I love this film, and I think it’s one of the most underrated 80s family movies.
For those who don’t know, it’s about a kid who lives in a trailer park, who breaks the record on a popular arcade game, only to discover that the game is actually a test. Shortly after, a man called Centauri shows up and takes him on a journey he couldn’t possibly have imagined.
One of the lines in this movie has always stuck with me (well, a bit of dialogue):

Alex: I’m not who you think. I’m just some kid who lives in a trailer park.
Centauri: That’s what you think? Well if that’s what you think… Then that’s all you’ll ever be.

The Last Starfighter is an incredibly positive movie for kids, made during the Cold War era when many sci-fi films (and culture in general) was in danger of seeming bleak. SF Movies often involved things like government secrecy, or armageddon scenarios (WarGames, Flight of the Navigator and suchlike) but this movie stuck to its guns with a simple message - you can be the person you want to be and achieve things that might seem impossible; you just need a bit of help, a bit of courage, and someone to believe in your potential. High-res

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I love this film, and I think it’s one of the most underrated 80s family movies.

For those who don’t know, it’s about a kid who lives in a trailer park, who breaks the record on a popular arcade game, only to discover that the game is actually a test. Shortly after, a man called Centauri shows up and takes him on a journey he couldn’t possibly have imagined.

One of the lines in this movie has always stuck with me (well, a bit of dialogue):

Alex: I’m not who you think. I’m just some kid who lives in a trailer park.

Centauri: That’s what you think? Well if that’s what you think… Then that’s all you’ll ever be.

The Last Starfighter is an incredibly positive movie for kids, made during the Cold War era when many sci-fi films (and culture in general) was in danger of seeming bleak. SF Movies often involved things like government secrecy, or armageddon scenarios (WarGames, Flight of the Navigator and suchlike) but this movie stuck to its guns with a simple message - you can be the person you want to be and achieve things that might seem impossible; you just need a bit of help, a bit of courage, and someone to believe in your potential.

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witch :)

Asked by azziemusical

witch:if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why?

It’d be that I would have a voice like Garrus from Mass Effect. Seriously, his voice is AMAZING.

creature from the black lagoon, cthulhu + sharktopus

Asked by starwulfen

creature from the black lagoon:what’s your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc)

Not really in the “spirit” of the question, but a “place I like to go” is:

http://www.rainymood.com/

I find it’s a really useful site to keep on my favourites bar for if I get stressed, which is more often than I’d like.

cthulhu:do you like the ocean? why or why not?

No. Although I like swimming at the beach and stuff, I’ve always found “the ocean” terrifying. I grew up in a part of the world that has a famous rip-tide, meaning that deaths in the sea were reasonably frequent, and we were taught from a young age to have a fearful respect for the ocean.

Some of my worst nightmares involve either being stranded out in the ocean, or being underwater.

sharktopus:what is something you’ve done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?

In retrospect, my decision to make my Shepard armour was a bit ridiculous. It was the first cosplay I ever made, and yet I chose to do body armour.

Admittedly, the decision turned out pretty well in the end - but that doesn’t change the fact that it was a daft thing to do!

Thanks for the questions! Anyone else have any?

monster mashing questions

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what would you like on your tombstone? ghost:

are you afraid of aging? or death? dracula:

what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night? nosferatu:

what's your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc) creature from the black lagoon:

what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive? godzilla:

when you fall apart, what pulls you back together? frankenstein's monster:

do you collect anything? if so, what & why? the blob:

when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful? zombie:

what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you? mothra:

what are some questionable choices you've made lately? king kong:

what is your strangest feature? alien:

what is your most prominent strength? 50 ft woman:

if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why? witch:

do you like the ocean? why or why not? cthulhu:

have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing? nessie:

what is one of your biggest fears? mutant spider:

if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why? werewolf:

what is one of your worst nightmares? freddy kreuger:

do you feel you are laughed at often? do you laugh at other people? if so, in what situations? jason voorhees:

if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why? golem:

what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather) leprechaun:

what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision? sharktopus:

would you like to ever have children? why or why not? mummy:

what is a habit you do without thinking? robot:

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Visited the Leam Comic Con today.
It was their first event, in a smallish venue, but it’s off to a great start. I hope they bring it back next year, and it continues long-term. High-res

Visited the Leam Comic Con today.

It was their first event, in a smallish venue, but it’s off to a great start. I hope they bring it back next year, and it continues long-term.

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cosplaying-on-a-budget:

Thought I’d show off some of my WIP pictures for my latest costume, Tira from Soul Calibur. I love to give concise and well organized work in progress pictures to judges when I compete in costume contests. This is what I presented during AWA costume contest.

Great to see how something like this is assembled.