September 9th, 2009

Jaina
  • lothy

This Time Around by Idrelle_Miocovani (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker, Jaina Solo/Kyp Durron
Fic Title: This Time Around
Author: Idrelle_Miocovani
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4105120/1/This_Time_Around
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read:

I love time travel fics. I also love Jaina Solo from the Star Wars EU. So on the very rare occasion that I see a story which combines the two, I get ecstatic. This Time Around is as far as I'm aware the longest such fic around, and very enjoyable. [The absolute best quality Jaina time travel fic sadly appears to be abandoned so I won't rec it here, but if anyone's interested I'll find you the link.]

Essentially, the story is that the characters in the post-NJO era discover that Palpatine is not dead - and the only person who can kill him is Anakin Skywalker. So Jaina and Kyp volunteer to go back in time to change history by stopping Anakin's turn to the Dark Side so that he can kill Palpatine.

It is one of those stories which improves as you read. I think the author's skill has grown with practice. It's also regularly updated, with nice long chapters each time. It's one of those fics that makes me smile every time that I see a new chapter has been posted.
Jaina
  • lothy

Changing Tides Trilogy by Jedi-Princess-Solo (PG-13?)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Jaina Solo/Jagged Fel
Fic Title: The Changing Tides Trilogy: Devotion, Serenity and Revelation
Author: Jedi-Princess-Solo
Link: http://www.rmff.net/books/devotion.htm ; http://www.rmff.net/books/serenity.htm ; http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_stories_classic_jc_board_reply_only/b10016/7590982/p1
Rating/Warning(s): Possibly PG-13?
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

Nowadays Jedi-Princess-Solo prefers Jaina/Kyp, but a few years back, she was known as one of the best writers of Jaina/Jag fics in the fandom, and with good reason. This trilogy is set during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, and is definitely something that anyone who likes Jaina Solo and Jag Fel together should check out. They're all very long fics.

I'm afraid that as far as I'm aware, the third story, Revelation, was only ever posted in a forum, so you do have to scroll past people's comments to get to each chapter. I've searched for an archived version of it, but unfortunately I can't find one.
Jaina
  • lothy

Drive You Mild by Obaona (PG-13?)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Mara Jade/Luke Skywalker
Fic Title: Drive You Mild
Author: Obaona
Link: http://www.obaona.com/fanfiction/driveyoumild.htm
Rating/Warning(s): None given - maybe PG-13?
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

This is one of the best Luke/Mara stories on the internet, and it's a complete AU. Luke is Emperor Skywalker, and Mara is a Jedi Knight sent into an arranged marriage with him as part of a peace treaty. Luke's motives for marrying her are completely bewildering to Mara (and the reader), as is almost everything he does. It's a gripping read, well-plotted and with great (although naturally AU) characterisations. The foreshadowing in it is one of my favourite things about it. Highly recommended.
Jaina
  • lothy

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place by GreatOne (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Leia Organa/Han Solo
Fic Title: Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: GreatOne
Link: http://www.geocities.com/marysuefanfic@ymail.com/Rock.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, slavery
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

I wanted to rec a Han/Leia story tonight, and this one came to mind first, possibly because it's so unusual. It's quite a long story, and rather bizarre in places, but if you happen to like slavefic it's worth a read.

Han and Leia crashland on a planet which is divided into two cultures: a strict patriarchy, and a strict matriarchy. They land in the matriarchal section, and have to form a life for themselves there until rescue arrives.
Deeks/Kensi

Reccing reminder

Glad to see so many recs and new reccers =) Keep it up!

Just a quick reminder about formatting. When listing the pairing, please include each character's last name and list the female first. Example: Jane Doe/John Doe. This will help the mods when we tag entries. As well as you know your pairings, sometimes we've never heard the names before - we don't know their full names and occasionally the gender is ambiguous. Google fu works most of the time, but not always.

Thank you!
anakin

Prude by fialleril (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker
Fic Title: Prude
Author: fialleril
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/starwarsficfest/9227.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Anakin and Padmé had two radically different childhoods, so it's pretty easy to assume that there must have been some instances of clashes of culture in the time they spent together. In this hilarious little one-shot Padmé is less than pleased when Anakin takes it upon himself to inform her nieces about the birds and the bees.
sw: obiwan/padme: cuts both ways
  • anr

Stand by dee (Adult)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Obi-Wan/Padme
Fic Title: Stand
Author: dee
Link: http://viscerate.com/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=153
Rating/Warning(s): Adult, Sex
Genre: Romance
WIP? No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely, moment-out-of-time, fic that shows us Obi-Wan and Padme taking a brief step back from their responsibilities. The characterisations are wonderfully handled, and dee's writing is a pleasure to read.
sw: obiwan/padme: cuts both ways
  • anr

Rumours of my Demise by dee (Adult)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Obi-Wan/Padme
Fic Title: Rumours of my Demise
Author: dee
Link: http://viscerate.com/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=146
Rating/Warning(s): Adult
Genre: Character
WIP? No

Why This Must Be Read: Without a doubt, my all-time favourite obi-wan/padme fic. This is the way Episode III should have ended. dee's characterisations are pitch-perfect as she explains away the discrepancies between the new and original trilogies, bridging the movies in a lovely, touching manner.

If you ever got to the end of the new trilogy and thought, but that doesn't make sense... then this fic is for you. If you ever wondered what happened to Obi-Wan and Padme between Episode III and IV, this fic will tell you. And if you're only ever going to read one obi-wan/padme fic, this is the one to read.
tea time

Friends No More by Inara (PG-13?)

Fandom Category: Star Wars EU
Pairing: Shawnkyr Nuruodo/Jagged Fel
Fic Title: Friends No More
Author: Inara
Link: boards.theforce.net/message.asp
Rating/Warning(s): No rating given but probably PG-13, interspecies romance
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's a long, detailed story which shows how Jag and Shawnkyr's friendship turns into something more. There's a lot of brilliant exploration of the issues involved when two people of different species decide to get together. Inara resolves the Jag/Jaina relationship without villainising Jaina and turns the few hints about the Chiss in the books into a fully-realised culture.