Characters Luke and Mara Index & Discussion (2.0)! *New Topic: Change is Hard!*

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  1. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Hello and welcome to the Luke and Mara index and discussion thread!

    This will be the quasi-sequel to the Skywalker-Jade Revival Society discussion thread. Here we are dedicated to keeping the LOVE of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade ALIVE through discussion, an index of fanfics, and challenges, in a more up-to-date and new thread.

    If you have any question or comments, feel free to private message either this sock or the current host of this thread (as of July 2016): @Irish_Jedi_Jade.

    Before we get started, just a few notes on promoting fics:
    - Links to fics can be posted IF they are in response to a challenge
    - Links can be posted if a specific story is inquired about (IE if someone else asks “does any one know where X story is?”)
    - As per the new promoting policy, fics can be mentioned freely and specific fics and plot lines can be talked about
    - No posting excerpts or quotes, even if the story has yet to be posted

    In general: be nice, have fun and stick to the ToS, and let's love us some Farmboy and Hand!!

    Also, if you have any L/M stories you'd like added to the index, please see the next post! We would love to have more L/M in our lives!!!!!!

    Hugs!
    [face_good_luck]Irish
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  2. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Index

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    Index Part 1 - A - L

    Annia Piet

    Title: Counselling
    Author(s): Annia Piet
    Timeframe: Some time after Union
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade
    Genre: Angst, Mush
    Summary: Luke and Mara in Marriage counselling

    Title: Professional Pride
    Author: Annia Piet
    Timeframe: Immediately after The Last Command
    Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo
    Genre: drama, adventure
    Summary: Mara Jade is shocked to discover who the original owner of her new lightsaber was. After mulling it over, she decides to go on an impromptu late night mission.


    Briannakin

    Title: Better Than a Knight in Shining Armor
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 41 ABY
    Characters: Luke, Mara

    Title: Dawning
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 44 ABY
    Characters: Luke, Mara, Ben, Han, Leia, Jaina and the rest of the gang with a few OC's
    Genre: AU, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Angst

    Title: Emergency Contact
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: A few months post Union
    Characters: Luke, Mara
    Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Fluff

    Title: Forests of Innocence
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 34ABY
    Characters: Luke, Mara, Ben, OCs
    Genre: AU, Mystery
    Summary: Mara seeks help from her son and her former lover






    Title: Honour Thy Father

    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: Post-ROTJ
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Mara Jade
    Genre: AU, Drama, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

    Title: Jedi-Flu
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: Just after Union
    Characters: Luke and Mara
    Genre: Romance, Humor, Angst
    Summary: Luke is sick, but is getting no sympathy


    Title: Kiss With A Fist
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: ~22 ABY
    Characters: Luke and Mara
    Genre: Humor, comfort
    Summary: Mara gets a rude awakening, but then comforts her assailant

    Title: Like Diamonds, Love is Forever
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 94 ABY
    Characters: Luke/Mara, Ben, OC’s
    Genre: Romance/Angst

    Title: Lives of the Past
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: ~20ABY
    Characters: Luke and Mara
    Genre: Introspection
    Summary: Luke gets a glimpse of a past Mara

    Title: Miracle Child
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 41 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, Ben Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, Jaina Solo, OCs and others
    Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Romance, Family fluff

    Title: Mysteries of the Force
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 47 ABY
    Characters: Luke, Mara, Ben
    Summary: Luke wakes up a king of a planet that no-longer exists

    Title: Never Alone
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: New Republic era
    Characters: Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade
    Genre: Angst, romance

    Title: Skybeard
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 30, 60 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Ben Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker

    Title: Together Again
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: Post Crucible
    Characters: Luke, Mara and Ben
    Summary: Mara finds herself in a new universe and Luke finds his wife still alive

    Title: Two Little Monsters
    Author: Briannakin
    Timeframe: 31 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, Ben Skywalker, Beru Skywalker


    Irish_Jedi_Jade

    Title: In Sickness and In Health
    Author(s): Irish_Jedi_Jade
    Timeframe: During the NJO, starts during Vector Prime, through Balance Point.
    Characters: L/M
    Genre: Angst, Introspection, a twinge of romance
    Summary: A collection of vignettes about Mara’s disease

