quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2009

A very happy 2010

I want to take the chance to wish all the visitors of this blog, and all Star Wars fans, a very happy 2010! Make your objectives and goals come true, learn how to use The Force, and if by any chance you can move any objects with your minds, please record it and share it with the Star Wars community. We will appreciate it :)
Best regards to all, and may The Force always be with you!
Happy 2010!!!
(I took this picture of Darth Vader 2 days ago, while roaming in the streets of Milan, in Italy; it´s from the entrance of a bar)


Queria aproveitar esta oportunidade para desejar a todos os visitantes deste blogue, e fãs de Star Wars, um 2010 muito feliz! Que os vossos objectivos e metas se tornem realidade, aprendam a utilizar A Força e, se por algum acaso conseguirem mover algum objecto com as vossas mentes, por favor filmem e partilhem com a comunidade Star Wars. A gerência agradece :)
Os melhores cumprimentos para todos, e que A Força esteja sempre convosco!
Feliz 2010!!!
(tirei esta foto do Darth Vader há 2 dias, enquanto percorria as ruas de Milão, em Itália; é a entrada de um bar)

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

segunda-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2009

Hssiss, the Dark Side Dragons

Hssiss, or dark side dragons, were a lizard species with the ability to influence Force-sensitive beings around them. If bitten by a hssiss, one would succumb to the effects of a dark side poison. Hssiss also had the ability to conceal themselves and become invisible, possibly doing so through the Force. Hssiss originated as savage reptilian predators on Ambria, and were one of the few creatures to survive the planet's destruction. They lived in and near Lake Natth, where Jedi Master Thon had imprisoned the dark side energies that had plagued the planet for millennia. The dark spirits then began to possess the creatures, turning them into something much fouler—it was said that these "dark side dragons" aided those who used the dark side of the Force. Eventually, Great Bogga began to use them as body guards and pitted them against those who had failed him. When he realized how effective and vicious they were, he had them transported offworld and sold in bulk. Soon, Hssiss could be found all over the galaxy, especially on worlds where the dark side was strong, including Korriban, Mimban[1] and Vjun.

In appearance, Hssiss looked nothing more than particularly vicious reptiles, about three meters in length, with a green, scaly hide. In addition to those three meters, they had a meter long tail, covered in rows of spikes which stretched up past their backs and onto their necks. When in the lakes on Ambria, they hunted in pairs, grasping their prey with their strong jaws and sinking dozens of teeth into the unfortunate animal's body, while the other Hssiss sunk its jagged claws into it.

Dark lizards were a species of hssiss.


As creatures of the Force, they had a limited ability to mask their presence. Hssiss were drawn to suffering and carnage. After the Jedi Civil War and the devastation of the planet Korriban, they fed upon all the corpses left behind from the war, while the angry phantoms of the Sith—too weak to influence the sentient—took these hssiss as thralls to their will, fending off all intruders who landed on the planet.

They were found on many planets throughout the galaxy, including Korriban, Ambria, Mimban and Vjun. Their prevalence was probably the result of being brought with Sith armies in their many wars. Many scientists believed the hssiss originated from the planet Stenness.

The Jedi philosopher Tionne Solusar once met with a hssiss on the planet Ambria. She killed it by removing its head with her lightsaber, but did not escape unscathed. The hssiss had slashed her with its claws, and only a Jedi healing trance proved able to remove the venom. This led her to believe that the poison was spawned from the dark side of the Force.

Behind the Scenes

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Ludo Kressh's tomb on Korriban contains an infinite hssiss spawn next to a dead Jedi. By looting the body, two hssiss spawn. This is the basic level up glitch.

Strangley when using Force Vision to see the Force alignment Hssiss are colored blue for a lightsider rather than red.

Info from Wookieepedia, a great database.
I didn´t even knew that these creatures existed, kinda of crashed in them by chance, when I was looking for something else. This is just one great thing that happens a lot with Star Wars stuff, you are looking for a specific thing, but you end up looking at other completely different :)

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

And I became Lord Vader

Yesterday there was a costume party with lots of friends, to celebrate "Tinker Bell´s" birthday. It was a great party. Check some of the pics :)

After some party time, I decided to exercise my choking with Amelie Poulain.

Then we make peace.

Some dancing with Tinker Bell.

Me, with a happy face! Can´t you notice?!

Here I convinced Amelie Poulain to join The Dark Side.

Me, with a serious face! Common, you can tell it´s a serious face.

Here they caught me and did experiments.

And tried to make this thing grow out from my nose.

Tinker Bell... you wish you could scare the biggest villain of all time!

Super Goblin and me, getting some rest.

Even a Sith has to eat!

Super Goblin and me, resting again.

