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So, the first episode with Mortis and the Father, Son, and Daughter who personify the Force, and Anakin who is supposed to stay and take the Father's place and keep the Force in balance.  Two questions I have that I think would result in really interesting fics, which I would like to read if anything like them exists:

1) What would have happened if Anakin had chosen to do what the Father asked, and stay?  What would have happened to Anakin, how would he have changed as he worked to keep the Daughter and Son in balance?  And what would have happened to the rest of the Galaxy?  If Mortis is the Force, how would changes there have affected things?  How would it have affected the course of the war, and the Jedi Order, and the Sith?  (Would Padme, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka have been allowed to visit?)

2) What would have happened if Anakin hadn't died on the Death Star, and went to Mortis instead of to the Rebellion with Luke?  (For example, if he knew he was dying and bacta couldn't save him and maybe the Force, strengthened and personified at Mortis, could?)  How would that have affected things, both with Anakin and the Force, the Jedi, the New Republic, and the rise of the First Order and the Resistance?  Especially if Luke and Leia somehow became the new Son and Daughter.

I hope these fics already exist, because I would LOVE to read a long, plotty exploration of this idea.  But I'm already working on a Star Wars WIP, so.

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May. 16th, 2016


Maria Hill Fic Fest!


There needs to be more fic about the woman who single-handedly
rescued Captain America, the Black Widow, and the Falcon from death at the hands of
HYDRA with nothing more than her brains, a stun-wand, a laser-cutter,
and balls of titanium, so come play in the May 2016 Maria Hill Fic Fest!
On LJ here
and DW here

If you don't know how a comment fic fest works, it's pretty simple:
1. Leave a comment containing a prompt, scenario, or quotation to inspire someone else. If you want to leave characters or pairings in addition to Maria, then add them in!

Maria & T'Challa, understanding and responsibility
Maria, gen, We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. (Tobias Wolff)
Maria/Steve, sex in uniform up against a wall where there's the fear of discovery

2. Pick a prompt. Write a drabble (100 words exactly), ficlet, fic, novella, or GRAND EPIC TALE about Maria from that prompt.

3. Post it/link it to the comment-fest, putting the title/character/pairing/rating in the subject line.

MCU: "Killing In The Name Of" by Tielan - Maria & Natasha, R (violence)
Ultimates: "If It Wasn't For Those Damned Kids" by SelDear - Maria, G
Comics: "UnPleasant Hill" - Maria/Steve by SueLinley, PG-13

4. Do it all over again!

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Clone Wars Question

I can find lists of all the named clone troopers in the Clone Wars.  What I haven't found, so far, is a list in order of either appearance or when they died, (or preferably both!) in the internal chronological order of the show (not the aired order, which is really screwed up).

Anyone know where I can find such a thing?

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Fic Rec: Fundamental Force Carriers

Fundamental Force Carriers (87796 words) by tanarill
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker & Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Anakin Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker & Yoda
Characters: Anakin Skywalker | Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Son (Clone Wars), The Father (Clone Wars), Yoda, Mace Windu, Sheev Palpatine | Darth Sidious, Padmé Amidala, CT-7567 | Rex, CT-5597 | Jesse, CT-6116 | Kix, Aang (Star Wars), OMC, OFC, Jocasta Nu, Quinlan Vos, Asajj Ventress, Pong Krell, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon, R2-D2, Dooku | Darth Tyranus, Grievous | Qymaen jai Sheelal, CC-2224 | Cody, Saesee Tiin - Character, Oppo Rancisis, Adi Gallia, Even Piell, Han Solo, Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar, Shaak Ti
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Alternate Universe - Time Travel, Fix-It, Time Travel Fix-It, Lightsabers, Meditation, Feels, Training, Jedi Training, Lightsaber Battles, The Force, The Dark Side of the Force, BAMF!Anakin, Clones, News Media, Mental Health Issues, Therapy, Mathematics, Quantum Mechanics

Summary: The Sith Lord Darth Vader lived his life. He probably didn't live it well, but he lived it as well as he knew how. At the end there, he'd even managed to woman up and kill Sidious. But he was dying, and at peace with the past.  The past wasn't at peace with him.

