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  • Shadow-Sentient
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    I suppose, as long as you don't actually turn the car into a Star-Fury like that dork's dad did with the family truck in Trekkies.
    A little extreme but hey ... your prerogative right?
    Already I get some flak from my fiance about my B5 posters. She hasn't watched the series ... one day maybe ... but she's virulantly anti Sci-Fi and it's all Star Trek's fault. Fortunately for her, my ex girlfriend accidentally destroyed my pewter Babylon 5 station that I had on my television. So, she doesn't have to grimace over that.
    I have scored a minor victory in that I am allowed ONE of my B5 posters when we move into our new place ... as long as it's framed.
    Hmmm if she does end up watching the sjhow ... she'll finally understand why it's so important to me that we watch the sun rise.


    Originally posted by Jan
    Okay, this may not really belong here but it's not worth it's own thread. I think if anybody here *doesn't* know I watch too much Babylon 5, they must be pretty new.

    Last January I was in an extremely minor accident (considering that I was rear-ended by a semi) which caused my pretty little red car to be totaled by the insurance company. By great good luck, a co-worker's father had a low mileage car that I could buy for the amount that I got from the insurance company and all seemed well.

    Except...it's a little silver car. Now, maybe it's just this area, but I suddenly noticed that it seemed like half of the cars on the road (those that weren't SUVs, that is) were little silver cars. I went to an SF/Comic convention the weekend after I bought it and had to check the license plate to make sure it was my car. I was amazed to find that it really bugged me!

    So, I set about making it more 'me' (yes, a frightening thought, but bear with me). I put a bright green alien antenna topper on. For my birthday treat in April I ordered a vanity plate that reads 'ISIL ZHA'. I've got a window decal I'll be putting in the rear view mirror that reads 'Psi Corps Academy' and I've got some B5 stickers I'll put on the front window. I've got a B5 Station micro-machine hanging off the rear view mirror and today...today came the crowning touch. My custom engraved license plate frame arrived. It reads: MY OTHER CAR IS A STARFURY.

    Next convention I might look at the license plate but it'll already be obvious that it's my car!



    Jan
    ...why, yes, those colors *are* green and purple

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  • phazedout
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    paper? whas tha' is it some anceint thing that predates the interweb?
    Phaze
    on the "non-electronic communication is quant" ID

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  • Jan
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    Caught me, Phaze! Though I *think* I've been doing that sort of thing all the way back to real paper letters....

    Jan

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  • phazedout
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    Originally posted by Jan
    <snip>
    Jan
    ...why, yes, those colors *are* green and purple
    Oh admit it Jan, you just love my ID thing and are trying to steal it without making it obvious
    Phaze
    on the "yes I did steal it from someone else" I.D.
    www.phazecast.com

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  • Jan
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    Okay, this may not really belong here but it's not worth it's own thread. I think if anybody here *doesn't* know I watch too much Babylon 5, they must be pretty new.

    Last January I was in an extremely minor accident (considering that I was rear-ended by a semi) which caused my pretty little red car to be totaled by the insurance company. By great good luck, a co-worker's father had a low mileage car that I could buy for the amount that I got from the insurance company and all seemed well.

    Except...it's a little silver car. Now, maybe it's just this area, but I suddenly noticed that it seemed like half of the cars on the road (those that weren't SUVs, that is) were little silver cars. I went to an SF/Comic convention the weekend after I bought it and had to check the license plate to make sure it was my car. I was amazed to find that it really bugged me!

    So, I set about making it more 'me' (yes, a frightening thought, but bear with me). I put a bright green alien antenna topper on. For my birthday treat in April I ordered a vanity plate that reads 'ISIL ZHA'. I've got a window decal I'll be putting in the rear view mirror that reads 'Psi Corps Academy' and I've got some B5 stickers I'll put on the front window. I've got a B5 Station micro-machine hanging off the rear view mirror and today...today came the crowning touch. My custom engraved license plate frame arrived. It reads: MY OTHER CAR IS A STARFURY.

    Next convention I might look at the license plate but it'll already be obvious that it's my car!



    Jan
    ...why, yes, those colors *are* green and purple
    Last edited by Jan; 06-15-2006, 04:27 PM.

