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2014-07-28 12:14:04 AM  
www.blastr.com

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2014-07-28 12:39:44 AM  
Well, those were underwhelming.
 
2014-07-28 12:55:18 AM  
i291.photobucket.com

i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-28 12:56:09 AM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
fc00.deviantart.net
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-28 01:03:19 AM  
Nerds
 
2014-07-28 01:04:54 AM  
Now this is pod racing
 
2014-07-28 01:43:00 AM  
Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.
 
2014-07-28 01:53:02 AM  
It is sad that there is a contingent of our population that believes in the internet hoax that maintains there were more than three star wars movies made. I classify them with people who believe that we faked the moon landing.
 
2014-07-28 01:54:21 AM  
Oh yay. Another set of posters from another artist. Let me know in 6 months when someone else makes a new set.
 
2014-07-28 01:57:20 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-28 02:03:04 AM  

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 850x531]


I'd like to know more. . .
 
2014-07-28 02:31:23 AM  

HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.


Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.
 
2014-07-28 02:33:49 AM  
scyfilove.commedia-cache-ec0.pinimg.comfromplaygroundstopolitics.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-28 02:35:09 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.comlawrencerspencer.com
 
2014-07-28 03:17:29 AM  
They are building a third Death Star and it is going to have free Wifi.
 
2014-07-28 03:39:14 AM  
Also, I hope whoever figured out that Disney could get incredibly cheap advertising by occasionally shoving a bribe at sites like this to re-circulating existing fan shiat at strategic intervals got a bigass Christmas bonus, because while annoying it's downright clever.
 
2014-07-28 03:41:41 AM  
craphound.com
www.francescofrancavilla.com
 
2014-07-28 03:49:12 AM  

Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.


Technically, the primary purpose of blowing up the second Death Star was to prevent the Empire from blowing up more Rebel planets.  The fact that the Emperor and other "innocent" contractors were on board was meaningless; they still would've targeted it while it was being built even if no one was on board.  False equivalency is false.  But nice try.

/There is no try.  Do, or do not.
//And that is why you fail.
 
2014-07-28 03:58:38 AM  

Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.


Somewhat nicely played if you were going for the galaxy far far away version of both sides are bad, so vote Republican (or in this case, against the New Republic).

obamaforwards.com

It's a trap you can believe in!
 
2014-07-28 04:26:38 AM  

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 850x531]


Who is that supposed to be?
 
2014-07-28 05:12:24 AM  

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 850x531]


static.comicvine.com
 
2014-07-28 06:46:26 AM  
Dweebs
 
2014-07-28 06:57:55 AM  

Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.


The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.
 
2014-07-28 07:42:19 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.

The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.


I think they found out that the Emperor would be there at the last minute, but still, they were planning to attack before construction was finished either way.  The whole point was to attack before it was completed.


Is there some sort of intergalactic Geneva Convention rule against attacking a planet-destroying super-weapon while it's being built?

 
2014-07-28 08:08:15 AM  
Imperial "Navy"?
 
2014-07-28 08:41:53 AM  

HighOnCraic: Jorn the Younger: Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.

The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.

I think they found out that the Emperor would be there at the last minute, but still, they were planning to attack before construction was finished either way.  The whole point was to attack before it was completed.
Is there some sort of intergalactic Geneva Convention rule against attacking a planet-destroying super-weapon while it's being built?



^ This.  The Death Star was a weapon of mass destruction of incredible magnitude.  That pretty much makes it a valid military target regardless especially since the Empire has shown the willingness to arbitrarily blow up entire populated planets with it.  Also the Empire doesn't really have much of a civilian government.  The sector governors were mostly military men and the Emperor himself was a effectively a military dictator.  The civilian part of the government was the Imperial Senate which Palpatine dissolved in Ep. IV.  As for the civilian contractors and what not, do you think US bombing strikes never kill civilians?  You try to avoid it, but sometimes it happens.  It'd be like the civilian scientists working at a North Korean nuclear bomb assembly plant if it was bombed.
 
2014-07-28 10:34:12 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.

The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.


