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 Post subject: Re: *****Disbanding of the Color Guard****
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 am 
Duke Bronson
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Stop being such a bunch of sad sacks. Rex, the topic of this subject should've been "Disbanding of the Aliens Legacy Color Guard". Read my signature. She lives a new life under a different brand. The flag of nations will fly again, I assure you. Veterans will salute Old Glory. Crowds will chant "USA! USA! USA!" with pride on Saturday morning. And I don't care who objects.

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just my humble two cents. Instead of walking patiently with the parade I imagine the marines running around inside the parade space, yelling shit, taking shots, quick pictures with crowd, going fucking nuts and getting people amped, maybe tossing candy into the crowd like it were a grenade. gotta throw some aliens into it too and just have this insane moving battle. maybe even lines from the movie over a loudspeaker or megaphone. or a flag that says game over man or something.


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seven wrote:
just my humble two cents. Instead of walking patiently with the parade I imagine the marines running around inside the parade space, yelling shit, taking shots, quick pictures with crowd, going fucking nuts and getting people amped, maybe tossing candy into the crowd like it were a grenade. gotta throw some aliens into it too and just have this insane moving battle. maybe even lines from the movie over a loudspeaker or megaphone. or a flag that says game over man or something.


Safety of the parade and crowd generally will not allow for tossing of items such as candy (aggrevated assault potential.) Plus there are a lot of nut jobs out there that security is having to be mindful of and that would be enough to cause safety and security concerns. In all honesty such an idea would have to be approved by the event organizer and security.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Aliens have always been welcomed in the parade. Fact is it is early for DragonCon time, hot, a lengthy route to/during the parade and many do not want to do it on a regular basis. The reason there is so many marines is that it is the costume most have and it is available. Many do not have the body type for the Alien or want to deal with the heat contrary to what other will say.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:33 am 
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Eve our most dedicated xenomorphs have passed out at the conclusion of the parade. Atlanta in September is hot and humid. Also, the costume is large and takes up valuable luggage space for people flying in, and can be expensive. So unless its crowdfunded, some past xenos have just either stopped coming, or stopped bringing in their second skin.

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I have to admit that seeing this thread is sort of reassuring in a way. The first time I saw the CG I was a bit confused and conflicted. Even as a major fan of Aliens I wondered if the guys in dress were actual service men. I wasn’t offended but there is a desire among people like myself who do appreciate and respect people in the armed forces to express that respect. I am sure that the forming of the color guard happened with the best of intentions and that no one involved was actively trying still valor. I honestly love the Idea behind it.

As far as being mistaken for GI Joe and what not. Just know that there are plenty of guys like myself who can’t tell you what video game or anime someone is cosplaing but it makes our day to see a colonial marine or a good predator or Zeno. You may not mean something to the most people but you mean the most to the ones that get it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:22 pm 

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Big Stew wrote:
at the end of the parade we were saluted by an amputee in a wheelchair This made me deeply uncomfortable and turned a fun experience in to a deeply unpleasant one, which i have no wish to ever repeat.


Damn dude, that would fuck me up. so uncomfortable.


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