    Title: Notes
    Author(s): Irish_Jedi_Jade
    Timeframe: 11-25 ABY
    Characters: L/M
    Genre: Romance
    Summary: A series of vignettes as told through notes and glimpses

    Title: Perfect
    Author(s): Irish_Jedi_Jade
    Timeframe: 7 years post-VOTF
    Characters: L/M
    Genre: AU Romance, a bit of Angst, family happiness
    Summary: Blessings come in many forms, but nothing is better than their family. This is a universe where the Vong never invaded, and our heroes got their well-deserved peace after the events of VOTF.


    Things Fall Apart
    Author(s): Irish_Jedi_Jade
    Timeframe: Post-TTT
    Characters: L/M mainly, a bit of Karrde, H/L, etc.
    Genre: Romance, Lots of Angst
    Summary: Just after TTT, Luke and Mara realize that there’s something going on between them…but things don’t go as planned, and they are left wondering if love really is enough. For the “50 Titles Challenge.”

    ‘Till Death Do Us Part
    Author(s): Irish_Jedi_Jade
    Timeframe: Post-Crucible
    Characters: Luke, Mara, Ben, Darth Caedus
    Genre: Angst, romance, Hurt/Comfort


    JadeLotus

    Title: 3 a.m.
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 10 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Rogues
    Genre: Drama, Humour
    Summary: Luke Skywalker. Mara Jade. Coruscant Holding Cell. 3 a.m.

    Title: Contractual Obligations
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 39 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Han Solo
    Genre: Humour
    Summary: Luke grows a beard. Mara is not pleased.

    Title: Lift Not the Painted Veil
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 14 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade
    Genre: Drama,Romance, AU
    Summary: Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people.

    Title: Chimera
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 12 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Palpatine, Han Solo, OCs
    Genre: Drama, romance, AU
    Summary: With his father dead, Luke is taken as the Emperor's new apprentice. Little does Palpatine know that Luke is aware of his heritage and has only one desire: revenge. That is, until he enlists the help of Mara Jade.

    Title: Insatiable
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 10-19 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Lando Calrissian, Leia Organa, Han Solo
    Genre: Angst, romance, AU
    Summary: Mara faces the horrors of addiction

    Title: Chasing Dreams
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 32 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade
    Genre: Drama, romance, AU
    Summary: After the Vong war, the Skywalker's are yet again plagued by turmoil - this time from the ghosts of the past.

    Title: Eurydice
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 14 ABY
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda
    Genre: Drama
    Summary: When Mara Jade is killed, she begins a journey towards unity with the Force. But Luke follows, determined to save her at any cost.

    Title: The Shadow of Fate
    Author(s): JadeLotus
    Timeframe: 1-2 NRE (6-7 ABY) and 29 NRE (34 ABY)
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, Jaina Solo, Ben Skywalker, Syal Antilles, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, Talon Karrde, Shada D'ukal, OCs
    Genre: Action, adventure, romance, drama
    Summary: Thirty years after the Battle of Endor, new foes arise to threaten the peace hard won by Alliance. Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo, along with their children and friends, must again fight for the fate of the galaxy.
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  4. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Index Part 2 - M - Z








    Sith-I-5

    Title: Island Surprise
    Author(s): Sith-I-5
    Timeframe: The Force Awakens, 33.5ABY
    Characters: Luke and Mara Skywalker, Rey.
    Genre: Saga-ST
    Summary: Luke and Mara are holidaying for a week on a remote island. Mara surfaces from a swim to find the Millennium Falcon at the waterline, and a strange girl with her husband.



    Stone Jade

    Title: The Jade Chronicles
    Author(s): Stone Jade
    Timeframe: 0 ABY – 40 ABY
    Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker, appearances by many major EU characters
    Genre: pretty much everything
    Summary: Mara’s missing moments, clichés and all

    Title: Jade Rebirth
    Author(s): Stone Jade
    Timeframe: 26 ABY
    Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker, brief appearances by others
    Genre: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, plus some Angst, Romance, Humor
    Summary: An expanded version of Mara's final battle with her disease, and the subsequent birth of her son Ben.

