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Another galaxy, another time...

I'm just an author who spent a long time here. Not much else to say in that regard. I used to do a whole bunch with bots, moderate the IRC, serve as an administrator and all that, but that was a long time ago. I'm technically an archivist, so when the mood strikes me I'll pop back in and read your fan fiction. Keep it clean, okay?

Fanon

I had a bunch of fanon articles, but they have been lost to the aether. A few collaborative references remain, but even those are old compared to the state my articles were in when they were deleted. I shall say no more about those.

Fan fic

I wrote the fan fiction series Days of Dissidence. If you're interested, this infobox has all the information you need.


Chronologically, the story goes:

  1. Dark Covenant
  2. Vanguard of the Republic
  3. Convict's Dawn
  4. Knight of Alderaan
  5. Phantom Rising
  6. Absolution
  7. Hands of Evening
  8. Binding, Reclusion
  9. Jedi Mourning

You can certainly read it that way, but the story won't make as much sense until the very end. The author's recommended reading order™ is similar to the release order and is as follows:

  1. Vanguard of the Republic
  2. Convict's Dawn
  3. Knight of Alderaan
  4. Phantom Rising
  5. Absolution
  6. Hands of Evening
  7. Binding, Reclusion
  8. Dark Covenant
  9. Jedi Mourning

Jedi Mourning, as indicated on its page, should be read in two parts.

For the unsure, consider skimming Vanguard of the Republic or Dark Covenant. They're fairly early in the series, digestible, and give you a good glimpse at my writing style; if you don't like it, you don't have to subject yourself to many hours of reading. I hesitate to recommend Convict's Dawn only because it drags in some places and has some awkward prose due to it being my earliest work. Vanguard is better in this regard only because it is a short story and written in the first-person.

If you're interested in my reflections after the fact (but why?), see my blog posts.

Unsolicited opinions on Star Wars

I have no interest in the new trilogy, especially after Disney went and BDZ'd the expanded universe. No Kyle Katarn, no chance.

The mysticism of the first three films captures an essential part of the mythos. Sloppy though the philosophy was, trying to box in the Force with a bizarre naturalistic explanation à la midichlorians really raises more questions than it answers. Many nerds have applied many keystrokes detailing their dislike of this aspect of the newer films, so I won't ramble on about this.

Just as The Wrath of Khan came about as a result of director's intention to create Horatio Hornblower in space and was otherwise uninterested in Star Trek, The Sith Lords came about as a result of trying to create Planescape: Torment with lightsabers. The Sith Lords failed where The Wrath of Khan succeeded because the latter is actually an interesting concept whereas the former is just you listening to a geriatric villainess lecture you on her twisted view of the Force for ten hours. With that in mind, the first KotOR is better than the second.

The Expanded Universe was really worse off for canceling their Sunrider novel. And Knights of the Old Republic 3. And the rest of the Galactic Timeline (the only interesting thing to come out of The Old Republic debacle, in my opinion).

To drive the matter home, the Sith Emperor is a blatant rip-off of The Emperor of Mankind and not nearly as interesting. In the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, his own hidden faction, comprised of unbeatable ships and an unlimited amount of elite droids, manage to defeat the combined forces of the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire, force them to accede most of the galaxy to his rule, and basically makes the Republic, Sith, Jedi, and all other survivors his bitch. Palpatine looks like Trioculus compared to this guy. I could rant for days about this terrible game, but I'll spare you. Bioware is in its death throes anyway.

Some of the old Marvel content isn't that bad. John Jackson Miller proved you can implement elements from it into later works gracefully. On that note, the old Han Solo Adventures—and to a lesser extent, Lando Calrissian Adventures—are pretty much the closest you can get to that pulp fiction feeling of the original films. Despite some weirdness, they still hold up pretty well. Splinter of a Mind's Eye is hit-and-miss.

The Thrawn Trilogy > The Sequel Trilogy. fite me irl.

My Mary Sue is better than J.J. Abrams' Mary Sue. Not only did I do the whole "awakened avatar of the Force" thing first, mine is technically not even a Mary Sue.

Aftermath is probably the single worst piece of Star Wars fiction I have ever read. There is fan fiction more deserving of a place of the new canon (or perhaps it fits perfectly because it's such a catastrophe). It's little more than a mess of words that is nigh unreadable. You, dear reader, ought to be like the TIE fighter and "zigzag herkily-jerkily" away from this mess as fast as you can.

Rae Sloane is a poor substitute for Gilad Pellaeon. Or Natasi Daala. It's hard to tell.

Learning that they weren't going to kill off Ahsoka Tano at the end of The Clone Wars should have clued me that it was time to leave this fandom behind. The fact she survives Order 66 and goes on to become an esteemed Rebel Alliance general is just burning my vampire corpse after driving the stake through my heart.

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