Welcome! [image=http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/rplatan/Anavader.jpg] After talking to some fellow writers and readers of Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader and Anakin/PadmÃ© fics in the Star Wars Community Anakin and PadmÃ© Defenders thread, we decided to put up a study of the character. Because Anakin Skywalker and his alter ego Darth Vader are such complex characters, we should have plenty to discuss! Over the years, I?ve read some inspiring and wonderful fan fiction based on this multifaceted and compelling character. From the slave hovels of Tatooine to the second Death Star, his story has been told time and time again. From the special bond he shared with his mother, to the more intricate bond with his son, the one that ended up saving his soul ? his story is the crux of the galaxy?s story, and the Star Wars saga. We?d like views from others like us who write Anakin or Vader fics, or just writers in general that are interested in discussing him. We understand some folks just don?t like the character, and that?s absolutely fine, everyone has their favorites. We just ask that if you?re not particularly into him that you don?t post anything that can be disrespectful of other?s opinions. Discussion is for us to give thoughts, views and opinions. We will also be creating challenges. We?ll look at his bad side and good side and everything in between. We?ll look at the effect he had on other characters, and the effect others had on him. For challenges, we have a thread in the Saga forum. For the challenges writers of all periods are welcome, as long as you center mainly on Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader. Either personality is fine, we?ll have plenty of room to play. We?ll also work closely with the PadmÃ© Amidala Skywalker Discussion thread and the Ani/Ami Index. There is also a place to index Anakin/Vader stories at the [image=http://myweb.cableone.net/agentj/starwars/images/anivaderindex.jpg] located here: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader Story Index [image=http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/rplatan/funbegins.jpg] On this thread we'll also have just general convo, silliness and bring your plot bunnies!!! Everyone's welcome!