Return of the Defenders of the A&P Love Story (Part 2)

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  1. stacysatrip Jedi Master

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    Nov 20, 2002
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    Welcome, Katana_Geldar, it's always nice to see a new face.

    Have a great trip anidan.
  2. The_Abstract Force Ghost

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    Jul 16, 2002
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    I'm not one to bring too much attention to myself. I mean, this is the anonymous Internet. I'm not out to cultivate e-celebrity here. We have enough "celebrities" in this world to pack the Circles of Hell to standing room only.

    But I just happened to miss my JC Anniversary, which, in some fashion, is like an e-birthday for most people. So, in celebration of the spacious new digs and the honor of having posted with you fine gentleman and ladies the past year, I thought I would "bless" you all with a special post dedicated to all the misanthropes, raving lunatics, demented social outkasts, eccentric personalities, and hallucinogenic ego projections who have provided hours and hours of riveting entertainment over the past year. Star Wars fandom would suffer without you.

    I will get to the gratitude a little later, but I thought I might amuse this thread with a tale of magic and wonder that will stretch the imagination and explore the boundaries of human possibility.




    It would be useful to picture yourself in a tiny little basement rec room, tucked away in the bowels of a church of unsignified denomination, surrounded by fellow sufferers of an affliction with the abominable moniker of Serendipity. It is a frightful place, capable of challenging the mightiest resolves of the human soul, turning prophets into fools, scholars into dunces, and striking afoot any claim to real wisdom in the universe. I was called there one day. This is important to note. There is no choice, rhyme, or reason in the matter. You are at the behest of powerful forces, beyond the understanding of the limited human intellect. I was not alone in the room. There were others there too, though they remained as puzzled as I to their purpose here, meandering about like cattle in an open field. There was also an air of non-recognition, the indifference one encounters on public transportation, or lost on a busy street corner. Quick glances and casual conversation sprinkled the stale air, breaking the awkward silences every teenager grows to fear.

    In hindsight, the next moment of my time there was no different then any previous one. It was strikingly ordinary. Out of the corner of my eye, I catch this alluring vision wandering through the crowd. I?m affable on my better days, so I say hello, and innocently strike up a causal conversation to break the monotony. My Spanish inquisition presses on?she presses back. The stop light glows a bright green, so I roll down this street, as the air is inviting, the neon lights warm and buzzing with possibility.

    The staleness that hovers inside the room is blown away, as the Holy Ghost whispers in. The souls of believers bathe in fire, while the agnostics and atheists swat away at this bothersome Ghost. I was blessed enough to be caught in the rapture, as was my casual acquaintance of five minutes. We spoke in many different tongues, each thick with the fervent hysteria of revelation. And still, the non-believers looked slightly annoyed.
    Rapture is a timeless exercise, so it?s difficult to say how long I was enraptured; months perhaps passed by before my soul reincorporated with its earthly form. That moment was a revelation as well. There are many opportunities in life where we recognize our Self, the driver in our chariot of life, but rarely are we graced by the presence of our Other, the golden rose of sunrise and sunset rising from the horizon to meet us as we move through the misty dusk and back to the piercing rays of a new dawn. Standing twice-blessed in awe of all my eyes had seen; then, kneeling humbly as all must, in deference to all things holy.

    Not a day has passed since, where I do not pray to be worthy of the gift I have received. And I pray as well that you may one day experience the same?








    Many thanks to all the Defenders who have passed by this way again and again. You are responsible for the construction of a unique shrine in the cold, empty space of the internet, which will burn bright as long as love can find its sanctuary here.

    [face_love]
    [fac
  3. stacysatrip Jedi Master

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    Happy anniversary, Abs!


