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Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by devilinthedetails , Mar 15, 2021.

  1. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Sadly there has been a lot of hate for the High Republic era on YouTube. The good thing is most of the reviews that I've seen on Amazon and Goodreads for the comics and the books have been positive. Most of the hate I've seen on YouTube just seems to come from people who haven't read the comics or the books they are criticizing, so much of the hate just comes from a place of ignorance (as hate so often does). The only way I really know to try to counter that hate is to try to be very positive about the High Republic era and generate excitement and enthusiasim for this time and all the amazing characters associated with it on this site and other places. Hopefully that can drown out a lot of the negativity that just seems to be rooted in ignorance. But it does sort of remind me of being a fan of the PT and having to learn to deal with all the hate directed toward the PT.

    On the plus side, I think I saw an email from Amazon saying the next comic issue will be released on April 7th, so we might be getting more Ssskeer and Keeve Trennis soon[face_dancing]

    I'll just enjoy and savor all the High Republic content Disney releases and let the haters stew on YouTube. That's all I really know how to do.
     
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  2. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    Yeah, I saw them calling it discount the old republic so I thought let people enjoy it and you enjoy legends, simple as. I've also seen a lot of positivity from the likes of Star Wars Explained and ForceCenter.

    More Sskeer and Keeve!

    Can't wait. :D
     
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  3. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Personally, I've found that I can enjoy both Legends and New Canon content, and the Legends timeline was getting a bit crowded anyway, so I like getting new interpretations and new stories with the New Canon. I like any good story and idea, basically, whether it is Legends or New Canon. There is room in my heart to love both.

    And I'm definitely excited for more Sskeer and Keeve in a few days! Looking forward to what happens next in their adventures and with their characters! The High Republic has me hooked for sure:)
     
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  4. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    Yeah, I consider some legends things cannon if there isn't anything that directly contradicts it.

    Preview of The High Republic #4

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  5. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Ooh, that preview really shows the intensity of the situation. Can't wait for the full issue to be released!
     
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  6. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    I think I'll get a physical copy of this one.
     
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  7. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I got an e-copy automatically downloaded on my Kindle yesterday (I've signed up as pre-ordering the whole series so that it will automatically be delivered to my Kindle as each issue is released). I appreciate the convenient Kindle copy and pre-ordering. The only downside is I don't get the full color of the comics, so getting a physical copy of this issue would be nice.

    Anyway, I was able to read and enjoy Issue #4 of the High Republic comic series last night on my train ride home from work.

    I'd love for this fan club to be a place where people can share what they thought and what they enjoyed in the comics and books and any other media of the High Republic era as new and exciting materials are released, so I suppose for spoiler tags we'll implement the same sort of guidelines that I believe they have in the Literature section of spoiler tagging for a week after a comic release and a month after a novel release. But really I suppose the rule of thumb would be if you think it could be a spoiler that could hurt someone's enjoyment of a book or comic, better safe than sorry, so use the spoiler tag.

    On that note, my thoughts on Issue #4 of the High Repbulic comics follows beneath the spoiler tag:

    This issue seemed to me to be the most intense so far, and the plot is definitely thickening. There is the threat of the Drengir, the danger of the Nihil, and now a corrupt Hutt cartel added into the mix of adversaries the Jedi and their allies must confront in this High Republic comic series.

    The Drengir in this issue were more menacing to me than they had ever been in the past. It was chilling to see their vines growing up the noses and other facial features of our Jedi protagonists. Nightmare fuel for sure right there. And the lab portion where the corpse appeared to be re-animated by the malevolent possession of the Drengir was chilling in a way reminiscent of a zombie movie or Frankenstein.

    It was nice to see Imri and Vernestra integrated into the plot of the comics (though Vernestra had made an appearance in the comics, Imri had not if I recall correctly). Gives some insights into what they might have been up to after Test of Courage.

    The Drengir history we get compliments and expands on what we are given in Into the Dark. I appreciate that the comics are providing the origin story of the Drengir for the benefit of those readers who haven't read Into the Dark since that helps ensure that the comics can be enjoyed independently of Into the Dark, but I do find that Into the Dark can still enhance the comics if they are both read. I also found it really interesting to learn that the Drengir had been allies of the Sith (don't think that was mentioned in Into the Dark) and that the Drengir felt betrayed by the Sith. More about the Sith interactions with the Drengir could be fascinating to learn in future books and/or comics.

    And the relationship between Sskeer and Keeve continues to shine! They are too awesome Jedi with a wonderful dynamic between them. Can't wait to see where their stories go next!

     
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  8. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Really enjoying Rising Storm. Can't decide whether I like it or Light of the Jedi better.

