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2012-05-14 10:39:19 AM  

italie: Soo much butt-hurt over this. Put yourself in the shoes of the common folk here:

Lucas - "I'm going to be a dick to my neighbors and put up low income housing in absolutely gorgeous surrounding. I can give you one of the houses at a very reasonable rent, but you'll probably be considered a pawn in my evil little plan. Will that be OK?"

Anyone with a shred of common sense - "Cool by me, where's my house."


Nailed it. I live in Portland, OR right now, but if I could drive, I'd be camping in Marin, waiting for the sign-ups to start. Living in the country, though, you need a car.
 
2012-05-14 10:42:42 AM  

Screechy: So I stopped being an asshole, and volunteered. I still vote down every due increase, just on general principle, but for the people saying HOAs only care about keeping property values high, I'm thinking.....yeah, so? These are investments after all. Who wants their property values to go DOWN?


People who walk around measuring the length of your grass with a ruler aren't worried about their property values. Their busy body thugs who like the thought of controlling others. They justify it by refusing to shut up about their precious property values.
 
2012-05-14 10:43:41 AM  
The best part about this one is that most of you have no clue what went on here.

1. GW's projects are unusually well done - he buys a large tract, puts a small campus footprint on it, leave the rest alone - both the original Lucas Valley Ranch and Big Rock Ranch are well over 90% open space.

2. The valley was not named after GW, it was named that after one of the orignal land owners long before GW came along.

3. Unlike most Gazzionaires, GW does not typically throw his weight around - I can literally see his house from my kitchen window. He's a good guy and cares about the area deeply.

4. The HOA was hijacked by a few small minded morons, and even now, the rest of the residents are actually rather mad at the HOA now.

5. Yes, in General, the LVA residents poop don't stink....

This would have been another good development, but now, well, it's going to be something else. Honestly, I'd love, love love to see that valley full of section 8 housing with two 7-11 liquor stores and a Family Dollar, plus a sheriff's office.
 
2012-05-14 10:49:36 AM  

RobSeace: If you buy into the notion of the replicator, you pretty much have to accept the idea of no money... In a society where you can create literally anything at will, how can you have money anymore? What use is it?


Well firstly, the concept of not having money came before the replicator, which didn't make its appearance until TNG. And Star Trek never really made up their mind whether they used money or not. McCoy tried to hire a guy to take him to Vulcan, Dr. Crusher charged some fabric or something to her account, Scotty bought a boat, etc.

Besides which, if there's no money, there couldn't be any ownership. Picard was always lecturing people about how humans no longer care about acquiring things. That's easy for you to say when you own a vineyard. I want a vineyard. but I can't have one because they're all taken and I have no way to make money to buy one. I'll give this to the new Trek movie, they dropped the no money thing.
 
2012-05-14 10:49:56 AM  

bmwericus: The best part about this one is that most of you have no clue what went on here.

1. GW's projects are unusually well done - he buys a large tract, puts a small campus footprint on it, leave the rest alone - both the original Lucas Valley Ranch and Big Rock Ranch are well over 90% open space.

2. The valley was not named after GW, it was named that after one of the orignal land owners long before GW came along.

3. Unlike most Gazzionaires, GW does not typically throw his weight around - I can literally see his house from my kitchen window. He's a good guy and cares about the area deeply.

4. The HOA was hijacked by a few small minded morons, and even now, the rest of the residents are actually rather mad at the HOA now.

5. Yes, in General, the LVA residents poop don't stink....

This would have been another good development, but now, well, it's going to be something else. Honestly, I'd love, love love to see that valley full of section 8 housing with two 7-11 liquor stores and a Family Dollar, plus a sheriff's office.


WHY not a duncan donuts and 2 arcades?? explain your difference.
 
2012-05-14 11:02:03 AM  

HakunaMatata: Its as if hundreds of spoiled douchebags whined out in smugness, and were suddenly pwned


Great, kid. Don't get cocky.
 
2012-05-14 11:06:18 AM  
Is it just a coincidence that the place is called "Lucas Valley?"
 
2012-05-14 11:08:50 AM  

Wayne 985:
He couldn't do what he wanted with the land, so he's doing something charitable instead. That his neighbors will hate it is just a bonus.


Pretty sure you got that backwards. He couldn't do what he wanted with the land, so he's doing something his neighbors will hate. That its something charitable is just a bonus.