This is quite possibly the best Star Wars time-travel fixit AU I've ever read.  It's got a very interesting spin on the trope, and it's compellingly written.

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Fic Rec: Supernova Tonight

Supernova Tonight (9628 words) by halotolerant
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn
Characters: Poe Dameron, Finn (Star Wars), Leia Organa, Rey (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, First Time, First Kiss, Getting to Know Each Other, Sharing a Room, Relationship Negotiation, Additional Warnings In Author's Note, References to non-specific past abuse in the context of being a stormtrooper
Summary: There’s probably a lot that Finn needs, now he’s conscious again, and probably half of it Poe is never going to be able to figure out, but at least he can tell him the stories. This entry was originally posted at http://beatrice-otter.dreamwidth.org/314397.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Finn Icons

When I posted my latest fic, I went looking for Finn icons, and a cursory search found me some but not ones that really grabbed me. (What can I say, I'm picky about icons.) Specifically, I wanted a really awesome Finn-with-lightsaber icon. So I made some. Standard 100x100 size for DW/LJ, but I've seen several icon posts on tumblr that have 150x150, so I made them both sizes in case anyone wants them.  Feel free to use, just credit/comment/reblog/etc.

 photo Finn Lightsaber 2.jpg

Fic: Past Lives

Title: Past Lives
Fandom: Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Characters: Finn, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker
Rating: PG
Chapters: 1/?

At AO3

Finn scrambled to his feet.Collapse )

AN: One of my first fics was a WIP, and after it was done I vowed NEVER AGAIN. Well. Um. ::waves bashfully:: Hi! Here we are! I'll try to update this regularly, but I have only the vaguest idea where it's going--I'd love some brainstorming help. Mostly, I'm sitting here chortling over a couple of places where Finn probably knows just enough to REALLY confuse things. And I don't know how it will end. Will Finn get home to find it unchanged? Will Finn not get home and live out his life in the Clone Wars era? Will his information be enough to change things? (Will Rey and possibly Poe follow him back through time?) Will something ELSE happen? I DON'T KNOW, please send me your opinions. Don't promise to take any, but who knows? Also, canon help would be REALLY appreciated. I have read Clone Wars fic, but only ever SEEN one episode of it.
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You've probably already read it, but [archiveofourown.org profile] franzeska has some EXCELLENT meta on AO3 about fandom, racism, sexism, shipping, slash/gen/het, fandom history, hypocrisy, and counterproductive activism.  It's long but OH SO GOOD.  With a lot of really important points that get completely missed in most discussions of these issues.  I have a few quibbles and one major problem with the piece, but overall I agree with most of it.

Your Vagina is a Bigot; My Vagina is a Saint

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Sad/Rabid Puppies and the Hugos, Round Two

Some of you may recall that last year, a group of bigoted douchebags whining that they weren't winning enough awards (and that OBVIOUSLY it must be due to a conspiracy of SJWs, it couldn't possibly be a reflection on the quality of their work) set out to game the Hugo Awards (the biggest SF/F awards in the world).  And, due to producing a nominations slate and getting a whole bunch of gamergaters to nominate (since anybody can do that by purchasing a $40 membership to WorldCon, the World Science Fiction Convention) they managed to get a whole lot of works nominated that otherwise would not have been on the ballot.  The vast majority of which would not have been on the ballot because, quite frankly, they were not good enough.  And, in response, when it came down to the final voting, there were a whole bunch of people who voted "No Award" rather than vote for a Puppy Slate nomination, and so no Puppy nomination got an award.

