601

(29 replies, posted in Bounty Hunters)

As far as hunters , they all had their potential, but fell pray to poor conceptual execution by writers. Of course the hunters who got the most face time would be considered the best.

Bossk blinded by rage, IG-88 undone by his megolamania when his last copy was destroyed after transferring himself to the doomed Death Star (the other two destroyed by Fett in personal combat), Dengar (unsure...killed by Mara Jade?, never heard that), Zuckuss and 4LOM (driven by more personal, less grandiose pursuits...didn't they join the Rebellion?), and the list gets longer.

The Fett has been around longer than any of them, and is highly motivated and clever. Case in point The Bounty Hunter trilogy. 

All in all, no comparison...

602

(148 replies, posted in Bounty Hunters)

Especially since the SW Battlefront games, Ive always been a fan of a nice Chaingun. Puts exceptionally difficult odds in your favor, right quick. That, and a few samples of explosive ordinance, and Im right as rain.

Remember Vode, "P for Plenty."

'nuff said...

How about we all agree that the way things were done so poorly, had more to do with the crappy screenplay writers and less than with the characters themselves.

Unfortunately the actions of our favorite Mandalores are limited by poor character development in a highly biased storyline.

Let's just hope the upcoming Boba Fett TV show doesn't suffer the same tragic fate...

Sev Fett wrote:

It's really easy to blame sreen writers.  Because you really don't have to back up your opinion.  It is purely opinion.  But when go inside the movie it's fun to debate tactical decisions as it makes it much more in depth.

Sorry if that made no sense.

Thanx Sev,
Im perfectly willing to back up my opinions, if offered a direct challenge. Yes, they are opinions. Last I checked I was entitled to a few of those...

virulent_messiah wrote:

Unfortunately the actions of our favorite Mandalores are limited by poor character development in a highly biased storyline.
.

I meant to say that lack of Jango's character motivation and reasons for some of his poor choices in the movie were limited by screen writer's portrayal. They had to focus more on other aspects, using Jango's termination of Zem Wessel as a plot device. Unfortunately, such unclear actions are judged by fans on these boards as grounds to knock on Jango.

In some of Jango's comics, like the one with the Mandalore Vs. Jedi battle that proceeds his deal with Darth Tyrannus to offer his services on Kamino, Jango's ability really shines.

Different writers= better portrayal of Jango.

Sev Fett wrote:

It's really easy to blame sreen writers.  Because you really don't have to back up your opinion.
.

Is that backup enough for you, Sev?

604

(138 replies, posted in Film and Television)

I know im a bit late on this thread, but I just wanted to say I so enjoyed the RC SW special. I was floored by the Boba Fett/ Han Solo skit. My girl kept yelling, "You see! you see! I told you Boba Fett was (expletive deleted) gay!"

Then I disintegrated her.

sigh...

...who's gonna do my laundry now?...

su'cuy vode!

Kandosii! I couldn't put the book down. I love how KT explores the Mando'ade subculture of the SW expanded universe. To see Kal'buir and the boys a few steps closer to their goals made me happy. Im not ashamed to admit there were a few tearjerker moments for me, as well as a few good laughs.

Kal'buir's the baddest sheb of all.

Until the next book...

Oya Vode!

606

(37 replies, posted in General)

virulent_messiah wrote:

Topics like this make no sense to me...

let's post about something less useful like a debate on whether Jango or Boba had the better smile...

...jeez...

did we totally miss the point of my sarcasm, or is it just me?

607

(184 replies, posted in General)

BFFC-Mel wrote:

Well I have enjoyed the Commando novels and look forward to the latest one.

I did buy Bloodlines but I just couldn't get the motivation to read it - the blurb didn't help. I started and it didn't grab me. I guess the whole Fett/Solo element also annoyed me. How unoriginal. Anyway, I'm glad that some people enjoy it but I'm a fan of non prequel Boba. So this didn't really cut the mustard for me, so I chose not to read it. Anyone want my copy? tongue

Mel, I understand where you might have been unmotivated. However, as a fellow Fett fan, Im of the opinion that Bloodlines was by far the best chance I've gotten to truly understand Boba Fett as a man and what truly motivates him. Trust me, I dont rely on the blurbs anyway, they never do the books justice. Try again. Who knows?

As for what Novall Talon said:

Novall Talon wrote:

I honestly enjoy Karen's books.  She's done more for bringing Mandalorian culture and character to light then any writer to date.  Until EP2, we had very little Mandalorian info short of comics and tons of books on Boba...which gave us little to no real insight at all.  She has humanized them into actual people, and not just suits of armor with a one sided brain. 

She's really helped put a story behind the helmets.

I whole-heartedly agree...

