Lit Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Jabba-wocky, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Given the present circumstances, many are contemplating the things they miss most, or the things most wish to retain.

    I, however, see a unique opportunity to be both an extreme optimist and pessimist at the same time. That is, we all know that there were weak moments in the EU. Too many, in fact. What was so bad that you are glad to have it gone? What won't you miss?

    Share some of the items/events that you are happiest to see erased forever.
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  2. dp4m Chosen One

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    The Crystal Star
    Most of the storyline from the NJO onwards but I will miss many of the authors.
  3. JackG Force Ghost

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    IG-88 controlling the Death Star II's superlaser.
  4. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    I'm glad Mara Jade went poof I HOPE she isn't brought back at ALL but won't be surprised in the least if she is. Blech. Kyp Durron.
  5. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Ahsok... oh wait, that one's still in.
  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Seconded. I only wish I could have the chance to literally see her go poof.

    Jacen Solo going Sith.

    The Emperor being resurrected.

    Jag Fel.
  7. dp4m Chosen One

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    You know, I've never ever understood this one. She routinely places fourth on popularity in Star Wars fandom behind Luke, Han and Leia. So that's ahead of Chewie, Lando, the droids, the kids, etc. She's obviously really, really popular -- why do people dislike this or think it's good if she goes away?
  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Because we don't like her and aren't changing our opinions just because other people do like her?
  9. dp4m Chosen One

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    But your position is essentially that of the Purists.

    "I don't like it therefore it must go away" rather than "I don't like it, but I do like this which is just as good!"

    Why people don't like things that obviously work for enhancing the brand and only helps the EU (or <insert something else here>) and want them to go away never made sense to me.
  10. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Darth Caedus

    Ben Skywalker

    Jaina/Jag

    EDIT: The idea that something "enhance's" the brand is opinion is it not? Just as everything that's going to be in here is opinion.
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  11. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    So does Ahsoka
  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Huh? There's another thread in which I listed what I liked about the EU.

    Demanding an "all or nothing" viewpoint could make a person into a purist who never intended to be one.

    And no, I'm not going to latch onto something just because it "helps the brand". Either I like it or I don't.
  13. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    Thanks for the support AFS and Jenari. :) For myself I *never* understood the popularity of such a character as Mara, particularly as Luke's wife. Ugh. Popular doesn't always equal good nor does minority view always equal wrong.
  14. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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  15. JackG Force Ghost

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    Natural inconsistencies between the post-RotJ EU (actually, probably all pre-'99 EU) and the PT.

    All of the Rebel Jedi, which were sort of offensive.
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  16. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    I don't necessarily hate Mara, but I would rather her never show up again than be changed completely.
  17. Volderon Force Ghost

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    Caedus or however you spell that abomination.
  18. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Boba Fett's survival.
    Post NJO on. NJO going away doesn't make e sad, but it was far better than the Denningverse that followed.
    Daala
    Dark Empire
    Shadows of Mindor
    Planet of Twilight.
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  19. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Crud knuckles, I'd like to see her obliterated.

    The Killiks
  20. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Isn't there already a thread like this?
  21. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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  22. JackG Force Ghost

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    Oh, **** yes!
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  23. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    [IMG]
  24. Volderon Force Ghost

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    If I could like your post a million times DarthJenari, I would.
  25. JackG Force Ghost

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    I thought it was only Jensen Ackles, or whatever his name is, GIFs from now on?