Day 25: Expanded Universe Book/Series
"Sorry, buddy. It’s just the way the world works."
I’m not actually that into any of the expanded universe (I guess KOTOR counts though hahaha) but here’s something I do like.
The Boba Fett series by Terry Bisson is way below my reading level (thankfully having a little sister is a good excuse for everything!) BUT IT’S ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND HEART WRENCHING OKAY
just imagine, you’re the cloned son of a bounty hunter. You have two ‘friends’: one is a voice in a wall and one is now dead. Your father is a hired gun who could die at any moment on the job, and you’re training to be just like him or better. You’re brought up to be creative, cunning, and ruthless. Oh yeah, and your dad has millions of other clones of himself running around the galaxy fighting for the galactic republic, but they only have half your life span and are conditioned for obedience.
Flash forward: your father is dead, beheaded, and his face (your face) is plastered on every soldier in the galaxy. You hear his voice from every direction, but his words only exist in your head and a black book- your survival guide. Your only choice is to assume his identity and take up his mantle.
aghghghg ok I can never get over the relationship Boba has with his father it’s just incredible and horrible and fascinating okay.
This is the scene where Boba is left home alone while Jango and Zam have gone to assassinate Padme Amidala- his father left him five sea mice to feed to his pet eel and a note: “Back when these are gone.” Boba feeds the eel one mouse a day, but he tried to set two free as an act of mercy. Both were eaten anyway. He ends up dropping the last into the tank, finally understanding his father’s lesson. This is a scene that has always stuck in my mind.