emmagrant01: (woman)



Title: Troposphere (6/10)
Author: Emma Grant
Fandom: Star Wars Rebels
Pairing: Hera/Kanan
Summary: Set four years before the start of Rebels. Hera and Kanan struggle with their growing feelings for each other while chasing a criminal across the galaxy. Or, nine times they didn’t and one time they did…
Chapter summary: Kanan goes undercover, Hera is a BAMF, and things get sexier than either of them expected.
Rating: M this chapter, E overall
Length: 6200 words this chapter; 22,820 words total so far
Note:  Massive thanks to [livejournal.com profile] drinkingcocoa, who is such an amazing beta that she can give incredibly useful feedback on a fic for a fandom she isn’t even in!

Links: On AO3 | On FFN

Troposphere
[TROPE-oh-sfeer]

Noun The lowest level of a planet’s atmosphere, where conditions are best for lifeforms and turbulence.

emmagrant01: (woman)
Kanan_and_Hera

Title: Troposphere (4/10)
Author: Emma Grant
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels
Pairing: Hera/Kanan
Summary: Set four years before the start of Rebels. Hera and Kanan struggle with their growing feelings for each other while chasing a criminal across the galaxy. Or, nine times they didn’t and one time they did…
Chapter summary: Kanan and Hera share a bed in a run-down hotel while briefly stranded on an industrial world.
Rating: M
Note: Massive thanks to [livejournal.com profile] drinkingcocoa, who is such an amazing beta that she can give incredibly useful feedback on a fic for a fandom she isn’t even in! Thanks also to readers for your patience. I’ve been able to carve out some writing time, and I hope to be able to update this fic regularly again. <3

Links: On ffn | On AO3


Troposphere
[TROPE-oh-sfeer]

Noun The lowest level of a planet’s atmosphere, where conditions are best for lifeforms and turbulence.
emmagrant01: (woman)
Kanera 4

Title: Troposphere (chapter 3/10)
Author: Emma Grant
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels
Pairing: Hera/Kanan
Summary: Set four years before the start of Rebels. Hera and Kanan struggle with their growing feelings for each other while chasing a criminal across the galaxy. Or, nine times they didn’t and one time they did…
Chapter summary: When the Ghost loses part of its atmospheric controls, Kanan and Hera have to survive for more than an hour in near-freezing conditions — and to find creative ways to stay warm.
Rating: M
Length: 3500 words this chapter (10,000 words total so far)
Note: Massive thanks to [livejournal.com profile] drinkingcocoa, who is such an amazing beta that she can give incredibly useful feedback on a fic for a fandom she isn’t even in!

Links: On FFN | On AO3

Thanks in advance for any kudos, comments, or reblogs you are inclined to give!

emmagrant01: (woman)
Kanera



Troposphere
[TROPE-oh-sfeer]
Noun The lowest level of a planet’s atmosphere, where conditions are best for lifeforms and turbulence.


Title: Troposphere
Chapter 1/10: Close
Author: Emma Grant
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels
Pairing: Kanan/Hera
Summary: Set four years before the start of Rebels. Hera and Kanan struggle with their growing feelings for each other while chasing a criminal across the galaxy. Or, nine times they didn’t and one time they did…
Rating: M
Length: 1700 words this chapter
Note: Massive thanks to [livejournal.com profile] drinkingcocoa, who is such an amazing beta that she can give incredibly useful feedback on a fic for a fandom she isn’t even in!

Links: Read it on AO3 or on FFN.

emmagrant01: (twincest)
This was linked to from [livejournal.com profile] metafandom, and I found it interesting. The post is about how the revelation that Luke and Leia were siblings brought down the plot of ROTJ because the suddenly-incestuous sexual tension between Luke and Leia was totally swept under the rug and not dealt with, as it should have been in any reasonable characterization.

I found it really interesting because that genuinely disturbed me as a kid. Before ROTJ I was a big Luke/Leia shipper and wrote lots of fic (and subsequently acted the fics out with my Barbies) featuring the two of them romantically entwined. I was ten, so all of this was relatively innocent, but the funny thing is that after ROTJ I didn't stop writing it. It seemed to me that the sexual tension between them couldn't just dissolve overnight. Luke had the hots for Leia for years, and how could that turn into sisterly affection so quickly? I'd read Splinter of the Mind's Eye. I knew I wasn't delusional.

So at the tender age of 11, I started writing incest fic. Granted, the most they ever did was snog (because I didn't know enough about the mechanics of sex at that point to write more), but even at that age I felt the need to deal with my shipper's frustration at that abrupt change in canon. I had friends who were Han/Leia shippers who said, "How could you not see that coming?" but I totally didn't. I was the SW equivalent of a Harry/Hermione shipper back in 1983.

