Topic: Boba's Portuguese Vacation

Fett recently went on a business trip to Portugal, after which the contents of Slave 1's logs were leaked to the public.  Thus far, here is what has been released by reliable sources:

*Warning: If you are reading this and your name is not Fett, I will hunt you down and kill you.*

Captain’s Log, Day 1: This morning while I was counting my credits, I thought about how perfect I am.  Upon close inspection, however, I realized that there was a single area in my life where my talent was lacking—the Portuguese language.  Seeking to become a perfect being, I immediately booked a flight to Portugal, a tiny European country sharing three borders with Spain, home to Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama.  Here I am waiting for my plane to arrive.

Captain’s Log, Day 2: Having jetlag stinks like nerf.  European drivers are immoral madmen.  My head aches.  If anyone so much as looks at me, I will shoot him.  Here I am standing on my hotel balcony in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
The food in Portugal is laden with unhealthy salts and oils, but the specialty here is seafood, similar to what is served on Kamino.  Here I am eating octopus.  (I did not drink that wine in the background—the very idea was an insult to the flesh.)

Captain’s Log, Day 6: Portuguese cities are wretched hives of scum and villainy, so today I traveled northwards to the region of Tras-os-Montes, which means “behind the mountains” in Portuguese.  I decided to stay in a tiny town called Miranda do Douro, which is on the border with Spain.  Here are Chrys and I in our hotel room.

Captain’s Log, Day 7: The hotel room here in Miranda provides the ideal vantage point for observing illegal activity.  From my balcony, I can see a medieval cathedral, an ancient castle, and the Spanish border.  Here I am on the balcony, with the cathedral in the background.

Captain’s Log, Day 8: Today I visited the ruins of the castle and scaled its walls.  It is not so much a castle as it is a fort.  Here I am posing on the castle lawn.

Captain’s Log, Day 9: Today I visited the cathedral and met a well-mannered young man named Menino Jesus de Cartolinha, whom I prefer to call “Top-Hatted Baby Jesus.” (Here is the homepage of Miranda do Douro; it's in Portuguese, but you can see Baby Jesus, and some pauliteiros at the top.)  Menino Jesus is the town mascot of Miranda do Douro.  Here I am posing with Menino Jesus de Cartolinha.

Captain’s Log, Day 10: I take back what I said yesterday about Menino Jesus being well mannered.  One minute we were discussing tenth-century battle strategies; the next, he was making jokes about my height.  Clearly he didn’t realize who I am.  For his cheek, I held him at gunpoint on national television.  Here I am demanding a ransom from the Portuguese people.

Captain’s Log, Day 11: Today I met a Pauliteiro.  Pauliteiros, also known as “Stick Dancers,” are performers who count medieval warriors as their ancestors.  The scarves on their skirts represent plate armor, while the flowers on their hats are reminiscent of the identifying sashes worn by knights.  Here I am posing with the Pauliteiro.

Captain’s Log, Day 12: Today João (the Pauliteiro) and I went out to search for vice-ridden criminals to bring to justice.  Much to our surprise, instead of the typical gangster we met none other than the immortal Rooster of Barcelos.  I had thought that it was only a legend, but from the very first Undead crowing, I knew that it was real.  Here is the Rooster of Barcelos attacking the Pauliteiro and me.
Finally, after hours of dodging its lethal beak, I won the battle.  Here I am taking a perfect shot at the Undead Rooster.
Score!  The Rooster of Barcelos had a bounty on its head!  Here I am with the hapless captive.

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Captain’s Log, Day 14: I’ve been told by my local informants that Spain is completely different from Portugal, but being an untrusting individual, I decided to find out for myself.  The Spanish border is only two kilometers from Miranda do Douro, and it was easy to secure myself a bus, especially after I threatened to set the driver on fire.  Here I am riding the bus in Spain.
While in Spain, I visited many monuments and cathedrals.  Here I am posing in front of a cathedral in Zamora.  This cathedral was only a few hundred feet from El Cid’s house.
On the way back to Miranda do Douro, I brushed up on my Spanish and caught up on some reading at the same time.  I don’t have much time for reading on my busy schedule, so this was a pleasure.  I even made time to buy myself a new book while in Spain.  Here I am reading Limpieza de Sangre, the second book in Las Aventuras del Capitán Alatriste, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (the film is being released in the United States this December.)

Captain’s Log, Day 18: I’ve seen huge cities, I’ve seen tiny villages; now I want to see a medium-sized town.  Here I am on my way to Vila Real.
I’m not certain why, but no one wanted to sit beside me on the bus.  Perhaps I smell bad?  Honestly, do I look unfriendly to you?

Captain’s Log, Day 19: My hotel room in Vila Real is roomy, with two windows and three balconies.  Here I am jumping on the bed.
Here is a view from the balcony, looking to the right.
And here is me posing in front of the Igreja do São Pedro.

Captain’s Log, Day 23: Today is São João, also known as Saint John’s Eve or Midsummer’s.  As the posters in Porto put it, it is the “Sacred and Profane” holiday.  Profane would be putting it lightly.  Some drunken nerfherder hit me over the helmet with a rubber hammer.  Then I shot him.

Captain’s Log, Day 26: Today I explored Lisbon again.  One interesting thing about this city is its bull-shaped pieces of art.  Here I am posing with Artist Cow.

Captain’s Log, Day 28: Biker Cow gave me a ride!  Here I am on his back.  Today I committed injustice, for after I took this photograph I saw a sign that read, “Do not touch Biker Cow” in Portuguese.  Oops.  I quickly torched all the witnesses.