    Well, since we've started a new thread, we need to start a new A/P jukebox. Here's the first entry; it's not really an A/P type song, it's more of a Palpy song in reference to Anakin:

    I Alone

    Live



    I Alone

    it's easier not to be wise
    and measure these things by your brains
    I sank into Eden with you
    alone in the church by and by
    I'll read to you here, save your eyes
    you'll need them, your boat is at sea
    your anchor is up, you've been swept away
    and the greatest of teachers won't hesitate
    to leave you there, by yourself, chained to fate

    I alone love you
    I alone tempt you
    I alone love you
    fear is not the end of this!

    it's easier not to be great
    and measure these things by your eyes
    we long to be here by his resolve
    alone in the church by and by
    to cradle the baby in space
    and leave you there by yourself chained to fate

    I alone love you
    I alone tempt you
    I alone love you
    fear is not the end of this!

  4. irishjedi49 Jedi Master

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    Jul 23, 2002
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    ^ What the boy meant to say was, he's with me, and it's been about a year come football season :D

    Though he said it nicer. [face_love]

    Go Irish.
  5. MissPadme Jedi Master

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    Happy anniversary Abs ;).

    Hope you have a nice trip anidan. (Perhaps he's hiding in qingauk's suitcase.)

    --MissPadme
  6. anakin-player Jedi Knight

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    Jun 22, 2002
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    Did somebody say football season? ;)

    Go Trojans! Btw, USC humiliated the Irish last season. :)
  7. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    Happy TF.N anniversary Abs :D

    Hey guys, fyi- I'm a bit behind w/ updating the author list, I'll get it up for you all tomorrow!

    Reminder- GO VOTE IN THE SUMMER FANFIC AWARDS- PM YOUR VOTES TO LADYMAIRED- VOTING WILL END AT MIDNIGHT ON Wednesday, July 30 :D

    Here's the list of Defenders writer's who've been nominated (Sorry Illuminatrix- I forgot you the last time around :_| ):

    :D Defenders Who have been nominated in the Summer 2003 Fanfic awards: :D
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    Best AU

    The Skywalker Prophecy: A Destiny Renewed by Darth_Lex

    Best Canon

    Winds of Change by geo3

    The Beginning and the End by jedi-ES

    Best Action

    The Skywalker Prophecy: A Destiny Renewed by Darth_Lex

    Best Drama

    To Court a Queen by PadmeLeiaJaina

    Best Romance

    Bring Me to Life by stacysatrip

    The Beginning and the End by jedi-ES

    Best Humor

    The Anakin Skywalker Diaries by anakin_girl

    Best Pre-Saga Story ? In-Progress

    In Darkness, Bind Them by Darth_Tim

    Best Saga Story ? In-Progress

    Winds of Change by geo3

    Best Post-Saga Story ? In-Progress

    To Court a Queen by PadmeLeiaJaina

    Best Saga Story ? Completed

    Children of Circumstance by geo3

    Best Vignette

    The Bed Blanket Lawn Party by DarthBreezy

    A Certain Point of View by Falls_the_Shadow

    Best Short Story/Novella

    Come Undone by DarthBreezy

    Best Novel

    Children of Circumstance by geo3

    The Beginning and the End by Jedi-ES

    Duel of the Fates by Darth_Tim

    Best Series

    Step Into My Parlor & Children of Circumstance & Winds of Change by geo3

    Best Original Character

    Bale Mindin Naberrie Skywalker (Winds of Change by geo3)

    Byron Skywalker (The Skywalker Prophecy: A Destiny Renewed by Darth_Lex)

    Poulin Brith (Winds of Change by geo3)

    Best Interpretation of a Canon Character

    Anakin Skywalker (Winds of Change by geo3)

    Anakin Skywalker (The Beginning & the End by Jedi-ES)

    Most Underrated Story

    Terra Incognito by Illuminatrix

    Most Imaginative Story

    The Skywalker Prophecy by Darth_Lex

    Terra Incognito by Illuminatrix

    Most Accurate Interpretation of an Ensemble Cast

    Winds of Change by geo3

    The Beginning and the End by Jedi-ES

    The Skywalker Prophecy - Episode IV: A Destiny Renewed by Darth_Lex

    Best Author

    geo3

    Darth_Tim
  8. vampire-jing Jedi Knight

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    Oct 10, 2002
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    Happy anniversary Abs!

