Saturday, April 30, 2011

YOU PEOPLE ARE AMAZING

You guys are great! I went to a Girl Scout even t today and came back and there were tons of comments. <3 You all are so sweet and helpful. I didn't know you cared so much...wipes tears from eyes. Oh yeah, I did the blog button thing, didn't I. I bet this post won't get nearly so many comments. I only have time for a short post today, so I'll def grab the buttons from you guys tomorrow.

A word of advice: Please NEVER ask someone what they are doing for their birthday. It creates the most awkward social situation ever, especially if you find out you aren't invited.

  A not so close acquaintance(who thinks she's close) kept bugging me about it. I was having a party with some friends from school, but she wasn't invited, and she kept saying. "Oh mi gosh your birthday's this weekend! What are you doing? Are you having a party?" and I was like *mumblemumble*ergherr*nothing much*mumble*.
She didn't believe me. She was like "You aren't doing ANYTHING? WE should plan something."

I was like. "ehehyeah...gotta run now. Thanks though!"


If you know someone's birthday is coming up, a simple "Happy Birthday!" works fine.

God's Princess Survey Question #2:

What are your limits for dressing modestly? Do you wear short skirts/shorts, strapless/sleeveless tops, lace, bikinis, etc? What about formal dresses that are strapless or jeans with holes or slits? What about dance costumes?

I wear tank tops, but the racer-back kind, not the strappy kind(unless it's for dance.) I don't wear bikinis, but I have worn modest tankinis. I don't have any shirts with lacy backs or sides. I have worn some short shorts in the past, however.




Friday, April 29, 2011

I should never promise that I will post...


..because I never do.

Okay, so I'm preparing to write the series about becoming God's princess now. When I asked you guys about it, most of you said that you weren't interested in guys right now. Which is good, but the whole point is that you can't wait until you're interested in guys to start thinking about your standards and purity standards. Or else when the time comes and you do fall for someone, you'll be too influenced by hormones and emotions to make any big decisions. Which is why we should all start making our choices and setting boundaries beforehand. And there is the point of my new series.

 So I'm making a survey right now, with one question for each God's Princess post.

Question number one:

What would your ideal husband/boyfriend be like? What would he look like? What part of his character would attract you?

Please try to respond to these questions! It would really help with writing the post. ;) And if you do, I'll put your blog button on my sidebar. (I have almost no buttons now.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Costumes!

We got to try on our hip hop costumes @ dance.
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They look like this except with pink instead of yellow. They're all right, I guess. :P The top is uber short, so I'll probably wear my leotard under this. Please pray for my tailbone! :)



Owwie

Today I went to the dentist and got two fillings. I also injured my coccyx(tailbone) muscles and it hurts like (thinks up appropriate word that is appropriate for this blog.)......... I took some Advil and now I'm going to dance. I hope it works!

Monday, April 25, 2011

One year anniversary

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A year ago today there was a girl named Amaranthine Degada and she wanted to start a blog. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And she already had a Gmail account, so ,she could save the trouble of registering on a site and just use Blogger. This....is her story.

I still remember the first template I used. This was back in the days before the template designer.and they just has templates that you picked and stuck with. I picked the travel template. It was grey and pink and actually really weird looking. I didn't post anything that day, but instead went around trying to design my blog, like I’m sure most of you have.

And so, the next day, armed with an idea, a keyboard, and a ShabbyBlogs Aqua template...I typed. And posted. Nothing happened. No brilliant flash of light. I think I went to eat a sandwich after that. I didn’t expect anything to come out of it. I didn’t have a follower goal, didn’t expect to make friends, or even expect to become famous. If you go look  at those early posts you’ll see I suffered the same  indecision most of you suffer from. My blog, like billions of other blogs on the web, suffered from irregular, erratic posts, spaced far apart and lacking inspiration and audience. There were some funny posts, but most of them were written by other people.

I remember my first follower, who I mentioned here several times. I found Madeline myself via her Google Profile, and she was my first follower and commenter. She really was supportive during the early days, and left a comment on almost every post I did. The second memorable one was Migillicutty, who you might see around occasionally.I found Migillicutty the same way I found Madeline, but Migillicutty had the bonus of being a Star Wars EU Novel fan!!!!!!!!! I thought I was the only one! So I excitedly commented and followed, and she did the same.

My posts for the next month averaged about 10 a month. Whenever I felt my blog was getting stale, I would post something new, and knew that in the next couple days, I would get a comment from Madeline, and that would be all the comments I would get.

