Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Pham Nuwen » 02 Jul 2018, 19:31

lunchstealer wrote:
02 Jul 2018, 18:14
Tell those young padawans to get off my padalawn!
Win!
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Mo » 19 Jul 2018, 07:37

his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Warren » 19 Jul 2018, 09:44

Mo wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 07:37
Sure, why the fuck not.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Shem » 19 Jul 2018, 15:01

Mo wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 07:37
Sure, why the fuck not.
That was hilarious.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Hugh Akston » 03 Oct 2018, 09:06

Russia undermines something that actually matters:
Bay examined a corpus of messages tweeted at Rian Johnson between December 13th, 2017, and July 20th, 2018 — a total of 967 tweets — ran a sentiment analysis (using a tweet’s language to characterize it as positive, negative, or neutral) on them, segmented the results by account, and then analyzed the Twitter accounts themselves. “Overall,” Bay concludes, “50.9% of those tweeting negatively was likely politically motivated or not even human.” (Bay also found that most fans aren’t so dissatisfied with The Last Jedi that they’re going to boycott any new Star Wars films.)

Bay notes in his abstract that the negative tweets were probably sent to get media coverage of the fandom conflict, which, in his words, was meant to “further propagat[e] a narrative of widespread discord and dysfunction in American society.” Persuading voters of that, he notes, is a goal of both the alt-right and the Russian Federation.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by dhex » 03 Oct 2018, 09:59

it's an interesting/weird story, but given the domestic box office, it wasn't a very successful effort. it's very pearl-clutchy.
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Post by Kolohe » 03 Oct 2018, 12:14

And anyway, wasn't Yeltsin still in charge when the Phantom Menace was made? You can't blame that on Putin.
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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Painboy » 03 Oct 2018, 18:25

I'd very much like to see how he identified the accounts. Also a lot of internet savvy types might have been using Russian VPNs or the like.

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Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Post by Mo » 03 Oct 2018, 18:43

Internet savvy and Russian VPN don’t belong together. If you said Swiss, I could buy it.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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