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I've Missed Out

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 5:54 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


One of my friends would go on and on about some show "Firefly". She finally convinced me to watch it last weekend. I now understand why she insisted I had to watch it. I've been missing out all this time, but I shall miss out no longer.

So everyone out there, if you are a good friend, you won't let your friends miss out.

Thank you.

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:03 PM

FFYING2


Friends don't let friends miss out on "Firefly"--or the movie opening Sept. 30, 2005, in the U.S.

Welcome aboard.

Ying

Firefly Funsite http://fireflyfunsite.home.att.net
Firefly Chinese Pinyinary http://fireflychinese.home.att.net

Browncoats.com http://www.browncoats.com

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:10 PM

KAYSKY


Welcome to the 'verse.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:10 PM

JAHZARA


We got us another one!

Welcome.

You would have come to us eventually, but now you'll have bragging rights when the BDM becomes a phenomenon.

Creepy enough for you?
But seriously...

WELCOME!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:14 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by Jahzara:
We got us another one!



Gee, I'm not going to have to participate in any sort of initiation am I?

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:15 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Yeah!!!!!

Glad to meet ya. Come aboard...and no apples for me thank you, i don't mind seeing this particular doctor.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:29 PM

RAT


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonsCandyApple:
Gee, I'm not going to have to participate in any sort of initiation am I?



Oh! Good idea, lets have an initiation for SCA over on the SereniTREE!!!

-Ratboy

edit- Looks like I'm too late, you'r already there! Shiny!

edit2- You'r fast like a freak!!!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:30 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by Rat:
Quote:

Originally posted by SimonsCandyApple:
Gee, I'm not going to have to participate in any sort of initiation am I?



Oh! Good idea, lets have an initiation for SCA over on the SereniTREE!!!

-Ratboy



Should I be scared?

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:40 PM

ZOID



SimonsCandyApple:

Yes, there is an initiation, as everyone here knows.

For the girls:
Newspapers and a 5# tub of Crisco lard (unless your personal beliefs prohibit contact with pork, in which case baby oil will suffice)

For the guys:
Rope and a cinder block, ala "Old School" (Do you trust your rope is long enough, maggots?)

Right. Off you go, then. I'll be over here by the camera tripod, observing.


Respectfully Submitted,

Douglas Neidermeyer,
Rush Chairman
_________________________________________________

"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:42 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:

SimonsCandyApple:

Yes, there is an initiation, as everyone here knows.

For the girls:
Newspapers and a 5# tub of Crisco lard (unless your personal beliefs prohibit contact with pork, in which case baby oil will suffice)



And where does one purchase said 5# tub of Crisco lard?


An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:46 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
...For the girls:
Newspapers and a 5# tub of Crisco lard (unless your personal beliefs prohibit contact with pork, in which case baby oil will suffice)...Respectfully Submitted,

Douglas Neidermeyer,
Rush Chairman




*snort* Why dear sir Zoid, you've not mentioned this before...If you insist! *twg grabs a handful of newpapers and her tub of crisco and begins...*

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:50 PM

ZOID



SimonsCandyApple wrote:
Quote:

And where does one purchase said 5# tub of Crisco lard?

Umm, a grocery store?

Still, it's refreshing to find you're not pork-a-phobic...

v/r,

Dougie

P.S.
Now drop and give me twenty.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:59 PM

ZOID



twg wrote:
Quote:

*snort* Why dear sir Zoid, you've not mentioned this before...If you insist! *twg grabs a handful of newpapers and her tub of crisco and begins...*

*zoid, er, Neidermeyer loses his concentration as TiPpY applies lard to her person, and misses the jodhpur with his riding crop, accidentally striking himself across the thigh and swallowing his chaw.*


Greenly,

Dougie

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 7:03 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:

Umm, a grocery store?

Still, it's refreshing to find you're not pork-a-phobic...



I wonder what the checkout clerk is going to say when all I purchase is a 5# tub of lard and some newspapers.

And I like piggies. They are cute.

