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Aiddat (Holonet) (Additions to the archives) NewRepublic 17:52, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Joining the communityEdit

Hey, Atarumaster88! Sorry if this added message seems a bit overwhelming after the huge welcome message you just received, but what I wanted to say is important enough to re-emphasize it here. I wanted to make sure you were as aware as possible of the fantastic community we have here on the wiki. There is literally so much to do beyond just working on your own articles. I definitely don't want to sound like I'm suggesting you shouldn't work on your own articles, but there's a larger community out there too and we'd all love for you to get involved! If you have any questions about the community, which I strongly encourage you to participate in, don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks, and once again welcome to Star Wars Fanon! – — Aiddat (Holonet) (Additions to the archives) NewRepublic 17:52, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

ArchivesEdit

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Re: FWNEdit

All set. Nice work. Happy February! Fiolli 21:55, February 7, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Title vs DISPLAYTITLE Edit

I gave the go-ahead to remove Title in favor of DISPLAYTITLE. Title affects site speed whereas DISPLAYTITLE does not. I'm not sure why additional characters were removed, but please use DISPLAYTITLE rather than Title now. Thanks. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 23:36, February 13, 2013 (UTC)

  • The only thing I can say right now that isn't a violation of the civility policy is that I'm displeased and disappointed, not that it matters to our Grand Wikia Overlords. Thank you for the notice. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 23:39, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
    • It appears to have been a minor accident, I'm not seeing any other pages that were affected. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 23:40, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
      • I am so very reassured. We're done here, I think. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 23:42, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
        • Nope, actually, we're not. Is replacing … also part of this? Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 23:45, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
          • That looks like default AutoWiki Bot behavior. I've asked for that to no longer happen. Just for the record, I said to go ahead with this so it's ultimately my responsibility. There was a miscommunication between me and Rappy where I misunderstood something he said about AWB behavior, leading to the additional edits being made. If you're going to be annoyed with anyone, please be annoyed with me. Rappy was only doing what I told him to do, and the issue was an accident that occurred because of that. That said, further edits will only encompass changing Title to DISPLAYTITLE. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 23:49, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
            • If I'm going to be annoyed? If?! Can't possibly imagine why that'd be the case, given that a good forty of my pages are going to need checked with a fine-toothed comb to undo these "fixes," which go beyond just replacing Title with DISPLAYTITLE on multiple pages. Wow. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 23:52, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
              • It's a figure of speech, I'm not implying that you're only maybe annoyed. I'm sorry that this happened. I am happy to go through and revert each one of your pages and re-add DISPLAYTITLE so as to not cause any additional work for you. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 23:55, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your offer, but I'll fix them all. I don't trust anybody else to not kriff it up at this point. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 23:56, February 13, 2013 (UTC)

You've won an award! Edit

ROTJCelebration

Congratulations! Your articles Spectre Kraen and Starfire-PD laser battery have won Best Movie Era Character and Best Technology, respectively, in the Eighth Star Wars Fanon Wiki Awards.

Great job! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 19:44, February 23, 2013 (UTC)

  • Thank you. I'll make sure I wear my cut-out dress to the awards ceremony. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 19:45, February 23, 2013 (UTC)
    • I'm sure you'll go for this look. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 19:56, February 23, 2013 (UTC)
      • Well, black has always looked good on me, as long it's not this number which you wore last year. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 19:58, February 23, 2013 (UTC)

IRC Edit

If you're available this evening, you should go on IRC. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 01:13, February 27, 2013 (UTC)

Death WishEdit

Hello Ataru. Sorry for the delay getting back to you regarding the nomination of War Stories/Death Wish. I'd be honored if you nominated it. I do have limited internet access at the moment, but I will try to get on regularly to check for corrections and edits I may need to make for the nomination to pass. Thanks for considering the story! -- Tesh 162 21:34, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

  • All right, thanks for getting back to me. I'll put the nomination up soon. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 21:54, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Hello Ataru. I just wanted to let you know that I have seen your comments on the nomination page for Death Wish and I am currently working on edits, I just have limited access to the internet. I hope to get the edits finished and the story updated by the end of the week. Thanks again for the consideration and your review on the story. -- Tesh 162 14:33, April 8, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Knight of Alderaan upgradeEdit

  • I will see what I can do about improving the page, although I do doubt that I will use the cover. Thanks for the FW nom, all the same! -- JM76 18:21, April 2, 2013 (UTC)
    • You are most welcome. I shall convey your regrets to Solus. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 18:22, April 2, 2013 (UTC)
      • Use the cover. Let the Shia flow through you! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 18:48, April 2, 2013 (UTC)

Advice Edit

Thanks for the compliment about my story. I was wondering if you had any advice for me? Thanks.  Patriarchal (Talk) 01:11, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

