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Beyond - Legends Letters of Complaint to the NJO Authors: 7/21 Tenel Ka and Wes' Letters. Finally. :)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Kettch_the_Jedi, Mar 5, 2004.

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  1. JediMasterKobe

    JediMasterKobe Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 10, 2003
    LMFAO@the letters. Loved the one from Jacen. [face_laugh]

    Mara's letter is dead-on. Very true to form.

    You need to do Luke, Nom Anor, Han, and Anakin next. Not in any particular order, mind you. :p
  2. CodeName_Targeter

    CodeName_Targeter Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 7, 2003
    Hye Kettch, congrats on 100!

  3. Pelranius

    Pelranius Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 25, 2003
    Honestly, Kettch, do you think you can find any significant character that doesn't have anything to complain about?! :-O

    A thousand more posts to this thread!
  4. The_Jedi_Ambyr-Rose

    The_Jedi_Ambyr-Rose Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 24, 2003
    Congrats on 100!

    I absolutely adore these letters. The Jacen one had be rolling on the floor!! The Mara one was very true to her personality.

    Please do Anakin! And Tahiri, too...she'd be so mad at the authors for making her a schizophrenic and killing her boyfriend...Then Tenel Ka and Zekk.

    These are fantastic! Great idea.

  5. SpeldoriontheBlended

    SpeldoriontheBlended Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 12, 2002
  6. Tych_sel

    Tych_sel Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 29, 2001
    Yet another great letter, Kettch. I hadn't even thought about the Mara connection with Anakin's death. I wonder, could we see one from him? Even if he is in ghost form? I'd also like to see one from Corran, who seemed really kinda hit and miss. He'd play a big role in one book, then drop out for several. What's up with that? Or how about Corran suddenly taking Gavin Darklighter's command away from him?

    Force be with you,

  7. puppyglo

    puppyglo Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 25, 2003
    Palpatine, with his anti-alien, anti-women discrimination, and Vader, with his annihilating all the Jedi compulsion, combined couldn?t hold a candle to you.

    I love that line.. lol Excellent work on Mara! Gosh, I love these.. You should write one for Luke, and Jaina and Jag. Why? Because Jag's personality changed in ever book. So ish to that.. Anxiously awaiting the next addition. :D


    EDIT: My cousin made me edit it to Gosh. :p
  8. Jem Skywalker

    Jem Skywalker Jedi Youngling

    Feb 27, 2000
    I thought Mara's letter to the idiot authors was perfect. Talk about hitting the nail on the head... Now, can you please take up the torch for Luke because if anyone has been screwed in this series, it's Luke. I thought I missed his ceremony being made head Monk. I have always been a true blue SW fan but I couldn't finish reading this series. It was pure awful. I ended up hating Jacen, missing Anakin and NOT wanting to know how it all ended. I DO wish they would just apologize for the huge mistake and rewrite those years. Kind of like "Dallas" and "it all being a bad dream". LOL! Now that dates me...

    Thanks! Keep up the great work! Write on!! And please write a ripping good letter from Luke!

  9. I love Sci Fi

    I love Sci Fi Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 21, 2000
    ^^ I agree, as my guy friends say..."Just think in a few minutes you might wake up back in your 8th grade history class."
  10. Wedge_Antilles_Cmdr

    Wedge_Antilles_Cmdr Jedi Master star 3

    May 22, 2002

    These are great. I think you need to do one from Wedge, Tycho, Wes and Hobbie. First of all, the authors make it seem as if Wedge and Tych are arthritic old dotters who are past their prime and can barely take care of themselves - and they are only in their early to mid 40s yet they make them sound as though they are in their 80s and that Wedge is much older than Tych! Wes gets almost no page time and who the frell knows what happened to Hobbs, he is completely forgotten.

    Wedge :>o<: [/color]
  11. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace Former RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 15, 1999
    Upping this 'cuz it is just too good to miss. [face_laugh]
  12. Fireyforce

    Fireyforce Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 23, 2003
    The Jacen and Mara letters were fantastic! That's def. what they would say. I always felt bad for how they handled Jacen in NJO. *shakes head* I'll never understand the minds of the authors sometimes. Anywho, write Zekk next or Tenel Ka, even Raynar. They screwed with some of the best characters and turned them into strangers, helpless Queens or just killed them off. I mean common! They killed off or just ignored almost all of the YKJ characters. In Jaina's case they had her going out with a piece of cardboard over Zekk. What the heck is with that! Jag had about as much personality as a piece of dirt. Common that was rediculious. Though maybe i'm being hard on the writters but i don't think so.