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 7:17 PM

ZOID


SimonsCandyApple wrote:
Quote:

I wonder what the checkout clerk is going to say when all I purchase is a 5# tub of lard and some newspapers.

Not much, to your face. But as soon as you leave, she'll start gossiping about you in the most horrific fashion with the other cashiers. Which is kinda the point of hazing...

Then you wrote:
Quote:

And I like piggies. They are cute.

Yes, they are, especially between two over medium on a raft.


Initiatively,

zoid
(I mean, 'Dougie')

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 7:51 PM

MONTANAGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
Respectfully Submitted,

Douglas Neidermeyer,
Rush Chairman


That's the thing about you zoid, first you make me think deeply on the Confused thread, then you make me snort rootbeer out my nose (are you listening Rat?) over here!

I love being aboard with you.

-edited to add-
How come I didn't get initiated?

Packer fans welcome.
All others tolerated.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 8:02 PM

NYWOE


Quote:

So everyone out there, if you are a good friend, you won't let your friends miss out.


Well said. Bravo and welcome to the kooky club. :)

I have heard of a place where humans do battle in a ring of Jell-O.
--Teal'c

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 8:31 PM

ZOID


montanagirl wrote:
Quote:

That's the thing about you zoid, first you make me think deeply on the Confused thread, then you make me snort rootbeer out my nose (are you listening Rat?) over here!

I love being aboard with you.


Too much serious introspection makes Jack a dull boy. zoid likes to play, as much as he likes to think.

And then you added:
Quote:

How come I didn't get initiated?

SimonsCandyApple asked for it, with a leading question. Little did I realize everyone would be lining up for some classic fraternal discipline. If this keeps up, I'm going to have to come up with a larger repertoire, or else risk causing nationwide shortages of lard.

Frankly, my frat days are pretty dim at this remove. Franker still, they were pretty foggy even when they were immediate, thanks to Hairy Buffalo Parties. Now, where did I put that pledge paddle?


Corporally,

zoid

P.S.
So, lard or baby oil? I prefer the pork fat, as it makes a much more satisfyingly moist *thwap!* when the initiate is paddled, with gobbets of the partially body heat-melted goo spattering the walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Gives the place the homey aroma of fresh-made bacon, and offsets the smell of stale beer (and other fluids) that the Sanctum normally sports; much better than baby oil, which tends to be cloyingly sweet. But, I'm respectful of the preferences of others...

P.P.S.
Delta Upsilon, UofH, '76-'78. Odd mix of jocks and heads. More like Animal House than was good for any of us. We never paddled our female guests (at least not as a rule), although we did do the lard and newspapers. What a mess.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 12:37 AM

SIMONWHO


Welcome aboard SCA! Or maybe just scapple?

Oh, and twg? Newspapers and lard? That has to be your next pic of the day, pretty pretty please.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:24 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Better late than......right. Welcome!

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:07 AM

MAI


Welcome Apple! Always nice to see new faces.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:03 AM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
Now, where did I put that pledge paddle?



Yikes!!!!!!

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An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:15 AM

ZOID



Seriously, though, SimonsCandyApple, you seem like a lot of fun and should find yourself in good company here. Welcome to our home.

And if anyone gives you any sh*t (we do get the odd troll/flame baiter, like every place else), you just let me know. I'll jack up their little red wagon and pull the wheels off, Little Sister.

Now, go play with the other kids and don't forget: Dinner's at 6:30...


Fraternally,

zoid

P.S.
I'd have to give you a ten for your technique, entering this board (*golf claps*). You even pointed your toes, you vixen. But, others are correct, your screen moniker is like wrist-breakingly long. May I refer to you as 'Candy'? (We don't have anyone by that name hanging around.) Alternatively, 'SiCaAp' (pronounced, 'psi-cap'), like if River wore a tam, instead of being one?
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"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:16 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Welcome to the site SimonsCandyApple! Glad to have you with us.

I agree, we all owe it to our friends and family to introduce them to Firefly and to get them into theatres on Sept 30th to see the BDM.




