Fanclub Return of the Tang: Mara Jade Skywalker Fan club

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  1. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    How wise you are kataja!!!! =D= =D= =D= Your points are excellent.

    I love grandparents L/M stories so much LOL and they've worked so hard I always felt it was their just due to be surrounded by grandlings they could -- buy puppies for [face_laugh]

    And chase each other still! even in their supposed dotage [face_mischief]
    I can read character death in a greatly plotted fanfic if it makes sense and doesn't feel like a travesty or out of character. [face_thinking]
    I've read stunning fics where Luke dies heroically and even though it's sad as all get out it still fits his noble character, so i do believe that's what chapped me the most - besides the fact that Mara rocks LOL

    But hey, if they wanna do her backstory and in-between stuff, I'll not complain as long as Tyers & Zahn and Stackpole do it.

    :p

  2. Hazel Force Ghost

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    I would love an L/M with Ben set in the missing years between the NJO and DNT. The main reason why I read the DNT was to see them interact and there was so little of that there :(.

    Although the kind of story I would like is probably more suited for fanfiction than pro-fiction :p. The pros would probably have Ben be kidnapped by some bad guy :rolleyes:.

  3. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Ben was already kidnapped at six months old. But then again, the Solo kids were kidnapped multiple times. :p

    Less than three weeks until Choices of One comes out. [face_dancing]

  4. haleyskywalker2 Jedi Master

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    I like Ben in the FOTJ series and the main reason I read those books is because of the interaction between Ben and Luke.
    I truly wish that Mara would of had more time to spend with her son and to see how great of a young man he is becoming.

    I love to read stories like as Ben was growing up starting from like aroung 2years old and him growing up with his family instead of war...war....war....war....Kriffing wars..... and he would have to be sent to the maw with all the other Jedi.

    I wish Mara and Luke could of grown old together and have thier love still growing and shinning so brightly in the force..

    :D
  5. kataja Force Ghost

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    haleyskywalker2 - I like Ben in the FOTJ series and the main reason I read those books is because of the interaction between Ben and Luke.

    Join the club!:D I love their interaction - and Luke not least!
    Hazel - My reason to read DN was Luke too - and Mara of course. (heck - my single reason to read any SW is Luke and Mara [face_blush])But those few scenes we got were pretty good. I love the one where Mara jokes that Luke's only trying to get her into his cabin again :D and adds maybe later. I still need to see (or write) a fanfic about that 'later' [face_devil] And the scene weher Luke swears and Ben promises him not to tell mum - if he gets some more sweets - is pretty sweet too.;)
  6. Hazel Force Ghost

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    Yes, those scenes were delicious, Kataja, but they were all in the 1st book. In the other 2 Ben us mostly either with Jacen or doesn't show up at all.

    Haley, your wishes for stories are the very essence of fanfiction so you're in the right place to get them ;).
  7. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    Luke and Ben are pretty much the ONLY reason I read FOTJ. Though there are some other alright things about the series. I enjoy Luke in his role as a single father. I've accepted Mara's death, she will live on in fanfic and profic, hopefully. But it does suck that we do not see them as grandparents together. My own grandparents are currently on the couch together across the room from me doing a puzzle. It would have been nice to see LM in the same role as HL in FOTJ.

    I hope the new book will be between NJO and DNT. I've only read the first DNT book (and I was half asleep because I was on a red-eye flight) and it really sucked when it came to the LM stuff. I'm actually surprised Ben was only kidnaped once. Bantam authors LOVED to do that to the Solos.
  8. kataja Force Ghost

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    Briannakin - I'm actually surprised Ben was only kidnaped once. Bantam authors LOVED to do that to the Solos.

    Mayvbe DelRay changed at least some things for the good?;) In general, Luke & Mara have come out much more fortunate as parents than poor Leia and Han.
  9. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    Maybe DelRay actually realized we were sick of something and knew not to do it again.

