Here's something different. Not another movie quote thread, but this time it's time to let that wittiness of fellow raveners shine.
The layout of the game is pretty simple. While checking out the boards, you see a post that contains something in it that should be immortalized, you quote it and post it in this thread.
What exactly then? Something you see worth some extra visibility, as long as it's been posted on the boards and not by you. It could be one sentence in a lengthy rant you find amusing or worth an applause, an especially fitting comment to another member's post, unintentional humor caused by a typo, etc... anything.
From the "Indy IV as a wrap up of the series", as quoted in "where paths crosses, but never again...." thread
Originally Posted by Joe Brody
Thematically, the only story left to tell is one where Indiana Jones grapples with his inner demons. Narratively -- and this is where the supernatural part comes in -- this story could be told by Indiana Jones somehow being haunted by 'ghosts' from his past.
Think of each of the films, each offers a neat range of dead characters:
(1) Forrestal -- imagine Indy somehow being the cause of the competitor's passing
(2) Belloq -- Indy's shadowy near-equal
(3) Abner Ravenwood -- Indy's alienated teacher. Is he dead or not?
Temple of Doom
(1) Wu Han -- Indy's friend who dies assisting Indy. In passing, he happily notes that he goes off on the 'great adventure' first
(1) Elsa Schneider -- conflicted soul who dies on the verge of grace
After a lifetime of fighting demons (Nazi's and cultists) and patching things up with Dad, what is left but to deal with the demons from the past?
For me, what's key to my theory is (i) Lucas's wrapping-it-up statement, (ii) the larger supernatural element hinted at by Lucas, (iii) the rumor about the past leading ladies being involved, (iv) the acknowledgement that Ford's age is relevant, (v) the desire to tell a different type of story, (vi) the fact that the '50's represent a new modern era and that Indy's 'older' magical world is fading, and (vii) the reality that the '50's don't offer any good villains, so why not some of the old dead ones like Forrestal or Belloq? I could see a story where Indy has to go on a quest into his own past . . . and surprise, perhaps not everyone that we thought dead actually is.
[I've got to hand it to Pale Horse and Deadlock, you guys are like the monks who preserved Western culture during the dark ages keeping this brainstorming going.]
Originally Posted By Deckard
Henry Sr. enlisted to fight with the British RAF and flew 6 missions against the Luftwaffe before having to bail over the ocean, eventually being washed up in France, where he single handedly stormed a beach w/ his umbrella, and claimed the town in the name of America. He then took a wife and went on to become govenor b4 becoming senile and firing himself at a neighboring town from an Artilley cannon to prove to there mayor he could indeed fly.
Marcus Brody returned home and got lost in his own museum and shortly thereafter starved to death.
Shortround went back to China and became head of the Yakuza, he then returned stateside at the age of 32 and married Willie Scott. They are currently in the Witness Protection Program and Shorty works for geeksquad at a Best Buy in Portland, Oregon.
You'll have to take the Wayback machine to thread 2055 for this one.
A lesson in how to become a mod yourself.
Originally Posted by torao
His sources are very trustable 'coz he got his info from the 'Trust me..'-man. And the 'Trust me..' man is who you can trust, and the 'Trust me...' man gives his info to a Spy called 'Higgens, Aaron Higgens' who only wants a tequila shaked, not stired. And the 'Shaked Tequila'-man gives his info to a secret organisation in a bar called 'The Raven', where blood thoarsty animals lives who always wants more info. And those bloody animals gets what they want, but want to know where they got their food from. And if they get known that, they want to know how it's created. But that's a secret of the cheff 'Higgens, Aaron Higgens'. And a cheff never tells his secret recept.
So, Canyon (Lucky turns on the Raven radio, lights a fire in the fireplace. The sounds of Barry White can softly be heard wafting through the bar's sound system as he leads Canyon to a quiet corner of the bar) So, Canyon, how you doin'? You know, we've known each other for a year now, so when are you coming out to the States, baby?