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Lit Third Essential Guide to Characters (formerly "Who would you want to see . . . ?")

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Dan Wallace, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It might not be original, but I think it has some merit. Anything that provides new, complex quotes for characters is a good thing, IMO.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I don't think it would. Maybe here and there, but I promise you we would end up with ten "it's a trap"s for every serious quotation.
     
  3. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I would love to see more quotes about characters. Maybe not even true ones. How about a page or two of an in-universe tabloid with "news" about some of the characters. Are Luke and Leia really related? Is Thrawn dead, or just hiding? Is Winter having an affair with Ackbar? Did Luka and Mara secretly wed after the Thrawn crisis? Things like that would be awesome.
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Bring back the news nets.


    Misa ab iPhono meo.
     
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  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    The Essential Guide to Gossip.
     
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  6. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Essential Guide to Gossip in the GFFA.

    A full essential guide sized book of just Galaxywide News Net would be spectacular.
     
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  7. CooperTFN

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  8. The Loyal Imperial

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

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    Second to bringing back and upgrading HNN, that might be my favorite idea ever.
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, it is all predicated on LFL ensuring that the quotations are legit. Which, given their track record, gives evidence to your point that we will end up with mostly "It's a trap!". :p

    Oh, and on another note, I want definitive birth years for each character. This has always bugged me for some reason. It would be great to know how old everyone is. And don't even get me started on heights!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Height is fair, but again - the second we get a birth year for someone, they'll show up the year before. You know I'm right.
     
  11. Sinrebirth

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

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    I just hope we get a half-decent picture of Abeloth, and with the other Ones.
     
  12. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Alas, you are. If only they allowed a panel of JC forum members to serve as the arbiters of canon in the EU. We would do one hell of a job! Doesn't Leeland need, like, a dozen well intentioned aides? [face_batting]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  13. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Depends on the panel. I could see it going badly. Think of the Debt reduction supercommittee, except discussing the length of Home One.
     
  14. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_laugh]=D=[face_laugh]

    Well, I could name about a dozen posters of varied viewpoints who I respect a ton, but your point is well taken. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Sign me up for the Who-Gives-A-Womprat's-Ass Party. :p
     
  16. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    How could I have been so forgetful... on the temp boards, it never occurred to me any new guide would be incomplete without the Life and Times of Captain Benegryph Goodvalor.

    Imaginary character? Pfft. They all are. [face_talk_hand]

    No, I mean really. I'd love for a joke character article simply for the sheer [dark jedi] and giggles of what they could spend a page writing about from a less serious POV, and you could still have some interesting nuggets of Mandalorian War history in an almost third-party "this is really about [someone important like Revan]'s actions" kind of way.

    Plus we could then all make fun of Voren Na'al for being an idiot. (I still say "Darth Voren" was just Na'al's shoddy attempt to write himself into the history books. :p)
     
  17. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, there's slim to no chance they'll bring back HNN/NewsNets any time soon in a guide - but...

    ... wouldn't that be grand if they did for the new RPG? [face_thinking]
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I like it better than HNN, because the NewsNets had multiple networks--and there was a lot of fun with just that.
     
  19. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    out of curiosity.. what is the second most famous Ackbar quote ever aside "It's a trap!"? not counting any alterations or rhymes to this line!
     
  20. The Loyal Imperial

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

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    ACKBAR IS BACK.
     
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  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Something something of that magnitude.
     
  22. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    In terms of movie line, I bet "Concentrate all fire on that Super Star Destroyer!"

    But to echo The Loyal Imperial...

    ACKBAR IS BACK=D= ^:)^[face_flag]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  23. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There is also:
    "Our cruisers can't repel firepower of that magnitude!"
    and
    "May the Force be with us!"
     
  24. Sompeetalay

    Sompeetalay Jedi Master star 2

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    To be honest, I have a bad feeling about the book. Don't get me wrong. Dan Wallace is a great author and I'm sure he'll do more than his best ! And the artwork from Wheatley is always amazing ! But I'm worried about the vastness of the universe that has become too large to write another Essential character guide. We all love different characters in the saga and I fear we may all be disappointed somehow. I'd very much like to see rosters that will feature all the characters from scenes such as the Outlander, Mos Espa, Jabba's Palace, Cantina etcetera. They don't need a full bio, just a few phrases would do.

    The two last excellent 'EG' were totally different from anything we had seen before. I'm really curious how they will pull this one off.

    I really fear Dan will face hard decisions while making this book. I also fear the book will not contain enough new information. All the 'Essential Characters' will be characters we know so how much room will there be for the creation of new information?
     
  25. The Loyal Imperial

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    I'm just in it for the art.
     
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