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  Dancelittleewok
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Since we have a lot of great authors/writers here on the EUC forum, I decided to create this group where we can discuss Star Wars, provide feedback to each others' work, and the craft itself! If you're writing an article, envisioning a new RPG character, finishing up the latest fan fic chapter, come join us! Smile
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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:40 am Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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How do you write a Squib?

That's where I'm stuck. I've got a rpg character who is a Sith Squib of all things, well ex-Sith since it's post-Legacy and all the other Sith are in hiding. I want him to be overly paranoid and Force strong. I can't remember how the Squibs talked in the novels, but since he was raised as a Sith, he wouldn't necessarily be a typical Squib. His speech pattern would be more normalized. However, with a character like that you don't want them to be too plain. It would be nice if he stood out a little. If by just reading his dialog you could tell it was him and not some other character.

The only thing I can think of is to base his speech patterns on the Skaven from the Warhammer novels. They like to say descriptive words, verbs I suppose, twice. Like "Quick quick!" And they're overly paranoid and scheming.
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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:39 am Reply with quote  
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  Cerrinea
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There's a bunch of dialogue between the Squibs and Han and Leia in DNT if that helps any.
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  Nedara
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I've just reread DNT and I don't find anything special in their way to talk. Maybe you can find some differences in Tatooine Ghost, but since all those books were written by Denning, I doubt it...


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  Crash Override
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I would be interested in writing Star Wars in the context of exploring the idea that, as is implied in Attack of the Clones, the Jedi should have some sort of prescience that hasn't been demonstrated thus far in stories to the extent that I think is implied. "Blind are we, if creation of this clone army we could not see," implies to me a degree of omniscience and prescience in the Force. Yoda tells Ahsoka that her premonitions are her "begin[ing] to see the true power of the Force."

The combination of prescience and free will is an interesting thing to ponder. Also, is the Force showing the person in question these visions, as though the Force is a conscious entity? Consider this in the context of a self-fulfilling prophecy, like Anakin's vision in Revenge of the Sith. Why would the Force show Anakin his wife dying if to do so would be to cause that through Anakin becoming Vader, unless the Force wanted him to become Vader? Or is it completely random and the Force isn't a conscious entity? If so, then how do these visions come about? Does the oracle, for lack of a better term, inadvertently cause them? In the films, we've only seen a vision held by Anakin, and in the TV show, Ahsoka. In the novels, offhand I can think of Luke and Jacen receiving visions, and in those cases they seemed to believe the Force was actively speaking to them.

Altogether this seems like it would be an interesting facet of Star Wars to explore that to my knowledge really hasn't been explored to this point.


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