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Intertwined // dodie 2016

anonymous asked:

To christen the newly opened inbox ;P How do you feel that rogue one ended up making New Hope a more powerful story because it explains why the Rebellion was so desperate and tiny in A New Hope after loosing most of their fighting force at the instillation. Their fleet has dropped dramatically in size, they probably lost at least a third of their fighter wings in the fighting and a lot of their political support left in the fact of the death star.

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OH MY GOODNESS YOU GOT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT OF WHY ROGUE ONE IS AMAZING. Of course, I love the characters and the plot and the way the movie was filmed and the diversity (ACCENTS!) and literally everything about this movie as a standalone, but when you look at it in the context of the entire Star War series, it becomes a whole new type of amazing. 

The first thing I think it affects is the opening scene of A New Hope… Vader literally saw Princess Leia fleeing the battle at Scarif, knows that she’s a member of the Alliance, and yet Leia decides to look him in the eye and lie. Before Rogue One, we didn’t have context for her ship being overtaken by the Empire. Had they been involved in a long and drawn out “police chase” for lack of a better term  or had they just suddenly been overpowered? Was Vader searching many Alliance ships, hoping one of them had the plans, or did he know that it was specifically this ship? With the dramatic last minute of Rogue One I’m still not over that fight scene tbh we know that Vader knows this ship has the plans. Everyone, hands up for our #1 BAMF Princess “I’m on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan” Leia. 

But I’ll be writing forever if I’m going to talk about every scene in the original trilogy that is changed by Rogue One, so I’ll try to focus on the biggest theme to me. 

Personally, it really re-enforced the depth of the rebellion to me. Just as Cassian accused Jyn, “suddenly the rebellion is real” to me. Before Rogue One, I never considered what the Rebellion was doing before Luke Skywalker came waltzing into base. Of course, that’s ridiculous: It has a history that goes back to the beginning of the Empire (”I’ve been in this fight since I was six years old”), with spies intelligence specialists scattered across the galaxy. Maybe they weren’t involved in any direct battles, but they were probing the galaxy for the Empire’s weakness, waiting for the proper moment to strike. The meeting we’re shown, when Jyn is presenting her intelligence about her father’s plan, shows that the Alliance isn’t one united front: like in the Senate, even though the members have the common goal of toppling the Empire and restoring peace to the galaxy, they disagree about how to do this. 

The original trilogy does, of course, have all the minor characters that a rebellion needs to stay afloat: random members in the War Room, tracking the flights of the X-Wings, or on the radio, keeping in contact with members we can only guess about, but the focus of episodes IV-VI is on Luke Skywalker and his journey on the path from nobody moisture farmer to Jedi Knight, becoming the Jedi’s “New Hope”. What Rogue One does is shift the focus directly to the rebels and, I think, give a double meaning to Episode IV’s name. 

Yes, Luke Skywalker is the new hope of the Jedi Order, but Rogue One is the new hope of the rebellion. 

And that is how Rogue One rewrote the story of a movie that’s been out for forty years. 


I spent way too much time on this

Okay, but one of my favorite things about the entire canon pole-dancing scenario is the professional pole dancers commenting on Yuuri’s and Chris’s moves, saying that:

“You could do Yūri’s moves in maybe a month. Some of Chris’s moves can’t be done even by people who’ve done this for years.”

And you know what

comparing them

they’ve got a point.

Headcanon time: Pole dancing is Chris’s hobby and he’s been doing it since he was about 15. It’s his way of staying fit apart from skating practice. He works part-time in Switzerland’s most expensive clubs.

Meanwhile Yuuri decided to give pole dancing a shot when he moved to Detroit, but quit after a month, having decided that it ‘wasn’t for him after all’.