I kind of feel like this movie was a trailer.


I think they should have had the war/end of the war been the first half of the movie, and then 9's story the second. Because all the stuff that went down with the Scientist and his history is actually really interesting, if you read his journal. And how he cooperated with the rebels and gave them the Stitchpunks to release out into the world and all his notes on how they each behaved after they woke up (such as freaking adorable things like his note on 2: "And then he did something none of my creations have ever done... he smiled.") and his fights with the Chancellor AND THAT'S INTERESTING STUFF THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO INCLUDE, GUYS.
I rather thought the fact that the entire world in the future... was a dictatorship. It's an odd leap into the future, especially when they've advanced into machines. Also it's clear that the entire world wasn't like that since they call it a country. So what's the rest of the world doing? Did they cordon it off?

The movie reminds me a bit of Vexille in terms of crazy politics.
It's not in the future, actually. It's set in the earlier half of the 20th century. If you look at the globe that the twins have, the continents are shaped all wrong. It's an alternate world that's meant to emulate ours, but isn't exactly ours.

And the country that the dictatorship is in is an amalgamation of Germany, England and France, mostly.
Nah, it's not mentioned. You just have to be sneaky, like look at the globe or the dates on the newspapers. The Scientist's journal also has more details about the government.

...There's just so much material that Shane HAD that he came up with but just never used for the movie.
Not to threadjack, but I'm SO HAPPY TO SEE SOMEONE ELSE FEELS THAT WAY, TOO XD Except I keep calling it a pilot for a longer series. I tend to feel that everyone was a bit too in love with the funeral scene from the original short to let go of it, and that KILLING OFF OVER HALF THE MAIN CAST was unneeded, especially after all the comments by Shane in interviews about how they're only a whole person when they work together and yet they're never alive onscreen all together and this makes me D: a lot.

And your 7 brings me GREAT JOY. I hope you get more than the twins (unless you have, as I've been too topped by PhD to stalk CFUD or CFO these days). And I want to read an app for 1 so badly XD
I don't mind killing off so many near the end, but maybe that's because my favorites got to live, haha. What I do mind is we only get a few minutes with characters like 2 and 6 before they die, and I love 2 and 6 and would have adored more time with them.

Did you see the deleted scene of the funeral? So much better.

Haha, while our 7 is indeed wonderful, I don't play her. I play 3! And I do long for more castmates. We had a 9 in the beta post a while ago, but they never apped, and that made me sad.
...I wonder if anyone on the developmental staff realised they were effectively dooming 5 to be the fandom woobie after a death like that!

Oh, yes. The deleted scenes in general are so much stronger than what made it into the final film...Have you come across that screenplay that was making the rounds on the forum? I love the fact 2 is made of a shoe. I can't believe I never noticed it on my own XD
...Then again, 6's fingers never registered to me, either. Until after I left the cinema and went OMG THAT IS SO COOL

I'm sorry about that! But you and 4 are likewise superb! I need to stalk your threads when I have more time. I've only read the playing-in-the-snow-thread, which made me melt from cute.
I'd give it a shot if I had more spare time, but I think the most I'm capable of right now are turning my doll-making abilities to making stitchpunks, which I will photograph and spam CFO with if I ever get them done XD
Haha, he is very popular, isn't he? I feel like I missed something with the whole 5 boat.

No, I left the forum after getting increasingly frustrated with people there and being reminded of why I no longer go to forums, haha. But I have a fic I'm halfway done writing, so I need to check and make sure no one else has a similar idea so it doesn't look like I'm stepping on anybody's toes.

We don't play much, we need to do that more. We have a getting-stuck-in-the-dryer-and-then-static-shocking-everyone post planned, though.

Well, if you know anyone interested, send them our way!