Oh, goodness. It's been forever since I updated. The last year or so has been really rough and I just haven't had the time or energy to participate in anything at all.
For the first time in ages, I've been feeling fannish about something. I have so missed that first flush of finding a shiny new pairing to fall in love with. But, of course, with my luck it's got to be a rare pairing.
So the fandom is Star Wars. It was my first fandom love, but it became tainted as I'm sure it did for many people. The thing that got me back into it was the news that Timothy Zahn had a new SW book coming out, Scoundrels,
which rather like Han, Chewie, and Lando do Ocean's 11. I've always loved Zahn's books so I decided to reread them wil I waited for Scoundrels
to come out.
I'd first read the Thrawn Trilogy
20 years ago when I was in middle school. Y'know it's amazing how differently you think about things for being a kid to being a 30something. Back in the day, in addition from loving all the great Han and Leia stuff, I had such a thing for Wedge Antilles. In fact, I wrote my first fan fiction (before I knew what it was) giving Wedge a Mary-Sue girlfriend. This time around, I was all about Talon Karrde. I found myself just skipping around to the Karrde parts. Then going through all the X-Wing
books for the Karrde parts. Then the hopeless romantic in me was like "Aw, Karrde, needs a lady friend." Then I start on Zahn's Hand of Thrawn Duology
, which I didn't really remember at all. And Lo and Behold, enter Shada D'ukal, badass Mistryl Shadow Guard who takes out whole swoop gangs by herself among other things. Shada and Karrde team up to find some vital information and there's all this "oh, I shouldn't be attracted because we're working together" tension (which seems to be a real button pusher for me). There's even Han teasing Karrde about their thing.
So then I go looking for Shada/Karrde fanfic and sadly it's pretty rare, but there are a handful of really great fics.( Shada/Karrde Fanfic RecsCollapse )
The lack of fic for my new shiney has left me strangely reinvigorated fic wise and I'm working on Shada/Karrde fic myself which seems like it's going to turn out to be pretty long. So if any of you guys have any prompts for me for shorter Shada/Karrde fic, give 'em to me. I need to strike while the iron is hot.