Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Grand Opening revised.

Okay I have made a decision, I will be doing the Grand Opening very late Friday night (early Saturday morning). For those of you who plan on participating, please make your post on Friday. I will then link who ever does participate, to my blog.

I have no real plan on what will happen at the Grand Opening. Actually sad to say, I'm not sure what to write myself. I have been doing all the planing for my last few post that I haven't even thought of the Grand Opening. I will be thinking of stuff the next couple of days, to put in my post. And I will add in what ever you write (those who do write about it.)

Also I plan on having a type of raffle, and will give away door prizes. If you want a prize (for you character) just leave a comment on my post, or an e-mail, or something. Prizes will be given out on Saturday (sometime).

The Grand Opening will be held all weekend, so have fun and write about what ever you want. There are several bars and clubs, a mall, a park, bowling alley, climbing rock, library, day spa, and much more to write about. You could even add some stuff I haven't even thought of yet.

So enjoy and have fun.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The new Aayla

The person who does Aayla's blog doesnt want to dio it anymore so Im going to see if she will give me her password and login and my other friend may take Aayla's blog over! Is that ok with everyone?

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Grand Opening.

Well the time for Noels resort to open, has come. I plan on having the Grand Opening sometime around Friday. I will post it on either Thursday after work (which is normally very early Friday morning) or Friday after work (meaning Saturday morning).

If you want to write a post about it then you can. Actually I encourage you to write about it. But please don't write anything bad Okay. If you want to know what bad is in my book, then tell me and I'll let you know. If you want to write about it, then let me know so I can mention you in my post. If nobody wants to write about it or if you don't let me know, I will just post about a bunch of beings and such. Also if you do write about it and want something big to happen then let me know, and I will put it in my post too.

For those of you who have been keeping up with my blog. The question is did Noel find Jomb? Or will she ever find him, and when? Just keep on reading and see.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Nominations, Please

It's time to send in nominations for the next Post of the Week competition. To be eligible, a post must have been written between November 21 and November 27, and not be from one of this month's previous winners (Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator and Qui-Gon Jinn).

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I have been pondering....

Hey, I need your guy's consult on this. I am thinking about opening Star Wars Unplugged/United to other Sci-Fi bloggers. Such as Xavier from X-men. Im sure there are many, and if we could just find a lot, our community will grow bigger, And we might have to have an actual website for this community! I think it would be cool. But, What do you guys think?

-Ti



VOTE HERE!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Well I figured since nobody else did it, why don't I.

I want to wish all of you (who are in the US) a Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you all have fun being with your families, and eat alot of good food.

So have fun, enjoy your turkey and the pie, watch your football, and take a nap if you want to. And don't forget to be thankful for something.

Be safe, and once again HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Slow Week, I Guess

Well, this round we have a grand total of... zero nominations for Post of the Week. What, no good posts last week at all? I suppose we'll just skip this one, then.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Looking good in the neighborhood.

Hey, Master Yoda's not the only one sellin' stuff. (kinda)
Come check out these great blasthelmets your local F.O.O.F. members would like to toss your way.
Shamless plug #13453 1/2

Monday, November 21, 2005

35 bottles of people on the wall.

I counted all by myself! We have 35 people, I wonder how many of them actually post? How about we use this post to figure out everyone who does post. I know some people have tried to approach this before, I will not delete the members, I am just wondering... So if you post at least every two weeks, please let me/us know!

-Ti

A Yoda T-Shirt Store

If I can be excused for some shameless self-promotion, I would like to announce the grand opening of my online t-shirt store, featuring (for now) some Master Yoda Blog merchandise. I plan to add other designs of my own as time permits. So buy now before someone at Spreadshirt decides I'm violating some copyright and takes my products down!

Actually, there are two stores. Spreadshirt has a European site with European distributors. So I set up a European store so that my readers from that part of the world wouldn't have to pay international shipping fees.

If interested, you can click here.

European customers, click here.

Sorry for the commercial interruption. I felt it was an important announcement.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Another week, another winner

The contestants for the Post of the Week competition were me (Jar Jar) for "Adventures in the Potato Trade: Finale), Captain Typho for "OOC: Hi, my name is..." and Qui-Gon for "Second Bananas". And the winner is...

