purebristles - Star Wars: Lightheaded (NC-17), Luke/Mara, PWP
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purebristles aka ann
Date: 2006-10-03 23:11
Subject: Star Wars: Lightheaded (NC-17), Luke/Mara, PWP
Security: Public
Mood:nervousnervous
Tags:fanfiction, luke, mara jade, star wars

Star Wars: Lightheaded

This story was written as a personal challenge, in lieu of taking up nanowrimo 2005. I wanted to challenge myself to the following: that I had to write an NC-17 story with extremely graphic sex, and that I could not edit major story developments once they were written. Meaning that if I had written that Karrde had entered a room, I had to work with him being in that room. This also means that I have not erased anything longer than half a sentence in all the time that I have worked on this fic, and this is pure, raw writing that you see. Please read with compassion. And I apologise for Isaar. He was a spur of the moment character who wouldn’t go away.

I am also working (rather arrogantly, I suppose), without a beta reader. I don’t like people watching over my shoulder while I work, but I admit (very reluctantly) that the pace of this story could have been smoothed out a little. However, I have done a little thinking about this, and I’ve come to the conclusion that this sort of story cannot be paced – it being written on the fly, and in chapters everyday. Proper editing/beta-ing can only be done once a story is complete, which is nigh impossible for serialised fiction. Props go to Mark Twain and Wilkie Collins for being able to construct a proper novel with this method.

Combine the serialisation with the added challenge of not editing major story elements once they were written, and you get a rather bloated text, and for that I apologise. I hope though, that you enjoyed reading about the small touches that make life what it is – throwaway, meaningless lines that you don’t really understand, but which have touched the lives of the people in yours. See, for example, the sudden use of the word ‘usurp’, in Chapter 20. I imagined a whole back story between Han and Jacen (notice he didn’t go rushing in with his siblings to hug Luke) which Luke was not privy to.

Another limitation which I imposed upon myself was that I could not write anything (save a single scene comprising two sentences, and the final closing line) from anyone but Luke’s point of view. I know that this technique is used best when the fiction is written in the first person, but I felt that I wanted to write in the third person, but only through Luke’s POV. I sometimes feel that fictions (especially fan fictions) suffer too much from multiple POVs, with three different descriptions of the same situation bloating the fic. This technique is used best on television and in movies, where POVs can be quickly captured in three seconds or less, and with each POV being represented more or less in tandem, but this cannot be done in a prolonged manner when writing. Check out Chapter 28 of Zahn’s Dark Force Rising for an example of how this can be done effectively – but also note that he only uses such quick POV switching in a few chapters, which mostly include battle scenes. This fiction was meant to be a exploratory writing piece, and I wasn’t intending anything more strenuous than a lightsaber duel – thus, single POV, third person fic.

I thought it might be interesting also to write sex completely from the male POV. I think fanfic suffers from the lack of good male perspectives.

This is the very first Star Wars fiction that I’ve written, as well as my first NC-17, and I hope that despite its deficiencies, it has managed to please.

Thank you for reading and commenting. Much thanks go to Ginchy, whose comments I always look forward to – both on ff.net as well as on the SWSB. 1980 babies rock!

~ purebristles

 

Chapter 01: Don't Look Down [Posted 3 Oct 2006]
Chapter 02: Down, Down, Uncle Luke! [Posted 16 Oct 2006]
Chapter 03: Slumming It [Posted 16 Oct 2006]
Chapter 04: Millennia Meetings [Posted 29 Oct 2006]
Chapter 05: Home Sweet Home [Posted 4 Nov 2006]
Chapter 06: Something Wicked This Way Comes [Posted 17 Dec 2006]
Chapter 07: Cold Chocolate [Posted 17 Dec 2006]
Chapter 08: These Boots Are Made For Walking [Posted 17 Dec 2006]
Chapter 09: Let Sleeping Krayts Lie
Chapter 10: Mother Jade is your Mara
Chapter 11: Yes, Mom
Chapter 12: Now
Chapter 13: Are Your Intentions Honourable?
Chapter 14: Get To It, Jedi (aka On The Couch, On The Table)
Chapter 15: Where Did You Learn That, Miss Jade? (aka The ‘Fresher, The Bedroom )
Chapter 16: Permission To Finish, Captain
Chapter 17: You Added The Strings
Chapter 18: Bring It On
Chapter 19: (You Know What They Say About) People Who Assume
Chapter 20: A Few Good Robes
Chapter 21: Death Mark On An X-Wing
Chapter 22: Look Mara, No Hands!
Chapter 23: I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Chapter 24: (You Give) As Good As You Get

 

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Amanda: Luke in Bed
User: ginchy
Date: 2006-10-04 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Luke in Bed
Accccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's back!!

:D :D :D :D

Oh, I'm so excited!!

*does a happy dance*

*pulls out awesome Luke in Bed icon*

HOORAY!

:D

And, yup, 1980 babies STILL rock!

;D
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purebristles aka ann
User: purebristles
Date: 2006-10-04 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh. Yeah. Quite a number of PMs have come in requesting for this. I WANT to write R/T, but I don't have the time now, so this reposting will have to suffice...
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vnfan
User: vnfan
Date: 2006-10-04 00:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll try to read this as soon as possible (after giving and marking exams). Good to see you back!
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purebristles aka ann
User: purebristles
Date: 2006-10-04 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hee hee. I'm back from a gruelling 2 week long meeting. Tiring! But fun. And this isn't new, I wrote it last year... just that it's now going to be posted without the limitations that FF sets...
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Trace: lukemarachronology
User: jeditrace
Date: 2006-10-17 22:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lukemarachronology
Hi purebristles! I remember you from the old SWSB board and I'm so glad to find you here on LJ posting a L/M fic. *grin* I look forward to reading it! :)
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