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"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Richmond, VA & surrounding area Firefly Meet Up:
http://firefly.meetup.com/9/boards/


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:22 AM

NYWOE


Quote:

I agree, we all owe it to our friends and family to introduce them to Firefly


And remarkably easy, too.

I have heard of a place where humans do battle in a ring of Jell-O.
--Teal'c

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:05 AM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:
Oh, and twg? Newspapers and lard? That has to be your next pic of the day, pretty pretty please.


*smirk*

I never did the sorority thing ( too busy spending my time with Julia, gods I miss her, we did everything together, but she left me). I did however practically live at the TKE house. I remember my first toga party...there was beer everywhere...and sheets of all colors and patterns...it was beautiful. *sniff* I used to work the beer coffin...passing out the beast to all the revelers. I'm so glad I CAN remember those days.

As for me slathered in Crisco...we'll see.


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:41 AM

ZEEK


Welcome fellow browncoat. Always good to hear that the recruitathon is still moving forward. Means by September we'll be ready to shock the uninformed with our massive numbers You know....hopefully.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:46 AM

JAKE7


Welcome to the nut-house!

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 10:00 AM

SIMONWHO


Quote:

Originally posted by thatweirdgirl:

As for me slathered in Crisco...we'll see.




Please, please, please let us see.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:14 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
And if anyone gives you any sh*t (we do get the odd troll/flame baiter, like every place else), you just let me know. I'll jack up their little red wagon and pull the wheels off, Little Sister.



Cool, I'm here less than twenty-four hours and I get myself a bodyguard. Neato!

Quote:

Now, go play with the other kids and don't forget: Dinner's at 6:30...


What's for dinner? I'm alergic to eggs, so I hope it's not scrambled eggs. That would be bad. Although on the plus side, I could take a ride on an ambulance. That would be fun. That's my Kaylee optimism. I figured I'd try out that "upside to everything" approach.

Quote:

I'd have to give you a ten for your technique, entering this board (*golf claps*). You even pointed your toes, you vixen.


Well if I was a man, I'd have one huge set of balls.

Quote:

May I refer to you as 'Candy'? (We don't have anyone by that name hanging around.) Alternatively, 'SiCaAp' (pronounced, 'psi-cap'), like if River wore a tam, instead of being one?


I thought about going by 'Apple', but feel free to call me 'Candy'. I'm new. I'll go with the flow. And either way, they both taste good.


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An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:29 PM

ZOID


Candy:

I'll call you 'Apple' if you'd like; but everyone knows Candy is a guilty pleasure...

Now, please tell me I'm not going to a special hell for giving a suggestive pseudonym to a minor. Your grammar and spelling are correct, so I'm guessing you're post-secondary educational, at least; but better safe than sorry. If you are still in high school, you must be getting really good grades.

BTW, 'I give you a ten' and 'you pointed your toes' were gymnastics references, not intended to imply you were male. I got the distinct impression you were female from the outset. The question is not whether your gearbox is stick or automatic, but whether your drive train is still protected by the manufacturer's warranty...


v/r,
-zed

P.S.
If you're in high school (like my youngest daughter, fer gawdsakes), supper is Gorton's fish filets, Velveeta Shells and Cheese and buttered petite peas, with iced tea or soft drinks.

If you're in your in your 20's - early 30's, it's probably Chinese takeaway (I really fancy some moo goo gai pan). If you're over 21, Tsingtao's; otherwise, green tea.

If you're over the age of 37 (i.e., within 10 of my 46 years), supper will be grilled rib eye and cocktail shrimp, sauteed mushrooms, angel hair pasta and broccoli florets. (Although, if the lady would prefer the fish or the Chinese, I'm amenable to whatever she wishes.) A unpretentious red would go down nicely; any suggestions?


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:48 PM

GWENHARKER


Quote:

If you're in high school (like my youngest daughter, fer gawdsakes), supper is Gorton's fish filets, Velveta Shells and Cheese and buttered petite peas.


I love being an under 20!

Welcome to the Board, Apple!