The fact that he's using poor people just to piss off his rich neighbors is.... well, its kind of a dick move. Not because of anything to do with the neighbors, but its kind of dehumanizing and insulting to lower income people.

Lucas isn't "making low-income housing", he's saying "Poor people are gross, so I'm gonna have my people move a bunch of them into the area just to teach you guys a lesson not to mess with me!"

The housing may be nice, and there may be a lot of people who can benefit from it, so from an "ends justify the means" utilitarian perspective, maybe its worth it. But I feel bad for the people who DO move there, because they've gotta feel used. Lucas is their pimp. They'll have his boot print on their face for the entire time they live there, and that's a feeling that no one should have.

The fact that more people don't get it, that the entire crux of this being "awesome" is that "poor people are bad", it just sad.
 
2012-05-14 11:16:23 AM  

dittybopper: Unless the replicators can make stuff out of literally nothing, they are still going to need raw materials. You still have to have some source of power to run them.


From my understanding, TNG era replicators require only energy, and convert energy to arbitrary matter... And, it's not such a stretch to imagine unlimited free energy 300 years in the future... (Eg: we finally get decent working solar energy, or personal fusion reactors, or whatever...)

You are still going to need someone or something to come up with the original designs for the replicator to, well, replicate.

Sure, but I don't see an economy based solely on copyright of CAD files lasting long... People will pirate and share them all freely... And, the hacker/maker type people who enjoy that sort of thing will design more and share their designs freely on their own...

Plus, according to canon, there are some materials that replicators can't replicate. Those would tend to be valuable because there are limited supplies, and you can't just make them at will. They would end up being currency of some kind.

True, but those were mainly just there as plot devices, and don't really make a whole lot of sense for a real world replicator... If "latinum" could be replicated, then the entire basis of the Ferengi race would be destroyed, so since they wanted these "yankee trader" aliens, they needed to invent an unreplicatable currency...
 
2012-05-14 11:22:29 AM  

RobSeace: dittybopper: Unless the replicators can make stuff out of literally nothing, they are still going to need raw materials. You still have to have some source of power to run them.

From my understanding, TNG era replicators require only energy, and convert energy to arbitrary matter... And, it's not such a stretch to imagine unlimited free energy 300 years in the future... (Eg: we finally get decent working solar energy, or personal fusion reactors, or whatever...)

You are still going to need someone or something to come up with the original designs for the replicator to, well, replicate.

Sure, but I don't see an economy based solely on copyright of CAD files lasting long... People will pirate and share them all freely... And, the hacker/maker type people who enjoy that sort of thing will design more and share their designs freely on their own...

Plus, according to canon, there are some materials that replicators can't replicate. Those would tend to be valuable because there are limited supplies, and you can't just make them at will. They would end up being currency of some kind.

True, but those were mainly just there as plot devices, and don't really make a whole lot of sense for a real world replicator... If "latinum" could be replicated, then the entire basis of the Ferengi race would be destroyed, so since they wanted these "yankee trader" aliens, they needed to invent an unreplicatable currency...


I always wondered about that "hey lets make a show that takes place during a post scarcity society... ok but lets have a race of ruthless capitalists too!"
 
2012-05-14 11:24:53 AM  

dwade: whats stopping him from just buying his neighbors homes and doing whatever he wants?


He cant force them to sell to him? Hes not the government.
 
2012-05-14 11:24:55 AM  

Brew78: Lucas isn't "making low-income housing", he's saying "Poor people are gross, so I'm gonna have my people move a bunch of them into the area just to teach you guys a lesson not to mess with me!"


Yeah, what about where he along with guys like Bill Gates pledged half his fortune to charity? Was that for the tax write off? I'm not sucking off Lucas here but people seem to hate him so much that they find any reason to rip on everything he does.
 
2012-05-14 11:30:58 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Poor rich people. They amass their wealth through mass development, polluting the environment as much as they want, and exploiting the ever-increasing pool of the lower class.
Now their isolated, environmentally pristine home is threatened by workers!

darklingscribe: There are no greater asholes than those who try to stop any sort of development in their area.

I understand wanting to protect nature and beauty, but that is almost never their true reasons. it is all about being selfish and worrying about the value of your property. Good for Lucas, hit them where it hurts.

