From the Harry Earles File: Harry Earles (1902-1985) and his sisters, Gracie, Daisy and Tiny (all pictured here) were part of the “The Doll Family,” a multitalented family of dwarf entertainers. Harry, of course, starred (along with Daisy) in Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932). Like so many of the stars of Freaks and the film’s director, Tod Browning, Harry’s subsequent film career didn’t fare so well. He was one of the heads of the Lollipop Guild in The Wizard of Oz. After that, his film career was over. But Harry and his sisters cleaned up in the circus world and bought a lavish joint in Florida, where they all retired in comfort.
Frieda: I was saying, tonight you must not smoke such a big cigar. Your voice was very bad at tonight’s show. Hans: Please, Frieda, don’t tell me what I do. When I want a cigar, I smoke a cigar. I want no orders from a woman.
“Kylo Ren idolizes Darth Vader, not Anakin Skywalker. He idolizes what Vader represents and what Vader was trying to do.” -JJ Abrams
Now, according to some people, since this is Word of God what Kylo Ren’s deal is, he shouldn’t want the lightsaber so badly at the end of The Force Awakens since “it was Anakin’s lightsaber, not Darth Vader’s.”
And I’m just here thinking:
…except that it was Darth Vader’s lightsaber. It was technically Darth Vader’s first lightsaber.
It was the same lightsaber that executed Order 66 and massacred the younglings at the Jedi Temple. It was the same lightsaber that slaughtered the Separatist leadership. It was the same lightsaber used in his fight to the (near) death against Obi-Wan on Mustafar.
Anakin didn’t simply become Darth Vader when he was put into the suit. It was Darth Vader, not Anakin, who did all those terrible things and he did all of them with that blade.
If you need further clarification, listen to Kylo’s actual namesake:
“Your father… was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and “became” Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true… from a certain point of view.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi
That’s why Kylo Ren wants that lightsaber so badly. He doesn’t care that it belonged to Anakin at first. He idolizes Darth Vader, and that lightsaber very much belonged to Darth Vader at one point.
Late night floral bath with candles. My favorite pentagram and a homemade floral satchel (just a coffee filter with string to tie it), containing fresh rose petals, lavender, dried daisies, vanilla bean, earl grey, star anise and a few water-friendly crystals. Himalayan salt and moon-charged water mixed with plain bath water.