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Lit A Cynical Walk Through the NJO

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Cynical_Ben, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Have you read Denning's post NJO books? Alema gets mutilated beyond belief, Raynar gets burned and scarred badly, Caedus tortures Ben, Kam gets shot 3 times in the head and or chest, Tionne loses part of her arm and then some more of it, Ben and Tahiri in Invincible, Luke orders Jaina to take out Caedus, Allana got put into a war zone at age 8, Warv Bazel had his intestines coming out before he died, Corran lost 3 fingers, Han Solo in Crucible-The Shuttle crash/explosion, the 1st Sabacc game [face_sick], the 2nd Sabacc game [face_sick][face_sick]. You cannot tell me that the books lightened up after the NJO. The NJO has nothing on the post NJO galaxy.
     
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  2. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    For me, I'd add it's an interesting revisiting of a series over a decade later.
     
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  3. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm glad you find it interesting.
     
  4. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    To me it is a walkthrough of a series that has shaped the EU for that last decade without having to read it.
     
  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    In that respect, I think you're missing a fairly crucial aspect - though I am the same on LOTF! ;)
     
  6. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes that is true, I am missing the ryn. But I am have "read" the part of Agent of Chaos I that has Han and Droma in it and I am planning to get part II som day

    Also, can somebody tell my what the model of moustache Droma is rocking is called?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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  8. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Awesome?
     
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  9. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    To me it is more Cossack or James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
     
  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Whose stupid idea was it to travel into intergalactic space?

    Don't know, but I am tired of boiled ooglith, so when we find her...

    The stew will be a bit meatier!
     
  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    So why didn't Shimmraa get cooked? Fat bastard, lots of meat on him.
     
  12. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Maybe they were just fattening him up?
     
  13. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I think they ate Quoreal, actually. He was the guy Shimrra overthrew right after they reached the GFFA.
     
  14. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    I'd have called it 'the Vortigern' or 'the Iceni' personally.

    EDIT: This is in response to the Moustache question.
     
  15. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    COME WITH ME! I OFFER YOU.... BURGERS!
     
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  16. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!
     
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  17. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    I just read Balance Point for the first time, and while I wouldn't put it up there with EoV, it's not as bad as people have been saying. It's a little slow, sure, and there isn't much of an ensemble, but I quite liked it. Plus we get the whole Nom Anor reveal, which was cool.

    On the other hand, if I'd shelled out £20 to read it in hardcover expecting something as game-changing as VP, I'd be quite annoyed.
     
  18. Solent

    Solent Jedi Master star 2

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    More along the lines of having wasted away/destroyed their own resources (yeah, I´m aware the scale is huge, but this is SW, not Planettes). So they had to either migrate or fade away. They did, found a suitable place, and got to it. What´s so strange? Countless societies have done it here.

    If this was a movie, some complaints would make me think people had been paying more attention to their popcorn than to the screen.
     
  19. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Are you reading through the NJO in its entirety for the first time, or have you read other books in it besides those that preceded Balance Point?
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    If you buy any hardback full price you should be very annoyed.... With yourself! Seek out da bargains, often pre-ordering is the way to go.
     
  21. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Amazon typically sells $27 hardbacks for around $15 for preorder.
     
  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Precisely! It's the only way I ca afford them - ends at the £10-13 mark over here. For the last few months though SW hardbacks are only coming down to the £15 level and I refuse to buy at that point!
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Nom Anor disguised as a scientist was awesome.

    Jacen seeing weird stuff in the stars, not so much, unless he just stepped out of the Outlander Club.

    Gamiel , that's the first picture I've seen of Droma and I did not imagine him looking that way. I imagined him more lizard-like for some reason.
     
  24. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    He is on the cover of the very book he shows up in. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  25. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Pseudo-Luke saying "Jacen, stand firm" is cool.