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Because I'm actually enjoying a Star Wars EU book. I learned, back when prequel material started coming out, that it really is preferable when the book focuses on OCs instead of the canon characters, just because there's less room for major fuck ups. And that the non-post-ROTJ are not quite as aggravating with the continEUity. So I went into Death Troopers with this in mind. Also keeping in mind that it's Stromtroopers and zombies. Stormtroopers and zombies, people! How could it go wrong?! I'm half way through it and unfortunately, the only way it has gone wrong is with the predictability of who is going to die, and it makes me sad because I like the character who is all but a walking target.

Han and Chewie. Billed as "surprise cameos," but so far, they're really involved in the story! Chewbacca probably has more to do, and more character development, than he ever got in the post-ROTJ books (which led to his lamentable demise). Maybe it'll start sucking, who's to say? But for now, pretty awesome. Hey, it's zombies! In the Star Wars universe!

Peace, Ghani
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And in your honor, I have collected some of my favoritest fan vids for some of our favoritest couples! Check 'em out behind ze cut!

A very happy fannish b-day! )


Peace, Ghani
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demotivational posters
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http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ (Press in dire situations)

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funny pictures of cats with captions
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Very much like that, actually. In my experience, at least!

And catching up on some [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 questions:

Name the five best uses of flashback/non-linear storytelling. Hum, I kind of stuck to single episodes here, because I could just say LOST and that would own all, truly, because it is the granddaddy of all nonlinear storytelling, in my opinion.

Under the cut )

Name 5 minor characters you wish had more screen time.

Under the cut )

And once more with this: Answer the questions using only episode titles.

Pick your Show: LOST

Under ze cut )

Peace, Ghani

My [livejournal.com profile] fannish5

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Name 5 dead characters you'd like to see resurrected. In no particular order:

1- Bail and Breha Organa, The Star Wars Saga: Yup, you get a two-for-the-price-of-one on this one, and I justify it by pointing out that they both (seemingly) went out the same way at the same time, when Alderaan was blown to itty bitty bits. I refuse to believe it. Bail and Breha evacuated before it happened and went into hiding only to reveal themselves to their adopted daughter after the Battle of Endor. Yup, uh huh. Exactly how it happened! And I'm discounting all of that EU nonsense because it's collapsing in on itself after all the retconning they've scrambled to do in wake of the PT.

2- Isaac Mendez, Heroes: But if you read my blog, you already knew this. I have to say, it was difficult choosing him or Nathan , but Isaac won it on the technicality with Nathan only sort of being dead seen in the season three finale. Isaac was just a fascinating character, and a different type to what now populates the Heroes universe; his powers were interesting and unique (until they explained them away when they gave them to Matt). And, let's face it, he was hot! On a side note, this entire list could be populated by Heroes characters: Isaac, Nathan, Niki, D.L. and Eden.

3- Alex, LOST: Alex, we barely knew ye! Which is an awful shame because you were one of the more sane and interesting female characters in a fandom with sadly far too few! She barely even got a much deserved reunion with her mother! Granted, the Island has sort of resurrected her at least once so far, but those are only weird Island ghosts so it doesn't count.

4- Tonks and Lupin, Harry Potter: See the loophole for including two characters as one with the first entry in this post. They are my HP OTP, a couple who overcame great odds, including their own personal demons and seemed just within the grasp of happiness. And then Rowling kills them off as a side note, without even the benefit of informing fans of who did the deed. Careless, Jo, uncharacteristically cold and careless.

5- Wash, Firefly/Serenity: He was killed off for the most unjustifiably stupid reason of all: so the audience felt unsure and unsafe as to who might be killed off next. His death made no practical sense (I understand the Reavers killing the pilot of a functioning vessel, that seems like perfect Reaver logic; what I don't understand is why, if they like their victims alive when they do... what they do to them, they'd kill someone when their ship is already very obviously in no way fit for flight) it hurt. It hurt real bad, and left a very bad taste in my mouth about the entire fandom. I know die-hards who dropped out because of it, and I can see where they're coming from, honestly.

The booby prize goes to Jean Grey, who has been killed off and resurrected more than Kenny on South Park. Yeah, well, Scott's doing just fine without you this time, sweetie, and Logan can do better. Just stay dead this time.

Peace, Ghani
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A contest, millions of applicants, and they choose Darth Caedus as Jacen Solo's sith title?! Psh, yeah, that's much better than my entry of Darth Infernus. I hate pseudo-brainy.

