Link: The Hutt Gambit

Okay, the things people go through in order to make episodic fiction actually fit the fictional worlds it momentarily instantiates often [makes my head spin](http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/09/how-to-make-friends-and-land-a-wookiee-life-debt-star-wars-the-hutt-gambit). People! Han Solo is not a person. He is a character. George Lucas, as many people have repeatedly said, was making it up as he went along, which resulted in the whole “Han shot first” controversy. That is the fun of fictional worlds, their flexibility, and the difference from the real worlds which most of us inhabit — which have shown a rather remarkable rigidity over the years. (Much to my dismay, because I can assure you that, given the opportunity, there are quite a few people I would write out of my life and various fateful decisions I have made that I would change to have a different fate.)

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