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  • Hal_10000
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    How About This?

    I recently saw a friend I hadn't seen in years. We are very close. When we parted, i felt the overwhelming desire to tell her that if I didn't see her again, we would meet one day in the place where no shadows fall.

    Great scott. I am a sappy sappy man.

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  • white_star25
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    Originally posted by macanax
    Oh, man...

    First time I saw it, I didn't cry at the party scene, I didn't cry at Sheridan and Delenn's goodbye, I didn't cry at Sheridan's death...

    But the station blows up, and my eyes started misting up.

    My source of shame.

    slainte,
    ls
    It's just that the station is the symbol of everyone and everything in Babylon 5. It was where everything happened. And when it blows up, it's the end, really the end. You can't help but be moved by it... and miss it...

    Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another. It changed the future, and it changed us.

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  • rallytbk
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    You know you've been watching too much B5 when....

    àReading news reports about Stephan HawkingÆs comments and automatically hear Jeffery Sinclair comment:

    Originally posted by Jeffery Sincliar
    "Is it worth it? Should we just pull back, forget the whole thing as a bad idea and take care of our own problems at home?"
    "No. We have to stay here and there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu and Einstein and Morobuto and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes ... and all of this ... all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars."
    -- Mary Ann Cramer interviews Cmdr. Sinclair in Babylon 5:"Infection"
    Originally posted by AP NEWS
    June 14, 2006 -- HONG KONG - Mankind's survival depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe, because there's an increasing risk that a disaster such as global warming or nuclear war will destroy the Earth, world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said yesterday.
    Humans could have a permanent base on the moon in 20 years and Mars in the next 40 years, he said. "We won't find anywhere as nice as Earth unless we go to another star system," he added.
    "It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species."
    Boy do I have it bad, lol.

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  • RaySeventy8
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    You know you watched too much (or maybe not too much ;-)) B5 when you do a Visitor's tour through the white house these days and keep mutter: "we are here to put the president under arrest"

    (I know the original quote waas "..to put president clark under arrest." but this way it fits somewhat better)

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by macanax
    ... you stand under your parent's ceiling fan and start shouting, "I was born... warrior caste..."
    I like that. I like that a lot.

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by TR_3
    Heh, heh..

    when I "head back to the barn" everytime I come back home.
    "Back to the barn" is a common military expression in the USN. I use it all the time. At the end of practice for my school teamsIi always tell them to go "back to the barn" rather than "hit the showers."

    When I think it is time to leave I always say "let's pull chocks." No one said that in B5 because they never hired me as a military consultant.

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  • macanax
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    Originally posted by white_star25
    I'm really, *really* not a woman that cries easily, neither while watching movies nor in my personal life. However.... it takes a few notes of the "Dying Station" theme from 'Sleeping in Light' (I have the "Best of Babylon 5" soundtrack album)... and my eyes sting! If I even hold on to the image of the station exploding in my mind, then tears form! Heck, when I watch the whole thing together, sound and image on the DVD, then the tears do fall!

    If this isn't proof that I've been watching too much B5, that it has affected me deeply, then I don't know what it is! Thank you JMS, thank you Christopher Franke!
    Oh, man...

    First time I saw it, I didn't cry at the party scene, I didn't cry at Sheridan and Delenn's goodbye, I didn't cry at Sheridan's death...

    But the station blows up, and my eyes started misting up.

    My source of shame.

    slainte,
    ls

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  • macanax
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    ... you stand under your parent's ceiling fan and start shouting, "I was born... warrior caste..."

    Guilty.

    Or when you quote Zathras on a regular basis... and whether she's kidding or not, your wife claims it turns her on.

    Also guilty.

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  • AmyG
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    ...you're driving through an unfamiliar town and spot a restaurant called "Garibaldi's," and even though you're running late for something, you turn the car around, go back, park, and make sure you get a good picture of the restaurant's sign. (It was a Mexican place, by the way.)

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  • Dauriel
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    When I'm sitting at work and start singing the "Hokey Pokey" and then exclaim "It Means Nothing!"

    Ahhh, the looks I get....

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