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Middle Earth / Lego LOTR - The Video Game
« on: December 27, 2012, 09:54 AM »
Received this for Christmas and can't wait to get this going with my sons.  Anyone already have this?  How is the play vs other Lego video games that have been released?

The boys also received Lego Batman II DC Superheroes for Christmas, so we'll have a lot of Lego gaming going on in our house this winter break.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Merry Christmas everyone!
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:34 PM »
Merry Christmas Everyone!  Hope the jolly fat man brings you everything on your list!

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:29 PM »
Here is the updated rank structure:

Post count        Rank

 0...99           =          Jedi Padawan
100..499        =          Jedi Apprentice
500...999       =          Jedi Knight
1000...2499    =          Jedi Master
2500...4999    =          Jedi General
5000...7499    =          Jedi Council
7500...9999    =          Jedi Elder
10000...14999 =         Yoda
15000...24999 =         The Chosen One
25000+          =         The Spirit Of

What was once old is new again.  Please welcome the return of the classic JD .gif sabers and some new posting groups/ranks (once we had multiple "Yodas" and "Chosen One"s it was time for a change :P).

0-99   Youngling
100-499   Jedi Initiate
500-999   Jedi Padawan
1000-2499   Jedi Apprentice
2500-4999   Jedi Knight
5000-7499   Jedi Master
7500-9999   Jedi General
10000-14999   Jedi Sentinel
15000-19999   Jedi Guardian
20000-24999   Jedi Council Member
25000-29999   Jedi Elder
30000+   Grand Master

Damn, nothing like going from a Master to an Apprentice in one day...  Easy come easy go.

Really loved the badges, but I understand the need for change.  Long live the sabers!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:50 PM »
I'm sure that I'm going to be in the minority for saying this, but I wasn't overly impressed with this one as I was with the LOTR trilogy.  Yes, the scenery was great and the costumes were great, and it's great that they finally brought the Hobbit to the big screne.  But other than Andy Serkis' performance (which was the best part of the movie IMO), that's about it...  It just didn't have the same affect on me that the LOTR trilogy did when I watched it.  There just wasn't that 'real' feeling to this movie.  There was a lot more CGI feeling to this than I was expecting.

Maybe it was because I watched Fellowship while I was waiting in the theater for one of the midnight shows.  Maybe it was because I only saw it in 2D.  I'm hoping that it's just because I was over tired that I'm not gushing about it.  I'm planning another 3D viewing with a friend next week, so hopefully I'll have a different opinion afterward.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:22 PM »
I think that there might be a glimmer of hope that they will use some of what is already out there in the EU, or at least not completely ditch what has been written.  From this month's Insider interview with Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas:

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Lucas: ...I have story treatments of Episodes VII, VIII and IX and a bunch of other movies and obviously we have hundreds of books and comics, and everything you could possibly imagine.  I moved that treasure trove of stories and various things to Kathleen and I have complete confidence that she's going to take them and make great movies.

I didn't read this to say they are completely ditching the EU and will not use any of it.  In fact, there was another part from that interview that talks about how Lucas will be there to make sure there is continuity between the new movies and what is already been penned:

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Lucas: ...I mean, I can tell you the mythology.  That's all my job is, is to be the keeper of the flame, and just make sure that it's consistent...

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Kennedy: ...I like to think as we move forward that the fans are on board, they help us, they support what it is we're trying to do.  The main thing is to protect the characters and that they still continue to live in the way that George created them.  And that the universe of Star Wars continues to grow in ways they can get excited about...

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Kennedy: ...These are original stories and original ideas that come out of a world that, essentially, is in George's head.  So the beauty of the collaboration that can continue, as we work our way through these scripts, if we're sitting there going, "Hmm... I wonder if this character can do that?" or "Does this make sense within the rules of Star Wars?" I think there's so much that's been written about Star Wars that falls outside of what happened in the movies that he's the keeper of the flame.

So I'll keep my fingers crossed over the next several years hoping they don't completely f-up decades worth of great stories, characters and worlds.  Here's to the future of Star Wars, and a hope that its new beginning is as great as it was back in 1977!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Christmas Songs that Suck
« on: December 4, 2012, 11:20 PM »
I absolutely can't stand the Pointer Sisters version of Santa Clause is Coming to Town from the first Very Special Christmas disk.  My ears bleed every time I hear it.  Worst part is my wife likes it, so I'm swabbing my ears several times a year...

*edit*

I also have to add the Patti Smith version of We Three Kings from the third VSC disk.  Makes me want to slit my wrists every time I hear it.  How can you make such a ****** song and put it on the same disk that has Chris Cornell singing Ave Maria (which is one of the best versions I've ever heard)?!

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TV-9D9 / Re: Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
« on: November 25, 2012, 10:30 AM »
Just found this by accident this morning on CN when my kids were watching Padawan Menace.  I'm recording it now and will watch it after NFL coverage.

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I mentioned Hagman to my wife this morning and she asked if he was shot  ;).  In all seriousness, RIP to an icon of American television.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: November 17, 2012, 02:06 PM »
This game is on my Christmas list, assuming I can wait until then to get it!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:21 AM »
WOW, just WOW!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:37 PM »
My wife and I have been talking about having an in-ground pool kit installed in our backyard.  The web-site we've been looking at states that other than the excavation, homeowners can do the work themselves.  Has anyone done this before?  If so, how hard was it?  What advice/tips can you give to someone who's never attempted anything like this before?  Really hoping to get some good guidance on what to expect/avoid if we try this ourselves.  Thanks.

Sorry I've been away for so long, but as you can imagine from my last post, I've been a bit busy.  We decided to move forward with the project and it's been a grind for about a month.  We should be finishing up this weekend, so I'm hoping to post pictures and testimonial soon.

Bottom line, this was the toughest thing I've ever worked on, but it was not impossible.  We did a lot of the work ourselves, but also hired contractors for certain materials/services when we needed to.  We ended up saving ourselves about half what it would have cost us to hire a company to do the entire project ourselves though, so I think that the frustration, scars, fights and exhaustion was worth it.  More info to come...

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Kubricks / Re: 2012 Darth Maul w/Sith Speeder
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:57 AM »
Got my shipping notice from HLJ.

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Modern Classifieds / Re: Kubricks need a new home
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:48 PM »
PM sent.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: July 10, 2012, 11:49 PM »
My wife and I have been talking about having an in-ground pool kit installed in our backyard.  The web-site we've been looking at states that other than the excavation, homeowners can do the work themselves.  Has anyone done this before?  If so, how hard was it?  What advice/tips can you give to someone who's never attempted anything like this before?  Really hoping to get some good guidance on what to expect/avoid if we try this ourselves.  Thanks.

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