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    Aug 8, 2009, 6:24 PM - Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #1

    http://karentraviss.typepad.com/

    In the end, the only rational decision I could take was to make Imperial Commando #2 my last book for Star Wars. I'm sorry I had to do that, and it wasn't a decision I took lightly or even quickly, so bear with me while I explain.
    It sounds like the Clone Wars version of Mandalore doesn't mesh with hers... Wow.
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    Aug 8, 2009, 6:37 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #2

    Karen Traviss is a nice lady, but I'm not surprised. The books always have and always will take a back seat to anything seen on the big screen or television...and that's the way it should be. That's no offense to those who write or read the books, they must understand though that the books must take a back seat.
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    Aug 8, 2009, 6:57 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #3

    The following sentance explains my feelings perfectly.

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    Aug 8, 2009, 7:12 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #4

    not. happy.

    if george lucas is the father of star wars, kar'buir is without question the mother of mandalorians whether you o=love or hate her work.

    no matter where "canon" takes us, i will follow. but her words will be my guidance always.

    sorry to see you go kar'buir but in the hearts and minds of all mando'ade you will be long remembered and always loved for making us a people, uniting the clans and giving us a home.

    A'den
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    Aug 8, 2009, 9:49 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #5

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    Karen Traviss is a nice lady, but I'm not surprised. The books always have and always will take a back seat to anything seen on the big screen or television...and that's the way it should be. That's no offense to those who write or read the books, they must understand though that the books must take a back seat.
    Problem is that TCW is now writing over what we've known about Mandalore since 1983 when Mandalore and Keldabe as it's capitol was first written about in comics. Thats 26 years worth of people's work that is possibly getting retconned. George makes $$ off that part of the franchise to, and thats something we shouldn't just forget. While it may have to take a back seat...it's still not cool, not cool at all. This is only the first casualty of TCW, but I doubt it will be the last.

    There are enough Mando and KT fans out there to keep the fires lit for quite some time.

    EDIT:

    Fixed my earlier post as I misspoke some lines that were taken out of context in an email between her and I where I took something as it was not stated. My apologies for posting the wrong information, I am not Karen's mouthpiece nor have I tried/should think that I am one.
    Last edited by NovallTalon; Aug 10, 2009 at 8:43 AM.
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    Aug 8, 2009, 10:25 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #6

    You are right Novall.

    *Takes a deep breath and calms himself* You always know what to say.
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:16 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #7

    What!!! I'm afraid I can't really say what I want... I'd have to severely edit or ban myself.

    While I really enjoy the Clone Wars on TV and hope that the Live Action show will be good... I will always think of her universe as the real "canon." Without her, there would be no Skirata, Vau, Ordo, Mereel or the other Nulls... Darman or the Omega Squad... *sighs*
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:27 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #8

    wow....The republic commando books were the ONLY reason i kept reading the star wars books. Sorry but how many times can luke ,Leia and poor Chewie save the galaxy. Once character is totally fleshed out it only has so much mileage left. Even when it comes to Anakin the mileage is getting thin.
    Karen made the mandos beleivable....not just anti jedi bad guys..... but beleivable characters with depth. Mercs with heart
    Oh well on the positive note.
    I will SavE A TON OF MONEY AT The BOOKSTORE NOW WOOHOO!!!!!!
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #9

    Karen Who?
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:39 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #10

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    Karen Who?
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:39 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #11

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    gotcha
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:40 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #12

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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:48 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #13

    Well, at least she won't be turning the Mandalorians into the Star Wars version of klingons anymore. Nice lady I'm sure, but I'm so sick of all these people who live by the 'mandalorian lifestyle' like the "klingon people" do.
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    Aug 9, 2009, 4:34 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #14

    Late to the party, ain't'cha? There've been wonks trying to get Jedi made into an official religion in the US and UK for years.

    I'm over my initial upset about this. I've known for a few months but kept it to myself since Karen hadn't made any announcements yet. I'll keep working on designing the Bes'uliik, but with considerably less input from her here on out.

