Det, MI Is there a active Chapter Rep for your FF?

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by echo-3, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Feb 12, 2003
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    Definitely agree with this. The group was never really all that big, maybe 10 or 12 members at most, and we all ended up hanging out with each other in different areas. The things that kept us glued to the FF - prequel movie anticipation, game nights, book signings, book discussions - either ended (prequels), got done in the 501st events instead (book signings, discussion), or we just ended up doing anyways without the need for a structured meeting (game/movie nights). Maybe it's just a failure of my own imagination, but the different things that Fan Force groups can do are all done (and with LucasFilm-approved costumes!) by the 501st Legion. There might be more room for discussions about the kiddie cartoon or the eviscerated EU in a Fan Force setting, but....well, you know my opinion on the current state of the Star Wars franchise. :p And again, those of us who made up the Fan Force ended up talking about those things when we were regularly hanging out anyway so the need for a meeting to rehash everything just wasn't there.

    And then, of course, there are the plagues of R2-Detroit ever since its inception: finding a central meeting place, and decision making. We've never been good at either. :p

    This. I did try, make some attempt, but again there's the problem of finding a regular time, finding a central place to meet, getting the word out, getting the former member's interests back up, and finding something to actually do at the meeting itself. Otherwise the meeting just turns into what they were at the end: a roll call, followed by a bunch of B.S.ing until we decide lets just chat over food or see a movie and we leave, with hardly anything "Star Wars" having been done.
  2. darkladyhannasolo Jedi Knight

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    Jun 25, 2002
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    I would love for R2 Detroit to start up again I always enjoyed hanging out with you guys. I was bummed when I had to leave the Metro Area due to Family issue. Now I'm back.


    So who is going to C5. I can't wait. Flying out on August 8...going to hitting the parks.
  3. DetroitBountyHunter Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2003
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    I agree with Mike. I haven't seen anyone from the group in years and would love the oppurtunity to see everyone but getting a meetting together to talk about Star Wars would be difficult seeing as the state of Star Wars is not much going on. I wish I had the money to go to C5 to see everyone but it's just not in the cards. Maybe once the mysterious live action show is a go forsure we will have much more to talk about. For now I say if someone forms a meeting time and place I'll try to make it aslong as nothing is going on just for the fact of seeing those wonderful faces I haven't seen in some time . . . and Mike. jk
  4. c3500BC Jedi Knight

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    There has been plenty of momentum here in recent months and the group seems to want to move forward.However,that momentum and whatever opportunities could result from it are being wasted.Mike,you need to either perform the job that you agreedto do which is to step up and lead the group in its new direction or you should resign the position so that the rest of us can elect someone who would be more willing to do so.You are either willing to be the 'leader' or you are not.
  5. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    not much going on??

    * Celebration V
    * entering the 3rd season of a weekly animated TV show
    * early details of a live action weekly TV show
    * TWO more future weekly animated TC shows
    * huge massively multiplayer online role playing game in development



  6. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Sorry to hear about your back trouble. i know how bad it sucks. as i type this i am in my bed with a heating pad and muscle relaxers :(

    but again, all I see are lot of excuses by the 'leadership'. and as c3500BC said,"you need to either perform the job that you agreed to do which is to step up and lead the group in its new direction or you should resign the position so that the rest of us can elect someone who would be more willing to do so.You are either willing to be the 'leader' or you are not."

    And it is not my place to do what you and other people have agreed to do by taking the positions you have. dont get mad at me for asking why what is supposed to be going on isn't.

    Yes there are problems, so work to solve them. don't want to? then step down.



  7. DetroitBountyHunter Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2003
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    Well as far as C5 goes I was vary excited to go when I first heard about it becuase the last one I went to was C3 but nothing got me excited to go. I kept waiting and waiting for them to update their webpage but never did. With my money issues I stopped saving and decided not to go. Other then seeing my old R2Detroit friends nothing was getting me excited. The animated shows are something to talk about but I'm not sure who even watches the show in the group, I'm pretty sure Mike doesn't. The live action show has had little or no details about it. As for the EU, I haven't read a star wars book in a very long time mostly because of going back to school.

    As for Mike stepping down I would say if he want's to then fine but the fact is the group has really had a offical metting in years so I don't really think their is a chapter rep per say, no offense Mike or Susie but I don't even know who the rep is anymore. I'd say if we can get people on this forum say hey I want to meet and I would make an effort then lets give it a shot, no harm in trying. Put up a old school poll like we use to lol.
  8. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    I don't understand this 'we will do something if we ABSOLUTELY have too' mentality here. people here should be excited about Star Wars, and actually WANT to do things, not make excuse after excuse about why you cant. and what good would a poll do?? there are like 5 people who would take it because nobody else uses the forum because the 'leadership' haven't been doing their jobs for years. the membership is gone. taking a poll of who is left is a waste of time.
  9. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    c3500BC,

    I got your message (sorry for the delay, but I didn't get see that I had a message until today).

    I tried to send you a message back, but it wouldn't let me because I don't have 20 forum posts yet.

    my regular email is rocksoldier1@yahoo.com. send me a message.


  10. DetroitBountyHunter Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2003
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    You really lack a sense of understanding because you've never been to a meeting. Plain and simple you want to have a get together to talk about Star Wars then stop posting a response to everyone else about geting it going and do it yourself. None of us have the time or effort to keep argueing with you.
  11. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Feb 12, 2003
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    Speak for yourself, I always have time for debating. :p

    But I would question, where were all of you guys years ago? From the founding of the group straight through, I'd say a bit after the Episode 3 premiere, this group was active and thriving. And we had a hell of a time getting new people to join. If I'm remembering correctly, I was the last new member and that was way back in '03/'04! And all during that time, our board was here and active. We were at book signings and DVD releases and all sorts of major Star Wars events in the area, advertising with our presence and with banners and signs and everything. Yet not once did anyone tell us there in person they'd like to join, not once did anyone come here on the boards and sign up and ask to join. We had a few one-meeting wonders and that was it. For basically all of this last decade, interest in membership was non-existant.

    All of a sudden, after a long period of semi-activity, now is when everyone comes out of the woodwork to join up? I find that a bit curious.
  12. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    damn, you got us. Its all a big conspiracy against you. We have been meeting secretly for years, waiting for the perfect time to bring you down.
  13. lavagrrrl Jedi Master

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    May 16, 2002
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    Look, I am more than happy to step down. You guys want the job, please take it.

    Ivan/C3500BC, you haven't been a part of this group in years. You left to form the Ann Arbor group, and now you're back acting like you didn't burn all the friendships you had here before you left. I don't get it, but that's your deal, I guess.

    Rocksoldier, Mike is not kidding on what happened with the meetings. We went from groups of about 10-15 to 4 regulars to 2 people showing up for the meetings. There just wasn't interest, there wasn't a place that everyone could agree on for a meeting place, and we ran out of Star Wars stuff to talk about. All the bigger event-type stuff was taken over by the 501st & Rebel Legions (costumers). People who wanted to get together with SW people ended up in the groups or showed up at events as fans or as non-costumed help.

    I'm not trying to discourage you, but you need to know what the group really is. I do hope someone can breathe new life into the group. Get a meeting place & whatever. I have all the R2-Detroit files from the Web site, so I am happy to turn that over to whomever.

    As for the live action TV show, that was announced at Celebration III in 2005. I'm not holding my breath with eager anticipation, LOL. I'm out, have fun, and good luck (you're gonna need it). :)
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