||[Sep. 30th, 2006|05:58 pm]
Lust For Life!
Even though I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, I always like the release dates of the Star Wars minis. It means that that weekend, the Downtown Square has Storm Troopers walking along it. |
This happened two trips ago:
Yesterday's trip was no exception. However, when the car was approaching it, and we saw a handful of Stormtroopers walking the block in front of the store, I let out an exasperated sigh and a "I'm not going in there!" when I secretly thought it was great to see people dressed up in costume and roaming the city (but I like any instance when people dress up and roam around, obviously).
Turns out there are 4 Stormtroopers and a Sith Lord roaming the establishment. athanata and I are being snickery and silly while halooverhorns orders the game he wants. Melinda finds an unused Jed light saber. When she notices that one of the Stormtroopers in standing right outside the door. She attacks-- thrusting her body forward, she whacks him in the chest with the light saber, letting out a NNNIYNNNG! and then retreating quickly.
From inside, all you see is the Stormtrooper look the direction she came from, look away, and look back again. I took that to be a "What the hell was that?" reaction.
The Stormtroopers walk away. Melinda stakes her place outside, ready for her next attack. That is, until she sees two of them heading right for her. She barrels inside, hiding behind me, the islands of games, anything she can fit behind. One storm guard heads in, and she plans her assault. Until his partner shows up. Melinda is dancing back and forth, trying to figure out which Stormtrooper to attack. She decides to use Garren and me as "human shields" (although, thinking about it, a Jedi wouldn't use a human as a shield... except maybe that puss Anakin).
She launches the attack, swinging the lightsaber at one Stormtrooper, then the other, with loud NNNIYNNNG! s, happy to have fought proudly against two Stormtroopers-- that is, until the remaining two and Sith Lord show up.
Then Melinda tried to fight valiantly one last time before falling the ground. You hear a crackle and a Stormtrooper says, "We got a Jedi."
The kids in the store (there were like 392034830 of them) start screaming and clapping really loudly. I think I have hella dorky friends. But they're kind of fantastic like that. (and while I like to pretend to be too cool to have been there for that and enjoyed it, I was kind of damning myself for not having my camera with me.)