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Joined 08-21-05, id: 882211, Profile Updated: 03-11-15
Author has written 4 stories for Star Wars, and Misc. Movies.

About Me:

U.S. writer living in NYC. I'm a huge Star Wars OT and PT fan (No, I have never been to a SW convention or dressed up as Princess Leia). I wanted to share my take on some of the little known as well as the popular characters in the series. Some character development was needed for the little utilized, but fascinating heroes and villains.

Enjoy the read!

Completed Stories: 'Vader's Kids': Romance/Comedy, 'Children Divided': Drama

New Stories:

'Palpatine's Journey': Drama (Path to Sithhood, women, and power) This saga covers several years. It begins with Palpatine as a young, ambitious university student who finds the path to Sithdom carries more power than following in his father's footsteps.

Comment: There is much left to interpretation in the SW backstory of many of its characters and even the SW storyline. I have therefore applied my theories of what could have happened to the main character in Palpatine's Journey and the secret goings on of the Sith followers. They may not have been public but they were moving amongst the general populations in the galaxy. If any of my readers (anonymous posters too) believe the Sith were not active 100-60 years BBY I would point out to them that there exists evidence to the contrary and invite fair discussion of same.

5 March 2010 - This is a saga of the turn of events in Palpatine's young life. Yes, there are the obligatory dark moments but there are also some lighter moments intertwined with his frustrations of wanting to be admired and respected. A turn of events brings him closer to the Dark Side and his 'quiet' demeanor masks a most calculating persona.

AE: VK Redux': Comedy (featurring Leia, Anakin and Threepio - Ani confronts an (almost) empty nest and becoming a grandfather ('I'm too beautiful to be a grandparent!'). Misunderstandings and chaos ensues when the self-pitying and clueless Dark Lord intrudes on other people's lives. Does he learn any valuable lessons? What do you think?

VK

UPDATES/New Chapters:

11 March 2015 - Chapter 45 AEREDUX is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin returns home from his holiday on Kashyyyk. He has military issues to address, and a visit with Doctor Melfi; all ahead of a 'spiritual cleansing' before the holidays.

29 January 2015 - Chapter 44 AEREDUX is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin makes an unscheduled vacation stop with the family. Ana-Lena and Kris get into some trouble on the beach. Kris is reunited with a friend from Camp Perlote. Dining with the Dark Lord has its challenges...even when you are far from home.

21 January 2015 - Chapter 43 Palpatine's Journey is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: The newly baptised sith apprentice is tormented by the memory or his friends. He has to tread carefully as he plants the seeds of his future.

8 Dec 2014 - Chapter 43 AEREDUX Comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin's summer nears a close. Kris leaves Fort Gunderblast unscathed. Master Yoda addresses an audience an learns the perils of a 'selfie', Gunderson learns a tough lesson when dealing with the Dark Lord.

3 Dec 2014 - More chapters for both stoies in progress...honest!

3 Dec 2014 - Chapter 42 AEREDUX Comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Couples therapy takes its toll on the Dark Lord. His Executive Secretary gets an empowerment boost. The befuddled old remnants of the Empire's military are intimidated by a meek assistant, and sleeping during Mass does wonders for the Dark Lord.

8 Nov 2014 - Chapters 16 and 17 updated

2 NOV 2014 - New Chapters 42-43 coming soon for AERedux and Palpatine's Journey respectively.

2 NOV - AEREDUX: Chapter 17 updated

18 Oct 2014 - New Chapter 41(AE: VK Redux) Comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin participates in a fundraiser for his parish. The Dark Lord has a few customer service issues with little old ladies and customers who can best him in the fine art of haggling. Isabel comes to the rescue.

16 August 2014 - New Chapter for 'Palpatine's Journey' is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Tragedy, mourning and life-changing decisions affect those on Hoth and beyond. Dantius cannot turn back now.

11 July 2014 - New Chapter for 'Palpatine's Journey' coming soon!

11 July 2014 - New Chapter 40 (AE: VK Redux) Comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin and Isabel attend a couples workshop. Anakin is not happy being away from headquarters. Miss DiPesto get lessons from an unexpected ally on office management. A traffic jam creates havoc for an innocent family. Coruscant law enforcement has hired help.

