JCC JediWarrior And Connemara Missing In Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Community' started by Fire_Ice_Death, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I bracketed his posts with likes, just to prove a point. Felt spiteful.

    Felt good.
  2. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Since the thread has gone full dumbass...

    Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961. Stetch Armstrong, introduced by the Kenner toy company in 1976. The former preceded the latter by a good 15 years. I know you have a hard time keeping up with pop-culture JW, but jeez, you could've googled/wiki'd stuff up first...:-B
  3. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    the AI has been broken of late...
  4. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    My Stretch Armstrong toy was amazing fun until he developed a small rupture in his epidermis and started secreting the sticky yellow syrup that was his lifeblood.

    Mom threw him out when it got on the couch and had to spend all afternoon getting it off.

    This digression has brought forth harrowing memories of my childhood.
  5. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Okay, seeing as this has gone full special, I'm locking this thread until we have new info about JW and Conne.
  6. tom Chosen One

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    some newish info here. this is from november.

    so someone has seen her at least. no word on jediwarrior in this article but it's focused on americans. and no word on her baby either. but apparently they might still be alive?
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Being held?

    You know the sad thing is, I kind of feel like this is a darker turn, if so. Being held in captivity has got to be pretty awful.
  8. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    The article mentions they were being treated great. It's a hopeful thing IMO.
  9. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    he does say that he was treated pretty well, perhaps she is being treated well also. But given that part of the world I would not be optimistic.
  10. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I seem to remember reading that in some article (maybe the same), just mentioning her and not providing any detail. Didn't she need kidney meds or something? Obviously the Taliban would be able to provide a degree of pre/neonatal care, but I find it hard to believe they could come up with specific medications easily. Unless they're really common or going without them isn't necessarily fatal, I guess.
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Ah, this is why I should actually read things. In that case, yeah, that's a good thing.
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  12. tom Chosen One

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    a bit more. this is a transcript from an episode of anderson cooper that aired jan. 15th of this year. the same guy david rohde is interviewed.

  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    send in @beezel and @J-Rod to rambo her out of there, with @Mr44 providing "tactical" support, imho
  14. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    In a way, it is something of a relief to hear that she may still be alive and kicking, OTOH, being held captive by the Taliban isn't what I wanted to hear.

    I was going through my old photos from C3 and found one of her. Does anybody here have some contact info so that I can send a copy to her folks?
  15. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I'd feel awful if she was alive and made it out to come back and read this. I'd feel very ashamed of the things I've said.
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  16. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Perhaps you should have thought about that beforehand.
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  17. harpua Chosen One

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    I think he's saying he feels remorse for things he said. I don't think you need to rub his nose in it.

    I get what he's saying. I mean, one way to deal with a topic that makes a person uncomfortable is using absurd humor. What he's saying is, if she's actually alive, he's going to feel terrible if she reads this thread where several people were using that particular coping mechanism. The situation is so insane and unusual that a coping mechanism was necessary for several people (myself included).
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  18. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Don't be a mean poopyhead.
  19. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    I'm well aware of that, but there is a difference between absurd humor and some of the things which were said about her in this thread. As strained as things have been between you and I in the past, I wouldn't dream of saying some of the things about you that have been said about Conn, it would be disrespectful regardless of the situation and how well you may or may not know the people involved.
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  20. harpua Chosen One

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    So, it's your duty to make people who feel bad feel even worse?
  21. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    That was well said. Here's hoping she makes it home ok and gets the opportunity to read this thread and know that whatever anyone may have felt about her at least there were SOME warm thoughts and hope being sent out through the ether of 1's and 0's. Personally I hope that clown GenOochy she used to pal around with ended up enslaved in a Thai sex dungeon.
  22. dp4m Chosen One

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    This thread is why we can't have nice things.
  23. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    what nice things though? casual trips to afghanistan? then yeah i agree that this thread ruined that for us :(
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  24. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    No moreso than anyone else here.
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  25. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I've not read this thread or even followed the situation extensively, so I'm not going to make any accusations. I do want to make a general statement on the last few posts, though. I think that genuine remorse is a good thing, and no one need rub it in. But I think that part of that remorse is also being honest about what one actually did. Some people in this thread probably did just restrict themselves to gallows humor and other "unusual" coping mechanisms. That's one thing. But it's also the case, just from glancing through the thread, that some people said things that were genuinely mean that don't seem like they were attempts at coping at all. They were just people taking an opportunity to make a joke at someone else's expense.

    I don't know what anyone did and I don't care to find out. But I hope that everyone can come to terms with whatever it was that they in particular were a part of.