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

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  1. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Totally random and off-topic question, but where would a non-Jedi funeral be held? Would a funeral home be too much of a 'earthism'?
     
  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    *North Americanism, perhaps?

    We just follow the coffin from the chapel (may vary in size, but on our main graveyard, they're tiny, to the point where everybody but the family and the priest stands outside) to the grave or, in case of a cremation, spend some 20-30 minutes in a special chapel, where the coffin then drifts underground using special mechanism, since cremations themselves are scheduled someplace else. We also have no habit of taking urns home with us, they're buried in a grave or a cassette.
     
  3. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Precisely why I wanted to avoid it, but I can't exactly have a chapel or any sort of religious structure.
     
  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    You can pick pieces from various Earth traditions and see what works best.
     
  5. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    What culture is the person from?

    In any case, perhaps just make up some sort of funerary rites for whatever character you're planning this for?
     
  6. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Alderaan. I'm thinking making the 'funeral service' kinda like a wedding in the way that they can have it in a garden or something.
     
  7. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Mulch? :p *runs away* It's only like cannibalism if you're going to eat the plants...
     
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  8. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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  9. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, I always imagined that funeral services for members of the various galactic military forces would be burial in space (similar to Star Trek and based on ancient naval tradition). Post-destruction Alderaanian funerals, IIRC, involved launching the deceased into the Graveyard in a similar type of space casket. Given that, I think it's safe to assume that the customary funerary rites/location would be similar to Earth familial burial customs, in that there might be a family plot on some corner of an estate or collective cemetery...assuming Alderaanians buried their dead.

    Lots of assumptions, yeah, but plenty to work from as well as those Wook articles.
     
  10. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks. This is pre-"Alderaan-goes-boom" so I think I'm going to base it off of some Naboo traditions.
     
  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Briannakin Your question gave me to pretext I needed to type up my notes about funeral rites in the Fanon Thread (here).
     
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  12. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I want some of your grey cells. In combo with mine, I would...get so much more done.

    *EP considers becoming a zombie*
     
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  13. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    A memorial service before or after the body is sent to Necropolis perhaps?
     
  14. Foxtrot_97

    Foxtrot_97 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I think having a funeral in a graveyard (if on world) or in the loading bay of a ship (if you're going to say jettison the body into a star) are both appropriate choices.


    Personally, I'm a fan of viking funeral rites, where the body is set on a pyre or a boat is burned with the body on it if you are looking for an interesting Terran ritual. Also, if your person was important, they might have a processional like Padame. Maybe just a small one for friends and family?
     
  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    OK, here's tonight's doofy question: What is the official, technical name of that sort of open-topped, hovering personnel-carrying vehicle thingamajig that Luke, Leia, and Han (and I think Chewie too) ride on in the Yavin IV Rebel base? I know hoverbuses are a thing in the GFFA; is that an example of one? Whatever it is called, could vehicles like that be used as public transportation elsewhere in the Galaxy?

    Thanks! :)
     
  16. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    What it looks like to me is basically just a repulsorlift-equipped version of a pilot buggy used by various air forces to bring personnel out to their planes. During World War II, the Army Air Corps would've just used Jeeps or Deuce-and-a-halfs for the job (at least in England). As for whether or not it'd be used as a method for public transport, it seems doubtful; at most, it might be used as a personal scooter by some private owner who might have bought one at a military surplus sale.
     
  17. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Any ideas on what the GFFA equivalent would be for "playing chicken"?
     
  18. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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  19. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Don't know, but I used "scaredy-nuna" in a fic recently and that's a fanon that I'm willing to donate. :p But other things could work too...
     
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  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Those have a horn on their beak in the cartoon. No joke. And yeah, I know, it's sexy.
     
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  21. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Does anyone know about Alderaan's involvement in the Clone Wars? This is all I could find on Wookieepedeia:
    I'm trying to flesh out Doran's backstory, and I had a throwaway line about him fighting with the Alderaanian reserves (at least in his fake bio). I'm thinking that this is actually true, that he and his master went to help with the refugee situation and got caught up in the fight. Does that seem plausible?
     
  22. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    I have some questions regarding the Chiss
    * How do their fashion look like?
    * How do their spaceships look like?
    * How do their architecture look like?
    * Do they have any client species?
     
  23. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Raissa Baiard The Wook says that Alderaan had its own security forces at the time of the Clone Wars and renounced their military after the war was over, so I think you're covered.

    Gamiel Do you have Survivor's Quest? There are detailed descriptions in there that answer your questions about fashion and spaceships. For client species, they're described as very isolationist, so my answer would be no.
     
  24. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    No.
    Anybody willing to share?

    Okej
     
  25. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Gamiel

    I think you should also check out Outbound Flight, which at the mo', is half a world away from me, so I cannot refer to it.

    Agreed that the Chiss are isolationist. I believe that they put down pirates that prey on other races (or that might have been just under Thrawn), but that was more to prevent the crims becoming powerful enough to threaten the Chiss, rather than caring about others.

    They know one or two non-Chiss trade languages, so that suggests they at least traded with others.