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Lit The Force Awakens and the EU [TAGGED spoilers.]

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    But then you'll be rotating wrong. Where does it end?
     
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  2. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I suggested Del Rey should reverse the canon level hierarchy by putting out film novelisations that retcon the movies to fit the books... let's see G-Canon see how it likes the taste of its own medicine for once! :p
     
  3. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I like that idea. I like that idea a lot. Why don't we have a "Hell yes, I LOVE this" orgasmic button?
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    For your viewing enjoyment:

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    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    They've done that before and it doesn't reverse the canon level hierarchy.
     
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    This thread is becoming EU Anonymous.
     
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  7. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    *laughs*

    My name is Sinre, and I'm an EUoholic?
     
  8. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Welcome Sinre.

    :p
     
  9. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Admitting it is always the hardest part!
     
  10. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Admit it y'all: who actually thought they could eventually read/appropriate every EU source in existence at one time or another?
     
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  11. Valin__Kenobi

    Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji star 4 VIP

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    Hey, some of us still cling to that dream. :p
     
  12. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, the franchise will slow down and probably end eventually, so if you're young or have discovered how to cheat death then you could do it.
     
  13. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    When I was 13 and I thought the only stuff there was was the Bantam books timeline in the front of my Bantam books. I remember panicking when I realised there were comics too because a graphic novel was like a whole month's allowance. Then I found out about WEG and that half of that was out of print, at which point I gave up. Which was really a fairly excellent life choice.
     
  14. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Considering that Disney (apparently) plans to make "non-Saga" movies, I doubt there will be a "new EU" to accomodate the ST because (I think) the original point of the EU was, "The movies won't cover this, but this will."
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    The impetus for this thread begs to differ.
     
  16. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Eventually Star Wars will lose its luster and fade away, as everything does. It may come back with a movie every few decades, but the EU will slow dramatically when it's no longer all that profitable.

    I'd bet the drop off will be in my lifetime.

    How is Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and every Edgar Rice Burroughs franchise doing? Pretty much how I described.
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Giving up at WEG is probably the worst thing you've ever done.
     
  18. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    Nah, I just learned to treat every second hand sourcebook I found as a rare and serendipitous gift and gave myself permission to skip Darksaber until years later. ;)
     
  19. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    It did, it's called "the period between ROTJ and the Thrawn Trilogy". Star Wars consisted of roughly about 80% Ewoks during that period.
     
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    What was the other 20%? Natural flavors and red#5?
     
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  21. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Droids, probably!
     
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  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Pretty much.
     
  23. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well you're right about Red Five, in a sense. :p
     
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  24. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    *raises hand

    Thing is, it's much easier for me, since I'm an amoral douche who has no problem with pirating crap that's no longer in print (thankfully, many Star Wars comics are no longer in print... made my life much easier).

    In the end, though, it was the lack of free time that won, rather than what kills most people (the money involved). Now I'll settle for reading all the major novels/comics. Actually getting somewhat close to that.

    I considered "completing" WEG, but I gave up because I had no idea where to start, no idea where I could find a list that includes all WEG material, and no idea where I could obtain most of said material.

    I've also never played an RPG in my life, so I'm not sure how useful a lot of the WEG stuff would be to me.
     
  25. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Eh, I don't care about the gaming stuff either. They're just good storytellers. They "get" Star Wars in a way many works still don't.

    They're responsible for making the galaxy seem like a huge, living, breathing place. They moved the story beyond the Big Three, and beyond the main villains. For that alone they ought to be praised to the skies. Don't know where to start?

    You've read Dark Empire, right? Read the Dark Empire Sourcebook -- see how it makes so much more sense.

    Read the Thrawn Trilogy sourcebook, or the various book sourcebooks. Read the TaB sourcebook. Read the SotE Sourcebook. Read the Movie Trilogy Sourcebook.

    Want some really good WEG? Read the Adventure Journals, or Lords of the Expanse. The adventure books even have a ton of great EU material in them -- my favorites are Mission to Lianna and the Far Orbit Project.

    And I'd be completely remiss if I didn't mention the Galaxy Guides.

    Seriously. Read WEG. It'll change your life.
     
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