Possible spoilers for who hasn’t read the book yet...
Upon my second read of Darth Plagueis it dawned on me that there are clear parallels between how Palpatine himself and Anakin were manipulated into joining the Order of the Sith.
Both were misunderstood by, and frustrated with, the people close to them. With Palpatine it was his father and siblings, with Anakin the Jedi Order. Also, both Anakin and Palpatine were a brewing cocktail of fear and ambition. This made them confide in a person who they thought understood them and who they could be themselves with, but also could help them fulfill that ambition.
What this tells me is that Palpatine not only learned how to manipulate and groom Anakin, but perhaps even saw himself in Anakin. Maybe in his own twisted way he actually thought he was helping Anakin, the way Plagueis helped him. Helped free him of his shackles and reaching his full potential. I even think Palpatine cared for Anakin in a sense. At least until he became part cyborg. From that point on he became a weak and blunt tool.
I loved Oliver Wood. I loved how he didn’t really care about Harry being famous or significant but instead just obsessed about quidditch. I also loved how he sobbed when they won.
I also would have enjoyed more of Finneus Nigelus throughout the entire series!
There was a time a while back where I thought my career goal was to be a librarian (this was crushed over a four summer long internship but that's another story) and the library I interned at set me up in what they called the "Teen Zone" for a lot of it; naturally, I ended up shelving a lot of YA novels. I'd say this experience was what pushed me earlier into more "adult" novels, I guess is the best way to put it. Stuff like Vonnegut's novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, etc etc. I had to deal with so many of the generic "teen power fantasy" and "love at first sight under the moon" style books that I found myself forgetting the good YA books. Well, now it's been some time since then and I found myself browsing my shelves when I came upon a series I hadn't read since I was ~11: The Maze Runner books. I didn't remember a whole lot, but I remembered liking them so I plucked them off the shelf and got to it. What surprised me was just how much I enjoyed them. And because of that, I went back to some other YA classified books and dove in. Gregor the Overlander, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and especially Pendragon. They were all still good and held up!
I guess what my entire point is: don't throw away every YA novel as low grade trash, immature romance, or pure teen fantasy, because I still loved them as much as I did back then, maybe even more so.
Its gonna come off pretty obvious on here that I prefer Rem although is not that I don't like Emilia I just happen to prefer Rem that all .
I see what people are saying in regards to Emilia's statement regarding marriage but the context where she said this was because a marriage was being forced on the her with a man that already had multiple wives. Not with someone she cares about as much as Rem which I think will come in handy because right now if I'm not mistaken Emilia still does not remember Rem ( correct me if I'm wrong ) even after her waking up so she currently does not see anyone she would be willing to share Subaru with , if anyone would be deserving of that it would be Rem. Now with all that said if the author decides to not do it that's something else all together but there is definitely a way to make that happen the author willing to do it is another story.
Rem woke up without memories so we will have to wait and see how that is resolved because I don't think a pivotal character like her will be left with no solution .
Sadly I see Rem being pushed to the side more and more in the anime since they didn't show her proposal to Subaru and Subaru accepting it . Giving me the vibe that the anime just doesn't have the balls to pull of a polygamy ending and that the author to make it more normal will end it with just Emilia . Kinda sad though since if I'm honest this two girls in terms of caring for the MC are some of the closest in any of the recent series, to the point where it would be believable for him to end up with either .
I've copied and pasted the title from the TIL sub. How is this relevant? Well, pondering the potential origins of the Mandela Effect I've mentioned here before that my favorite theory is a 1984 (George Orwell) style editor making changes to history. This major "coincidence" has made many leap to the possibility of time travel, but I'm looking at it a bit differently.
What if there is an editor. What if that editor read Poe's novel and decided to make it a real event?
I recently read Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity where at some point time travel was discovered/invented and in order to keep eternity going they'd have to go through time making changes that would keep everything from ending.
Here's the earliest draft of the log line.
During a suicide attempt, a mundane boy in a world of magic is offered a second chance by a dark and forbidden entity, which he must now learn to control in a world every bit as prejudiced against his new power as they were against his lack thereof.
Now, this sounds like a dreadfully sad story, especially with the explicit mention of the suicide attempt. It's ULTIMATELY about the power of trusting and opening up to people and forming meaningful relationships, but the main character starts in a very hopeless place-- hitting rock bottom and receiving a second chance. How do I pitch this to agents without them running in the opposite direction?
The book followed this guy who was quite pessimistic with the first page talking about how he struggles to respect women (something along those lines). I can’t remember a lot about the story but i believe he later dates a woman he meets online. The title had the words “confessions of a...” in and the author was unknown. The front cover of the book was also a snowman I believe.
