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  1. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    Considering the amount of infighting between the Moffs at the point and the spectacular losses heaped upon them (the defeat at Bilbringi and the death of Thrawn, the retaking of Coruscant,etc), even with Beldorian's help, she knew things weren't going to pan out in their favor.
     
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  2. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    Reading it as an adult versus reading it as a teenager gives me some different views and such. It inspired my recent work in the FF department.

    I plan to re-read either the Jedi Prince series or Han Solo Trilogy as a sort of mental 'deload' from heavier books like Dostoevsky's The Idiot. There's only so much Russian fatalism one can take at time.

    Personally, I'd have liked to have seen Bria Tharen and similar characters on screen in a trilogy versus Solo.
     
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  3. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    The political underpinnings of the post OT landscape are post Cold-Warish, in many ways.
     
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  4. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    I've been getting those vibes of late. I suppose in Darksaber one can say Daala is Putin with two X chromosomes.

    It's interesting to read Legends material I grew up with as an adult versus when I was a pre-teen/teenager and the references I get and similar.

    I am most interested in having a look at the Han Solo Trilogy. I head canon that Han's reckless pursuit of Stormtroopers on the Death Star after the trash compactor scene in A New Hope is partially anger at Bria's death, despite how he might feel about her actions in the third novel, Rebel Dawn.
     
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  5. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    I forgot about Bria Tharen, her whole story arc was depressing. It's amazing what one picks up on reading old books when your an adult. Rereading Redwall this summer, I was amazed at how well Brian Jacques wrote this whole world.
     
  6. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    Agreed. Tragic as anything.

    I think her death changed Han profoundly.
     
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  7. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    She was his rock and he never really got over her until he met Chewie, and before that, he had Dewlanna.
     
  8. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    I headcanon Han's headlong rush against the Stormtroopers in A New Hope was revenge for Bria:

     
  9. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    You have to wonder if Doctor Aphra wasn’t inspired by Bria Tharen in some way.
     
  10. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    No idea who that is, plese enlighten me.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Naw, that was just Han going with his gut instinct. Which is much more dependent on luck than thought.

    I didn't like Bria or that trilogy. I want Han to be a happy-go-lucky spacer, not an angsty drama queen.
     
  12. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    In the NU canon comics, she is an Indiana Jones styled adventurer with two droid sidekicks who works part time for Darth Vader.
     
  13. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    It'll be interesting to re-read the Han Solo Trilogy again for the first time in over a decade. I read it for the first time as a college freshman.
     
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  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Brian Daley's Han Solo stories are a lot more fun, and IMO more true to the Han from the OT.
     
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  15. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    I’ll have a look sometime. I do recall that those stories are integrated into the Han Solo Trilogy sometime before Rebel Dawn.
     
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  16. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    Back in the old days, when the continuity was stable.
     
  17. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 8

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    Maybe we should start a support group.

    Hi. My name is Ishy. I read Alan Dean Foster as a kid and liked him. I've been in recovery for 30 years.
     
  18. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU/Costume/Props/EUC Mod. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Hi, my name is Adalia and I too read Alan Dean Foster's Splinter of the Minds Eye as a kid and ate it up.......I think I've been in recovery for longer than 30 years.
     
  19. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    Hi. My name is Nehru and I read the graphic novel version of “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” and I thought it wasn’t all that great.
     
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  20. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 8

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    I was swearing to my friends in elementary school that this was going to be "the next Star Wars movie" and did a poster for a school contest.
     
  21. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    Oh neat, do you still have it?
     
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  22. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Master star 2

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    Another thought is to read the Corellian Trilogy as still more of a dive into Legends.
     
  23. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    Now those were good reads.
     
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  24. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 8

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    Oh, no. We're talking 50 years and eight + moves ago.
     
  25. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    okay. that sounds like you and your friends had fun doing that.
     
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