everyone wants a piece of obi wan

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1) I’m so glad this material holds to the notion that Obi-wan Kenobi should be presented as dual-wielding as often as possible, as it is a thing of momentous beauty and badassery. 

2) Inquiring minds want to know the answer to many of these questions, including, Who is looking for Obi-wan Kenobi? 

(Possible answers: well, everyone at some point or another. I mean right now in Rebels lore, it’s Maul and Ezra. But the list really goes on and on. Let us not forget that during the Clone Wars alone, Obes had every single Sith/Darksider/Separatist leader gunning directly for him at some point, many to the point of unhealthy obsession. VentressGrievousMaulDooku, ahem. )

One of the very best things about STAR WARS fandom is that there’s so much variety here that I never seem to get bored, that there’s always something for almost everyone to pick up and read! Whether I want to read about the Jedi or the clones or the Empire being fought back against or character pieces on the space twins or continue my love for the Solo characters or continue to cry about the Rebels crew or to capitalize on the potential of the still-unfolding sequels, Star Wars fandom is going to give me something and it’s going to be fantastic.

This list of recs will hopefully give you something to read, whether you want massive time travel (maybe) fix it or delicious more character-focused stuff or just some straight up kissing fic or something that will give you feelings or whatever, there should be at least one thing you’ll like! Because Star Wars fandom is excellent for spreading that love around!

STAR WARS FIC RECS:
TIME TRAVEL RECS:
Although He Smiles by AutumnChild22, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & padme & qui-gon & cast, time travel, 86.9k wip
   She’d counted the 750 steps down from the Temple. She’d said her goodbyes, and left Master Anakin standing below the great pillars. What more could the Force want from her? ‘Everything’ sums it up nicely. Waking 13 years in the past, Ahsoka faces a harsh reality. As events begin to unfold, she faces a ticking clock that times a galaxy’s end.
Adrift by Ripki, obi-wan & anakin & cast, time travel, 4.9k wip
   In the aftermath of painful revelations, Obi-Wan and Anakin struggle to come to terms with the heavy price of secrets. But the war gives no respite and soon enemies are closing in, putting the Team’s honesty, loyalty and trust in each other to the test.
A New History by Annie Walker, obi-wan & anakin & qui-gon & dooku & cast, time travel, 533.4k wip
   During a heated battle, Dooku escaped into the past! Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker follow to stop him, but discover that Dooku went to the past where Obi-Wan is a young padawan to a very much alive Qui-Gon Jinn. Now, the two must go undercover to stop Dooku’s plans from coming to fruition in order to save not only the future, but also young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn.
untitled by lurkingcrow, obi-wan & anakin, time travel, 1.3k
   At first he thinks he is dreaming. After all, he is dead, and who is to say the dead do not dream? It’s not the most pleasant of dreams, back in the place of his childhood, the hot Tatooine winds blowing sand inside the coarse fabric of his tunic.

