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A&A The Official Jason Fry Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac , Oct 4, 2012.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Finally, making some sense of the YTs as freight haulers! Works really nicely with the oversized drives and the side cockpits -- good idea!
     
  2. Starkeiller

    Starkeiller Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That ship's design has been waiting for precisely this since... 1975 or something. Great job putting the tug concept into the book. =D=
     
  3. A8T

    A8T Jedi Knight star 2

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    Now that's a good idea! I always wondered why the cockpit was on the side, but then that clearly because the front 'bit' (never used in the films) is important for its role as a workhorse ship. So presumably you could put on different modules depending on the role, like a laser drill (does Star Wars have laser drills?) for mining, or scientific equipment for going into space anomalies, etc?
    Kind of reminds me of those modular cargo ship types from the X-wing/TIE fighter games.
     
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  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    The Millennium Falcon Owners Workshop Manual had lots of YT-1300 variants with different modules - some of which removed the side cockpit and made the centre area something different from on the Falcon.
     
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  5. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    That's oddly adorable, it's like the The Little Engine That Could.

    I wan't to see this image canonized almost as much as Leia's Sledgehammer. Almost. ;)
     
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  6. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    jasonfry Is that cargo container design an intentional homage to the X-Wing series' Class-F, or just serendipity? (Cool either way!)

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  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm just going to imagine that you memorized all the cargo container types and you're just thrilled right now :p


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  8. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shapes yes, names no.

    EDIT: Also, yes, I may have squeed at seeing this. A bit.
     
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  9. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Cool!

    (Though personally it never bugged me before. There are bigger ships for when you need to move stuff in bulk, and sometimes you just need something fast to deliver a small but valuable cargo.)
     
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  10. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have a question for Jason that was brought up in a discussion elsewhere.

    In the online updates for the Essential Atlas(quite some time back) the decision was made to retcon Korriban and replace it with Moraband due to TCW. Would it not be in the best interests of all to maybe include "Korriban" in parentheses beside Moraband(and perhaps vice versa) just to avoid confusion for new people picking up and enjoying the many books, comics and video games that identify to world as Korriban on their narrative?
     
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  11. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Looks great indeed! Correct me if I'm wrong: you didn't get to include this illustration in the book, but there is a note mentioning it, right?
     
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  12. Cracian_Thumper

    Cracian_Thumper Jedi Knight star 2

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  13. Cheerios4u98

    Cheerios4u98 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I just saw the Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary in a store yesterday and I flipped through a few pages before I left. I didn't get a good enough look at it, but does the book have information on every single Lego Star Wars set (that had been released by the time the book was published of course)?

    Do you have a large collection of Star Wars Legos, jasonfry? Did you get to play with a lot of Legos in preparation for writing that book? That sounds like my dream job. Haha.

    If Legos weren't like the most expensive toy on Earth I'd have a massive collection of Star Wars ones, because I love them to death. Most of my Lego Star Wars sets and minifigures have gone missing over the years. It makes me sad, because I had some of the originals from the first wave of releases. My favorite set I had was the first B-wing set with the rebel control center. I've lost too many of the pieces to build it back up. The remains of it are now sitting in my family's massive Lego bin.
     
  14. Maythe14thBeWithYou

    Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Knight star 3

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    I have a question regarding Weapon of a Jedi, I read it and really liked it. I thought it really captured Luke's early journey. That being said, HTTJ is set in the same time period, would you say it adds to this or isn't necessary?
     
  15. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No. No, it would not.
     
  16. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Moraband, Korriban, Horuset, Sith, Sith Funeral Home, Planet Full of Tombs, Planet that Needed to be Bombarded to Death and Uninhabitability after Palpatine' death so as to prevent the rise of the idiots of the One Sith. Who cares what its named?!
     
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  17. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    You forgot Pesegam.

    Epic failure, ShanOffirin.


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  18. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    I didn't play KOTOR so I admit my mistake on that :) Sinrebirth

    But seriously, I always thought that the Sith Worlds were uninhabitable after the New Sith Wars ended and hoped it stayed that way. Then Legacy decided to go no.
     
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  19. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Most fans would know Korriban more than Moraband, tbh. I've been to many sites and whenever Korriban's come up, people remember that name before "Moraband". Putting it in parenthesis would be better, since Jason already did it for several other entries.
     
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  20. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    jasonfry

    Per your request, I am pinging you post-holidays regarding the armaments on the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer. Enquiring minds want to know. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  21. AzureOwl

    AzureOwl Jedi Knight star 1

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    I was just watching the Cinema Sins episode devoted to ANH, and I realized that the Millennium Falcon being a freight pusher solves one of the things they were complaining about.

    https://youtu.be/l6sdpH5N1c0?t=12m3s

    Namely, about the incident that got Han in trouble with Jabba in the first place. They wonder why, if the Millennium Falcon has hidden smuggling compartments that can fool military grade Imperial sensors (like they did when they all hid when the ship was brought aboard the Death Star) did Han ever feel the need to jettison his cargo when he thought he was going to get boarded?


    Well, if that particular cargo wasn’t on board the Millennium Falcon, but inside cargo containers attached to the front of the ship that Han had reason to believe weren’t properly shielded, then the plot hole is plugged. Hell, it even makes jettisoning the cargo even easier, you just have to decouple the containers and make a run for it.
     
  22. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    I've been a bad correspondent, sorry.

    Some things I can't responsibly answer or it would be wiser not to. (Sorry again.) But elsewhere....

    You'd have to ask Jeff Carlisle if the cargo containers are a nod to something -- it's his art. But you should ask him! If not on the webzzzz, at a con. He's super-nice, a huge fan and a smart dude.

    Re LEGOs, yes, I believe the book was comprehensive when released ... which of course means that was true for like two weeks. Sadly, I live in a NYC apartment and so don't really have room for huge LEGO sets, or any Hasbro vehicles except the big Millennium Falcon, which I simply had to have. Funny thing about that book is my kid (then about 11) was thrilled to hear I was writing it. A welcome reaction except he seemed a little overamped. Turned out he assumed my writing a LEGO Star Wars book meant the Death Star, Star Destroyer, and all those other awesome 5,000-piece sets would show up at our house for free. He was bummed to learn that wasn't the way these things worked. I used no LEGOs writing the book, but leaned heavily on YouTube videos pointing out their Easter eggs.

    Re the Resurgent class, stay tuned. Sorry to be mysterious.
     
  23. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

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    hot damn jasonfry - more Rey work for you!!

    STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - REY'S STORY

    publisher info:
    written by Jason Fry
    softcover (128 pages)
    Disney-Lucasfilm Press
    ISBN 978-1-4847-7409-0
    $ 5.99

    solicitation copy:
    Chapter book that retells The Force Awakens from the perspective of one of the film’s biggest breakout characters!


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14...SIN=1484774094&linkCode=xm2&tag=oncupoagal-20

    any details you can reveal? is this in the same manner as your other novels or similar to Michael Kogge's rebels chapter books? I assume it will tie in nicely to Rey's survival guide too?
     
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  24. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    I know what it says on Amazon, but that one isn't mine.
     
  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    lol

    Sure Jason you can have all my money :p



    Missa ab iPhona mea est.


    Edit: PLOT TWIST, spoke too soon. *claws back money* :p
     
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