Lighting The Legends Fanfiction Signal

Yes, the old “Expanded Universe” has been decreed “Legends.” Some people are unhappy with the idea, and that’s okay. We at Tosche Station have already discussed this ad nauseum, and have all made our peace with the idea. That doesn’t mean we’re completely satisfied, though. While the old EU was sometimes bloated, full of off-the-rails characterization, and simmering with contradictions, there were many stories left to tell. It’s disappointing to know we may never see the proper end of them.

To that end, we’re here to light the fanfiction signal as we list the loose threads and storylines from Legends we’re going to miss most.

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Fanwork Friday: “Holding Out Hope” by Valairy Scot

I have a not-so-secret guilty pleasure ship (and I’m talking about the relationship kind here): Obi-Wan Kenobi and Asajj Ventress. While everyone else ships Obi-Wan with either Siri or Satine or another random character, I prefer him with Asajj. I don’t actually think anything romantic will ever happen between them, but I love the complicated relationship they have on The Clone Wars. It’s one of disdain, but also grudging respect. And they work very well together.

“Holding Out Hope” by Valairy Scot depicts a confrontation between Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Asajj. It’s a great study of my favorite character in The Clone Wars series, and a great exploration of Obi-Wan’s desire to redeem her. It’s hard not to hear his impassioned pleas to Anakin in Revenge of the Sith while reading this fic.


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