Long before Harry Potter, I loved Star Wars. I was 14 when I saw the first movie and swoon! I was hooked. The first fan fic. I ever wrote was to expand on the lame-o love scene between Luke and Mara Jade in Timothy Zhan's Admiral Thrawn triology. I still remember the three novel's worth of buildup ending in "And they kissed." And they kissed?
I got out the ol' spiral notebook and wrote something better. At least I think I did. I never showed it to anyone and it's long gone now. I don't think I could be in the Star Wars Fandom on the internet because it's too big and I'm not best of observer of movies. I really need print to pick up on the nuances. (Hence the fan fic of one of the Star Wars novels)
Still, I'm soo excited for this new movie! (The Anakin prequels were a bad dream). It gives me a lift just to watch it.
Welcome home indeed, Harrison Ford, you rugged man, you. *bats eyes*
And on to Anne of Green Gables. I read the series when I was in junior high/high school. They were my comfort reads. Even now they get a re-read about once a year. Growing up in Kansas City I never dreamed I would ever see that part of the world, but now I live less than five hours away from "Avonlea". (And I totally get LM Mongomery's description of the weather. When she talks about an east wind I know just how that cold, wet slap in the face feels.)
Much later I saw the CBC mini-series starring Megan Fallows and Jonathan Crombie. Perfect casting, perfect location (they shot it in PEI).
Because the Anne books (and that mini series) seem so timeless to me, it came as a shock to learn that Jonathan Crombie died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage two weeks ago. He was only 48. ladywhizbee
must be so sad. She sent me this video a few years ago.
What fandoms are you interested in these days? Eddie is now glomming all The Office episodes.