How I realized I was over Star Wars completely

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Ran wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:46 pm
Diabolical wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 10:45 pm Episode 5 was both the best episode and had very lazy writing.
Lazy? The main characters are twins, one is evil, they have a psychic bond, and they switch places. It must have been very difficult to get every twin stereotype into the story.

There is a fan theory....Sol (sun) and Qimir (Qamar is Arabic for Moon) so they might be brothers.
From the get go, my theory is that Osha, and not Mae, ends up being the true Acolyte.
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Tom Foolery wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:22 am
Ran wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:46 pm
Diabolical wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 10:45 pm Episode 5 was both the best episode and had very lazy writing.
Lazy? The main characters are twins, one is evil, they have a psychic bond, and they switch places. It must have been very difficult to get every twin stereotype into the story.

There is a fan theory....Sol (sun) and Qimir (Qamar is Arabic for Moon) so they might be brothers.
From the get go, my theory is that Osha, and not Mae, ends up being the true Acolyte.
Definitely seems to be supported by the end of the episode. The switcheroo fooling one Master is silly. Fooling both, just no. And Qimir always seemed a bit more intrigued by Osha than Mae.
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Thoughts after 6:

Qimir was the apprentice of Darth Tenebrous, but Tenebrous ditched him for unrevealed reasons, sliced him down, and left him for dead. Qimir doesn't want vengeance on Tenebrous in the traditional sense, but wants to create something that succeeds where he sees the Sith failing. He's played a long game with Mae to get to Osha, as no Jedi has turned to the Sith in centuries and this is one way to "one-up" his old master. His techniques are those of the Sith, as that's what he knows. His true legacy will be reviving the name of a legendary group of marauders and becoming the first Ren.
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I was gonna watch 3 thru 5 and catch up this weekend.

But then I didn’t.
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It's funny that all the lead-up interviews about the series have Headland referring to Darth Treia and being inspired by KOTOR. Then all the toxic fanbros botched loudly about the show breaking canon for stupid reasons. And now it's like a contest to see how much can be officially re-canonized each episode. It's a fucking EU love letter.

This ep: the planet called "Unknown Planet" has been speculated to be Bal'demnic. I'm going to have to admit that when I read Darth Plagueis, I put more emphasis on references to the harsh atmosphere and other details and pictured it as much bleaker, not realizing the planet already had a blink-and-miss-it appearance in the 2D Clone Wars, but, looking back, this world does fit the bill. Most importantly, there's obviously abundant cortosis reserves. And the timing would be right for Tenebrous to learn that and take an interest. I was just hoping for it, but now I'll be shocked if Tenebrous or possibly Plagueis doesn't appear.
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Didn't they say The Acolyte was going to be a murder mystery? The problem is that the mystery is only slightly more challenging that Dora the Explorer.

Qimir: I had a master that abandoned me (camera zooms in on the whip scars on his back)
Green bald Jedi chick: I'm hiding this whole thing from the Jedi Council, by the way, check out my lightsaber whip as I kill this moth!
Dora: I wonder who Qimir's master was? Can you help? (camera zooms in on Qimir's scars...again)

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Watched episodes 3 and 4 this evening. It didn’t take long because each episode was about 15 minutes long.
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Something about Disney+ and fifth episodes, Tommy....
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Episode VII was pretty good overall. The kid actresses are hardly going to win any awards.

But for obsessive fucking geeks like me, there are two lines that seem pretty unimportant but, taken together, are a kind of "everything you thought you knew was wrong" fuckery on par with Mortis or the World Between Worlds. And they tie together The Acolyte, the High Republic novels, and the eventual fall of the Republic and Jedi Order, and, sorry, it's brilliant storytelling if I'm not overthinking or misinterpreting.
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Watched 5 this morning. Cool fight scenes. Poorly lit.
When Osha told Yord to turn off his sabre because of the bugs, I said “but that’s this episode’s only light source. How will we see what’s happening?”
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