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Nekkid so f%++ing for ToP?

I can live with that.


woot, found out that Norfolk Naval Shipyard has an apprenticeship program, which I am inclined to apply for in october.

RPG Superstar 2012

Celestial Healer wrote:
Hard decisions are hard.

That's why God made two-sided coins.

Wait...


Woodraven wrote:
woot, found out that Norfolk Naval Shipyard has an apprenticeship program, which I am inclined to apply for in October.

GO FOR IT!!!

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Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
So I finally got around to watching the entire Star Wars original Trilogy. Totally underwhelmed. Poor story and horrible script, ok effects for the time, and I`m totally mystified as to why it was so popular. I guess I`m just not a good geek.

Say what? You sure you did not watch the new trilogy or maybe the 3 twilight movies?

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Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
And I don`t like Star Trek either :P I think William Shatner couldn`t act his way out of a paper bag.

He kept forgetting his lines, hence all the pausing. But I digress. There are gems in the rough in Star Trek that still stand the test of time despite the acting sets and well just horrible other things. City on the edge of forever being a classic.

Liberty's Edge

nathan blackmer wrote:
"Well, it was a bit like dipping my testes in a jar of grease and lowering them slowly, slowly, into a pool of starving piranna"

Lovely.


taig wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Hard decisions are hard.

That's why God made two-sided coins.

Wait...

Oo-oo-oo: Two-Face!

Liberty's Edge

Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:

WOOT!!! Great start of the day opened up the mail today, saw a letter addressed to me from National Science & Engineering Research Council. First lines of the letter:

"NSERC wishes to inform you that your application for a doctoral fellowship was approved based on your research potential, and communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities. To this end you have been approved for $80 000 over a 24 month duration.

Awesome! Congratulations Jeremy

If only someone would give me $80 000 for my potential and communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities. ;-)

Liberty's Edge

Celestial Healer wrote:

Hmm. So many great Ravenloft ideas left on the cutting room floor. Feel free to read, even if you're in my PbP...

** spoiler omitted **

I don't know if it has the right feel for Ravenloft...

Do eet!

Or better yet let my PC do it. Some things are worth going darkside for.


Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
So I finally got around to watching the entire Star Wars original Trilogy. Totally underwhelmed. Poor story and horrible script, ok effects for the time, and I`m totally mystified as to why it was so popular. I guess I`m just not a good geek.

!?!!?

Liberty's Edge

Celestial Healer wrote:

Hmm. So many great Ravenloft ideas left on the cutting room floor. Feel free to read, even if you're in my PbP...

** spoiler omitted **

I don't know if it has the right feel for Ravenloft...

Kind of reminds me of the slogan on a t-shirt that a friend owns: “And then Buffy staked Edward. The End.”


*blink*

Morning.

Freezing monkey is freezing

Crimson Jester wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
And I don`t like Star Trek either :P I think William Shatner couldn`t act his way out of a paper bag.
He kept forgetting his lines, hence all the pausing. But I digress. There are gems in the rough in Star Trek that still stand the test of time despite the acting sets and well just horrible other things. City on the edge of forever being a classic.

Ah yes, the classic Harlan Ellison script. He was never happy with the way they rewrote it if I remember correctly.

*blink*

Scarab Sages

staggers through the thread looking for some breakfast


Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?


Sharoth wrote:
~looks at my stack of anime that I had bought a month or so ago~ I had forgotten that I bought these. ~wicked smile~ The price ought to turn Freehold DM green with envy. Under $35 for these four titles.

Oh...I forgot to tell you..I've been shopping a bit m'self!

Here's what I've gotten so far..

Star Ocean EX
Paranoia Agent
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Zeta Gundam- a New Translation(ALL HAIL TRUE GUNDAM)
Black Lagoon Season One
Gatchaman OVA
Macross- Love, Do you Remember(ALL HAIL MACROSS!!!)
Fist of the North Star, New OVA
Evangelion: you can NOT advance

I should be getting the next season of Black Lagoon and maybe another OVA in two weeks.

I ain't green- although I do hate the fact that you have Maburaho!! Although there seemed to be only one episode that was truly full of ecchi like the manga was...

And I have GOT to find Nyan-koi!!!!

Scarab Sages

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?

Eh? What's he intervening in?


I got a big wall scroll with Haruhi Suzumiya big ol head on it. (the bf hates her xD)


Aberzombie wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?
Eh? What's he intervening in?

We're having a Sci-Fi intervention on Jeremy's behalf. Next thing ya know, the dude cops to hating Dune. This.Ends.Here!


Jyu1ch1 wrote:
I got a big wall scroll with Haruhi Suzumiya big ol head on it. (the bf hates her xD)

I like this one.

BLOG: Yeah, I know I did the Two-Face thing above, but now I'm through fooling around. The monkey chummed my patience waters.


Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
So I finally got around to watching the entire Star Wars original Trilogy. Totally underwhelmed. Poor story and horrible script, ok effects for the time, and I`m totally mystified as to why it was so popular. I guess I`m just not a good geek.

