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Fanfiction Master List


All the cool kids seem to be doing it these days, so I've gone off and compiled a master list of fic I've deemed worthy enough to upload onto LJ to share. Links and fic descriptions under the cut. Note: The Darvix Zorvan fics are a set of canon Star Wars EU stories.

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Podcasting Best Practices #1: Gear


A few people expressed interest in a set of podcasting gear/advice posts, so here's the first one in which I geek out over gear recommendations. I'll do a follow-up post on how to record with all of this.

For this post, I'm assuming you're going to be recording into your computer or laptop via USB. This is wordy, so if you just want product recommendations and a breakdown of what would fit best for your budget and recording situation, skip to the bottom. To the jump!

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I don't even know what to title this.


I tweeted and tumblr'd this, but there's a line in the last full paragraph of Mockingjay that completely and utterly destroyed me. I don't mean the usual "Oh look Lane's crying over fandom" thing that usually happens to me. This was a "Brian just had a real-life epiphany" moment. 

Big spoilers, heavy shit below the cut. 


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Be Warned. Below I'm about to discuss the controversial scene in Fate of the Jedi: Ascension. I think this is a more nuanced take on it that I haven't seen anywhere else in the fandom, but I wrote it. I'm biased. Of course, the risk you run writing something like this is that you'll wind up angering people on both sides of the debate. But, as is often the case with me, I find that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. 

Let's just get the big stuff out of the way. 

1. No, I didn't like The Scene. 
2. No, I don't think Christie Golden is a terrible person. 
3. No, I didn't like The Scene. 
4. No, I'm not in any way condoning The Scene. For the love of all that is holy, please, please, please read that again. 
5. No, I didn't like The Scene.
6. I thought that on the whole, Fate of the Jedi: Ascension was a decent read. 
7. No, I didn't like The Scene. 

Thoughts below the jump

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A review in a new format!


 So, for this review I wanted to try actually writing complete paragraphs instead of resorting to bullet points. I wrote entirely too much and I'm sorry.

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I'm thinking of making this a series of public posts where I discuss how I would introduce people into the Star Wars EU. We'll start with a list and delve into more later. 

The Essential Novels for Getting Into the EU, in order

1. Heir to the Empire
2. Dark Force Rising
3. The Last Command
4. Truce at Bakura
5. Shadows of Mindor
6. X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
7. X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble
8. X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
9. X-Wing: Bacta War
10. X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
11. X-Wing: Iron Fist
12. X-Wing: Solo Command
13. X-Wing: Isard's Revenge
14. I, Jedi
15. X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
16. Specter of the Past
17. Vision of the Future

The Essential Comics for Getting Into the EU
 
1. The X-Wing Omnibus
 
Future post breakdown in this series:
 
1. The Thrawn Trilogy 
2. Truce at Bakura and Shadows of Mindor
3. X-Wing 1-4
4. X-Wing 5-7
5. Isard's Revenge and I, Jedi
6. Starfighters of Adumar
7. Hand of Thrawn Duology
8. X-Wing Omnibus
 
Thoughts?

Jaina Solo Has Buffy Summers Syndrome


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Edit: Well, the blog I was worried about found me

Holy gods did you ever miss the point of this post. I actually registered an account there to respond, but frankly, I've been around the interwebs long enough to know that doing so won't lead to anything positive. I can only encourage them (if they're still reading this post) to read this:

A Call for Civility in the Star Wars Fandom

Thanks go to ClubJade for such an eloquently crafted piece that should be in all of your bookmarks for quick reference.

Remember, kids, fandom is supposed to be fun. 

Icarus Hunt Quick Hit Review


 I should have done this weeks ago but life got crazy. Let's hope I can remember everything I wanted to talk about!

(As always, beware of spoilers below the cut)

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