Oh. A tie. How boring. In most cases, I'd cast the deciding vote... But of course, here I can't really be considered impartial, can I? Well. Hmm. Well, I'll... uh... I suppose I'll flip a coin. One with three sides. *runs to grab three-sided coin* I've been saving this for a special occaision. *flips coin* Qui-Gon Jinn's "Second Bananas"!

For this next round, any post written between November 14 and November 20 is eligible, and I'm accepting nominations now (remember, nothing from Jon the IG or QGJ). Until Thursday, adios, amigos.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Interesting George Lucas Interview

George talks a little bit of history and a little bit of what's next in movie distribution in an interesting interview with George Lucas today at
  • The Hollywood Reporter
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    Click the link above for the whole article.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    I am not a lemon.

    But that's beside the point. I have three Post of the Week nominations for this round. They are:

    Captain Typho's "OOC: Hi, my name is..."
    Qui-Gon Jinn's "Second Bananas"
    Jar Jar Binks's "Adventures in the Potato Trade: Finale"

    Send in your votes, people.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    RAGE IS BACK!!

    Yes after a break of over 2 weeks Rage is back and Vs'ing Grievous in the War on Kamino!!

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    CONTEST: What's My Name?

    In case you haven't done so yet, please drop by my blog and suggest a first name for Typho. I've gotten some (ahem!) interesting suggestions (KATT! What are you thinking??), but some good ones are mixed in.

    If I end up picking the name you suggested, I'll make a graphic of some kind for your blog or website -- a header, an icon, a banner, a portrait, landscape, animated GIF, Flash, whatever you want. If you don’t need a graphic, well, you’ll get my eternal gratitude instead.

    Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!

    Sunday, November 13, 2005

    How to Write In "Yoda Speak"

    I have to say I am always entertained when I read Yoda dialog written on any of your blogs. Sad to say, some of you write him better than I do! However, sometimes I read comments on the web (not on any of your blogs) by other people who try to write Yoda dialog and completely mess it up. Others often say something to the effect of "I'd say something in Yoda-speak right now, but I can't talk like him."

    The truth is, it's not that difficult if you understand basic sentence construction in English. It helps to know the difference between subject, verb, and object or modifying phrases, as well as the difference between action and helping verbs.

    So for the benefit of anyone who would like to learn to speak like Yoda, I offer the following pointers:


    The Rules Are There Are No Rules
    When I first started writing the Yoda blog, I looked over Yoda's dialog in the movies. What I found is that they never gave him a consistant way of speaking. In one instance, his sentences may sound "backwards", as a lot of people put it, then the very next sentence may sound exactly the way you or I would say it.

    Consider the following examples from Empire Strikes Back:
    "I am wondering, why are you here?"
    "I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience."
    "He is too old."
    "Will he finish what he begins?"

    Those sentences are all constructed normally, sort of. Yet, in the same movie, he also has lines like:
    "Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?"
    "Help you I can. Yes, mmmm."
    "Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is."

    My point? Don't be overly concerned about writing something exactly the way Yoda would say it, because there is no exact way. I chose early on when writing the Yoda blog to always write Yoda a certain way, just to maintain the illusion. This is why the way I write Yoda doesn't sound exactly the same as Yoda from the movies.


    It's Only Kind of Backwards
    One of the ways Yoda twists his sentences has to do with placing either the verb or subject object phrase before the verb, usually at the beginning of the sentence, as opposed to after the verb where it would normally go.

    For instance, let's look at the line, "My home this is." In "normal speak" it would be, "This is my home."
    "This" is the subject.
    "Is" is the verb, in this case a linking verb linking the subject to its modifying object phrase.
    "My home" would be the object phrase, modifying the subject "This".
    Normally this would follow the verb "is". But if we take the object phrase "my home" and put it at the beginning of the sentence, leaving the verb at the end, "This is my home" becomes "My home this is."

    (And I thought learning to diagram sentences in school would do me absolutely no good.)

    Another way Yoda twists his sentences is to split a verb phrase and put the action verb at the beginning of the sentence before the helping verb.

    Let's take the line, "Help you I can." Normally, this would be written "I can help you."
    The verb phrase here is "can help".
    "Can" is the helping verb.
    "Help" is the action verb.
    If we split this phrase up and put the action verb, along with its object "you" at the beginning of the sentence, "I can help you" becomes "Help you I can."

