Post by Granny-Wan on Oct 11, 2007 19:42:35 GMT -5
If it's a kid, I say it's a training or practice saber, and then I turn it on so they can see the light and hear the sound effects. If I have to, I'll tell them I'm not allowed to use the real one around kids, or unless there's a war on or some such nonsense since it's so dangerous...
If it's an adult, I just flick it on and they almost always say, "That's cool!"
If they don't know it's called a lightsaber, then tell them! You are a spokesperson for the Jedi! A few days ago I had to explain that I was Jedi to someone who'd never seen the PT...
Post by Tigerantilles on Oct 22, 2007 6:43:58 GMT -5
Is that a real lightsaber? - "Why yes it is" Can you turn it on? -"Yes I can, but it's against the code to turn it on in a muesum/bday party etc" -"Yes, but the safety's on" -"No, the battery ran out, I could turn it on if you had a CR125THX1138 power cell on you" or other such questions -Be creative?
I had a stock MR saber hanging on my belt under my cloak. I had a converted saber without the blade hanging visibly. A kid asked to see the saber and how to turn it on. I handed him the one without the blade, he turned it on, it was just a flashlight. I told him he was doing it wrong, then put it back under my cloak. He asked me to show him how to do it and I pulled out the FX sabers and swung it around a bit. The kid was amazed.
If kids ask to see my saber, I may ask them if they have their lightsaber learners permit on them. If they say yes, I ask to verify it....and it usually ends there.