PREQUELS RECS:
Magic Blankets by Lady_Lombax, obi-wan & anakin/padme & ahsoka & cast, 3k
   C-3PO accidentally saves the galaxy by teaching a young Ani Skywalker how to crochet. Or in which the power of love and crafts solve a lot of problems and the Jedi Creche is about two inches away from kidnapping Anakin at any given moment.
Remedial Jedi Theology by MarbleGlove, obi-wan & anakin & mace & palpatine & cast, 51.3k
   Let us consider the fact that the Jedi Order is a monastic religious organization based out of a temple, with five basic tenets of faith.
untitled by stonefreeak, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka, 2.6k
   The past and the present blurs together, Anakin can hardly breathe through it. Too many thoughts crowd inside his head and the more he tries to sort himself out, the more of the past he remembers and the more fears for the future it brings up.
There’s some use crying over spilled milk. by McKenziethewriter, obi-wan & anakin, 1.3k
   Anakin and Obi-Wan’s first night at the Temple without Qui-Gon.
The One Where Anakin Tries to Be Serious by GirlwithCurls98, anakin & ahsoka, 1k
   Even though they’re fighting a war, Anakin finds the time to lead his apprentice through one of the Jedi’s sacred ceremonies.
untitled by swhurtcomfort, obi-wan & anakin, 1.8k
   Prompt: So…. what if Anakin gets the news that he is going to take the Trials of Knighthood in a week and completely shuts everyone out in his panic to prepare himself and then he gets sick from not sleeping or something bad happens to him.
untitled by stonefreeak, quinlan & cast, 3.4k
   Quinlan nurses his mug of aseet as he keeps scanning the room with sharp eyes, his sensitive ears working overtime to try and pick up the slightest bit of interesting conversation—preferably something to do with the Senate bombing; maybe a cocky bounty hunter bragging about their excellent work.
A Passing Evening by belldreams, obi-wan/satine & anakin & cast, 2.9k
   With Qui-Gon’s passing and a brand new Padawan in tow, Obi-Wan finds himself at a loss. An old companion helps him find his way again.
Their Promises They’d Kept by The_Peridot_Shade, obi-wan & anakin & qui-gon & cast, 2.5k
   Obi-Wan’s never felt human, not really. When all of time and space is at your fingertips, when there are rules you must obey absolutely and others you can break as easily as breathing—well, it’s no surprise to discover that you aren’t what you thought you were.
untitled by swhurtcomfort, obi-wan & anakin, 1.8k
   ‘Blast it—ow!“ A great swarm of tiny orange insects erupted from of the stump Obi-Wan had hit with the hovercrate.
untitled by swhurtcomfort, obi-wan & anakin & cast, 2.2k
   Be brave don’t look back be brave don’t look back
Sweater Dresses by Lady_Lombax, anakin/fives (one-sided), 1k
   In which Anakin likes to wear sweater dresses in his downtime and Fives Cannot Deal™ with this information.
Obi-Wan and the Force by AwayOHumanChild, obi-wan & cast, ~1k
   One of the first things Jedi Initiates learn is that everyone experiences the Force differently.
A Mother’s Love by achilleanobiwan, obi-wan & qui-gon & xanatos & oc & cast, 18.7k wip
   A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a young mother on a small planet in the Outer Rim chose to not give her son up to be raised by the Jedi Order. Obi-Wan never becomes a Jedi, Xanatos never falls to the Dark, and the colorful Kenobi family keeps the galaxy on its toes.
predation by king_edmund, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka (pre-relationship?), 1.7k
   ahsoka catches a glimpse of something, and briefly loses her whole goddamn mind. (the jedi may be vast, luminous beings, but they still inhabit terrible, feral bodies)
Simmer 'til tender by Brynnen, TwaCorbies (Brynnen), obi-wan & anakin, ~1k
   It’s hard forming a partnership with the one left behind and Obi-Wan realises that he might have to embrace a less conventional approach to gain his skittish padawan’s trust.
that sleep of death by snartfellows, ahsoka & plo, 1.6k
   On her worst nights, after the Great Purge, Ahsoka Tano has a nightmare.
In the Heart of the Force by ReneeoftheStars, ahsoka & qui-gon, 1.7k
   Ahsoka Tano travels back to the world between world’s. Searching for answers, she comes across a past event that only makes her question the past even more.
untitled by stonefreeak, rig nema & cast, 1.2k
   Rig Nema steps out of the transport, glad to be back on solid ground again—gladder still to be back at the Temple at last. The Coruscant air is as it always is, filtered and almost polluted.
genesis by kernsing, anakin & shmi & cast, ~1k wip
   genesis /ˈʤɛnəsəs/ — n. the origin or mode of formation of something
if the sky comes falling down, for you (there’s nothing in this world i wouldn’t do) by skywalking-across-the-galaxy (BadWolfGirl01), obi-wan/satine & anakin & cody & maul & cast, 6.2k
   [or: The Lawless, but Obi-Wan’s not alone.]
where war is no more by silveronthetree, obi-wan/satine, 3k wip
   AU where Satine survives and Obi-Wan goes on the run with her and Luke after Order 66.
One Drink Too Many and a Joke Gone Too Far by victoria_p (musesfool), obi-wan/satine & anakin/padme, nsfw, 7.2k
   Obi-Wan and Satine wake up married. Obi-Wan intends to file for divorce. Really he does.
Tooka While But We’ll Get There… by LurkingCrow, anakin & wolffe & rex & cast, 4.5k
   In a universe where the events of the Clone Wars went very differently, all Wolffe wants to do is find passage off this station before his leave is over. He’s not expecting to make new friends of either human or feline variety…

