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Title: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 07:54 PM
Depths of Cholganna

Following the return of Ambassador Tame Heem to the
Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine has ordered an
attack on the Droid Production Plant on the Separatist
held planet of Cholganna.

Although the attack risks stretching the Army of the Republic
dangerously thin, the Senate has agreed with the Chancellor
that a strike must be made immediately to halt the expansion
of the ever growing Separatist Army.

With no Jedi available for the mission, Commander Rykrof
Enloe has been assigned to lead the attack in an attempt
to disable the shield generator protecting the precious
facilityÖ

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Finally, Part 10 is completed and up.† Special thanks for FAMINE for hosting yet another story.

Thoughts?† How was this one?† It wasn't meant to be one of those "personal" stories, but more or less a depiction of another of Rykrof's many missions.

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Diddly on April 12, 2005, 08:41 PM
I thought it was good for what it was. I think you should have added more "dangerous" items to the jungle to make it seem more deadly. I also think the Clones should have gotten into a small battle before destroying the generator. But that's just me.

Really good continuation of the series though. :)
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the comments.  I don't want to make Rykrof almost get killed in every episode, or have him in the middle of every battle... that in my opinion would make the series too fake at times... but don't worry, there will be upcoming battles where he is in a lot more danger.

Basically the emphasis on this story was to show one of the many vast facilities that the Separatists control, to finally show the face of Rykrof's wife, and to show a confrontation developing between Grievous and Nute Gunray.

As for dangers in the woods, I was limited with my two Nexus a bit... there will be many more dangers in the woods someday though on Dathomir... whoops, did I just give something away?   ;)

I was going to have a bigger battle on the ground with Rykrof, but I wanted this to be more of a small infiltration unit rather than all hell breaking loose in the woods like on Endor.

There will be some major battles coming up - Rhen Var will be HUGE.  And something surprising will be happening with Rykrof in the near future.

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Diddly on April 12, 2005, 08:55 PM
Ah, I see now. I guess I'm used to seeing a big battle in almost each story.  :P Looking forward to the rest of the series. ;D

BTW, which figure did you use for the wife?
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 09:00 PM
I like the big battles too... I guess the only one with a really huge battle was in the CHAOS photonovel... the others have had some action too, but not as big as that one.  I promise I will try to make up for the lack of large military engagements when I make the Rhen Var story.

Alyssa Enloe was pretty easy to make - I used a Rabe body with the head from the new Bombstrike GI JOE figure.  I had been looking for months for a good head to use, and them boom! found this figure at Walmart.  I almost did a dance in the aisle.   :D

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Violentfix on April 12, 2005, 09:17 PM
This is very impressive. it reminds me a lot of the old Robotech episodes, when it comes to the narration.  The sets are also very nice, the Clones looked great in the jungle scenes. 

Very Nice!
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 10:39 PM
Thanks Violentfix.† I know I'm not very skilled at these, but I am trying my damnedist (sp?) to make them fun and interesting.†

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Commander_Miseria on April 12, 2005, 11:24 PM
Awesome I recognized a lot of these shots from your preview on Rebelscum. I have to ask though did you do a switch on Count Dooku's hands? In one Shot his right hand is closed like the ROTS figure and in the next shot he has an open right hand? Tricky photo shopping??  ;)
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 12, 2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks Commander.  Man you have a good detailed eye in catching that Dooku hand... yes, the pic is a trick shot kinda.  It's like a mirror effect.

Looking back at this one I am a bit proud of it.  I think it's the cleanest looking one I've done so far.  Still thought, there's a ton of room for improvement, but I am trying.

The toughest shot for me to do was the Coruscant garage shot with Rykrof, Tylin and Ralbarr.  That took me forever to do in adding in the Republic Walker and the Jedi Starfighter in the background, along with making the walls look a bit Imperial-esque.

The Chancellor's office shot was a b!tch to do as well, as were all of the jungle scenes.  My favorite is seeing the Nexus getting shot.  And the blood on the one.

Well, the shot of the facility getting bombarded wasn't easy either.

