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Lit GENERAL QUESTION THREAD (What to read? Where to start? What's canon? What's not? Duros, etc.)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    0 BBY and 0 ABY are the same year, and are a "year zero"

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/0_BBY/Legends

    (the Battle itself taking place partway through the year, presumably)
     
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  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I always though that 1 and 1 were that. That's the issue....
     
  3. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    Bump...See Previous Post
     
  4. Link1130

    Link1130 Jedi Master star 2

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    You have to keep in mind that BBY and ABY are literally "Before Battle of Yavin" and "After Battle of Yavin". So, 1 BBY is 1 year prior to the Battle of Yavin and 2 years prior to 1 ABY which is 1 year after the Battle of Yavin.
     
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  5. Link1130

    Link1130 Jedi Master star 2

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    Would this be your first exposure to Legends/Old EU material? NJO does have a lot of non-film characters that were introduced in previous books and such. So long as you're open to not knowing who everyone is and keep a Wookieepedia tab open while reading you should be fine.
     
  6. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    Hi Link--> Your response is greatly appreciated. So no, I'm not new to Legends/EU, but my reading in both Legends and Canon thus far, revolve around Prequel lore only...I tend to keep Wookiepedia always around when reading anything SW Legends or Canon for that matter, but here's my issue---> I'm a huge user of both Nook and Kindle as these books are easier/quicker access to my impatient brain. Of course, there's nothing like holding and dare I say smelling (LMAO!) an actual book. It's tough reading on one of the above mentioned devices and flipping between reading and the net ad nauseam, maybe thats just me ? LoL..I guess ultimately, I'm looking for a great Sequel jumping off point, besides the X-Wing series..Any and all thoughts/comments are welcome! :)
     
  7. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    So, wait, in your world, there's no year 0? That's how I've been thinking up until recently, when I was told that I was wrong.
     
  8. Link1130

    Link1130 Jedi Master star 2

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    You've misunderstood me. Year 0 would be the year that the battle of Yavin takes place. If you reread my post, 1 BBY can't be two years prior to 1 ABY unless there is a year 0 in between.
     
  9. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    No, I thought they were the same year.

    Gah...I will be stuck with this and redox for the rest of my life. Two things I can't figure out, at all.
     
  10. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    0 BBY and 0 ABY are the same year.

    An easy way to think of this is to look at the dates in a different calendar.

    In the Russan Reformation calendar, the Battle of Yavin happened in the year 1000.

    999 RR - 1 BBY
    1000 RR - 0 BBY until Battle of Yavin, then 0 ABY
    1001 RR - 1 ABY
     
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  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    This is MUCH easier. :) It will work, fo sho. Thank you! =D=
     
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  12. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    smh, love the responses...

    the star trek boards get quicker, better and larger response amounts than these post(s), pitiful...oh well
     
  13. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    You asked the day after Christmas, buddy. I've answered this question before, but I'm not inclined to answer you now after you dropped that little insult.
     
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  14. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    That's fine, CT-867-5309 (Might you in fact be in the 860 or the 203, Sir ;) ) ? You're a routine, and unfortunately, selfish star wars fan, no worries.

    It's much too much, of a repetitious question to warrant a response from you. Understood, Master Jedi lol

    Just to prove a point CT--> Notice the responses received for Ewok Poet's question. Just making your 'Day After Christmas' comment null and void...

    I'll stop while I'm ahead moderator's--> My apologizes.
     
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  15. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    So, I reverted back to my roots, well kind of...I picked up a digital copy of Joe Schreiber's Red Harvest... I realize asking about the NJO and then picking the Old Republic instead isn't the most Kosher route, but why not....I've read a small amount of reviews and heard a bit about this title and well, their all, at best, average to below average. Has anyone read this title in the last, say, 6 months to a year ? Did you hate it as well lol ? or did you enjoy it a bit ?
     
  16. comradepitrovsky

    comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight star 3

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    If is . . . something. Not a good something.
     
  17. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    Comrade! Good Day, Sir! Something kinda like this ----> [​IMG] ?? [face_devil]
     
  18. Jedha John

    Jedha John Jedi Knight star 2

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    I listened to Red Harvest on audiobook a couple years ago and enjoyed it. However, compared to some of the other novels in that general part of the timeline, Red Harvest is IMHO definitely average or below average. For example, Deceived, which is right before Red Harvest on the timeline, is a far superior book. I really enjoyed Deceived.

    Red Harvest was interesting to experience the blend of SW with horror. Some of the Sith apprentice interactions and training were cool. When Screaming Citadel came out, this novel popped into my head as one of the only other horror SW works (along with Death Troopers). Worth reading, but I thought it was certainly average.
     
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  19. comradepitrovsky

    comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight star 3

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    It’s bad. It’s not even fun to hate read, it just makes you feel sad for the author and the franchise. No way around it.
     
  20. King Maul

    King Maul Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I have a question about Palpatines plans for changing reality. What exactly was he planing to do , recreate the galaxy and become it's new god?
     
  21. DarthMalgus21

    DarthMalgus21 Jedi Padawan

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    And I already bought it, fml! LoL
     
  22. StartCenterEnd

    StartCenterEnd Jedi Master star 3

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    Why didn't empire or first order use x wings? Can't they produce x fighters which are apparently superior to TIE fighters.
     
  23. comradepitrovsky

    comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight star 3

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    Did anyone ever figure out which Pestage was the original, and which one was the clone?
     
  24. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Knight star 3

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    IIRC in Legends the INCOM corporation was going to be nationalized by the Empire (and presumably the Empire would start making its own X-wings) but INCOM was rebel leaning and allowed the Alliance to steal the prototypes.

    Also in general the Empire prefers quantity over quality when it comes to star fighters.
     
  25. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Is there a new phone app for the boards since the update?