    Continue the great work Kettch!

  13. puppyglo

    puppyglo Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 25, 2003

  14. Dev_Binks

    Dev_Binks Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 7, 2003
    Hah, glad you used my ship line! And yes, though you should do the Tahiri and Anakin letters as one. And you have to mention that Anakin wouldn't wait so damned long to kiss her, or team up with a Vong, or just run away from his dad after Chewie's death, or not listen to Tahiri. And Tahiri wouldn't go all crazy, or go Vongish, and if she did she'd go dark Jedi on the Vong killin' 'em!
  15. Kettch_the_Jedi

    Kettch_the_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 22, 2002
    RK Striker
    Thanks. I do hope to get around to Luke's but I'm kind of putting his off until the end because he's going to be harder to do than Mara I think (mostly because I'm not so enthralled by his character).

    Thank you. I do plan to getting to all of them. Hopefully. :) BTW, great screenname.

    Yeah, Leia's one of the characters I am most upset about. I didn't put her in because it would be hard to summarize how they mutilated her character in just one phrase. Actually, I have a feeling that when I do her letter it could end up being the longest. And, considering how much they messed up, I don't think the "proffessional" authors would get these letters. But that does give me an idea to have them respond to these letters... hmmm... that could be quite amusing. :)

    I'm glad you like these so much. :) Tahiri will be posted tomorrow although Anakin will probably be a little longer.

    :) Thanks.

    Jedi Princess
    I am so glad you like them. :) Thanks.

    Jedi Whispers
    I would definitely help. :)

    Thanks. I hope you keep enjoying the new ones. :)

    Thanks for the info. I will definitely check out the links. :)

    Wes Janson
    Thanks. Laundry mat? I think I missed something.

    I wonder (if the characters were real) if any of the SW characters were happy with their portrayal and/or situations in the NJO series. None comes to mind... :0 And, yeah, it may take that many posts to do all the wronged characters. :)

    Yeah, I liked that line too. :) And, I don't know what happened. :(

    Well, I already finished Tahiri so I will put her up next but it looks like the next most-wanted letter is from Anakin so I will try to do his next. :)

  16. Kettch_the_Jedi

    Kettch_the_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 22, 2002
    Eowyn Jade
    Thanks. Mara was fun to write because I could give vent to my sarcastic nature (which probably makes up the majority of my personality). :)

    Glad you loved it! :)

    Thanks again! I appreciated your input. :) And thanks for the 100 congrats. :)

    I'm glad you liked the letters so far. I put Danni and Tendra on my list of characters to do. They truly did mutilate them. It still aggrivates me that Jacen-who-was-written-as-a-dreamy-not-so-down-to-earth-character figured out the whole Sekot thing before Danni, a brilliant scientist. Make sense? Of course not!!! URg! Maybe we should make "NJO Authors" a curse. For example, someone keeps making huge mistakes so instead of calling them an "idotic piece of slime" you call them an "NJO author". Doesn't have the same ring to it but it sure does express their character better. :)

    Thanks. :)

    Thank you so much. It encourages me that you think it is one of the funniest. :) I did like writing it, although I still think the funiest thing I ever wrote was a portion in one of my fanfics about Wedge and Wes (but you would have to have read the X-Wing books to really understand it). Anyway, I am glad that you liked it so much.

    Thank you. :)

    I love Sci Fi
    Glad you like them. More coming tomorrow. And "8th grade history class"? Please, no! I had a horrid teacher! She wouldn't let anyone talk to anyone but her the entire class (talk about anti-socialist). Of course, my friends and I got around that by learning sign language... :)

    Thanks. Tahiri will be next but then I'll probably put up Anakin's . :)

    The Jedi Ambry-Rose
    Thanks for the 100 congrats. I am glad you find them so funny. I hope I won't disappoint you in the coming ones. :)


    Tych sel
    Thanks. I didn't see the connection either until someone mentioned that both her "apprentices" had bad things happen to them. And I am planning on doing Anakin after Tahiri (whose letter should be up tomorrow). As for Corran, I put him on the list too. I never noticed that he took command from Gavin. Do you remember what book that was in? (I want to use it for his letter).

