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Insider #80 to feature Mandalorian article, Yo Joe!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The2ndRest-in-Peace, Nov 14, 2004.

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  1. The2ndRest-in-Peace

    The2ndRest-in-Peace Jedi Youngling star 3

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    On the DHC boards, Joe mentioned he's illustrating an article on the Mandalorians in the vein of "Who's Who" Grand Admiral and Emperor's Hands articles, and looks to be written by Abel Pena for Insider #80.


    This should be interesting ::)

    Just had to repost this exchange as well:



    Kenlin Bros:
    Where's Nuke? You'd better do that article perfectly, Joe, or you'll give Nuke a heart attack. I know I'm looking forward to it.

    Joe Corroney:
    >>Quote:I know I'm looking forward to it.<<

    the heart attack or the article? ;)



    [face_laugh]
     
  2. Tam_Elgrin

    Tam_Elgrin Jedi Master star 4

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    Now this should be...interesting.

    >>"Kenlin Bros:
    Where's Nuke? You'd better do that article perfectly, Joe, or you'll give Nuke a heart attack. I know I'm looking forward to it.

    Joe Corroney:
    >>Quote:I know I'm looking forward to it.<<

    the heart attack or the article? ;)<<


    I second the [face_laugh].
     
  3. DarthNoctambulus

    DarthNoctambulus Jedi Master star 4

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    Heh. Sounds great. I'd love to see some clarifications about the role of the Mangos during the Clone Wars.
     
  4. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    I don't see what the big deal with Mandos are. Mercs in body armour that barely even covers a fraction of their bodies, helmets, and very little talking.
     
  5. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    Even so, its still sounds like the most promising issue in months, so that's a plus.
     
  6. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "don't see what the big deal with Mandos are. Mercs in body armour that barely even covers a fraction of their bodies, helmets, and very little talking. "

    Depends on what MAndalorians your talking about.
     
  7. Esplin9466

    Esplin9466 Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't see what the big deal with Mandos are. Mercs in body armour that barely even covers a fraction of their bodies, helmets, and very little talking.

    IRIDORIAN POWER!~!1 WOOT!!!
     
  8. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    :p What makes them so cool, captivating, to other mercs, rogues, scoflaws, freelancers . . . Echani?
     
  9. Leto II

    Leto II Jedi Padawan star 6

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    Abel's writing this one, eh? Nice to see more official stuff from one of the old SW Fanboy Association.

    Up next -- Echani and Gungan porn. (Vorlon-fetishists have nothing on Excellence... [face_thinking])
     
  10. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    Gungan porn . . .? There are Gamorreans out there, you know, Leto.

    . . . I've just realised. Has there been a single female Mando at all, the way we've never seen a female Sith Dark Lord? Why is SW so male oriented?

    (I'm talkin' properly shown characters, not source material referenced or long ago published stuff.)
     
  11. Pellaeon-Firke

    Pellaeon-Firke Jedi Knight star 5

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    the way we've never seen a female Sith Dark Lord?

    //obligatory Lumiya response

    Oh, and Bastila (or Revan) too.
     
  12. exar-tull

    exar-tull Jedi Master star 5

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    when is insider 80 going to be on newstands?
     
  13. ausar_vos

    ausar_vos Jedi Youngling star 1

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    After a year ½, finally LFL is responding. I guess all this fuss from Mandomanics like myself did pay off after all. Maybe we'll end up getting some order in this continuity mess LFL encouraged and thereby, created!

    Mandalorian Power!

    Holl@@@chaboooy!
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm just hoping for more info on the Mandalorian references from Republics 65 & 67, as there are definitely some awesome story potential in explaining why they both attack the Republic and seemingly attempt an attack on a Confederate facility- there's some strong Palpatine/Dooku manipulations potemtial there that could easily tie into the Marvel backstory of the Mandalorians and their eventualy enslavement under the Empire.
     
  15. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes but what if Mandalore(the warrior) is Confederate, if he appears that is?

    Plus who knows how long those bodies in that cave have been there. They didn't even have an insignia that told which faction they were from, Mandalore Army or Merc Army.

