Terra, of the two I like the one with two mythosaur skulls, though maybe a version with the skull on the side and just plain gray on the toe would look better.

These aren't really the shoes I'd ever wear though, they're too colorful and don't look sturdy. (I usually wear more athletic type shoes and work boots and hiking boots, in fact my usual every-day pair of shoes are hiking boots) And besides which, they're about 50 dollars more than I'd ever want to spend on shoes.

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Well, judging from Cecelia's situation I would say what didn't happen was marriage. After, what, 7 years, there's only really two options: Breaking up or getting married. And doing neither is just wasting time.

Everyone, just calm down. This is why I never get into these kinds of debates, the ones that people just fight over endlessly.

Being a Christian who married a Shintoist I've developed a different sort of outlook. Being with him I've seen things that make me believe his religion is real. And the thing is, if you open your mind and take a second look you can see how his religion fits into mine perfectly. I'm not saying I'm being converted, just that his religion is real too. Remember, part of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shalt have no other gods before me". Of course your specific god would want you to honor him above all others. That doesn't mean other gods don't exist. Some religions are fake and I won't point fingers because I don't want to stir the fire any. The bible we have isn't the entire bible, I've found. What we have are just the bits King James decided we should have. In order to have a full look you need to find the Jewish bible, I believe it is. (or I think there might be a cross between KJV and the Jewish one) And some parts of the bible were added. I think it's the last chapter in Mark (the one that has a note on it that says that chapter doesn't exist in some bibles) is such a different writing style from the rest of the book that you can tell it was added later by someone else. And remember, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written years later, and everything Paul says should be taken with a grain of salt (he was against marriage of any sort!). Something my mom said once crossed with something my husband says is in the front of his bible, is this: Jesus told a lot of parables. Stories to help get points across. Who's to say what parts of the bible aren't parables? And personally, I think evolution fits in with the bible nicely. I don't remember where, but somewhere in the bible it says that a day to us is like a thousand years, ten thousand years, something like that, to Him or something, the 6 "days" it took to create the world could have been any amount of time. God could have created everything, given it a push, and watched it evolve. As for gay people, being gay should be treated as any other fettish, I mean, you don't see Foot Parades. I think being gay is wrong and is something one would need psychiatry for. If you're a kid who's unsure and is being pushed into it it could hurt you, because as a kid you don't know who you are or what you want yet. And while I'm at it I might as well say it: There is ample proof that black folk didn't evolve as fast as the rest of the world. (I'm not racist, I hate everyone regardless of color and some of my best friends are darker skinned people) Also, you have to look at it from the viewpoint of people without internet or knowledge of worlds outside their own. To some of those people the middle-east IS the entire world. (thus noah's flood didn't cover the ENTIRE Earth, just his own little world) There were people around besides Adam and Eve (other religions have their own adams and eves and the gene pool needed that).

Needless to say I don't really fit in at churches anymore. I know fellowship is good, but the way a lot of "christians" are these days I don't know if I really want to be associated with them anymore anyway.

I don't actively go out to convert, or bible-whack, in fact Jesus said not to be on the street corner preaching and praying, but to be a silent example, but when it's about something that's such a life-changing decision it doesn't hurt to step in and say "God doesn't like it when you do that". And if you're secure in your own religion it shouldn't bother you. You go, "Thanks for the reminder but I'm not Christian." and leave it be. It's not always the fault and responsibility of the Christian, having someone jump down your throat and tear at you for "pushing their religion on you" is just as bad as someone who actually did push it at you.

Now everyone just take a deep breath and let it go.

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Karson, are there any other kids in your area who wouldn't mind an in-formal game? I know I've played 6-person baseball before.