The first page got a lot of attention on twitter a few years ago but I can’t remember a specific year :/
As mentioned earlier, the mc is living with his mother who is a village doctor (if I remember right, an elf or night elf), he grows up in the village, the kids bully him because he is an “outsider”. One day he finds a book, that he can’t open or something, so he asks his mom, on his birthday she lets him read it and it transports him to some dimension where he can choose a goddess to represent (something like rpg classes), of course he gets something out of the ordinary. Couple of days after that, some men come to the village in black armor, he says goodbye to his mother, as they are taking him away, she blows up her house and dies, he cries, the men murder everyone and burn the whole village. On the way to his fathers place, his fathers right hand man tells him about his father (basically strongest emperor in the world with the best kind of non-magic military) and his mother escaping with the mc, but the dad didn’t know he had a son, so before mc’s mom killed herself, she sent the emperor a letter about his son and to take care of him. He arrives and “meets” with his siblings and father, they basically tell him he is weak and will die in this place or something. Little bit later, on his father’s command mc gets taken to a mage university/city and gets his magic potential tested by the basically strongest mage/headmaster on the continent. He has very good potential and gets enrolled. Little later his first basic spell he learns is fireball, of course he upgrades it with his potential or something. Ended reading here.
I read It online, so if someone reads novels that release weekly then u may know this.
At that time (a year ago) I used to read a lot of novels where the mc has a “system”, don’t know if this story has it, but very probable.
I would very much appreciate, if someone knew the story and sent it my way. Thank you.
Like later down, does he stop being a socially awkward twat who only uses his demon lord persona?
I just wanted to share this nice story with you all, since you're the ones who got me back into the EU after many years away.
My GF has seen the OT and VII and VIII. She liked them a bit but never got too into them until she saw The Mandalorian, which she loved.
I recommended that she read the Prequel Trilogy, especially since RotS is so good. She countered by saying she would read them only if I read them to her (I'm an English teacher and she likes my reading voice).
We're currently halfway through The Phantom Menace and she's really into it! I'm very excited to get to the later books since I know how good they are.
The novel also make young Anakin and Jar Jar even seem pretty tolerable. Hopefully in the future, if she stays into it, we can get into more of the EU, like Labyrinth of Evil.
Any recommendations? Preferably standalone, I don't think my voice could handle reading NJO out loud. I've read A LOT of the EU, but I'm curious on which ones you guys might recommend for this sort of thing.
The book is written combining chapters in past tense (in italics, about Paul's childhood and how he was groomed and his disappearance) and present tense (standard font, mainly the detectives view I think he's searching for a killer of homeless boys) the new case leads him to a house for runaway boys run by a priest with a scar down his cheek who the detective recognises is paul grown up.
Also throughout the book the detective continues to visit Paul's mother who still believes he's alive although it's thought he's dead, her house is dusty and pretty untouched as she sits waiting for his return. I bought it as a paperback from the works in Oxford and the cover was blue with some case file folders and a magnifying glass, and I feel like the title was written in red typewriter text (but I could be wrong!). I keep thinking it has blood in the title or something but I must be wrong as I can't find it at all. I read it about 5/6 years ago and it wasn't brand new release so must be a few years old. I've been searching for it for about 4 years now so any help would much appreciated! Thanks in advance everyone x
By the end, MC (or everyone) realize that they have traveled so often, that they are all lost and no longer in their home dimension. Everyone in the team is from different dimensions.
Fun book, I want to read it again.
I’m just wondering because I know that in Light of the Jedi there are some continuity issues with characters compared to other media.
For example, Shai Tennem and Estala Maru are both referred to as female in the novel. However, short story "Starlight: Part One - Go Together" and comic book The High Republic 1 depict both characters as male. Sskeer's lightsaber is described as having a green blade. However, The High Republic comic series depicts him with a blue lightsaber. Vernestra Rwoh's surname is misspelled "Roh". Which is likely just a misspelling and doesn’t matter. During the Supreme Chancellor's speech at the Starlight Beacon's dedication ceremony, "Vel Borta" is included among a list of the dead that she named. This appears to be a combination of the names of minor characters Vel Carann, who did die, and General Borta, who did not.
I have not finished Light of the Jedi yet but I’m just wondering how this process actually works. And do you guys think they will correct these?
I think he will release it tonight and if not, then he deserves a break after that continuous chapter release routine. So probably tomorrow we will get a new chapter but who knows tbh.
I am not kidding.
A minor plot point is also built around Mountain Dew for no discernable reason.
Yes, I know this isn't EXACTLY related to the Cyberpunk universe, but I would argue that the similarity is relevant and the people need to know.
>!I feel the author changed his mind about the book towards the end, and that the secretive plotter was not meant to be YJH originally, or YJH we had was not meant to be the 1864th but the 3rd. And the identity of the Most Ancient Dream doesn't fully make sense to me. What do you all think?!<
As stated above, Chapter 159 for the Light novel will be poster later than usual.
Really random spoilers question. Are there any monster human relationships later on in the light novel? I just had that thought after hearing what the siren said in episode 4 wanting to be held by someone she loves. I assume it would hard seeing that happen because Xenos are basically monsters. However, you know a lot of guys turn into simps if a pretty girl treats them nice lol