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Star Wars Poll!

Today is the 30th Anniversary of the original release of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. __insert memoriable "I was __ years old and stood in line and experienced this first hand" comment here__ :D

Instead, I'll test your knowledge of Star Wars in a MIND-BENDINGLY DIFFICULT POLL.

Poll #991266 Star Wars: Just How Nerdy ARE You?

The original release featured all but WHICH CHARACTER:

Lando Calrissian
Jabba the Hut
Jar Jar Binks
Trick question because they all existed at the time IV takes place and I can't expound on this because my mother is calling.

Connection IV is

a type of hyperdrive that Han and Chewie prefer to power the Millenium Falcon
a remote hyper-space port where Imperial Starships can refuel
the biggest convention ever for Star Wars fans
somewhere I hope to lose my virginity if my mom let's me go. I'm 38.

I have dressed up as the following:

Leia, with hair buns
Leia, with gold bikini - the buns were SOOOO IV
Luke, with a white karate outfit serving as my pre-Jedi garb
Darth Maul, and I researched every black spot to get it just right
Emperor Palpatine, and my mom sewed my costume. I'm 38.

I have said on occasion:

Do not open the Hammerhead box - IT'S MINT!
*waves hand* These aren't the droids you're looking for.
*sarcastically* You're braver than you look.
It made the Kessel Run in .12 parsecs.

Things you intrinsically know:

.12 parsecs = 3.7028163 × 1015 meters
Lord Vader can crush a throat (force choke) in under 20 seconds
As a result, the Millenium Falcon could outrun a force choke - given that the hyperdrive is engaged - with enough time to regain oxygen
You mom gets mad when you don't tell her ahead of time that your Jedi Knights aree coming over to eat her meatloaf
there is a partially nude woman plastered to the floor behind the co-pilots chair in the Falcon, and the new BluRay technology allows you to see it full-screen

You own:

a pet snake
a pet tarantula
your own basement apartment in your parent's house
a Gremlin - you've nicknamed it the "Corellian Corvette"

You have:

hit first base
hit second base
almost bumped into some chick dressed like Figrin D'an at a Con and TOTALLY touched her grvlack. *nerd hand gesture of SCORE*
have only slow danced with your Aunt Mildred and felt funny in your pants
a sad life in your parent's basement. You're 38.

Okay, okay, enough kidding aside (because come on: I totally am pulling these facts out of my dork collective):

Star Wars is the greatest space opera ever.
It would have been better if Luke and Leia actually got together then dealt with them being related.
Really? No underwear in space?
You totally played dress up and with your action figures and ran around your backyard with your best friend making "pchoo! pchoo!" laser noises.
Had Star Wars sheets, the toys, lunch box, jelly glasses from Burger King... Best childhood toys ever.
Will totally watch a marathon this weekend.
Have every release made, and love the original the best.

(Um, everyone should know what a complete and utter geek I am for these movies, right? Okay, then.) And it should read: .12 Parsecs = 3.7028163 × 1015 meters, but the polls won't let me format, BAH. *Hulk Smash because MATH MATTERS* Also note: that is based on the size of Planet Earth, not Tattoine or Alderan or whatever planet it is that lies close to the Black Hole near the Kessel Run - like if the planet is larger, the length would be shorter. So let's not get into arguments about navigation through black holes. AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Nerd alert! *pushes glasses up nose*

I'm heading out of town for a family vacation this Sunday - have an excellent weekend and next week, everyone! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. Heeeeeee!



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May. 25th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
YOU CANNOT EDIT A POLL I... I mean, that was a TEST, which you PASSED.

Now: name the sentient tip (heh heh) of what forest mountain on what forest planet that is in what culture? GO.

May. 25th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
30 years ago, I was going on my very first date. His dad drove us to the theater, where we stood in line and sat in a freaking packed house. Total and complete AWE when the text started rolling. (I can't convey to my daughter that no matter how lame that text scroll looks now, at the time it was mind-blowing.)

After the date, his dad picked us up and drove me home. He had to make his son get out of the car and walk me to the door, where he shook my hand.

Brian, if you're reading this, it was the best nerd date, ever. ;)
May. 25th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm not even going to pretend that I bawled when the opening Title Card (Um... that is "Lucasfilm" not even the MOVIE'S titlecard) came on screen for Revenge of the Sith. BAWLED. And didn't stop tearing up until ten minutes after leaving the theater. Yeah, I'm a big old geek, and proud of it.

Your nerd date sounds like the most awesome thing EVER. *loves Brian on your behalf* Heeee!
May. 25th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Han so shot first.

May. 25th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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May. 25th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely include in my memoirs how pathetic and awful it was (cue violins and slow piano for montage scene) that I had to not only walk to school, uphill both ways, in the snow blown by howling wind, wearing skirts (Christmas gift of homemade underwear with itchy lace underneath) when other girls were wearing jeans, filling my glasses with tears and wiping snot on my oh-so-thin sweater with many moth-holes, but I also missed out on one of the major cultural touchstones that defined my generation because my parents refused to ever take us to movies.

