2010 goal: 50 books/20,000 pages
1. Order 66 by Karen Traviss - 467
2. Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson - 354
3. Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson - 322
4. Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson - 354
5. I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole - 577
6. Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly - 409
7. Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson - 430
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - 390
9. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen- 433
10. Rumors by Anna Godbersen - 423
11. Envy by Anna Godbersen - 405
12. Splendor by Anna Godbersen - 391
13. Star Wars on Trial (anthology) - 386
14. Airman by Eoin Colfer - 412
15. Irrational Man by William Barrett - 280
16. Yes Means Yes (anthology) - 319
17. Kisses and Lies by Lauren Hendersen - 309
18. Nightlight: A Parody by Harvard Lampoon - 154
19. The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti - 219
20. 501st by Karen Traviss - 434
21. Baghdad Burning by Riverbend - 286
22. Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly - 389
23. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer - 189
24. Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer -357
25. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher – 442
The pages so far - 9131
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:"Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas
I rewatched the OT on my VHS (so there’s no executive meddling). Here’s my commentary:
The Empire Strikes Back
-The movie starts out with Han and Luke being besties again! :D
-Oh Leia, just admit that you want Han’s bod.
-I wonder if Chewie took those parts out of the Falcon so they couldn’t leave? LOL
-Threepio thinks everyone is always in considerable danger, so that’s nothing new.
-I think the wampa scene is my least favorite in ESB. I understand that they did it to explain Mark’s scars, but I don’t like it. It creeps me out.
-What was Leia thinking when those doors closed? She looks so pensive.
-A true friend rescues you by sticking you inside a taun taun. I feel bad for the poor animal. And ew I hate the taun taun guts.
-What’s with that diaper thing they put Luke in?
-Teehee laser-brain. Fuzzball. Nerf-herder. These are the best insults. If it sounds made up, it might be from SW.
-I know I should cringe when Leia kisses Luke, but it just doesn’t bother me very much. They didn’t know they were related, and overall the kiss was pretty innocent.
-I wonder if DV polishes his helmet to get it that shiny.
-Did Luke just scratch Chewie’s neck? Like a dog?
-Poor Piett. What a way to get promoted… :(
-Vader does not look as intimidating when he’s blue, transparent, and 3 inches high. LOL
-Geez Vader, RUN. I know it’s more dramatic when you walk, but if you had run you might have caught Leia and Han before they left!
-I suggest you buckle up Leia.
-That was a nice shot of Harrison’s butt. ;)
-I LOVE the asteroid field scene. I bet flying through that is like watching a burning building. You don’t want to look, but you can’t turn away.
-Luke freaking out when R2 falls into the swamp reminds me of TCW episode where Anakin loses R2. I don’t like that episode. I’m not a particular fan of Ashoka, but she didn’t deserve for Anakin to treat her like crap while she was trying to comfort him.
-Ew, now R2’s all dirty... Don’t ask R2 why you guys are there, this was your idea!
-I wonder if they put DV without his helmet on in the film to show he’s not a droid?
-Carrie’s so tiny, Harrison lifted her off him like I pick up my students.
-YODA! Being alone on Dagobah knocked a few screws loose.
-“Wars not make one great.”
-Aw he sounded so sad when Luke took… whatever that was from him. “Noo!”
-Yes! The engine room scene! Be still my heart.
-Why was R2 left out in the rain!? That’s so mean!
-Yoda’s reluctance to train Luke might stem from his knowledge of how dismally the Jedi Order failed.
-LMAO at Threepio telling the mynocks to shoo.
-Poor snake thing, his dinner flew right out of his mouth. I hate when that happens. :D
-I love the cave scene. Luke fears what he’s capable of, and isn’t that true of all of us? Or maybe it’s a force vision about his dangerous connection to Vader. So many possibilities.
-BOBA FETT!!! -DIES-
-Han’s so clever with his evasive maneuvers. Unfortunately for him, so is Fett.
-It’s awesome when Yoda pwns Luke and lifts his ship out of the swamp.
-Yoda has no faith in Luke whatsoever. Just because he’s going to face DV that doesn’t mean he’ll turn to the darkside. Maybe if you people had had more faith in Anakin this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
-Leia sees straight through smoothtalking men Lando. Just like Mara. ;)
-Poor Threepio didn’t deserve to get shot!
-I don’t understand why Yoda called Luke’s journey into the cave a failure.
-Chewie needs to beat him some little alien midgets. I hope he ate them after they played monkey-in-the-middle with Threepio’s head.
