anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (shakespeare & fanfic)
Wow, this may actually be the longest I've ever stuck with anything, except First Impressions.  A whole month!  I think this is a record. 

Conclusion:  30-day memes are actually the crucial step on the road to self-actualisation.  This is the great secret the self-help industry has been hiding from us ALL THIS TIME.  Now that I have achieved fannish enlightenment, I can go on to greater things:  more elaborate headcanon, the occasional finished story (not Subsequent Connections at present, just in case anyone was going to ask), and maybe even meta that isn't related to SW.  There's a post on heteronormative assumptions in Austen slash that I've really wanted to make.  Also an alternate pairing drabblefest, though I'm not sure December is the best month for it.  I shall consult with my sinister cohorts.

(I want post-apocalyptic Darcy/Emma with WORLD DOMINATION like now.)

Day 29:  How would you introduce a newcomer to Star Wars?
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Day 30:  What would you like to see regarding the future of Star Wars?
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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
Day 27: What is the most heroic moment?

As always, I'm divided between Luke and Anakin. Read more... )

Day 28:  What is your least favourite moment?

The prequel trilogy

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (redemption)
You know, if you're not familiar with the EU, a good many casual statements about SW can be very confusing. 

I've reasonably familiar with it these days, but at first I was pretty much 'wtf?!'  In fact, my sole encounter with it until this year was about fifteen years ago, when I picked up my stepbrother's copy of The Courtship of Princess Leia.

MY REACTION:  But she's practically engaged to Han!  How can this be?

(I gather that the latter, at least, is a not uncommon response to that particular book.)

Then, of course, I discovered Wookieepedia.  So I looked up Leia. 

MY REACTION:  So she didn't use Skywalker ... huh, I always figured Han would take her name, even (particularly!) if she kept Organa.  Oh well, let me read ... hm, that's not really the impression I got, but okay ... wonder why they did that ... ooh, politics!  WAIT WTF I DON'T EVEN OMG MAKE IT STOP WAIT HER SON DID WHAT?

(Discovering the entire EU via Wookieepedia is perhaps unnecessarily cruel.)

Anyway, two things I kept running across that befuddled me until I acquainted myself with the EU.

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Day 26:  What is the most heartbreaking moment?

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (lightsiders (OT))
It's frigging SNOWING.  In ST HELENS.

Not the mountain.  The town.  Which, incidentally, is about the only place that rains as constantly as Twilight!Forks, so its main claim to fame is that the movie-which-shall-not-be-named was filmed here.  And it's SNOWING.  In NOVEMBER.  I don't even wtf is this?

meming! )

random unrelated rambling )

Still, while there is no doubting OT!Anakin's devotion to the Force or general kickassery, I think Luke is probably the best Jedi ever.  So he wins, yet again.

Heh. )

Day 24:  What is your favourite Force power?

gasp, shock )

Day 25:  What is your favourite cartoon adaptation?

Bah, humbug! )

anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
There's a lot of fandom discomfort over Owen and Beru.  I've seen them positively demonised -- especially Owen -- and I've seen them persistently referred to as Luke's adoptive parents, even though it's always seemed quite obvious to me that they chose not to adopt him. 

to adopt, or not to adopt )  

Day 22:  Who is your favourite droid?

R2-D2.  Of course.

(OT version.  Of course.)

Day 21

Nov. 19th, 2010 08:14 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
I finally managed to get all my lj/dw fics (from drabbles to ... not drabbles) posted at AO3. Not only can I not remember everything I've wanted to write, I can't remember everything I have written.  So I've wanted to get everything together for years, which meant something panfandom, but I hate ff.net and really needed backdating and wanted something shiny and, basically, the AO3 is perfect for me.  <3  It took hours, and now I realise why I couldn't remember them all.

Present fic count:  77

Day 21:  What is the most memorable John Williams music?

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Day 20

Nov. 18th, 2010 12:50 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
Damn, I need more SW icons.  And just icons.  And it'd be cool to have stats.  I may have to upgrade my accounts -- hey, isn't that what grants are for?

Anyway.

Day 20:  What's your favourite SW spoof?

Spaceballs!

"She doesn't look Druish..." is still one of the most hilarious lines ever.  XD

anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and anakin skywalker)
Day 19:  What is your favourite era?

OT, of course -- particularly c. ESB, when all my favourite developments are taking place.  And it's a particularly optimal time for AUs.

Aaaaaand ... I was sorting my files, which are numerous, when I ran across this OT meta uh, AU fic.

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Title: Five Eleven Things Anakin Skywalker Said To His Son

Fanverse: headcanon land, where (among many many other things), Luke and Leia lived with their respective same-sex parents in early childhood

Blurb:  Because I like to go one step beyond!

Pairings/Warnings:  no pairings; allusions to character deaths

Length: one-shot

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (ot3)
I got a B on my second psych exam.  :(

On the upside, a classmate and I discovered that we are clearly Made of the Same Stuff.

uni stuff... )

Day 17:  What is your favourite romance?

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Day 18:  What is your favourite scene?

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Day 16

Nov. 14th, 2010 10:54 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (young luke and leia)
Day 16: What is your favourite planet?