All in all, a ton of work went into this one... I hope it was worth it.

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 13, 2005, 02:10 AM
Visually, I think this is the best installment so far. The environments, the lighting...all amazing. My favorite shot was a tie between the clones engaging the Nexus, and the clones wading through the jungle river. Were I a rich man, I'd have a back yard that looked just like that river.

Do you have that many SA Clones and battle droids, Chewie, or do you multiply them in your paint program?

-DD
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Jediknight760071 on April 13, 2005, 02:42 AM
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I don't want to make Rykrof almost get killed in every episode, or have him in the middle of every battle... that in my opinion would make the series too fake at times...

GOOD

Remember...this isn't a TV show that panders for ratings to stay strong...THis is your story that needs to be built upon a strong foundation...especially if you're going to make 50 or so like you crave to. :)

Keep doing what you feel like doing...so far it's working out just fine. When you get out of hand, we'll make sure to put you back into your place. ;)

Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: jkno on April 13, 2005, 03:27 AM
As usual CHEWIE has a wonderful images feast for our eyes and souls. COOL!!!!!!
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 13, 2005, 12:35 PM
Jkno - glad you liked it.

Jediknight760071 - thanks man.† I do want to make the series last a while... every story can't be all overly dramatic or anything; just like you said.

Darth Delicious - thanks... Yeah I do have quite a few of the SA Clones... about 20 of them.† I have about 125 various Battle Droids (not including the EPI version which I hate).† But I did do some photo cloning in that image of the droids with the Geonosian.†

 :P
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 13, 2005, 08:28 PM
I have about 12 SA clones, myself.

Another part of this photonovel I really liked: The tension between Nute Gunray and Grievous. I especially liked Grievous calling Nute a "grub."

The visual dictionary describes Grievous as being very sensitive about being called a droid, and that there's an emnity between he and Nute because of just such a comment. Nicely done!

-DD
Title: Re: Rykrof Part 10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 02:38 PM
Thanks DD - yeah, the novel Labyrinth of Evil shows a lot of hatred between them.  I thought I would need to start building some tension between them.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 14, 2005, 11:09 PM
I haven't read Labyrinth yet, but plan to. I just finished Jedi Trial and Dark Rendevous. Dark Rendevous was good, except the author referred to "earth" creatures far to much in describing things...but Yoda confronting Dooku while Dooku tried to tempt him to the Dark Side was amazing.

I think you should show us (down the line, of course) the moment where Grievous punks Nute and puts him in his place.

-DD
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2005, 11:39 PM
I've been meaning to buy and read that book...

Do you know any specifics about when Grievous tears into Nute?  I like your suggestion, but want to kind of know a bit more about it when I try to show that scene.

BTW, the Clone Wars at this time are only supposed to be about 3 months into the war.  That still leaves about 3 years of hell to create in the photonovles.  I'm thinking about 12-15 more Clone Wars stories.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Darth Delicious on April 15, 2005, 12:02 AM
I'd write one if I didn't think it'd be hell for you to try to put into photonovel form... ;D

I don't know the specifics (not sure there are any as yet) about the confrontation, but I know it had to do with Nute referring the Grievous as a droid...and ordering him like one.

-DD
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2005, 12:27 PM
We could write a story together - I think that sounds cool.

Anyways, over at RS.com - Lance Quazar wrote a huge piece about this story -

Chewie,

This was without a doubt the most visually stunning chapter to date and easily one of the best looking photonovels Iíve ever seen. I loved the opening space battle, LOVED, the scene of the bombardment and ADORED the scene of the troopers in the river. You clearly spent many hours of intense labor on this and it shows. This chapter is a visual feast.

However, I have to be honest, in spite of that, this chapter really didnít do much for me.

From a storytelling perspective, this chapter is, unfortunately, a bit forgettable. Ultimately, nothing of real significance happens during this chapter and I was left with the feeling that, if I had somehow missed this chapter, it wouldnít matter in the slightest. You could go from Chapter 9 to Chapter 11 and not missing anything.

