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FF:VIC The "Getting to know you" thread.

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by lordvaderFF, Jun 10, 2002.

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  1. lordvaderFF Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2000
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    OK...I've been away for a while and some newbies have appeared and some oldies have dropped off, so I thought we should have a little "Getting to know you" seesion....

    So I'll start...

    Name: Chris Brennan

    Age: 35 (stop laughing)

    Occupation: Database & Systems Administrator for Guides Victoria. (I said stop laughing)

    Suburb: Doreen (OK..now you can laugh)

    Fave SW Movie: Ep2 is fast moving up the chain, but Empire is still No1.

    Fave non-SW movie: Robocop

    What got you into SW?: A friend at High school told me about this great movie he'd heard about that had real robots in it, then he suggested we both go to the premier...the rest is history.

    Fave Character(s): Darth Vader & R2-D2.

    Fave SW Book(s): Any of the Zahn Books.
    Stackpole is my Fav' author as far as being a really great guy and being fun to talk to, but Timothy Zahn wins in the writting stakes.

    Fave SW Moment (s): Touring Skywalker Ranch in 1998, being at the Queensland premier of Star Wars Special Edition.
  2. thx1138-the-jedi Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 2001
    star 1
    Are you THE Chris Brennen of Laugh radio's smoke me a kipper? if so i loved your show and i am still upset it has gone *Starts to cry, then stops quickly* if not, im sorry for mistaking you... AGHHHHHHH!!! SHINY CHICKENS!!!
  3. Darth_Reign Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 7, 2001
    star 4
    Name: Andrew Wise

    Age: 18 and loving it.

    Occupation: Besides being a year 12 student I work at McDonalds <Hangs head in shame>

    Suburb: Toorak. (Take it from me. I'm not rich)

    Fave SW Movie: Empire.

    Fave non-SW movie: Kevin Smith's Clerks.

    What got you into SW?: When I was sick in the 1st grade, my Mom brought me home ANH on Video cassete and a happy meal. From that moment, I've been addicted to McDonalds, er I mean Star Wars.

    Fave Character(s): Darth Vader, Palpatine.

    Fave SW Book(s): I really only like the EU that comes before ROTJ, although I did enjoy the Thrawn and Jedi Academy books. My favourites are Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (Very neat idea for a book) and secondly Shadows of the Empire (I love Steve Perry's portrayal of Vader in this book. It's a shame he doesn't write Star Wars anymor)e.

    Fave SW Moment: Buying my first Star Wars figure (Luke Skywalker, in 1995. Also going on the Star Tours ride at Disneyland.
  4. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
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    Name: Nathan Cahill

    Age: 17

    Occupation: Student at Melbourne High, also full-time slacker

    Suburb: Cheltenham

    Fave SW Movie: I have to go with AOTC...that'll probably change, but for now it stays.

    Fave non-SW movie: The Matrix...hell yeah

    What got you into SW?: Getting X-Wing as a birthday present...I was completely hooked after playing the first few missions and I haven't stopped.

    Fave Character(s): Han Solo and Nute Gunray...he's just plain funny in AOTC ;)

    Fave SW Book(s): The X-Wing series is still my fav, but I haven't read nearly enough to make a serious judgement.

    Fave SW Moment (s): Opening day of AOTC...sad, huh?
  5. laifir Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Apr 9, 2002
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    Name : Rose Ferguson

    Age : 14

    Occupation : Student

    Town : Bendigo

    Fave SW movie : ROTJ forever!

    Fave non-SW movie : Lord of the Rings (Legolas is so pretty)

    What got you into SW : A similar story to Andrew : when I was sick from school I saw a video on the shelf called Star Wars and wondered just what it was about . . .

    Fave character : Luke, he's mastered the art of being cute and dramatic at the same time.

    Fave book : Star by Star at the moment, though that may change

    Fave moment : when I got to go to the midnight screening the other week.
  6. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    Name: Michael Potts

    Age: 25

    Occupation: Demand & Flow Coordinator (Logistics and Supply Chain) - Kmart Head Office.

    Suburb: Bewrick.

    Fave SW Movie: Episode II.

    Fave non-SW movie: Too many across too many genres.

    What got you into SW?: Been into Star Wars for as long as I remember.

    Fave Character(s): Luke Skywalker.

    Fave SW Book(s): Like them all!

