Discussion in 'Expanded Universe' started by Havac, Mar 20, 2012.
Cool. I can't wait to dig in to the book.
I'm totally serious, I love how it tells an entire story just with the postures and facial expressions: we've caught them at the end of a presentation—a sales pitch, maybe—and they've each drifted off into their own little private reverie. Garm's trying to think of what to say next but his mind keeps slipping inexorably back to a vision of his hands wrapping around Mon Mothma's infuriatingly smooth, white... lovely... throat... and squeezing... squeezing together as tightly as his trousers suddenly feel...
Meanwhile Mothma's oblivious, her eyes locked in the thousand-yard stare of the true fanatic—perhaps taking in the glorious vision of a thousands-strong flotilla of these wonder weapons thrusting like a lance into the vile festering boil that was once Coruscant until its shields are punctured and the city laid bare to the purifying righteous fire of liberty...
Only poor Bail, bless him, is actually still paying attention to the lazily spinning holo: it's a neat design, to be sure, but he's troubled with how in the galaxy they'll be able to find pilots tiny enough to fit inside so small a cockpit...
(ackbar, meanwhile, is just straight tripping balls)
I think Ackbar is about to give us, the readers, the most awesome wink ever.
Darn, we should have had them walking in a line across a Nexu Crossing, with Bail with no shoes on. That would have been cool too.
*chuckle* I thought it did a great job of dropping a twisty baradium grenade on our perceptions... but it's worth bearing in mind that Jacen gets some page time in Warfare, too....
Stay on topic... stay on topic...
And Nick, there are some great battle pics. The full-page splash of the Battle of...
And in general, Ackbar is awesome.
-- The Imperial Ewok
Page time? *narrows eyes at the Ewok*
I cannot wait! Any chance you would drop the first letter of the battle in question that got a full spread? Or a hint to which era?
@Trip- your post may be one of the funniest things I have read all year. Now that you mention it, Ackbar does look like he just ate a batch of special brownies and is tripping out. Those Incom salesbeings are tricky devils...
Yes. There's new dialogue from Jacen on at least one page.
Given that the book has to cover the NJO and the 2GCW, it was pretty inevitable that we'd end up having to say something about his actions and his motivations.
I'm mostly just getting you wound up, though... or am I?
Some of the best splash pages are already out there in the previews, though. Some of them.
-- The Imperial Ewok
Bah, you know you want to drop at least a tiny hint. Like, say, which manufactuer has the most ships in that picture...
Jacen? Ooooooohhh please do him justice and not ruin it or further give credence to some crazy retcons I do not support
PS: Please spoil me... any YJK/NJO/2GCW art featuring Hapan women, Tenel Ka, Allana, Zel Twins, Tahiri, Jaina, Seha Dorvald, Wedge's daughters, Jysella Horn? I just have to know and can't wait until my 2 copies arrive 10th april as per amazon germany *sigh* please hype me, tell me, show me! *desperate drool*
I'm hoping for a ten page dissertation on Vergere - Sith apprentice!
I am sure that we will learn of some blue furred Ewok with red eyes who was a apprentice to Thrawn prior to this death...
I would also be happy to learn that post-Endor the Ewoks formed special forces units composed of their most vicious warriors to serve the New Republic.
Ewok Fedayeen, yes, please.
sure, if written by Jedi Historian Ken Palpatine for Voren Naals Galactic Guide to History's Section on Debatable and not yet cleared history theory papers (among which all Clone Wars accounts are kept trying to establish the inuniverse penultimate chronology) based on facts provided by Jedi Archeologists Tash and Zak Arranda under guidance from the Galactic Alliance's Special History Division's Elite & Crisis Documentation Unit lead by Shi'ido Hoole in collaboration with the Imperial Council of Propaganda, History and Cultural Studies lead by Cult and Forceuser History expert, former Emperors Hand and now retired Fleet Admiral Marek Steele. and only then I would accept it!
Pics of fleet battles, Cal Omas, and others would be great, but I'm really hoping for a pic of the New Academy for Space Pilots.
Well, Cal Omas was a fighter pilot, so...
a pic accompanying the term "friendly fire" explanation with Cal Omas shot down by a young rookie Mon Cal pilot in a prototype B-Wing
I am always in favor of Mon Cal pilots and fleet officers.
I wish B-wings in general got more love. For that matter, the same with Y-wings. The assault fighters and bombers always get less coverage than the glamous space superiority fighters and interceptors like the X-wing and A-wing.
true, though I find the lack of Z-95/96 etc. disturbing as well. Seems Mara bought the entire stock left and is the sole user of them. Or all those nice little X-wing and Tie-Fighter games vessels like T-Wings, variants etc.
The little Fleetjunkiepart in me also misses Strike Cruisers, Star Gallons and all those lovelies a lot!
He Z-95 variants are in The Clone Wars cartoon and we also got some in the EGTW in the Battle of Tannab pic we got as preview as well. They even showed up in LOTF and the NJO.