This was a throw-away adventure which didnít hold anything of significance in terms of plot, character or theme. Even though you are writing a serial, each chapter needs to be a self-contained and satisfying story in its own right, while also contributing to the greater whole. Itís sort of why I never cared for "UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE" Ė that story involved Ryrkof sitting on the sidelines in someone elseís story. This one, while at least giving Rykrof something to do, is still fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

Think about it like this Ė at the end of the chapter, what has changed? What have we learned about the story or the characters? Have the characters themselves undergone any significant growth? Have they learned anything new? Has the story deepened in complexity or been taken to the next level?

Sadly, the answers to most of these questions seems to be "no". While thereís nothing inherently wrong with the occasional stand-alone adventure, this particular chapter has so little in terms of conflict, danger and stakes that it feels largely unnecessary.

Now I completely respect your decision not to have Ryrkrof participate in hugely significant galactic events in every chapter, or to just barely escape by the skin of his teeth each time. Youíre right, that would make the series feel "fake" and repetitive.

However, in this particular story, the greatest and most significant threat that Rykrof faces is from a pair of wild nexu. Now, itís certainly fine to enhance a story with additional dangers and obstacles, but a random and impersonal threat like the nexu shouldnít be the climax of your entire story, even if it is just one chapter.

Later, Rykrof and his team are able to disable the generator with amazing ease, at least partly due to the fact that the "incompetent" Geonosian is late in his patrol. You should NEVER allow a hero to succeed because of the incompetence or stupidity of his adversary. Itís just sloppy drama. How can our protagonist be a hero if he only faces against tardy imbeciles who arenít doing their jobs? Villains should be dangerous and threatening at all times. Sadly, even Lucas dropped the ball on this one by making the Neimodians such boobs. Think of how much better TPM would have been if Nute Gunray was actually a bad [censored], instead of a stuttering twerp. By extension, it would have made Sidious and Maul look even more dangerous, since they were even more powerful.

In the beginning of the story, we are told that destroying this factory would be a significant victory for the Republic. But later, Grievous dismisses the victory by saying the factory was just one out of "hundreds." If the villain isnít concerned about our heroís victory, then it really isnít much of a victory, is it? Why did we bother following Rykrof on this adventure, when there was very little real import to it and almost no real danger?

Once again, I respect your decision not to have Rykrof single-handedly save the galaxy each time out of the gate. But thereís a happy medium to be found between that and going on a minor mission with no real danger and no lasting consequences.

Or, if youíre not going to make the plot the focus of the episode, give us some meaty character development to anchor and drive the episode. It was great to finally see the $EXY Alyssa Enloe unmasked, but you should have moved their conversation to the beginning of the episode to underscore the danger Rykrof was facing. Now itís not just his life on the line, but he has responsibilities to his wife and unborn kid. This would have made the dangerous he faces have extra weight. Instead, he only talks to his wife after he is out of danger.

(Additionally, the dialogue with Rykrof and his wife felt just a tad cornyÖ)

And then the story ends on a wholly unrelated note with Gunray and Grievous. This scene didnít do much for me at all (though I liked your Dooku dialogue, I think you do a very good job with this character.)

Now, I havenít read any of the Clone Wars EU material, and I certainly appreciate your desire to put in subplots and touch upon other aspects and characters in the SW universe. I loved the introduction to Grievous, for example, in your earlier chapter.

But this conflict feels pointless. Frankly, Gunray is a lame character who you shouldnít spend too much time on. Iíd rather see you developing your own characters like Trigg Fuda.

And finally I didnít feel that the scene with Palpatine was necessary at all. It feels a bit unrealistic that Palps would have the time to personally congratulate Ryrkrof on the success of just one mission. (After all, heís got a very full schedule, what with running both sides of the war.) Weíve seen Palps before, but heís always been necessary to the plot. Here, it feels gratuitous.

Chewie, I know I have been very critical, but it is only because I am such an admirer of your efforts. I love your work and I thought the visuals here were your best yet. The "garage" on Coruscant, the other visuals here are absolutely first rate!