  • So far your seems to be progressing well; the only thing I might suggest at the moment is to use a navigational template like {{ChapterNav}} on Chapter 4 since you're already using it on 1, 2, and 3. Other than that, keep writing and don't be discouraged if there's not an overwhelming amount of readership—this wiki can be a little fickle at times. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 16:09, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

RE:IRCEdit

I'm afraid I missed you. I'll be around tomorrow afternoon-ish, if you're available. If not, it's all good. -- JM76 06:46, July 7, 2013 (UTC)

  • I'll be on in about an hour and a half. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 00:41, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

IRC Edit

You are hereby summoned. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 00:02, July 12, 2013 (UTC)

  • You going to be on IRC tonight? - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 21:44, July 19, 2013 (UTC)
    • Could be. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 21:46, July 19, 2013 (UTC)
      • Thank you for the specific reply. It's good to know things with certainty like that! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 21:48, July 19, 2013 (UTC)
        • To be slightly more specific, it's unlikely you'll see me in IRC prior to 1800 hours PST or beyond 2200 hours PST. I'll make an effort to stop by within that window, closer to the earlier timeframe. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 21:53, July 19, 2013 (UTC)

Death Wish Edit

Thanks for the notice. I did see that Solus had reviewed the story, but I have been unable to attend to her objections. I do, however, plan on getting to them tonight. Hopefully, I will have it addressed within the next couple of days. I do apologize for the delay. Life is kind of busy right now and other things have taken priority, but I will get to them as quickly as possible. Thanks again. -- Tesh 162 22:30, July 17, 2013 (UTC)

Review request Edit

Hello Ataru88. I've noticed your review page, and I was wondering if you could (or have time to) review the story Dawnbreaker: Split Destiny. It was a collaborative writing effort of two other authors and myself. While it does have two prequels, it is a standalone story which isn't really reliant on its prequels, beyond sharing some of the characters and factions. Anyway, it's a long, detailed work, with a sequel already planned, and I'd be really interested in your opinion of it. Thx!  TrueSith'ari (Talk) 11:42, July 24, 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello there, TrueSith'ari. I'm not going to review Dawnbreaker: Split Destiny, and it's for both of our sakes that I don't. I appreciate you seeking out the feedback, but your story is not at a point where it's going to be efficient or helpful for either of us if I leave you a full review. Instead, I'm going to give you some quick tips that I caught from skimming the novel:
  1. Your tense is inconsistent throughout the novel and it really gums up the prose. Example: Spinning around, Tahiri tried a surprise backspin kick at Darkon's temple - but her foot is intercepted by the hinge of Darkon's right palm in a classic Teras Kasi defense posture, just as his own left foot shot out in a direct hammer-kick to Tahiri's spinal column. Two of the verbs in this sentence are in past tense. One is in present tense. The novel is full of this and it's very jarring to read.
  2. Your action scenes almost directly read like Knights of the Old Republic combat sequences queued up and spit out in narrative form. Example: "Force Push - Horn is flung almost ten meters backwards, landing in a heap. Lord Darkon immediately followed the attack up with Force Destruction bolt, but Horn managed to establish his own Force Absorb in time, and Darkon's attack was absorbed and dissipated." I can almost see the action bar filling up on the KotOR engine, and that's not a good thing. Your action scenes simply lack the fluidity and motion that I look for, and the constant direct use of proper nouns for Force powers (e.g. "Force Push" versus "A blast of telekinesis hurled Horn back ..." doesn't help either. I've found very few canon writers who consistently use the technical label for each Force power, because it makes the prose read very choppy/
  3. There is very little backstory and character development. Who's the protagonist? Who's the antagonist? Who knows? The entire novel appears to consist of a series of somewhat disjointed action scenes and preludes to action scenes. Characters are introduced without any idea of who they are. Imagine you took the movie Batman Begins and cut out every scene in which Bruce Wayne/Batman is not armed in some fashion. You have no idea who he is, why he's training with these ninjas, or who the old white guy, the old black guy, and the potential girlfriend are. You know he's fighting with ninjas and against criminals and then against ninjas while being chased by the police. That's your novel. There's very little cohesive plot for the reader to follow since no backstory (the death of Wayne's parents and his fear of bats, along with his wealth in my Batman example) is ever really told, and there's no reason for the reader to care about any of your characters since we don't know who they are as people. They're just characters in your version of KotOR which only has combat scenes and immediate preludes to combat scenes.
  • I say all this not to discourage you, but hopefully so that you'll have an understanding of what you need to do to improve. You can take what I say, apply it, and some day come back to me with a better story and a confident smirk because you know you have something that I can't just dismiss as not good enough. Or you can keep your own story and writing style as it is, enjoy it for its own sake, and don't seek the approval of myself or anybody else, and that's perfectly fine. Whatever choice you make, I wish you good luck. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 21:14, July 25, 2013 (UTC)
  • Hmm. You make some good points, Ataru. Maybe SD isn't quite as stand-alone as I thought. The reason there isn't much character backstory is because it was mostly covered in the prequels. So I suppose they would need to be read for one to have the full insight into them. As for combat narrative, I am a big fan of KotOR and JK games, so yes, they did influence my action-writing. Possibly too much.  TrueSith'ari (Talk) 01:46, July 26, 2013 (UTC)

