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Everything posted by padawanbeck84

  1. I saw Rogue One this morning (Friday). My local cinema opened three hours earlier than normal to put on a 9am showing especially for us Star Wars nerds And I agree with @peterferris8 - it is stunning. Fantastic film. Sadly I can't afford to go and watch it again, but I'll happily settle for collecting the stickers.
  2. A little later than planned, but the international cards are now on their way. And thank you to Julie, Angela and bluegrace for your lovely cards.
  3. Getting my cards ready - and I received one already this morning! I aim to send mine out by the end of this week. I love this part of the year
  4. I've just found the online version of the article - with a video - and I'm in it! If you can play the video, you'll see me near the start. I'm in the orange suit applauding as the Viking and the Doctor Who team are brought up on stage during the cosplay competition. At least I'm smiling in the video - I look awkward in the group photo. http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2016/12/05/wellington-comic-con-raises-hundreds-for-charity-with-pictures-and-video/comiccon6ae/
  5. Brilliant! There was a lightsabre duel at the convention too - young Rey took on Kylo Ren and beat him despite having one arm "chopped off" (hiding it behind her back). As the duel went on, quite a little crowd gathered round to take pictures/video. It was very funny. Our local paper has some photos in today's edition, including the Stormtroopers investigating the market stalls There was also a Dalek that trundled round all day which caused a lot of amusement. If it got to a busy area, it told people "Please clear a path or you will be ex-ter-min-a-ted!".
  6. That is amazing! I had a great day at our local Comic-Con today. I simplified my outfit and went as Wedge Antilles rather than Poe Dameron, which worked really well. One young Rey was *very* particular about calling me Wedge as we bumped into each other throughout the day. Quite a few people complimented me on my outfit - including one pro-level X-Wing pilot cosplayer I also won a Star Wars card game set in the charity auction - and the auction alone raised over £400 for four local charities. We had geeky fun and did some good at the same time.
  7. Aww, that is so cute!!! Best wishes to your family. Did you know there are albums available of U2 songs done in a lullaby style? You could get one of those for your niece and start introducing her to U2 As for my good thing for today - I've learnt that my Tai Chi instructor is also going to the local sci-fi convention on Saturday. We spent at least 10 minutes geeking out together after the lunchtime session, discussing costumes and the correct order to watch the Star Wars films.
  8. I got the last few bits for my X-Wing pilot costume today. The lady in the military surplus store was especially nice - she's also going to the same convention and let me sneak up into the stock room to look in there She made sure I got *exactly* what I needed. I just hope the fabric dye works on the belt and webbing!
  9. I was given a hug at the comic book stall in town today. The guy running the stall has had a tough week. I've had a rough week due to very hurtful criticism from members of my family, who somehow have come up with the idea that I don't care about them because my attention this week has been focused on helping a terrified friend in America who is now desperate to emigrate. We talked it all over in the middle of the comic book shop and had a hug and I came home feeling that bit better. It's been telling that my U2 friends are among those who have been supporting me when my own relat
  10. *hugs* I'm sorry to hear you're having a hard time. Can you keep in touch with some Zootops via other means (eg Facebook)? If we have your address on the exchange list, we can still send you cards. Don't feel guilty about not being able to send anything back. It's OK. We understand. I'm going to have to cut back this year too and I'm probably not going to be the only one. But we know you still care about your Zootop friends. We all care for each other. We are here for you. If there is *any* way in which we can help, don't be afraid to let us know. "We get to carry each other".
  11. America, what the hell were you thinking????

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      America did not elect Trump. It's an illegitimate election because of all the illegal & immoral Voting Rights Violations by legislators (of a certain political stripe) designed to stop the poor, elderly, minorities, & college students from voting & to make some of their votes not count. Despite all that, Hillary got about 2 & a half MILLION more votes than Trump - and the Electoral College gave Trump the 'win' - but that's because of shenanigans (by that certai...

  12. I hope so. I've been waiting for this thread to appear I believe it's normally organised by Julie3188 ?
  13. Happy Birthday Larry - and thank you for starting our favourite band!

  14. Today in Tai Chi we learned a new type of walking meditation. Tiny slow steps around the room, just focusing on the movement and breathing and not thinking about anything else. As someone who normally walks *everywhere* at 100mph, I found it really calming to slow down so much, just slowly taking little steps - and not having to worry about being late getting places!
  15. Can't quite believe tomorrow (Tuesday) will mark 1 year since I finally got to my first U2 concert!

  16. Today my Dad treated me to a trip to Build-A-Bear workshop, where I built 2 bears and brought them home. In the absence of being able to make a U2 bear, I made Finn and Poe from Star Wars - complete with their own little costumes Hopefully in future, I can go back and make a Rey bear to complete the trio of heroes.
  17. This was actually yesterday, but I didn't have chance to post it. I went to my yoga class and while paying our fees, a lady looked at me and said: "You used to go to (primary school name) didn't you?" I looked at her: "How do you know that?" She knew my first name and age (without having previously been told) and said that she recognised me as I used to be in the same class as her daughter. She told me her daughter's name (which I vaguely remembered) and I was amazed. For someone to remember me when it's been over 20 years since I left primary school - and obviously my appearance has
  18. I've completed the first week of my new course. it's going well so far - and I haven't fallen behind yet! (I'm usually *terrible* at keeping up with the coursework schedule)
  19. This was the first thing I thought of when I read that lol_20160928_101015.JPG Haha very good! Luckily there are no height restrictions for X-Wing pilots.
  20. Two things today: Firstly, I'm making progress with sewing my overalls for the X-Wing pilot costume - the legs and arms are now adjusted for my (lack of) height, I've marked where the extra pockets will go and we've removed the maker's labels. It would never do for Poe Dameron to have "Safe Welding" labels on his flight suit! Secondly, this evening I tried a Beginner's Yoga class at the Community Centre. It is run by the same lady who does the Tai Chi class and I really enjoyed it. Our instructor is very encouraging and also very good at explaining things so that even a complete beginner
  21. I'll be at a local arts workshop on Sunday where I'm sure I can get someone to play a U2 song or three. And I will be rocking my IETour T-shirt - hopefully I can upload a photo to the gallery on here. Let's fill the Zoo with U2 T-shirt pics!
  22. Looks like no #U240 events near me, so I'll mostly spend the day rocking out to the concert DVDs.

  23. Today I'm enjoying my Latin pop/rock playlist on Spotify. The current song is "Nada es Suficiente" by El Sueno de Morfeo.
  24. I led a Creative Writing workshop today at the local community centre - and got some really positive feedback from participants
  25. My box of course materials arrived today for my uni module. Naturally, the box arrived a day earlier than scheduled - while I was enjoying a day out by train to Aberystwyth I'm determined to do well on this module as it's my final one (so it will decide my degree classification).
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