he's my favorite star wars character

I think one of my favorite stories I’ve ever heard Mark Hamill tell is the one about how the first time he heard the score for A New Hope he got sort of jokingly offended because it seemed like every other character had a specific song for them and he didn’t and John Williams just looked at him and said “…The main theme is your song” and Mark was like “WHAT OMG” like he didn’t actually understand before that moment that he was the protagonist.

  • someone: you can tell a lot about someone from their favorite fictional characters!
  • me, nervously shoving all of my sarcastic trashbag characters with daddy issues and poor decision-making skills out of sight: um

i identify with C-3PO so hard bcuz like….he’s just along for the ride?? has no clue what he’s doing? no special powers…just a bunch of crazy friends and shit just happens and he’s like “O MY SWEET BANTHA” and he somehow, by the sheen of his metal coating, manages to keep himself together while also managing to bitch every single minute he’s on screen..he’s just so real

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Spacelatinxs Week ✫  
Day One :: Favorite Character


“Does he look like a killer?”
She was watching Cassian and Bodhi descend into the mud when she heard Chirrut’s voice. She turned to look and saw he was speaking to Baze.
“No,” Baze said, after a moment of thought. “He has the face of a friend.”
“Who are you talking about?” she asked.
Baze eyed her appraisingly. “Captain Andor,” he said, flat. 
– Alexander Freed, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization

I don’t understand the hate for Ron Weasley. He is a lovable guy with a lot of heart, a good head on his shoulders, and a lot of loyalty to his friends. People criticize him for leaving, but Han Solo left as well, and ended up rescuing the hero at the last moment. He, unlike Ron, was not under the influence of a Horcrux, and has no excuse for his dickish behavior in A New Hope. Also, people arguing that Ron and Hermione’s bickering is abusive have obviously never seen Star Wars. Ron critics only see the bastardized movie version, where they made him comic relief and gave the best lines to Hermione and Harry. Ron is, and will always, remain my favorite character.

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I: Favorite all time character from the original trilogy of Star Wars films? 
D: If I have to chose one, and I think he chose me, it’s Darth. It’s like he appears in my nightmares, he’s there always. 
R: And in your dreams!
D: I went to the set one day when Gareth was doing a test and I started listening to [Darth Vader noises] and, literally, I became six years old and freezed. I was like [obscenities]! I don’t feel that with anyone or anything.
R: Not even with me?
D: Not even with you. I mean, and our thing is special, but that is here. I’m sorry. I accepted it, I feel much better. Darth Vader!

Bonus:

HANDS DOWN. DARTH VADER IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE STAR WARS SERIES AND HERE’S WHY

Darth Vader is the most terrifying badass I have ever met as a character, he knows how to get shit done and when to get it done. In the original trilogy, he hunts down Luke Skywalker using any means necessary and tries to get him to turn to the Darkside.

In the animated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD, he still had that intimidating feeling after the Grand Inquisitor was killed. Just the moment when he arrives on Lothal and all you hear is the breathing and his iconic theme gets you hyped for season two.

The Force Awakens, all you see is an old relic of his helmet and it still gives you those vibes, man.

ROGUE ONE

R O G U E MOTHERFUCINKG ONE

LET ME TELL YOU

OH BOY

The introduction to Darth Vader was so pleasing. Seeing him in the bacta tank protected by Imperial Guards when Krennic approaches him screams the fact that he’s still recovering from his injuries.

HIS CASTLE BASE ON MUSTAFAR BUILT ON THE VERY SPOT WHERE HE DUELED OBI-WAN KENOBI.

BOARDING THE TANTIVE IV AND KEEPING REBEL TROOPS TRAPPED IN A ROOM AND GOING ON A SLAUGHTER FEST

I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN

VADER IS A BADASS AND I LOVE HIM

I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO AFRAID IN MY LIFE

How much does my little brother love Agent Kallus?

A whole fucking lot, it would surprisingly seem. Here are a couple of his comments from the finale relating to our favorite character.

Him: “He looks really cute with his hair like that.” 

Me: *silence*

Him: “OH GOD DON’T TELL ME I’M THE ONLY ONE.”