::Sniff:: But I'm OK now. ::Sniff Sniff:: No really, I'm OK.
May. 25th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)

I spit in your parents' direction for doing that to you. (but only metaphorically because they are your PARENTS. Cruel though they may be. *g*)
May. 25th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
They should do an anniversary theatrical release. It would be SO much better than the prequels!
May. 25th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oooooo. I would be all over that like white on rice.
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May. 25th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I was a little bit too young, but I remember watching it on HBO when I was maybe 5? Saw Empire on HBO too. Jedi was the first one I saw in the theater. I sat on my Dad's lap because it was so crowded.

Chris and I went to see the original three in the theater when they rereleased them. And he's seen all six movies for the first time in the theater with his father. For the crappy prequels we drove to Philly for each one so he could continue the tradition of seeing them with dad. And the story is that when they went to see A New Hope, he was in his seat with popcorn and drink and as soon as Vader came on screen he got scared and moved to his dad's lap for the rest of the movie. Awww. :)
May. 25th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Empire was the first one I saw in the theater. (We had a bootlegged Betamax tape of the first one that I saw. I was... pretty young. I think it was '78 - so only a year after the release?)

I've seen every one in the theater since the original '77 showing. The "pre-touch ups" the "touch ups" and the prequels. I love that story about Chris and his dad, AWWWW! (You didn't recreate that did you? *g*)
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May. 25th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
OMG…I sometimes forget the bucket loads of incest there was between those two (your icon). I know fandom talks about it quite easily, but the mind boggles at how big that elephant/gorilla/whatever in the room really is sometimes.
May. 25th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Seriously! And let's face it - George DIDN'T have it all mapped out like he said, because he had Luke and Leia kissing in Empire! *g*
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May. 25th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
My mother was very pregnant with me when Empire Strikes Back came out and to this day blames for not being able to see it in the theater.

The only dream in my life that has stayed consistent is that since I was 4 I've wanted to be Mrs. Luke Skywalker.

Oh and in case you didn't know, Luke shot first.

Have a nice weekend, my dear. I plan on getting a whole ton of sun.
May. 25th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I used to pour a bowl of cereal to share with Luke and Leia when I was 7. (1979) They ate lunch with me, they played at school with me, and were TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY REAL to my wee little brain. *g*

Luke?? Ahahahahaha. Um... sure! Have a wonderful weekend!
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May. 25th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Dammit , Mom! I've got my headgear!
Um... I don't think she sold it. (And ahem, that was Tiff's and mine, we used to climb inside! HAHAHA. We are dorks.) I think it got the bottom busted out from said climbing inside? I could be wrong on that account.

I have a CURRENT OBI-WAN ACTION FIGURE that looks like Ewan McGregor with "Real Slashing Action" -- something that never fails to crack me up.

But no, you totally win the queer award, dork wad, JEEEESUS. (Ahahaha, you're awesome. And by awesome I mean lame.) O_O
May. 25th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Dude. I will say that the first movie I ever remember seeing in the theater was Return of the Jedi. I was three, and Jabba the Hut freaked me out. I still have my posters from when they were re-released, and we went to all three of them in the theater. I will agree. The older ones were so much better.
May. 25th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
JABBA! Wasn't he so creepy and awful? I still do the evil Jabba Laugh whenever I want to embarrass my kids or husband. And the Jabba Leutinent talk "Jabba wah neechi acha." __insert Jabba laugh here__

Boy, did I just show my true nerd colors OR WHAT!? Heeee!
May. 25th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
I need WAY more notice than that if you are going to be absent for a week, missy! I have NOT signed your permission slip.
May. 25th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
*writes lines*

I will not leave Dancetomato hanging like this again.
I will not leave Dancetomato hanging like this again.
I will not leave Dancetomato hanging like this again.
I will not leave Dancetomato hanging like this again.

May. 25th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
30 years a go I wasn't born yet. But I m a huge Star Wars geek. I met the hubby, earcmacfithil at a Star Wars movie night I hosted in college. He is a huge fan (personlly I prefer Indiana Jones)and still has pillow cases from when he was a kid.
May. 25th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
*feels SO OLD*
*even though I'm only 34*

Oh, I love Indy! But nothing is as wonderful to me as Star Wars, no lie. *happy nerd sigh*
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May. 25th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
I thought the first Star Wars was utterly amazing. My kids were thoroughly bored because it's been ripped off 90 million times since then.

(We never owned a Gremlin, but we did have a Hornet)
May. 25th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
YOUR CHILDREN. O_O *fie on them* *except not really, because they are awesome*

Hornet! Those were so fun. I had a '76 Fiat for a while. Boy, a bigger piece of junk doesn't exist than that *cough* vehicle.
May. 25th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I was in San Francisco when Star Wars premiered and got to go to it because no one knew what the hell it was. It was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. And I got to meet Lucas and Harrison Ford.
May. 25th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
oh my GOSH, how awesome!! Lucas I don't know if (at this point) I would get that excited about, but HAN? Han Solo. Indy. Yeah, I'd be a little jittery and smiley. *G*
May. 26th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
I am wearing my lucky Star Wars tshirt right now! And Han so shot first, it was damaging to change it, I like my reforming bad boy. As for Luke/Leia, I always heard that the original poster (which does not feature Han, FOOLS) has Leia with her arm wrapped around Luke's leg...so that may have been an idea. They edited it out in later posters...though for some reason they still kept Luke all buff despite the fact that he is a skinny dude. He was about the Force dammnit, mind power!
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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