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Lit Is Yoda A Whill?.

Discussion in 'Literature' started by snelson, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. snelson

    snelson Jedi Master star 4

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    is yoda a whill? I hope we will find out what his species is.
     
  2. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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  3. Red.Two

    Red.Two Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Or is Yoda a Whip?

    Whip? Or Whill?
     
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  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Where there's a way, a Whill, there is.
     
  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    The Whill of The Force, Yoda follows.
     
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  6. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I'm pretty sure Lucas has denied this, though I lack the exact quote or quotes.
     
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  7. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    He's a muppet. ;)
     
  8. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    If Yoda is a Whill, does that make Palpatine a Whont?
     
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  9. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dr. Seuss' Star Wars!
     
  10. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn

    Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's funny to me here is the way this is written like Prequel Yoda dialogue (verb at the end). Isn't the actual line "Always in motion is the future"?

    Sorry, carry on.
     
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  11. snelson

    snelson Jedi Master star 4

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  12. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lucas has notably described Yoda as "a frog" or "the offspring of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy."
     
  13. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Man, I'd actually entirely forgotten how much more restrained OT Yoda was with the backwards speak.
     
  14. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    In never really got why they decided to give that Yoda-like Jedi Master in KOTOR a first and a last name...
    Vandar Tokare...

    I always presumed members of Yoda's species only used one word as name.
     
  15. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If you asked 'em why Yoda only has one name, they would tell you just what they already answered about Palpatine a few years ago: "That's not so unusual even in our own galaxy. For example, in one of the world's most populous countries, Indonesia, many people go by one name. And even some last names are just that, not family names."

    I revere Steve Stansweet as much as everyone else, but that really wasn't a proper answer, since all other Naboo had both first and last names...
     
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  16. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    People on Earth do both, why not Naboo?
     
  17. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I prefer he isn't a Whill. I prefer he stay as a member of an unknown species. :D

    My brother has only one name. His "last name" is our father's name. Same with me, except I have two.

    And a more famous example, Teller from Penn and Teller has only one name. Wasn't born with one name, but now he has it.
     
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  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Honestly, the whole thing about learning his species makes me roll my eyes--if they come out tomorrow and announce that he's a Flibbian from Flibbonia, what exactly does that add to our understanding of him? If a book actually went into his home planet and culture and stuff, granted, that could be interesting, but just naming the species accomplishes nothing.
     
  19. Hansa

    Hansa Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I actually would be really upset if we had any information about his species at all. There's not much in the SW franchise that is mysterious. We know where the Sith came from, we know Boba Fett is a clone from Kamino, we know that the force influences midichlorians... but we have no information about Yoda's species. And that's how it should stay.

    And good question -- what does it accomplish?
     
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  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well I think there's a distinction between detailing it just to check a box and detailing it in order to tell a story. There's a lot that could be done with a younger Yoda if they were so inclined--his home planet could factor into that, or it could not. It doesn't necessarily accomplish anything, but it doesn't necessarily hurt, either--I don't see Yoda as having some special mystique to him purely because we don't know his species.
     
  21. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    True. But the planetary cultures of the GFFA haven't been portrayed fairly realistically so far; most of the planets in the Star Wars universe have been featuring a ludicrously unified culture--just look at Alderaan or Corellia.
     
  22. CooperTFN

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  23. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    That's just cold, man.
     
  24. The_Phantom_Calamari

    The_Phantom_Calamari Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hey, we know practically nothing about Stewjon, but it was a joyous day indeed when it was revealed to be Obi-Wan's homeworld.
     
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  25. CooperTFN

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