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About MacPhisto

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    Expert Infantry
  • Birthday 01/12/1975

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    Purcellville Virginia
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    Photography, trooping, hiking, urbex, exploring new and unusual sites, sounds, and locations.


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    Garrison Tyranus
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  1. Since last November, (so it's been a whole year now, wow!) I've been working out using a Peloton bike! I've lost a little weight, not much, probably 10 pounds or so. I didn't have much to lose in the 1st place. The difference for me has been seeing the inches come off my waist. I can now fit in my TK and Vader so much better. I don't feel like I'm wearing a girdle when I strap in to my TK and it feels great to have more energy. I have more work to do on my diet. For some reason, cheeseburgers and the occasional tequila find their way into my stomach. I do love the Peloton and I would recommend it highly to anyone who's serious about working out. The cost comes out to the equivalent of paying for a gym membership and after 2 years I'll have it paid off - then it'll be an even cheaper gym membership. I can work out when I want however much I want and I don't feel guilt about being away from my family to do it: the bike is right here in my house. I find it addictive: an urge to purge those calories away. There are a couple of other 501st members who have joined the "cult" as well. If you want more info, just let me know!
  2. Troop #42 Neptune Parade in Virginia Beach, VA. I had a great time trooping outside of my region with folks in a neighboring squad. The heat was killer though!
  3. Roger that. I edited the title of this post to include the number of troops. Is that what's required? Thank you!
  4. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/41074-tk-77797-macphisto-troop-log/ 41 Troops and counting!
  5. Here's the comprehensive list of all the troops I have been in so far. I've trooped as Vader lately so that's cut back on my TK time, but I'm still plugging along! Solomon’s Troop Log 1. December 17, 2016 – Rogue One Premiere, Ashburn, Alamo Drafthouse 2. March 3, 2017 – Lovettsville Reads at Lovettsville VA. Elementary School 3. March 4, 2017 – Alexandria St. Patty’s Day Parade, in Alexandria VA. 4. March 11, 2017 - Joe and Sarah’s Wedding in Alexandria, VA. 5. March 24, 2017 – Herndon Elementary School After School Care program event 6. April 7, 2017 – Relay for Life event in Shepherdstown W.V. 7. April 8, 2017 – Stele Open Gaming Tournament in Herndon, VA. 8. April 8, 2017 – Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Awareness event in Haymarket, VA. 9. April 29, 2017 – Prom-posal for Charlotte’s daughter’s friend 10. April 29, 2017 – Frederick Keys Star Wars Day 11. May 6 2017 – FCBD – Beyond Comics @ Shepherdstown W.V. 12. May 6, 2017 – FCBD at Comic Logic Books Ashburn VA. 13. May 20, 2017 – Ellie’s Hats Fairfax, VA 14. May 20, 2017 – Eaglefest Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax VA 15. May 25, 2017 – Star Wars 40th anniversary at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, D.C. 16. May 27, 2017 – Star Wars Day Washington Nationals, Washington D.C. 17. June 3, 2017 – Martinsburg Library Comicon, Martinsburg, WV 18. July 4, 2017 – 4th of July Parade, Purcellville, VA 19. July 8, 2017 – Rust Library Mini-Con, Leesburg, VA 20. July 14, 2017 – Dominick’s Birthday do-over, Leesburg, VA 21. June 29, 2017 – NOVACon, Tyson’s Corner, VA 22. August 5, 2017 – FragForce Gaming Event, Herndon, VA 23. October 14, 2017 – Driven to Cure, D.C. Prime, Ashburn, VA 24. October 22, 2017 – Air and Scare, Udvar Hazy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 25. December 14, 2017 – The Last Jedi premiere, Udvar Hazy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum IMAX 26. December 16, 2017 – The Last Jedi premiere, Alamo Draft House 27. February 11, 2018 – Boy Scout Blue and Gold Celebration Leesburg 28. February 20, 2018 – Cub Scout Blue and Gold - Berryville 29. February 24, 2018 – Health and Fitness Fair WV 30. April 21, 2018 – Frederick Keys, Frederick MD 31. May 4, 2018 – End of Year Celebration Silent Auction/Ashburn 32. May 24, 2018 – SOLO Movie Premiere Alamo Draft House Ashburn 33. June 28, 2018 – MiniCon – Lovettsville 34. August 4, 2018 – Reels on the Ramp – Chantilly 35. August 25, 2018 – Fairfax ComiCon 36. October 20, 2018 – Air and Scare – A&Space Museum 37. October 24, 2018 – Shep ‘R Treat – Shepherdstown WV 38. October 27, 2018 – Purcellville Halloween Block Party 39. October 28, 2018 – Purcellville Church Trunk or Treat 40. May 5, 2019 - Purcellville VA Scouting for Bricks 41. June 13, 2019 - Brunswick Public Library Community Day
  6. I see all this discussion of the new Sith Troopers and the Rocket Troopers but where's the love for the FO TKs in Episode IX? Has anyone noticed any difference between this FO TK and the FO TKs of Episode VIII? Just curious to know if any differences have been noticed. Maybe it's in a different thread altogether and I haven't seen it yet.
  7. Justin, this is phenomenal work. All in all I'm quite impressed with your craftsmanship. When you get it finished I look forward to trooping with you in my Rogue One Vader! Awesome work trooper!
  8. I absolutely love how we Star Wars nerds can point out the flaws inherent to armor even in the freshest stills of a new movie. So, freakin!, awesome!! I'm sure we'll be able to dissect more flaws in the coming days with the slew of new movies on the horizon!
  9. Ah man, you come over and my girls will give you a makeover!
  10. So, the idea is to have green everything is that right Matt? Green underwear? Green toe-nail polish? The possibilities are endless!
