Friday, October 28, 2005

We need you...

Major Blast: It is with great satisfaction that I promote you, Rage, to the status of Major for the duration of your assignment.
Major Rage: And what is this assignment?
Major Blast: You, with your Squad to help, are to command the defence of Kamino as the Separatists attack.
Rage: How do you know they are attacking?
Major Blast: One of our informants is currently hiding on the Invisible Hand and is spying on General Grievous and his advisors. It seems that the General is suffering from some mental illness and has been disappearing strangely each morning only to return asleep the same night. It is at this time that his advisors have stepped in and are planning to attack Kamino.
Rage: I see, I'll pack up my equipment and head on over to Kamino first thing tomorrow.
Major Blast: See that you do that, Major!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Holiday Interupted

"Hello, Rage speaking."
"..."
"But we're on holiday!"
"..."
"Yes Sir..."

"Men, we've been called back to Coruscant ASAP, it looks like they have a special assignment for us."
"Dey ruinin our vacations way to often Mon!"
"I say, they’ve cut our holidays short a tad too many times. Don't we deserve a bit of peace and quite every once in a while..."
"Yes, men we do. But they have an assignment for us, so we have to go back, we can continue this tour some other time and claim it as work expenses."

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Holiday - Kashyyyk

We're here on Kashyyyk, the location of Lothlorien, as well as a McDooku'-
Taget: McDooku's? Did jah jus say McDooku's mon? 'Cause I could swear that jah said McDooku's!
Rage: .... No I didn't....
Anyway, Lothlorien is a forest where a colony of Elves live. They are lead by Quiborn and Padriel, who wields one of the Sabres fiven to the Elves. They live in the tree tops and helped the Fellowship of the Sabre by providing them with boats and gifts.

Kashyyyk:

Lothlorien:
Three Sabres for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal
Men doomed to die,
One for the Sith Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where Shadows lie.
One Sabre to rule them all, One Sabre to find them,
One Sabre to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where Shadows Lie.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Holiday - Mustafar

We have travelled to the hot Mustafar where the land of Mordor was filmed.

It was here where Frokin Bagwalker along with Sirim approached Mt Darkside. Mordor was controlled by the Evil Lord Sidron and was his home and base of his armies. It collapsed when the One Sabre fell into Mt Darkside aided by the creature called Jarlum, who had possesion of the One Sabre for many years and who thinks of it has "Mesa own, mesa's precious".

In the movie, LOTS, Mordor looked like this. Mustafar looks like this:
Three Sabres for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Sith Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where Shadows lie.
One Sabre to rule them all, One Sabre to find them,
One Sabre to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where Shadows Lie.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tagged?

It seems like the notorious General Grievous "tagged" me for this weird quiz.

10 years ago I was:
An embryo

5 years ago I was:
Training to be a Commando with my teacher Mr Anderson
Missing classes while gambling behind the armoury

1 year ago I was:
Promoted to Squad leader of Alpha Squad
Fighting in the Republic's war effort against the Separatists

Yesterday I was:
Receiving candidates for a place on the Squad
Taking the tour: "The places as seen in LOTS"
Ordering the latest custom armour plates

5 snacks I enjoy the most:
Ready to go SeaMeals
Whisky
Meal for 4: Roast Kaadu
Energy on the Go snack bars
Water

5 songs I know all the words to:
99 Bottles of McDooku's Brew on the wall
The accelerator on the space ship goes up and down
City of Tall Buildings ( based on U2's "City of Blinding Lights")
My Squad (Commando take on D12's "My Band")
Interspatial Travellers Club (A song based on the joys of flying a lot)

5 ideal places for running away to:
Kamino
Coruscant
Noel's Resort Ship
Kashyyyk
Naboo

5 items you will never see me wear:
Shorts
Short sleeved T-shirts
Sandals
A Jedi Robe
A suit of TNT

5 biggest joys in my life:
Fighting in the war
Relaxing on Coruscant
Using new weapons
Using new vehicles
Using new gadgets

3 favourite toys:
My blaster rifle
My Republic attack Gunship
My bottle of Whisky

5 tags:
Anyone who wants to, knock yourself out.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Holiday - Naboo

It's so relaxing here, on Naboo. But there is only so much that you can do before the Hotel manager books a tour for your group because you start treating the place like home.

The Film Industry on Naboo has been booming on Naboo. The scenery makes an ideal place to build workplaces for the crew, it is highly sought after to keep disgruntled employees quiet. Apart from that, the scenery is also a good place to shoot films. One such film was shot partly on Naboo along with other planets. This film was titled: Lord of the Sabre.

