Source of Cognitors and Cymeks

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Source of Cognitors and Cymeks

Postby Mr. Teg » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:45 am

Anyone ever hear of the B'Omarr Monks?

The description on the Star Wars wiki sounds like the source for KJA's cognitors and presumably the titans, too, especially the robot spiders with the brain jars in fluid.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:52 am

What a tool. He hijacked both the Cogiters and the...um...the other ones...The Titans?, from Star Wars. Here is the quote from Wiki:

The B'omarr are not actually a race; rather they were an order of monks whose monastery eventually became Jabba's Palace. They believe that cutting themselves off from civilization and all corporeal distractions leads to enlightenment and to that end undergo surgery to separate their brains from their bodies and continue their existence as a brain in a jar. On the rare occasions when they need to move, they are able to use a spider-like walking apparatus. The B'omarr were still in Jabba's Palace at the time it appears in Return of the Jedi, and indeed, as C-3PO enters Jabba's palace, a spiderwalker can be seen. The monks inhabit the lower part of the palace and allow the various smugglers and crime lords like Jabba to use the upper levels, as long as they add another section to the lower levels for use by the B'omarr. The infamous Bib Fortuna himself eventually (unwillingly) became a monk, as he had sought power through the monks' teachings.


Well, Im convinced that he stole this instead of making it up...OR taking it from Frank's notes. But then again, I would be easy to convince about that, wouldnt I?
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Postby Mandy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 am

Has he ever had an original idea?
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Postby Tleilax Master B » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:26 am

Hehe, good catch Mr. Teg. :D

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Postby chanilover » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:04 pm

Mandy wrote:Has he ever had an original idea?


Calling his illicit gay flings "hiking" is a new one.
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:07 pm

chanilover wrote:
Mandy wrote:Has he ever had an original idea?


Calling his illicit gay flings "hiking" is a new one.


:lol:

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Postby Mandy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:14 pm

I've been trying to find out from some of my comic book nerd friends if they hate KJA as much as the Dune nerds do. So far I haven't found any who have bothered to read that Krypton book.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:25 pm

Excellent avatar, CL!
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:32 pm

Mandy wrote:I've been trying to find out from some of my comic book nerd friends if they hate KJA as much as the Dune nerds do. So far I haven't found any who have bothered to read that Krypton book.


He wrote comics too?
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:56 pm

chanilover wrote:
Mandy wrote:Has he ever had an original idea?


Calling his illicit gay flings "hiking" is a new one.

As opposed to "cruising"?

Omph...get with the program, dude, even *I* Knew he's done comics!


(Um...honestly, I think he's mentioned it in a blog, or I saw it on WikiP or somewhere. If it was the blog, you can be excused not knowing about it: I think I'm the only one that reads it! ;) )


(Damn...that's the second time in two days I've typed "new" for "knew". ARGH!)
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:09 pm

SandChigger wrote:
chanilover wrote:
Mandy wrote:Has he ever had an original idea?


Calling his illicit gay flings "hiking" is a new one.

As opposed to "cruising"?

Omph...get with the program, dude, even *I* Knew he's done comics!


(Um...honestly, I think he's mentioned it in a blog, or I saw it on WikiP or somewhere. If it was the blog, you can be excused not knowing about it: I think I'm the only one that reads it! ;) )


(Damn...that's the second time in two days I've typed "new" for "knew". ARGH!)


I honestly didnt now that. :wink:

Seriously, if I ever did, I forgot.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:00 pm

That may be where the whole Superman (and now, Batman) connection came from?

Who knows. He's a squirrely little fuck.

Or so the "hikers" say. ;)
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Postby Mandy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:30 pm

I found a site listing all his comics http://www.wordfire.com/comics.html you can see the covers and which characters are in them.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:44 pm

Dayum...Mandy rushes in where even Chiggers fear to go! :shock:

StarJAMMERs, huh?

Can anyone tell what's getting "jammed" where in this one? :shock:

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Ooops...it gets better...under "Strange Adventures" (I bet he's had a few of those on them RRRRROUGH mountain trails, knowharramean? ;) )

Is the big white guy in this one flying out of the other's...fly? :shock:

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And...eew...is this one showing money shot splatter on the fourth wall?

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Postby Mandy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:52 pm

:D
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:09 pm

A goddess who can laugh at base, low-brow man (and bug) jokes is so...hot. ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:22 pm

SandChigger wrote:Who knows. He's a squirrely little fuck.


"Filthy squirmy Dib! SQUIRMY!!!"

If anyone actually gets this reference, I will be impressed :)
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:40 pm

Sorry.

Googled it...and am still really none the wiser.
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Postby Nekhrun » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Mandy wrote:I've been trying to find out from some of my comic book nerd friends if they hate KJA as much as the Dune nerds do. So far I haven't found any who have bothered to read that Krypton book.

Having been a comic book nerd long before I was a Dune nerd I can say that he has been hated for a very long time. I will not be reading his Superman book...on second thought, maybe it's time for the hate to swell up again. :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:41 pm

Teg sent me this link to the article on Wookipedia:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/B%27omarr_Monk (forgot to fix the 'postrophe)

This was interesting:

Behind the scenes

The B'omarr first appeared in Return of the Jedi, in the form of brains attached to spider droids. The droids were based upon sketches by Ralph McQuarrie, which later appeared in The Illustrated Star Wars Universe. Although they first appeared in Return of the Jedi, the B'omarr played a minor role: they only appeared in the form of brain spiders, and were not given their name. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe was the first Star Wars work that named them, and it also provided much of the information known about the order.


And guess who wrote The Illustrated Star Wars Universe!

That's right...our boyo Kevvy!

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Illu ... s_Universe

The Illustrated Star Wars Universe is a book featuring the art of Ralph McQuarrie and text by Kevin J. Anderson.

The artwork is primarily composed of reused and repurposed [SC: read "recycled"] concept art from the making of the Original Trilogy. In addition to McQuarrie's art, the book also includes the work of other concept artists, including Michael Butkus, Harrison Ellenshaw, Chris Evans, Nilo Rodis-Jamero, Joe Johnston, Michael Pangrazio and Norman Reynolds.

The book focuses on eight major planets from the trilogy, and the text explores each planet with great detail, written from the perspective of a number of in-universe chroniclers.


Nearly gagged when I saw the last name in this:

In-universe writers

The book is written from an "in-universe" perspective, and each chapter is written by a different character. These characters are:

* Senior Anthropologist Hoole
* Pollux Hax
* Halka Four-Den
* Kem Monnon
* Pfilbee Jhorn
* Po Ruddle Lingsnot
* Dr'uun Unnh
* Hari Seldona


Of course, Kevin probably considers this an "hommage" to Asimov, but I view it simply as a lack of imagination.

It's kinda fun reading things into the names he comes up with, though.

Like...Pollux Hax. Pollux was the twin brother of Castor, so we get "twins". Hax, phonetically, is self explanatory...he's talking about himself and Brian! The Hacks Twain! :D

And, um, ling could be short for lingam, or penis. And snot is, well, snot.

I'll leave it to the reader to put that one together. :wink:
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Postby Tleilax Master B » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

(damn, that is some funny shit chig)
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