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@asshai wanted a pride flag icon of Ackmena, the bartender from the Star Wars Holiday Special, because she has just been made canon again in a short story from A Certain Point of View that mentions her having a wife and, listen,

nothing is funnier than the sentence “Bea Arthur’s character from the Star Wars Holiday Special is a lesbian” just being something you can SAY, AND BE ENTIRELY CORRECT, CANONICALLY

I did one with the regular rainbow pride flag too just to have options. thanks everyone.

Star Wars - Important dates for the remainder of 2017

There are now less than 3 months until The Last Jedi. Here is what we can look forward to in the lead-up to December:

🎮 Gamescom 2017: EA Live Show (Aug 21 @ 12:30 PM ET)
💰 Force Friday II (Sept 1)
📖 Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (Sept 1)
📖 Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson (Sept 1)
📖 Captain Phasma - Marvel (Sept 6)
📖 Star Wars Adventures - IDW Publishing (Sept 6)
📺 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny special (Oct 1)
📖 William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken (Oct 3)
📖 From a Certain Point of View anthology (Oct 3)
🎮 Battlefront II: Open Beta (Oct 6)
🌌 The Last Jedi theatrical poster (Oct 9)
🎟 TLJ tickets go on sale (Oct 9)
▶️ The Last Jedi full trailer (Oct 9)
📺 Star Wars: Rebels S4 (Oct 14)
📺 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny special (Oct 29)
📖 The Legends of Luke Skywalker (Oct 31)
🎮 Battlefront II (Nov 17)
🎤 The Last Jedi press conference (Dec ??)
📖 Canto Bight anthology (Dec 5)
🍿 The Last Jedi world premiere (Dec 8)
📖 The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections (Dec 15)
📖 The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary (Dec 15)
📖 Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dec 15)
🎬 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Dec 15)

* Dates will be updated as they are confirmed. Always check my OP for the latest version.

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Who remembers the Star Wars original movie program? Here’s every page of it  minus two pages of text (left out for the sake of fitting it all into one post). I think the program must’ve been produced before any of the special effects/modelwork was completed as there are no effects shots in the program at all apart from the X-wing / tie fighter shot which was a publicity shot produced long before any work had started on the effects.

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It’s Star Wars Day.

Why Carrie Fisher is such an awesome Star Wars cast member

  • Endured the double bun hairstyle even though she hated it because she thought she’d lose her job if she complained
  • Made Mark Hamill put her Leia clothes on all the time (she prob even tried to get him to wear the golden bikini)
  • Immediately said “I’m in!” when George Lucas asked her and Mark if they were interested in doing more movies
  • Once referred to herself as Jewish Space Princess
  • Multiple BTS pics of her in the 80s kissing droids, Chewbacca, and touching them inappropriately
  • Tried Harrison’s pot while filming and it made her give up on pot completely
  • Partied with the Rolling Stones & Harrison before filming on Cloud City
  • Was still drunk while filming said scenes
  • Remembers Leia’s complicated lines from the first film
  • Warned Daisy Ridley and John Boyega that they would have stalkers after doing SW movies
  • When filming the scenes as Jabba’s slave, she said “So just because I’m wearing a bikini I can’t speak anymore?”
  • Has called herself Mrs. Han Solo on more than one occasion
  • Filmed the scenes as Boushh even though she was sick and couldn’t breathe under that mask
  • Admits she’s Princess Leia’s protector
  • Has a big slave Leia doll in her house
  • Called Jabba an ‘ignorant slug’ on a Return of the Jedi blooper
  • Harrison once pranked her and pretended he was hanging himself in her dressing room and he was naked and she told the world this story, thank you Carrie
  • Agreed to do commentary for the original trilogy first DVD release in the 2000s when George Lucas gave her a copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special filmed in 1978
  • Shows said Holiday Special when she wants guests to leave her parties
  • Refers to Han Solo and Princess Leia as space dates
  • Once called Kylo Ren “my little Hitler”
TLJ Trailer

Saw a single gifset. They decimated Luke just like they did Han and Leia. So, y’know.

I wasn’t gonna write anything, but goddammit, I’m with the Rabid Solo fans now (I was with you in spirit, but now it’s personal).

The whole plot line with Rey and Luke seems to be going the “Fresh young protege gives grizzled, jaded, cynical old mentor hope again!” stupid, fucking, overdone trope way. Which is such bullshit and such an utter and complete undermining of Luke’s character that I just… I just… 

Originally posted by fuckyeahhelgapataki

Luke. Is. Hope. He is the New Hope. He is Anakin Skywalker’s Hope. The Hope of the Jedi. The Hope of the Rebellion. That is the core aspect of his identity, the reason he works as a character, the purpose of the story is that Luke and his light and his optimism and loyalty and dedication and sheer determination to do the right thing helps save the Rebellion and turn the war around!

His hope lead him to help rescue a princess from under Darth Vader’s nose. To join in a rebellion’s last desperate fight against a planet-destroyer. To “Use the Force, Luke”. It took him to Bespin where he fought Vader, to Jabba’s palace to rescue Han, to the Death Star II to face the emperor and save his father’s soul.

AND YOU WANT ME TO BELIEVE THAT HE’S WASTING HIS TIME ON A ROCK IN DESPAIR AND FEAR?! THAT HE NEEDS SOMEONE ELSE TO OPEN HIS EYES TO TRUSTING THE FORCE?!

Fuck you Disney and all that made the executive decisions for the ST. 

I’m so sorry, Mark Hamil, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford that your contracts bound you to watch as the characters you loved so much were cut down before your eyes and you were contractually obligated to try and talk the decisions up. 

But there is no everloving way in hell that I’m paying money to see the death of the soul of the Farmboy from Tatooine, the (second to) last Hope of the Jedi, the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala.

Fuck you disney.

And that’s not even touching on whatever the hell they’ve made the Force become in this iteration. Because if the Force was still the Light, still the energy that “Life creates it, makes it grow”. Because LUKE SKYWALKER, the student, follower, and believer in that Force would never abandon It’s call or his family. The Force Wouldn’t Let Him and Luke knows it.

Oh. Wait. I forgot we can’t have objective good and evil in Star Wars anymore. That’s not realistic. It’s all about the fucking gray now. All about “balance” (That’s not what Lucas meant by balance in the original trilogy and you all damn well know it!)

So I’m just gonna be over here in my corner of the internet writing my time travel fix-it that ends up with the OT trio happy and Obi-Wan Kenobi getting the love and recognition he deserves.

(Yeah, preserve the legacy my ass).

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Kylo Ren and the Portrayal of Masculinity in Star Wars
We discuss the nuance and careful layering that went into Kylo Ren's characterization as a conflicted and powerful yet vulnerable young man.

#BUT NOT WHEN IT BELONGS TO KYLO REN AND HE’S TWIRLING IT ABOUT

Originally posted by girl-with-a-thousand-enemies

In this episode we analyze the portrayal of masculinity in Star Wars, with special focus on Kylo Ren.

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