OBI-WAN/ANAKIN RECS:
a blessing from the Force itself by Anonymous, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, d/s, ~1k
   ‘So what we are we gonna do,’ he teases, ‘master?’
Upfall by bell (belldreams), obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, 3.6k wip
   Anakin is doing just about everything he can to hold himself together; it won’t last.
Ahsoka’s Masters by Ralph_E_Silvering, obi-wan/anakin & ahsoka, 2.4k
   Basically a story about how Ahsoka Tano learns she has two masters instead of one, and Anakin and Obi-Wan are their usual charming, bickering, infused with sexual tension selves.
Qui-Gon Does It Well by Jen425, obi-wan/anakin & luke & leia & qui-gon, 2.1k
   It’s Qui-Gon’s turn. (But when has Qui-Gon ever done anything right about Obi-Wan and Anakin?)
Say Hello to Master Qui-Gon for Me by zarabithia, obi-wan/anakin, ~1k
   At the end of a long life together, Anakin bids farewell to Obi-Wan.
A Father’s Love by TheAndromedaFangirl, obi-wan/anakin/padme, 2.2k
   In Vader’s dying moments, Luke makes a wish, for his father to be able to have a better life. The force answers.
Needing Touch by aphorisnt, obi-wan/anakin, ~1k
   Anakin needs to hold Obi-Wan.
Sometimes a family is a cultural anthropologist, a PoliSci PhD, a snippy sophomore, a golden cat, a Snorkie, and a guy who just wants to build a really smart robot by bessyboo, cantarina, exmanhater, forzandopod, heartequals (savvygambols), Opalsong, reena_jenkins, sophinisba, theleanansidhe, obi-wan/anakin/padme & ahsoka & quinlan & asajj, modern au, 19.4k
i’ll wait no longer by Ralph_E_Silvering, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, 5.3k
   Soon after Anakin is rescued from the Thrugii Asteroid Belt, he and Obi-Wan are sent undercover at a masquerade party hosted by Senator Amidala. Bereft of Obi-Wan for weeks, Anakin may not be able to resist demanding his Master’s touch for long.

ORIGINAL TRILOGY RECS:
There Lies a Beast (and when it wakes you know it will not hide) by AceQueenKing, leia/amilyn & padme, sith!padme, 3.7k
   Sometimes, Leia thinks Padmé Amidala Naberrie will drown the universe in her tears. Or, if not that, then let the streets run with blood. Perhaps Mother finds atonement for her dead husband and dead son in the blood she’s spilled.
Of Sons and Fathers by AliuIce0814, obi-wan & luke, 2.3k
   “What a child Anakin’s son is, Obi-Wan thought to Qui-Gon. What an utterly remarkable boy.” Starring six-year-old Luke, grieving Obi-Wan, some bratty neighbor kids, and the ghosts of Padawans and Masters past.
A Great Many Things by lirin, obi-wan & mara & yoda & leia & padme, 1.2k
   “But Master Yoda,” Mara said, “What about Prince Vader? They say he knows the Force.”

REBELS RECS:
Uncharted by glorious_clio, kanan/hera, 1k
   New crew member. New roommate. New rules? They’re figuring this out as they go along.
Dehiscence by veritascara, hera(/kanan) & cham, 4.8k
   An unexpected holo-call reopens wounds, both new and old, for Hera and creates a rift she never intended.
Home and Honor by ncfan, sabine/ketsu, 7k
   Ketsu and Sabine aren’t exactly on the same page about what honor entails.
Like An Image Passing By by rebelsfromstars, kanan/hera & jacen, 3.7k
   Every once in a while Hera comes with Jacen to Lothal to visit the mural that Sabine had painted. As time goes by, Jacen has more and more questions about his father.
The Signs by veritascara, hera & ezra & isval & background kanan/hera, 3.5k
   A childhood lesson she hoped she’d never need comes back to haunt Hera, and she isn’t sure how she feels about it.

