The Jedi Council’s top 100 EU Works

The Jedi Council (aka TFN) Literature Board counts down their hundred favorite bits of the Expanded Universe. Counting not only novels and comics but short stories and video games, the results are rather fascinating. Not that I would take it as anything more than representative of the community that created it… TFNers are strange folk.

You can read the list in context on the boards, but note that the results were posted over several days, and the thread has ballooned, as they tend to do. I’ve the top 20 below the cut.

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Lucasfans make the rank (#1) and (#25) bookend Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Essential Fansites. (EW also has kind words for both official sites.)

The force is strong with some of our other favorite fandoms as well – Galactica Sitrep (#19,) Heroescast (#13,) Project Rungay (#12,) Memory Alpha (#11,) Whedonesque (#8,) The One Ring (#6,) Lostpedia (#3) and The Leaky Cauldron (#2.) Congrats to all for the honor and (more importantly) all the extra eyeballs it brings!

We mock because we love

lolinternets.jpgI know the internet is circular, but this is ridiculous: TheForce.Net discovers 2005. Err, The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom, aka Star Wars Fans Hate Star Wars, perhaps the most popular tongue-in-cheek fandom commentary of the last few years.

Full disclosure: we didn’t blog it until 2006, when it really started to blow up big in the halls of fandom. Still, the fact that there are people out in fandom who still haven’t seen it yet kinda scares me… And that there are people who take it seriously even more so. It’s always clearly felt like a parody to me, but what could I possibly know about pointing and laughing at fandom?