It does sound like he says "curses". I retract the "clearly" description.
I avoid most social media except fb bc my wife wanted me to have one. I love message boards thats my thing, but I agree if chuck is saying that he is a douche lol. I just think the book while not great was not terrible either especially the interludes, I thought that was a cool idea to show what was going on in other worlds. like I said got lords of the sith for christmas; heard that it is a great book, starting to read it in January, right now playing kotor 2, than starting mgs5 finally, got it also for christmas.I agree wholeheartedly with your take on TFA.
As far as Chuck Wendig is concerned... that guy invalidated his profession by complaining on his Twitter account to get his loyal, sycophant fans to give him good reviews for the book.... which of course, didn't do much. He's just the worst writer I've ever encountered, and seems like a shitty person if one is to judge from what he posts in response to criticism. I got my money back on the kindle edition of the book.... that's how much I hated it...
I typically don't dig so deeply into things like the whole "Aftermath" aftermath, but so deep was my hatred, and feeling of betrayal... If he'd made stories from the interludes, that would have been cool. I couldn't get into the story as it jumped around so much (I'm simple minded). While I'm all about bringing in new characters, I was turned off by his near complete ignorance of the original characters. I felt like I followed a brand new character for a few minutes, and was on to another brand new character before the last one was even imprinted on my memory... thus, I didn't care about them. The jargon he used straight from Earth circa 2015 pulled me out of the story so often... again, I couldn't care about the story.
Anyway, I've gotten us off topic, apologies. I liked how Alan Dean Foster pretty much did for TFA as he did for the original Star Wars book he ghost-wrote. 10+ hours of an unabridged audiobook to extend my enjoying of the story.
I love wing commander 2 its my second favorite after 4, especially the expansion special operations. there are some brutally hard missions there though. the only two novels I read so far were fleet action and false colorsI have also enjoyed the new characters Poe, Finn and Rey (in that order) to the point of picking up Greg Rucka's "Star Wars: Before the Awakening" to get even more backstory on those three. Yes, they are junior novels, but quite good. Rucka also wrote Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Star Wars: Smuggler's Run, which I also highly recommend if you are so inclined.
I'm finally getting around to reading Wing Commander: End Run and playing through Wing Commander 2. Don't ask why, but there's something in my brain that's broken and I don't like the #2 of anything.... though I'm seeing how that has robbed me of some enjoyment as I'm enjoying both book and game immensely.
A topic for a different thread, of course. But since the topic has come up, IMHO, the Fortschen novels are good - particularly Fleet Action, as it sets up WC3 (no doubt why its a download with the GOG version of WC3). The Pilgrimverse is...different. Whether you'll like them or not is a matter of how much you enjoyed The Movie; from a writing standpoint, they're not bad. Speaking of which, my wife received a Roku streaming stick for Christmas, which was the final straw she needed to get a Netflix account, so I will likely be watching the Movie from stem to stern for the first time in the near future.HA! Those are the two I haven't read! I've read Freedom Flight, Action Stations, Heart of the Tiger, and Price of Freedom. Haven't touched the Pilgrimverse.... yet.
Im not a fan of the wing commander movie at all, so I will prob never read those books, and I also try to ignore prophecy, gameplay was great in 5, but I hated where they took the story. wing commander 1-4 and the two novels I have read are all excellent in one way or another.HA! Those are the two I haven't read! I've read Freedom Flight, Action Stations, Heart of the Tiger, and Price of Freedom. Haven't touched the Pilgrimverse.... yet.