Lit EU fans in high places

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Man Who Sold the Moon, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    i am going to say NO to that, but Kudos on the whole EU fan that he is.
  2. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    That's awesome, because he is a SW fan now. But damn, if it is only a pop-up book. If it was, say, Darth Plagueis, so worthwhile.
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    He was buying it for his then-young children.
  4. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    awwww.

    I still stand by my post.
  5. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    That's his story. We know he's keeping it for himself.

    As a sociopathic child, whenever we had popup books read to us, I always wanted to see what would happen if I stepped on the popups. Never found out.
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  6. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Tangentially related: everyone in this forum should watch this. Now.
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    That's a pretty good Rune Haako.
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  9. Lugija Force Ghost

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    So, how much of that is canon? Will the Essential Characters mention Rune's dilemma from when he was in Cato Neimoidian high school? Or did it actually happen during Episode I?
    Rune Haako: They are still coming trough!
    Nute Gunray: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop taking pot.
  10. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  11. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Yeah I'd do that if a Saxtonite talked to me too.

    edit: lol Wallace posted the clip.
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  12. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    Somone already posted and said that was a fan page not actually him...
  13. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    I'm mixed on Joss Wedon and Star Wars. I love his work, and since he is tied to Disney now, and the smash that was Avengers, all he would have to do to get the directors seat for Episode 7 would be to simply ask. But at the same time, he is scheduled for Avengers 2, and the Shield TV series, so that conflicts. :( Why can't we clone Wedon so he can direct all of them?
  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I admit that that Facebook post seems a little too good to be true, but I haven't seen any real evidence yet that that page isn't him.
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  15. jSarek VIP

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    I'm not sure I'm ready for Joss-scale character deaths in my Star Wars.

    Love the man, but kriff, leave some folks alive for the next guy ...
  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Because if there's one problem SW doesn't have right now, it's excessive character deaths. o_O
  17. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    "taking pot" LOL who talks like that?
  18. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    In some regards, he doesn't know a lot, if you ask me. Does he count as famous just because he's written a book?

    But it's interesting to see how the comment section actually starts with eloquent discussion really delving into movie analysis so deep you could take it for parody at first. And it takes quite some time before someone says "yadda yadda bad scripts bad director".

    I'm preeetty sure the rebels were built on lots of historical examples readily available in the Seventies, and I can't see EU having predicted anything in its development of the concept. Just rephrase "stateless" not as "globalized Bond villain" but as "hasn't got a capital city you can occupy to win" and you have the obvious Vietcong parallel. It's obvious that today's interpretation articles like guide books draw parallels to today's situation, just like Luceno, Traviss and Lucas quote Bush era rhetoric and not Nixon era rhetoric (that wouldn't create as much of a reaction in the audience).
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  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Well I don't know about famous, but "professional writer" fits into the purview of "high places", I think.
  20. DarthApprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Here in the Chicagoland area, theres a Sports talk radio station I frequently listen to and one of the personalities is a SW fan. He's mentioned the EU a few times. Never gotten on the radio to talk to him or seen him at any events, but Id like to at some point to see how much of the EU he knows. Dont really think local radio is "high places" but thought it was worth a mention...
  21. Maciste Jedi Padawan

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    How many listeners do they have?
  22. DelRiego Force Ghost

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    I saw a Darth Talon statue in Wolowitz's room in a Big Bang Theory episode recently. So kudos to the set decorator :)
  23. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Translation: they sent some PA out to buy "a Star Wars thing".
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  24. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Everyone always says this. I'm watching Firefly now, and no major character has died. I'm a scared :p

    That's all I've seen from Whedon apart from The Avengers.
  25. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Can't speak for Firefly or Dollhouse, but I can only remember one major character who died on Buffy, which makes me wonder if Joss Whedon's reputation for killing all his characters is based solely on Angel. Which would be fair enough, I guess, considering the body count on that show.
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