Anyway, that post just totally justified my pre-teen incest fics, and I'm rather relieved about that. :-P

Edit: This manip is FTW.
emmagrant01: (ROTS)
I just cried my way through Return of the Jedi. I've seen that movie at least 100 times in the last 24 years. I can recite all the dialogue. So why do I still cry at all the same places?

*sniffle*
emmagrant01: (evil ewan)
There was an incredibly gorgeous piece of Obi/Bail fan art posted on [livejournal.com profile] jedi__santa this morning. (NOT WORK SAFE!!)

It just captures so much of what I love about that pairing, that whole "The Prince and the Padawan" dynamic. [livejournal.com profile] lauramcewan, you are a lucky woman!

And on a totally different fandom note: Alan Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Film: Alan Rickman will play Judge Turpin in the cast of the film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, the actor’s representation has confirmed. Tim Burton will direct the film, which stars Johnny Depp as Sweeney and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett. Sacha Baron Cohen plays the supporting role of Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

Oh, holy hell -- when fandoms collide! Bring on the Judge Turpin/Sweeney Todd slash!!! :-D :-D :-D
emmagrant01: (ROTS)
I spent more than 12 hours yesterday doing something I'd meant to do for a long time, but somehow had never done: watching all six Star Wars movies on the same day. Cinemax has been playing them on a loop all weekend, so I started yesterday morning with ROTJ, and ended after midnight with ESB. And then got up again this morning and put the TV back on Cinemax to keep watching.

And wow, it was really, really interesting. There are so many things I now see in the OT films that look different after watching the prequels. For example: Vader's search for Luke in ESB. Why does he go after Luke's friends to lure him into a trap? He knows Luke was being trained by Obi-Wan, and for all he knows, Luke was raised by Obi in the old traditions and wouldn't have attachments to others. I'd like to think Vader was thinking of himself there -- the best way for someone to lure him into a trap would have been to go after Padme. And that's why he tortures Han, because he knows Luke will respond to seeing his friends suffer. That was exactly how Palpatine seduced Anakin, after all -- by tormenting him with fears that Padme would suffer and die. It worked for Anakin, so it seems to be a reasonable assumption that it would work for Luke. (And more than a little slashy, even though I've never really been into Han/Luke so much.)

It's also interesting how emo I get watching these films. There are so many moments that make me cry, even though I know them well enough to recite the dialogue along with the actors. When Anakin slaughters the children at the Temple, when Order 66 starts, and when Luke reaches out to Leia through the Force (in ESB), I get choked up. I get chills when Yoda says, "Your father he is" in ROTJ, and when Obi-Wan says, "Anakin is the father, isn't he?" in ROTS. I'm on the edge of my seat during all the lightsaber battles (especially in the prequels because they're so damn good), and I cheer every time the good guys win the battle. And I think ROTS is my favorite of the six, I really do. Maybe it's because it brings the whole story together, or maybe because it's so fucking angsty -- but I love it. I love how it shows us that Anakin really did become a Jedi, and that he wasn't easy to turn, but that in the end he did it for what he thought were the right reasons. And knowing that it will be Luke who redeems him someday, who will truly be the "chosen one" who will fulfill that prophecy that Anakin never could -- that makes it an amazing story. Edit: Just watched the scene at the end of ROTJ where Vader kills Palpatine, and wow -- that scene is SO much more powerful now, after knowing Anakin's story. It's somehow all the more meaningful now.

And you know, I can no longer watch that scene at the end of ROTJ, where Vader/Anakin dies, without thinking of this scene from Chasing Amy.

And while I'm at it, here's a hilarious video of Kevin Smith at Comic-Con. In the first few minutes, he slashes Spiderman, and it gets better from there. "Are you willing to suck cock for your dreams? We all gotta start somewhere. You could start on your knees."
emmagrant01: (twincest)
Was out very very late last night singing karaoke with a group of people, including [livejournal.com profile] phaballa and [livejournal.com profile] charlotteschaos. SO much fun! There's nothing like belting out lounge standards, 80s ballads, and gangster rap with a bunch of drunk people in your own private room.

And whee, Star Wars marathon on Cinemax today! Up to ROTJ. I assume TPM is next? I'm surprised they're playing them in release order instead in story order. Luke is battling the rancor at the moment. I love the rancor keeper, and how he sobs when his pet is killed. I had an action figure of him when I was a kid.

I'm on the fence about the revised versions. (I can totally understand why GL would want to go back and redo things, because I've read old fics of mine and been tempted to do some rewriting.) I do like the updated FX, especially in the space battles. I think that's a genuine improvement. But some of the new material just looks cheesy and out of place, like the new musical number in Jabba's chamber. It's a bit cringe-worthy, and I don't like the fact that it's played for laughs. It diminishes the impact of the Twi'lek dancer being thrown to the rancor.

