Good Grief, Obi-Wan!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply-Only)' started by Jennifer, Apr 21, 1999.

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  1. Opie Wan Cannoli Jedi Knight

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    Just thought of this...Terry Pratchett! What would happen if he were let loose on the main characters--there's been a Discworld-SW fanfic at
    http://www.clubs.yahoo.com/thewatchhousestoryclubwww.clubs.yahoo.com/thewatchhousestoryclub
    for some time now.
  2. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Interesting points in this old topic...
  3. Captain Cellandros Jedi Knight

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    Wow, another great trip down memory lane. (err, well actually alot of these threads your bringing up had come and gone before I joined).

    Allow me to throw out another name (and maybe start some controversy) to the list of fantasy authors who would be good for SW.

    An author(s) I'd like to once again point out for hypothetical consideration, and one who I'm sure could blow away any, and I mean any previous SW novel is......Margaret Weis.

    One of the founders of the Dragonlance sagas, she is an excellent author who really knows how to weave a tale. I would love to see what Margaret would do with the characterizations. She has written a sci-fi series (Star of the Guardians) that had a great SW feel to it, and quite frankly blows SW away (I always think about Star of the Guardians when I dream of how I'd like to see my EU evolve).

  4. cmulligan01 Force Ghost

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    Margaret Weis was going to write a SW novel for BDD. She didn't write LoD for some reasons.
  5. Captain Cellandros Jedi Knight

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    Really? That's interesting!

    What does LoD stand for?

    Even though I know it would have been awesome its rather strange to think she actually would have written a SW novel.
  6. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Legacy of Darkness, I think....
  7. iravenwd Jedi Knight

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  8. Captain Cellandros Jedi Knight

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    Thanks for the info cmulligan01 & DL. Think I'll have to go hit a newsgroup or two and see if Margaret is willing (and/or able) to talk about what happened to the project. I'm kinda curious.

  9. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    or was it Legion of Doom?
  10. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    You'll here two stories...
  11. Captain Cellandros Jedi Knight

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    Ahhh the mystery, now I'm seriously curious (something that gets wannabe-author/storytellers like me in no end of trouble).

  12. 181st Fighter Wing Jedi Knight

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva,Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dak Ensenn:
    Mike did a pretty good job of writing in SW, coming from the fantasy background and all,

    Mike actually came from a sci-fi background and moved into fantasy later. He had 8 sci-fi novels in print before his first fantasy novel (Once a Hero) was published. To be honest, I think Mike is missing his true calling. He would probably excel at Clancy style military fiction.
  13. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    The first novel he wrote was Talion: Revenant, a fantasy novel.
  14. cmulligan01 Force Ghost

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    I actually saw something on LoD recently. I know the feelings between the two but it's http://www.jedinet.com/jedicouncil/messages/4527/4335.html?955483878here .
  15. 181st Fighter Wing Jedi Knight

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    I beg to differ Lude'. His first novel was Warrior: En Garde, way back in '88. Once a Hero was his 12th book and FIRST fantasy novel. It came out in '94. Talion was his 19th book and only his SECOND fantasy novel. It came out in'97.

    [This message has been edited by 181st Fighter Wing (edited 04-14-2000).]
  16. rogue9 Jedi Knight

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    181st - couldn't one argue that Talion was indeed Mike's "own" first novel instead of writing in someone else's established universe....
    (just went over my head in thought)

    just a random thought from the mind of
    Rogue9
  17. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    It was the first novel he wrote, but not his first published, from what I read.
  18. Jennifer Jedi Padawan

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    Today, over 100 comic strips are making some sort of reference to Charles Schulz and Peanuts, as a special tribute to a great man and his great work. I though SW should do the same. This is, of course, not meant to be taken entirely seriously.

    Qui-Gon: All right, Obi-Wan, time for dueling practice again. Come now...I'll hold my saber in place and you take a good hard running swing at it.

    Obi-Wan: HA! Like I did before? You'll turn off the saber at the last minute and I'll go charging into the wall like an idiot again!

    Qui-Gon: Now, now, my young Padawan, I'm surprised at you. Should not the first duty of a Padawan be complete trust in his master?

    Obi-Wan: ...You're right, Master. I should never have doubted you for a moment. All right...just watch me now...here's a swing you'll never be able to block!

    (Charges at Qui-Gon...who, at the last minute, switches off the saber blade. Obi-Wan is thrown off balance...)

    Obi-Wan: AAAAAUUUUUUGH!!!

    (And he crashes into the wall. Qui-Gon stands over him.)

    Qui-Gon:...but blind trust in anyone, without searching one's feelings, can lead to trouble.

    Obi-Wan: Good grief. I can't stand it. I just can't stand it.