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:11 PM

ZOID



GwenHarker wrote:
Quote:

I love being an under 20!

Welcome to the Board, Apple!


Every worldly-wise lady began as a dreamy girl. The special ones never entirely lose that quality. Remembering and staying in touch with one's past provides a depth that I find most attractive.

Want some tartar sauce for your fish? Or are you strictly a ketchup girl?


-zed

P.S.
We can talk about mp3's and computing tips. I know things...

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:24 PM

SIMONSCANDYAPPLE


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
Candy:
Now, please tell me I'm not going to a special hell for giving a suggestive pseudonym to a minor.



Don't worry, no special hell for you. I am 25.

So bring on the Chinese and the fancy drinks!

I'm not much of a wine person. Just bring me a fruity drink with an umbrella and I'm in heaven. Or a ginatonic.

And of course Candy is a guilty pleasure, but I think it's a bit too early for me to become someone's guilty pleasure. I have a 72 hour waiting rule.

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An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Wanna bite?

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:29 PM

ELWOODMOM


Welcome!

I hope you weren't initiated here. There is no hazing allowed in these parts!


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:29 PM

ELWOODMOM


Welcome!

I hope you weren't initiated here. There is no hazing allowed in these parts!


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:46 PM

GWENHARKER


Could I take both?

Well, if you want to talk Avid editing, Panasonic DVX 100A'z and how we can go about making a Firefly FanFilm, I'm your girl.


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Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:52 PM

ZOID



Candy:

With Chinese food, I strongly recommend Tsingtao ( http://www.tsingtaobeer.com/index.htm), rather than mixed beverages. It's a much better counterpoint to the flavors and textures, IMO.

I am happily married for the past 17 years, so no guilt; although, it's a distinct pleasure to make your acquaintance. You could say I have a 72 year rule.

I do like to play on occasion, however, and no subject is out of bounds, so long as it is handled in a courtly fashion. As a result, I will occasionally flatter or tease a female, playfully; but, I am not seeking anything other than conversation and intellectual stimulation.


Respectfully,

zoid

P.S.
Actually, I'm generally more sober and serious than I have been in this thread. While I like to 'play', for me it's more like a sherbet that cleanses the intellectual palate between main courses, than a meal itself. I'm motivated by philosophical, anthropological and artistic musings, more so than party games (i.e., I'm an older-than-my-years, morose, stick in the mud). I can talk Firefly characters until you can't stand it anymore; but I'm not good for very long with floating tree boats...
_________________________________________________

"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:02 PM

ZOID


Elwoodmom double-posted:
Quote:

I hope you weren't initiated here. There is no hazing allowed in these parts!



Too late. She's already been hazed and glazed (with lard). We're just having postprandial cigars on the veranda, at this juncture.

Care to join us in enjoying a fine claro? (*zoid slides humidor across the table to Elwoodmom, and rattles matchbox, prior to tossing it to her.*)

(*Hoists brandy snifter*) A toast: "It's easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission."


Serenely,

zoid
_________________________________________________

"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:35 PM

ZOID


GwenH replied:
Quote:

Could I take both?

Well, if you want to talk Avid editing, Panasonic DVX 100A'z and how we can go about making a Firefly FanFilm, I'm your girl.


Tartar sauce and ketchup, you got it. (*Places bottles on table and hands Gwen a napkin, before sitting down to table himself, saying grace silently, then digging in to his fish and mac & cheese.*)

So, you're a film student? ...Or is this only an avocation at this point? I know very little about digital photography; just basically competent.

I am a computer hardware guy, with a knack for software and a largish repertoire of 'shadow knowledge'. I wouldn't say I'm a full-blown hacker, but I've got some tools and techniques that enable me to get more out of computing than the Average Joe.
(Example: Tomorrow, I'll be trying to recover a database from a hard disk that's been low-level reformatted and re-partitioned. Using a 'special tool' I have, I calculate an 80% chance of success. And I'll do it while working air traffic, which is my actual job.)

Are you still in school, or are you in the workplace? What kind of rig (computer) do you have? Please tell me it's not a Mac...