23 June 2014 - New Chapter 41 P.J. is available for Read & Review - Dantius spirits back to Naboo to take his place at his master's side. His actions are just begining to affect those close to him.

10 April 2014 - New Chapter 39 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Anakin and Han return home to some sobering surprises and challenges

19 March 2014 - New PJ Chapter 39 is available for Read & Review - Dantius continues down his dark path. Lives are changed and friends gather to help others

*15 March - Additional chapters for P.J. and AE:VK Redux to be released soon.*

15 March 2014 - New PJ Chapter 39 is available for Read & Review - Dantius takes a path from which he cannot return. Confessions are made and lives are changed.

29 December 2013 - New PJ Chapter 38 is available for Read & Review - Dantius leaves Naboo to secure his place in Sith History. Lives are in danger. Unexpected heroes will rise to the occasion to stop him. Who will succeed? Who's future will be sacrificed? Who will die?

Sorry for the delay. Busy schedule. Palpatine's Journey will have a new chapter soon. Merry Christmas!

22 December 2013 - New Chapter 38 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: 'Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.' - The mismatched duo continue their adventures far from home. The Dark Lork has several meltdowns and Han has some 's'plainin' to do! An old foe from Han's past pits son-in-law against the Dark Lord...again.

10 October 2013 - New Chapter 37 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: 'Road to Singapore' has nothing on this dynamic duo! Han and Anakin go on their long-awaited 'Space Roadtrip' It is the ulimate trip that no man has dared to go before...they kill one another!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!: New PJ Chapter 37 is available for Read & Review - Dantius runs into several roadblocks which threaten his rise to power and greatness. Parental and romantic entanglements collide. He has a solution for both.

24 August 2013* New Chapter 36 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Palpatine tells all on intergalactic TV;Anakin's attempt at damage control; Kris faces a challenge at camp; Anakin learns that you have to keep those cards and letters coming in.

6 August 2013* New Chapter 35 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter: Dark Lord of the Style - Anakin dresses up for summer; Leia discovers that her father does more than bet on pod races during office hours; Palpatine is ousted then searches for a good heart in the Skywalker house; Agnes DiPesto gets schooled on how to handle 'The Boss'; Anakin sorts mail...his way.

14 July 2013 New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 36 is available for Read & Review - Dantius destroys the Galactic Senate's greatest prize

7 July 2013* New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 36 will be posted soon

5 July 2013* New Chapter 34 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter, Luke makes his father face some harsh truths. Anakin has a change in attitude...sort of.

26 June 2013 New Chapter 35* (PJ) POSTED. is available for Read & Review - Dantius continues his destructive uphill battle for recognition and power.

25 June 2013 New Chapter 33 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review - In this chapter, Anakin battles his children, uninvited guests, and in-laws; plus, he cannot remember the names of his new grandchildren...nor does he want to.

27 May 2013 New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 35 will be posted soon

27 May 2013 New Chapter 32 (AE: VK Redux) comedy is available for Read & Review

8 May 2013 New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 34 is available for Read & Review"

9 APRIL 2013 New Chapter (AE: VK Redux) Chapter 31 is available for Read & Review" - Anakin is about to become a grandfather and he is not taking it well.

6 April 2013 New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 33 is available for Read & Review"

22 March 2013 New Chapter (PJ) Chapter 32 is available for Read & Review"

26 Oct 2012 New Chapter (AE: VK Redux) Chapter 30 is available for "Read & Review"

20 Feb 2012 New Chapter (AE: VK Redux) Chapter 29 is available for Read & Review"

31 Oct 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK Redux) Chapter 28 is available for Read & Review"

14 Oct 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 27 is available for Read & Review"

29 Sept 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 26 is available for Read & Review"

28 Sept 2011 New Chapter ((PJ) Chapter 31 is available for Read & Review"

27 August 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 25 is available for Read & Review"

15 August 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 24 is available for Read & Review"

30 July 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 23 is available for Read & Review"

17 May 2011 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 22 is available for Read & Review" - (new chapter for PJ will arrive soon).

14 March 2011 New Chapter (PJ) #30 is available for "Read & Review" - Sorry it took so long.

26 February 2011 - New Chaper ((AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 21 is available for read & review 'We have President's Day...they have...you know...'