608

(65 replies, posted in General)

As far as traditional beskar'gam goes, Boba Fetts armor's okay. His ingenuity has made it work for him, with his "always have a backup plan" attitude. As far as color, I know the color Green represents Duty in Mando'a culture, and in my opinion, it's a sense of duty to his father (we learn more of the Fett's personal motivation in Legacy of the Force:Bloodlines.)

We all know that jetpack and rocket combo has saved his sheb more times then we can count.

Like I said as far as traditional beskar'gam goes, Boba Fetts armor's not too shabby.

609

(66 replies, posted in General)

Hey gay or not as long as the job gets done...

I dont understand these ridiculous topics sometimes...
...why am I posting?...

...thought you should know what a waste I think topics like these are. Not that I'm knocking you all... Whatever floats your boats, I guess...

...my 2 cents...

610

(37 replies, posted in General)

Topics like this make no sense to me...

let's post about something less useful like a debate on whether Jango or Boba had the better smile...

...jeez...

611

(28 replies, posted in General)

Since the only video game format I have right now is my PSP (complete with system hack, SNES and Capcom emulators, and my trusty 4gb memory stick), SW Renegade squadron was a nice little break between Monster Hunter Freedom 2, and mindless musings thru some old school games via my emulators.

I like that you can play with the likes of Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, IG-88, and yes, even pistol wielding, infinite orbital-strike launching Admiral Ackbar.

However Im quite partial to my Chain-gun slinging, jet packed, command post jacking customized trooper, holding his position and eating through 4 to 1 odds (not in my favor, of course), like a vibroblade through hot butter in Galactic Conquest mode.

Flying the Slave-1 in Space Assault mode was pretty cool too...

All in all, I rate the game at a 7/10...simply because it kills time...

612

(117 replies, posted in General)

Boba Fett Love...

When Boba Fett makes love to a woman with nothing but his buy'ce (helmet) on, and his blaster at his side...

...I wouldn't put it past him...

613

(84 replies, posted in General)

The one thing no one's mentioned on this topic: My sense of Duty.

Boba Fett's armor is green. In Mando'a tradition, beskar'gam (Mando'a armor) is painted to reflect a Mando's personal driving force. Black represents Justice, Green is Duty, and Gold is Vengeance (those are the only colors I know, so far).

Boba's number one drive is his sense of duty to his father, the man who taught him what it is to be a man.

That's what I have in common with Boba Fett.

614

(16 replies, posted in Bounty Hunters)

Hey, don't leave out the baddest Mando around, Kal Skirata.

-He's the only one who could control the Null ARCs, even Jango was gonna let the Kaminoans terminate them 'cuz they were unstoppable since age 2.
-His beskar'gam (Mandalorian armor) is gold, the color of vengeance.
-He didn't give osik what the Republic wanted the clone commandos to do, if it went against his goals for the welfare of his adopted sons (not just the six Nulls, and a few thousand commandos, but all the clones), he went around it.
-He established a plan, which included hunting down the chief Kaminoan scientist with her clone research, and setting up his boys for life away from the Grand Army of the Republic. Note: If you havent read the Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss, do so.

Anyway all this and more with just his beskar'gam and his father's three-bladed knife? Kandosii!

'nuff said...


The Cloner wrote:

Boba and Jango weren't prepared for a jetpack problem, so I'm going to agree with virulent_messiah. But Boba is still my favorite, I'm only saying he wasn't prepared for anything.

vor'e (thanks) Cloner...of course Boba's still my fave. He's especially so in KTs Bloodlines (read that too, if you haven't.)

Both the actors sucked, tho the one playing Anakin sucked more.

The actor playing Anakin was the whiniest of the two.

I think young Boba would kick young Anakin's sheb for sure.

616

(765 replies, posted in Fans)

su'cuy vod'ike!

I think im among all the mature Mando'a here at the age of 28.

So call me Vir'buir! (Papa Vir, lol)

anyway gotta roll

Oya Vode!

617

(1,175 replies, posted in Fans)

Sintas Vel wrote:

Oh my little sweethearts, you are all so young. Do not rush to find a girlfriend or boyfriend. I am 25 and I must say that if I could go back in time......I would have spent more time on hobbies, with friends and with family. Enjoy being young and if you want to date then that is wonderful but don't stress out about finding true love. Pshh I thought I was in love at 15 and dated the same guy for many years and realized that being so serious with someone at that age takes focus off of your career and life goals. And do not be sad.....I know times can get lonely and it's nice to have someone at the end of the day, but you must be completely happy as a whole person before someone can come into your life. 

smile

I know Im pretty late as far as this thread goes, but I just wanted to agree with Sintas Vel. Im 28 and my girl and I have been together for 15 months (longest relationship Ive ever had BTW), and its not easy. PPL around her are getting married and engaged and having babies, and we've decided to postpone any "official" engagement for after we've gotten our own apartment together and settled in and stuff. She's applying for her Masters in the fall, and Im looking for a better job while consolidating all my school loans...blah, blahblah...