As far as the fanfilm goes: I absolutely refuse to do nudity, unless it advances the story. Given my physique, I don't see that happening...


Conversationally,

zoid

P.S.
As I write, I'm watching "Bad Santa". The Kid (Brett Kelly) really breaks my heart.
_________________________________________________

"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:08 PM

GWENHARKER


(*Points to something over in the opposite direction and steals some of Zoid's Mac and Cheese Ambrosia while he's not looking*)


Junior at The local Career Center's Media Tech program. Best in the United States working with $150,000 worth of equipment everyday. And I can even sign some of it out for class. I plan on majoring in film after Graduation.

At school I'm operating on a Dell. Your standard two screen flat panel. Has a ton of hard drive disk space, etc because editing really takes a toll on your computer. Not sure on the specific model though.

My dad's the Head Technocrat at his workplace. Long hours, tired alot but he's souped up my old computer for my brother's gaming obsession on there. You two seem to have that aspect in common. Poor guy. He's a lost cause. Firefly didn't "do anything ground breaking or special like Farscape" did. Breaks a heart it does.

And as for fan films: PG-13 rating at most. Sorry to dissapoint. We have alot of those younger and usually forgotten Browncoats that need their way to get a Firefly fix.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:33 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:
Please tell me it's not a Mac...



I thought you knew....I'm a mac girl.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:50 PM

ZOID



Gwen:

zoid, having heard the clatter of GH's fork as she purloined pasta from his plate (oooh! alliteration!) deadpans, "How do you like your mac-n-cheese? It's my secret recipe: I spit in it a couple times as I stir in the Velveeta. I learned that from a French chef. He said it adds a certain je ne sais quoi..."

Seeing the stricken look on her face, zoid cracks up and says, "That'll teach ya', you little thief!"

The school thing sounds like a great opportunity. So, you're a junior in high school, if I'm hearing correctly? How are your other grades? Do you have any idea where you'd like to go for college: Local? Left Coast? How do your parents feel about you going away to college?

GPA and SATs... Oh, and 'learning stuff', too (almost forgot). Chasing a dream is like driving a car: It'll take you anywhere you want to go, but only if you do all the menial stuff like changing the oil, checking the coolant and tire pressures. Attention to the peripheral details that are the foundation of your dream will keep your ride ticking along smoothly. Neglect the 'boring' subjects at your own peril.

Your Dad liked Farscape better than Firefly?! Sounds like grounds for emancipation, to me.


-zed

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 8:21 PM

ZOID


TiPpY wrote:
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I thought you knew....I'm a mac girl.

(zoid thinks, 'Well, she's either rich or selling a kidney every time they come out with a new operating system. And no games! *sob!* Quick, think of something positive to say!)

Ummm... The Macintosh is a great computer for people who not only don't care what's going on inside the box, they want to know it's not possible to do anything about it, even if they did care! Er, because there's a lot less inner turmoil that way!

Almost sounds like an advertisement, doesn't it? Well, I'll keep working on it...


Sympathetically,

zoid

P.S.
Top Secret hardware specifications and ironclad component licensing suuuux! Shackling the computer shackles the creativity. But as long as you're happy with it, who am I to tell you it's wrong?

P.P.S.
When you say, "I'm a mac girl", do you mean like one of those plastic bikinied anime girls with the Mac Apple logo? They're cute!
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Friday, March 18, 2005 4:34 AM

GWENHARKER


Yes sir. Ickle Junior right here. I only take one other class at my high school since I'm gone almost all day. Concepts of Geometry. *shudders* I'm a writer myself but I'm better in Geometry this time around. And I'm getting a... A- in English at the moment.

Local college, live at home. I see no appeal in dishing out a ton of cash and living with some strangers on the other side of the country when I can drive half an hour to the local University. They're even building a nice big dorm for all us Media Tech people come 2006. So I'll be there with probably my whole class *shrug* Still saving money to go the the L.A. Film Institute if it suits my fancy.

