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Nothing much important today, except I wrote over two thousand words of Revenge. It's probably a bit indulgent, but I'm actually pleased - I've managed to get the PT alternate canon in through occasional exposition and Luke's Jedi training (current unit: clairvoyance). In some ways, it's almost more about the alt!backstory than about the present; the sequel will probably focus more on the present-day characters, but there's a lot to set up. Anyway, I'm a bit gleeful because I managed to include my OFC even though she's been dead for twenty years, hint at the Anakin/OFC pairing, and more than hint at Bail/Padmé.

Come at me, Mary Sue paranoia.

Leia's plotline is finally settling into place, too; I should be able to end this with the coronation like I wanted, even though it wreaks some havoc on the rest of the outline, and fanwank her unexplained loss of authority in ROTJ. Without actually doing to her what ROTJ did. Hint: my post on the slave Leia debate is a pretty strong clue of what doesn't happen. She's not going to end up General Solo's soldier girl, either.

Star Wars meme

(7) Who is your favourite couple of the saga?

Gaaaaaah.

Last time, I went Han/Leia. I originally shipped them as far as I shipped anyone, because chemistry whoa. But Han's Rhett Butler-esque approach to her gets more uncomfortable the older I get (and yes, I realize it's actually supposed to echo Rhett/Scarlett - that doesn't help). Anakin/Padmé is all kinds of messed-up and doesn't have the chemistry, but Anakin is actually a lot more respectful of her boundaries. Which doesn't mean that he always does respect them, just ... more than Han. A lot more than Han.

Honestly, the only romantic scenes that I don't find (1) skeevy or (2) unwatchable as originally written? They're, um, the Luke/Leia ones, which are just kind of sweet and mild and consensual and retroactively skeevy. Um.

...

Fine, Han/Leia it is.

*sulk*

Asexuality meme

(7) Who's your favourite Doctor? (Or, do you have a favourite asexual character?)

Four! FourFourFourFourFour.

A lot of people say that your first doctor is your favourite, but he's actually the third one I ever saw; my first was Nine. I am very fond of him, but nothing compares to the joy that is Four. I love how ebullient and insouciant and just silly he is, most of the time, except when he's deadly serious and you know shit just got real. I love his scarf, I love his clothes, I love his hair, I love how he talks, I love K-9, I love the ridiculous special effects (they're part of the fun, like narmtastic dialogue in SW), and RomanaRomanaRomanaRomanaRomana.

I lovelovelove his travelling with another Time Lord, that he's not able to pull the More Evolved Than You Card, that she can be a haughty supercilious Gallifreyan and not evil. She's basically just all kinds of awesome and even though we knew the character would have to go, they could love each other (in their supercilious Gallifreyan way) without the usual tragic overtones, because they weren't inherently ~tragically doomed.~ Romana could come back any day and they could have funtiemz in the TARDIS forever omg why.

Also, he's very acey. Even by the Doctor's standards. <3

I think I'm the very first person I've seen to choose Four. This makes me feel both special and sad.

Fanfic meme

(7) Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

Hmm. Usually I write fic to explicate my opinion of the characters. I warmed up to Colonel Fitzwilliam a lot over the course of First Impressions; I don't think my opinion changed, I just ... liked him more, even though his attitude becomes waaaaay more offensive. Basically, canon!Fitzwilliam --> wow Darcy you do such a good job of looking after your friends and it's kind of amazing how you manage to make everyone do what you want without being remotely personable. FI!Fitzwilliam --> wow Kate you're so crazy with your plans and your creepy ways of getting people to do what you want but when you do it's endearing instead of just annoying like with our aunt, and omg I know that look, you have a crazy plan right now STOP it won't work WAIT UP WAIT UP I'M COMING WAIT FOR MEEEEEE.)

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elizabeth_hoot
Jul. 24th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Really? Awesome - I didn't know anyone else shipped them. I mean, I only thought of them together for plot reasons, but then I was like OMG YAY, Anakin and Padmé can be BFFs with no awful romance, and Bail is like SRS SENATOR THAT IS SRS except when he's crushing on her, and Leia can remember her, and everything is rainbows!

Aha, I hope you enjoy. This first story (-> series! well, at least there'll be a sequel) is a bit slow, I think, but I hope you like anyway. :P

*sadly, this is the closest I have to a relevant icon*
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I really love all your fanfic from the Austen ones to the Cor/Aravis to Harry Potter. I've reread your meta on Darcy so many times (I know bad me for not reviewing enough but really all I usually say is :). I love the gender swap SW fantasy. But when you break up Anakin/Padmé you break my heart ;)! I can see the appeal of Bail/Padmé and it does make the world a more reasonable place so umm. So I will eagerly read even Bail/Padmé Anakin/OFC because it just comes down to me enjoying your writing. I am looking forward to an even more powerful Leia cause she was the character I wanted to be as a kid growing up when my best friend tried to build a lego rocket that would take us to a galaxy far far away and said he would be Luke. Anyway, just saying I am looking froward to more fanfiction.
elizabeth_hoot
Jul. 25th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I really love all your fanfic from the Austen ones to the Cor/Aravis to Harry Potter.

That is - a lot of shared fandoms! Awesome. :)

I've reread your meta on Darcy so many times

*blushes* Thank you! I'm glad people still enjoy it! I enjoyed it myself. Even when I was sputtering with rage, lol.

I love the gender swap SW fantasy

You've read that too? Wow. Just, um. Thank you! I don't really knew what people are reading, so I'm glad it's fun for more than me.

But when you break up Anakin/Padmé you break my heart ;)

Heeeeeh. That's kind of my specialty! I mean, I've written Darcy/Mary Crawford and slaughtered my way through a third of the cast. I'm like "hm, how could I make this more painful?" Though in this case, it really was just a necessity of the Luke-and-Leia-are-not-related plot - Padmé could be with Anakin, or Leia's mother, but not both, and it seemed really weird to disconnect her from Leia in a ROTJ story.

If it helps, though, my Anakin and Padmé were totally BFFs and Leia doesn't so much fly under Vader's radar as he chooses to overlook certain things out of lingering affection for her mother. So.

it does make the world a more reasonable place

aha, best ship description ever. I didn't even know who would be Leia's father at first, and then it was all "duh, Bail!"

it just comes down to me enjoying your writing.

Well, thank you very much. That's a tremendous compliment!

I am looking forward to an even more powerful Leia cause she was the character I wanted to be as a kid growing up

Heeeh, I hope you enjoy! This first story has some of that, and the sequel (when I write it) should have much more.

Anyway, just saying I am looking froward to more fanfiction.

Thanks! Come au_bigbang season, there should be two long stories from me (though I'll probably be a bit frazzled afterwards!).
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