Monday, March 19, 2012

The Great Star Wars Blogathon

The Grumpy Bulldog showed up here about a week ago, and invited me to participate in the The Great Star Wars 100 day Blogathon.  Since I love all things Star Wars - and blog fests - this seemed like a fun thing to participate in.

Each day, there is a trivia question posted, and a variety of ways to earn points, that culminate in a winner at the end of the Blogathon. I currently don't have any points, but that will be rectified after the end of this post!

Since I don't expect to be the winner of the Blogathon, I'm looking at the trivia section of the blogathon as a fun way to learn about Star Wars trivia.  I enjoy the witty repartee that goes on in the comment section, as well.

Three of the ways I can get points is by entering the Bi-Weekly Star Wars Writing Challenges (you get 100 points for those!), referring people to the blogathon by mentioning it on my blog (check!), and to have someone I referred comment on Briane Pagel's blog, mentioning my name as the referral source (we both get 50 points for that!)  So, if you're interested in joining, head over to Briane's blog and say I sent you!

Sourced from The Best of Everything, who got it from I don't know where!

The current Writing Challenge is: between now and Sunday, March 25 (you can still sign up - and mention my name!), post a 250-words-or-less Fan Fiction Fan Fiction, in which one of your characters from a story you wrote tries to write a piece of Star Wars Fan Fiction.

Disclaimer:  I am not sure what fan fiction looks like, or sounds like, so I did my best. Please be kind. :)


Twelve year-old Quinn, who is Meara's brother, is making an appearance from Finding Meara.  He isn't technically writing fan fiction, but he is creating fan fiction verbally, so I hope it meets the criteria of the blogathon.

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Quinn pulled the box of Lego Star Wars pieces out from under his bed.  Sifting through the various sized and colored bricks, he picked out Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.  After a little more searching, he located the light sabers and found Princess Leia. 

With practiced movements, he created a box, and put Leia inside.  He set Darth Vader in front of the box, and said, “All right, let the battle begin.”

Luke sidled up to Vader, light saber in hand.  “Let Leia go.”

“Never,” Darth Vader said.

 “You won’t win.  Evil always loses.”

“You can’t kill me.  I’m your father.”

Quinn scowled, and thought about his own father.  Darth Vader would be a better Dad.  He sacrificed himself to save Luke from the Emperor.  Lucian would never do that for him.

He fingered the Vader figure, and wondered if Luke could have killed Darth Vader, if he knew there was no good left in him.

He pushed Luke toward Vader. “I will kill you, sperm-donor.”  Luke slashed at Vader, who ignited his light saber, and easily parried the blow.

“You are no match for me,” Vader laughed.

“Oh yeah!”  Luke advanced on Darth Vader, light saber whirling.  Vader fell beneath the ferocious blows.

Quinn popped Vader’s head off, a satisfied grin on his face.


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On Friday, I have my first Life List Club Milestone Party.  There will be prizes involved, so please don't let my blogathon entry scare you away, and come back on Friday!

14 comments:

  1. Ah... Lego Star Wars are pervasive in out house. Great story!

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    1. I am addicted to Lego people. The new series is terribly cute. I don't even mind the grey alien ones. We started out our Lego Star Wars collection with the Advent Calender. We got one for both boys to share, and that was awful! Ended up opening all the little windows around Dec. 10th, and then splitting the Legos between them.

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  2. Ahahaha...that was great. I've never written any fan fiction either, or seen all the Star Wars movies. I've still never seen the "I am your father" scene. Yes, I'm lame.

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    1. I was afraid my fiction would be lame, so thanks for laughing in a kind way! We have all kinds of jokes in our house regarding "Luke, I am your fa-ther."

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  3. You're awesome! I love it. I'm not exactly sure what "fan fiction" is either, but I think it's great. What a fun hop.

    I want to buy the Star Wars movies for my son for his birthday. So fun!

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! Last year for my 4yr olds b-day we bought the trilogy set of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. We have been wearing the DVD's out. I looked to buy the new ones just recently and they are crazy expensive!! I guess because A Phantom Menace came out in 3D.

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  4. OH yeah - and we're always doing the "I am your father line." It's the best!

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    1. Who would have thought one line could be so fun!

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  5. Great story. I bet it was fun to write :)

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    1. I liked the idea of using the Lego guys, so that part was fun! Thanks for the RT, by the way. :)

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  6. Awesome sauce, as I improbably like to say. This was great! Not only do I like the Spoken Word Fan Fiction, but I thought it was well-done the way you grafted some darker thoughts on to the otherwise playful scene.

    (This is the part of the post where, had I the time, I would discourse on how Star Wars reflects our own view of society mirrored through the lens of something or other, as a transverse of the optimal this or that, which can be easily seen as the ego subordinating the thingamajig.)

    (But I don't have the time, so I will simply say, again, AWESOME, and I am going to post your link on TBOE and award you the 100 points.)

    ALSO: Everyone: It's supereasy to earn points, and I'm going to introduce a NEW way to get even more points starting this Sunday. I call it "The Whammy" because that's completely misusing the actual thing from what The Grumpy Bulldog suggested to me.

    http://www.troublewithroy.com

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    1. Yay! You liked it! And I get points! I'm looking forward to finding out about the Whammy. I am competitive, and now I'm trying to find new ways to get points, since I stink at trivia.

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  7. Oh Lara...donde esta the LLC post???

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