Posts Tagged ‘Rogue Squadron’


A Quick Psychology Lesson . . .

June 15, 2012

First thing you should know–I have a pet peeve about badly characterized fan fiction.  If you want to play with the known boundaries of a character, by all means explore the ways that psych ping A will lead to reaction B.  That’s where most of the fun is . . . but you *must* *must* *must* sell me on the grounding of the premise. 

Second thing you should know–I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Gray, and I only made it through the first two books of Twilight.  So, a lot of my skepticism about both stories comes from an admitedly uninformed position.  However, I deem it highly unlikely that the author would have been able to sell me (no matter how amazing the discount) on the concept of the Edward/Bella characters evolving into the premise. 

It’s not like I’m a die-hard cynic.   Liz and I used to play the game all the time–“would you buy the characterization if I did *this*???  What about at *this* price?”

“Oh, you’ll love this fic . . . just suspend your disbelief from the nearest tree before you read it.”

Sometimes you have a bridge too far.  Sometimes you have a nifty thought experiment.

Which leads me to my Friday afternoon activities.  When I get bored, I sometimes have BAD ideas.  Other times, I feel compelled to undertake ridiculous dares. 

See below.

Reading CNN articles about Fifty Shades of Gray:

Reading the comments in CNN articles about Fifty Shades of Gray:

Reading the below comment in CNN articles about Fifty Shades of Gray:

Sorry, but the popularity of the book is messed up for many reasons. First of all, the whole idea that it is Twilight fan fiction is dumb. I mean you take a story, take out the vampire part, change all the personalities and names, and somehow that is related. Heck, it’s like Star Wars fan fiction about some guys living in New York.



I Vowed To Give Up Silly Toys. . .

February 16, 2012

Then I saw this:

Erika, you have twenty-three seconds to stop me from selling my soul and anything else handy in order to secure it.

“Pity you’re so very blond. I’ve always found blonds to be a disaster for me.”

“I want to know who he is, because he’s decidedly dangerous.”



May 26, 2009

I had so much momentum on the Murdock story–actually thought that I might finish it tonight–and then managed to completely lose my grasp on the whole bloody thing.

I’m frustrated, and irritated, and sick of not finishing my stupid stories, and largely unhappy with my own writing, and so I decided to post this.

It’s one of a quartet of stories that I wrote a few years ago, when I was playing with meta-narratives and character studies–each of the pilots had one–but I don’t think I ever put them up on Go Rogue, and I seriously doubt I had them here. I like the other three, but this one was my favorite (writing Tycho always seems to come easily).

Title: Perfection (Idiot’s Array 1 of 4)
Short (600 words)
Fandom: Star Wars/Rogue Squadron
Warnings: none
Summary: Memory is a difficult thing, all the more so because it is beyond our control.
Disclaimer: Am not GL; am not LFL; make no pretense of ownership, legal or otherwise.



Now the whole quote thing is amusing me. . .

March 25, 2009

“Tycho took a long breath. “Well, I can be them probably as well as I can be you. And of course, you can be you better than I can be you. But if you’re them and I’m you, everyone is thinking outside the box. “

~Tycho Celchu to Wedge Antilles,
Rebel Dream

Naturally, I have NOT completed the write-up of the mall experience. It’s almost done, and I even have it typed up. I diligently attempt to work on it, but stories keep distracting me. One in particular–I think I over-extended myself in the setup. I have Character A eavesdropping on a conversation between Characters B and C–a conversation involving things that happened to A.

*I* know the truth about what happened, and A knows the truth, but B and C don’t, and A won’t fess up and acknowledge the facts, even in his head. Since the story insists on being in his POV, and he’s an unreliable narrator at best, I’ve been struggling to make the point clear. This is a smaller piece in a larger multi-story arc, so I need the information to be out there.

Ironically, the solution presented itself pretty much like above–I had A run the “truth” as he anticipates B would do, and suddenly–poof!–it’s out there and A has no choice about it.

Try to outsmart me, will you, Fictional Characters? Ha! I have a RS quote to trump EVERYTHING!