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Jocasta's Reading Room / Check my work - novels timeline
« on: July 15, 2005, 11:26 AM »
Hi Everyone.† I'm currently trashing all of my old paperback novels (giving them to a buddy of mine) and replacing them with Hardcover copies.† I'm trying to get a solid list together of what is out there.†

If any of you guys could check my work and see if I've missed any titles I'd appreciate it.† If anyone knows of any books that were never released in hardcover (and I'm sure there are some on here) feel free to mention that. :)  I'm guessing that there a lot of books that never existed in Hardcover - which is disappointing.

Lastly, if anyone has good condition Hardcover copies of any of these that don't have an X, I'm buying (but they're generally going pretty cheap so don't be offended if I'm not willing to pay 10 or 15 dollars.)

Any info is appreciated - and if by some chance a complete list exists in this section, feel free to point me to it - I'm new to this area of the forums.

Thanks in advance!

25-27 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE NEW JEDI ORDER:
  • Vector Prime

[ ] Dark Tide: Onslaught
[ ] Dark Tide: Ruin
[ ] Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial
[ ] Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse
  • Balance Point

[ ] Recovery (eBook)
[ ] Edge of Victory I: Conquest
[ ] Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Star by Star

[ ] Dark Journey
[ ] Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
[ ] Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
[ ] Traitor
[ ] Destiny's Way
[ ] Ylesia (eBook)
[ ] Force Heretic I: Remnant
[ ] Force Heretic I: Refugee
[ ] Force Heretic I: Reunion
  • The Final Prophecy
  • The Unifying Force


† † † †
19 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE HAND OF THRAWN DUOLOGY:
  • Specter of the Past
  • Visions of the Future


† † † †
18 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE CORELLIAN TRILOGY:
[ ] Ambush at Corellia
[ ] Assault at Selonia
[ ] Showdown at Centerpoint


17 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • The New Rebellion



16-17 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE BLACK FLEET CRISIS TRILOGY:
[ ] Before the Storm
[ ] Shield of Lies
[ ] Tyrant's Test
 

14 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • The Crystal Star


 
11 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] I, Jedi


THE JEDI ACADEMY TRILOGY:
[ ] Jedi Search
[ ] Dark Apprentice
[ ] Champions of the Force


12-13 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Children of the Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Planet of Twilight

[ ] X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar


9 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE THRAWN TRILOGY:
  • Heir to the Empire
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command

[ ] X-Wing Isard's Revenge

† † † †
8 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • The Courtship of Princess Leia
  • Tatooine Ghost

† † †
6.5-7.5 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
[ ] X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble
[ ] X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
[ ] X-Wing: The Bacta War
[ ] X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
[ ] X-Wing: Iron Fist
[ ] X-Wing: Solo Command


4 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: Episode VI--Return of the Jedi
[ ] Tales from Jabba's Palace
THE BOUNTY HUNTER WARS:
[ ] The Mandalorian Armor
[ ] Slave Ship
[ ] Hard Merchandise
  • The Truce at Bakura

[ ] Tales of the New Republic


3-5 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Shadows of the Empire



3 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: Episode V--The Empire Strikes Back
[ ] Tales of the Bounty Hunters

 
0-3 Years After STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
[ ] Splinter of the Mind's Eye


STAR WARS:
[ ] EPISODE IV--A NEW HOPE†


Approximately 5-2 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE ADVENTURES OF LANDO CALRISSIAN:
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
[ ] Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka
THE HAN SOLO ADVENTURES:
[ ] Han Solo at Stars' End
[ ] Han Solo's Revenge
[ ] Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

† † † †
10-0 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY:
[ ] The Paradise Snare
[ ] The Hutt Gambit
[ ] Rebel Dawn


19 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Dark Lord (2006 Release)


Approx. 20 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
[ ] Labyrinth of Evil


21 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: The Cestus Deception


22 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

[ ] Star Wars: Shatterpoint


22.5 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: The Approaching Storm


29 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Rogue Planet

32 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace


 
32.5 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
[ ] Star Wars: Cloak of Deception


44-40 Years Before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
[ ] Jedi Apprentice #1-18
 


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Revenge of the Sith / Crispy Anakin Vs. Extra Crispy Anakin...
« on: July 8, 2005, 11:25 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of the two versions side by side?  Or is this maybe a made up report and not even really true?