*AHEM*

"The data brought to us by the Bothan spies pinpoints the exact location of the Emperor's new battle station. We also know that the weapon systems of this Death Star are not yet operational. With the Imperial Fleet spread throughout the galaxy in a vain effort to engage us, it is relatively unprotected. But most important of all, we've learned that the Emperor himself is personally overseeing the final stages of the construction of this Death Star."
 
2014-07-28 11:10:22 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Jorn the Younger: Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.

The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.

*AHEM*

"The data brought to us by the Bothan spies pinpoints the exact location of the Emperor's new battle station. We also know that the weapon systems of this Death Star are not yet operational. With the Imperial Fleet spread throughout the galaxy in a vain effort to engage us, it is relatively unprotected. But most important of all, we've learned that the Emperor himself is personally overseeing the final stages of the construction of this Death Star."


...but still, they were planning to attack before construction was finished either way.  The whole point was to attack before it was completed. The Emperor was not intentionally targeted.

Both sides were not bad.  Vote New Republic!
 
2014-07-28 12:31:31 PM  
Don't blame me! I voted for Velorum!
 
2014-07-28 12:44:10 PM  

Jorn the Younger: The Emperor was not elected, and Emperors are not civilians.  Additionally, the Rebel Alliance was not aware that The Emperor and Vader would be there.


Mon Mothma: "But most important of all: we've learned that the Emperor himself is personally overseeing the final stages of the construction of this Death Star."

Palpatine was elected. He turned himself into the Emperor but he was elected.

/many Bothans died to bring us this post
 
2014-07-28 12:48:35 PM  

Parthenogenetic: *AHEM*


Goddammit.
 
2014-07-28 01:21:49 PM  
Occupy Coruscant
 
2014-07-28 01:36:50 PM  
The attack on Death Star 2 (Officially named: Your Galactic Empire's Freedom Sphere the 2nd) was poor form by the Rebels. That's like punching someone who is still tying their shoes.

Also, killing contractors is inherently rude so lets skip that and focus on the loss of historic architecture. A floating piece of pure art was lost. Imagine the Mona Lisa was blown up but miraculously a second improved version had been painted and it could fly. A wonder that could visit all worlds and spark the imaginations of inumerous species should be off limits in war time. Even Hitler spared the Eiffel Tower.
 
2014-07-28 02:09:27 PM  
A rather Soviet look to them.
 
2014-07-28 02:20:39 PM  

Betep: A rather Soviet look to them.


The evil Empire.
 
2014-07-28 04:13:03 PM  
Recruitment implies the empire forces are composed not of clones.
I'm hoping the sequels are made ignoring any reference or context of the prequels

/just like future Terminator movies should ignore the existence of McG's abomination
 
2014-07-28 04:32:17 PM  

Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.


I dont have a problem with the Rebels pre-emptively striking Death Star 2 as it was most certainly a military target, even if you did have civillian contractors helping build it. Also as has been pointed out the emperor is an emperor hes not an elected official of some sort. Hes as fair game as Hitler was in WWII.

One place I felt that the Empire had the moral highground over the "good guys" is during the clone wars. A vast majority of dooku's forces are droids. The senate's forces are living breathing sentient clones who are bred exclusively to fight and die for their masters. They were basically slave labor. Droids dont feel pain, emotions, etc when they get blasted unlike a clone. The senate generals didnt seem to care whether or not they minimized clone losses.
 
2014-07-28 05:47:23 PM  

Decillion: The attack on Death Star 2 (Officially named: Your Galactic Empire's Freedom Sphere the 2nd) was poor form by the Rebels. That's like punching someone who is still tying their shoes.


If I could take out The Hulk with a single blow while he was tying his shoes instead of waiting for him to stand up and pound me into a grease stain on the pavement, damn skippy I'd do it.

A quote from the ROTJ novelization:  "It was a Jedi rule-of-thumb, but it took the soldiers in the second skiff by surprise: when outnumbered, attack. This drives the force of the enemy in toward himself."

In combat, 'outnumbered' is often the same things as 'over-matched', as in The Hulk scenario above.
 
