• Oct. 14th, 2009 at 11:08 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (Default)
I wish Snuggies came in brown.

It would make them really rad Jedi costumes.


Major Clerks vibes.

  • Sep. 7th, 2009 at 6:16 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (bespin duel))
[personal profile] schiarire keeps emailing me links about Star Wars and military strategy (ie Star Wars and counterinsurgency, Star Wars and private military contractors) and now I really want to do a research paper on Star Wars.


Maybe the Politics and the Military professor will let me write the 25-pager about the Clone Wars?!

Metro car.

  • Aug. 25th, 2009 at 7:08 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
I really want to bring my mini-van to DC despite the fact that I would only use it to go to:

1. The grocery store.
2. The mall.
3. Northern Virginia?
4. Baltimore for the LSAT?
5. ... Long Island for Easter?

But. But.

Ode To Driving A Car.

Cars are convenient and easy and wonderful. You don't have to sit next to smelly hobos. You can tell the people in the back to shut the fuck up if they start raving like the crazy people on busses. You can eat in your car.

A car is always on time, and that time is "whenever I'm ready to leave." You never miss your car. When you're planning a trip, you say "It takes X amount of time to get there," not "it takes ten minutes to get from my place to the bus, then twenty minutes on the bus to the metro, then five minutes on the metro, then another ten minutes on a different metro, and then five minutes to walk to where I'm going -- and I'd better pad in at least ten minutes on each leg of the trip in case something goes wrong!" No! You just go "It takes X amount of time to drive there"!

A car doesn't run on a limited schedule on the weekend. A car doesn't stop running at three in the morning. A car doesn't drop you off two blocks from where you live, so you never have to trudge back with all your groceries, or freak out because it's the middle of the night and you're heading home alone.

And you can listen to NPR in the car.

Driving my car to DC would probably cost as much in gas as a plane ticket would. Insurance would probably be more expensive than paying delivery fees from the grocery store and taking public transit. Parking places costs money. I drive a big Honda Odyssey, and the streets in DC seem small to me... but still...

I wanna bring my car to school.

Undead-bitchface!Jacen Solo is my hero.

  • Aug. 18th, 2009 at 5:47 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
The Star Wars Extended Universe is actually a big competition to see who can get the stupidest shit published.

- Heir to the Empire: clone named Luuke Skywalker.

- Dark Empire: the Emperor comes back to life in clone bodies and turns Luke evil.

- The Crystal Star: blob creature from another universe that tries to eat Luke.

- New Jedi Order: a sentient planet that uses the Force and pretends to be Anakin Skywalker.

- Dark Nest Trilogy: time travel.

- Betrayal: kid brought back to life in a robot body.

- Legacy comics: bringing people who just died back to life. Also, "Bantha Rawk Skywalker."

- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: the book is actually fanfic written in-universe.

- Omen: teleportation.

- Abyss: people who hibernate forever called "Mind Walkers" who abandon their bodies floating between two black holes... and the phrase "IT'S NOT MY TENTACLE FRIEND." Visiting the world of the dead.

I look forward to the Fate of the Jedi round robin team coming up with even crazier shit as the series progresses. After all, twelve in-universe years and twenty books since Star-by-Star, Troy Denning is still wants to bring Anakin Solo back to life via time travel...



  • Jul. 28th, 2009 at 11:26 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
My mom and I are vaguely shopping for coverlets (and pillows for my bedroom, and a suit for me). We walked into Pottery Barn and found this.

I wasn't allowed to get it.


Small children who like lightsabers.

  • May. 7th, 2009 at 9:42 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (5)
As a note to everyone I game with, I will be scarce! Because... I am staying with people who don't have wifi, though I'm totes capable of plugging my laptop into their router lol. THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP TO BRING AN ETHERNET CABLE, DAD'S OTHER COUSIN.

But hahaha oh god, these two kids -- my second cousins? -- that I'm staying with are so cute. One is a seven year old girl who told me all about the exciting lives of her dolls. The other one is a nine year old boy who is ridiculously impressed that I know what YouTube is, and who proceeded to show me ALL THE COOLEST THINGS ON YOUTUBE, including:

1. Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
2. Some Weird Al song about homicidal Santa
3. Weird Al's "Yoda"

And then we played Lego Star Wars. As a side note, how have I never played this game before? Leia and RotS!Obi-Wan killing battledroids together is godly. This kid is five years behind the times but also my hero.

Incidentally: Star Wars.

  • May. 1st, 2009 at 6:20 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (5)
A CFO post got me trying to figure out how much I've spent on Star Wars over the last thirteen years and to itemize the, uh, expenditures. And also the books I've read while I was at it.

$500. )