Me: “Oh, no, you’re not the only one.”

“Awww, baby no! It’s not your fault! Thrawn’s just an ass!”

“I wish it were possible to give fictional characters a hug because he looks so scared and I just- hnnnngh!”

“MASTER OF SASS!”

And, my personal favorite:

“That smirk just added about fifteen years to my life.”

Hayden Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is underrated

This post is something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something that I finally need to get around to sharing with other people. I should have done this immediately after re-watching the first three episodes with Nannette while things were still fresh, but instead, I’m doing it almost a year later. I don’t remember exactly all the details or specific examples, but I’ll try my best. Maybe I’ll come back and edit this after I watch them again. Anyway…

Hayden Christensen did an incredible job with Anakin Skywalker. Before you stop reading because there’s no possible way I could be right, hear me out; maybe I’ll change the way you see his acting performance in Star Wars: Episodes II and III.

The biggest complaint I hear about Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker is that he is stiff, delivering his lines awkwardly and playing his role mostly devoid of emotion. It just doesn’t seem good enough or realistic. I think that this could have been a deliberate choice by Christensen because of who Anakin is and because of what life and circumstance has shaped Anakin into being.

Anakin is an incredibly emotional character. He thinks with his heart instead of logic, often following through on impulsive actions brought on by those emotions. Anakin’s intense feelings are prevalent in many scenes: he is worried about and seeks power to protect his mom and Padme, he murders an entire Tusken village after learning about the death of Shmi, he is angered and upset that the council won’t make him a Jedi master, and pretty much any other scene involving Padme, like when Padme falls out of the gunship in Episode II and Anakin almost risks expulsion from the Jedi Council by going after her instead of working to end the war. This emotion is heavily contrasted by Obi-wan’s desire to adhere to their duty and think logically.

In fact, it’s this emotional driving force Anakin possesses that makes most of the Jedi Council worried about him. Anakin is out of place among the Jedi. The literal first line of the Jedi code is: “There is no emotion, there is peace.” This is where Christensen’s acting comes into play. Anakin is uncomfortable under this restriction, and that’s why he seems so robotic at times. Anakin is an incredibly emotional person under serious pressure by everyone in his life (except Padme) to stop being emotional. His humor even evolves into the monotone, deadpan sarcasm that is seen with Obi-wan. He’s working so hard at suppressing his emotions that he’s forcibly correcting his speech tones and gestures. This is incredibly in character and a wonderful performance given by Christensen.

The stiffness and awkwardness with which Christensen delivers some lines and acts some scenes is no mistake. It’s deliberate, and it’s incredibly well done. This is obvious when contrasted with Anakin’s emotional scenes where Christensen acts with passion. It’s even further evidenced as Anakin stops his efforts to smother his emotions and becomes Darth Vader. From his appointment to Lord Vader until his famous duel with Obi-wan he is free from the constraints on his emotions. We see a harrowed man who hasn’t quite realized the extent of his actions wipe out the younglings. We see a caring, concerned and loving man check on Padme to make sure she’s safe and that she isn’t aware of what he has done to protect her. We see an angry man confront his brother and teacher in a blinding rage. We see the emotion that he’s been hiding the rest of the time.

Christensen’s performance is resonating and undeniably impactful during the final moments leading up to the conclusion of Episode III. It doesn’t make any sense that that same conviction and heart wouldn’t appear throughout all of Episode II and III unless there was a reason that Anakin would be forcing himself to hide it. The Jedi Order itself was that reason, and the stiffness and awkwardness that is Anakin (barring the emotional scenes where his feelings come out) has some deep meaning to it. Next time you want to drag Christensen for his performance, take a moment to think why the character would be portrayed that way. Christensen did a wonderful, incredibly underrated job with his role as Anakin Skywalker.

TL;DR: Anakin is an incredibly emotional character forced into hiding and suppressing those emotions by the Jedi Order and Code. This is why Hayden Christensen’s performance may seem stiff and awkward at times. The awkwardness is purposeful and his performance is incredibly underrated.