    A discussion question for my fellow High Republic fans: Do any of you think Anakin might have done better and thrived more in the High Republic Jedi? Like in the High Republic era, there seemed to be more understanding that passion could exist for Jedi and the focus was on not being a slave to one's passions (and knowing when to sacrifice one's passions for a larger, nobler cause as it were). Also, grief and loss seems to be a bit more openly acknowledged and more guidance offered to young Jedi going through it.

    Like in this High Republic era, there seems to be more willingness on the part of even Jedi Council members to discuss their passions and their grief and their struggles coming to terms with loss. Whereas with the PT Jedi, the discussion seemed a bit more taboo and focused on "this and that" is forbidden to Jedi, and therefore Jedi are not to feel that ever.

    Sorry if I am expressing my thoughts badly. I have morning brain:p
     
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  9. wreath

    wreath Jedi Padawan star 1

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    yo high republic lets go
     
  10. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Welcome to the site and the fan club! :)

    Who are some of your favorite High Republic characters?
     
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  11. wreath

    wreath Jedi Padawan star 1

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    avari kriss and ssker
     
  12. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    So now I'm catching up on as much of the High Republic as I can get my grubby mitts on, and I just had to drop in here and blame @devilinthedetails for The Rising Storm and The Fallen Star breaking my heart, putting it back together, and then crunching it up some more and dropping the smoldering pieces right into the ocean. :p All in all, 10 out of 10, would be emotionally devastated by (SPOILERS: EVERYTHING) again. Anyway, is anybody still around from this thread? I've gotten through the main series so far plus Tempest Runner and a few of the middle grade books. Not the comics yet, but I have them on loan from the library and will be reading them soon.
     
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  13. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Welcome to the thread and to the boards as a whole:D

    Those are two of my favorite High Republic era Jedi too. Both are awesome characters and have gone on incredible journeys, especially in the comics!

    I will happily take the blame for that if it means more High Republic fans. The same thing totally happened to my heart when reading the Rising Storm and Fallen Star=(( The High Republic era and its wonderful characters definitely know how to put through an emotional wringer. The High Republic has been such a gift to Star Wars fans. Showing a true Golden Age of the Republic and the Jedi Order.

    I am still around from this thread (though I guess I have to be since I'm its creator:p) but I would love to see it being revived. Especially as Phase 2 of the High Republic is soon to be released, which is super exciting.

    Tempest Runner was a really cool audio drama, and the adult series was incredible. I thought the middle grade readers were overall strong as well as were the YA entries. There were some I liked more than others but every book was 3 stars and above for me so far with most ranking in the four or five star range.

    The comics are great quick reads that can supplement the other stories.

    I think the High Republic era is feeling very connected and interwoven between the different media types. A real multimedia approach to telling the story of this era. There is a great deal of scope and scale to this project which is amazing to see as a fan.

    So, yeah, this is my long-winded way of saying new members are always welcome in the High Republic Fanclub=D=
     
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  14. wreath

    wreath Jedi Padawan star 1

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    yeah
     
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  15. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    @devilinthedetails , thanks! :D Yeah, it's very exciting that there will be some new material soon; I'm very curious to see where it goes next. I think there was something about at least some of the new material being a kind of prequel era to what we already saw, which I'd definitely love to see (not least of all so that maybe I can read about my newest dearly departed faves again :p). I have to think that they'll also continue forward at some point too though; there's so much setup with the Nihil plot and character arcs that definitely seem meant to go forward too.

    @wreath, thanks for the welcome to you as well! :)
     
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  16. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @Kahara Yes, I think Phase II is supposed to be a prequel to the High Republic content we were introduced to in Phase I. So I imagine that it will have new characters in it and help set the stage for the events that we saw in Phase I. Then I think Phase III is supposed to pick up on events that took place after Phase I and will probably (I predict) feature some of the characters we got to know and love from Phase I.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed too that we might still get more stories set in the Phase I era (or shortly prior to it) because I think this era and the characters in it still have more potential for great stories to be told about them.

    I am with you in that I'm curious to see where the story goes next, and I've already got pre-orders in for the upcoming content to show my support!
     
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  17. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    New book soon, yes?

    I've preordered so much I've lost track!
     
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  18. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @Sinrebirth I know that Path of Deceit is coming out in early October and that another book (think it might be Convergence?) is coming out in November if I recall correctly so a lot of great Phase 2 stuff should be coming out soon.

    I have to admit that I tend to preorder Star Wars stuff and then be happily surprised when it becomes available on my Kindle and Audible because I have forgotten the exact release date, haha.
     
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