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Luke-Vader story recs 
13th-Feb-2007 03:03 pm
I don't know if it's a form of seasonal affective disorder, or a malalignment of the stars, but I think we've all noticed a decrease in the number of Luke-Vader stories, or even just Star Wars stories, in the last few months. So like water on Tatooine here's a set of stories by ring34_ani that should ease your thirst. The first two set the stage for the third, a longer multi-part story, and they're all beautiful in both form and emotion.

Feeling Again

Beginning Again

Together Again

And on my part I am working on the sequel to Come With Me as we speak. Promise.
14th-Feb-2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Most enjoyable, thanks for the links. I also like The Dark Lord's Heart that was just posted in "sw_fictorium". I wish I knew how to make links like that click-able....

Looking forward to more Come with Me. :>
14th-Feb-2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Good recs all. One thing I've noticed is a sudden small trend towards very young fanficcers writing Luke/Vader stories. Some of them show great promise, even if Vader sounds a little too young, and there is a tendency toward Deus Ex Machina in the plots; but some interesting writing.

By the way, have you read Kevin Brockmeier's A Brief History of the Dead. Just out in paperback and very good. Small but exquisite.

And I'm very much looking forward to the Jody's next story.
14th-Feb-2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
By the way, have you read Kevin Brockmeier's A Brief History of the Dead.

I haven't, but I still have a Barnes and Noble gift card left over from the holidays - sounds like I should get it, especially if it's now in paperback.

even if Vader sounds a little too young

The Come With Me sequel is definitely an adult story. No not that kind of adult, but one that centers on issues that will resonate more if you've been around the block a few times. I'm pleased with it so far.
14th-Feb-2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I truly enjoyed A Brief History of the Dead. I so didn't want the book to end that the last thirty pages took me forever to read. I'd read a few pages, and stop and savor and put off the moment it was over.

Brockmeier did a reading here in Madison about a week ago; and when he described his writing methods, he reminded me of you. He said he wrote very slowly as he had everything plotted out and every sentence had to count. Which meant that a lot of his writing time was spend looking out windows, eating, just generally waiting around for the next sentence. The up side was, that it made him notice things around him that normally he wouldn't, which lead to more details in his writing.
14th-Feb-2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
That's the sign of a truly great book, when you never want it to end.

When you were describing his writing style, it reminded me of me. Also on that note, here's a link to a video that jaylake put up about the real life of writers. It's meant to be funny, but it's also so close to the truth that it's not funny. I always amazed when I listen to other writers describe their process how similar it is for many of us.
14th-Feb-2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the rec!

Links! Links! :D
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