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Lit Eleven-ThirtyEight and stuff

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 8, 2013.

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Well?

  1. I don't care

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  2. Hm, neat

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  3. OMG COOPER IS MY HERO

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  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It does look that way. It would be a bit silly for a friendly ship to get that close to a superlaser aperture- and the Vehicle Guide pic places it higher up:

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    so it does make more sense that the red thing is a launch bay:
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  2. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    The Forces of Corruption (FoC) expansion for Empire at War (EaW) makes it clear where the superlaser was located, at the tip of point of the main hull and far above the prow, when it fires.
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Yeah were else would it be? I mean you can even see the giant superlaser "rail" on the ship. :confused:
     
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  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Yes- don't know why my first impression of the red rectangle was "that's the superlaser aperture".
     
  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    In fairness, it's not exactly friendly-looking.
     
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  6. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Eclipse the red-nosed Star Destroyer
    Had a very shiny nose
    And if you ever saw it
    You would even say it blows

    ...But one foggy Empire Day
    Palpatine came to say
    "Eclipse with your nose so bright
    won't you lead my fleet to Onderon tonight?"
     
  7. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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  8. themetresgained

    themetresgained Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is my view.

    What I could endorse is a vaguely Hand of Thrawn/NJO-style situation where the Empire is just a remnant, and they may even have to team up with them to fight against something. I'm not saying the Empire should be vanquished. I just think it shouldn't be a threat into the ST.
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I don't mind the length of time after Endor as much as I mind the Big Three having to personally be involved in every bit of it. Mopping up an entire galactic power would take a long time, but devoting Luke Freaking Skywalker to that entire process is silly.
     
  10. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I'm beginning to suspect that "Choose, and act" is essentially a distillation of a form of fallibilism, which is best exemplified through the following scene -- which is actually the final iteration of a scene that plays out several times in the novel:

    ...he felt a warm hand on his shoulder, and heard a warm whisper in his ear: Go.
    It sounded like Ganner.
    He frowned at Vergere. She returned his gaze blankly.
    He would never know what had happened up there. He would never know if that voice he'd just heard had been Ganner's, or another of Vergere's tricks.
    He would never really know -- could never really know -- much of anything. Truth is elusive, and questions are more useful than answers.
    But he knew this: life is more a matter of choosing than of knowing. He could never know the eventual destination of his path, but he could always choose in which direction to take each step.
    He chose.
     
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  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  12. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Umgullian blob racing, here we come!
     
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  13. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    More sports stuff has to be seen!
     
  14. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I think its safe to say that Havac is "full of surprises."
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  16. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I never received my Lamborghini [face_not_talking]
     
  17. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    He said "Lamborghini", he meant:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    This deal is getting worse all the time.
     
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  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    *Eleven-ThirtyEight staffers, their family members, friends, casual acquaintances, and members of the same species are ineligible for special Lamborghini offer
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    He wants Lamborghini....

    [​IMG]

    Going to say no to him?
     
  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    What does he care, he's got his own bitchin' suit of armor.
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's a Testarossa, not a Lambo.
     
  23. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    And a Space Yacht ;)
     
  24. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I was just gonna post that. Good catch, my Imperial friend! As an American of Italian descent, I am offended that anyone would confuse a Ferrari Testarossa with a Lamborghini.

    Granted, I am actually more of a Lamborghini guy, but whatever. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    pfft, horses > bulls my friend
     
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