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Lit Unpopular EU opinions

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Team Padme, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Post your unpopular opinions on the EU only.

    -- Karen Travvis is an amazing writer <3

    -- Bloodlines was so much better then Betrayal and Tempest.

    -- Mara-Jade is overrated. I don't hate her though.

    -- I love Allana.

    -- I'd like to see Jar-Jar pop up in the EU.
  2. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Jacen's fall to the dark side was cool.
  3. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    TCW is loved, and no, I don't believe in such nonsense.
    Last edited by Zeta1127, Sep 14, 2012
  4. LexiLupin Jedi Grand Master

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    -Dark Nest is the best multi-book set since SotP/VotF
    -Luke and Mara were much more interesting when they weren't married
    -Ben Skywalker is annoying
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  5. godisawesome Jedi Master

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    Flip-side of some opinions, anyway:

    TCW Mandalorians are a littler cooler and fit a little better into the framework of Mandalorian history than the Republic Commando and LOTF Mandos do. I still kind of like them, but I think making them a high technology race with strong parallels to Prussia and Germany works a little better than the primitive-esque nomads they were being portrayed as. The Death Watch is a nice continuation of the original group, Pre Viszla is a villain matched only by perhaps Ghez Hokan in the RC series, and I can actually see these Mandos being subjugated in time for the Marvel comics. I even kind of like the New Mandalorian pacifists just for the contrast they provide.

    Jacen Solo (originally) was a better character than Anakin Solo. It plays better to have Anakin die in Star by Star and Jacen go on to change into a BA in Traitor and villain in LOTF than having Anakin be super-duper special.

    George Lucas is not the ultimate enemy of the Expanded Universe. He merely feels that since the "sandbox" is still legally and originally his, he can over-ride anything he sees as stupid (nomad Mandos as the mainstream) while preserving what he likes (Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura.)
  6. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I've enjoyed every moment of Ben Skywalker.

    Vestara is at least as interesting a character as Mara ever was.

    I don't mind Cal Omas being a WHM.
    Last edited by CooperTFN, Sep 14, 2012
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  7. Auditor Dredd Force Ghost

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    -Dash Rendar is my favorite smuggler.....although I attribute this to playing the N64 SOTE game throughout the 90's.

    - I kind of like the inclusion of the Ones in the EU, although I feel we don't have much information on them

    - I thought Darth Plagueis and Traitor were overrated(they're still quite good just not my cup of tea)

    - I enjoyed DNT
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I wish the EU talked more about midi-chlorians.
  9. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Besides EoV 1, I'm not a huge fan of Greg Keyes books.
  10. Auditor Dredd Force Ghost

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    I don't care much for CoPL
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  11. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    Denning is't the next KJA

    Blackman is underrated

    Droids and Ewoks are underrated

    Legacy has a underwhelming main antagonist

    TOR is a good game despite Drew K writing the lead in for it and being one of the games co-writers

    Dark Empire hate is unfounded
    Last edited by Esg, Sep 14, 2012
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  12. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I liked PoD better than JvS.

    I barely remember anything about SBS. Anakin's death scene was overplayed and melodramatic.
    Last edited by CooperTFN, Sep 14, 2012
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  13. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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  14. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    -Pretty much every gripe people have about Karen Traviss and her Mandalorians is correct, or at least reasonable. I still really like her books anyway.
    -Matthew Stover is overrated.
    -Killing off Anakin Solo was a good story concept, and executed well.
    -Mandalorians as designated good guys are better than Jedi as designated good guys.
  15. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    A DE novel would be a waste of time. By Stover or anyone else.

    (this is my new favorite thread)
  16. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    But Bloodlines is the best of the three! Followed by Betrayal and then Tempest
  17. Ghost Chosen One

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    Great thread idea! :D Will post mine later
  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Allston hasn't made me laugh out loud since Betrayal. (caveat: haven't read Mercy Kill yet)
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  19. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    - Most everything I post :p
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  20. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    I liked KJA Jedi Academy comic
    Last edited by Esg, Sep 14, 2012
  21. blackmyron Chosen One

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    Sorry, but I second liking PoD more than JvS. I really didn't like JvS when it came out, so I could care less about PoD conflicting with it.
  22. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Unless Scoundrels is amazing, I'm pretty much over Zahn.
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  23. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    You are not human [IMG]
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  24. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I liked Allegiance, along with all of Zahn's previous novels and his short stories that I had read, but I haven't read Choices of One yet.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Me neither.

    @Esg - you know, the forum has a much better version of that. [face_not_talking]
    Last edited by CooperTFN, Sep 14, 2012