Terra, We'd do our school books after breakfast usually sometimes we got a later start, and it didn't matter a whole lot about getting up early. No strict schedule. If we took a day off (or a week if we went on vacation) it didn't matter. And we could do it in the summer too, or over the weekend. I remember some saturdays I just sat down with my science book for a while. And if I felt like doing english first one day, great, if the next I wanted to do science first, great. What I think I liked best was the ability to take as long as needed. Math is my weak point, so if I had to spend over an hour of it I could. We got about the same subjects I think, math, english, science, etc. I had started biology but I don't think the others had yet, when I left home. Some subjects were just unnecessary so we didn't do those, such as advanced math, none of us learned that, and we didn't do a whole lot of physics study. See, my mom's weak point is math as well, but my dad is awesome at math but he left when I was 9 so even my grasp of multiplication is shaky. My mom taught us to cook and play piano (though I sorta stopped learning piano I can still play a little though), and she can actually play pretty much any instrument so one of my brothers learned guitar and I thought about taking up violin cause it's not hard (to me anyway, after a 10 minute lesson I played a beginner's duet with my mom). We were always in the library and sometimes my mom would pick historical books for us to read (I really got addicted to the Dear America books). And she would read to us every night, usually from the classics. We traveled a lot so she taught us how to read maps. And in our travels we went to places like the space center in alabama, and various museums, once we went to DC, and we went to a lot of zoos and parks. We almost always had a garden so we learned about weeds and stuff. And my mom taught us how to build, like, chicken coops and such. (we've almost always had chickens) But our schooling was a bit more informal than some people's. I've known other homeschoolers who do have a set schedule. And some who pushed their kids hard to get them GEDs at 16. And some who bought all these tons of books (whereas we mostly got ours from the library or were donated to us from local schools) and programs and stuff.

Wookieepedia isn't exactly the best of places, I'd prefer the book names. (I am sorta under-read when it comes to the PT era)

Like what kind of projectile weapons? I seem to remember something called a slug thrower? Am I thinking of something else entirely or is that something real?

Well that redeems George in my eyes some, then.

And I quite agree, everyone has to see the HS at least once. You never truly understand until you've seen it.

I wouldn't take a movie as being sign of proof for anything.

And I stand by what I said before, tattoos were of course not invented for the sake of being against the rules, obviously they had to be around before the rule existed.

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Oh. I was homeschooled so I don't know a lot about how regular schools work.

Oh, come on, we've been over this already. No one trusts Wookieepedia. wink

I know the smilies are small right now so I'll clarify that that's a winking face, meaning I don't mean to come across badly there. But, seriously, someone needs to fix Wookieepedia.

"Shotguns come in a wide variety of forms, from very small up to massive punt guns, and in nearly every type of firearm operating mechanism. The common characteristics that make a shotgun unique center around the requirements of firing shot. These features are the features typical of a shotgun shell, namely a relatively short, wide cartridge, with straight walls, and operating at a relatively low pressure.

Ammunition for shotguns is referred to in the USA as shotgun shells, shotshells, or just shells (when it is not likely to be confused with artillery shells). The term cartridges is standard usage in the United Kingdom.

The shot is usually fired from a smoothbore barrel; another configuration is the rifled slug barrel, which fires more accurate solitary projectiles (though some slugs can also be fired from smoothbore weapons)."

From Wikipedia. You'd think people would pay more attention before they wrote these things, a little research goes a long way.

Boba's first appearance was actually in a parade long before that (that spring? summer?), so I would say he had already been in the making by that point. And also remember that the Holiday Special was in fall 1979 and ESB was in summer 1980, in order for that to have happened Boba had to have been invented long before the Holiday Special I would presume. Also, that cartoon segment was originally meant for another cartoon called Heavy Metal, it just ended up in the Holiday Special.

McQuarrie came up with the first concept arts of Boba, I thought, if that was what you meant.

Also, I wasn't aware George didn't have a lot to do with the HS. I never looked into it, though.

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I'm sorry, but what is BOE? (I know nothing about sports)

You mean the blast cannon that could be considered a shotgun equivalent? Because shotguns shoot "shot", a specific type of bullet, whereas blast cannons shoot lasers. I can see how it might be confusing, however, as even the game will occasionally call it a shotgun, so it might be two different people were working on the game at the same time and you can tell who wrote which sections by that.