Disclaimer: Anakin is my favorite character in the Star Wars universe, so this may just be me grasping at straws trying to justify what people say is a subpar performance from Hayden Christensen. However, I feel like I’ve given this analysis objective treatment and truly believe that he deserves more praise for what I consider to be an incredible job portraying such an interesting and deep character.

So.. I watched Rogue One and yeah here's how it went.

I had my phone on throughout and I kept pausing the movie to write down what I felt and I’m posting the original note so no edits (you can feel my feels if you know what I mean)


•OMG HANNIBAL
•Alright but how beautiful are these names? Jyn? Cassian? Galen?
•K-2SO is already my favorite character
•Diego Luna looks like a lil baby, he’s so small and adorable
•"I’m taking them to imprison them in prison"
• lmao this blind guy I love him
•"Are you kidding me? I’m blind"
•OMG DARTH VADER so nice to see a familiar face or err mask
•"Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director" AHAHAHAH shit well played
•"I’ll be there for you. Cassian said I had to" lmao I love this guy
•I paused the movie and my mom asked if I was watching Jurassic Park bc of the scenery
•AHHH R2D2 AND C3PO I’m so happy
•K IS DEAD WHY WHAT
•CASSIAN IS DEAD WHAT THE FUCK
•CHIRRUT IS DEAD WHAT THE FUCK
•THEY FUCKING KILLED BODHI IM DONE WHAT THE FUCK
•BAZE???? N O
•Okay my bad cassian is alive BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS DEAD SHIT
•I was wrong. He died again. Everyone is dead
•Oh shit! This is the prequel to A New Hope! My mind is blown. Just like everyone in this movie.
•PRINCESS LEIA
•Ah feels good to hear that theme song.

Also can I say, thank you to everyone in the Star Wars fandom for welcoming me with open arms and being so nice on the previous post.

May the force be with you.

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Two very different kind of evil.



i cant speak for all but i stan kylo because

he’s different from the other edgy characters that seem to flood the market nowadays. a lot of these characters are pretty basic and linear, darker wearing emo boys that look cool without having any real bite to back up the bark or any substance behind the fancy looks.

tbh, i expected kylo ren to be more or less the same - another dark and angry edgelord hipster that uses a cool weapon to overcompensate. instead, i find someone that is actually pretty unique, but interestingly enough, i feel like i’ve met his type before.

let me explain.

kylo ren is a guy who in our universe, would be pretty normal. daddy issues aside though, i dont think he would be too much different from any other normal guy - like me. im only speaking from a non-fictional standpoint cause there are a lot of people that will actually think that im relating to the fictional character for all that he is which is ridiculous because for one - I DONT HAVE THE FORCE.

neither do i plan on killing my dad either.

with that being said though, i think what has gotten anti’s so spooked is because they can agree with me to some extent. while i believe star wars is not the place for social justice, i can agree that these characters feel more personal this time around.

and perhaps thats owed to the social awareness that our generation has made the new standard - but regardless, i must chalk it up to the writers. i may not agree with the antis, but at least they are invested enough to care to hate the character rather than just not be receptive at all - aka actually ignoring or erasing the character. its great for the franchise or rather, the fandom because it spreads the word of mouth, after all, there is no such thing as bad publicity anymore.

kylo ren reminds alot of people of the horrible things that we as a people are capable of. along with all the insecurities, all the temperamental issues, trust issues, anxiety, the list goes on. i myself know the anxiety and indecisiveness very well. i tend to overthink and feel like im living up to expectations that i personally dont care for, and at times i dont know who to talk to or turn to.

so sometimes, i fuck up and feel as though its too late to fix some things that never should have needed repairing. and kylo ren’s main selling point, is that he is a villain that isn’t a total villain. he was raised by heroes and knows right from wrong, but he’s doing bad things in the name of a man he never had the chance to know and adam driver himself has said that he doesnt consider ren to be evil or a “villain.”

he’s just a guy doing what he honestly thinks is right. which is disturbing, but interesting because i can finally see more than two possible paths for a character like his. of course, he can die - but finally i can ask - how or even better, why?

and if he gets redemption, i can ask the same questions. but another question as well, does he deserve it? does he want it?

