In Star Wars Galaxies, I played a Tailor. And, well, there was a pattern for “hot pants.” They were quite silly looking on men. Quite a few people hated them. So, of course, they became very popular among entertainers.
Then they became “Hawtpants” in popular lingo, spelled just like that. I have no idea why.
As the infamous Balgosa Windspire made video after video showcasing the garment, “Hawtpants!” became a rallying cry of several contingents: tailors, entertainers, and some correspondents. And silly people.
“Team Hawtpants” was then created, as a rallying cry for those who loved wearing hot pants.2
In response, the Ranger community created its own Team: RATGWNIWNU (Rangers Against That Garment Whose Name I Will Not Utter). Yes, we were really silly.3
It gets better! When another set of hawtpants was introduced to the game, it was spelled exactly like that:
SQUEE! Folks, I could not make this shit up if I tried.
So, in honor of the HELL of a lot of fun we had while playing SWG, in honor of the non-fighting crafters and entertainers who proved that you can have a full game experience without shooting a single nuna, this blog is named for you. 4
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- The yellow Twi'lek in Fett's Vette. ↩
- Are you a member of TEAM HAWTPANTS? Let me know! ↩
- While doing a search, I found that the fires still burn in the corners of the interweb. ↩
- Suck it, RATGWNIWNU. ↩