    Tarsier

    Title: Worth Fighting For
    Author: Tarsier
    Timeframe: ~40ABY
    Characters: Mara, Luke, Dankin, Benji (OC), Odonnl, Callista (ghost)
    Genre: drama/action
    Summary: Mara reluctantly agrees to find Luke, who has disappeared after the death of his wife, Callista. Luke and his son Benji temporarily join Mara's crew as Luke tries to figure out what's gone wrong in the galaxy and in his life, and what's really worth fighting for.

    Title: ...For the Rest of Us
    Author: Tarsier
    Timeframe: 21 ABY
    Characters: primarily Luke and Mara; appearances by Artoo, Aves, Ghent, Dankin, Faughn
    Genre: mush, fluff, maybe a little humor
    Summary: Festivus!

    Title: Overjoyed
    Author: Tarsier
    Timeframe: New Republic era, slight AU
    Characters: Mara, Luke, Dankin
    Genre: runs the spectrum from angst to mush; songfic
    Summary: Luke and Dankin: Each would be overjoyed to be closer to Mara.

    Title: Tell Luke
    Author: Tarsier
    Timeframe: late New Republic era, AU
    Characters: Mara, mostly; also Callista, Luke, Dankin, Aves, Odonnl, Karrde
    Genre: angst
    Summary: Who would you call with your last goodbye?







    ThreadSketch

    Title: I'll Come With You
    Author(s): ThreadSketch
    Timeframe: VotF onwards, AU
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, Talon Karrde, and more
    Genre: Drama/Romance/Introspection
    Summary: When all does not go as planned after Luke and Mara's escape from the cloning chamber in the Hand of Thrawn fortress on Nirauan, they are both forced to reevaluate their priorities and relationship - no easy feat when it's essentially one-sided...

    Title: What Ails You
    Author(s): ThreadSketch
    Timeframe: post-VotF/Union
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker
    Genre: Introspection/slight Humor
    Summary: Musings on frailties and humility, both humorous and serious.

    Title: Taking the Plunge
    Author(s): ThreadSketch
    Timeframe: NJO (unless you prefer not...)
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, implied Ben Skywalker
    Genre: Humor
    Summary: That first step's always a doozy...

    Title: with a heart for any fate
    Author(s): ThreadSketch
    Timeframe: VotF to the distant future
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker
    Genre: Introspective/Angst/Mush
    Summary: The most intimate sound isn't always a comfort.
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  5. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Challenge Index



    New Year, New Knowledge by Briannakin
    The Gift of Love by Revanfan1
    My True Love Gave to Me by JadeLotus
    In-Patient Attitude by ginchy




    Counselling by Annia Piet
    Hell Hath No Fury by Briannakin
    Celestial Love by JadeLotus
    Breakfast on Yavin IV by Jedi_Lover
    Famous Last Words by Nyota's Heart
    Certainty by Revanfan1




    A Frivolous Holiday by Annia Piet
    To the Mountain Top by Briannakin
    Because I Say So by Revanfan1



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    Categories:
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    LM AU Plot Devices:
    1 – Amnesia
    2 – Luke is Prince of Alderaan
    3 – Unplanned pregnancy
    4 – Coma
    5 – Episodes III-VI never happened
    6 – LM have more than 1 child
    Characters
    1 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
    2 – Bail Organa
    3 – Ahsoka Tano
    4 – Beru Whitesun Lars
    5 – Padme Amidala
    6 – Mace Windu
    Places:
    1 – Dagobah
    2 – Hoth
    3 – Alderaan
    4 – Old Republic Jedi Council
    5 – Deep Space
    6 – a science-fiction convention


    Nanna by Briannakin
    Never Had It So Good by Nyota's Heart
    This Little Light by Revanfan1

    The Rules:
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    1. The fic can be any genre (romance, fluff, horror, angst) and any length (there is no due date)

    2. The fic must remain Legends canon-compatible, meaning Sacrifice, the rest of LOTF, FOTJ and Crucible (as horrible as it was) must have happened (though having read them isn’t required). So the fic must take place post-45 ABY (if the events were not dreamt)

