Because the Democrats have such courage in their...

    Because the Democrats have such courage in their conviction that other countries screwing with American elections is just clearly ass backwards...
  24. Make no mistake, the blood is all on our hands...

    Make no mistake, the blood is all on our hands here. We wanted a more pliable puppet in power in Bolivia and now we have exactly that. Lots of people will suffer, but we can just wave that off as...
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    Leftists want to empower marginalized groups...

    Leftists want to empower marginalized groups because they believe in equality and fairness for everyone, this is pointedly NOT what Magneto believes. He wants to empower mutants specifically because...
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