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Don’t get frustrated.  Stay balanced and let the Force flow through you.
Because fear and anger can lead to the dark side.
The dark side may seem… impressive.
But what you will gain will not compare to what will be taken from you.
Once you kneel before the dark side… it only leads to destruction…
…and hopelessness.
But even in the midst of darkness… goodness can be found.
And no one is beyond saving.  Friends are never far away.
Friends and family will stand by you.  And the Force will be with you, always.

(aka, welcome to Star Wars, where even the children’s books make me cry about Anakin Skywalker’s life.)

itspersonalforus  asked:

*slides under your door* Cody and Obi-Wan, Column B Row 3

consistent art style..? what’s that? 
god….. please, yes… i love these two, they’re too adorable.

send me a pairing and a pose for a doodle!  accepting.

Those last few seconds of The Force Awakens are rather quite interesting, though.

When you realize just what has happened to that nice, sweet young man we met in A New Hope. 

He’s now a sad, lonely old man. Same thing that happened to Obi Wan.

But he is not unhappy to see her and Chewie. 

Like Obi Wan when Luke showed up in ANH, Luke is happy to see Rey: “Oh, right. Now I can get back into things and meet folks again.”.

Because being some sad old hermit is, well, not a nice life. 

kitsunesongs  asked:

Also, Qui-Gon time travels/is brought back to life somehow - Obi-Wan is a mixture of anxious and ecstatic, and at first Anakin is happy - but then Qui-Gon starts taking up all of Obi-Wan's attention and, like, not even treating him that well (I have issues with how Qui treated Obi, can you tell) and Anakin is like - No. This Cannot Stand.

(TBH I just live at a point of vaguely throwing salt in Qui Gon’s direction).

I feel like at first Anakin vies for Qui Gon’s attention with Obi Wan - like this is the man who technically freed him from slavery and brought him to the Jedi (and was going to be his Master originally) please look at me and acknowledge that I did good. Meanwhile Obi Wan’s doing the exact same thing. And I feel like Qui Gon would actually give Anakin priority attention - this is the Chosen One he found all grown up and probably very much the kind of Jedi he feels proud of (a little rebellious, defiant of the council, etc. etc.) so Anakin gets his full of praise and then goes back to his own thing.

Obi Wan however, is still trying for the attention he wants/needs and sure Qui Gon is giving him attention but it’s highly critical attention mingled with the praise (he is torn between finding it hilarious and horrifying that Obi Wan ended up with a seat on the council). I guess in a way he just keeps treating him as his Padawan despite the fact that Obi Wan is now a Jedi Master. And Obi Wan just happily falls back into line because he’s missed his Master so much and that was where their relationship left off so that’s where they return to.

Anakin, now gotten his fill of acknowledgement he can watch it from an objective POV and see how… not great this all is for Obi Wan. At first he tries to subtly (or as subtly as Anakin can do) point out all the ways that Obi Wan has done well (which is probably healthy for him because suddenly he’s seeing a few things in different non-Palpatine-inflicted lights) but eventually I feel like it reaches a yelling match, because this is Anakin and yelling at people is how he communicates when emotionally distressed (both at Qui Gon and Obi Wan - Qui Gon being “why don’t you see how good he is!?” and Obi Wan “why do you keep trying to impress him”) 

(from Ultimate Star Wars)

“When Padme’s body slumps seemingly lifeless to the ground, Obi-Wan recognizes the point of no return.”

It kind of quietly kills me that that is the point of no return for Obi-Wan.  Up to this point, Obi-Wan’s interactions with Sith Lords (Maul, Dooku, Sidious) has been overwhelmingly that this path is one of cruelty and corruption and evil, everything his experience tells him would say that anyone declaring themselves a Sith Lord is declaring themselves to be thoroughly morally corrupt.

Up to this point, Obi-Wan has seen Anakin attack the Jedi, seen him swear himself to Palpatine, has seen him murder innocent Jedi children.  And yet that’s not the point of no return yet, because, I think, Obi-Wan recognizes that Anakin is intensely personal loyal, that he can do so many terrible things so long as he’s focused on the people he loves.  That’s always been Anakin, that’s always been something he’s capable of.

But then Anakin attacks Padme.  The one person that Anakin should never have wanted to attack and, yes, that’s the point of no return, that’s the point where Obi-Wan has to admit that there’s nothing that could bring Anakin back, that all that’s left is Darth Vader.  All his experience has already told him that Sith Lords don’t come back, they only grow ever more hateful and cruel, but if anyone could have brought Anakin back, it would have been Padme and the unborn child she carried.

But Vader choked her into unconsciousness despite that she was no physical threat to him, it was pure retaliation for disagreeing with him and “betraying” him, and how could Obi-Wan think there was anything of Anakin left in there? Even after killing the younglings, Obi-Wan was willing to consider that some part of him was still Anakin, but after that… how could he have thought that this person before him was anything but a thoroughly corrupt and twisted version of what was once the person they loved?

I’m just saying

so here’s our favorite adoptive space dad Bail Organa in Revenge of the Sith:

and here he is in Rogue One:

meanwhile, here’s Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith:

and here he is after the exact same amount of time: 

I’d like some of whatever Bail is having on Alderaan and exactly zero of what Obi-Wan is having on Tatooine