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(4 replies, posted in Role Playing)

According to Jango Fett (see the 'Fett Club' comic), it stands for Rapid Pulse Gun *sadistic grin*

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(30 replies, posted in Fans)

I don't know about SC I or III, but I own SC II and I love it to death. The regular arcade mode isn't anything particularly fantastic as far as storyline goes. However, seeing the characters interact is always a joy for me (destined battles). Weaponmaster is a fairly decent storyline. It can be a bit redundant, but the end is good.

For me, the big thrill was the visuals. The characters, the colors, the places... beautiful.

The gameplay can get to be a one-button bash-fest at times. However, if you get far enough in the game you start having to use your brain, especially in Weaponmaster where there's different things you have to do to win. Kilik, Raphael, and Talim all have some annoyingly inescapable moves that you can pretty much use to pwn anyone. Yeah, yeah, I used Talim constantly. But that's besides the point.

My point is that Soul Calibur II does not take fighting arcade games to a whole new level or anything, but playing it is an enjoyable experience nonetheless. If you like it, buy it: hours worth of entertainment.

Name: Miyuki Shinomori
Occupation: Assassin. Sells her skills for many purposes, however.
Weapons: twin short-swords, fighting fans, kunai
Jutsus (known): Fire Dragon Flame Missile, Body Flicker Technique, Blade of Wind, Shadow Sewing, Thousand Sword Array, Silent Homocide Technique, Bringer-of-Darkness Technique, One Thousand Birds.
Bloodline Trait: An odd, unique dohjutsu... (is that allowed, or does it need to be something that already exists? It's not a godly powerful technique).

True Warrior wrote:

...like how jedi's arent allowed to love...

Correction, if I may be so bold? Jedi aren't allowed to love because love leads to strong emotions, and the first part of the Jedi code is 'There is no emotion, there is peace.' Jedi are trained to be devoid of emotion. Like Vulcans, except not as detached (sorry, I couldn't think of a better example). Furthermore, love encourages passion. Whereas the Jedi teach that 'There is no passion, there is serenity,' the Sith teach that, first and foremost, 'Peace is a lie, there is only passion.' So Jedi aren't allowed to love because it can lead them to the dark side, NOT because it can become leverage... although that's also a good reason.

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(102 replies, posted in Fans)

queenkale wrote:

To be honest, I just came up with it way back when I first got the internet.  I think it had something to do with a 'Power Ranger' character I had invented in my head....only later did I find out kale was a vegetable and even later then that that Lady Kale (my other screenname) was a cartoon character.

Very interesting. I used to be a freelance RPG person, and my character was apprenticed to a fellow by the name of Kale Bek. Lol must be a popular name, huh?

'Sarin Kerevor' was just a cool SW name I picked for a KOTOR file. And I liked it, so I used it repeatedly.

Actually I'd considered it. Hmm... well, let's add to the antisocial behavior and give Sarin an excuse to hide in her room for the next six months. Fanfic time!!

As for the Clip-On-Tie-Of-Death, I think that's what he wore to Dengar's wedding.

Fetterthanyou wrote:

Seriously, a lot of people have problems asking others out and going on dates, so maybe Boba just doesn't have the social aspects of a relationship down.

You and me both, Boba. *smacks forehead* Good point. Boba's more socially awkward than I am, which is saying a lot. So you're right: maybe he's capable of love or just plain old romantic interest, but doesn't have a bloody clue what he's going to do about it.

Crud, that's like the story of my life! I need help...

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(7 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

Sorry. I could tell you what some of them mean, but I don't know of a list. But that's the handy thing about Mandalorians: aside from the tenents of Mandalorian life, nothing's really written in stone. Colors can mean a number of things, or they can mean nothing at all. My armor, for example (I'm working on constructing a set), it black with gold designs on it. Black is for Justice, gold is for Vengance. Colors can be about a Mando'ad's mission or virtues, about their personality, or just their preference. It's a way for them to express themselves, and the armor is unique to each warrior. Crests are more telling. They explain what a warrior has accomplished, where they've been, and where they're from. Here's some of the ones I do know:

Mythosaur skull- Symbol of the Mandalorians, as well as bounty hunters.
Shriek-hawk eyes (Jaig)- given by a Mandalorian leader to denote an act of highest honor
Journeyman Protector's Crest- Self-explanatory. Rough Earth translations render it as 'No sorrow (or regrets), no fear, no peace.'

That's all I can think of, at any rate. Anyone else?

Eh... won't argue the Gay Fett issue too zealously. It could get bloody. I don't think he is, and that's where I stand. Besides, in "Tales of the Bounty Hunters", is it not remarked that "the desire for a woman came less and less often" or something to that effect? And would that not also imply that there had been desire for women prior to the moment? Woman... not 'partner' or anything else to that effect.

