anghraine: leia and luke at the end of esb; text: warchildren (leia and luke [war])
The Rogue One vs OT fave competition thing that fandom is doing is … really baffling for me.

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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 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: 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: padmé from aotc, luke from anh; text: generations (padmé and luke)
landofalwayswinter on Tumblr asked:

Did Padme's family know she had kids? I know she looked pregnant in the funeral scene but her and Anakin were Secret Married so idk. Would Padme's family accept that Luke and Leia are her kids? You have the best Star Wars meta btw :3

My response:

Thanks :)

They met Anakin and clearly realized that he and Padmé were in the process of getting romantically involved, even if they didn’t know about the secret marriage. The mere fact of being Skywalkers born on the day of Padmé’s death is suggestive enough. Once the death of the Emperor destroys the need for secrecy, I imagine those basic Wikipedia profile facts would become pretty widely known to anyone. The Naberries might very well guess at the truth before Luke and Leia themselves.

Even if not, the GFFA canonically has blood testing technology. They use it to test Anakin’s midichlorians in TPM. It’s not much of a stretch to think they could do basic genetic testing.

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])

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: luke and leia on the death star in anh, grinning; text: star wars: serious business (srs bznz (sw))
So I've been drifting around assorted new trilogy wishlists, and before many more rumours/occasional confirmations come out, I figure, here's mine:

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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: luke skywalker staring at his cybernetic hand; text: the monster within (luke [monster within])
Aaaaand, back to Star Wars. And eep, nearly done with this! It felt much longer when I was writing . :P

title: The Imperial Menace (7/8)
verse: Lucy

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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?)

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.


Thoughts on writing this. )

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

the fic )
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
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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