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It occurs to me that I never posted anything about having seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, despite having seen it twice.

Primarily because it was a very enjoyable movie... and my reaction was completely unfannish. The force did not awaken for me. The visuals were very nice, well matched to the original, and Rey was a delightfully cheerful and wide-eyed character whose adventures I enjoyed seeing unfold! But apparently that's not enough for whatever tiny midichlorian particle is responsible for creating the urge to join a fandom, and it hasn't happened to me.

Almost by accident, I have read maybe three fics, one of which I did end up in love with: have you heard by peradi. I love stories that explore the intersection of language and culture/language and thought, so the draw is less here's a Star Wars fic than it is here's a really cool story about telling stories. I do think it stands up as a Star Wars fic, too, though! So if you like fics about how stories shape and transmit our worldview and our (counter)culture, check it out. :D

Other than that, I'm somewhat sad that fandom limerence did not happen for me, but not overly surprised (Things Krait has learnt about herself: movies rarely produce the fannish urge.) and everybody else should carry on posting and squeeing and discussing and ficcing about it!

Tag not quite applicable, but it's the only Star Wars tag I have...

Date: 2016-04-02 03:08 pm (UTC)
laurajv: Don't give me any wild ideas! (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurajv
thank you for that link! I had missed that story, and it's marvelous.

Date: 2016-04-03 02:43 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
Thanks for the rec!

Date: 2016-04-04 01:52 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
Also that fic links to several fics that influenced or were influenced by it and I'm enjoying them as I wander through the web. I love the whole concept of a good-guy stormtrooper so fics about Finn are making me happy.

Date: 2016-04-03 11:13 pm (UTC)
elaineofshalott: Lady Dedlock with wide blue eyes, colors manipulated to make her look even more distraught. (unnatural)
From: [personal profile] elaineofshalott

that fic

thank you for linking to it

but omg


Date: 2016-04-06 06:28 pm (UTC)
mooreeffoc: (shiny + tree)
From: [personal profile] mooreeffoc
Thank you for the fic rec/reminder! I've had that one on my to-read list for ages.

Also, I had a similar reaction to TFA. Made me kind of sad; Star Wars is the dormant fandom of my heart and I was hoping it would reawaken the fannish spark. I'm getting the (belated!) urge to write fic now, though, so it could still happen...


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