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What bothers you in the EU?


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Mirdthestrill
03.28.2012 , 12:32 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayla_Felana View Post
I will state one of the things that really annoys me, no one ever stays dead in Star Wars.
Arnel Crynd.
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Slamuel
03.28.2012 , 02:02 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by XenusParadox View Post
I've found that at least half of the EU material I've read/played/heard about has made me roll my eyes and say "Oh, for the love of..."

What really pushes your buttons? Here's MY short list.

Dark Empire: So the triumphant moment of the entire film saga, namely Palpatine's death, was entirely meaningless because he just downloaded like a Cylon into a clone body, and Luke willingly went to the Dark Side to get close to him, and shrugged it off like the Dark Side ISN'T a corrupting, addictive influence?

New Jedi Order: A race of extra-galactic invaders, who use biotech and are IMMUNE TO THE FORCE? And can use said biotech to create superstrong gravity fields that pull a moon down onto a planet without cracking the planet apart like an egg or flattening everyone on it into pancakes?

Heir to the Empire Trilogy: Actually pretty good for the most part, but the bit about furry lizards that create a bubble where the Force doesn't EXIST? You know what happens when the Force is removed from an area? EVERYTHING DIES, because the Force IS life.

Boba Fett: He fell into the Sarlacc and died. End of story. He didn't escape. HE'S DEAD.

Kevin J. Anderson: Just... Kevin J. Anderson. He's a hack. A hack who writes bad fanfiction that my 4-year-old niece would laugh at.
what exactly is the EU?
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Rayla_Felana
03.28.2012 , 02:02 PM | #13
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what exactly is the EU?
The Expanded Universe outside of the movie saga and the Clone Wars.

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Wolfninjajedi
03.28.2012 , 02:05 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Mirdthestrill View Post
Arnel Crynd.
Also Anakin Skywalker, and Crix Madine too.
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Mirdthestrill
03.28.2012 , 02:08 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Also Anakin Skywalker, and Crix Madine too.
Forgot good old Crix.
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Captain_Zone
03.28.2012 , 02:19 PM | #16
That Karen Traviss was allowed anywhere near Star Wars in the first place.
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Toonimator
03.28.2012 , 05:24 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Mirdthestrill View Post
Arnel Crynd.
That's Arvel to you...

...wait, does 'no one' (Arvel, Crix, and Anakin aside) mean Chewbacca's not dead anymore?!?

HTTE doesn't bother me; I look at the ysalamiri now as somehow emitting some kinda localized interference field that affects midichlorians. Those in their own cells are able to function and keep 'em alive, but it prevents midis from different beings from sensing/communicating with each other, thus 'canceling' the Force.

Boba surviving one Sarlacc-dip is fine... when/where are the other two? You'd think he'd just avoid Tatooine. Tho I suppose if word got around that Fett won't go to Tatooine, every bounty fleeing him would just hide out there.

Dark Empire bothers me for many reasons: Leia becomes a fully-trained Jedi Knight in it, when she hadn't had all that much training in the story immediately before DE, ie the Thrawn Trilogy... and then, of course, she loses her Knighthood in the Jedi Academy trilogy. Loses as in 'never had it' like it was wiped from the minds of everyone involved. Plus Palpatine acting like a Cylon skinjob (nice analogy), and Luke thinking he could destroy the dark side from within, and former Jedi Kam Solusar showing up outta nowhere (I know, I know, his story was meant to happen but was canceled), and the Jedi Weeble, whatshisname-Brand, being the one who finally ends Palpatine, and Luke finding a stash of dozens/hundreds of lightsabers under an old Jedi tree, and the leader of the 'Dark Side Warriors' looking like a refugee from a Mad Max film, and the fact that the Republic was downgraded to the Rebellion again so soon after they defeated Thrawn, and...well, all of it. Except most of the art. I enjoyed Kennedy's take on a lot of it.

Most of Kevin J Anderson's stuff except the idea of Luke's academy being on Yavin IV.

Children of the Jedi, though Jawas and Gamorreans acting like stormtroopers is amusing.

The Crystal Star. All of it, except the idea of lightsabers activated by use of the Force.

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Wolfninjajedi
03.28.2012 , 05:33 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Toonimator View Post
That's Arvel to you...

...wait, does 'no one' (Arvel, Crix, and Anakin aside) mean Chewbacca's not dead anymore?!?

HTTE doesn't bother me; I look at the ysalamiri now as somehow emitting some kinda localized interference field that affects midichlorians. Those in their own cells are able to function and keep 'em alive, but it prevents midis from different beings from sensing/communicating with each other, thus 'canceling' the Force.

Boba surviving one Sarlacc-dip is fine... when/where are the other two? You'd think he'd just avoid Tatooine. Tho I suppose if word got around that Fett won't go to Tatooine, every bounty fleeing him would just hide out there.

Dark Empire bothers me for many reasons: Leia becomes a fully-trained Jedi Knight in it, when she hadn't had all that much training in the story immediately before DE, ie the Thrawn Trilogy... and then, of course, she loses her Knighthood in the Jedi Academy trilogy. Loses as in 'never had it' like it was wiped from the minds of everyone involved. Plus Palpatine acting like a Cylon skinjob (nice analogy), and Luke thinking he could destroy the dark side from within, and former Jedi Kam Solusar showing up outta nowhere (I know, I know, his story was meant to happen but was canceled), and the Jedi Weeble, whatshisname-Brand, being the one who finally ends Palpatine, and Luke finding a stash of dozens/hundreds of lightsabers under an old Jedi tree, and the leader of the 'Dark Side Warriors' looking like a refugee from a Mad Max film, and the fact that the Republic was downgraded to the Rebellion again so soon after they defeated Thrawn, and...well, all of it. Except most of the art. I enjoyed Kennedy's take on a lot of it.

Most of Kevin J Anderson's stuff except the idea of Luke's academy being on Yavin IV.

Children of the Jedi, though Jawas and Gamorreans acting like stormtroopers is amusing.

The Crystal Star. All of it, except the idea of lightsabers activated by use of the Force.
How come you don't like Luke's academy being on Yavin IV? Just curious, I mean out of everything it seems like a minor thing to me.
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Mirdthestrill
03.28.2012 , 05:43 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
How come you don't like Luke's academy being on Yavin IV? Just curious, I mean out of everything it seems like a minor thing to me.
He meant he dislikes everything except that.
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Wolfninjajedi
03.28.2012 , 05:45 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Mirdthestrill View Post
He meant he dislikes everything except that.
..Oh wait! Ya I read that wrong, whoops!
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.