*Stumbles into the clubhouse groggily*

Another day of neo-pantsist fascism. Seriously. Why can't one of our many uniforms be a camo bathrobe.

oh dude, NO! How could you say that? Did you form those opinions prior to watching them, or did the hype kill it for you?

The special effects were WAY better then ok for the time, the biggest visual spectacle up to that point was Firefox (to give you a sense of scale).

Thescript, for the record, was written by one of Science Fictions most beloved authors - Leigh Bracket.

He can't...not...like....Dune....DOES...NOT...COMPUTE! *Sparks start flying*


Freehold DM wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
~looks at my stack of anime that I had bought a month or so ago~ I had forgotten that I bought these. ~wicked smile~ The price ought to turn Freehold DM green with envy. Under $35 for these four titles.

Oh...I forgot to tell you..I've been shopping a bit m'self!

Here's what I've gotten so far..

Star Ocean EX
Paranoia Agent
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Zeta Gundam- a New Translation(ALL HAIL TRUE GUNDAM)
Black Lagoon Season One
Gatchaman OVA
Macross- Love, Do you Remember(ALL HAIL MACROSS!!!)
Fist of the North Star, New OVA
Evangelion: you can NOT advance

I should be getting the next season of Black Lagoon and maybe another OVA in two weeks.

I ain't green- although I do hate the fact that you have Maburaho!! Although there seemed to be only one episode that was truly full of ecchi like the manga was...

And I have GOT to find Nyan-koi!!!!

I really like the new release of Neong Genesis Evangelion. How's Black Lagoon?

Liberty's Edge

nathan blackmer wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
So I finally got around to watching the entire Star Wars original Trilogy. Totally underwhelmed. Poor story and horrible script, ok effects for the time, and I`m totally mystified as to why it was so popular. I guess I`m just not a good geek.

*Stumbles into the clubhouse groggily*

Another day of neo-pantsist fascism. Seriously. Why can't one of our many uniforms be a camo bathrobe.

oh dude, NO! How could you say that? Did you form those opinions prior to watching them, or did the hype kill it for you?

The special effects were WAY better then ok for the time, the biggest visual spectacle up to that point was Firefox (to give you a sense of scale).

Thescript, for the record, was written by one of Science Fictions most beloved authors - Leigh Bracket.

He can't...not...like....Dune....DOES...NOT...COMPUTE! *Sparks start flying*

Actually, I can understand Jeremy's reaction.

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P


Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies aren't good, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?


::moaning and whining::


Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Yup, I agree. The movies aren't good, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ah yes, the classic Harlan Ellison script. He was never happy with the way they rewrote it if I remember correctly.

Is Harlan Ellison ever happy with anything anybody does? Somebody should stat up Harlan Ellison's Ego and pit it against the tarrasque.


I got up early this morning to do yard work, only to find the ground covered with snow. Snow? Huh? More is coming down in big, hairy flakes. It's gorgeous.


Darth Vin Diesel wrote:
You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.

You mean the Pitch Black side?


Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Yup, I agree. The movies aren't good, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?

Here, plug this patch cable into the back of your skull and relax. Yeah, into the socket there. What? Of course it's always been there...


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?

I'm here. I brought a 9 iron. Is that OK?


Alone again. Naturally.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies aren't good, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?

In all honesty the original trilogy isn't that much better (if at all) then the prequel trilogy. We just don't have 35ish years of those being the start of movies that amazed us. Although Jeremy remember: HAN SHOT FIRST!!!


Real quick question - I've had a run-in with Ewan Cummins recently... is he always this worked up or did I just catch him on a bad day? It certainly wasn't my intent to make him angry, but it looks like I did.

Ah well.

The movies aren't good "as far as cinema goes"... what?

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies are great, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?
In all honesty the original trilogy isn't that much better (if at all) then the prequel trilogy. We just don't have 35ish years of those being the start of movies that amazed us. Although Jeremy remember: HAN SHOT FIRST!!!

FIFY

Scarab Sages

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?
Eh? What's he intervening in?
We're having a Sci-Fi intervention on Jeremy's behalf. Next thing ya know, the dude cops to hating Dune. This.Ends.Here!

It seems that more than Jeremy may need an intervention. I'll go get my replica lightsaber, then we can take turns beating the shi...I'm mean gently encouraging them to reconsider the error of their ways.

Silver Crusade

Morning, all. What did I miss?

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Aberzombie wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?
Eh? What's he intervening in?
We're having a Sci-Fi intervention on Jeremy's behalf. Next thing ya know, the dude cops to hating Dune. This.Ends.Here!
It seems that more than Jeremy may need an intervention. I'll go get my replica lightsaber, then we can take turns beating the shi...I'm mean gently encouraging them to reconsider the error of their ways.

I will hold them down for you. ;)

Scarab Sages

nathan blackmer wrote:

Real quick question - I've had a run-in with Ewan Cummins recently... is he always this worked up or did I just catch him on a bad day? It certainly wasn't my intent to make him angry, but it looks like I did.

Ah well.

The movies aren't good "as far as cinema goes"... what?

My advice would be...this is not the conversation you're looking for.

In other words:

Spoiler:
Don't feed the trolls!


