Fanclub New Jedi Order / Legacy of the Force Fan Club

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Adalia-Durron, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    I just finished reading Dark Tide II: Ruin. Please tell me the series gets less depressing, even for a little bit. The emotional toll is getting ridiculous.
  2. CPL_Macja Force Ghost

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    Wish I could Mirax but than I would be lying.

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  3. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    @CPL_Macja You really know how to keep moral up. :p
  4. CPL_Macja Force Ghost

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    Sorry... but that was part of the reason why I stopped reading them when they first came out... I was also in a very dark place at that time in my life. I am working my way back through my library hoping to start re reading the series soon.

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  5. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    I first read (half of) the series back when I was 13, so a lot of Jacen's internal conflicts and really anything involving the Solo kids, I loathed for some reason. Now I'm finding out that Jaina rocks and Anakin is pretty cool too. I'm still not sure how I feel about Jacen though.

    I think I stopped reading originally because the death toll was really getting to me. It's been over ten years since I last read them, so everything is new again, which is nice. I've forgotten all of who died when/what and stuff like that.

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    And I don't know why, but this is the first time Stackpole actually got me and made me believe he killed Corran. I flipped though the book in a panic because I couldn't believe he would actually kill Corran off. Damn you, Corran! You're going to give me an aneuryism if you keep pretending to die!
  6. CPL_Macja Force Ghost

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    Too true

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  7. Runjedirun Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Loved Anakin, mostly gave up reading after the NJO because I didn't think the EU could be any good without him. Been considering a re-read of the NJO....you guys are not encouraging me to re-read.
  8. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    There are fun parts with Wedge and Corran, at least in the two Stackpole books. It's not all depressing, only mostly. :p

    Wedge: Wouldn't bleeding into a cup and offering that make more sense?
    Corran: Um, sure, in a non-Corellian sort of way.

    Corran: I quit being a Jedi, too.
    Borsk?: You can't
    Corran: Okay, fire me. Um, there are parts of the Jedi Code I don't buy into, and these robes chafe.
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  9. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Enemy Lines onwards is better that the start of the series -- once Wedge, Tycho and Ackbar get back into harness, the Vong start taking a kicking!
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  10. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    I'm enjoying Betrayal, yes I'm a slow reader, but I take my time. Was a slow start but good now.
  11. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Hooray! I want Wedge back in an X-wing so bad. I can't wait. :)
  12. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    In Betrayal, the rivallry between Wedge and Han in fighters is hysterical!!!
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  13. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    *looks furiously to see where Betrayal is in the lineup of books to read*

    Noooo! I can't read these books fast enough.
  14. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    Corellia sea-level standard one point zero zero zero three, and zero variance from the pressure reading when we started the checklist.
    “Complete. You are ready to launch. Reenabling comm lines to Panther One.
    There was the faintest of clicks, and then Han heard Wedge's voice: “I hear you're finally ready to join the operation.”
    “Blasted checklists take forever. In a real vehicle, you can feel what's right and what's wrong.”
    “Don't feel guilty. You gave me time for a nap.”
    “I suspect you needed it.”
    “Ready to launch?”
    “Ready.” In truth, Han didn't feel entirely ready. He was, at last, beginning to question his role in this operation. Leia had questioned it days ago, become resigned to it, supported Han in his decision ever since. Now her doubts had finally wandered into his brain—was it the best idea for him to join this mission, having to train for it in secrecy?
    On the other hand, when had he ever definally ready to join the operation.”
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  15. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Oh Wedge, never stop being a smartass.
  16. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Wedge's Shriek dropped into hyperspace at the same moment.
    Han twisted his mouth into a disapproving grimace. Wedge was so competitive. This mission was going to be complicated by Wedge's trying to stay out in front, Wedge trying to be the one to shoot straightest, Wedge trying to plot the most efficient route.
    Well, Han would just have to show him who was best

    It's not just Wedge with an ego!
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  17. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Corellians, you either gotta love us or shoot us. :D ;)
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  18. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Wedge's features were entirely obscured by the tinting of his helmet's full-coverage blast visor, but he popped that up to glare at Han. “You don't have to be in front, you know,” he said. “The mission doesn't depend on it.”
    Han rotated his helmet a quarter turn and pulled it up and off. He offered Wedge his most insufferable grin, the one that, from time to time, came closest to driving Leia to violence. “Sure, I do.”
    Wedge's expression was unrelenting. “Did you notice the part where jockeying for position caused you to miss your missile launch window? Remember that?”
    “You covered for me pretty well,” Han said. “You show a lot of promise as a pilot. You ought to consider a career in the military?"
    Despite himself, Wedge grinned briefly. “You need to consider working as a team player.” He pulled his own helmet free.
    “I'm a team player,” Han protested. “As long as the rest of the team stays behind me.”
    “Your flying tactics alarm me—”
    “Ooh, General Antilles is alarmed—”
    “Because if you end up as a thin red film on the surface of Tralus, Leia will haunt me to the end of my days, which might be only one or two if she's mad enough.”
    Han nodded. “That's actually a good point. I recommend you keep me alive.”
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  19. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Mar 11, 2000
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    Thanks Addy, you're keeping me from sinking into complete despair as I read Hero's Trial. :D
  20. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Gotta love the book on iPad, makes it easy to copy and paste!
  21. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    All of those excerpts are great and all, but I don't think anything could motivate me to read the depressing osik that is LotF and FotJ.
  22. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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  23. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I am completely opposed to the storyline presented in LotF and FotJ, something that has never happened before in all of my time reading Star Wars novels.
  24. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Yeah, so you have told us a few times Zeta, and I appreciate your point of view. Having said that it is allowed to discuss the subject as this club incorporates both series. ;)
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Sep 2, 2012
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    What about the exchange where Han and Wedge are going back and forth about the fact that those starfighters don't give the atmosphere any respect and that unless there is a trail of debris from it it doesn't compare to the Falcon?
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