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  1. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=darkred]WELCOME TO AN ORIGINAL ROMANCE - INDEX AND DISCUSSION[/hl] [face_love]

    I thought I'd try to get this thread going again since I'm sure there are others like me who like their romance fics with a little OC mixed in. ;)

    [blockquote][hl=darkred]
    ABOUT THE INDEX:
    [/hl]:*

    If you have a Romance fan fic that either involves two OCs OR an OC and a Canon character and would like your story added to the index below. PM me with the following information:

    Title: [ link=URL of story]Name of Story[/link ]
    Author:
    Pairing: (names of oc/oc or oc/canon character in story)
    Summary:

    Please keep the spaces before and after "link" in, this makes things much easier for me when I add it to the index.

    Once your story is listed, you can also link back to this thread in your post. While this is not required, a link back is greatly appreciated as it will help alert readers to the other stories available in the index. ;)

    To make it easy just copy and paste the below code into your story (be sure to remove the spaces before and after "link" or it won't work right.)

    LISTED AT:
    [ link=]An Original Romance[/link ]

    The index will be in the next post.

    [hl=darkred]
    FIRST TOPIC:
    [/hl]:*

    Many times we start a romance fic because we have sort of a "thing" for a canon character. [face_blush] The trouble is, this sort of thing can easily put at least one of our main characters into the Mary Sue/Gary Stu catagory. What are the best ways to tell if your OC is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu? How do you avoid letting your original character become this?

    *note: I know there are some related links for this topic in this forum, I will be pointing them out a little later. ;)[/blockquote]
     
  2. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Fics will be listed alphabetically under each catagory. If I get a lot for a certain canon character I may make a new index for that.

    [hl=darkred]Original Character Romances[/hl] [face_love]

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/15613977/p1]I Shall Believe[/link]
    Author: LaYa_
    Pairing: Laya Skywalker/Jayden Solo
    Summary: This is an ESB AU, that tells the story of many characters, especially Laya and Jayden. After three years with the Rebellion and after three years escaping from the Empire, Laya has now to face some ghosts from her past... and also has to face another thing: the love that Jayden Solo, Jedi Knight, feels for her.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=16204071&replies=0]Last Stop[/link]
    Author: Commander Conrad
    Pairing: Kenos Ossinian/Jasila Volova
    Summary: Though the Yuuzhan Vong have surrendered, many warriors have chosen death over shameful defeat. Kenos Ossinian and Olar Lusak, two soldiers who had been fighting the war since day one, are given their last mission before retirement. It will prove to be a test of their meddle, however, as they find themselves surrounded by enemies and cut off from all help.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=15910046&start=15929462]My Dearest Merida: Love Letters from the Front[/link]
    Author: VaderLVR64
    Pairing: OC/OC
    Summary: A Nubian soldier fighting in the Clone Wars and his bride exchange letters. The events breaking apart the galaxy are seen through their eyes

     
  3. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=darkred]Original Character/Canon Character Romances[/hl] [face_love]

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=20862763&start=20959530]Blood and Ashes[/link]
    Author: GrandAdmrlV
    Pairing: Boba Fett/OC
    Summary: Miele has her own reasons for being in Jabba's palace. But when she's forced to play reluctant nursemaid to a wounded Boba Fett, she finds her life taking a very different path.... This story is slightly AU (if you take the EU stuff as canon), since there is a different version of Fett's survival in Tales of the Bounty Hunters, but this is my take on the events surrounding Fett's return from the dead. I guess I just wanted to see what would happen if Boba Fett was rescued from the Sarlacc pit by a woman instead of Dengar. ;-)

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/20306759/?33] Chiara's Tale [/link]
    Author: Twich
    Pairing: Chiara Shental/Obi Wan
    Summary: Luke Skywalker has searched the galaxy over for a woman that has been surrounded by intrigue and rumors. When he meets her, he learns more about Ben Kenobi and the Jedi than he ever imagined possible.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/20891887/?10]Corellian Rose[/link]
    Author: Commander-DWH
    Pairing: Leiraya Moran/Carth Onasi
    Summary: This is a short story taking place in the Knights of the Old Republic era, an AU storyline between the two games. It's one small bit of the general Blue Side of the Force series. Carth and Leiraya are getting married, and of course it's not as simple as it should be!