As of yesterday I had 4 of this Anakin figure - they looked identical except for the chests.  Two were essentially bare flesh, two were pockmarked with burns.

Is that the variation?  Is this even a real variation?  If what I described ISN'T the variation, does anyone have a decent picture that compares the two?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Looking for advice on Granite Countertops
« on: June 26, 2005, 08:22 PM »
Okay, anyone have Granite counters in their kitchen?

Mine are starting to look cloudy if the light hits them at the right angle...

The guy at Lowes today said I should buy car wax and wax them just like I would my car.† He says he's been doing this to Granite for years and years and it works great.

I'm a bit hesitant to start waxing away at my counters though.

Anyone have any tips for shining these things up other than that oen?† Or has anyone actually tried that and had any luck?

Thanks in advance!

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LEGO / UCS Jedi Starfighter in 2006
« on: June 22, 2005, 10:27 AM »
http://www.eurobricks.com/

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This news come for our member languages who recently went on the Lego Inside Tour in Billund. He brings news that next year we will be seeing:-

  A new RCX brick featuring Bluetooth!
  A remote-controlled train system!
  A UCS Jedi Starfighter!
  An advent calendar featuring MINIFIGS!

We also have word that we will see the release of two new City subthemes in January 2006: Airport and Hospital! Thanks to Sam for this info!

I'm assuming it will be a EIII version.

What say you?

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TV-9D9 / MTV Movie Awards Jimmy Fallon Spoof
« on: June 10, 2005, 05:46 PM »
Anyone have a link to somewhere where I can watch it online?

Thanks in advance.

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Modern Classifieds / WTB Vintage Paploo's Staff
« on: June 8, 2005, 05:09 PM »
I'm looking for one of these:



The vintage Paploo staff.  If anyone has one I'm willing to try to trade (don't have much stuff to offer) and will gladly buy it for any reasonable price. 

No repro's please.

Thanks in advance,
-Rob

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Dialectizer
« on: May 23, 2005, 11:10 AM »

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Revenge of the Sith / Super Rare Royal Guard Auction....
« on: April 8, 2005, 11:35 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5967207177&rd=1

I decided to bring this thread over here because I'm having fun with it and, would rather discuss it here as it unfolds.
This super-rare piece of nothing, ended at 13 dollars, and the reserve wasn't even met.

So, before the auction ended I basically emailed the seller and called her out on the bogus auction (while giving a little politness just incase it was an honest mistake) and yesterday I receieved the following reply:

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FYI, I HAVE A RED GUARD FORM ROTS IN HIS OWN BOX WITH THE RED GUARD ON THE BACK SAYING SOMETHING TOTALLY different from THE ONE THAT HAS THE BLUE GUARD ON THE BACK. SO BEFORE YOU POINT FINGERS AND ACCUSE SOMEONE FOR MISLEADING PEOPLE DO YOUR HOME WORK.

FOR YOU NEW STAR WARS FANS WHO JUST STARTED TO FIND OUT ABOUT STAR WARS BECAUSE OF EPISODES 1 2 AND 3. THE BLUE AND RED GUARDS ARE TO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THAT JUST CHANGED FROM BLUE TO RED OVER THE YEARS.

This clearly warranted further response - so the last email I sent said the following:

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FYI, I have been a Star Wars fan for over 20 years. I have been collecting Star Wars toys for over 10 years now. All of the Red Guards come on the SAME EXACT CARD BACK as the Blue Guards. They are a variation in terms of packaging, and not two separate figures as evidenced by the fact that BOTH blue and red come as number III-23. I am fully aware that the Blue Guards become the Red Guards in the film. Yet this doesn't change the fact that you don't seem to understand what Hasbro is putting out and what's rare and what's not - because your item is NOT any type of error or variation, it is the standard, regular, ordinary release of the Red Royal Guard.

If you do infact have a Red Guard with a Red Guard pictured on the back, which I do not believe you when you say you do, THAT is the rare one and would be a production error, and not a variation. I know because I now have 7 Red Guards and 4 Blue Guards, and every single one of them came on a card with the BLUE Guard pictured on the back - just like your 'very rare' item in the auction.

