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Lit One Sentence or Less -- REBELS (SEASON 1)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    In honor of the Essential Reader's Companion, I thought it would be a fun game to compose our own novel summaries, but for those busy professionals out there who can't swallow a 500-page guide. So let's see if we can boil these suckers down into one sentence or less. By "or less", I mean that you get bonus theoretical points for brevity - if you can do a phrase, even better. That said, I'm gonna go ahead and declare 1-3 words off-limits, because I can see a lot of people just saying "crap" or "best book ever" rather than actually summarizing.

    The goal here is to honestly encapsulate the gist of a book as briefly as possible. Readers vote for their favorite via likes, and each round should continue for at least a day or two, depending on whether a clear frontrunner emerges. I may or may not babysit this thing extensively, so if a given round seems to be over, anyone who wants to move on to the next is free to do so.

    Personally, I'm gonna go roughly chronological starting at Endor, but we can pretty much do any order we feel like - and both novels and comics at will. Once we get a bunch of winners I want to actually compile them into some kind of document, so while cleverness counts, try not to be so ridiculous that your sentence isn't actually helpful.

    Okay, The Truce at Bakura. Go.

    [:D]
     
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  2. stung4ever

    stung4ever Jedi Master star 3

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    Luke kills Dinosaurs.
     
  3. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Leia's Daddy Issues.
     
  4. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Invasion of the evil reptilian soul-snatchers from another planet. No, really.
     
  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Extra rule: once a round is over, new submissions can supplant old winners if they receive more likes than the original did.
     
  6. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The book set right after the so-called Battle of Endor (which never happened).
     
  8. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    Techno-slavery, Imperials, and lizards, oh my!
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Bakura or bust.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  10. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Palpatine's dead, so space lizards try to steal everyone's souls to run their doors.
     
  11. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Alternative submission (posted separate for the sake of keeping track of the likes):

    The Matrix, but with velociraptors.
     
  12. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    Luke the Ladykiller, Part 1.
     
  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Luke defeats soul-snatching aliens but doesn't get the girl.
     
  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Seriously? No one's said it yet?

    Dinosaurs on a spaceship.
     
  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Never mind the New Republic, here's a boring planet in the middle of nowhere!
     
  16. cavalier_one

    cavalier_one Jedi Master star 4

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    Curse your sudden yet inevitable betrayal!
     
  17. jedimaster203

    jedimaster203 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Luke has a relationship with a young boy, who is killed by space dinosaurs.
     
  18. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Imps and Rebs fight raptors in pyramids.
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Bump; giving TAB one more day.
     
  20. AirNeeva

    AirNeeva Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Dinosaurs with humans.
     
  21. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Rebels and Imperials defeat dinosaurs who decided humans make great duracells.

    Dibs on RC:eek:rder 66: Four weddings and a funeral.
     
  22. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    That is one sneaky way to get a like by bringing up two at once... :p
     
  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Speaking of which, I reserve the right to disqualify a winner if their line doesn't actually describe the book at all. Looking at you, cavalier_one.
     
  24. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've been calling it that for years, and didn't want to get ninja'd :D

    As for Cav_One, it does fit rather well. Both for the sudden but inevitable betrayal at the end, but for the dinosaur reference due to Wash. Great Firefly scene.
     
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, you can't disqualify that entry. We'll revolt. :p

    ...well no, I don't approve of revolts. They're revolting. Um. We'll oppress you!
     
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