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=12861747&replies=0]The Force That Binds[/link]
    Author: spiritgurl aka Liz
    Pairing: Nahlia/Obi-Wan
    Summary: This is a long saga beginning with Episode I Knightshift. In the first episode, padawan Obi-Wan seeks out a young waitress from Coruscant named Nahlia after he has a vision of her death. He befriends and falls in love with this girl against the wishes and warnings of his mentor Qui-Gon.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18169015/]Love's Final Redemption[/link]
    Author: SabyneAmberle
    Pairing: Sabyne Amberle/Carth Onasi
    Summary: This is an AU fic that takes place at the end of the first KotOR. Revan has fallen to the dark side and declared his love for Bastila. At the same time, Sabyne joins them in their plan to reinstate Revan as Lord of the Sith. Can Carth use her love for him to bring her back to the lightside? Or is he doomed to failure, as well as death at the hands of the restored Darth Revan?

    Title: The Luminescence Series
    Author: dianethx
    Pairing: Qui-Gon Jinn/ Le'orath Antilles
    Summary: Dismissed from the Jedi Order over money issues, Qui-Gon Jinn has moved to Naboo and is attempting to learn farming with mixed success. There he meets Le'orath Antilles, a landscape designer, who finds him more than intriguing.
    Author's Notes: Set in the Betrayal universe, the stories are found in that thread but are separate fics - I didn't want to start a new thread. However, you can read them without reading Betrayal.
    Here are the links:
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=11944453] Luminous Beings are We[/link] Introduction of the pair and of course romance never runs smoothly.
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/10935143/p58]Capturing Light[/link]
    Qui-Gon and Le'orath continue to see each other professionally. With his first crop and a rather spectacular profit, he decides to invite Le'orath for dinner as a thank-you for all her help. But she wants more than he is willing to give.
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=17725842]Lighting the way home[/link] and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=20835566]Part 2[/link]
    Le'orath does not want to see Qui-Gon again but circumstances merge to bring them back together for a confrontation that may end happily ? if Le'orath would just let it.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net
     
  4. Lola64

    Lola64 Jedi Master star 4

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    Many times we start a romance fic because we have sort of a "thing" for a canon character.

    That is so true. My thing is for Kyp Durron.[face_love] Right behind him of course is Jag and then Han. :*

    And being that the latter two are kind of "taken" Kyp will the be the victim of my romantic pairings.

    It's my goal to find a Mrs Durron through various women of my creation. Of course he won't always get the girl because then he'd be a bigamist and that's illegal. And of course none will have all of my characteristics because that's just downright cruel to inflict on him. :p

    I'm looking forward to discussions regarding OC romances. One question though. I don't quite understand the first discussion. What is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu category?





     
  5. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Many times we start a romance fic because we have sort of a "thing" for a canon character. blush The trouble is, this sort of thing can easily put at least one of our main characters into the Mary Sue/Gary Stu catagory. What are the best ways to tell if your OC is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu? How do you avoid letting your original character become this?


    Okay, yeah, I admit to being a Carth Onasi fangirl. [face_blush]

    In any case, avoiding Mary Sue-ism. The good thing is, there's a lot of reference for what a Mary Sue is, so by knowing the benchmarks I can avoid it. Personally, I embed flaws into my characters from the outset. Arden thinks too much, Aiden is a cocky, posessive jerkface sometimes, and Leiraya has fixed opinions without enough experience to back them up. Don't get me wrong, I love 'em all, but they have their issues. If I actually knew them, I'd probably end up kicking them sometimes. Well, Arden and Aiden are only quasi-OCs... they're computer game protagonists who could have any number of personalities. These are just the ones I decided to give them (especially since a lot of renditions of these characters turn out to be massive Mary Sue/Gary Stus).

    So, yeah. Real people have issues, every last one of them. So by giving a character at least some subset of issues to deal with and work through makes them much more believable.
     
  6. GrandAdmiralV

    GrandAdmiralV Jedi Youngling star 3

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    A Mary-Sue is an impossibly perfect OC, the type that seems to drive everyone nuts. For a more full explanation, you might want to read this little piece: [link=http://www.subreality.com/marysue/explain.htm]Who the heck is Mary Sue?[/link]

    I've never heard the phrase "Gary Stu" before, but I'm assuming it's just the male equivalent of M-S.
     
  7. JediCallista_1_6_e54

    JediCallista_1_6_e54 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That's why I'm afraid to write a lot with my OC. I have her/Wes, but I want to start using her as a pilot. I'm just afraid to make her into something more, for fear of her transforming into a Mary Sue. But I guess have the OC get injured, or have someone close to them die and show how bad it hurt. I think those are close to the only ways, unless you want to kill the OC.
     
  8. Lola64

    Lola64 Jedi Master star 4

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    A Mary-Sue is an impossibly perfect OC, the type that seems to drive everyone nuts.

    Thanks GrandAdmiral

    That's good to know, not that I could ever write someone like. I would have to kill them off before the second chapter.

