Am I right in thinking this is the right place to post this...? :S lolz
Title: Don't You Ever Wonder
Pairing: The beginnings of Obidala, but could be considered just friendship
Summary: Obi-Wan and Padme walk the fields of Naboo and discuss the intricacies of Jedi Life
A/N: It has been a very long time since I've posted anything, probably because it's been a very long time since I've written anything. However, I'm currently beginning work on an original piece which I will hopefully see through to the end (to make a bit of money on!) and I found this while looking through my Writing files. I'd forgotten about it and reading over it was pleased with it. I'm considering melding it with another piece that I've begun, but that's a long way away from being finished, and I really wanted to post this as a stand alone piece... and a self-welcome back! to writing =)
I only discovered MetaFic thanks to estora and her community sw_meta.
Also, no idea what's happening with my font size... so apologies
Plus I miss Star Wars =)
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Among other things, I'd like to try to set up a Dreamwidth version. sw_meta.dreamwidth.org exists now, if anyone wants to go ahead and join, though it's not pretty yet. We may also be needing another mod around here, and a mod with more dreamwidth experience than I have (which is pretty much nil) would be extra helpful.
And if anybody has some meta they'd like to post, don't wait around for me. Go right ahead and post!
Now, at first glance Anakin might not seem like much of a trickster, especially not if we expect a trickster to be a largely comic figure. Anakin is...not that funny. He's far too desperate to be taken seriously to ever really achieve the kind of self-effacing, laugh-in-the-face-of-anything cleverness of tricksters like Hermes. But he is someone who defies boundaries, crosses between groups that are taken to be mutually exclusive, exists as an outsider to his society who nevertheless is also (or is hoped to be) a culture-bringer and even a savior figure. All of these things are common traits of the trickster.
The rest is over here.
At least some of you have probably seen this before, but here's a meta-type link that makes two (maybe three, if you count the "faux/in-universe academic stuff" geek, though this doesn't quite fit) of my inner geeks giddy: If Star Wars Were an Icelandic Saga. . .
(Does anybody have a good idea for an "academic fan/fandom" tag? I'm drawing a blank. And would you call this work meta-fic?)
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Author's note: Just a quick meta!fic I wrote this afternoon, probably thanks to all the thesis reading I've been doing. Not a pretty piece. Cross-posted from my journal.
Anakin Skywalker is three years old the first time he sees a sentient killed. Shmi tries to shield him, but there's no way to hide from a child with so much Force-sensitivity the brutal ugliness of the galaxy.
At first it doesn't matter so much. Anakin is fierce and determined, but he directs all his burning energy into fixing things. He throws himself into making things better. Channels his resentment at a life of slavery into a relentless drive to do good. To save people: his mom, strangers in Mos Espa, and once a Tusken Raider.
But then the Jedi take him, and it's just what he dreamed but nothing like he wanted, and the power is there but he's not allowed to use it, and where his mother said, "love," the Jedi say, "serve," and it feels too much like slavery again. But if this is the only way he can become a Jedi - I will come back and free you, Mom, I promise - then he'll take it.
Until being a Jedi destroys everything he worked for: keeps him from freeing his mother, holds him back from loving Padmé, condemns his violent justice.
Sometimes he wonders what the point is, if winning your dreams only means you lose them.
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