Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello
, Jul 21, 2017.
No prob. (Same author is writing the TLJ junior novel as well).
Given that one of the archaic meanings of the word "aspect" was "a glance; gaze" - I think it's highly plausible that it will turn out to be "space Latin" for Order Of the Terrible Glare.
"Space Latin" in this case being, as previously mentioned, High Galactic, Atrisian Basic, or something similar:
No Order of the Terrible Glare, alas. With this much going on in the story, I found it was stronger/better to try and support/enrich/deepen what we were seeing. In less than two weeks everyone gets to tell me how I did!
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The big dream hope I'm pinning on the novelization is that we get at least one title for the Jedi books in Luke's tree.
I sometimes wonder if Rey looked them over and discovered they were basically editions of The Hyperspace Route Guide to Jedi Temples and Watchhouses for the GFFA equivalent of the years 1953-1961. Hey Luke: Good job, good effort.
I should mention that I'm in academia and this is the sort of niche primary source that really excites grad students. Rey could write a really fresh doctoral dissertation at the University of Ruuria with this. (One of my close friends in grad school wrote her dissertation on distribution of different editions of the Book of Common Prayer in 17th century England, which seems like a pretty good equivalent of an Essential Guide to 1950s Jedi Hyperspace Routes.)
Luke Skywalker, proud recipient of a participation trophy
I mean, I know Pablo will get mercilessly hounded for this, but seeing as the TLJ novel has had direct input from Rian Johnson, I'm guessing its completely canon?
Assuming that article isn't full of crap, and that line is not a red herring, I think they'll probably leave "who" it is open ended. Don't want to limit other authors too much.
It will likely be left to Marvel and Del Rey to fill in that story if that is infact true. If it is true that would really go a long way in explaining his depressed state in the movie
Honestly, I'm willing to bet that the theory in the article is most likely: it's not real, just Luke seeing different possibilities in the Force.
I bet that is what it turns out to be as well. He is just envisioning what his life could have been like.
Didn't read the spoiler part, but I am curious what the franchise does with it.
No novelization is completely canon in that sense; they're all adaptations of the story, so inconsistencies with the film are bound to happen. Lucas made notes on Stover's draft of the ROTS novel, I believe, but it was still in the same boat of "canon where it doesn't contradict the films".
Heavy spoiler reply regarding the above spoiler/leak
It appears to be along the lines of a dream sequence/alternate reality and does not appear to indicate such a character actually existed in storyline canon
Though if that's a deleted scene from TLJ, and it was supposed to be in the movie, Rian apparently really wanted to kriff with fans and spark some real nerd rage
When you are dealing with limited time like movies have you have to begin deciding what is truly needed to tell the story. Even though some fans would have liked to get background on Luke's past it wasn't really needed to tell the story. The only background info that was needed was the stuff between Luke and Kylo.
I meant in a "could you imagine if the movie had an early scene with Luke reminiscing about said character only for it to be a dream sequence?" The outrage would have been legendary
People in the audience: 'Ha Ha my Rey theory was right...............WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
Obligatory post to say that leaks suck, and peace out of this thread until the book actually comes out.
And come on, fansites, writing an article based on a leak???
based on a leak out of context
Well it looks like the supposed divide in the fan base that the movie brought definitely isn't hurting the sales for the novelization. Still over a week to go until release and it is already nearing the top 100 on amazon (the list that includes all books). Should be at or near the top once release day comes.
I'd expect the book to replicate the schism of viewpoint over TLJ, but to greater degree and along the same lines: If you liked TLJ, this'll likely enhance it for you; if you didn't like TLJ, it'll also boost the negativity.
Choose your side.