    Fave SW Moment (s): Interviewing and meeting authors, becoming a part of the online SW community and meeting great friends.
  7. _Holocron_ Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2002
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    Name: Michael

    Age: 25

    Occupation: Policy/GIS analyst/blah blah blah with the government. That's right - I work for the Empire.

    Suburb: Malvern.

    Fave SW movie(s): Empire/ANH

    Fave non-SW movie(s): Se7en, Fight Club, The Game (anything by David Fincher) and too many others to mention.

    What got you into SW? My dad (bless his soul) he made me watch ANH and bought me Vader and C3PO for my birthday a long long time ago. Has since regretted his decision many times and has tried to have me disowned.

    Fave Characters: Vader, Amidala.
    Fave SW Books: Any by Timothy Zahn.

    Fave SW moments: Every time I watch any of the movies.

  8. the_jedi_princess Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2002
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    Name: Forgive me for not saying

    Age: 17 and a half

    Occupation: Year 12 student

    City: Ballarat

    Fave SW Movie: AOTC, followed closely by ESB

    Fave non-SW movie: Spaceballs

    What got you into SW?: A friend talked me into going to ESB special edition. Then, when I heard about TPM, I began reading the books. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Fave Character(s): Kyp Durron. Corran Horn.

    Fave SW Book(s): All the Zahn and Anderson books, but my fave would have to be 'I, Jedi'.

    Fave SW Moment(s): They're all great!!!
  9. darth_brutus Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 4
    Name: David Hyne
    Age: 16 and a half
    Occupation: Student at Glen Waverley Secondary, also part time slave at Safeway

    Suburb: Glen Waverley

    Fave SW Movie: AOTC at the moment, though I might go back to Empire after a while.

    Fave non-SW movie: The Matrix (the first that springs to mind)

    What got you into SW?: Went on a school trip in yr6 to the US (same time as special edition was released) , the guy I stayed with loved Star Wars, and very soon I did too.

    Fave Character(s): Palpatine, aspiring to be him turned me into a part time meglomaniac [face_devil] (I also like Vader/Anakin, and Obi-Wan in AOTC)

    Fave SW Book(s): At the moment Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, its the last one that I have read.

    Fave SW Moment(s): Opening day of TPM at Fan Force screening, and getting the Special Edition on video :D
  10. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2001
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    Name: Kane "Excited and ready to Dump!" Wishart.
    Age: 17 and annoyed at the relative 'adulthood' of his peers.

    Occupation: Student, Idealist, Anarchist and Customer Service Management of KFC, Frankston South. (My jobs tend to meld.. ;))

    Suburb: Frankston, a.k.a. 'Eliza Heights'!

    Fave SW Movie: oohh..ROTJ followed closely by AOTC. (love the ROTJ space battle though..)

    Fave non-SW movie: The City of Lost Children.

    What got you into SW?: I had a fascination for the movies, when at age 7 my aunt bought me 'Heir to the Empire' by Tim Zahn...'tis now an unhealthy obsession.

    Fave Character(s): Palpatine (By far) and then Thrawn.

    Fave SW Book(s): All of TTT, and probably Star by Star by Troy Denning. (BFC was also top stuff!)

    Fave SW Moment: Anakin Solo's final, tear-wrenching stand against the forces of evil....(cries) and in RL (ahem) probably when Jet-Eye and I founded the Mandalore Dump...in the Lit Forum, much to the disgust of the oldbies floating around in there!

    Oh, and to LVFF, I too was a committed fan to Laugh Radio, sad it couldn't continue to flourish as it should of.

    Cheers to all,

  11. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    Was I one of those oldbies?! :)
  12. lordvaderFF Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2000
    star 4
    Yes I am THAT Chris Brennan of Laugh Radio and I too was as Mad as Hell when we didn't get a licence.

    The three available licences went to

    Christians, Gays, and Aboriginal Radio.

    Sheesh talk about playing up to the equal rights people.
  13. thx1138-the-jedi Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 2001
    star 1
    Damn them, DAWN THEM ALL TO HELL!!! except the chirstians, but they dont need a radio station and why do gays now need a station. Laugh radio was one of a kind. It was the only thing (except STAR WARS ) that could get me up early in the morning. how i miss you my beloved laugh radio!!!
    Sorry im just going a little crazy...

    Name: Cerasi Astri Jade (not my real name but i still like it)

    Age: approx.14-17

    Occupation:Student, Ruler of freaks united (www.geocities.com/neonbunnys)and most of all Jedi master to pnorkle

    Suburb: somewere

    Fave SW Movie: Attack of the clones, followed by Return of the jedi

    Fave non-SW movie: Harvey (its really old, but i still love it)

    What got you into SW?: i saw it and fell in love. I love star wars!!!

