Lit Should Star Wars authors refrain from doing Romances?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by tylrkrby, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I actually love that that's in there and no one even raises an eyebrow about it.
  2. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not so much freaked out by her being a Bothan than freaked out because she looks like Richard Nixon.
  3. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    I think this was the first couple I ever shipped. Thanks for retroactively ruining my burgeoning adolescence, TOR.
  4. tylrkrby Jedi Youngling

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    This makes me happy
  5. tylrkrby Jedi Youngling

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    Richard Nixon was the Bothan of his time
  6. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Blame the dark side, man.

    No, seriously, Hobbie and Janson were under the influence of the Sith temple in the area.

    Well, I already promised LI the next one would be about spy fiction . . . but maybe I can fit it in.
  7. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    But especially in attack of the clones. I'll just list my top five quotes even though no one asked.

    Anakin: "It seems an obvious thing to you, but where I grew up there weren't any lakes. Whenever I see this much water, every detail of it..."
    Padme: "Amazes you?"
    Anakin: "And pleases me."

    Padme: "I love the water."
    Anakin: "I do too, I guess it comes from growing up on a desert planet."

    "If Master Obi-wan was here, he would be very grumpy." - Anakin

    "I'm not going to give into this," she said with all the conviction she could muster. "I have more important things to do than fall in love."- Padme

    Padme: "That sounds an awful lot like a dictatorship."
    Anakin: "Well, if it works..."
  8. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    That's what happens when Anakin goes off-script. Should have listened to Tag.
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  9. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    Hello ladies! Look at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me. But if he starts endorsing a totalitarian dictatorship, he could share the same political views as me. Look down, back up- where are you? You're on a moisture farm, in Tattooine, and I just slaughtered an entire tribe of Tusken Raiders. Anything is possible when your man is an emotionally unstable Jedi Padawan. I'm on a shaak.

    (Anakin + Old Spice Commercial)
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  10. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    What do IP mean?:confused:
  11. AnakinColodin Jedi Grand Master

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    Intellectual Property(ie Books, movies, comics, plays etc)
  12. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    thanks
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  13. tylrkrby Jedi Youngling

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    Wait did my man just confess to killing men women and children?......better go give him a hug
  14. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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  15. cthugha Jedi Grand Master

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  16. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    clean romance in the context of a overarching story is fine, but a actual star wars romance book.... no way!!
  17. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  18. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    How you could forget all the stuff about SSSAAAAANNNDD!

    He hates SSSAAAAANNNNNDDDDDDD!

    It gets EV-ERY-WHERRRRRE!
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  19. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Why not? We have Westerns (Daley Han Solo Books and Kenobi), Hurt Comfort (Wild Space, Children of the Jedi), Heist (Scoundrels), Military (Republic Commando, X-Wing), Crme (Shadows of the Empire, Scourge), Philosophies (Shatterpoint, Traitor), Horror (Death Troopers, Red Harvest), Political Thrillers (Cloak of Deception, Plagues) and Gorn (Crucible, Star by Star) Why not a full Romance?
  20. tylrkrby Jedi Youngling

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    50 Shades Of Grey.......JEDI
  21. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    No No No

    That's not romance. It's PWP.
  22. tylrkrby Jedi Youngling

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    ITS A LITERARY MASTERPIECE
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Tatooine Ghost had a strong romance theme. That's as far as it should go though.


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  24. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Wouldn't Courtship of Princess Leia fall under romance? Been awhile since I read it but close enough from what I remember.
  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I think that one would be an example of why Star Wars authors shouldn't focus on romance.


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