But, most of the time, your stories have weight and significant and excitement and tension and this chapter just felt like it was going through the motions. Again, at the end of the day, if I had skipped this episode, I wouldnít have missed anything in terms of your larger story or character arcs. And thatís a shame. I wouldnít have written all this, though, if I wasnít such a big fan and if I didnít think you had the potential to do better. I certainly did enjoy this story, but I have to place it on the lower rungs of your photonovel ladder.

Darth Delicious also gave some feedback -

Now THAT is constructive criticism.

That's a lot of food for thought, Lance...and you know, from a story perspective, I found myself agreeing with you.

I haven't viewed these with a critical eye because I'm so caught up in Chewie's talent in presenting a visual feast for the eyes...but as an editor and a writer myself, that's something I should have been saying.

I will say though, I disagree in part with the fact that every mission should be a major struggle...I liked that this one was fairly simple. Not every installation is going to have good security, and a team with skill could slip in and out the Rykrof's unit did...it adds an element of luck, which, let's face it, is very prevalent in Star Wars and life in general. Not every situation goes to hell in a handbasket before it's over.

However, since the mission was easy, I do agree we could have seen more character development in it's place.

Still, I tend to give these things the benefit of the doubt, because Chewie has a way of taking things that seemed unimportant in one story and weaving them into another.

Great feedback, though! I'm sure Chewie will have a lot to think about on this one.

-DD


 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 15, 2005, 12:28 PM
Guys - I really appreciate all of the feedback. I really, really do. That's what makes me enjoy doing these.

Lance, your comments are very well noted. I really enjoy reading your comments, and I agree I could have had some more drama in this story. I simply chose not too, and wanted instead to just show a routine mission that Rykrof was on.

As for Palpatine's conversation with Rykrof - these are actually going to be very important as Rykrof's character progresses. Somewhere down the road, Rykrof will face a choice - is Palpatine good for the Republic? Also, note the subtle hint that Palpatine threw in there about how "Jedi weren't necessary for the success of the mission."
Palpatine sees Rykrof as a growing influence in the non-Clone members of the Republic military. That is why he is making time to speak with Rykrof.

As for Grievous - the loss on Cholnagga is significant - he just doesn't want to admit that to Nute Gunray, who he is beginning to despise. I know some may not like the Viceroy, but personally I love this character. I am going to take the opportunity to explore more on Gunray and use him in the stories. Trigg Fuuda will be making a comeback though - no worries there. But Trigg Fuuda will prove why he is a leader of a terrorist organization, and not an elite member of the Separatists.

Overall, again, I didn't want to make this a story where there was character development... I was going for a visual story, and I think that's what I achieved with this one. With as many stories I am doing, I can't have them all be dramatic, with a huge inner character story to each one. It would get old fast I think.

So, there will be some stories that just detail an event in the war like this one did, and there will be others that are more in depth as far as character development. This one was definitely more or less an account of an event in the war, and not one where personal sacrifices or huge decisions were made. More of those will come though, trust me.

DD - thanks also for your input. This story will definitely weave into another, especially in the sense of what is happening with Palpatine trying to influence Rykrof, as well as the confrontation between Grievous and Gunray.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Dimetrodon on April 16, 2005, 04:15 PM
I like the commando aspect of this story, really adds to the flavors we've been getting from you Justin. And I like how Gunray challenged Grievous. As big a wussy as he is, he actually showed some sort of balls on that one. haha.
And then Count Dooku, the father of the confederacy scolds his children. hehe.


I have an idea for you also. At the begining of each episode, you should have something saying when it takes places. however many months or so into the war.
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the comments Dimetrodon.  After Lance's feedback, I was beginning to lose a bit of confidence in myself.  But Lance's comments are definitely well thought out and will help me out.

I like how Gunray challenged him too.  I really like Gunray's character a lot - and I hope he gets a bit of good screen time in ROTS.  If not, I'll have to make up for that in this series.

