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  1. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    This is the [hl=skyblue]Official Thread[/hl] for discussing Ben Skywalker.

    Within you will find:

    Resource
    Discuss
    Challenge
    Fan Art
    Bunny Collection
    for all those who want to give up plot bunnies to the cause.


    Do you want to learn more about Ben Skywalker? Do you want to discuss his quirks, his looks, and his relatinships? Do you want to meet with other Ben fans and fight over who loves him more? If you answered 'yes' to at least two of those questions, then this is the perfect place for you!
    See the Resource below, and the Discussions within the thread!

    Are you a fan fiction writer? Have a seat and grab a pen and paper, this is the only place where Ben-speciific Challenges can be found.
    A list of past and recent Challenges and challenge responses can be found below.

    Are you an artist? Grab your graphite pencils, your pastels, your computer mouse, your clays: whatever it is you use. Display your Ben Art here, and see other's creations as well!
    Scroll down for the various and beautiful Fan Art submitted by the talented user's of these boards.

    Do you need to be inspired? This thread has a Bunny Collection full of Ben-related bunnies, hopping about and searching for a kind owner to adopt them. They all have red hair, and gorgeous blue eyes, I swear they do.
    Adopt one today! You won't regret it! Scroll down for a complete list.


    If you have any information regarding Ben Skywalker for our Resource please PM [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=1234198]LegacyChild1[/link]. We'd also appreciate it if you would do the same for Fan Art and for the Bunny Collector.


    This thread is maintained by mavjade, ZaraValinor, and Meredith_Kenobi.
     
  2. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Ben Skywalker
    Born: 26.5 ABY
    Birth Place: Errant Venture
    Hair: Red
    Eye: Blue
    Height: Growing
    Weapon: Lightsaber (Blue)
    Vehicle: N/A
    Affiliation: Galactic Alliance: Jedi
    Masters: Jacen Solo (unofficially)
    Luke Skywalker


    Biography: Warning:Spoilers through Legacy of the Force: Fury

    This was the name given to the son of Luke Skywalker and his wife, Mara Jade Skywalker, born shortly after the Battle of Duro. Named to honor the memory of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ben was born aboard the converted Star Destroyer Errant Venture, during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. He was separated from his parents shortly afterward, both to protect him and allow them to fight against the alien invaders. Ben was taken in by his aunt and uncle, Leia Organa Solo and her husband, Han, and brought up on Coruscant.

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/9/99/Lukemaraben.jpg]

    When the Yuuzhan Vong launched their attack on Coruscant, Ben was in Leia's custody as the Solo family made its way to the Millennium Falcon. However, the intervention of Viqi Shesh forced Leia to turn Ben over to C-3PO, who was whisked aboard the Byrt instead of remaining with the Solos. Ben was then kept in several secure locations for the rest of the war against the Yuuzhan Vong, and Mara feared that this period of separation from his parents led to severe anxiety in young Ben. She found it increasingly difficult to locate him through the Force, and both Mara and Luke realized that Ben had started equating the use of the Force to the warfare and bloodshed of the conflict.

    Thus, despite having an exceptionally strong connection to the Force, Ben unconsciously shut it off. He didn't want to touch the Force, for fear that it might bring more bad things into his life. With the defeat of the Yuuzhan Vong, Luke and Mara resolved to spend more time with Ben, but the rigors of leading the new Jedi order continued to keep them apart. Luke and Mara acquired a Defender Droid to keep watch over Ben, but he found Nanna's presence infuriating. In several conversations, Ben admitted that he wanted to be more like his uncle, Han Solo: working on his own and doing things the hard way.

    During the initial stages of the conflict with the Colony, Ben unknowingly befriended the first assassin bugs of the Gorog hive, unaware that he was putting his mother in danger. His relationship with the assassin bugs gave him a connection to the Gorog hive, although he was not considered as fully immersed as a true Joiner. It was during this time that Luke and Mara discovered that Ben opened up more whenever he was around his cousin, Jacen Solo, and asked Jacen to take Ben under his wing. Jacen agreed, but was careful not to call Ben an apprentice, since the youth continued to ignore the callings of the Force. However, over time, Ben began to tentatively touch the Force, and his connection was strengthened with Jacen's help.

