There are (190) links to POC-friendly PSDs that don’t whitewash darker skin tones under the cut. This is essentially an updated, more organised, and more accessible version of the ask I answered a while back and the tag I created afterwards, and I’ll be updating this list whenever I can. Please like or reblog this post if you find this useful, and don’t forget to like and reblog the original PSDs if you use them.
I have seen a couple of posts theorising that Kanan will get his sight back - some because they cann’t keep him in his mask all the time and won’t want to show his actual eyes (I… think these people missed the above shot which was literally the first thing shown in the panel.), or because they think it’s narratively constricting and that the spooky dathomirian things from the trailer will do something since we see him with glowy green posessed eyes.
I really hope that they don’t give Kanan his sight back. I know this probably sounds odd, but I will be genuinely disappointed. I miss his beautiful eyes, his face as a whole (I am very much into the trauma!beard after some consideration.) But bringing back his sight would be wrong.
Narratively, in terms of character… it’s a greater challenge keeping him blind. how does this work? How does he connect? How does he fight, cook, train, teach. What is his connection with the force like? The conflict of pain and darkness - literal darkness - within him as he has this real disconnect from the world that he needs to push aside for both himself and his padawan. And his crew. How do you not let that consume you?
They’ve cited references to blind samurai films (I am not familiar, so I can’t really discuss this), and the line that they are taking from these films.
We’ve decided to move forward with that…. giving him something to look at his life in a different way, literally. Change the way he’s doing everything, and you’ll see the implications for his character. The way this changes the way he looks at life will i hope make him a.. better Jedi in the long run. [x]
This suggests long-term ramifications, developments. Becoming a new and ‘better’ Jedi. And he is a jedi. A Jedi Knight, as declared by Quizzy/the Sentinel in Shroud of Darkness in the last season. He has his blaster still, but he is openly wearing his lightsaber. He’s lost his armour in typical Jedi fashion (looking at you Obi-Wan), and his costume is now symmetrical. Those lines are there, those Jedi lines. He may still effectively be wearing a jumper, but those detail lines are now overtly alluding to the tabards of the traditional Jedi tunic; those boots are more Jedi than his previous pair. (That triangle detail is more prominent and I am sure it’s relevant - hopefully not because Palps has a triangle brooch int he exact same place when he rocks up on Mandalore in TCW S5.) There is previous in having blind Jedi, thinking specifically of the Miraluka which, well. May be relevant thanks to things brought up in the season opener.
He’s going to be learning and changing, looking deeper into both himself and his wider galaxy; looking through and understanding. Going by just the pictures shown in the panel, Kanan is working on the isolation thing at first, shutting himself away from his crew and family and presumably the wider rebellion, but we know that won’t be for long thanks to the trailer. He’s out there, he’s kicking arse. He’s learning how make this drastic dramatic traumatic change work for him. To push him through all that - and it will be a push, it will be hard in itself, but especially with everything else going on and oh my gods Ezra what are you doing. To build and work and develop Kanan and then flip that around and give his sight back will feel like a disservice to the story and to Kanan. The audience will learn with Kanan, the other characters will. There will literally be a new perspective on everything, a new way of seeing. Dismissing that may not mean ignoring all of his growth over the coming season but some element of that will be inevitable and a bitter shame.
(I do think that perhaps they will lose the mask? Once he connects back with the world, becomes comfortable in his new self. But I guess that is based on animation decisions, as I think Filoni mentioned using the mask to make it easier to show where and how Kanan’s attention is focused.)
On a very personal level….I got my first pair of glasses when I was 5, by 8 I was told that there was a very high chance that I was going to go blind. By 11 I was in contacts because my eyesight was so bad that the distance between my actual eye and the glasses lens was no longer assisting and there was very little point in upping prescription any more unless I swap to contacts. As it turns out, I’m not blind (yay!). However, without my lenses I’m legally blind, with my glasses I’m basically useless. My eyes only stopped their rapid deterioration in the last year or two, but that possibility is still there and I’m at near constant risk of tearing which could lead to massive fully-blind black spots. Laser treatment won’t do anything for me.
Ok, so what, you may ask. Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation was so, so important to me growing up as a blind character that got shit done. He was brilliant and functional and had a jazzy visor. I got the chance to meet the wonderful LeVar Burton at Star Trek London a couple of years ago and he kindly listened as I told him how important a blind character was for a girl with a dim (gettit?) future, he was lovely and encouraging and we talked for a solid five minutes and I definitely wasn’t crying.
Functional blind characters are important to give hope and promise. Isn’t hope what Star Wars is all about? A magic fix won’t make Kanan whole, won’t make a poor sighted person whole (which isn’t to say that if you can get it, you shouldn’t. But that isn’t an option for some.) A character that has suffered this personal trauma - physical or otherwise - learning how to live with it whilst it is very much a constant presence is important. Brushing things away, hiding them, hiding from them isn’t the only way to develop and proceed. An adjustment and a new understanding of self in a new context. There might be another little girl out there waiting for the world to go dark learning that maybe, maybe there is another side to that future.
In her letter, Leelah wrote that she developed a “f you” attitude towards her parents; I thought it was best that I honored her by depicting how she felt towards them at least. I hope I’ve done her some justice in this…
Also, some of the charities you can donate to, as she wished, are in this post. I truly hope that everyone, even if they can’t donate, will keep her in their thoughts.