Good idea on explaining the timeline better.  I might chat with you a bit about the whole timeline in the Clone Wars as I think you have a pretty good idea of it.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Ryan on April 16, 2005, 10:32 PM
Visually stunning! And A decent episode. There wasn't a lot of excitement, which isn't a bad thing. It is good to see Rykrof not be at the center of everything and almost die in every mission. It does make it seem more realistic. The Jungle looked really cool, one of the best sets yet.  I really liked the Republic ship as well it is cool how it is starting to look more like the Empire's ships. :) Someone, I believe it was Lance said that you could skip chapter 10 and go straight from 9 to 11 and not miss anything. I kinda agree, not much happens here to significantly advance the plot and it doesn't seem like it will have much if any affect on the overall outcome of the story. But I think that this is a good thing to have from time to time. The audience needs a chance to catch their breath every once and awhile. I think that's what makes Stargate SG-1 such a great show (sorry going off on a tangent here :P) There are lots of action packed episodes with the main characters right at the brink of death and destruction  but every so often they throw in a comical or less exciting show that doesn't have much impact on the overall plot, which seems to be what you are doing. If this were to be a short series then you could get away with making every episode action packed but since we are in this for the long haul it is nice to have a little break as a reader. You do have to be careful not to make to many lighter episodes though, or it will take away from the sense of urgency and the CW won't seem as big. Keep in mind we can hold our breaths for awhile. ;) :)

Keep it up! I'm looking forward to the next installment! ;D
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2005, 11:01 PM
SLC, you kinda hit the nail on the head at what I was aiming for in this installment - a mission that is definitely a positive one for the Republic - but not a main story in the overall plot. 

My main goal in this one was to show a basic mission where Rykrof does his duty as a soldier of the Republic - this one was not meant to be a cliff hanger, where Rykrof gets out by the skin of his teeth or an important character dies like Boracca did in #6 - "Assassins on Evil."

I did want to throw in the shot of the facilty getting bombarded to show that there actually was a large battle going on -

(http://kevvo.250free.com/refinerybattle.JPG)

But fortunately for Rykrof, he was only involved in the undercover part of the attack - and for one of the few times lately, he was 100% successful in his mission.

Overall, remember that is is meant to be a huge, long series that will cover a lifetime of events.  Every episode won't be overly dramatic, some may be a tad boring, some will be better than others, etc.

A couple things to remember though - Palpatine speaking to Rykrof at the end is significant.  He is attempting to persuade an influetial non-clone member of the military that the Jedi are not the saviors of the Republic.  And having Rykrof succeed in a mission without Jedi help will only make the Jedi seem less necessary.

So, the series will continue.  There is going to be a major battle coming up soon in one photonovel that some people might recognize from the BATTLEFONT XBOX game.  That one will be mostly a documentation of one hell of a battle - but there will be some signifigance with Rykrof.  Hope it won't be one of those where people feel like they "wouldn't have missed anything" if they hadn't read it, or one they wouldn't have minded skipping over.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: DooMTrooper on April 22, 2005, 10:11 AM
I can't remember if I commented on this back over in RS but your novels keep getting better CHEWIE, It was great to finally see Grevious in there and the jungle shots were fantastic. The alien beasts really added to it.
I can't wait to see your next :) and I hope theres some saber action.
(Did you not post a preview there of your next work? the far away shot of Clones and Tanks?)
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 11:09 AM
Thanks DooMTrooper.  I appreciate the feedback.  This photonovel was a big challenge for me.  There will definitely be some saber action in many upcoming stories.

The far away shot of Clones and tanks... do you mean the Rhen Var preview in the snow?

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: DooMTrooper on April 22, 2005, 12:32 PM
Ya, Rhen Var sorry.
I really should know that seeing the amount of BF I play ::)

I have a few screenshots of Rhen Var (Battlefront) in my webshots account if you need some inspiration, which I highly doubt you do :)

Edit: ^ scrap that comment, I have one shot of it and It's Imperial Vs. Rebel, Sorry I should check first.
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 22, 2005, 03:00 PM
Yeah, I did post a Rhen Var preview over there too.  That is going to be a very hard photonovel to pull off.  But after next weekend, I am going to devote some time to getting it up and going.  Might throw in another chapter though before that one that is less challenging.