    As a Padawan, Ben adopted the ancient tradition of growing a single braid of hair to indicate his status, despite the fact that this was not required by the modern Jedi Order. He displayed an uncanny ability to remember things that he had seen or heard with incredible accuracy.

    It was not long before the raw power that was within Ben often bubbled to the surface, as when Jacen traveled to Hapes to see Tenel Ka. They found themselves in the midst of a Gorog assassination attempt on the lifes of Tenel Ka's infant daughter - of which Jacen was the father. His connection to the Gorog became evident when he was able to accurately locate the killer bugs in the ceiling and hidden escape tunnels, which helped them escape from the Gorog and confront Ta'a Chume. Ben's connection to the Gorog was not as deep as that of Jacen's sister, Jaina, which prevented him from becoming a true Joiner.

    In the wake of the struggle against UnuThul and the Colony, Ben continued to train as a Jedi under Jacen's tutelage. When he was thirteen, he accompanied Jacen on an investigation of the Dammant Killers w
     
  3. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Challenge Index

    [hl=sienna]Halloween Challenge[/hl]

    Okay. For the Halloween challenge. You have to write a story with Ben and werewolves. Ben can be a werewolf, he can track down werewolves, anything as long as it has Ben and werewolves. Be as creative as you like.

    Requirements:
    Need a Star Wars werewolf lore.
    And the phrase, "Hairy situation."

    (No submissions) Be the first to write a response for this challenge!


    [hl=teal]August Challenge:[/hl]

    Okay write a vignette with Ben and his children. That status of his wife is up to you, it can be anyone. There is one major requisite, no twins and Ben must have at least three children. Other then that have fun.

    Oh for added bonus add Grandpa Luke.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27441157&brd=10477]STORE WARS[/link] by Silsolo

    [hl=indigo]July Challenge[/hl]

    We're all reeling from the horrors Sacrifice wrought, and the death it revealed.
    But none of us, perhaps, so much as Ben Skywalker. Once it fully sinks in, how does Ben carry on? How does he go about normal life?
    The challenge is to write Ben soon after Mara's death.

    Must include:
    Han & Leia

    Must include the words:
    bland
    tomfoolery
    omission

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/27145574/p1/?0]Almost[/link] by VaderLVR64


    [hl=deeppink]April Challenge[/hl]

    Have Ben and a girl of your choosing, switch bodies for a day. There are no restrictions, just have fun.

    (No submissions) Be the first to write a response for this challenge!


    [hl=teal]January Challenge[/hl]

    Take a non-Star Wars book and write down the first line on every ten pages (pg 10, 20, 30...) until you reach 10 lines. Then write a drabble based on each one. (It doesn't have to be exacly 100 words... just keep it very short.) Try not to use the line in the context that the book uses.... give it your own!

    Now if some of the first lines wouldn't work due things that don't apply to the SW universe you can move on to the next line on that page that does work. For example on pg 10 of The Killer Angels the line is Sorrel started to say something, but he knew that you did not argue with Longstreet.
    This has names of people that don't apply in the SW universe so you would move on to the next line that would apply.

    Also if there is a line that isn't inspiring in the least (Ex: pg 30 of The Gun Seller I turned and looked at him.) then you could move on to the next one.

    Use your best judgement as to when you would need to move on to another line, but don't move on just because you don't like it, it wouldn't be a challenge if you did! ;)

    For bonus points try to make all you drabbles fit into one big drabble story.

    Make sure to include what book you used, its author and before each drabble the line that was used.

    Please post all drabbles at the same time, in the same thread. And as always, post a link here!

    (This challenge has be brought to you by the House fandom, since that was where the idea came from! :) )

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/25924116/p1/?0]Skywalker Legends[/link] by Silsolo


    [hl=red]December Challenge[/hl]

    Okay, this challenge is purely a selfish one. Also to gain more interest in Ben. It's the Holiday present to LegacyChild. So here's the challenge. Write as many Ben Skywalker fics you can in the month of December. Hopefully, you'll get to do all the challenges you wanted to do within the last year but missed out on. If the bunny doesn't nibble, them anything you can think of.

    The only requisites are:

    It has to be at least 500 words.
    Number each of your entrees in the title. (Again, we're definitely trying to spark interest in Ben again.)