From the Star Wars Wookieepedia:

As revealed at starwars.com, Jacen indeed becomes a Dark Lord of the Sith in Sacrifice. There was a contest through the site where registered members could choose Jacen's Sith name. Prior to this, many believed that he might become Darth Krayt. The finalist names were: Acheron (a river in Hell for those who deny justice), Caedus (a battle of darkness), Judicar (the final judge), Paxis (bringer of peace) and Taral (ancient Sith for "he who protects"). The winning name, which appeared at the end of Sacrifice, was "Darth Caedus." Caedus is an invention based on the Latin verb cædo, cædere (derivative: "Cadaver"; the noun form of which is cæsum, not cædus) which means "to cut" or "to kill": which accurately describe Jacen's increasingly violent tactics towards civilians and his murder of his own loved ones.

Oh come on! They had Darth Judicar and passed that up?! It's the only one that seems in keeping with the sith names in the movies.

And I still like Darth Infernus best. Well, I guess it's still mine, all mine then to do as I will with it and use it in my fanfiction!

Peace, Ghani
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Snurched from [livejournal.com profile] guttermaiden:

Name five fandoms and answer the following for them.

1. The first character I first fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer:
6. The character I would shag anytime:
7. The character I'd want to be like:
8. The character I'd slap:
9. A pairing that I love:
10. A pairing that I despise:
11. Favorite character:


Follow the yellow brick cut... )

Peace, Ghani
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Question from [livejournal.com profile] dreamybritactor (hope you don't mind me snurching this to post it in my own journal but my answers made me realize a lot about myself and my world): Question for the day: Other than the Hornblower series, name a movie that you feel changed your life?

Hooo boy! This is a toughie, top choose just one, because movies have been such an integral part of my life at every phase and change. So, you're getting a count down. Sorry 'bout that.

5. The Little Mermaid
This came out at such an important turn in my life. I'd just had my nervous breakdown and had been taken out of school for a while then sent to another where I knew no one. My father had started drinking and my grandmother was dying from cancer. Then, out of nowhere, comes this little animated movie that I'm taken to to "get my mind off of things." I'd always loved musicals and I took to the songs and score instantly. Most of all, it was about a misunderstood girl who wanted a better, different life and, at that point, was exactly what I could relate to.

4. Beauty and the Beast
This one hit when I was a bit more stable a couple of years later, still not ideal as my father's drinking began to escalate. But, by then, I'd become a tremendous fan of Menken/Ashman's music and some of my most positive memories come from seeing this movie, especially on premiere night in NYC, with the gay community coming out (so to speak!) in force to support the then newly passed on Howard Ashman.

3. Newsies
A live action musical! Starring Christian Bale and a bevvy of young hotties! I ask you, what young girl wouldn't be taken with this one? Still in my musical phase, I can still probably sing every lyric to every song and, sorry if this squicks anyone but it is important to note, it completely changed my internal fantasy life, especially concerning s-e-x.

2. Star Wars
Why aren't I picking just one? Weeellll... I saw the first two about a week before Return of the Jedi was released (well technically I saw Empire Strikes Back as my first movie but spent most of it screaming because Chewie scared me, and I saw, or heard, A New Hope in utero), so that was really my first exposure to it, all three at once with Jedi really being the one that, at the time, really stuck with me.

It gave me every habit and hobby I have today: collecting action figures, reading tie-in novels, and the very first message board I posted on was StarWarsChicks!

Then The Phantom Menace came along and I was old enough to take advantage of what had become the full Star Wars experience: waiting on line for tickets, the first Celebration, dressing up for midnight premieres! It was wonderful! And it was something I shared with my mother, which was rather unprecedented up until that point!

1. Titanic
Back when this came out, there were only just the 'rivet counters', so to speak, the people obsessed with the ship and how it was put together, what happened to it as it sank, etc. Which left me at odds with the Titanica community because I was rather much more interested in the people aboard and their stories. My mom had bought me Bob Ballard's book of wreck pictures because I'd expressed interest (this was when it had initially come out in '87) and I'd become so deathly afraid of it that I had to have someone remove it from my room. I had nightmares for years. All the while, I still watched all of the programs on A&E and the like because I felt as if something was compelling me to do so.

