This is Over Exposure, an investigative look at the galaxy around us to find out what is really going on behind those closed blast doors. A few weeks ago, we took a peek at the rebuilding efforts on Corellia to see if they were really going as planned after the bombardment. Not seeming up to snuff, we've decided to tackle something a bit closer to the Corellians' heart: the Axial Park Zoo.
During the attack on Coronet City, the zoo at Axial Park was abandoned. The animals there were either let out of their cages, or escaped by some other means. All we know is that those wild animals terrorized the already terrified citizens for weeks (and sometimes months) both during the attacks, and after the occupation of the city ended. Reports still come in that some animals remain missing, and to keep on the lookout for derelict sleens.
What Over Exposure wants to know, is for a part of the city so beloved by the citizens, how are the funds coming in for the zoo? And were any of the animals harmed in the attack? According to zoo officials, several of the zoo animals did perish in the Coronet City reclamation efforts, usually by the hands of the very heroes sent to rescue it. The funds continue to come in as they always have, by donations and the usual ways and means, although the zoo officials have mentioned they would love to replace the specimens lost in the battle.
Onward next week for more trials and tribulations of Coronet City rebuilding efforts! This time without the long delay. Hey! Maybe this time Over Exposure won't get stuck under a rock. Until next time, HoloSeekers!
Mai Cash | Over Exposure
It started off simply, probably with some flash mob somewhere, maybe the 501st goofing around, but while the notion of Stormtroopers
and Darth Vader
dancing with wicked choreography to insane music was at first laughable, it's now become almost as iconic as everything else Star Wars
. It is so iconic that across the internet, in Disney
Kingdom performances, YouTube
, goodly, and yes, even Broadway, Star Wars The Musical
actually became a living, breathing, existing
entity that has garnered rave--and mixed-- reviews all over the internet.
Fans of the franchise seem to be torn on this subject, and levels of 'die hard' when it comes to the fandom are often questioned by the Star Wars loving fanatics who adore anything with the plaqued Star Wars in front of it, to the Star Wars loving fanatics who feel that any deviation from the original true incarnation is nonexistence and unworthy of praise.
So which class do you fall in? Where do you stand when it comes to not just the musical, but any deviation from the original movies? Or are you just fan enough to be ambiguously open minded?
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If you're looking for something more and want to utilise and express your creative edge, why not fill in an application
and join the team?
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lore and possess the ability to write creatively, you take the time to submit a staff application
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Happy reading & writing!
Without warning and without an announcement from Republic officials, the Galactic Republic has launched additional capital ships into space above Coruscant.
The capital ships have been maintaining orbit around Coruscant since their launch in the early hours of the morning, yet the purpose and reasoning for the extra naval firepower is still unknown.
Reports from around Coruscant's panicked citizens have revealed that a large number of scout, striker and gunship-class fighters have launched from the hangar bays of the capital ships. The destinations of these fighters are unknown.
We continue to await official word from the Republic Navy.
Kep Saren | CBNS Reporter
Money is precious. Or at least to some. Not everyone can allow into their budget an endless supply of pez from a Star Wars
pez dispenser, nor can they allow Electronic Arts
to take a small amount of their hard earned money away each month for a Star Wars-
themed virtual reality. Especially when there's a free-to-play option. Who doesn't like freebies?
In today's Force Reflection, we'd like to know whether or not you're a subscriber, and why you've decided on either option. What's your justification for it? Really, this is Star Wars. Isn't that justification enough? To some, perhaps not (blasphemy!).
On the morn of subscribers' early access to Galactic Starfighter
, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
I know, I know, it’s a strange question, but an intriguing one, right? Gender-bending characters (where in an alternate universe they were born a different sex) is common, at least among fandoms of popular cult franchises. Like Star Wars
The Star Wars galaxy is a rather progressive place. Women and men are on the same level, socially, politically, and economically. However, there are many other factors of life that are influenced, at least to an extent, by a character’s sex or the gender they identify with.
This Force Reflection asks: what if your character was the opposite gender? Would their life choices change in any way? Would their story have been changed dramatically? Or is gender not a defining factor in your character’s odyssey? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to Holoscopes! Predictions are made by Seers gifted with the Force but not biased towards either faction. Horoscopes are sorted by race. We hope your species' future isn't slavery! Hang out with your human friends, they need the company.
Humans are social creatures, and you have not been getting much-needed time with friends recently. Take time this week to get together with your closest companions and catch up. Although there are undoubtedly more pressing concerns than your social life, it’s important for your mental well-being.
You’re feeling disconnected from the galaxy this week. You could feel as if nothing matters, you might lose motivation for certain projects, or your tolerance of other people may be low. It’s important to realize that you’re having a rough week to avoid situations that require your full effort.
You and your mother may be having some quarrels this week. Whether she’s come to haunt you in the flesh or from the dead, you will almost certainly be on the losing side of any argument you have with your mother. Accept that mother knows best and follow advice she has given you in the past or present.
You might be a little snappy this week. Your sharp tongue will work against you if you let it get out of hand. Reign in the insults and jabs. Try to maintain your calm and collected appearance and remain respectful in speech. It’ll improve how other people see you.
Appreciating what we have is hard when we’re constantly thinking about what we lack. Unfulfilled wants distract us from celebrating the little things in life that we should be thankful for. Our characters undoubtedly face many situations that make them wish for something they don’t already have. However, it’s important for them to realize that there are plenty of things they should be grateful for. In reality, both our characters and us, the players, have plenty to be thankful for, no matter how small or trivial those things may seem.
This Force Reflection asks: what is your character thankful for? What has made their life easier, more enjoyable, or more exciting? Who is an important influence in their life that they could not do without? Let us know in the comments below!
Rumors and speculation regarding the new movie and the potential new (and rumored 'old') cast are still flying with the information that the next Star Wars
movie will be set to premiere in 2014.In another article it was asked of you a question
, the players, what actors you would cast to portray the infamous offspring of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines.
However, many of you may not be aware of the original casting issues that the movie franchise originally had, including the near fateful decision, not to include Harrison Ford
, who at the time was a carpenter and struggling actor. At the time of the original movies, Lucas had made the arbitrary decision not to include actors that had stared in American Graffiti, which included the young, struggling Ford. In original auditions, until finally convinced to give Ford a chance, both Kurt Russell
and Christopher Walken
were auditioned for the now legendary role.
I want you to imagine a moment: Star Wars
without Harrison Ford. Instead, picture Kurt Russell with his rugged looks and cocky smile as the infamously loved smuggler. Or better yet, Christopher Walken with his quirky mannerisms and ability to do sinister. Does the movie have the same feel to you? Is it better or worse? Terrifying on some level?
Now I want you to think about the original cast and crew, the actors chosen to play these roles. If you were George Lucas and had it to do all over again, to choose different actors for those prized roles that helped launch and sink careers, who would you have chosen?
It appears that a planet's atmospheric instability is no deterrent to setting up a playground for new sport. And we're not talking about any sport here. Baron Deathmark, the mind behind the galaxy-famous bloodsport Hutball, has introduced a new game of life and death on the planet Makeb.
In an interview with HoloNet News' Lamalla Ran, Deathmark has revealed the location of his latest arena with clues of what spectators can expect on Makeb.
Despite large-scale protests run by bloodsport-shunning activists popping up all around the galaxy, Deathmark and his boss, Giradda the Hutt, are not halting their plans. The duo are confident that their new arena, as well as their beloved Huttball, will continue with the high flow of credits into their blood-stained pockets.
Kep Saren | CBNS Reporter
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