See. I was not particularly fond of certain facets of Mssr Durron's character; namely, his seeming lack of reform in the face of KILLING LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE. He didn't learn. He called it a different name and walked down the same goddamn path and he, well, he didn't learn. If it weren't cruelty to small dumb animals, I'd beat him with a branding iron. Twice, even.

As it were, that was an aspect that Troy Denning, author, disliked as well. (The lack of learning, not the branding iron. We're still ambivalent about the bit concerning small dumb animals, though.) However, his installment of the New Jedi Order did not result in the character death that he was rooting for; rather, we are left with a most memorable characterization of Kyp Durron.

And by memorable, I mean some serious Force powered nose action. Of all the reasons to embrace Star by Star, or love Kyp Durron, big horking gobs of snot is the thing to champion.

We can get a whole symphony going. YES.

AND NOW---! A chat transcript edited for your own protection. Don't worry, we would never censor the mention of pee bags, because we love you all that much.



Alema : ... I am still so grossed out by him in that scene. In Star by Star.

Tenel Ka : Poor Kyp. He is sad cause you think he is dirty.

Alema : HE IS. I swear--
Alema : Troy was, like--
Alema : Kyp is the smelliest of the pilots because he was EV so long.
Alema : And he wipes his nose on his sleeve.
Alema : And all I can think of is--
Alema : OMG EEEEEEEEEEW CRUSTY SPACE KYP.

Tenel Ka : HAHAHAHHHAHA

Bria : Kyp is an ass. ;_;

Alema : But Kyp is a special kind of ass.

Tenel Ka : Crusty space ass. XD

Alema : ... do you ever wonder if there's a flap in their jumpsuits for, like, pee bags and things?

Tenel Ka : ....
Tenel Ka : Well now I will. XD

Alema : I mean, hours in space. You know? o_o
Alema : And it did say Kyp was really gross and smelly.
Alema : And snotty. XD
Alema : Maybe he couldn't contain his, um, excitement?

Tenel Ka : HAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHA

Tahiri : O___O

Alema : *tried not to barf in her mouth*

Tenel Ka : *DED*
Tenel Ka : HAHAHAHA

Tahiri : *brainbleaches*

Alema : I'M SORRY TROY WROTE IT NOT MEEEEEEEEEE
Alema : I JUST THINK THINGS

Tenel Ka : AND I LOVE YOU FOR THEM. XD



... Don't look at me like that. Everybody gets something different from the narrative, you know. (Also, a healthy dose of imagination and intergalactic space drugs. Emphasis on drugs. And maybe healthy dose.) And nothing beats Mssr Denning mentioning in The Joiner King that Kyp Durron perpetually looks like he spent 3457893580 weeks in space. Dirty space. Crusty, dirty, Kyp Durron snotty space.

(... we might have made that last bit up. WHOOPS.)



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