*O-baby-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn’S amazing jedi space adventures?? Is that not enough reason OK
*Obi-Wan is young and reckless and going way too far and has a passionate sense of justice only equaled by his desire for people to just have better manners darn it
*Qui-Gon is literally the most stubborn human in the galaxy and he gets called out on it ALL THE TIME
*Ladies?? An awesome new female character around every corner. Miners, healers, politicians, mad scientists, serene jedi masters, caustic jedi padawans, gentle jedi initiates, cooks, revolutionaries, mechanics, bounty hunters.
*Obi-Wan has a new little friend on every planet. “I don’t know how to people,” he grumbles as he makes a new friend for life. “Why can’t I be at ease in every situation like Qui-Gon is?” He bemoans, trailing disreputable new bosom bros behind him like a train.
*“The Council likes to be presented with freshly overturned governments more than revolutions in progress,” Qui-Gon blithely assures his dubious apprentice.
*no but really tho they never met an oppressive government they didn’t try to topple
*all the Jedi world building? If you gave ever wondered a thing about old Republic jedi, Jude Watson probably wondered too and wrote an answer
*They are basically printed novel size gen fanfics, so many tropes, so much peril and angst and teamwork and partners being concerned for each other
*made for kids, so the writing is not bad but it’s quite simple you can tear through one of these babies in like an hour or less
*“Not so! I lie!”
*Qui-Gon Jinn holding babies and making faces at small children
*Obi-Wan Kenobi the industrial-sized salt dispenser
*Seriously just read them if you love Obi-Wan you should have read them already if you love Qui-Gon then these books and Liam Neeson are probably why
We all know how sport provokes emotion and passion. The athletes are and always will be the protagonists of so many unforgettable stories. They, the coaches and the managers are the ones who make the show. However, who brings the emotion of soccer to you are the journalists of television, radio, newspapers and of the internet. It’s absolutely symbolic and too sad that this accident reminded us
of this connection in such an explicit and hurtful way. We have, then, one last tribute to the soccer players, the technical committee, the managers of Chapecoense and to the journalists of all vehicles that left us so tragically today. All of us ,from Jornal Nacional newsroom, stand up and together we give them a round of applause.
- Jornal Nacional newsroom tribute to the 71 victims of the Medellin plane crash on November 29th, 2016
There are countless stories about lovers being separated by magic, but what if instead of falling apart, they grew too close?
A wizard that traveled the lands, selling their art to those who need it for just enough to make a living with it. Their power without comparison. Nobody knew how they did it, what their secret it. It was too much strength for one, and the rumours spoke of dark contracts or monsters inside.
Only when their apprentice, a young one that was still learning and endlessly curious in their character, asked the one question: “Master, how are you so strong?” Then, the wizard said:
“It is a story that you have heard a million times. My magic came through lost love and the power that it gave.”
“Oh,” said the apprentice, shocked how their admired master could do such a thing. “You sacrificed someone to gain something.”
“Not quite.” And the wizard began to spread out a story of a human so beloved that nothing they shared felt close enough. No breath could be taken too near, no hand held for enough hours to feel two pulses as one. The apprentice sat still and with a wildly beating heart when the wizard stood and bared their back, shoulders to waist, and cruel eldritch lines slither across skin that was filled with old scars.
“We wished to be closer than anyone.”
The wizard’s face was white in the night, and their eyes carried the same darkness that curled in the shape of a human figure over their back. A whimper rose in the apprentice’s throat. The shape on their master’s back shifted, black tearing open until skin twisted in the hollow mouth of a thing that could have been human millenia ago.
“Oh, our wish was granted. Closer than anyone, that we are. Nothing is closer than making one out of two.”
Constantine used to have Alastair drive him into town so he could pet dogs and one day Connie just showed up at the car holding a freaking Pomeranian and told Alastair to step on it and long story short thats how his apprentice group ended up taking care of a stolen dog for nearly a week
Qui-Gon put his comlink away with a sigh. Again he was bombarded with images of his Padawan — images of a talented, impatient boy becoming a man.
They had been through a lot together — revenge, deceit, war, death. And things had not always been smooth between them. They each had a strong will and those wills sometimes clashed. But they had also grown to depend on and trust each other. More than a formidable Jedi team, they loved each other and were true friends.
As he looked around the empty room, Qui-Gon wanted Obi-Wan to stay a young man forever. He did not want him to change, to grow up.
If he does, I will lose him, he thought. Just as I have lost Tahl. Qui-Gon was horrified at his own desire — how could he want such a thing? Obi-Wan had his own life to live, his own destiny. It was not Qui-Gon’s place to interfere with or wish it to be any different than it was meant to be.
As he lay back on his sleep couch, guilt and sadness kept him awake. He tried to let the emotions flow out of him.
It was a long time before they finally did.
—Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within by Jude Watson
But I don't understand how an apprentice would get the -path or -flower name when they become a warrior if they can't take care of apprentices or kits until their already a warrior
See, that’s one of the drawbacks to those suffixes. They’re a bit of a gamble. The leader has to assume that the cat will be having kits or raising apprentices once they’re old enough. It’s not like -claw or -whisker - you’re hoping the cat won’t be barren or suddenly lose interest in teaching youngsters how to be a warrior.
Luckily, this almost never happens. A cat who’s been lined up for one of these suffixes will have a conversation with the leader about what they want to do when they graduate. It’s common for the apprentice to display the right behaviors as they age (playing with kits all the time, helping younger apprentices learn how to hunt and fight), so, like with other suffixes, it’s obvious to everyone what the cat’s name will be.