We do not wish the worst on you. In fact, we learned long ago, that well liked boys with smiles that don’t reach their eyes have coarser hearts than we could ever imagine. Thank you for teaching us that girls like us fall in love hard and fast and how to keep our hearts in check when we meet boys like you. After all we should know better than to fall in love, when people like you fall in lust for our bodies and not our minds. Our mascara stained pillows are our own fault. Our mothers never told us that sometimes the devil liked to wear a t-shirt and text girls like us.
Instead, we wish upon you a daughter. We wish upon you a sweet little girl who you want to protect with your life every single day. We hope she too holds the innocence of the first girl you spoiled, and the gentle way of the second girl you kissed wrong, And maybe she will sing songs like the third girl who loved you, and write poetry in places you would never expect to find it. Perhaps, she will have the strength of the fifth girl who left you for a change, and the wisdom of the sixth that you discarded right after she helped you get into college.
Yes. We hope you see in her every, single day all of us, all the girls who fell in love with you, who cared for you and who you broke so brutally. We hope it drives you crazy with concern that someone is treating her right, just like our fathers worried for us when we were with you. And for her sake,we hope she never ever meets someone as brutal with a girl’s heart as you were with ours.
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Anonymous Request: So I saw the headcannon a while back about what MC is like in each game, and I was just curious if you could possibly do one about how you think the MC in each game would react to a dangerous situation? (it could be funny or serious!)
Ohhh this is an interesting one! I surely can, hope you like them! :) These are just my opinion so everyone keep that in mind lol Also keep in mind that the games I haven’t played (or just aren’t very familiar with) will not be included.
The Anakin/Padmé romance is - in spite of all the cynical criticism of contemporary trend - a beautiful and heartbreaking love story. In fact, it’s the only love story in the Star Wars films so far.
People are fast to complain about Anakin and Padmé as a couple without thinking properly about the characters themselves, what’s driving them really and what they find in each other. It was clear from the get-go that the Anakin/Padmé love story would be radically different from the Han/Leia romance. Han and Leia’s relationship was built up on flirty bickering and basic comedy, there was not much of a story about it. They don’t have a single scene over all three films, in which they just discuss their lives, their wishes and hopes, their fears and that in an honest and personally intimate way. Therefore, naturally, we got to see a “classic” romance with a macho guy getting the initially resistant girl to melt ultimately. They are old-fashioned - even antiquated - in that regard, but perhaps fitting the mood of the traditional Star Wars audience. With Anakin and Padmé, however, we got a relationship that was not only much deeper in itself and more meaningful, but one that was also challenging “gender roles” while still having been approached from a very traditional point of view - but only this time in its execution and style. It really wasn’t as much about them falling in love as it was a story about whether they should give in to their emotions and allow their love to blossom, despite the potential consequences, or not.
At first, the lovers are re-introduced to each other in a very innocent way. They aren’t lovers yet, but they have shared a past together. It was Anakin, after all, who played an important part in the liberation of Naboo, Padmé’s home world. Padmé, on the other hand, was part of the equation that gave Anakin freedom. They made a bond back in Episode I, a bond which was the result of a friend’s affection for each other, not a romantic one. Anakin was one the only person in The Phantom Menace who saw Padmé as a person, rather than a Queen. As a human being with fears and desires, not the position of power itself. Anakin, who was thinking about Padmé for the last ten years, was naturally and logically extremely nervous when meeting her again and it shows in his dialogue. He ridicules himself a bit, being overly nervous and awkward whereas Padmé is just relaxed, thinking of him as merely “the boy [she] met on Tatooine”, which is characteristic of their romance as whole. Traditionally in love stories, the woman is portrayed to be the more emotional one, the one that seeks for love and the one that makes herself vulnerable in front of the man, whereas the man is “normally” shown to be more in control and rational, not letting their emotions take over. With Anakin and Padmé, however, it’s completely the opposite. Anakin is the “weaker”, more emotional and more vulnerable person, who admits his feeling in front of Padmé numerous times. Padmé, in contrast, is a lot more rational and ultimately the one who’s up to decide whether they will be a couple or not. In that way it’s putting a lot of audience expectations and habitations on their head and it might be one of the reason why the “typical” Star Wars audience doesn’t like watching them. It’s challenging and uncomfortable.
As fate willed, in any case, Anakin isultimately asked to protect the Senator and accompany her to her home world of Naboo, after assassination attempts have started to threaten her life. Consequently, the get to spend a lot of time together. Anakin isn’t afraid of showing his feelings from the beginning, he is quite clearly showing his affection for Padmé - but Padmé isn’t yet ready. She is resistant, because the relationship could destroy both of their lifes and careers. There is a constant sense of discomfort and anxiety in Padmé’s eyes and body-language that makes her inner struggle very visible and palpable. She likes Anakin, she feels the attraction - never more obvious then when they first kiss in front of the beautifully blue lake and the red roses - but there is a resistance, a knowledge of duty that prevents her from loving him openly and with good conscience. Even when they’re just having a fun time, when they’re joking with each other, there is hesitation and a bit of a guilt trip in her expression. Nevertheless, the emotions take over in that scene and the music starts to be more playful, the lovers forget the reality around them for the first time.