    3. You must return Mara back from the dead in some way. Some ideas (that actually come from my own plot bunnies) are
    - her death and subsequent events were all just a dream
    - Luke goes all out Victor Frankenstein and creates a new Mara
    - Mara comes from an alternative universe
    - Mara (very elaborately) faked her own death (or someone else faked it)
    - Mara’s spirit pulls either a Palpatine (with a clone) or a Callista (with someone else’s body) (please no!)
    - spontaneous resurrection

    4. You must also include (at least) one of these phrases (or a slightly edited version)
    - “Yes, yes, yes. Mara Jade Skywalker: back from the dead”
    - “What happens when ‘till death” is merely a technicality?”
    - “So, does this make you a zombie? Are you suddenly craving brains?”
    - “Mara Jade was never one for resting in peace.”
    - “Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me, so I punched him in the face.”


    Whilst You Slumber by Annia Piet
    Together Again by Briannakin
    'Till Death Do Us Part by Irish_Jedi_Jade
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  6. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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  8. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Let's get started!

    So, first discussion topic and challenge of the new thread! I'm going to try to keep both broad.

    Discussion: Because the EU is now known as a "Legacy" and, let's face it, not much (if anything) will be added to the "story" we used to consider canon, what is your final verdict of how the EU handled the relationship between Luke and Mara?
    Because we probably won't see much more written in the "Legacy" canon, do you think this gives you more freedom to play with it because there will be nothing more officially added? Or does the lack of new material restrict you in terms of "jumping off" points.


    Challenge:

    We have started a new thread and are about to embark on a new year. Write a story with Luke and Mara celebrating something new. You must include:
    - the colour red
    - a gift
    - a loud noise
  9. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I can't complain much about the broad details of the LM relationship. I liked that they didn't get together right away, I liked they, you know, got together at all, and I do like that they got a kid. The finer details are why I like fanfic.
    About 50% of my stuff is like complete AUs, like the fic I'm working on now really only takes into account up to ROTJ, so it doesn't really effect half my stuff at all. But the other half of my stuff is some what rooted in the EU and I think it gives me much more freedom. I have a plot bunny jumping on me that takes place ~5 years after FOTJ. It would probably be considered "AU" by most people's standards, but because it takes into account all the EU up to Crucible, and because nothing is going to be published any time soon to contradict it, I can consider it 'continuing canon' :p
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  10. ginchy Jedi Master

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    Hooray!! A new thread and a holiday challenge!!! Now, ladies (and gents), y'all know ginchy waits allllllllllll year like a good little gal for holiday romance so, if you would... [face_batting] [face_love] ;)

    Uh, Legends. Let's see. Well, I stopped reading so I don't really know how it all ended with Luke and Ben, tbh. (I only know what others have told me). I did read Outcast while writing EoA, and it made me feel a lot better after the stuff in Sacrifice, regarding Luke and Ben's relationship. As for Mara and Luke, I mean, I think we got what we got and some of it was good, and some of it was (really) bad, but at least we got it, you know? I mean, I came to SWEU to look for Luke having a girlfriend, and he eventually had a wife and a child, so.... yeah. I love Mara. I love Luke. I love Ben. They're always going to be 'canon' to me. As for writing, I do think having new EU helped in giving jumping off points, or scenes that you could change and add to. I think there will always be new fics with Mara and Ben, but over time they'll dwindle, just as they have been doing. It's just the nature of the fanfic beast. But they'll always be around and I look forward to all the AUs (or canon??) fics that'll come about from Ep VII. ;)
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  11. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Hmmm. I think the legends thing will eventually lead to fewer EU as we knew it, fics to fade and be swallowed up by those that lead up to, or agree with EP7, even if they are AUs to what is finally released... the plots and characters will be totally new. This will probably lead to more writing overall [face_dancing] but Mara will always be the benchmark for anyone Luke happens to be paired with. :rolleyes: A very hard act to follow. [face_love]
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  12. NightWatcher91 Jedi Knight

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    Hello! I have to say I am a fan of this thread and want to keep the love of Luke and Mara alive as well!
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  13. Jedi_Lover Jedi Grand Master