    Qui-Gon(helping Obi-Wan up): Ah, my dear Padawan, of all the Obi-Wans in this galaxy, you're the Obi-Wannest!


    (Jennifer smiles sadly...)
    You're a good man, Charlie Schulz.

    If anyone else has a SW/Peanuts idea similar to this, go right ahead and post!

    [This message has been edited by Jennifer (edited 05-27-2000).]
  19. The Obi-Wan and Only Jedi Master

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  20. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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    I love this idea, Jennifer!

    To you, Charles Schulz. A Tribute based on Happiness, the closing song of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

    Obi-Wan (Charlie), Anakin (Snoopy), Mace Windu (Schroeder), Qui-Gon (Linus), Amidala (Sally), and Sabe (Lucy) appear on stage. Music begins.

    Obi-Wan: (spoken) I'm so happy! That little red-haired padawan dropped her lightpen. It has teeth marks all over it. She nibbles her pen. She?s human! It hasn?t been such a bad day after all.
    (sung) Happiness is finding a lightpen.

    Anakin: Yoda?s gruel with honey

    Qui-Gon: Embracing the Force.

    Mace: Happiness is being on the Council.

    Qui-Gon: Igniting your saber
    For the very first time

    Amidala: Happiness is being the queen
    Of your own home world.

    Obi-Wan: And happiness is walking hand in hand.
    Happiness is two kinds of choc?late oranges. . .

    Sabe: Knowing a secret . . .

    Mace: Flying a ship.

    Obi-Wan: Happiness is twelve dif?rent Council members. . .

    Mace: Catching a Whill. . . .
    Setting him free.

    Obi-Wan: Happiness is being alone ev?ry now and then . . .

    All: And happiness is coming back to the Temple again.

    Obi-Wan: Happiness is morning and evening,
    Daytime and nighttime too.
    Happiness is anyone and anything at all
    That?s loved by you.

    Qui-Gon: Happiness is getting a mission

    Sabe: Receiving assistance

    Qui-Gon and Sabe: Getting along ?

    All: Happiness is sparring together when day is through
    And happiness is those who spar with you.
    Happiness is morning and evening,
    Daytime and nighttime, too,

    Obi-Wan: For happiness is anyone and anything at all
    That?s loved by you.

    Sabe: (spoken) You?re a good man, Obi-Wan.
  21. SithAbigail Jedi Knight

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    ::sniffles:: I miss Peanuts! (Lucy rocks!)

    Great stories guys!
  22. Jennifer Jedi Padawan

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    Bravissimo, Musical Jedi!!!

    And, in the same vein, here's a parody of the song "The Kite" also from YAGMCB. It takes place as Luke's trying to raise his X-Wing from Dagobah swamp.

    Luke:
    Little more trust, little more will,
    Little less luck, little more skill,
    Gotta get this stupid ship to rise...
    Gotta make sure that I don't blink,
    Making sure it won't sink,
    Gotta watch out for every little...whoops!

    Feeling the flow, feeling the Force,
    Flowing through me, taking its course,
    Do or do not, no such thing as try...
    Gotta make sure my fears don't get the best of me,
    That'll send me to the Darker Side!

    Millions of Jedi used to do it all the time,
    Just wave their hand and anything could fly...
    Leave it to me to be the one Jedi
    Whom the Force just wants to see cry!

    Little less thought, little more feel,
    Believe in the Force, anything's real,
    Yoda says I can, and he is wise...
    Come on, old ship, don't fail me now,
    We can pull this off somehow,
    Never should judge a problem by its size!
    Come on...RISE!!!

    ...Wait a minute...
    What's it doing?...
    It isn't in the swamp...
    It isn't in the mud...
    IT'S IN THE AIR!!!
    Look at that, it's rising fast now...
    The swamp it's past now,
    With room to spare...

    I did it, without one single slip!
    I am set on the proper course,
    Through the mighty Force,
    I can really...raise...this...

    (SPLASH!!!)

    ...ship.
  23. Jennifer Jedi Padawan

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    Oh, and I almost forgot...I once found a midi on the Web entitled "Luke 'n' Leia", which was basically the SW theme played on a piano in the jazz style of Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy." Now I can't find the stupid thing again, even though I've been through a couple different search engines. Rats. If anyone can find it for me, let me know.
  24. Jennifer Jedi Padawan

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    Never mind, guys, I used Google and found it! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to want to play for me right now but maybe it will for you.
    http://www.thenorm.com/tfm/content/music.aspwww.thenorm.com/tfm/content/music.asp
  25. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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    *laughs* I love your version of The Kite! It's wonderful! Unfortunately, because my computer is sithy, I can't hear the midi of Luke 'n' Leia. *siiiiigh* Oh well.
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