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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by devilinthedetails, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Ewok_Slayer Some more great sentences from you! I especially appreciated the insight into what Anakin was thinking as he burned.

    @Mira_Jade I'm so flattered that you continue to appreciate my insights into the PT characters, who are some of my favorite in Star Wars. Free of Suffering might have been my favorite from the last set I wrote (so hard to pick a favorite as an author, though, ha ha) and I really did want to try to strike that same emotional cord in the following Slave to Fate sentence so I'm glad that repetition worked well for you and didn't feel like too much. I'm so impressed by all the sentences you are coming up with, and I especially loved seeing Mirax (she cracked me up with her wonderful fierceness) and seeing Han struggle with parenting his rambunctious children. These sentences definitely made me smile and feel good as intended:)

    @Togruta Loved the alliteration in your Sidious sentence. Nice job!

    @pronker I agree that scene was some of the best acting in AOTC in my opinion (and death scenes are very hard to act), and I totally could understand Anakin being sick of red sand after the events of ATOC. Poor Anakin. Such a rough period in his life.

    @Oddly_Salacious great job giving a brief glimpse into a minor character's thoughts. Your story made me give a knowing grin. Love it!
     
  2. Ewok_Slayer

    Ewok_Slayer Jedi Master star 2

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    Some awesome sentences. The Sleeping Sith reminds me of a darkside Dr. Sues. :p

    Title: Mara’s Musings
    Author: Ewok_Slayer
    Time Frame: Approximately 13 ABY


    ‘Callista was found on the Eye of Palpatine, soul exchange is a Sith technique and Callista can only touch the darkside of the Force….Kriff…’ Mara thought in alarm, ‘Callista might actually be Palpatine…and that means Luke is sleeping with the enemy!’

    Title: Soulmate
    Author: Ewok_Slayer
    Time Frame: Approximately 12 ABY


    As Mara watched Luke walk hand-in-hand with Callista and shuddered wondering, ‘Does this make Luke a necrophiliac?'


    Title: Fear of Temptation
    Author: Ewok_Slayer
    Time Frame: Approximately 10 ABY


    The desire to obey the Emperor was so engrained into Mara’s psyche that she didn’t dare go to Byss to save Luke.

    Title: In An Alternate Universe
    Author: Ewok_Slayer
    Time Frame: ST era


    Mara watched the news of the slayings at Luke’s Jedi Academy and wondered if things would have turned out different if she had stayed.

    Title: In Another Time, Another Place
    Author: Ewok_Slayer
    Time Frame: ST era


    He failed in everything to include his Jedi Academy, his nephew’s training, his marriage and now he failed to help a girl that looks so very much like her mother.




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  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    @Ewok_Slayer -- excellent bit of Luke/Mara + Callista sentences! :p [face_mischief]
    ~

    "Friends and More"
    "Tenel Ka, thank you for laughing at my lame jokes," Jacen told her honestly over lunch, "I really appreciate it – you don't roll your eyes or groan like Jaina does…" – before he could lose his nerve, he kissed her, like he had been wanting to for so very long.
     
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  4. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Title: Nightmare of Leaving
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin dreams of his mother.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Shmi Skywalker

    Nightmare of Leaving

    After another nightmare of leaving his mother, Anakin awoke, sweaty and screaming, on his sleep couch alone on a city-planet packed with trillions of beings.

    Title: Back to Sleep
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin goes back to sleep with the help of Obi-Wan and the Force.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Back to Sleep

    “Go back to sleep now, Anakin,” Obi-Wan said when Anakin had awakened screaming for his mother in the middle of the night, pillow-soft voice somehow making Anakin’s mind fuzzy as a feather and eyes heavy as duracrete as they drifted shut.

    Title: Climate Control
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Obi-Wan tucks Anakin in.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Climate Control

    Climate-controlled Coruscant was colder than Tatooine so Obi-Wan tucked the blankets up to Anakin’s shivering, small chin, taking care not to disturb his young apprentice’s perpetually fitful slumber.

    Title: Forced Sleep
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin accuses Obi-Wan of using the Force to make him sleep.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker: Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Forced Sleep

    “You used the Force to make me sleep last night,” mumbled Anakin through a bite of muja muffin at breakfast in the Temple refectory, glaring at Obi-Wan with bleary eyes underlined with black bags.

    Title: Needed Rest
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin never gets enough rest.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Needed Rest

    “You needed the rest,” Obi-Wan told Anakin when his apprentice accused him of using the Force to compel him to sleep, sighing at the sight of the shadows still lurking under the boy’s eyes and thinking he hadn’t made his Padawan sleep long enough–that he could never make his apprentice sleep long enough.