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What's the source for that? I agree with the others though.

Well, I for one would like to stick up for Karson and agree with him.

Fett_II, I don't see that it's invalid just because tattoos have been around longer. There has to be a reason for a rule to exist, someone didn't just go, "Ok, let's invent something so we can make it against the rules."

I play Battlefront II very often, I've never run into a shotgun.

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Tuggy, I think it's kinda cute.

I wasn't aware they had shotguns in the SW universe.

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There's a thread for Force Unleashed 2 and Boba's part in it here: http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/t … eashed-ii/

And for talk of CV there's this thread: http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/t … bration-v/

I just got me one of these: http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/produc … id=1320362 I got mine from Target and they were 34.99. I don't like the person they got to do the voice though, he's too high pitched and he sounds like he's trying a little too hard.

I think it was those guys who do the blue vs red or whatever halo thing who said it best:
Look at who you were ten years ago. You were a real idiot, huh? In ten more years you're going to think who you are now is an idiot. So why get a tattoo of something you're just going to hate in ten years?

Simpsons said it good too, when Homer's all like, "If you get a tattoo make sure it'll be for something you'll love forever." and then he sees one on himself and goes, "Aww, I hate that band."

Drawing on yourself with a pen is fine I think I've done that for quick notes once or twice (though a lot of that probably wouldn't be healthy). But trying to put the ink in with a tack? That's not good.

Cecelia, I heard about the star-girl. She tried to claim she was asleep and the person had done it on his own. Uh, yeah. Sleeping while needles are sticking into your face? I think she later admitted it was her own fault.

Oh, yes, the Jedi DID need that army right then and there, they just didn't seem to question it's existence too hard.

I saw in a comic that Dooku had Sifo Dyas's body and that's where he got blood and parts for Grevious. I was never certain on his role otherwise.

Don't worry about it, we've all done it.

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The third great lightsaber discipline was first developed in response to the advancement of blaster technology in the galaxy. As these weapons spread widely into the hands of evil-doers, Jedi had to develop unique means of defending themselves. Form III thus arose from
"laserblast" deflection training. Over the centuries it has transcended this origin to become a highly refined expression of non-aggressive Jedi philosophy. Form III maximizes defensive protection in a style characterized by tight, efficient movements that expose minimal target area compared to the relatively open style of some of the other Forms. True Form III masters are considered invincible.

Form IV is the acrobatic Form, heavily emphasizing Jedi abilities to run, jump, and spin in phenomenal ways by using the Force. Masters of Form IV incorporate all of the ways in which the Force helps them go beyond what is physically possible. Their lightsaber combat is astonishing to watch, filled with elaborate moves in the center of which a Jedi may be all but a blur.

In the time of Palpatine's Chancellorship, Form VI is the current standard in Jedi lightsaber training. This Form balances the emphases of other Forms with overall moderation, in keeping with the Jedi quest to achieve true harmony and justice without resorting to the rule of power. It is considered the "diplomat's Form" because it is less intensive in it's demands than the other disciplines, allowing Jedi to spend more time developing their skills in perception, political strategy, and negotiation. In practice, Form VI is a combination
of Forms I, III, IV, and V.
Young Jedi spend their first few years studying Form I and then a year or two with each additional Form before completing their training. By comparison, a Form VI master will spend at least ten years studying only that Form after completing basic Form I training. Form VI well suits the modern Jedi's role in the galaxy, in which a Knight overly trained in martial combat might be at a loss to resolve a complex political conflict between star systems. However, full masters of other Forms sometimes consider Form VI to be insufficiently demanding.

So it is possible that he was Form VI or at times uses Form VI, but overall Form IV sounds incredibly most likely. Wide flourishes, sweeps, blurs of motions... he's always twirling his lightsaber unnecessarily and flowing all over, doing the complex moves. It says Form III is more of a tight, compact, minimal moves, mainly used for deflecting lasers, kind of style.

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sw.com had an article with toys and such but I haven't had a chance to look around on it. Once again I was too poor to go.

Those are some awesome costumes though.