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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. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yep, and any new information or quotes that get added in. Last EGtC had some new details tucked away in places like Ackbar and Pellaeon's articles.
     
  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Exactly. There are always little new nuggets of info in the guides, which is a big part of why I buy them.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I'm still waiting for Waru to have an entry.
     
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  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I want a damned Horton Salm article. Is he essential? No, not compared to other characters. But so help me God, if they do a "New Republic pilots" group entry, if he doesn't get a mention I will protest!

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  5. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    As I am currently re-reading the X-Wing books, I second this.
     
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Entry? You mean guide.
     
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  7. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    There's nobody capable of embarking on such a undertaking.
     
  8. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Just Salm? I want Varth, Narra, Crespin, Admiral Chel Dorat, Pepper Flarestream are all on my list. As are some non-pilots- Major Kerri Lessev and Rivoche Tarkin. What happened to them?
    And given how much information we have from them in WEG, don't General Airen Cracken and Smuggler Platt O'Keefe deserve full entries?
     
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  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    ...is there seriously a character named Pepper Flarestream? Is she a My Little Pony crossed with a Transformer?
     
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  10. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yep. Pepper is a nickname though. And Flarestream sounds like a Tatooine style name. No stranger than Skywalker, Fardreamer, or Darklighter.

    On the topic of pilots, I thought this was relevant:
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  11. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I won't even begin on the subject of fanon surnames, like "Shieldstun," "Lasergleam," and "Stealthgleam."

    As for "Dutch"... I'd rather see that than "Feargripper."
     
  12. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, there are those Transformers/Star Wars toys. Maybe Tatooine surnames are derived from Transformers names, or vice versa?
     
  13. Mia Mesharad

    Mia Mesharad Jedi Master star 4

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    Those are GFFA-build transforming mechas, not proper, sapient Transformers from Cybertron. Tatooinans aren't getting that free of a pass. ...just saying.
     
  14. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Dutch? Pales in question to "Dixie" - who, I guess, must come from the "southern" Empire?
     
  15. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not this one ;)

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  16. The Loyal Imperial

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

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    Rockbender is my personal favorite in terms of weirdness.
     
  17. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Can't forget Mayor Snaplaunce from the same book. Though he was originally named by Hambly...
     
  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Overusing the Tatooinian naming convention is bad enough, but they should at least get it right - it's <noun><verb>er, not just any two real words stapled together. And yes, I realize that M--F--er is therefore an acceptable Tatooinian name. [face_thinking]
     
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  19. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    not it is not.. and the noun+verb+er rule covers only a small part of tatooinian names. What about my beloved "Cole Fardreamer"? "far" is no noun. or another example "Whitesun", no verb needed too but two words together in movie-canon, Beru's family name :p
     
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well Beru is married to Owen Lars, so obviously there are exceptions. :p
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Obviously they were named after Flarestorm.
     
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  22. Mika-El-Hakim

    Mika-El-Hakim Jedi Youngling

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    These are so obscure expect for the generals they probably don't deserve their own page.Give me Ranulf Trommer instead. I am really curious what happened to him.
     
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  23. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Trommer? Properly hunted down by Boba Fett.

    Platt O'Keefe and the Black Curs would certainly deserve an entry.
     
  24. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Don't make me say it. Everyone knows which two characters I want. :p
     
  25. Grand Admiral Paxis

    Grand Admiral Paxis Jedi Master star 3

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    I won't make you say it. I'll just go on the record as seconding that motion.
     
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