No clue if anyone inhabits this thread anymore, or if anyone else here is my level of Star Wars need to have read the book Bloodline, but I just wrote a fanfic about it, so… Here ya go… https://archiveofourown.org/works/15078284
I’m going to go against what I wrote in that last post and go off-topic, risking the future of this thread. SPOILER ALERT: don’t read this unless you’ve already read Shay’s fanfic.
In Shay’s blog post about the importance of fiction, there was a reason that wasn’t specifically mentioned that I found out about today, when I shared her fanfic story with a non-native English speaker who was a friend of mine. After reading the story, the friend commented on how sad of a story it was, in that a character died. I then had the opportunity to explain that when “a fever breaks”, it means the fever’s over and the body is healthy again, not that the fever overwhelmed the body to the point of death. Consequently, I learned that fiction is a good way to learn about how a language works, with its idioms and quirks, in a medium where there aren’t real life-and-death consequences.
Most of you have probably already seen this by now, but here’s my most recent podcast episode. It’s a “review” of Solo: A Star Wars Story from myself and my good friend/fellow writer on The Elven Padawan, Audrey.
Another podcast episode: this one is a discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (excluding the shows) this far. Not really a professional critique of the films or anything like that, basically just an excuse to talk about Marvel after I finally got to see Infinity War. 😁