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Hard Contact
19%
 19% [ 9 ]
Triple Zero
36%
 36% [ 17 ]
True Colors
23%
 23% [ 11 ]
Order 66
21%
 21% [ 10 ]
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PostSubject: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:26 am

Pick the ones that you enjoyed the most, and tell us why.

I'm choosing Triple Zero and True Colors since they contain most of the action and drama. Order 66 is just plain depressing near the end (despite the fair amount of Bardan Jusik going on in it), but I got sick of all the clone stories and was relieved that it was sort of over.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:35 am

Triple Zero! I loved the civilian aspects of it, and the clones got some time to hang out. And make babies.

I really really liked True Colors too, but I hated the ending. It was like watching a movie and somebody pulled the plug on my TV right in the middle.

Anyway, yeah--Triple Zero. It had such great lines. I'm pretty sure either Fi or Mereel makes a phallic joke about Darman's deece, which killed me, and I loved when Fi had to stick Sev's shoulder back in. Classic times. It's also the first time you meet Kal and Walon, who I loooove. Oh and Darman catches on fire. HOLY CRAP.

I would marry Triple Zero if I could. :D

My only complaint is that my favorite Delta Squad member (FIXER AND HIS SEXY VOICE) had literally two lines in the whole thing. I guess Karen thought he was boring or something. Whateverrr.

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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:45 am

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Triple Zero! I loved the civilian aspects of it, and the clones got some time to hang out. And make babies.

I really really liked True Colors too, but I hated the ending. It was like watching a movie and somebody pulled the plug on my TV right in the middle.

Anyway, yeah--Triple Zero. It had such great lines. I'm pretty sure either Fi or Mereel makes a phallic joke about Darman's deece, which killed me, and I loved when Fi had to stick Sev's shoulder back in. Classic times. It's also the first time you meet Kal and Walon, who I loooove. Oh and Darman catches on fire. HOLY CRAP.

I would marry Triple Zero if I could. Very Happy

My only complaint is that my favorite Delta Squad member (FIXER AND HIS SEXY VOICE) had literally two lines in the whole thing. I guess Karen thought he was boring or something. Whateverrr.

OH Fixer's voice, let's talk about THAT. He was my favorite, I always got the others to do my bidding and kept him by my side in the game. Or hacked through every door instead of blowing things up.

It was a wanking joke. They were in the bar and Darman takes leave of them saying "I'll be calibrating my Deece" and they all laugh at him.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:03 pm

Honestly?

I can't choose.

The topic has come up many many times and I've thought about it a ton, but as of yet, I havn't been able to choose. There are aspects I like about every one of them. Niner is my all-time fav clone, so Hard Contact is my only glimpse of him; Triple Zero was civilian drama and Fi; True Colors was charries charries charries and Fi's bout was traumatizing; Order 66 had a lot of cameos, filled in blanks, and angst.

I should read them all over again in order and see if my opinion has changed. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:17 pm

Okay, so I went with Triple Zero.

Got that thing for Ordo, remember? Very Happy

Anyway, can I get specific about everything in all the books like everyone else seems to?? Probably not. With the exception of Order 66, I read the rest of the books so long ago that I often have to go back multiple times to try and find a specific scene if I want to remember it.

So with that said, I don't know completely what appealed to me about Triple Zero. I just remember reading it and being unable to put the book down. I loved every minute I was with Ordo, Kal, Vau, of course Mird, and everyone else as they developed into memorable characters. Maybe it was Mird who also won me over in that book. I thought that strill was a fantastic creature, and I wanted one. Lucky Vau! Very Happy

I had a very hard time with True Colors because I was pregnant with my son when I was reading it, and I could not understand how Etain could give up her baby and go back to war. That made me so angry because it took me forever to get pregnant, and this Jedi girl gets lucky with a kid on the first try. Then, to return to war after having Kad... Mad It just really bothered me because of the timing of my own pregnancy and it left a bad taste in my mouth, I guess. Maybe if I read True Colors at a different time in my life, it wouldn't have bothered me so much.

For as much as I enjoyed Order 66 while I was reading it, I knew it wasn't going to end well for someone, and my heart broke when I saw what happened at the end. Crying or Very sad My heart really broke for Kad, and it was difficult to read that because my son was about the same age as Kad during the time I read that story, too.