But I got Little Red Riding Hood! Wait a sec, wasn´t this Amelie Poulain?

Me and Amelie, ups, me and Little Red dancing with style.

Finally I got her! She is my apprentice now :)

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

domingo, 20 de dezembro de 2009

Something, Something, Something, Dark Side...

"Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" is an upcoming episode of the FOX animated television series Family Guy and the sequel episode to the critically acclaimed, hour-long Star Wars episode Blue Harvest. It will retell the story of The Empire Strikes Back as "Blue Harvest" did with A New Hope, recasting characters from Family Guy into roles from the film. It was originally scheduled to air as the 7th season finale,[2] but has been pushed back to season 8.[3] However, Seth MacFarlane has said that the episode will premiere on DVD before it goes to air.[4] Like the previous installment, the poster for "Dark Side" is based on the design of an actual Star Wars poster. The title is also a reference to a previous episode.

From Wookieepedia

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

sábado, 19 de dezembro de 2009

Star Wars Chop Sabers

Eat sushi, defend the galaxy

But now, we must eat. Come, good food, come... and meet your end in the grasp of the Star Wars Chop Sabers. They're lightsabers, they're chopsticks, they'll change the way you experience your favorite Asian foods. If you missed the chance to pick these up at San Diego Comic Con 2009, now is the time to grab these Japanese imports from ThinkGeek and deftly maneuver your food with the power of the Force. We're not sure if you know this, but Yoda has been known to carve his Thanksgiving turkey using his lightsaber.

Go forth, brave Jedi warriors, and use your chop sabers to mix just a little extra wasabi into your soy sauce. You can handle it. It is a known fact that eating sushi with chop sabers vastly strengthens your ability to ingest horseradish products. (By the way, did you know that researches are trying to make a smoke alarm for the deaf using wasabi vapors? We're debating whether it would be more annoying to wake up to the sound of a fire alarm or the punch in the nose that only wasabi brings. What do you think?) Either way, wield your weapons and ready the way for a truly epic eating experience.

More pics at ThinkGeek.com

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2009

iPhone - choose Vader or Stormtrooper

iPhones can now be turned to the Dark Side of The Force. You just need to choose between Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper, wheter you like it in a bossy way or a more submissive approach. You choose. Both are black, combining perfectly with the Dark Side.

I wonder, will the lucky ones get a chance to talk like Vader using it?...


Agora já é possível converter os iPhones para o Lado Negro da Força (isto em português até soa mal). Basta escolher entre o Darth Vader ou um Stormtrooper, caso prefiram um estilo mais bossy ou uma abordagem mais submissa. Vocês escolhem. Ambos são pretos, a combinação perfeita para o Lado Negro.

Indago, será que os sortudos que comprem um terão a hipótese de falar como o Vadeao usar o dito?...

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

quarta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2009

Star Wars + Adidas

Info taken from the starwars.com website:

Recently, we gave you a sneak peek at the products within the first season of the exciting new adidas Originals Star Wars collection. Now here is a set of images which showcase the collection in all its glory and bring to life the inspirations behind each piece in the range.
The collection for the first season is split into three packs -- The Characters Pack, the Vehicles Pack and the Direct Pack. The products in each pack take inspiration from the respective aspect of the Star Wars lexicon from legendary characters and crafts to classic scenes and fuse them with iconic adidas Originals silhouettes. The pieces will begin to hit all adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January. Also, look out for a very special web application announcing the adidas and Star Wars collaboration which will hit the internet within the next couple of weeks. Below is an overview of the products within each pack.

Characters Pack

This pack takes the most iconic moments and characters from the Star Wars saga and brings them to life across five sneakers, two short sleeve T-shirts and the Superstar Track Top.

Vehicles Pack
For this pack, we have taken inspiration from the well known vehicles and crafts from the Star Wars saga and translated them to our five most iconic adidas Originals sneakers and two key adidas Originals apparel models. Across these models we have paid homage to the distinguished features of airborne crafts and land based vehicles from both sides of the Force and executed them to appeal to both adidas and Star Wars fans alike.

Direct Pack
Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers appear in this pack as well as in the Characters pack. Also, the Women's Game Mid silhouette that appears here is inspired by Princess Leia, featuring gold detailing paired with a modern high-top silhouette with matching apparel.

These are my favourite :)

Mauro Bex : maurobindo

domingo, 6 de dezembro de 2009

Star Wars Celebration V

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Massive Fan Event will Take Place in Orlando, Florida August 12-15, 2010; Registration Will Go Live Thursday, December 10th.


Nem vou traduzir, por não ser necessário. Só espero que um dia este tipo de evento venha a Portugal...

Mauro Bex : maurobindo