SOLO RECS:
Honour Among Thieves by rain_sleet_snow, han/qi'ra & vos & maul, 1.3k
   Qi'ra doesn’t get many opportunities to do the right thing.

SEQUELS RECS:
Now, Voyager by glorious_clio, leia & rey & poe & rose & finn, 1.9k
   Make no mistake, Leia Organa is driven by duty, by a desire for peace and democracy. So when she is shown a way to bring peace to the Galaxy, she sets herself on that path. It’s what she’s always done.
blood is thicker by saiditallbefore, rey & palpatine, 2.2k
   Other people couldn’t see Rey’s grandfather, because he was a ghost. That was okay, though— she’d never needed other people anyway.
Between by Splintered_Star, leia/han & obi-wan, force ghosts, 2k
   Leia, the night after everyone returns from the Starkiller base. (Almost everyone.)

FULL DETAILS + RECS HERE!

anonymous asked:

I love the artwork of Joyciedraws entittled "Ben and Satine". You should see it!!! I love how Obi-wan looks like a monk trying not to be seduced by Satine in her dress as they hug. He has his eyes closed in the artwork, as though he is trying not to 'go there' with his thoughts, trying to not notice the long V-line of the back of her dress, lol! That is a perfect art piece for my thoughts on their relationship when they got older! Thoughts?

Hello, anon!!!! I have seen this piece and it is truly stunning! Here it is for those of you wondering:

Now, I want everyone to visit art by joycie and give her and her art some love! She’s incredibly talented. Her art is GORGEOUS!!!!!

In ‘Ben and Satine’… the way Obi-Wan’s brows are pulled together looks like he’s experiencing a mixture of pain and pleasure. This piece almost looks like a reunion, as though they had not seen each other for a long time. Obi-Wan has just arrived and maybe this is the first moment they’re allowed to be alone together. You can see his right arm is tucked under Satine’s and is wrapping around her back… but that isn’t inside the frame.

This is such a lovely piece of art. There is something mutual about the intensity of their emotions. They may not be feeling the exact same thing but they are certainly both experiencing strong reactions.

(Why isn’t this possible in real life????)

I also love the color palette. The warmth and cloistered auburn, intimate and regal mauve. It’s all very natural and comforting.

OK, enough out of me.

Once more, everyone: GO LIKE IT ON THE ARTIST’S PAGE! SHE DESERVES YOUR LOVE AND AFFECTION :)

Thank you for the fun ask!! You know me too well!  ;-)  I’m a sucker for Obitine!

anonymous asked:

Are you still taking (obikin) prompts? If so: Obi-Wan has been in love with Anakin for a while, but decided to somehow... suppress his feelings with the Force for the greater good. But then, the war ends. The chancellor is dead and the evil is stopped, so Obi-Wan decides to stop suppressing his feelings. But, because all of his feelings appear at once, it's a bit too much and Obi-Wan ends up blushing, mumbling and sighing and acting completely lovesick. Anakin happens to enjoy it very much.

Kriff The Clone Wars. Kriff everything about them. The desolation that arose. The mounting death toll. So many lives lost, innocent lives, lives that had so much left to give to the Galaxy taken away. Their light simply puffed out, taken, stolen. Stolen by a group of insurgents hell-bent on taking over the Galaxy for their own purposes. Jedi dispersed to all corners of the Galaxy- every nook and cranny- no stone left unturned by the peace keepers. The Knights doing their best to keep the wave of attacks by the Separatists at bay. All of this Obi-Wan expected. It was war, all of this was to be expected; however, it didn’t make it any less devastating. It was his duty to fight for the inhabitants of the Galaxy, yet Obi-Wan found another aspect of the war far more disheartening.