30 January 2011 - New Chaper (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 20 is available for read & review

19 January 2011 - New chapters on the way. Thanks for your patience.

28 November 2010 New Chapter (AE: VK REDUX) Chapter 19 is available for read & review

21 November 2010 Coming Soon! Chapter 30 of "PJ"

21 November 2010 New Chapter (AE-VKREDUX) #18 is available for read & review

24 October 2010 New Chapter (PJ) #29 is available for 'Read & Review" - Sorry it took so long. Was editing and Did not have a lot of time.

19 October 2010 - New Chapter (AE - VK REDUX) #17 IS AVAILABLE FOR READ & REVIEW.

27 September 2010 - New Chapter (ae- REDUX) #16EA Is availablE for 'Read & Review' - 'No budding teenager wants her father to drive her to school...especially if he's the Dark Lord...'Heaven Help Us!' (Note: Problems with formatting this. Have to find out why)

18 September 2010 - New Chapter (AE - VK REDUX) #15EA is availablr for 'Read & Review' - A shirt that Leia had given him meets its finally reward. Will resume P.J. ChAPTER 29. Finalizing changes in chapter. Enjoy reading VK Redux in the meantime.

11 September 2010 - New Chapter (AE - VK REDUX) #14EA is availablr for 'Read & Review' - Will resume P.J. ChAPTER 29. Finalizing changes in chapter. Enjoy reading VK Redux in the meantime.

6 September 2010 - New Chapter (AE - VK REDUX) #13EA is availablr for 'Read & Review' - Lots of delays due the schedule and other priorities. Enjoy the read.

22 August 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #28 is available for 'Read & Review' (Sorry for the delay. Lots going on and Tech difficulties hindered process)

7 July 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #27 is available for 'Read & Review'

27 May 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #26 is available for 'Read & Review'

2 May 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #25 is available for 'Read & Review'

21 March 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #24 is available for 'Read & Review'

14 March 2010 - New Chapter (AE: Redux) # 12 is available for 'Read & Review'

6 Feb 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #23 is available for 'Read & Review'

1 Feb 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #22 is available for 'Read & Review'

22 Jan 2010 - VK: Redux New chapter New chapter #11 is available for 'Read & Review'

17 Jan 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #21 is available for 'Read & Review'

3 Jan 2010 - New Chapter VK: Redux - New chapter #10 is available for 'Read & Review'

3 Jan 2010 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #20 is available for 'Read & Review'

12 Dec 2009 - VK: Redux New chapter on its way.

12 Dec 2009 - New Chapter (P.J. ) #19 is available for 'Read & Review'

22 Nov 2009 - New Chapter (P.J. ) # 18 is available for read & review. Your feedback is welcome!

14 Nov 2009 - New Chapter (PJ) available for read&review. Your feedback is welcome!

4 Nov 2009 - New chapters on the way. Thanks for reading so far. Your feedback is welcome.

11 Oct 2009 - PJ - New Chapter #16 Available for 'read & review.' Temporary detours to the path of Sithdom dominate this chapter.

16 Sept 2009 - 'AE: VK Redux' Chapter 9 is available for 'read & review'

13 Sept 2009 - P.J. Chapter 15 is available for read & review

9 Sept 2009 - P.J. Chapter 15 preview: When you're on the path to becoming the most powerful Sith Lord of the Empire, you need to keep your focus. Your college pals can be a great distraction. It's a wonder Palpatine ever became a Sith paling around with radicals!

