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Mine's Bigger Than Yours: 2011 geek-off entry

Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-01-28 13:12:36 EST
Rating: 0.92 on 24 ratings (24 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Well since Frank has extended the contest I may as well toss my hat in the ring.
It seems we are all defined by the same things so it’s just a matter of going a little beyond the other geeks.
So, shall we?

Gaming.
Advanced D&D. had all the books, made my own character sheets on the printing press at school. Maxed out Elvin fighter/magic-user with a questionably legal combo Staff of the Magi/ Staff of Power.
Dice galore, it must have been seven or eight sets including a cool set of crystal blue ones.
Oh yeah the books 1st addition Fiend Folio and Deities and Demi-gods that included Cthuluh and Elrick mythos characters that were not licensed by TSR. A minor oversight

It wasn’t just AD&D, though that was the big one. Spent a little time playing Tunnels and Trolls, Chill, Top Secret, and Marvel RPG, as well.
When time didn’t permit a quick game of Dungeon the board game would do fine.

As for board games Steve Jackson Games rocked. They came in these small black plastic cases. Car Wars was the shit, picture the cars in Mad Max with flaming oil jets and machine guns fighting it out.
Yes of course I had a subscription to Auto Duel Quarterly, didn’t everybody?
Ogre was another fine SJG but not geeky enough till you made your own vehicles like airplanes and motorcycles, which I did.

Video games
We are all pretty even here I would guess, you either got it or you don’t.
I got an Atari 2600, Nintendo, N64, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, game cube, Wii, PS 1, 2, and 3, X-box, and two 360’s. Not to forget the game boy, Game boy color, and DS.

Five of them actively connected to TV’s right now

Comic books
Wow, where do I go? All my collection (several hundred) are stored on boards, in bags, in boxes, nice and safe. The other half are in digital form either on disk or a removable hard drive.
Remember kids, when it comes to scanned comics if you like it, buy it.

Some high points are the 1st series Alpha Flight, The 1st printing of the Dark Phoenix saga, the giant sized Spiderman vs. Superman cross over and a few X-men and Spider Man back when the cover price was .12 cents!
No I didn’t by them new, I’m not that old.
Despite wanting to be a Green Lantern, I gotta go Marvel over DC. I’m trying to get Orphelia to see the light, but she’s stubborn.

Dr Who
I’ve been falling down that time vortex before many of you were born. They say you never forget your first Doctor and mine was Jon Pertwee, Doctor number Three. Like most Yanks, Tom Baker
(genuflects)
Number Four was the one that got us all hooked. The wild hair, the scarf and of course Sarah Jane.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmpuffysleeves

Oh..sorry
I know what “behind the sofa” means.
I made a motor driven K-9 out of card board when I was ten years old!
I have full size, replicas with sound and lights of David Tennant’s and Matt Smith’s Sonic Screwdrivers in a display case.

Random Geekiness
I waited four hours to see Return of the Jedi.
I have a lightsaber, I had Han’s blaster.
Han absolutely shot first, fuck Greedo
I know why the Kessle Run is bragged about in parsecs and not how much time is needed.
I had a pet rock and a pet UFO
I have a glow in the dark chunk of Kryptonite that was sold at movie theaters when the first Superman movie came out.
I have a bunch of MEGO super hero action figures (NO THEY ARE NOT DOLLS)
Including the Star Ship Enterprise, play set with working Transporter
I know the words to the Star Trek theme song (not really)

And I have this thing
http://www.megomuseum.com/wgsh/playsets/supervator.html
and no I don’t know what the hell it’s supposed to be either.



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Submitted by ridiculous at 2011-07-06 10:36:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

......
I was the editor of the school magazine.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2uxQ6gl7vI

Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-07-06 10:10:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

UPDATE

I have a Green Lantern ring that lights up.
it came with a mask but TEH RING LIGHTS UP!!!


no I dont wear the mask.



ok..once



a couple of times


ok so I'm wearing it now! happy?


dont be hatin'






Submitted by Poots at 2011-02-02 08:19:42 EST (#)
Rating: 2

every damn time I read it that way.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2011-02-01 23:45:59 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I agree. Yours IS BIGGER than mine. heh and woo

Submitted by Poots at 2011-01-31 10:14:48 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I just read your title as Mine's Blogger Than Yours: 2011 geek-off entry

Submitted by Psygns_of_the_Tymes at 2011-01-31 04:23:46 EST (#)
Rating: 0

But he DOES have an absolute wealth of experts backing him up and advising him at each turn.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2011-01-29 23:12:55 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by FALLEN (user info) at 2011-01-29 09:40:34 EST (#)
Ranking: 0

slver & Apollo LUCAS NEVER MAKES MISTAKES except Jar-Jar....and Ewoks....and Annie Skywalker
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And a profoundly ignorant misunderstanding and implausible application of e-mc^2 as it relates to c travel as it was understood at the time?

