Lit ACKBAR IS BACK - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Yes. A Rare Mewtwo card.
  2. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    I was too old for Pokemon, but good Lord did my younger brother love them. He used to collect the cards, play it on Game Boy, and draw them.

    --Adm. Nick
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Really? You didn't play Pokemon? But they have fish, Nick. Lots of fish!
  4. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I was twelve years old when Pokemon was exploding and it was SERIOUS BUSINESS.

    So serious that one of my childhood arch rivals actually stole my game cartridge and replaced all my uber Pokemon with pidgies.

    PIDGIES! CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?

    It was actually pretty impressive. My cartridge went missing Monday morning. I was super upset... and then, Tuesday evening, it was back with my stuff. (I really hope the guy went on to use those skills to become an expert hustler, or something... because I saw nothing!!! NOOOTHING. And I typically kept my bag with me)

    Still, he let himself down (in a most hilarious fashion) by forgetting that every single one of those pidgies had "Original trainer: [HIS NAME]" slapped on them. So it wasn't exactly hard to figure out who'd inflicted this insult upon me... and I took this information to those in power.

    He got punished and I got my oh-so-important Pokemon back. Eventually. It took hours of transferring. Hours. Urgh.
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  5. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I was already an adult in the 90s, and I've learned more about Pokemon from this thread than I ever knew.
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  6. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    This video essentially encapsulates the entirety of my 90s experience:



    Power Rangers and Mr. Motivator.
  7. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I never gave half a **** about the games in any form, but I'll admit I watched the Pokemon show half-heartedly for a while, for two reasons--one, Pikachu was mildly amusing, and two, most importantly, it was on before Batman.
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  8. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    It irriates me that all these years later, Ash is still ten years old. Floating timelines suck so much.
  9. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    The Simpsons must enrage you.
  10. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    It's different when it's a comedy.
  11. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    What about Futurama, then?
  12. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Before I hit play on your clip you posted Ulicus, I briefly thought they were / had flashbacks to:

  13. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Time actually passes in Futurama--though mostly just for the occasional joke it provides.
  14. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    They've been pretty consistent, though. (They also don't have to rely on a sliding timescale, and they haven't bothered much with the 'past-as-future' to worry about contradictions)
  15. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Uli... You went to school
    Administrators saying the dude had stolen your pokemon, and you actually got them
    Back??
  16. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    You had a childhood Pokemon rival that resulted in virtual espionage and sabotage. I now assume you're entire childhood is modeled after actual Pokemon episodes. ;)

    As for Nick, you can't repell fish of that bassitude!

    [IMG]

    Also, I assume this is Jello as a fish:

    [IMG]
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  17. JackG Force Ghost

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    Peter Mayhew's AMA on Reddit.
    One quote I'll pull out:
    Q: would you say wookies are closer to bears or primates?
    PM: They're closer to your mom.
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  18. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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  19. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    BAM!
  20. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Winner: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)

    Awesome! Just picked that up as part of my latest amazon.com purchase / delivery :)


    About 132nd on the to read list :)

    I gotta calm down on by book buying addiction ;)
  21. jSarek VIP

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    The trick is to refuse to experience it as unpleasant when confronted with that realization.
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    @The2ndQuest


    Incorrect. I favor this one:

    [IMG]

    Well, that is my favorite evolutionary line at least. Favorite overall?

    [IMG]

    They're both adorable. [face_love]
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  23. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Is that a Macroscopic Midichlorian???
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  24. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    I found my appalling deck in the loft five years ago. Started messing around. Bought some packs...

    And now I am in possession of every deity-related card bar two, very ritual monster bar three, and every Number card.

    I still shudder.

    But it's my go-to obssession when Star Wars sucks.
  25. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    [IMG]

    Self Reflection: I have actually got a guy-pony-tail happening at the moment, so what does that say about me?! ;)