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The Republic rises again. After the death of the
Emperor upon the second Death Star, the Rebel
Alliance was finally able to drive the Empire from
Knowing the war is over, the rebels must forget
about fighting and learn how to govern.
Luke Skywalker is beginning anew. He is on the
search for force-potential students to train in his
new JEDI ORDER. He has come to Nar Shaddaa
to tracked down one potential student...
This story takes place in an alterative universe from Disney canon and the Legends EU. It is influenced by both canon and Legends.
Recent PostsTop 5 Movies on 4/1/2017 11:20:47 PM
1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
While Star Wars IV A New Hope is, well, also amazing, it's filled with the pulpy B-movie tropes that the Space Opera genre is known for. A New Hope might have legitimized the genre, but it didn't really do anything different. Empire Strikes Back did, it was darker and grittier and it instead of having a hopeful ending everyone was pretty f-ed. However, it also wasn't that over the top darkness for darkness sake such as what happened to comics during the Dark Age of Comics (the 90s).
2. The Princess Bride
This isn't your typical fantasy where the hero gets the girl. It's a hilarious comedy that really plays around with your typical fantasy tropes, along with using a genius narration to tell the story (a grandfather is telling this whole story to his sick grandson. This gives them the excuse to skip over the boring parts and "gross kissing" scenes. The grandson even occasionally interrupts his grandfather to ask questions, much to his annoyance). The characters are memorable, the quotes are iconic and writing is superb.
"Have fun storming the castle!"
3. Indiana Jones and the Raider of the Lost Ark
This move is just awesome. It's filled with action and chases and conspiracies and people getting their faces melted off! All of the Indiana Jones movies (IV never happened!) are pretty awesome, but this one is just a step above the rest. It's characters are more likeable. Despite the aforementioned face-melting it seems somewhat more grounded.Plus face-melting. I don't think I can mention the face-melting enough.
4. The Blues Brothers
Watched this when I was way too young. I have pretty much every line memorized. It's hilarious and has great music. What more can you ask for? Also Akyroyd in his prime along with Belushi in one of the last films he ever made. And unlike movies like Animal House, which has been ripped off a million types, it's pretty unique, which has helped it age.
Look, this is just the "classic teen movie" for people my age. I never felt connected with any movie like the Breakfast Club or the American Pie films. Those weren't made for people my age. But Juno was in high school when I was in high school. More importantly, I thinks she was written for teenage girls. We have so few protagonists to relate to. Juno isn't a perfect person, but she's realistic and human (and quirky!)
IAMA Crazy Old Owl, AMA on 3/28/2017 11:51:31 PM
You realize you're also saying all this stuff from behind a keyboard...which makes you look just as unable to back up your words?
IAMA Crazy Old Owl, AMA on 3/28/2017 11:41:18 PM
How old are you?
IAMA Crazy Old Owl, AMA on 3/28/2017 11:15:19 PM
I have these really adorable owl stud earrings but I misplaced one. Can your owl wisdom help me find one of your lost brethren?
IAMA Crazy Old Owl, AMA on 3/28/2017 10:00:48 PM
Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?
A random cooking thread on 3/28/2017 8:56:22 PM
1. I think probably late teens. I remember when I moved into a house with a kitchen in college I had trouble cooking only for one because I was used cooking for more. I was 20 when I moved into that house. I don't remember what year I started cooking but I remember why. My brother, who's two years old but apparently still a child, would come home from college or work and then beg me to make him food because he couldn't. He was too tired. -.-
But the way my brother now lives on his own and...and I still think he doesn't know how to cook for himself. He only eats microwavable food and fast food. Boy is going to die of a heart attack before he turns 27!
2. I guess maybe fudge (does baking count?) My homemade fudge certainly takes more time and effort than anything I make. I have this specialty that I only make for Christmas that's mixed with Bailey's.
3. My dad's the good cook in the family, but he doesn't do it often. He thinks fast food or going to restaurants is more convenient (he literally just walked into the house with takeout pizza). When he did cook, though, he'd take the time to try to explain why he was doing certain things with the food. My mom, on the other hand, is a terrible cook. I still live with my parents and I've actually banned her from cooking. So basically I try to remember what dad taught me, block out everything my mother has ever said regarding food and also I follow recipe direction and listen to my taste buds.
Wonder what sex is? Wish not granted. on 3/27/2017 6:58:16 PM
Apparently everyone is EndMaster.
Wonder what sex is? Wish not granted. on 3/27/2017 6:55:07 PM
It's true. I'm really Steve24833's alt. /s
Wonder what sex is? Wish not granted. on 3/27/2017 6:53:02 PM
She said in her intro post she's a kid. Unless she's really someone's sockpuppet and she's just trolling us. I'd rather give her the benefit of the doubt and reframe from speaking about such matters to her, but that's just me.
Original or canon characters in fanfic? on 3/27/2017 5:10:18 PM
Good advice. The opposite is actually a common complaint in fanfiction communities. "What are you reintroducing all these things and people? Obviously I'm a fan of the story or I wouldn't be reading it."
I was planning on added a codex (I've already implimented the scripting now I just need too enter everything in. Not looking forward to that.) Hopefully that will clear things up for even the more causual Star Wars fans (for example, the story stars on Nar Shaddaa. An fan of the EU like me or you would be familiar with thsi planet, but anyone who has just seen the movies would know nothing about it). I should probably also make sure to give very brief introductions in the narrative, such as mentioning that Nar Shaddaa is an ecumenopolis and crime-ridden, while little the nitty-gritty details to the codex.