Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

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  1. Lugija Force Ghost

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    *knock knock*
    Ben: Coming coming. Every year I take a bath... Yes?
    Imperial Stormtroopers: We are having a random inspection. Have you seen any Jedi in this area?
    Ben: Sorry, I can't give information on my illegal work here protecting Darth Vader's secret son.
    Imperial Stormtroopers: *lift their eyebrows... I don't know how anyone can tell*
    Ben: Too hot. I have to get a drink.
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  2. TrandoJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Aww i loved the old cover! But I still am greatly looking forward to the book!
  3. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Just for the record--the original image, while awesome, was only ever for early promotional purposes and was never suggested or intended to be the actual cover.
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  4. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    RIC OLIE YOU ARE A COLD, UNFEELING BEARER OF TRUTH!
  5. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    [face_laugh] :p [face_plain] [face_thinking] o_O :oops::_|
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  6. JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant

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    CooperTFN is right. I dig the earlier piece, too, but it's clearly sized for a convention Powerpoint slide, which is how it was originally used. (On the other hand, because of that, it's ideally suited for a desktop background.)

    Very much appreciating the enthusiasm for this title -- I expect we'll get into some rounds of interviews on the book before too long. I'm also slated for San Diego Comicon, about a month before.
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  7. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Somebody tie a brick to several copies of this book and throw it through Lucasfilm / Kathleen Kendey / Bad Robot / Ewan McGreggor / Joel Edgerton's window!
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  8. JediMasterKeno Force Ghost

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    I just might buy and read the Kenobi novel when it comes out at Barnes and Noble. Getting tired of the constant Old Republic novels and piss poor Original Trilogy stuff like Scoundrels and like the 3rd Mara Jade and stormtrooper in betweener novel taking place between New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.

    I swear there's like 3 of the Mara Jade and special group of Stormtroopers in betweener novels taking place between New Hope and Empire Strikes Back where Mara does the same thing again and again to track down Luke, Han and Leia.
  9. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure there has only been two Mara Jade with Stormtrooper novels @JediMasterKeno
  10. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    And she's not tracking down Luke, Han, and Leia, but whatever.

    JJM tweeted a link to a version of the cover that didn't make it. It was pretty good, too!
  11. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    I like the alternate Obi-Wan cover that didn't make it.
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  12. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    While I still prefer the original drawing, I do find myself liking the alternative cover more, as it's got a more realistic action pose than just an image that looks like it's been staged for the camera.

    Though I can see why they probably went with the other way, as the alternative picture probably makes Obi-Wan come across too aggressive maybe.
  13. Loopy777 Jedi Master

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    I'm amused that Star Wars novels are popular enough to pay artists to produce multiple pieces of art for a book that's only going to ship with one cover and no interior illustrations. Maybe artists work for beans in these days of deviantArt and every college student with a laptop having Photoshop?
  14. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I wouldn't say it's as much an aggressive pose as a more dramatic one. I definitely prefer the alternate, but maybe the selected one plays better on a book cover surrounded by text.
  15. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    The alternate doesn't do as good a job of hiding the fact that his sleeves are too short.
  16. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Hey, give the guy a break; he's never done his own laundry before. How was he supposed to know they'd shrink in the dryer?
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  17. Trip Force Ghost

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    what's he doing with a dryer in the first place? it's tatooine.

    the whole planet is one big dryer
  18. Jedifirefly5 Jedi Master

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    Does anyone ever bathe on Tatooine?
  19. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    The Hutts apparently do, per Tatooine Ghost the Sidi Driss Inn had a Hutt luxury wing including a huge bath for Jabba, Gardulla and presumably other Hutts choosing to stay there.
  20. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Apparently Gorefiend can't speak for other species. I wonder why.:p
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  21. Parnesius Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, C-3PO, obviously.

    Also:
    [IMG]
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  22. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    i thought scoundrals was very good
  23. Lugija Force Ghost

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  24. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Maybe he used the TLC approach: get to page 400, just stop.
  25. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Yes, I'm still bitter after twenty years.
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