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  1. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Welcome to the Skywalker-Jade Revival Society! Here at the SJRS we're dedicated to keeping a healthy flow of fandom activity related to the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade. This is a combined fanfiction index and discussion thread, where you can locate your favorite fanfiction, join in on discussions about our favorite farmboy and his redhead, and maybe even participate in some writing challenges! More new features will be added as the SJRS leadership team comes up with exciting things to keep you up-to-date on the best 'ship in the Star Wars fandom! :)

    If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please feel free to send a private message to EmilieDarklighter. Also, feel free to check out The SJRS Official Message Boards for more discussion, fanfic, and fan art!

    If you would like to have your fic removed from the Index, please PM this sock!

    Thank you to Trace and Irish for all their hard work on the Index!



    NOTE TO AUTHORS

    Please review the guidelines about 'Promoting Fics'; in the FanFic FAQ. For the purposes of this thread, links to the following stories are encouraged:

    - Challenge entries
    - Responses to inquiries regarding a specific story

    Thanks for your cooperation!

    Emmi



    IMPORTANT UPDATE AND NOTE

    This thread was locked due to lack of activity, but as of August 2011, it was unlocked and I, Briannakin, was given control of it. I have changed a few things, but out of respect for EmilieDarklighter - original owner of this thread, I have kept many of her notes and I have left a link to PM her above. Unfortunately, she is not around much anymore. You can still contact her regarding this thread, but if you have a question, comment or suggestion, feel free to PM this sock or Briannakin.

    I would like to thank EmilieDarkighter, Jedi Trace, Irish_Jade_Jedi, and any other contributes to this thread that came before me.

    May the Force be with you

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  2. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Welcome to the Luke and Mara Fanfiction Index!


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    If you would like to submit a story to this Index, please send a PM to this sock and include the following information:


    Title and Link: (NO hyperlinks or mark-up codes, please. Just copy and paste the URL.)
    Author(s):
    Timeframe:
    Characters:
    Genre:
    Keywords:
    Summary:
    Notes:

    If you could submit your fics broken-link style (like we do the Awards) that'd be a big help. ;) Example: Name of fic [leave a space here/link]


    **Per the TOS, only G and PG-rated fics are allowed.**




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    CHALLENGE THREADS


    Holiday Challenge (November/December 2004)
    --Submissions:
    --Festival of the Twin Gods by Barefoot XO
    --Endor Day by Jedi Trace
    --Untitled by maramijade




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  3. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    The Luke and Mara Fanfiction Index


    Master Index arranged by author in alphabetical order

    Part 1: A-G


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    AdmiralWesJanson

    Threshold
    Genre: Vignettes/Romance, sort of
    Summary: Mara records a message for Luke before the Battle of Centerpoint Station


    Agent_Jaid

    Fall Like Fire: Sequel to Words Miscommunicate
    Genre: Action/Adventure/Angst
    Summary: Mara Skywalker almost died in a speeder accident and Luke became terrified for her. The strong woman is frightened, self-doubting and emotionally broken and tries to hide it from her husband. But as Mara struggles to regain control of her life, the one thing she thought she could count on disappears...

    Words Miscommunicate
    Genre: Angst
    Summary: Mara and Luke have been married for almost a year. While very much in love, they still argue with each other and one day, their tempers escalate and Mara stormed out the door. The aftermath of their anger was something out of a nightmare for them...


    Aiel

    The Love of a Father
    Timeframe: NJO w/ flashbacks to pre-ANH
    Characters: Luke/Mara
    Summary: While Mara is giving birth to Ben. Luke becomes reflective of his own feelings of his father when he was growing up, and of conversations with Mara, before she fell in love with him, on the matter of being a father. A short story in two parts about growing up and the joy of parenthood.


    AnakinsHeir

    I?m Not in Love
    Genre: Humor/Angst
    Summary: Luke and Mara both deal with confusing emotions when thinking of the other. Will either admit to being in love?


