I sense something, a forum trend I’ve not seen since… Uh, two years ago? Wow, it has been a while since I did one of these things. And that wasn’t a very good Star Wars intro, so my return to this project is less then triumphant. But with the forum on the verge of being declared dead yet again, then I suppose this is as good a time as any for a revival.
If you know me at all, you know I have a tendency to leave off things for months or even years at a time, so it should be no surprise it took me this long to finish Joygirl’s Chronicles of Brood, a series set in the Star Wars EU, before Disney alienated the fan bases by wiping out the EU. Thank God we have fan fiction to fix all the things the property owners tend to freak up.
Well, that should suffice for the intro, and I promise I’ll try to be funnier with the next one. So without further adieu, let us get on with Fan Fic Reviews season 2.
The series follows Maris Brood after the events of a novel I never read tying-in to a game I never played. Maris is a good girl, turned bad girl, turned- anti-hero? That old story. Due to pre-story events, poor Maris can’t find harmony with either side of the force, but as metaphysical love triangles tend to go, she feels the tug from both sides.
Naturally she feels lost and adrift in the universe. She’s looking for a reason, roaming through the night to find her place in this universe, her place in this universe…. Sorry. That joke was just simply too easy.
Young Maris has found herself on that one swampy planet, you know the one, where Luke had that weird moment with hallucination Vader? I forget what it’s called. Anyway, it is there we first meet our tormented heroine, who herself meets Kermit the frog. After a song about being green, and the difficulties that come with it—wait, wrong story. No, she meets another short, green fellow. Three guesses who. After a brief bit of introductory banter, and such, the good master takes Maris under his questionable tutelage, to teach her to reestablish her broken connection to the good side of the Force.
Unfortunately this series only lasted six chapters, after which Joygirl moved on to other writing projects, leaving this series just as it was really starting off, with Maris returning to a planet with ties to her past, seeking to reclaim her connection to the force, find her lost sense of purpose, and perhaps take some revenge and/or names along the way.
Now normally, I would not review an unfinished work unless it was quiet long, and then I may review it in parts. This has been quiet for a while though, and Joygirl herself has been some time from posting in the forums. Here’s hoping she returns to this project in the future.
Score; 5/5 for good characters, no noticeable issues, and a narrative that is easy for the uninitiated to pick up and follow.
For the complete series (so far) and even more Joygirl goodness, check out Joygirl library where she also wrote for Generation of Terror. And speaking of...
All you Star Wars fans, you may like Star Wars Generation of Terror