Next time save your high-and-mighty accusations about being a prequel-era fan for some other schmoe and enjoy the 13 bucks you just ripped someone off for.

Anyone heard of any version of this thing with any picture other than the BLUE one on the back?  I sure haven't...

Developing...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Everyone, you need to check this out.
« on: April 5, 2005, 12:18 AM »
This website was brought to my attention recently, and I thought it was worth passing along for those who might not have already known about it...

www.criminalcheck.com

You can search by zipcode and find out if there are any registered sex offenders in your area.

There were 52 in my zipcode and while I'm not a parent, it certainly is disturbing nonetheless.

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Does anyone know if Celebration will be offering free passes to people in the industry or professionals in the field?  The big Wizard World convention did - and I'd hate to spend $110.00 when I could possibly get in for free.

The official website has a 'contact us' box, but it (and all the other links on the left side of the page) seem to be dead - at least they're not working for me that is...

Any insight would be appreciated.

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Modern Trading / Looking for Accessories / Weapons - please help!
« on: March 14, 2005, 10:31 PM »
Hello Everyone.† I'm looking to complete a large stash of figures that I was recently given so that I can give all the ones that are duplicates to a friend of mine who's been looking to get into loose collecting - and a few of them are for me.† Hence, I'm looking for a number of accessories/weapons for figures - mostly older ones.† If you can help me out, I'd appreciate it.† I'm looking to trade accessories for accessories (I've got a whole bunch) but am also willing to buy them straight up for reasonable prices if we can't work out a trade.

Here's what I'm looking for, please check out the pictures to make sure we're on the same page.† Thanks!

POTF: 1995-2000

Dengar's Blaster Rifle - (x1), and Blaster Pistol - (x1):[/b]
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/toys/potfdengarbubble.jpg
Note:I'm looking for one of Dengar's pistol.

Hoth Han Solo's Blaster Rifle - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2hanhothrifle.jpg
Note:I've already got the small pistol.


Han Solo Cantina's Blaster Pistol - (x3):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/POTF2/POTF2CThanblaster.jpg
Note:The one from the commtech Han that we're all sick of getting as a repack.† I'm looking for 3 of these.

Emperor's Royal Guard's Force Pike - (x2):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2ergloose.jpg
Note:I'm looking for two of these - from the 1996 (1997?) version.


Yoda's Cane - (x2)
http://www.rebelscum.com/potf2/potf2yodaloose.jpg
Note:I need two canes.

Hoth Rebel Soldier's Blaster Rifle - (x6):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/toys/potfhothrebelweapon.jpg
Note:I'm looking for a bunch of these guys (6)...

Sandtrooper's Backpack - (x1), and Blaster Rifle - (x1):[/s]
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2sandtrooperbackpack.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2sandtrooperrifle.jpg
Note:From the 1996 version, one backpack.

General Lando Calrissian's Blater Pistol - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2landogeneralblaster.jpg
Note:Just one of this blaster.


Stormtrooper Luke Skywalker's Blaster - (x2):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/toys/potflukestormtrooperweapon.jpg
Note:I need 3 of this larger, older Stormie Blaster.

Tie Fighter Pilot's Blaster, (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2TIEpilotblaster.jpg
Note:Same blaster as Stormtrooper Luke above.

Grand Admiral Thrawn - Ysalmiri, x1:
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2EUthrawnysalamiri.jpg
Note:Just the little animal, I've got the gun.


Sandtrooper from Cantina Playset's Robot - (x1), and Blaster Rifle, (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potfsandtrooperpopupfront.jpg
Note:I need the weapon, and the droid that plugs into his back and floats behind his head.

AT-AT Driver's Blaster - (x3):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2atat2loose.jpg
Note:Similar to the Luke Stormie Blaster, but with a shorter back end - I need 3 of these.


Prisoner Chewbacca's Bowcaster - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/POTF2chewiebountybowcaster.jpg
Note:Just need one of these...


Commtech Stormtrooper's Blaster Rifle - (x5):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/POTF2/POTF2CTstorm-f.jpg
Note:I need a bunch of these - 5.