    Anne_Lily

    Scars
    Timeframe: sometime after Rebirth
    Characters: Mara
    Genre: vignette, introspection
    Summary: Wounds, scars, healing . . .

    On Names and Taxonomies
    Genre: Introspection, AU, some romance.
    Summary: During a fight, Mara Jade experiences something completely new and strange to her. Will she face the consequences of her reaction, or will she keep running away from them forever?


    Ariapaige

    Holo'cordings
    Timeframe: 8 years after TTT
    Characters: Luke/Mara and family
    Genre: AU


    aurrasingrules101

    Bleeding Love
    Timeframe: post-VOTF
    Characters: Luke, Mara, a little Leia
    Genre: romance
    Summary: Mara?s musings before her wedding
    Notes: songfic

    Heritage
    Timeframe: 25 ABY
    Characters: Padme, Luke, Leia, Han, Mara, Jacen, Jaina, Anakin(Solo), Jag Fel, Wedge Antilles, etc.
    Genre: action, drama, romance
    Summary: What did Ep3 fail to show us? What is the true story about what happened in that delivery room, and what repercussions came from it? Luke and Leia have lived virtually their whole lives with minimal knowledge of their heritage, but a new threat to the galaxy that could shatter Luke's most ingrained beliefs in the Force could also flesh out an even deeper secret about their past.


    AzulSaber

    Tokens
    Genre: Romance, Mush
    Summary: L/M mush, reflecting on their love on their one year anniversary.


    Benjor45[
  4. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    The Luke and Mara Fanfiction Index


    Master Index arranged by author in alphabetical order

    Part 2: H-M


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    Hazel

    Beloved Companion
    Genre: Songfic, Angts
    Characters: Luke Skywalker
    Timeframe: VotF, during Mara?s healing trance
    Summary: Luke contemplates Mara and his hopes for the future. Inspired by Bon Jovi?s ?Open All Night?.

    Artoo?s Frazzled Circuits
    Genre: Romance, Humour, extended scene
    Characters: L/M, Artoo
    Timeframe: VotF
    Summary: Artoo?s reaction to Luke?s marriage proposal.
    Disclaimer: The Star Wars Universe does not belong to me (unfortunately). I just play in it.

    It's MINE!
    Character: Ben Skywalker, Wes Janson, Syal Antilles... and Kettch
    Genre: Humor, fluff
    Timeframe: TUF
    Notes: This is my entry for the Funny Quote Challenge 2010; it also works as a missing scene from my ongoing fic {i]Whispers of the Force{/i], but you don't need to read that. All you need to know is that when Luke asked Booster Terrik to bring the Jedi students from the Maw, he arranged for an escort of X-wings. Among the volunteer pilots were a couple of veteran Rogues and a certain stuffed Ewok.

    Whispers of the Force
    Genre: AU, mostly drama.
    Characters: L/M, Ben Skywalker, H/L, J/J, J/TK, everybody else, a few OCs
    Timeframe: Post NJO, Starts at the end of "The Unifying Force"
    Summary: What if Luke had warnings from the Force about all the darkness that was to come. What would he do?

    Love's Miracle
    Genre: mush, with a little angst.
    Characters: L/M, Cilghal, the Solos in the 3rd post
    Timeframe: 26.5 ABY
    Summary: This is basically an extension of the end of Rebirth. It will be posted in 3 parts.
    Notes: This is for those who wished to have seen more of Ben's birth and Mara's recovery.

    Fireworks of the Soul Series
    Genre: mostly romance, other genres may, and probably will, occur as the muse strikes
    Characters: L/M
    Timeframe: varies - they will be stated at the beginning of each new fic.
    Summary: They were made for each other.
    Notes: Some of these viggies will be cannon-compatible, others will be AU and others will be AU for you but not for me.

    How I met your Mother
    Genre: fluff, mush, humor
    Characters: Skywalker family, OCs included
    Timeframe: 35 ABY
    Summary: Luke and Mara explain to their kids how they met.
    Notes: This is set on my Whispers of the Force AU; the killiks were taken care of before they became a nuisance.

