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About Rooney

I'm a struggling writer/musician/producer with an over active imagination and penchant for living beyond my means! I have a love of Sci-Fi, loud music, reading, cosplay, and tattoos.

The Great Jedi Quote Post.

I love the Jedi – in fact, I identify as Jedi in a religious sense. Aside from the cool swishy robes and – obviously – lightsabers, one of the things I love most about them is their outlook on life. The Jedi Code is a pretty good one to live by, and some of the quotes attributed to various Jedi are pretty deep.

So, I’m attempting (in what will probably be an ongoing project) to catalogue the best Jedi quotes, from all incarnations of them (canon ones at least), in one place, both for my reference, and for others, because you can never find that one quote you half-remember when you need it! If you have any suggestions for the list, drop us a mail or post in the comments, making sure to state the Jedi responsible, and if possible where it’s from – the ones we like will be added to our own little web holocron of Jedi wisdom!

 

Master Yoda

Grandmaster Yoda:

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.”

“Do, or do not. There is no try” (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)

“To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.” (Dark Rendezvous)

“When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.”

 

 

Obi-wan kenobi

Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi:

“Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)

A great leap forward often requires first taking two steps back.” (Clone Wars: Mystery of a Thousand Moons)

Missions are not about winning and losing. They are about leaving good behind. (Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions)

 

 

anakin-skywalker-with-jedi-lightsaber

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker:

“If you don’t crash once in a while, you’re probably not in the fight” (Hero of the Confederacy)

 

 

Jedi Knight Luminara Unduli

Jedi Knight Luminara Unduli:

“When the way before you is not clear, let your actions be guided by the Force.”

“One can fail at a task but still learn the lesson.” (Medstar 1: Battle Surgeons)

 

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn:

“Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.” (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent” (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

“Life does not treat you fairly or unfairly, it merely is. It is up to each of us to be fair, or unfair

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Merry Geekmas: Attire

So, your nerd cave is looking pretty festive now, what with your dying pine tree being adorned with all manner of sparkly goodness and a strange incarnation of Santa with the body of a Horse, but what about you? You’re still there, wearing your drab non-festive clothes that you wear all year ’round. Let’s festivise (may or may not be an actual word) you!

Crap Christmas Jumper

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Merry Geekmas: Tree Decorations

Even here in the dim booths and alcoves of this seedy cantina, ‘tis apparently the season. The season for eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much, and decorating slowly dying trees with shiny bits of plastic and flashing lights. Traditionally Christmas isn’t a very geeky time, but we’re a very pervasive culture, and now your Christmas time can be (almost) as geeky as it is festive! So to kick things off in style, here are some of my favourite geek-themed Christmas decorations…

 

Shiny bits of plastic, slowly dying pine trees (or bits thereof), and ornaments of all types abound at Christmas. But what to do when you want your decorations to be a little bit… different? Well, how about this 8-Bit wreath? I have one myself, and I love it! Its retro gaming goodness sets the tone for visitors to your house over the festive period, and since it’s made of foam it doesn’t die after a few weeks like the traditional wreath would. Plus, it has LED’s. Everything is better with LED’s!

8-bit wreath

Christmas trees are a keystone on festive decorations, so it’s an obvious candidate for expressing our fandom love! There’s a lot of geek-inspired tree decorations, but how about having the Grand Master of the Jedi Order atop your dying pine tree? Yes, an illuminated Yoda can be the crowning glory of your festive tree!Yoda treetopper

For those who prefer to follow the adventures of that British institution, Dr Who, how about these little danglies (sorry, couldn’t resist!)? The supreme beings have never looked so charming or festive…

 

Dr Who tree decorations

For the gamers, celebrate the rich heritage of awkwardly-shaped controllers that have contributed to your crippling carpal-tunnel syndrome with these brilliant controller silhouettes:

Game-Controller-Christmas-Ornaments_2

 

And here’s something a little different… It’s Father Christmas (who those damned Colonials insist on calling “Santa Clause”) in his ultimate form. That of a Centaur, Or, a Santaur, if you will:

santaur

Yes, that’s right, that is a half horse, half Santa tree ornament.

 

 

Ok, so your tree is looking pretty swish by now, but what about the rest of the festive… stuff? Well, that can wait for my next blog post….


My Thoughts on #GamerGate

I’ve been thinking about writing down some thoughts on this rather inflammatory subject for a while, but steered clear of it because of the almost inevitable flak it draws to those that write about it, and because I thought it would fade away after a couple of weeks. Well, it hasn’t, and I’ve been reminded that some of the things done in the name of this “movement” are inexcusable, and those responsible need to be called out for their behaviour – by as many people as possible.

Depending on how this post is received, I may remove it – I’m not here to start a war with either side, so let’s try and keep this civil shall we?

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Thoughts on PUG in MMO’s

Long time no post! I’ve been lost in the wilderness outside of the Cantina for a while now, caught up in the winds of work and fatherhood, but something has drawn me back, something has prompted me to sit still long enough to write some words here. And that something is Destiny.

destiny

Don’t worry, this won’t be another addition to the Internet’s slew of reviews, praises, or criticisms of the game – I’m saving that for another post – this is just some observations on the raids/strikes, and their counterparts in other MMO’s.

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