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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Follow-up to VH / Dave's friends post

Warning: Serious dorkdom to follow.

I forgot to mention: Surely another big part of the reason why this time spent with Dave's friends -- especially the after-concert socializing -- was so much more pleasuarable was because they spent a sold 25 minutes debating obscure Star Wars plotlines and details, not to mention philsophy related to whether the Rebel Alliance could be considered terrorists who mass-murdered more innocent people than the Empire when they blew up the Death Star (twice) and killed all the innocent contractors and laborers on board.

I decided not to point out that it was Luke who blew up the DS in IV, and he was only loosely affiliated withe Rebels at best, but I did tell them all to watch Clerks again to settle the argument.

Then I smilingly commented, "I can't believe you guys are seriously debating this." But I was secretly in love with all of them at that point.

Indeed, even Ynnej's dorkdom would have paled in comparison. Unless, of course, the discussion turned to that of half-elves or Shirefolk.


Blogger monocle_man said...

But the contractors/laborers can't really be described as "innocent" given what they were working on. Especially the contractors, who most likely had other options But, it would seem like the laborers faced a moral imperative to join forces with the Rebel Alliance or at least resist the evil regime they had fallen "victim" to, despite their presumably precarious financial situation.

8/11/2004 10:49:00 PM

Blogger ynnej said...

Aw, I was totally about to say that. Except, you know, with less words.

8/11/2004 11:52:00 PM

Blogger espd said...

I totally agree with you, Willhelm. This was my argument too. But one guy was adamant that these contractors could not have known anything about the purpose of the planetoid they were constructing, but were mere working stiffs installing toilets and coinduits, when *fwuff*, up they went in smoke. Me, I give contractors a little more credit for being savvy to what the Empire's deeds were.

8/12/2004 12:18:00 AM


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