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Joined 04-17-06, id: 1030187, Profile Updated: 05-17-12
Author has written 17 stories for Star Wars.

A bit about myself and my reasons for being here...

My life is a busy one. I have a full time, very demanding career, a spouse and two children, as well as professional writing aspirations. For me writing fan fiction is a way to relax, to unwind and manage the stress that is very much a part of my life. I write it because it's fun to write, and because it combines both my love of Star Wars and my love of writing. I haven't read nor do I ever plan to read ANY of the EU stories, so please don't expect to see Mara Jade or any of those other characters in any of my stories. I'm a purist.

My stories are about Vader/Anakin mostly because he is my favourite character, and since I don't get paid to do this, I figure I can write about whom I like. My stories are redemption stories, so don't expect dark, tragic endings. I've always seen Vader as a tragic character, but a human one. So don't expect to see him abusing or torturing Padme in them. For me that is an anathema- he simply would not do it. If these parameters are not to your liking, then please don't read my stories. I don't write them in order to have them nit picked or criticized based on someone else's ideas of what they should be. I write them because I enjoy writing them, and because so many of you enjoy reading them. If you have a great idea for a story, then please, write it yourself- don't expect me to change my vision or plotline because you don't like something I've done. By the time I post on here, most of the story has been written.

I apologize to my many, many loyal fans for this tirade- but I felt it was time to say these things in a public forum in order to avoid what seems to be the increasing number of reviewers who appoint themselves my personal writing critic. I write for fun, bottom line. Nothing annoys me more than getting unwarranted, unsolicited criticism from individuals who have never written a story. I teach writing ladies and gentlemen - so please don't presume to tell me how to do it.

End of rant.

For those who enjoy my writing, I have a published novel entitled The Price of Vengeance, written under my pen name, PF Forrester. It is available for purchase on Amazon.

Update- November 2011

I am getting another book published!! This one will be a digital book published by an English publisher, Andrews UK Limited. It should be available by Christmas- I will post details as I learn more. The title of this work is "Flower of Scotland" and takes place during the first world war.

Update- May 2012

My new book is finally online for sale! It's in ebook format and is available at many sites online, among them Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Flower-of-Scotland-ebook/dp/B007KMSWME