This year, they're at it again, and significant numbers of works are on the ballot that wouldn't be there without their slate.  (File 770 has a list comparing nominees vs. the Sad and Rabid slates.)  It will probably be the last time they can do this; rules on how the Hugos work require two years of approval at the annual meeting, and (if proposals made last year are ratified this year) the rules for nominating will be changed such that block-voting by slate isn't possible anymore.  There are also differences between this year's Puppy Slates and last year's; this year, they put already-popular-would-have-been-nominated-no-matter-what works on their slate with the rest of the dreck, and then refused to remove them when authors asked not to be affiliated with the Puppies.  My guess is, they either want to try to steal credit for how popular Neil Gaiman, Lois McMaster Bujold, and others are, or they are hoping that Hugo voters are too stupid to tell the difference between actual Puppy Slate works and things that would have been on the ballot anyway without their help, and so people will No Award Gaiman, Bujold, et al, and the Puppies (while still not achieving anything positive) would at least be preventing other people from winning.

Abigail Nussbaum has some good thoughts on the subject.
So does Alyssa Wong.

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Fic: Ghost Stories

Title: Ghost Stories
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Star Wars: Original Trilogy
Characters: Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Anakin Skywalker
Summary: After Endor, Luke gets something he's always wanted

On AO3

The thing about Force-ghosts—or whatever the proper term was, neither Obi-Wan nor Yoda ever said—was that they didn"t feel like living beings.Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at http://beatrice-otter.dreamwidth.org/313300.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
You all know the horrors of the Flint water crisis. There's a bi-partisan Senate bill to enable federal funding to help fix the crisis, so Americans might want to contact your congresscritters to tell them to vote for it.

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US Politics: Child Nutrition Programs

Hey, guys, it's another action alert!  What do you guys think?  Do you find it helpful, or not?  Should I keep sharing these?  If so, for those of you getting this on DW, should I filter this so you can opt out?  On tumblr, would you like me to tag it in a particular way so you could block it?  I feel like there's been a lot of this, and while I hope that at least some people are finding this useful, I also think that (especially for the non-US-peeps out there) you shouldn't have to scroll past these if you're not interested.

I'll never post a link to a petition to sign; those do absolutely nothing.  I only pass on things to call or email your representatives about, and then only if there is a handy-dandy webpage to help with it.  (If there is an issue dear to your heart that I'm not posting on, I bet that if you google [ISSUE] activism [COUNTRY]" you will find groups that do activism, and may find action pages that will help you call/email/write your senators/congresscritters.  If not, you should at least get information sheets that will give you talking points if you want to call/email/write on your own.

On to the action alert!  The “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003)" is a bill that is misnamed if ever there was one; it's "improving" child nutrition in the US only if you think fewer kids deserve to get enough healthy food to eat.  It would drastically reduce the number of schools and children eligible for school nutrition programs (not on the basis of whether or not the need exists, mind you) and drastically increase the red tape needed to receive assistance from the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children program).  As if THAT wasn't enough, it will also roll back nutrition standards for schools.  All in all, a disaster of a bill.  But hopefully, if enough Congresscritters hear that their constituents think it stinks, they won't pass it, or will fix the problems.  Again, they don't much listen to online petitions ... but they do listen to direct individual calls and emails and letters.

The ELCA Advocacy group has a handy-dandy webpage for emailing your congresscritter on this issue.  Just go there, fill out your address and such, and click send, and it will go on its merry way!  (If you are not Lutheran, I would suggest editing the very first sentence with "As a Lutheran and your constituent ..." by either replacing "Lutheran" with your religious affiliation if you have one or just going with "As your constituent ..."

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Call Congress: Puerto Rico

Another congressional action alert for US peeps!

Guys, if you watch John Oliver you know just how screwed Puerto Rico is right now.

Short version: huge numbers of bizarre loopholes in US laws (since PR is a territory and not a state) let the PR government play fast and loose with finances and make some decisions with shitty long-term consequences that are now coming home to roost, with catastrophic consequences for PR, leaving them in HUGE debt.  Basic services like hospitals and schools are being closed left and right.  They need the ability to restructure their debt and get some breathing room for a long-term solution, and need Congressional approval to do it.

Guess what!  YOU TOO can call your congressional representative and urge them to let PR restructure itself!  Jubilee USA has a handy dandy little form that a) gives you your representatives phone number and b) gives you a script to read.

