okay so i was having thoughts this morning about how i believe that obi-wan was probably t h e best master for anakin under the circumstances (and a few others) and how as much as i hate predestination, if you accept anakin as (one of?) the chosen one(s), then he is fated to bring about the fall of the Jedi - cos you can’t have balance when the lightside outnumbers the darkside by as much as it does. and i started thinking about how what if the universes where obi-wan is his master greatly delays him fucking off to the darkside and bringing about the end of the Order? well, he was all of 23 when that happened, which means in other universes, where obi-wan is not his master, he probably abandons the order much younger than that.
okay, so - an au where.
an au where qui-gon lives. despite reasons why it probably wouldn’t happen, he becomes anakin’s master, obi-wan fucks off to do Knight Things and Grow As His Own Person. anakin has his canonical crisis of faith and great realization that being a jedi is difficult and not actually all that he thought it was going to be. he fucks off from the order - say around the age of fifteen?
qui-gon, despite everything, goes off to hunt him. despite this “betrayal”. after all, anakin is the chosen one, right? so he even goes so far as to call in obi-wan to help him find anakin. meanwhile, anakin is employing every last trick in the book to remain out of reach. he won’t go back - he won’t. he can do more good out there in the galaxy, instead of tied down by the (hostile, tbh) jedi order.
it just so happens that obi-wan finds him. rather than try to arrest him or anything (leaving the order is not a ‘take into custody’ offense, as obi-wan well knows) and actually talks to anakin about the reasons why he’s fucked off. he finds the reasons understandable. besides, becoming a jedi is not being conscripted. anakin has the right to leave if he feels like it. obi-wan tells him that it’s fucking dangerous for a half-trained force sensitive out there in the wild galaxy, but when anakin doesn’t change his mind (because he’s hella stubborn tbh) obi-wan is just like “welp” and lets him go. he tells qui-gon he never found anakin, but that it’s really unreasonable to hunt the kid down for fucking off. it’s another thing that qui-gon and obi-wan don’t see eye-to-eye with.
so that’s that, right? they’ll never see the chosen one again.
but wait, there’s more. So of course the Sith find anakin. he must bring balance to the force. Dooku and Sidious play bad cop/good cop until anakin is firmly under Sidious’ thumb. (presumably, Qui-gon would have found nine hundred different ways to keep anakin away from palpatine, who might even have been the one to plant the idea of running off into anakin’s head on the few times when he was allowed to speak with the kid). anakin goes corrupt, as you do when siths are fucking with your head, and the story proceeds.
here it is, the fall of the jedi order, and order 66.
ymmv what happens to qui-gon. does he live through even this? or is he shot down protecting obi-wan? in either case, obi-wan survives as he tends to, trying to regroup with the rest of the surviving Jedi. of course, you have this wretched sith lord, Darth Vader, hunting them all down. his skill with a blade is unparalleled. no jedi who has faced him has survived.
when he finds them, obi-wan stays back, sacrificing himself to save the others. and yet, to his surprise, darth vader does not kill him. darth vader himself does not understand entirely why, only that once when he was very young, a jedi heard him out and let him go.
he does not let obi-wan go, but neither does his blade fall.
I have a request. You don't have to do it if you don't want to or if my request is too much. But I would like to see a picture of Jasmine and Joshua doing pair skate. Again if You don't want to its okay, but if you do I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance
i’m sure their grandparents (that were ice dancers) are proud ♥
honestly the more I think about it, the less I can believe that before the car scene, Liam was just… naturally doing pushups while shirtless.
yknow, as if that was just a thing people do in the hour of downtime they have in a day.
I think he was sitting on the couch, spread out like the great plains, going to town on a fistful of dry Blast-Ohs and watching old Community episodes, when he heard Ryder’s voice from the cargo bay, and the sheer, undiluted Panic™
just overcame him in a second, like
“Shit. She’s coming. Shit, quick, I need to look hot, while also looking like I’m not -trying- to look hot. I’ll just, uh… I’ll just rip my shirt off, and… and sit here. Kick the cereal under the couch. Oh god, there are crumbs everywhere, I can’t let her see this. Turn this shit off. And I’ll…. uh… I’ll sit here and flex? Yeah, there, that’s… that’s perfectly casual. Hello Ryder, I didn’t hear you come in, how’s it doing. What’s it going. I mean. Uh. Shit, wait, no, what the fuck am I doing. What do I do with my hands. What do people usually do with their hands while shirtless????????? OH GOD HERE SHE COMES OKAY PUSHUPS IT IS”
why else would he have been working out in his single pair of civvies, not even sweaty, just without a shirt on
i NEED A MOMENT TO FUCKING BREATHE. I loved this season. I mean it ended with a massive cliffhanger and we have to wait another fucking year for season 3, but bless. Bless the writers and everyone who took part in this show. It’s amazing. It’s such a good representation to LGBT, and it has SO much diversity. I love it so much, I feel like, each character actually learns from each other ALOT. Like, every little bit and piece is to learn from each other. It’s so fucking good. Anyway, I loved it a lot. I t was good and I just. <3 shout out to Netflix for an amazing Season.
(Also, Korean police carry guns but they don’t really pull them out I believe, unless it’s a super high situation to where the police are in massive danger. Then again, they don’t aim for the chest, but they aim for the leg so they don’t die. So everyone who had a gun that was not police, had an illegal gun. SO FUCK YOU.)
1. EVERYONE LOVES EACH OTHER AND IT’S LIKE FUCKING FAMILY
2. Kala and Wolfgang. OMG. They are so cute together, I just can’t.
3. The proposal. I honestly did not think it was going to happen. I was like, shit, she’s gonna say something bad, they’re gonna break up, NETFLIX I THOUGH YOU WERE BETTER THAN THIS. - But than, the fucking box and I was like, SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT, she gonna PROPOSEEEEE!!!!!
I fucking fell out of my chair and scream. I’m sorry neighbors.
4. It was so interesting to see each sensate just randomly being paired with each other, some you probably couldn’t think would be paired and help each other. Like Sun and Lito, I honestly never thought that would be a pairing of them having a private conversation, but I gotta be honest, I love it. Just Lito being a baby and Sun making him realize that everything isn’t so bad.
(Also when Lito is using his bartender skills and then he just starts crying. Poor baby.)
5. When they just all pack and Lito has to urge to just go and pack. Like, yes. Get everyone, kill everyone.
(Also, “I’ll explain everything when we get there.” Does that mean Hernando knows now???)
6. ALSO WHEN FUCKING GORSKI IS THERE. LIKE ACTUALLY THERE AND YOU THINK, HOW CAN THEY NOT REALIZE THAT. IS THEIR CONNECTION SO STRONG THAT IT CAN MANIPULATE SOMEONE TO THINK THAT????
7. “Over here male narrative.” - Will Gorski 2017
8. Last but not least, the fucking dad with the, “Don’t touch my, DAUGHTER”
LIKE OMG THE REPRESENTATION. THE FATHER FIGURE. ITS PERFECT
There are only 48 Starkquill fics on AO3 in English (at least two of which are not actually in English)?!? Well, goddamn it. I didn’t realize I was getting myself into another Rare Pair, but here we are. I seriously do not do it on purpose.
Also, am I the only one who thinks Ironlord is a better pairing name for those two?