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One more word out of any of youse guys and Lawnboy is turning this into a Furries Fan thread!

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Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:30 am Anyway, I've said my piece, I've argued my point. I'm moving on.
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Unagi wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:02 am
msduncan wrote: Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:07 pm So, we are coming out of the pandemic finally (at least in terms of trooping activity anyway...). I have just acquired a nearly finished costume and I'm putting the finishing touches on it. I had to order a few things to finish it up, and it needs strapping. Within a few weeks, hopefully, I'll be able to roll this one out.

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Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:43 am The thing I like about OO is that we're a relatively grown-up group who can seethe at a person in R&P and talk movies, games, or costuming with them in the next room over. Some of the worst moments in OO history have come when people decided that someone was such a problem that they followed them from subforum to subforum making sure they knew it.

IANAM, but if you don't like someone's politics, tell them in R&P. If you despise them so much that when you see them in a different discussion you can't reply without calling their politics into it, don't reply.

Personally, I have enjoyed this thread quite a bit. I'd rather not see MSD driven away from it (despite how I might feel about his politics.)
It's one of the things I love about OO as well. I like all of you guys outside of R&P, so I have learned to just not go there so I can enjoy what you post here in EBG and gaming, etc.
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Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:30 am Anyway, I've said my piece, I've argued my point. I'm moving on.

Love the armor, by the way. I have a friend who recently moved to Texas. He and his husband have been very interested in joining the Mandalorian branch of the 501st (I forget the name) since long before The Mandalorian was released. I remember the amount of research they were putting into it - it's a lot more than just throwing on a costume.
There are two things here:

- The 501st have a detachment that covers bounty hunters. These are bounty hunters that appear in the movies, shows, or the universe somewhere.
- The Mandalorian Mercs is a sister organization where people can build custom Mandalorians. They are just as picky as the 501st in terms of fit and visual components. There are costumes that cross over both and can have dual membership of course. The Mercs have a lot of fun at conventions because they raise money (for charity) by having people come up and make a donation to have some mercs go out and 'arrest' another person and bring them back to a makeshift jail cell for 5 minutes. It's fun.

Edit: They also show up with the 501st at events too
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msduncan wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:36 pm
Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:30 am Anyway, I've said my piece, I've argued my point. I'm moving on.

Love the armor, by the way. I have a friend who recently moved to Texas. He and his husband have been very interested in joining the Mandalorian branch of the 501st (I forget the name) since long before The Mandalorian was released. I remember the amount of research they were putting into it - it's a lot more than just throwing on a costume.
There are two things here:

- The 501st have a detachment that covers bounty hunters. These are bounty hunters that appear in the movies, shows, or the universe somewhere.
- The Mandalorian Mercs is a sister organization where people can build custom Mandalorians. They are just as picky as the 501st in terms of fit and visual components. There are costumes that cross over both and can have dual membership of course. The Mercs have a lot of fun at conventions because they raise money (for charity) by having people come up and make a donation to have some mercs go out and 'arrest' another person and bring them back to a makeshift jail cell for 5 minutes. It's fun.

Edit: They also show up with the 501st at events too
I assume that there are rebel / Republic groups as well, right? Do they fraternize much at conventions or otherwise?
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El Guapo wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:34 pm
msduncan wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:36 pm
Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:30 am Anyway, I've said my piece, I've argued my point. I'm moving on.

Love the armor, by the way. I have a friend who recently moved to Texas. He and his husband have been very interested in joining the Mandalorian branch of the 501st (I forget the name) since long before The Mandalorian was released. I remember the amount of research they were putting into it - it's a lot more than just throwing on a costume.
There are two things here:

- The 501st have a detachment that covers bounty hunters. These are bounty hunters that appear in the movies, shows, or the universe somewhere.
- The Mandalorian Mercs is a sister organization where people can build custom Mandalorians. They are just as picky as the 501st in terms of fit and visual components. There are costumes that cross over both and can have dual membership of course. The Mercs have a lot of fun at conventions because they raise money (for charity) by having people come up and make a donation to have some mercs go out and 'arrest' another person and bring them back to a makeshift jail cell for 5 minutes. It's fun.

Edit: They also show up with the 501st at events too
I assume that there are rebel / Republic groups as well, right? Do they fraternize much at conventions or otherwise?
Yes. The good guys are the Rebel Legion. They are almost always with the 501st, and many in the 501st have dual membership. My Mando is one of the few costumes that might be able to be approved in both organizations. (actually all three - but I'm going to start with the 501st)
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It's 24 Southeastern Conference Championships.
It's 15 National Championships.

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Im watching a live stream from Austria at a comic con and the 501st is there.
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msduncan wrote:
Blackhawk wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:43 am The thing I like about OO is that we're a relatively grown-up group who can seethe at a person in R&P and talk movies, games, or costuming with them in the next room over. Some of the worst moments in OO history have come when people decided that someone was such a problem that they followed them from subforum to subforum making sure they knew it.

IANAM, but if you don't like someone's politics, tell them in R&P. If you despise them so much that when you see them in a different discussion you can't reply without calling their politics into it, don't reply.

Personally, I have enjoyed this thread quite a bit. I'd rather not see MSD driven away from it (despite how I might feel about his politics.)
It's one of the things I love about OO as well. I like all of you guys outside of R&P, so I have learned to just not go there so I can enjoy what you post here in EBG and gaming, etc.
I'm glad you didn't pack up in a huff either. I love this thread and that you are still part of the community.

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msduncan wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:42 pm Yes. The good guys are the Rebel Legion. They are almost always with the 501st, and many in the 501st have dual membership. My Mando is one of the few costumes that might be able to be approved in both organizations. (actually all three - but I'm going to start with the 501st)
Since this seems like a great opportunity to make fan-fic videos, I assume people are probably doing that. Do you know any links?

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