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Discussion in 'Archive: Anniversary Forum' started by dolphin, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    A place where those with pre-2002 accounts can sit on the porch and reminisce about the old days.

    Others are welcome too!
     
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  2. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    My favorite JC memory was when we started a forum campaign in the run up to AOTC to see a braveheart like scene featuring Jedi. There were rumors that AOTC would be the first time we would see large numbers of Jedi in combat, including members of the Jedi Council.

    I remember creating a thread on whether we would get a Braveheart like battle charge.

    Anyway, some time later the site got a scoop from a Lucasfilm insider that there would indeed be a Braveheart like scene. The Lucasfilm person said ‘Braveheart’ suggesting that he/she read the boards. Sure enough in AOTC for about two seconds you see Jedi charging Braveheart style on Geonosis.

    I’d like to think that that scene was inserted because of us but it could have been storyboarded all along. Still, it was great to see that someone on the production read our comments.
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    My original registration was in 2000. At that time the average user age was 14, and entrance into the “Geriatric Ward” was for people over 25.
     
  4. Ava G.

    Ava G. Force Ghost star 5

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    I see your Gunsmoke and Bonanza reruns are over.

    ~sets out a few checker boards and crochet supplies~
     
  5. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    Lol. Your old farts status has nothing to do with your real age. Just your original registration date. Haha.

    @Ava G. and @anakinfansince1983 - I have prune juice for when you are thirsty. :)

    This is for anybody - What would you say has changed or not changed in terms of the thread discussions and overall fraternity in the threads?
     
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  6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    I've recently gotten into RPGs -- still hang out in Fanfiction :D
     
  7. Ava G.

    Ava G. Force Ghost star 5

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    ~suppresses a grimace at the mention of prune juice~

    That is an interesting question. What things have changed and not changed across the years, anakinfansince1983?
     
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think it has become a friendlier, more inclusive place. I remember when it was acceptable to tell a female poster to “Go make me a sammich” or to post diatribes about not liking gay people.
     
  9. Ava G.

    Ava G. Force Ghost star 5

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    ~Somewhat distracted, Ava mishears and soon sets a sandwich down in front of anakinfansince1983~

    Oh yeah. Looked into that a long time ago. Unless I'm misremembering, there was a time when gay characters weren't even allowed in fan fiction.
     
  10. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    The movie leak/spy universe was smaller so we became mini-Sherlock’s trying to dissect every little tease from StarWars.com or leak to Harry Knowles at AICN. Exciting times.
     
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  11. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    There's a zillion Supershadow's these days instead of the one brave soul who had the courage to stand up to Lucasfilm and tell us all the true story of Star Wars! And I think he had a supermodel girlfriend too!
     
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  12. Birkendoc

    Birkendoc Chosen One star 4

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    I still have my old fart dinosaur account complete with the stupid user name I chose a lifetime ago!!
     
  13. Ava G.

    Ava G. Force Ghost star 5

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    What were your old usernames? You can't just drop that and not share! :)
     
  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    The excitement over the addition of new avatars was a hallmark of the old JC... one I don't miss. The freedom of choice/expression since '12 has been a one of the better developments. What is missed? The old forum banners!
     
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  15. BadCane

    BadCane Jedi Master star 4

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    I wish I could go back in time and registered years earlier when I was a lurker.

    I'll always feel like I'm part of the post-Disney invasion.
     
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  16. Birkendoc

    Birkendoc Chosen One star 4

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    Birkendoc is the stupid username that was clever when I was 29 and kind of sucks now.
     
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  17. Ava G.

    Ava G. Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh. Well I think Birkendoc sounds cool enough. Is it an anagram?

    Dr. C. Kenobi

    lol
     
  18. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not pre 2002 but I saw the thread title and thought it was for age and figured I'd fit right in! LOL [face_laugh]
     
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  19. Sum-Wan

    Sum-Wan Jedi Master star 4

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    My account is from 2013, BUT.. before I opened this one I had the idea that I might have an older account from the times of the prequels. However, when I tried looking for my old account using my email address that I've had for a long time and password recovery, there was no record of my email address soo.. I guess I never had an older account.. though I visited here several times in those times....
     
  20. BattleDroid1138

    BattleDroid1138 Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    I'll reminisce:

    I first heard that Episode 1 was happening in 1993. The six years waiting to finally see it were some of the longest of my life. Before seeing any of the prequels I knew the events of Episode III were what I most looked forward to. In order to see what would be best for the eagerly anticipated Episode III I was virtually spoiler-free for TPM, then spoiler-filled for AOTC. I learned that it really didn't matter, but I've kept the spoilers to a minimum ever since. Today ROTS and AOTC are my least favorite Star Wars films.
     
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  21. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Oct 4, 1998
    *wanders in*

    Am I welcome here? Or am I overqualified?
     
  22. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    stares in window knowing she missed out by SIX LOUSY MONTHS!!!
     
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  23. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    just curious--why pre-2002 rather than, say, pre-2005 (the release of what most ppl probably expected would be the last SW film)?

    obviously, as a 2013 registrant, i don't have a dog in this fight:p...just wondered why

    ^that's why I'm here as well, lol.;):D
     
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  24. Skywalker2B

    Skywalker2B Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    I think I originally joined back sometime in the 1990's...when I was in my 20's. I was mostly on the Lit. boards looking for spoilers on the latest EU book. TF.N was my number 1 source for SW news. Sometime in 2000 they upgraded the boards and I failed to due what I need to in order to keep my original account, so I had to re-register in Dec. 2000. My most memorable moment was, unfortunately, not a good one. I was almost perma-banned for something that was apparently "implied", not for what I actually said. Fortunately, I was able to work things out with the Admins and I'm still around. Not as much because I'm not a fan of most of the new post-RotJ material. I prefer the EU post-RotJ even though there were things there I was crazy about. *shrug* But, there's still things to be a fan of here.
     
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  25. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 13, 1998
    I've been around for so long I can't ever remember what the original board looked like