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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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Awesome Christmas! Items received:

1. Portal GLaDOS mousepad (awesomeness!)
2. Star Wars: Revan (loving it for the cover alone at present)
3. Isaac Asimov - Foundation Trilogy (can't wait to read this)
4. Isaac Asimov - Prelude to Foundation
5. Halo: Glasslands (by Karen Traviss...so reading that as soon as possible...!)
6. Keychain that reads: "Yes, as a matter of fact, I do own the whole road." Very Happy
7. Pajama pants (I've been freezing in my shorts...this is a very practical present)
8. White Saints jersey - Darren Sharper #42 - Superbowl Edition! (favorite present)
9. Simple Goodness giftcard (Christian bookstore)
10. PJ's giftcard (coffee)
11. Starbucks giftcard
12. Smiley face keychain (inside joke with a friend...very special)
13. Ferrero Rocher chocolates (the only candy/chocolate I really, really like)
14. Eagle's Wings calendar
15. You've Got Mail DVD (love that movie!)
16. Southeastern (my school) sweatshirt (very nice, been wanting one for awhile)
17. Bumblebee folder and notebook for school (laugh if you want, but I love Bumblebee, and my last one that my sister gave me as a laugh literally fell apart after extended use...so I asked for another one! Cool)
18. Ceramic coffee thermos with rubber lid and sleeve (these are excellent for taking coffee on the go)

And I may be forgetting something, but I believe that's it. Had an amazing Christmas, and I actually enjoyed not having anything specific to ask for this year. My presents were more of a surprise, because I wasn't really positive on any one item.

And now...I must find sleep. Merry Christmas, all! Smile
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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:19 am Reply with quote  
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@Mara: I'm super jealous of the books, I want to read all of those. I heard both good and glad about Glasslands so I'm waiting to hear your review.
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  Crash Override
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I thought you read Foundation, Caedus?

I got SW on blu-ray, TOR, and a 23" LED monitor for Christmas gifts.


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Things have been quite tight, this year, so we didn't go absolutely crazy like we normally do. This year I got a LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopaedia, Bernard Cornwell's Death of Kings, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Halo CE Anniversary Edition and Skyrim.

And these:




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1. A Stormtrooper poster
2. A Star Wars Calendar
3. Shadow Games
4. The Art and Making of 'The Old Republic'
5. MST3K - The Movie on DVD
6. Family Guy - Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy on Blu-Ray
7. Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-Ray
8. The Jedi Path
9. A TARDIS USB Hub
10. The TOR Collector's Edition (From me to me)
11. An R2-D2 bobble head
12. The 30$ Luke Skywalker FX Lightsaber
13. A Star Wars Mug gift set.
14. A Yoda Mug
15 and 16. Two Star Wars shirts
17. A LED flashlight
18. The game guide for TOR
19. A Star Wars M&M gift set
20. The Wide Screen edition of Phantom Menace.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
@Mara: I'm super jealous of the books, I want to read all of those. I heard both good and glad about Glasslands so I'm waiting to hear your review.


I'm quite excited about all of them! I started Glasslands last night, so I'll let you know how it goes. Smile
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Crash Override wrote:
I thought you read Foundation, Caedus?

I got SW on blu-ray, TOR, and a 23" LED monitor for Christmas gifts.


Not the prequel!
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Three shocking facts:

1. I dislike Elf, because I dislike Will Ferrel.
2. I have never seen It's a Wonderful Life in it's entirety. But I want to.
3. I am still waiting to open my presents. Yes, it's true. Christmas busyness just wouldn't permit it, so I'm patiently waiting until the turkey goes in the oven and then we will open our presents. On Boxing Day at 3pm. Wink
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Reepicheep wrote:
Three shocking facts:

1. I dislike Elf, because I dislike Will Ferrel.
2. I have never seen It's a Wonderful Life in it's entirety. But I want to.
3. I am still waiting to open my presents. Yes, it's true. Christmas busyness just wouldn't permit it, so I'm patiently waiting until the turkey goes in the oven and then we will open our presents. On Boxing Day at 3pm. Wink


1. I dislike Will Ferrel as well. Elf is his only movie I enjoy.

2. You. sir, are booted from this continent. Wink

3. That is tragic.
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1. I dislike almost all Will Ferrell movies (the ones I've seen, at least), but I can stomach Elf.

2. I've never even seen It's A Wonderful Life. Not even a minute of it.
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How could you not see a movie about you? Laughing
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For shame, Life, your own biography!
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
How could you not see a movie about you? Laughing

Laughing
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Rolling Eyes

I should have seen that coming!
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Caedus_16 wrote:
@Mara: I'm super jealous of the books, I want to read all of those. I heard both good and glad about Glasslands so I'm waiting to hear your review.


Okay, so this is for you, Caedus. I shall post my spoiler-free review at the moment. More to come at a later date. Smile

Finally finished Glasslands! Wow, that was a long book. And I'm not a fast reader. I greatly enjoyed the entire thing, but it definitely felt like it was never going to end.

I've heard some negative reviews on the books, and I can see why people may be disappointed in the amount of story squashed into these pages. Traviss seeks to cram every plotline every introduced in the Halo books and games into Glasslands alone, failing to tie up any loose ends at all. This didn't bother me in the least, but I can see where it would bother others.

Glasslands is absolutely overflowing with information. It was hard at first to remember what was going on with all of the characters, where they'd been, whose side they were on, etc. Because Traviss jumps in as if I finished Halo 3 and the Cole Protocol yesterday. Which I didn't.

There were a handful of places where her writing was very choppy, as in I couldn't figure out how the characters got from Point A to Point B, because one minute they were here, and now they're there, with no transition. The Republic Commando books never suffered from this, to my knowledge, so I'm not sure what happened.

I'll have to go into actual detail later, but overall I thought it was great. I wouldn't say her story was as captivating as those of Eric Nylund (The Fall of Reach, First Strike, and The Ghosts of Onyx), not yet. But she's definitely on the right track. Great book.
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