Han in Carbonite's Blaster Pistol - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2hancarboniteblaster.jpg
Note:Just one of these.

Bossk's Blaster Pistol - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/toys/potfbossksmallweapon.jpg
Note:I've got the rifle, I just need the smaller gun.



POTJ:
 
300th Boba Fett's Backpack - (x1), Large Rifle - (x1), Small Pistol - (x1), and Missile
(non firing x1):

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=potj/300fett_right.jpg
Note:They can all be seen in the one photo, the backpack and missile go together - I need one of each.

Death Star Escape Han Solo's Blaster - (x3), and Belt - (x2):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=potj/POTJhansoloDSchase.jpg
Note:I've got one belt, looking for two belts, 3 guns.

Cold Weather Obi Wan's Helmet - (x1), and Lightsaber - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=potj/POTJobiwancoldgearon.jpg
Note:I've got the backpack already.

Translucent Darth Vader's Lightsaber - (x2):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=potj/POTJvaderEWloose.jpg
Note:Two of these.


Episode 1:†

Yoda's chair - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/episodeI/e1yodachair.jpg
Note:The only E1 thing I'm looking for...



Saga:

Pit of Carkoon Boba Fett's Jet Pack Fire Base - (x1), and Blaster - (x1):† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/sw0308bobafettpocflame.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/sw0308bobafettpocaim.jpg
Note:I'm looking for the base of jetpack flames that he sits on, and the gun.
† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
Bespin Luke's Blaster Pistol - (x1), and Lightsaber - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/saga-lukebespin_acc.jpg
Note:One blaster, one saber.

Obi Wan Kenobi Acklay Battle's Staff - (x1), and Column - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/sw0301obiwanabloose.jpg
Note:I've got the handcuffs/binders already.

Death Star Clash Vader's Lightsaber - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/sw0318vadertrdsaber.jpg
Note:Just the lightsaber.

Saga Version of Emperor's Royal Guard Force Pike - (x1):
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/saga-royalguard_acc.jpg
Note:I don't need the electricity, just the force pike.



Thanks in advance if you made it this far and are able to help.

-R

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Modern Classifieds / Wants list.
« on: December 6, 2004, 11:41 AM »
Looking to buy:

Deluxe:

[ ] AOTC Spider Droid - MOMC
[ ] AOTC Super Battle Droid Builder - MOMC
[ ] Clone 3-pack - RED - MOMC
[ ] Clone 3-pack - RED - loose or beat up or whatever
[ ] Masters of the Darkside 2-pack - MOMC


Loose 12:

*Must be complete and in good shape

[ ] Boss Nass
[ ] Cantina Band (all 6)
[ ] Dewback wiht Sandtrooper
[ ] Ewok - 2 pack
[ ] Garnindan
[ ] Han and Luke in Stormtrooper disguise
[ ] Han on Taun Taun
[ ] Wampa
[ ] Jawa - 2 pack - the Plastic ones
[ ] Bib Fortuna
[ ] Luke on Speeder Bike
[ ] R5-D4
[ ] Yoda with Council Chair
[ ] White Clone Trooper


Clone Wars Animated

[ ] Clone Trooper - loose


Unleashed

[ ] Clone Trooper (White) - Loose
[ ] Darth Vader (Helmet Off) - Loose


Vintage

*Must be loose and in perfect shape - no paint chips, perfect stickers on droids, etc... and come with all original accessories - no repros.

[ ] Artoo Detoo
[ ] Artoo Detoo with sensorscope
[ ] Paploo
[ ] Leia (White Gown)
[ ] Luke (White Outfit)
[ ] Max Rebo Band
[ ] A-Wing Pilot
[ ] Han in Carbonite
[ ] Yak Face
[ ] Blue Snaggletooth
[ ] Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise
[ ] Warok


Also always looking for Loose VOTC Stormtroopers!

I'm interested in any reasonable offer - but if too many people have too much of this stuff all at once I might not be able to work anything out right away.

Thanks!

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My dog suddenly is terrified to come into our bedroom.† She always just runs right in and uses the rug to jump onto the bed (We've got polished concrete floors).