    Ascending to Bliss
    Authors: Jade eyes & Hazel (posted by Jade_eyes)
    Characters: L/M
    Genre: Mush & more mush!
    Summary: Some quiet misgivings and hopes give way to a lovely fruition.

    Shadows of Yesterday
    Genre: AU, drama, introspection.
    Characters: Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Palpatine, H/L.
    Timeframe: 9/10 ABY; Dark Empire AU
    Summary: This is my version of the main events of Dark Empire taking into account the existence and participation of Mara Jade.

    One For The Road
    Genre: Friendship, Missing Scene
    Characters: Mara and Lando, with a side of Luke
    Timeframe: 18 ABY - During Showdown at Centerpoint, just before the ships launch out of the Intruder to make their way to Centerpoint.
    Summary: Lando tells Mara about what he was doing when the insurrection started, and who he was with.

    [lin
  5. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    The Luke and Mara Fanfiction Index


    Master Index arranged by author in alphabetical order

    Part 3: N-S


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    NightSword

    Title: We Walked This Way Before
    Timeframe: 45 ABY
    Characters: Luke, Mara
    Genre: Angst, Humor
    Keywords: Luke, Mara
    Summary: Luke and Mara share a last conversation at Jacen's funeral.
    Notes: The first vignette in the Beyond Our Time series.


    obaona

    Compromise
    Genre: vignette
    Summary: On the way back from Niruan, Luke and Mara adapt.

    Way of the Dead
    Genre:
    Summary: The murderer of Mara Jade gets her due, so to speak. Jedi style.

    Beginnings
    Genre:
    Summary: An important moment in time.

    She Sang
    Genre:
    Summary:

    Cold Front
    Genre:
    Summary:

    Breaking the Ice
    Genre:
    Summary: Ice is broken.

    The Blanket Incident
    Genre:
    Summary: Set a year after The Last Command, a . . . discovering moment between Luke and Mara.

    The Cold is Quiet
    Genre:
    Summary:

    It Was Cold
    Genre:
    Summary: Years after TLC (and The Blanket Incident) there's another incident. But Luke and Mara aren't the people they were.

    If You Can't Stand the Heat
    Genre:
    Summary: Can Luke and Mara take the heat?

    Warming Up
    Genre:
    Summary: A moment of realization for Mara.

    It Got Too Hot
    Genre:
    Summary: It gets too hot?

    Kindling the Flame
    Genre:
    Summary:


    Mara the Burninator

    Genre:
    Summary:

    It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity
    Genre:
    Summary:

    Heat Wave
    Genre:
    Summary: There's a heat wave.

    Late Night Musings
    Genre:
    Summary: Leia's musings about Mara Jade and her relationship with Luke shortly after VotF.

    Holding
    Genre:
    Summary: Luke's thoughts on Mara and her disease.

    Use and Abuse of Love
    Genre:
    Summary: Mara's drunk, Luke isn't, and they have a little talk about love.

    Phases of Friendship
    Genre:
    Summary: Mara has a moment of honesty.

    Effigy
    Genre:
    Summary: Mara gets a smack in the psyche.

    The Red Web
    Genre:
    Summary: In a single moment . . .

    Untangled Paths
    Genre:
    Summary: Luke and Mara ha
  6. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    The Luke and Mara Fanfiction Index


    Master Index arranged by author in alphabetical order

    Part 4: T-Z


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    Tekli_theInsane

    Fixing a Broken Galaxy
    Genre: Angst/Romance
    Summary: post-TUF AU viggie. Mara contemplates the nature of the Skywalker family, especially Luke.


    ThePariah

    A Future Assured
    Genre: NJO/TUF/Vignette/Family mush
    Summary: A missing moment near the end of The Unifying Force after Luke, Mara, and Ben are reunited on Zonama Sekot.

    Completion
    Genre: Vignette/Introspection/Post-VOTF/Pre-NJO
    Summary: First-person; Mara's personal musings on life, love, and Luke.

