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Freehold DM wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Grew up watching Captain Kirk as a kid.

Idolizing Captain Kirk.

Found out that he is an utter and complete jackass.

Nothing surprizes me any more.

Humph. William Shatner nearly killed me once. That's when I stopped being a fan.

(To be fair, it wasn't deliberate. He just couldn't control the horse he was riding and nearly ran over me. The fact that he didn't even apologize convinced me he was a jerk.)

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!!!

I met Brent Spiner at the very first convention I ever went to. The man was an ass.

Kidding that he nearly killed me? Or that he didn't apologize? Both are true, I swear! :)


Lindisty wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Grew up watching Captain Kirk as a kid.

Idolizing Captain Kirk.

Found out that he is an utter and complete jackass.

Nothing surprizes me any more.

Humph. William Shatner nearly killed me once. That's when I stopped being a fan.

(To be fair, it wasn't deliberate. He just couldn't control the horse he was riding and nearly ran over me. The fact that he didn't even apologize convinced me he was a jerk.)

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!!!

I met Brent Spiner at the very first convention I ever went to. The man was an ass.

Kidding that he nearly killed me? Or that he didn't apologize? Both are true, I swear! :)

LOL No, I'm sure they're true. But that's just AMAZING!!!


Lindisty wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Grew up watching Captain Kirk as a kid.

Idolizing Captain Kirk.

Found out that he is an utter and complete jackass.

Nothing surprizes me any more.

Humph. William Shatner nearly killed me once. That's when I stopped being a fan.

(To be fair, it wasn't deliberate. He just couldn't control the horse he was riding and nearly ran over me. The fact that he didn't even apologize convinced me he was a jerk.)

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!!!

I met Brent Spiner at the very first convention I ever went to. The man was an ass.

Kidding that he nearly killed me? Or that he didn't apologize? Both are true, I swear! :)

Wow. I mean I knew that Shatner was, to put it politely, 'slightly full of himself', and I know that Spiner showed up at a convention in New Orleans willing to give out autographs,...if you paid $25-$40 up front, he would give one from a pre-signed stack. ;P

In contrast, I met Marina Sertis (Councillor Deana Troy) at a convention, and she was wonderful! Polite, funny, entertaining speaker, and risked missing her flight to make sure that everyone in line got an autograph.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

I was a little put off at DragonCon to hear that Michael Dorn was charging $20ish for autographs, but I wasn't sure if that was him or the con, as the whole panel was charging that.


Ragadolf wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Grew up watching Captain Kirk as a kid.

Idolizing Captain Kirk.

Found out that he is an utter and complete jackass.

Nothing surprizes me any more.

Humph. William Shatner nearly killed me once. That's when I stopped being a fan.

(To be fair, it wasn't deliberate. He just couldn't control the horse he was riding and nearly ran over me. The fact that he didn't even apologize convinced me he was a jerk.)

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!!!

I met Brent Spiner at the very first convention I ever went to. The man was an ass.

Kidding that he nearly killed me? Or that he didn't apologize? Both are true, I swear! :)

Wow. I mean I knew that Shatner was, to put it politely, 'slightly full of himself', and I know that Spiner showed up at a convention in New Orleans willing to give out autographs,...if you paid $25-$40 up front, he would give one from a pre-signed stack. ;P

In contrast, I met Marina Sertis (Councillor Deana Troy) at a convention, and she was wonderful! Polite, funny, entertaining speaker, and risked missing her flight to make sure that everyone in line got an autograph.

[geekout]I have it on VERY good authority that Marina Sirtis is a WONDERFUL woman. My spanish teacher in high school was the teacher-person attached to the Science Fiction club, and she knew her personally. I never met her, but my good friend(and player in my Kingmaker game) who was also a longtime member of that same club did. She has her autograph along with a WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLE lot of other cast member's autographs in her now-dust covered album. I actually almost met Ms. Sirtis at a New York Comic Con several years ago, but I missed out on her and ended up getting an autograph from Amanda Connors instead. Ms. Connors is like..5'1" and really, really cute.[/geekout]


TriOmegaZero wrote:
I was a little put off at DragonCon to hear that Michael Dorn was charging $20ish for autographs, but I wasn't sure if that was him or the con, as the whole panel was charging that.

From what I've heard Dorn's a great guy and a fairly straight shooter. Believe it or not, I've heard AWFUL things about Levar Burton that put him in the Brent Spiner category of jerk.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Why must it be the actors of my favorite characters? ;_;

Saw Dorn is doing a Kickstarter to allow him to produce a film of some kind. Thought that was cool.

