beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
I just realized that after the [community profile] starwarsrollingremix authors were revealed, I never posted my story here! There was one starter story, The Devil in the Dust by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade, and three chains of remixes. I was the first remix in my chain. It was an interesting experience. Obviously, we didn't get to pick what story we remixed, and we only got two weeks from the first time we got it to the due date. So there wasn't any time to ponder or think, you just had to get it and go. It wasn't a fic I would have picked to remix; for one thing, I'm pretty sure there were some thematic stuff going on that I was missing that would make the plot make sense. But I didn't have time to let it sit and ponder it, even though that feeling of missing something crucial made me really leery about remixing it. Remixing works best, imo, when you take something to pieces and play with the guts of it. But you can't do that if you're not quite sure what the guts ARE. Which left me ignoring theme and plot and doing a character remix.. But it was a time travel/vision thing--none of the three characters were from the same time period, so I could either just ... retell the story (boring!) or take the setting (desert) and the characters and look at how the deserts they grew up in shaped them. And throw in some meta about the Force while we're at it, because they're all strong in the Force. So that's how I ended up with my story.

As to the title, both the desert and the Force are vast beyond knowing, and the remix subtitle refers to both the problems I was having pinning down the original fic well enough to remix it, and to the old saying the devil is in the details (picking up on the title of the original).

Title: Vast Beyond Knowing (The Details Remix)
Fandom: Star Wars: Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: kid
Length: 5,579 words
Betaed By: [personal profile] anghraine 
Written for: Star Wars Rolling Remix 2017
Summary: Anakin, Luke, Rey. The desert taught them much. But not everything.

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Anakin wasn't a baby. He knew how things worked. )
beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
Interconnected Loops of the Universe (1829 words) by tielan
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Maz Kanata
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, Living, History, herstory
Summary: A story of beginnings and endings.

Really interesting look at Maz's backstory.  My only complaint is that I wish it were longer!
beatrice_otter: Finn holding a blue lightsaber (Finn)
The thing about Rey is that for her to be a Skywalker would betray her whole thematic arc from The Force Awakens, in ways that would be really unfortunate for some of the people who identify with her.  She really has two: first and most obviously, "I'm no one," who becomes powerful.  She doesn't have fancy background or training, she's not some mystical Chosen One, she just steps up and claims her strength and succeeds.  That's a powerful message to send, not just to girls but to all people.

Second, she suffered because of (as far as she knows) her family.  She had years of abandonment, hunger, terrible conditions, because of what was done to her as a child.  Through it all, she had this idea in her head that if they would just come back--they, the very people who left her to that--everything would be fine.  That there would be a happy family.  But she is the one sinned against, here.  There are so many people (and I work with some of them) who have been abused and/or abandoned by their families.  Most of the time, reconciliation is not possible because the abusive family is not willing to change to become non-abusive or non-neglectful.  Any reconciliation requires the victim to make excuses for and buy into the abuser's story, at great cost to their own mental and emotional stability and healing.  (Yes, I know, there may have been extenuating circumstances.  That does not negate the damage Rey has suffered.)  Our society privileges "heartwarming reunion" even if it means papering over and ignoring the damage done.  I want more than that for Rey, and I want more than that for the people who identify with her.  I appreciate that her arc was to let go of her idealization that "when they come back for me, everything will be fine," and go on to a new life not dictated by the family that (whether intentionally or not) left her in hell.

I will be very disappointed if Rey is secretly a Skywalker.  I really hope they're trying to fake us out, and it's Finn.  But regardless, I'd rather no new Skywalkers than Rey being one.
beatrice_otter: Finn holding a blue lightsaber (Finn)
Title: What Once Was Lost
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Characters: Finn, Rey, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Leia Organa, Poe Dameron
Word count: 6,879
AN: This fic does not work with the official timeline. Looking things up, the destruction of Luke's Jedi Academy was only about six years before the beginning of The Force Awakens, although the movie seems to imply that it's been much longer. This plot bunny comes from all the fanon that Rey or Finn are lost Skywalker children who disappeared/were taken around the time of the destruction of the Jedi Academy, which obviously cannot be the case if they would have been older teens at the time of Kylo Ren's attack. (Either could still be a Skywalker, but their disappearance would have come earlier.)

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Rey thought that now they knew where Luke Skywalker was, someone would take off immediately to find him. )

AN: This is what I wrote instead of the next chapter of Past Lives.

Finn Icons

May. 7th, 2016 11:31 am
beatrice_otter: Finn holding a blue lightsaber (Finn)
When I posted my latest fic, I went looking for Finn icons, and a cursory search found me some but not ones that really grabbed me. (What can I say, I'm picky about icons.) Specifically, I wanted a really awesome Finn-with-lightsaber icon. So I made some. Standard 100x100 size for DW/LJ, but I've seen several icon posts on tumblr that have 150x150, so I made them both sizes in case anyone wants them.  Feel free to use, just credit/comment/reblog/etc.




beatrice_otter: Finn holding a blue lightsaber (Finn)
Title: Past Lives
Fandom: Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Characters: Finn, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker
Rating: PG
Chapters: 1/?

At AO3

Finn scrambled to his feet. )

Chapter 2

AN: One of my first fics was a WIP, and after it was done I vowed NEVER AGAIN. Well. Um. ::waves bashfully:: Hi! Here we are! I'll try to update this regularly, but I have only the vaguest idea where it's going--I'd love some brainstorming help. Mostly, I'm sitting here chortling over a couple of places where Finn probably knows just enough to REALLY confuse things. And I don't know how it will end. Will Finn get home to find it unchanged? Will Finn not get home and live out his life in the Clone Wars era? Will his information be enough to change things? (Will Rey and possibly Poe follow him back through time?) Will something ELSE happen? I DON'T KNOW, please send me your opinions. Don't promise to take any, but who knows? Also, canon help would be REALLY appreciated. I have read Clone Wars fic, but only ever SEEN one episode of it.
beatrice_otter: Vader and Leia (Vader and Leia)
War and politics (20878 words) by Deputychairman
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn
Characters: Leia Organa, Rey, Luke Skywalker, Hux (Star Wars), Phasma (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Poe is very brave and would do anything for Leia, here comes the General, Poe Dameron hurts so pretty, Implied/Referenced Torture, Finn has a plan, Rey and Luke have the Force, Leia has everything else, General Hux is not a good person, Poe is a battlefield flirt, First Time
Summary: Poe turns big dark eyes on him and Finn feels something ache in his chest. “Tell me, Finn, how is that gonna look, buddy? You save my life, we take you in and then we throw you back when it suits us? I wouldn’t fight for a Resistance like that and neither would you.”

He wants to say, yes I would, but with Poe looking up at him the words die on his lips.


Reccing this because I love how in-character Leia and Luke both are.
beatrice_otter: Han and Leia--Kiss (Han and Leia)
The Slow Progression of Wanting (7658 words) by celeste9
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn/Rey
Characters: Finn (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars), Poe Dameron, Jessika Pava, BB-8, Temmin "Snap" Wexley
Additional Tags: Asexuality, Threesome - F/M/M, First Kiss, Romance, Asexual Character, Asexual Relationship, Cuddling & Snuggling, Fluff and Angst, Mutual Pining
Summary:

Everyone in the Resistance seems to assume that Finn wants either Rey or Poe, with the only question being which one. Though Finn slowly comes to realize that he does want them, he doesn't want them in the way that people seem to think he should. He thinks there must be something wrong with him. (asexual!Finn)

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