6 Sept 2009 - Chapter 137 Vader's Kids (CORRECTIONS)

6 Sept 2009 - Chapter 14 PJ is available for read & review

23 August 2009 - Chapter 13 of PJ is ready for 'read & review'

18 August 2009 - Chapter 8 of VK: Redux is available for 'read & review.

16 August 2009 - Chapter 7 of VK: REDUX is available for read & review.

9 August 2009 - New Chapter for 'PJ' Chapter 12 is available for read and review

2 Aug 2009 - New Chapter for AE: VK REDUX 6 is ready for 'Read & Review'.

25 July 2009 - New Chapter for 'P.J.' Chapter 11 is available for read and review

20 July 2009 - New Chapter 10 for P.J. is ready for read & review.

12 July 2009 - New Chapter 9 is ready for review.

3 July 2009 - New Chapter 8 is ready for review. Chapter 9 soon to follow.

29 June 2009 - New Chapter on its way. Thanks for your patience. Still editing.

18 April 2009 - New Chapter for 'Palpatine's Journey' 'The Saberslinger' is available to read and review.

22 March 2009 - New Chapter for 'Palpatine's Journey': #5 'Clarity'

25 February 2009 - New Chapter for 'VK Redux' - Chapter 5 is ready for read & review

21 February 2009 - New chapters for 'PJ' and 'AE: VK Redux'

11 February 2009 - My apologies. Fixing some continuity errors in chapters 2 and 3 of 'PJ'

8 February 2009 (3 Chapters available for reading and review)

New story: AE VK: Redux - Anakin is in the midst of an emotional crisis. His children are leaving the Skywalker nest. No one knows the trouble he's seen. When your own Force Ghost advisors are of no help; where's a former Sith Lord to turn?

7 February 2009

Palpatine's Journey, Chapter 3 is available

31 January 2009

1. - New Chapter in the works for Palpatine's Journey (Chapter 3)

2. - New Anakin story Alternate Ending due soon.

26 January 2009

Palpatine's Journey Chapter 2 is available for read and review. Enjoy!

15 January 2009

'Palpatine's Journey' Chapter 2 due to be released shortly. Thanks for your patience

11 January 2009

Message:

To all the 'Vader Kids' fans out there. I will have a surprise for you. Deleted chapters from the saga. Some of you were shocked by the surprise ending to the story so I will publish new/alternated ending. I will let you know when to expect the omitted chapters.

Cheers

VK

13 December 2008 00:30 - New Story 'Palpatine's Journey' from ambitious youth to Sith Lord

11 December 2008 - News Updates: Still working on special chapter and new story. First chapter to be posted before the end of the month.

27 August 2008 - NEWS: Working on new story. This one will be a drama set in Naboo During the 'Golden Age of the Republic'...Pre-Empire. Will tell you more later but I believe this will be an interesting spin on how certain people and events almost destroyed a galaxy.

UPDATE

24 July 2008 - New Chapter available : Parts 1 & 2 -Thanks for reading. This has been an amazing experience for me. I look forward to your thoughts as this 'journey' comes to a close.

6 July 2008 23:50 Chapter coming soon. Sorry folks, just editing and sharpening content.

11 June 2008 19:37 Next chapter coming soon - Thanks for your patience. I look forward to your thoughts

15 May 2008 18:45 - New Chapter 154 ready after editing and downloading problems. Many apologies

5 April 2008 18:55 - New Chapter coming soon.

2 March 2008 11:30 - New Chapter 153 is available to read and review

29 February 2008 00:36 - Coming Soon: New Chapters in nex few days and finale within the next few weeks

27 January 2008 19:05 - New Chapters 151 & 152 available

26 January 2008 08:43 - New Chapter(s) coming this weekend...Promise!

13 January 2008 23:19 - Chapters 151 & 152 PT 1 and II coming soon.

23 December 2007 21:25 - Chapter 150 PART II is available to read and review.

12 December 2007 20:20 - Chapter 149 PART I of II is available

8 December 2007 06:30 - Special Christmas Blockbuster Chapter on the way! (Ha-Ha... Happy Holiday!) ;D

17 Nov 2007 22:06 - Chapter 148 is ready to read

13 Nov 2007 01:10 - New Chapter coming soon!!

05 November 2007 15:00 - New Chapter 147 (updated and edited)

13 Sept 2007 23:55 - New Chapter 144 Available (PART 2 of 2)

9 Sept 2007 20:31 - New Chapter 143 Available (PART 1 of 2)

13 August 2007 03:24 - New Chapter 141 Available (Problems accessing website. Could not post story untill today. Many apologies)