Pretty much. When I was a kid my neighborhood bordered a farm and we could feed horses through our backyard fence along with seeing them and other farm animals doing their animal stuff.
I was really angry when a neighborhood went up, but as I grew older I realized my neighborhood wasn't there 4.6 billion years ago either.


You sound fat. Also, get on Trillian or something
 
2012-05-14 11:31:35 AM  

LL316: So we're on the Lucas side of things? These people spent boatloads of money for some peace and quiet...and we're celebrating him for wrecking said peace and quiet? What am I missing? Maybe I'm biased because I just moved to a forested area and all around me, they're destroying the trees for more houses (Because there's apparently a shortage of available living spaces in this country. Or something.)


This is a good point. We don't need more housing in this country. Over 11% of all homes are vacant. What we need is EXISTING housing to be affordable.

While I always applaud sticking it to snooty rich people (even if the guy who's sticking it is a snooty rich person), it would have been better if he just opened up a 100 acre hog farm (thanks ElBarto79). Hit the neighbors with stink rather than paving over more land with yet-another-subdivision.
 
2012-05-14 11:36:20 AM  

Mugato: Well firstly, the concept of not having money came before the replicator, which didn't make its appearance until TNG.


Well, you could argue the TOS food synthesizers were an early version of the replicator...

And Star Trek never really made up their mind whether they used money or not. McCoy tried to hire a guy to take him to Vulcan, Dr. Crusher charged some fabric or something to her account, Scotty bought a boat, etc.

Well, they certainly used money (or "credits") when dealing with alien cultures, yes... But, never really amongst themselves, at least not by TNG... I'm not sure why the hell any alien culture would accept a bogus Federation-created (but not used themselves internally) currency, but hey... More plot devices...

Besides which, if there's no money, there couldn't be any ownership. Picard was always lecturing people about how humans no longer care about acquiring things. That's easy for you to say when you own a vineyard. I want a vineyard. but I can't have one because they're all taken and I have no way to make money to buy one.

Yeah, I have no idea how that's supposed to work... I guess the government just assigns everyone a plot of land and a house somewhere? Or, people compete for the right to them? Like, whoever demostrates their best capable of competently running the vineyard gets it? *shrug*

I'll give this to the new Trek movie, they dropped the no money thing.

Well, also because it's set in the pre-TOS era... Back then, it wasn't nearly as clean-cut as the TNG era... There was still occassional talk of the crew being paid in "credits" in TOS...
 
2012-05-14 11:37:36 AM  
Also, did he realize that he could have built his fantastic studio in any number of those unused, run-down industrial areas anywhere down the East Bay between Oakland and Fremont, totally transforming these areas. Plus, there's already mass transit, interstate highways and other business support in the area. If he REALLY wanted to add jobs and build a studio, that's how he could have done it. It just seems like all he wants to do is be a dick to people.
 
2012-05-14 11:41:01 AM  

stiletto_the_wise: Also, did he realize that he could have built his fantastic studio in any number of those unused, run-down industrial areas anywhere down the East Bay between Oakland and Fremont, totally transforming these areas. Plus, there's already mass transit, interstate highways and other business support in the area. If he REALLY wanted to add jobs and build a studio, that's how he could have done it. It just seems like all he wants to do is be a dick to people.


Because he didn't want to have to commute to those areas?
 
2012-05-14 11:45:32 AM  

The Gentleman Caller: You know what his neighbors will say when it's done? "you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy".

/got nothin


Better than leaving it wild and have womp-rats growing all over the area.
 
2012-05-14 11:46:31 AM  
This is great!
We had the same type of thing happen in my hometown. A fellow owned some land on a major road and decided to make it a driving range. The problem came when he found out that the lot was still zoned for agricultural use. The neighbors opposed the rezoning at the town board meeting so he couldn't build the driving range.
The next day they had a pig farm next door to them.
Within a week he had the rezoning.

/careful what you wish for
 
2012-05-14 11:50:23 AM  
You do realize that the people who use and pay for the studio happen to appreciate that it's in a nice location? These are not "Back Office" type locations where drones slave in cubicles doing production work, these are the creative studios where the stars come to work. It's really a lot more pleasant a location than west Oakland or Richmond. And GW has owned the land for years, he did not pay top dollar for it.

There's a HUGE difference between one of GL's facilities in that valley and a subdivision, both in terms of footprint of development, amount of pavement and traffic/noise and visual impact.

