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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 06:02:53 PM »
Poor everyone. Poor random jedi panicking and busting out the saber. poor random new-guy clone fresh to the life. I'm re-reading o66 right now. Bleak...

Poor Niner for breaking his spine...


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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 06:14:27 PM »
The list does go on.

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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 10:22:38 PM »
Poor everyone. Poor random jedi panicking and busting out the saber. poor random new-guy clone fresh to the life. I'm re-reading o66 right now. Bleak...

I agree with Eparavu. It's not a good situation for anyone, she didn't "deserve" to be killed and all the whining and griping and what-ifs are kinda pointless.

Let's be honest: At least bricks are useful.

I will however, continue to second this. She didn't do much, over the course of the series. Besany was more productive in six hours than Etain was in the entire first book.

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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 11:26:24 PM »
Even rereading atm, it is hard to like Etain.
I think now that I have a better grasp I like her less than the first time through. Benefit of the doubt, and all. Kind of a swift kick to reders like me to kill her off, "Develop her as a character? NAW.  Play dead girl!"

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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 02:11:05 AM »
But she was the perfect nieve Jedi, even after she learned all that stuff outside the order.


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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 03:30:24 PM »
But Jedi don't have to BE naive. That is one thing that kinda bugged me about the RepCom series. Not every Jedi is an emotionally stunted child with no knowledge of the outside world. They go out, they experience things, they HELP people, and most have a pretty good understanding of how things work. I agree that the whole "army of slaves" thing was a really big slip-up on the order's part and there are a lot of Jedi who are pompous, sanctimonious, naive, jerks, etc. But not all of them are like that. In fact, I'd argue a good portion of them AREN'T.

The fact is that Etain has no common sense, makes no effort to improve throughout the series in ANY aspect of her life (from being a weak Jedi to being a proper Mando), and doesn't seem to think about long-term consequences or how her actions will affect others (it borders on selfish sometimes). So, basically, Bella Swan.
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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 04:22:24 PM »
That... thank you screech. I owe you a cupcake.

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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2012, 04:51:26 PM »
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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2012, 07:25:16 PM »
In fact, I'd argue a good portion of them AREN'T.

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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2012, 02:58:16 AM »
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In fact, I'd argue a good portion of them AREN'T.

I wasn't saying that they every jedi is a emotionally stunted child, just her and she fits they bill of what some in the star wars universe veiw what the jedi are. I know most aren't but people tend to write them that way in the Republic era of books.


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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2012, 11:14:04 PM »
I will say that Etain was young. She was still a padawan. Also, she wasn't a very skilled force user. I can olso see how her death happened. When you grow to love and know a certain thing, you want to protect it. IE Etain wanted to protect something (the clone) because clones had helped her and had become her family.








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Re: What was Etain thinking?!!!
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2012, 08:41:05 AM »
i have read the books over so many times my copies are starting to fall apart and i am a careful reader.   -lol-

i still dislike Etain,  yes she has good intentions etc. She still made a lot of bad choices, but can you honestly
say you have NEVER EVER made a bad call of your own?

She was a more 'human' jedi then we are used too.  "To err is human."

I still cry for her loss and how it impacts on Kal, Darman, Kad. etc. i am a wuss like that.  ;)

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