More importantly, this shows that Fett is indeed human under that bucket on his head. He knows how to manage him impulses, but doesn't even realize that he has emotions, much less knows how to express them.

I can't decide! There would be so much to learn from him!! By the blood of Mandalore, where to begin?!

I'd have to ask him all about being a bounty hunter. Yes, we sentients find it very impressive that you've cheated death, so tell us about it. I would ask him about the Mandalorians. What don't we know? I'd ask him about the sciences, how they travel faster than light and can cure diseases so easily. I'd ask him about the other worlds in the galaxy and, more importantly, how to get to them. Most importantly I would ask him to impart some of his wisdom on me. And that's just barely scratching the surface...

Bah! SINtas Vel... *twitch*

Fett with a girl? Meh, it's going against all that is Mando for the guy not to. Of course, apparently nobody's told him that. I think there's a couple reasons. First of all his dad hardwired it into him (thanks a lot, Jango, we owe you one...). He grew up being told not to get attached to anyone and what a weakness it can be, to the point where he doesn't have the power to find his own humanity. That aside, he just doesn't have the social skills to form anything beyond an 'I-killed-him-fork-over-my-credits' relationship with ANYONE. The poor man is so screwed up... he doesn't know how to have a positive relationship of any sort. He doesn't know why he should want to. He's more human than human, true. But at the same time all the humanity has been ripped away from him and left nothing but killer instinct and a handful of morals in an empty armor shell. I'd liken his state of being to that of Tolkien's Ringwraiths. But so very different.

Boba Fett doesn't have a girlfriend because he doesn't know how to, and doesn't know how to want to. He's a great man, but since he was ten years old he has been a broken man. It makes me sad.

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(73 replies, posted in Fans)

Me? Jango Fett, no doubt. Grim and withdrawn, fiercely loyal... yeah, soft on the inside. It's just hard as hell to get to it. He keeps his secrets, as do I, has an awful mark against attachment... yeah, Jango. All my Star Wars friends say the same.

Only difference? My aim with a pistol is wretched!

First of all, about the ships: see the top (I think it's ten? Or is it twenty?) reasons that Star Wars is better than Star Trek.

Anyway, I am guilty: I've been watching Star Trek to hold me over until Star Wars hits TV (BOBAONTV!!!! *spaz*) And after some time I have arrived at this conclusion: there are two matches for Fett in Trek. Worf, as has already been established. He's a Klingon, part of a warrior race, he's experienced, he's tough as nails. But I think he lacks Fett's liquid-nitrogen-for-blood willpower, and therefore would lose. The other thing that -might- test Fett is the Borg. After all, resistance is (almost) futile. But for pity's sake, he's Boba Fett, and he's got the instincts that such machine-based organisms don't. It's like pitting him against a bigger, badder IG-88.

Fett owns. Star Trek can't compare. End of story.

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(305 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

Okay. In short, here's where I stand.

I hate Sintas. Loathe. Dispise. Revile. Don't get me going, I've made this all very clear before.

HOWEVER I like Ailyn's concept. I actually played a character much like her once: her father walked out on her mother before she was born with the promise that he'd be back. Never did. and then her mother died when she was three. Most unfortunately, I'm one of those people who becomes attached to their characters and whatever they go through, I go through with them. So after that I have to say that I feel Ailyn's pain. And Boba Fett or not, I would have reacted the same way. And it's the curse of the Fett family to not grow up normally. It's just her existance that irks me, not so much Ailyn herself.

Which brings me to my second point: Boba had to suffer. That's just Boba. He's suffered since he was ten years old and it seems as if he doesn't know how to exist without some sort of strain on him. Now, I'm getting the impression that he married Sintas at 17. If this is the case, I can simply say that he shouldn't have done that. If he was raised with and living with his people I could see that very easily. But he wasn't. His head's just not screwed on right, and that's the price that he pays for it. Sad, but a necesary evil. Besides, if his life was all peaches and cream we wouldn't love him so much.

But either way I'd like to !@#$%slap him so hard that it'd make Jango sit up and rub his face. It doesn't matter what's going on, you don't walk out on your child. Ever. I find it very hypocritical of him to hate people who try to use their kids to bargain their way out of capture when he's less than a good father himself. He said something to the effect that any father should put their child(ren) first. Leaving your wife and child to fend for themselves, regardless of the alternative, is unacceptable. He never should have made that sort of commitment: he made a promise he couldn't keep. Stupid, pitiful, miserable Boba. Bah! Here I am ready to kick his shebs up to his shoulders and I still feel sorry for him.

So, Sintas bad, Boba screwy, Ailyn... well, she has yet to be determined. You guys can yell at me now.