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17th Jan '16 12:06:24 PM HeraldAlberich
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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.

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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in part--in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.



* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.

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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy
alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.awesome.
** Unlike the film, the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' shows only the beginning of Anakin's masterful crash-landing of Grievous's flagship, at the end of Part One; Part Two picks up with his already having succeeded.
6th Jan '16 2:22:08 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:20:14 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:18:16 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' ended up receiving a POVSequel, ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' Scalzi ended up receiving a POVSequel, writing ''Zoe's Tale''.Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.
6th Jan '16 2:17:32 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.ended up receiving a POVSequel, ''Zoe's Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:15:43 PM sinndogg
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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to its attainment were quite exciting, they are only discussed briefly, after-the-fact.

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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to its attainment were quite exciting, they are only discussed briefly, after-the-fact.after-the-fact, and not in much detail. Due to the lack of context, many readers were left with the impression that Scalzi had taken the lazy route and pulled a DeusExMachina.
6th Jan '16 2:07:29 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' story from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] POVSequel that retells the events of ''The Last Colony's'' story Colony'' from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.
6th Jan '16 2:06:46 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' events from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' events story from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter.
6th Jan '16 2:05:38 PM sinndogg
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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to the weapon's attainment were quite dramatic, they are only discussed momentarily, after-the-fact.

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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen. While the events that led to the weapon's its attainment were quite dramatic, exciting, they are only discussed momentarily, briefly, after-the-fact.
6th Jan '16 2:04:08 PM sinndogg
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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen, through a series of dramatic events that are not discussed in much depth. This was one of several factors that led Scalzi to write ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' events from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter ([[spoiler: who also happens to be the one that attained the item]]).

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* In ''The Last Colony'', the third book in John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series, an item that just so happens to be exactly what [[spoiler: the Roanoke colonists need to secure their victory over the attacking Conclave forces]] is attained offscreen, through a series of dramatic offscreen. While the events that led to the weapon's attainment were quite dramatic, they are not only discussed in much depth. momentarily, after-the-fact.
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This was one of several factors that led the reasons why Scalzi to write ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a [[POVSequel retelling]] of ''The Last Colony's'' events from the perspective of the main character's adopted daughter ([[spoiler: who also happens to be the one that attained the item]]).daughter.
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