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Huh, I haven't used my LJ much lately.

Haven't had the desire. I've been on LJ a lot, but all RP-ing. With [ profile] edensphere regrettebly ending, I've been looking at other games, but none of them really call out to me.

I've noticed a pattern to the characters I play or at least attempt. They're all either obscure - meaning quite minor, or meaning from obscure canons - or they're just from odd points in canon. Like, I play Luke Skywalker. I have three journals for him. None of them are from the usual points in time - I have one for him at thirteen, one during his time as Palpatine's apprentice, and one for him long after death, ala Legacy. I'm just drawn to the versions rarely played... ANH-era Obi-Wan Kenobi appeals to me similarly, though I've seen one journal for him so far.

Also I like this new laptop, but there's already problems with it. The "r" and "u" keys sometimes don't work and require repeated pressing, and it does not screensaver/sleep if I leave it alone for a while.

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It appears that I'll be getting a new computer soon. Which is good. This one fails. You know, Firefox with four tabs open sometimes takes up 100% of the CPU. And lately it's gotten into the habit of randomly turning off.

So I'll list all my bookmarks.
Cut for length. )
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I've been reading Marvel Star Wars. It's much better than I expected it to be, especially past the first few issues. It's just fun.

Also, Leia is a troll. Part of a page from Star Wars Annual 1: The Long Hunt/A Duel of Eagles.
Like what you see? )
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I like that image. It's currently the timeline pic on my Plurk. Which is now set to private - thanks, spam-frienders.

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Splinter of the Mind's Eye was written in 1978, after Star Wars/A New Hope and before The Empire Strikes Back. Rumor has it that when Allen Dean Foster wrote it, it was as a sequel to Star Wars, and would be filmed as such if the movie didn't do well. With a limited budget in mind, it was set entirely on one very foggy planet, and wouldn't include much in the way of space battles or anything at all involving Han Solo. Of course, in the days before Lucas decided that Luke and Leia were siblings, taking out that part of the love triangle leads to an amazing degree of UST which neither party acts much on - in fact, both of them are certain that they shouldn't act on it. Luke provides a reason - he's a farm boy, she's a princess - and Leia doesn't.

The comic came out in 1995. I scanned it from Star Wars Omnibus: Early Victories. This is 20 pages out of 96, chosen rather shamelessly more for shots of Luke in his "miner's uniform" than anything else.

'There must be at least 200 of them...' 'So let's get down there and start getting acquainted!' ) I enjoyed both the book and the comic. There are brow-raising parts in both, but I don't regret reading either. If you liked this, try taking a look!
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Just something from X-Wing: Warrior Princess.

Plourr, the most badass expy of Anastasia ever, says that the man claiming to be her brother can't be.

Even in paradise, there is always a touch of evil. )
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If you're familiar with the Star Wars Expanded Universe, you've probably heard of Dark Empire, the comics arc where Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side. 

Apologies for scan quality.  It's taken from a huge omnibus thing, which couldn't be flattened as neatly as on a scanner.  Since it's in an omnibus, the issues aren't marked, so I don't know how which scans were taken from which issue.  But Dark Empire, the first book of it, which I'm taking all of these from, is a hundred thirty pages long.

My father's destiny... is my own. )
That was Luke's part in Dark Empire.

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So, Dark Empire.

I've read the comics, and am listening to the cassettes for the first one, Dark Empire, the Dark Side Luke one.  The script's somewhat different.  I went and transcribed the Luke-lands-on-Byss part.

Coherent stuff later.

My father's destiny... is my own. )
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This was very interesting.  Good reminder about the fact that even world-class athletes have some very different body plans.

And the decaying slow-worm on this post is freaky.

Joan of ArcNature Sounds.

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Watched Tron: Legacy.

I enjoyed it, but then the plot holes appeared like a bag of bricks that burst open above my head.

spoilers )
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Last time, I put up a couple of stories from Star Wars Tales #15 which centered on Luke Skywalker as a child. Now it's Leia's turn.

First is The Princess Leia Diaries, from Star Wars Tales #11. Four pages out of twelve.

What kind of galaxy do we live in? And what can I do to change it? )

"First Impressions", an eight-pager from Star Wars Tales #15, isn't as good, IMO, but it does have a very memorable bit. Two pages.
You have your father's fire. )

...and okay, one more, not-really-related thing which made me laugh. See, the "Tales" collections are always preceded by the editors interacting with the characters somehow, and this is the one from #15.

Oh, really...? )

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I present to you parts of two short stories gleaned from Star Wars Tales# 15, both of them about Luke Skywalker as a child.  In one he's with his good friend Biggs Darklighter.  In the second, he costars with an oddly similar kid in what might be a hallucination, might be some trick of the Force.  Both have rather different art styles.

Read more... )

So that's one.

Read more... )
Up next, on When I Have The Time And Inclination: Young Leia!
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So I won't be graduating this year after all.

I... guess this is good?  Parents have agreed to pay another year.

*sigh*  Still no idea what I'll be doing after it.

Youtube spam )
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Another collection of links.

This has the pages from "The Princess Leia Diaries" and "Thank the Maker", two SW comics I haven't seen in a while.  Now I don't have to track them down!

The Burgomeister's Books
, some "truly free ebooks".

Luciferous Logolepsy, a compendium of really obscure/archaic English words.

krypton 321's Youtube channel, which has some Mass Effect stuff.

Something I liked on The Atlantic.

Tamora Pierce's future releases.

The Usual Error Project.

TNC's Civil War Research.

Think that's it for now.

And youtube spam, of course. )
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The Multifandom Fan Art Meme
@ [community profile] draw_me_a_prompt

Just putting it out there. Could be interesting. Could fade out.

Worth a look.
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Man, what happened to summer?  Didn't even get to finish Mass Effect 2.

Though there are three-day weekends, so I guess I can play on those.  Shouldn't really complain.

Branching out with my classes this time.  Not taking art this term.  ...I think I'm burning out on that.

Youtube spam. )
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Sometimes I wonder if I'm secretly a masochist.  Apparently I like it when fiction makes me cry, as long as it's not tears of rage.

"Yoda: Dark Rendezvous" has a good example that's getting me to tear up weeks after a reread when I think too much about part of it.  Scout is the nickname of a young Padawan who's very determined but weak in the Force, who lost a Master early in the Clone Wars.  Yoda got a knight named Maruk to take her on as his Padawan, but Maruk's not happy about it because he thinks she'll get killed.  He keeps her at arm's length, trying not to call her by her nickname, and reflects that he does like her but doesn't want to get attached.

Then Ventress walks onto the scene with some assassin droids, and Maruk might have beaten her if he'd fallen to the Dark Side, but realized what he was doing and became mortally wounded.  Ventress leaves, and Scout realizes that he's not quite dead when he gasps her nickname.

He was smiling. She didn't think she'd ever seen him smile before. Tears welled up inside Scout. "Don't try to talk. It will be all right, Master. Master Yoda will be here soon to take care of you." Tears dropped from her eyes onto his shattered chest. There was a long hitch in his breathing. His eyes closed. "Master Maruk? Master Maruk! Don't go," Scout cried. "Don't leave me!"
His eyes opened, and he smiled again. "Never...," he whispered. "... my Padawan."
His eyes closed, and he was gone.

And I keep going back to it.


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