This romantic fan fiction got Suttle into very real trouble in 2003 when Australian blogger Nikita of kitta.net learned that pictures of her appeared on SuperShadow.com without her permission, claiming to be photographic evidence of the webmaster's new "hot girlfriend," Amber Castlerose. After Nikita blogged to confirm that she was not, in fact, dating SuperShadow, Suttle announced that he had broken up with Amber, callously bragging, "Amber kissed the side of the curb (if you know what I mean. Hahaha.)" Within days of this heartbreak, according to Nikita's continued documentation of the incident, Suttle revealed that he had a new "hot girlfriend."
Suttle crossed another line with his critics when he attempted monetize his stories with a "premium area" that was only accessible after PayPal donations. In June 2002, several weeks after the release of Attack of the Clones, SuperShadow introduced his pay plan: for $7, readers would have lifetime access to his top-shelf taradiddle. That December, he raised the price to $8.50. By February, there were three packages: one year at $8.50, two years at $14, and the lifetime membership now marked up at $29.99. On June 11, 2003, Suttle scrapped the tiered packages, and went back to a single rate: $9.97 for lifetime membership. Before the end of the month, and without explanation, SuperShadow.com scrapped the premium area altogether.
It’s unclear when and how Lucasfilm threatened legal action against Suttle, although to date, an October 2006 statement from Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo, published in Star Wars Insider 90, remains the company's official line on SuperShadow "[SuperShadow.com] and the person who runs it have absolutely no relationship with Lucasfilm or George Lucas," Hidalgo said. "The person who runs it has never met nor talked to George Lucas. So-called information, 'scoops,' and interviews on the site are complete fabrications. Lucasfilm has taken action against the site several times when it has attempted to solicit fans' money under false pretenses." (Hidalgo and multiple Lucasfilm representatives contacted for this story declined to comment).