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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. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Actual mundane reason for the difference: No one has yet created a cardboard Lamborghini! Should anyone wish to remedy this appalling lack they are free to do so!

    Changing tack - read the Brown trio last night. Darth Vader & Son and Vader's Little Princess are utterly superb, but due to this Jedi Academy can't possibly match them. Brown's skills are far better at capsule observations rather than narrative, which is how Jedi Academy comes undone. Plus Jedi Academy trades too much on US school structures to make it as accessible as the first two.
     
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  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Once again, we fall on opposite sides of an argument. As Threepio might say, it is our lot in life. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Except unlike Artoo and Threepio, you two can drink.
     
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  4. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I stand for pedigree while you stand for... whatever it is that you stand for! :p
     
  5. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I thought that was what you two were getting at...
     
  6. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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  7. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Woo! Somewhat melancholic!
     
  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Heh, it's a series called Fleeing the End, so to invoke What's Opera, Doc?

    What did you expect? A happy article?

    :p
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Interesting. I haven't read Jedi Prince in about 15 years- but I've read the other three much more recently.

    (Also, it wasn't The New Rebellion, but Planet of Twilight, that was in the article).

    I agree that there's more worth in such books that might be apparent on first glance. Indeed, I remember them being reasonably entertaining reads, though not gripping.
     
  11. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wish I could tell you that every word is as worth reading as they were worth typing.

    ... Oh wait, I can.
     
  12. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The link to the thread at the end made me lose an hour of efficient working time.
    The power of the Glove... could not be undone.
     
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  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    :oops:
     
  14. jSarek

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    I love the Power (of the) Glove ... it's so bad.
     
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  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Are you just pointing that out, or does that relate to something in the article? I don't follow.
     
  18. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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    The article states that Dark Horse, is distributed by diamond
     
  19. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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  20. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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    It means they now have united distribution with Del Rey, worldwide distribution, and access to Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon.
    It also means a tighter relationship with Del Rey
     
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  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Does it? Not even arguing necessarily, but I don't see that or remember reading it. That story would have some bearing on the topic, certainly, but I don't think anything in Becca's article is explicitly incorrect.
     
  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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  23. CooperTFN

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  24. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm glad you did Coop. And I appreciated the link to @beccatoria's blog and all the effort she's put into her timeline of events in regard to this, for lack of a better way to say it, sad state of affairs.
     
  25. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    To put it simply, I don’t believe in executions. I believe in penance. And I want Brian Wood to stay right where he is.

    Sounds a lot like Luke's early approach to dealing with Dark Jedi- redeem them, and make them do penance as Jedi Knights, serving the galaxy rather than themselves.