No idea what my GPA is and I'm taking the SATs a second time this summer. My first score was a... 1320, but I know I can do better.

Well if chasing my dreams is like driving a car I need to get a new dream cause my car is dead *kicks the rusty bucket and watches as it gives a lurch and the exhaust pipe falls out*

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Friday, March 18, 2005 4:52 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Glad this post is getting so much play. I know of OTHER fan sites ( non Firefly types ) who'd have locked this thread and moved on.

We've seen this posted before, no need to keep repeating it over and over..blah blah blah ..

Glad we have fair minded moderators here and folks who always enjoy hearing from a new recruit.

Keep spreadin' the good word!

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, March 18, 2005 5:38 AM

GWENHARKER


Yeah, that's why I never made an introduction post. I didn't want to get yelled at. The last time I said howdy on a board they directed me to a newbie thread and no one said hey.

Three recruitments down, a gazillion more to go.

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Friday, March 18, 2005 6:16 AM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Zeddy,

I'm so far from rich that I pick which utilities to pay each month. I don't upgrade every year cause that'd be silly. Though I guess I prolly would if I could. And for your information mister , I do what's inside computers. I've built them from the ground up. I've taken them apart. I've even done a little coding on occasion. Never been a huge gamer...got the console for that...or I could go to my dad's house he loves gaming....or Jake’s computer is pretty kickin, I could use his. I just prefer looking at the cute little apple and not thinking. It's blissful.

Thanks for the great costume idea!

TiPpY

P.S. dork alert...

P.P.S. fifth grade science fair...I built a computer...this was back in the day mind you...none of this go to a store and by a case and pick components…oh no, I started with a board and added the chips and wiring and soldering and I lost. It was really more of a calculator...but I did it.

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Friday, March 18, 2005 6:53 AM

ZOID


Gwen wrote:
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Yes sir. Ickle Junior right here. I only take one other class at my high school since I'm gone almost all day. Concepts of Geometry. *shudders* I'm a writer myself but I'm better in Geometry this time around. And I'm getting a... A- in English at the moment.

(*zoid has brief mental image of himself, kneeling before King Arthur, who taps him on both shoulders with The Sword Excalibur and says, "Rise, Sir zoid." Nope, doesn't work.*)

Just call me zoid. I know my place in the world, and liege lord isn't it. 'Ickle Junior'? Is that like a junior at Ickle High School for the Performing Arts; or is 'ickle' a mix of 'icky' and 'little'? Aside from the fact that having a balanced education will help you do better on your SATs and make you more attractive to college admissions boards, "Concepts of Geometry" is every bit as important to an aspiring filmmaker as English. I'm just guessing, but it seems to me you must know your space, in order to properly utilize it. Maybe when you get to be a bigshot director like Joss, you can get somebody else to worry about lighting and camera angles; but, starting out in your career, you should know how to do all that stuff yourself. You could probably just wing it, if you've got the eye for it, but it couldn't possibly hurt to bulwark such talent within a geometrically sound framework.

And an A- is still a 4.0; my kids' report cards have their current GPA tabulated at the bottom. ...Care for another piece of fish? Or are you ready for dessert? Since it's only a virtual dessert, I figured on Boston Cream Pie, split two ways, with milk; but we can have whatever you'd prefer...
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Local college, live at home. I see no appeal in dishing out a ton of cash and living with some strangers on the other side of the country when I can drive half an hour to the local University. They're even building a nice big dorm for all us Media Tech people come 2006. So I'll be there with probably my whole class *shrug* Still saving money to go the the L.A. Film Institute if it suits my fancy.

That all sounds good to me. So, you're on good terms with your parents (even tho' your Dad doesn't like Firefly: You're a saint). Being a 'commuter' at college has many positives, and few -- if any -- negatives, from a learning standpoint. There's always time to learn how to live on your own after the formal phase of your education is over (for the time being).

