The Hothlanta Rebels Official Gab Thread

Discussion in 'Atlanta, GA' started by Minacia_Brightstar, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    By the way, Mandy:

    Since you've never finished a basement, does that mean that you have a whole bunch of unfinished basements in a closet or a hope chest or something? Just curious...

    Going off now to watch my *brand new* 2-disc DVD of "The Adventures of Robin Hood", starring the absurdly dashing Errol Flynn and the unspeakably beautiful Olivia DeHaviland....
  2. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    Yes, I keep a few unfinished basements in my closet. :p

    I have always loved "The Adventures of Robin Hood." I may have to go pick up that DVD. :)
  3. WedgeAntilles1 Jedi Master

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    Hey! Have any of you ever Seen a Coleman Trebor or Wat Tambor action figure? I would appreciate it if you would let me know!
  4. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Hmmmm. I know that there IS a Coleman Trebor action figure, but I couldn't tell you where to find him. And isn't Watt Tambor in the War Room three-pack?
  5. WedgeAntilles1 Jedi Master

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    No, He's a seperate figure. I have seen the War Room thre-pack but $21.99 is a bit expensive for three figs and only half of the table. 8-}
  6. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah, for $21.99 you should at least get three figures and a WHOLE table. ;) :p
  7. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Maybe they should release a version with the full table, Dooku, Poggle and the rest of the gang, and a pitcher of Guiness and a basket of calamari. And that smokin' waitress fron Dex's Diner. That would be cool...

    Maybe San Hill passed out on the floor...

    Wat Tambor with a dartboard...

    Marketing, see? That's where I need to be. Among other places.
  8. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    It's probably a good thing that none of us have any sort of power at a toy company. :p
  9. RosieWook Jedi Knight

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    I actually found myself having a serious conversation with some of the ladies in our club about the importance of the toy companies thinking outside the box, as it were.

    For example, if Hasbro would make the hands of their 12" dolls shaped just a little differently, you can change them into Ken's clothes without having to rip out seams.

    Yeah. If only they would listen to us! 8-}
  10. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Paula, that's a GREAT idea! With the Han Solo doll and the full range of Ken's wardrobe, you could have a field day! You could dress Han Solo up to star in "Witness", or "Working Girl", or break out the tux and he's ready for "Sabrina".... or you could dress him up as Jack Ryan...

    *sigh* I have this eye patch that I have to wear for, like, another whole month or so... I was trying to work it into a costume -- maybe I'll be Nick Fury for Halloween. Or Rooster Cogburn. Any ideas?
  11. RosieWook Jedi Knight

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    First off...Ken's clothes and Max Steele's clothes and accessories all work. I have several lovely beach outfits that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were wearing for a while. They're now in sweaters. Still a little warm for the weather, but they're Jedi. They can cope.

    Sucks to hear you're in an eye patch. What did you do?

    As for characters? Pirates are SO in, this year. You should just go with the flow, since you have a perfect reason.
  12. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    It's a holdover from my accident. My face struck the steering wheel and cut my eyelid open and bruised my cornea. Made my vison blurry for a good long while, I was kinda scared that I'd be blind in one eye, but it's clearing up and in another month or so I should be 5 by 5.

    I wouldn't mind the eyepatch if I had some sort of wicked scar to go with it, but I don't... I only would up with one little old scar, period, from the accident, and it's in a pretty dorky place. (Not there, you pervert --- My nostril!!!) I also have to walk with a cane for a while. I'm trying to find one with a snake head on Ebay to go with my Slytherin scarf and tie.

    I thought about a pirate.... but that's so... Oh, I don't know what. If I had the wicked scar, I'd be Ernst Stavro Blofeld, but no such luck.
  13. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    Is the cane a temporary measure?

    I hope you get back to your old self soon. :)
  14. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    It is temporary, but that's not what's important here. What's important is, I just saw "KIll Bill" and loved it!

    Except....

    Quentin is getting too cute for his own good, what with his endless film references and 'sly' director's signatures...

    If he gets any cuter, we'll just have to put a bonnet on him...
  15. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    LOL! [face_laugh]

    I'll have to go see "Kill Bill" now. :)
  16. Malz4JESUS Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey Rebels! :D

    Are any of y'all going to Collector Con? ?[face_plain]

    And how are y'all coping with withdrawl from D*C? :p


    God bless!

    -Malz
  17. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    We're still going through D*C withdrawal. ;)

    I know that several Hothlanta Rebels plan to attend CollectorCon, but we don't really have an organized plan on when and where to meet as we're all going at different times.

    Are you going to be there all day?
  18. RosieWook Jedi Knight

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    Actually, many of us plan to get there around 10-ish. We'll do an initial scan of the place, then head over for the meeting. After the meeting, we intend to head back until it closes and then head out for some grub.

    We were supposed to be given a table, at one point, but I don't think that's happening.

    The 501st will be costuming, so it won't be hard to find us!
  19. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Well.....