Around the end of May, I went to Mexico on a mission trip, and all of a sudden I had something consistent to post about! I posted more often and snagged a couple more followers. I did some pretty nice inspirational posts that I still like to reread(no comments though.) If you look, there is also a picture of me and (gasp) my real name, if you look hard enough. Those Mexico posts got spread out for three months, and then the next two months began their steady ascent, with some more followers(Alex and Endor, and later, Savannah and Abby.)

Endor’s blog, as I’ve said, led me to Leia, JC, and most of the Lakehouse Star Wars lovin’ girls that I’m friends with now. I left a comment and never looked back. NanoWrimo deepened my “internetfriendships” with other participants, like Abby and Savannah. We sent each other frenzied comments like “GREAT ISOSCELES TRIANGLE! I’M AT 40K NOW!!!!” There was no feeling like that shared triumph as we showed our winners certificates on our blogs.

Then there was a bizarre Her Universe post that I posted after being inspired by a Club Jade commenter. I’m actually not all that proud of that post, anymore. I wasn’t being fair to Ashley and her team, who I’m sure did their best. I was surprised by all the polite comments I received from people like Daniel Wallace and Daniel Madsen.

Some other highlights were being featured on Storing Up Treasures, having Andrew Shellshear commenting on my blog, and reaching my follower goal(60.)

My blog isn’t a “prodigy” blog that had 134080385 after one month. Like all other areas of my life, I didn’t get anything suddenly or magically. My blog was built up little by little with God’s blessing, my hard work and stress, and most obviously, your support. <3 you all and God bless you! I couldn’t be here typing if it wasn’t for you all. You make every day special.

So a big hearty thank you for helping me reach my 1 year anniversary. This past year has been one of the best ones I ever had!

This post is dedicated to:
Caleb, Ira, Anne Marie, Sarah Dempster, Serenity, Migillicutty, Yu, steve, Ali, Victoria, Jedigal1900, skiptotheend, Madeline, Alex, Jemimah, Wearetravelers, 88th Planet, Everyone’s Favorite Composer, Ms. Darcy, Kisho, Brookie, Paige, Sarahluvs, Eldra, Abby, Leia, Qui, aparsley, Courtney, Audrey, Tom, Mary A, Lori, Voiceonthewind, Kaleena, Barriss, Jack, Nikk, David, Jesse, Endor, Mariella, Lauren, Bailey, CaitSundae, Rachel(Karina), dezzy, Milisande, Marisa, Bethany, Katy, JediKnightGrl, Sophia, Jocee, Tessa, Jro, CaitHegarty, AndrieeJainaSolo, Sarah, RachelisaJedi, Atina/Kat, DuchessSatineKenobi, Aslhley, Winter, Jedi~Chick, Costumes Coutoure. <3 you.

And a special thanks to...you!(And yes, I did type all  sixty six of you out by hand.)

You are amazing. Every comment(913 so far), every word of encouragement has touched my heart.

This next week I’m going to be writing all about my followers and promoting some of you. Each post will be dedicated to a couple people. And now...some yearly statistics:

Pageviews All Time: (drumroll): 11, 504 not counting my own.
Most Popular Posts: Going To Utah Tomorrow(298 Pageviews), Her Universe(114 Pageviews), Just Be Yourself(107 Pageviews).
Top Traffic Sources: Organa Major and Castles, Quills, and Cameras
Top Searches: nian gao(193 hits), amaranthineforever(5), ginny weasley(3)
Top Month: January 2011

I love you all, <3
 








NOT the end. This story will go on and on as long as you are there. It exists because you believed in its creation.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

small group competition




Our small group is having a weekly personal competition thingy. Here's the score sheet with what I'm scoring so far. How would you tally up? :P
I'll post later! I have to think of something inspiring for my Easter post...:). Love you guys.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

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Some of the greatest words ever uttered. Not an expression of despair or defeat, but the joyful shout of an artist after he has completed his greatest masterpiece.
Hope you guys make it to an Easter service this weekend. What else are you doing to celebrate Easter?

Amaranthine
 


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wondrous Wednesday

This is from Jocee at cupcake dictionary. So what makes my Wednesday wondrous?

(checks calendar)
It is Wednesday, right? Spring break is flying by so fast!

