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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
10:50 pm
New Archive Design / Update
After almost a year -- and thanks to Alli -- the Pad-Ani Fanfic Archive has actually been updated with a new layout and several newly updated stories.


Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
11:02 pm
Archive News
Over the last year, I have been just about the worst possible webmaster for The Pad-Ani Fanfic Archive. Hopefully that is about to change. A very motivated Padme/Anakin fan has offered to take over the day-to-day operations of the site. So hopefully the site will be uploaded a lot more frequently. :)


Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
11:32 am
Discussion: Fanfic on your own stories.
Hi, everyone! I'm sorry that I have been sorely neglecting both this community and my website. Lately, I haven't really had a lot of time for anything other than work. I have several stories to post on my website, but I don't have time to write the HTML code I need.

However, I hope to reinvigorate this community with a discussion topic:

As a writer, how would you feel if someone else wrote fanfic for your story, either writing a sequel or using your original characters and situations? Would you allow it? Why or why not?

5 Comments | Comments

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
8:55 pm
Three Anakin and Padmé vignettes.
My friend requested some fluffy Anakin and Padmé vignettes and I wrote these for her.

Title: You Lift Me Up
Summary: Two years before AotC Padmé and Anakin bump into each other.
Rating: PG
Characters: Padmé, Cordé, and Anakin

Title: Soothing
Summary: A vignette taking place on Naboo the day after Anakin and Padmé's wedding.
Rating: PG-13 for sexual situations.

Title: Building Blocks
Summary: During TPM, on route to Coruscant Padmé, Anakin and Jar Jar play a game.
Rating: PG

All three can be found at my journal here

Current Mood: chipper


Saturday, December 27th, 2008
12:06 pm
Archive News
After my hard drive crash a few months ago where I lost all of the un-uploaded changes to the archive, I have finally just taken the latest version off the FTP server and am starting to work on recreating some of the changes that I have lost.

I have several vignettes from the wonderful lazypadawan to upload, as well as a few of my own stories. If anyone else has a completed story that they would like to have on the archive, please send it to me and I would be happy upload it if it fits the site guidelines.

I also have a link to a new A/P fanfic archive that I need to post on the site. I haven't really had a chance to check it out, but I think their submission restrictions are less strict than mine are in terms of completed stories and ratings.

So, unless I get swamped by work, look for an update to the archive in the coming days/weeks.

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
12:03 am
Discussion: Apostrophes
I know this isn't a problem in this community, but the more fanfic I have been reading, the more I see a problem that I just don't understand.

Sorry, I know I must sound like a broken record. But it still baffles me. How can people possibly use apostrophes incorrectly? Wasn't it something we learned in . . . elementary school? Over and over again? I don't think there is a difference here between U.S. and U.K. English, but if I am wrong, please correct me.

Apostrophes can be used for possessives and contractions. No apostrophe is used for plural. There are a few exceptions to the rules, but these rules are fairly hard and fast. (e.g. Anakin's going to the apartment. Anakin's boots are black. There are three Anakins in the room.)

Does anyone else have a grammar thing that they see in fanfic that completely drives them nuts? (Okay, I have more, but I figured I would start with one.)

Does anyone have a grammar mistake that they make -- they know they make it, but can't seem to stop? For example, one of mine -- among many -- is that I instinctively put a period at the end of a sentence. Even if it is a question.

11 Comments | Comments

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
6:56 pm
New A/P viggie: The Cloak
The Cloak
by lazypadawan
Rated PG-13 for allusions to nookie
Starring: Anakin/Padmé, Threepio

Inspired by that brief moment in the CW episode "Bombad Jedi" where Jar Jar finds Anakin's cloak on Padmé's ship...

Their rendezvous on her consular ship was far too brief. But it was all of the time that could be spared and one had to accept whatever gift was given to you, no matter how small. Anakin had flown in on his own ship under the cover of night. Once they were in the privacy of her stateroom--and Padmé had assigned Threepio to keep Artoo company--most of his belongings were as per usual tossed around the room carelessly. Padmé had kept the stateroom dark save for a single old-fashioned scented candle from Naboo, making Anakin's hurried efforts to dress challenging. When Padmé offered to turn on the stateroom's illuminators, Anakin declined. *Typical male,* she'd thought. Before leaving, he'd leaned over the bed and gave her a long goodbye kiss. Then he dashed out, eager to make it to a pre-planned meeting location with the fleet so they could go back to pursuing Grievous.

