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I tried to have qui gon wield a light saber, but it didnt look right
I couldn't find any in my son's room and he was at school so I was out of luck.

It is easier to have the figure hold one than to put one in later.
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And sure, I could continue shooting 3/4 wedgies of heritage units and luggage carts for the next twenty years, but what is the point in that - because a bunch of other people will do that anyway.
You're making it sound like you have two options here: wedgies or shots with action figures in them. Come on, man...you live in California. You don't need silly props to get some GREAT shots! I've seen what you can shoot, and it hardly involves wedgies and action figures.

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I tried to have qui gon wield a light saber, but it didnt look right
Qui gon? WTF is qui gon? You seriously know the name of these action figures??? I think I just lost a little respect for you.

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I just lost respect for someone who doesn't know basic Star Wars characters...

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I just lost respect for someone who doesn't know basic Star Wars characters...
Dude, I saw the first Star Wars movies in the 70s before you were even a glimmer in your father's eyes.

Sorry...my geekdom ends at railroad photography.

(although I HAVE seen every Harry Potter movie. )
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Ha I will admit I have only seen the Star Wars movies once, no Star Geek here. Harry Potter on the other hand...
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although I HAVE seen every Harry Potter movie. )
Did you watch the film in support of John Ryan?

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(although I HAVE seen every Harry Potter movie. )
Come on man, seriously? Epic FAIL!!!

I saw every star wars movie in the theatre (and every star trek too), I like the original trilogy better obviously
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Come on man, seriously? Epic FAIL!!!

I saw every star wars movie in the theatre (and every star trek too), I like the original trilogy better obviously
Potter is awesome. Star Wars lost me after the first movie of the second trilogy. It probably helped that I had a girlfriend who was a big Potter fan, so by default I had to see the movies with her. I ended liking them quite a bit. Oh, and nothing is better than Star Trek.
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I was pissed after the Jar Jar movie, but the other 2 movies got better. They definitely were not on par with the first 2 star wars movies. But I always liked Star Trek better, Wrath of Khan owned
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I had to ask the kid who the Qui-Gon figure was and then look it up in one of his Star Wars books.

I also saw the original Star Wars as a kid and I don't really know who half of these charters are.

Course it doesn't help that Lucas started telling his story in reverse after the second or third movie.

Also if you are a Potter fan you should read the books rather than rely on simply the movies.

As with every story there is a lot left out of the movies.
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Harry Potter = Lord of the Rings = Twilight = GAY!

This sums up the arguement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92iU4Tn8iSw
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Harry Potter = Lord of the Rings = Twilight = GAY!
Calling something "gay" instantly labels the proclaimer as someone unable to express an original thought. So boring.

Aside from that, Lord of the Rings is serious fiction, within the fantasy genre, definitely a step above the works to which it is being compared. Here is a brief overview with some indication of its riches:

http://www.enotes.com/twentieth-cent...-j-r-r-tolkien

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You cannot call Lord of the Rings gay. If you have ever read the books, they are a masterpiece.
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Lord of the Rings GAY!
Just because your in to it in junior high doesn't make it stupid.

Additionally you need to have a background in this stuff because your kids (I you have any) will ask about it and you want them to read books like these instead of magazines and the Internet.

Now, I would agree that going to a comic book convention dressed as Frodo is a bit geeky but people do and whatever.

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As much as I find it odd - yes, we actually agree on something.
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Calling something "gay" instantly labels the proclaimer as someone unable to express an original thought. So boring.
Janusz's scolding is far tamer than mine would be... but I am going to let his stand in for me too so that I don't start a flame war.
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Come on, those LOTR books and movies (not as much in the movies) had a pretty strong overtone of that stuff, admit it. Never read or saw the twilight stuff, but I am assuming it is about the same.
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Come on, those LOTR books and movies (not as much in the movies) had a pretty strong overtone of that stuff, admit it. Never read or saw the twilight stuff, but I am assuming it is about the same.
Overtone of what? What is "that stuff"?
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Frodo and Sam were totally into each other
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Totally not in the books, at all. Sam was simply being the loyal slave. Dude, you fail.
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Adding your action figure photos as attachments in the forums to get laughs or whatever is one thing. But, whether you are being "creative" by including your action figures in your photos or not, why would you waste the screeners' time with these photos and piss them off for the rest of us submitting "on the fence" artistic photos that might get in if the screeners are in a good mood? At least use RR related items as props.
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