    I guess putting their kid in the Maw thwarted off potential kidnappers.
  10. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    But it did make them all wacko!
  11. haleyskywalker2 Jedi Master

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    Briannakin - I'm actually surprised Ben was only kidnaped once. Bantam authors LOVED to do that to the Solos

    I think it was because of them putting Ben in the Maw, like Briannakin said, because the Yuuzhan vong was kidnapping humans and other creatures but It wasn't known that other people were kidnapping because mainly everyone was either dead or well dead. Also, who would go to the Maw to kidnap a child while there is possibly many Jedi protecting not just that child but all the other children... that kidnapper wouldn't stand a chance.. but you never know.

    Briannakin-I hope the new book will be between NJO and DNT.

    Are you talking about 'Choices of One?' Because that one is set between ANH and ESB, I believe.
  12. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    No, apparently Zahn is going to be pitching some new ideas to the headwigs for a new book and some of those idea include Mara.

    CoO is a sequel to Alligance... which is still on my nightstand, halfway done. I'm going to finish it right after I finish SOTP and I read VOTF, before I finishes Alligance.

    I wanted to read the New Republic Bantam stuff in order. I actually got as far as the first The Black Flee crisis book. Then I'm like 'this sucks', so I skipped to SOTP. I'll go back to read the in-between stuff eventually.
  13. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    No, apparently Zahn is going to be pitching some new ideas to the headwigs for a new book and some of those idea include Mara.

    CoO is a sequel to Alligance... which is still on my nightstand, halfway done. I'm going to finish it right after I finish SOTP and I read VOTF.

    I wanted to read the New Republic Bantam stuff in order. I actually got as far as the first The Black Flee crisis book. Then I'm like 'this sucks', so I skipped to SOTP. I'll go back to read the in-between stuff eventually.
  14. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Man I miss the NR era so badly. I've been really wanting to re-read HttE but I'm waiting until the reissue comes out.
  15. kataja Force Ghost

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    JediMara77 - Man I miss the NR era so badly. I've been really wanting to re-read HttE but I'm waiting until the reissue comes out.

    I miss it too! I'd really, really, really like to see some new stories from that era, featuring Luke and Mara. Preferably some where they both are shown as competent and well-functioning people but where we could also see the unreleased sexual tension between them. And maybe get some reasons to why it remains unreleased.;)

    (I supposed we have to rely on fanfiction to see the tension released:p )
  16. haleyskywalker2 Jedi Master

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    Kataja-(I supposed we have to rely on fanfiction to see the tension released :p ) .[/i

    Exactly, but I do have to say the fanfiction writers on this website and more, write the best romantic fanfiction ever and it is probably better then most of the authors that write these star wars EU books.

    Briannakin-No, apparently Zahn is going to be pitching some new ideas to the headwigs for a new book and some of those idea include Mara.

    Oh, wow, I never knew anything about that. I also hope its between NJO and DNT because I would like to see how Ben is cooping from the Maw and getting back with his family and then just to see some family time after the war.
  17. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    I picked up the latest Star Wars Insider yesterday for the Zahn short story "Buyer's Market." It also had two articles about the Heir to the Empire reissue and Choices of One. Some snippets:

    I would love to see a short story where Luke and Mara reminisce about old times and realize just how much they actually "worked" together when they were on opposite sides of the war. [face_laugh]
  18. kataja Force Ghost

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    Thank you for the snippets Nanci! Ok, I got even more thrilled for Choises now - if that's even possible! :p

    And I wish so too! It could be pretty cool of they met with the Hand of Judgement guys and got sorted some thing out.:D Who knows, that might even be Zahn's plot idea for the later story...;)
  19. Hazel Force Ghost

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    That's the very definition of destiny - even when they didn't work together, they worked together. :p


    Thanks for the news, Nanci. [:D] :*
  20. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    I feel the same way! :D And I'm getting excited for "Crisis of Faith," which will be included in the new HttE reissue.

    I'm really interested to knowing what happens to the HoJ after the Galactic Civil War. I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them die in CoO, as they're really the only characters who CAN die. But I'm going to ask Zahn, in his opinion, what comes of them after the war.

