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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Luna_Nightshade, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Um, so pulp fiction as in the magazines where science fiction and hard-boiled detective genres originated, I see.
     
  2. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    @PlanetSmasher - my data had it that lightsabre blades were weightless, which was why it was difficuly to wield.

    @pronker - Using the logic gates, IF, AND, and THEN (or my memory of them from school)...IF you take **** to mean the S-word, AND if you can cope with your two soldiers being cute bunny rabbits, THEN look up Cat **** One on Youtube, I think it'll be right up your alley.
     
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  3. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I watched it and had lots of fun and got some ideas re character movement in pairs --- raised bunnies for years and now I know what they're capable of, I feel much safer.[face_tee_hee]
     
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  4. PlanetSmasher

    PlanetSmasher Jedi Knight star 1

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    All this time, I've always believed that the lightsaber weighed as much as whatever the hilt weighed, and since it was a weapon wielded by Jedi and Sith, I figured that meant the user had to project The Force into the weapon to make it function. That's what I believed until I saw Fin use it on the Storm Trooper (but then Disney is busy destroying the Star Wars franchise).

    I guess more research is needed....
     
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  5. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Han did it first in ESB
     
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  6. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    @PlanetSmasher - If you thought that the lightsaber weighed as much as the hilt weighed, then that agrees totally with my own source (long lost) saying the blade is weightless.
     
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  7. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    @pronker have you seen Dredd or The Raid? If not do I suggest seeing them as inspiration
     
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  8. Oddly_Salacious

    Oddly_Salacious Jedi Master star 1

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    A couple of points for discussion. Lucas had drafted stormtroopers carrying lightsabers, but--using the ESB novel for trilogy-based canon--it says about Han's use:
    Skipping texts that deal in Force-activated lightsabers (i.e., The Crystal Star), it might be the idea now that the crystal itself could choose or be forced to impart a modicum of the Force needed to use a lightsaber; training would then sharpen that ability. That would align with a few of the hypotheses about the Skywalker blade that eventually comes to Rey.
    As plasma is a state of matter and has mass, it should then have a weight, albeit small. The mass would have inertia, momentum, and other characteristics to be dealt with. As such, I prefer to see and treat the lightsaber as a plasma (impermeable plasma) tool or weapon. This agrees more with the description in Star Wars (by George Lucas. Del Rey. ©1979) and Kenobi's telling Luke about it. The best kept secret for me about the lightsaber is the small power cell of enormous energy, which Luke wonders at when he examines the hilt.

    Something that never occurred to me before: Kenobi tells Luke that Anakin wanted him to have it when Luke was old enough. Ponder that tidbit.
     
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  9. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I haven't, but thanks for the rec!
     
  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Maybe also the new Robocop and Ghost in the Shell if you have the time.
     
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  11. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Any suggestions on how to make a pilot outfit look as pompous as possible while still being functional? I was thinking of Napoleon-era high officers (both navy and army, all nations) as main inspiration

    Tagging @GrandAdmiralJello @AdmiralNick22 and @Charlemagne19 since this feels right up their alley
     
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  12. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    You could check out the Aces from Star Wars Resistance for some examples of pilots who have functional, but somewhat flashy outfits. They provide security for Colossus station on Castilon, but also race in their spare time, so each of them has a unique outfit and style. Depending on the type of pomposity you're thinking of, there's Hype Fazon's jacket that's covered with his sponsor's logos or Freya Fenris's sleek jumpsuit with her personal sigil on the over-sized pauldrons and on her helmet.
     
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  13. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Hey all, I am in need of music recommendations for the story I am drafting right now. It’s a fantasy and I would like some dark, but soft soundtracks. After all, an author can only use the “Edward Scissorhands” soundtrack sparingly, intermixed with Studio Ghibli film scores, Enya songs, and pieces of classical music. Many thanks in advance.


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  14. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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  15. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I always think of Valenthyne Farfalla as pompous.
     
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  16. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ignore the music, and take in the image. You can see from the helmet that Ace Rimmer is a pilot. If you add an external TIE pilot rebreather, that seems to be acceptible enough to survive in space.

     
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  17. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Force Ghost star 5

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    Hello.

    I am still finishing up my Episode IX, continuing my rewrite of canon TLJ. I am close to being done, but more of it is available elsewhere online than has been added to my document of it on these boards.

    However, I am now interested in rebooting the entire ST starting with TFA. I want to make it closer to what I think Lucas had in mind, but it still isn’t meant to be his story.


    My idea so far:

    The First Order is a terrorist group. I don’t know whether I want it to be anarchist or neo-Imperial.

    Snoke is a middle-aged human man. I’m not sure if I want him to be Force-sensitive or not. If he isn’t, he’ll probably die in Episode VII.


    Kylo Ren and Ben Solo will be two distinct characters. Kylo will be a fallen Jedi, but not a Skywalker relative. He will be the main antagonist of the whole trilogy. He also will not answer to a master, but he will be allied with Snoke’s terrorist group due to common goals.


    Leia will be both a politician and a Jedi. Luke will largely stay out of the political realm and manage his Jedi Academy far from the New Republic.

    Han will be a New Republic general. Poe will be his protege. Poe’s character won’t really be changed from canon, sans his storyline.

    I’m not sure if I want a character like Finn in it yet.

    If I include Rey, she will be a separate character from Kira, Han and Leia’s daughter. She will be the sister of Ben Solo, their son.
    Kira and Ben are definites, Rey is not.
    Also undecided on whether Luke should have children.

    I want to introduce the Whills in Episode IX. Maybe Kylo is on a quest to enslave them to his will.
    I don’t know whether I want to include Plagueis in any way or not.

    The young leads will be Kira, Ben, Poe, and MAYBE Rey and/or Finn.

    The New Republic will be intact throughout Episode VII.
    Kylo Ren will start recruiting Luke’s students and in Episode VIII, conquer it.
    Episode IX will be the liberation of the New Republic.

    I am undecided on whether any legacy characters should die, or if any of the young leads should come close to turning or actually turn to the dark side at any point.

    Any advice?

    Unlike in the rewrite I’m currently completing, Palpatine will definitely not come back, either as a ghost or still alive.
     
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  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Should clarify that I meant the 2014 Robocop, not the classic one

    Do you want any more music suggestions @Nehru_Amidala ?

    But not really pilot looking.

    Well smoke me a kipper, what a guy. That look could work, but I have to say that if I went pompous Red Dwarf so do it feel like I should go full Cat
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Do people know of any non-humanoid, interstellar species with an unknown homeworld?
     
  20. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Oswaft.
     
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  21. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Thanks, but we know of their homeworld: the ThonBoka nebula
     
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