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Anybody out there?

I've been neglecting this community way too long, despite some gentle nudging (*cough*[livejournal.com profile] ausmac*cough*), but I'm thinking maybe it's time to get things going again. Anyone still interested in reccing? Any stories are allowed to be recced, as long as they involve characters from the Star Wars prequels, and they haven't already been mentioned. We're looking for stories that could be considered classics; more recent stories are allowed, as long as they have that "classic" feel.

I'll take the first seven volunteers, assuming that many people are interested. If you volunteer, you'll be responsible for posting a rec on a certain day of the week for eight weeks. I'm thinking we'll start after the first of the year, since many people's schedules (including mine) get kind of nuts in December.

To see which stories have already been mentioned, see recs by author or recs by title.

Any questions or comments? Feel free to leave them here.
[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: Noumena
Author: Writestuff & Moonshine
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: None

Author's e-mail: writestufflee@mindspring.com moonshine71@juno.com
Link to story: NOTE - PDF: http://home.mindspring.com/~writestufflee/Images/Noumena.pdf (You can email Writestuff for a text version. The PDF version is a pain to read online.)

Reasons for recommending: This is a tremendously good hurt/comfort fic, with lots of layers that are slowly pulled back, through flashbacks and correspondence and current crises, to reveal the origins of Obi-Wan's trauma which are both complex and simple. The chararacterizations are lovely: Despite being almost overwhelmed by his pain and his certainty that he has lost everything, Obi-Wan remains strong and behaves as I feel a Jedi would -- this is no weepy adolescent, despite his occasional tears. Qui-Gon also, despite hurting for his lover and himself, is Jedi to the core. The descriptions near the end of how Obi-Wan perceives both the Unifying and Living Force are simply magnificent. This is a story of love, learning, and redemption, and it works on many different levels.

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[identity profile] bant.livejournal.com
I should have posted a rec several weeks ago, but the ones I want to rec not on the usual archives are disappearing as the websites do.

Title: World Enough and Time
Author: 'chelle
Rating: NC-17
Pairing:Q/O
Warnings: none
Author's e-mail: monroe@globalnetisp.net

Web site: http://www.slasharchive.com/chelle/chelle.htm
LJ id: Unknown
Link to story:http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/w/world_enough.html

I first read this story a very long time ago, probably when it was first posted, July 1999. I think it was within the first few months I started reading MA archive. Although it may border on mushy and be flawed, every so often I come back to it when I'm in the mush sort of mood that wants a happy, relaxed Q/O fic. It's the romantic in me. It makes me feel good in a happy, everything is alright in the world way.

It's the last few lines of the quote that for some reason, rung a bell with me and keeps me coming back. )
[identity profile] jedi-runya.livejournal.com
Title: Say Good Night
Author: Kaly
Rating: PG
Pairing: Q/O
Warning: angst, h/c
Author's e-mail, web site and /or LJ id: razrbkr@juno.com
Link to Story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/g/good_night.html

Reasons for recommending: This is one of my favorite post Episode III stories. It is angsty, sad and hopeful at the same time.
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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: Who Will Not See
Author: Sleeps With Coyotes
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: none

Author's e-mail: ciceqi@ciceqi.slashcity.com
Link to story: http://ciceqi.slashcity.com/See.htm

Summary: Obi-Wan has always seemed oblivious to his admirers, but all may not be as it seems.

Reasons for recommending: A quiet little story, this one has stuck with me through the years. I love a good first-time story anyway, but this one is structured so well, and has such a muted level of need running through it. It features Oblivious!Qui-Gon done really well, and the Jedi are portrayed as I like them, mature and wise and dispassionate, yet with a core of love in their hearts. And Qui-Gon's definition of love, which he tells to Obi-Wan, while not mentioning, of course, that Obi-Wan is the inspiration for it ... absolutely perfect: "It's...when you'll die for someone, but you're happier to live for them, to make them happy. When their happiness, their well-being, means more to you than your own. When you find yourself changing to fit them, but your changing is growth, not abandoning parts of yourself--and you can help them grow, as well. When...when you don't have to say anything. Love lives in the silences."

BTW, I also highly recommend "Noise" by this same author: http://ciceqi.slashcity.com/Noise.htm

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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: The Moonflower Festival
Author: Emma Grant
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/other, O/other(s), Q/O
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Author's e-mail: emmagrant01@aol.com
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/m/moonflower.html

Summary: Qui-Gon takes Obi-Wan to an isolated planet for his 18th birthday, and there they learn something unexpected about themselves.

Reasons for recommending: I can't believe this is Emma's first attempt at slash. The writing is sensual and evocative, and the situation -- a great set-up for a first-time story -- lends itself to all kinds of hotness. There's a bit of angst and general misunderstanding (it turns out Qui-Gon certainly did NOT forget Obi-Wan's birthday), but overall the story has a lightness about it. Qui-Gon's (and the Council's) ready acceptance and encouragement of Obi-Wan's sexual explorations is refreshing. And Obi-Wan in a threesome .... yummy!