Fact is, neither Skywalker Ranch nor Big Rock Ranch facilies can even be SEEN from the main road upon which they front. Nor is there more than a gate and street number at the entrance to the facilites. No Neon signs, no X-wing over the gates....No C3pO lookie-speeekie at the entrance gate...

These are not smokstack industries, nor do they do outdoor shooting or pyrotechnics work there.

Regardless of what ends up being built on the land, and since it's his land he can sell it to whom he wants, and apparently is doing so to a housing coalition group. Since Marin is short on workforce housing - most firemen, cops, county employees can't afford to live there, it makes sense to build more, call it low income, but it's more likely to end up being a sort of deed restricted community rather than true high density low income housing ala Marin City.

Either way, it sounds from the screaming that most of the Lucas valley people did not actually have a problem with this, but a handful of vocal opponents got a wrench into the works.

Reality is, the Lucas film empire is a good neighbor with high paying jobs, something most people recognize. I suspect the people who got their panties in a twist over this are going to be pariahs.
 
2012-05-14 11:51:26 AM  

Silly_Sot: Lucas has now compensated the universe for creating Jar-Jar Binks.


Well, let's not go crazy here...
 
2012-05-14 12:06:59 PM  
Now if he can just populate it with Gungans and Ewoks...
 
2012-05-14 12:07:28 PM  

The_Gallant_Gallstone: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Rich guy uses poor people as a weapon against the well-off people who didn't want Star Wars guy to congest their area? Yeah, totally a hero. I can get behind old star wars guy and can't wait to fund his kickstarter or buy the rap album that Tom Hank's kid is on.

That's usually the only way poor people catch a break.

Sometimes, if a pawn is lucky, it can make it to the other side of the board and become something more bad-ass.

/bootstraps


.. I've seen some grandmaster level chess where the opponents would sacrifice other pieces before their more valuable pieces. Never understood it but hey I'm no chess grandmaster.
 
2012-05-14 12:17:01 PM  
All Lucas needed to do was send some form of intimidation to his neighbors.. always work.. hmm I wonder if Lucas knows someone who is really a badass?

www.yardbarker.com
 
2012-05-14 12:19:50 PM  

cman: Downvoted because George Lucas licked the sweaty balls of Gene Roddenberry


Nice to see a troll keep up the act outside of the politics tab...
 
2012-05-14 12:33:59 PM  

Carth: Hand Banana: Mr.Tangent: As if this won't end up in the courts and drag out for another 25 years. Nice gesture but I doubt it goes anywhere.

It is his land and it's already zoned for residential use, what would there be to go to court about.

Traffic studies, environmental studies, zoning review, easement objections. We have a low income development in our town that has been held up for over a decade and no end in sight. If a few neighbors are willing to spend a lot of money to stop it they can drag it out for at least two decades.


He's already got them done, I don't know about this specific article on the week old story, but in an article I read he even mentioned that fact as a way to fast track it.

It's already zoned for ressidential use, so he could start construction today.

I had also read an older article about his efforts to elliminate or ease any of the "concerns" brought up by the HOA re: the studio and they didn't care, they just wanted to stop him from using the land he had before they even had their foundations built.

I hope he goes all in and makes it section 8 housing...
 
2012-05-14 12:42:29 PM  
Well, just wow

Mud Will be Flung Here Tonight

/rich people jousting
//sell tickets
///bring beer
////enjoy!
 
2012-05-14 12:43:09 PM  
www.justpressplay.net
 
2012-05-14 12:47:56 PM  

bim1154: Infernalist: Lemme see if I got this straight:

1) George "NOOOOOOO" Lucas tries to get a massive studio built in a residential area.

2) Fails miserably.

3) Now decides to build LOW RENT HOUSING as a 'fark you' to the neighbors.

Is that what we're cheering over? Rich farkers screwing with other rich farkers and using 'contact' with POOR PEOPLE as a way of showing your displeasure?

Fark you all.

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Someone really needs to shoop the Emperors cloak over that raccoon...
 
2012-05-14 01:02:11 PM  

Bastard_Lunatic: If you ever want to watch what the prequels could have been
They still aren't perfect movies, but when you can eliminate 9 out of 10 mistakes and still maintain the story, they become good films


The Black Knight Rises.... isn't that a porno? I'm not sure if I will google search that at work.
 
