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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Commander-DWH, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    So, a week ago, my wallet got lost. I freaked out and couldn't find it and called everyone. The only things I was really sad about were the wallet itself (leather Kate Spade, embossed, VERY ORANGE) and the temple recommend, which is a very important paper for me to have for church. So getting those back, plus my cash and my (now-canceled) debit cards...
     
  2. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Eeek, I hope you find it.

    This morning I got some stupid junk mail from some insurance company, but the letter was addressed to a Mr. (Insert my last name here). So my sister and I were trying to figure out if it was for one of us (because we both have names that can be mistaken for male names: Briann and Jordann), if it was for our father (who has been dead for almost a decade), or if we are now getting mail for our grandfather, who lives half way across the country. We are PRETTY sure it was mean for me because my sister changed her adress, but we aren't quiet sure.

    Needless to say, we are glad it's only junk mail :p
     
  3. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Fun. I have had my wallet back for a day and am enjoying not freaking out as much.
     
  4. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    J_L- Yes, I've noticed that in my area, too. Fortunately, the semester just ended so most of the dumb college kids have gone home. They're another story. Speaking of . . .

    The following is one of the reasons I really, seriously hate people who ride bikes. So I'm driving to the grocery store, and three college students on bikes suddenly cut in front of me, weaving back and forth across the road, riding three abreast. I have to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting one. I miss the light, and stop in the lane going through. The cyclists group together in the left turn lane. The following happened.

    Me: *rolls down window* You're supposed to ride single-file, idiots!
    Guy #1: *smirks and says nothing*
    Girl: Oh, yeah? Who says?
    Me: The law.
    Guy #2: Oooh, the lawwwww!
    Girl: And are *you* the law?
    Me: No . . . But *he* is.

    And I pointed to the cop car sitting behind me that they had completely missed while being morons. I was shaking with anger. Guy #1 kept smirking, but the other two suddenly didn't find me very funny. Heh.
     
  5. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugh. Cyclists can be pretty dumb. My mom almost hit a cyclist the other day. The girl on the bike didn't stop even though she had a stop sign and my mom had to slam on her brakes. To make matters worse, the girl had earbuds in and obviously couldn't hear anything.

    I'm considering finally going to get my learner's licence, it just takes SOOOO LONG here because we have a graduated licensing program, and I'm not sure if I need medical approval or not.
     
  6. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    My son definitely should not pursue a life of crime unless he wants to be on the Worlds Dumbest Criminals show. He is banned from the computer because of bad grades. This morning I went to get my laptop and I noticed the softcover briefcase it was in was unzipped and I was pretty sure I zipped it up...but no matter. So I go to use it this morning and the brightness was turned all the way down so I could barely see anything. It was almost like somebody took my laptop and didn't want the glow of the monitor to be seen while this unknown person was using it while playing video games under the covers of the bed.

    He could be at least smart enough to not drain the battery and keep the monitor brightness so low that only a person sitting in the dark could see it. :mad: I guess I need to make sure the computer is in my room when I go to bed. I looked at the history and he wasn't on the internet...at least he wasn't looking at porn.

    I don't mind cyclists since I live in the wilderness and I almost never see anybody riding a bike. Every once in a while there is a bike rally. That isn't bad unless they ride three abreast. I noticed they don't do that very often anymore. Could it be all those texting teens are running them over? Where I live there are windy roads with dips in the road that would make it hard for a motorist to stop for a bike. There was a road rage incident a few years ago involving bikes and motorists. In response the biking community is trying to educate the their members that even though they may have the right to ride in the road they need to realize impeding traffic can cause confrontations that they will almost always lose. We don't have many problems in the nearby city though because there are dedicated bike paths that wind all though the area. Paths that no motorized vehicles can use.

    So Dantana Skywalker did the cop talk to those cyclists?

    I always remember something funny as a kid. It isn't exactly about rude bikers but a rude walker. My parents lived in the suburbs, but I spent my summers taking care of my grandmother in the city. She lived in a very dangerous part of the city. Anyway, I saw this guy walking down the street with a giant boom box blasting on his shoulder strutting around (this was way in the past before Walkmans or iPods). He looked like one of those scary gang bangers. He walks out right in front of traffic and forces them to stop and he is taking his sweet time jaywalking. Then some dude, probably from a rival gang, shows up driving down the street going the other way. This guy with the boom box walks out in front of him. That dude slammed on the gas and screeches toward the boom box jerk. Boy did that dude run! Ha! That was decades ago and I still remember that. Every once in a while the jerk runs into a bigger jerk.
     
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  7. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, he didn't talk to them. Sadly.
     
  8. Venator77

    Venator77 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hi all! (Crap! What a corny greeting. Ah who care?)

    I just want to say hi.

