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?  sorry ive never read any of his work. I read about 2 chapters of one of his books and immediatly didnt like him. What did he do with Joiners?

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And then making Alema Rar into some vengeful creature out for 'balance'.  And then carrying it into Legacy Series.  Wasn't my favourite thing.

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Valthonin wrote:

?  sorry ive never read any of his work. I read about 2 chapters of one of his books and immediatly didnt like him. What did he do with Joiners?

He basically effed up most of the younger Jedi by having them spend some time in a Killik hive or whatever, where non-Killiks eventually become Joiners who are part of the hive-mind and behave like insects themselves. 
What's worse is that he made Jaina and Zek "mind-meld" or something where they think each other's thoughts and are basically one person.  That refers to itself as "we" and rubs it's forearms with other Joiners acting like some retarded bug-thing. 
Lesse...Jaina, Zek, Lowie, and Tahiri are the ones I remember being affected, though I know it was more.  Lowie's useless, but the rest already had great potential for further character development, specially Tahiri with her half-Vong personality.


But no.  That's gone now. 
Apparently, it's irreversible.  Thank you very much Denning.

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interesting thoughts "balance", and to be honest i totally agree.
i just read "heir to the empire" and thought thrawn was a very smooth character-but ran into some confusion
with the crime lord, karrde. i thought he was the crime lord from the pc game named tymber or something...
long story short it was just one more case of the convoluted nature of starwars.

i think that starwars should have a governing body(much like the catholic church, with religion) that tells the authors that this story need to involve the following characters etc. thats why i think stories like "shadows of the empire" resinate with me, because of the characters i know and love with the integration of a few new antagonists etc.

i realize the universe is larger than the core movie cast, i just wish there was more of a familiar feel to alot of the material, oh and how many one time planets r there?

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Goodness, more than can be counted...there's more than enough bleeping planets out there, you don't need to make up new ones all the flipping time.

Part of the reason Episode 3 bugs me, making up six new planets to stage Clone Wars battles on when using preestablished worlds would've made us geeks shiver with awe. 
Even Kashyyk was just another new planet with a preused name slapped on it.  Where are the kilometers-high trees?  The bottomless forests? 
*finds something to stab George's creative team with*

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I totally agree with that.  The mental image of Kashyyyk that I had had was kinda torn to pieces at that.  And I really wished they went back to some of the classic planets more often.  Maybe have a fight on Hoth or something?  I dunno.  It was annoying with all their additional planets; hard to keep track of 'em all. 

I wasn't too fond of the whole Alema Rar/Killick/Joiner thing that Denning did.  He kinda twisted the characters' future paths too much, I'd say.

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Even Kashyyk was just another new planet with a preused name slapped on it.  Where are the kilometers-high trees?  The bottomless forests? 
*finds something to stab George's creative team with*

Ok i totaly agree, but, maby the mega trees dont happen near lakes? hmm? maby their further inland and its like a tree-valley.

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Or maybe the area that the battle was filmed at was a more industrialized one?  I don't kow about that one, actually.  I think Adeptus has a good point about the inland thing though.

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Adeptus_Astartes wrote:

Ok i totaly agree, but, maby the mega trees dont happen near lakes? hmm? maby their further inland and its like a tree-valley.

Nonetheless, it's still like staging a battle on Coruscants ice caps.  Or a desert on Yavin 4.   You just don't get what the planet is really like, which especially sucks when the core concept is as great as Kashyyk.

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yeah. I agree

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i know cOLD in here...
but i just found a new character that is intriguing me.

Bane-Malar
weapon choice...slug thrower FTW
word is they r gonna make a figure of him.
figure pic
and another
anybody ever heard of this guy?he sounds like a cool character.

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Awesome. He looks like a cool bounty hunter Cujo, nice find. He's definitely gonna be added to my collection...if i find him.

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cool find indeed.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Zayne_Carrick

i like that guy, he's from the KotOR comics. plus, he's got a cool first name.

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I agree with what you were saying about Troy Denning's work, though balancesheet. I read the first of the Hive Nest Bug books or w/e and didn't like it. I only finished it out of boredom. And he used the comparison to a thumb literally every other chapter. Poor writing. And I also agree with the random planet and writer ego idea, where they have to make everything up and make their stuff mess with the regular universe.

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I'd like to see a figure of the guy who had a laster canon for a head, from "The Bounty Hunter Wars."  And a story of how Boba met this dude.

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I have read a lot of dissappointment in DENNING, and though I loved some of his D&D books, I found his latest installment overwhelming bad and as I had previously stated, "wanted to unread the series after INVINCIBLE". He did it again going off point, while cool, was still off point. 

ZAHN another guy I liked from D&D books is okay, but I am far and away a fan of TRAVISS as she takes a good bit of time developing not only some smaller characters, but trying to establish a link to the readers.  It feels that there is the huge rush to "resolve" something, but I like the slow approach and building the characters up and letting the mythology develop.   BEsides it makes sense from a marketing perspective, selling more over time and letting talented authors blossom these characters in exile.

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