On the Same Page-The warm embrace of long, sharp teeth

In all the fairy tale parallels found in the sequel trilogy, Beauty and the Beast is common, with Kylo/Ben as the monster and Rey as the maiden who will set him free with her love. But in The warm embrace of long, sharp teeth  by kyriadamorte gives us a twist of that trope, giving us monster…

On the Same Page- the world shifts (and I am better here)

One lens through which you can view Star Wars is that it is a fairy tale. Many elements of all the trilogies have fairy tale elements and the relationship between Rey and Kylo/Ben lends itself to many fairy tale tropes. There are countless fairy tale AUs, but one of my favorites is the world shifts (and…

On the Same Page-All Our Days

Jane Austen has given the world some of my most favorite books of all-time. Her final completed novel Persuasion is less ironically funny than many of her earlier works, but offers a deeper exploration of more melancholy feelings than anything else she's produced. Persuasion always reminds me of autumn--the end of things, but with great beauty that will bring…

On the Same Page-If Not Us

I have certain historic periods that just fascinate me, and the 1960s is one of them. So when I saw that TheAfterglow was writing a 1960s political Reylo AU where Ben Solo is running for President and Rey is a reporter who eventually joins his campaign, I was hooked. The fic is If Not Us and…

On the Same Page – A Few Small Repairs

A Few Small Repairs by TourmalineGreen is one of many modern Reylo AU's. What makes it special to me is the creativity of the setting (Evil Property Developer Ben Solo and Small Shop Owner and Fighter of Gentrification Rey) combined with  characterizations (I love and appreciate when authors give me a flawed, complex Rey that…

On the Same Page-The Witch in the Wood

High fantasy with world-building, humor and romance? If these sound like things you would enjoy, may I recommend The Witch in the Wood by HarpiaHarpyja and Inmyownidiom (the collaboration of which dreams are made) for your reading pleasure? The "Witch in the Wood" takes the characters and Force lore we know and gives us Rey…

On the Same Page-A Place to Go

"A Place to Go"  by delia-parvorum (literaryminded)  is a the best of both worlds: it's a cozy holiday story where Rey and Ben Solo end up trapped in a cabin AND THERE'S ONLY ONE BED! and it's a nuanced, intimate look at how enemies can become lovers in a short span of time that somehow feels…

On the Same Page-Last Known Trajectory

The spirit of the holidays (Life Day and Christmas, pun intended) I'm changing things up this week and talking about a fic that features Ezra Bridger from Star Wars Rebels and lore related to Thrawn and the Chiss (both canon and Legends). This fic is "Last Known Trajectory" by alizrak. "Last Known Trajectory" is a special…

On the Same Page-Stellar Outcasts

It's not unusual for me to experience intense emotions when I'm reading--it happens all the time, and it's something I actually love about reading. It's a way to feel things in a way that still allows me some emotional distance. But sometimes, I read something that just reaches deep down inside me, grabs my heart,…

On the Same Page-Behemoth

For a variety of reasons, my experiences with canon-verse fics in Star Wars has been mixed. So when I find a canonverse fic that resonates with me, I tend to reread and recommend (and re-recommend, if I'm honest). "Behemoth" by Weddersins is one such fic. "Behemoth" is a mostly canon compliant post-TLJ fic that features…