Link.


Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
I was a little put off at DragonCon to hear that Michael Dorn was charging $20ish for autographs, but I wasn't sure if that was him or the con, as the whole panel was charging that.
From what I've heard Dorn's a great guy and a fairly straight shooter. Believe it or not, I've heard AWFUL things about Levar Burton that put him in the Brent Spiner category of jerk.

That's a shame, really. (WHY do they have to do that?!?) ;P

After all the work I saw Levar Burton putting into doing things for children (had a couple of shows on PBS for reading I believe) I was hoping he was in the 'cool guy' category. Ah well.

Yes, Marina Sirtis seemed truly nice when I met her (Briefly, I was in a crowd at a con.) ;)

I still remember almost her entire monologue. It had some priceless bits about Dorn, Spiner, Stewart, and 'the history of Troi's costumes'. Good stuff! :)


With Levar, I can forgive a lot. He has done a LOT of good work. And he did a good job with Reading Rainbow.


I really can't think of any actors I've ever idolized. When I was young enough not to disdain Hollywood I could never remember anyone's name, by the time I was old enough to I was already well on the road to my current level of cynicism.

The Exchange

Michael Dorn was at a con here. He showed up spoke quickly left a gag real for everyone to watch, sneaked up to his hotel suite and disappeared from the con as fast as possible. To be fair, most of the people who were having any sort of fun were the vampire larp folks and well we were all in make up and dressed kind of well weird is the best way to say it.

The Exchange

Honestly though I think most of these people just want to have a normal life and because of this career get thrown into situations they might not be prepared for and don't know how to handle and may never learn a good way to do so.


Freehold DM wrote:
Jess Door wrote:

Houston is the nexus of FAWTL-ness! You should totally come visit some time!

I'll have you know I've MET Houston. He was pretty cool, but he seems to be more of a person than a location.

Now you are just being difficult!

Come visit Houston! We will bribe you shamelessly with gaming, lots of conventions and food!


So psyched that my minis shipped today. Also I got my subscription + Way of the Wicked books 1-3. Lots of game goodness to peruse. Plus what's with all the b$~+!ing about the new layout in Ultimate Equipment? I think it's awesome. Anyway back to reading!!


Pay to get someone's signature?

Absurd.

I've had stuff signed before, but paying to get it signed? Get over yourself.


Urizen wrote:

Pay to get someone's signature?

Absurd.

I've had stuff signed before, but paying to get it signed? Get over yourself.

I agree.

However, it does seem to be the 'new' way of things.

{old person rant}Pay? Top get a signature?! In MY day, we didn't pay to get no signature! The actors were so grateful to have fans they gave us the signatures and were happy to do it! {/Old person rant} ;)

Annnnd, good night FAWTL-ies!


Crimson Jester wrote:
Michael Dorn was at a con here. He showed up spoke quickly left a gag real for everyone to watch, sneaked up to his hotel suite and disappeared from the con as fast as possible. To be fair, most of the people who were having any sort of fun were the vampire larp folks and well we were all in make up and dressed kind of well weird is the best way to say it.

From what I understand, Dorn is the most "ordinary guy" out of the bunch. I think he the most mystified by the success of Next Gen and his character out of the entire cast.

Scarab Sages

Mrgh.


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Wow, that's an interesting analysis.

I unfortunately have never geeked out, of course I have never met anyone famous, or worthy of geeking out over. The closest was I was slightly surprised when my GM announced he had gamed with Gygax before.


Ragadolf wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Grew up watching Captain Kirk as a kid.

Idolizing Captain Kirk.

Found out that he is an utter and complete jackass.

Nothing surprizes me any more.

Humph. William Shatner nearly killed me once. That's when I stopped being a fan.

(To be fair, it wasn't deliberate. He just couldn't control the horse he was riding and nearly ran over me. The fact that he didn't even apologize convinced me he was a jerk.)

You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!!!

I met Brent Spiner at the very first convention I ever went to. The man was an ass.

Kidding that he nearly killed me? Or that he didn't apologize? Both are true, I swear! :)

Wow. I mean I knew that Shatner was, to put it politely, 'slightly full of himself', and I know that Spiner showed up at a convention in New Orleans willing to give out autographs,...if you paid $25-$40 up front, he would give one from a pre-signed stack. ;P

In contrast, I met Marina Sertis (Councillor Deana Troy) at a convention, and she was wonderful! Polite, funny, entertaining speaker, and risked missing her flight to make sure that everyone in line got an autograph.

