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A&A The Official Jason Fry Discussion Thread

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

  1. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 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

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

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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

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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  7. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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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

    Starkeiller Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Orman Tagge Jedi Knight star 4

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    Chhuofwdouhwdcohusxanjlsxanojcwiubetgrfiyebiubxwdinjdxwdwuiherftubyixdsibhxdajohervouhetgiyfvwbycdwhib

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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

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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

    Eyrezer Jedi Master star 3

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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

    jasonfry VIP star 4 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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    Orman Tagge Jedi Knight star 4

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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.
     
  16. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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

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

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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

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think I have a new favorite author.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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