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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 29, 2004, 02:22 AM »
I hopped in there before bed hoping they'd at least fixed the side-scroll that a lot of us are experiencing...  The end of every topic's cut off for me still and I have to scroll to see the thread in its entirety (like someone posted a damn large pic, but in EVERY thread)...

That's not fixed then, so now I wonder if they're going to bother or if this is how they want it?  I'm done there if that's the case.  I'm not pissing with scrolling in every topic I read for every reply I read.  Might fit some screens but not mine so F it.

Things are slow there too...  I think it's turning a LOT of the people that do participate away right now.

It's at least loading fast now...  Still, I wonder if the fixes are done, and this is it, or what?

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That's a good start JK,

The helmet's gonna be a tough one to paint, as I don't think there's any site with his emblems downloadable/printable.  :(  Too bad...  I'd swap out some of the emblems on Erik Scroeder's sheet in a heartbeat for a VARIETY of emblems instead.  Oh well...  Maybe that's needing to be updated?  

Anyone?  Buehler?  Buehler?

My only suggestion is that the Fleet Trooper's head SUCKS.  I despise it, but only cuz of how it looks.

Why not go with as "similar" a head to the guy that plays Red Leader as possible?  There's a lot of heads out there to pick from...  It's a thought.


BTW, if anyone wants the larger pilots to fit in their X-Wing, there's a plastic stopper keeping the larger pilots from fitting.  It's easily removed with a Dremel tool though...  If smeone wants to open the Fuselage up and cut it away at least.

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: oldy but goodies 12" customs
« on: April 28, 2004, 11:31 PM »
Hey Hasek (you're from out east in PA, correct?  May have seen you at the Summer Social if you were here last year),

It's nice to see another customizer hop aboard to breath some life into the forums (this section).  We are happy to have someone show off their work.

I can't say I'm into 12" stuff myself so I'm not as good at critiquing it for sure.  Your figures look great to me though...  Especially Aylya Secura, which looks spot-on to me.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 06:49 PM »
I'm getting the same message you are right now Bill.

I can safely say that if some of the MAJOR things aren't worked out (the horozontal scrolling, page load time, etc.) then I'm dumping Scum from my visitation list all together.  The conversation has been on the downward slope since Saga started really...  I rather enjoyed their previous look better, so I'm torn.  The graphics I can stomach, and smilies aren't important to me anyway, but the load time and side-scroll are obnoxious to me.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 02:47 PM »
Color me unimpressed personally...

-First the look is horrific.  I felt like I was looking at an atomic bomb detonation.  Very hurtful to the eyes, difficult to read, etc...

-Doesn't fit my screen totally so I now have a horozontal scroll bar that I didn't have before.

-The whole PM thing is frustrating to say the least, as some of us might have been SAVING PM's in our sent box for a specific reason and weren't alerted to this.  

-Did I mention it looks pretty terrible?  

-It's horrifically slow.  I have a great cable connection, and it's literally taking minutes to open pages for me.  This should change I'd hope, but if it doesn't I can safely say my time there will be finished...  I think others will agree with that.


The only thing I can say is that they can change it likely, and they probably will before it's all said and done, but the colors I doubt they bther changing at all.  And those are the biggest eyesore....  

I was expecting something really special actually, but color me unimpressed.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:09 AM »
Yes, it is, and I asked you guys to play nice...  Snide remarks about where someone lives are snide remarks nonetheless...  

This is teetering on being closed, and I'm going to be discussing some things behind the scenes with the bossman and others as to how we'll deal with these topics overall.

Keep it civil either way because I don't want to see this getting out of hand and creating unnecessary anymosity between our members.

I'm a Democrat with lots of Republican Friends...  I have common sense enough NOT to talk about this stuff with them if I want them to BE my friends and for us to respect each other.  I'm thinking this should be the JD.com way as well because nothing good comes from this discussion on either side of a debate.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 09:39 PM »
There's something in the glovebox with teethmarks, but it's not a pencil...  

Dear God!  Shoulda cleaned that out when I got it I guess...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:15 PM »
I can neither confirm nor deny it...

All I can say is I found a casette in the tapedeck mumbling something about, "my mission, should I choose to accept it, blah blah blah"...



I could see him...  his whispy hair blowing in the wind with the top down...  Being snotty.


Actually, some little girl owned the car, and literally didn't drive it for the last 7 years of its life (till I got it of course).  How about that huh?  $3400 for a car with only 58k on the odometer...  

