Lit Crucible by Troy Denning

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Pfft, Vong hating droids...

    I want the "Wookiee: 1; Moon: 0" retcon.

    I mean, we're talking about Wookiees, people. They use moons for bowling balls.
  2. Ghost Chosen One

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    I wonder when we'll get more of a plot overview... but yeah, I bet Chewie comes back somehow.
  3. Something_Exile Jedi Master

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    That Han is as bad as the old one! This time he looks like a snake, the way that the face meets the neck is terrible. Seriously, you'd think they'd put more effort into the covers of Big 3 books, considering how they're meant to be the main selling point of the franchise. It looks like someone messed up on Photoshop, forgot what the "undo" button can do and just kept trying to fix it. This cover: ugly. Sorry, but it's not pleasant to look at.
  4. Ghost Chosen One

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    And Luke is wearing a turtle-neck and Leia has hardly any neck... who cares?

    Some people are perfectionists or just seem to like complaining...
  5. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    I still don't understand what was wrong with the original, original cover, that had the full body shots. The Scoundrels cover was cool and they let it keep the full body shots, and didn't edit it into giant close ups of Han and Lando.
  6. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    They're really attached to the nuclear bomb going off in the background look. That would be the first thing I got rid of.
  7. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    GIVE LUKE A BEARD ALREADY JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ.
  8. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    That picture is terrifying.
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  9. Something_Exile Jedi Master

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    Slight difference between being a "perfectionist" and expecting decent, dare I say even high, quality from a product. Thanks for reducing an opinion to "complaining", just because it wasn't singing praises. If someone is being paid to make something that other people will then pay for, in hardcover no less (not cheap) then how about some quality?
    Anyway, since we know little to nothing about the plot, discussing the cover is pretty much all we can do at this point.

    With that in mind, I honestly don't care about Luke and Leia's neck "problems", as well as the rest of their image. Not outstanding, not awful, just very basic stuff. Sure, Luke looks like he's been beaten up until his face was nothing but mush, but that's about true at this point in the timeline so go for it. But that Han is awfully made. Plain and simple. A basic rule is that the cover should be attractive and/or appealing; bad Photoshop is not.
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  10. Havac Former Moderator

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    His neck appears to be eating his chin.

    BUT SERIOUSLY JESUS CHRIST SOMEONE PLEASE BUY HAN SOME NEW CLOTHES.
  11. JackG Force Ghost

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  12. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    But why Han? Why would he be picked when he has no connection to the Force?
  13. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Luke tried but quickly shaved it off again after Kyle Katarn mocked him for not having the facial hair to pull it off right.
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  14. Darth_Culator Force Ghost

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    Correction: Luke tried, but the beard fell off when it saw Katarn's and realized its own infinite inferiority.
  15. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Han looks quite cringe worthy. Leia and Luke, not too bad.

    So when's the fifth cover coming?
  16. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Wait...is that cover real? It's not on wookiepedia and this site hasn't made an article about it yet,
  17. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    It was released on the SW book facebook page. It's also been updated on random house's site, as well as most other online book retailers.
  18. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    The more I look at the picture the more it grows on me.
  19. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Do you think he's ever washed them?
    Last edited by instantdeath, Feb 6, 2013
  20. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Wait! So no one else wears the same cloths everyday for 40 years? Guess I'm the only one...
  21. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    I think we're all forgetting the really important question: Where's Leia's beard?
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  22. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    I prefer this cover. Han's hair looks way better.
  23. Team Padme Force Ghost

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  24. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I bet whenever Harrison comes across the covers of these newer books in the stores he can't help but think:

    "Dammit... why didn't George kill me off in ESB?!"
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  25. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    I would've preferred if Han died in Sacrifice rather then Mara. It would've made more sense for him to die then Mara. So what Jacen killed someone who he isn't even blood related to. Han would've been a bigger deal.