Star Wars Novels (Keep your EU shit out of here!)

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    Well I said "may". There's no way to know for sure yet. Though I doubt he fully believes it to be false through and through. Perhaps it's more a case of finding out that certain schools of thought within Jedi teachings were repressed or extinguished over time (like you find in the history of Christianity) and perhaps he feels that the ones who won out weren't necessarily the right ones.

    And you have to admit, if your religious order requires you to take young children from their families before they can form strong emotional attachments and try to prevent them from ever doing so to sustain itself, inviting all of the problems that can come with that, then maybe your order shouldn't last.
     
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    interesting that only the Jedi code is flagged as apocryphal, not the Sith code. This plays into where I think they are taking the force in these movies pretty exactly. Its much bigger than the Jedi had any idea of.
     
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    I'm starting to get the sense that they might be in the process of breaking down some of the longstanding paradigms of the franchise to allow more flexibility going forward. For example I have a feeling that when the current saga trilogy is over there may not be a single, unified republic governing over a majority of the galaxy anymore.
     
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    Just finished the new Timothy Zahn Thrawn novel and loved it! Adds quite a few new layers to the Rebels TV Show.
    About the revelation about Thrawn/ Chiss Ascendency:
    Any idea who or what the evil is that seems to be a bigger threat than the Empire/Palpatine? Maybe it has something to do with Snoke from Force Awakens?
     
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    Snoke is the popular theory though some think it is some like the Yuuzhan Vong. Not necessarily that race but a broader sort of threat.
     
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    Which novel are you talking about?

    "Something like the Vong" is too easy, since that was the big bad unknown threat from the very first time the Chiss were introduced. BUT, it could very well be that Zahn always had something else in mind and they're going to let him do that now
     
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    I'm not talking about an existing novel. People have been theorizing about the threat that Thrawn is aware of in the Unknown Regions. Some think he was already aware of Snoke while others think it could be a broader threat like a fledgling empire that Snoke may or may not be involved with.

    In other book news if you're someone who does audio books the Inferno Squadron novel that ties into the Battlefront 2 game will be narrated by Janina Gavankar, who is the model for the central Imperial character in the game.

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    Time to ease up on the loot farming at least a little bit there Lucasfilm.

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    That last picture makes no sense. How do the lines for Han, Luke, and Leia start before EP 4? I could see saying luke and leia cried at the end of EP3 (if the babies cried, I don't recall offhand), but we didn't see Han at all. I'm pretty sure Yoda wasn't in EP4 either.
     
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    Palps didn't appear in IV either. Yeah they screwed that graph up.
     
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    Also, the english only rule rustled me for 2 reasons. #1, it's Basic, not english. #2 it means it means no chewie or R2.
     
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    I don't think Chewie would have made it either way. The big guy isn't exactly a chatty cathy.
     
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    I remember the elodie stuff. Very minor part, I just read that shit as SHE. I think she was an alien so it barely even registered. Even if it had been a human, it's a huge galaxy and they show us the underside of it quite a bit. Of course they're going to have mentally ill people. I don't really recall gays in the book, but I probably wouldn't have taken note.
     
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    I haven't read any of his stuff but from what I've gathered it, at least the first one in the series, has far bigger issues than a few gender neutral pronouns.
     
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    After I posted that, I remembered that one of the main characters was gay and shacking up with another dude. But he wasn't a faggot about it so it didn't stick out in my memory. In star wars stories, sexuality only comes into play when children are being produced. Looking back at the old EU (now legends) in those hundreds of books, you can probably count on your fingers the number of times you had any kind of romantic story.