CS:Holonet Transceiver Edit

Hi Ataru,

Please check again Holonet Transceiver, and see if you can strike out any of your remaining objections.

Thanks,

~ Sophia Christina 16:58, August 26, 2013 (UTC)

Participation Guidelines Edit

Hey Ataru. I've asked a couple of times about any suggestions you have based on your feedback in the Participation Guidelines, and I wanted to follow up again. You pointed out that the disruption clause could be exploited and that the "deliberately derailing a conversation" part is open for abuse. Do you have suggestions for how to improve those? For the latter, would removing that specific phrase ("deliberately derailing a conversation") satisfy your concern there? Also, so you're aware, I added the link to the editing policy to the edit war part. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 18:18, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

  • For the disruption clause, "If your behavior starts to negatively affect other people on Star Wars Fanon" is the pinch point. I feel something along the lines of "If your behavior is non-constructive and interferes with the well-being of the wiki" is worded better. The distinction is that you're not allowing enforcement to be arbitrarily based on the highly-subjective negative effects of the user, in which case, it's the users' experience that is the deciding factor, and instead placing the judgment call in the hands of the enforcing person—is this person interfering with the overall wiki? That way, the wording avoids any catering to individual butthurt or bruised ego and instead appeals to the 'greater good.'
  • As for the deliberately derailing piece, perhaps substituting "non-constructively derailing" would be better? I think the key point to consider here isn't whether or not the conversation evolves or is shifted into a different topic, but rather the intent and impact of that derailment. Was the original conversation in need of being superceded? If yes, then derailing it to advance the discussion is a good thing, particularly if people are stuck on some minor nitpick when a bigger picture perspective is needed. If the conversation was legitimate and people are just trolling or attempting to disrupt or sidetrack the discussion to be pricks, then that's disruption.
  • That's my two creds. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 20:07, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Spelling fix Edit

Thanks! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 17:33, September 21, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Blog comment Edit

trololololol - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 03:42, October 26, 2013 (UTC)

  • I'll be in my usual place, sulking now. Thanks for that. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 03:44, October 26, 2013 (UTC)

RE: Relevant to your interestsEdit

If only he'd been that decent as DudeShep in the video games. Yes, he kinda gets fractionally better in 2 and a little bit more so in the last game. However, the fact that in the first installment he sounds like a man with a never-ending head cold turned me right off any possibility of playing DudeShep beyond the point where he achieved Spectre status and took command of the Normandy. Tongue. GoodwoodDebating Society12,018 Edits 05:05, November 1, 2013 (UTC)

  • I would blame the voice director in that case. The man can clearly act. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 14:51, November 1, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Notification Edit

You're weird. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 17:14, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

  • Never gonna let you down. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 17:22, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

SOTJ Original Edit

Remember that legendary original version of Shadows of the Jedi you've only ever heard of, because it's so horrible? Enjoy. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 04:47, December 24, 2013 (UTC)

re:It Takes Only One Edit

I'd be honored to have "It Takes Only One" nominated! I'm delighted to hear that you liked it. SakarosTalk 22:46, January 9, 2014 (UTC)

Re: 9WA Edit

Hi Ataru. Technically I'm not the host, just the FEacilitator. And there's no rule about authors being able to remove their own nominations, so I'll have to mull this one over. Have a FEantastic day. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 18:38, February 24, 2014 (UTC)

9WAEdit

So now you've got me curious, which is the Revan and which is the Malak? GoodwoodDebating Society12,018 Edits 19:20, February 24, 2014 (UTC)

  • Aren't well Darth Revan, in our own special way? - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 20:11, February 24, 2014 (UTC)
    • The contrast between Revan and Malak is IMO the difference between the flexible and the unchanging. Revan shifted his stance based on his circumstances, teaching, and experiences, while retaining his core convictions to protect the greater good. Malak is the unyielding ideologue, a man utterly unyielding despite what others may say and immovable to circumstances, driven to extreme lengths to accomplish his mission. Both men were leaders in their own way, but history remembers them very differently. Draw your own conclusions accordingly. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 20:32, February 24, 2014 (UTC)

