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12 SHOCKING Photos of Anakin Skywalker!

So I’ve noticed this “trend” of electricity being highly attracted to Anakin. 

And I have to ask, how did this guy manage to have kids, let alone twins

Well… I looked it up. Luckily for him, it only causes temporary infertility, but still… this guy’s been fried so many times… lol  

I figure with the coming holiday season and all, Anakin all lit up was a highly appropriate post to make. :P

cthulhu-with-a-fez replied to your post “what exactly did luke DO back on tatooine? like, what was his life as…”

“and then to talk the person through the operation” - i know this is probably in reference to, like. laying out all the steps to the procedure beforehand. but how many people do you think refused anesthesia because it doesn’t matter who’s doing it, if something’s being done to their body they want to be conscious through it happening because they REFUSE to not absolutely know? i just had this mental image of luke offering the anesthetic, and when it’s turned down offering a bite guard instead…

Actually this is pretty much exactly what I had in mind.

Between the likelihood of escaped slaves not wanting to be put under and the fact that decent medical supplies are expensive and difficult to obtain, most of the surgeries are probably happening with minimal to no anesthetic. So Luke’s the guy offering the strip of leather and then keeping up a steady stream of stories and easy talk in a soothing voice until it’s done.

(There’s a name for that person, actually, but ironically it’s his aunt’s actual name. Beru means “the one who sings,” which can mean just that, but as the secret surgeries become more common the tradition develops of calling the people who talk you through surgery “singers.”)

Ahsoka Tano,

  1. Held her own against General Grievous, someone who ate more experienced Jedi than her for breakfast, TWICE.
  2. Also fought toe-to-toe with Asajj Ventress, the apprentice of Count Dooku himself, who even a Jedi master like Luminara Unduli struggled to fight alone.
  3. Resisted the Blue Shadow Virus, which is essentially the Black Plague in space, for a whole day.
  4. Helped destroy a massive Seperatist droid factory, and survived in the rubble long enough to call for help.
  5. Got her stolen lightsaber back before her master even realized it was ever gone.
  6. Saved Duchess Satine Kryze from her own traitorous Prime Minister.
  7. Took down Aurra Sing, one of the deadliest bounty hunters of her time, twice.
  8. Survived the Citadel, a prison infamous for being nearly impossible to escape, and killed the warden.
  9. Escaped a group of Trandoshians that attempted to hunt her for sport and killed their leader, while inspiring her fellow prisoners to believe in themselves and fight back.
  10. Was one of only two people to not get captured during the battle of Mon Cala.
  11. Helped take down the Zygerrian slave empire.
  12. Escaped the clutches of a Mandalorian terrorist group and in the process of doing so, fought toe-to-toe with their leader, decapitated four of them at once, and stabbed one of them i the gut with a makeshift spear, all while dragging her useless idiot of a love interest around.
  13. Stood up to three deadly criminals to protect her unconscious master.
  14. Helped a group of insurgents overthrow a corrupt king and take their planet back.
  15. Protected six younglings from pirates, and later from Grievous.
  16. Avoided capture after being framed for murder for what appears to have been a whole night.
  17. Stopped Darth Sidious, THE most powerful sith lord of ALL TIME, from getting into a holocron vault.
  18. Fought Darth Maul, someone who killed a jedi master, twice.
  19. Was a major figure in the growing Rebel Alliance.
  20. Took down two sith inquisitors without breaking a sweat.
  21. And last but certainly not least, fought toe-to-toe with Darth Vader, the jedi killer, the chosen one himslef, in a collapsing sith temple, and lived.

YOUR. FAVE. COULD. NEVER.

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Request(s): Ok but like imagine a Ben Solo AU that’s like Mad Max where Ben tries to help some sex slaves escape from their oppressor but he accidentally falls in love with one of them (AKA the reader :3) + Anything Ben solo related!!!! (Maybe he rescues a girl from slavery and she’s super scared of everyone but him. And they fall in love as she learns to trust people…..)

A/N: Since I’ve only seen Mad Max once, I had to change it up a bit (you’ll see). Thank you to the two anons for the requests, enjoy! Requests are open :)

Warning: Mentions of abuse 

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The world you had found yourself living in was something your younger self would never have imagined to be at such age. You were so young, had a full life ahead, but then the First Order murdered your parents and you were left to save yourself. It was a rough path you trudged on, everyone you had every trusted betraying you for themselves–or, for worse–for money. It was only recently you had hit the second decade of your life, twenty years. If you knew that at the age of twenty, you would’ve been sold to be a sex slave (because someone you trusted with your life preferred money over your well being), you wouldn’t have trusted anyone in the beginning.