-You don’t look sorry Lando.
-I love it when Han punches Lando. As I get older I grow more sympathetic to Lando’s situation, but he still had it coming.
-Why did Vader not recognize Threepio? And why didn’t he let Fett shoot Chewie when he was freaking out?
-Wow, brave man, that admiral. The way he used Leia as a human shield and all.
-What part of “trap” does Luke not understand?
-Carrie’s got beautiful eyes.
-DV’s preaching about ending the conflict and bringing order to the galaxy reminds me of Anakin’s benevolent despot speech to Padme in AotC.
-Yay for choosing death over the darkside!
-“Father”? Really Luke? Get a grip! He’s still Darth Vader, scourge of the galaxy.
-“I’m standing here in pieces and you’re having delusions of grandeur!” LOL
-I’ve heard a lot of complaints about this, but Lando wearing Han’s clothing doesn’t bother me. It actually makes sense. His were probably sweaty and dirty, and Han would have extras on his ship. I would change too.
-Awesome closing scene.
- Current Mood: chipper
I rewatched the OT on my VHS (so there’s no executive meddling). Here’s my commentary:
A New Hope
-Opening scene! I wonder if Leia killed that stormtrooper, or just stunned him?
-Obi-Wan’s memory is going with old age: he stopped calling himself Obi-Wan after Luke was born, not before.
-Anakin was a cunning warrior? What an understatement.
-Hearing Obi-Wan talk about the qualities of a lightsaber reminded me of RotS when he killed Grievous with a blaster. LOL.
-And now Luke’s Aunt and Uncle are dead, so he can go with Obi-Wan. How convenient. I’m just kidding, I’m not a droid. It’s a very tragic, plot driven death scene. ;)
-Leia’s a badass who withstands torture!
-….Threepio is kind of a racist…. I feel like, as a protocol droid, he should be accepting of all alien species.
-Ew, the red-eyed alien creeps me out.
-The band in the cantina scene reminds me of the Family Guy parody: “Okay, any requests? Play that same song!”
-Aqualish! My friend calls them butt-faced aliens.
-That dude only dislikes Luke because he’s prettier than him.
-There shouldn’t have been blood on that arm, the lightsaber should have cauterized the wound. Cool shot though.
-OMG the look that Ben and Luke give Han after he makes that parsec comment is priceless. Maybe they were thinking “a parsec is a unit of distance… should we tell him?”
-I wonder if Ben was going to make Bail pay Han when they reached Alderaan? LOL
-HA! Yay for original VHS! In MY version Han shoots first!
-I love that Han shoots a man dead and no one does anything. That’s my kind of bar.
-I can’t look at Tarkin now without thinking about him and Daala. Icky.
-LOL Threepio is so mean to R2. It’s okay, I like you!
-I could slap Luke for saying such things about the Millenium Falcon.
-Luke is endearingly annoying as Han is trying to escape the imperials.
-I wonder if the citizens of Alderaan realized what was happening or if they were just… gone? Ben’s comment about hearing their screams disturbed me.
-Did that laser shoot Luke in the butt…? LMAO
-Tarkin’s shock at Leia’s deception is hilarious, since he lied to her too! And about something much more important.
-I love Luke, but he’s so bossy. SHUT UP LUKE YOU’RE NOT HELPING!
-A presence Vader has not sensed since… Obi-Wan literally fried his butt in battle. LOL.
-“Who’s the more foolish – the fool or the fool who follows him?”
-I want to be a stormtrooper. Is that bad?
-Luke trusts so quickly. “Ben is a great mean”? He hardly knows him!
-I love that Han doesn’t want to rescue Leia. :D If only he knew.
-LMAO at Luke trying to bind Chewie. Also, Han talking on the comlink.
-How does Leia know that Ben Kenobi is Obi-Wan Kenobi? She asked for Obi-Wan on the message, and then got excited when Luke said he was with Ben Kenobi. Sure the last name is the same, but that doesn’t mean anything.
-By the timeline, Obi-Wan should only be around 54. Alec looks so much older. Stress?
-Someone needs to give GL a color palette, what’s with all the white and tan?
-I love that, when they’re in the garbage, everybody is shouting at each other. That’s gonna help. How did the serpent get down there?
-Also, shouting someone’s name isn’t going to magically save them. I’m looking at you Leia.
-LOL all I can say about this whole thing: Worst. Rescue. Ever. Well, it’s tied with Han’s rescue in RotJ. ;) It’s giving me flashbacks to the hilarity that is The Emperor’s New Groove. “I’m kind of new to this whole rescuing thing, but this, to me, would be considered a step backwards, wouldn’tcha say?”