Normally, I despise Wednesdays with all my heart and soul. But THIS Wednesday was wondrous because:
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I got my 60th follower! Thanks, Milisande! That was actually one of my follower milestones this year. I love you guys. And Milisande left a comment! A real, live comment! If you follow Gwenea Faelwen at Faithfully Feminine, you've probably heard of her.


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One word: SPRING BREAK.(That's two words.) Be still, inner critic. No one needs you. Ahem. Yeah, it's great being able to take a break from school and draw in some nice deep breaths. And stay inside and be on blogger, IWC and deviantart all day! (Not very different from what I normally do, actually.) And I can write! Yep, when I wake up, there is little to do except

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Lookatallthedarthsanddroidsagain
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PracticePianoCheckBloggerHelpmybrowithhomeworkCheckLakehouse
Eatdinner 

And then I'm free to go and write!(if the next day hasn't started already.)
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A thingy happened with my ballet class and I had to drop out for a couple weeks but now I'm back in hahahahahahahayay. I just found out today!


My teacher is handing out hip hop solos for our recital! Please pray that I get one and it's good ;).
Also pray for my dancing in general. It's been really discouraging because I haven't been advancing much lately.



Writing Inspiration



This post is devoted to writing inspiration.
 

Books that inspired me:

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Johnny Tremain(Esther Forbes). Inspiring because: Character(Rab), lively intricate setting, emotional/inspiring ending



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The Bronze Bow(Elizabeth George Speare)
Inspiring because: characters(Malthace and Leah), plot in general.

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Triple Zero(Karen Traviss)
Inpspiring because: characters(Fi, Walon Vau), moral dilemmas


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Fury(Aaron Allston)
Inspiring because-characters-(Jacen Solo, Kyp Durron), story arc, detailed portrait of Jacen Solo's descent, humor


 
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The Mysterious Benedict Society(Trenton Stewart)
Inspiring because-humor. Had sudden urge to put businesspeople w/briefcases and business cards in my sci fi book.

I'd be really interested in hearing which books inspired your writing! It's often the books you liked the most-they often unconsciously influence your writing.


But if you are looking for inspiration in writing, genre is very important in starting you off on your search. Why?


Well, each genre has different, defining characteristics. If you have a vague idea about a fantasy story with a medieval English princess that goes off on her magic unicorn to look for...something magical?(whatever), searching for inspiration in Pretty Little Liars and Twilight might not be the best idea.  Instead, you might strike inspiration gold in Lord of the Rings, Redwall, or even Unearthing Wind(hehe).

Even if you don't want your story to be anything like those stories, they can offer themes, setting ideas, and character ideas to make your story feel more fantasylike. Of course,  books can influence books in other genres, in terms of characterization, etc. Genres can be combined, and character tidbits can be pulled from almost anywhere(people, in general, stay the same cross-genre).




Pick a genre, any genre-Pick a genre you enjoy reading. If it's your first book, pick one that's a little easier to write. Realistic fiction is easier to write(in my opinion) than science or historical fiction, because you're familiar with it and you don't have to do a lot of research. Fantasy is another broad, popular genre to write.

Read other books in that genre: In my inspiration list I have two historical fiction books and three sci/fi books. That tells a lot about what my writing might be like.


Look for other books in that particular setting-Books, even if they're in other genres, could offer help with setting. A good resource for the above medieval princess book might be Catherine, called Birdy or A Door in the Wall. Even though they're both historical fictions, they could help with that particular book because they're set in the same place/time.


Look for  particular characters: Like I said before, character inspiration can be found in any genre. If your princess is sassy and spunky, you could find inspiration in Marcia Overstrand or Lucy Gringe from Septimus Heap. If she is quiet, regal, and noble, you could find inspiration in Aslan or Susan from Narnia. You get the picture. Maran Parast(from my current novel) is partly inspired by Ben Skywalker from Star Wars.

I got an idea for another book yesterday. I'm not sure how. XD

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

me

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“She expressed her true feelings for me.”(via nerdylooking) 

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Living on earth is expensive but at least it includes a free trip around the sun.

Church Worship Band

I've been playing in my church junior high worship band for a couple months now! I'm not actually in junior high, but I still play at the junior high band for most of the services. The band leader, Jonny, is trying to encourage me to play at the high school band. I'm more nervous around the high school band because they're better at their instruments and most are older and (a lot) taller. Jonny actually scheduled me to play with the high school band a couple times, but I kept rescheduling myself and now he thinks I'm scared of him or something.


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The weirdo on the left is Jonny. The other guy is someone who I forget. He plays in the high school band though.