    Mav Edit: Hi Venator88, welcome to fanfic on the JCF! We don't allow linking to ones stories in the social thread (or really any thread that doesn't specifically ask for them) so I've edited them out of this post.

    Please check out the FAQ to see what is and isn't allowed here in fanfic. I will say the best way to get readers is to interact with others and to read and comment on others stories.
     
  9. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Glad you found your wallet, Ish! :) I know how crappy that feels to lose!

    Bikers can be a pain, especially when they don't follow the road rules. I never really had to deal with them until I moved to MA (though I don't really drive all that often) and I find I really have to remind myself to watch out for them, especially when turning to the right.

    I'm thinking about getting a bike and seeing about riding to work, but I just don't know that I really want to ride back after walking around for a 12 hour shift.
     
  10. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    I always cycled to college, and let me tell you, the dislike goes both ways. :p I know the rules of the road; when I was in 4th class, a policeman came in and taught us how to cycle on the road, and we all had to take a test. But a lot of drivers don't seem to realise that a cyclist in traffic is just like any other participant. Meaning that if I'm on a bike and have right of way, I still have right of way, even if the other guy's driving a car... I wound up cycling on the footpath a lot because following the rules doesn't do me any good if everyone else doesn't. In a pinch, they're bigger, and I didn't fancy a trip to the hospital or morgue just because some idiot thought they could just run me over.

    That said, a lot of cyclists don't know what they're doing and shouldn't be on the road. I saw that a lot, too. It doesn't really help. I think that if you're going to be out on the road, in traffic, you should have to take a test. We have driver's licenses for almost everything else, why not bikes?
     
  11. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    we have a cyclist test at the end of primary school;)
    but with those mobile phones it's now quite challenging to be on the road and leading to more accidents
    And you have the e-bikes and their troubles.
     
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  12. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Ideas for Star Wars. Very funny!
     
  13. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is it just me, or did his face just get redder and redder with each "suggestion"?
     
  14. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Does he remind anyone else of Leonard Hofstadter? Or is it just me?
     
  15. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    After Googling an image of Leonard Hofstadter, I will have to agree with you.
     
  16. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Hi everyone. As I've recently been telling people around the boards, long time no talk. :p Seriously, I dropped off the face of the JC around September last year and left fan fic even earlier than that. I don't think I've read one story here since before we moved! So yes, it's been a while.

    I haven't written fan fic in a couple years now, but this community still feels special to me, so I thought I'd drop in with a wave and a "hi". :)
     
  17. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  18. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hi Idrelle, it has been a while! Welcome back! :D


    So I saw Star Trek Into Darkness today and I really enjoyed it. I loved the costumes, then found out when I got home that the same guy is going to be doing costumes for E7 so I'm super excited about that!
     
  19. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Did you see the new Ironman Movie? I am wondering if I should pay to see Ironman or Star Trek. It is so expensive for me and the boys to go to the movies. There is no way in the world they could imagine going to a movie without popcorn, soda and those $5 boxes of candy. I have to take out a loan to go to the movies. Okay, not really, but it is expensive.
     
  20. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    Star Trek. Definitely Star Trek.
     
  21. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Go see Star Trek. After watching it, I feel that SW is now in good hands.

    And the stray kitty came by again. I carried her around for a bit and fed her a plate of Spam. I should name her. She's a tortie. Any suggestions?
     
  22. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hey guys. I'm back from vacation and like stupidly tired. My aunt convinced us to stay an extra day so we all packed into her tiny house the last night. She has 5 small children. They are cute, but incredably annoying.

    I saw iron man when it first came out and Star Trek while I was gone. Go see Star Trek. Iron Man was good, but Star Trek was AMAZING. I don't ever go to movies twice while they are in theatres because of the price, but if I get asked to go again, I'm going.
     
  23. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm waiting for the DVD releases for both films. Kind of disappointed in myself (I could fork out the money to see them in theatres), but (1) my hometown's movie theatre really, really sucks and (2) I don't have anyone to go with, aside from my dad, and he's not interested.

    (Oh, the joys of living with my parents for the next four months! har har :p )
     
  24. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Idrelle_Miocovani: going by yourself is ok. When I was at uni there was this amazing cinema club. There was an actual cinema screen with all the proper gear and everything so it was just like going to an expensive cinema but it was cheap (£1.50 for members, £3 otherwise, membership was £12). I used to go on my own a lot.
     
  25. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I went to see Thor by myself. My boys are still irritated by that. We were all ready to go but then my sons started getting snarky with each other and then an argument ensued. I told them to knock it off or I would leave them with their father and I would go to the movie alone. I guess they didn't believe me. It was nice going to a movie and only having to pay for a theater ticket. Unlike my sons I can forgo food and drink for two hours. ;)
     
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