    And, knowing me, I'll probably get a fic idea after reading CoO. :p Less than two weeks!
  21. Tarsier Force Ghost

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    Yes, I definitely think there should be a reunion between the Hand of Judgement and Luke and Mara. :D But I have a sinking feeling the Hand of Judgment will be wiped out in Choices of One. That's why I'm a bit reluctant to read it.
  22. kataja Force Ghost

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    JediMara77And I'm getting excited for "Crisis of Faith," which will be included in the new HttE reissue.
    Hey, wasn't that about Thrawn? But of course I might get exited about it anyway...:p


    I'm really interested to knowing what happens to the HoJ after the Galactic Civil War. I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them die in CoO, as they're really the only characters who CAN die. But I'm going to ask Zahn, in his opinion, what comes of them after the war.
    Keep us updated, will you?! [face_batting]

    And, knowing me, I'll probably get a fic idea after reading CoO.
    Oooh...:D

    Tarsier - lets hope not!

    Completely another matter - does anyone else have it like me that you can't see a redhaired actress wihtout making a quick scan of how she might be as Mara (doesn't even have to be redhaired, rellay)? I've noticed that the danish based criminal series "The Killing" has a no-nonsense strawberry blonde in the main part: Mireille Enos - and I've heard she's a very good actor. Sadly, I haven't seen the series myself. Has anyone seen it and would she have talent for Mara's role?
  23. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    kataja: Yes, "Crisis of Faith" is about Thrawn. Zahn also said that Baron Fel will play a role. It's supposed to bridge the gap between CoO and HttE.

    Tarsier: I can see one of the HoJ dying, but I can't see Zahn killing ALL of them. That's not his style, unless it's dictated by the plot, like in Outbound Flight (but even then, not everyone died). I can see them going into the Empire of the Hand and being the predecessors for the 501st stormtroopers we see in Survivor's Quest. We'll see, I guess!

    kataja again: Yes, I do that a lot! I know nothing about that particular actress though, sorry! Somebody asked Zahn what he thought about Felicia Day playing Mara, and he actually said that she'd probably do a good job. I can see her doing it, but I can't help but see Mara as whatever model they used on the Japanese NJO covers. :p
  24. kataja Force Ghost

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    I agree it wouldn' be Zahn's style to kill off his characters. One maybe - but not all of them, not even most of them, really.

    Felicia Day was great with that lightsaber stunt and I really like her - but she strikes me as too "friendly looking" for Mara. But as I said, I can't think of one single actress who'd get all the aspects right - and in the end it would be all about the acting making up for whatever might lack at first impressions. And those japanese models haunt me too. :p My reason keeps telling me that a spy shouldn't be that striking. If anything she should share Michelle Pfeiffers ability to be knockout and anonymous.

    IF there ever was a casting for Mara, it would make the search for Scarlett O'Hara pale in comparision.:p


    At elast everytime I've tried to photoshop a cover for my stories I've found out that I need a new face for each of them. I guess that's because I focus on a different aspects of her and since I see no one perfect for the part I keep changing her face in my mind too...o_O

    Oh, found this on youtube: Enos is less glamorous (and paler colored) than I often imagine Mara but she has 'punch' and integrity. And I though the cut from The Killing pretty awesome.
  25. Tarsier Force Ghost

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    I agree it isn't Zahn's style to kill off characters (one of the many things I love about him), but this is Del Rey we're talking about (it is published by Del Rey, isn't it?). And since the HoJ will never be heard from again.... Though I understand very little about the Empire of the Hand, so maybe they could slip in there. Here's hoping!

    Though does anyone else think the title "Choices of One" sounds sort of ominous?

    kataja - Yes, I often analyze actors and try to decide if they could play certain Star Wars characters, especially Mara. So far I haven't found anyone who even comes close to Mara. I agree Felicia Day looks way too sweet and friendly for Mara.
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