Obi-Wan didn’t work alone. The Council sought to appease the vexed minds of the star systems by pairing him with his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. It was the best choice, as they had become quite the pair. The Negotiator and The Hero With No Fear were highly sought after. Their reputation had spread rapidly, known to anyone, whether in the Republic or CIS. The only problem was that Obi-Wan was hopelessly in love with Anakin. He’d known it for a while, and the revelation had come as quite the shock. He’d gone lightheaded, knocked things over, caused quite the scene if he was being honest. He’d have thought he was going insane if it weren’t for Anakin coming to check on him, oh so concerned, his eyebrows knitted together, eyes intense-pure blue eyes- needless to say, Obi-Wan’s feelings were confirmed. Obi-Wan brushed it off as simply a dizzy spell, exhaustion, the whole drained from battle bit, and Anakin had reluctantly believed it. The older man watched his pupil walk away, his long legs taking strides towards the tent entrance, his taut muscles strangled underneath the confines of the tunic. He watched helplessly as Anakin reached up and parted the cloth to pass through, his curls catching the light just perfectly, a golden halo smothering his honey locks. Obi-Wan had to lick his lips then, and his gaze drifted towards the ground, doing his best to avoid the distraction that was Anakin. 

Anakin was his weakness. The boy he’d practically raised, grown to care for, to love. He couldn’t have a weakness, he was expected to be strong, to be fearless. He lost himself in meditation, looking for any answers the Force would give him regarding his problem. It wasn’t easy, he felt some resistance from the Force, but Obi-Wan persevered, and found his solution. He focused on his feelings for his pupil, and visualized himself siphoning them off into an isolated pocked. Slowly, he felt his feelings towards Anakin slip away, felt them dull, until there was no more than a slight hum. Obi-Wan wanted to feel sad, but he wasn’t allowed to anymore. 

A year or so passed before the war ended. The manner in which it did so surprised everyone, especially the Jedi, but more Master Yoda. They’d had the Sith under their noses the whole time, and they hadn’t seen it. The Jedi had been deceived by Palpatine for nearly decade, and Anakin had been manipulated for just as long. It was a stroke of good fortune they’d figured it out really. The Chancellor had slipped when in a conversation with Anakin, and he’d pieced the whole plot together. He’d gone back to the Temple and they’d gone to apprehend the man. Fighting broke out and the Chancellor ended up dead, a traitor to the Republic. 

After all of this, Obi-Wan watched. Just watched. He watched as Anakin tended to all the wounded patients in the medical wing of the Temple. So caring and affectionate with each sentient. Obi-Wan smiled fondly. Well, I suppose the war is over..he thought to himself. He stared at the man in front of him, the man who was now walking towards him, a slight grin on his face. Obi-Wan closed his eyes, and focused on reaching the pocket that was left untouched for nearly a year. All at once, his feelings rushed in, old memories accompanied by new ones. His eyes watered, tears threatening to spill. His cheeks reddened, he could feel the heat spread down his body, onto his collar bones and reaching his chest. Anakin was directly in front of him then, a smirk painted plainly on his face.

“An-Anakin.” Obi-Wan stammered, his eyes shooting to his shuffling feet.

Anakin came forward slightly, reaching out and clutching lightly at Obi-Wan’s elbow.

“Obi-Wan… are you, back? He whispered, emphasizing the last word.

“Wha-what…?”

“C’mon. You can’t take me for fool, can you? After that day in the tent, you’ve been different.”

Obi-Wan’s eyes shifted back to Anakin’s sea blue spheres. MISTAKE. The blush spread immediately, and Obi-Wan began to giggle. 

“Oh, Obi-Wan.” Anakin purred, “You’re being so obvious. You know that right?”

Obi-Wan tried to get away, he could NOT be acting like this right now. Was he really giving himself away this quickly, after all his effort to hide his feelings?

“Well, I-I…I don’t know what to say. I…” Anakin reached up and cupped Obi-Wan’s chin.

“It’s ok, Obi-Wan. I feel the same way.”