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While the Arts of Necromancy are only illegal in the province of Morrowind, few citizens of the Empire have an enlightened view of our Art. Thus, the acquisition of corpses on which to experiment is often difficult.

In Cyrodiil, a few Necromancers who have served the Empire are given the corpses of criminals and traitors to use legally. This provides those who have acquired such a post with a fresh supply of corpses, most of them young, strong, and intact.

In Morrowind, the outlawing of Necromancy would make its practice impossible were it not for the fortunate institution of slavery. While the Temple will investigate obvious signs of Necromancy such as hastily emptied graves or ash stolen from one of their ashpits, a careful and discrete Necromancer can thrive in Morrowind by taking slaves at a modest rate. Most will assume the slave escaped or died in the Ashlands.

Finding suitable corpses in Black Marsh is nearly impossible due to their rapid decay. There are also diseases, Argonian tribesmen, and other difficulties that must be dealt with. I know of only a few Sload Necromancers who operate successfully in Black Marsh, and even they stay near coast.

While the forests of Elsweyr pose some of the same problems as those of Black Marsh, the deserts preserve corpses for hundreds of years in a way that requires very little preparation. Khajiit of the desert tribes are often buried with only a small cairn of stones which are easy to find and uncover. The Khajiit show remarkably enlightened indifference to graves being uncovered. It is said that in the port of Senchal, one may purchase anything one desires. This is true if you desire fresh corpses.

While few Bosmer perform Arkay’s rituals when burying the dead, the more primitive Bosmer still practice cannibalism upon their enemies, which reduces the number of available corpses. As would be expected from such a backwards people, they have an intolerance of Necromancy that goes beyond all reason. Many Necromancers who practice our Arts in Valenwood become “one with the trees” themselves.

Summerset Isle is even worse in some ways. Some Altmer born into the most respected noble and scholarly families are actually allowed to study the dead in the open. Their research, however, seems to be centered on finding ways to extend their lives even further rather than the more practical uses of our Art. A Necromancer of any other race caught in Summerset Isle can expect the worst possible punishments.

In Hammerfell, where worship of Arkay is strongest, the dead are almost always subject to Arkay’s Law. There are exceptions after large battles or in remote areas where death occurs far from meddlesome priests. Fortunately, the dangerous terrain and creatures in the deserts and mountains of Hammerfell makes the acquisition of corpses possible, though they are often in poor condition and require special care in preparation.

The newly formed Orsinium presents a unique opportunity. As you know, Orc corpses are among the most sought after for the durability of their skin and the strength of their bones. If King Gortwog will listen to reason, we could offer the services of our Art in defense of his young nation in exchange for disposing of the Orcish dead. A mutually beneficial arrangement as I’m sure the Orcs will agree. To this end, a delegation has been sent to Orsinium, though we have not yet heard any word on the state of these negotiations.

In my native High Rock, traditions dating back to the witch kings and nomadic horsemen mandate cremation of the dead. This is practiced almost without exception in the north, through an Imperial burial in a tomb or city cemetery is more common in the south. There are still many corpses easily taken from the battlefields of the War of Betony and the lawless times that followed. There are even rumors that King Gothryd of Daggerfall may institute the Imperial practice of donating the corpses of criminals for Necromantic study as a deterrent to the bandits and pirates that still threaten the Iliac Bay.

In Skyrim, the cold weather and isolated terrain allow a few Necromancers to operate freely. Alas, the availability of corpses is limited to Nords who die from exposure or in battle. While the cold is preservative, the snow makes these corpses difficult to find. More research dedicated to the magical detection of corpses would be invaluable to the Necromancers of Skyrim.

The Sload are the most famous Necromancers, but little is known of their native Thras. In Tamriel, Sload only practice Necromancy on other races. It is uncertain whether this is true in Thras as well. If so, it would explain the number of slaves that are purchased in Tear by Sload merchants and the rumors of Sload airships carrying corpses from Senchal.

These difficulties lead many Necromancers to create their own corpses. While I prefer to work with those who have died a natural death, a more expedient approach is sometimes necessary to further the study of the Art.

While the Arts of Necromancy can be practiced on animals, such experiments rarely produce interesting results. The servant’s ability to follow directions seems to be related to the subject’s intelligence in life. While raising the corpse of a man, elf, or beastman can produce a useful servant, the corpses of animals produce mere guard dogs at best. Often a raised animal is unable to distinguish its master from the rest of the living and many amateur practitioners have been torn apart by the animal servants they created. Let such stories be a lesson to you.

- On the Preparation of a Corpse Volume One: The Acquisition of the Corpse

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Top image courtesy Claire Harbage/NPR

When author Colson Whitehead first heard about the Underground Railroad as a child he imagined a subway beneath the earth that escaped slaves could ride to freedom. He tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that when he found out that it was not a literal train, he felt “a bit upset.”

