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Star By Star title analysis.

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Darth Ludicrous, Oct 13, 2001.

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  1. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Many people have been shortening Star by Star as SbS, while I have preferred to use SxS. Why? Star By Star said another way is "Star Crossed" and everyone knows that Star-Crossed is a euphemism for fated tragedy. Remember that in Romeo and Juliet, the pair are immediately identified as star-crossed lovers.
    It is my theory that the title doesn't refer to the Vong taking the Galaxy one star at a time, or two stars next to each other, but rather certain fated tragedy.
    Most of you already know one tragedy. I have a feeling there is going to be a lot more.
     
  2. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    Uh oh, DL has a feeling. We're all doomed :)

    But yeah, I agree. I call it SbS simple because it's the letters, but yours makes more sense
     
  3. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    Actually SxS would be Star-Squared.

    Same as 5x5, not being 5 crossed, but 5 Squared.
     
  4. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah, I call it SBS cause it's the leters. The same way with VP, and BP, and every other book. And I still thing it just refers to the galaxy being taken over star by star. Like that one line in.... well it was in one of the books. Maybe I'll change my mind when I read the whole unabridged book, if there's another meaning to it.
     
  5. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  6. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, I hate math. :D
     
  7. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    yep.


    I prefer DL's reasoning, because it isnt the obvious answer. Name ONE NJO book with an obvious name :)
     
  8. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    Star times Star, or Star Squared, if you use SxS.
     
  9. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Um, Rebirth.....
     
  10. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    maybe we should start calling it *+
     
  11. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    S+S = 2S, ;).
     
  12. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  13. jainasolo2001

    jainasolo2001 Jedi Master star 4

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    I KNEW I should have paid attention in high school!!! :mad:
     
  14. Doogie76

    Doogie76 Jedi Master star 1

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    I dont think we want to use Star squared, would look ridiculous like Alien3 or something whacked like that...It means the Yuuzhan Vong are conquering one system at a time.
     
  15. Dev Sibwarra

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Makes sense. Vectors and Balance Points are both mathematical concepts.
     
  16. jainasolo2001

    jainasolo2001 Jedi Master star 4

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    NOOOOO!!! I knew my conspiracy theory was correct!! Star Wars is all just a scam to get me to understand math! I don't wanna learn- can't I be the blissful stupid that I've always been? Okay, that's it no more- I'm NOT gonna buy SbS! You can't make me understand. I don't wanna!
     
  17. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    Just wait til HC5: Pie R Squared :)
     
  18. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    LOL.

    All math is evil and has no place in SW.
     
  19. Mateo

    Mateo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    There is probably a way to stop the vong alittle bit, try poisioning the astroids their ships eat or find a way to kill the worldships with chemical weapons and take them out while they are crippled.
     
  20. Tahiri_2

    Tahiri_2 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    omg.... i have to do this to everything at school. I read starwars for fun but you have a really good point. My teacher would be proud. :)
     
  21. SCI_FI_NUT

    SCI_FI_NUT Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I know!!
    Open up a worm hole to the ST galaxy and drag a half dozen BORG cubes over to GFFA, Let tehm loose deep in Vong territory. Then stand back and watch the fire works as the BORG try to assiilate teh VONG and the VONG try to wipe out the even GREATER infadels. Sure then they'll have to deal with the winner but in the mean time that'd be quite a fight to watch!!!!
     
  22. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

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    'x' means times when your dealing with numbers and means crossed when your dealing with Matricies (multiply matrix's).

    DL then interprets that his 'S' stands for a matrix (commenly called a set of equations but its not really that). However if it is truelly a Matrix you learn that S crossed by S = 0

    So SxS means nothing. SbS should be the proper way to abreavitate Star by Star not SxS.
     
  23. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

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    You know the only way to defeat the Vong is with long division and various other forms of maths. Ahahahahaahhaahahhahaahaha! [face_devil]
     
  24. Xun_Tsarea

    Xun_Tsarea Jedi Youngling

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    HC5 is know known as the Reality Paradox, which excitingly focuses on Qwi Xux's attempts to solve the first order differential equation that prove the Vong are a mathematical impossibility.
     
  25. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    First order ? Hum... A bit simple for Xux, no ?
     
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