Most of this stuff I'll leave for Gryph to answer if he so choses, but the one I know about I'll give you, because I'm in a good mood and stuff. :)
>* The Guide: Ok, I can appreciate wanting to toss one back at good ol'
>Doug, but really, I *so* liked the idea of every
>dimensional-displacee, out-of-time-time-traveler, lost wandering soul
>type being handed a copy of a Derek Bacon "So You've Just ..."
>bestseller to get them keyed in on the current happenings.
Heh. Alaia hasn't read any Derek Bacon. She's familiar with the Guide because her Dad was a hitchhiker as a hobby when she was a kid, and it's what she knew. If she'd read the "So You've Just..." series, she'd probably have handed that to Obi-Wan too, but she hasn't, so she didn't.
Besides, "Don't Panic!" is a perfectly good mantra for a Jedi Padawan who is having a really bad week.
Glad you're enjoying it.
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