2012-05-14 01:20:50 PM  

Mugato: Brew78: Lucas isn't "making low-income housing", he's saying "Poor people are gross, so I'm gonna have my people move a bunch of them into the area just to teach you guys a lesson not to mess with me!"

Yeah, what about where he along with guys like Bill Gates pledged half his fortune to charity? Was that for the tax write off?


Yes.

Chris Rock had a standup routine "OJ, I understand". During this routine, he brought up how in a divorce situation, losing half your income means a lot less when you're making $30 million than if you were making $30 thousand.

Look, I already said that from a utilitarian perspective, its a good thing. Donating money to charity is always a good thing (provided its a reputable charity, but that's another topic altogether). And yes, its not like they have to - you can do with your money whatever you want to.

But just keep in mind that donating millions of dollars is to these people the same thing as any one of us putting a quarter in the jar at the store to help some local kid with his medical bills.

Its not like they're sacrificing their standard of living or personal comfort in any way whatsoever. The day Lucas or Gates actually rolls up their sleeves and helps build a house for Habitat for Humanity is the day I think a little higher of them.

Its not about the dollar value of the money.

Its about Lucas using poor people as a tool to get back at people that annoyed him. Its more disgusting the more I think about it, but I guess if the new tenants enjoy their housing then good for them catching a lucky break.

Just sucks Lucas wouldn't have put in the affordable housing just, you know, to be nice.
 
2012-05-14 01:23:27 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Empty Matchbook: Say what you will about him as a filmmaker, working for LucasFilm appears to be an AMAZING gig. From comped meals at an AMAZING cafeteria, to in-studio daycare, to on-site gym memberships, the benies just don't stop.

/God HELP you if you're in LucasARTS, however.
//Italian dictators in the 1940s had more job security...

Infernalist: Lemme see if I got this straight:

1) George "NOOOOOOO" Lucas tries to get a massive studio built in a residential area.

2) Fails miserably.

3) Now decides to build LOW RENT HOUSING as a 'fark you' to the neighbors.

Is that what we're cheering over? Rich farkers screwing with other rich farkers and using 'contact' with POOR PEOPLE as a way of showing your displeasure?

Fark you all.

So if he gave $50,000,000 to cancer research because he personally got cancer, that would be a terrible thing for you? Cause he's not doing it as a purely altruistic act, so therefore any virtue in the act itself is negated...

Infernalist: Lemme see if I got this straight:

1) George "NOOOOOOO" Lucas tries to get a massive studio built in a residential area.

2) Fails miserably.

3) Now decides to build LOW RENT HOUSING as a 'fark you' to the neighbors.

Is that what we're cheering over? Rich farkers screwing with other rich farkers and using 'contact' with POOR PEOPLE as a way of showing your displeasure?

Fark you all.

90% of fark has a severly warped sense of morality.Empty Matchbook: Infernalist: Lemme see if I got this straight:

1) George "NOOOOOOO" Lucas tries to get a massive studio built in a residential area.

2) Fails miserably.

3) Now decides to build LOW RENT HOUSING as a 'fark you' to the neighbors.

Is that what we're cheering over? Rich farkers screwing with other rich farkers and using 'contact' with POOR PEOPLE as a way of showing your displeasure?

Fark you all.

So if he gave $50,000,000 to cancer research because he personally got cancer, that would be a terrible thing for you? Cause he's not doing it as a pure ...


...Did you just try to shame me and in the process describe low-income housing as giving a neighborhood cancer?? Well done.
 
2012-05-14 01:29:10 PM  

TNel: Bastard_Lunatic: If you ever want to watch what the prequels could have been
They still aren't perfect movies, but when you can eliminate 9 out of 10 mistakes and still maintain the story, they become good films

The Black Knight Rises.... isn't that a porno? I'm not sure if I will google search that at work.


google fanedit
 
2012-05-14 01:33:51 PM  

Silly_Sot: Here's how it went down:

Lucas bought a lot of land, surrounded by nobody.
Dipshiats who merely happened to have money moved in as residents primarily because Lucas lived in the area.
These dipshiats then decided that Lucas couldn't be allowed to do what he wanted with HIS OWN LAND, even though he was there before they were around him.
Lucas dick-moved on the dipshiats.

Lucas has now compensated the universe for creating Jar-Jar Binks.