Feel free to send any pics my way, I could always use more ideas - pike1067@earthlink.net

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: DooMTrooper on April 23, 2005, 08:35 AM
Email sent† ;)

Any plans for Imperial era photonovels? Or maybe Vader's Jedi Purge set after EP3?
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 23, 2005, 11:56 AM
Great work yet again Chewie.  Not only are the photos great, the story is very solid!  Can't wait to read the next installment.
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 23, 2005, 12:59 PM
Matt_Fury - Thanks for the kind words.  It will most likely be a couple of weeks before another chapter is up.  I have a lot going on right now.  But I'll try and post a couple of preview pics at least.

DooMTrooper - Got the email, thanks buddy.  Yeah, this series is planned to go beyond EP3, cover a lot of ground in the era between ROTS and ANH, and actually go way beyond ROTJ too.  I've had plans for about 50 photonovels... but if I can keep it up, and the interest is there, it could be around 100 before it's all said and done.  My mind is literally boggling with ideas.

 :P

Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: DooMTrooper on April 26, 2005, 07:01 AM
Hopefully we can keep your mind boggling CHEWIE ;D


Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 02:59 AM
Matt_Fury - Thanks for the kind words.† It will most likely be a couple of weeks before another chapter is up.† I have a lot going on right now.† But I'll try and post a couple of preview pics at least.

DooMTrooper - Got the email, thanks buddy.† Yeah, this series is planned to go beyond EP3, cover a lot of ground in the era between ROTS and ANH, and actually go way beyond ROTJ too.† I've had plans for about 50 photonovels... but if I can keep it up, and the interest is there, it could be around 100 before it's all said and done.† My mind is literally boggling with ideas.

 :P



Sweet!! Well I expect the forums will die off a bit in the years after ROTS, but hell I'll be here until I'm the last one! So even if it is just the 2 of us posting from nursing homes I'll be here to read them! And hopefully you can read mine when I get around to making them. :)


BTW DooMTrooper who were you at RS?
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: DooMTrooper on April 27, 2005, 03:12 AM
Just a sad loser known as DARKTR00PER^

I have lots of story ideas for the Jedi Purge, Vaders obsession to find Obi-Wan maybe, Imperial Jedi Hunters, We'll keep CHEWIE going ;D
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Ryan on April 27, 2005, 03:19 AM
Just a sad loser known as DARKTR00PER^

I have lots of story ideas for the Jedi Purge, Vaders obsession to find Obi-Wan maybe, Imperial Jedi Hunters, We'll keep CHEWIE going ;D

Makes sense. :)
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on April 27, 2005, 10:29 AM
Yeah, the forums will probably slow down quite a bit in a couple years... unless of course that TV series does well.

Either way, I'm here for the long haul.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on May 23, 2005, 03:22 PM
Back up folks.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on August 12, 2005, 11:26 AM
Now that I am going to be starting the Dathomir story(ies), this photonovel was a good learning experience for me.  Hell folks, get ready for some Hell on Dathomir!   :)

 :P

Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 15, 2005, 02:18 AM
Superb as always, I just re-read it because I like your stories a lot.
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on September 15, 2005, 11:14 AM
Thanks Tijuana.  I remember how "proud" I was of this one when I completed it, but looking back I realize that I am such an amateur when it comes to making these still.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Gregorbian on February 14, 2006, 10:27 PM
Another great "episode"!  Your story-telling abilities are incredible, great stuff CHEWIE!

The jungle scenery is perfect, it really reminds me of Endor.  I really liked that bombardment shot that you made, the explosions, smoke, and Star Destroyer in the background really made it look like a shot from the movie. 
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2006, 11:29 AM
Thanks as always Greg.  That one shot of the facility getting bombed is still a favorite of mine.  I need to show some sort of bombing of a planet again sometime.

 :P
Title: Re: RE #10 - Depths of Cholganna
Post by: Deanna Rash on November 26, 2006, 04:04 PM
 ;D ;D ;DAnother great story!keep up the good work!