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Lit What would make you stop reading?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Allana_Rey, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    This thread is where we talk about something that'd make us stop reading the EU books.

    I'd stop reading if they turned Allana, Jaina, Ben, Luke or Leia into Sith's.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Trains.

    Are we still allowed to post in this thread if it's already happened? :p
     
  3. The Loyal Imperial

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

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    If...

    Wait, already past that point.
     
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  4. Adrian the Cool

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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    "What would make you stop reading?"
    Hmm... what about a guy putting a gun at my head while shouting: "Stop reading Star Wars novels or I'll shot you!"
    Yes, this would make me stop reading the Expanded Universe, no matter if I'd agree with him or refuse him... and if I would do the latter but survive it somehow... then how about:
    An evil giant muscular sheep devastating the city of Jainashan to destroy the Empire of Magaleen and the only way to save my homeplanet from dominion of evil would be stop reading Star Wars novels? Yes, then I would never read one of them again in this life.
    So yes, I would stop reading Star Wars Expanded Universe novels if it would be necessary to fight evil and save a planet.
     
  5. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yet another ridiculous Sith plot set on the backdrop of a war that should be the focus, oh wait, that has already happened, thereby killing the post-NJO as a whole for me.
     
  6. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jacen and Jaina getting kidnapped for the 18365th time made me stop reading the YJK books.

    I stopped reading Zahn books because of Thrawn.

    Han and Leia having the absolute worst possible parenting experiences has made me not read anything post NJO.

    "by Jude Watson" on the title page has stopped me from reading most of the material between TPM and AOTC.

    I'm still reading the rest.
     
  7. I luv chickens

    I luv chickens Jedi Youngling

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    Living organisms being able to fly through outerspace, protect from lightsabres, fight in space with starfighters, breathe under water/ice/ooze.

    Well almost
     
  8. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  9. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Perhaps a better topic would be, Why are you still reading the EU?
     
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  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Because James Luceno still writes Star Wars.

    And I'm hoping that Karen Miller will change her mind and write more of it.
     
  11. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wish they would get Stewart, Keyes, Bear, and Moran to come back, then just let them, Stover, and Luceno write everything. Oh, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, of course.
     
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  12. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    If LFL moves over to a DC/Marvel-style continuity.

    And I've already mostly given up on the post-NJO, aside from small tales like Crosscurrent and Legacy/PleasepleasepleaselettherebeaLegacyfollowup.

    Actually, the combination of Revan, Loltf/FailotJ, and TCW caused me to just quit Star Wars for the better part of a year, up until about this past April or so.
     
  13. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm another that's already stopped. I was only ever really interested in the Post-ROTJ EU, but now that Denning and Co. (tm) have killed, maimed, sidelined, or otherwise ruined almost every character I grew up with, I have little reason to keep going. Aside from the occasional earlier timeframe book that catches my interest, or books like Mercy Kill, I think I'm about done.
     
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  14. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've abandoned the Post-NJO/pre-Legacy era entirely. Still vaguely interested in the rest, Plagueis was great, Ghost Prison was awesome... but I'm only really here these days out of habit.

    I WISH I KNEW HOW TO QUIT EU!
     
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  15. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Oh, well, I'm here to spread the Emperor's love and devotion to us all.

    You know... doing good works. That's me.
     
  16. dewback_rancher

    dewback_rancher Jedi Master star 4

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    If they announced Troy Denning had an exclusive contract to write every new Star Wars story from here on in. That would about do it for me.
     
  17. stung4ever

    stung4ever Jedi Master star 3

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    I don't know it'd make me stop reading, but a reboot would make me stop buying.

    I might continue reading via the library.
     
  18. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    A reboot, or if they just completely stop caring about continuity
     
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  19. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I gave up reading the main line after TUF, and have only read a handful of books published since then.
     
  20. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    If they actually handed the EU over to Luceno- not even as writing all of the books, just as the guiding well, like Denning has been since 2005 or so- then I would come back in full-force. If they can turn the post-NJO around, get some quality authors and EDITORIAL OVERSIGHT in there, then I would be all over that. Darth Plagueis and DOTJ were awesome enough to bring me back here, but it takes more than that to get me to trust LFL/Del Rey again.

    And I'm here as much for the community as for the actual EU discussion/YJCC lolz/super nerdy discussions over in the Social Thread :D
     
  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    If Anakin, Chewie, or Mara came back.
     
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  22. AirNeeva

    AirNeeva Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When every single book is written by one certain author that (almost) everyone scorns.
     
  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    If Vector Prime didn't make me stop reading, nothing will
     
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  24. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    SMH
     
  25. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Already WAY past that point. Thanks for helping me save a lot of money, EU!