Except none of that happened like you believe, there were people living there before Lucas and have been adamant about keeping traffic to a minimum and a vice grip on commercial traffic, what will end up happening is that they will try and build "affordable" housing there, which in california means $500K homes instead of $4M homes.

I fully expect this to end up being nothing or Lucas backing down since even if its residential zoned he has to abide by the rules set in the area which dont allow for townhomes and shiat like that.........

In the end all of you are congratulating him for being a troll, congrats.
 
2012-05-14 01:43:16 PM  
Why should they complain about the poor people that move in? All the hippies, stoners and deadheads have been driving through their valley for years going up to Rancho Nicasio to see their favorite music groups.
 
2012-05-14 01:53:08 PM  
If there's one thing I learned from The Phantom Menace, it's that Lucas is insane.

Insane enough to carry through with this threat.

imageshack.us
 
2012-05-14 01:56:22 PM  
I'm sure the Jar Jar Binx Projects will be a lovely housing establishment for about a year, until the drug traffic moves in.
 
2012-05-14 02:05:08 PM  

BizarreMan: Bastard_Lunatic: 21. Padme now gives birth to only Luke

So where does Leia come from?


I'm guessing that fan edit is trying to reconcile Obi-Wan's "That boy was our last hope." line to Yoda, to which he replied, "No, there is another." Obi-wan did not know Luke had a sibling. Yet another thing Lucas forgot about it when filming the prequels. As ironic as it my sound, the man simply does not understand Star Wars.

Does anyone actually believe the bs Lucas has said about Star Wars always being the story about Darth Vader? His rise, fall and redemption? No it wasn't. The original story or title was the Adventures of Luke Skykiller. Heck, Georgie boy didn't finally decide to make Darth Vader Luke's father until he started writing The Empire Strikes Back.
 
2012-05-14 02:24:00 PM  

chewielouie: I'm guessing that fan edit is trying to reconcile Obi-Wan's "That boy was our last hope." line to Yoda, to which he replied, "No, there is another." Obi-wan did not know Luke had a sibling. Yet another thing Lucas forgot about it when filming the prequels. As ironic as it my sound, the man simply does not understand Star Wars.


You take the line to mean that Obi-Wan didn't know of the existence of the sister. I take it to mean that he discounted the likelihood of her being capable of being a last hope.
 
2012-05-14 02:27:23 PM  

chewielouie: I'm guessing that fan edit is trying to reconcile Obi-Wan's "That boy was our last hope." line to Yoda, to which he replied, "No, there is another." Obi-wan did not know Luke had a sibling. Yet another thing Lucas forgot about it when filming the prequels. As ironic as it my sound, the man simply does not understand Star Wars.


No, he just didn't think that Leia had it in her or that it was too late to train her.
 
2012-05-14 02:29:40 PM  

Snargi: Why should they complain about the poor people that move in? All the hippies, stoners and deadheads have been driving through their valley for years going up to Rancho Nicasio to see their favorite music groups.


But they're driving Mercedes S Class sedans, now. Not skanky school buses.
 
2012-05-14 02:35:08 PM  

Bastard_Lunatic: If you ever want to watch what the prequels could have been
They still aren't perfect movies, but when you can eliminate 9 out of 10 mistakes and still maintain the story, they become good films
There are many very professional fan edits of the prequels. This one below is my personal favorite of the prequel edits. I can not watch the original film. It is that bad, but this fan edit has become one of my favorite films
[images.fanedit.org image 640x410]
01. Added a new title crawl
02. Major cuts/edits to the Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Mace, General Grievous, and Palpatine characters
03. Tried to edit the Obi-Wan/Anakin relationship to be more akin to a elder brother or friend relationship (much less of this constant "my young padawan" or "yes Master" crap)
04. Count Dooku is no longer "Darth Tyranous" and has absolutely NO connection to the Sith - he is still a Jedi (abit a rebel Jedi) in my Prequel fanedits
05. Dooku's lightsaber has been rotoscoped purple instead of "Sith red"
06. Removed the subplots of "Jedi not being able to marry" and "Anakin keeping his marriage to Padme is a secret"
07. Re-edited Anakin's post-nightmare talk with Padme to heighten their relationship and remove poor acting
08. Removed scene of General Grevious arriving on Utopa and speaking with Sidious
09. Edited the "Jedi spying on Palpatine" subplot to better reflect the Jedis' suspicions of Palpatine, increase Anakin's anger toward the Council, and remove any mention of the "Chosen One" prophecy
10. Added the deleted "Plot to Destroy the Jedi?" scene back into the film
11. Trimmed the "Opera House" scenes a bit to remove Anakin being caught about spying on Palaptine and to remove the dialogue regarding midiclorians
12. Added the deleted "A Stirring in the Senate - Bail's Office" scene back into the film
13. Re-edited the "Mace VS Palpatine" duel (along with the following "Anakin's choice" scenes) to remove redundant elements and incr ...



