Monday, December 11, 2006

So . . . much . . . Star Wars . . . stuff.

Yesterday, I'm confident enough to admit, I cried.
I thought the end was in sight. I thought the last bins had been pulled out of the attic. I thought we were fewer than a hundred auction listings before the final "by the pound" entries and then we could reclaim the upstairs for people taller than 3 3/4 inches.
Then Shana reminded me (after I mentioned my missing Wampa ice-beast) that there were more bins in the other attic.
We have thirty auctions ending tonight.
There are another fifteen listings to replace them.
Currently, and for the past couple of weeks, there have been a constant 50+ active listings.
And this morning I left the house with two MicroMachines Action Fleet replicas (an X-Wing and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1) that I've placed on my desk as much to just avoid writing the listing as to enjoy the coolness.
Right now they are perched on my monitor stand, silently preparing to strafe each other. You know. Like they do.
I spent a little time explaining to a co-worker what made the TIE Advanced x1 Darth Vader's TIE fighter specifically. The shape of the wings, angled like a TIE Interceptor but blunted like a TIE Bomber, yet divided by a pilot capsule uniquely Sith, were the tip off. As well as the damage to the rear port side from a brush with the Millennium Falcon.
That discussion lowered my own coolness to the point where I will be forced to compensate by wearing my leather jacket all day and getting something pierced over my lunch break.
Even then, it may not be enough.
I moved the full (~51,000 words) text of Beaters, my NaNoWriMo novel into the beta version of Blogger. The beta version of Blogger automatically stripped out all my formatting and uglified what was already questionable content at best.
I submitted a bug report for the hell of it and registered everything under a Creative Commons NonCommercial, No Derivatives, Attribution, Share and Share Alike 2.5 license.
Once it is clean (and the dialog never will be) I'll post a link.


Andrew said...


Garrick said...

Oh, no. I'm keeping the Action Fleet.

I'm not crazy.

Andrew said...

Thank God! You had me sooo worried! Those are my few things that make the trip when I up and move every few years.

Inteceptor/atat/A-Wing/Speeder bike chase/slave 1/

Great friggen things.