Spok, WA Dropping by to say "hi"

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by TK9993, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. TK9993 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Just stopping by. I'm the creepy old man in the Sandtrooper armor down at Merlyns last Halloween.

    Name: Chris
    Age: **sigh** 38
    Location: Newman Lake
    SW Related Interests: Pretty much everything
    Non-SW Related Interests: Comic books, films,
    How did you get started on SW: Well sit down youngin's and I'll spin you a tale about something called a Drive-Inn. I went to SW when I was 7 in a beat up Caddy with 4 other screaming kids. As soon as it started, we never made a peep until it was over.
    After that, we walked to a nearby theatre every week to watch it.
    I thought it was very cool to take MY kid to see it like my parents took me. And yes, my boy is very into SW. He even wants people to call him by his self-made nickname, TROOPER.
    I've been costuming for a little over a year. 6 months as a stormtrooper and 6 months as a Sandtrooper. I will admit more than part of the reason I got the armor was to see the look on my boys face when I knocked on the door, fully dressed.
    I made a stopmotion film about my "character" so he could watch it.
    Go ahead and give it a watch. People seem to like it. I will definately try harder on the next one.
    STAR WARS - TD9993

    Anyway, "I'll be back."
  2. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
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    Fun stuff! I bet he loved seeing you in full armor. I know I'd flip if my dad did that!

    Watched and loved the video! Thanks for sharing it!
  3. ewok_jedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2005
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    Hello good to see another face around, I am sure I will adventually run into you at some meeting I can make up there :p

    Stormies Rule!
  4. The_Cheeser Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2005
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    Great to meet you Chris! I wanted to go to merlyns, but my family didn't get home from the candy party until 9:30!

    I hope to meet you in person sometime!
  5. The_Cheeser Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2005
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    You named your kid Austin Martin.:rolleyes:
    That rocks!
  6. InvaderSil Jedi Knight

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    Jan 11, 2006
    Wow, that video was pretty good! Someone posted it over on Fark.com, believe it or not. I liked your droid sidekick. lol

    Well, keep em coming! :)

  7. Raph1613 Force Ghost

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    Jan 15, 2004
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    Hi Chris!

    I'm Alfredo. I'm was the Sith-variation at Merlin's on Halloween.

    Any chance that you'll become a regular around here? It'd be great to have a Sandtrooper in the group. Stormies rock!!! I'd have opted to be one myself, but I'm just too damned short...

    Apparently we're having a costuming meeting this Saturday. They're always great to attend, if only for the social aspect of it all. We've got a pretty good group like that.
  8. TuleenDonai Jedi Knight

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    Mar 23, 2005
    "Youngin! Who you callin' "youngin" Youngin?

    I saw Star Wars at the Tri-State Mall (Penn, Delaware, New Jersey) and I was in 8th grade! (13 yrs old.) That was only days after I picked up the Paperback and tore through it on a Saturday. (It was the first book I ever read non-stop and in a day!) My folks fell off their chairs!

    I have 3 boys (3, 4, and 6) and I gave them my VHS SW tapes (My DVD's are sacred [SACRED!!]) They watch 'em ALL the time! I'm limiting them to 1,4,5,6 'cause (IMHO) I believe the last 2 are a bit to "adult" for them. My 4 yr old got a Darth Vader costume from his Aunt just before Holloween. Of course, I had to get him the DV gloves and Light Saber to go along. He's having GREAT fun! My mom is making the 3 of them Luke Skywalker costumes for Christmas (ya, go figure - my mom doesn't understand SW.)

    KIDS ARE GREAT! (As soon as my Triplets are old enough (thier 14 months,) I'm sure they'll be die hard fans as well!


    (Doing my part to increase SW fandom - HOW ABOUT YOU???)

  9. TK9993 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 8, 2006
    What's your Fark name?

    And ya, I'll try to come to some meetings. I live out at the State line and work nights, so it's hard for me to get most times, but I'll definitely try.
  10. Eledaia Jedi Knight

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    May 28, 2004
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    Sorry I missed this message, Jarus and I live in Cd'A, so we would be able to pick you up for day time meetings!
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