  11. It's best if folks on FISD can see pictures so if it's possible try posting some images to get the best assistance possible. Some use Photobucket but I find Imgur to be a far superior service. Also I used Ukswrath's Anovos build bible thread to get mine up to spec. Best of luck on the build!
  12. Welcome to the FISD and welcome to Garrison Tyranus. There are plenty of troopers out in your neighborhood so I'm sure there will plenty of people available to assist. We have a great garrison and great people to hang out with. Great to see you on the FISD forums!
  13. Event Name: Washington Nationals Star Wars Day May 27, 2017 Wow! That was a fun event! Thanks to everyone that could make it out. While we did get a few light showers, the lower temperatures made up for it! A lot more people were able to troop the entire game. (That was over six hours in kit!) The Nats did a great job of taking care of us again. They let us into the shop early to buy swag this year. They also brought us Chewbacca coozies. (I had to use mine on Memorial Day...) As usual, they brought in drinks, sandwiches, and most importantly cookies. The guys delivering cookies received loud cheers when they arrived. This year, they had a security person assigned to each team along with one intern for every two teams. This made it much easier for us to get around. They also helped keep us on schedule. Personally, I found that the shifts when very quickly. Actually, we had a number of people that wanted to keep trooping rather than taking their full breaks. My only recommendation for next year would be to have a few people assigned to table duty rather than having the squires try to man the table while their teams were using the backdrop. Thanks again to everyone that made this event a success!!! Troopers: Jess Wedlock - TK Eric Grubb - TB Bryan Curtis - Boba Anna Mitchell - Jango (GT) Chris Williams - Montross (GT) Bria LaVorgna - ID (GT) Phil Gastilo - TK Justin Strait - SL (GT) Solomon Odom - TK (GT) Kate Walsh - DZ (CG) Brian Robinson - TK (GT) Ben Jen - TK (GT) Emily Schram - Rex Dieter Jobe - (GT) Jason Pizzino - DZ (GT) BJ Brown - ID (GT) Matthew Morley - TK Melissa Ralph - ID William Ralph - TK Anna Mac Adams - Director Isard (GT) Catherine Evans - DZ (GT) Josh Orr - TR Scott Huls - TX (GT) Drew Brasfield - TK (GT) Virgil Bauer - TK Sean Timmothy Waites - TK Stephen Bauchan - TK Charlie Mann - TI Charles Singer - FO TIE Squires: Sabrina Odom Stacey Pizzino Patrick Talbott Kelly Bauer Natalie Bauchan Kevin Lackie This was a great event! My wife squired for me, as usual, and we spent the entire day at the ballpark. My Mom and my 2 kids entered the park at 2 and sat with everyone else. Once again, this was a cross-garrison troop. We had several groups of us trooping around the ballpark at all times.
  14. Event Name: National Air and Space Museum: The Force at 40 Comments: NASM will be hosting a special event on May 25th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The program will feature two free, ticketed film screenings, SW-themed activities, a live brass band, and talks on the intersection of science fiction and real space exploration. We would also like to invite characters to attend for visitor interaction and photo-ops, similar in style and scale to our annual Air and Scare event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Referred by: NASM has enjoyed working with the 501st for several years now. Troopers: Christian Evangelista - ID (GT) - Needs Parking Bria LaVorgna - ID (GT) - Needs Parking Solomon Odom - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Matt Leech - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Clayton Kratz - IC (GT) - Needs Parking Dale LeTourneau - ID (GT) - Needs Parking Billie LeTourneau - ID (GT) Scott Huls - TX (GT) - Needs Parking Melissa Ralph - ID - Needs Parking William Ralph - TK Brian Robinson - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Craig Staley - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Jeff Ryan - Kylo - Needs Parking Matt Blank - DZ (GC) - Needs Parking Justin Strait - Rex (GT) - Needs Parking Devin Minnich - TB - Needs Parking Jeffrey Northman - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Benjamin Jerauld - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Jess Wedlock - TK - Needs Parking John Kuzins - TK (GT) - Needs Parking Emily Schram - Rex - Needs Parking Anna Mitchell (GT) - Needs Parking Chris Williams (GT) - Needs Parking Carlos F Cruz (GT) - Needs Parking Everett Pilson - Needs Parking Nick Pasquariello - TA - Needs Parking Lance Antill - TI (GT) - Needs Parking Sean Antill - ID (GT) Spyke Alexander - TS (GT) Dale Henry - Vader (GT) - Needs Parking BJ Browne - TK or ID (GT) - Needs Parking Squires: Robert I Boyce - Needs Parking April Ryan Sabrina Odom This was one of the most enjoyable troops I have ever been on in my short time as a stormtrooper. There were two instances that stand out in my mind when I look back on this troop. I was able to assist the security guards as guests arrived by "wanding" them as they came through the metal detectors. I would occasionally make a remark like, "Excuse me sir, is that a cucumber wrapped in aluminum foil? You know that isn't allowed." The security guards had a great time joking with us. I even asked about the benefits and the "bonus situation". Some of the guards were quite intimidated by me though and chose to run away. The other part of the troop that was superb was the mini-orchestra that played there. I nearly choked up in my helmet when they played Princess Leia's theme. I was standing so close to this 10 person orchestra that my microphone picked up on the music and broadcast it, complete with TK scratches, through my speaker in my chest. Then they played the imperial march and I, and another TK, walked over to stand in front of them. This was a great cross-garrison troop and I got to meet a lot of great people!
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