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Modern Trading / Re: MOMC Red ARC non-animated for Lava Vader?
« on: April 1, 2005, 06:57 AM »
My gf would only go to make fun of those waiting in line.

If she had a hand-puppet dog on her hand, i'd become suspicious of her intentions to date me I think.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comedy Clubs/Comics Discussion
« on: April 1, 2005, 05:24 AM »
That's a shame...  I was to see him in Pittsburgh the night that everything flooded here last fall from the Hurricanes sweeping up this way.  I remember thinking at the time that I was more PO'd about missing the show (due to being stranded that night cuz of the floods) than anything.

Turned out he didn't make it to Pittsburgh anyway and cancelled late that evening because he fell and hurt himself out in Minnesota...  I'd heard it was something he did while on drugs or was using an excuse because of drugs...  Whatever.

Never got to see his show then...  He was to reschedule this year actually.  :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spuffy Publishes!
« on: April 1, 2005, 05:21 AM »
That's definitely cool Spuffy.  Getting published was something I always wanted back when I wrote when I was younger and thought I could do something with it.  I never felt I had it in me to actually "make it" though and didn't pursue that. 

You really made a strong achievement with that, and a book you're pushing too is just great.  I hope you get that too.  I didn't know you were working on these things.  Congratulations!

Ineed, it will be a day long remembered...  This has been something I've wanted to see for ages Firebat.  Some good scale Aliens/Preds for SW.  I think the Hot Toys line fills that need nicely, but to get an at least nice LOOKING queen with pods will be sweet.  The little diorama's neat though, and the pred in the connecting base looks real cool too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 31, 2005, 07:00 PM »
Well, I don't blame you for wanting to keep contact with friends CHEWIE, and I can see your wanting your account open.  Like Matt often did at Rebelscum, I think it's a good trading community...  I have my likes of it.

And I'm not hell-bent against their staff either...  I think Mark is a cool guy, Dan Curto's cool too and a co-hort of mine over at  I've even had fair and personable dealings with Philip, despite the things being said of him, but I also can observe that Philip was out of line (whether his site or not) by disrespecting such a large and obviously upset group of people.  Dismissing the feelings of an individual, at times, can be excused...  But dismissing the feelings of a large, and upset group, plus adding insult to their perceived injury, is not tactful or even commonly polite.

Of course, this is all just my opinion on something I can't change.

There's very few people I'd put on my list that I "hate".  Even fewer whom I have never met and know only as a persona online...  Those I often just dislike and think very little off, or simply have no respect for them to act a way online one knows they'd never act if you met them in person.  

Philip Wise I don't hate, despite the things said here, nor Dustin (who I know even less really), but my opinion stands that this is a poorly handled situation on Rebelscum's part...  Their site is nice, and I check Scum daily at least, but their forums seem like a secondary level of importance to them, and to basically insult such a large group of people (unnecessarilly) is just not good form.  

Scum has some conversations I enjoy but those become fewer by the month I find.  This whole mess, and a mess it certainly is, has only added to my dwindling opinion of the forum there I'm afraid.  Before it was being concerned at how there was never any punishment to the "trolls" that reside there, but now it's down to the entire way the site is run, and even what I consider an abuse of their power...  Glad you got let back in CHEWIE, but to me the damage is done as far as how I see the forum there.

Modern Trading / Re: MOMC Red ARC non-animated for Lava Vader?
« on: March 31, 2005, 06:35 PM »
I'll try as well, since I really want a Red ARC and never nabbed one.  Think my mommy's going with me to wait in line.   :-[

Lame, I know, but my girlfriend has too much dignity, and moms always help their babies.  ;D

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: March 31, 2005, 05:45 PM »
I'm gonna nab some of the Collection 1 Quick Draw guy...  He'd be a good dead clone at least.

My goal really is to pick up a lot of the Commander Cody for ARC Trooper customs, AT-TE Gunner for grunts with removable helmets, the #41 Clone for the fact he looks like just a vanilla super articulated grunt, and that 3-pack for completist's sake.