Lord of the Sabre is about a quest to stop the Evil Lord Sidron from gaining his One Sabre. The bearer of the Sabre is Frokin Bagwalker, Hobbit, he is accompanied by a fellowship consisting of: Yodalf, a wise Force master; Typhgorn, heir to the throne of Gondor; AT-li, a strong Dwarven warrior; Fourolas, an Elf who will live forever; Quimir, a foolish human guard; Obry, Macin, and Sirim, Hobbits and friends of Frokin.

The film starts in a place called the Shire, which was filmed on Naboo. We went there first and saw the set of the movie.



It quite amazing to think that this was once the field that the Trade Federation Droids and Gungans faced off on.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Holiday

We are now on Naboo.

After telling the other guards, and then Major Blast, we were ordered off Coruscant. It turned out that all the guards were letting tourists on the mountain - they called it a perk of their boring job and claimed that they did it as a result of low wages. Anyway, they now hate us and tried to kill us but firing a blaster cannon at our hotel room - the room was destroyed by the fire that started. Luckily we were talking to Major Blast in the restaurant on a higher floor. We were sent to the Witness Relocation Department of the Senate.

We walked up to the desk and were greeted by a young green lady with three eyes.
Rage: We are here to be relocated as part of the-
Attendant: Fill in these forms and go wait in the room to your right, if that room is full go to the room on your left, if that one is also full then proceed to the room down the hall behind you and enter the room on the right after you have passed four doors on your left. Did you get that Sir?
Rage: Ahh.... Yes.
Attendant: Good, now here are the forms, fill out everything.

These forms had some strange questions:
When, if ever, did you have chocolate for dessert?
What are you scared of?
How long have you stayed on Tatooine, if ever?
Where was your last meal?

After filling the forms out we went to the room on our left where we were yelled at and told to go to the first room.
Rage: Isn't this the first room?
Attendant Two: No, this is the second room.
We went into the first room thinking it would be full. The W.R.D. must be expecting a huge rise in witness relocation, there was one person waiting.

Naboo is very peaceful. We arrived yesterday and are going sight seeing tomorrow.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Holiday - Coruscant II

The mountain was huge. We managed to bribe the guards and we walked onto the mountain. The first thing I realised was that, from the base, there were paths winding around the mountain. I thought that they would be patrol routes. These were not visible from the city as they were so small in comparison to the mountain itself.

We started our walk along one of the paths. At about midday we stopped for lunch and met the first sign of life on the mountain. We met a group of tourists. I walked up to them.

Rage: What do you think you're doing here?
Tourist: We're walking. What did you think we were doing?
Rage: Yes I can see that you're walking. How did you get on this mountain? It is off limits to everyone.
Tourist: Then why are you here?
Rage: ummm... We are patrolling! Isn’t that right, men?
Target: What Mon? [Sparky kicks Target in the shin] Oww! Oh yeah did is the patrol... I mean that dis is de patrol, which is patrolling de mountain.
Tourist: Then why aren't we under arrest if it's against the law and you are patrolling.
Rage: Ok, you go on and leave the mountain and we won't tell anyone... I mean arrest you!
Tourist: Sure, whatever you say!

They left, but I'm quite sure that they didn't leave the mountain at once. We continued our hike and finally returned to the entrance.

Rage: You haven't been letting tourists up into the mountains, have you?
Guard: Ahhhhh... No, of course not! What a ridiculous thing to say!
Sparky: Cough it up old chap! We know it was you!
Guard: All right! All right! I was taking credits for access into the mountains, like I did with you.
Rage: I should turn you in to the other guards!
Guard: You wouldn't or you would be charged with walking on the mountain.

I'm still considering turning him in; I just need to think of a reason to be on the mountain.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Holiday - Coruscant

We arrived late last night at our hotel on the border of the Manarai Mountains. We were placed in the best rooms that the Army would pay for:

They're are good for what we need, but the reason people come to the Manarai Mountains is to see them.
We decided as a group to spend some of our money on a better room over looking the mountains and their orbiting restaurant.

People aren't allowed on the mountains put we might be able to bribe a guard to let us on them.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Mission Recovery - Part 6

Noel is awake now. Fluke has been cured and can now see and hear. He had a party to celebrate last night, a perfect excuse to hit the drinks again.

We're on holiday, starting once we are debriefed, and are flying back to Coruscant, if only Bang was with us, he wanted this holiday so much.

Debriefing wasn't much, just a bunch of "good job"s and "well done"s. However, as Noel is stuck on Kamino, Major Blast has offered her a ship if she supplies him with information about the CIS or Geonosians.

We're staying in the Mountain region on Coruscant for a week or two.