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The 'F' Word by Shy Snootles reviews
After his conversation with Obi-Wan's spirit on Dagobah in ROTJ, Luke is thrown back in time right in the middle of ROTS, days before his father's turn. Stuck in Padme's apartment, he struggles to figure out the reason that brought him there.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 50,900 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 11/16/2012 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Luke S., Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Ghosts by Shy Snootles reviews
One-shot. Challenge. Luke discovers the truth about his father differently from canon, through the less likely "suspect." Set in Obi-Wan's hut in ANH.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,181 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/21/2008 - Luke S., Obi-Wan K. - Complete
Faith by Shy Snootles reviews
An alternate version of Vader's redemption in ROTJ. It starts out as canon and then branches off in a different direction.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,280 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/4/2008 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond: Licensed by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Luke feels the time has arrived to unleash himself on the skies of Coruscant. Vader isn't so sure.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 70,202 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/4/2008 - Published: 11/21/2007 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Witness by Shy Snootles reviews
The final moments between Anakin and Luke in the second Death Star, seen from the eyes of an Imperial that first appeared in my story Masks. It's not essential to have read it first, though.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond: Empire Day by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Luke's birthday unfortunately coincides with the day his father hates the most: Empire Day.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,018 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/1/2007 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
A Skywalker by Any Other Name by Shy Snootles reviews
Post ESB. Luke Skywalker is struggling with the truths he learned on Bespin. Wanting to escape the deep trauma, he takes off in his XWing, only to end up on an unknown planet with a stranger. Or no stranger after all.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,446 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 7/6/2007 - Published: 6/1/2007 - Luke S., Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Drowning by Mistress Eden reviews
A unique twist on the Padme's is alive idea. AU PAV Very deep angsty fic. Watch for unexpected twists later :
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,329 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/1/2007 - Published: 12/6/2005 - Padmé Amidala, Darth Vader - Complete
Shattered by Nautica7mk reviews
In a universe where The Republic has fallen and the Jedi are near extinct, Padme Amidala discovers that behind the mask of Darth Vader... lives a man no one ever knew.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 38,471 - Reviews: 348 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 8/31/2006 - Published: 4/6/2006 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala
Silence by Shy Snootles reviews
AU story, set four years after ROTS. Darth Vader has become the Empire's very image of death and destruction. But a fortuitous encounter with a little boy will shake the until then rock solid foundations of his Darkness and hatred.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,875 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 6/23/2006 - Published: 5/19/2006 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond: Summer Accidents by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Luke is on summer vacation aka a crusade to drive his father to insanity. In Vader's opinion, at least. In Luke's opinion, it's all just a string of accidents.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 45,869 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/11/2006 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond: Social Trials by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Vader decides it's time for Luke to learn a thing or two about mixing with the Imperial aristocracy, while Luke is struggling with his own sense of self identity.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 49,172 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/3/2006 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond: Dentist by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Vader faces the challenge of trying to get a nightmare plagued Luke to go to the dentist.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,369 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/3/2006 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Penpals by Smenzer reviews
Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader start writing letters to each other, unaware of who the other really is.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 98,865 - Reviews: 674 - Favs: 290 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 1/1/2006 - Published: 4/13/2004 - Darth Vader, Luke S.
Force Bond: Interactive Media by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. Luke becomes obsessed with a HoloNet show, which stirs up memories his father would rather forget.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,990 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/20/2005 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
A Force Bond Christmas by KittandChips reviews
Set between Force Bond 2 and 3. It's Luke and Vader's first Christmas together, and Luke is dreaming of a Christmas just like he used to celebrate on Tatooine. But Christmas with a Sith Lord isn't all that simple ...
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,709 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/20/2005 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Force Bond 3: Son by KittandChips reviews
Third in the series of an AU where Luke is raised by Vader on Coruscant. Luke is getting older and struggling to come to terms with what awaits in the future.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 133,715 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/22/2005 - Published: 1/22/2002 - Darth Vader, Luke S. - Complete
Forever by Siaynoqsbride reviews
VaderPadmé AU. Padmé has been imprisoned by Sidious for ten years, and is awakened to be tortured to reveal all she knows about Vader's offspring, unbeknowst to him. NOW COMPLETE! Chapters being reuploaded.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 44,301 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 9/10/2005 - Published: 6/27/2005 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Force Bond 2: Threat by KittandChips reviews
Luke finds himself moving in with a moody, secluded Sith Lord who is also his newly found father. Vader has his own set of challenges to overcome, as he struggles to come to terms with his fatherhood.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 79,739 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/16/2004 - Published: 8/31/2001 - Darth Vader, Luke S. - Complete
Luke's Christmas by KittandChips reviews
