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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Luna_Nightshade, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm not sure if this the place or not, but I'm really struggling with the them words for Week 17. It's history/Archive ish series of words. The trouble is I'm also wrestling with disappointment with Disnesy canon in genereal and the new Episode 8 trailer in general. My snark factor is high. I kind of want to vent and that may be what I do with this group. Ugh. suggestions? :mad::confused:[face_frustrated][face_plain]:luke:
     
  2. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Give in. Give in to the Snark Side of the Force. [face_laugh]
     
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  3. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Breaking the fourth wall can be helpful at desperate times, I found.
     
  4. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The more appropriate place would be the Scribble pad to complain about my evil drabble prompts. But I'm not too hurt. I'm stuck back on like week 11. The muse kinda just up and quit on me in terms of drabbles (and I think it was my own prompts that did it).

    My muse has just kinda had a one track mind since the end of summer (West Wing vignettes involving mainly OCs... which is really odd for me since I RARELY use OCs) and I've been meaning to complain about it in the Scribble Pad. ANYWAYS.
     
  5. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I am stuck on week 11 too...for different reasons, though. So, you're not the only one - if that helps.
     
  6. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

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    Is there anything written in the new books that will give a hint as to when Luke's Jedi Academy was destroyed or the age difference between Rey and Kylo?
     
  7. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Someone more caught up on the books might be able to give you a more definite answer, but I know, as of Bloodline Kylo hadn't destroyed the Academy yet (and that takes place 6 years prior to TFA).

    Also, it is established that Kylo was born in 5ABY and Rey in 15 ABY, so about 10 years difference.
     
  8. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Knight star 2

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    Thank you. That helps me a lot! :)
     
  9. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have a question relating to a Rogue One bit character and his species, namely Paodok'Draba'Takat (Pao for short) and the Drabatans. There is barely anything about them currently on the Wook, so I thought I would see what folks here think.

    Basically, I'm trying to create Pao's mother (or possibly grandmother). The Wook gives Pao's age at the time of R1 as 31. Now obviously, he dies in battle before his time, but I am wondering whether that age is old or young for a Drabatan, and what their lifespan might be. Given the relative ages of many of the other R1ers (Jyn is 21, Bodhi is 25, and Cassian is 26—though I know both Baze and Chirrut are older), do you think it would be kosher for me to just treat Pao's 31 as equivalent to a Human 31 and come up with his mom's age based on that (maybe put her in her mid-50s ca. 0 ABY)? Would it be safer to make the character his grandmother? Or should I try for something altogether more alien? (E.g., Pao's really just an adolescent in R1, his species doesn't usually bear children till at least 45 or 50, etc.). Thanks for any thoughts you all may have. :)

    And in addition to this, I am curious to know whether the GFFA has anything so far akin to a sewing machine. Is this one of those cases where it's OK to just use the Earth term "sewing machine," or has some equivalent device with a more interesting name already been established? (And yes, this is related: the Drabatan is going to be a seamstress.)
     
  10. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it would be fine to just call it a sewing machine. Because "sewing machine" = "machine that sews". Does what it says on the tin.
     
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  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Findswoman Textile droids and tailor droids are a thing in the GFFA; maybe Pao's mother could be using a somewhat archaic version of textile droids? You may also want to have a look at the comic Union; I don't remember the details but with all that dress-hunting there should be a reference, somewhere, to the GFFA equivalent of a sewing machine.
     
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  12. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Drabatans are amphibian, maybe he was hatched? There was a reference in one of the X-wing novels (Krytos Trap?) where the ladies are shopping on Coruscant and ordering dresses which are being customized for them in the store, I assumed through some type of droid or machine.
     
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  13. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    What level of face washing would waterproof lipstick just laugh at, and what would clean it off?
     
  14. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think it would depend on the soap. If you're just rinsing with water, then yes, waterproof. But if you're using a soap or some type of makeup remover, they're formulated to break it all down. Like eye makeup remover... waterproof mascara stays on unless you use the specialized remover. Or baby oil (which I use because I hate spending a fortune on specialized stuff). An oil or alcohol based formula might remove it.
     
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  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks for the replies, Cowgirl Jedi 1701, Chyntuck, and Mistress_Renata —that's very helpful, and those textile and tailor droids sound like just the right thing that would be helping in a GFFA seamstress's shop. As for his possibly being hatched—Renata, I take it that would that mean that maybe his mother's age would be less important than if he were born? Just asking to make sure that's what you meant, and again thanks. :)
     
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  16. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was thinking more along the lines of her watching over the eggs while she was working. Didn't really think about her age at all.
     
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  17. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have a weird question...what kind of weapons could be added to an Eclipse model sail barge? (Yes, this question is based upon my entry for the Sea Shanty Challenge.) I don't just want to cut and paste the same variety of weapons that could be found on Jabba's sail barge. My character is a displaced agricultural worker who takes up piracy on her homeworld in order to get back at the Empire. She plunders, but she doesn't murder. The Eclipse model is supposed to have the option for add-on weapons...I just don't know what weapons would be appropriate.
     
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  18. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd probably go with heavy blaster cannons mounted to the side, like what Luke uses to destroy the whole thing in Jedi. Probably even a couple deck-mounted rocket launchers if she can get them.
     
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  19. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Those look like good ideas, thanks. :)
     
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  20. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Maybe: automatic harpon cannon, bolt* thrower cannon, net launcher, automatic bola caster

    * as in crossbow bolt.
     
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  21. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Also very good ideas. I think I've got my weapons complement between these two posts. Thanks, guys. :)
     
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  22. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    leiamoody - the 'Falcon's concealed blaster cannon?
     
  23. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not exactly sure how that would work, but okay.
     
  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, there is no need to deploy it, unless your barge is being attacked from underneath. Unless it is on water, in which case, never mind.
     
  25. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I would also suggest glue cannon, and why not take a look at the quote from the Fanon thread below for some ideas for unusuall weapons

     
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