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Lit Ignorance is Bias: The Diversity Manifesto

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Palizinha

    Palizinha Jedi Knight star 1

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    I love All Clones and that includes Boba Fett. I think there could be a lot fun to be done with post-TCW Boba, and I did enjoy him in TCW - he's a bit childish and annoying, but then again so was I when I watched TCW.

    But this wasn't about Boba Fett so much as it was about people being unable to deal with the idea that someone finds a character they think is cool boring. The entire thing was ridiculous, and more childish than said TCW Boba.
     
  2. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    TCW Boba being a bit of a loser was okay by me because that was the point - the problem was that we never got to see the conclusion of his growth into a real bounty hunter.

    I dunno, I always kind saw him as bi.
     
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  3. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Open Seasons will always make Jango the better of the two in my mind.
     
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  4. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I agree...the continued development of Boba would be cool to see... including whatever happened to him after the Sarlac...if anything.

    But I think we need to also recognize what may be the best ever Boba: Robot Chicken. For sure!

    I never considered Jango's sexual orientation...but that's a pretty interesting topic...and actually relevant to this thread. But I don't think we have much textual evidence...other than he preferred to procreate via a clone and not... sexually.

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  5. Palizinha

    Palizinha Jedi Knight star 1

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    The other example we have of someone wanting a clone son was the same-sex couple in the Lando comic, so....
     
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  6. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Asexual or sterile were always my thoughts on why he wanted a cloned son.

    Edit: Actually, that's what it developed into over time, but originally (so I was, like, eight years old?) for some reason I thought either A, Jango's wife must have died before she gave him a son and so he didn't want to get remarried so he just wanted a clone son instead, or B, he was so busy being a bounty hunter he never had time to settle down and actually get married, so he just wanted a son. Again, I was a kid. So...
     
  7. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Jesus you make me feel old... LOL

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  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Wow, I can't believe how on-topic we are today.

    Anyway, this is sort of my take on Boba nowadays:

    But at the same time, I don't think anything in the OT necessitates as much "growth" as people think. The way I see it, Jango was a well-rounded character, relatively speaking, who had warm relationships, relatively speaking, with people like Zam (and Roz and the Mandos in the EU), but Boba was too young to get that--he only saw Jango as the badass bounty hunter. So he grows up to emulate that ten-year-old conception of what Jango was at the expense of becoming a full person in his own right. You could even go further and say he's not as good of a bounty hunter as Jango was specifically because he wasn't as well-rounded--he didn't know human nature, so to speak.

    That's the kind of adult Boba story I'd like to see, but if what ends up happening is hyper-badass 90s Boba with no inner life at all, eh, I can live without it.
     
  9. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Done!

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  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I will have to diagree, he is shown to be a highly competent hunter in ESB. Now, how that later translated into him being able to outfight anyone in the OEU I don't know.
    [​IMG]
    If that's how Jango ends warm relationships, I don't want to see how he ends bad ones
     
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  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    RELATIVELY SPEAKING
     
  12. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Even the primary DC account posted a huge milkshake group photo today--it's really taken off.
     
  14. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Maybe of interest https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/45134 I don't agree with all that they say but the make some interesting points

    Relatively to what? Lijah Cuu?
     
  15. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Relative to the life of a bounty hunter/mercenary.
     
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  16. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Because they're not distributed in the English-speaking world, they're rarely mentioned, but I'd like to point out that the Star Wars Rebels comics written by Martin Fisher and Jeremy Barlow are very good at showcasing diversity. Take the most recent story, "The Final Round"; although it's only 12 pages long, it features more than 20 different species! Granted, this one takes place in an intergalactic prison, where that kind of diversity is to be expected. But many of these Rebels stories have cool crowd scenes that are pretty diverse.

    Just look at how diverse and colorful (in addition to being plain cool) this page is:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Is that an Italian artstyle I see?
     
  18. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The artist is German, actually. It's Ingo Römling--and I think his style is absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  19. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    My mistake then. Fully agree on the gorgeous part.
     
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [face_not_talking]
     
  21. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, because it's intergalactic, prisoners come from a vast array of worlds. 'Twas all I meant.
     
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  22. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I made an abortive attempt at learning German in college. I'm starting to wonder if I should give it another go the more of those comics that I see.
     
  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well technically it's intragalactic. :p
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I was able to teach myself some basics using a language program, but it's my fourth language so I was already familiar with the basics of learning a nonnative language. I would love to take some further courses.
     
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  25. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Das wäre toll.

    Gesendet von meinem SM-J510FN mit Tapatalk
     
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