A&A The Official Jason Fry Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. jasonfry VIP

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    Undefined. BY PAUL. Sorry Zeta.

    /watches bus run over Paul

    Just in case, the discussion is abt Pt 10 of the Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut. It's here. Next one will follow in a couple of weeks. Can't believe the series is almost done!
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I really, really like this one. I posted a link in the TOS Blog thread and am about to put my commentary there too (can never decide whether to talk about the EGTW stuff here or there, but I always use that thread out of tradition).
  3. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    You better keep up the level of awesome for the final two, Jason... :p

    Seriously, that's some great work there. The roster of the 181st was an unexpected treat!
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  4. Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare

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    *picks self up*

    There are times it's good to be an Ewok.

    *dusts self down*

    Zeta: insofar as the Attaintor carries an entire TIE wing, I'd vaguely envisaged the ship as an ISD, but I equally vaguely forgot to specify anything in the notes, so it's officially completely undefined, even at the level of authorial intention. :p

    myron: thanks.

    I'll stop spamming Jason's thread now.

    -- The Imperial Ewok
  5. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    That's alright, authorial intent is overrated anyway.

    If you were really spamming Jason's thread, then you wouldn't be trying to answer valid questions that could also be directed at you.
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  6. jasonfry VIP

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  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Fun! Your Valance minis scenario was the first time I was aware of you, Jason, as in "this is a name I will recognize from now on".
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  8. Starkeiller Force Ghost

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    &#%¥ YEAH!

    :)

    OK, since you revealed that you named him "Beilert", I must confess that this has always troubled me. How so you pronounce "Beilert"? I honestly have spent time thinking about this; depressing, huh?
  9. Orman Tagge Jedi Master

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    Chhuofwdouhwdcohusxanjlsxanojcwiubetgrfiyebiubxwdinjdxwdwuiherftubyixdsibhxdajohervouhetgiyfvwbycdwhib

    You're my new favorite person. Valance is such a great character.
  10. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    This is a prelude to his Rebels arc, no doubt. [face_whistling]
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  11. jasonfry VIP

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    BY-lurt.

    As I admitted in the piece, it's a terrible name that I now regret. I'm sorry.
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  12. Eyrezer Force Ghost

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    It strikes me as a name ripe for shortening. I would have thought he'd be called "Beil", pronounced "Be-Il".
  13. jasonfry VIP

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    I just call him "Valance" and ignore the horrible name some idiot thought up. NOT PART OF MY PERSONAL CANON.
  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I've always said "bay-lert". I think it sounds more namey that way.
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  15. Orman Tagge Jedi Master

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    Indeed. You must imagine my shock when, after seeing this mysterious awesome badass I'd never heard of before appear in my comic, I quickly wookieepedia'd him and discovered his first name to be...Beilert.
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  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You can always call the "movie reference" trump card. It always works!
  17. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I don't know who valence shell is, but that's how I'd pronounce the name too. But I pronounce everything as if it were Latin.
  18. Pfluegermeister Chosen One

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    I don't think an apology is warranted, as I never had a problem with the name and understood the reference.

    I WILL say, however, that the Motti profile should have stayed in the book, regardless of whether it reiterates the Generationals vs. New Breed feud or not, largely because very little about his backstory was known and I very much like what you did with it.

    Also loved the Tyrant material, but yeah... it could've been longer. Lotta gold nuggets in what WAS there, though. =D=
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  19. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    I think I have a new favorite author.

    [IMG]
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    New? Where have you been? :p

    (Before you get too excited about the cover art, read the book summary)
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  21. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I for one am very excited about SWRSotEEotG.
  22. Lugija Force Ghost

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    There should be more thought given to abbreviations like in the case of SWEARHAT. "Something of the Something" format doesn't make them easy.
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  23. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Don't get me started. AotC and RotS being next to each other drives me nuts--if there's another "of the" in the ST I'm done with this franchise. [face_talk_hand]
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  24. jasonfry VIP

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    Ah, Soaty-Eeotag. Can't wait to talk about it.

    But yeah, to clarify: It's not a novel/series about stormtroopers. They play a role in the series, yes, and some of the kids who go to the Academy wind up as troopers. But that's not the main focus.

    What Zare's wearing on the cover is actually ... grav-ball armor.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Is there much of a meta-plot at this point, or are you/they taking it one book at a time?

    Wait, don't answer that. I'll save it for the interview. :D