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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. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Oh, is that how we can get Hav to do things?

    Hav, you should watch Avatar. They talk about you in it.
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Oh my god so much too.
     
  3. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's okay, we know you're trying.
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Hey, only about 75% of the things I wear on a daily basis are of British origin...


    ...oh.
     
  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Got Lanoree Brock's name wrong. :oops:
     
  6. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Best. Title. Ever.
     
  7. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aha, I see that you have correctly identified my alias . . . as an alias!

    Also, if Uli ever posts anything, I require that he do so under the name Dragline.
     
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  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Yeah, you might as well have called yourself Droopy McCool. :p
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    ...though that's actually awesome.
     
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  10. JStepp

    JStepp Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I really enjoyed this blog. Eleven thirty eight is a great read. I was hesitant at first because I am not a big fan of your non star wars blog (no offense meant). But eleven thirty eight has some great stuff. I especially liked your not a committee Episode 7 post and your Star Wars politics post. I do think the remnant should be around and I agree with NJO being the series that really feels like a new trilogy.
     
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  11. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I like your guy's blog. Now I want ten more entries on my desk by Monday. :)
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Hav probably wouldn't do this himself, so this is me saying everybody should go read this. Especially if you've been paying attention to the Crucible thread.
     
  13. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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    I already read it, I agree with it, the current direction of the EU, has made me ready for the ST, so we can get back to The fun, and escapism of the Space opera, and the feel of a universe beyond just Jedi, and Sith.
     
  14. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Since you've based the title on Nate Silver's site, will this blog also be moving to ESPN? :p
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    ...538 is moving to ESPN? [face_plain]
     
  16. Lane_Winree

    Lane_Winree Jedi Master star 4

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    Personally I'm waiting for you guys to introduce advanced evaluative metrics to find undervalued authors in the Expanded Universe. This fandom has been long overdue for a Moneyball revolution :p

    Edit:

    From what I think I understand, 538 is still its own thing and will continue on. Silver's just diversifying his writing and going back to his sportswriting roots by signing on with ESPN in addition to what he's already doing.
     
  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    We're getting to that, trust me. ;)

    In the meantime, there's always this.
     
  18. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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    For me Tim Zahn, Aaron Allston, Kathy Tyers, Mike Stackpole, Lucerno, Stover
     
  19. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My patented Havacmetrics system indicates that Greg Bear's unconventional style has led to his production being unfairly overlooked by traditionalists. Meanwhile, editors who go for flashy picks like Drew Karpyshyn are undermining their team in the long term, because the stats just do not match the hype.
     
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  20. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oops - I just mentioned Havac's posts in the Crucible thread, since I thought they were both great and timely.

    I wanted to leave a comment on your blog, but wordpress wouldn't let me log in.
     
  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    CooperTFN, go fix commenting.

    I don't know, just do it.
     
  22. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    Does this make Troy Denning A-Rod, the consistently disappointing and widely-reviled "superstar" that we just can't seem to get rid of?
     
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  23. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I had this article in the Tosche Station drafts, and figured it was appropriate to post now. I thought some of you might find it interesting. ;)

    The Monolithic Jedi
     
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  24. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Yeah @CooperTFN, go fix commenting doesen't work for me either. [face_tee_hee]


    Like I posted in the Crucible thread I think people are taking the comment he gave as something different then Denning meant with it and that it has to do with the frame LOTF and FOTJ forced on storytelling (which I fully agree was stupid and annoying) and is by no means do to him alone, but as he mentioned working with others.


    But yes the Jedi focus has massively pulled down storytelling, as the new LOTF Jedi like the PT Jedi are now only Jedi and raised to be Jedi from birth, whilst Luke and the others actually had a life before going Jedi. Funny enough it is exactly this against which Cade Skywalker rebels so heavily in Legacy, he might be a Skywalker and a Jedi, but he still wants to be a person, yet readers seemed to hate him for it. [face_sigh]
     
  25. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    It's working fine for me--even left a test comment. If it's the login that's not working, it could be a larger WordPress problem? [face_dunno]