So, when the movie opened, while it raised the consciousness of other viewers and showed them the horror of that night which might have left them depressed and weighed down, for me, it was a cleansing, it was a release. The nightmares stopped.

It shocked an apathetic generation into feeling something, which, I'm convinced, was the secret to its success. For me, it helped me move on and, as a poem from the time reflects on, I was finally able to see the sun rise the next morning.

Peace, Ghani
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Snurched from [livejournal.com profile] dreamybritactor:

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from The Empire Strikes Back

"Captain, being held by you isn't quite enough to get me excited."


I swear I didn't try to answer in any way that would give me that; I didn't even know it was an option! Boy, is it ever right! ;-)

Peace, Ghani
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Was so distraught and tired the past couple of days I forgot to give Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith a big ol' shout out for being the People's Choice pick for movie of the year! Boo-yeah! Eat that, haters! IMDb made me laugh a little with its headline: "Biggest Money Maker of the Year Also Best Picture!" Um, yeah, there's a correlation there!

Have changed my mood theme to prequels in honor but I'm thinking of maybe going with the Hard Day's Night next. Have to upload that one. Bugger. Have on file Narnia, SW Prequels, King Arthur, 10th Kingdom, Hornblower, Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion and Legend. Can't decide on the next one to use. Le sigh.

Peace, Ghani
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So it's been some months since I first wandered into a theater just before midnight and first expirienced Revenge of the Sith with my good friend [livejournal.com profile] may_child. So long, in fact, that it's come out on dvd already and I haven't written a review or even just jotted down a few thoughts yet! So, after repeated home viewings, I suppose this is the best time...

At last, we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last, we will have our revenge... )

Peace, Ghani
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I'm a Twi'lek!





Famous fellow members of my species:
Bib Fortuna, Oola, Orn Free Taa


My species' special abilities:
Complex communication, engineering prowess, elegance, beauty


My species' general role:
Dancers, drug traders


Movies my species is in:
Episodes I, II, II and VI



What Star Wars species would you be?


















Peace, Ghani
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I'm Princess Leia Organa!





You're the high-profile, universally loved Star Wars heroine Princess Leia Organa! For more information, click here.


What Star Wars heroine would you be?







Peace, Ghani
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Title: Mysterious Planet- A Star Wars Halloween Treat
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ghanistarkiller
Rating: PG-13 for mild innuendo
Characters: Luke, Han, Leia
Era: Post-RotJ, I suppose this would be considered Alt. Verse since I reject continEUity.
Summary: Leia is summoned to a mysterious, dark planet to negotiate the native peoples' defection to the newfounded New Republic but not everything is at it seems.
Notes: Tis the season... of DOOM! I started this one for seasonal fic challenge on the now defunct Episode3.net and have only just gotten around to finishing it. Thought now was as good a time as any to get into the spoooky mood for the holiday!
Written For: As always [livejournal.com profile] may_child

Something wicked this way comes behind the LJ Fake Cut... )

Peace, Ghani
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Okay, so yeah: another quiz. I'm bored, what can I say? ;-)

You scored as Han Solo. Congrats, your ideal star wars lover is Han Solo. He is definatly a scoundrel but thats why you love him, his personality melts you right away. Hes not afraid of asking for what he wants, and hes a man's man. (my personal favourite)

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Han Solo

100%

Yoda

78%

Obi-Wan

78%

Anakin

78%

Luke Skywalker

56%

Chewie

33%

Who Is your Star Wars loverrr? (for girls)
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Peace, Ghani
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I took this quiz again (first time can be found: here ) and was surprised to find that the results were radically different, despite the fact that I answered honestly both times. Huh. Guess it's just my mood, huh?

You scored as Padme Amidala.

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Padme Amidala

75%

C-3PO

72%

Anakin Skywalker

61%

Yoda

58%

Clone Trooper

56%

R2-D2

56%

Darth Vader

53%

Obi Wan Kenobi

53%

Mace Windu

50%

Chewbacca

36%

General Grievous

36%

Emperor Palpatine

31%

Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
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Peace, Ghani
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What is your Jedi name ? Here's how it works: Take the first 3 letter of your last name, then the first 3 letter of your middle name. Now the first 3 letters of your mothers madien name and last the first 3 letters of the city you where born in. Ta da!

Ladies and Gungans, please welcome to the Jedi Temple:

Lezmar Geoset!

Peace, Lezmar, er, Ghani

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