The Official Triangle Trade Federation Gab Thread

Discussion in 'Raleigh, NC' started by TallonKaardgamer, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Natalie Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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    Updated pictures of our kitties are up!!!!
    Meeka 4 months old Bengal
    Hope 3.5 month old silver Savannah
    Autumn 1.7 yaer old Tabby

    Feline Acrobatics

    As an update, Meeka - after finding out she is a female (yes that was a surprise - everyone thought she was a boy!) will be my first queen for the cattery I've always dreamed of having!!!! It will be called Solarity Bengals and I'll be launching a web site in the next month or so.
  2. Aya-Na_Bashu Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2005
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    Has anyone heard yet if any of the local outlets are doing anything for the release of the DVD? I know there's a number of things going on all over the country, but hadn't heard if there was anything here.
  3. Bodo_Janx Jedi Knight

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    Dec 20, 2004
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    I have not heard of anything.
  4. Jedi_Natalie Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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    I've launched my site for bengals!

    SolarityBengals.com

    A lot of the content is not yet up but the basic interface design is there as well as some random content on my queen and information about us and natural diet.

    I used a combination of PHP, CSS, XHTML, and a mySQL database. Some were technologies I was familiar with and some weren't but it was a very new experience of putting it all together! Particularly since its been a loooong time since I hand wrote a web site.
  5. Padawan311 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 18, 2002
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    Check out this story, poor TK, haha.

    http://gazetteextra.com/jvlcon082005.asp
  6. Bodo_Janx Jedi Knight

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  7. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Aya,
    Suncoast at Crabtree Mall will be having a Night of the Sith on Halloween night Oct 31 from 5-7PM. Kids will get candy in a safe environment inside the mall. 501st stormtroops were invited to be there.


    Natalie,
    Terrific website! That pic of Meeka is just very queenly! I need to learn how to put a website together by hand too. Thanks for the update on the cattery.

    I've just completed my first two weeks of education at Durham Tech for Clinical Trials. It's challenging and I'm learning so much!

    Tallon


  8. Bodo_Janx Jedi Knight

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    Dec 20, 2004
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    As far as the DVD release of Episode III, I spoke to management at Suncoast-Cary to see what there plans are for the midnight release and they pretty much want costume characters at their store.

    There really is not much for TTF to do for this event, but I did propose a few things that TTF could do. They are going to check if they can get approve from upper management and the mall.

    Basically, the proposal was a can-food drive. One can gives you a chance to win a Episode III DVD at midnight. The more cans the better the chances of winning! All proceeds would go to a local area food shelter.

    We will see if we get approval!

  9. Aya-Na_Bashu Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2005
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    Thanks for letting me know, We'll be there. Do you know if they're also going to be doing anything later like the Cary store is doing for the release? I live only a couple of miles from Crabtree and would rather be there than Cary if I have a choice.

    I know what you mean about classes being challenging, I'm already swamped up to a wookie's eye in bio and physics.

    Aya
  10. Jedi_Natalie Jedi Master

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    May 20, 2002
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    Chris and I moved. We are now in a townhouse!!! Yay!!! So much more room, especially for 3 cats. We even has a floored attic (not expecting that) with pull-down stairs. Now we're in the endless process of unpacking.
  11. Jedi_Master_Kel Jedi Master

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    May 13, 2002
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    Good luck with the new house. Have fun unpacking.

    Stephanie and I bought a new house a couple of months ago and we are still tring to find the garage.

    Have fun and enjoy the space.

    Kevin (The Archangel)
    SL/TK/TD/ID-0061
  12. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Now that I've a 97 and a 101 on my Clinical Trials exams, and a solid but high C average in my Anatomy & physiology class, I'm actively seeking entery level positions in the clinical / pharmaceutical industry. Making some headway with KellyScientific, but will pursue other avenues / recruiters.
  13. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Great I hope!

    I've signed up at the YMCA - finally got off my tush to think about exercising.

    Went to the Durham Tech job fair and from the contacts I've cultivated, I've applied to 4 jobs - one at GSK for a clinical support specialist, one at MedFocus for a project assistant, and two at PPDI for clinical support assistants.

    All the best this holiday season to each of you - hope your stockings are stuffed with lots of cool Star Wars toys!
  14. Smokem_Alien Jedi Knight

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    Aug 2, 2002
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    Hello, my name is Tim and i'm stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. Iuse to be in the Memphis Fan Force before I joined the Army and I wanted to see if there were any Fan Forces close by. I believe Raleigh would be the closest. Do you have any members from the Fayettville/Fort Bragg area? I have a pretty good costume and I'm a big EU fan. I love the books comics, and the rpg game. I 've also started to try and play the minature game. Any gamers here?
  15. Bodo_Janx Jedi Knight

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    Dec 20, 2004
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    Smokem_Alien:

    Welcome to the Triangle Trade Federation forum, and welcome to the NC area. Our group mainly consist of SW fans in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area. We also welcome everyone in the surrounding areas to enjoy this forum. Our group consist of collectors, gamers, costumers, etc. Currently our website is down, but we post upcoming events in our area on it(Toy Shows, Movie Nights,RPM/Miniature Gaming).