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[identity profile] jedi-runya.livejournal.com
Title: Meditations on a Moment in Time
Author: Gail Riordan
Rating: PG
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: No spoilers, some implications, though. Lots of philosophy & introspection

Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: wander@dnai.com This is off the M-A archive, I don't know of any other...
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/m/meditations__2.html

Reasons for recommending: Gail is one fabulous writer. I have read and re-read everything she has in the archive over and over. She has
the ability of taking cannon characters and giving them life within George's world. This gem is short but ful of emotion and
understanding of what it must be like to be Jedi. Thanks Gail!

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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: Contagious
Author: Helens
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Obi-Wan/Siri
Warnings )
Author's e-mail: helens@queerasjedi.com
Link to story: http://www.queerasjedi.com/siri/fic/contagious.html

Summary: After a long, tiring mission involving fertility rituals, Siri's frustration becomes contagious.


Reasons for recommending: First off, we don't have enough good het fic in this fandom, IMHO. I love slash, but I'm a heterosexual, so the thought of Obi-Wan getting all hot and bothered because Siri's going through a sexual meltdown is just ... guh. And Helens does such a great job making it all plausible, real, humorous, and hot at the same time. I especially like how Siri's assumptions about Obi-Wan's celibacy are WAY off base, and her gradual realization about just who Obi-Wan's last lover was. Finally, this fic deserves special recognition for the invention of the term "lickjob" which should enter the vernacular ASAP.

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[identity profile] raina-at.livejournal.com
Title: A Warm Place
Author: Jane St. Clair
Rating: R
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: none
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: janestclair15@hotmail.com
website
[livejournal.com profile] 3jane
Link to story: A Warm Place

Reasons for recommending: I adore Jane St.Clair's work, and this one especially. Her style is beautiful, the meditative calm her stories exude is lovely and I just adore the way she can paint moods and scenes with language. I know I've recced her before, but it's worth reccing her again. I can't even say why I like this story so much, I just love the feel of it. There's a prequel to the story called "A Floating World", but you can read it independently.

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[identity profile] jedi-runya.livejournal.com
Title: Redemption on Bandomeer
Author: TJ
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: None
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: There is none listed at the M-A archive, so if someone knows of one, I will change it.
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/r/redemption_bandomeer.html

Reasons for recommending: This little angst fest is one of the few stories that I really want to kick Obi-Wan. It is a wonderful story
that highlights all of the struggles Qui and Obi go through to find each other again. It is one of the few angsty stories that I will read again and again.

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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: The Pulse of Drums
Author: Keelywolfe
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: none
Author's e-mail: keelywolfe@aol.com
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/p/pulse_drums.html

Summary: During a treaty negotiation, the Jedi attend the Festival of Light.

Reasons for recommending: What can I say? I love first-time stories, and this one is so sensual and raw. At first it seems like it might be chan (Qui-Gon thinks of Obi-Wan as "the boy" a lot) and non-con, but that's only because Qui-Gon's point of view needs a big prod in the right direction. His epiphanies are very well done. I enjoy a limited POV story like this immensely for just that reason -- the main character may not be seeing reality for what it is, and uncovering truth from perception is half the fun.

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[identity profile] raina-at.livejournal.com
Title: The Jinn Identity
Author: Mrs. Hamill
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings:
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: thamill@cox.net
Mom's Kitchen
[livejournal.com profile] mrshamill
Link to story: The Jinn Identity
Reasons for recommending:
What I love about Mrs. Hamill's writing is how effortlessly she combines plot and romance, a great story and great sex. This fic has it all, an engaging, thrilling plot with a creative surprise twist, believable interpersonal chemistry that results in some of the hottest kiss- and sexscenes in the fandom, great writing that gives just enough clues to make the plot twist a surprise, but neither unlogical nor deus ex machina, and that special, hard to pin down extra something that makes a story not just good, but great.


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ETA: [livejournal.com profile] jadyn just reminded me: There's a sequel called "The Kennobi Affair", posted to MA and Terri's website.
ETA2: Fixed the link to Mrs Hamill's site. Sorry about that :-(
[identity profile] jedi-runya.livejournal.com
Title: Over
Author: Ally
Rating: PG
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: None
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: ally_ranger@yahoo.com This is the only one I know of...
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/o/over.html

Reasons for recommending: This is a story of Qui-Gon doing the wrong thing for the right reason and screws up badly.
It is a great story that is told from Qui-Gon's point of view that is a great read for those who like their angst and a happy ending.

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thalia: Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic (tpm_flashback)
[personal profile] thalia
Note: On Feb 23, [livejournal.com profile] jedi_runya posted a rec with two stories. At the time I didn't realize this would mess up the memories, but it does. So I'm re-posting the second half of her post here, just so I can get them into memories properly.

In the future, one rec per post, please. Sorry for not catching it earlier.

Title: No Other Sun

Author: Binky

Rating: NC-17

Pairing: Q/O

Warnings: None

Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: [livejournal.com profile] hominysnark, BinkyTorture@ikillclowns.com (I don't know if this is current.)

Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/n/no_other_sun.html

Summary: Qui-Gon is seeing things.

Reasons for recommending: This story is another au with a twist. Binky has the gift of pulling the reader in and making the
story come alive. It is funny and sad at the same time with one of the greatest fix-it endings I’ve read.

