Post(s) tagged with "Hobbie Klivian"

“Getting into the base is the hard part,” Janson said. “It has transparisteel walls eight meters high, higher than those blasted reduced-power repulsorlift transports can go. Easily guarded gates are our only entry points. Wish we had Page’s commandos or the Wraiths and a couple of days to prepare.”

“We improvise,” Wedge said. “We need a wheeled transport, one of the flatcam units our pursuers are carrying, and four sets of women’s clothing.”

Hobbie looked crestfallen. “Boss, please tell me you’re not putting us in women’s clothing.”

“Very well,” Wedge said. “I’m not putting us in women’s clothing.”

“You lied to me,” Hobbie said.

“I did,” Wedge said. “With my brilliant achievements in the diplomatic profession has come the realization that lies can be powerful motivators.”

- X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston (via blancwene)


14 September 2011 @ 20:30 71 blancwene

I love that during the Battle of Hoth, Luke is all like “Hobbie, are you still with me?” “Hobbie, I’m hit!” and there’s no reply from Hobbie. Where is Hobbie? I don’t know!

wedgeantilles:

Edit: Someone else was on the same page (thanks Google!): 

We do cut several times to the self congratulatory Wedge “Whooha! That got him!” [Nobody likes a guy who fishes for compliments, Wedge]. We cut to Zev Senesca [AKA “Porkins 2.0”]. But never to Hobbie.

This scene just occurred during Empire Strikes Back, so I felt it was a necessary reblog.


5 September 2011 @ 19:52 6 wedgeantilles
doctorcrane:

The Marauders of Star Wars (except there isn’t a no-good traitor).

I just love how accurate my (terrible) doodle of Wes is. Also, if you go back and reread the description of Tycho’s outfit in Adumar. I really, really question his sanity. Hahaha.

doctorcrane:

The Marauders of Star Wars (except there isn’t a no-good traitor).

I just love how accurate my (terrible) doodle of Wes is. Also, if you go back and reread the description of Tycho’s outfit in Adumar. I really, really question his sanity. Hahaha.


11 August 2011 @ 18:20 15 bobbimorsel

Tech to Look Out For: Blastswords

coruscantconsumerreports:

In this age of blaster rifles and proton torpedoes, most cultures consider swordplay a dying art.  Former New Republic General Han Solo once referred to the lightsaber as an ancient weapon, despite the fact that the Jedi Order was still intact in the year of Solo’s birth.  However, a weapon has recently appeared on the galactic scene that gives serious fighters a reason to examine sword fighting.  Centuries old on its native planet, the Wild Space world of Adumar, the blastsword has come to the attention of the galaxy as a whole following its negotiations to join the New Republic.

The blastsword is exactly what it sounds like.  With a blade approximately one meter in length and a blaster tip on its end, weighting approximately 2.1 kg, the blastsword is a combination weapon that is gaining popularity amongst duelists and body guards.

The majority of the weapon functions as a blade, but the tip is where truly lethal damage come from.  The energy outlet, upon coming into contact with something when turned on, emits a blaster shot capable of killing fully grown humans.  The average capacity for the power cells which power the weapon is around 20 blasts. This energy outlet also produces a faint glow, which can make displays of the weapon particularly visually pleasing when blades fly in quick combat.  The blastsword also features curved hand guard which, according to New Republic pilot Wes Janson, “protects your hand and makes a nice bludgeon.”  Naturally, the implications of such a weapon for close combat situations are enormous.

Used in honor duels on Adumar, the art of combat with a blastsword has become highly stylized.  That is not to say, however, that it can not be used in a deadly and precise manner.  Already, assassins, bounty hunters, and body guards are finding effective ways to make use of the weapon.

Blastswords range from 600 to 1500 credits, based on their quality.  Because of the relative newness the weapon has to the galactic weapons trade, blastswords may prove to be a valuable investment.  Here at Coruscant Consumer Reports, we will be watching the prices of stocks in the metals used in the blades, as well as power cell manufacturing firms to see if blastsword production may be on the rise.  If you’re interested in the industry, consider purchasing stock in Ghephaenne Deeper-Craters Weaponmakers, a producer of blastswords native to Adumar. 

I love Blastswords because forever remind me of the great Wes Janson: 

Hobbie (DK): So naturally you challenged him yourself.

Tycho (TC): Despite knowing next to nothing about using that blastsword.

Wes (WJ): I knew how the thing worked, at least, and had a reasonably good idea how the other guy would react. And if I didn’t do it, Wedge would have. Unacceptable. Besides, you missed the best part.

TC: Because we were busy getting Cheriss to a doctor.