    I'm glad you liked that line. I took me a long time to figure out how to start the letter and I'm happy with how it came out. :) I added Jag to the list (Luke and Jaina are already on it) but as you pointed out his is going to be hard to do because with all the switching (and no reference beyond the NJO to anchor refer back to) I'm not even sure I "get" his character. But I will try (although his will be further down the road since I am trying to do the letters mostly in order of request). Thanks for the 'up'.

    Jem Skywalker
    Thanks. :) Yes, I will do Luke (probably after Anakin) but his will probably be a long one also. Too much mess up by the authors. I had a hard time finishing the series also. Normally I buy a new book the day it comes out and have it finished within a few hours of getting it. By the end of the series, I was waiting a week or more (a month for TUF) and taking days to read the books. I ended up hating Jacen, missing Anakin and NOT wanting to know how it all ended. I definitely agree! I DO wish they would just apologize for the huge mistake and rewrite those years. That would make me SOOOOO elated. :) I'm happy just thinking of the possibility. Or should I say the "impossibility". Maybe they would do it it they realized they could make more money off it....

    Wedge Antilles
    I definitely agree about the "old" Rogues. Amazing how the Solos and Skywalkers (some of which are older than them) can do so much more. I'm really not surprised, though, that they were so left out: I would bet quite a bit that Alliston was the only NJO Author who realized that "X-Wing Series" didn't refer to a group of SW ships. It's so sad. :)

    Jedi Trace
  17. Dev_Binks

    Dev_Binks Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 7, 2003
    I don't get a response? *pouts* I just thought of something, you should do one for Wedge, they took him from the best damned starjock the New Republic had to an old man who couldn't fit in a snubfighter!
  18. Kettch_the_Jedi

    Kettch_the_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 22, 2002
    You did get a response. :) It just took me a while to get through the earlier responses (I did them in order of posting). And, yeah, I do want to do Wedge. Besides Alliston the authors took a potentially great character and turned him into... well... actually they turned him into nothing but a flat character with very little purpose to the storyline except to have his name branded about. Sad...
  19. Tekli_theInsane

    Tekli_theInsane Jedi Youngling star 2

    Mar 22, 2004
    "NJO authors" is a wonderful curseword, I should really try it... [face_laugh] (You have no idea how much fan fiction has increased my vocabulary of swear words.) But it might need to be a bit more specific, because some of the books were good... (sigh - if only Del Rey had drafted Zahn! :()

    Great point about Danni! I was very happy in the beginning to find that there was going to be a scientist (and a female one at that :)) in the series (Star Wars has far too few scientists). And then she basically is reduced to... filler. She never really does anything important. If my memory is correct, then Danni ended up staying on Zonama Sekot with Tahiri and Tekli (She gets to do something! :)), which would make an interesting story, if you think about it... (*smacks muse on head* NO MORE STORY IDEAS!)

    Ahem... I personally would like to see Luke's letter... :)
  20. _JM_

    _JM_ Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 26, 2001
    She never really does anything important.

    I know what you mean, though I have to disagree in as much as even if her role varied they did let her make a war changing contribution...

    Destiny's Way Page 270
    Jacen rolled in his side to look up at her. "But you've done such crucial work!" he said. "You discovered how to jam the yammosk signal. That's the single critical discovery that's enabled our ships to survive battle with the Yuuzhan Vong. Why would they disband your group now?"

    And also from a certain point of view she saved the Yuuzhan Vong from genocide by being a bit gossipy. :p

    She chatted with the biogeneticists, she mentioned to Jacen that they'd found a genetic sequence unique to the Vong and their creatures, Jacen mentioned that to Vergere, Vergere realised the implication and neutralised the first batch of Alpha Red, and that delayed its deployment long enough for a victory to be won and Alpha Red made a last resort rather than an immediate tool. :)
  21. Marsa

    Marsa Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 23, 2004

    Yay!! Can't wait for Tahiri!

