Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.
I must point out that Carth's Amazing Smile is in that picture too!
At least he is a snappy dresser with that almost cloak like trench coat.
Chicks dig his Pepsodent Smile.
I must have been asleep the day this became a meme. Someone refresh me?
In all fairness, I've only formed a negative opinion about him because I've read his books.
No, I was just mocking that blurb on the Darksaber cover
That doesn't explain a thing about his toothy smile
Read the caption for the second pic
Oh. For some reason the image was showing up blank, so I didn't see the pic there at all. My browser must hate all wikia sites -- the wook gives me the same problem.
Is it only certain images? I occasionally have a problem where images won't show up because my AdBlocker is a bit too thorough and will block everything that dares to have the word "ad" in the URL.
I know, I was just being snarky...
It takes a big effort for me to actually return a book - I still have my copy of Jedi Trial - but I sold my copy of the first non-Frank Herbert Dune novel to a used book store after reading it once.
KJA's Star Wars books are, to quote Devo, the "boring kind of bad" - no mofferences, just a lot of dull story - the sort of book I expect with a standard movie tie-in.
Now I'm wondering if Disney will be issuing a press release like "BREAKING NEWS: BELOVED STAR WARS AUTHOR KEVIN J. ANDERSON MARKS HIS RETURN TO THE STAR WARS SAGA!"
And now I'm wondering how long it'll take someone on the Internet to start quoting my post here that KJA is returning. I read it on the Internet, it has to be true!
The last KJA I've read recently was Last Son of Krypton. I haven't gotten too far into it, as he is using an almost excessive amount of words to describe very little action. I don't mind a lot of description—I've been reading a lot of Lovecraft lately, and his writing is a hallmark of using a lot of words to say very little—but it does drag what would be an action scene down to a plodding trudge through paragraphs until you finally get to the actual hit.
With Lincoln it was odd, because you had like 3 or 4 different studio logos pop up before the film (Touchstone, Fox and Dreamworks, I believe). I was thinking to myself "Was it really THAT hard for a single studio to get behind 'Lincoln biopic directed by Steven Spielberg starring Daniel Day Lewis''".
It might just start with the LFL logo if Disney treats LFL as a division brand like Dimension and Touchstone (I also suspect Marvel will be the same way once Phase 2 concludes the Paramount obligations).
Says Mr. Unsubstantiated Rumors.
You did get that I felt that the rumors going around Crucible had no basis in fact as far as I could tell, right?
But you never showed us what rumors you were talking about - you just said they were out there without giving a link or anything. I could just have easily mentioned unsubstantiated rumors that SotJ is about Waru.
Interwebs are serious business. I accidentally caused the rumour that Vergere had hid something in the Falcon and Luceno's book was about Allana finding it by mere speculation.
Which is unfortunate because I feel responsible for ruining a relatively decent novel. Though still Luceno's weakest novel,
WARU WILL BE IN SOTJ?!
That settles it: I'm buying it. Reboot or no reboot. Sold.
Waru is in all things.
Stang, I was hoping for Waru to be in EpVII...
I would totally go for a book from a Hutt perspective. The closest thing we got were the Hutt POVs in the Han Solo Trilogy, and these were awesome IMO... and Hutt schemings against the background of the Great Hyperspace War have the potential to be so wicked.
Hrm. Does anyone know if there's any good TotJ-era fan fiction out there? Seeing as this will never happen...
Here's one that says it "looks like it must" be the case.
Here's one from the thread we're in.
Here's another, using the "passing the torch" comment as evidence.
More from the Crucible thread.
Repeating the same "passing the torch" in another thread.
And here's me mentioning the speculation, someone saying they think it's true, and me saying there's no proof.
Basically it boils down to this: Crucible was stated by Del Rey that it would be "passing the torch" and people are assuming it means the EU rather than moving on from the Big Three. That's it. I think that it's somewhat unlikely, considering that there are other books being published afterwards - if that was really the case, wouldn't Crucible be bumped to be after the last announced book? There's one scenario I can think of where it all could be true - an "explanation" novel about how the "new movies" will be separate from the continuing EU, but that's more of a hope than actual speculation.
Like I said, I'm not saying there's no chance that it's true. I'm saying that there's so little information right now that there isn't a way to make an educated guess with any degree of certainty.
I'm also saying that I love reading the Ep VII forums because the phrase "educated guess with any degree of certainty" has absolutely no meaning there. It's the Internet at its worst, which is to say the Internet at its best.
It's about 75% of them. If I click directly to them, the images work fine, but if I go look up anything on the Wook, the infobox image and all the images interspersed just don't appear. I *suspect* it might have something to do with the new image slideshow feature thing.
Well, okay, that's what I figured you were saying. I think it just caught a lot of people's eye because you said "rumors" instead of "fan speculation". I don't believe it personally, and I'm certainly not asserting that you believed it.
No, but I know that people regularly like to present "fan speculation" as "hard fact". I figure it's only a matter of time before it shows up in the Wookieepedia article for the novel...
There is likely going to be a movie novelization. Assuming Del Rey still has the license, and Leland and/or Pablo get to read the movie script in advance, it is possible that Del Rey could have enough advanced notice to try to "fix" the post-ROTJ EU with the help of the novelization author, if at all possible, in advance of the film coming out.