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Clones & Star Wars => Republic Commando Novels & Short Stories => Topic started by: Amy on December 27, 2006, 07:44:22 PM

Title: What to post here...
Post by: Amy on December 27, 2006, 07:44:22 PM
This forum is for discussion of everything related to clones or Republic Commandos in written fiction. Want to discuss Omega squad? Wonder what will happen to Etain with Order 66? Think Kal is great or Vau is scary? All that goes in this forum!

A note about spoilers: Right now I'm not going to nail down a specific spoiler policy. We don't really need one, as the last RepCom fiction was Triple Zero, and it was released almost a year ago. Still, it's generally nice to keep big spoilers (especially big ones, like major character deaths or plot twists) out of thread titles, and give a warning in the title that the thread will discuss spoilers. That way people who haven't finished the item in question can steer clear if they wish. Anyways, all this will be evaluated when the next book is released, because I know that some people hate to know what happens before they get there (I am one of them). For now, don't worry about it too much.
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Post by: Prudii Skirata on November 24, 2007, 09:26:31 AM
I think that TC was an awesome book but I was surprised about the outcome. I definately did not imagine what would happen. Kal is amazing any way you look at him. Ordo is awesome as well.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: JustAnotherFace on September 08, 2009, 03:33:52 PM
I just finished Hard Contact and have just started Triple Zero. I loved the first one and the Second one is amazing. They way Karen Traviss wrote them makes me feel; from angry to sad. I love books that make me feel for the characters, connect with them, sympathize so to speak.

I also have a general question do you pronounce Fi as: Fee or Fye? Fye as in Five.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Kalira on September 09, 2009, 07:43:02 AM
Fi as in Five. It's a numerical-based nickname like Niner; notice how Fi's ID number ends in a five?
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 09, 2009, 08:16:29 AM
Not exactly, Fi also comes from Fierfek, and fierfek is pronounced FI-ear-fek.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: IC-1989 on September 09, 2009, 10:18:34 AM
Fi is high galactic for son.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 09, 2009, 04:40:28 PM
Yes, but we don't know what Kal's intentions were when he name Fi.


We could ask KT...
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on September 09, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
Not exactly, Fi also comes from Fierfek, and fierfek is pronounced FI-ear-fek.

That's incorrect. You can hear Boss pronounce it 'fear-fek' while on the Prosecutor, after slicing a Data Core.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: IC-1989 on September 09, 2009, 05:21:56 PM
Fi is high galactic for son.

Yes, but we don't know what Kal's intentions were when he name Fi.


We could ask KT...

I just said what it means... isn't it obvious why he calls  Fi "son".
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Kalira on September 10, 2009, 01:34:24 AM
Not exactly, Fi also comes from Fierfek, and fierfek is pronounced FI-ear-fek.

Fierfek is pronounced, two syllables, as Feer-fekk. Emphasis on the first syllable. Check the dictionary.


Yes, but we don't know what Kal's intentions were when he name Fi.


We could ask KT...

No need. True Colors, the scene with Etain playing medic. Outright states that names like Niner and Fi are numerical based. Look for yourself.

Fi is high galactic for son.
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I just said what it means... isn't it obvious why he calls  Fi "son".

So sure are you?

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High Galactic was a language often used to show respect between members of the clergy and laymen. Sarcev Quest was fluent in High Galactic.

High Galactic was also used as the language of the Imperial court and elite, as most officers from prestigious families were familiar with High Galactic.

Additionally, the language was also an ancient language used by the Jedi order. An example of this usage would be many of the names of their lightsaber forms.

1) Nowhere does it say Kal named Fi. Nowhere does it say he trained him since birth, either, and common sense would dictate that in that case the nickname developed naturally from his vode.

2) "Clergy and laymen", "imperial court", and "jedi order". No, I don't think Kal would have used High Galactic, even if he did name Fi.

3) There are two characters during the course of RC named Fi. One of them is, if I recall, a clonetrooper. Are you suggesting a clonetrooper (and I'm willing to bet his number ended in five but I don't have my book on hand to check) was close enough to a father figure that someone would have referred to him as son? That's a stretch. Also a stretch is two different people to name two different clones -- of different classes entirely -- the same name in the Star Wars equivalent of ancient Latin. Unlikely. Fi = Five. Niner = Nine. The other Fi also = Five. Sev = Seven, if I recall correctly. It's their ID numbers.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: IC-1989 on September 10, 2009, 03:38:12 AM
Not anymore, wookieepedia says that Fi is short for Fierfek, It can also be short for five and it can also can be high Galactic for son. We should ask Traviss
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Kalira on September 10, 2009, 04:44:12 AM
Someone grab their Order 66 copy. Discussion page of Fi's article:
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Okay, according to Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel, Fi's name actually is derived from fifteen. ~~grobiano~~
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 10, 2009, 07:39:27 AM
Fi as in Feh! What!? That's different from everything else!!! Gah!







Nevermind...
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Post by: RC-1038 on May 23, 2010, 11:00:50 PM
Its not pronounce 'feh' its more like 'fie'. You know, like saying 'hi', but replacing the 'H' with 'F'. His name is short for 'five'. I'm just sayin... :dead:
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Post by: IC-1989 on May 24, 2010, 10:28:04 AM
You're correct! And welcome to our forum 38!
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Post by: RC-1038 on May 24, 2010, 08:42:57 PM
Nice being here  :)
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Post by: N-11 Ordo on July 22, 2010, 02:40:01 PM
First RC book I read was"True Colors".I thought Fi actually died.I cried.Then I read Order 66......I cried.Then Imperial commando.I slept good.Finally I read the first two:Hard Contact,and Triple Zero.I slept good.Triple Zero was my favorite.Now I'm reading "True Colors" again.with a clear conscious about Fi.He lives!
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Drake Vhett on August 06, 2010, 02:55:07 PM
Do you have a space bar?
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Post by: Laney97 on April 04, 2011, 04:04:05 PM
^He got giddy with Fi. His personality is contagous^

Anyway, I say fierfek as FI-err-FECK and Fi as in Hi just with "F" instead of "H" (Like 38). And it is confirmed by the novel, when Etain was playing medic, that the names are based on numbers.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Rune on April 04, 2011, 04:16:14 PM
The topic . . . it's . . . it's alive!
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on April 04, 2011, 05:02:55 PM
And it SHOULD be dead. Because the last post before this necropost was a response to another necropost.
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Post by: Rune on April 04, 2011, 05:12:42 PM
Correct. We shall never speak of this again.
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Post by: Laney97 on April 05, 2011, 04:01:38 PM
Understood. I love topics that should be dead and aren't, though. It's like Fi. Can't be killed.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Rune on April 05, 2011, 04:20:22 PM
Yeah, but it's brain dead. Stop poking it.
Title: Re: What to post here...
Post by: Laney97 on April 06, 2011, 01:04:19 PM
Nah.... Ok, i'll leave this topic.