2014-07-28 06:17:15 PM  

Some propaganda/minimalist stuff laying around:


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2014-07-28 07:31:58 PM  
img.fark.net

There were no TIE Interceptors in The Empire Strikes Back...
 
2014-07-28 08:56:19 PM  

Chunky Pumpkinhead: /just like future Terminator movies should ignore the existence of McG's abomination


I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Terminator: Salvation felt like a movie adaptaiton of a Terminator video game (complete with boss levels and extra lives), not like an actual Terminator movie.
 
2014-07-29 01:06:59 AM  

peterthx: [img.fark.net image 450x600]

There were no TIE Interceptors in The Empire Strikes Back...


So what?
 
2014-07-29 02:04:06 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Jim_Callahan: HighOnCraic: Tragedy struck today in Sector 9 as rebel terrorists blew up the Death Star killing thousands. The Rebel Alliance, a fringe group of Anti-Empire fanatics, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Fortunately Lord Vader escaped without harm. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.

Technically, the second Death Star getting blown up  was a terrorist attack.  Under real-life international law you're not allowed to hit even military targets for the primary purpose of murdering the enemy government's civilian leadership.

Essentially, the rebels in Return of the Jedi were committing the same war crimes that the empire did by blowing up Alderaan in the first movie.  Ignoring or encouraging collateral damage, intentionally targeting civilians and elected officials for political reasons.  Sort of an unintentional dose of realism in there, I suppose... most real-life rebellions tend to turn into two equally bad groups duking it out with the people that just want to get on with their lives being the losers.

// Loooot of unfortunate implications in every rebel leader being human (and mostly white, to boot) too, although since they're about the same as the Empire on those grounds that may just be a reflection of the galaxy's general demography.  And that they have zero problems with slavery.

I dont have a problem with the Rebels pre-emptively striking Death Star 2 as it was most certainly a military target, even if you did have civillian contractors helping build it. Also as has been pointed out the emperor is an emperor hes not an elected official of some sort. Hes as fair game as Hitler was in WWII.

One place I felt that the Empire had the moral highground over the "good guys" is during the clone wars. A vast majority of dooku's forces are droids. The senate's forces are living breathing sentient clones who are bred exclusively to fight and die for their masters. They were basically slave labor. Droids dont feel pain, e ...


How many contractors could have been left on the station?  It was, after all, a fully armed and operational battle station.
 
2014-07-29 10:27:19 AM  

Surool: peterthx: There were no TIE Interceptors in The Empire Strikes Back...

So what?


Again, there were no TIE Interceptors in EMPIRE.

A poster maybe shouldn't feature stuff that isn't in the movie?
 
2014-07-29 02:45:45 PM  

peterthx: Surool: peterthx: There were no TIE Interceptors in The Empire Strikes Back...

So what?

Again, there were no TIE Interceptors in EMPIRE.

A poster maybe shouldn't feature stuff that isn't in the movie?


Maybe you should take the stick out of your ass and care about things that matter, because this poster will kill you. It will eat away at you... day after day, year after year, for the rest of your life. Then at 63 years old, you will be driving along, still fuming over the injustice of the wrong imperial vehicle being included in some fan art and BAM! Motherf*cking coronary right there! EMTs pull your body from the wreck and begin working hard on the blood loss without knowing you were in crisis before the crash. There you are in the ER, doctors frantically trying to save your life. There's blood everywhere, you have an oxygen mask, needles full of dozens of drugs being pumped into your IV feed... then you croak, "...tie... interceptors... not in Empire..."  You crash, flat line, the alarms go off "EVERYBODY GET BACK!" "CHARGING!" "CLEAR!" fooomph!  "CLEAR!" fooomph!  "CLEAR!" fooomph! ...but it was too late.

There was no one to call. You'd lost job after job as you'd snap at coworkers over this subject. You'd alienated your family and your friends for years until even the one person with the most faith in you finally gave up and left long ago. You died hopeless, friendless, and alone... all because you couldn't accept what you perceived as a flaw on some fan art.

Was it really worth it?
 
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