We had an all-staff campfire talent show tonight. Everyone else did skits or real performances… I closed it by just playing “All Star” really loud and dancing wildly on stage until everyone else joined me and turned it into a 40 person mosh.
After being set upon by Imperial agents and left in the woods to die, Luke Skywalker, the secret son of late and unlamented Lord Vader, is rescued by Captain Karrde, a notorious smuggler, and the mysterious Miss Mara Jade. He soon discovers that Miss Jade was once the ward of the former Emperor, and that she desires nothing more than to see him dead. Meanwhile, Admiral Thrawn’s fleet gathers off the coast and no one knows which way the tide of war will turn…
I created a svtfoe AU!! Its called “Star vs the dance forces” (I don’t know if anyone have created an AU like this before haha.)
Star lives in another dimension, in mewni, and is a princess. In this dimension you do not fight “fighting”, you fight dancing. Throughout the generations, the princesses have been learning to dance almost all types of dance, and have chosen only one to represent. In this case, Star chose the ballet. Star likes all the dances, but the one that caught her attention the most was ballet. But, Star was a bit bad in ballet, and her parents, Moon and River, decide to take it to a “safer dimension,” so that it can improve in the dance. In the land knows a boy that likes very much the break dance, called Marco. Star was improving a lot in ballet, thanks to her dance book, to Glossaryck, and to the monsters that usually arrive for her.
@monsterscavenger posted this great cover art of a child’s primer, and it inspired me to pull up a couple visual comparisons:
Hello, dark knight, lost prince of Alderaan. You Ben Solo is showing.
The artists have rendered our boy in full Disney Prince mode. He fits right in with this lineup:
And visually, he does not fit here:
After all the months of fandom sturm and drang, the angst, the dark nights of the soul full of doubt about where the story is going to go (aided and abetted by the rumor mill, our own headcanons, and coy communications from Mr. Hidalgo); at the end of the day: Trust the merch. The merch does not lie.
Over the coming months, as we begin to get more of these indications about the way the wind is blowing in the new trilogy, I realize I am going to enjoy this phase of the Long Wait. This week already graced us with “Reylo in a Box,”* and now this delightful book cover. What will they offer us next? It’ll be fun to see!
* (coming soon to a Target near you)
Edited to add: Clearly the antis who were happily reblogging this post would benefit from reading the excellent commentary by @daughter-of-water, who provided the details about the copy on the packaging that explain why this bit of merch supports Reylo:
“Why is no one talking about the blurb on the back of the box?
In the snowy forests of the First Order stronghold and super weapon, Starkiller Base, Kylo Ren and Rey engage in a lightsaber duel in which Kylo promises to help train Rey in the ways of the Force. Rey refuses and finds a way to connect to the Force using it to continue the fight and put Kylo Ren on the defensive. The fight ends with the planet crumbling beneath their feet due to the Resistance’s successful attack on the Base, leaving both to their respective quests for answers.
Note the total absence of negative adjectives usually applied towards Kylo Ren in the advertising. His training offer is described as “a promise to help” as opposed to an attempt to seduce her to the Dark Side. Then there is this phrase “leaving both to their respective quests for answers” in the last line. If you didn’t know better you’d think you were reading about two good guys who happen to be on opposing sides of a war trying to figure it all out rather than a dastardly patricidal villain versing a hero. I see what you are doing there, Star wars marketing team. I see the shift that’s being made.”