Social Where were you when you heard about SW Episode VII?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Force Smuggler, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Boxster Force Ghost

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    Jul 13, 2005
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    I was heading out for a much needed and decades overdue exercise when I saw the news. I am still very excited over the news and the radio DJ's are talking about it several times a day since the announcements.
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  2. awesomejedi Jedi Master

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    Nov 7, 2012
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    I was at lunch break when my mom groaned and handed me the news paper. I was so happy I actually agreed to go trick or treating with my little sister.
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  3. SaberJedi2 Force Ghost

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    I was sitting at home checking TFN at about 730 pm that night. Just so happened that it was right before the ForceCast went live at 8 which discussed the big news. Just purely coincidental perfect timing.
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  4. lord_eidolon Force Ghost

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    Feb 2, 2004
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    I was sitting outside Starbucks in Brea, browsing Twitter on my iPhone. Somebody posted a link to the news, and I thought it wa an April Fools joke. I got frustrated because the Wi-fi in Starbucks wasn't working properly and my 3G signal wasn't either. I had to wait an agonizing few minutes before uncovering the truth of it all. And I was ecstatic for the rest of the day, well, ever since!
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  5. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    Sep 20, 2003
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    I had just gotten off work. Read a little bit of Moby Dick, and then decided to get online to check out the comic books news at CBR. It was there I saw, at the top of the page in the colume of recent news, an article about Dark Horse's response to Disney buying Lucasfilm. Totally confused, and at first looked at it wrong and just thought DH was possibly losing the license. Clicked the article and saw Disney buys LFL, and Episode 7 on the way. Even though I saw it clearly, I still rubbed my eyes and squinted at the monitor. At which point huge amounts of excitement hit me and I checked every site from IGN on to find out the whole story. Then I came here and went to the EU forums, knowing that the fun had just begun. :)
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  6. kataja Force Ghost

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    May 4, 2007
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    I got up half past five in the morning and opened my computer. I read the news stark naked and when my hubby got up half an hour later I was still on the mail, going OMG OMG :p
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  7. Darth-Dogfish-Head Force Ghost

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    Aug 5, 2004
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    My office was closed due to Hurricane Sandy and I was home on my computer. I was going through the newsfeed for my website FB page and saw a post from Steve Sanweet "THIS WILL BE A DAY LONG REMEMBER: Walt Disney Co. to acquire Lucasfilm. Expect Star Wars Episode VII in 2015!" The next two hours were very exciting, listening to the conference call and reading news articles. It's a great time to be a fan!
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  8. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Nov 9, 2012
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    Home on my computer just puttzing around, rather bored. Then I came across some news snippet that said "Disney buys LucasArts." Note the headline said LucasArts. I read the article and it was this news to include the new movies and my jaw literally dropped.

    Carl Jung, my favorite psychologist, would say that we had a "collective experience" as a human race. All of our collective jaws dropped. SW is such a significant mythology to human culture the world over now that we experience it almost as one.
  9. EHT New Films Manager

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    Sep 13, 2007
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    I was sitting on the couch catching up on Twitter on my iPhone. The tweet that broke the unbelievable news to me came from BBC News World Edition. I think I re-read the headline three times before it sunk in, and then I read the full article.
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  10. Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Master

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    Nov 4, 2012
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  11. Jedi-son-of Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 9, 2012
    I was just checking turning on my laptop to takes notes on my Selection of Information class.
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  12. Specs Jedi Knight

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    Dec 9, 2012
    I was at the weekly meeting of my coven. I got a text from a friend that just said "...It's true." Said friend and I have this weird psychic-connection type of thing going on, so even though I we hadn't talked in a month, I knew exactly what she was talking about. I leaned over to my friend Simon (note: I change people's names on the Internet to protect identities), who has a Smartphone, and whispered "Google Star Wars episode 7." And, as it turned out, it really was true.
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  13. darthtuttle Force Ghost

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  14. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I was on Facebook as well.

    Thought "WTF? This is a joke, right?"

    That lasted about a day. I've been excited since.
  15. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    Nov 6, 2004
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    ^ Like you 2, Facebook as well.
  16. Panakas_Dawg Force Ghost

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    I was on lunch from work and saw it on my cell phone news. Returning to work, I was all a flutter.
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  17. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Nov 9, 2012
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    Not coincidence -- it was the will of the Force.
  18. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Good job, man! As for you other slackers with the annoyed girlfriends and moms -- get to wrok you lazy basterds! :p

    I'm getting older now -- saw the OT as a kid. My brother and I watched a PT marathon, the weekend after the news broke, and my mom dropped by and even watched the last part of AOTC and ROTS with us.
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  19. Bosskkkk Jedi Knight

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    Nov 18, 2012
    | was sitting down at a restraunt with my frend Michael Ardtn in April 2012 an he telled me that Lucas had wants to rite ePisodes 7, eight and IX and then gerorge lucas showd up and we talked about it and then he gave me alll the detales of the storys...including the tituls of the films ...

    And then Lucas left the restraunt and he got one of his frends to film him coming out the restraunt and he got his frend to pretnd to be a reporter and ask him if he was making episodes 7 8 9, and lucas offishially said "never "on camera, which is true, becase HE won't be making them, and me and Michae Ardn't laughed. And then Lucas got someone to put the video on youtube, to try and judge fan-response, and to tease fans....and now I can't find the video online... :(

    Anyone got a link to that vid?
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  20. vypernight Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 1, 2012
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    Thanks. I still love when we went to see Ep 3, and when Sidious hit Yoda with the lightning, she shouted, "NOOOOO!" Then when Yoda hit Sid with the Force Push, she nearly jumped up and cheered. She loves Yoda, and even got him tattooed on her wrist. She also owns a Yoda lightsaber.
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  21. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 13, 2012
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    I was on the net looking at yahoo.movies.com .
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  22. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    At home, sitting on the computer. I woke up, and there it was.
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  23. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2012
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    I'm a New Jersey guy, and we had just gotten slammed by Hurricane Sandy. My power was out so we went to my nephews place to wait it out. I got a text from a buddy of mine who lives in TN that said something like "Interesting about Star Wars, huh?" Because I work in the entertainment industry, most of my friends think that I know everyone and get all the news first, which is true in certain cases, but with the power out I had no clue.

    Shortly after, I caught a news report on CNN and almost dropped my lunch!
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  24. anakin-the-chosen-one Jedi Knight

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    I was playing Minecraft with my friend, when he told me. I didn't believe him, he sent me the link, then I started to cry.
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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    I was traversing the rivers of Saigon hunting for Colonel Kurtz. Charlie was all around me. They were shooting us up pretty bad, and all I had for weapons was a pistol, 5 toothpicks, and a toothbrush. I then got a call from the General about the news, and I cried tears of utter joy as everyone was getting shot up around me. I crawled back home riddled with bullet holes, but they managed to fix me up pretty good.
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