    @Ewok_Slayer I enjoyed your take on Mara's thoughts, especially when she wondered if Luke was a necrophiliac because of his relationship with Callista. [face_laugh] Great job with your stories.

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Aww, what a sweet story. True love is definitely laughing at someone else's corny jokes;)
     
  5. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    @devilinthedetails -- great set of sentences showing Anakin's troubled dreams and Obi-Wan's attempts to get him the needed rest. =D=
     
  6. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Turlock

    If there was one person who could get Ansyn Turlock to do anything other than what he wanted to do, it was his mother and there was no way in the Seven Corellian Hells that this bossy brunette was gonna join that list.

    Solo

    There were many roles that Han Solo played in his life as a smuggler, but none was so transparently ill suited, yet tailor made for the absent Lando, as his hair dresser in the Salon Job.

    Organa

    As the slimy yet rough tongue traced It's disgusting path from her below her collar bone, up the side of her neck, and over the right side of her face, Leia's escape plan was updated to include assassination.

    Solo 2

    The cut on Han's chin was the result of what he liked to call a not so near miss encounter with Jabba's first wave of enforcers.

    Andor

    Trapped, wounded, and facing almost certain capture, and subsequent torture, Cassian Andor took the only quiet moment available to share his connection with Jyn through a kiss.
     
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  7. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    @brodiew -- great mix of moods and settings! =D=
     
  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Ewok_Slayer: In an Alternate Universe - now that got my attendion. you did and excellent job of setting me up with the previous EU sentences and went for the jugular with four and five. Very well done.

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha - it is nice to see Jacen and Tenel Ka in the good times.

    @devilinthedetails: I liked this set more than I thought I would, especially Back to Sleep and Obi-Wan's 'pillow soft voice'.

    Forced sleep was another good once, showing Anakin's resentment(?) at Obi making him sleep.

    @Mira_Jade: Excellent set even if I don't know all the Clones. I especially enjoyed 'Outcry', for the tension created by betrayal and 'Impending' because you excellently allowed sleazy Sheev to apply that much more pressure on Anakin's weakening defenses.

    Lucrative - Yes, Mirax wins and she is quick to collect. I would expect nothing else from a woman whose father runs a casino.

    Asses - And why not?

    Type - Now this is the Anakin I want more of. Wasn't expecting Jacen to be the once to potentially damage his wedding clothes to take Anakin down. Brotherly moment.

    Reflection - 'How to act a Solo in Public' was all I needed to read, but the rest was clever as well. Oh, Han, do as I say not as I do never works with the kids. LOL

    @Oddly_Salacious - 'Good Transmitter' - WELL PLAYED, SIR! You win the internet! What an wonderfully clever post script this is to the scene in the film.
     
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  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    "Hiding in Plain Sight?"

    "How can a Sith hide in plain sight, Daddy?" asked Ciera being baffled as to how Darth Sidious could have fooled so many for so long, which made Luke wonder if there had been telltale signs that were obstinately minimized or otherwise explained away, and thus a whole lot of loss and tragedy avoided… so with a sad and pensive expression, he answered thoughtfully, "I wish I knew."
     
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  10. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @brodiew So glad that you liked my most recent entries more than you thought you would:) Back to Sleep and Forced Sleep were two of my favorites from this set so it's nice to hear they stood out to you too. Great job with your most recent stories. I especially liked Organa, which captured Leia so well, and Andor that made my heart ache for Cassian and Jyn.

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Nice job with "Hiding in Plain Sight?" Ciera has a great question and Luke such a heart-wrenching answer.
     
  11. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    The Tragedy of Jocasta Nu
    She had already dealt with the Council cutting the Archive’s budget by thirty percent because “it was all on the holonet anyway”, a clan of sugared-up younglings left to wander unsupervised after story time, and a pair of padawans kissing clandestinely in the stacks, so when Obi-Wan Kenobi cornered her with wild stories of a missing planet, Jocasta snapped, “If it isn’t in the Archive, it doesn’t exist!”

    A couple more from the Infinite Ezras; two sentences that follow up on "Sometimes I Just Know", where Ezra's parents were never arrested and he has a younger sister:

    The Mandalorian Girl
    Aliza called any female younger than their mother a “girl”, so Ezra would never have considered that his sister’s “blue-haired Mandalorian girl” would be his age; he also would never have imagined that she’d be beautiful.

    A Mother’s Heart
    “You’re talking about training my children to be Jedi,” Mira said, crossing her arms over her chest as if that would keep her heart from pounding, “but I know what happened to the Jedi, what still happens to anyone the Empire considers its enemies.”
     
