Random Musings

Re: Random Musings

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:35 pm

McAvoy wrote:I prefer the trilogy myself and don't count in my book EU as canon. I have read enough EU to know that there will always be some random Sith showing up or a new superpower or some new rebellion showing up every few months for the Skywalkers and the Solos to fix despite currently they all in their seventies.


Personally I gave up on keeping up with the EU after struggling through the three books of utter boredom that was the Dark Nest trilogy. There are still enough decent authors around to keep an eye open for - Zahn, Allston, Stover and Luceno springing to mind. Plus Troy Denning of course, for producing among the best of the the NJO.

As for the Skywalkers and Solos, don't exaggerate. They're only in their early-to-mid sixties, in an era where they'd get their telegram from the Queen before their pension.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:56 pm

There are some gems in the EU, like the Thrawn trilogy, the X-wing books too. I count the YJK, even though they are young adult. But they're better than they have to be and for personal reasons, I love them so.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby McAvoy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:14 pm

I liked the Thrawn Trilogy and some of the X-Wings novels as well.

I am currently reading one of the Fate of the Jedi novels and it's not too bad. But like I said apparently only Solos and Skywalkers can solve the galaxy's problems.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:28 pm

FOTJ came after
Spoiler:


So, yeah. I wanna feed Troy Denning to the Sharkticons. :)
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Re: Random Musings

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:32 pm

Would you rather Darth Caedus be allowed to continue rampaging across the galaxy?
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Re: Random Musings

Postby Griffin » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:41 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:So, yeah. I wanna feed Troy Denning to the Sharkticons. :)


So, he's Innocent then?
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Re: Random Musings

Postby McAvoy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:02 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:FOTJ came after
Spoiler:


So, yeah. I wanna feed Troy Denning to the Sharkticons. :)


Problem is that whole series while it started off on a good start, it became pure shit. Different writers especially with Karen Traviss spewing her Mando crap about how Jaina is nothing without her lightsaber and needed some sort of special training with them. Basically wanked out the Mandos.

Jacen was written like pure crap too each writer doing something different that contradicts the previous book.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:21 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:Would you rather Darth Caedus be allowed to continue rampaging across the galaxy?


I would rather this little thing called redemption. I would rather them give him basically the came chance they gave Kueller, Brakiss, Vader... hell, Luke offered Palpatine the chance to surrender in Dark Empire!

Of course, I would also prefer everything past the YJK to be an awful dream that never EVER happened, too.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby McAvoy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:51 pm

That is true. But like I said above they screwed up that series altogether.

I liked in the first book where Jacen looks into this good Sith that doesn't have all the evil baggage all the other Siths do. Eventually leads him to Dark Side thinking he can be just like that. But it went downhill after that real fast.

I was kind of hoping to just see Jacen embracing the Dark Side but doing nothing wrong and having the Jedi and perhaps the GA figure out what to do with him.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:59 pm

They sent Jacen Solo to the Dark Side and had his sister kill him. By Troy Denning's own words, he wanted to see what would happen if Jacen went to the Dark Side. That's it. That's all the planning. All of it forced and contrived... I put more thought into my motherfucking FANFICS than he put into this series! :madashell: :madashell: :madashell: :bangwall: :bangwall: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Random Musings

Postby stitch626 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:08 pm

Thats why I prefer the comics and such. Generally more thought out through a series of them.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:18 am

If the books are believed, Jacen undergoes torture............then goes nuts, and turns to the dark side as a direct result of what he endured.

God, if ever there was, this would be the time for a time travel reset.

Did the history of the Jedi ever get explored? Like how the lightsaber came about, and how it became the standard weapon of the Jedi........and so forth?
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Re: Random Musings

Postby stitch626 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:05 pm

Yes, in a large number of Dark Horse comics.
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Re: Random Musings

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:41 pm

Mark wrote:If the books are believed, Jacen undergoes torture............then goes nuts, and turns to the dark side as a direct result of what he endured.

God, if ever there was, this would be the time for a time travel reset.

You have no idea how many times I've made sure the Vong never happened and what not. In 'Gone Before', that was priority one for me. Okay, priority... five, maybe?
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