    Fave Character(s): Obi-wan kenobi, Cerasi, Mara Jade, Qui-Gon and Yoda

    Fave SW Book(s): Jedi apprentice, all of them (the covers are so shiny!!!)

    Fave SW Moment: How can i choose, i love them all!!! Probely when cerasi died and obi-wan left the jedi (oh so sad!)
  14. Dags Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2000
    star 3
    Just to show that not all of the oldies have done a runner :)

    Name: Dags

    Age: 35

    Occupation: Technical Specialist at Toyota

    Suburb: Lysterfield

    Fave SW Movie: Always be ANH.

    Fave non-SW movie: Too many to mention (got 'em listed on my web site though)

    What got you into SW?: Kids at Primary School talking about the film. I got my mother to take me shortly after

    Fave Character(s): Darth Vader & anyone associated with the Imperial Empire

    Fave SW Book(s): Stopped reading them a long time ago so I don't remember them very well.

    Fave SW Moment (s): Going to Skywalker Ranch in 1993; Attending the special Jedi preview screening in August 14 1983 (two months before the film was released); Meeting David Prowse in 1986; Star Walking conventions

  15. Scott_M Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2000
    star 4
    Name: Scott Middlebrook (my what an imaginative handle I have)

    Age: 29

    Occupation: Finance & Admin officer (and you thought Chris' job was laughable...)

    Suburb: Yarraville

    Fave SW movie: ANH

    Fave non-SW movie: [link=http://www.avp2.net/time]Alien[/link]

    What got me into SW: Dad took me and my brother to Frankston Twin in 1977 to see it.

    Fave characters: Artoo and Chewie

    Fave SW book(s): Anything by Zahn, Stackpole (I love this guy), or Crispin.

    Fave SW moment(s):
    Film - Battle of Hoth.

    Non-film - Slipping Stackpole a copy of Battle of the Bedroom at Force 3.

    Asking Zahn at Force 3 if Mara having a go at Luke about Jedi training techniques in SOTP, was really Zahn having a go at Kevin Anderson - and having a LONG pause before his carefully worded diplomatic answer.
  16. Leela Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2001
    star 4
    Scott! I loved your film "Battle of the Bedroom"! Saw it at Force3 and just about laughed myself sick :D

    Name: Leela

    Age: Older than lordvaderFF :(

    Occupation: Mum. And now full time Illustration student.

    Suburb: Greensborough.

    Fave SW Movie: ESB :D

    Fave non SW: Urrr... difficult choice. Raiders of the Lost Ark would have to be high on the list. Toy Story2 was pretty wonderful too.

    What got you into SW?: I was a fan before the first film even opened here. Had read the novel etc. etc. *sigh* such fond memories of 1977. Who remembers Meco? :p

    Fave Characters: Han and Leia.

    Fave SW books: The Daley Han Solo trilogy. The rest of the EU has been a big disappointment yet, like the pathetic fangirl I am, I keep reading. [face_blush] Fanfiction on the other hand... Now that's where the really good (see in character!)stories are!

    Fave SW moment: Logging On for the first time in Nov. '99 and discovering I was not alone! Suddenly finding an audience for my fics and pics. [face_mischief]

  17. zam_wesell13 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Apr 19, 2002
    star 2
    wow!! i'm young here!! :)

    Name:Anna Chen

    Age: 13

    Occupation: don't have one...yet
    Suburb: Doncaster

    Fave SW Movie:has to go to EP3!! no... 2

    Fave non-SW movie:i have a lot...

    What got you into SW?: Brothers, all three of them.

    Fave Character(s):
    Fave SW Book(s): haven't really read much, but i still have a long time to catch up.

    Fave SW Moment: i don't really know
  18. Jedi_jem Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
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    Age: 14

    Occupation: none yet...

    Suburb: Sunbury

    Fave SW Movie:AOTC

    Fave non-SW movie:To many to choose from....probally Lord of the Rings

    What got you into SW?: Went to see the special editions with my dad, loved it since.

    Fave Character(s): Anakin/Darth Vader and the Fetts

    Fave SW Book(s): All of them are great :)

    Fave SW Moment: AOTC opening, and seeing TESB for the first time.
  19. Jedi_Riley Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2002
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    Name: Andrew

    Age: 15

    Occupation: Im applying...