    There were problems with the Marvel interpretation, problems with Karen's, and I never liked the official stuff coming out around Episode II. Dark Horse has done good things with Jango, Boba, and the old-time Mandos from the Sith War on up to KOTOR. My "personal canon" takes all of that into account and does a good job of massaging it all together. I can only wonder how badly the new material from TCW is going to kick it in the crotch. *grump*

    --Jonah
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    Aug 9, 2009, 9:13 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #15

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    Well, at least she won't be turning the Mandalorians into the Star Wars version of klingons anymore. Nice lady I'm sure, but I'm so sick of all these people who live by the 'mandalorian lifestyle' like the "klingon people" do.

    No different than those guys over in the UK who made Jedi an actual religion right?

    Don't forget those same fans spend their money on Star Wars the same way you do, which in turn helps Star Wars continue to thrive.

    On another note, Karen was very big with the military/ex-military group of Star Wars fans due to her gritty writing style and her own military experience. Hopefully they can find someone who has that same style for any future work containing Mandalorians.
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    Aug 9, 2009, 10:59 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #16

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    Well, at least she won't be turning the Mandalorians into the Star Wars version of klingons anymore. Nice lady I'm sure, but I'm so sick of all these people who live by the 'mandalorian lifestyle' like the "klingon people" do.
    Hahaha.
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    Aug 9, 2009, 11:24 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #17





    Life will not be quite the same

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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #18

    I never really liked Karen Traviss (I've met her in person and spoke with her several times on-line) and didn't care for the direction she was pushing SW as a whole. I'm kind of glad to see her go.

    There, I said it, now everybody can start hating me
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:52 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #19

    I have never read any of Traviss' books but she certainly seems to be a polarizinng individual. It seems that on one hand, there is an entire cult following that hangs on her every word as if it were gospel while everyone else seems to be slightly annoyed, not so much with her, but the people who adore her. Love her or hate her she certainly seems to have left a lasting mark on our little part of the Star Wars Galaxy.
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    Aug 9, 2009, 12:59 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #20

    Quote SaxeCoburg said: View Post
    I never really liked Karen Traviss (I've met her in person and spoke with her several times on-line) and didn't care for the direction she was pushing SW as a whole. I'm kind of glad to see her go.
    There, I said it, now everybody can start hating me
    I have to agree...
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    Aug 9, 2009, 3:25 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #21

    Hmmm... this thread has certainly taken a strange turn.

    I only met Karen once for all of 30 seconds at C4 for her to sign a book. I have read all her SW books, but none of her others. I like the way she writes, and how she made the clones into real people in the SW Universe, questioning the whole Jedi perspective. She throws a lot of ethical questions out there in her books.

    Like others, I'm just sick and tired of the Luke/Mara and Leia/Han and their kids saving the galaxy time after time after time... ugh... Honestly, I wished they'd killed off Luke instead of Mara... she was the least annoying of the bunch.
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    Aug 10, 2009, 5:46 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #22

    Loved her books, but thought her 3 million clones idea was a total wank.

    I'll miss her characters a great deal unless they are picked up by someone who really understands them.
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    Aug 10, 2009, 9:44 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #23

    What was wank-y about three million clones fighting a war on a galactic scale?

    --Jonah
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    Aug 10, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #24

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    Loved her books, but thought her 3 million clones idea was a total wank.

    I'll miss her characters a great deal unless they are picked up by someone who really understands them.

    Uhhh....That was Lucas that said 3 million clones, not her. It was in the Star Wars insider guide to the Grand army of the republic. All KT did was go along with it.

    & if you read order 66 then you would know that she talked about ALOT more clones that were made and kept in secret by Palpatine. 10's of millions of more clones.
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    Aug 11, 2009, 2:02 AM - Re: Karen Traviss quits Star Wars #25

    Quote MaulMaus said: View Post
    Like others, I'm just sick and tired of the Luke/Mara and Leia/Han and their kids saving the galaxy time after time after time... ugh... Honestly, I wished they'd killed off Luke instead of Mara... she was the least annoying of the bunch.
    I hate pretty much everything post-ROTJ. I think it's all just a nightmare Luke had after partying too hard with the Ewoks.

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