Lit L-Canon -- or, Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands (Final Results Announced)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    That's because Yaddle is clearly the evil mastermind that has corrupted Barriss.

    Do you think they're not going to take up the chance to have a Yoda vs Yaddle CGI battle? :p
  2. Lugija Force Ghost

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    You mean Anakin vs Yaddle. Meanwhile Obi-Wan duels Grievous.
  3. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Hmm... I think I can do a fanfilm of that duel... *throws two bouncy balls into a box and tapes it for hours* :p
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  4. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Whoawhoawhoa--just because I had a busy day at work doesn't mean you guys can go ahead and change the topic without me. :p

    Informal poll on Ryloth, to see where we stand...

    A) astronomical retcon--orbit is just wacky naturally, can both rotate and not rotate

    B) superweapon retcon--Seps fudged the rotation temporarily

    C) scorched-earth retcon--planet always rotated, earlier statements about fixed orbit were just rumors
  5. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Though I'd never even considered it before, I've gotta say I'm leaning toward option (B).
  6. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    that is not really a choice if it lacks other discussed statements.. A) is described wrong... or do you mean the double axis fix with that? do not influence voters by describing disliked options worse ;) Besides C) is no retcon or solution since it does not explain the ice side, merely solve one part of the problem. except the iceside does exist with other tech or nontech explanation as presented above. please reword your options more clearly for all to vote.

    My vote goes to A)
  7. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    They were meant as rough categories, obviously a comprehensive solution will involve more details. And as for this:

    I believe "wacky" covers it. :p

    My thinking was, once we know which general flavor of retcon we like, we can then get back into specifics. If 90% of people want B, then there's no reason to keep arguing about axis variations.
  8. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    it'll not be that easy to shut me up :p Zor betrayed me already.. but I won't give up ;)

    Can't wait for the day TCW decides to put your superweapon retcon into effect and... at the episodes end Ryloth is no more but drifting debris.. Separatists declare "Oops.. that superlaser the Geonosians build works better than we expected.." retcon THAT :cool:
  9. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    For what it's worth, I started out preferring B and the debate so far is making me much cooler with A.
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  10. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    I think your title for choice C shows a bit of bias, Coop... :p

    I choose the 'economical' choice of C. (If only because I think there's zero chance they will ever have Ryloth non-rotating at any point in any future work)
  11. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  12. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I'm going with astronomical variations. Note that if we go with the tilted axis and extend Ryloth's year, there will be a period in which one side of the planet is the sunward desert and the other side is the shadowed iceball, a period on the opposite side of the orbit in which the same pattern holds but the specific sides are reversed, and then two periods between each of those points in which the entire planet rotates through day and night "sideways." Depending on how you structure it, if its axis is parallel to the plane of its orbit, there will literally only be two moments at which you've got pure day and night sides, and you'll have a constantly increasing and decreasing habitable band of night/day rotation, or if you tilt the axis at, say, thirty degrees, you'll always have a day/night band without a single instance of pure 50/50 day/night. I think that should formally fulfill your concern that the planet be "always" rotating through day and night, because at least part of it always will be, and for significant periods, effectively the entire planet will be.
  13. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    B. The Vong terraform, why not the Seppies? They may simply be seeking access to mineral resources on the burning side. Like Nkllon, but rather than adapt to the surroundings, the Seppies, in a display of arrogance, makes the surroundings adapt to them.
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  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I like both of those perspectives. Consensus, my ass.
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  15. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    What about the one source that contradicts all other sources, despite the fact it is the most recent source, is actually wrong?
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  16. JackG Force Ghost

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    It's Lucas' vision!!!!!!11!1!!!11!!!!!11!
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  17. MistrX Force Ghost

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    That would ignore the entire point of this thread's existence.
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  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  19. Lugija Force Ghost

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    They were displeased with the Clone Wars... three months before it started? Does that contradict the EU
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  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    So fervent is their displeasure that it transcends the time-space continuum.
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  21. Starkeiller Force Ghost

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    Ah... The space time continuum. Wouldn't it be fun if Star Wars was like, say, an overly moralistic neo-pulp TV series from the 60s where all sorts of inconsistencies could be ironed out by the writers saying that "the alternate version of events take place in a mirror universe created by phase variances in the space-time fluctuation of the tetrapotasium warp core"?

    Well, no, it wouldn't be. I vote for A.
  22. darth fluffy Jedi Grand Master

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  23. KamSolusar Force Ghost

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    Or another 60s TV series where inconsistencies can be ironed out by simply waving a hand and saying "wibbly wobbly, timey wimey".
  24. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Actually, it's more like "Their EUs don't count at all".
  25. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Happens each time someone smacks Waru's side and the vibrations across his celestial gelatinous gold plated folds sent ripples through the time space continuum.