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Recovered from an old CD: Winter, a song I composed back in college (in midi format, in Noteworthy Composer) for Winter Celchu of the Rogue Squadron comics/novels.*

*also I’m calling her Winter Celchu because I can’t even remember at this point what her maiden name was…she married Tycho eventually, right?

This is an important recommendation





By this point I have quite a few followers who are into Star Wars. And quite a few who are into medieval literature.

Allow me to tell you about The Tatooine Cycle, or Star Wars (1977) in the style of a medieval Irish epic, which started life on Twitter in November 2015. The whole thing is on the author’s blog, The Head of Donn Bó.

Some selections:

What was the reason for the Tragic Death of Cenn Obi and the Destruction of Da Thféider’s Hostel? (1) Not difficult that.

There was once a great queen of Alt Da Rann and Leia was her name. War had sprung up between her people and those of Da Thféider. She sent messengers to ask for aid from the wildman, Cenn Obi. He lived in the wilderness far to the west. These were the messengers she sent: Síd Tríphe Óg, who knew all the languages of man and beast,(2) and the dwarf, Artú.

My favourite thing about it is that Tom O’Donnell (the author) used the name Finn for Luke, on grounds that you wouldn’t find anyone called Luke in Irish mythology. Finn is a calque for Luke: both mean white, and secondarily, pure. Tom did not know at that point that there would be a Finn in Ep VIII.

The bandits sold the messengers to a farmer, Eogan his name. He gave them to his nephew, Finn Aiércoisige, (4) to look after. Artú told Finn why they had come to the region: to seek Cenn Obi, the wild man. Their lands and people were being destroyed. Finn knew the holy man who lived in the woods. The geilt would fly from treetop to mountain peak and lived on brook lime & fresh water.(5) The next day Finn and Artú set out into the wilderness to find the wild man. They see him on a hill and he recites this poem:

Come not near to me Finn
Though I knew your father
The wilderness is sweet to me
Who has not heard your name in a long time

Cenn Obi recites random and cryptic poetry throughout, it’s glorious. Also glorious: the passage that combines the passing on of the lightsaber and the death of Owen and Beru:

“This is a powerful weapon from a better age. Do not point it at your face” said Cenn Obi. With his senses returned Cenn Obi agreed to help the princess and journey east with the messengers. Finn will not leave. Da Thféider’s warriors came to Eogan’s farm. They burned it down and killed Eogan, his wife and his livestock. This is an ill omen for the hospitaller. With right on his side Finn decides to journey with Cenn Obi to Mag Eisleigh.

This is an ill omen for the hospitaller. BRILLIANT.

Look, just go and read the post, to find out about the shining eye of Da Thféider that destroys armies in a single glance, and Finn Aiércoisige’s daring efforts to throw a spear through a small window and knock over a cauldron, thus setting on fire the hostel of Da Thféider.

Oh sweet Brid, this is awesome!

On a related note, there’s also Tattúínárdǿla sagaaka:  Star Wars as an Icelandic Saga.

Actually now I want to see the alternate universe faculty knife fights over these and whether the actual source is a previously unknown Indo-European myth that’s still being reconstructed.


If you are ever feeling down, just remember that filming for SW Episode VIII has begun.


Hope this cheered you up.

Linett Redfern’s Jedi Journals

Oh by the way, I’ve started a Star Wars sideblog. There may be The Force Awakens spoilers, they probably won’t be tagged, that’s why it’s a separate blog, so follow at your own discretion. 🙂 But I couldn’t resist reblogging all the lovely TFA art much longer, and I don’t wish to overly dilute the Fenrisiness of my main blog, so sideblog it is. Mainly reblogging for now, but in time you might see my original stuff there, because I have been known to write SW fanfiction and to play SWTOR and these things could well happen again.

Re: the blog name: Linett Redfern (pictured in my icon both here and on the sideblog) is my Jedi Consular in SWTOR and isn’t she adorable. (Linett Redfern was also the name of my first LOTRO character, a Lore-Master whom I later recreated as a Captain, also adorable and swell.)

Linett Redfern’s Jedi Journals

reblog if you love Star Wars and you’re not a guy


Trying to prove something to my mum bc apparently SW are for the guys

Dragon Age/Star Wars Crossover AU



ok so

  • Luke Skywalker is a dog, Dog Skywalker
  • Fenris is Princess Leia, Prince Fenrir
  • Hawke is Han Solo, Hawke Solo/Hanna Solo
  • Anders is Anakin and later becomes Darth Justice
  • Bela Fett
  • Cullen you wish you were R2D2 but you’re probably C3PO HAHAHA
  • someone should make a movie poster for this
  • oh wait

You know, you’re a large part of the reason i want to cosplay Hanna Solo

Blogger Gatherings!

Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!



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