    Maiden Voyage
    Genre: Romance
    Summary: post-VOTF, pre-NJO short story; introduction of the Skywalkers' honeymoon and a special gift for Mara.


    TheProphetOfSullust

    Hard Choices
    Genre: Romance, Adventure, Angst
    Summary: During the peace treaty discussions, Admiral Pellaeon is assassinated by hard-liners within the Empire. Both sides blame the other for the collapse of the talks, and gear up for war. But Leia's renewed hatred for all things imperial causes a rift within her own family...


    Thrawn McEwok

    Wake Up
    Genre:
    Summary:

    Hunter, Hunted - Predator, Prey
    Genre: Challenge thread
    Summary: A Mara Jade (Skywalker) fanfic challenge in Beyond The Saga


    Tilly

    Receptivity
    Genre:
    Summary: Luke & Mara's wedding reception.


    Toni

    Jungle Dreams
    Summary: A L/M ghost story


    TreeCave and JediLeiaSolo

    So a Princess and an Assassin Walk into a Bar . . .
    Genre:
    Summary:


    Trepidation

    Revelations from the Dark Dwarf
    Genre:
    Summary:

    Impossible?just Impossible
    Genre: Vignette
    Summary: Luke and Mara are returning from Nirauan after their altercations and introductions to ?Empire of the Hand/Hand of Thrawn.? They make a stop on Esfandia for an intimate dinner in celebration of their engagement to be married.


    Trimaj

    Dear Diary
    Genre:
    Summary: A peek into the journal of Mara Jade

    First Deaths
    Genre: vignette, angst
    Summary: Luke dies and comes back . . .


    Tych_sel

    Hand of the Empress
    Genre: Action/Drama
    Summary: With the battle of Endor nearing an end, Darth Vader is redeemed, putting his life on the line for his son...and failing. The Emperor spares Luke, taking him back to Imperial Center, certain in the belief that he can turn the young Jedi to the Dark Side. Palpatine instructs his Hand, Mara Jade, to train the captive Jedi in the same way she herself was traine
  7. Luke_Mara_Index Jedi Master

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    Challenge Index


    Late Nights - August 2011

    For this challenge, you must write a fic about Luke and Mara having a late night, the reason and timeframe is up to you.

    You must include a Star Wars-ified verson of one of these phases (if you can include all five, I will bow down before your greatness):

    -"You have lost your marbles"
    -"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck"
    -"Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    -"The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings"
    -"To the ends of the earth"


    The Night Isn't Over Yet by Briannakin
    The Game by ginchy
    The Night is Young by Hazel
    To Sleep, Perchance To Dream by Klimt_Of_Tornesdal
    Antsy with Anticipation by Jade_eyes
    "3 a.m." by JadeLotus
    Sabacc Face by JediMara77
    Release From Mercy by madman007
    Stakeout by mavjade
    Can't Sleep by Tarsier


    Quote Challenge - September 2011

    There have been plenty of quote challenges on these boards, but this one is a bit different.

    You must pick a Mara quote from here and a Luke quote from here.

    You can write your fic in any timeframe, any genre, etc. But, Luke has to say the Mara quote that you picked and Mara has to say the Luke quote.


    Early Morning Persuasions by Briannakin
    Misery loves company by Hazel
    Last-Minute Assurances by Jade_eyes
    Options by Jade_Pilot
    Breathe by JediMara77


    Arms Challenge - October 2011

    If you haven?t been around The SJRS lately, you have missed a half-dozen or so users obsessing over Luke Skywalker?s arms and more specifically, the ESB deleted scene Yoda?s Test where Luke?s arms have a leading role. From this, I was forced to make this month?s challenge about those buff, sweaty arms.

    So, for this challenge, you must write a fic featuring those arms (or, if you are a guy or if you want to: Mara?s arms).

    It can be about anything you want, and in any timeframe, you simply have to reference: Luke?s (or Mara?s) arms (A LOT), Yoda and Dagobah.