Now, in his new novel, The Underground Railroad, Whitehead returns to his childhood vision of an actual locomotive that carries escaped slaves through tunnels.

Find their full conversation here.

– Petra

Fallout: Nuka Break PSA / Link Masterpost

The tumblr Fallout fandom is growing rapidly, but most people seem to be unaware of the existence of Nuka Break. Every Fallout fan should be aware of this important series.

Originally posted by valenwoods

Fallout: Nuka Break is a live-action fan series started in 2011. It consists of two short films, two film-length “seasons”, and it is confirmed to be returning with new episodes in late Summer 2016. It’s about a vault-dweller, a pre-war ghoul, and an escaped Legion slave traveling together and trying not to die, sometime shortly before the events of New Vegas. Along the way, they meet a mysterious ranger (non-NCR) who helps them defend themselves against Leon, a delusional, alcoholic Legion general who is obsessively trying to capture them.

I can’t say much more about the plot without spoiling things, but as you can see from these gifs, the sets, costumes, and production values are extremely professional. A couple actual Fallout lore characters appear, as well. Professional actors Vic Mignogna (voice of Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist) and Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films) play recurring characters.

Originally posted by skullymex

Chris Avellone (Writer of Lonesome Road and creator of Ulysses) and Tim Cain (the creator of Fallout) were both involved in the production, though the details on specifically how they were involved are very sketchy for some reason.

Here’s a photo of Avellone and Cain on the set of Nuka Break’s second season, if you want proof.

Bethesda has promoted the series on their official blog multiple times and called it “great work”. The series was referenced in a New Vegas DLC pack, Gun Runner’s Arsenal, in the form of the Nuka-Breaker weapon. JE Sawyer is known to be a personal fan of the series. To be honest, there’s absolutely nothing lore-breaking in the entire show and the Fallout staff at Beth and Obsidian unanimously openly approve of it, so it may as well be considered semi-canon.

LINKS TO WATCH:

Fallout: Red Star - A prequel. Despite being made after season 2 was completed, you should totally watch it first. Trust me.

Fallout: Nuka Break Fan Film - The pilot. It really sucks. Watch it anyway.

Nuka Break Complete Season 1 - Really slow to start, but once the climax approaches, things get very interesting, very fast.

Nuka Break Complete Season 2 - An all-around improvement on the first season. Higher production values, a much better script, and fantastic pacing. Every Fallout fan needs to see this shit.

BONUS:

Fallout: Lanius - A completely unrelated but exceptional Fallout fan film. It’s a dramatization of the backstory of Legate Lanius, the final boss of Fallout: New Vegas. While Nuka Break is a fun mix of gritty and campy, Lanius is a dead-serious and intense interpretation of the Fallout setting.

what am I going to do though

there is literally no other show like this on tv

to start with a bisexual woman controls the business of some of the most dangerous pirates alive and has a relationship with one of them - who happens to be a former slave - before escaping execution for her crimes

she also has a relationship with the biracial, lesbian, slave-born prostitute/madam who then forms a poly relationship with a bisexual pirate woman and her boyfriend, oh and she also basically becomes queen

meanwhile a bisexual navy officer becomes a pirate after losing the man he loves and plans his revenge and redemption with the woman the two of them were also in a poly relationship with

he then teams up with a disabled conman and an island of escaped slaves - led by a current slave, his queen and their daughter - to fight a war against england

and on top of this, the characters are fully formed and motivated, the action scenes are incredible and the dialogue is perfect

so yeah

what am I going to do

the natives were by africans’ side in the 1500s enslavement and, having an advantage due to their knowledge of the land, escaped and almost always returned to help the africans. the first slave rebellion on present america was curated by natives + africans. the spaniards were terrified of escaped african + native villages/tribes, as they were always technologically advanced and “civilized”. africans taught natives rice cultivation and formed agricultural alliances. escaped slaves walked the trail of tears. we have such a rich history and bond, we gotta look out for eachother.