  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    Superbly funny with Jocasta Nu's indignation [face_laugh] And wonderful seeing Aliza again. :cool:
     
  13. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Title: Retain Warmth
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin reflects on how Tatooine fails to retain its warmth after the suns set.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker.

    Retain Warmth

    Anakin shivered under his thin blanket and thought how few beings in the galaxy could understand how cold Tatooine got when its twin suns set and there was nothing to retain their warmth.

    Title: Number the Stars
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin tries to count the stars.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Qui-Gon Jinn.

    Number the Stars

    Anakin tried to number the stars and found he couldn’t count that high as Qui-Gon cleaned his cut with bacta that stung like sand ants.

    Title: Swiftly Spinning Planets
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin dreams of seeing every swiftly spinning planet in the galaxy.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker.

    Swiftly Spinning Planets

    Anakin stared up at the stars he couldn’t count and dreamed of being the first to see all their swiftly spinning planets.

    @Raissa Baiard Thanks for more excellent entries! The Jocasta Nu sentence really brings to life the daily drama and challenges of being a librarian or archivist. I can both understand her frustration and be amused by it. Well done:)
     
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  14. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just one of the best visuals in ANH, along with the double sunset ... *nostalgic sigh*

    Lecture #2094 in a continuing series, I'll bet.

    Take that as a mantra, Zahalin! It'll help with whatever happens next.

    There is no substitute for solitude or silence.

    It's like him to just, you know, forget all the good he's done.

    And thus it's explained, good job!

    Even hindsight shorts us in figuring out just what went wrong ... who knew what when ...

    Way to go, Mira, and this makes me wonder if the Empire had any friends, which by its nature I guess it didn't. It tried to be complete in itself, and we all know where that gets us.

    It's like the kid never grew up as little!Ani wanted to see all, which is understandable in a youngling, but bigger!Anakin wanted every single last citizen to see right according to his lights, and that would mean you and me, if we lived in the GFFA. Brrr.

    Excellent posts and it's a treat to visit daily as this thread grows!! :D
     
  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    "Behind a Waterfall"

    When Luke found Mara behind a waterfall, her red-gold tresses falling about her shoulders and her emerald eyes rivaling the sparkling sun-touched spray for brilliance, was it any surprise that he kissed her... breathless, senseless?
     
  16. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Raissa Baiard - First of all, I am thrilled to see you continuing to post. Your sentences are wonderful and I want to see more. Jocasta Nu - Fan fic has done great things for this character and I, for one, enjoy reading about her. I think Nyota used the perfect word: indignation. Which is a bit of a break from the stolid archivist. And Zonama Sekot? What? :)

    Mandalorian Girl - [face_love]

    A Mother's Heart - A sobering thought for a mother who lived through the Jedi Purge. Well done.

    @devilinthedetails: Very nice set with little Ani. Retain Warmth was my favorite. It packs a punch and show the harsh have nots of slavery.

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha : That is one fired up farmboy! [face_love] :* @};-

    A/N: This set is partly inspired by 'The Mandalorian Girl' and my own shipping of :ezra::sabine:.

    Laughter among Friends

    “And then he said…And then he said…’My DeLorean’ and disappeared in a bolt of lightning!”


    Soft Epilogue

    With The Ghost on autopilot and the rest kids sequestered in the galley or one of their quarters, Hera and Kanan sat in the cockpit playing a child’s variation of Sabaac.


    Running Late, Again?

    It was insanity being on the same ship with her; running late to his lessons while he waited in the corridor hoping for a glance of her exiting the shower, in a towel, of course, but conjuring images of her wet hair and the droplets of moisture riding gravity where they may.


    Heartbeat

    As her head lay on his chest and the gentle rhythm of his heart reverberated through her lekku, Hera Syndulla realized she either needed to move herself or make a move on her slumbering co-pilot.


    Masterpiece

    The irony was maddening to the young apprentice, who saw not the artist, in Sabine, but the work of art that The Force had seen fit to manifest in her; the vibrant colors, not just in her hair, but in her art, in her expression of herself, of the level of fitness she maintained, the sharp, yet pained resting expression, and the…the…view from behind as she walked away, in every way a woman as much as a warrior.
     
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  17. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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  18. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @brodiew Thanks for another great set of stories, and for your kind comments on my little Ani collection of stories. I really have a soft spot for little Ani so I'm so glad that you enjoyed the set about him. Relative Warmth really moved me because of that gap between the haves and have nots on Tatooine as you put it and because it gave me a chance to explore how deserts can in fact get cold at night. Little Ani will make another appearance in the following stories since I just can't resist writing about him apparently...