     
  16. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    when is insider 80 going to be on newstands?


    Probably not for a while seeing as issue 79 hasnt even started going out to subscribers yet.
     
  17. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Cool stuff. I wonder if they'll stick that guy, Hokan from Republic Commando in.
     
  18. exar-tull

    exar-tull Jedi Master star 5

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    [face_plain] i utterly despise the current amount of issues and magazine quality as of late.
     
  19. TalonCard

    TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff star 5 VIP

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    True--but this article looks promising! :D

    TC
     
  20. ausar_vos

    ausar_vos Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm sure Insider will see sales increase because of the buzz on this article. Alot of pressure on the writer though. Hopefully we will see a full spectrum of Mandalorian evolution rather then just the ToTOR era. After all this is the debate, Mandalorians in the days of Ulic Qel Droma are different from the Mercenaries of Jaster's group in the Prequel era. How do we stratify those Mandalorians with those in Marvel #68-69? How do we establish an official continuity thread that spans over 4000 years of Mandalorian history? Of course, we the fans have come up with countless hypothesises, but LFL has never wanted to face this continuity problem until now. Seemingly? Yet, even without Nuke/Bane, Star Wars forums are filled with heated discussions and debate over this mysterious and popular race of mythic warriors. I don't understand why LFL would keep fans in the dark for so long....

    wait, I forgot: NUKE

    Holl@chaboy Nuke!
     
  21. Ransel

    Ransel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I just hope the Insider improves or reintroduces some of their features because lately they haven't been worth buying. All they are now is a catalog for Starwarsshop.
     
  22. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    Hey folks!

    Thanks Leto II and TalonCard for the votes of confidence! If you've enjoyed my past SW work, this one should knock your socks off.

    "I'm sure Insider will see sales increase because of the buzz on this article. Alot of pressure on the writer though."

    I appreciate the empathy Ausar_vos. :) This is probably the hardest article I've ever written for LFL.

    "I don't understand why LFL would keep fans in the dark for so long...."

    See previous comment. :) Basically, no one was willing to take this issue head on. There are few real continuity nightmares left, but this is one of them. Originally part of Marvel unholy trinity (along with skinny Jabba and the Sky'tri's recollection of Obi-Wan's *two* apprentices, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader), this continuity issue was already a mess before the prequels and Open Seasons got added to the mix. This Mandalorian piece was a personal crusade of mine, and I've given it my best shot while trying to have fun.

    Fans of the Emperor's Pawns, Grand Admirals and Fact Files articles (and even my old SWFA work) should know what to expect from me by now. In the end, I'm fairly sure more people will be satisfied with the results than not, and I'll be happy to discuss the article once it's out.

    Take care,
    Abel

    P.S. Expect some surprises.
     
  23. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Let me guess on the surprises. There are no more Mandalore's, the clans are gone, Fenn is a Clone as is Tobi, and there is no such thing as Mandalore or the Mandalore sector. All the Mandalorians are dead.

    Oh, and Boba is the greatest Mandalorian that ever lived, even though he isn't one.
     
  24. Leto II

    Leto II Jedi Padawan star 6

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    Thanks, and thanks muchly.

    Quickish Question-Type-of-Thing: any under-the-gun storypoints from Knights of the Old Republic II making the article? Reputedly, some new Mandalorian historical "fillips" are getting woven into the fabric.
     
  25. Halagad_Ventor

    Halagad_Ventor Star Wars Author - SWRPG Designer star 4 VIP

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    "Let me guess on the surprises. There are no more Mandalore's, the clans are gone, Fenn is a Clone as is Tobi, and there is no such thing as Mandalore or the Mandalore sector. All the Mandalorians are dead.

    Oh, and Boba is the greatest Mandalorian that ever lived, even though he isn't one."

    Oh my gosh! HOW did you KNOW? You...you must be my editor!

    Enjoy the article, Nuke. :) (And for the record, the Mandalore Sector didn't exist officially until I wrote it in the Grand Admirals article).

    Best,
    Abel
     
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