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Crimson Jester wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies are great, as far as high cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?
In all honesty the original trilogy isn't that much better (if at all) then the prequel trilogy. We just don't have 35ish years of those being the start of movies that amazed us. Although Jeremy remember: HAN SHOT FIRST!!!
FIFY

Wait, what did you fix?


nathan blackmer wrote:
Real quick question - I've had a run-in with He Who Must Not Be Named recently... is he always this worked up or did I just catch him on a bad day? It certainly wasn't my intent to make him angry, but it looks like I did.

Welcome to the goon squad, nathan.

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies are great, as far as all cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?
In all honesty the original trilogy isn't that much better (if at all) then the prequel trilogy. We just don't have 35ish years of those being the start of movies that amazed us. Although Jeremy remember: HAN SHOT FIRST!!!
FIFY
Wait, what did you fix?

See this is what I am talking about!!!

Silver Crusade

nathan blackmer wrote:

Real quick question - I've had a run-in with <redacted>.

Ah well.

The movies aren't good "as far as cinema goes"... what?

FYI - careful about talking about other posters or threads on FAWTL. Assume that whoever you are talking about is reading it, because they probably are, and will tell you so.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Crimson Jester wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Corrosive Rabbit wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

The original trilogy has been permanent etched into many a geek's brain as the "end-all-be-all" for movies and it just ain't. Is it an excellent popcorn movie? Yes. Will it always fill me with giddy memories and nostalgia? Yes. Was it cheated out of the Best Picture Oscar for 1978? HELL NO. (And if any of you can honestly tell me that the movie had a better script, direction and acting than any of the other nominees-Annie Hall [winner], The Goodbye Girl, Julia or Turning Point-then you are lying to yourselves).

I find it amazing how we (as geeks/nerds) can sit around and complain about Peter Parker's organic web shooters in Spider-Man, yet gloss over a LOT of the bad dialogue and such in the original trilogy.

That said, I still own multiple copies of the movies and will be first in line for the 3D re-re-re-releases. :P

Yup, I agree. The movies are great, as far as all cinema goes. That said, they're part of the canon of a culture that I embrace wholeheartedly. Honestly, whenever I watch them, the good feelings I get are mainly due to recollections of the people I've watched them with before, the inside jokes, and all the great things that go with the movies. Fortunately, Lucas can't CGI those away, right? Right?
In all honesty the original trilogy isn't that much better (if at all) then the prequel trilogy. We just don't have 35ish years of those being the start of movies that amazed us. Although Jeremy remember: HAN SHOT FIRST!!!
FIFY
Wait, what did you fix?
See this is what I am talking about!!!

So you fixed it for CR and not for me then. ;)

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nathan blackmer wrote:

Real quick question - I've had a run-in with <redacted> recently... is he always this worked up or did I just catch him on a bad day? It certainly wasn't my intent to make him angry, but it looks like I did.

Ah well.

The movies aren't good "as far as cinema goes"... what?

Please read the last several pages of FAWTL5 and make up your own mind.

Scarab Sages

Celestial Healer wrote:
Morning, all. What did I miss?

Well, Jeremy, Justin, C.R., and Ashe accidently stumbled into an annual Star Wars convention wearing their I Hate Star Wars shirts, thus instigating a riot that turned the downtown into a chaos-filled warzone. Meanwhile, Nathan received some friendly advice on steering clear of bad influences, causing him to cancel his weekend ski trip to upstate New York with James Jacobs. And, across town, Gary and Sara were concerned when, after their wild night on the town, they awoke to discover their bathroom filled with mutliple containers of baked.....No, wait! That's my soap opera.


I think Star Wars is considered more high camp than high cinema.

Properties like Star Wars and Star Trek are hard for some to stomach today because they are taken out of context for the times, and haven't necessarily aged well. But Star Trek was sold to the networks as Wagon Train in space, and managed to be so much more in a time where space exploration was still a dream. Star Wars was a tribute to the adventure flicks of the past. It, too, outstripped its intent. Are they great works on the Absolute Scale of Art? Not really. But they sure struck chords with a lot of people at the time, which is more than a lot of higher-quality work can say.

RPG Superstar 2012

Patrick Curtin wrote:

*blink*

Morning.

Freezing monkey is freezing

Crimson Jester wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
And I don`t like Star Trek either :P I think William Shatner couldn`t act his way out of a paper bag.
He kept forgetting his lines, hence all the pausing. But I digress. There are gems in the rough in Star Trek that still stand the test of time despite the acting sets and well just horrible other things. City on the edge of forever being a classic.

Ah yes, the classic Harlan Ellison script. He was never happy.

*blink*

FIFY.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I would like to clarify that I do not hate Star Wars. ;) I enjoy them for what they are (all 6 of them and a bunch of the EU stuff).:)

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Well, I got my coffee. Is this the morning of Jeremy's intervention? Where is everybody?
Eh? What's he intervening in?
We're having a Sci-Fi intervention on Jeremy's behalf. Next thing ya know, the dude cops to hating Dune. This.Ends.Here!

Dune, the book? (bleh)

Dune, the movie? (I loved it. People who read and liked Dune hated it)

Dune, the Sci-Fi miniseries? (Never saw it)

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