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Coup de Foudre
: Harry moves to the front door accompanied by insistent
lightning flashes. He acknowledges it could also be a murderer on the
other side and that he will likely be dead in five minutes.It should stop him. It doesn’t. Harry
decides not to waste another second and calls through to the other
side, “Just a second.” He turns the key in the latch and opens it
and—everything around him drops away in one long cloud coming into
Larry AU (15k) : Let’s be real : Coup de Foudre is exactly what I feel for this fic. I falled in love so hard and I’m not sure I’m gonna be over it one day. This is poetry and I want to quote every fucking words of this fic and I wanted to re-read it like 5mn after I finished it. Yeah, it’s THAT good. (kind of share that for the smut)(READ THIS NOW)
- Never Too Late
, by @dimpled-halo : Harry’s confused for a moment before it hits him: the little
boy is signing. Harry squats down to get to the boy’s level again and
mirrors the same action.“Dad?” He inquires. Harry learned basic
sign language after having met a fan who was deaf. He made it his
mission to learn signing so that he’d be able to communicate with other
fellow hearing impaired fans.The little boy smiles brightly, his
tears now long gone. He goes on to extend both hands, palms up as if
he’s asking where? Followed by the previous sign which means Dad. Harry
smiles to himself at the amazing little guy standing in front of him.
He stands up taking the boy’s hand, “Let’s go find your dad,” he tells
him making the motion with his hand.Just
having come out of the closet and recovering from vocal surgery, famous
recording artist Harry Styles needs to get away from LA to work on new
music needing to prove to his label that his career isn’t over. Little
does he know that his life is about to change forever when he runs into
an old friend at the city he’s decided to escape to.
Larry famous/not famous and also ex friends to lovers AU (18k) : single dad!Louis and singer!Harry, a lot of signing language, a bit of angst, and bottom Harry for the smut :) Very nice !
once upon a dream
thedeathchamber : Louis is psychic and gets caught in the middle of a murder investigation led by FBI Special Agent Harry Styles.aka. the Medium/Criminal Minds-inspired AU no one ever asked for.
Larry Crime AU (33k) : you know me, I’m always very doubtful about Crime AU cause I read a lot of books about it and the fics always seems a bit “easy” to me. This fic is a perfect exception then. It’s very well written, and Psychic Louis (and, lets say it,very disturbed Louis) characterisation is amazing. Fair warning, it’s a dark story (with happy end). Bottom Louis for the smut. Read this !
Larry canon fic (3k) : okay, basically it’s Bus Sex, during UAN Tour ;)
break open the sky
, by @karamelised :
Being a werewolf isn’t always easy. Especially if you have no idea what
you’re doing.orWerewolf au. Harry might be a werewolf, but he still
wants to experience Uni like everyone else. Turns out he learns a lot.
Werewolves AU / A/B/O (20k) : kind of Uni AU where insecure Harry has a
lot of things to catch up :) Bottom Louis for the smut !*
, by @gloriaandrews :
Slytherin prefect Louis Tomlinson’s seventh year at Hogwarts takes an
immediate turn for the worse when he’s made to be potions partners with
Harry Styles, Hufflepuff’s resident heartthrob and class clown. Louis
has always considered Styles to be a terrible show-off who coasts by on
his charm and good looks, but the more they work together, the more he
questions that idea. As term goes on, will Louis be able to admit to
himself that he might actually like Harry Styles after all… and maybe,
just maybe, as more than a friend?
Larry Harry Potter AU (28k) : for so weird reason I never read this before and that’s a shame ! So kind of Hate To Love with a lot of pining, and first time :) (bottom Louis). Cute and wonderful !
- Beauty Queen on a Silver Screen
, by @kissingfools : When harry found out he was getting the opportunity to work
with his father Desmond on the set of his next big movie blockbuster, he
was more than a little excited. When he found out he would be the
coffee assistant, as in not even the head coffee director, Harry was
more than a little disappointed. Or the one where Harry Styles is an aspiring set designer and lands a
job as a coffee assistant on his father’s new film project and meets
the star of the silver screen Louis Tomlinson.
Larry famous-not famous AU (13k) : actor Louis and kind of coffee-boy Harry, and a lot of pinning. cute ! (bottom Louis)
Tall Tales For Summer
, by @floralrry : Harry knows something is up when his mum insists on throwing
him a birthday party in the summer. He’s even more suspicious of her
intentions when he notices the guest list is all male. (Or, modern nobility AU where Harry’s mother is trying to set him up without his knowledge.)
Larry kind of Royalty AU (11k) : so not totally Royalty cause Harry is just a Noble, but well. Funny and cute, and sassy/waiter Louis ! (Bottom Harry)
Do you love Josh Dun? Does his smile make you happier than almost anything else in this world? Then this is the net for you!!
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- follow the net blog (there’s not really anything here yet) - follow everyone in the net - make an intro post!! - tag all triggers i think that’s it, hopefully i’m not forgetting anything.
perks: - new friends who love josh dun as much as you do - selfie/edit/art reblogs - my eternal love
okay, so, i guess this can end on like December 20th. I might extend it, but we’ll go with that for now. I’ll decide how many people to accept based on how many people apply!! if i forgot something, please let me know. thank you :) have a wonderful day and stay alive. |-/