OR, is there a third option?

like tekka stated in the beginning of TFA, kylo ren did not rise from the dark. and yet, he is there anyway. there is a lot of promise and hope for his salvation, but he doesn’t need to rely on it to put the finishing touches on his story. for him, i can see that after this trilogy, his story will not end in the way many people may think.

and to the writer’s credit, a lot of the characters in TFA are as ugly as they are beautiful, their paths can take them through many twists and turns, ups and downs, and that’s great. it shows us that they are human, and not emotionally numb battle priests, neither are they unrealistically evil power hungry war mongers.

TLDR, kylo ren is a better character than people like to admit. he gets a huge genuine emotional reaction from the audience whether it be good, or bad, and i feel as though he is definitely my favorite character along with finn whom i will be doing a post on why i stan him as well in a few.

104th Squad Secrets That No One Knows About

So I got inspired to write something from one of the recent posts I saw on here that was about strange quirks and I was like “what would be the One Big Secret that the 104th nerds squad had that no one knew about? Or something” and so this mess was created :^) I hope you enjoy!!

  • Eren’s guilty music pleasure is Whitney Houston. He keeps it secret more because of how different the music tastes are from what he usually listens to and because he tries to hit every note, no matter how bad he sounds trying
  • Mikasa has the biggest sweet tooth for Cadbury eggs. She doesn’t celebrate Easter, but she will raid the shelves of a Walgreens for all the chocolate with the excuse that it’s “for my friends”
  • When Armin was younger, he ate a bug on a dare from some neighborhood bullies. Apparently, the bug was gross enough for the bullies to leave him alone for a little while
  • Jean’s favorite Disney movie is “Peter Pan"—partly because he loved the character, but also because he has had a crush on the Disneyland actor
  • Marco had a crush on Han Solo ever since he watched the original Star Wars trilogy and according to reliable sources named Jean and Connie he still has one
  • Sasha has glasses but she doesn’t like how she looks in them so she doesn’t wear them unless she’s really comfortable or her eyes hurt from squinting so much
  • Connie says he shaves his head for convenience, but he grows it out in winter and it’s beautiful and curly and flowing. He claims he “forgets” to shave it, but it’s too hot to keep in the summer and he loves the feeling of people playing with his hair
  • Reiner had an obsession with stuffed animals bc they were fluffy and nice to hug at night, but he’s either given them away to cousins or sold them throughout the years. He’s kept two from his childhood in his room: a stuffed lion named Leo and a brown teddy bear named Hershey
  • Bertolt is an amazing dancer but he thinks he’s too lanky and awkward to be graceful and magnificent but oh BOY. If no one’s looking or he’s had enough to drink then he can dance to virtually anything playing
  • Annie loves dogs but is usually good with keeping her affection quiet and private—unless there are small dogs. specifically corgis. many corgis. all the corgis. 
  • Ymir loves receiving flowers as gifts. When she receives them, no matter what type they might be, she gets really quiet and bashful and, if the person is lucky, will thank them for the flowers
  • Historia’s has an unhealthy obsession with 80s films to the point of reciting scenes word for word and imitating voices. She thinks it’s dumb so when the squad™ has movie nights and they put on an 80s movie, she has to bite her tongue to avoid embarrassing herself
  • And a bonus one: when they’re separated for a long period of time, the squad™ writes each other poems and mail them to one another. It started with Historia and Reiner as a joke, who did it because letters were typical and it was amusing to see what they could rhyme. But eventually everyone else picked it up after a while. Sometimes, they do it when they’re not even traveling, and they’ll leave little poems for someone or anyone to read. All of them have received one from everyone else, and they cherish each of them, but they aren’t brave enough to talk about it openly to each other bc they don’t want to ruin the secret and unspoken bond they have with each other

One of JJBA’s greatest strengths is how likeable the main protagonists are. I don’t mean the main group, I’m talking about the JoJos specifically. No one’s favorite character in Star Wars is Luke. Harry Potter is cool, sure, but he’s not nearly as interesting as his supporting cast. My favorite character in Vento Aureo is Giorno. I fucking love Johnny. Joseph is an (inter)national treasure. JJBA takes risks with its protagonists and makes them stand out even though they’re surrounded by other really great characters.