Captain’s Log, Day 30: On my way home again.  Not as comfortable as my ship, but the food isn’t bad.  The in-flight movies were Big Momma’s House 2 (never before have I been so tempted to suicide), Proof of Life (booor-ing), and Down With Love, which about sex between those not married, which is immoral.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if I didn’t have to sit next to Chrys and watch her drool every time this Ewan MacGregor guy popped up on the screen.  Wait a minute, he looks familiar somehow. . . .
Here I am on the plane—I had a window seat!

Captain’s Log, Day 31: The first thing I did when I got home today was get online to check the BFFC message boards.  Alas, no one got any less fan-ish while I was gone.  If those girls keep stalking me, I’ll have to move to Europe permanently.  I hear Moscow’s nice this time of year.

Estuans interius ira vehementi SEPHIROTH!
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Good job!!

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

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That was sweet! Great job Chrys!
You are a true Fett fan, taking Boba Fett with you to another country!


BD

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5 (edited by draco fett Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:12 pm)

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BFFC Chrys wrote:

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I do not have much of a problem then I suppose tongue. That is great!

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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I love it! I'll have to do something like this next time I take a trip.

"Die? Didn't you know that Spartans never die?'- Spartan-051 "Kurt"

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Thats great! very funny i especially like the part about setting the bus driver on fire.

"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe"

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excellent work, chrys.

"Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege."

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SWEET!!!  Nice job Chrys!

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Nice job, very entertaining.

"Stop whining. Before you really get me irritated."
     --Boba Fett

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LOL! That was soo creative!  Good idea--take Fett with ya on vacation smile  My favorite pic is of him in the castle yard--that one turned out really nice, but I really like all of your captions for the pics big_smile

"Train your sons to be strong, but your daughters to be stronger."--Karen Traviss, Bloodlines

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Nice job, Chrys! That was one of the funniest things I have read in a looooooong time!

"None of this is really happening. There is a man. With a typewriter. This is all part of his crazy imagination."

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BFFC Chrys wrote:

.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if I didn’t have to sit next to Chrys and watch her drool every time this Ewan MacGregor guy popped up on the screen.  Wait a minute, he looks familiar somehow. . . .
Here I am on the plane—I had a window seat!

LOL!!!!!

You had me laughing so hard from that!!!!!!

Bal kote, Darasuum kote. Jorso'ran kando a tome - And glory, eternal glory, We shall bear it's weight together.

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LOLOL! these are funny! Beleive it or not a lot of poeple take their star wars dolls around on trips and take pics of them. lol
these are cool! expecially now that i know Boba fett likes lasagna. lol

TW

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Then we have a lot in common... wink

Bal kote, Darasuum kote. Jorso'ran kando a tome - And glory, eternal glory, We shall bear it's weight together.

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Just watch out for those killer chickens...

LOL

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Nice job very cool! Boba Fett in Portugal its my country:)

And i thought my country was just shitball(football).

"Mandalorians don't make threats. We make promises."

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Thanks a lot for this.  It is very amusing.

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flippen halarious

"lets get right down to our bloody buisness!"- Awarru Tark

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Faramir wrote:

Nice job very cool! Boba Fett in Portugal its my country:)
And i thought my country was just shitball(football).

No!  Come on, P-gal is awesome!  You have a great country (and football team I might add).  I'm always rooting for you.

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Any other trips you plan to take Boba on, Chrys?  I might actually be able to go on a vacation next year...now to just find a good loose figure to take with me (mine is going to stay in the package for now tongue  )

"Train your sons to be strong, but your daughters to be stronger."--Karen Traviss, Bloodlines

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I might be going on another Study Abroad trip this summer, but as Boba likes his privacy, the location will be strictly confidential until I come back.  Suffice it to say that the country I have in mind will be awesome.

One thing that I'm sad I didn't get into this thread was a picture of a pillory (pole where they tie people to beat them) so I could have a caption of "Boba likes justice!" or something along those lines.  There was a pillory in just about every city we visited, but since they were in a center plaza, it was really busy, and I was afraid the second I set Little Boba down a small child would run by and nab him.  Ah well, maybe some other time.

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23 (edited by FettFan79 Monday, December 11, 2006 4:05 am)

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Pillory---sounds interesting-- that's just the type of thing that should have stuck around (or are they still used over there?).  Forget the prisons where the only thing taken away from them is freedom (though that would be enough for most)--everything else is pretty much handed to them while they get great book deals about what they've learned from their time spent inside the big house. 

Can't wait to see where Boba's next trip will take him smile

I forgot to comment on one line: "If those girls keep stalking me, I’ll have to move to Europe permanently.  I hear Moscow’s nice this time of year."
LOLOLOL smile

"Train your sons to be strong, but your daughters to be stronger."--Karen Traviss, Bloodlines

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BFFC Chrys wrote:
Faramir wrote:

Nice job very cool! Boba Fett in Portugal its my country:)
And i thought my country was just shitball(football).

No!  Come on, P-gal is awesome!  You have a great country (and football team I might add).  I'm always rooting for you.

That's what im talking about, its football everywhere! Ask how many portuguese dress like boba fett or any other character of star wars or ask if they are REAL fans of SW(not just of a SW game, the whole damn thing!) but not just star wars, the other marks too(marvel, etc).

"Mandalorians don't make threats. We make promises."