    That's it. Now get out there and write.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/25746696/
     
  4. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Fan Art Index [hl=yellow]NEW ART ADDED January 28'th!![/hl]

    Little Zion
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_art/b10020/26114462/p1/?77]Little Zion's Art[/link]

    Meredith_Kenobi
    [link=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/Meredith_Kenobi015/crazypics006.jpg]Black and White Ben[/link]
    [link=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/Meredith_Kenobi015/YoungBenSkywalker.jpg]Young Ben[/link]

    Corellian_Rogue
    [link=http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/21240082/]Ben[/link]

    angel_gidget
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/bennyboycopy.jpg]Don't let it be Red[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/jainabencopy.jpg]Ben and Jaina[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/marabencopy.jpg]Ben and Mara[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benjacemin.jpg]Ben and Jacen[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/maraben.jpg]Mara and Ben II[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/hanben.jpg]Mara and Ben III[/link]
    Dark Nest-inspired (*) indicates spoiler:
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benjace.jpg]Ben and Jacen II*[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benanny.jpg]Ben and Nanny*[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/Benstance.jpg]Ben[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/bengorog.jpg]Ben and Gorog[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/hapesfamilyspoiler.jpg]Ben, Jacen, Tenel Ka, and Allana *[/link]
    Fanfic-inspired:
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/evnight.jpg] Evolution[/link]
    [link=http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/angelgidget33/Notthe1stimelines.jpg]Not the First Time[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/chrysalis.jpg]Chrysalis [/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/chrysalis3.jpg]Chrysalis II[/link]

    Ty_Ordell
    [link=http://photobucket.com/albums/v239/Hoogkamp/Ben.jpg]Ben[/link]

    ]FalconFan
    [link=http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c29/Nilknarf48/MaraAsMomNJO.jpg]Mara as Mom (Black and White)[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/Lipstress/maraben.jpg]Mara as Mom (in color)[/link] With [hl=royalblue]Lippy[/hl]

    Amiry
    [link=http://www.deviantart.com/view/29052128/]Ben[/link]

    Your_Worshipfulness
    [link=http://members.lycos.co.uk/studiosifer/swfan/p-BenSkywalker-s.jpg]Ben[/link]

    jackyyy17
    [link=http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f390/jackyyy17/Star%20Wars/BenColor.jpg]Young Ben[/link]

    SilSolo
    [link=http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31014413/]Benlana[/link]
    [link=http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/30499775/]Ben[/link]
    [link=http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32848083/]Ben the Time Traveler[/link]
    [link=http://silsolo.deviantart.com/art/Ben-Amidst-the-Stars-69050283]Ben-Amidst the Stars[/link]

    academygrad88
    [link=http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6150/masterandapprenticejpeggo0.jpg]Master and Apprentice[/link]
     
  5. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    JediMaster_Jen
    Mara died just moments after Ben was born, leaving Luke alone to raise the newest heir to the Skywalker legacy.

    What happens when years later father and son are at odds over Luke's new wife?

    JediMaster_Jen
    Future-fic: Ben has spent the past thirteen years learning about the Force from his cousin Jacen. Now, at just twenty-one years old, Ben must challenge his teacher after Jacen embraces the dark side. At stake--galactic peace, the Jedi Order, and most importantly.......Jacen Solo's soul.

    SilSolo
    Ben goes over to teh dark side and collaborates with Allana to create a Sith/Hapan Empire. When Allana's cousin, the second Anakin Solo, refuses to go along with teh plot, Ben chops of the rebel's hands in a duel and turns the last Solo over to his side. It takes ten years to establish teh Skywalker/Solo/Djo dynasty and in the meantime, Ben is faced with teh difficult task of raising his two daughters to be the assassins their grandmother once was and at teh same time train one of them to take his place.

    JediMaster_Jen

    These bunnies are running rampant in my head. I just have to let them out.

    Anyway, I was writing a Ben fic while watching The Phantom Menace and it came to me:


    Ben gets thrown into the past and meets Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and of course, his future grandparents, Anakin and Padme. Telling them he is a Corellian Jedi, and calling himself Ben Solo, he accompanies the group back to Naboo to battle the forces of the Trade Federation, and Darth Maul.