I never met Ms. Sirtis in person, but I've always admired her for the way she responded to the poor, sweaty, nervous fanboi who got up in the Q&A session at the con I was at to ask her, "So... ummm.... do you think you'll go back to your home planet soon?" (This was back when TNG was still in production.) She smiled very gently and said approximately, "I don't know of any plans for the show to feature Betazed as a location anytime soon, but I think it would be great fun if it did." She was very gracious and gentle in a situation where she could have used sarcasm or biting wit for laughs, and I've always thought better of her for the way she handled that situation.

edited to remove an extraneous comma


Good morning all. I'm off to fight with bureaucrats for hours and hours.

Please shoot me.


If you are willing to die already, please do the world favor and take some useless bureaucrats with you.

Silver Crusade

Morning, all. What did I miss?


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You just wait a little longer. I'll be there in a bit.


Freehold DM wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Michael Dorn was at a con here. He showed up spoke quickly left a gag real for everyone to watch, sneaked up to his hotel suite and disappeared from the con as fast as possible. To be fair, most of the people who were having any sort of fun were the vampire larp folks and well we were all in make up and dressed kind of well weird is the best way to say it.
From what I understand, Dorn is the most "ordinary guy" out of the bunch. I think he the most mystified by the success of Next Gen and his character out of the entire cast.

Having never met/seen the man in person, but from what I've heard (including comments from Ms Sirtis) You are correct. He is purported to be a very 'gentle giant', and actually very shy.

According to Marina Sirtis, with his cast/crew he is quite the cut-up though! ;)


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Drejk wrote:
If you are willing to die already, please do the world favor and take some useless bureaucrats with you.

+100 ;)

Hmmm,... 'Useless Bureaucrats', isn't that a bit redundant? :D


Mmmm,... Coffee,...

NOW I can say it!

"Good morning all!" ;)


Wednesday. 'Vacation' starts at 5pm on Friday. Moving my daughter into her dorm on Sunday. Picked up baby back ribs to smoke on Saturday. Wife will make roast on Friday. We're sending our daughter off with a full stomach for sure.

Silver Crusade

Holy f~%*. What is with this morning?

I can barely squeeze in a sip of my coffee...

*unplugs phone*

Much better...


~rings CH's invisble phone~


Who's calling me? You have the wrong number!

At least I found my invisible phone....


~rings CH's cell phone~

Silver Crusade

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You are making me angry.

You won't like me when I'm angry.


*throws stapler*

*tips garbage can*

Rawr!

Sovereign Court

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

pulled pork bbq for lunch today!
yum!

I am never above bribing coworkers to like me with food. :)


But there's so many other reasons, Jess.


Jess Door wrote:

pulled pork bbq for lunch today!

yum!

I am never above bribing coworkers to like me with food. :)

I wished I worked with you,

Because I am not above being bribed,... with food. ;)

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

I think I'm going to make a cheesecake and bring it to work next. :)

for my gaming group I will have some leftover lasagna, and maybe some of the leftover pork. Or maybe I make a new batch if my coworkers gobble it all up!


I wish to work with you, twice - first I would have work and second, BBQ and cheesecake, yum-yum! :(

Scarab Sages

Godd morning FAWTLY Folk. Happy Wednesday? It is Wednesday, is it not?

The Exchange

Freehold DM wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Michael Dorn was at a con here. He showed up spoke quickly left a gag real for everyone to watch, sneaked up to his hotel suite and disappeared from the con as fast as possible. To be fair, most of the people who were having any sort of fun were the vampire larp folks and well we were all in make up and dressed kind of well weird is the best way to say it.
From what I understand, Dorn is the most "ordinary guy" out of the bunch. I think he the most mystified by the success of Next Gen and his character out of the entire cast.

Well I think a lot of the had to do with the quality of acting he gave. He was an actor who could have been doing a lot better roles but eh ended up as a character that had some of the crappiest writing done for him. He pulled it off not many could have.

Scarab Sages

Started yesterday answering emails and what not at 0630. Finsihed up getting off the ship around midnight. Loooong day.

Scarab Sages

Today may prove to be just as long.

Scarab Sages

But I guess that's why they pay me the big bucks.....Oh, wait........

The Exchange

So lazy today... must be because I don't have to work.

Scarab Sages

Mmmm....coffee.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Oh, they give you a big SOMETHING alright...

The Exchange

Tea


Jess Door wrote:

pulled pork bbq for lunch today!

yum!

I am never above bribing coworkers to like me with food. :)

I would consider putting my hatred of math aside to work with you.

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