I'll risk my 'raging OT purist' creds and say Coruscant.  The buildings looked awesome, the traffic looked awesome, the whole almost-certainly-impossible planet-wide-city thing looked awesome.  I loved Trantor and I love Coruscant, and I've always liked to think that Luke sets up shop in the old Jedi Temple on Coruscant and makes it better. 

headcanon! )
anghraine: luke and leia on the death star in anh, grinning; text: star wars: serious business (srs bznz (sw))
So, I've been updating my AO3 account with my ... well, not all my old stories, but the ones I'm not actively ashamed of. One, which I've been meaning to revise for months, took the longest -- about five hours, I think. I've got this teensy weakness for new shiny accounts, and lj and dw (and AO3!) are the only things I've really stuck with for any length of time. Seriously, I've been tracking down different versions of different stories at about seven or eight different places. I don't even remember posting half of them.

rambles... )


Day 12: What is your favourite non-human species or race?

I -- don't know. Let me think. I dislike Ewoks and Gungans. I like Chewie, but I don't particularly love Wookiees in general. (I blame the Holiday Special.) There are a lot of cool aliens, but I don't particularly like them as species.

Umm ... Twi'leks, I guess. They're kind of cool-looking.

Day 13: What is the most memorable death?

Anakin Skywalker's, of course.

*sob*

Day 14: What is your favourite EU novel?

I'm not sure I've got through any of them. They make me cry inside. :(

Day 15: What is your favourite vehicle?

The Executor. Heh.
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (lady susan)
I've been pondering fantastic!evil for awhile, and finally collected my meandering thoughts together in a ... um, essay may be putting it strongly, but at least a post. I mostly just ended up confusing myself, but here it is.

The One Ring and the Dark Side (aka, the Problem of Evil)

evil thoughts... )

Day 11: What is your favourite weapon?

Um... )

Day 10

Nov. 8th, 2010 03:56 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (young luke and leia)
Okay, my city has some incredibly random signs. 

signs! )

Day 10:  Who is your favourite EU character?

Day 10 )
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
Oh look, I missed another day.  Gasp, shock.

I recently amused myself by watching some of the interviews with the original Power Trio.  You know, there a lot of reasons to love the original trilogy, but one that occurred to me as I watched these was that you could be a fan on ... both sides of the Fourth Wall, as it were.  I mean, on the one hand, there's Vader and Leia and Luke and Han, who are all these amazing epic characters, but also it kind of makes me fangirl the production itself, from the actors to the directors to the special effects people to young!George Lucas and his editors.  (Those last two are totally my SW OTP.)

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So, Day 8:  Which is your favourite movie?

Day 8 )

Day 9:  Who is your favourite movie character?

Day 9 )
 

Day 7

Nov. 5th, 2010 08:13 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
Heh, I don't think I'll need any cuts for this one.

Day 7: What is your favourite creature?

That little monkey thing at Jabba's palace. I don't know what it is or who it is or why it's there, though I'm sure there's an elaborate explanation of all those things on Wookieepedia. And I don't know why it bursts into maniacal laughter every other moment, but it's hilarious.

It's also hateful and evil and I hope somebody sliced and diced it or fed it to the Sarlacc. NOM NOM.

Still my favourite creature, though.
 

Days 5 & 6

Nov. 4th, 2010 09:01 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (padmé and leia)
I missed yesterday and ... completely failed to realise it. Gah, way too busy -- my brain is fried. First there was voting (which turned out pretty much as I expected, but is still depressing; I'm just glad I live safely within Portland's liberal miasma), then I had a Spanish exam today and ... eh, I suck at listening comprehension. At least the conjugations were pretty easy, though I couldn't remember the conjugation of poder in the preterite first-person singular. SpanishDict tells me it's pude, which I think is what I put down anyway, so ... yay. Anyway!

Day Five: Who is your favourite pirate?

SPACE PIRATEZ!!11! )

Day 6: What is your favourite political entity?

eurgh, politics )

Day 4

Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:37 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
Not editing as I write is ... incredibly difficult.  I don't even know how people do it for real.  I'm ... uh, trying to do it less, I guess.  And trying not to worry about head-hopping and characterisation and narm and all of it.  

I love doing NaNoWriMo, but I suck at it.

Anyway!  Day 4 of the Star Wars meme:Read more... )
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (lady susan)
I'm headed into a month of working on a single long project, so a few days ago I decided to finish my last cheesy!short!lazy!fic in time to begin the NaNoWriMo lulzy disaster: five twists that would have been really shocking if they'd been the Big Reveals, but ... weren't. Total justification for melodrama and cheese and Fun With Italics, even without the perpetual comfort of the Holiday Special.

The second reveal, incidentally, was inspired by this conversation with rugicorrino.

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Title: Five Reveals That Never Happened

Fanverse: five of them, each an AU of the original trilogy

Blurb: "NooooooOOOOOooooo!"

Pairings/Warnings:  no pairings; um, general mind-screwy-ness, I guess

Length: one-shot

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also, Day 3 of the SW meme:  Who is your favourite diva?

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (luke and leia)
Happy Halloween!  I hope those of you who celebrate the holiday enjoyed it.  I rather did; I was the dispenser-of-treats, so I had to come up with a costume on the spot.  Thankfully, I've got a dress my grandmother made for herself (and wore) in the sixties, so I grabbed that and my only pair of platforms and was costumed in about five minutes flat.  The children were adorable.  Yay for other people's children!

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (young luke and leia)
I'm staying with my best friend over the weekend.  We've had fun geeking over SW (among other things, but we keep getting back to SW -- mostly because we're both dealing with the trope of the confused outsider whose ignorance is such a useful tool for provoking exposition, and Luke was one of the few wholly successful examples we could think of).  So mostly we've been debating minor details and sharing our hatred of the prequels.  Also, I have slightly greater SW nerd-cred because I have seen ... bits of ... the holiday special, and could explain the horror.

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So, Day 1:  Your Favourite Character

Luke, or Anakin, or Luke, or Anakin, or... )

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