And now, the response:
Wow. It's true; every opinion has been stated. What amazes me, though, is how unremarkable I now realize this fact is--there are only three things to say: "It'll suck", "It might not suck", and "I don't care if it does suck, I'll blow the ten bucks like a sucker anyway."
Oh, and I am shocked at the almost obscene recurrence of Star Wars
in this thread. As relevant as the films might be to the discussion, I've never seen such splendid subject homicide with regard to the published fanfictions. Kudos.
While it has taken me about a month to get through the thread (I read it in small snippets when I had the time), one thing I've noticed is its lack of stepping beyond stating the obvious; it presents the problems, but offers no solutions. Of course, the bulk of this discussion took place almost a year ago, so I guess that much is understandable. I just never thought I'd ever read so many blocks of words that barely wander from the subject of, "eew, the girls are old and fat." (For any subject n00bs left in the world who ever find this thread, I offer these as representation that the faces don't mean diddly-zhit: Kate Rose (dead)
, Ray (dead)
, Susan Whitnall (also dead, and moreso)
, and Teddyturtle Yui (looking a little less like something dead; admittedly, this face does matter)
Being that every opinion that falls into the three possible categories has been shared, I am not going to provide one of my own here. At this point, it's likely (and probably hopeful) that no one really cares what I think, so instead I'll just post THIS LINK
(assuming you all haven't already dropped by there) in the event that anyone is mildly curious. (For those of you who have not yet visited, [or have just not taken a good gander] you may find things to discuss other than Star Wars
and why sequels suck and why ADV is a bunch of cornball jerkoffs... maybe.) Rather than condense a year of my own slowly-evolving perception of the project here, I'd rather let it sprawl out on the couch in the greenhouse where it was born. I do hope this doesn't sound arrogant (like one Mr. R*******, whose attitude got him fried there), as it did
take me a month to get through this whole thing, and I would have to be taking pretty damn thorough notes to remember everything that's been covered, but seeing as how I find it impossible to discuss the film in a single thread, I hereby re-submit that portal.Originally posted on: 21-Dec-2004, 07:11 GMT