Fanclub X-wing Series Fan Club: Home of the Dancing Gamorrean

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jedi-Knight-Corran, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. imiller Jedi Master

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    Ugh...Revan...actually, not playing the game is a serious advantage.

    Interesting reading habits. I don't know if I could live on just Star Wars - maybe for a month, but after that, I'd need to thrown in some nice Austen or Dickens, maybe a fantasy or hard scifi, plus whichever of my favorite authors has dropped a book that month...

    I'm curious - since NYCC didn't lead to an Allston announcement (X-Wing or not) (which is not surprising, since Mercy Kill was just released, and any contracts are still probably being hammered out), what's the next likely time for such a news release, assuming we are that fortunate?
  2. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    When my son convinces me to play action figures with him I try to tell him that the Gamorrean gaurd is an X-wing pilot, but he just insists the Gamorrean is a bad guy.

    Finished Revan, not a bad book, but the ending sucked. I have Decieved checked out of the library to read next. We shall see if I can get into that.

    Last non Star Wars book I read was Born To Run.
  3. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    Try reading him the Wraith Squadron arc, might change his mind!
  4. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Someday, I finally got him to allow me to read books that include characters from episodes 4-6, he used to only allow me to read him Clone Wars books. He's 4 so we read lots of DK readers together. One of them includes Luke in his X-wing pilot gear.
  5. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    Double post...oops.
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  6. Rebecca_Daniels Jedi Grand Master

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    I got Mercy Kill from the library yesterday, read 7 or 8 chapters despite really desperately needing sleep #priorities :p It's certainly different so far, but super fun. I'll admit I don't know enough about the the post-NJO era to understand all the events though... oh well.
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  7. imiller Jedi Master

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    Good for you! I hope things make sense enough in terms of relationships and such - that's where the heart of the story is!
  8. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Up to Chapter 30 right now, only about 150 pages to go! And Its bad as I read before bed and find myself reading WAY too long at night!
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  9. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    A lot of SW books do that to me...
  10. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    My daughter was in my SW room last night "Mum I've run out of books to read" I said "Take Your pick!" She said "But I dont want to read a SW Book!" I said "Then you have nothing to read, that's all I have" :p
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  11. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    Very luckily, my nephew and 8 year-old great nephew are both SW fans - my great nephew was last seen reading Force Unleashed II (well it is SW, but I do wish he had better taste!) ;)
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  12. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    My son has read alot of the Junior Jedi Knights, and the entire Galaxy of Fear....but I wish he'd just try NJO or X Wing Series, I know he'd love them!
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  13. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    If there are Audiobooks of them, perhaps you could borrow them from the Library and just keep them playing in the background while he's around - maybe he'll start taking an interest; the X-Wing, and particularly Wraith Squadron, books are certainly good enough stories!
  14. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I just know he'd love the X Wing series! I might have to check the library out. I have A few books on Cassette tape can you believe?! Used to listen to them in the car on the way to work...
  15. Runjedirun Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm afraid I may have spoiled most of the EU for my son. He's only 4, his top 3 current books are Blast Off, Don't Wake the Zillo Beast and Tatooine Adventures. But I have the entire run of Junior Jedi Knights, Young Jedi Knights. Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest and the Young Bobba Fett waiting for him in just a few years!
  16. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    My son read the Junior Jedi Knights and some Jedi Apprentice books but then he discovered Halo.....he's 13 now.
  17. Katana_Sundancer Jedi Master

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    I've tried to get my friends into it - Thorns got to Bacta War, and liked Corran; at least, she wishes she could meet him, just so she could annoy the living daylights out of him!

    My niece has started Rogue Squadron, but the nephews just aren't into reading - which is so sad, because the rest of the family is full of bibliophiles. My eldest brother (the kids' dad) and I are speed readers too. Lord of the Rings took me one week when I was in Grade 8 - it took him about four days! Then again, I kept up with my homework and got a semi-decent amount of sleep...
  18. imiller Jedi Master

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    See, I agree with the argument that the EU has been really lackluster and painful for the past six years. But rewriting continuity would still make me extremely sad because all the X-Wing books (including Mercy Kill) are really worthwhile, and I don't know how to try to sell them to friends if "it's all going to be alternate universe and irrelevant after the next film comes out."
  19. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    On our way! Son is reading Truce at Bakura! Its a Start!!!
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  20. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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  21. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    Just gave in to temptation and ordered "Mercy Kill" from Waterstones! Got over £8 off it, too - do they know something we don't?
  22. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I dont know what! Its pretty good, and the one liners are epic!
  23. Tim Battershell Jedi Master

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    Can hardly wait to get my mitts on it now!!! :D
  24. Zeta1127 Jedi Master

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    I am still waiting patiently for Mercy Kill in paperback. My copy of Darth Plagueis only just arrived yesterday, because it finally became available in paperback.
  25. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    You have the patience of a Jedi there Zeta.....Me? Not so much!
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