hero among men

baze’s death is so sad tbh. he dies not knowing if bodhi ever got the transmission through and not knowing if chirrut’s sacrifice was worth it. he dies angry and grief-wrecked because his home and everything he ever loved has been destroyed and he wasn’t strong enough to fight it. the rest of the team’s deaths are described as content or peaceful but baze’s?

It was not enough. It could never be enough to restore Chirrut or the years he’d lost.

Baze saw a dying trooper fumble for a grenade and lob it in his direction. The grenade would land short of its target; but Baze could barely stumble forward, let alone run for cover. He wrenched himself about, craned his neck to see Chirrut one last time.

When death had come for him in the shadow of the walker, he had faced it with defiance. 

Now there was grief.

  • me, breathing deeply and looking wistfully out towards a shining new day just breaching the far horizon: the history fandom, you can see it. it's coming back. rising. restored to its former glory. there's only one man who could have been strong enough to do this. a true hero among us mere men. and we owe him everything.
  • me, smiling with a carefree and hopeful look in my eye: lin-manuel miranda.

Alan Turing, a British mathematician, was convicted on charges of homosexuality in 1952; he committed suicide two years later at the age of 41.

Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon. If you are unaware of who this man is, it’s an important story to read.            

A hero among men!