The rest of the rebels are celebrating, but Luke is suffering from a bad case of Christmas blues. Then an unexpected mission results in him spending Christmas with the last person he expected. Loosely based on the Christmas song 'Snoopy's Christmas'.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,001 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/24/2002 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Salvation by Shy Snootles reviews
A personal version of Anakin's death scene in ROTJ, with several flashbacks and a final surprise.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,702 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/16/2002 - Luke S., Anakin Skywalker - Complete
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Out of the Darkness reviews
Leia's capture and incarceration on the Death Star has a very different outcome in this AU story.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 66 - Words: 160,235 - Reviews: 1360 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 565 - Updated: 3/3/2013 - Published: 1/3/2011 - Leia O., Darth Vader
Frequency reviews
A one shot. Luke has an impossible conversation with his father. Based on the premise of the 2000 movie "Frequency".
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,251 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Anakin Skywalker, Luke S. - Complete
Perspectives reviews
An AU story told from the points of view of each member of the Skywalker family. Luke and Leia are sixteen when this begins. The rest- well you'll just have to read it to see what else is going on in the galaxy.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 60 - Words: 196,652 - Reviews: 601 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/21/2010 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
Protector 3: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner reviews
The next installment in the Protector series. This vignette takes place four years after the last one. Anakin Skywalker learns some rather disturbing new: his eldest daughter is dating Han Solo.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,808 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 9/6/2009 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Beloved Nemesis reviews
Darth Vader finally captures the rebel leader who has thwarted him again and again, Black Widow. The only problem is, she is his wife, who he has believed dead for four years.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 64 - Words: 143,669 - Reviews: 1716 - Favs: 528 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 6/30/2009 - Published: 2/16/2009 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
The Protector 2 Family Guy reviews
A vignette taking place ten years after The Protector. Anakin and Padme have their hands full with seven children, and all the challenges that come along with parenthood.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,648 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 2/15/2009 - Published: 1/31/2009 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala - Complete
A Simple Twist of Fate reviews
Destiny brings Darth Vader's twin son and daughter, who he has believed dead for ten years, into his life unexpectedly.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 123 - Words: 318,405 - Reviews: 3391 - Favs: 856 - Follows: 368 - Updated: 1/29/2009 - Published: 6/1/2008 - Darth Vader, Luke S. - Complete
Fruits of Malice reviews
In an alternate universe, Anakin Skywalker was taken from his mother at the age of four. He was raised as Darth Vader in a loveless, brutal environment. His life takes an interesting turn when he has an encounter with a certain senator from Naboo.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 63 - Words: 150,467 - Reviews: 1576 - Favs: 452 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 5/28/2008 - Published: 2/24/2008 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Future Imperfect reviews
A time travel story in which Anakin Skywalker is sent to the future to witness the consequences of his actions.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 59,437 - Reviews: 1022 - Favs: 1,137 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 3/24/2008 - Published: 1/23/2008 - Anakin Skywalker, Luke S. - Complete
Heart of a Sith reviews
Fourteen years have passed since the inception of the Empire. Darth Vader has been asked to go to Alderaan for an unusual reason, one that Vader soon discovers will change his life forever.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 130 - Words: 317,577 - Reviews: 2369 - Favs: 563 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 1/17/2008 - Published: 7/15/2007 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Assassin reviews
After the death of QuiGon Jinn, Anakin is adopted by Palpatine and raised to be his right hand. When Palpatine orders his young protege to assassinate the Senator of Naboo, who he suspects of treason, what will Anakin do? Very AU.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 80,922 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 7/14/2007 - Published: 5/27/2007 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala - Complete
My Daughter reviews
What if Darth Vader had realized who Princess Leia was when they met face to face? What would he have done differently had he known? Obviously an AU story.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 90 - Words: 208,239 - Reviews: 1892 - Favs: 800 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 5/28/2007 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Darth Vader, Leia O. - Complete
Remade reviews
An AU story starting after A New Hope in which Vader discovers that he has been lied to by his master about the death of his wife and children, and sets out to avenge them.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 108 - Words: 168,420 - Reviews: 1606 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 5/5/2007 - Published: 7/26/2006 - Darth Vader, Leia O. - Complete
The Protector reviews
Padme Amidala has survived, and has spent the past five years with her twins in hiding from the Emperor. She believes Anakin died on Mustafar, but soon learns the truth.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 62 - Words: 115,926 - Reviews: 1191 - Favs: 546 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 1/13/2007 - Published: 11/11/2006 - Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing reviews
A songfic about Anakin watching his wife while she's asleep.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 848 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/1/2006 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Wishing you were somehow here again reviews
A songfic based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber song from Phantom of the Opera Vader visits the grave of his wife on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 820 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/24/2006 - Darth Vader - Complete
Memoires of the Chosen One reviews
The personal diary, if you will, of Darth Vader starting at the battle over the first Death Star. Mostly sticks to the movies, but the end of ROTJ has a bit of a twist...
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 88 - Words: 161,424 - Reviews: 791 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 7/15/2006 - Published: 4/23/2006 - Darth Vader, Luke S. - Complete