It's also interesting to me that ANH and ESB were pretty good in the "show, don't tell" department, but starting with ROTJ, there's an awful lot of Captain Exposition dialogue.

Wow, I forgot Carrie Fisher was ever that young. And geez, I still know all the dialogue after all this time!
emmagrant01: (Star Wars holiday special)
It's that time of year again! The [livejournal.com profile] jedi__santa holiday fic and art exchange is getting started. The sign-up post is here. Feel free to pimp. :-)

YES!!!

May. 4th, 2006 11:17 am
emmagrant01: (twincest)
Original editions of the Star Wars films to be released on DVD this fall!!

Proving that fans sometimes win, w00t!

And Han shot first!
emmagrant01: (Yoda crazy)
Harrison Ford was on Conan O'Brian tonight, and Conan did something I've never seen anyone do (but always hoped for): he asked Harrison Ford about the Star Wars Holiday Special! It was just so funny that I had to rewind the ol' Tivo, download the clip to my computer, convert it to an mpeg, and post it for everyone to enjoy. And if you've never experienced the exquisite torture of the SWHS, can you really call yourself a Star Wars fan?

The clip is on YSI here (40 MB). Let me know when the link runs out and I'll refresh it. Enjoy!

ETA: Meep! I've exceeded my bandwidth for the month already! I just had to buy more bandwidth, so I've taken the link down from my site. Again, let me know if the YSI link has run out.
emmagrant01: (Jedi Santa)
Just as a reminder, tomorrow (Sunday, August 28) is the last day to sign up for the [livejournal.com profile] jedi__santa Star Wars holiday fic and art exchange. We now have enough participants that we will be able to post a gift every day during the month of December! But more would always be good, of course, so come on over and play.

And on a completely unrelated note, my f-list seems to be erupting in wank. *sigh* I'll just be over here writing, okay? Let me know when it's over.

On second thought... ah hell. I'll throw my hat in too. :-P )

o_0

Aug. 24th, 2005 12:47 am
emmagrant01: (Yoda crazy)
You know, there are some things you just never expect to see in fandom. Like [livejournal.com profile] florahart writing a Chewbacca/Yoda/R2D2 threesome with voyeur!C3P0.

*goes to look for brain brush*
emmagrant01: (evil ewan)
My husband wasn't supposed to get me a present, because we went to NYC a few weeks ago and he got me scalper tickets to see Spamalot (OMGsofunny!), and then took me for dinner at Babbo. That was supposed to be my birthday, and a glorious birthday it was too.

So when he showed up yesterday afternoon with a package, I was all 0_o? He was very proud of himself, and said this was possibly the best gift he'd ever gotten me. Something he knew I would never ask for.

Large photo under the cut!!! )

I love that man (my husband, I mean) so, so much. Now, where to hang it? *happy sigh*
emmagrant01: (twincest)
Okay, folks -- Star Wars slash comms are popping up all over the place! While this is a good thing, are we spreading the love a little too thin? If you ship Harry/Draco you already know that more comms do not necessarily make for better fic. Here's a list of what I know is out there:

General slash fic:
[livejournal.com profile] swficlets
[livejournal.com profile] swslash
[livejournal.com profile] sw_fictorium
[livejournal.com profile] starwars_slash
[livejournal.com profile] swfanfic

Specialty fic:
[livejournal.com profile] siri_tachi_fic
[livejournal.com profile] tpm100
[livejournal.com profile] ewan_hayden
[livejournal.com profile] order66fics
[livejournal.com profile] hp_x_sw
[livejournal.com profile] maul_slash
[livejournal.com profile] bail_lovers

Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] swrecs
[livejournal.com profile] tpm_flashback

General:
[livejournal.com profile] echostation

If I'm missing some, will you let me know in comments?
emmagrant01: (ROTS)
First, I should say that I've really enjoyed reading other people's thoughts on the film. I'll even rec a few other posts, all of which contain spoilers, for those of you who've been in a cave since last Thursday:

[livejournal.com profile] amberleewriter talks about what's missing from the film here.
[livejournal.com profile] helens78 explains why she liked the film here.
[livejournal.com profile] jedirita has a lot to say, of course! here and here.
[livejournal.com profile] charlotteschaos makes some fun and snarky remarks here.
[livejournal.com profile] fernwithy, whom I eternally fangirl, wrote her thoughts here. Unlike Amber, she thought many of the cuts from the book made the film stronger. And she has a lovely theory that Padme isn't really dead. :-D

Okay, so with that said, I saw the film again today, and left loving it even more than I did the first time I saw it! Thoughts on a second viewing. )

Overall, I love, love, love this film! And the digital projection gets a big thumbs-up, for sure.

Bring on the fanfic!

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