Obi-Wan’s eyes went wide in shock. Unintelligent mumbling poured out of his mouth, only to be cut off by Anakin’s lips. Obi-Wan’s eyes shut and he leaned into the soft pliable lips now attached to his. Heaving in heavy breaths through his nose.

“Oh, Anakin.” He leaned his forehead against the younger mans. 

Anakin smiled and laced their fingers together, finally able to be together.


[ YIKES I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’LL LIKE THIS! I’M SORT OF UNHAPPY WITH THIS I AM SO SORRY ))))): ]

I just have to rant for a second

i see a lot of people who defend Anakin on here and thats awesome because i too love that fuck up of a human being but theres always one thing that bothers me. When it comes to Palpatine, Padmé, and Obi-Wan the blame can be placed and is somewhat deserved. They are adults who made decisions as adults and even though its mostly Anakin’s fault because it was his choice, everyone mentioned prior and the entire jedi order can all take tiny slices of the blame cake. Palatine gets a big ass slice of course and the order does too more than likely. But you know who should never be included in the blame? Ahsoka.

 I see it sometimes, people saying he needed her and she left when it was most crucial that she stayed by his side. Or that her leaving was the first part of his downfall and perhaps it was but none of that was her fault or her responsibility. Ahsoka was 14 when the clone wars began, when she became his padawan and she was around 16 when she left the order. 16. In no way, shape, or form is Anakin’s fall her fault because he was the adult in the situation and he failed her first. When she needed him to be her hero, he wasn’t there and then everything else happened so quickly. Ahsoka was cast out of the order and Obi-Wan and the council let her the fuck down after Anakin had let her the fuck down. Everyone let her down except Padmé. She was put on trial and almost executed and yes Anakin saved her but the trauma had already occurred and she was scarred and humiliated, no matter how much Anakin wanted to be her savior. To expect a 16 year old girl to stay behind and pick up the pieces of her father/older brother figure is ridiculous. Anakin can take a whopping piece of the blame cake in Ahsoka’s case but she can’t take any from his. 

Leave my child alone, she was cast away at 16 and had to learn to fend for herself. You know who never had to that shit? Anakin.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I saw a sad but really revealing youtube video entitled "Star Wars - The Last Jedi: George Lucas Screwed Over by Disney" Please watch it and respond what you think about the direction Disney is going...without Lucas. I want you to be honest b/c I really enjoy your in-depth answers and your site!!! I just don't want Disney to do a standalone Obi-Wan film if they don't have the nostalgia and true meaning of the Force since the beginning. Thoughts?

I meant to only write a tiny little thing but it turned into a long-winded rant. Sorry 0_0 This is definitely more than you bargained for.

Hello Anon! This is a very interesting question…

However, it gets into sticky territory for me. I have no wish to foster negativity. There’s enough of that in the world without my help. So I’ll agree to talk about this, but only to a certain extent. I try to use my blog to talk about the Star Wars I love - mainly Obi-Wan and Luke - and I do my best to keep my gripes to a minimum. I don’t want anyone to feel alienated or excluded because we might have differing opinions. Everyone is welcome here.

Originally posted by parthenoninruins


I absolutely have opinions on Disney’s direction, but I’ve also learned to slow down and let all the pieces fall into place before I get too emotional. I’ve been nervous about everything released that wasn’t the original trilogy. Some stuff I’ve adored. Other stuff I think is truly terrible. Railing against Disney, in my humble opinion, is non productive (I’m certainly not saying that’s what you are doing, I’m only speaking in generalities). Personally, I think George Lucas has made some awful choices, as did Rian Johnson, but no matter what happens, the things I love are still precious to me.

So, as I voice a few ideas, please keep in mind that I love Star Wars with all my heart but I’m going to challenge you a bit and play devil’s advocate.

First of all, to lay some ground work, let me tell you that I majored in film analysis at university, I minored in journalism, I’m a writer, and I work in marketing. So I am actually a teeny bit qualified to have this discussion. Because of my background, I naturally approach Star Wars and the video you asked me to watch through many different lenses.

