Tuesday, July 04, 2006

My Star Wars obsession

So, I'm up to 25 chapters posted on Darth Sentinel, my Star Wars fanfic.

I'm not sure where all this is coming from, or where it's going!

Matter of fact, as of my last post earlier today, I'm stumped! I do believe I've written myself into a corner. :)

But I've sort of been going with it, letting the story tell itself. And I trust that the characters will tell me where it needs to go.

I've joked with Kenya Starflight that I'm channeling the Sith Lord Darth Sentinel. She's writing this, not me.

On a side note, it's made me appreciate the problems Lucas had to deal with. I know there are multiple plot holes all over the place in the 6 Star Wars movies + 6 Star Wars books that were based upon the scripts. I don't know yet if the Clone Wars cartoons makes things any worse! [I have the Clone Wars DVD's, but have yet to watch them.]

But I also know, or am betting anyway, that Lucas did his best to stomp out all the plot holes he was aware of.

I find myself having to skim back several chapters to remind myself what I had posted, and ensure that what I was about to post wasn't going to contradict anything! You'd think I'd remember what I posted, but each chapter goes through several passes before I am sure I've got it right.

I would like to thank several people for the inspiration to write Darth Sentinel.

First and foremost, my thanks go to the following people:

Kenya Starflight is incredibly prolific! I got hooked on her blog, which tells her tale of life with a live-in Sith Lord Darth Vader. She has made me chuckle, and she has brought tears to my eyes. She has me hooked on her writing. I am slowly devouring all of her works, which are spread around a bit, most of them being on www.fanfiction.net at HERE. I expect to see her publishing awesome works of fiction in the near future.

Cheeseburger Brown. Reading his fanfic, "The Darth Side", and his original blog/novel, "Simon of Space", were pivotal moments in my online life. It started me reading Star Wars fanfics, in general. Before, I wouldn't have thought that anyone who wasn't employed by Lucas could really bring extra life into my favorite Dark Lord. If you haven't caught either of Cheeseburger's works, read them. NOW. He also has other works he's done, and I suspect great things are in store for him in his future.

Then there is PCBabySunribbon, who also has a live-in Darth Vader. Her view of the Dark Lord is also very amusing and touching. She is also a prolific writer, and a big Dr. Who fan.

If you haven't figured it out, there are multiple Star Wars universes floating around, and I can't say I'm not guilty of creating my own. This means multiple Vader's. Be afraid. :) You don't know the power of the Dark Side.

Other inspirations are shown to the right in my Darth Vader Related Links section.

Special mention goes to Anne Arkham, whose
interview with Darth Vader (Cheeseburger Brown's version of the Dark Lord) left me rolling on the floor, holding on to my stomach. :)

Thank you all for rekindling my obsession with Mr. Tall, Dark and Asthmatic. ;)

I hope to finish Darth Sentinel... maybe in another 5 chapters! The darned thing has definitely taken on a life of it's own.

There may or may not be a sequel. I have a story in mind. Will keep you all posted.

But first I need to get them out of the pickle they are currently in. :P