Point is, focus on what you know you need to do. Life has a way of setting you on the right path, ad'ike (little ones.)

listen to what us old folk have to say.

Vir'buir (Papa Vir) loves you, lol...

oya vod'ike (let's go hunt little brothers/sisters)!

618

(1,175 replies, posted in Fans)

virulent_messiah wrote:

su'cuy vode!

Im a dude. I think its awesome so many chicks are in this club, especially since Mandalorians have no distinction between gender, males and females kick shebs just the same. My girl just laughs at me for being such a die hard Fett and Mando'a fan (i laugh at her Judge Judy and Bridezilla obsessions, so i think we're even on that note, but i guess thats what love's all about...)



Keep up the fight!

oya Vode!

heres what i posted in the Male or Female thread...

nuff said...

619

(392 replies, posted in Fans)

su'cuy vode!

Im a dude. I think its awesome so many chicks are in this club, especially since Mandalorians have no distinction between gender, males and females kick shebs just the same. My girl just laughs at me for being such a die hard Fett and Mando'a fan (i laugh at her Judge Judy and Bridezilla obsessions, so i think we're even on that note, but i guess thats what love's all about...)



Keep up the fight!

oya Vode!

620

(313 replies, posted in Fans)

Su'cuy Vode!

Ive seen a few signatures that were pretty cool especially the ones in this Thread. Im not familiar with the references since im not on you tube much (my computers a piece of osik, right now) but I'd say 6's all around only because I laughed despite the lack of context for me.

I really liked the quote I used for my sig, unfortunately the max is 200 characters and I couldnt include the translation. I got it from SW Republic Commando:Hard Target by Karen Traviss, and it means:

"A pint of ale, a pint of blood, buys men without a name. We never care who wins the war, so you can keep your fame."

I thought it was kandosii...

Oya vode!

621

(140 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

Boba Fett is chillin on Mandalore, helmet off, laid back in his durasteel patio lawnchair watching the little Mando boys play little Mando war games. The sun is setting and he's content to reminisce on his long, prestigious career as the galaxy's baddest sheb of all.

Buy'ce in his lap, he absentmindedly dusts it off, while sipping his Corellian whiskey, and thinks , "Yes, yes I am the galaxy's baddest man. Fierfek, no one else has done what I've done. I fought Darth Vader to a standstill, I took out the entire Bounty Hunter's Guild, and I roundhouse kicked the Yuzhan Vong dead in their ugly, tattooed faces. Not to mention laughed at death straight in it's face, countless times. Not bad. Not bad at all." He raises his glass towards the sunset, "Here's to you dad."

Good point Sev,

Im three books in and especially after SW Republic Commando: True Colors, Kal'buir's my choice for Mando of the year.


As for "hero", Assassin, I think he's just a man doing what needs to be done for his sons, no matter what...

Remember Mando'a have no word for "hero."

I had an idea to post a topic but I dont think Ive got enuff rep to start my own threads yet...

S'cuy vode!

i know im new to the boards, but I was tracking this debate, and I was wondering why ppl even bothered to compare Jaster Mareel and Jango Fett. In my opinion, its like apples and oranges...Each man's got his own history and skill set. I think they've both got their pros and cons. You want to talk about a great Mando? Let's talk about what Kal Skirata did for the tragic clones...now there's a true Mando'a!

kandosii!

624

(75 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

s'cuy vode!

Having just completed KT's SW Republic Commando:True Colors (kandosii, BTW) Ive greatly increased my fascination with the Mando'a culture and am a huge fan of the idea of speaking Mando'a. Im not sure if there are enuff words to carry a convo entirely in Mando, but It'd be kandosii.

Anyone who knocks it or the stories she wrote totally missed the point of the tragedy of the Clone character in the SW Universe, and how it was great that a man like Kal'buir could give a few of them a chance to be more than "wet droids" by giving them the identity of such a noble culture.

Its good for the manda, I'd say...

I'm in...

BTW I got some members who are interested in starting some Clans up on my Thread:

http://www.bobafett.com/boards/viewtopi … 054#p53054

A lot of them may be showing up on this thread to start learning more Mando'a, since I left the link to this thread on my thread.

Bringing the fans together,

Virulent_Messiah "Ni Adenn Kad te Werda Verda," "I, Merciless Sword, of the Shadow Warriors."

625

(1,116 replies, posted in General)

su'cuy vode!

im new to the boards but im a huge fan of the Mando'ade as a culture. Its fastly becoming my favorite aspect of the SW expanded universe. I actually know and am learning a few words of basic Mandalorian. Just wanted to drop a line...


Oya Vode!