    We do not have anyone post who are from the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area, but we do welcome them! As far as RPG/Miniature gaming, we do have several members in the Triangle area who play frequently. We do have several members who enjoy creating costumes, but we are not considered a costuming group. Thanks again for your interest in our group, and we look forward to seeing you on our forum.

    Bodo Janx
    TTF Lead Organizer
    FF CR Raleigh, NC
  16. UniversalDestiny Jedi Master

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    I think I can help here.

    Heya welcome to the group. I'm Janers aka UD aka Jane.I know that I'm a member of the TTF and the former CR for the Havelock Spice Miners. Currently, I'm a student down at UNCP and right now we are trying to get a Fan Force down here going and in the end we are going to switch the Havelock board into the Pembroke Fan Force board. Currently, we are trying to get something organized as our first meeting which might be a night marathon of all Six Movies and the Clone War volumes. We haven't set a date yet, but it will most likely be after the holidays.

    I'm also a costumer even though I can't sew. I have an Imperial Royal Guard as well as a Dark Jedi/Emperor costume that at the moment is incomplete because I don't have a saber. I'm hoping Santa Vader will bring me a MR force fx saber for Christmas. I'm also a gamer, I'm good at SW Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Jedi Academy, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight. I do play the TCG from time to time and even though I'm still learning it I'm willing to play.

    Again welcome to the club.

    I hope this helps.

    -Janers
  17. willhi1979 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 9, 2004
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    Hey Tim,

    What kind of costuming are you in? UniversalDestiny and myself are both Fan Force members here that are active in the 501st. I have an Imperial Officer uniform. I also have some stormtrooper armor, but I'm waiting for some guys to show me and help me start it. I also play the Star Wars Miniatures game. I'm a volunteer rep for Wizards of the Coast, and I'll run game demos and help schedule tournaments for the game. We have one tournament a month in Cary, NC, it's probably about a hour from you. There are some game stores down there. You can find them by using the store locator on the Wizards web site, http://www.wizards.com/. I don't know if they are running anything or not though. You could check the DCI events calendar to find out after they put the event in. I also have a Yahoo group for local players. If you want to sign up the link is http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/triswminis/. The next official demo I'm doing is December 11th at 2pm at All Fun and Games in Cary, http://www.allfunngames.com/. It's a rebel versus AT-AT battle.

    Thanks,

    William
  18. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Here's a quick catch up about me. Still going to DTCC for Clinical Trials, and I've been elected to the board of the NCRAF for the position of co-chair of programs. NCRAF is a professional organization in my new field. At Durham Tech I made an A in Clinical Trials Intro, a B in Anatomy &Physiology BIO168) I'm co-chair of programs. I have applied to be a cable guy for Time Warner. I've been officially retired from the 501st, but I have joined the Rebel Legion as Talon Kierkekaarde, a Jedi knight, using my photo from NBC17 as my avatar. I'm looking at getting a franchise and quit the Empire (Home Depot), but will be doing a small weekend business of pressure washing with a buddy from the Depot.
  19. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Big news over here! I've quit the Home Despot, temporarily quit DTCC school, and got a little parttime project manager job with a non-profit in Durham called NetCorps. They perform IT services like database updates, pc support, network and wireless integration, lan setups, web design and web development. I'll be working mostly on getting volunteers (students) in SC and GA to work on environmental non-profit agencies that have been brought on the Charles Stuart Mott Foundation grant and coordinating the LEAP program, a 60+ agency list of voters collaboration, consolidating databases of their volunteers and contributors. I feel like I've turned the corner, and getting back where I belong, in IT. Yay me!
  20. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Watch this space July 1st for a major announcement relating to gaming!
  21. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    I own Sports Zone! It's a collectible card gaming, sports cards, and sports memorabilia shop. Located at 1022 Ryan Road in Cary. We'll carry Magic, D&D, and we have TONS of sports cards in the place - basketball, golf, hockey, baseball, and football! We're open now and I hope to see you there!
  22. LlorchTHX Jedi Knight

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    Apr 18, 2005
    WOW! Congratulations TallonKaardgamer!

    Hi Everybody.... I've been disconected from the forums for a long time (a lot of things going at NCSU) but at least I had been playing SW miniatures regularly at the tournaments at All Fun & Games and with BodoJanx (I'm happy for him but certanly I'm going to miss him around).

    Ok, right now I have to disconect for the night but will keep posting.

    See you all around.

    LlorchTHX

  23. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    Congrats Don! That's pretty awesome! I'll have to make sure to stop by the next I'm up in the Raleigh area.
  24. TallonKaardgamer Jedi Master

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    We have STAR WARS stuff to sell! Lots of it! Mostly green and red backed action figures! I'll post a list shortly on the toy thread!
  25. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    I just wanted to share a bit of sad news with those of you who met Kevin Grant at IQM 2 or at one of the state FF functions. Kevin passed away last week after an ongoing battle with various ailments. KG was one of the 3 original members of the Emerald City Empire and probably one of the nicest guys you could meet. I know it has been a few years since all of our groups have gathered as one, but I wanted to pass this along to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.

    You can go here to read his obituary and there is a link to his online obituary guestbook hosted by the local paper if anyone is so inclined.
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