Jonny is amazing. I first heard of him when he gave his testimony at church. He stands out among the junior high ministry leaders because he's the only young guy on the ministry team. Everyone else belongs in the older age groups, people who have their own kids or are schoolteachers and have their college degrees. The junior highers, I think, relate to him more.
He's very outgoing and he made a lot of new people(including me) feel more comfortable with the church.  With the attitude many guys his age have, it's really cool to see him openly humble himself before Jesus in the form of musical worship.

Also, even though he's like 20, he might be the longest-serving junior high ministry leader. He's the only leader there almost every week(the other ones, even the adult ones come off-and-on). He's busy, but he makes leading worship at church a priority and NEVER skipped except for  a weekend or two when he was sick. (He was sick for longer than that, but he started coming again. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, as I wasn't feeling that good myself the week after that.) We went through a period of a couple months when we didn't have a youth pastor. Jonny was the only one there every week, so he found himself taking on a whole bunch of responsibilities he didn't sign up for. He never complained, not even about our failing musical equipment(no pastor means no one buys the equipment.)

He also stuck his finger in Rebecca(the drummer)'s water, wrote "Jonny Skywalker" on his ping pong ball, offered me a bite of his parfait(ew) and annoyed the newest vocalist by sticking pieces of blue painter's tape all over her.

So yeah, he's weird. I stalked him online and found his Youtube channel. Unfortunately, he has no good videos of him actually doing any singing.(rolls eyes) Cause he's a good singer!


Someone needs to record our band actually playing something...This is a random video. He raps in the end....if it can be classified as so. Jonny is the "zebra". Now you know what our church days are like..

This is a video I found on his Youtube channel....oh goodness gracious(puts head in hands.) The beginning is filmed on our old church campus, before we moved. Jonny doesn't actually go to Biola University right now.

So if there is a worship band at your church, I would encourage you to sign up for it! It's a lot of fun! And maybe you won't have  a leader like Jonny. ;)


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yay!(award)

While typing in the title I realized that I have a whole crop of posts with the title "Yay!". Oh well. I guess I live a joyful life.

So I got awarded by Endor! Yes! I actually remembered who this time. :P


I'm stylish. ;P


So, thank you Endor! I don't know Endor as well as some of my other internet friends, because she's rarely on the Lakehouse and doesn't IM me, but she's dear to me. Through her, I met Savannah, JC, Leia, and pretty much everybody. Also, I love her sweet blog. I'm going to start a series on Becoming God's Princess and it's definitely going to be dedicated to her.




Seven things about me:
1. My main insecurity is being a complete and utter fail at dancing. >.> My second insecurity is that the drummer in our band plays the keyboard better than me(the keyboardist).
2. I desperately wish I could be like Qui. She's so creative and hard working and is so determined to try new things(and is good at everything she tries, too.) ;)

3.I have read every single novel with Jaina Solo in it.
4. I've hardly touched my NaNo novel since I finished it.
5. I have a deep and innate desire to be good at everything. That's practically unchangeable.
6. I have no fashion sense.
7. I'm excited for spring break!





I tag Paige and Sarahthegeek. (I don't think either of you have been tagged yet.)


Saturday, April 16, 2011

I am out of it......

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I made it back safely yesterday, but I think my brain is still on vacation. I must stop complaining about follower envy and actually POST something. I want to do Qui's book tag, but that would involve walking to my room to see what books are on my shelf and I'm not sure if I have the strength to do that.






I finished reading Shannon Etheridge's "Preparing Your Daughter for Every Young Woman's Battle"(book 2.) I think you should take the time to read Every Young Woman's Battle if you can. It's about the age-old subject, romance. BEFORE I write a post on it, however, I would really like to know your opinions about dating, boyfriends, kissing, etc. etc. Leave a comment please! Be "Anonymous" if you're embarrassed. ;)

And a lot of girl Christians blog about this subject, so that's why I've been hesitant to blog about it so far.

As for writing posts, Qui has been doing a lot of that lately. So I would like to know what WRITING topics would you still like to know more about?(or at least hear my opinion about.)

Actually, while we're at it, what would you like me to post about?  Abby wanted me to post more of my personal life(which you'll get with pictures from my trip, later.) :)

 I would like to do a "How to Make Your Blog Attractive, pt.2" post. So  I'll need your input on that as well. When you see a blog for the first time(let's assume you don't know ANYTHING about the blog or blog owner) what makes you follow or move elsewhere? Is it the design(this is a BIG deal for me)? Title? Style of writing? (formal or informal). Do you read several posts at first or just glance through before following? Do you look to see if people leave comments? Do you look for organized blogs or rambly blogs like mine? If you ever "unfollow" blogs, why do you?


