Lit Literature member interviews

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  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben 16. What changes, if any, would you make to the post-ROTJ EU?

    17. If you could live on any planet in the GFFA, what would that be?
  2. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    16. What changes, if any, would you make to the post-ROTJ EU?

    Ohhhhhh.....

    First, Dark Empire would be deemed a total victory instead of a disaster.

    Pellaeon vs Ackbar would exist by now, plus the publishing of the Re-Enlistment of Baron Fel.
    (Annotated editions of DFR and TLC would also be done.)

    Legacy and KOTOR would not have been axed in their prime! DN-LOTF-FOTJ-C get death starred.

    NJO would have been an epic battle of the Jedi and Republic against the Vong, who would have still got to Coruscant, but would have had to work a lot harder, as the Vong realise too late their mistake that a galaxy blasted by civil war isn't as weak as they assumed. Shamed Ones could still have been freed but only by killing all the warriors, which the Jedi and NR are reluctant to do, but since the Vong outlook is no surrender ever, there is no other option. Orbital bombardment would have been used more frequently against enemy assets too. In a couple of cases the Republic would have no option but to Base Delta Zero a Vong world - the point being that war forces such choices. In order to protect NR citizens, the Vong must be fought and killed and those of them that can be saved, can't be while the war rages. The driving idea behind this would be to look at what has been done in other popular franchises and then top it - so B5, DSN advance things so far and SW picks up the gauntlet they've thrown down. Oh and the books would be larger - if it's going to be epic, then it needs epic books!

    Following the NJO, we would have various stories detailing what happened afterwards, which shows how the galaxy recovers.

    Far more use of anthologies of short stories to expand the universe.

    Agent of the Empire and Rebellion would have continued instead of getting axed too..

    OK, so some of these don't belong to that specific era but so what? :)

    17. If you could live on any planet in the GFFA, what would that be?

    A deceptively tough question. Hoth's a snowball, Tattooine's a dump, so too is Coruscant. Alderaan? No, I need one that's intact.

    For the Renaissance-style architecture, I'd be inclined to Naboo.
  3. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben 18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

    19. What person involved in SW would you want to meet most, dead or alive, and why? (ie actor, writer, director, artist, etc.)
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yes.
  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    18. What would you do if you won the lottery?

    Well, first I'd have to buy a ticket!

    If it got lucky? Well, I might be more wealthy than I can imagine but I can imagine quite a bit. Truth is, I really don;'t know and what-if speculation has certain perils attached as, on at least two grounds, I ought to be dead by now! Plus the way things are I'm more focused on the present moment and enjoying, as far as I can, what I have in the here and now.

    19. What person involved in SW would you want to meet most, dead or alive, and why? (ie actor, writer, director, artist, etc.)

    First, the departed:

    In terms of the films, I think it'd have to be Ralph McQuarrie - his contribution was immense and his artistic skills quite incredible. In terms of the EU it would have been excellent to meet Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin, have heard so much about both of them over the last 20 years.

    Second, the living:

    I think it'd be, due to the sense of personality I get from their board activity, John Ostrander and JJM. More so the former, as I sent him a very small contribution for that surgery he had - it'd be cool to see who it helped. Plus, over the last 10 years, more so than any comics writer, Ostrander's made SW worth reading better than anyone. JJM runs him very, very close though in my opinion.
  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben Okay, I'm gonna do some rapid-fire questions for a bit. One-word or phrase answers will suffice.

    What is your favorite color?

    Favorite animal?

    Favorite food?

    Favorite sport?

    Least favorite sport?
  7. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    What is your favorite color?

    Blue

    Favorite animal?

    Cat

    Favorite food?

    Chocolate (Bacon's a close second)

    Favorite sport?

    Very few

    Least favorite sport?

    Most sports
  8. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben What is your favorite word?

    Favorite music genre?

    Least favorite smell?

    Favorite Python?

    Least favorite school subject?
  9. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    What is your favorite word?

    Too many to pick just one

    Favorite music genre?

    Soundtracks

    Least favorite smell?

    Turd

    Favorite Python?

    Eric Idle

    Least favorite school subject?

    French
  10. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben What is your favorite season?

    Favorite mode of transportation?

    Least favorite TV show genre?

    Favorite place to read?

    Least favorite noise?

    (I swear, we'll get back to interesting questions soon :p )
  11. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    What is your favorite season?

    Spring

    Favorite mode of transportation?

    Train - preferably working

    Least favorite TV show genre?

    Reality TV / soaps

    Favorite place to read?

    At home, in a comfy chair

    Least favorite noise?

    Anything high-pitched of a certain frequency range
  12. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    @Jedi Ben 20. What was your reaction to Disney's purchase of SW, and what are your hopes for the sequels?

    21. What's your general opinion on America? Do you think the people on here and elsewhere online are a fair representation of the USA?
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  13. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Ok, both of those are not going to be short and probably won't be tonight!
  14. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    "21. What's your general opinion on America? Do you think the people on here and elsewhere online are a fair representation of the USA? "

    Ben, the answer to this question is FREEDOM. [face_flag]
  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Tut, tut - your Emperor is most displeased, Citizen Jello, kindly report for corrective measures immediately.
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  16. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Special Relationship for the win! [:D] [face_flag] [IMG]

    --Adm. Nick
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  17. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Soundtrack is not a genre :p
  18. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I tend to agree. Film, TV, and game music is really a category unto itself, not really falling under "instrumental" or "classical" or any some-such.
  20. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Technically, "soundtrack" is in the same category as "classic rock" or "christian rock" or : a format, not a genre proper (the latter is based entirely on sound/composition). I've personally always found it interesting that some of the most common labels aren't actual genres.

    But I'm just giving you a hard time, I know what you mean. :p Whenever you're done with the main questions, I'd love to know some of your favorite soundtracks.
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  21. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Incidentally, where's the line then? Because quite a few soundtrack composers would argue there's no shortage of composition involved!
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  22. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Deciding where that line is is practically a field in of itself, one in which very few people are interested in (I've always found genre designations interesting, but I know most find them tedious and unnecessary). Essentially, it all comes down to soundtracks being composed for a film/game/TV show, yet still being drawn from pre-existing genres; James Bond soundtracks, for instance, tend to be classical with heavy jazz leanings, where on the other side of the scale, the soundtrack for Breaking Bad (the non-licensed songs, that is) tend to veer on the side of minimalistic noise. In other words, a soundtrack composer is drawing from a toolbox that is already there, rather than inventing a new toolbox entirely. That's not to say that you don't get some tremendously creative soundtrack artists; on the contrary, you frequently see innovation from them, as they have to meet very specific demands (matching the mood of whatever they're soundtracking) that other artists don't.

    All that said, despite my comment that I'm really not sure why I made (sleep deprivation I guess, have to stay awake at all costs for the next several hours and this is as good a way as any) I don't have a problem with soundtrack as a designation, because as Todd mentions, "instrumental" or "classical" just really doesn't get the idea across adequately. Same thing for people saying they're fans of classic rock. Doesn't matter if it's not entirely accurate, it's helpful. I've met some people who are much more stingy about that kind of stuff, and they tend to be incredibly annoying.
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    In the Empire, every citizen has the freedom to serve the Emperor to his or her utmost. [face_flag]
  24. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    You may think that, I couldn't possibly comment.
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    'course not. Urquhart was a traitor to His Majesty.