Lit Would you like Star Wars EU books/comics made for mature audiences?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CrAsHcHaOs, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Oddly, reprints of Heir to the Empire seem to have cut out some of the swearing.

    Luke says "What about this (illegitimate) itch?" after Mara's reassured him that it stops hurting after a while.

    Later prints have Luke say "What about this blasted itch?"
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  2. CrAsHcHaOs Force Ghost

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    Good points everyone.

    I read that the cancelled Star Wars game "Star Wars: 1313" was gonna be rated M. I wonder what would've earned it an M rating? Lots of cursing? Blood? Or nudity?
  3. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    Traitor was incredible, but throughout the entire NJO, it seems like some writers misinterpreted dark as humorless instead. Even dark humor would be awesome and acceptable, but completely humorless? Not so much.
  4. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I agree the NJO was more solemn than Bantam, but I don't think it was humorless. I'm not sure which books you're referring to specifically, but even Traitor had moments of levity, albeit rare.
  5. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Out of morbid curiosity...how bad was the illegitimate word?
  6. Chessalvakia Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure the illegitimate word was another word for illegitimate.
  7. Havac Former Moderator

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    Yeah, there was plenty of humor. From start to end, there were always jokes. Guys, there was an Allston duology. I'd say there was more humor than a lot of the Bantam novels. The NJO was barrels of laughs compared to The Black Fleet Crisis, Children of the Jedi, Planet of Twilight, The New Rebellion, and The Truce at Bakura. If you exclude unintentional humor, it's not like The Crystal Star was one wisecrack after another either. Where does the idea that the NJO was constantly dour and joyless come from?
  8. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    The Yuuzhan Vong and the dire nature of the war seem to make many people think the NJO was some kind of grim-dark monstrosity.
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  9. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    And I'm not sure I'd wholly disagree with that assessment. But that's not the same thing as saying that it was humorless.
  10. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    You are correct.
  11. Lugija Force Ghost

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    I learnt the definition of 'bastard' from Darth Maul: Shadow hunter. I hope Lockdown is as educational.
  12. Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master

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    Swearing and loads of blood and guts is not for me, but more mature stories with even more of a darker tone would be cool.
  13. _Catherine_ Chosen One

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    "Bastard itch"? Maybe they took it out because it sounds ridiculous.
  14. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    It's possible. Maybe there's something in the 20th Anniversary Edition explaining that?
  15. PCCViking Jedi Grand Master

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    Would Death Troopers and Red Harvest count as being for more mature audiences giving their subject material?
  16. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I finally went to the effort to dig out my old edition of Heir to the Empire and it says "blasted itch."

    I DON'T BELIEVE IT
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  17. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Could be that it's "American version" vs "British version".
  18. Ghost Chosen One

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    There's been quite a bit of brutal violence in the Star Wars EU.

    The only way it can get more "mature" is to overtly display more drugs, sex, and real-life swears.
  19. jedi_samuel Jedi Knight

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    That's what most people mean by "mature." I'm pretty sure that's what was meant by the OP.

    Of course, that's not the only meaning of mature, but if you say a mature book or movie, that's what people tend to think of. Sex Drugs Language Violence.
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  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    Which usually makes it seem more immature (though it can be done right)...
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  21. jedi_samuel Jedi Knight

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  22. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Scourge has probably the most "drug-centric" plotline for a SW novel.
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  23. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Moving away from the drugs/sex/violence/etc, some books more "mature" because you can take a different meaning away from them later in life as opposed to earlier, only because an older audience might have more experiences that they can relate to the story. This often happens in stories where characters have to make tough decisions that have no clear "right" and "wrong" answers. Moral conundrums, and all that. Traitor was along those lines.