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ergh.




I'm suffering from a major case of follower-envy(cough-Qui). How does she do it? Tell me!
Well, to be honest, my mind hasn't been on my blog because I'm on vacation right now and can only post a little bit.

But when I get home....
When I get home....you'll see! :P

Today we are going to see the giant redwoods. :D

Hey, I have good news for you!
I am FINALLY getting good at video games.

I am really bad at video games because I never get to play them. We don't have consoles at our house. But yesterday in Bomberman Land I won 4 rounds instead of the usual zero. And in Brawl yesterday, out of the five rounds Zel and I played together against my brothers, we won four.  We found out that Marth and Sheik are good to be on one team, as opposed to 2 Sheiks.And after I won a game, I had to fight one of the CPU bosses(Sonic) and I beat him. Also, by mistake for one round I had to be on my own team against my brothers and Kirby.  I didn't win that one.

Follower envy. :(

People in our blogosphere used to ask me for advice and stuff because I had more followers and I've been on longer.  But now what has become of me? :'(

I'm going to go listen to Viva La Vida again now.













PS. Seriously, how does Qui do it???? She had sixty something YESTERDAY when I IM'd her. >.>

Maybe I should join more forums to promote myself. I really don't like doing that though. When I first joined, I promoted myself relentlessly. Now that I have a few, I don't feel like I have to throw my blog at people anymore. That doesn't mean I don't like followers though!!

I will start uploading pictures to show you guys when I get back. Ever since I got my new huge memory card, I feel no need to upload any pictures. I have pictures from February on there right now.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

:D

Today we went geocaching and found three caches.
I'm sorry I haven't been commenting because I don't have a lot of time on the computer. I do read most posts though. :P



We love Super Smash Brothers Brawl on wii now. We also call each other by our favorite characters now.


I'm Sheik. You can call Jro Samus now, even though Samus is a girl.


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-Sheik

Monday, April 11, 2011

okay so

Today we went hiking and strolling along Yosemite. We saw a ton of waterfalls, half dome, El Capitan, and Mirror Lake, etc. I took a lot of pictures and will post them when I stopped procrastinating. Since the internet is spotty I am taking advantage of right now to catch up on posts. You Lakehousers post a lot. XD
ALSO SARAH(the geek) SARAH I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU OH MI GOSH.
Playing Mario Super Smash Brothers Brawl on the wii downstairs.


Here we are in Bass Lake!

I'm really happy to be writing to you guys from our little condo thingy in Bass Lake.
Why am I happy?
Because we have internet! Internet! The honey of life!
Sarah(one of the friends who we are here with) told us that when they picked the condo thingy, they had to choose a.) a condo with two bathrooms and no internet and b.) a condo with 1.5 bathrooms and internet.
When Sarah told us that they picked a.) I was about to melt into the floor. I was seriously freaking out.
Luckily we hooked something up with a Droid, and now we have internet. Praise the Lord!
It was a nice drive yesterday and then we hiked to the lake. Today we'll be driving into Yosemite to hike!
My brothers, Sarah, and Simon are all playing Settlers of Catan downstairs now :).

I miss you guys! :P
Oops, I deleted my signature D:<

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Guess what the sky did yesterday?

IT HAILED.
IT HAILED.
As in, little white balls of ice fell from the sky! And piled on the ground! ! ! !
Remember, this is SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!! We almost never get any rain! I got to go outside in the hail with an umbrella and take pictures and videos. I was going to post my videos, but in all of them I'm babbling high-pitched drivel about hail, and rain, and snow.
So I'll just put pictures instead.


There was thunder and lightning last night too, but now the weather is back to it's normal sunny cheerfulness. This probably isn't a big deal to most of you, but it's a big deal to me!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Announcements

"Testing, testing. A-hem. Erh-herm. Oh when the saints, come marching in...Okay, you can hear me now, right?."

Okay. I have some announcements for you people. First.....
I will be going on a trip to Bass Lake/Yosemite National Park starting on Sunday and ending on next Saturday. So I most likely will not be posting. Actually, I said that about my Utah trip and still posted, so you might get one..or two...or three, or..actually, just don't EXPECT any posts. But you still might get a few. And pictures! Hopefully my camera will NOT spazz out like it did at Utah.