Padmé had re-dressed in her jumpsuit and turned the illuminators back on, so she could pin her hair up. To her horror, she saw Anakin's Jedi cloak in a pile by a corner. Snatching up the homespun brown garment, she ran out of the stateroom and almost knocked down a startled Threepio in the process. "Where are you going, Mistress Padmé?" the poor droid asked.

"Anakin forgot something," she said. She ran down the ramp of her ship, just in time to see Anakin's fighter streak off into the sky. "Oh, Ani," she sighed. She hoped he had a good story to explain why he needed another cloak once he got back to the fleet. In the meantime, she'd have to hold on to this one until they next saw each other. It was just now that she noticed the cloak had his unique natural scent on it. She went back aboard the ship, holding the cloak closely to her.

"Oh, I suppose you just missed Master Anakin," Threepio said sympathetically.

"It's all right. I'll just hold on to it and give it back to him the next time he visits." Padmé went to one of the storage lockers, pressed a button to open the door, and hung the garment up on a peg. She reverently brushed her hand over the cloth, then shut the locker door behind her.

x-posted to lazypadawan and padmeanakin

2 Comments | Comments

Thursday, December 4th, 2008
10:48 pm
Discussion - Introspection
For this week's discussion topic, I wanted to focus on writing again instead of characterization.

One hotly discussed topic (at least in my former fandom) is introspection. How much is too much? Is it a good look into the characters' brains or is it lazy and boring (not to mention bad writing -- show, don't tell, and all that)?

I admit that I love it. A little too much. Okay, a lot too much. I am firmly on the side that an entire story of introspection without a bit of dialogue can be a good story. (And that might have had a lot of people stop respecting me as a person and as a writer ;)). When I write, I proofread and proofread and proofread and eliminate pages and pages and pages of introspection from my stories before I let anyone see them. Even still, people have said that I write too much introspection.

Where do you stand on the introspection debate? How much is too much? How should it be interspersed within dialogue and scene description? Does introspection work better in a vignette or in a long story or is it equally good/bad?

For an example of what I mean, this story (of mine because I don't want to pick out anyone else's story and call it bad) is kind of disgusting with the amount of introspection and lack of anything else. It probably isn't technically good writing, but does that make the story bad? (and you can say yes, I won't be offended.) Actually, I have some far worse examples that would make good discussion points, but they are from another fandom so I won't post them here.

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
12:13 pm
Portraits of a Doomed Romance (Edited Version)
Title: Portraits of a Doomed Romance (Edited Version)
Author: emavalexis
Characters: Anakin/Padmé
Word Count: 754
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Anakin and Padmé's relationship in seven snippets.
Author's Notes: An edited repost of something I wrote for a drabble meme awhile back (the one wherein you randomly shuffle the music on your iPod (or other mp3 player) and write a drabble for the first ten songs to come up). And, well, okay, it's not actually edited, per se; I haven't changed any of the content itself, merely omitted the three of the ten drabbles that would arguably exceed the rating limit for this comm. :) You can find the original posting, which includes all ten drabbles, here, if you're interested (those of you on my FList have likely already read this, at any rate). Anyway, also of note: angst, and dark themes, and some AU-ish-ness contained herein (Anakin does not come off well, sorry, as much of the focus of these is on Anakin's obsessive and possessive tendencies when it comes to the woman he loves; please be aware that I love the character - he is tied with Padmé as my overall favorite Star Wars character - I simply chose to write him in not the greatest of lights in this one series of drabbles). The songs I used for each of these will be listed at the end.

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10 Comments | Comments

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
10:53 pm
Challenge - Inspired by a Picture
Just like songs, pictures can be an interesting inspiration for a fanfic. So this week's challenge (in honor of the community's new layout) is to write a story inspired by a still/screencap/whatever image you want.

Or you could provide a picture in the comments and challenge members of the community to write a story using the picture.

