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by Crayz9000
2020-04-01 04:37pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Interlude)

Jacen awoke to head-splitting pain, with what felt like needles stabbing at his eyelids. "Ow," he mumbled, trying to reach up and rub the back of his head, only to find he could barely move his arms. "Did anybody get the number of the freighter that hit me?" "No," a dis...
by Crayz9000
2019-02-13 10:04am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.32 up)

32 "Any news?" The sudden question interrupted the quiet beeping of the life support equipment in the small room deep inside the Dubrillion military hospital. Jacen looked up to see his sister walk in and immediately jumped up to give her a hug. "She's still in a coma," he final...
by Crayz9000
2019-02-12 09:03am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)

31 "I need a left-handed plasma coupler!" B'Elanna Torres shouted, her head sticking halfway out of a Jeffries tube aboard USS Prometheus . "You gave me a right-handed one, you dolt!" "Sorry, Ma'am," the unfortunate ensign who was the current target of her ire responde...
by Crayz9000
2019-02-10 05:20pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.30 up)

Finally into the new material. Don't know if I'll be updating this on FFn - did they ever get the profile infection problem fixed over there? 30 Jacen tried to calm himself inside the cockpit of the TIE Advanced as he watched the spinning asteroid field in front of him. They had been on Lando's late...
by Crayz9000
2019-02-09 04:21pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)

Reposting chapter 29 to correct some incorrect references to Colonel Sicuro's rank as well as some other minor tweaks, since I can't edit the original post. Chapter 30 will be out tomorrow. 29 At over two kilometers in length, the Vigorous counted as the largest warship Anakin had ever been on in hi...
by Crayz9000
2019-02-01 10:38am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)

Don't know if anyone here still remembers this, as it's been (checks watch) almost exactly 4 years since that last update. I'm finally on track to finishing it, and have been bringing my SV thread up to speed while I edit and finish the last few chapters. I figure I should have chapter 30 ready to p...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-22 09:11pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

she somehow can jump into the Millennium Falcon and then manhandle it around just as well as Han. Did we watch the same movie? When she jumped into the cockpit and took off, I was cringing because it looked like she was flying either drunk or blindfolded. Possibly both. I also don't think she becam...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-22 02:44pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

The current political situation is absurd. Here is what it translates to in our geopolitics. The rebels (ISIS) took out the nuclear capability (death star) and the president (emperor) of the US (empire) and seized control of half of the US (mainly the central region where most of the population don...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-22 12:12pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Jimmy Fallon's "Stayin' Alive" Star Wars Mashup
Replies: 0
Views: 4895

Jimmy Fallon's "Stayin' Alive" Star Wars Mashup

Some lighter fare amidst all the spoiler fever.

by Crayz9000
2015-12-22 12:24am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

If they could move even smallish planets across the galaxy so casually I'm tempted to wonder why sub optimal worlds exist at all. Just move them to a more pleasant orbit! But then again perhaps that's like wondering why grinding poverty still exists with walking distance of the most expensive real ...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 08:06pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

we don't care about a planet full of randoms because they're not part of the drama. Well said. When I saw the ecumenopolis the first time, I immediately assumed it was Coruscant. Then I saw the moons around it, which seemed out of place, and it was eventually clarified. They obviously tried to draw...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 06:26pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Batman wrote:Um-Ben is Obi Wan Kenobi, who is not inconsiderably dead by the time TFA happens.
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Ben Solo, aka Kylo Ren...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 05:52pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

'Ha-ha! I drained some random star somewhere in the galaxy!' 'I'm supposed to be impressed by this-why?' And frankly if that is your standard the franchise was broken long before Star Wars became Episode IV. As I mentioned when I crunched the numbers earlier, if Starkiller Base had been capable of ...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 05:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

If you can drain suns until they wink out in hours, why would you need to destroy planets? Its pretty much the definition of a Kardeshev Scale II civilization. Star Wars has always been Kardashev type II - the first Death Star's reactor had to have been capable of generating around five times the o...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 04:31pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Neither will I. I think the brand is in better hands now than it ever was. In Kathleen Kennedy I trust. Just the new canon policy - seriously, the Lucasfilm Story Group needs to grow a pair, hire a decent science advisor, and know when to tell people where they can shove stupid ideas. What we saw i...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 01:47pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Since then, the only previously published material still considered canon are the six original trilogy/prequel trilogy films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film. Most material published after April 25—such as the Star Wars Rebels TV series and all novels beginning with A Ne...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 01:38pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

You try to tell me the TFA Visual God Damn Dictionary is in the dustbin again I'm going to not just say you're wrong but call you an asshole again. Oh for Sith's sake grow a pair and learn to read. I said the old EU - all of the post-RoTJ stuff and some of the other stuff - was in the dustbin. The ...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 01:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Well, there's a scene where Ren is alone in his quarters, talking to himself (or actually, talking to the mask of Darth Vader), and he admits that he struggles with temptations to come back to the Light Side. Since he's basically talking to himself and opening up emotionally, this has to be taken a...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 01:30pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Maz Kanata's castle was on Takadana which was in the Mid Rim while the Hosnian System is in the Core Worlds . There's no way they're in the same system. You have to remember that at least the weapon effects are visual FTL. Again, it bears repeating that the new canon hierarchy is essentially unchan...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 01:04pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

I thought Kylo Ren was actually very well done. Basically, there's simply no way you can possibly top Darth Vader as a villain, so why even try? Any attempt to do so will simply result in ridicule from the audicence. So instead, the writers wisely tried to depict a lesser villain, who is scary not ...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 11:15am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

"How is it possible to power a weapon of that size?" "It uses the power of the sun. As the weapon is charged, the sun is drained, until it disappears." "The First Order is charging the weapon again now. Our system is the next target." ^Exact lines from the movie Re:SKB...
by Crayz9000
2015-12-21 02:01am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)
Replies: 1204
Views: 121315

Re: Ep7 Reviews (Spoilers)

Finally saw The Force Awakens for the first time this afternoon. I will admit I was pleasantly surprised by it; it wasn't as overwhelming as I might have hoped, but it also didn't make my worst fears come true. I'm writing this before reading any other reviews or major spoilers, so this is purely my...
by Crayz9000
2015-05-13 10:40am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The 2nd Girl Genius Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 34596

Re: The 2nd Girl Genius Thread

I'm not sure how many here are still paying attention to Girl Genius, or have even kept up with the latest story arc, but there's more hilarity ongoing. http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150513 Recap: after the time bomb went off, Agatha escaped (via Martellus) jumping a few years int...
by Crayz9000
2015-01-21 09:13pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)
Replies: 82
Views: 68501

Re: A Prelude to War (ST/SW) (Ch.29 up)

A long-delayed update to show that I'm still alive and haven't abandoned this story yet. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all that jazz. 29 [/size] Leaning against the metal railing that ran around the circumference of the barrel-shaped bridge, Anakin Solo had to force himself to not fog up the ...
by Crayz9000
2014-06-25 11:07am
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram
Replies: 137
Views: 108759

Re: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram

Although I never got the chance to meet him at any of the ASVS/SDN meetups, I still have great memories of the STGODs we participated in. He was an excellent writer with a terrific wit and without too much hyperbole I believe I can say the world is diminished by his passing. Lady Tevar, you have my ...