So, do you live in L.A. or some other city where there are real opportunities for you to practice your calling? Continuing your education with other students from your current Media Tech program seems like a pretty sweet deal, too. I'd guess y'all have a good working relationship and that you have formed some partnerships. Having those partnerships evolve together at the next level can be a powerful thing. I'd just say, try to work new people into your experiences as well. Getting along with a rotation of new people is an immutable feature of adult life; you can't let Life's departures and arrivals throw you.
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No idea what my GPA is and I'm taking the SATs a second time this summer. My first score was a... 1320, but I know I can do better.

Well if chasing my dreams is like driving a car I need to get a new dream cause my car is dead *kicks the rusty bucket and watches as it gives a lurch and the exhaust pipe falls out*


(See 'GPA', above). That's amazing! I made a 1320 on my SATs, back in '76! No foolin'! At that time it was one point per question, 750 English and 750 Math, for a possible total of 1500. Do they still do it the same way?

I almost aced the English portion (720-something); not nearly so good on the Math (doing the math, just under 600, *yelp!*). ...There were a couple of hiccups in my high school career, which I barely managed to survive. Still, I could've gone to any college in Texas I wanted to with that score (with the possible exception of Rice). It ain't entirely about the score, it's about the combination of the score and your academic record. I had friends who went to UT (The University of Texas, snobs) as electrical engineering majors who barely broke a thousand, but they had solid mid-3 GPAs throughout high school (which I definitely did not). If you're only going to a local college, I wouldn't worry too terribly about the 1320 score, unless your 'local university' happens to be MIT, Rice, or Stanford. Or unless they've reformatted the SATs to a max possible of 2000 or something. I'd worry about getting the prerequisties for freshman level work at that college; there really is very little room for making up ground lost in high school.

Finally, maybe your Dad would buy (or co-sign for you to buy) a new(er) car for graduation? You could say, "Daddy, my old car is so like that old rust bucket on Firefly; not nearly so sleek and shiny as Moya!" Yes, I was propaganda, er, political science major.



Dishwashingly,

zoid
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Friday, March 18, 2005 7:34 AM

GWENHARKER


Hope you don't mind me passing on the Cream Pie. I made some excellent Chocolate Fudge Torte and you're more than welcome to have as many pieces as you'd like. :)

Oops on the ickle junior. I spend alot of time in the Harry Potter Fandom, as well as living with my English grandmother. You tend to pick up some 'Britiscims' (and I really don't think I spelled that right).

Sound, lighting, all very simple things (the hard part is trying not to burn your whole hand on those lights. Ouch) There's obviously a geometric element, bouncing lights off of reflective surfaces for your fill, etc. Concepts is a nice overview for the less mathematically inclined crowd and so I'm not struggling as bad as I was in regular Geometry.

And I get two report cards from my two schools. Only my high school card has my GPA on it, but it's inaccurate because I only have one class on there. As long as I'm not failing I'm content.

As for my parents, we have a very healthy relationship. I was the loner in my Sociology class when the school made us do this excersize on how to get along with your parents. I love my parents! I love the enviroment I live in. Sure we have our spats, but it's just a moment in time. They've put up with more stuff than I have and they deserve my respect. That's a given.

I wouldn't mind living on my own and stuff, but that involves getting a job and paying rent/house payment/whichever. If I live at home, I can save my money and buy myself a nice place of my own instead of a dinky apartment and share it with Jorge the Rat King or something.

I live in Northeastern Ohio. Kent State University has an excellant Media Program and it's close to home. They also have their own radio station which I'd like to get involved with as well.

They have the new SAT's this year but I think it's still graded the same. They got rid of the... boy, I can't remember what they're called. Blank is to Blank like Blank is to Blank. The word is on the tips of my fingers.

My parents help buy me a car? Not a reality, sadly. I have to pay for my car and insurance which emptied out much needed money. My parents are marked as owners of the car so they have control over it so they can take it away and excersize restrictions. Not that I mind since I only drive it to the movies and to the Career Center.

Ah, Moya has nothing on Serenity. I always find that there's a certain beauty and poetry to something built with your hands than a living being. To be able to build something from different parts and to create such a lovely vessel. Browncoat until I die.

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