As always, directly calling or emailing your representative has a LOT more impact than signing a petition online.  Using the above form, it is SOOPER EASY.

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Fic Rec: War and politics

War and politics (20878 words) by Deputychairman
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn
Characters: Leia Organa, Rey, Luke Skywalker, Hux (Star Wars), Phasma (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Poe is very brave and would do anything for Leia, here comes the General, Poe Dameron hurts so pretty, Implied/Referenced Torture, Finn has a plan, Rey and Luke have the Force, Leia has everything else, General Hux is not a good person, Poe is a battlefield flirt, First Time
Summary: Poe turns big dark eyes on him and Finn feels something ache in his chest. “Tell me, Finn, how is that gonna look, buddy? You save my life, we take you in and then we throw you back when it suits us? I wouldn’t fight for a Resistance like that and neither would you.”

He wants to say, yes I would, but with Poe looking up at him the words die on his lips.

Reccing this because I love how in-character Leia and Luke both are.
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Fic: The Princess in the Tower

Title: The Princess in the Tower
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Vorkosigan series
Characters: Yuri Vorbarra's Sister, Xav Vorbarra, Ezar Vorbarra, Piotr Vorkosigan
Written for: ExtraPenguin's prompt in the 2013 Bujold Ficathon.
Summary: Princess Nadezhda's civil war

On AO3

Nadya stared out the window, embroidery forgotten in her lap.Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at http://beatrice-otter.dreamwidth.org/311936.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

The Slow Progression of Wanting

The Slow Progression of Wanting (7658 words) by celeste9
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn/Rey
Characters: Finn (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars), Poe Dameron, Jessika Pava, BB-8, Temmin "Snap" Wexley
Additional Tags: Asexuality, Threesome - F/M/M, First Kiss, Romance, Asexual Character, Asexual Relationship, Cuddling & Snuggling, Fluff and Angst, Mutual Pining

Everyone in the Resistance seems to assume that Finn wants either Rey or Poe, with the only question being which one. Though Finn slowly comes to realize that he does want them, he doesn't want them in the way that people seem to think he should. He thinks there must be something wrong with him. (asexual!Finn)

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FemmeRemix coming around again!

I had a lot of fun with [community profile] femmeremix last time ([tumblr.com profile] femmeremix ), so I'm really glad to hear they're doing it again.  It's a remix ficathon focused on female characters.  ("Women" here is loosely defined to include canonical alien/trans/non-genderbinary characters who identify as female. It does not include Rule 63/"always-a-girl" characters. She-Hulk is in, Brucella Banner is not.)

In each fandom you offer up to be remixed in, you must have completed at least THREE stories of 500 words or more, or FIVE stories of 100 words or more, with at least one female character who is or can be centralized.  So, if you want to participate and you have a fandom that's a little short, now's the time to write a few drabbles!

Rules are here, fandom noms open in a week.

Fandoms I could offer: Stargate SG-1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Deep Space 9,

I'd need one more story each for Terminator, the Vorkosiverse, and Star Trek TOS, two more stories each for B5,  Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Reboot, DCU Animated, and Agent Carter.   If you've got plot bunnies or prompts for any of these fandoms, well, I can't guarantee I'll write 'em, but I can't say I wouldn't, either.

ETA: have written another VK story, The Princess in the Tower.  So now I have five qualifying fandoms.

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US Politics: Voting Rights Act

US peeps!  Remember a while back the Supreme Court striking down the Voting Rights Act, and thereby allowing more discrimination into the voting process?  Congress is working on a new version to replace it.  It might be a good idea to contact your Congress reps to vote in favor of the new Voting Rights Advancement Act.  Here is how you find your Representative, here is how you find your Senator.  If you are intimidated by the idea or just wouldn't know what to say, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has a handy-dandy "email your reps" page.  All you gotta do is fill in your address and edit the text provided to fit your ideas, and hit send, and voila!  You have contacted your Congresspeople about an important issue!  (If you are not a Christian, it should be easy enough to edit out the two sentences that reference faith.)
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