    And have a nice trip anidan!

    ^_________^
  9. The_Abstract Force Ghost

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    Jul 16, 2002
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    ^ What the boy meant to say was, he's with me, and it's been about a year come football season

    Though he said it nicer/



    I agree with irishjedi49 on this issue. [face_love]

  10. vampire-jing Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://membres.lycos.fr/zoopsiex/Images/Magazine/Star%20Wars%20Insider/issue53_1.jpg] [image=http://membres.lycos.fr/zoopsiex/Images/Magazine/Star%20Wars%20Insider/issue57_2.jpg]

    I like these two pictures, Hayden and Natalie looks so cute together.

    :D :D :D
  11. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    Wow if that's not a bit of the devil brewing in HC's eyes in that first pic, I don't know what is!

    Great photos! [face_love] [face_love]
  12. LonErian Jedi Knight

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    Jul 26, 2003
    Hello, Defenders.

    I have posted a new vignette that you might enjoy.

    Heresy, by LonErian




    A gold star to the first person (who doesn't already know) to correctly identify the Defender behind this sock.


    [Edit]
    That was fast! anakin_girl gets the GOLD STAR.
  13. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2000
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    *raises hand*

    Mesa knows!
  14. irishjedi49 Jedi Master

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    Jul 23, 2002
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    Happy anniversary Abstract :p A year on TF.N, a year since we started talking about a shared love for Notre Dame (and hostility towards a certain Southern California school), and six months we've been dating IRL. Yeah for SW geeks :D It's been pretty cool thus far :cool:


    anakin-player - Just wait till October. We'll see who's humiliated then :p


    And I don't know who LonErian is ?[face_plain] but I guess that means I should catch up on Defender fanfic (thanks to PLJ's list, that's much easier now!) and figure it out. Vamos a ver.
  15. anakin-player Jedi Knight

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    Jun 22, 2002
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    A year on TF.N, a year since we started talking about a shared love for Notre Dame (and hostility towards a certain Southern California school)...

    Oh, you mean UCLA. ;) Yeah, I have some hostility towards that school too!
  16. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    Hi Guys- here's the recently updated Defenders story list! :)


    [face_love] Anakin/Padme Defenders Writers Fanfic Links [face_love]
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    Anakin_Girl

    The Anakin Skywalker Diaries, Part 1: The Mission
    Humor, PT/ AU
    Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan
    Four part story- links for the next installment fall at the end of each one.
    Complete

    The Anakin Skywalker Diaries, Part 2: Tatooine
    Humor PT/AU
    Completed

    The Anakin Skywalker Diaries, Part 3: Naboo
    Humor PT/AU
    complete

    The Anakin Skywalker Diaries, Part 4: Coruscant
    Humor PT/AU
    In Progress, last updated 7/27

    The Forces of Love
    Ani/Padme proposal
    Vignette
    Complete

    Anidan

    Destiny o f A Skywalker

    Family of the Empire

    What if

    Arriss

    Story Title: Alliance
    Main Characters: Anakin, Padmé, Obi-Wan, Luke, Leia, Bail Organa, Yoda
    Story parameters: AU/OT ? Romance, Action
    Length: Due to the amount of words I?ll consider it a Novel (it?s over 40,000 and climbing )
    Brief: Spanning the time from the end of AOTC through ROTJ. The possible future Anakin and Padmé could have had with the twins and what they had to endure along the way.
    Status: In progress Last Updated twice July 23th and 25th

    Story Title: A/P Haunted Hotel
    Main Characters: Anakin & Padmé
    Story parameters: AU ? Romance, Angst
    Length: Vignette
    Brief: Anakin & Padmé take a vacation at a haunted hotel & the result is less than pleasant.
    Status: Completed

    DarthBreezy

    Freefall
    A new tale, this takes place the day after the wedding, Anakin's thoughts...
    Complete

