anghraine: vader's pyre; text: redemption (anakin [vader's pyre])
I genuinely did not consider the extent of the Vader/Cassian parallels until I startled rambling in the tags.

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anghraine: leia as rosie the riveter; text: we can do it (leia [riveter])
Hello, Dreamwidth! I've been howling over Rogue One on Tumblr for days now, which is totally fine. Haha. Merry Christmas.

Short version: I think a couple of the criticisms in terms of structure are legit, and also OH MY GOD I LOVE LOVE I LOVE THIS IS PROBABLY MY FAVOURITE SW SINCE EMPIRE OH GODDDDD ALSO TWO OTPS OUT OF ONE MOVIE WHAT A FILM A+++++

An anon asked me for a review, so my longer and more coherent review:

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anghraine: vader's pyre; text: redemption (anakin [vader's pyre])
"Well, to me Vader wasn't redeemed either!"

It doesn't matter if Vader is redeemed "to you."

It. does. not. matter. 

If you don't find Vader's redemption convincing, fine. If you don't find it satisfying, fine. If you don't find it well-developed, fine. If it doesn't fit into your moral vision, fine.

Disliking an element is not the same as denying it exists. Vader was redeemed in ROTJ. It happened. That's what his death scene is about. That's what the smiling glowy blue ghost is about. Dislike Vader's redemption all you want, but you cannot reasonably deny that it occurred.

Moreover, translating "I don't personally find Vader's redemption convincing" into "Kylo is unlikely to be given a redemption arc, and if he does, it will be bad" is just baffling. "I don't like a thing that happened in canon, therefore it's improbable that the canon will do that thing" = ???????????

Whether Ben claws his way to redemption or becomes the cackling one-dimensional villain of Kylo antis' dreams, this is a shitty, shitty argument.
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (anakin)
aka, I’ve talked about this a million times, but I wanted to stick all my thoughts in one place. Also, specifically kicked off by @steinbecks’ fascinating take on him here.

Warning: I am aggressively indifferent to non-film material apart from novelizations and scripts. EU material, past and present, does not enter into my interpretations.

Okay. I think that how we understand Anakin’s identity as Darth Vader is … often flawed. Vader’s sense of his identity seems to get subsumed into Yoda’s, Obi-Wan’s, and Palpatine’s sense of his identity. But the whole idea of Anakin-in-the-past and Darth-Vader-in-the-present as ontologically separate is not an idea that Anakin himself ever subscribes to.

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anghraine: vader and luke dueling in esb (anakin and luke)
An anon at Tumblr asked:

Star wars questions: I've only seen the original trilogy and force awakens so far. And I was wondering - is it ever considered morally right for a Jedi to kill? I would think not, that murder is something only people on the dark side would use. Yet Obi Wan and Yoda seemed to imply that want Luke to kill his father for the greater good etc And I've always been surprised by this. Why do Jedi seem to approve of murder yet not associate it with dark or evil? Unless Jedi don't frown on murder?

My response:

Killing and murder are not the same thing, though I think the Jedi walk a pretty damn narrow line there.

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anghraine: close-up of luke in dagobah (luke)
Three and a half years later, this is happening! *waves flag*

title: The Jedi and the Sith Lord (1/?)
verse: Lucy Skywalker: my f!Luke AU, following from The Adventures of Lucy Skywalker and The Imperial Menace.
summary: Lucy emerges from carbon-freeze as the captive of Darth Vader.

For those who don't want to go through 50k of largely retelling canon, there's a detailed summary here and a comparatively short summary under the cut. But it's close enough to canon up to this point that you can probably go straight into the fic.

'Short' summary )

Ch 1! )
anghraine: luke and leia watching a giant spiral galaxy in esb; text: the skywalker twins (luke and leia [the skywalker twins])
whoops?

title: reyes (2/??, haha I thought it'd be out of two I never learn)
verse: general headcanon; at this point I think it's strictly compliant with *squints* Distaff Lines + Ends of Smoky Days, Proper Names and mother tongue; up the waterspout; too late to go back to sleep; the first day and still the stars find their way; Reasonable Sacrifice; and Jedi Knight (anonymous review) + Reflections on the Vader Question. (tbh I thought there would be like three of these and progressively realized I've accumulated a little universe.)

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anghraine: vader's pyre; text: redemption (anakin [vader's pyre])
Ugh, Tumblr. My dash is wall to wall beautiful art, shipping/stanning wank, and thousands of notes a day, which is nice (well, except the wank) but also makes it easy for the blue hellbox to swallow me up again.

Anyway, a friend over there asked me for my thoughts on his redemption arc, and... I have some. 

Just a little. )
anghraine: luke and leia on the death star in anh, grinning; text: star wars: serious business (srs bznz (sw))
I really need something to distract me from my country's politics, so: trying to correctly format the last part here. Kind of weird to be done already - it felt so much longer when I was writing!