    Suburb: Rowville

    Fave SW Movie: ROTJ

    Fave non-SW movie: Lord Of The Rings, Matrix

    What got you into SW?: When the original Star Wars films came on a TV marathon when i was 8, my dad goes "This might be good" so i got hooked 5 mins into the first...

    Fave Character(s): Ewoks, Boba Fett(Older), Luke

    Fave SW Book(s): Star By Star at the moment...

    Fave SW Moment: Seeing the films for the first time
  20. Jedi_Master_Damir Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 19, 2002
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    Name: Damir

    Age: 15

    Occupation: Student...

    Suburb: North Melbourne

    Fave SW Movie: AOTC

    Fave non-SW movie: Lord Of The Rings, Moulin Rouge [face_blush]

    What got you into SW?: My friends...

    Fave Character(s): Anakin/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan

    Fave SW Book(s): too much to choose from...

    Fave SW Moment: AOTC midnight viewing :D
  21. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2001
    star 5
    Name: Daniel Robertson

    Age: 16 (In 5 days from this post)

    Occupation: Student/Australian Air Force Cadets

    Suburb: Chelsea

    Fave SW Movie: Return of the Jedi (But I like them all)

    Fave non-SW movie: Babylon 5: In the Beginning

    What got you into SW?: Watching Return of the Jedi at my Aunt's place... That was about 6 years ago.

    Fave Character(s): Palpatine (PT), Lando Calrissian (OT), Garik 'Face' Loran (EU)

    Fave SW Book(s): I like them all.

    Fave SW Moment(s): Finding I am not the only SW fan in Victoria ;) :p
  22. Jet-Eye Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2001
    star 4
    What the? Didn't we have one of these before or was I imagining it?


    Name: James Cole

    Age: 18 and not realising it

    Occupation: Student

    Suburb: Mt Eliza

    Fave SW Movie: Empire (Yoda's a classic!)

    Fave non-SW movie: all the Star Trek movies...just joking, it varies...FOTR

    What got you into SW?: Dad showed me a bit of Empire, specifically Cloud City...i was stunned and then it went on from there

    Fave Character(s): Vader, Han Solo (he cracks me up)

    Fave SW Book(s): I really enjoyed Rebel Stand, Star by Star probably one of the fav's

    Fave SW Moment (s): In Empire when Vader declares "I am your father." Love it. Discovering TFN.
  23. DaJames Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 2000
    star 4
    Ye Gods ! So many Vics ! :)

    Name : James O'Brien

    Age : 17 physically, many would say 9 mentally

    Occupation : Let's just say 'in between jobs' shall we ;)

    Suburb : Camberwell

    Fave SW Movie : Empire Strikes Back

    Fave non-SW Movie : so many, guess all-time fav would have to be Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    What got me into SW : was flipping channels back in '95 and found a RotJ repeat just starting.

    Fave Character : Ton Phanan :( [face-cry]

    Fave SW book : dead tie - I,Jedi and Star by Star

    Fave SW moment : walking into Collins, completely unaware of EU, and finding a an entire book section full of Star Wars books. I wanted them all ! (And 3 weeks ago i finally fulfilled that, having taken my sweet time for 7 years)
  24. Rogue_Product Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 2002
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    Name: Lachie

    Age: 17

    Occupation: Full time student/unemployed bludging off parents

    Suburb: Mt ELiza

    Fave SW Movie: Empire

    Fave non-SW movie: Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

    What got you into SW?: Not a nutty fan but my dad i guess... and PoT

    Fave Character(s): Jabba the Hutt

    Fave SW Book(s): They have books???? I don't get out much....

    Fave SW Moment: Anything with Jabba
  25. Nyder Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 27, 2002
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    Name: David

    Age: 20

    Occupation: uni student/unemployed dole bludger :D

    Suburb: in Queensland somewhere :)

    Fave SW Movie: Empire

    Fave non-SW movie: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (no, seriously, this movie rocks!)

    What got you into SW?: I saw it on the telly lol

    Fave Character(s): the sith, the imperial admirals and padme's handmaidens [face_love]

    Fave SW Book(s): The Bounty Hunter Wars, Shadows of the Empire and Tales of the Bounty Hunters (cause they're the only ones I've read...)

    Fave SW Moment: When Darth Maul blocks Qui Gons saber by flipping it behind his back

    Now excuse me I have to go back to the Smart State :p
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