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

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

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  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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

    CrAsHcHaOs Jedi Grand Master star 2

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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

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Out of morbid curiosity...how bad was the illegitimate word?
     
  6. Scrubbed

    Scrubbed Jedi Master star 1

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

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    You are correct.
     
  11. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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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_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 9

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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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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_samuel Jedi Padawan star 1

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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.
     
  20. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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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_samuel Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Agreed...
     
  22. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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.
     
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