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  1. To get the discussion a bit down to earth again (or something!) you might want to take a look at the Episode III novelization. Which was, though not actually written by !George Lucas!, read and edited and revised by him several times. It gives no IT IS ACTUALLY LIKE THIS OR THAT answer either since characters only speculate about it themselves, but it's interesting and relevant nonetheless. AND it didn't make George Lucas edit it out or anything, so who knows . . .
  2. "Listen well." Her voice was warm and kind, and her breath smelled of spices grown in alien soil. "Everything I tell you is a lie. Every question I ask is a trick. You will find no truth in me." She came close enough that her whiskers tickled his ear, and whispered, "Though you believe nothing else, you may rest your faith on this." Vergere rocks. I meant to say, however, that neither did Kreia alway lie, nor is everybody in Star Wars necessarily Good or Eeeevil at heart. Enter no conflict against fanatics unless you can defuse them. Oppose a religion with another religion only if y
  3. What's "nature," exactly? It has a will? Woah. Sounds bold. (rock analogy? Ah, found it, first page. Don't see what's up with "nature" and its "will" though.)
  4. Mmmmmhhhz, thought-provoking stuff. metadigital: As to what you called a chaotic non-deterministic universe vs. meaningful coincidences - an existing mix of both sounds "plausible" to me. Ehm. Stuff! Judeo-Christianity is not what I would compare the Force to. It is almost 100% the Tao. From a certain point of view. Also regarding what the "balance" means I think. Not the greyish-ness that is equally distant from light and dark because it is "neutral". But the state of atunement to the comos and whatnot that is beyond nomeclature like good or evil (but which would, by us, still be des
  5. Agreed with Luke. Disagreed with the "not sociable" part. "Unreasoning passion is the province of darkness," Vergere said. "But an understood emotion is not unreasoning. That is why the route to mastery is through self-knowledge." Her tilted eyes widened. "It
  6. The "flame" line was a nod to The Great Phantom who mentioned that it's almost strange that no horde of fanatics has yet attempted to conquer this thread as so often happens. I thought what I posted would make for splendid target-practive indeed for such people, is all. Why, sure. What I was trying to get at is: I guess the Force is to blame for Shmi's pregnancy. As in, it was the will of the Force. That kind of direction. ["Certainly" not two distinct wills. The Force is one. *New flame target.*] You're right, of course. I think Luke didn't mean anything much beyond "do
  7. Favorite: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Hate: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Silly. Stupid. Short. Lightsaber-simulation and nothing much more.
  8. You don't "normally" become a Jedi at your "high" age. The vast majority of soon-to-be Jedi are snatched away by Jedi cradle robbers as babies from their parents rather early on. Or as Dooku put it at the age of nine: Every Jedi is a child his parents decided they could live without.
  9. Too soon to say. I'll be watching its progress. I've always wanted to order Star Destroyers and TIE squadrons around and stuff. If it's done . . . "right." Rebellion didn't do too well in that regard . . . I don't expect anything much. It could be good, though. Maybe. Hopefully. Argh.
  10. The New Jedi Order. For all its notable and not-so-notable "flaws" - the other series have more as far as I'm concerned. ^__^
  11. The nature of the Force and what it means to be a Jedi is a central theme of The New Jedi Order series. To be a Jedi is to serve the Force. "We serve it best by listening to its will, and serving the good with our every action
  12. ? The Force doesn't have "sides." :ph34r:
  13. [unnecessary Correction:] Brian Herbert, sir. Frank Herbert was the brillant father, don'tcha forget. " Apart from the unfortunate confusion, I'll have to agree.
  14. Do you think Yoda couldn't move planets around?
  15. Mitth'raw'nuruodo vs. Revan? Heck, Revan is made out to be basically Thrawn+Force User... guess he'd win. More interesting would be to see Revan vs. the not-yet-created love child of Darth Vader's granddaughter Jaina Solo (for lots of Force potential) and Jag Fel (for Wedge-uber-elite pilot skills AND Thrawn-education and -tactics). Revan would sooo go down. Wonder what they'll whip up as a bad guy in the future books. Star Wars and its supercharacters. Oh well. Better than superweapons. Kinda. Sometimes. Argh.
  16. Oh, not at all. I can only recommend Steven Mitchell's translation/interpretation of the Tao Te Ching. You could also read it online, but you'd miss the introduction and comments such as: "[...] The misperception may arise from his insistence on wei wu wei, literally "doing not-doing," which has been seen as passivity. Nothing could be further from the truth. A good athlete can enter a state of body-awareness in which the right stroke or the right movement happens by itself, effortlessly, without any interference of the conscious will. This is a paradigm for non-action: the purest and
  17. http://www.starwars.com/community/askjc/st...jc20010817.html http://www.starwars.com/community/askjc/st...jc20000424.html Also see http://starwarz.com/timeline , download the current Timeline Gold version and take a look at the blahblahX.pdf file with the Appendices and huge texts about "canon."
  18. Edit: Aegis: You don't think that was one of the purposes of the project(s)? =p Why, Taoism. At least I haven't come across anything more like the Force than the Tao or anything more like the Jedi Code than the Tao Te Ching.
  19. KotOR I story idea is not so extraordinary. There's the bad guy with the superweapon - kill him and snatch the thing for your own use or kill him and dispatch of the superweapon as well. The added twists like the "revelation" and the pretty decent way the story is actually TOLD make it stand out somewhat. The KotOR II story idea is vastly more original and thus more interesting and... "better" in my eyes (and not only because I've seen more than my share of superweapons in Star Wars) - it absolutely hasn't been done before in all of Star Wars (well, to my knowledge anyway). Wh
  20. No. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Unless you accredit Vergere's (the lying, tricking, decieving traitor Vergere's) speech of how he's the living Jedi dream and so on and so forth and the "written fact" that he was, like, Avatar of the Force and in perfect attunement with everything and all the rest to "power" . . . Anyhow, Kyp Durron has lots of raw power, so much he himself is convinced he's got more than Luke (might not be too far-fetched even, but whatever). Then there's Vergere, who could do things like severing Force connections just like that and generally just rocks but rea
  21. If we go from the the assumption that the Force, like "exists," it probably is not too far-fetched to acknowledge that, as Yoda I think says, with the Force, nothing is impossible. Or at least only few things. And in theory. :D It's the Force, after all. It cannot even be put into precise words, much like most "powers or Gods" in most religions - and it can much less be defined ala "this is possible" - "this not", etc.
  22. from Hanharr's dialogue "It is how I first heard it - from the mouths of Hutts. It is the way they speak the title of your tribe in their language." <{POST_SNAPBACK}> "Jeedai" is probably also a reference/nod to The New Jedi Order book series. It is the Yuuzhan Vong word for "Jedi" and used prominently throughout the series. Another reference to the series is when back in KotOR I Canderous tells of a strange alien rock that suddendly started flying and blasting away at them with weird weapons before leaving the Star Wars galaxy, it was a (admittedly much clearer) reference
  23. Writting something like a school research paper about it helps. Well, helped me. I am now only getting "worthwhile" Star Wars things. That included uh... only three or three games and books in the two years since that. I used to buy most Star Wars books that came out.
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