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Sat, Aug. 7th, 2010, 01:23 pm
*Moaning*

Sick and tired of being sick...

Fri, May. 2nd, 2008, 09:32 pm
I'm tired...

We've just gotten back from seeing a friend's play, she directed one at the local high school, and it was wonderful. I was so impressed with the whole thing, and it was far from perfect but it really was amazing at the effort these kids put into it. Plus it was funny, intentional or not, and I really needed that today.

We're under a storm warning but so far not a drop of rain which is NOT good. Everything's just a little too dry and if it doesn't rain then I'll be best friends with the water hose this weekend.

Check out legacy_dreams if you want to discuss Legacy of the Force! The series ends with the next book, due out in just a few days. Spoilers allowed as long as they're behind a cut.

I hate to go to bed early on a Friday night but I am dead tired, it's been a long and busy week...

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008, 04:41 pm
Monday evening...big deal Lucille...

I was looking around for some spoilers for the last Legacy of the Force book but there's not too much yet, same old thing. Caedus dies, Caedus is redeemed, exiled, force powers taken away, etc. All guesses and all viable possibilities. I'm starting to feel a little worried though. After this book how long will it be before we get to read about those characters?

I picked up a book by Lisa Jackson at the supermarket today, can't remember the name, and I'm too much of a slug right now to go and check. Her name's very familiar but I can't remember if I've read any of her other books.

There's a parent thing at the school tonight that I'll have to attend. Otherwise I think I'd already be in my pajamas eating the gooey brownies I just got out of the oven.

Tue, Mar. 4th, 2008, 03:53 pm
Tuesday...isn't it?

A calm peaceful day and I certainly didn't mind that at all. I left work a little early and stopped by the library, rambled around it for a few minutes but nothing really jumped out at me to read and I wasn't inclined to look too deeply. I was invited to a reading club there on Thursday nights. But I'm not sure I'd want to commit myself to it. It's at least a 20 minute drive there from work and then would take me longer to get home. And Thursday is the day I actually get to watch TV a little (Supernatural!) and relax.

And I am so sick of cold weather! I'm a warm weather person so my emotions usually nosedive by the middle of winter. I like to be outside but I don't like to be shivering or all bundled up.

A friend of mine called last night and apologised for taking a job I used to have. I couldn't figure out what she was talking about, I'd quit that part-time job a few monnths ago due to scheduling difficulties and a boss who I did not care for at all. Anyway, I told the friend I was happy she got the job, etc., etc. Then later I wondered if she hadn't been fishing for information but just didn't say so. To be honest I can't picture her and my ex-boss getting along very well at all but I felt it wasn't my place to say that. Nothing's ever simple.

Tue, Jan. 8th, 2008, 11:10 am
Blahs...

My mom's birthday and I haven't a clue what to get her. I hate that's it's right after Christmas too. Something special but inexpensive, sad but that's how it has to be.

Not reading, not writing, and I don't feel like doing anything useful either.

Sun, Jan. 6th, 2008, 11:21 pm
Meant to Be, Star Wars, Legacy of the Force, Jaina Solo, Rated G

Title: Meant to Be
Author: mara_forever
Fandom: Star Wars: Legacy of the Force
Characters: Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo (mentioned only), Anakin Solo (mentioned only)
Rating: Rated G
Word Count: around 215
Disclaimers: I don’t own these characters, I just write fanfiction.
Summary: A snippet from Jaina Solo’s journal.

Meant to BeCollapse )

Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007, 03:05 pm
Betrayal...spoilery if you've not read it

I have said for months that I was going to start over reading the Legacy of the Force books from the beginning since I usually read through them so quickly the first time around.

The first one is “Betrayal” by Aaron Allston. Feel free to comment or question.

I think the first thing that really stood out for me in the beginning chapters of this book was the camaraderie that still existed between the characters, even Jacen. They are still recognizable as the people from long ago. Sure Han and Luke disagree but didn’t they always? Yes, Jacen is a bit different but then he’s an adult and has been through a lot of tragedy. And yet it’s also easy to see the beginnings of his spiral towards becoming a Sith Lord. He has such a detachment and although that is not such a bad thing for a Jedi, it was actually once highly encouraged, it’s made Jacen cold and unfeeling at times. I especially didn’t like this thought:

The Jacen of more than a decade ago was gone, as dead as the Anakin of the same era was. He took a deep, slow breath and wondered why he no longer mourned either loss.

Okay, so Jacen doesn’t miss the way he was when he was younger. Understandable, a lot of people feel that way. But no longer mourning Anakin…I took that to mean he no longer misses him and that just seems so wrong.

I do enjoy the interaction between Jacen and Ben and Ben bouncing back and forth between being a Jedi and being still just a kid, easily excited over something or asking strange questions. It’s strange reading this now, about how well Jacen and Ben are working together and knowing how wrong things will become in the later books as Jacen’s lies escalate and Ben’s suspicions grow.

The author does a good job describing things, everything from the surroundings to how the Jedi use the Force as when Jacen and Ben were fighting on Adumar.

Poor Zekk, he’ll never quite measure up to Han’s standards somehow.

”A father’s got a right to terrorize any young bantha who’s following his daughter around.”

I can’t even remember how much more Zekk will appear in this book, they’ve all blurred together for me.

It’s a shame Luke and Mara weren’t together with their son more. In a way it’s similar to the other Jedi from long ago being raised in the Temple but at least Ben does have contact with the family. But it does seem to have cut down on the father-son bond between Luke and Ben and it seems odd that Luke Skywalker of all people is seemingly not that close to his own child. I know that’s all partly to do with Ben’s earlier rejection of the Force and Luke and Mara being away so much but it still seems an unusual situation.

I’d also forgotten about Luke’s mysterious figure and how he reminded Luke of Anakin Skywalker.

More later…

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007, 02:42 pm

Why, why, why am I blanching okra? It stinks, I don't really like it that much, and I can go to the grocery store and buy a bag of already breaded okra which is the only way I like it anyway for a little over $1. But a family friend gave it to us and I know if I just toss it I'll feel guilty every damn time he asks if we liked it.

I couldn't even remember how to do it and everybody I asked did it a different way so I found this and followed their directions:

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/okra1.html

If you hate okra there are links you can go to for other vegetables.

Fri, Jun. 15th, 2007, 01:25 pm
Company's coming...maybe I can hide...

Have you ever noticed that if there's one day a week that you really don't want anyone's company, is the day you're going to get it? A relative and her children, teens not real small thank God, are unexpectedly in town for something and are coming to visit me this evening. It's not that I don't want to see them, I do. BUT WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE TODAY when I've seemed to misplace every ounce of kindness and socialbleness (that's not even a word is it but you know what I mean) that I ever had.