Author has written 12 stories for Star Wars, and StarTrek: Voyager.
Hello there! I'm ForceforGood. I've been interested in writing since I was a child. One day, after graduating from college and while working as a journalist for a newspaper, I discovered FF.net and began writing fiction as a hobby for the first time in many years. I LOVE it! There is nothing more satisfying than finishing a story or a chapter and publishing it, and I love the give-and-take between authors and readers here on FF.net.
As you can see, I've posted a handful of Star Wars stories, all of them featuring Obi-Wan as the main character, and several Star Trek: Voyager stories, all focused on Janeway. Here are some details about them:
The Shaman of the Whills, a novella-length story about Qui-Gon and a 15-year-old Obi-Wan seeking out the Shaman of the Whills. I was intrigued by the mention in a rough draft for "A New Hope" about a Shaman of the Whills who wrote a prophecy that one day a "son of suns" (i.e. Luke Skywalker) would save the galaxy. An early draft of "Revenge of the Sith" also had the ghost of Qui-Gon explaining that he learned the secret to immortality from a Shaman of the Whills. This story explores my ideas about who the Whills were. It has plenty of adventure, drama and mystery, and it's the short story I'm most proud of.
My novel-length stories, Forcestone: Guardian of Light and its sequel Forcestone: The Blind Path, which is in hiatus while I finish my Star Trek story, but I intend to return to. It's an Obi-centric AU version of events spanning from Episode 1 through Episode 2. My main goal in writing this series is to correct what I see as inconsistencies in characters in Star Wars, while preserving everything that makes Star Wars so great. My intention is to continue the Forcestone series all the way to the original trilogy. This story is for you if:
1) You think of Obi-Wan as the most admirable character in Star Wars, and you want to see the events of the prequels largely through his eyes.
2) You love the wistful regret of Ben Kenobi calling Anakin "a good friend" in "A New Hope," and you love the idea of the two becoming like brothers, but you felt the movies show them fighting far more than you see them bonding.
3) You love the strength of Padme Amidala as it's shown in Episode 1, but felt the movies did not adequately explain why she married Anakin despite knowing about the Tusken massacre and Jedi rules, or why she suddenly lost the will to live after giving birth to her children.
4) You didn't get enough of Qui-Gon in Episode 1.
5) You felt the movies did not adequately explain why Padme, Anakin and Obi-Wan left Shmi in servitude on Tatooine.
6) You like exploring the reasons and the flaws behind the Jedi Order's restrictions on attachment.
Celebrity is as Celebrity Does, which is chock-full of humor and fun. How does a modest guy like Obi-Wan deal with becoming a famous general during the Clone Wars? One thing is for sure, Siri Tachi will only make things worse for him. Has a hint of romance.
Obi-Wan Has a Bad Day: For a guy who has sworn off attachments, it's amazing how many women get paired with Obi-Wan by authors in both the authorized books and in fan fiction. I was amused by the contradictions involved in Obi-Wan getting paired variously with Siri, Satine, Padme, Ventress and more, and decided to challenge myself to write a story where he interacts with all of them at once. The story's a bit silly, but hey, if silly worked for Monty Python, it can work for me!
Breath of Heaven: A delivery and a deliverance: Fighting in a war is rather stressful. Obi-Wan thoughtfully tries to give Siri a nice gift to take her mind off things, but it doesn't work in quite the way he intended. More of a lighthearted friendship story than an outright romance, and I had some fun with a clone character as well.
Path of Contention, Path of Resilience: Featuring Obi-Wan as a young adult, Qui-Gon and Dooku. I got the idea for this story after learning about the various types of lightsaber combat and the philosophies that underpin each one. I thought it would be interesting to explore why these three Jedi chose the lightsaber forms they did. It's a work in progress because I got a bit stuck after two chapters, and then began devoting my attention to another story I'm now posting. If you have any ideas about where I could take this one, please send me a PM!
STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Year of Hell, Season of Hope: A reimagined version of the Year of Hell episodes in which the Big Magical Reset Button does not get pressed at the end, so that Janeway, the crew, and Voyager itself must deal with the consequences of a traumatic journey through Krenim space. This story introduces a few A/U elements that will be carried through to the next Star Trek story I wrote (Equinox).
Equinox: At the Gate of Daybreak: A new version of the Equinox episodes that opens a window on the mysterious nucleogenic aliens, and better explains Janeway's rage and Ransom's fall and redemption. Strong focus on J/C relationship with an important development that will be be explored in my Homecoming episode fix.
Homecoming: The Voyager Coalition, Vol. 1: Novel-length and intended to replace the Homecoming episode. It bears only a vague surface resemblance to the episode that was aired. My main goal was to succeed where the episode failed, in wrapping up all the character's storylines to a satisfying conclusion (including Janeway's obsession with getting home, the crew's use of science and diplomacy to get home rather than Magic Borg Tech From the Future, the Tom Paris/Owen Paris relationship, Seven of Nine facing her past with the Borg Queen and her mother, how the Maquis felt about going back home, etc. It's action/adventure heavy, with a dash of J/C.
Homecoming: The Voyager Coalition, Vol. 2: Now in progress. Takes place largely on Earth, as Janeway and Chakotay each face a personal crisis they must overcome. The fate of the Maquis is explored, the crew begins to plan for their new futures in the Alpha Quadrant, and Janeway and Chakotay's relationship undergoes an evolution. Unlike Volume 1, this is mostly interpersonal drama/romance and even some humor. J/C fans should like this.
An Untimely End: The only Star Trek story I've written that does not fit into the same A/U universe like the stories above. It's a short story (just three chapters) exploring what would have happened to our favorite crewmembers if the Caretaker had not taken the Val Jean and Voyager to the Delta Quadrant. Gritty, serious tone.
I am always happy to read reviews from readers, whether they are complimentary or contain constructive criticism. Really, I mean it. I want to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy my stories!