Future Series plans Edit

Hello i really liked your Force Exile Series and just wanted to know if you have any plans to start up a new series i really like you writeing and your ideas and would love to see what you could come up with again. LupaTiz (Talk) 08:22, March 16, 2014 (UTC)

  • Thank you for your readership and your compliments. I'm actually still (slowly) working on the Force Exile Series with a major rewrite of the third novel, Force Exile III: Liberator which will be re-released soonish. I have a couple other projects and stories that are a little farther out as well. If you enjoyed my writing, you might also appreciate works by Jedi Master 76, Fiolli, Sakaros, or MPK. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 14:11, March 17, 2014 (UTC)

Broken Edit

  • Hey Ataru, sorry to get back to you so late. I just happened to get back on today and saw your post on my talk page. I've been looking at the edits and in seeing some of the things you brought up, I realized that this story is not up to my own standards. I disagreed with most of the plot holes you suggested, but as I re-read the story and the exposition of some of the details was poor and the cause and effect did not really add up to a realistic chain-of-events. I'm going to work on re-writing this and hopefully can have it up some time in the near future. Until then, you have permission to remove it (or put it to vote). There is a lot more potential to this story than I'm allowing to develop. Thanks for the nomination and vote of confidence, though. -- Tesh 162 23:59, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
  • So are you saying you want me to remove the nomination? Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 18:22, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, because it is going to take some time to restructure the story. I have ideas how to better develop the plot, but first I need free time to be able to work them out and that is not something I have a lot of anymore. -- Tesh 162 20:35, March 31, 2014 (UTC)
    • Understood and removed. Thank you for your contributions. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 21:33, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

Archivistship Edit

Ataru,

Please forgive me for taking so very long to get back to you. Truthfully, I would be interested in an Archivist position, but I don't think I can give the role the time it deserves in the long run. I'm starting law school in the fall, and I'll likely be reading extensively for hours every day. I'm concerned about how even my pleasure reading is going to survive that; I know that if I take on obligatory reading duties, especially when they require not only reading but also structural critiques and analysis of content, I'm either going to resent it or put it off, and having been on the nomination side of the Featured Work process, I know the writers here deserve better than that.

Thanks for thinking of me for the position. SakarosTalk 22:33, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

  • Well, I can completely understand that. Good luck with your schooling and thanks for getting back to me. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 04:01, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

RE: Hi there Edit

Hello, Ataru. It's great to see you again. I'm happy to be around for at least the rest of the summer. The last two years were probably the craziest whirlwind I've ever encountered, so it's kind of nice to be 'back in the saddle,' as it were. I trust you are doing well? Fiolli 16:52, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

  • Glad to hear you have some time to hang out here again. Things are pretty well for me, albeit my own projects are winding down simply through virtue of completing them, so I'm basically that old guy who sits on the porch and sips tea while complaining about young people and that trash they listen to. Figuratively. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 19:04, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

Your blog Edit

You forgot to mention in your blog another type of attention one gets on their articles.

Advertising.  God's Gift to women :) (Talk) 22:33, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't know exactly what blog post you're referring to, but if you're writing stuff on this wiki to get attention, you're doing it wrong. People don't read other people's writing here. Maybe in very small numbers, but if your goal is to be noticed, good freakin' luck. Let me quote MPK here:
Something I learned a very, very long time ago about the fan fiction community at large is that, pretty much without exception, stories do not get recognized or receive good feedback for being original, bold, or in any other way worthy of praise. They are recognized either for pandering to the depraved mental appetites of the masses of f***ed-up nerds (most commonly melodramatic emotional puke and shameless, abominable sex scenes), or for being so awfully written that they become funny. So even if I really wanted any appreciable number of people to read (let alone praise) my Star Wars stories, there would be no way of making that happen.
—The Free Man, MPK[src]

Cheers. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 16:17, July 10, 2014 (UTC)



I'm not trying to get attention. I was saying it's funny that someone would use my page to advertise their own, (See comments on the Advertising link, the guy put a link to his article in the comment section of mine.) I was saying as a joke maybe you should have mentioned in your Perspective on Writing blog that some people will try to advertise their own works on somebody else’s. God's Gift to women :) (Talk) 20:09, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

  • Oh, I get it now. I usually don't look at comments, so I missed it the first time. That is funny. Atarumaster88 (Talk page) 20:35, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Email Edit

Check your emails yo - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 08:28, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

Re: Map blog post Edit

It's not even letting me comment on it, and I'm the author! Weird.

In better news, the template and all the (four) rules for using it are now here. I'm interested to see what you come up with. SakarosTalk 23:26, September 20, 2014 (UTC)

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