When Imperial Commando comes out, I have every intention to read it. Maybe Karen Traviss can change my mind about Imperials since what she did for the Clones was absolutely amazing and refreshing. I mean, I took the lives of the characters she created personally. See above! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:40 pm

I went with Triple Zero for the love of civvies and Delta/Omega interaction. Fi's drama had me sympathizing with the clones more than ever. I thought that I'd end up hating Vau from the beginning, but by the end he really had my respect. Kal'buir, while I loved him and still do, scared me with how angry and vicious he could be.

True Colors bugged me incessantly because of Etain actually giving up Kad and Fi getting hurt. Fi actually had me worried, but luckily Besany was there to get him out. I really liked Seeing more of Vau and Kal bantering back and forth like the old men they are, but it felt like it wasn't finished.

I loved Order 66 for Bardan and Sev, but the ending caused part of me to die on the inside. It was really sad!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Daennika wrote:
Pick the ones that you enjoyed the most, and tell us why.

I'm choosing Triple Zero and True Colors since they contain most of the action and drama. Order 66 is just plain depressing near the end (despite the fair amount of Bardan Jusik going on in it), but I got sick of all the clone stories and was relieved that it was sort of over.

I have to agree with you, Triple Zero describe the action inside Coruscant, where the enemy is inside friends line, and it is the opposite side of Hard Contact, where the enemy have to bee found. I mean, it's a very different way to see war, where the commandos were doing Balck Ops.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:15 pm

I like all of the books, but true colours and order 66 were really the best in my eyes. The first two books were just to get the stories and characters off the ground...the latter two really bore into the grit of the characters and their internal makeup.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:51 am

Hard Contact, because it's the most similar to Republic Commando Game.

Don't You think, that Republic Commando novels are extending Mandalorians too much? I mean, don't You think, that Mandalorians aren't mysterius enymore?
Don't understand me wrong, I like this novels, it's nice part of EU, but this mysteriousness is why I like times of Mandalorian Civil War so much, it's mysterious Wink We actually know only two battles of this time, and a couple of characters Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:16 am

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Hard Contact, because it's the most similar to Republic Commando Game.

Don't You think, that Republic Commando novels are extending Mandalorians too much? I mean, don't You think, that Mandalorians aren't mysterius enymore?
Don't understand me wrong, I like this novels, it's nice part of EU, but this mysteriousness is why I like times of Mandalorian Civil War so much, it's mysterious Wink We actually know only two battles of this time, and a couple of characters Very Happy
Yeah, I agree. But the RepCom novels are one extended point of view about Mandalorians, and the big part of mystery around them is about how they are perceived. Personally I was surprised at first that the Mando culture was suddenly commonplace in Triple Zero.

I like to believe that during the Republic and Empire eras they aren't very popular at all. People wouldn't see them walking around the streets very often which can be incompatible with certain scenes Traviss has written. It's up to you to believe in how Mandos operate to conserve their aura of secrecy (using plain clothes and disguises more often than the whole armor for example), and I think people shouldn't take canon too seriously when it comes to the way characters act just to fit in a plot.

In the end Traviss wrote the Mandalorian characters to serve a purpose that is to help the clones, which is subject to debate.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Thu May 07, 2009 12:06 pm

I have started to read them all again back to back, I have just finished Hard contact it is so much better reading them one after the other than having to wait months. So I’ll hold of on the vote and see what I think when done so…
Wait one.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:17 pm

Triple Zero

That was really one of those times I wished a book would never end. I loved that sense of family that was givin off by the end. And it was really just a "Hey, lets slow down. Not stop, but atleast ease off the gas" book that I love
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PostSubject: Re: Your favorite RepCom novels   Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:07 pm

I don't really have one outright favourite, I like hard contact for being so focussed on military action and operations, which is more in lines with the RC game, and is something that I find the other books perhaps lack in comparison. I like Triple Zero as it introduces us to these mysterious characters of Skirata and Vau, whom we have heard referenced in HC but not introduced. Also there is still some military action, with a very family oriented theme introduced, and a taster of mando culture. It was TZ that really got me into mandos (I started attempting to translate each individual mando'a word as I was reading it (before finding the translations at the back of the book) and started making my v.1 armour halfwya through reading it as well. And I also like True Colours as it brings more mando characters and background into the mix, even though it is at the expense of any really decent military action apart from small snippets here and there. Over all I would have to say Order 66 is my least favourite of the books as it has the lowest quantities of really decent military action, and I personally think that bits of it could have been written better, particularly Etains death, though i accept that KT was trying to tell her own story, and that was what needed to happen for it to progress.
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