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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 03:41:27 pm »
I was that guy.

Harp relentlessly on the prequels, and how Lucas utterly betrayed everything remotely good about the original three. Make sure to stick in the fact that the Thrawn books were ruined by canon before the other ones (except Splinter of the Mind's Eye, but that's what you get writing fan fiction between movies like that). Bring up the shitty stuff from the special editions. DO NOT let him weasel out of feeling bad. Lucas did BAD THINGS and if we don't talk about it other people will keep doing those bad things.

The only appropriate entry points for this guy will be the occasional episode of TNG or the JJ Abrams movies. TNG because I assume he's around our age and LeVar Burton, and the new movies because they're less Space Communists and more Bad Boys In Space.

You should both watch some Firefly if the process is too contentious. Every nerd loves Firefly.

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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 04:50:04 pm »
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 05:07:34 pm »
I was that guy.

Harp relentlessly on the prequels, and how Lucas utterly betrayed everything remotely good about the original three. Make sure to stick in the fact that the Thrawn books were ruined by canon before the other ones (except Splinter of the Mind's Eye, but that's what you get writing fan fiction between movies like that). Bring up the shitty stuff from the special editions. DO NOT let him weasel out of feeling bad. Lucas did BAD THINGS and if we don't talk about it other people will keep doing those bad things.

The only appropriate entry points for this guy will be the occasional episode of TNG or the JJ Abrams movies. TNG because I assume he's around our age and LeVar Burton, and the new movies because they're less Space Communists and more Bad Boys In Space.

You should both watch some Firefly if the process is too contentious. Every nerd loves Firefly.

I like this idea.

Also, I quoted a part of the entry on George Lucas from Wookieepedia explicitly stating that George Lucas considers himself a Trekkie on his FB.

Then I followed up with a clip of Luke Skywalker shouting no.  :asshat:
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 05:12:13 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 05:15:03 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.

I think part of it is that it takes some of the badass away from Solo. That, and Greedo is an implausibly lousy shot. I know that for some reason that defies physics, beams of light don't follow straight lines, but c'mon, a blaster can't be THAT inaccurate.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 05:18:48 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.

I think part of it is that it takes some of the badass away from Solo. That, and Greedo is an implausibly lousy shot. I know that for some reason that defies physics, beams of light don't follow straight lines, but c'mon, a blaster can't be THAT inaccurate.

Han Solo was supposed to be a jerk, and his was a story of redemption.

Now that's been eaten by rainbows and pink monkeys and shit.  It makes me weep.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2014, 05:21:31 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.

I think part of it is that it takes some of the badass away from Solo. That, and Greedo is an implausibly lousy shot. I know that for some reason that defies physics, beams of light don't follow straight lines, but c'mon, a blaster can't be THAT inaccurate.

Han Solo was supposed to be a jerk, and his was a story of redemption.

Now that's been eaten by rainbows and pink monkeys and shit.  It makes me weep.

Yeah, asshole space rogue gets watered down with legitimate self-defense.
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2014, 05:22:51 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.

I think part of it is that it takes some of the badass away from Solo. That, and Greedo is an implausibly lousy shot. I know that for some reason that defies physics, beams of light don't follow straight lines, but c'mon, a blaster can't be THAT inaccurate.

Han Solo was supposed to be a jerk, and his was a story of redemption.

Now that's been eaten by rainbows and pink monkeys and shit.  It makes me weep.

Yeah, asshole space rogue gets watered down with legitimate self-defense.

Standing his ground.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2014, 05:24:45 pm »
Greedo shot first.  Han Solo ruined forever.

I don't know why I get so upset about this, but I do.

I think part of it is that it takes some of the badass away from Solo. That, and Greedo is an implausibly lousy shot. I know that for some reason that defies physics, beams of light don't follow straight lines, but c'mon, a blaster can't be THAT inaccurate.

Han Solo was supposed to be a jerk, and his was a story of redemption.

Now that's been eaten by rainbows and pink monkeys and shit.  It makes me weep.

Yeah, asshole space rogue gets watered down with legitimate self-defense.

Standing his ground.

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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2014, 07:44:00 pm »
Print this image, frame it, and hang it is his bathroom.

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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2014, 07:48:53 pm »
Print this image, frame it, and hang it is his bathroom.



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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2014, 01:34:44 am »
Tell him he's the reason George Lucas sold Star Wars to Marvel. George Lucas hates Star Wars fans.

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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2014, 01:40:43 am »
Tell him he's the reason George Lucas sold Star Wars to Marvel. George Lucas hates Star Wars fans.

Hmmm. Might backfire. He might be like, "Of course he does, he's a Trekkie."

The goal here is to get rid of his ridiculous idea that just because he already likes Star Wars means that he's obligated to not like Star Trek. It's like a Megadeth fan who hates Metallica on principle rather than on their own merits.

Megadeth's basically a Christian conservative thrash metal band so fuck 'em anyway, but that's because they're them, and not because I'm a Metallica fan.
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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2014, 01:41:10 am »
But that's an interesting thing, does Lucas actually hate Star Wars fans?
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2014, 01:59:41 am »
Tell him he's the reason George Lucas sold Star Wars to Marvel. George Lucas hates Star Wars fans.

Hmmm. Might backfire. He might be like, "Of course he does, he's a Trekkie."

The goal here is to get rid of his ridiculous idea that just because he already likes Star Wars means that he's obligated to not like Star Trek. It's like a Megadeth fan who hates Metallica on principle rather than on their own merits.

Megadeth's basically a Christian conservative thrash metal band so fuck 'em anyway, but that's because they're them, and not because I'm a Metallica fan.

Well . . . there's always the 'false dichotomies are for grade-schoolers' argument. He's a big boy now and can handle expanding his tastes in a genre he enjoys. The world will not end. 

Although I really like PopeTom's suggestion. I'm tempted to do that to my roommates. Their heads will EXPLODE.
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