    His Arms Are My Arms by Briannakin
    In Your Embrace by Hazel
    Stars Did Wander Darkling by JadeLotus
    Marking Territory by JediMara77
    Strong-arm Tactics by kataja
    An arm's length away... by kataja
    What Else to Do by mavjade


    Rewrite Challenge
  8. Jade_Pilot Jedi Master

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    [face_dancing] Yay!!! It's up, it's up!!! That's all...will come back later and post when thinking coherently.
  9. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Awesome! :D

    (Do you want me to move the Index over?)

    That's a great topic! I'll need to think on it... [face_thinking]


  10. EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master

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    If you want to start moving the index over, Trace, that'd be great. But not rush...everybody's busy this time of year. :p
  11. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    I think they would want to make sure they were as involved in Ben's life as possible. And I guess that is one of the reasons the current EU story line doesn't satisfy me very much. :( I don't see Luke and Mara being so distant with Ben and the events of his everyday life. But maybe that perception is my own prejudices about L/M coming out. :p

    Actually, I think Mara would be a stricter parent than Luke, especially in those issues not involving the Force. Both would be equally strict when it came to Force matters, but I think Mara would be the "enforcer" on such issues as bed times, brushing his teeth, doing his homework, keeping his room presentable, etc. Luke would be more easy going on those matters.

    And glad to see this thread up and running! [face_dancing]
  12. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

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    I think that they would be aware of the "celebrity" factor and try to give him as normal a childhood as possible. Both Mara and Luke spent their childhoods as "hidden children," whereas Ben has been in the spotlight since he was born. It would be a challenge to give Ben the ability to connect to ordinary people.

    In that light, some of the more recent characterizations of Ben seem rather realistic. He seems to be seeking out the general public for advice and direction, blending with "common folks," as much as turning to his mentors and parents.

    I'd agree with VaderLvr64 that Mara is the enforcer. She's the one who grew up in a militaristic, efficient environment, whereas Luke was the dreamer chafing under his uncle's rules. If Ben wants something, Mara says "no," then Ben asks Dad, who gives in and tells Ben not to tell his mother. ;)
  13. verybusy Jedi Knight

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    [face_thinking]

    Hmmm ? I don?t have any children on my own so I?m rather careful when commenting to this one, especially when it comes to Luke?s and Mara?s behavior towards the child Ben (up to age 8 or 10).

    I always assumed that there wouldn?t be too many conflicts between Mara and Luke here anyway, although I think that it might have been easier to Luke to understand and communicate with Ben being a toddler or a young child in primary school.
    I hope this comes out understandable right now, but at stage I would have imagined that Mara might have needed Luke as a facilitator in order to overcome her own rather military upbringing and learn to deal with a child?s behavior even if it defies logic on the first view and express the unconditional love she might feel but does not know how to show in difficult situations.

    In fact, I believe it would be easier for Luke at this point to make Ben go and brush his teeth or clean his room while Mara would run into much more resistance than she?d expected no matter how good her intentions would be.

    On the other hand, I strongly believe that this would turn as soon as Ben would reach the age of a teenager. In my imagination he will grow much closer to Mara by then but have a rather distant relationship to Luke for some time.

    In order to clarify, I?m not talking about things like making him doing his homework, going to bed at a certain time or cleaning up his room. I must admit it is a miracle to me why some kids do and some don?t ? (Personally I never did, not for my dad, of which I wished I wasn?t his daughter and of course not for my mom whom I loved dearly) I believe Luke and Mara will run into the same problems every parents do, just dependent on how Ben decides to be.

    I just have the feeling that Luke has too much of a teacher in him by now and feels his own responsibility as a role model. I strongly believe that even then Mara will have exactly he same goals, but it might be much easier to talk to him and get her point through considering her dark humor and her logic.
    I just have this scene between Anakin and Mara on my mind while they are on Dantooine together?. Somehow I feel this could work the same between her and Ben though, if she only tried (just forget LotF and DN).

