Over the years, but not for a very long time now, I have tried my hand at writing stories.
Only one of these stories is anywhere near good enough to even allow people to read it. As it is a Star Wars one, it makes sense for it to find a resting place here, in my "Goodbye Star Wars" blog entry.
The story has its roots in the early 2000s, when my friends and I looked at making a Star Wars fan film. Due to technical restraints, mostly from our poor quality MiniDV camcorders, we soon decided the project was beyond us, and I instead began writing some stories, expanding the ideas we had come up with for the film.
I only managed to finish one of the stories, being the one directly translated from the original fan film idea. Some moderate work was done on several of the others that I was planning, which were set both before and after this one in the timeline.
The original story that was finished in 2004 got a big re-write in 2011, which I was much happier with. But though it was always my intention to go back and write the others, I struggled to find the time or motivation. Then in late 2018 I finally admitted defeat and decided to abandon the stories for good. I think this decision was spurred on by Disney wiping out the old continuity, which these stories were set in, and how disappointed I was in the new Star Wars films at the time.
Instead, to put the saga to bed, I scoured through the old notes I made in the mid 2000s and created a basic outline of events that led up to and followed the one completed story. As the outline is based on old ideas, the final stories may have been quite different if I had ever finished writing them.
But now I guess we will never know.
The saga is set in the old Star Wars EU continuity, beginning roughly 15 years after "Return Of The Jedi". It follows the adventures of three young Jedi, from the moment they start their training through to Knighthood and beyond...
Note that all three of the following links go to their own pages.
Before The Dark Side Of Do'Naar (basic outline)
The Dark Side Of Do'Naar (full story)
After The Dark Side Of Do'Naar (basic outline)
While I'm having this big Star Wars clear out, I thought I'd bring back these images from my old site, which were from just the second MMORPG I ever played.
I played on Star Wars: Galaxies for a few months back in 2007 as the awesome Mon Calamari medic Splapdink McWildpants. I didn't really get up to much, mostly spending my time working through the "introductory" quest called the Legacy Quest, which pretty much got me to level 50 out of 90. Outside of that, I mostly did space missions, and spent a few evenings hanging out and getting killed with my work mate Big Dave.
Even though I didn't play on it for long I was a little sad when I heard it was to close in late 2011.
Here are some pictures from those adventures:
The awesome Splapdink McWildpants begins his training as a Rebel Alliance medic
Splapdink does an impression of Lando Calrissian
Short Mon Calamarians really shouldn't stand next to tall Wookiees unless they want to look stupid
Splapdink, having lost his kin, goes fishing in order to try and find them
I didn't realise speeder bikes could travel vertically
No, I don't have a gold bikini, you strange little fish man. Now get out of here before I fetch security, pervert!
Splapdink dons a Clone Trooper outfit in a vague effort to look the slightest bit hard
The narglatch uses the 'hide inside a tree' technique
Splapdink wonders for a moment whether the inside of his helmet has steamed up
Splapdink's yacht tries to do a USS Voyager impression
Some dude levitates without any Force powers. Or the game has messed up again. Hard to tell.
And Splapdink thought he was a short-arse
Now guys, you do realise how totally wrong this dancing is, right?
Splapdink McWildpants. Professional idiot.
Wrrlykam the Wookiee gives Splapdink the best present in the galaxy: a green Bantha named Bruce
Bruce can't get on the shuttle
The brave Rebel pilots argue over who will be the first to attack the very large Star Destroyer
Splapdink gets an unwelcome guest at his beachfront apartment
Splapdink doesn't seem too bothered when informed of all the spiders he is about to meet
Yet another unexplained levitation
I'm gonna need a bigger boat