    So now let's take a few simple sentences and translate them to Yodish:
    "I am tired." - "Tired I am."
    "He is a doofus." - "A doofus he is."
    "I am writing my blog." - "Writing my blog I am." or "My blog I am writing."

    To Do or Do Not, The Question That Is
    Yoda is also unique in the way that he sometimes uses the word "not".
    "Mine! Or I will help you not."
    This is pretty simple. Just throw the word "not" after the verb at the end of the sentence, so that a sentence like "I will not help you" becomes "I will help you not."

    Hmmmm
    This is the simplest form of Yodese. Just throw a "hmmm" or "hmmm, yes" somewhere in the dialog.


    A Headache, Reading Yoda's Words Gives Me
    Some people say it's difficult for them to read so much Yoda dialog (as is found in my blog). It can be rather exhausting. The trick is to try to read it at the same speed as you would anything else. When we don't focus on every word, but scan whole phrases and sentences at once, our brain subcounciously makes sense of it for us. For instance, tehy say taht as lnog as all the wdors in a bolck of txet hvae the corcret frist and lsat letter, the hamun bairn can raed it no mettar how the wdros in the mddlie are mxied up. It's the same principle.

    I hope you've found this more helpful than confusing. Now go off and impress your friends and co-workers with your fluent Yodali!

    Where's that envelope...?

    And the winner of Post of the Week number 5 is...
    Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator, for This Post.

    And the winner of the first Blog of the Month award is...
    Cue drumroll...
    I said CUE DRUMROLL!
    Oh, never mind...
    October's Blog of the Month is "The only girl in all the Universe that ever kissed me was my twin sister" by Fluke Starbucker!

    Good work, Fluke and Jon. For the next competition, posts from 7-13 November are eligible. Sen in your nominations anytime from now till Thursday (roughly).
    Remember, you can nominate yourself, but not vote for yourself.

    Friday, November 11, 2005

    Picture Contest: Vote now!

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Time to Vote

    I've got five nominations for Post of the Week, so here they are:

    General Grievous's "Woah, Far Out, Man"
    Captain Typho's "Naboo: Fifty-Fifty"
    Master Yoda's "Short I am Not"
    Noel of Neptonian's "Potential Mate: Yoda"
    And this unnamed post by Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator

    SWU members have the rest of the week to vote, and remember to send in your votes for Blog of the Month as well!

    Sunday, November 06, 2005

    October's Blog of the Month

    The winner of the fourth post of the week competition is Fluke Starbucker's Return of the Girl (digitally remastered for optimum something-or-other). It's now time to start nominations for the fifth competition, but I'm changing one of the rules this time - starting from this week, you can nominate your own posts, but you can't vote for your own posts. We'll see how this turns out. Eligible posts are those written between November 1 and November 6.

    And now, it's time to see who's the best of the best. Any time this week, SWU members can vote for the winner of the October Blog of the Month award (very prestigious and so on). There are no nominations, just plain voting. Your choices are the winners of the month's PotW competitions:

    Qui-Gon
    Palpatine
    Fluke
    Jawajuice

    So, just e-mail me at mesa_jarjar_binks@hotmail.com or PM me on the SWU forum and tell me which of those four blogs you think is the best.

    Im ari

    Hi. This is my oldest blogger blog thing. I just wanted you guys to know that I have a really funny blog on this name, it is called splap and another is called splapped

    -Ari

    Saturday, November 05, 2005

    Im back too

    Hey Everyone! Im writing weird sh*t again! Come out and cheq my blog!

    -Ti

    P.S. I LOVE YOU ALL

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    SWPC and my blog

    Post of the Week

    I've stopped accepting nominations for this round. Star Wars Unplugged members, send in your votes for Post of the Week.
    Your choices are:
    Padme's "Return to Tatooine"
    Fluke's "Return of the Girl"
    Yoda's "Double the Confusion"

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    Final Survivor Vote

    This is it!

    You’re last chance to vote for the sole survivor!

    Only 24 hours left!

    If you haven’t voted yet, send it in. E-mail…personal message…carrier pigeon…sidekick monkeyboy…any way you can.

    We got 9 votes so far (Thank you) but there may be some more of you out there that want to vote on this life or death matter, so get in the vote. After all, if the person you wanted to win, doesn't...don't cry.

    After this I won’t bug anyone anymore about voting…promise.

    See ya all tomorrow.