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    In a way, I would prefer Jedi monk Luke in EP7 to Luke married to somebody I don't like. At least with Jedi monk we can write stories showing he wasn't the celibate Jedi he claims he was. lol!
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  14. taramidala Jedi Grand Master

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    Luke Skywalker is too hot to be a hermit. Or a widower. Or anything else. [face_shame_on_you] Bring on Mara or any woman. :p
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  15. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    Discussion: Because the EU is now known as a "Legacy" and, let's face it, not much (if anything) will be added to the "story" we used to consider canon, what is your final verdict of how the EU handled the relationship between Luke and Mara?

    Overall, I think it was handled pretty well considering outside story circumstances (many different authors who didn't know what was going to possibly happen later/what other authors wanted to do with characters). Overall, I loved their relationship and how it was handled. Luke/Mara is what really got me into the EU which took my love of Star Wars to a whole different level than it had been which honestly has done so much for my life. No matter what happens to Luke in the movies, even if he ends up in a relationship and even if I love her, Mara will always be his true love and his wife to me.

    Because we probably won't see much more written in the "Legacy" canon, do you think this gives you more freedom to play with it because there will be nothing more officially added? Or does the lack of new material restrict you in terms of "jumping off" points.
    It kinda is both for me. New stories do give me new ideas, but then knowing there isn't going to be anything else can also give more of a feeling of anything goes (not that it really didn't before). But most of my stuff usually ends up AU anyway, so I don't know that it will really restrict me, more, not give me as many ideas of alternate to what was already written.
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  16. JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master

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    Discussion: Because the EU is now known as a "Legacy" and, let's face it, not much (if anything) will be added to the "story" we used to consider canon, what is your final verdict of how the EU handled the relationship between Luke and Mara?

    For the most part, I think it was handled very well. As @mavjade said above, considering the numerous authors who tackled the relationship over the course of so many works, I always thought it was fairly well streamlined. They didn't get together too soon, or too easily. They had to fight for it and that is what made it special, in my opinion. Mara will always be the benchmark for me in terms of romantic pairings for Luke, whether that be in the new films or new books.


    Because we probably won't see much more written in the "Legacy" canon, do you think this gives you more freedom to play with it because there will be nothing more officially added? Or does the lack of new material restrict you in terms of "jumping off" points.

    For me personally, since I exclusively write AU, I doubt that any new/lack of new material will restrict me at all.
  17. JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm happy with some aspects of the Legends L/M relationship, and unhappy with others - for me, fanfic has always been much better and engaging than the profic and I don't really get hung up on "canon". I think I will like the new movies and while they will be officially "canon," in my opinion my own personal canon is whatever I want it to be, and that is with Luke and Mara both alive and together.

    I don't think it's restrictive at all - there will always be AUs and new ideas and explorations of L/M in different universes. I'm anticipating that there will be a lot of "Mara in Episode VII" or universe-hopping/time-travel fics to include her in the new canon - there are certainly a plethora of "Mara in the OT" fics so I don't see why us L/M fans won't be writing Mara into the "canon" universe as well. If anything, it gives more options to explore the L/M relationship, although of course depending on how Luke's character in Episode VII. To be honest I would not be surprised at all if Luke was written to have an unnamed wife who died at some point prior to Episode VII, and we can all speculate that it was Mara and write fic surrounding those missing 30 years between ROTJ and TFA.
  18. ThreadSketch Jedi Knight

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    Because the EU is now known as a "Legacy" and, let's face it, not much (if anything) will be added to the "story" we used to consider canon, what is your final verdict of how the EU handled the relationship between Luke and Mara?

    [IMG]

    Lol. Bottom line: it was better than nothing. :p It started out superbly, then the ball was dropped, then they were rushed together, then a bunch of needlessly angsty junk got wedged in there AND THEN IT ENDS IN TEARS. Alas, poor Yorick. But they still got together, huzzah. *raises glass*


    Because we probably won't see much more written in the "Legacy" canon, do you think this gives you more freedom to play with it because there will be nothing more officially added? Or does the lack of new material restrict you in terms of "jumping off" points?

