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Garbage in. Garbage Out. - moonspinner
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Garbage in. Garbage Out.

I am a firm believer that reading good stories helps you write good stories. This year, I’ve promised myself to read a lot – all of C. S. Lewis’s books, my beloved Agatha Christie (as it turns out, I have read practically all the books except the plays and 3 Mary Westmacott stories. ::sob:: Why did she have to die???) and, last but not the least, Very Very Good Fan fiction.

So here are some – not all – of my Fan Fiction Reading List:


Title: Doppelgänger (PG) by r0ck3tsci3ntist.

Main Characters: Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader.
Genre: AU. Drama. Action.
Timeline: AotC through the CW.

My Review:
Have you ever wondered at the convenience of Shmi Skywalker’s abduction? The unnatural hatred Dooku had for Anakin during the duel at Geonosis?

Why make one Super-Midichlorian-Man when you can make two?



Title: Shattered Glass (G) by Padlei (a.k.a. vanimy)

Main Characters: Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader).
Genre: AU. Drama. Romance.
Timeline: Post-RotS.

My Summary: What happens when love is stronger than reason? When a good woman has to choose between her loyalty to her husband and her family and her loyalty to a dead democracy and a pair of dubious Jedi? Padmé Skywalker walks the balancing act between love and duty and at the end of each suspenseful chapter, you breathe a sigh of relief that she has not fallen… Yet.



Lady Luck (PG) by Jade_Max

Main Characters: Captain Padmé Naberrie, Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker.
Genre: AU. Adventure. Romance.
Timeline: Post-RotS.

My Summary:

Best expressed by a quote from a similar story:

‘You like me because I’m a scoundrel. You need more scoundrels in your life.’
‘I happen to like nice women.’
‘That’s what you think…’

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r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 16th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You old - well, young - smoothie, you! ;) You are very sweet! If anyone looks at the Lj version, I'm afraid that there are some NC-17 moments. Just saying - 'cause.

Thanks for the rec!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 16th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You old - well, young - smoothie, you! ;) You are very sweet!

::blushes:: Just spreading the good news, my dear. ;)

souderwan From: souderwan Date: February 16th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I've read one out of the three of those and I have to agree that Doppleganger is superb! :)

moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 17th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Kat is an absolute wizard at mixing emotion and action. I've got a lot of inspiration for my stories from Prometheus Binding and Doppelgänger. She's going to be hot stuff in the New York Times someday, you can just tell.
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 18th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow - glad I came back and read this. Food for the ego! :p

LOL - Someone on TF.N just posted that it was too easy for Vader and Vantress to escape. ::Sigh:: Sheesh! What do they want - blood? Wait - I gave 'em that...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 18th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well you'll learn soon enough that not all your readers will react to a scene the way you intended them to. Remember the 'Anakin dreaming but really Vader remembering' episode? And I told you about geo's 'Is Padmé Mrs Dooku' moment in the RoF thread.

So.

Chapter Four? :p
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 18th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - can't please everybody.

Chapter Four? :p

LOL! I love that about you! :: hugs::
From: bobill Date: February 17th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, yeah, that's a very good philosophy. I've found so many times that words flow better after you've read a good book. What other books do you usually include in your reading list? I generally just read whatever other people recommend since I don't really know what's out there.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 17th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad I'm not the only one. For a long time my writing tastes mirrored my reading list. I wrote children adventure stories and boarding school stories in my preteen years when my best writer was Enid Blyton; and I wrote mysteries because of a steady diet of Christie.

If you want more fan fiction recs just click on my tag 'fan fic rec'. I'll be adding more to the list as time goes on.

As for books, of the top of my head I'll recommend Agatha Christie's 'The Man In The Brown Suit', 'Murder at the Links' and 'The Mysterious Mr Quin' for a wide sampling of her work.
From: bobill Date: February 17th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh mystery. That does sound intriguing. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean by writing like the author. Especially Matt Stover's novelization and Shatterpoint. It's so... distinctive!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 18th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love mysteries! It delights me to meet a Christie novice... :)
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 18th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
In the middle of reading Lady Luck now - I have to admit, it's a hoot. Get 'im, Padmé!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 19th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I love good boy/bad girl fics.
vanimy From: vanimy Date: February 24th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG!!!!

I'm there...

*blushes*

*hugs*

What happens when love is stronger than reason? When a good woman has to choose between her loyalty to her husband and her family and her loyalty to a dead democracy and a pair of dubious Jedi? Padmé Skywalker walks the balancing act between love and duty and at the end of each suspenseful chapter, you breathe a sigh of relief that she has not fallen… Yet.

I love this... It's, I don't know you described everything so well.

Thank you!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 26th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Silly girl! Why won't I rec a story I obviously love enough to read and beta? :p
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