I see it now. You're Marcia Lucas, aren't you?
 
2012-05-14 02:47:41 PM  

hubiestubert: "Well, I was going to bring in some jobs and work to the area, and maybe some movie stars to do some more work, but since you all are douchebags, I might as well just bring in some working families to settle down instead."

Either way, the area is going to get working folks, and that is really what these asshats were worried by. People who actually did some labor for their bread and butter...


Working folk can't afford to pay Marin prices for everything else. The Fabulous Tax there is even higher than Berkeley's.
 
2012-05-14 02:51:33 PM  

OrbitalFerret: I see it now. You're Marcia Lucas, aren't you?


lol, no. This is not my work either, but i believe she is the missing ingredient to these abortions of film
 
2012-05-14 02:53:35 PM  

Saturn5: The Lucas Valley HOA, when the walls fell.


George and the poor at Tanagra
 
kab
2012-05-14 02:54:57 PM  
So, the guy who has spent decades being an asshole of the highest order about Star Wars copyright (example: telling game modders to cease / desist when creating SW based maps etc) is now annoyed when someone tells him what he can or can't do by his asshole of the highest order neighbors?

zero-farks-given.jpg
 
2012-05-14 02:57:32 PM  
Ummm,. guyz, being that I'm watching low income senior housing going up next door, allow me to tell you what drives the development: MONEY.

Corporations and banks get tax credits to finance the construction of low income housing. In other words they invest $10,000,000 and they pay $10,000,000 less federal tax that year. Best of all, they still get to write off the $10,000,000 investment over time against income. Yep, the $10M they don't spend is tax deductible.

We have three senior projects nearby with signs like "Another Big Bank Community Project."

The biggest problem they have is finding enough sites and then old bodies to move in.

Bet that Lucas has a piece of the tax credit pie.

Goes without saying that any neighbors opposed must be rich Republican heathen bigots.
 
2012-05-14 03:14:52 PM  

steamingpile: Silly_Sot: Here's how it went down:

Lucas bought a lot of land, surrounded by nobody.
Dipshiats who merely happened to have money moved in as residents primarily because Lucas lived in the area.
These dipshiats then decided that Lucas couldn't be allowed to do what he wanted with HIS OWN LAND, even though he was there before they were around him.
Lucas dick-moved on the dipshiats.

Lucas has now compensated the universe for creating Jar-Jar Binks.

Except none of that happened like you believe, there were people living there before Lucas and have been adamant about keeping traffic to a minimum and a vice grip on commercial traffic, what will end up happening is that they will try and build "affordable" housing there, which in california means $500K homes instead of $4M homes.

I fully expect this to end up being nothing or Lucas backing down since even if its residential zoned he has to abide by the rules set in the area which dont allow for townhomes and shiat like that.........

In the end all of you are congratulating him for being a troll, congrats.


As a general rule, it's a bad idea to step into the middle of a long-standing neighborhood feud like this and start declaring heroes and villains. There usually turn out to be precious few of the former, and many of the latter.
 
2012-05-14 03:15:13 PM  

badLogic: house in Sonoma County. He could build his movie studio there (a 40 min drive from Skywalker Ran


you sir, are a damned genius

also, my condolences for living in rohnert park...
 
2012-05-14 03:23:33 PM  

Hebalo: chewielouie: I'm guessing that fan edit is trying to reconcile Obi-Wan's "That boy was our last hope." line to Yoda, to which he replied, "No, there is another." Obi-wan did not know Luke had a sibling. Yet another thing Lucas forgot about it when filming the prequels. As ironic as it my sound, the man simply does not understand Star Wars.

You take the line to mean that Obi-Wan didn't know of the existence of the sister. I take it to mean that he discounted the likelihood of her being capable of being a last hope.


Apparently, Yoda disagreed.
 
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