Her newlywed husband wanted to sell it because it was deadweight to them...  They were buying a house and starting their life...  That kinda crap.

It was the mother's car first though,a nd in her name, but the mother's actually more the rich snot...  She didn't LIKE the car (or so I was told by the in-laws who had the car in their yard), and wanted something bigger, so she MADE her Husband buy her an SUV...  They gave the Le Baron to the daughter, the daughter then got a brand new jeep for her 18th Birthday or something, and the Le Baron went into storage in a garage for 7 years till I got it.

Ya know, I got a car from my parents I had to pay 50% of, pay all recurring expenses on, and it was a freakin' 1986 Plymouth Caravelle I didn't get to pick out that had been wrecked twice, had no A/C, bench seats, power NOTHING, and just sucked...

This girl was given two new cars in a short period of time for free....  

I guess I built character though, right? :)

And their spending got me a cheap car...  Can't complain.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's A BOY!
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:07 PM »
Congratulations...

A tiny version of Scott exists?  Interesting concept.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 23, 2004, 11:55 PM »
Well Jades, I'd laugh at you (hysterically actually) but...

-October, 2003.  Pittsburgh, PA, Station Square Complex:

My birthday's in September, and a friend of mine named Patricia was wanting to take my out for my B-Day but we just couldn't get together because of my classes and things, until October.

She offered to take me to one of the most expensive Steak Places in the city (Pittsburgh Rare) because she's got $ out the whazzoo and knew I'd wanted to try this place for ages, so I happily accepted this as my birthday gift...  The Restaurant has an extensive wine list as well, so we drank 3 bottles between us over our dinner.

This was also my first night to take Patricia out for a ride in my "new" car I got over the summer, a 1994 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible, which is a dark green with a tan/gold top.  Very clean shape...  Like new really because it was some rich snot's car who kept it in a garage because after she got it her daddy immediately bought her a jeep too so the Le Baron was put in storage...  But I digress.

Anyway, very proud of the car and showing it off to my friend for the first time.

We Drink and Eat the night away at this place anyway...  Then go across the street to a club to just sit, drink heavily, and watch the crowd...  And drink after drink after drink, Patricia's loading me up pretty good.  Vodka and Cranberry's the drink of choice, with some LI Teas mixed in too, as well as a couple shots.

I'm sloshed...  As (EDIT) Poo-faced as I've been in a LONG time...  

Patricia and I start for my car, which is in the South lot at Station Square...  (Bare in mind this is one of my FIRST nights out and about with the car too, in general)

The South Lot is near a club in an old warehouse called Matrix.  It's like the "big" club in Pittsburgh for the most part...

So it's late, closing time-ish, and I try getting into my car...  

My key won't work though, and then I notice it in the moonlight...

The top's cut and tattered...  There's dents in the doors and fenders, scrapes and scratches...  

My car means my world to me (It's sad, but it does mean a lot to me) and I freak out...  I'm thinking someone broke a screwdriver off trying to break in my door, and they cut the top trying to get in, etc., etc...  There's even a big circular smash in the front window.

I'm LIVID.  I'm swearing up a storm (slurred)...  I punched the window, hard, pissed off...  Subsequently cracking some bones in my hand.  I kicked the door a couple times...  Patricia doesn't know what to do,  nor has seen me this PO'd so she's sort of antsy about that and she says "honey, maybe it's not your car?" and I can't even comprehend this at this point...

Then, 3 hot girls walk up PO'd because we're "near" their car, and too close to it, and hear Patricia say what she just did and one girl says "That's because It's NOT your car" (real snotty).

Sooooooooooo

Egg on my face.

The girl says then, "Yours is down there", and low and behold...  IDENTICAL in every way (color, year, etc.) except that mine is in good shape...  There sits my car by its lonesome.

I am a douche.

I can blame it on the alcohol...  But I won't.  I am merely an idiot.

I will say however that my Grandmother, my mother, and my aunt have ALL tried getting into a car that is NOT theirs at one point or another.  Don't feel bad.  

Only feel bad if it REALLY doesn't look a thing like your car...  Like wishful thinking that this were your car or something.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB = Dad*2
« on: April 23, 2004, 03:42 PM »
Kid"s gonna be able to tie his/her own shoes by the time he/she arrives...

Push it out, shove it out, waaaaaaay out!  UH!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 23, 2004, 03:41 PM »
It undoubtebly will, as it was my request personally that got the last one closed...  I don't like this kind of conversation around these parts personally since it's something I utterly DESPISE over at Rebelscum where it's let roam relatively free (it spills over from the W&P thread, so that doesn't detain it adequately IMO).