-Threepio is so clever. I love it when he plays the victim for the stormtroopers.
-What is in Han’s hand when he’s trying to get Leia on top of the garbage? It looks like a belt.
-Wow Carrie’s tiny waist. I can’t believe she had to lose weight for this film.
-Good job Han, you got one! Mebbe charging headfirst wasn’t entirely stupid. Then again, maybe it was.
-Had I been a trooper on the other side of that door I would have crouched down and shot Luke and Leia through the tiny opening before they could escape.
-….Why did Obi-Wan twirl in that fight?
-I wonder what Obi-Wan meant about becoming more powerful? Because really he didn’t. Sure he can communicate with Luke via the force, but he could do that with a comlink too. Maybe he foresaw the impact his death would have on Luke? Hoping that Luke would see Vader as evil incarnate? That would also explain the little smile he had when he saw Luke through the glass.
-It bothers me how Leia just lost everyone she loves and yet she’s comforting Luke, who seems more torn up about losing Ben than his Aunt and Uncle. This is one of the very few things in the OT that I find sexist. Leia is the "other," her emotions are less significant than Luke’s because she’s a woman.
-“I care.” LOL Luke is so adorable.
-I love that the Chubby guy is named Porkins.
-Han Solo to the rescue! What’s that? A Joe Average is totally saving the day and making it possible to destroy the death star??!! Brin would be shocked. Maybe he missed this scene.
-Han and Luke are besties.
-Mark doesn’t look quite as good in his gun holster as Harrison. ;)
-I love Leia’s hair in this last scene. It should have been like that throughout the whole movie.
- Current Mood: happy
Plus since I moved I have tons of free time on my hands.
- Current Mood: good
- Current Music:"Broken Boy Soldier" By The Raconteurs
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music:"What I've Done" Linkin Park
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.
Stolen from haydens_angel81
My letter is J (which was crazy hard)
1. Julianne - Ben Fold Five
2. Julia - FeFe Dobson
3. Jesus Online - Bush
4. Justify - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
5. Johanna - Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
LOL, all but one were names.
- Current Mood: content
Or at least the normal school days. I still have finals, and yet...
And when you just had the most TV!Tastic night of your life. OMG LOST. OMG Supernatural.
SPOILER ALERT BEHIND CUT
- Current Location:Computer Desk. Tres Duh.
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Music:"Walkie Talkie Man" by Steriogram
1. Reply that you wish to take part, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee!
This is actually an icon that I made of Joanna "Jo" Harvelle from Supernatural. She was a short-lived but much loved (and hated) character. I personally think that a lot of the hate for her was because she was introduced to be a love interest on a show with many many fangirls who've a rabid hatred of love interests. :) But I thought she was cool, and in some ways very tragic, hence the somber tone of the icon.
Le sigh. What can I possibly say about my true love Xanatos? He's an EU Star Wars character. He and his spawn (who is not nearly as cool) are only blatantly featured in the short novels by Jude Watson, though they're mentioned throughout the SW EU. He was Qui-Gon's second apprentice (so right before Obi-Wan) and his greed and pride ruined his chances of being a Jedi Knight. Qui-Gon was forced to kill Xanatos's father Crion in battle, slicing through one side of his ring as he aimed his lightsaber to kill. Xanatos picked up this searing ring and pressed it against his cheek, burning a broken circle scar which has from then on been his symbol. Qui-Gon hadn't seen him again for years when Xanatos returned, drugged and kidnapped Obi-Wan (who was 13 at the time) on Bandomeer and dropped him off to be a slave for a mining facility. Xanatos is presumed dead after jumping into a pit of acid so that Qui-Gon could not take him prisoner. His last words were "I am your biggest failure. Live with that, and live with this." His son (who was not force sensitive) later takes Anakin hostage and reveals his lineage to him. The son dies right after discovering that Palpaltine is the Sith Lord the Jedi had been looking for, but his hatred for the Jedi leads him to not tell Obi-Wan as he dies.
This is an icon from the movie "Silent Hill," which has some crazy religious themes. I just found the phrase very powerful, even though I myself am not religious.
Despite his brief appearance Darth Maul is my favorite Sith Lord. After reading the journal from his PoV during Episode I and the novel Shadow Hunter I always kind of sympathized with him. Plus I think he's really hot. Is that creepy?
I'm really stoked about this game.
- Current Location:Bandomeer
- Current Mood: tired