"Now that Disney has decided Star Wars is a big mainstream business again, the company has killed off the EU in favor of something grander and probably blander."
This is the where the author loses legitimacy. This is just his opinion and no one yet knows how Episode VII, the one-offs, or Disney's other media is going to be. I mean, this sounds like a bitter fanboy right here.
I think it was a opinion piece. Of course she couldn't have been writing a factual piece on what Disney is doing. No one knows what they are doing. But she is in the same Nerd boy status as I. "Opinion" doesn't cancel out legitimacy. It's opinion. And I agree with her that it's a possibility. So it could be legitimate. I believe she says probably. Not that she is sure. I liked the article so I mentioned it.
Didn't post it to say "See I told you I was right!"
I love being a bitter fan boy. Thanks for calling me out
I wasn't calling you out... just several of the things I've seen posted elsewhere. But to me, it sounds like the author is saying they are getting rid of EU for something crappier, which isn't fair. Now, come Episode VII and it isn't great, then I think it's a legitimate gripe; but to complain about something before
it happens, that's where I mean it sounds like the bitter fanboy rant. So basically she is pre-judging the new trilogy because the EU was declared "Legacy" and not canon by Disney.
But, again, Nick, just because Disney says it isn't so, doesn't mean that you can't think it's so in your SW world. Trust me, there are things tinkered with in the Original Trilogy Special Editions that aren't canon to me (Greedo shoots first, etc). I remember complaining about that and having people counter it by saying, "It's Lucas' movies, he can do what he wants." I guess Disney now has those rights to make those changes, but it doesn't mean they own the memory of the Star Wars I love... I hope that's the way you feel about it as well.
Sometimes this EU debate is worse than some of the political ones in the Sarlacc Pit.