According to Wookiepedia, Roos Tarpals was the ringleader of a gang of (presumably) petty thieves in Otoh Gunga. He recruited a young Jar Jar Binks to run distractions for guards as the rest of the gang pulled off scams and heists. Unlike the others, he treated Jar Jar as a valued teammate and friend. That is, until Tarpals got serious with his life and joined the Gungan Grand Army…

NOTICE FROM MODERATOR: I’M MAKING EXCEPTION ON THIS ONE. NORMALLY WE WON’T TAKE TEXT AS A SUBMISSION BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE PARTY POOPER AND THIS SEEM TO HAVE HAD SOME EFFORT BEHIND.

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This poem is dedicated to MOBAs in general and Awesomenauts in particular. 

The stanzas convey a myriad of emotions and situations (soloque) players invariably find themselves in.

Some lines are thoughts that undoubtedly have crossed our minds at one point or another (do not go alone, stay with me, etc.), but that we keep to ourselves because the MOBA realm can be quite toxic. 

I used as many MOBA-related lingo and Awesomenauts references as possible. If you read carefully, you’ll find approximately 10 Awesomenauts mentioned in some way, shape, or form (Ayla’s rage, Vinnie’s dive, Gnaw’s bite, Clunk and/or Derpl’s explosion, etc.)

askfroggy said:

"Hi Fredster!" Froggy patted the animatronic bears back.

It’s Freddy. *The animatronic corrected scoffing. He straightens his bowtie.* Freddy Fazbear, and you are?

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Chuck Jones is One Hundred Years Old today, September 21st, 2012.

Chuck was born on Septermber 21st, 1912, in Spokane. He graduated from the Chouinard School (now known as CalArts) in the early 30’s and started working bottom of the barrel animation jobs, such as washing cels. Eventually he made his way to Warner Brothers and started working in the Termite Terrace studio on Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies shorts. He worked as an assistant animator for Tex Avery and Bob Clampett until he directed his first short, The Night Watchman. 

Jones started out doing more cutesy material, stuff that was closer in content to Disney rather than what we traditionally think of the Looney Tunes. He broke this habit with the Dover Boys. 

From there, Chuck went on to make his most famous shorts: "What’s Opera Doc?", "One Froggy Evening", "Duck Amuck", and of course created Pepe LePew, Marvin the Martian, and Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.

Later, in the 60’s, Jones left WB (after winning a few Oscars) and pursued other creative endeavors. He teamed up with Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel to make the classic animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” tv special, which to this day is still shown on tv during the holidays. He also won another Oscar for his short film subject "The Dot and the Line: A Romance In Lower Mathematics." He would close out the 60’s by producing the animated/live action hybrid film "The Phantom Tollbooth".

After that Jones worked on many different things throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, including 520 episode of The Electric Company. He became a lecturer, and even made cameo appearances in movies like "Gremlins" and "Innerspace", which were directed by his friend Joe Dante, and contributed animated sequences to “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” and "Mrs. Doubtfire".

Jones is one of the few artists who lived to see his work properly appreciated. He received numerous awards even after he stopped making cartoons regularly. A voracious reader of literature (particularly Mark Twain), he was a thinking man’s animator, someone who approached his cartoons with critical thought and deep philosophy, which only highlighted the humor.

He died relatively recently on February 22nd, 2002, at the age of 89. Robin Williams once referred to him as "the Orson Welles of cartoons". Today, we celebrate his centennial. 

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