It breeds bad blood between members...  To me then, if it's irrelevant to Star Wars toys, it's not worth having at the site.

Keep this civil...  

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Alright...  Yeah, a couple things I was thinking were maybe jokes from DSJ and yourself (and some others) and I just didn't get it...  Spare me guys, I just got in like a couple hours ago after being out since 7 this morning...  Long-ass day.  :)

Humor's rolling off me like water off a duck's back right now, haha...

About the replacing it yourself, I just saw it mentioned (maybe by Scott) which I guess was a joke that flew over my head again, that was all.

Duh me...  again...

Sounds like you've got a plan, BUT I'm wondering what you'll actually get from the trade-in...

I've never actually traded in a car to know much about the proces...  They may be picky on that window though, or they may just not care since they may do that work at their shop or something.  

I've never owned a "new" car myself since I'm too damn poor, haha...  I've got my first car I've EVER kept full coverage on though right now (a used car), and never thought I'd actually own something I cared that much about.

My old car I ran till I thought I destroyed it, but amazingly my brother fixed it and got it running again (fine as ever too) and gave it to his very undeserving wife who's a skinny pig.  

I liked that car, no matter how utterly horrible it looked.  It had bench seats in the front for god's sake!  Front BENCH SEATS!  And no A/C...  And a radio that only a couple buttons worked on...  And a 6 inch crater of a dent in the left rear fender...  Terrible.  

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Virex, a couple ?'s...

1) What are you doing to get rid of this Celica...?  I mean, the hypothetical YOU of course.  :)  Junking it?  Trade-in?  Selling it yourself?

2) Not a Q so much as advice, but even on  POS I recommend glass breakage...  I've carried it since I've owned a car, and trust me I've own some big POS's in my time...  1986 Plymouth Caravelle with 130k miles...  I've driven turds on wheels my friend, but with how often those F'n "anti-skid" stones kick up here and break/chip windows in winter to the point they won't pass inspection, it's worth it...  Not sure what OK's rules are on junk like that though since inspection and car rules in general change by state.  

That's just a suggestion though...

3) What are the laws there?  Like will the fuzz pull you over for broken windows like they will here?  

My opinion is this...

Don't fix the dents at all...  Tape isn't goiong to cover anything a "buyer" won't notice and they're not gonna hurt youor car either.

If the law's gonna give you BS over the window, obviously I'd say fix it depending upon where/how often you plan on driving the car still.

If you're SELLING the car, definitely fix it.  People will laugh at a car that needs a window replaced that you're not replacing yourself (Paying to have it replaced that is) because it's such a little thing (it can cost a ton though, I know how you're feeling, especially rear-windows).  They may question you NOT fixing it, like think the car's got so many problems you're not bothering to fix the window,e tc...  Then again that is your intent I guess, but this hinges on if you WANT to sell it or try trading it in on a new car.

As for fixing it yourself, I'm gonna say that unless you fix car windows yourself for a living it's not possible really....  At least I've never known ANYONE to do that themselves, evenn people who restore cars from the ground up...  It always has to go to a glass place...  

Rear-windows can cost an assload though, and if youo're NOT driving it a lot and the fuzz aren't on you about it, and yoou're not reselling it (just scrapping it to a junkyard) I say try taping/covering it with plastic and just limp it through to the end.  A new rear-window for my T-Bird would run me something like $500 I was told (it needs one)...  I imagine your car wouldn't be TOO much less.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Things you wish you knew more about
« on: April 21, 2004, 09:19 PM »
Tack me onto "Math".  

Other languages would be nice also...  I can sometimes follow things by their root sounds in pronounciation, but I can't speak any language except English.  

Math sucks for me though...  Complex math like Algebra on up anyway.  I've had so many accounting courses in my life that while it's pretty advanced Math in its OWN way, I can do it, but anything like Calculus, or Trig, or Algebra even...  I suck.

Working on cars, I actually know some about, but I can safely say Scott that even with what I know how to do I STILL can't do a lot with a car.

I can change my oil, and you could too if someone showed you how real quick (it's easy), but things like dropping a tranny I couldn't do without breaking things for certain.  

I can weld though, which is a plus with a project I have right now because it needs a buttload of it!  :)

I wish I had the expert modeling skills of the guys that worked on the original Star Wars flicks though.  There's a skill I'd love...  I think I'm decent, but experts in the business just blow your mind when you see their stuff in person...  Everything from museums to movies.  That stuff can amaze you.

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