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The first time I watched the original trilogy, I watched all three in a row. I've never sat through that many movies in a row before or since. What can I say? I had taken my first step into a larger world.
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I try to do a Star Wars marathon once a year, but by marathon I mean one episode per night for six nights.
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I've tried to do a Bond. James Bond marathon once. I've failed miserably. Who wouldn't.

If anyone can pull that one off, he/she will be called "the Boss" by Hogy forever.


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^ now that would be a trophy winning accomplishment right there!
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For those who have had a SW marathon, do you find that you gain an appreciation of the films that wasn't there previously, because you watched them altogether (which, depending on how you interpret Lucas, may or may not be how it was intended)? Or is it merely for the fan credit?
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Sorry for the double post, however ...

I have mastered accented vowels! Well, maybe 'mastered' is too strong a word, but I can do them now! It started when I noticed another symbol on my 4 key, one I couldn't do by usual means. The Euro symbol. I was perplexed, but then I noticed my other ALT key had another abbreviation after it. That of GR. ALT GR. I thought it would be exactly the same as my other ALT key, yet when I pressed four, I got ... ! ! (read as 'Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!'). So, on a hunch, I pressed my vowels, and got ! I can do them, now! I can say Padme's name properly! Hello Padm!

Okay, this is a rather small good thing, but it's been bugging me for years. It was quite annoying, having to find the right accent, then copy and paste it onto my writing, and then have to fiddle with it to get it to fit the other text. I'm convinced that's why Word no longer accepts copy and pasted texts from other sources. But now I can do them! Yay!
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Life, your post is my good thing of the day! That is, if it worked. Glad that it did for you though! Cool
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Life: with the marathon question. I wouldn't say I gain anything from watching them in order, nothing I didn't know par say. However I try to grab an emotion and follow it threw the movies such as "naivety" and follow it from young to old anakin right threw Luke, or "strong will" trace it down padme to Leia. Etc etc. This method really encourages finishing them all the way threw without getting 8 hours in and saying "yea yea death star 2, ewoks I get it" and stoping at ANH or ESB
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re: movie marathons: Beyond occasional double features, the biggest movie marathon I ever did was The Matrix trilogy. I was still in High School, I had the night off (with my parents out of town), and The Matrix: Revolutions had just come onto DVD. I owned #1 already, so I rented the other two, bought a big bag of Smart Food^TM White Cheddar Popcorn and a 2L bottle of Pepsi Blue (anyone else remember that? Loved it.) Good times.

When I was in First Year, I also did a marathon of the show Dead Like Me. 29 episodes. 24 hours total. Stopped only to eat and pee. Good times.

re: Accents: Sorry, Life, but in Canada was learn the accents on keyboards early. It's important for learning French. By the time I was 12 I knew how to make most of the accents using Alt and a combination of Numpad keys.

That's Alt and 130 through 151.
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My good thing of the day is the joy of Post-It notes! Laughing

@Taral-DLOS: I own a laptop so I don't have any num-pad. I try all the combinations I know like ALT 136 and 137 with the numbers on top but each time I do it, nothing happens. I guess it's the worst part of having a laptop... That is why I'm taking IT so I can learn these stuff!
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 PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:26 am Reply with quote  
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JainaSolo wrote:
My good thing of the day is the joy of Post-It notes! Laughing

@Taral-DLOS: I own a laptop so I don't have any num-pad. I try all the combinations I know like ALT 136 and 137 with the numbers on top but each time I do it, nothing happens. I guess it's the worst part of having a laptop... That is why I'm taking IT so I can learn these stuff!


Does your laptop have the Fn button (bottom-left, near Ctrl and Alt)? If so, that usually plays into it. Usually if you have Fn, then there's a numpad in another colour integrated into your keys (like on top of U, I, O, J, K, L, M, comma, and period, but maybe shifted; I don't have my laptop here). So if you have an Fn key (which might be coloured blue), and have those numbers appear in blue in superscript on your keys, then you might be able to push Alt-Fn-(letters). Try it out.

I can do it on my laptop.
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The Alt shortcuts only work on the numpad, they can't be replicated with the other numbers. Are you sure you don't have a numpad using a Fn key? Most laptops do.
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 PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:36 am Reply with quote  
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Whoooheeeee! *pumps fist in air*
I got confused at first, but THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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JainaSolo wrote:
My good thing of the day is the joy of Post-It notes!


They are colorful, and sticky, heck maybe even used in occasional fun! But joy of the day?! I want to hear more about this 3x3 little paper and the joy it brought you
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1337Jedi wrote:
JainaSolo wrote:
My good thing of the day is the joy of Post-It notes!


They are colorful, and sticky, heck maybe even used in occasional fun! But joy of the day?! I want to hear more about this 3x3 little paper and the joy it brought you


Yeah, that must have sounded a little weird. You see, I only remembered this morning that I was supposed to gather some info on the "apartheid" years in South Africa. Just before school I turned on my laptop faster than lightning and typed "apartheid years" into the Google search tab.
When I finally got something on Wikipedia I realized I had no paper to write on some of the main facts.
"Come on! We're gonna be late!" I heard my dad yell down the hall and I frantically scanned my messy desk for something, if anything! My eyes rested on my pad of Post-It notes and I ripped out a bunch of them to scribble down a few things.
That notes saved my butt in History and I had a few leftovers to doodle on when I got bored! Wink
Plus you can make some nice neon collages with it! Laughing
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