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View Poll Results: Rate Fallen Gods.
Outstanding 1 1.12%
Above Average 14 15.73%
Average 40 44.94%
Below Average 23 25.84%
Poor 11 12.36%
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Old July 26 2012, 04:24 AM   #46
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Indeed, once again Thrawn's mighty chart proves useful.
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Old July 26 2012, 04:25 AM   #47
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I just wish Mack would write more notes. I loved the Vanguard notes.

Also i want a Kazon on the Titan.
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Old July 26 2012, 04:38 AM   #48
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I like notes as well. I've already prepared for my future Titan reading by writing a little program that combines my already-purchased ebooks with the annotations Christopher has written for his two installments, adding them as endnotes to each chapter and hotlinking a note whenever I can match up a quoted phrase to the text with reasonable confidence using Levenshtein techniques.
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Old July 26 2012, 04:40 AM   #49
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^I'm not sure that's the best way to go about it. Some of my annotations contain spoilers for things that happen later in the book. I recommend reading them after the book.
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Old July 26 2012, 04:43 AM   #50
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Yeah, I should have added that your website warns against spoilers in annotations . But even if I read them only after the main text, it's going to be more fun/convenient to be able to flip through the text again looking for hotlinks to click, or for the unlinked notes at least to have then right next to each chapter. I did add hotlinks to the start of each notes section to skip over them to the beginning of the next chapter.

(The EPUB format is really just HTML under the hood, roughly speaking.)
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Old July 26 2012, 04:46 PM   #51
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Anxiously awaiting this to drop on my Kindle Fire come Tuesday.

Because, as regulars may know, I loves me some Titan.
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Old July 26 2012, 05:45 PM   #52
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Drago-Kazov wrote: View Post
Also i want a Kazon on the Titan.
I want the Krenim to wipe the Kazon out of existence.
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Old July 26 2012, 06:21 PM   #53
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Oh come don't hate the poor space gypsies.
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Old July 26 2012, 06:31 PM   #54
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The books have done a tremendous job lately of taking stereotypical or one-note alien races from the shows and fleshing them out. I wouldn't mind seeing a novel take on the Kazon. (Novel... do you get it!? HAHA I'm so clever.)
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Old July 26 2012, 06:32 PM   #55
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^ FUTURE WRITER!
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Old July 26 2012, 07:22 PM   #56
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The books have done a tremendous job lately of taking stereotypical or one-note alien races from the shows and fleshing them out. I wouldn't mind seeing a novel take on the Kazon. (Novel... do you get it!? HAHA I'm so clever.)

I think I'm one of the few people he liked the concept behind the Kazon (the entire streetgang-inspired thing). It wasn't perfectly fleshed out, but I still liked them. So yeah, a novel where the Kazon feature a bit more prominent could be quite nice. Who knows, with Voyager back in the DQ....
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Old July 26 2012, 07:24 PM   #57
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It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
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Old July 26 2012, 07:34 PM   #58
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In the case of the Kazon, it was explained that they stole their starfaring technology from their former rulers/enslavers, the Trabe.
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Old July 26 2012, 07:35 PM   #59
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Yes, I realize they didn't develop the technology, but even keeping it running adequately seems like a tall order.
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Old July 26 2012, 07:45 PM   #60
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They probably had Trabe slaves for that, they were just offscreen.
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