Palpatine is very proud, if completely exasperated with, his Jedi Knight son and his accomplishments. "If any Jedi has to disrupt the Sith's plans, than at least it's my son!" "Obi-Wan is such an excellent strategist, but I wish he'd Turn so I can use his mind to help finish the revenge of the Sith." "My son is such an accomplished warrior, imagine how he's going to be once he's a Sith!" And the like.
Sidious, in his guise of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, sighed as he set down
his datapad. That latest attempt to stir
up trouble in the Mid-Rim colonies had failed.
Spectacularly so. And yet, though
this set back his plans for a war by at least a year, he wasn’t all that upset.
been Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, that had
stopped the brewing war. If his plans
had to be unknowingly thwarted, at least it was by his own son.
managed a crooked grin as he read Obi-Wan’s report, followed by Anakin’s. His son hadn’t mentioned how he’d been
injured, only to be tattled on by the Padawan.
Typical. Obi-Wan was always
downplaying his own personal injuries.
Sidious was certain it was because of how he’d been raised as a
Jedi. When Sidious first had the
revelation about Obi-Wan, and after confirming it with a very discrete DNA test
(and then destroying the droid and equipment that performed the test), he’d
also covertly gained a copy of Obi-Wan’s files.
not been happy. Some of the Jedi who had
demeaned his son, had turned him down, had neglected and hurt him, were
dead. Some were not. Those ones were on Sidious’ list to insure a
painful death during the coming war.
And, if he were lucky enough to Turn his son before they died, he’d let
the boy get his own revenge.
If. Sidious’ grin flattened. Obi-Wan was too strong. Both in the Force and in his own will. It was taking a lot to tear him from his Jedi
teachings. It was slowly working, but
almost too slowly. At the rate it was
taking, the rest of the Jedi Order would Fall before he would.
would not do. Oh, Sidious was proud of
how strong his son was, but he wished the boy would just realize what was best
he should pretend to come across some information about Maul. Sidious knew that clone of his apprentice
believed he was the original. He’d
planned it that way, though he’d never thought Maul would die the way he
had. Obi-Wan would believe that was the
original, more importantly. And he’d
want to make sure the being that had killed his Jedi Master was dead.
slipped once, that way. He could be made
to slip again.
sighed. Yes, that was a good idea. Not now, no, but once Obi-Wan was exhausted
by the war and made more vulnerable by death and destruction, it would help.
Sidious could not wait until he didn’t have to work around his son and could
work with him. The boy had such a fine
strategic mind, he’d be able to maneuver the Jedi into whatever trap he wanted
felt the very man he was thinking of approach, and smiled. At least he’d managed to position himself as
a mentor to both Obi-Wan and his Padawan.
made sure his shields were solid, then smiled as Obi-Wan was shown in. “Obi-Wan,” he said with actual genuine
pleasure. “It’s good to see you. I was just reading the reports of your
spectacular work on Felucia.”
smiled slightly. “Oh, I assure you, it
was mainly down to my Padawan’s investigation that we were able to find the men
behind the bombings.”
chuckled. “My friend, you sell yourself
short.” And Obi-Wan did, he really
did. That would be one of the first
things Sidious would help him with, once Obi-Wan was the Imperial Prince. It wouldn’t do to have a Prince that was so
Princess Aiko, 15, the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, attended a graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School on March 22. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako also attended the ceremony, held at the school’s gymnasium in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. Asked about her thoughts about her junior high school days, Princess Aiko remarked, “I enjoyed the past three years thanks to my teachers and friends.”
So, there’s the whole Imperial Prince Obi-Wan Kenobi, son of Emperor Palpatine, post going around. I can’t really read the whole thing, because the OT3 is not my thing, but it’s been showing up on my dashboard. The two main contributors seem to be @hamelin-born and @stylishbutdefinitelyillegal. I’m pretty sure stylish is writing a story based on it.
But it occurred to me today that we have another character this whole scenario can apply to. Luke Skywalker. He’s Darth Vader’s son. Depending on what you take as canon, he’s the son of the next in line for the throne. Now, in canon, it seems like Vader tried to keep him a secret from his master, but what if he couldn’t? What if they learned at the same time the name of the rebel who destroyed the Death Star?
Palpatine could have come up with the whole “taken from his father and raised to oppose him” thing, since, in broad terms… it’s kinda the truth. He and Vader realize that this will mean revealing the Anakin-Vader connection, and probably the Anakin/Padme one, but it’d be worth it.
The galaxy is shocked. The Rebels are shocked. Luke is shocked. And Luke has spend a year or two with the rebels, and they can tell he didn’t know…
What happens next? I think that Vader would put out an “alive and unharmed” bounty on Luke and would make appeals to the galaxy, Luke would clearly want nothing to do with being an Imperial Prince. Or maybe not. I don’t know, but I’d love to know what Han’s reaction would be (the Kid? Really?) or Leia’s (what?!) or the Rogues or other Rebels. And just… Palpatine is probably cackling back in his throne room, of course.
(In the Force, Obi-Wan is probably either panicking or facepalming. If Luke is at the point of being able to talk to him, there’s probably a lot of “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME!?” going on.)
This song concerns A drastic reversal of fortunes In which the singer became The most esteemed citizen of Laair Station
The singer was born to a lesser house And prepared herself for the Aptitudes In just and proper fashion But two uncivilised people Disrupting the proper running of the community Provoked her to uncivil behaviour Her mother was concerned And advised her to seek a new assignment.
The singer thought this was unnecessary But her mother kissed her And made gifts of tea and soft cakes To pay for her reassignment So she deferred to her mother’s wishes
The singer was delighted to find herself On a ship sipping tea from a delicate rose glass bowl She speculated that the conditions of her reassignment Might be beneficial after all.
But she feared the strict and demanding etiquette Of the prestigious houses Would be stifling and oppressive So she awaited her arrival With trepidation
As she departed the transport An ancillary approached her and spoke her name She hurried away anxiously to the shuttle bay
A shuttle was arriving from the station Decorated in a jovial way That was familiar to the singer So it was with a sense of relief That she boarded
Alighting at the station, She thanked the transport pilot with a bow, And surveyed her new domain of responsibility The journey had been long Yet now the singer had arrived To assume her just position
July 25 2015 -
Haiti marked the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. invasion of the country with protests in Port-au-Prince under the slogans of “Enough” and “No More Occupations”.
One hundred years ago, U.S. corporations turned Haiti into a source of cheap labor and 400,000 workers were forced to go to other parts of the Caribbean and work in U.S. enterprises. The anti-imperialist protesters demanded the withdrawal of U.N. forces and reparations for historical losses inflicted on Haiti.
As one protester said “The goal of this march is to say: Death to the dictatorship. Death to the occupation. Long live Haiti and the Haitian people. The USA are terrorists”. [video]
In 1896, months after their coronation, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna travelled abroad to the United Kingdom to meet with Alexandra’s beloved “Grandmama” Queen Victoria. Not wanting to be parted with their first born child, the Imperial couple also brought the ten-month-old Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna. She would be the only one of Nicholas and Alexandra’s children to meet their formidable great-grandmother.
Victoria was enthralled with little Olga. Nicholas wrote that the Queen was “marvellously kind and amiable to us and delighted to see Olga.”