How many I get of each will depend mostly on how many I can afford.   ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:18 PM »
In Pittsburgh we're hovering at $2.13 as the lower-end price that isn't TOO hard to find...  For this area that is a lot, especially considering we have one of the lower cost-of-living rates in the U.S. for a fair sized city.

I was a little under 1/4 tank yesterday and down at school so I had to put some in before I came home.  $10 just barely got me over half a tank, and that blows.  When $20 doesn't put an empty tank over full on my car, then I'm bumming.

To top it off then, as mentioned earlier, the convenience stores/gas stations in the area are all ganging up AGAINST the one salvation.  Giant Eagle's Get-Go stations are under fire because their program where if you buy $50 worth of groceries on your advantage card you get $.10/gallon off...  I've got like $.30/gallon accumulated so far myself which brings the price back to bareable.

The gas/convenience stations though are saying that what Giant Eagle is doing is illegal, and they're trying to have the state stop their promotion, and in turn screw us.  I was talking to a manager at a local station who was defending the actions, and I told her I'd go to Get Go stations EXCLUSIVELY if the other stations screwed that up.  I can fill an empty tank at a Get-Go for a half-assed price at least, but I still use the gas stations in the city and such when I'm there.  If the stations screw that up though, I'm gonna just budget my gas so I only fill at Get-Go's unless absolutely necessary to do so otherwise.   >:(

Newbies / Re: ruiner is here and uh, yeah...
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:11 PM »
Ruiner:  "Hi...  My name's Ruiner, and I don't have a life..."

JD:  "Hi Ruiner..."

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Episode III ~ The Video Game
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:49 PM »
I've been looking at it a bit more...  I'm leaning towards a simple renting of this game because it's a bit linear for my tastes I guess. 

Personally I'm somewhat disappointed at the lack of a more traditional game format, and that they're running with the action style of the LOTR Trilogy games that were out.  They're ok, but realtively easy to beat, and they don't leave any room for exploration/immersion.  I'm a little let down by E3's gaming options then, if this is indeed it.

Rep. Commando didn't wow me either though, so I'm maybe just on a down note from that. 

Wish a new FPS game would come out that really upped the bar for SW gaming, or better yet a great new Flight Sim was put out that finished the X-Wing: Alliance storyline.  That's so sorely needed, as is a TIE Fighter sequal.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:45 PM »
Not to brag, but I was lucky enough to have a forum member sell me one of his that he found early for cost.

No, that's not bragging at all ruiner...  Congrats is more like it! 

Bragging would be getting 2 of them and putting 1 of them on Ebay.  But I won't get into all that stuff.  :P

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:43 PM »
Not a fan of the 3-pack at all myself...  To me, the mold for a SA figure is done, so put 3 in a box with some rifles and you're set.  That's army building along my tastes.

This set I'll nab one of and I'll pick basic Clones up when and where I can so long as it isn't KB/KM's outrageous markup.  Even the Collection 1 Clone's grown on me some and is better than these 3-pack versions to me.

The Vader's very nice...  He'll be a one-time purchase mostly (I could easily see reusing those tables in medical bay dioramas though...  Hmmm), but a nice figure.  The Clones aren't something I want to see variants in personally.  I'd sooner just have the one set to buy and be done with it, and let the SA bodysculpts get the variations then.

Newbies / Re: ruiner is here and uh, yeah...
« on: March 31, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Thanks for swinging into the forums here Ruiner...  Have fun.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 30, 2005, 04:00 AM »
If you guys ever hold a Pennsylvania JD meeting, be sure to give me a holler.

I think that'd ammount to myself, Bob, and you Bill....  ;)  I just don't run into PA guys much.  I think they do consider PSWCS their home.  I don't personally, but only because I can't abide email servers anymore...  I stick with Pittsburgh's local forum since it's the best for the local guys, and that's generally enough PA stuff for me.