Suddenly, yesterday - and for no apparent reason, she freezes at the door way.† Looks terribly scared and will not come in no matter how much the girlfriend and I try to call her.

So, I did what any dog owner would do - I got dog treats and tried to lure her into the room with them.† She was going nuts all the way from the kitchen to the bedroom door but then froze and would NOT enter despite dog treats.

After 3 minutes of pleading with her - she turned to her left, scurried down the wall (along the t.v. stand), turned right at the wall with the windows on it, then scurried over to the bed and jumped up from the opposite corner - a much longer route - and she was terrified the whole time.† I again note that she has to use the rug ot jump onto the bed since the floors give her no traction.

Here's a little map of the room to outline what I just described:



Let me know if any of that doesn't make sense.

I'm not saying there's ghosts or anything like that - but I'm completely baffled as to why she would all of the sudden be terrified to enter the room.† She has no problem leaving the room and is fine and wants to stay and hang out once she makes it to the bed.

Any ideas?

Here's a picture:



It's only the older one (the black one - Emerson) - the puppy (Dante) is completely fine and normal and will go anywhere without freaking out.

Anyone's pets ever do anything weird like that?† If she's still doing it in a day or two I'm thinking of calling the vet - but I have no idea what they'd possibly say beyond telling me to call the ghostbusters...

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Today at work for reasons that are beyond even myself, I came across a website explaing, in terms a child could understand, just what one must do to talk to the dead.

So I thought it would be a good idea to conjue up the Ghost of Virex.


Instructions

 
Step 1:† Learn What Seances Are.
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A sťance (pronounced SAY-ahnce) is a meeting at which a group of people attempts to contact a spirit and communicate with it.† †

Now we know.

Step 1:† Check



Step 2:† Create An Exclusive Believers-Only Invitation List.
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Stick to people who are open-minded. This is a definite MUST - ghosts respond only to those who believe in them (a reasonable request, we think).

Okay, so if you don't believe in the ghost of Virex - get out.

Step 2:† Check



Step 3:† Set Up A Spirit-Friendly Environment
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As even the unbelievers know, ghosts are supposed to come out at night, so plan your sťance for sometime after the sun goes down. A night with a bright, full moon would be a nice touch and could set the mood, but it isn't necessary.

Watto's Junk Yard is spirit friendly right?

Step 3:† Check



Step 4:† Prep The Participants
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1.† Select a medium. If you don't want to be the medium (that is, the person conducting the sťance) have someone who has been to a sťance or is particularly in tune with their sixth sense do the job.

2.† Once a medium is established, let him/her lead the group. A sťance should be held in an orderly fashion, without random participants yelling out, "When will I get married?" as soon as the spirit arrives. Make sure this is clear to everyone before proceeding.

3.† Decide on whom to call over from the other side. It is a good idea to pick a spirit beforehand, so you'll at least know who you're dealing with (your lovable old Nana, as opposed to an axe murderer). It's also a good idea to choose someone who has recently passed away - spirits who have lived on the other side for more than a couple of decades tend to not want to be bothered and might get angry if they are.

4.† Charge the candles. Have the participants hold each candle in their hands and visualize its symbolic power emanating from it. For example, if you are holding a white candle, picture strands of peaceful smoke curling up from it. Each candle should be passed to and charged by each participant before being lit and returned to the center of the table.

I'll be the medium - someone else get the candles.

Step 4:† Check



Step 5:† Summon The Spirit
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Blah Blah Blah - instructions link.

Let's pretend we just did all the stuff in that link.

Step 5:† Check



Step 6:† Re-evaluate The Situation If The Seance Doesn't Work Right Away
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If it turns out that you followed all these steps but couldn't get a ghost to visit, it might be because someone in your sťance group doesn't really believe in ghosts, deep down inside. As the meditation and chanting was going on, consciously he/she was thinking, "Wow, this is creepy," but subconsciously, he/she was going, "Yeah, right." You can resolve the issue by shining a bright light in each person's face and interrogating them mercilessly, or you can just try holding the sťance with different combinations of people to weed out the pseudo-believers.

Hopefully this won't be an issue.

Step 6:† Check


[Mumbo Jumbo] We call upon you oh ghost of Virex...[/Mumbo Jumbo]

I'm scared.

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