Second....My blog 1-year anniversary, for which we like to use the handily coined term "blogoversary", will be happening in 17 days. I'm actually pretty excited about this. But I don't know what to do! Any ideas? I could do a video or voice post. That would be interesting. But seriously, I've been doing this for almost a year! You can go look at my earliest posts to confirm it. Actually, don't. They're actually pretty embarrassing. I should delete them or something.

Third.....
That was it actually. I say "Actually" quite a bit. Any synonyms?



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello

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It was worth it. Jedi~Chick, you got me into this series. I BLAME YOU FOR THIS INSANITY. I feel sorry for my mom, though. She biked with me(and carried my books in her bag. This Wednesday was an awesome Wednesday.



I biked ten miles today. 
For this.





Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Random SW Tuesday


Thanks Qui for not getting mad at me over yesterday's post :). You're a great internet friend! I dedicate this post to you and Maryanna and I heart chewie.
"I used to be a smuggler. Made my living running around the galaxy carrying other people's problems. Thing is, you do that long enough and those problems start to become your own."
BoShek[src]


Nobam Nol: "Do you see who has the power? The Sith come to me... Work through me... I am the Sith. Those who will not see shall feed me. Those who do see will be a part of me. Part of power and strength and life... (causes an explosion) ...And death! Embrace the fear you feel, for in me you shall find-- --eh? (Boba Fett kills him with one blow) Ghhhacck!"
Boba Fett: "In you they'll find bantha dung."
Nobam Nol, before being killed with a single blow by Boba Fett.[src]

Valin: "Hi Syal. My mom said to say your dress is pretty."
Syal: "It will be until Myri goops something on it. You don't have a little sister, do you?"
Valin: "No."
Syal: "Want one?"
Valin Horn and Syal Antilles before the Wedding of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade[src]


Harrar's pilot: "Jaina Solo is destroyed. It appears Charat Kraal rammed her."
Harrar: "You must be mistaken."
Harrar's Pilot: "I think not. I witnessed the two images merge. There was energy released. Both images are gone."
Harrar: "Well?"
Harrar's pilot: "You...are correct. Jaina Solo is not where I thought she was. Not in the minefield at all. She is in the vicinity of the worldship."
Harrar: "And Charat Kraal?"
Harrar's pilot: "Still dead."
Harrar and his pilot discussing Charat Kraal's demise[src]

"You're not unique — you are alone. As you choose to be."
Aayla Secura, to Aurra Sing[src]


Mako: "Solo! Chewbacca! You're out of your minds comin' here! Every bounty hunter in the galaxy is lookin' for the Millennium Falcon! The hutts have quadrupled the askin' price—dead or alive."
Han: "It's nice to feel wanted."
Mako Spince to Han Solo after his arrival to Nar Shadaa[src]

Anakin: "Who was he?"
Vua: "A Shamed One. A person of no consequence."
Anakin: "No one is of no consequence."
Vua Rapuung and Anakin Solo, cooperating on Yavin 4[src]

Saba: "Daala will come for us, will she not?"
Corran: "Oh yeah. One way or another, she'll be coming. After the ruckus she made about the Jedi being a danger to the government, she can't let us win. If she does, she's done as Chief of State."
Saba: "Then she is done either way, because the Jedi are not going to lose this fight."
Saba Sebatyne and Corran Horn, regarding Natasi Daala's possible retaliation against the Jedi Order[src]

Luke: "I have a few…associates accompanying me."
Lando: "Associates, eh? What kind of associates? Not swindlers and scoundrels keeping the noble Luke Skywalker company, surely."
Luke: "Er…They're, um,…well, they're Sith, actually."
Lando: "S-Sith?"
Luke: "Sith. Quite a few of them. It's…a long story."
Lando: "No kidding. I'll want that story in addition to my fee, Skywalker."
Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian, regarding Luke's alliance with the Lost Tribe of Sith in the Mission to the Maw[src]

"It was one of those incredibly bright, beautiful days when you know something's just got to go wrong."
Lando Calrissian, recounting his first encounter with Darth Vader on Bespin[src]

Dooku: "Commander Sobeck, you've been avoiding my transmissions."
Sobeck: "My deepest respect. I was hoping to surprise you with good news."
Dooku: "Good news would indeed be a surprise."
Count Dooku and Osi Sobeck[src]
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