    But please, please, please!! Don't forget to do Han! He's so sarcastic naturally that it'd be awesome! That whole him-running-away-from-Leia-and-all-his-problems thing! Not to mention Chewie dying!!

    UP! ~M
  22. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

    Mar 17, 2004
    This needs to contunue Kettch.
    The YJK FanClub OFFICALY backs this as well.
  23. Kettch_the_Jedi

    Kettch_the_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 22, 2002
    Okay here comes the next letters. Remember when reading these that I am trying to keep them as close to the characters' personalities as I can. Also, I added a "special" letter that hadn't been requested but that I thought would be amusing. It looks like I will probably post Anakin's letter next (assuming the right inspiration strikes). I hope you enjoy these and if there is anything you specifically want in Anakin's letter make sure to mention it... :)


    Disclaimer: The views expressed in these letters are not necessarily those of KTJ's.

    Note: You might understand the letters best if you read the closing "signatures" first.


    Dear NJO people,

    You killed Anakin, irrevocably stuffed a Yuuzhan Vong personality in me, and forced me to wear shoes. I hate you. You?re definitely not a worthy sacrifice. Anakin was supposed to be the hero in the NJO, not that dummy Jacen. You should have killed him. You should have killed them both. Why did you kill my Anakin? How could you do this to me? And as for kissing Jacen...I?d rather kiss a droolin? Hutt. Anakin would never want me to kiss his brother, Yuuzhan Vong don?t kiss. Of course what do I expect from the people who had me run away when Anakin was dying. Is that the type of people you are? Ones who would run away from danger when you could save the person you love?s life? You are cowards who should be destroyed as the blasphemous machines you also depend on. There is NO WAY I would have left Anakin to die alone. Compassion and caring is such a weakness in the beings of this galaxy. Love isn?t a weakness that hinders people; it strengthens them and CAUSES THEM TO FIGHT FOR OTHERS WHEN THEY ARE IN DANGER, NOT LEAVE THEM TO DIE ALONE!!! Forget it, Tahiri, these authors are such cowards they would kiss a Bur?kks ass if it would keep them from even an honorable death. I still can?t believe you stupid authors set Anakin up to be the hero and then killed him. So much for that ?together you are stronger? Jeedai nonsense. Shut up, Riina, no one wants you here. Apparently, these authors do since even though I died I still live on in you. Dummy authors should have killed you more. It?s not like I am enjoying the ride. I hate you, Riina. We finally agree on something. Stupid authors, why did you stick me with her? Have you no compassion? Not only do you kill the one being in all the entire galaxy that truly cares for me but you turn me into some split-personality nut who has to be saved by Jaina of all people! She definitely needs to die; she is a profanity who should have been the first human to perish a dishonorable death. This is going to come as a surprise, but in no book did Jaina and I ever establish a friendship. Why would I go to her for help on Mon Cal when Riina was torturing me? A true warrior needs no help. I would have traveled back to Tatooine to talk to my dead, smelling bantha first. That?s one planet we the Yuzhan Vong have no interest in; you humans can keep it. By the way, I still don?t like shoes!! Their not as good as living armor but they are better than going barefoot. No way! Look at the Junior Jedi Series and there are three things that establish who I am: barefootedness, talkativeness and my relationship with Anakin. Without any of those, what is left of me? Nothing. You the authors should have just let me win and take over her body; it would have been fun to have Force powers all to myself. I hate you, Riina and I hate you, NJO authors. You?re all stupid. If your galaxy had more than one habitable planet the Yuzhan Vong would take over your world, authors. Now redo the series
  24. Tych_sel

    Tych_sel Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 29, 2001
    First Reply!

    Great post there, Kettch. I loved the fact that you incorporated both sides of Tahiri's personality. Although I thought by the the end she'd managed to reconcile the two somewhat. I guess I was just a bit wrong.

    Loved the Ewok post, though the misspellings made it a bit tough to understand. Then again, when they can't exactly speak Basic, I guess I should have been prepared.

    Great job, can't wait to see Anakin's letter from beyond the grave.

    Force be with you,

  25. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 9, 2003
    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    That was perfect!! Exactly how Tahiri/Riina would have reacted. I loved the Ewok bit! That was awesome. You rule, Kettch :)

    I'm really anxious for Anakin's letter. I'm sure it'll be priceless, too ;)
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