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Fanclub Thrawn Fans Unite !!!!! (v 2.0)

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Lordban, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    As I have mentioned in the X-wing Fan Club, I am rereading the Thrawn Trilogy as part of a rereading of my Bantam favorites, starting with Heir to the Empire.
     
  2. LexiLupin

    LexiLupin Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, Red Sky, Blue Flame claims that Chiss generally run off to training academies at the age of 10 (Shawnkyr is only 12 in the short story), so mid-late 20s Chiss should probably be considered accordingly.
    Granted, RSBF is ridden with continuity fails, so take that how you will.
     
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  3. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost star 6

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    It's a good read Zeta1127 ;) Feel free to discuss what you think of Thrawn, battle strategies, and other points here with us.

    Well, also it is generally considered valid that the Chiss mature must faster then humans, yet still have a long life. So in a way it's not too hard to invision someone who's had a hard start to life ending up like Thrawn in some way by the mid-late twenties, especially if they get past the hormonal angst quicker then humans. Which could possibly add another four or seven years to mental maturation compared to same aged adult humans. Although considering some humans that doesn't say much, so I just mark it off as him being an artist/social savant that was able to use it for the defense of his people.
     
  4. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    That's very much a case of where to begin.
     
  5. AnnaRe

    AnnaRe Jedi Youngling

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    Yes, you're right. But at the same time Thrawn says in OBF that he is the youngest commander ever in Expansionary Defense Fleet (is it called that?), which indicates that he is supposed to be special. But as you said, Red Sky Blue Flame was very problematic when it came to continuity ...
     
  6. Thrawn1786

    Thrawn1786 Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh, continuity...not one of the EU's stronger points these days...make that Star Wars in general. Phooey. :oops:
     
  7. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I have finished Heir to the Empire and started on Dark Force Rising.
     
  8. Vana

    Vana Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey, Vana here! :) I come back from time to time!

    Just to share with you that fantastic artwork of Thrawn (exiled version, from the Mist Encounter novel - if you didn't read it yet, DO IT, it's really good)
    artwork by Wraith DT(Darren Tan) - Thrawn looks so good and handsome here. With his long hair *_* coming right out of his jungle :)
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. LexiLupin

    LexiLupin Jedi Knight star 4

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    Nice! He's so... delightfully unkempt. ;)


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    Someone posted this one on the Essential Reader's Companion thread- assuming this is from the Stackpole/Zahn short story Side Trip?
     
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  10. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost star 6

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    Now those are both fantastic :D I like them both very much and even remember the stories they are from. I think it was actually you Vana or just this thread in general that introduced me to that story and made me have to track down the book to be able to buy it, now I have the black and white D6 sketch of Thrawn before Zahn had written the novel with him I think.
     
  11. Vana

    Vana Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes maybe it's me!!

    There is this one also, from Outbound flight:
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  12. AnnaRe

    AnnaRe Jedi Youngling

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    Hi everyone!

    Vana, I looove that picture where he has long hair. Fangasm! I don't like that one from Side Trip though, it looks like he has the beginnings of a double chin...
    But oh well, as soon as you read a story with him in it, his sex appeal shines through no matter what ;)
     
  13. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I have finished Dark Force Rising and started on The Last Command.
     
  14. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost star 6

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    Good, good. Your addiction training is nearly complete. :cool:
     
  15. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost star 6

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    Good, good. Your addiction training is nearly complete. :cool:
     
  16. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    This isn't the first time I have read these, its just been a few years.
     
  17. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah, so just a booster dose :cool:
     
  18. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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  19. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey I'm new here, but am a huge Thrawn fan. Did anyone else mind that Thrawn new Palpatine 27BBY? When I read OBF that kind of irritated me. I guess because after he helps Palpatine he gets exiled and it later "discovered" by Imps again. I guess I never understood why, if Palpatine valued him so much, he never sought out Thrawn in his exile. With Palpatine's immense money and pulls I'm sure he could have found him sooner.
     
  20. LexiLupin

    LexiLupin Jedi Knight star 4

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    It mentions somewhere (Vision of the Future, maybe, when Parck & Fel talk to Luke & Mara? EDIT: Red Sky, Blue Flame, according to the Wook- but that isn't a Zahn story which could explain some inconsistencies) that Palpatine somehow found a way to contact the Ascendancy and tried to lure Thrawn to the Empire but that Thrawn could not honorably leave, so he orchestrated his own exile to free him from his duties to the Ascendancy.

    But that still makes the Mist Encounter story awfully coincidental without any unseen strings being pulled by Palpatine.
     
  21. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Ok. haven't read Red Sky, Blue Flame so I didn't know that. Thanks.
     
  22. LexiLupin

    LexiLupin Jedi Knight star 4

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    No prob, but do bear in mind that Red Sky, Blue Flame is really not the best source from which to construct a history of Thrawn. As I said, it is not written by Zahn (as opposed to nearly every other thing out there remotely tied into the character) and it is fraught with canon inconsistencies- it is also told from a fairly limited perspective of a young Jag Fel, who could very well have the Thrawn story wrong. A fun short story though.
     
  23. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Does Zahn have some kind deal where only he writes Thrawn. I cant think of any other author who has touched him. Maybe Stackpole, right?
     
  24. LexiLupin

    LexiLupin Jedi Knight star 4

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    I just assume that other authors are terrified to go near the character, lol. IIRC, Stackpole has only written him in collaboration with Zahn... Denning sort of wrote him in Tatooine Ghost, and RS, BF is Elaine Cunningham.
     
  25. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Is Tatooine Ghost worth reading? I have yet to hear anything good about...