The original trilogy was beautiful (to me) because Luke Skywalker was the embodiment of what Joseph Campbell called the monomyth - a universal story that is repeated through time and space, existing in a nearly identical story arc within cultures that never had contact with each other. If you haven’t read The Hero With a Thousand Faces, I highly recommend you check it out (Luke Skywalker is actually on the cover of my edition :) and he’s gorgeous!).

That being said, I do not buy into the idea that Star Wars (and George Lucas for that matter) can do no wrong. There is a lot of shit in the Star Wars universe. But that doesn’t mean we can’t love it in spite of its imperfections.

As a film student and a storyteller, I find the original trilogy to be one of the great loves of my life. It’s not perfect, but I love it anyway. If you perform a film theory critical analysis of the three films, Empire Strikes Back is cinematically exceptional. There is a right and a wrong way to subconsciously communicate through cinematography and editing (it’s an actual language that you’re taught in film school), and of the OT, Empire is nearly perfect. Return of the Jedi? Honestly… not so much. This isn’t my opinion, it’s film theory. My opinion is that I LOVE Return of the Jedi!!

We owe a lot of technology to George Lucas. Without him we wouldn’t have non-linear editing (this is a HUGE DEAL in the film industry!!!! but it is also the reason we have YouTube and cameras in our phones), or certain sound technology, or certain animation pipelines and gimbals. These are things the general public doesn’t really know about, but I’m here to tell you these technologies are industry miracles.

OK, moving on. So George Lucas decided to do a prequel trilogy. In the video you asked me to watch, he talks about not losing the story by getting caught up in technology. What would you call the prequel trilogy if not exactly that? Not only did he use CG EVERYTHING in the PT (including adding and removing hair from Ewan McGregor’s beard - WTF?!?!?), but then he went back and altered the OT. Things have been added to the original trilogies that I will NEVER FORGIVE!!!!!! Oh my god, what did he do?!?!?!?!?! In the words of Anakin Skywalker / Dath Vader “Noooooooooooooo!”

I want to point out that at the end of the video you asked me to watch, they wrap everything up by splicing in the end of Return of the Jedi with the original Yub Yub or Yub Nub or whatever-the-hell-it-was-called song. I think it’s rather ironic because when Lucas recut the film in 1997 he replaced that song and added a bunch of CGI bullshit that A LOT of people still hate.

So I guess my circuitous point is, you can’t completely blame everything on Disney. George Lucas has alienated fans in the past. I’m a diehard fan but there is a lot of stuff he did that enraged me.

My fangirl side adores everything Star Wars. I can’t get enough of it. My intellectual, educated side has to admit there are glaring imperfections that actually undermine the credibility of the artists involved.

My bitter, marketing side feels like both Lucas and Disney have only ever really been focused on their bottom line. “How much money can we make off this gigantic, fanatic fanbase??” I hope in my heart that isn’t the truth, but considering all the content that comes out with the movies (books, comics, tote bags, underwear, pajamas, cook books) it’s hard not be cynical. Full disclosure, I own all of the things listed, including the cook book. BECAUSE I LOVE STAR WARS AND WILL BUY EVERYTHING I CAN!!

Sooooo, although I am not crazy about The Last Jedi, and am literally sick to my stomach about what they did to my beloved Luke, my journalism side reminds to me take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt and to ALWAYS CONSIDER THE SOURCE!!!!

Anon, I understand your concern about a Kenobi film, but there was never any guarantee that it would be perfect just because George Lucas wrote the script treatment. There is always hope that we will be pleasantly surprised.

And now I feel like I must list some things I love because I want to end on a positive note :)

1. OBI-WAN KENOBI ON GEONOSIS

2. LUKE’S DUEL WITH VADER ON CLOUD CITY

3. ROGUE ONE’S WONDERFUL, PAINFUL ENDING

4. JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR’S OBI-WAN

5. DID I MENTION LUKE SKYWALKER???

Originally posted by the-return-of-the-imagines

OK, enough out of me for today. Much love!!!