5 August 2007 22:46 - New Chapter on its way! Sorry for delay. Heatwave is slowing things down.

15 July 2007 13:50 - New Chapters available 139

1 July 2007 12:25 - New Chapter 138 is available

17 June 2007 21:30 - New Chapter 137 is available

16 June 2007 12:42 New Chapter Coming this weekend

3 June 2007 14:24 - New Chapter 136 is available

3 June 2007 00:05 - New Chapter on its way!

26 May 2007 00:56 - New Chapter 135 is available

13 May 2007 21:59 - New VK Chapter 134 is Available (Mother of All Chapters!)

12 May 2007 07:49 - New Chapter on its way!

26 April 2007 22:24 - New VK Chapter 133 is Available

15 April 2007 22:55 - New VK Chapter 132 is available

14 April 2007 07:52 - New Chapters coming soon! I promise!

26 March 2007 14:10 - New VK Chapter 131 is available

17 March 2007 09:39 - New chapter on its way.

12 March 2007 00:35 - New VK Chapter 130 is available

8 March 2007 06:47 - New VK Chapter coming soon!

20 February 2007 01:10 - New VK Chapter 129 available

10 February 2007 20:40 - New VK Chapter 128 available

5 February 2007 02:00 - New VK Chapter 127 avaiable

2 February 2007 07:05 - NEW CHAPTER COMING SOON!

27 January 2007 19:24 - New VK Chapter 126 avaiable (It's a long one. sorry. The events are interconnected. Didn't want to break it up)

21 January 2007 19:45 - New VK Chapter 125 available

20 January 2007 01:35 - New Chapter Coming Soon!

14 January 2007 10:35 - New VK Chapter 124 available

10 January 2007 02:12 - New VK chapter 123 available

8 January 2007 - New chapter due to be posted any day now. Thanks for rreading!

14 Sept 2006 07:14 (a.m.) "Children Divided: A Young Father's Struggle' (Chapters 1 thru 43) is available and complete

Children Divided: A Young Father’s Struggle from the Dark

This story is about discovery, understanding and forgiveness as Darth Vader begins the process of shedding the ‘mask’ and revealing a flawed but loving father to his twins Luke and Leia. It is actually a ‘Prequel’ to “Vader’s Kids” and hopefully explains the struggle that makes this family dynamic work. It starts out dark but, like its central figure, there is a ray of light that helps us to see the Anakin Skywalker re-emerge, as he fights for his family and his very soul.

Thanks for your patience.

This is my first submission to fanfiction. I was referred to the site by an acquaintance. Since this time I have written quite a bit of material but have yet to configure it to a story fomat. If I continue writing on this topic, I will have serveral stories and other fun stuff to read.

This first entry actually began as a piece I had written as a response to a question posed by a friend: 'What sort of father would Darth Vader be?' After viewing the films and analyzing the characters I came up with my idea of what this family unit would be like but I didn't want the entire story to be full of slapstick and pranks and I didn't want it to be totally dark. I wanted to explore the real happy and sad aspects of raising a family as a single parent. This family was in crisis but there were also moments of great tenderness, joy...and yes...hilarity.

I hope you’re enjoying this humorous and sometimes touching space ride through the Galaxy that is 'Vader's Kids'

Thank you.

Thanks for your feedback. Hope all is well and happy reading!

Happy Empire Day!

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AE: VK Redux reviews
Alternate version of Vaders Kids. Anakin suffers from 'empty nest' syndrome and changes at the office sends him into emotional crisis. Are 'Forces' conspiring to deny him happiness? Who will help him from falling off the edge of the Mustafar lava bank?
Crossover - Star Wars & Misc. Movies - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 45 - Words: 194,691 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/11 - Published: 2/8/2009 - Anakin Skywalker
Palpatine's Journey reviews
The possible beginnings of the little-known story of a young Palpatine and the initial meeting of his new master Darth Plagueis leads to conflict,betrayal,and tragedy
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Friendship - Chapters: 43 - Words: 160,136 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/21 - Published: 12/12/2008 - E. Palpatine
Vader's Kids reviews
Anyone think that Darth Vader’s kids were making a fool out of him? Let’s explore the Sith Lords’ relationship with his twins Luke and Leia Skywalker. How tough of a father is he really?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 156 - Words: 739,421 - Reviews: 435 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/24/2008 - Published: 8/26/2005 - Complete
Children Divided: A Young Father’s Struggle reviews
This story is about discovery, understanding and forgiveness as Darth Vader begins the process of shedding the ‘mask’ and revealing a flawed but loving father to his twins Luke and Leia. It is actually a ‘Prequel’ to “Vader’s Kids” and hopefully explains
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 44 - Words: 148,685 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/1/2007 - Published: 12/30/2005 - Complete
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