    Okay, I will stop here ? I feel you are going to say I misunderstood the original question anyway, since you asked about wishes that might be different and therefore could cause a conflict. I just feel they both wish that Ben becomes a rather happy person, who is able to deal with his heritage and who does not feel that this is a burden his is not able to take. I although think, that they both wish that, since he is strong in the force is going to decide to use his abilities and serve the galaxy as good as he can and that even with all this as background he still stays himself and develops his only personality?

    I said enough I guess?before you are going to slap at me, please remember, I am a rebel a heart and like I mentioned in the beginning I do not really know what I am talking about. [face_blush]

    Cheers,

    VeryBusy
  14. EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master

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    I tend to go with the current majority on this one. Luke would definitely be a "okay-but-don't-tell-your-mom" kind of dad. It just doesn't fit with his personality to be a strict disciplinarian after his upbringing with Uncle Owen. I think he'd try to be as understanding as possible and probably go overboard sometimes, almost to the point of being a pushover--the exception being with Force matters. That fear of Daddy Vader's legacy is always going to be hanging over his head. He might even be overbearing in that regard.

    Mara, on the other hand, would definitely be in charge of things like bedtimes, bathtimes, and other practical issues of parenting. After all, we love Luke, but he's not the most practical man in the galaxy, now is he?
  15. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    With our kids, I know that I have what I think Luke's attitude would be, and my husband approaches matters as I suspect Mara would. :p He is the enforcer and I am the nurturer. That's just how our personalities work. I think that Luke would find it more natural to nurture (and being a teacher would really enforce that) and Mara would find it easier to be the one to set parameterers and guidelines. Though I really don't think they'd be in too much disagreement over HOW to raise Ben.

    I think they would probably balance each other very well.
  16. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
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    Fantab topic!!!!!!
    I also believe Luke and Mara would balance each other quite well. I also see her as an enforcer. :D
    I don't see Ben's relationship with either parent growing distant over a small thing or just as a matter of "growing up". I see it happening as a result of a major philosophical disagreement he has with both of them. :( Hopefully, they can all work to prevent that or catch it before it gets too out of hand. [face_thinking]
    Now, this little wrinkle I'm gonna throw in the mix 'cause I'm a mush fanatic. [face_laugh]
    When it comes to dating, what kinds of ... not rules exactly, but boundaries will Luke and Mara set up? I see them as letting him socialize with whomever he wants, as long as they have common interests and values, etc. How important do you all think Force ability will come into play good or bad, pro or con? :D If Ben wants to marry someone, which parent will push for a long courtship? Probably neither one. [face_laugh] Not too long anyway. :)
    And, of all the fanfic pairings, who'd you like to see Ben with: Myrta or Jysella? :)
    I even read a fascinating viggie where he was with Tahiri. ;)
  17. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Luke and Mara have both had unorthodox childhoods. What are some of the things they might ideally wish for their own child? How might Luke's wishes conflict with Mara's, or vice-versa? How might Ben's wishes conflict with his parents'?


    First off, I?d have to say anything BUT what is being written in profic. Luke would not be a deadbeat dad who has practically no relationship with his son, and Mara would know that you can?t always give children what they want just to make them ?happy.? [face_plain]

    I agree that they would probably go out of their way to give Ben the childhood that neither one of them had and that it might be harder for Mara than Luke. We know that Luke had caring parental figures, but we don?t know what Mara?s childhood was like. I imagine she had nannies and tutors, but I kinda doubt that she had anyone she could turn to as ?parents.? Or I could be totally wrong. [face_blush]


    When it comes to dating, what kinds of ... not rules exactly, but boundaries will Luke and Mara set up?

    I doubt that either one of them dated much as teenagers, so that should be interesting. I foresee calls to their friends with older children for advice, LOL.


    And, of all the fanfic pairings, who'd you like to see Ben with: Myrta or Jysella?

    Ben/Mirta all the way, baby! ;)



  18. EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master

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    Jan 19, 2002
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    Ben/Mirta! Jysella is ALL JACEN'S.