    In a gargantuan stroke of luck, I cleaned up at Wal*Mart earlier this week.

    Lego Jedi Starfighter: $12
    Lego Bounty Hunter Pursuit: $20
    Lego Slave 1: $35

    Finding "The Indiana Jones Trilogy" DVD collection on the shelves a week early: Priceless (but $42.32, just for the record)
  20. RosieWook Jedi Knight

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    Ooo...you already got Indy? I'm a bit jealous, here.

    Actually, I'm looking forward to the torment. Tuesday is also the day they're releasing Battlestar Galactica. Which to watch?!

    And my godson is going to be ticked to find out Wal-Mart is putting the Lego's on sale. He had to work many extra chores to earn funds to purchase those at full price.
  21. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Anybody into Lord of the Rings too down there? Going to the ROTK premiere? Also they are having a performance of the Lord of the Rings symphony at Callenwold in March 04.

    Here's the link... :)
  22. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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  23. WedgeAntilles1 Jedi Master

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    A few weeks ago I got my Lego Slave I with carrying case for $15!

    That was my good luck for the day! 8-}

  24. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Ohhhhh.... Battlestar Galatica.... should I buy it? "As you command, Imperious Leader!"

    Okay... who wins in a barfight... Starbuck or Han Solo? I lean towards Solo, because he would, you know, just shoot him.
  25. Technoviper Jedi Knight

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    Ooops... forgot... We have been lucky to discover several previously lost diaries of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. These diaries reveal a young Sartre obsessed not with the void, but with food. Apparently Sartre, before discovering philosophy, had hoped to write "a cookbook that will put to rest all notions of flavor forever.'' The diaries are excerpted here for your perusal.

    October 3

    Spoke with Camus today about my cookbook. Though he has never actually eaten, he gave me much encouragement. I rushed home immediately to begin work. How excited I am! I have begun my formula for a Denver omelet.

    October 4

    Still working on the omelet. There have been stumbling blocks. I keep creating omelets one after another, like soldiers marching into the sea, but each one seems empty, hollow, like stone. I want to create an omelet that expresses the meaninglessness of existence, and instead they taste like cheese. I look at them on the plate, but they do not look back. Tried eating them with the lights off. It did not help. Malraux suggested paprika.

    October 6

    I have realized that the traditional omelet form (eggs and cheese) is bourgeois. Today I tried making one out of a cigarette, some coffee, and four tiny stones. I fed it to Malraux, who puked. I am encouraged, but my journey is still long.

    October 7

    Today I agian modified my omelet recipe. While my previous attempts had expressed my own bitterness, they communicated only illness to the eater. In an attempt to reach the bourgeoisie, I taped two fried eggs over my eyes and walked the streets of Paris for an hour. I ran into Camus at the Select. He called me a "pathetic dork" and told me to "go home and wash my face." Angered, I poured a bowl of bouillabaisse into his lap. He became enraged, and, seizing a straw wrapped in paper, tore off one end of the wrapper and blew through the straw. propelleing the wrapper into my eye. "Ow! You jerk!" I cried. I leaped up, cursing and holding my eye, and fled.

    October 10

    I find myself trying ever more radical interpretations of traditional dishes, in an effort to somehow express the void I feel so acutely. Today I tried this recipe:

    Tuna Casserole
    Ingredients: 1 large casserole dish
    Place the casserole dish in a cold oven. Place a chair facing the oven and sit in it forever. Think about how hungry you are. When night falls, do not turn on the light.

    While a void is expressed in this recipe, I am struck by its inapplicability to the bourgeois lifestyle. How can the eater recognize that the food denied him is a tuna casserole and not some other dish? I am becoming more and more frustated.

    October 12

    My eye has become inflamed. I hate Camus.

    October 25

    I have been forced to abandon the project of producing an entire cookbook. Rather, I now seek a single recipe which will, by itself, embody the plight of man in a world ruled by an unfeeling God, as well as providing the eater with at least one ingredient from each of the four basic food groups. To this end, I purchased six hundred pounds of foodstuffs from the corner grocery and locked myself in the kitchen, refusing to admit anyone. After several weeks of work, I produced a recipe calling for two eggs, half a cup of flour, four tons of beef, and a leek. While this is a start, I am afraid I still have much work ahead.

    November 15

    I feel that I may be very close to a great breakthrough. I had been creating meal after meal, but none seemed to express the futility of existence any better than would ordering a pizza. I left the house this morning in a most depressed state, and wandered aimlessly through the streets. Suddenly, it was as if the heavens had opened. My brain was electrified with an influx of new ideas. "Juice, toast, milk.." I muttered aloud. I realized with a start that I was one ingredient away from creating the nutritious breakfast. Loathsome, true, but filled with existential authenticity. I rushed home to begin work anew.

    November 18

    Today I tried yet another variation: Juice, toast, milk and Chee-tos. Again, a dis
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