Noumena

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Zine
Title: Noumena
Publisher: Two Vixens Press
Editor:
Author(s): Writestuff & Kath Moonshine
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s):
Date(s): 2001 (print), 2002 (e-zine)
Medium: fanzine, print & online/CD (e-zine)
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Fandom: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
External Links: Noumena (mentioned at an earlier version of (The Warrior's Heart website)
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cover of the e-zine version
cover of print zine version

Noumena is a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 90-page novel written and published by Writestuff & Kath Moonshine and focusing on the Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan relationship.

Author's Summary

"Ambush. Capture. Violation. The aftermath of a mission gone horribly wrong threatens both Obi-Wan’s future as a Jedi and his love relationship with his master."

Formats and Availability

The zine went out of print after 100 hard copies were printed and sold. The zine was then offered for sale in CD format in early 2002.

It was made available online in PDF form at WriteStuff's website before the site went offline. Since then the PDF has been circulating among fans. [1]

From the E-Zine

A Note About Hand Jobs: The paper and electronic editions of this zine embody more than 400 unpaid but not uncompensated hours of writing, revising, editing, proofing, drawing, tweaking, designing, layout, calculating, shopping, travel, phone calls, measuring, cutting, printing, copying, temper tantrums, soothing, backrubs, collating, cussing, folding, stapling, packaging, answering e-mails, and running to the post office. The original print run of the paper zine was a numbered, limited edition of 100. The electronic edition contains more art, and type size and layout have been somewhat modified for the sake of screen readability, but still represents a reasonable reproduction of the print edition. Please note that the same paper has been used for both the cover of the paper edition and the CD box. The paper was selected with care, then lovingly hand-cut and constructed to ensure continuity between the two editions, regardless of format.

Recs and Reviews

This is a tremendously good hurt/comfort fic, with lots of layers that are slowly pulled back, through flashbacks and correspondence and current crises, to reveal the origins of Obi-Wan's trauma which are both complex and simple. The chararacterizations are lovely: Despite being almost overwhelmed by his pain and his certainty that he has lost everything, Obi-Wan remains strong and behaves as I feel a Jedi would -- this is no weepy adolescent, despite his occasional tears. Qui-Gon also, despite hurting for his lover and himself, is Jedi to the core. The descriptions near the end of how Obi-Wan perceives both the Unifying and Living Force are simply magnificent. This is a story of love, learning, and redemption, and it works on many different levels.[2]

Sample Interior Image Gallery: E-Zine

References

  1. A copy can still be found in the comments of Noumena by Writestuff & Moonshine alternative PDF, Archived version
  2. emila_wan in tpm_flashback. Noumena by Writestuff & Moonshine, 09 May 2005. (Accessed 12 April 2015)