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Monday, December 21st, 2015 01:29 pm

Several lovely people have emailed over the weekend asking, did I see it? Did I like it?


Much TFA blathering behind the cut )

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 08:06 pm
I'm thrilled with the new trailer.  I am sick with envy that I am not at Celebration with Club Jade but I've done some fun Star Wars things like watch the new Force Awakens trailer 6 times and didn't have pay for a movie ticket!  I'm THRILLED that the Spawn and I shall be able to take the nieces and nephews to see the movie at Christmas and we CANNOT WAIT.  Also, there's a Force Awakens exhibit at Celebration that was described on io9 that included pictures and commentary on concept art for a character that is either a huge misdirection or a big, giant spoiler.

Behold the glory of the trailer....

I LOVE the opening shot.  And I love this

And this,

Also, anyone notice Luke's peculiar grammar -- "my father has it...."  Present tense?

And of course, Chewie, we're home.

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 10:56 am

For [personal profile] cofax7 
So, I really wanted to write something original and new, involving Leia Organa, Dana Scully, and Susan Pevensie and Agent Carter discussing career planning at Peggy's retirement party at a B&B on Chincoteague Island where they all bitch about getting lost in the Pentagon parking lot and maybe a dead body turns up. But that's plot and story and I just didn't have time. So, let's add that to the to-do list.

What I offer instead is something from a very, very long time ago, when I was deep into writing X-Jedi 2 -- a Star Wars/Xfiles crossover with Han, Leia, Luke and Mara wandering about DC with Mulder and Scully, dancing the macarena, smashing blue crabs, visiting the LGBs, blowing stuff up, going to a shooting range where Mara and Leia tried a slug-thrower, and trying to find Mulder's lost spooky. I wrote it with the incomparable Ginef and JackieeC and you can still find the story in odd places on the Internet though as far as I know we never archived it anywhere. This was written after XJ2, and was posted to the Club Jade listserve and expresses enormous fan frustration with ridiculous plots and no RST. It might be have been a collaboration with Ginef and Jackie, or it might have been just me. So, Cofax, I hope a line or two gives you some amusement this day. It does assume, alas, some familiarity with the character of Mara Jade and spoofs the end of The Last Command.

X-Jedi 3 -- the clone's name was Muulder )



Cross posting problems -- entry is here for now, http://rthstewart.livejournal.com/122541.html
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 09:04 am
Most of the CJers already know, having learned the devastating news last night via Twitter or Facebook, or woke to it this morning. Aaron Allston, the wonderful friend and mentor, a terrific writer, punster and humorist, author of so many popular books in the Star Wars EU, died yesterday at VisionCon.

You can read tributes here at Club Jade, which is where I first met him in the 90s when he become an integral member of the Wild Karrdes
And here on theforce.net

If you are on facebook, you will see is an outpouring of grief and so many pictures of Aaron with so many SW fans.   My FB feed is full of them and if you start with Aaron's own Facebook wall that will connect you, too.  Aaron was a regular fixture on the Con circuit and Club Jade events.  He was a popular and frequent panelist, part of the Tim, Mike Aaron show, at SW EU panels over the years. 

If you are interested in knowing more about the events to come as his friends collectively do our grief work, I would expect that a lot of the information will be posted on Club Jade, so following that site and Dunc's Twitter would be a good place. 

Yub, yub Emperor. I have that button, still.

With credit to Dunc, I borrowed the pic from her post with expresses so well how much we will all miss this wonderful man (complete with Hawaiian shirt).

Source Club Jade