Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Mr Light, Feb 12, 2015.
Finally! A business I can get behind that has as many issues as I do!
Probably just COVID-19 troubles. (Although seeing as they're leaving their hardcover reprints of the Star Wars stuff incomplete...)
The hardcover thing really irks me.
StarWars.com has posted 4 pages from The Lightsaber Collection.
They're pretty nice, definitely interested in this one.
The first Doctor Aphra comic series won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book.
Another Thrawn excerpt https://www.ign.com/articles/star-w...n-ascendancy-chaos-rising-timothy-zahn-rebels
I hope the new Thrawn book is good. The previous 3 haven’t been that great.
Wow, there's commitment. "I didn't like the previous three books, but I'll keep reading hoping this one is good."
Sunk cost fallacy is a hell of a thing.
I liked all three, but Alliances is low down there.
I've generally liked the three newer Thrawn books, although they aren't the most memorable. The partial exception toenjoying them is the (second?) one, which is partially a really shitty Padme Amidala novel shoved into a Thrawn novel for literally no reason.
There's a very good reason. You just don't like it.
There is literally no reason. You can remove it and it wouldn't hurt the story at all. There is no place for Padme Amidala in a Thrawn story, there is barely a justification for Anakin. If she has to be in there, she should be a side character, and not get whole sections about her. I read the book because it was supposed to be about Thrawn, not one of the worst prequel characters.
So, Tuskin was right.
So I was right.
StarWars.com has posted an interview with Justina Ireland, the author of The Higher Republic middle grade novel, A Test of Courage, along with an excerpt.
I liked the excerpt, but there is one that bothers me, there's a character named Douglas in it. OK, I know we've seen some real world names pop up in the franchise, but usually they're a little more unusual, than something like Douglas. It just feels wrong to see a name like that in a Star Wars book.
There's been a lot of that in recent years, really. Granted, there has always been the occasional RL name (Luke, anyone?) but I've noticed it happening a lot more often under Disney. I'm not making a complaint, just an observation.
Its a big galaxy with a lot of humans in it. Someone is eventually going to have a standard English Earth human name. Its just the nature of how humans talk.
On the other hand, they have ducks on Naboo.
Luke, Leia, Han and Ben are all real names
In fact, both Vader and Anakin were also last names in use before Star Wars.
I guess, but there's just something about Douglas that just sounds to Earthy for Star Wars for me.
Separate names with a comma.