Meet - Be There Or Be A Rhombus!

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by Miso_Jace, Jul 26, 2008.

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  1. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    Carried on from the Clone Wars thread, I would like to invite fellow nerds to the next meet on the 15th of August.

    We are going to see the new Clone Wars film (the time for this has yet to be decided), and beforehand we shall be meeting in the Republic Bier Halle on Gordon Street (great deals on delicious handmade pizza, exotic beers from all over the globe, and a dingy yet cosy 'cantina' atmosphere).

    Who's with me?

    Also, would anyone like to suggest a time to meet? I got the day off work for it so I'm available all day.
  2. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    Yup, I'm up for that.

    Pizza there is best in town...

    I can also do daytimes, as the baked bean factory lets me take Fridays off.
  3. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    Do you get free beans?
  4. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    All I can eat.

    its quite tricky trying to type whilst wearing a gas mask, y'know.

    gonna have to poke some people with a virtual stick regarding this meet... there are some e-mail addresses on their profiles, I think. Next tea break.
  5. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    Cool, it's odd that there was a bit more activity on here for a while then it's gone quiet again, save for us. [face_monkey]
  6. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    I'll cast a wider net to the old contacts, see if any of them are up for it.

    I've so far resisted mailing Steve Failed and Craig Kenowlesy about the meet, due to their underagedness..... but its quite a dark pub, I reckon we could get them in as long as they didn't make too much fuss.

    Or I could pretend to be their dad/social worker.
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    The latter seems more likely :p
  8. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    wakey wakey bawbags

    its monday, the sun is shining, and I'm stuck in an office, hungover.

    entertain me
  9. I_AM_GEEK Jedi Master

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    I wont be able to make it. Wrong city an that, plus I've got people staying and festival stuff to see.
  10. halibut Chosen One

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  11. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    I've been told (usually by primary-aged kids) that I look a bit like Robbie Rotten.

    oh dear oh dear

    nevermind Geek. Enjoy the stilt-walking lesbian jugglers.
  12. halibut Chosen One

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    My son is named after Robbie Rotten :D
  13. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    Kids can be so cruel....:(
  14. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    So, what time shall we convene and where?
  15. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    they've not posted the screen times for next Friday's opening day yet....

    but if we assume an 8 o'clockish show, Bierkeller in Gordon Street for 6?
  16. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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  17. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    the publicity machine for Clone Wars has fair sprung to life in the last few days...

  18. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Unfortunately I won't be able to make this on Friday due to a prior engagement that I was hoping would be changed but hasn't. I will be seeing it on Saturday morning though!
  19. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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  20. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    oh dearie me...

    first review at Aintitcoolnews pretty much stands back with wrinkled nose then pulls the flush
    ********************************************************

    "Hola all. Massawyrm here.

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, life was good and a movie named Star Wars rocked our god damned faces off. But those days are gone, in their place an endless stream of merchandising not meant for the average consumer, but the hyper specialized fan who still to this day must own everything and anything properly branded with the Star Wars logo. The inmates run the asylum now as Lucas long ago stopped listening to his soul as an artist - his heart as a storyteller, and has since begun listening to the slavering fanboys who cry themselves to sleep at night with their Darth Vader backpacks clutched close to their chests lest they separate it from their beating hearts. HeÂ’s long since stopped working with the geniuses of old, replacing them with young, idealistic artists who revere him as some sort of living Man-God and long to carry on his legacy rather than forging their own. He's forgotten that the most important duty you have to your fanbase is not to give them what they want - but instead to give them what they REALLY want.

    Do the fanboys REALLY want a bunch of scenes of characters whose destinies we already know fly through a series of dogfights so their pretty ships can go PEWPEWPEW against lifeless moronic droids so incompetent you question the tenacity of anyone that would put them into service let alone fight a war with an army of them? Do the fanboys REALLY want to spend the next 20 years of their lives arguing that the movies they love don't, in fact, suck the hair off of a nutless monkey? Do the fanboys REALLY want an animated television series not written for 30-year-old men, but easily amused 8 year olds on Saturday morning between bites of soggy Corn Puffs? Because thatÂ’s what they're fudging getting with The Clone Wars.

    This. Is. poop-y.

    Everything that was wrong with the prequels is wrong again here. There's not much reason to dredge out all those complaints again. The Prequels aren't actually Star Wars movies. They're Fanfic. Bad fanfic that tries to include every element you love about Star Wars without actually using those elements the way they were intended. And while some might argue that it can't be fanfic if the original creator is involved, I would counter that the creator in question died a long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away. As an artist Lucas is entirely bankrupt, no longer able to conjure a single, tangible, original idea. And unlike other artists in his situation, he isn't able to properly recycle the ones he had to begin with either.

    No, Star Wars is an ailing, dying beached whale of a property, too large to ignore but left too long in the sun to save. And the stench is unimaginable. So leave it to television writers to sit down and come up with a classic solution to lagging ratings. Their genius booster shot in the arm of suckdom? A plucky tween girl sidekick who keeps getting herself into trouble while being delightfully precocious and calling Anakin'Darth fudging Vader himself, Skyguy. Again. And again. And again. Every time this 14-year-old little monster opens her mouth to say something 'witty' my jaw went slack and my eyes rolled into the back of my skull. She's unbearable, absolutely excruciating to watch, and yet she finds herself in almost every scene of the film. She's around so much I half expected her to pop up in scenes with the emperor or the Hutts, just stumbling into frame while saying something 'cute' like 'Oops, wrong door,' or 'This isn't the shuttle bay.'

    Seriously, the only way she could be any more annoying is if she added the word MEESA to the beginning of every sentence and BOMBAD to the end of it. You beginning to feel me? I get that they might be working towards a Luke Skywalker type transformation, but that doesn't replace the fact that A) her very presence makes me wan
  21. Miso_Jace Jedi Knight

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    Oh dear.

    Empire didn't give it a particularly favourable review either, apparently it's geared towards the youngins (seeing as they don't have the nostalgia to use as a metre-stick).

    I'm concerned now, are we willing to be charged £7 to be disappointed? Or should we just stick to what we know we'll enjoy - booze & food?
  22. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    but we canny sit drinking and IGNORE a new Star Wars film having its first nite just up the road? can we?

    have we GROWN UP?
  23. halibut Chosen One

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    No :p
  24. Lizardmonkey Force Ghost

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    Myself and der missus will try and make it - save two seats for us, if poss!
  25. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    good lad.

    its a quality pub.

    we will need the premium beer to prepare ourselves for the cartoon...
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