“You could have spared us a bit of this mess, you know,” the manager, a tall, broad man with a build like a labor droid said gruffly as he reattached another table. “But no, you just sit in the corner and watch.”
“The agreement was that I only intervene if someone is about to die,” the woman replied, utterly unperturbed. “And that I help clean the place up afterward.”
The manager grunted, then walked away to attend to other matters, muttering under his breath.
“Don't mind Feltro,” said the other bouncer from behind, a man named Roal. The woman turned to regard him with veiled eyes; she knew of his employment, but this was the first shift they had worked together since she had signed on two days prior. He was easily twenty years her junior, his lean frame hiding the fact that he could in all likelihood bench-press a Wookiee. His fiery hair was jauntily-cut, his blue eyes darted about the room with a mischievous air, and his grin was almost infectious. “Been grouchy for the last decade, ever since he inherited this little slice of paradise.”
“Inherited, you say?” the woman asked, raising a hidden brow. “I was under the impression that he'd bought the place.”
“Well, yeah he did,” Roal corrected himself as he helped the woman lift a hologame table back onto its feet. “He inherited a half-share, but he couldn't stand the other owner so much that he bought the poor Gotal out. Rumor says he even bribed a deputy to have the guy deported offworld.”
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Very good. Savage1138 22:11, October 1, 2011 (UTC)
*spoilers* The Jedi Exile has a revelation. At a cantina. *spoilers* -- JM76Comm 07:10, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
From the Bothan-loving desk of Atarumaster88
The beginning starts off with a ton of run-on sentences, which doesn't exactly make for the best "hook." Can you clean this up, or is there a particular reason for the verbosity?
The verbosity was intentional, however I've tweaked the prose to be less runny.
"s who carried themselves as though they would have been in positions of authority" Is the "would have been in" necessary, or would "held" suffice? Not sure why the conditional progressive was chosen here.
Changed to "as though they held positions of authority," though the wording was meant to convey the fact that none of them wore their rank insignia.
Your Royal Navy ship references are sadly missing from the BtS.
Blah blah blah, fixed.
"Since then I've contented myself with keeping the peace from the shadows, doing what can be done to quell fights before anyone gets hurt." Major shift in tone in terms of Exile's dialogue. Why is the shift there and do you feel it's appropriate? She was fairly plain-spoken before, but now she starts waxing poetic about keeping the peace from the shadows.
Pared it down a hair. However, the shift is there because she has spent so much of her time closed off from others, keeping them at arms length, that she has adopted a much simpler speaking modality. Now that she is beginning to reveal her true self to another, it seemed appropriate, particularly given the other character's attitude toward the Jedi.
Archivist Review from Atarumaster88The Cantina Revelation marks a shift away from Goodwood's usual cast of original characters to reach into the mind of his take on the Jedi Exile. It's a short character piece centered on the mindframe of a truly-exiled Jedi and what that psyche would represent. While it might be a different woman in the protagonist's chair, the same polished writing and careful attention to detail that characterizes Goodwood's writing remains. The writing and characterization are solid, yet the pacing feels like it was either part of a larger work cut short or a shorter work trying to stretch itself out. The pivotal conversation at the end hinges all too quickly for my tastes. Still, a well-written addition to Goodwood's collection. 5/5 technical, 4/5 narrative. Atarumaster88(Talk page) 03:36, October 21, 2011 (UTC)
Hasn't this received the required number of votes? Savage1138 16:02, October 29, 2011 (UTC)