Eventually, Padmé’s struggle first culminates when Anakin confronts her with his feelings in the Fireplace Scene. It’s also the scene where Lucas pushed the stylized dialogue of their romance the most. These are inexperienced young people who’ve never experienced real love before. Anakin grew up in an Order that forbids love relationships, who was trained to restrain his emotions. Padmé grew up as a person who had been very focused on job and duty, not at all on her personal needs, including love. It’s understandable that their dialogue is awkward, it’s deliberately awkward, as the actors and writers George Lucas and Jonathan Hales have stated repeatedly.
It wasn’t that the writing of it was so difficult. I’d done a bit of writing a love story in American Graffiti, so writing wasn’t the challenge. The challenge was that I wanted to tell the love story in a style that was extremely old-fashioned, and, frankly, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pull it off. In many ways, this was much more like a movie from the nineteen thirties than any of the others had been, with a slightly over-the-top, poetic style – and they just don’t do that in movies anymore. I was very happy with the way it turned out to be in the script and in the performances, but I knew people might not buy it. A lot of guys were going to see this movie, and most guys think that kind of flowery, poetic talk is stupid – “Come on, give me a break.”. More sophisticated, cynical types also don’t buy that stuff. So I didn’t know if people would laugh at it and through things at the screen, or if they would accept it.
In spite of all the criticism, moreover, there is a hidden depth to be found in many lines of their dialogue that people tend to miss because they dismiss the whole thing too quickly and too cynically. “I don’t like sand.” is much more of a reflection of Anakin’s bland and bleak childhood on a world with nothing but sand contrasting with Padmé’s home world, which is fertile (with green area and blue water) as it is a pick-up line.
Back to The Fireplace Scene, though, which also marks a change for their relationship. From that point on, after Padmé made it clear that she couldn’t see them being a couple in the context of their lives and their duties and also wasn’t willing to play only in the dark as secret lovers, Anakin stopps being adamant about it. He accepts her decision and moves on. In the following, their developing love is more of a backdrop to the events that were picking up speed.
After having visited Padmé’s home, both of them go to Tatooine because Anakin is suffering from nightmares that showed his mother in pain. So they getto his home, where they both go through some very intense emotional moments. Those are experiences that connect people with each other. Padmé more and more starts to see a man in Anakin who is good at heart but struggling to stay on the good path. Those things are very noticeable, especially in the scene where Anakin leaves in his quest to find his mother. Anakin, at the same time, gets an even stronger feeling from Padmé that he was missing ever since he’s left his mother, which is - of course - only strengthened by the short and painful reencounter between mother and son.
Nevertheless, it takes the prospect of their own death that got Padmé to finally admit her own feelings and longings. The Love Pledge scene is a wonderful example of the visual strength that accompanies all of their scenes. Anakin’s black Jedi outfits makes for a great contrast to Padmé’s white battle suit, which nicely illustrates how different both lovers - past and present included - are nontheless. They were different, but they hoped their love would make both of them complete. It’s was a beautiful idea of Lucas to combine them bringing their own feeling to light with them being brought into to spotlight of the Arena, leaving dark catacombs and emotional prisons behind.
Have their wishes and dreams come true? Partially yes, but not enduringly. Anakin is a lot more balanced in the first third of Revenge Of The Sith because Padmé is stabilizing him, Padmé is accepting him with all of his imperfections, which was wonderfully symbolized by having her take his metal hand at the end of Attack Of The Clones. She makes him a better person. She gives him comfort. It’s only when dreams of her death start to occur that Anakin switches back to being an unstable, emotionally disoriented and dangerously powerful Jedi Knight.
In conclusion, their love story is not getting nearly as much respect as it deserves. They are a different kind of couple than Han and Leia, they are different kind of people - but in a lot of ways, regardless of the stylized dialogue (that said, lines like “My hands are dirty. - My hands are dirty too.” or “Who is this? - Someone who loves you.” aren’t any more sophisticated), they are also a lot more realistic. They were given scenes in Attack Of The Clones were they could be seen discussing their lives, their past, their goals and their respective feelings for each other, which has never been the case with Han and Leia. They were a lot deeper, including all of the imperfections and irrationalness that are found in the human love.
Anakin, how long is it going to take for us to be honest with each other?
“Αλλά να ξέρεις, αν χωρίσουμε μην περιμένεις να είμαι ο ίδιος, ούτε με σενα, ούτε με καμία. Θα ξαναγυρίσει ο παλιός μου εαυτός. Και αυτό γιατί αφού θα με έχεις απορρίψει εσύ, θα ψάχνω τρόπο να σε εκδικηθώ. Και ξέροντας πως δεν θα μπορέσω ποτέ να κάνω κάτι που θα σε στεναχωρίσει θα εκδικούμαι όλες τις άλλες, και κυρίως όσες σου μοιάζουνε.” , της είπε.
They’re not just 2 dimensional men created by a software company. No. They’re my escape from reality. They’re my little forms of happiness. They’re the voices that tell me I’m good enough and that I don’t need to change so bad. They give me butterflies in my stomach when I’m too afraid to fall in love for real. They’re what I turn to whenever I wanna feel loved. They make me feel loved. Voltage Inc has done a tremendous job with creating their characters and they make me happy. They make millions of us happy. I’m happy to be part of the Voltage Inc fandom.