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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Point Given , Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I just finished Star's End the other day, and as I expected, it is yet another great EU tale. Now I have more Rebel Dawn to read before Han Solo's Revenge and finally Lost Legacy. Every time I read a good EU book like these, it just makes me miss the EU even more. The canon universe is missing something truly special, and I just don't see it ever coming back.
     
  2. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    The paperback version of my latest book, AGENT G, is out today. It's a bit early since we were setting up everything for release on April 1st.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/154475518X/

    “Black Technology has made murder a billion dollar industry.”

    The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them. Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly. After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?
     
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  3. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It really is something else. First episode was great, second episode went above and beyond it.

    What's especially exciting is that from the preview for next week, it looks like the third episode will finish covering everything that was shown in the pre-release previews. So the next seven episodes can go anywhere.
     
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  4. Valryk

    Valryk Jedi Knight star 2

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    How would it play out if it went the PPG route?

    Assassin girl lands a hit on Jack - ''Oh em gee, YAAAS!''

    Aku on the phone - ''Who is this?! Hello, this is dog, HA HA HA HA HA....''
     
  5. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Knight star 4

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    They got Aku so right last episodes! I was so happy to see the return of the Master of Masters

     
  6. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    My wife sadly broke her leg on Wednesday and we've been doing our best to modify the house to be Kat-proofed.

    Surgery is tomorrow.

    Well wishes and Force vibes appreciated.
     
  7. Contessa

    Contessa Jedi Master star 3

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    Seriously. Samurai Jack's been killing it so far. I only hope Young Justice is this good when it returns.
     
  8. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    With the new Rebels and the return of Samurai Jack, animated TV has been making me really happy lately.
    Thus far, S05 is a bit darker than previous SJ, but it suits it well. Very Kurosawa.
     
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  9. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    I concur that the new Samurai Jack has been great thus far. Tartakovsky is one of the best animators today without a doubt.
     
  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  11. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    His face looks like a buffed Mr Bean.
     
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  12. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Right actor, wrong character.

     
  13. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Ciaphas Cain is one of the great literary comedy characters ripped off from another....but much more likable than his inspiration.
     
  14. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm still waiting on the third omnibus. Black Library has gone to trash in the last few years.
     
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  15. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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    They've had problems, there was a lot of internal shuffling about until someone finally realized it wasn't working. There's an interview with a now former editor that talks about some of it.

    But they've put out some good stuff recently, Fabius Bile: Primogenitor was an excellent read - a delightful look at the mad scientist. Master of Mankind was also awesome and we briefly got to see the Emperor in action, it was omgthisisf***ingOPbat****insane levels of power. The poorly titled and marketed Genestealer Cutls was gloriously dark and creepy - with characters having their sanity pushed to the brink, but this is the guy who also did Fire Caste (another one where marketing was high as a kite for some reason) which was dark, creepy, insanity driving.
     
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  16. Onderon1

    Onderon1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Charles - I hope everything went well. Best wishes to you all.
     
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  17. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Alas, Kat's leg was infected so they can't do the surgery until next Tuesday.

    Which is another week we have to board the dogs.

    Oh dear.
     
  18. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Take care Chuck and keep us posted! Hope it all goes well. :)

    --Adm. Nick
     
  19. Valryk

    Valryk Jedi Knight star 2

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    Too many servants of the Corpse Emperor in this thread. THINGS SHALL GET LOUD NOW
     
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  20. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I want you to know that I liked this post with the intention of a Facebook Sadface Like, not a Facebook Gleefulface Like. I cannot speak on behalf of the other half dozen who also liked that post. I don't trust anyone here.
     
  21. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Aww, you're too kind.

    In any case, the surgery was delayed a week.
     
  22. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    This was the first time I've seen the Jedi Prince series mentioned outside of this forum. (It's in the mouseover text, for those unfamiliar with xkcd.)
     
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  23. jSarek

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    I'm sorry your wife is having to go through this. I hope the infection subsides quickly and the surgery goes smoothly.
     
  24. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Hope it will go well from now on.
     
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  25. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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    Gamiel Just looking at that Emperor's Children marine is enough to make my ears smell purple.

    Charlemagne19 Hope everything turns out ok.
     
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