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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: Bonds of Choice
Author: HiperBunny
Rating: NC-17 (depends on the part)
Pairing: mostly Q/O
Warnings: none

Author's e-mail: ?
Link to story: http://www.furholt.net/chezbunny/TPM.html

Summary: ?

Reasons for recommending: If this has been rec'd before, I apologize, but I couldn't find it on the history list and BOY, if ever there is something in the Q/O fandom that everyone should read, it is this.

First, I have to warn you that this is a WIP. However, I believe the next part is in beta (Fox?) and even if it never gets finished (::sob::) it's more than worth reading. It's a LONG series. I just re-read it, for like the tenth time, and it took me about 8 hours -- and I read fast. Even so, I can't really recommend just part of it.

Why do I and many others love this fic? For one, it's an AU that is so very rich in ideas and characters, it's created its own snip-off series. I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around just WHY this series is so good. I'll just list a few things I find fascinating about it and trust the rest of you to add comments. *G*

Imagine an AU where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are "high potentials" -- Jedi savants with amazing abilities, extreme longevity, and a host of quirks/weaknesses (kind of like the GT Jedi). Imagine they are members of a semi-secret society of Jedi called the Order of the Left Hand, first formed millennia ago to combat and put down the Sith, who study the Dark Side and are trained to understand and work in the Grey. Imagine a group of amazingly wonderful Jedi Original Characters ranging from a tortured musician to an artist whose precognition spills out of her at odd moments to a 200-year-old shapeshifter assassin. Imagine an Obi-Wan who discovers his greatest enemy is his own feelings of unworthiness, who knows hundreds of languages, who develops secret codes using songs, and who is prophesied to be The One, but nobody quite knows what that means. Imagine a Qui-Gon who keeps a stiletto in a box as a memento of the time he learned just how much pleasure there is in pain, and who dances to rock-n-roll music when Obi-Wan isn't looking.

I could go on and on, but really, there is no way I can do this thing justice. It's just too huge and complicated and dense.

And if you like the series, check out the spin-off stories about the character Kourt Crowe: http://www.squidge.org/~foxsden/kcfc/kcindex.html

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[identity profile] bant.livejournal.com
Title: The Last Night of the World
Author:Waldo
Rating:NC-17
Pairing:Q/O

WARNINGS )

smallwaldo@comcast.net
Link to story:http://www.masterapprentice.com/archive/l/last_night.html
Website: http://waldo.vidweasels.com/
[livejournal.com profile] kwaldo12


I'm sure this was recced before but I couldn't find it on the memories list. This is one of the earlier stories that stuck in my mind. It's a bittersweet first time that includes ones of my favourite themes, post Naboo knighted Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon still alive stories. Within the context everyone maintains their Jediness.

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[identity profile] raina-at.livejournal.com
Sorry that this is late.

Title: Blank Verse & Other Atrocities
Author: Tem-ve H'syan
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: Tem-ve warns Padawan!Qui, I rec Padawan!Qui
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: tem-ve@gmx.de ; Tem-ve's site , [livejournal.com profile] temve
Link to story: Blank Verse & Other Atrocities
Reasons for recommending: I originally intended not to rec authors I've recced the first time around, but I reconsidered because I just like some fics too much for them to go unrecced. This one, for example. I've read it countless times, and I still love it as much as I did when I first read it.
I love it because it unites two of my great loves, Star Wars and Shakespeare. I adore Padawan!Qui, especially this one, and I adore Romeo and Juliet, and I especially adore this witty, sexy and charming combination.

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[identity profile] jedi-runya.livejournal.com
Title: Daze
Author: Amireal
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: None
Author's email: amireal@amireal.slashcity.net
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/d/daze.html

Summary: Ever have one of those days?
Reason for recommending: This story is a riot. Every time I read it, I completely understand where poor Obi is coming from.
It is a great story for anyone who is having a bad day...

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[identity profile] emila-wan.livejournal.com
Title: The Death Trap Test
Author: Augusta Pembrooke
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings )
Author's e-mail: a_pembrooke@yahoo.com
Link to story: http://www.masterapprentice.org/archive/d/death_trap.html

Summary: A response to the "I don't want to die a virgin" challenge.
Reasons for recommending: I love everything by Augusta. Her "Pleasure Boy" was my introduction to slash and still a favorite. But this story sticks in my mind. I love the gentle, loving way Qui-Gon deals with Obi-Wan's request, the various attitudes of the Council members who are acting as voyeurs, and the great twist ending.

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[identity profile] raina-at.livejournal.com
Title: The Master's Musings MMOM Day 1 to 31
Author: Mail Wane
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Q/O
Warnings: none
Author's e-mail, web site and/or LJ id: maliwane@netsacape.net, Jediphiles [livejournal.com profile] maliwane
Link to story: Day 1
Reasons for recommending: A story for each month of May, the merry month of Masturbation. 31 days of delightful masturbation. It's really astonishing how creatively and variedly Mali managed to write 31 fics about Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan masturbating. The ficlets are by turns sweet, funny and very, very hot.

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