    ALL BETS ARE OFF, LOLZ. Really, it never stopped anyone from glorious fanfic anyway, but I do feel a greater sense of playing outside of the Legends sandbox now. (Especially with seeing those amazing plot bunnies on Tumblr, rawr.) Although it's kind of silly fun to keep the Bantam era and use that end as a jump point while ignoring most of Del Rey.
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  19. JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    I want him to have a child (preferably Domhnall Gleeson, but I'd accept Daisy Ridley's "Rey," too). Other than that, his spouse can be dead/divorced/missing. As long as there is EU and fanfic to detail who exactly she is, I'm all for them revealing her later. The continuation of the Skywalker line is most important to me.

    That said, I highly doubt I'll dislike his potential new wife, whomever she may be, but I don't know whether I'll like her as much as Mara.
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  21. madman007 Jedi Master

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    Not sure if anyone remembers my rants during the time when Sacrifice came out, but I had them. I stopped reading the EU books after that one. I tried to skim the next one, got to Mara's funeral, and the book almost ended up slammed against the wall (I was in a public bookstore at the time, so probably not a great idea). I wrote all kinds of fan fiction on the subject that was pro-Mara. Even rewrote the ending to Sacrifice. All along I wished they would revamp the whole thing just to let Mara live.

    Well....here we are. They revamped the EU, all right. They redid EVERYTHING!

    Maybe I wished TOO hard?

    So, let's get to the reason why Disney/Lucasfilm erased the EU. [face_money_eyes][face_money_eyes][face_money_eyes] That and control. The EU was too vast for them to control all of it, so they made it into Legends. They would rather appease the majority of Star Wars fans who love only the movies over giving the small percentage of those fans who even know of the EU their favorite characters. But they are only doing this in terms of the new movies they plan to make. It doesn't seem to me that the new Lucasfilm cares if we the fans keep writing our favorite characters of Legends, despite the fact that we may never have another book based on the original EU. See, there's no money involved in fan fiction.

    Since I didn't follow the books after a certain point, I'm not sure how the relationships of the Skywalker family would have turned out. To me, I thought Mara and Luke would grow old together. I thought perhaps Mara should have had another child. For me, there's more of a dynamic when both parents live, instead of having the child grow up with one parent and an only child. Star Wars has worn out growing up with one or less parent to death (no pun intended).So now, here's our chance, fellow fan fiction writers. The EU is now in a shambles, but only on the surface. The movies will exist on their own plane of existance, or canon. There doesn't have to be new books to create more stories for me. There are more stories in the galaxy of Star Wars that are still out there. They just have to be found.
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  22. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2010
    star 5
    So, I'm here, writing my piece for the holiday challenge and it is getting progressively NOT SAFE for these boards. I'm like "I cant post this here!" I didn't intend to write a mainly PM only fic, but the actual portion I can openly post isn't exactly long. It's one of your guys' fault. I don't know who, but my muse has been corrupted.


    As for Mara in the movies, I am fully expecting Mara not to be there. I think most of us are expecting Ridely to play a Solo, and given that her name is Rey and not Jaina, I've given up hope that any scrap of the EU will remain. Though I do hope that Luke has a kid/kids. In my ideal/semi-realistic world, Luke will have a son in the new movies and the "mother" will be mentioned, but not explored in-dept (so she's dead), so we can fill that in with books, and if we don't like the books, we can pretend those don't exist and just fill in the gaps with Mara :p
  23. Jedi_Lover Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2004
    star 5
    My hope for EP7 is the North Koreans are extreme Mara Jade Fans and will hack into the Disney site and demand that she is added into movie!! And they want a love scene written by @ginchy !
  24. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 3, 2013
    star 6
    Here's my entry for the challenge.

    [link=[url]http://boards.theforce.net/threads/the-gift-of-love-l-m-holiday-challenge.50025703/]The[/url] Gift of Love[/link]
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  25. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2010
    star 5
    My entry for the challenge is now up.

    Also, I plan on logging into the sock account to start the new index sometime after christmas. I don't log into the sock account very often, so if you want some of your stories up, PM the sock.
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