Author: Herman Snerd
Date posted: 4/14/2003 9:51:35 PM
Herman Snerd's Comments:
I suppose one of the benefits of reading this story when it was on the boards as well as beta reading it is that I get to leave the first comment.
Author: Princess Beccerz
Date posted: 4/15/2003 8:56:05 PM
Princess Beccerz's Comments:
Whoa. RebelMom, I...I don't know what to say. This is amazing. I felt like I was actually there with all of them. When Luke was choking someone, I found myself gasping for breath. You have an amazing flair for writing. Mirror Manifest was excellent, but this... surpasses all fanfics I have read, especially my own. Fabulous job, and I hope to read more of your fics in the future
May The Force Be With You
Date posted: 4/16/2003 4:52:34 AM
I'm so glad to see this finally up. I loved it when it was on the boards and I was very pleased to see you submit it. I love a good mystery and if anyone is reading this that hasn't read Shackled Past, you won't be disappointed.
Author: SON OF WINDU
Date posted: 4/17/2003 12:33:37 AM
SON OF WINDU's Comments:
THIS WAS THE BEST FAN FICTION I HAVE EVER READ AND EASILY ONE OF THE BEST STAR WARS STORIES I HAVE EVER READ. YOU HAVE THE SUREST GRASP ON THESE CHARACTERS I HAVE EVER SEEN, I HAVE NOT ENJOYED THESE CHARACTERS THIS MUCH SINCE THE COURTSHIP OF PRINCESS LEIA, MAYBE EVER. YOU MADE STAR WARS FUN AGAIN. YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT BEING PUBLISHED.
Author: Greenleaf from LakeRetreat
Date posted: 4/17/2003 12:48:57 AM
Greenleaf from LakeRetreat's Comments:
Sometimes a little too 'homely', but even Jedi have an everyday's life.
Your best intuition: the need for a Force-sensitive partner.
Author: Princess Beccerz
Date posted: 4/20/2003 7:14:36 AM
Princess Beccerz's Comments:
RebelMom, Son of Windu is right. You should definately send your works to a publisher, we need more Luke/Mara stories. I just read the fic again, and it gets even better every time you read it. Once again, fantastic job.
May The Force Be With You
Date posted: 4/21/2003 9:11:36 AM
I liked your fanfic... even though I've seen Hitchcock's Rebecca a few times, I didn't always know what was coming next.
Only a couple of problems: you mention that Mara's eyes are brown (green!). And using "Maxim" for the new Skywalker (aahh!).
I really liked the press conference... it was a beautiful way to let the galaxy know who Leia and Luke's father was.
Author: Ping Wraith
Date posted: 4/21/2003 9:53:04 AM
Ping Wraith's Comments:
Good read, I've read nearly all of the stories on this site and can say it ranks among the best of them. It needs a good edit done, but so what, it was highly entertaining. There are a few things that the main characters have said that I would have a hard time imagining them saying, but mainly their personalities were spot-on. Good ability to build the scene well for the reader, and the flow of the story never felt dragging at any time. Chudos!
Date posted: 4/26/2003 12:11:02 AM
Rebecca? AND SHE READS JANE EYRE?!?!?! BAH HA HA HA HA!!!!!! :-)
Loved it! Perfect Star Warsization of Hitchcock's movie!!! But they speak truth: Mara's eyes are green.
I especially enjoyed the part where Mara and Luke tell Lando that they're married (snickers)
Date posted: 5/2/2003 8:10:05 AM
Nice story and a great read. I always enjoy reading good fan fic. Will we see a sequel, since Medeia got away? Or is this the start of an miniseries set in AU Star Wars with Medeia as a new antagonist? Curiosity fuels my question. Once again, a fantastic read! Congratulations!
Date posted: 5/8/2003 7:39:12 PM
GREAT story!!!! I really enjoyed this. The way alot of comments & characters from the old and new trilogies were added in was well done. Thanks for an enjoyable story. I could picture everything perfectly in my mind while reading it.
Hope to read more of your work in the future.
May the Force be with You!!!
Author: Clutch D'Rofab
Date posted: 5/10/2003 8:22:25 AM
Clutch D'Rofab's Comments:
This was a lot of fun to read. Excellent use of the EU characters to support your story as well.
Just one problem:
You couldn't resist, could you:
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO AND WHACK POOR JAR JAR? WHAT DID HE EVERY DO TO YOU?
