Turns out my perception of time is a bit wonky, but in many ways superior. I actually wrote the reply to these questions a month ago, and you guys are only now getting it. Try to keep up. 9. What places have you traveled to? Which one is your favorite? I'm currently in Palm Beach, Florida, allegedly for my 21'st birthday in about a week. The fact that I don't care for Florida is an inconsequential detail. Well, Florida is fine, but I'm not such a huge fan of beaches. They're just so... boring. I like to swim, but that's not something I need to travel hundreds of miles to do. And yes, I'm completely aware I'm coming off as the most grumpy 20 year old in existence. My most frequent traveled place would be New York city. I love New York. Sure, it smells bad, the people are rude, and it's crowded. Yes, it's ridiculously expensive. And dirty. And the people don't know how to drive. But it's... well, I've got nothing. But I love it. As a bit of an insomniac, a city that never sleeps is my kind of city. Also, I love being able to walk everywhere. Other places I've traveled... only time I've been out of the country was when I went to Mexico. Had a chance to go to Jamaica, but I blew it off for whatever reason. Aside from that, I've spent time in California, New Orleans, and tons of other interchangeable beach towns. 10. What were your thoughts when Disney announced the purchase of Lucasfilm? Have they changed since then? I had a wide range of thoughts and feelings on the subject hit me when I heard the news. In this case, the sheer multitude of complex and contradicting emotions could be most accurately conveyed with two simple words. Well, ****. Like most EU fans, one of my immediate thoughts was the implications this would have on the EU. One thing that's always appealed to be about Star Wars is the fact that it's one unified storytelling universe, a fictional history. There are other efforts similar to it, but in the final analysis, there's nothing quite like Star Wars. DC and Marvel make an effort to keep continuity, but I'm pretty sure it's scientifically impossible to follow it without shutting down a large portion of your brain; you just have to enjoy the story you're reading. While I hear Star Trek has created a strict continuity for their novels in recent years, the majority of Trek books on the market are still unrelated to each other. What Star Wars had was unique, and I'll be saddened to see it go. Given time to process the news, I've become more accepting, and perhaps even optimistic (the enthusiasm of people like AdmiralNick22 is quite contagious). Although I love the fact that all Star Wars works are one, I've begun to think that an alternate interpretation would not be the worst thing int he world. The Star Wars movies are pop culture milestones, and if anything deserves an alternate artistic interpretation, it's the events that follow them. Considering the latest book in the post-ROTJ timeline has an average review rating of something like 3.5, it's safe to say to suggest that that part of the timeline could use some alternate interpretation. Another thing I love about Star Wars is not that it's just a shared universe, but a multimedia shared universe. Every medium has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to narrative, and Star Wars is the only fictional universe I can think of that uses them all. The way I've come to see it, we've gotten some truly great fantasy and sci-fi authors to contribute to the Star Wars universe. We've gotten great Star Wars comics. We've gotten a few really great Star Wars games, even if there could definitely, definitely be more done in that field. Let's see what film makers can do, given free reign of the setting. Continuity, in my mind, is a great thing. By connecting all of the stories in the universe, the sub-par stories are made better and given greater relevance, simply by being part of a larger whole. But like everything, it also has its downside; in this case, it means that authors are forever shackled to mistakes and narrative missteps made in the past. I find the idea that we'll be getting new interpretations of Star Wars liberating. The important thing for me, however, is that I will not think of these new stories as "invalidating" the old ones, simply because they have a bigger budget behind them. In the same way that I believe there's a lot of power in continuity, there's also a use for alternate universes. Let the current EU live on, not as "continuity B" or as infinities, but as an equally valid and equally "possible" continuation of the Star Wars saga.