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Old November 20 2009, 06:28 AM   #106
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Re: SW AU - A Glimmer of Hope

NG is right. A much better death for Padme than a mere broken heart.
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Old November 21 2009, 12:56 AM   #107
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Anakin isn't going to be very pleased when he hears about Padme's death...neither will Obi-Wan I assume either. That was the darkest and most intense chapter yet. I think you've turned Tarkin into even more of a douche than he was in the original...I hate him lol. I'm starting to fail to see where the Glimmer of Hope is coming in this story, everything has been so...EVIL so far. I practically heard the dark side theme when reading this chapter. Tarkin seems to be this universe's version of Darth Vader as in: ruthless, unrentlenting, ambitious, arrogant, and powerful. Does this Tarkin still have Daala shacked up back at the Maw Installation or did wham bam thank you ma'am her?
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Old November 24 2009, 09:38 AM   #108
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Hi all,

Thanks for your comments, sorry it has taken me so long to respond!

The Badger

Glad you found this intense and dramatic, that was what I was aiming for.

Yes, things are not looking up for our rebels. A bad feeling indeed...

Avenger

Thanks! I'm glad you liked the intensity of the chapter, as well as the cunning planning of the Emperor and Tarkin. I thought some people should stay the same, no matter the universe, and one of those was Wedge who remain a great pilot and a member of the Rogues.

Nerys

Thanks so much! Yeah, this is a huge coup/opportunity for the Empire, allowing them to get rid of a major enemy and make a statement to the rest of the galaxy. When the Alliance finds out that Padme is dead...

And yes, I thought this was a better, stronger end for Padme - dying while fighting for what she believed in rather than allowing herself to be murdered by her own husband.

Gojirob

Thanks! Glad you also preferred this version of Padme's death. By the by, I did get your pm and I will definitely have a look at your Ancient Destroyer cycle as soon as the month of November is finished!

Admiral Young

No, neither Anakin nor Obi-wan (if of course he survived that fall) will be pleased when they hear of Padme's death.

How cool that you heard the Dark Side theme! The Glimmer of Hope... Well, I suppose for now there hasn't really been one, but that was kind of the idea of calling it A 'glimmer' of Hope and not a 'New' hope - there isn't actually much hope and may not be much by the end.

Tarkin is definitely more ruthless and powerful here than he was in 'our' universe. As to whether Daala still exists and is shacked up in the Maw Installation... Wait and See!

Thanks again to all of you for your comments,

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Old November 24 2009, 01:35 PM   #109
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Regarding Tarkin being more powerful and ruthless, I think that might just be because we see him under different circumstances. In ANH he was in charge of the Death Star, and had little to do other than order Leia's execution and say 'You may fire when ready.'

I can fully imagine that under different circumstances he could be as presented here. Certainly I can hear Peter Cushing deliver most of his dialogue as written here (with the possible exception of the line 'Oh do shut up Solo.' To me, Tarkin would be more grandiose, 'Be silent Solo' for example. But that's a minor quibble).
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Old November 25 2009, 03:27 AM   #110
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Yeah I see Peter Cushing deliver the lines...also though Chris Eccelston as wel...
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Old December 13 2009, 02:18 AM   #111
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Two weeks without an update...the suspense is unbearable!
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Old December 14 2009, 01:43 AM   #112
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^ Agreed!
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Old December 14 2009, 09:22 AM   #113
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Hi guys!

Sorry for the lack of updates, things are craaaazy at the moment in RL!

I'm hoping to be able to have something up by the end of the week.

But thanks so much for your interest in the story, real motivation to carry on!!!!

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Old December 14 2009, 04:51 PM   #114
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Gahhhhhhhh!

RITE MOAR!!!!1111111

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Old January 9 2010, 08:16 PM   #115
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Need an update! RL can suck sometimes....particularly when it interrupts the momentum of a good story.
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Old January 10 2010, 12:13 AM   #116
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Hi all,

Sorry things have been so quiet around here. I am real hopeful to have some new material for you by the end of the week - New Year's Resolution 2010 has been to write at least 1500 words a day, so that should mean some new Star Wars material as well!

Fingers crossed and thanks for still being interested, means a lot!

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Old January 10 2010, 01:24 PM   #117
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Commentary on Chapter 7

Gritty doesn’t begin to describe this as Obi-Wan and Anakin come to the realization of Luke’s fate at the hands of Mara. And poor Chewbacca, who apparently never met the Han Solo of this universe, dying as just another short-lived obstacle to the intrigues of the Dark Side.

Great stuff!
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Old January 10 2010, 01:41 PM   #118
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The lie didn’t work, but she didn’t swallow the truth either! Great scene in the smuggler’s bar, and very reminiscent of Obi-Wan and Luke hiring Han and Chewie in the ‘OG’ universe. Here’s hoping Captain Detani and her eclectic crew can keep them out of trouble long enough to reach help.
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Old January 10 2010, 01:54 PM   #119
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Lots of little details here, revealing much about how the Sith operate in this universe, and what plans Palpatine has for Luke.

Leia’s rocky relationship comes to the fore here, with her familial obligations pitted against her emotions. The fact that she’s a Jedi in the very heart of the Empire, in the Emperor’s lair, is unsettling enough. It could become much worse were the Sith to discover her true nature and heritage.
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Old January 10 2010, 03:40 PM   #120
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Sorry for the lack of updates, things are craaaazy at the moment in RL!
Yeah, I know that feeling! RL is such an inconvenience at times!

Don't worry though, we're still interested!
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