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Characters The Skywalker-Jade Revival Society Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Luke_Mara_Index, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I also like how ginchy writes him. :p But out of the profic authors I like Zahn also. Luke is a tough guy who didn't lose his shy farmboy charm.

    I definitely don't like the DE Luke with his pleather pants, black cape and overwhelming need of an anger management class. Or CotJ Luke who I think was neutered at some point while on the Eye of Palpatine.:(
     
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  2. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    Glad we could help, Iverna :)

    I agree Luke's characterization is all over the place - that's part of the reason I only consider a handful of books canon in my mind. I usually try to write him like Zahn in my stories.
     
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  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    *wriggles* Iverna - tag me when you begin your tale; just from your questions, I can tell it'll be an edge-of-seat ride, =D= and [face_laugh] don't forget the mush in the epilogue once the baddies are dealt with. :D
     
  4. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    Jedi_Lover, neutered? [face_laugh] I didn't like CotJ much though. Wasn't that the one with Calli---I mean, she-who-must-not-be-named?

    Aww, Jade_eyes, thanks for the interest! It'll be a while before I'm ready to post but I'll tag you for sure! And there will be some happy times. I promise.
     
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  5. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    He goes from being a freakishly strong Jedi in Dark Empire to being practically helpless on the Eye of Palpatine. I realize it was a plot device to make Luke dependent on Callista and allow him time to fall in love, but it was emasculating to the man. He gets a bump on the head and then he is being beat up by Gamorrians. He is in really bad shape when Leia and Mara finally rescue him.
     
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  6. Iverna

    Iverna Jedi Master star 4

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    I... don't even remember that. I remember something about Gamorreans, vaguely. I didn't even remember Mara being in that book. It's all a blur to me. I don't know what it was about Hambly's writing, but I just couldn't follow it. But yes, that does sound pretty stupid. I don't like superpowered Luke much, but superweak Luke isn't any better.

    Hmm. Now that I think of it, maybe this is why I didn't pay attention to Luke in so many of the books. :p I paid attention just fine in the Thrawn books. And I really like SQ.
     
  7. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hmm . . . interesting. I read CotJ recently and his weakened state didn't seem as contrived as his powers in DE. But that's just me, I guess. :D
     
  8. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think my biggest issue with CotJ, besides the creepy invasion of Cray's body so that Luke can have a romance thing, was Hambly's writing. It was impossible to follow in some parts. I finally resorted to the abridged audio book. That made a bit more sense because they edited it in such a way that you could kinda know what was going on.
     
  9. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah. I really don't like overpowered Luke. Well, overpowered Jedi as a whole. But then again I hated Bantam's tendencies to injure Luke in order to bring him down to a lesser level.
     
  10. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Okay, let's say his super duper powers in DE were contrived...how about some consistency? In the Swarm Wars Raynar Thul shoved Luke into a wall so hard that he dented the duracrete with his head, but he didn't get all wussy on us. That was the whole point, there is no consistancy in the early books.
     
  11. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

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    re: consistency - DE and the Thrawn Trilogy came out at roughly the same time. It's hard to be consistent about anything when you have those two polar opposites as your points of reference.
     
  12. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    The original post talked about TTT, DE and CotJ that is what I am referring to when I say the earlier books.

    I just threw in the head part in case somebody wanted to say head concussions are the Kryptonite of Jedi.
     
  13. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    With you, JL, there's always bootknocking. *rolls eyes* I swear writing Time Spent in Paradise was a challenge with you.
     
  14. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Are you calling me a bootknocking nag?
     
  15. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Ummm....yeah. actually yeah
     
  16. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'll call JK a bootknocking nag ;)

    EDIT. actually, before JL returned, there was no such thing as bootknocking. Smut? Yes. Bootknocking - no.
     
  17. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Is that so? Okay, that tears it. It's too dang hot in this house. Question: how can a person write when she's madly uncomfortable.
     
  18. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    On another, random note. It just occurred to me I've been a member of TFN since last year...and I never even participated
     
  19. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Briannakin Who were you going to hook Luke up with that I said it was incest by proxy? Was it Han?
     
  20. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, the boards went down about the time that you became a member, so that's forgive able.

    And to answer your question, I can never write if I'm uncomfortable, though where I'm from, being "too hot" is never a problem.
     
  21. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  22. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes! I remembered that much from skimming this thread. *sits* Sorry, I don't know why I got excited about that.
     
  23. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Sorry about the puke face. [:D] Sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.
     
  24. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thank you for the apology.

    I said that when I finished my novella I'd treat myself by writing a short LM fic. And considering I finished my novella last Friday (!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I'm currently procrastination editing it AND my DDC is going smoothly (I've written updates for up until April). But I'm not sure which one of my plot bunnies I should pick. Hmmm.
     
  25. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I've been toying around with this fanfic idea I've had for about a year and a half now. Basically Anakin Skywalker and Talon Kaarde start their own smuggling ring together and during the midst of this Anakin winds up taking in Han and Mara and they wind up seeing him as a father figure. Yet I'm not exactly sure what to do with Luke and Leia? I was thinking of making them members of the Jedi Order and hearing of their father as a legend who defeated Palpatine and then vanished. Yet none of the ideas I have really stick. Does anyone have an idea for how I could make Luke and Leia's place in the galaxy a little more logical so they'd have a reason to run into Kaarde/Skywalker?
     
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