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@Regrann from @mandyafrica - Capoeira is an art form that defies description. It is a martial art, it is dance, a game.  It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition.  Capoeira is a story of triumph and freedom. According to some historians, capoeira was born of an Angolan ritual called n’golo (zebra dance), a competition that the boys from villages would do to see who would get the girl who reached the age for marriage. The word capoeira is not of African origin though, it comes from the Tupi Indians (kapu’era). Using capoeira, many slaves escaped their masters and formed rebellion groups/ maroon communities known as Quilombos.
Rooted in the rich cultures brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans, Capoeira’s history and its legends were passed down orally from former slaves who passed the art to their students. Hidden in the musical and rhythmical elements of the form, violent kicks were disguised as passionate dance movements, and its combination of a mixture of West African cultures saved it from being identified as an attempt to preserve any specific tradition. As such, capoeira came to life as a survival tool, not only of self-defense, but also of cultural identity. Capoeira is performed to music. The berimbau is a musical bow made of wood that was brought from Africa. It is used primarily to accompany the art of Capoeira.
Capoeira’s origin dates back about 500 years to the beginning of Brazil’s slave trade period. Slavery in Brazil lasted for over 300 yrs. Until the abolition of slavery, the law punished practitioners of capoeira punishable by up to 300 lashes and the dungeon. From 1889 to 1937, capoeira was a crime under the Penal Code. A simple demonstration resulted in six months in jail. #Brazil #capoeira #blackHistory #Africans #Culture #africandiaspora #panafricanism - #regrann

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It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
—  Charles Baudelaire
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June 15th 1897: Henry ‘Box’ Brown dies

On this day in 1897, American former slave Henry ‘Box’ Brown died in Canada. Born into slavery in Virginia in 1815, Brown spent most of his enslavement in a tobacco factory. In 1848, his wife and children were sold to North Carolina; the injustice fuelled his desire to escape from slavery. Brown plotted his escape carefully, working with a friend from his church and a white contact to arrange his being shipped as cargo from Richmond to the free city of Philadelphia. On March 23rd, 1849, Brown’s arduous journey began. Hiding in a box labeled ‘dry goods’, with just a single hole for air, Brown travelled 27 hours to the headquarters of the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society. When the box was opened, Brown emerged, said “How do you do, Gentlemen?”, and recited a psalm, thanking God for his deliverance from slavery. Abolitionist leaders were divided on whether to publicise Brown’s story. On one hand, it provided an inspiring story to enslaved people, but it also alerted the authorities to the possibility of similar attempts; indeed, Brown’s accomplices in Virginia were arrested for attempting to ship more people to freedom. Brown decided to go public, and toured Northern states with his courageous story, publishing a narrative in 1849. The passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 alarmed Brown, and he fled to England, where he remarried. Brown returned to America in 1875, after the Civil War brought about the aboltition of slavery, and worked as a magician. Little is known about Brown’s latter years, except that by the late 1880s he was performing in Canada. However, recent research suggests that he died on June 15th 1897 in Toronto. The remarkable career of Henry ‘Box’ Brown demonstrates the great lengths to which people were willing to go to escape the horrific institution of slavery.

“Buoyed up by the prospect of freedom and increased hatred to slavery I was willing to dare even death itself rather than endure any longer the clanking of those galling chains”

Aradia, Gospel of the Witches

Diana greatly loved her brother Lucifer, the god of the Sun and of Light and Splendor; who was so proud of his beauty, and who for his pride was driven from Paradise. Diana had by her brother a daughter, to whom they gave the name of Aradia.

In those days there were on earth many rich and many poor. The rich made slaves of all the poor. In those days were many slaves who were cruelly treated; in every palace tortures, in every castle prisoners.

Many slaves escaped. They fled to the country; thus they became thieves and evil folk. Instead of sleeping by night, they plotted escape and robbed their masters, and slew them. So they dwelt in the mountains and forests as robbers and assassins, all to avoid slavery.

Witnessing this, Diana said one day to her daughter Aradia:

“Tis true indeed that thou a spirit art,
But thou wert born but to become again
A mortal; thou must go to earth below
To be a teacher unto women and men
Who fain would study witchcraft in thy school.”

“And thou shalt be the first of witches known;
And thou shalt be the first of all i’ the world;
And thou shalt teach the art of poisoning,
Of poisoning those who are great lords of all;
Ye, thou shalt make them die in their palaces;
And thou shalt bind the oppressor’s souls with power.”

“And when ye find one who is rich,
Then ye shall teach the witch, your pupil, how
To ruin all his crops with tempests dire,
With lightning and with thunder terrible,
And hail and wind…”

“And when a priest shall do you injury
By his benedictions, ye shall do to him
Double the harm, and do it in the name
Of me, Diana, Queen of witches all!”

“And when the priests or the nobility
Shall say to you that you should put your faith
In the Father, Son, and Mary, then reply:

‘Your God, the Father, and Mary are but
Three devils…’

"The true God the Father is not yours;
For I have come to sweep away the bad,
The men of evil, all will I destroy!”

“Ye who are poor suffer with hunger keen,
And toil in wretchedness, and suffering too,
Full oft imprisonment; yet with it all
Ye have a soul, and for your sufferings
Ye shall be happy in the Other World,
But ill the fate of all who do ye wrong!”

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches, by Charles Godfrey Leland, c.1899.