December 20th, 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Non-spoiler tl;dr: I quite enjoyed it as the kind of thing I want with "Star Wars" in the title, with the caveat that it is by no means a standalone story and I have Opinions about how things should play out. I think if you have a general ambient-cultural-background knowledge of the original trilogy you'll be good (I haven't rewatched those in ages). And we're not taking SteelyKid because (a) she wouldn't do well with the reasons it's PG-13 and (b) she doesn't have even the general background knowledge, really, and thus would be completely lost. Star Wars is not the fandom of my heart (I was born in 1977, so timing works against me, there), but I'll watch the next one and maybe go rewatch this if I have time over the break.

Quick spoiler comments behind the cut; I haven't read anyone else's reactions (though I did accidentally spoil myself for one thing, which was too bad) because I have a million things to do tonight, but if you're not on my DW reading list (or my G+ circles), drop a link and I'll take a look.

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Yuletide 2014 recs (books)

Somehow I ended up with 75 recs for 2014's Yuletide. I'm splitting this sucker into multiple posts. Here are the book fandoms, which are, as always, the majority. Headers/cut-tags divide up the list in roughly chunks of five, for ease of browsing.

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Now, to figure out how many posts the rest of the recs need.

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