Also, the entire fic is at AO3 here.

title: The Imperial Menace (8/8)
verse: Lucy

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anghraine: anakin against clouds, padmé against greenery; text: heaven & earth (anakin and padmé [heaven and earth])
Vacation is awesome! I have to go crawling to the psychology department about financial aid, though. Ugh.

title: The Imperial Menace (3/8)
verse: Lucy

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anghraine: leia hugging luke at the end of esb (luke and leia [hugs!])
So I wrote something that isn't dredged up out of my hard drive, or a crossover. Not exactly a crossover. Just ... inspired by something I'm still flailing over. I dealt with this by writing fic about it. In another fandom. (Anyone who's been following me over there will have a good idea what I'm talking about. And if you want to know what possessed me to write this, the explanation is below. :D)

title: set on this path
verse:
Anakin defeats Obi-Wan at Mustafar, but Padmé still dies in childbirth; tw: abuse, suicide, character deaths (even by my lights, this is not a happy story - I'd go PG or PG-13, rating-wise)

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anghraine: luke taking vader's hand; text: balance (anakin and luke [balance])
Thank you, random people on tumblr who tripped my berserk button. (My berserk button is clearly closely connected to the meta button.)

This is a ridiculously trivial thing to complain about, but it’s my current pet peeve, so I’m going to whine anyway.

Or: Elizabeth’s Theory of Balancing the Force (because even if I hate the prequels, they are canon Star Wars and I am a Star Wars fan, dammit, so I need this in my life)

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huh

Jun. 15th, 2012 09:31 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (vader [grievances])
I've never felt the slightest desire to write this character - certainly not his point of view - but ... somehow I wrote this anyway. Okay!

title: up the waterspout
verse: canon

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anghraine: luke and leia against a yellow background, swirly circles between them; text: bonds of spirit (luke and leia [bonds of spirit])
In my nonexistent spare time, I sat down to write my own version of the Leia's Choice Of Name fic - there are a lot of them, and they all seem to come to the same (perfectly reasonable) conclusion, so I thought I'd do one that ended up at a slightly different place (which I also think is reasonable!), which should be a short one-shot. However, my attention pretty much immediately drifted beyond that, as it does, and what I ended up writing was neither short, specifically to do with Leia's name, or a one-shot. But it is about Han-Leia-Luke, Luke-Leia-Anakin, Luke and Anakin, Luke and Leia being similar (and a little uncanny), agency, choices made before and after ROTJ, Force-ghosts, multiple perspectives, ROTJ!Leia =/= ESB!Leia, my dislike of Tatooine Ghost, and various other things I find personally satisfying to write about.

More concisely: SW (mostly) post-ROTJ headcanon idfic!

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (anakin)
I had a (long) post all written up and saved at tumblr, and it's just ... gone. WHY.

Eurgh. I declined to rewrite the whole thing and wrote an indulgent AU fic instead. I'd already plotted out P&P + lightsabers; this time I went for SW + Regency.

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anghraine: anakin against clouds, padmé against greenery; text: heaven & earth (anakin and padmé [heaven and earth])
I've been terribly behind on everything and trying to focus(ish) on school, but I finally finished one of the responses to my last meme.

ladyhadhafang asked for "Every different person's thoughts as the Clone Wars begin," set in a SW/ATLA fusion 'verse, to the music of "This Is War." I declined to fit that into 100 words.

title: this is war (I am that brilliant)
verse: sw/atla

[Note: I personally like to imagine that Korra, Tenzin, and Lin Bei Fong invented space travel and the residents of the Avatar universe spread far and wide, until it became... y'know, Star Wars. But less white. Maybe it was later than that, though. You choose!]

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anghraine: luke after his hand gets cut off; text: there are not enough days in the week for all the therapy i'm going to need (luke [therapy])
I'm fairly terrified about uni (I get my grades tomorrow and I literally have no idea what I'm going to get - "no idea" in the sense of "probably not failing...I hope..." even while it's equally possible that I could get good grades), so I'm distracting myself with fic.

rambling )

actual fic )
anghraine: obi-wan in anh, frightening the sand people; text: damn you kids! get off my lawn! (obi-wan [off my lawn])
I finally caved and activated my tumblr account, since so much of what I do over here is picspamming + memes. But this is my fandom home. Anyway, the account is anghraine, of course.

So, fanvids. I've been meaning to do this for ages, and this isn't all of the ones I've liked, just some that caught my eye. I have a few for other fandoms, too (omg Romana I vids <3 <3 <3), but SW is so heavy on the imagery that it just seems naturally suited to vidding.

Quasi-Recs! (Because I can't keep from complaining about anything, including things I like)

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (vader [grievances])
a meme relevant to our interests!

(grabbed from shiyiya on tumblr)

the first gif in your folder would make a better president than Rick Santorum



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