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  • MPK

    Much more than give you a mission, however, I simply wish to say hello, and to express my appreciation of our conversations in the past, and for the tribute you have paid of reading and reviewing at least some of the works of mine. I hope things are well with you, wherever you might be at, and that we may run into each other in the chat room eventually (improbable as that may be, with (for my part) my connection to the internet being as irregular as it currently is).

    Now, as for your mission (should you choose to accept it). Some months ago you did read and complement my story draft The Betrayer, for which I thank you again. What I ask is whether you would be willing, at some point before either of us dies (after a long, happy, and successful pilgrimage on this Island Earth, of course), to write out for me some kind of a review of the aforesaid story draft, of a little more detail than the feedback you did give me those months ago. Most importantly, what part of the story (what particular passage, or what particular part of the whole narrative, or however you choose to interpret the word "part") do you think is the strongest, what part the weakest, and why on both counts?

    I'm quite aware that you're a busy man; hence my emphasis of "should you choose to accept it" and the wideness of the deadline. To be honest, I don't know when it is I might get around to revising The Betrayer, but even if I never do, I think it would be for my betterment as a writer to be able to look back on such feedback from such a personage as yourself.

    Whatever your response, peace be to you, MPK

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  • MPK

    'Ello. I just wanted to thank you for reading The Betrayer and for your tangential praise for it over yonder. I much appreciate it.

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    • You are most welcome. I really did enjoy the story. Atton was one of my favorite characters in it despite being one of my least when I played KotOR II, so well done there. I was rooting for the Exile to find redemption, but since the story was prefaced as being a dark-side version, I knew she'd eventually snap, which she did at the end. Thanks for sharing it with the wiki.

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  • Hey, I'm posting this to notify you about the characters within Dandelion Squadron. Sure, four aren't completed but I'll get there to creating their pages and while I'm doing that, I would add in their backstory of how they were born, when they were children and when they joined the Alliance.

    Anyways, that would be all. If you are considering to write something then good luck!.

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  • I saw your summary and I was just wondering if you are a The Princess Bride fan. :)

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  • If you want to see your wikia do something, lead the charge to have it accomplished.
    —Atarumaster 88
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    • Well, first, it's rather bad form to quote a chap and then not provide the source on something that was said awhile ago, as I guarantee this was after having searched my contributions for when I'd have said something along those lines and not found it. I say (or said) a lot of things, so you have me at a disadvantage as to remembering its specific context. BUUUUUT, since you said please…

      In general, the statement means that initiative is highly-rewarded in communities such as this one. I wanted a means to recognize fan-fiction works, which once upon a time didn't exist on this site. I brainstormed with some other lads (and Solus) in IRC to figure out the details and then submitted it for the formality of the consensus track. On Wookieepedia, I spearheaded a bunch of projects and saw them come to fruition because I showed the initiative and hard work to do it. Unless the idea sucks, most wikis are generally responsive to initiative and good ideas. It is also essential to have built a group of people who at least nominally supportive, so my statement isn't "go out and do it all yourself." It's "lead the charge," which implies there are other people involved. It's essential to have ideas and execution and collaboration even if one or two people do most of the heavy lifting.

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    • Thanks Ataru!!! ;)

      (For the record, it was originally here, but that page appears to have been removed in the interim.)

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  • Hey Ataru, this is a friendly reminder that today is the last day to vote in the Wiki Awards!!

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    • Thanks Ataru, I appreciate the perspective. Don't be a stranger! You're always welcome around here, whether there's a silly contest to vote in or not. :)

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    • I'll be around. I still have projects to finish--just a matter of finding the time and creative energy to do so!

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  • I'm genuinely interested to know to know which questions Rin got points on in your test (assuming we are, in fact, using the same test). I ran through that test, and I definitely didn't get as high as 31. But I'm always interested in a detached outsider's perspective.

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    • It's good to hear your perspective, and I appreciate your open-mindedness on contrary opinions concerning the character. One of my bigger problems with Rin is that if she's by nature a good person who does terrible things, at what point does she turn into a terrible person? The thing about Revan (and to a lesser extent Thrawn) is that their (more-or-less) justifiable ruthless pragmatic utilitarianism eventually led to their downfall. Revan sought power and disregarded the lives of even his followers and it corrupted him. Thrawn used and manipulated the Noghri and eventually it got him killed. Where is that for Rin? I don't really see the fall of Keltrayu as being that pivotal given that it inspires no real change in her behavior or stance. So, as a character, I find her uninteresting because she's pretty flat, and not only flat, but also relatively unchallenged by either her own nature or external pressures compared to some of your other characters. Cheers!

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    • An intriguing question. I think a lot of the reason modern Rin is able to walk the line without taking a running leap over it is because of Dathomir. From Ye`keb's death to, more or less, the massacre at the Frenzied River, Rin was very much traditional Sith. She had some measure of affection for some of her teachers, but she was still very much using them as means to an end. That ultimately culminated in her leading the attack on the Frenzied River Clan and killing a lot of more-or-less good people out of what amounted to personal spite.

      It also, however, shocked her conscience back to life. I think that's the sort of event where the killer can either go the Anakin way ("Well, if I just butchered a room full of younglings, it won't get worse than that!") or be forced to take a long, hard look at what got him or her there and make amends. Admittedly, Rin didn't reform in the sense of turning to the light side, but she did reassess a lot of things she hadn't bothered considering before. While you can reasonably say she didn't face many consequences in the long run (at least in the sense that she was allowed to leave Dathomir alive, and Keltrayu went with her), it's been emotionally and psychologically influential on her since. I think seeing the results of her actions on Dathomir (and especially Shessa Vel's death) drove home a long-lasting point about what happens when Rin lets her personal spitefulness get out of hand. Not that she doesn't walk the line, because she definitely does; the Nightmare War alone had several examples (the Anzat hounds, the Shadow Massassi, involving the relatively young Vos'elk'eetash in both of those, and the destruction of Kizav). And I imagine there may be some discomfort with the fact that, at the end of the Nightmare War, she authorized two speciecides inside six years. But I think—both in her own mind and in the majority public view—she's seen to be justifiable in her ruthlessness because the targets of it deserve ruthless treatment. Whether they're all justified in that belief is another matter, but I think Dathomir helps Rin check what might be an instinct to extend her ferocity to people less deserving of it.

      I'm not sure if I have this anywhere on the Wikia, but it's definitely come up in RP: during the years when Selkee was a Royal Guard, she was effectively Rin's protege, and Rin, seeing a lot of herself in Selkee (powerful and talented, with people expecting a great future from her, but also prideful and possessed of an explosive temper under the wrong circumstances), talked to Selkee about "keeping the monster on the leash". In essence, she sees the malevolent, vindictive, and cruel parts of her nature as something to be deployed strategically and otherwise carefully constrained, because slack in the "leash" is one thing, but if the monster is ever let off the leash, it will consume its master along with everyone else. Selkee has largely adopted the same mindset since.

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  • did you do the art for you novel's cover, if so can you do the cover art for my novel series? creed of the underworld?

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  • Hello,sir. Mind if I have a Chat w/ you? Sorry for interrupting your work and all btw

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