1 Comment | Comments

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
10:50 pm
Reckless - Part 8
Sorry to anyone who was reading this. I have gotten incredibly lax in posting.

by the Yellow Dart
Rated PG-13

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008
11:36 pm
Community Layout
When I get a few free hours, I am thinking about designing a (simple) layout for this community. It's pretty uninviting and stark as is. It's been a while since I've used Photoshop, but I think I still remember how it works. ;)

But I need some ideas for what kind of theme to use (like using pictures from a specific movie/show/moment/whatever, pictures that cover different incarnations, etc.) So I am opening this up to the community.

What are your favorite A/P pictures / screencaps / scenes that you think would fit this community?

3 Comments | Comments

11:33 pm
Discussion: Alternative Careers
I think Anakin and Padme's jobs play a large role in their characters. And I am not sure they would still by the same people if they had different careers.

However, I wonder, if they weren't a Jedi and a Senator, what do you think they would be? Are there other career paths that would suit them just as well and fit with their characterization in the movies?

8 Comments | Comments

Friday, November 7th, 2008
11:54 pm
Challenge Response: Stories Inspired by Songs
I tried to do the challenge that so many wonderful authors have done with taking the first 10 songs you hear from your playlist and writing 10 drabbles. I have this . . . problem. I can't seem to write a drabble or anything shorter than a page. But writing 10 vignettes was really time consuming.

So I wrote two vignettes inspired by songs on my ipod. I might try again to write the drabbles, but I am not sure I can write so few words!

Vignette 1:
Inspired by Big and Rich, Save a Horse, Ride a CowboyCollapse )

Vignette 2:
Inspired by the Coors, BreathlessCollapse )

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9:51 pm
Destiny Can Wait - Chapter 5
Title: Destiny Can Wait
Time Frame: RotS
Characters: Anakin, Padmé, Obi-Wan, Luke, Leia, Padmé's family, Introducing OCs.
Genre: AU, Drama, Romance, Action
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The Skywalkers moved and they are trying to settle into a new routine.

Chapter 5


Monday, November 3rd, 2008
11:31 pm
Archive News
I have not been able to update the archive in months because I haven't received any story submissions. Absolutely none. And that is really sad for me.

I have two of my own vignettes that I could upload, but I am in no rush to upload my own stories.

So unless some nice authors send fanfics for me to upload, the site will be in stasis.

10 Comments | Comments

11:12 pm
Discussion: Padme's Politics
How would you describe Padme as a politician?

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4:06 pm
Challenge: Padme the Politician
In honor of the U.S. election tomorrow, this week's challenge is to write a story starring Padme in her role as a politician or others reacting to Padme as a politician.


Friday, October 31st, 2008
12:49 am
Discussion: Vader's Suit
Forgive me in advance if this post is incoherent. I am having trouble sleeping because the Ohio Supreme Court is supposed to release something -- that has me quite nervous -- in a few hours.

I said in my last discussion topic that I was about as far from an English major as imaginable. In fact, I was a biomedical engineering major. And, even before I even saw any of the Star Wars movies, a professor and I hypothesized about Darth Vader's suit. We wondered what kind of engineering kept Vader alive -- and what kind of injuries he suffered that caused him to need that kind of life support.

Granted, there are so many variables involved. And the fact that the GFFA is not Earth -- and technology is far more advanced -- makes almost anything possible.

I know that there are plenty of theories (far more official that my own theories) about Vader's injuries. However, I was wondering, what did you think had happened to Vader to make him into that monster?

So I guess this sort of depends on when you saw the movies. Did you see the PT or the OT first? Or if you saw the PT first, did you ever think about Vader before the PTs and wonder what the heck happened to him?

As for myself, I saw the PT first. I had seen A New Hope when I was younger, but I actually fell asleep pretty soon into it, so I certainly didn't remember it. Even before I saw the movies, I knew Vader from, of all places, the Muppet Babies. And I knew from pop culture that Vader was Luke's father so he was human under that suit. And that make me wonder what happened to him -- and what exactly his life support was. But I wasn't familiar enough with the universe to know that Vader could remove the suit in a pressurized environment. I thought he had to at least ventilate at all times.

I am sorry that this is a strange discussion topic. I am not even sure if it is a real point to discuss or not.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
8:26 pm
Challenge response
A couple of weeks ago, there was a challenge to write a fic inspired by a song. Here's my story. Don't have a title for it though:

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