    Ever. Period. :p
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
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    Emmi posted:

    Jysella is all Jacen's.

    :D That certainly is less ... complicated and wrought with secrecy than the whole Tenel Ka situation. :p :p
    Maybe other authors have paired them, but Kidan's Benella pairing was a blast to read. :) :)

    But, back on topic. [face_laugh]

    I read VaderLvr64's Mission Impossible which was a total riot!! It was about Mara and Luke trying to decide who would tell young Ben about "where babies come from." [face_laugh]
    How, when, and who do you think would tackle this daunting task? :D
    I feel the best strategy would have input from both parents, maybe not at once, but certainly as time went on, giving him information he could understand, and at the time he became seriously involved with someone, bring out the emotional side of things. At that time, Mara would give a woman's perspective on ... what a woman wants. [face_laugh] I love to think that Luke could share at that time not only what a man should ... get out of aa relationship but what he should give. [face_love]
    Of course, their to-die-for love relationship is a living example. *sighs rapturously* Seeing his parents so individual and unique yet like two halves of a whole ... a beautiful dream of love for which to strive. [face_love] There I go ... rhapsodizing again! ;) :)
  20. EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 19, 2002
    star 4
    Tenel Ka and Allana do not exist to me. :p Neither does evil!Jacen. I stick to the motto 'if it ain't Zahn, it ain't EU', so unless it's said by Teh Great Timmy or The Flanneled One, it didn't happen.

    LOL at Luke and Mara trying to explain 'the facts of life'. I can just see poor Luke, blushing all over the place and Mara teasing him mercilessly. You have to wonder who actually gave Luke his facts of life chat...old Uncle Owen probably had just about as much finesse with the subject as Luke himself has.

    Edit: Well, Zahn and Stackpole. I like the Horns and Halcyons too much. :) Yay for Corran!
  21. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    Bravo on the Horns and Halcyons! =D= More characters I think should be used more in the EU. :)

    Dating? That's an interesting question. I'm going to have to give that one some more thought. I do think that Luke be very careful to tell Ben that he must always respect his date, no pushing the boundaries of what she has set as acceptable, etc. I don't think Ben would have any problem seeing women as "objects" due to having such a strong mother figure.

    I'm with Trace in that Luke and Mara's parenting skills have been butchered in the EU.[face_frustrated] Completely wrong. That's why there's fan fiction. :D
  22. Jade_Pilot Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2005
    star 5
    I think Luke would be much more doting than the EU has him painted. And I agree with my esteemed colleagues...Mara would be the enforcer of the two.
  23. EmilieDarklighter Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 19, 2002
    star 4
    Dating is an interesting question, considering the enviornment that Ben's parents lived in for so long. The two generations that came before him were wrought with war...you have to ask if anyone still retained a notion of "dating" as we know it. I mean, look at all the romances we have in Star Wars. There's a lot of falling in love with best friends and war comrades, relationships forged through adversity instead of the traditional idea of "dating".
  24. Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2000
    star 6
    [just a bit of humor] Mara and Luke would make the girlfriend take a blood test so to avoid Ben dating his long lost twin sister[/humor] (meaning if he had a sister and he didn't know......doesn't make the same little goofy mistake his father did! ;)

    Seriously, I think Luke might be less of an enforcer, but under duress would have to be the authority. I've got this idea working in a short fic I'm working on where Luke simply says "listen to your mother" in the beginning.

    We don't know much about Luke's childhood and we know even less about Mara's. Luke's was likely full of chores, chores, chores and very little recreation time. So, I think he'd be lax on the chores.......
  25. Jaded_Rose Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2006
    star 3
    Goodness, Uncle Owen giving Luke "The Talk". That wouldn't have been at all akward. [face_mischief] . Since (as Emmi put it) Teh Great Timmy has made Luke and Mara so comfortable with each other, their situation could be a lot less awkward for all parties. Then again, their views on dating are probably a little skewed by their expterienes, just like anyone else.

    J_Ro

    p.s. I love the idea of a blood test!
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