WJ: I didn’t say you didn’t have good reason. And I didn’t go into a blastsword fight. I went into a fistfight with a blastsword acting as a decoy. It took a little fast-talking and Darpen’s bad advice on Adumari culture to get Thanaer to accept the challenge, but eventually I got him to agree to spare Cheriss until he killed me. It turns out you can’t just challenge someone and place conditions on it. He wouldn’t fight me unless I insulted him. Added that personal touch.

DK: Your ability to talk people into wanting to kill you borders on some kind of Jedi thing, you know that?

WJ: It’s a gift. So, there we were. Wedge standing by helpless, the honor of the New Republic at stake. We drew our blastswords — Hallis, is there going to be a graphic, or a — I’d better describe them.

Hallis (HS): Just don’t look into the camera, it’s —

WJ: Hello, viewers, I’m Wes Janson. Blastswords are exactly what they sound like: half sword, half blaster. You’ve got a hilt with a power cell and a curved blastguard that protects your hand and makes a nice bludgeon. The blade is about a meter long, sharp, but not at the tip. Instead, that’s a weird little blaster nozzle, which carries a built-up charge that explosively releases on contact. It can kill or maim pretty efficiently in the right hands. That is, not mine. Different blastswords have different colored charges, and you can draw in the air with the tracers. Which I used to my advantage at the start of the fight. It’s really too bad I don’t have one here to demonstrate. Hallis, you haven’t got — no, I suppose not.

TC: The duel. That shook the halls of the perator.

WJ: Which began with some blastsword art, thanks. Now this Adumari may have known his way around a blastsword and knife — forgot to mention that, they use knives in the off-hand, usually — but he fell for my bluff, and let himself get far too worked up by my insults. Which weren’t bad, I have to say. So I bet everything that this Theener guy wouldn’t put his best shot into the first hit, that he was a showoff. I know the type. So I used the unfamiliar weapon to draw his attention away to the left, which was enough to open him up for an old-fashioned sucker punch. And then another sucker punch, and a sucker kick or two. Maybe a sucker elbow.

DK: You fight dirty.

WJ: Indeed I do. Thank you.


28 March 2011 @ 17:00 12 coruscantconsumerreports
Rogue Squadron: Family Ties
Hardyharhar, oh, Michael Stackpole. 
I was just revisiting these comics because I was coloring one of the X-Wings in my coloring book with the CorSec color scheme. And, why yes, I am six years old.

Rogue Squadron: Family Ties

Hardyharhar, oh, Michael Stackpole. 

I was just revisiting these comics because I was coloring one of the X-Wings in my coloring book with the CorSec color scheme. And, why yes, I am six years old.


20 January 2011 @ 17:34 4

I love that during the Battle of Hoth, Luke is all like “Hobbie, are you still with me?” “Hobbie, I’m hit!” and there’s no reply from Hobbie. Where is Hobbie? I don’t know!

Edit: Someone else was on the same page (thanks Google!): 

We do cut several times to the self congratulatory Wedge “Whooha! That got him!” [Nobody likes a guy who fishes for compliments, Wedge]. We cut to Zev Senesca [AKA “Porkins 2.0”]. But never to Hobbie.


7 January 2011 @ 19:27 6
starwarrior:

Eff yeah.

Oh, Hobbie. 

starwarrior:

Eff yeah.

Oh, Hobbie. 


4 December 2010 @ 13:32 105 starwarrior
Happy Halloween from Red Flight
Wedge as a Mandalorian, Tycho as a Snowtrooper, Wes as Wedge with Lieutenant Kettch, and Hobbie as a TIE pilot. 

Happy Halloween from Red Flight

Wedge as a Mandalorian, Tycho as a Snowtrooper, Wes as Wedge with Lieutenant Kettch, and Hobbie as a TIE pilot. 


31 October 2010 @ 19:12 18

Wes Janson: great character or greatest character?

Janson: “You look like some kind of weird cross between a starfighter pilot and a Batravian gumplucker.”
Hobbie: “Wes, I don’t even know what that is.”
Janson: “Sure you do, Hobbie. A starfighter pilot is a guy who flies an X-wing without getting blown up. Check the Basic Dictionary. Though I can understand how you’d get confused.” 


I hope the rest of this book has some more quality Wes banter.


21 October 2010 @ 03:43 8
Oh, Wes Janson, you’ll forever be a wooer.I just read the Star Wars: Union comic~ and there were so much of my favorite characters going on…it was a little wild. Hehe. 

Oh, Wes Janson, you’ll forever be a wooer.

I just read the Star Wars: Union comic~ and there were so much of my favorite characters going on…it was a little wild. Hehe. 


19 October 2010 @ 00:26 6

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