Not that you need more proof that Star Wars will live on long after we warp to our final resting place, but Wookieepedia is hoping to create a Star Wars database that, you guessed it, competes with StarWars.Com.
One of our readers, 'Sarah', discovered Wookieepedia while exploring Joblo, who reposted this Variety report.
As you may have guessed, the site is dedicated entirely to the Star Wars universe including characters, weapons, films, objects and games. The site has or has added 47,918 articles since March 4th -- enough content to make sure you don't get laid for at least fifty light years. Since the site has Wookie in its name, I figured I might as well learn what sort of information it has on our favorite walking carpet, Chewbacca.
Chewbacca (or "Chewie", as he was known by his friends) was a legendary Wookiee from Kashyyyk and co-pilot of Han Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon. He was the son of Attichitcuk, the husband of Mallatobuck, and the father of Lumpawaroo. Chewbacca carried with him the name of an ancient Wookiee hero, the great Bacca, first of the great chieftains of Kashyyyk, and the creator of a sword that denoted leadership among the Wookiees. This name placed Chewbacca in a noble lineage, which was further supported by his role in the Battle of Kashyyyk and during the Galactic Civil War.
Chewbacca was a wise, sophisticated being of great strength and loyalty. He was also a skilled mechanic. Chewbacca, like many Wookiees, was able to understand Basic, but he could not speak it due to his species' vocal structure. He instead spoke Shyriiwook, the main Wookiee language, composed largely of growls and grunts, to his non-Wookiee companions who typically replied in Basic.
Nuff said, but wait!
He later died heroically during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
What!? Where the hell was I for that!?
Seems I have got a lot to learn. Don't expect updates on CanMag for months. ;)
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