To be fair, he never claimed to be a physicist.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2011-01-29 11:20:40 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Video games
We are all pretty even here I would guess, you either got it or you don’t.
I got an Atari 2600, Nintendo, N64, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, game cube, Wii, PS 1, 2, and 3, X-box, and two 360’s. Not to forget the game boy, Game boy color, and DS.

Five of them actively connected to TV’s right now
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FALLEN! 7^UU v^4!!

Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-01-29 09:40:34 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Pheely- I never said I preferred comics on discs, just that I have them. You know I'm an ink and paper guy.

Frank- nice description of the Kessel run but thats what I said in the post. Pilots brag over how short a distance they can do it with out getting black holed

slver & Apollo LUCAS NEVER MAKES MISTAKES except Jar-Jar....and Ewoks....and Annie Skywalker

Submitted by orphelia at 2011-01-29 03:22:09 EST (#)
Rating: 2

you know my feelings on comics on disks

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2011-01-28 23:23:29 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by apollo88 (user info) at 2011-01-28 19:42:30 EST (#)
Ranking: -2

No that is a rationalization after Lucas fucked up.
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There's still debate about this? Of course Lucas fucked up. This stupid point has been argued to death.
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Good grief, FALLEN. Lose a hobby.
Yeah, you read that right.

Submitted by apollo88 at 2011-01-28 19:42:30 EST (#)
Rating: -2

No that is a rationalization after Lucas fucked up.

Star wars is shit anyway


Submitted by frankthebear at 2011-01-28 18:28:44 EST (#)
Rating: 2

not too shabby! and for the record: the kessle run is defined in distance rather than speed because intersteller travel is all about navagating the shortest route around planets, suns, gravity wells, black holes, asteroid belts, ect. it's basically saying that in star wars, the fastest ships areen't actually faster than any other, they just have better navagational computers

OOOOH!!! YOU JUST GOT GEEK-ROLLED!

Submitted by Shlongy at 2011-01-28 18:12:11 EST (#)
Rating: -2

I'm not sure that this is the type of info that I'd let anyone know about.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2011-01-28 15:42:38 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-01-28 14:50:11 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Tennant is a good doctor to jump in on.
I've seen a few surveys that put him above Baker in all time fave doctor.
That's a big deal

Submitted by Foolproof at 2011-01-28 14:43:26 EST (#)
Rating: 2

See, I didn't get into DR Who until recently (Tennant) and since I don't get BBC America, I am forced to use Netflix to get my fix.

I never got into Wars or Trek. Just boring to me. Not really a SciFI guy.

All of the systems I mentioned...yeah, all currently hooked up to my television by way of 3 AV cable hubs and 2 surge potectors.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2011-01-28 14:09:54 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I'm giving you a +2 because you did a namedrop on a namedrop post and that shit is cutting edge my friend!

Submitted by Psygns_of_the_Tymes at 2011-01-28 13:53:14 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Oh it's ON!

Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-01-28 13:52:29 EST (#)
Rating: 0

meh, my inner geek needed to roar

and BTW
http://www.ubersite.com/m/126976#3031888

but dont get all soft on me, it's not like I want to go pick out linens with you or anything

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2011-01-28 13:44:45 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Fallen, I know we have fallen' out of favor here recently so don't take this -2 to heart but why the fuck are you even associating yourself with this?

The above wasn't necessarily a question so please do not answer.

Submitted by rob_berg at 2011-01-28 13:23:33 EST (#)
Rating: 2


Nerd.

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2011-01-28 13:17:33 EST (#)
Rating: 2

oops sry

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2011-01-28 13:17:09 EST (#)
Rating: -2

you win


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