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27 June 2008 @ 06:21 pm
Plugging Along  

 

Vent Crawler - a character shrine with a TFL-approved fanlisting devoted to Zekk is up, and nearly complete with the exceptions of a few minor sections. I encourage Zekk fans to check it out- the fanlisting only has 5 members so far. Fanfiction, fanart- anything is welcome to be added to the site. 


Also, I'm starting a little J/Z project. I'm not sure how it will turn out, or even how it will start, but I've got a few ideas- I'll probably write more as I figure it out.



And, I’m still slowly making my way through LotF- I just finished Sacrifice the other night, and while I was disappointed by the lack of Zekk, Mara’s death was certainly something to behold.

                Poor Ben.

                Anyway, here are some random thoughts from throughout the series, only up until Tempest, though. It's all I had time for:

Betrayal

   The diminutive woman was dressed in the flowing gowns and profanely costly jewelry strands of a noblewoman of the Hapes Consortium; a semi-transparent veil concealed the lower half of her face. Her bodyguard stood in contrast to her in every way possible; tall, primitive and brutal of appearance, he wore the dusty robes and carried the crude blaster rifle of one of the Tusken Raiders, the Sand People of rural Tatooine, His features were concealed by the dust-storm-resistant mask that such beings usually wore in their own environment. – 66

                I must say, the idea that a Tusken Raider outfit makes for a good disguise comes as a shock to me. The Sand People are a notoriously violent, xenophobic people who live strictly ritualized schedules day to day on Tatooine and despise nearly all outlanders.

                No one happened to think it was strange to see Tusken Raider acting as a bodyguard for a Hapan woman?


    A passerby, a young woman with orange hair and a green, filmy dress, flashed Zekk a smile as she passed. Jaina felt a stab of irritation, pushed it from her mind. - 81

                Heh. Heh heh heh.

                And that’s all I have to say.


                   Wedge came to a stop so suddenly that Jaina almost bumped into him. They were in front of an air lock; Wedge’s datapad indicated that they were at the terminus of the red dotted line. He snapped the device shut. “In the wake of the attack, Tycho and I did the first, most obvious thing-“

                “You asked for brandy?” Zekk asked.

                “The tree speaks at last.” Tycho shook his head. “No, we asked for those selfsame holocam recordings that don’t exist.” – Betrayal, 211

             
  
I thoroughly enjoyed the scene between Wedge, Tycho, Jaina and Zekk. I couldn’t help but grin through all the banter.


   Leaving only Jedi,” Zekk said, “and a Jedi-in-law.”

                Han scowled at him. –220

                I was quite proud of Zekk here. Han deserved some of what he was giving out, himself. Han's attitude toward Zekk really irritates me.


Bloodlines

Is it me?

                Is it me?

                Am I deluding myself, Jaina? Am I making the same mistake as Grandfather? I have days- most days- when I’m as certain of this as I’ve ever been certain of anything. And then I have sleepless nights when I wonder if the path of the Sith is a lasting solution for peace in the galaxy, or if that’s my ego speaking for me. It terrifies me. But if I were motivated by ambiton, then I wouldn’t suffer this doubt, would I? Jaina, I can’t tell you all this, not yet. You wouldn’t see it. But when you do, remember that you’re my sister, my heart, and that part of me will always love you, no matter what.

                Good night, Jaina.

                                delete * delete * delete – 24

                Ah, this little message really struck me. There was so much talk of, so much along the lines of, “Oh, Jaina- you’re his twin, you must know what’s going on’, but up until this point I don’t think the authors have really delved into the fraying relationship between Jacen and Jaina that much, besides scratching over the surface, and that’s something I’d really like to see explored.


Okay, maybe I’ll relax by asking Zekk what his intentions are towards Jaina.”

                “That would help matters a lot…”

                “I liked Kyp better. Whatever happened there?” Han asked. “And what about Jag?”

                Ahem.

                May I ask, since when?

                It didn’t feel to me like either Kyp or Jag were on Han’s nice list during NJO in regards to his daughter.

                Perhaps I missed something?


   "Take care of yourself, Jaina.”

                Well, at least she managed that much, thought Han. Jaina turned and took a couple of strides before glancing back at Jacen. “You don’t feel right to me lately, Jacen. Are you in trouble?”“And you.”

                Jacen smiled as if he was getting her to thaw a little and was relieved. “Just busy, that’s all.” –130

                I loved this little bit. 

                Several raging plot bunnies were spawned from this bit.


   "To see a Jedi take up his lightsaber against civilians is shocking. But to see the son and nephew of the leader of the Jedi council doing it is heartbreaking.” – Cilgahl – 174

                Amen.

Tempest

                   She didn’t want to be in love, not with him, not with Jagged Fel, not with anyone. She was the Sword of the Jedi, whatever that meant; she probably wasn’t even supposed to be in love.- 41

                ‘Cause she makes that so clear when she goes on to ogle them as they do their half-naked chin ups and all. *rolls eyes*

                    Jaina was so astonished that she stopped walking and simply stood there staring at Zekk’s broad back. She had broken off their romance when they were teenagers, and she had been trying to get him to stop pursuing her ever since. So why did it feel like she had suddenly lost something?

                Now that she understood what had happened, Jaina realized she could still feel Zekk’s presence in the back of her mind. He was strong and certain and independent…and so over her. He had granted her wish.

                And that was a good thing- it really was. –172

                She broke off their romance? I suppose. I still imagine it as more of a distancing kind of thing.

                Still, the JZ fangirl in me squees at the little implications in this, whether or not they mean anything.

           

    Tenel Ka entered, wearing an eletrotex flight suit tailored tightly enough to suggest that her physical training remained as intense as ever. She crossed to Luke and Mara, her radiant smile at odds with the aura of tension and worry that hung about her in the Force. –  239

Tenel Ka. Radiant smile.

I'll admit, it threw me a little.

 

 
 
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a terribly insignificant typo: rock onennta on June 27th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you're still trying to get through LotF. There are a lot of little J/Z moments that I love. Also some "Um, what?" moments courtesy of Han and Leia, who apparently adore Jag. :p

Jaina, Jaina, Jaina ... I don't think the girl has any idea what she wants, honestly. She really reminds me of Bella in the Twilight series in that she doesn't know herself very well at all.