The Anakin Solo Discussion Thread, v2.0 (Spoilers Allowed; Please See Thread Rules)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dp4m, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Del Rey changes the story arc(not drastically), depending on the changes that occur in the writing and publishing process.
  2. Jedi_Moeck Jedi Padawan

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    Right, but wouldn't the revival of a character be major? It's just that w/o EoV, most of our reasons for why Anakin should/could be revived would not exist.
  3. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    There is always the possibilty that DR always planned to bring Anakin back in someway and we have been ranting away for months for nothing. (Perish the thought!)


    Why don't you try designing the cover Darth Guy? :p
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Why don't you try designing the cover Darth Guy?

    These covers absolutely suck compared to the others in the NJO, IMO.
  5. JediMasterAaron Jedi Grand Master

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    I love these, and think they're far better than most of the standard NJO fare, the worst of which being Traitor and Dark Journey. Yech!

    JMA
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    At least the drawings actually look like the characters.

    Anybody gonna actually respond to my spoiler post?
  7. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not reading spoiler posts this time around. Sorry.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  9. Whitey Force Ghost

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    At least the drawings actually look like the characters.

    Uh Guy, thats because the ones on Traitor and Dark Journey weren't drawings. They photos of models that looked like the characters. 8-}
    I think the FH covers are pretty cool, but the characters do look a bit ugly. The "bit" was un understatement.

  10. CeeWulf Jedi Master

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    Darth_Guy wrote:

    To me, the blond looks too old to be Tahiri. Then again, the FH artwork are pieces of crap.

    I thought it was really great. Much better than previous works.

    Moff_D wrote:

    There is always the possibilty that DR always planned to bring Anakin back in someway and we have been ranting away for months for nothing. (Perish the thought!)

    Possible, but I don't think so. I haven't seen any indication of such, anyway.
  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Uh Guy, thats because the ones on Traitor and Dark Journey weren't drawings. They photos of models that looked like the characters.

    No. They were drawings of models.
  12. JediMasterSamBaggins Jedi Padawan

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    They're lousy either way. Does it look like the blond women's arms are being dissolved or are they just covered with vines? Is that really Jaina on the second one? sheesh I thought it was a guy with long hair.

    Leia and Luke joined together in DE to form one entity for a space to destroy the Emperor. Now Tahiri and Anakin could do the same thing but since he has no body, not that it matters as yoda says beings of light are we not this crude matter, they just stay joined. Now presenting for the first time ever TAHANAKIN!!!!

    Just joking! :D :D
  13. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  14. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Then again, the FH artwork are pieces of crap.
    Tell us houw you really feel, Guy!

    You didn't like the DJ and Traitor covers, JMA? I guess I like any of the covers that give us a more concrete representation of what the characters look like. (Esp conquest and the Japanese covers).

    I also only really got into Anakin's character since EoV. Now I'll have to go back and re-read the previous books to get more of his character before that!
  15. CeeWulf Jedi Master

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    Darth_Guy wrote:

    No. They were drawings of models.

    Actually, I think they were manipulated photographs. Pictures made to look like drawings in Photoshop.

    Either way, I agree that the covers for DJ and Traitor sucked.
  16. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Even if they aren't drawings, I still think that they are better than FH books.

    I don't like Jaina looking like a 50 year-old.
  17. Whitey Force Ghost

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    What? They look like drawings? I always thought they were real. Yeah they are real, but you know what I mean.
  18. JediMasterAaron Jedi Grand Master

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    You didn't like the DJ and Traitor covers, JMA?

    I really didn't, and that's too bad since Traitor and DJ are two great reads, IMO. This coming after SEVERAL reads of each on my part, because at first I pretty much detested DJ, and I still don't agree with the principles revealed in Traitor, but oh well! :)

    For me, having anything that even resembled a (finger air quotes) "real" photograph on the cover just didn't work in the least. Jaina looked hideously Goth, and not only that, but was Jacen wearing lipstick on the Traitor cover? Does giving in to the Dark Side also mean giving in to Mary Kay? Sheesh!

    Also, what was with the X-Wing schematic diagram on the Traitor's cover? It made sense for it to be on Jaina's, but Jacen has flown an X-Wing maybe a total of 2 times in the series, and at any rate, he's not known for piloting. It just seemed like such a complete cop out. Like the guys at LFL went "Oh screw it. Copy Dark Journey's and call it good. Oh, and be sure to put the lipstick on Jacen".

    I like the Force Heretic covers. Even if Jaina looks like some sort of troll (When she's Leia's daughter and supposed to be quite the hottie), I like the departure from the normal style of cover art. It's unique and fun to look at.

    And Darth_Guy, what spoiler post are you referring too? I couldn't find one, but if you direct me to it I'll reply! :)

    JMA
  19. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, I inadvertently stumbled across another spoiler and it should have little if anything to do with Anakin. Of course, it could play out a lot cooler than it sounds but I find it a little lacklustre. Anyway...
    (highlight)

    Teaming up with the Ssi-Ruuk? Sounds somewhat uninspiring to me but as I said it could turn out better than it sounds (to me anyway).

    Could throw the whole Anakin debate into a tizzy again, as in the FH trilogy won't have anything to do with him.
  20. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    JMA: My second post on this page. :)

    Moff_D:

    *spoilers, y'all! you know the routine*

    Why did you open that can of worms?

    :_|

    EDIT: It's not invisible...
  21. JediMasterAaron Jedi Grand Master

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    Darth Guy, I actually DID respond to it, but couldn't get the invisible text to work. Let's try this again...



    I don't think his apparent lack of Force powers is necessarily a certain indicator of whether it's Anakin or not. As Ganner showed in Traitor and Alema and Numa Rar showed in Star by Star, it is quite simple for a Jedi to mask his Force abilities, making it seem as if he/she has none. Why would he do this? I'm sure, if he is indeed masking his powers, he has his reasons. :)


    JMA
  22. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    One, well why not? People don't have to read it.
    Two, what's not invisible?
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Look closer at the "invisible" text... under the Halloween scheme.
  24. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    It's largely conjectural right now. We need more info on just who really are on those covers. :D
  25. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    JMA:
    I pretty much detested DJ, and I still don't agree with the principles revealed in Traitor, but oh well!

    Yeah, I thought the Jaina-going-to-the-darkside was really weak. It is a great idea for the storyline, but poorly executed.

    Jacen wearing lipstick! LOL [face_laugh]
    I wouldn't put it past the fem little whiner! 8-}

    If Jaina wasn't supposed to be hot, she wouldn't have 3 guys falling all over her despite the fact that she's such a b**** in DJ. I do love the part, though, where Jag thinks that there are entirely too many handsome, dark-haired, green-eyed men hanging around Jaina. I was disappointed when they left that line out of the audiotape version.

    Pertaining to previous discussion:
    I read on one of the other threads that DR had sketched out the storyline and details thereof prior to Greg Keyes adding in the prophesy about A&T. I really hope that it was intended from the beginning! I want to see Anakin return to Tahiri & the prophesy fulfilled.

    This is our most desperate hour. Help us, Greg Keyes. You're our only hope!

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