anghraine: luke and leia against a yellow background, swirly circles between them; text: bonds of spirit (luke and leia [bonds of spirit])
I responded to this picspam with:

Luke and Leia are visually paired in a lot of interesting ways, especially considered it wasn't conceived as a twin thing until ROTJ. I think Luke-Leia was always built on likeness.

Han and Leia definitely have commonalities, but ultimately it's a relationship about struggling to cross boundaries, and it's framed that way visually. Luke and Leia are framed as a natural pair. Neither ever stop to think of the oddity of princess-farmboy; they just fit. It works, and nobody needs to think about why.

I'm putting it strongly, but—that's part of the reason that the treatment of them as opposite counterparts is so ??????? They're framed together in opposition to Han, visually and dynamically, so often. They're given incredibly similar lines, sometimes simultaneously. I think it's also why ... people joke about the twin twist, but ultimately it works. You can look at these two tiny, unflinching idealists shouldering terrible trauma, and saying, tomorrow I'll grieve but today we carry on, and believe they've got the same blood in their veins.

anghraine: concept art of anakin skywalker; text: anakin (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: luke, leia, and han beaming at each other in anh (han/luke/leia [anh])
Awhile back, I was struggling with a quandary that only emerged as I tried to write my doomed-to-Jossing fic, but which had definitely been floating around the back of my mind for awhile. I wrote a post about it, but the short version:

1. Luke being absent is a huge deal, particularly for Leia. All indication is that he was very, very present in the family, and his disappearance was one of the ways the family fell apart in the wake of Ben's fall.
2. Sending Ben away--to Luke--was, also, a huge deal that estranged him from his parents.

If Luke being absent is so drastic a shift for the family, it seems strange that turning Ben over to Luke would also be a drastic shift.

Buuuut, now that I've finally got my greedy hands on the script, I think it actually does make sense, and fits well with what I was vaguely envisioning.

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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: chiaroscuro shot of leia; text: frozen (leia [frozen])
...least of all with a teaching job and two grad classes, but there was no way backstory headcanon TFA fic wasn't going to happen.

title: reyes (1/2 or so)
verse: shares some of my old headcanon, but this part is mostly just tiny Ben and his OT3 parents mother, father, and uncle dealing with canonical stuff. Also fluff, mostly, but with references to (canon) genocide.

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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: anh luke in black and white; text: so much for trust (luke [so much for trust])
I’m trying to work out timelines to build up an inevitably-to-be-Jossed headcanon, and I keep running into a lot of uncertainty about Luke.

TFA spoilers under the cut! 

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anghraine: mark hamill with his head in carrie fisher's lap and her arms around him; text: twin-born (leia and luke skywalker [twin-born])
I had my first day of stats today. I have trouble hearing the prof or reading her handwriting, and I've forgotten just about everything from the prereq course, which I took TWO YEARS ago. Also, for some reason the sun turned a neon orange-red this morning. Second thought: 'what a strange atmospheric effect!' First thought: 'OMG WE'RE CHARN.'

Anyway, this chapter took ages to write, mostly because a good chunk of it comes straight from scenes that were actually filmed. One's a cut scene, but the rest (one pretty infamously) remain in the final cut.

title: The Imperial Menace (6/8)
verse: Lucy
notes/warnings: canonical incest vibes

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anghraine: horrified teenage luke against faded infant luke; text: the only hope (luke [the only hope])
Ugh, my classes start tomorrow, and I'm hoping to get into a fourth one before then. I like psychology, but three psych classes is ... eh.

title: The Imperial Menace (5/8)
verse: Lucy

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (space opera)
Ugh, I submitted a story for publication. I'm pretty certain it won't be accepted (it's bizarre flash fiction and frankly not that good), but ... we'll see, I guess. I do have a massive quantity of unfinished original fiction to tinker with (basically just like my fanfic WIP pile, only FAR FAR MORE). Anyway, this chapter: some of you may have noticed that Wedge takes up Luke's roles in a couple of places, not just Lucy. This ends up having ... actual consequences. I was terribly excited! (Look, Ma! A change! Ooh, should I kill someone?)

title:
The Imperial Menace (4/8)
verse: Lucy

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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])
I meant to spend all day writing. Instead, I spent all day playing GW2. Most addictive game ever.

title: The Imperial Menace (2/8)
verse: Lucy

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anghraine: horrified teenage luke against faded infant luke; text: the only hope (luke [the only hope])
So I finished the Lucy sequel (oh right, it has a title now) a few days ago. Whew. So I'm going to try and post it over here relatively consistently, like I did for the original and Revenge last year.

Reflections

Thoughts on writing this. )

title: The Imperial Menace (1/8)
verse: Lucy!


the fic )
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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what.

Mar. 20th, 2012 04:42 pm
anghraine: picture of yoda; text: star wars, this is; your earth logic, you will need not (yoda [earth logic])
I've been searching for essays on SW for my theory class, and I didn't really think I'd have trouble finding them. On the upside, I really haven't had trouble -- but most of them are awful.

A lot of the authors half-heartedly tried to take on sexism - and, I mean, I think there's lots of sexism in SW? Both in-story and in its construction? But things like this version of "feminist" crit makes my skin crawl.

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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])
Ha, two days instead of six months. I feel so accomplished. Warning for talking about things I dislike about the prequels, though. (I'm starting to feel this is a thing that needs to be warned for.)

This is more like part 12b, as I'm awake now and just continuing beyond the five minutes I managed to cover last time, but—anyway.

Rambling! )

Concise bits )

ANH 12/??

Mar. 11th, 2012 08:53 pm
anghraine: luke and leia against a yellow background, swirly circles between them; text: bonds of spirit (luke and leia [bonds of spirit])
I thought it'd been awhile since I did one of these, so I glanced back and...over six months. WTF, Elizabeth. In my defense, my DVD was non-functioning for most of that time and only got repaired about two weeks ago. But I'm still side-eyeing myself over my own comment from last time: I'm just hoping I actually finish them -- for ANH anyway -- before I turn twenty-six, heh.

My twenty-sixth birthday is on Thursday. ...Heh.

Short, but I have to go to sleep. )
anghraine: leia and luke shooting c. esb; text: skywalker^2 (skywalkers squared [twins])
I recently discussed Luke and Leia in regard to the fangirlblog essay I had so very many feelings about, and used the video as an excuse to make a Luke-and-Leia slideshow, because I love them - so I stuffed all my pictures/groups of pictures focused on Luke and Leia into the video, whether appropriate or not. (In the event, they were often ludicrously inappropriate.) Anyway, I'm not sure how many are new, but I meant to post them in a proper picspam with proper attribution when I had some time - which I don't, but I'm posting anyway.

As in the original post, warning for the Skywalker twins' 30+ year old, retroactive, still infamous not-quite-incest. But hey, none of that is from fanart, just stuff that was actually filmed for the movies. (...I don't know if that makes it better or worse, honestly, but it is part of the whole Luke and Leia thing, so yes, there are pictures of their totally platonic kisses.)

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