    Rather than just Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon fighting Maul, Ben is there as well. Between the three of them, Maul is defeated, with Ben striking the killing blow, and Qui-Gon survives to train Anakin.

    Right after Ben kills Maul, he mysteriously disappears. Unknown to the others, the Force has sent Ben back to his own time, believing that it has succeeded in changing Anakin's ultimate destiny by having Qui-Gon survive to train him.

    But was it enough? When events unfold the same as before, the Force once again sends Ben back in time, this time to the Jedi Temple where he intercepts Anakin as he's leaving to follow Mace Windu to the Chancellor's office.

    Unsuccessful in getting Anakin to stay behind, Ben goes with his grandfather, hoping to be the voice of reason when Anakin must make his ultimate choice.

    In the end, Ben succeeds in keeping Anakin from choosing the darkness by revealing to him that he is his grandson, the son of the child Padme carries within her. Palpatine launches an attack at Ben, and acting on instinct, Anakin leaps to the defense of his grandson, ultimately slaying Palpatine and fulfilling the prophesy and lifting the veil of the dark side.

    But Anakin's success means dire consequences for Ben Skywalker. After meeting his grandmother, he and Anakin are talking when Ben once again simply vanishes. Only this time, he hasn't gone back to his own time period---he's become non-existant.

    By changing the past, Ben has eliminated his own future. But he's left a blank canvas for his grandparents with which to carve their future--with their twin children.
     
  6. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    If this is replacing the other thread, then nevermind. :)
     
  7. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Acutally that one will be closed shortly by JadeSolo. Thanks though.
     
  8. LegacyChild1

    LegacyChild1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The first picture in our index has been linked. A lovely sketch by Meredith_Kenobi.
     
  9. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love this drawing, Meredith!
    His eyes (well, the one we can see:p)are amazing!

    Thank you for sharing it with us!
     
  10. Meredith_Kenobi

    Meredith_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thank you, mavjade [face_blush]
     
  11. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    Whoa... two great pieces of artwork here! =D=
     
  12. angel_gidget

    angel_gidget Jedi Youngling star 1

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    If I may, I'd like to donate to the fanart side of this noble cause:

    NJO-inspired:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/bennyboycopy.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/jainabencopy.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/marabencopy.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benjacemin.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/maraben.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/hanben.jpg

    Dark Nest-inspired (*) indicates spoiler:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benjace.jpg *
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/benanny.jpg *
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/Benstance.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/bengorog.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/hapesfamilyspoiler.jpg *

    Fanfic-inspired:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/evnight.jpg
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/angelgidget33/Notthe1stimelines.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/chrysalis.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/angel_gidget/chrysalis3.jpg

    For updates, my fanart thread is here:
    http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=21141998
     
  13. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    These are beautiful pictures. These are perfect Ben's.
     
  14. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    WOW! We already have a lot of great art in here! YAY![face_dancing]

    I love seeing everyone's interpretations!

     
  15. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    *joins in the picture squeeing* Those are really good!
     
  16. Meredith_Kenobi

    Meredith_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow. Those are some fantastic pictures!
     
  17. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We're a few days away from the first challenge. I think it's time to get the ball rolling on discussing the next one.
     
  18. Meredith_Kenobi

    Meredith_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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  19. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I would really like to do a challenge with Ben, Luke, and Mara. Sort of a family setting but it could be during a battle or perhaps a meeting, or just a moment of quiet togetherness. I just really liked to see them in a dynamic thats outside of Dark Next.
     
  20. Ben_Watson

    Ben_Watson Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Wow Meredith_K! Your art is really really good!
     
  21. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Another great drawing Meredith! He is really cute!

    As for the challenge...
    Maybe we could do something with a happier theme... last time I think we were kinda depressing:p (except for Meredith who managed to end happy!)
     
  22. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I agree. Beautiful picture Meredith. I actually wanted to give him a hug.

    Yeah, definitely, something more happy. I want to see if I can do it.
     
  23. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I was thinking the same thing Zara...my muse seems to only think in angst! :p
     
  24. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mav, this is totally off topic but I saw your quote in your sig. Are you a browncoat?

    As to happy fics. we can do it. I'm sure we can. maybe[face_laugh]
     
  25. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    A browncoat, no, unfortunatly (I actually didn't find out about that until right before Serenity came out). But I am a huge fan!
     
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