I do like to think of myself as a pseudo-PSWCS member though since I did try it briefly, and since the meetings are always on my priority list.

Anyway, as far as content though, I have to agree with Chris that while there's some things Scum has that fulfill a need, I can't say that they're dominant in any way. 

I look through the customs area there, however it has degenerated in the past year +, and I think does a better service to the customizing hobby.  Rebelscum is generally filled with people looking for praise.

Rebelscum's vintage area has taken a nosedive.  While there are still many of the knowledgeable folks there, many have also headed off for greener fields as well, and the truly knowledgeable there don't always speak up anymore.  I can't blame them either considering some of the people they've had invade that area.

The older collection areas (POTF2,E1, etc.) are more often than not just BAD conversation...  People asking for prices, value, etc.  I can't exactly look at that as quality. 

Newer collecting areas (OTC, ROTS, etc.) are more often than not filled with A) the condescending, arrogant, ego-manaical pricks who (if they were here) would be (or some even are) banned...  B) the "newbies" who come in with the intent of running the show there...  C) the kids who are what they are...  D) the odd person trying to make conversation good.  I stress that D is the minority.

Other Collectibles, Lego, and their film/EU areas tend to have more traffic.  More people with more questions and such, but also these areas (especially the film/EU areas where I do go often still) are more and more filling up with what the newer collecting areas have.  A lotta jerks, a lotta kids, and a handful of people that it's fun to talk to.

Trading...  More people is good and bad.  We don't have the issues with bad traders they do, and I have to say that we act more swiftly on any situation that would arise.  For instance, Matkatnadam's blatant scalping of the Lava Vader would have garnered him at the very least a suspension here I would think.  His beligerence on the subject would've been banishment.  Simple as that.  Yet there he is at Scum (What the hell happened to "Collect to Collect" and all that ****?)...  Is that good?  I dunno if that's who I want to converse with personally.

EDIT: BTW, maybe I just don't trade much, but I think I've done 99% of my trading here and 1% at Scum.  More people is ok, but it doesn't necessarilly mean you won't get the job done here either.  Usually when I need something someone here's willing to help first.  AND, the few times I have traded at Scum I've gotten **** from the other end because it's often some new guy with no established record who wants things his way...  Again, is that quality?  Seems riskier than Ebay to me.

Wuher's is a joke compared to here IMO...  Not even a comparison.  I'll take less one-liner responses, good moderating, and generally good mature conversation over that.  Wuher's offers you some good posts, but you have to find them among the sludge that is 80% to 90% of Wuher's conversation.  From entire topics right down to single responses. 

Basically what I'm saying is I don't really want to dig through a 12 page topic to see what the conversation between JoshEEE and JohnH was, when I have to weed through blight's, "Hey that is cool", Yodaboi's, "Sahdut upa you mron!!", or several  ::):P , or  >:(  ;D  :D 's... 

Oh yeah, and the ever present "Me too!"/"I agree!", of course.

Smaller?  Less traffic?  Maybe...  but I think when I break Rebelscum's traffic down to what I ACTUALLY read, it perhaps evens out, and I'd actually say there's more here I'm actively reading and find interesting.

That's my take...  I started looking this way when Matt pointed my eyes this way...  Long before I even considered a job offer.  This was just better.  This was where the names I knew and appreciated had gone. 

Some stuck by Scum.  Some went to GalacticHunter (more than are at Scum by a longshot in and of itself), and the vast majority came here.  And more have come over since, so I'll never look at Scum's traffic as anything more than clutter I am labored to pick through to actually read the INTERESTING post.  And they sure as **** are rare these days.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Coupon... Some hope?
« on: March 29, 2005, 11:34 PM »
I'm cool with that I guess, but kinda blows that they're selling my information, basically, to others.  It's good, and it's bad...  At least it ain't spam, or my email address being passed around like a $2 prostitute to god knows who anymore.   ::) :-X

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