Once again, I’ve copied the top 20 below the cut. Some of their choices might surprise you… Or maybe not, depending how much you read TFN. Continue reading
A theory in questionable taste. Behind the facepalm, I’m laughing.
The Jedi Council (aka TFN) Literature Board counts down their hundred favorite bits of the Expanded Universe. Counting not only novels and comics but short stories and video games, the results are rather fascinating. Not that I would take it as anything more than representative of the community that created it… TFNers are strange folk.
You can read the list in context on the boards, but note that the results were posted over several days, and the thread has ballooned, as they tend to do. I’ve the top 20 below the cut.
The force is strong with some of our other favorite fandoms as well – Galactica Sitrep (#19,) Heroescast (#13,) Project Rungay (#12,) Memory Alpha (#11,) Whedonesque (#8,) The One Ring (#6,) Lostpedia (#3) and The Leaky Cauldron (#2.) Congrats to all for the honor and (more importantly) all the extra eyeballs it brings!
I figure I ought to be at least a little nice to TFN, since they are sending us many lovely clicks, so today’s thread is a helpful one that has yet to collapse under its own weight: EU fans, how would you define a strong female character?
I know the internet is circular, but this is ridiculous: TheForce.Net discovers 2005. Err, The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom, aka Star Wars Fans Hate Star Wars, perhaps the most popular tongue-in-cheek fandom commentary of the last few years.
Full disclosure: we didn’t blog it until 2006, when it really started to blow up big in the halls of fandom. Still, the fact that there are people out in fandom who still haven’t seen it yet kinda scares me… And that there are people who take it seriously even more so. It’s always clearly felt like a parody to me, but what could I possibly know about pointing and laughing at fandom?
Nothing says ‘serious candidate’ like annoucing your run for public office on TheForce.net message boards. The sad thing is, it’s actually slightly more respectable than his last attempt.
All we can do is hope it’s all an ill-conceived plot for the lulz.
Unfortunate headline choice of the day: Can You Tell It’s Chubby Day Here? I’m not the only one thinking what I’m thinking, right?
The Enjayoh Is Seriously Underappreciated. The great irony of this thread, no matter how one feels about the NJO, is that in a few years there will be one just like it regarding the much-maligned Ellohteeff. Today’s ‘turd’ is tomorrow’s trophy; Thus goes the circle of fandom. (Except perhaps in regard to The Crystal Star.)