Date posted: 5/13/2003 5:34:08 PM
When the author refers to Mara's eyes as being brown, it is when she is in disguise and wearing contact lenses. GREAT STORY.
Date posted: 6/18/2003 11:13:59 AM
Mara's eyes are green.
Date posted: 8/16/2003 5:19:02 AM
i really enjoyed the story but i have a few problams that need some answering. first off, why doesnt luke know akanah when they meet in "the black fleet crisis"? and why is she all evil and stuff? and how does she do the force lightning when it is purely a jedi power and not of the " current"? and secondly why doesnt luke name his son ben instead of some ubscure name with absolutely no meaning at all?
Date posted: 8/22/2003 3:05:43 PM
I know that Mara's eyes are green. In the scene referring to her brown eyes, it was because she was wearing colored contacts. I've had that part edited to make it clearer. As for the few other questions: This story is AU from the books starting with the ending of "Planet of Twilight". "Black Fleet Crisis" never happened. I just wanted to use Akanah as the villian and I altered her to fit my purposes. Lastly, I had thought about using Ben as the baby's name, but went with Maxim as a tip of the hat to the story "Rebecca", my inspiration for this story. Thanks to everyone for reading this story. I appreciate it. :)
Author: Mara_Jade Skywalker
Date posted: 12/30/2003 2:13:16 PM
Mara_Jade Skywalker's Comments:
Very good I enjoyed all of it even thought you dont really have some of your facts right
Author: Hayden's Padawan
Date posted: 2/7/2004 12:00:14 AM
Hayden's Padawan's Comments:
WOW!! This was amazing. I've been reading this for a few days now. I finally got to finish it tonight. It's 1:58 am where I am and I'm wide awake. This story absolutely captured me from beginning to end. Very descriptive and I loved all the plot turns. The trial was great. Not boring like a real trial. :) This is one of the best fan fics I've read. Great job!!
Date posted: 5/31/2004 5:19:41 AM
Wow! Luke and Mara on Naboo! How terrific is that? And, finding about Padme and Anakin is really great! The mystery is riveting and their interaction is out of this world! It just goes to show that no matter how different the AU, soul mates are soul mates. RebelMom, keep writing Luke/Mara!
Date posted: 2/9/2005 8:21:20 PM
Very captivating. I would have paid to read that. It was like star wars meets matlock.
I'm ready for the next installment and the fate of medeia.
Date posted: 3/24/2005 11:45:54 AM
This was great. All the twists and turns kept me guessing on who was behind all of the trouble that Luke was in. Mara and Luke's family really supported him when he needed it. An excellent story that I really enjoyed.
Author: lady jade
Date posted: 7/26/2005 12:17:53 AM
lady jade's Comments:
this is the first fan fic i have ever read.there were some moments when i couldnt help but laugh(when luke and mara kissed in front of lando) this one kept me guessing and i loved it!!
Date posted: 3/23/2006 7:06:21 PM
I love this story!! It was one of the first I ever read. I love SW characters recast into something else stories, but I rarely see that kind of crossover. Is there a specific name for it?
Date posted: 9/7/2006 4:43:00 PM
That was sooooooo cool I luved it!!!!
Date posted: 11/1/2008 9:49:38 PM
first of all that was LONG!
but you handled the length very well
i coulodn't tear my eyes away!!!
Date posted: 7/5/2009 2:25:26 PM
I read this some time ago a failed to comment.
I just wanted to say I enjoyed your story and to thank you for sharing it with everyone.
Date posted: 5/28/2011 6:19:54 PM
Soulmates? Please. It' such a ridiculous, lame cliche. Soulmates are a weak plot device, evidence of weak writing, that eliminates that need to build a background for the romance, stunts character developement, and gives a cheesy, deus ex machina explanation for why a relationship is desired, happens, and works. It weakens to the point of destroying the notions of choice, free will and the meaningfullness of everday human interaction. You're a talented writer and far beyond the need to use such a crutch. It's a shame you chose to do so here.
Date posted: 5/28/2011 6:31:09 PM
Have you ever heard of character development? Cause it's kind of important and there is none in your story. Every single character is either static, two-dimensional, or contrived.
And really? Luke goes from being so deep in despair Mara thought he would kill himself, to wanting to marry her a few days later? Does that sound remotely realistic to you? Protip: It isn't. And that kind of ludicrous plotting, is just one of the reasons that you're writing fanfic instead of, as some of your fawning brown-nosers suggest, writing published EU novels.