    Title: From a Distance
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin sees Tatooine from a distance.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker

    From a Distance

    From a distance, Tatooine looked golden as its suns and so radiantly beautiful that Anakin found the breathtaking sight impossible to reconcile with the ugliness of slavery he had lived for nine years.

    Title: So Small in Space
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin realizes how small he and Tatooine are in the universe.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker

    So Small in Space

    As the queen’s ship prepared to make the jump to lightspeed, Anakin stared out of the viewport, thinking that Tatooine, the only place he had ever known, seemed so small in the blackness of space, and if Tatooine was so small, he must only be a speck whirling through the universe.

    Title: So Cold
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin has never been a place as cold as space.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker

    So Cold

    Space was so teeth-chatteringly cold Anakin didn’t think he had ever been any place colder.

    Title: Chilling Prophecy
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Obi-Wan was never a slave, but Anakin was.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Chilling Prophecy

    “You were never a slave,” snapped Anakin when Obi-Wan tried to say that he understood Anakin’s haunting nightmares about his mother that felt like chilling prophecy.

    Title: Beginning and End
    Author: devilinthedetails
    Summary: Anakin and Shmi hold each other at the beginning and the end.
    Characters: Anakin Skywalker; Shmi Skywalker

    Beginning and End

    S
    hmi had held Anakin in the beginning, and now he would hold her in the end.
     
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    @devilinthedetails
    "So Small in Space" and "So Cold" ... definitely understandable reactions to first venturing off world.
    "Chilling Prophecy" ... this is in a nutshell some of what Anakin continues to feel, a sense of you don't understand me. [face_thinking]
    "Beginning and End" -- this was touching. =D=
     
  20. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Guilty Pleasures
    No one knew that after a particularly trying day of psychoanalyzing alien art, Grand Admiral Thrawn liked to go back to his stateroom, unhook the girdle that kept his middle-aged officer’s paunch in check, get a can of Chiss Wiz brand artificially-flavored cheese aerosol product from his secret stash, and spray it directly into his mouth while watching “Coruscant’s Next Top Model”—it was so artistically done.
     
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  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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  22. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @devilinthedetails: another good set of Little Ani fics. Chilling Prophecy was my fave. Obi-Wan should have known better than to say he understood if he had not shared a similar experience.However, Obi-Wan in a role he was not fully prepared to take on. Nice work.

    @Raissa Baiard: Every stolid (my new favorite word), reserved, brilliant, and partially, if not fully, narcissistic commander has to have some kind of private release/catharsis. Why not this one? Excellent.
     
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  23. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    That one is heart breaking.

    All the sentences are fantastic!
     
  24. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lovely and powerful as the Force, these two are.:yoda:

    That's a grand phrase!!!! [face_love]

    It's one of the things that reach us here, and I'm assuming anyone reading this hasn't experienced being off planet, that seeing one's home from space must be humbling, if not downright crushing.[face_coffee]

    @Raissa Baiard Firmly convinced that this happens, I am!! ]-}
     
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  25. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Thank you so much for commenting! I really enjoyed exploring a young Anakin's reactions to traveling off Tatooine for the first time, and I'm so glad that his responses to being in space for the first time. I admit that for the So Cold piece I drew inspiration from that scene where Anakin is huddled up in the ship lounge and Padme tells him space is cold. I agree that it is a sad sort of constant in Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship that Anakin is haunted by this perpetual sense that Obi-Wan doesn't really understand him. Beginning and End really moved to write so I'm so glad you found it touching.

    @Raissa Baiard Thanks for planting a hilarious image of Thrawn in my head, and you kept him in character with his appreciation and evaluation of artistry. Well done[face_laugh]

    @brodiew Thanks! I'm so glad that you enjoyed another set of little Ani stories. I agree that Obi-Wan should've known better than to say he understood what Anakin was going through as a former slave when he had never been a slave himself. I know he meant it in an empathetic way, but I think it would come across to Anakin as a bit dismissive because of that lack of shared experience, which is why Anakin snaps back in response. I think Obi-Wan is well-intentioned and Anakin understandably has a ton of trauma to work through, and both of them are very young.

    @Jedi_Lover Shmi's death always makes my heart break for her and Anakin, so I really wanted to try to capture some of that feeling in my sentence story to do her death justice. RIP Shmi@};-

    @pronker I have to admit that I drew on some of the words of astronauts about how they could really appreciate how small they were and how small but beautiful Earth is in the universe from flying into space for the first time, so I liked to imagine that Anakin might have that sort of similar emotion when he left Tatooine for the first time. I'm grateful for the astronauts who shared those type of emotions since I have never looked out on Earth from a spacecraft myself. Flying on an airplane is all I've done which is probably good since I have a fear of heights[face_laugh]