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Hope you're having a great one. :)
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In June I helped [livejournal.com profile] theninth across the street (6 points). Last Tuesday I broke [livejournal.com profile] mediocredunces's X-Box (-12 points). Last week I didn't flush (-1 points). In May I bought porn for [livejournal.com profile] fenrischained (10 points). In March I gave change to a homeless guy (19 points).

Overall, I've been nice (22 points). For Christmas I deserve a red Radio-Flyer wagon!

Sincerely,
ladyhadhafang

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In which Mara recovers from the events on Bespin.

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Author's Notes: Well, that was a fun ride. A bit rough at times, but fun. Can't wait to finish this up next year!

"Mara Kenobi here." )
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In which things finally go right for Mara and co., but at a pretty heavy cost.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: This chapter was I think one of the most difficult to write in terms of how much was going on. Hope I did well, at least.

"You're Mara, aren't you?" he said. "Terminus' kid?" )
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In which Mara has to make a choice.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: That was one hell of a chapter to write. Mara having to make the ultimate choice, etc. -- that was some pretty powerful stuff to write.

Bespin seemed quiet for the moment considering the wind seemed to have died down. )

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In which Lando and co. (minus Han and Sabe) manage to escape, and Mara walks right into the krayt dragon's lair.

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Author's Notes: Was originally planning to have Padme, Vader, Terminus and Luke accompany Mara, but I figured I'd cut them off. I am a bit disappointed, especially considering that it presents an opportunity for Vader and Terminus to have to fight Ventress, but at the same time, I think it does definitely raise the jeopardy for Mara, having to face Ventress alone. I think it's one of many reasons Empire Strikes Back did that with Luke when he faced Vader -- just to increase that sense of jeopardy. Especially considering that at this point, Luke is skilled, but he doesn't quite have the skills to defeat Vader (including, of course, the new information he has in Return of the Jedi, where he can sort of plant the seeds of doubt in Vader and try and turn him away from the Emperor's influence). So we worry a bit about him. I think that sense of isolation in fiction, having to go up against the enemy alone definitely increases suspense, especially when the villain is a lot stronger than the hero. In Ventress' case, she's pretty good at lightsaber combat and knows how to get under Mara's skin. In Mara's case, she's skilled, but she's still a fledgling Jedi, not quite in control of her emotions, and the fact she just recently started training at twenty two (according to the canonical Star Wars timeline, Luke was nineteen in A New Hope, twenty two in Empire Strikes Back -- as ESB takes place three years later -- and twenty three in Return of the Jedi -- as ROTJ takes place only a year after ESB. Wasn't even intending it, but Mara's age here matches up pretty well with Luke's in canon) probably makes things more complicated. I guess I can also understand a little better why the Jedi separate kids from their parents as infants (even though I still disagree with it. Call me a bit too soft-hearted for my own good here); from their point of view, it makes the Jedi easier to train in order to get their emotions under control (and considering one aspect of the Sith is getting under a Jedi's skin in order to make them lose, turn them, etc., learning to get their emotions under control is no doubt important for a number of reasons), as well as being able to learn all the skills they need (in contrast to, basically, just taking the accelerated course when the trainee is, say, an adult. Revan's definitely an exception along with Luke, and there were some extenuating circumstances revolving around that. And in the case of the Exile training her crew...well, they weren't exactly conventional Jedi in the first place. So there are exceptions, but probably with some extraordinary circumstances behind all that).

Anyway, my apologies for the rambling (call it something I just realized posting this). Hope you enjoy.

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In which Han and his hapless crew have to make a crucial decision.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Warning for torture -- mostly mentions, but it's there nonetheless. Best to avoid it if it upsets you.

"To hear your friends in pain, almost feeling powerless to help, that was one thing, and that was bad enough." )
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In which shit really hits the fan.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: I have to say writing Lando's POV was my favorite thing about writing this chapter. Lando's one of my personal favorites, and getting into his head when he ultimately ends up betraying Han...I think it's the best bit of writing I've done for this.

"One worry at a time." )
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In which Han and the rest of his unlucky crew arrive at Cloud City.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: This was pretty fun to write. The matter of the landing stuff was a bit difficult (mostly in terms of figuring out jargon because, I admit it, I kind of suck at jargon). But introducing Lando into the equation and having a rare moment of peace for Han and co. before things go to shit once again...I liked that a lot.

"From a distance, first arriving on the planet of Bespin, it was a beautiful planet." )
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In which shit begins to hit the fan.

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Author's Notes: Well, looks like shit is just beginning to hit the fan here. Also, I really liked Terminus' part in this chapter -- honestly, I had a lot of fun writing Terminus (along with Han, Mara, Lando, etc.). And his speech (and Vader's) about being able to save Bespin from Ventress was probably one of my favorite parts to write.


It was in the middle of a meditation lesson with Padme that the vision struck. )
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In which the Falcon momentarily escapes Ventress, unaware their troubles are far from over.

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Author's Notes: Really liked writing this bit! Was definitely difficult in regards to giving the bounty hunters distinctive voices and whatnot, but I think I managed to pull it off okay. That and it was pretty fun. (Then again, when isn't writing for the bad guys fun in at least some ways?)

Next he would have to check out the window to see if there were flying banthas threatening to hit the Falcon, because honestly, this was a weird series of days. )
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In which Han Solo happens to be wrong, and Leia is around to see it.

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Author's Notes: Writing the conversation between Leia and Sabe and Ada was one of my favorites, even if it was difficult to write. Also, the bit of humor at the end despite the situation.


“Sabe…I think I might be in love.” )
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In which Mara attempts to face her fears.

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Author's Notes: Another favorite of mine. I just love how creepy it gets later.

"Use the Force, yes..." )
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In which Ventress continues to search for Han and co., who only want to get the Falcon fixed.

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Author's Notes: Another favorite of mine. I admit that the whole Leia-having-a-previous-love thing was something I didn't really expect, but I think it worked decently. And I think I got into Leia's head pretty well.

"It would take time; after all, the girl was just like her father." )
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In which Mara and Luke meet Yoda (and Padme, Vader and Terminus are reunited), and Han and co. run into their first spot of really deep shit.

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Author's Notes: This is one of my favorites, actually. Writing the trivia game that Padme and Mara play, writing some of the banter, writing the talk with Yoda, etc. It was just a lot of fun.

"The hyperspace route to Dagobah seemed to take forever." )
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In which Mara, Vader, Terminus, Padme and Luke head off to Dagobah, and Han and co.'s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day is just getting started.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Honestly didn't expect Luke to be coming along with Mara and co. to be honest. Glad he did, but it did surprise me. Same with the whole stormtrooper thing, although I wish I'd addressed it a little more in story.

"You okay there, Luke?" )
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In which the Battle of Hoth ends, and the Rebellion has to get the fuck out of dodge before the Empire gets them.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Hope you don't mind the split chapter too much. Hopefully, with other chapters, that problem won't happen.


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