Nadie_AZ: Really? Lucas didn't detonate the whole thing with his god awful prequels?The 90s were amazing for Star Wars geeks. I was one of them. I loved the games, the videos, everything. EVERYTHING. Even had that star wars screen entertainment software on my computers.Amazing time, with the anticipation of the upcoming movies in the latter part of the decade.Then it came. God. Awful.Now? All gone. I no longer care. And that sucks.
I created this alt just for this thread: Infernalist: I created this alt just for this thread: Anyone who biatches about "Mary Sue" characters needs a swift kick in the babymaker. We get it, you think that every character being deeply flawed and barely competent is more "realistic" and "interesting", but it isn't. It's farking tiresome and there's not a dammed thing wrong with having some capable characters with flaws that aren't part of the story. As for the whole representing the author part of the Mary Sue, who the fark cares if the author puts themselves in the story? Oh no, the author used their own experience and personality in the story they're writing! How awful of them.The awful part was the writing.Because Hutt Jedi lolOh, there has been some pretty bad writing in the EU, for sure. I'm just mystified by these people who cry "Mary Sue!" every time they encounter a character that doesn't spend half the story brooding and the other half barely managing to function.
CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: I'm certainly a SW fan with all my own opinions, that don't matter for the purpose of this post..didn't get all that far into the EU, really..however..I *DO* very much remember enjoying "Han Solo at Star's End" and loving the heck out of "Splinter of the Mind's Eye".. (my paperback copy was embossed with a "Soon to be a Major Motion Picture" medallion..whatever happened to that project..??)Where do those two fit, with regards to canon..?
Esroc: I'll still enjoy the old EU. I'm not washing my hands of it. I'm washing my hands of the new shiat. I put in my time with the old universe. I'm not going to keep up with a second universe just because they're too lazy/don't care enough to work with the continuity that every other piece of media in the past has had no goddamn problem adhering to.
The Martian Manhandler: [static3.wikia.nocookie.net image 290x406]As long as they keep Jaxxon, I'll be happy.
RoyFokker'sGhost: I don't think the fan-favorites are going to be on the chopping block. Mara's too popular and can sell a lot of merchandise, and that's a big plus in Disney's book. Same with the KotOR era. I'd lay odds that everything after the Zahn novels will be axed. Everything set in the Old Republic era or in the 'Prequel' era will be kept too.
Esroc: LordJiro: Esroc: Welp, I'm out.I devoted too much time and memory-space to the EU, for better or worse, to just happily go along with them venting it all out an airlock. I'm just gonna consider the novel Crucible to be the end of Star Wars.This farked up move is just more proof that Hollywood doesn't give two shiats about us nerds who actually float their goddamn franchises./Yes, I am an angry nerd.It'll, uh, still be there. Just officially non-canon, instead of "Non-canon but we'll tell you it's sorta-kinda canon if you squint to keep you nerds happy".I'll still enjoy the old EU. I'm not washing my hands of it. I'm washing my hands of the new shiat. I put in my time with the old universe. I'm not going to keep up with a second universe just because they're too lazy/don't care enough to work with the continuity that every other piece of media in the past has had no goddamn problem adhering to.I don't expect you to understand. And I don't mean that in a bad way. I get that a lot of people don't care about these kinds of things that much and don't blame them for it. But to me the Star Wars Universe in its entirety has been a big part of my life. I've bought every game. Every novel. Every comic. I'm not even a huge nerd. Star Wars was just my ONE thing I let myself get spergy about.Disney is basically taking a giant steaming shiat on that just because asking their writers to pass their script outline by Leland Chee to check for continuity errors might violate their "vision" for the franchises future or whatever the fark.
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