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On stormtrooper pauldrons from Star Wars

I am going to veer off from my usual (but infrequent) blog posts on palaeontology and blog about another geeky subject.
Star Wars.
I've been a big fan of Star Wars ever since I was a little boy - Return of the Jedi must be the first film I remember seeing at the cinema; my dad took me to see it when I was three but all I remember was being freaked out by Jabba the Hutt and I went through the rest of the film asleep as a sort of a defensive mechanism.
When I was a teenager, I read Kevin J. Anderson's "Jedi Academy Trilogy" then went on to read Timothy Zhan's "Thrawn Trilogy", and from there, I pretty much read every single Star Wars related novel - until I got bored after the story arc reached a time period around 20-25 years since the events of Return of the Jedi (by this point I thought it became pointless to continue reading...).
Anyway, there is one thing that has been bugging me since I was a teenager: when reading through Star Wars materials, I frequen…