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 PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:29 am Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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I know some Star Wars fans are jumping right on board with the new canon and are as on fire for Star Wars as they've ever been, and that's fine, but I also know that for a lot of us, a gaping hole has been left by the cancellation of the EU as we knew it. While I'll continue to read some of the books I never got around to and re-read some old favourites, it will be an occasional thing. So what have you used to fill the gap? A new fandom? An old one that is know getting more of your attention?

For me it has been Arthurian legend. It's something that I've always meant to dig deeper into. The sheer scope of books, movies, TV shows out there has given me the "You've just taken your first step into a larger world" feeling that the EU gave me when I first got into it. The stories date from the Middle Ages to today. And also, I never need to worry about canon, because there is no overarching canon! Every story is a re-telling and thus has its own internal canon. There's also a planned film series which I will be anticipating with great interest. Cool
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Batman/DC Universe - Firefly/Serenity - BSG/Caprica - Wolverine/X-Men - old Larry Hama G.I. Joe comics... Etc.

It is a pretty big hole to fill. Wink


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Although this board is specifically for the EU and the EU is not really going away, I view it as more like a general fandom of all things SW including the EU. In that sense I don't really desire to replace anything.

Right now current SW discussion might be lacking, but we'll have new things to talk about and maybe there will be new fans to the "old" EU that come here and we'll still be able to discuss those stories with people who have a fresh outlook on them.

I have other fandom/hobbies outside of SW so those things aren't effected.
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Honestly I think this is just what I needed to get into the Star Wars Universe again.
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 PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:52 am Reply with quote  
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I definitely agree, but the volume isn't nearly as high. I guess that's really the gaps I'm needing to fill. The volume of material has slowed way down so I have to fill in with other things.


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Plenty of Star Trek books to read. Lol

But seriously, there are lots of things out there. 75 years worth of superhero comic books, 50 years worth of Doctor Who...
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Murray1134 wrote:
Plenty of Star Trek books to read. Lol

But seriously, there are lots of things out there. 75 years worth of superhero comic books, 50 years worth of Doctor Who...


People forget about those things quite regularly, the 50 years of Doctor Who is particularly glorious in places.
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^ I'm not really into comics, but I've been thinking about diving into Doctor Who some time. And, of course, Arthurian legend has about 900 years worth of material. Can't beat that. Very Happy
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There's this website called Netflix. It's where I spend a lot of time.
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Reepicheep wrote:
^ I'm not really into comics, but I've been thinking about diving into Doctor Who some time. And, of course, Arthurian legend has about 900 years worth of material. Can't beat that. Very Happy


I don't generally read superhero comics much anymore, but there are fantastic sci-fi and fantasy stories from independent publishers that I would recommend.
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^ Ooh. Do tell.
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Reepicheep wrote:
^ Ooh. Do tell.


Where to begin?

Y: The Last Man
Saga
Ex Machina
Trees (just started)
Underwater Welder
The Wake
American Vampire
Sandman
Swamp Thing
Trillium
Locke and Key (one of the best stories I've ever read)

And many more, but these should get you started.
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^^ Saga is amazing. I've only read the first 6 issues so far, but I've bought 7-12 as well and can't wait to crack them open.

There are also some great Marvel sci-fi options out there, like Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova. Consider these the halfway point between superhero and sci-fi (superheroes in space, in a sense). The 2008-2012 Cosmic Marvel line, starting with Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest and continuing through Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova were super fun.

I moved away from the Star Wars EU about a year ago, and so my post-EU void has already been largely filled by X-Men books. I was able to pick up not too long ago digital copies of the entire Age of Apocalypse event from 1995, and I'm slowly working my way through that. Good times Smile
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Cthulhu mythos and the Hyborean Age were my replacements, but that was back before the EU was strangled in a bathtub by Disney (though I'd argue that happened long before Disney bought LucasFilm Wink)

But now I'm mostly reliving the good stuff from the EU.


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Caedus_16 wrote:
Reepicheep wrote:
^ Ooh. Do tell.


Where to begin?

Y: The Last Man
Saga
Ex Machina
Trees (just started)
Underwater Welder
The Wake
American Vampire
Sandman
Swamp Thing
Trillium
Locke and Key (one of the best stories I've ever read)

And many more, but these should get you started.

I read The Underwater Welder and really enjoyed it. Great story and artwork! I could relate to it as well e.g. moving on and how it's harder than it should be.
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