    Anakin on Fatherhood
    Subtitled "Dating my Daughter"
    Humor/One posts
    Complete

    Bed Blanket Lawn Party
    Pre-E-3 era Pooja and 'Uncle Ani' tale...
    Humor/One posts
    Complete

    Falls the Shadow
    Anakin and Padme, from the era of Episode III
    Complete October 02

    Deceptons
    Deceptions, Part 2 of the "Endgames" Saga
    Completed January 2003

    Come Undone
    The Conclusion, March 2003
    Completed

    The Rocker Chair
    98% Angst free
    A vignette in the Saga... also the "High End Watermark of Jedi Nookie" piece
    Complete

    While you were out
    PT AU
    Ani/Obi-Wan babysit the Skywalker Twins
    In progress Last Updated 7/26

    Darth_Lex

    Story Title: One Choice
    Main Characters: Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala
    Story parameters: AU
    Length: Short Story
    Summary: On a day of celebrati
  17. MissPadme Jedi Master

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    Jul 9, 1998
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    PLJ, thanks for the updates. I was unaware some stories had been updated (*ahem*); how about announcing it here when you do?

    --MissPadme
  18. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    You're welcome MissPadme.

    I guess some writers don't like making announcements. This is why I decided to put the list together. It only takes me a few minutes to check everyone's stories to see when during the week they'd posted and updated their links.

    This way, if we anyone happens to miss a post- they can check my list here.

    A few of the writers I only put brief descriptions *cough*ES*cough* - if you wish to elaborate the text, please PM me and I'm happy to change what I currently have written or stolen from what I can from the first posts in your fics in describing what they are about.

    I'm glad everyone finds this list great.

    Again- whenever you post something new, either post the link in here- and/or PM me the details and I will add the new story to the list. The more stories, the better :D
  19. jedi-ES Jedi Master

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    Hello. Just coming here to mention to all who read my story that I posted again in my story. :)
  20. Arriss Force Ghost

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    Jun 1, 2002
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    Busy weekend so I'm just catching up.

    Congrats Abs & IrishJedi! [face_love] I wish you happiness.

    Thanks for the update PLJ - helpful as always. ;)

    Saw Tomb Raider this weekend - much better than the first! A good movie.
  21. irishjedi49 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 23, 2002
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    Thanks Arriss :) Of course the love story brought all of us together as a group (for some wild parties, too, as I recall :p ) but happily, it also had other effects [face_love]
  22. GunraysLawyer Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2003
    star 4
    Just here to say "hello", and state:

    I will not be baited by a Trojan fan. Let's wait to after the third(?) Saturday in October on the field in the house that Rock built and in the shadow of "Touchdown Jesus"...Then will talk, and one of us will be happy.

    Go IRISH, Beat trojans! (Our Lady of Victory, Pray for Us)
  23. A_Lady_Jedi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2003
    This looks like a nice place for my first post.
  24. stacysatrip Jedi Master

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    Nov 20, 2002
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    Welcome, A_Lady_Jedi! Always nice to have a new defender!


    As for all the football talk, my heart lies with my Herd. Even though we get ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT nationally...

    **ahem** (Chad Pennington. Randy Moss. Byron Leftwich..but hey, who are they? It's not like they came from a real college football team, right?)

    We don't get to play Notre Dame or anybody like that. This year we've got Ohio State, Tennessee,and Miami. Should be interesting, no? I guess we'll see what we're made of.
  25. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    Welcome to the Defenders A_Lady_Jedi! We love discussing the A/P lovestory... and other stuff. Pull up a chair and jump right in... we don't bite :D

    BTW I agree w/ Anakin_Player, "Seabiscuit" was a wonderful movie. If you're depressed or feeling down- go see it, it'll bring a lump into your throat and leave you cheering :D

    Jeff Bridges reminded me of when he played Tucker in GL's rarely remembered but lovely film "Tucker a Man and His Dream." He was superb.
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