    Most of the people in my head, and yes there are plenty in there, are all flawed. I do have a purpose for each as I stated before, but I also am trying to put an interesting story around them.

    Hopefully they won't turn into Mary Sues.


     
  9. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll reply further later today when I have more time, in the meantime, keep 'em coming. :D I've added this story to the index above under OC/Canon. @};-


    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/20891887/?10]Corellian Rose[/link]
    Author: Commander-DWH
    Pairing: Leiraya Moran/Carth Onasi
    Summary: This is a short story taking place in the Knights of the Old Republic era, an AU storyline between the two games. It's one small bit of the general Blue Side of the Force series. Carth and Leiraya are getting married, and of course it's not as simple as it should be!
     
  10. GrandAdmiralV

    GrandAdmiralV Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I have to say that I started my story because I've always been intrigued by Boba Fett and never thought he got enough air time. Then, once I saw AOTC and saw that Fett had finally been given a face, it sort of got me thinking. I know that Jango and Boba wouldn't be completely identical in appearance -- experience can change facial features quite a bit, and of course they would vary in scars and that sort of thing -- but it still gave me something to go on. Fett is such a contained character that I thought it would be fun to see how he interacted in close quarters with a woman, especially if he sort of owed that woman for patching him up after his experience in the Sarlacc pit.

    As Commander-DWH and Lola64 both said, it's important to give your OC some flaws and to imagine them as a fully realized person. The OC in my story is a smart, resourceful girl, but she does have a tendency to be judgmental, especially of her fellow citizens of Tatooine (her father is from one of the Core worlds, and that makes her feel a little superior). But it's her toughness and intelligence that make her appealing to Fett, and since he's got sort of an attitude problem himself it's not a flaw that would necessarily bother him in another person. :cool:
     
  11. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just added :D

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=20862763&start=20959530]Blood and Ashes[/link]
    Author: GrandAdmrlV
    Pairing: Boba Fett/OC
    Summary: Miele has her own reasons for being in Jabba's palace. But when she's forced to play reluctant nursemaid to a wounded Boba Fett, she finds her life taking a very different path.... This story is slightly AU (if you take the EU stuff as canon), since there is a different version of Fett's survival in Tales of the Bounty Hunters, but this is my take on the events surrounding Fett's return from the dead. I guess I just wanted to see what would happen if Boba Fett was rescued from the Sarlacc pit by a woman instead of Dengar. ;-)

    Also added today:

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/20306759/?33] Chiara's Tale [/link]
    Author: Twich
    Pairing: Chiara Shental/Obi Wan
    Summary: Luke Skywalker has searched the galaxy over for a woman that has been surrounded by intrigue and rumors. When he meets her, he learns more about Ben Kenobi and the Jedi than he ever imagined possible.
     
  12. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If anyone, btw, has any interest in helping me with this thread, with ideas for topics and perhaps even challenge ideas, please PM me. :)

    sg
     
  13. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    added:

    Title: The Luminescence Series
    Author: dianethx
    Pairing: Qui-Gon Jinn/ Le'orath Antilles
    Summary: Dismissed from the Jedi Order over money issues, Qui-Gon Jinn has moved to Naboo and is attempting to learn farming with mixed success. There he meets Le'orath Antilles, a landscape designer, who finds him more than intriguing.
    Author's Notes: Set in the Betrayal universe, the stories are found in that thread but are separate fics - I didn't want to start a new thread. However, you can read them without reading Betrayal.
    Here are the links:
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=11944453] Luminous Beings are We[/link] Introduction of the pair and of course romance never runs smoothly.
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/10935143/p58]Capturing Light[/link]
    Qui-Gon and Le'orath continue to see each other professionally. With his first crop and a rather spectacular profit, he decides to invite Le'orath for dinner as a thank-you for all her help. But she wants more than he is willing to give.
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=17725842]Lighting the way home[/link] and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=10935143&start=20835566]Part 2[/link]
    Le'orath does not want to see Qui-Gon again but circumstances merge to bring them back together for a confrontation that may end happily ? if Le'orath would just let it.
     
  14. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18169015/]Love's Final Redemption[/link]
    Author: SabyneAmberle
    Pairing: Sabyne Amberle/Carth Onasi
    Summary: This is an AU fic that takes place at the end of the first KotOR. Revan has fallen to the dark side and declared his love for Bastila. At the same time, Sabyne joins them in their plan to reinstate Revan as Lord of the Sith. Can Carth use her love for him to bring her back to the lightside? Or is he doomed to failure, as well as death at the hands of the restored Darth Revan?
     
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