Between now and Sunday, March 25 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.
Since this one has a deadline, I thought I'd do it today just to make sure I don't miss it. But, since I have also been tagged by Natasha, Jessica McKendry, Sophs, W.Chaser, Laurie Dennison, Susan Roebuck, Honey, Laura Barnes, and Carrie Butler, I thought I'd tackle some other tags as well. Packing all nine of those into one post would make this post way too long, of course (not to mention you'd all get tired of me), so I'm just going to tackle the first two here, i.e. Natasha's and Jessica's, along with Grumpy Bulldog's.
So! First, here's my bit of fan fiction, featuring a character I haven't paid much attention to in years, from an MG book:
"What happens in Star Wars, exactly?"
"Huh?" I turned to stare at her.
"I never watched it before I ended up here. Do you expect me to know?"
I spluttered for a moment, trying to get my head around the fact Riley hadn't seen the most iconic films in history. "Er, well, there's this boy called Luke and he . . . um . . ."
She tapped her foot.
"Here, let me write it down." I grabbed a nearby sheet of paper and started scribbling, beginning with a description of a dramatic, dusty sunset, accompanied by hurried explanations of R2-D2 and C-3PO and Princess Leia.
But then I thought, why tell her the exact original? I'd noticed room for improvement in Lucas's plot. So I began with a portrayal of the much more interesting Darth Vader and his alliance with the Emperor . . .
An aside: I'm glad I watched Star Wars earlier this year. Otherwise, you'd probably have gotten fan fiction about a character Googling Chewbacca.
Now, on to a couple of the other tags:
This one is from Natasha:
1. What is your favourite animal and why?
Golden eagles, in case you hadn't guessed. ;) I love their graceful, powerful flight and their color.
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2. When you wake up in the morning what is the first thing that goes through your mind?
Uh . . . breakfast, usually. Or, since I often wake up from dreams, the thing I was just dreaming about.
3. If you had to put a colour to your personality what would it be?
Green. Or blue.
4. What's your favourite childhood memory?
Hmm. I do have a memory of being little and my mom carrying me outside on a clear night to look at the stars. That's definitely one of the best I have.
5. Favourite sweet or candy?
None. I don't really like candies or sweets . . .
6. Best holiday you've ever had?
My mom and I have never really been on a true "holiday", as in a trip longer than a couple days that was just for fun, but going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art was impressive.
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7. Do you listen to one particular genre of music or several?
Most (but not all!) of the music I listen to is Classical or Jazz. I don't have anything against other genres of music, but they're just not my thing.
8. What was your dream career as a child?
I wanted to be an artist, actually. I used to draw a lot until I realized that the proportions in most of what I drew were wrong. Now my main creative outlet is writing.
9. Which book changed your life, if any did at all?
I don't think there have been any books that I could point to and say, "That fundamentally changed the way I do things and perceive the world", as it were. I'm not sure if that's good or bad . . .
10. What's your most treasured possession?
I can't think of anything that I'd die to lose at the moment; unless you count my head. I'd like to keep possession of that.
11. Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years' time?
At college or university. Having published a book would be nice too, though it's definitely secondary to getting a higher education (at least, on my list).
And this one is from Jessica:
1. What's your favorite song?
Ta-da! An exception to the Classical/Jazz rule I just mentioned above:
"Who's reachin' out to capture a" . . . right, sorry. Back to answering those questions.
2. How old were you when you started writing?
I started writing the first novel I finished when I was 12.
3. What's your favorite movie/book?
I can't choose just one book! As for movies (and I can't believe I haven't mentioned this on my blog before) I love rewatching The Secret Garden (1987 version by Hallmark).
4. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be? Why?
See Natasha's first question.
5. If you were the main character of a book, what genre would it be?
Science Fiction. I want to travel to new planets, different galaxies, discover alien life, and play around with all that fancy gadgetry. Oh, and don't forget piloting a ship . . .
6. What is the coolest thing you've ever done?
Having experienced a relatively un-cool life, I'm going to have to go with performing in The Nutcracker. It was fun for me, anyway.
7. If you could be a character from any book, who would you be? Why?
I'd live to be Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. She's so strong (both mentally and physically) and hey, who wouldn't want to hang out with Po for a while?
8. What genre do you write in?
9. What's your favorite thing to do, other than write?
10. If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be?
Albert Einstein. I think he counts as historical.
11. Is there anything else we should know about you?
Not that I can think of . . . :)
And yes, I'm going to cop out and say that if you want to do one of these 11 tags, go ahead. I think everyone in the blogosphere has been tagged already, anyway. :P
Where's the most amazing place you've ever been? Or the coolest thing you've done?
What animal would you pick?
-----The Golden Eagle