it's either this or star wars

the signs and their favorite movie from 2016
  • Aries: Finding Dory
  • Taurus: Ghostbusters
  • Gemini: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Cancer: Suicide Squad
  • Leo: Star Trek Beyond
  • Virgo: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Libra: Doctor Strange
  • Scorpio: Moana
  • Sagittarius: Deadpool
  • Capricorn: Zootopia
  • Aquarius: Captain America: Civil War
  • Pisces: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Since you guys seemed to like the idea of Gigolas in Star Wars, here you go! I’ve started the damn thing. Hope you like it.

(And hey, now the Gigolas tag has 890 stories. *wink* I’m doing my part)
‘Star Wars’ actor Diego Luna did not hide his Mexican accent — and Latinos heard it loud
As Pablo Perez watched Captain Cassian Andor speaking in a Mexican accent just like his, “you could just see this huge smile on his face,” his daughter said.

anonymous asked:

AU, Vader sues Bail for custody (either the Empire is intact and he has standing or its gone and he absolutely doesn't, whichever is funnier)

Wilhuff Tarkin had not expected that he would end up back in front of a court in a matter concerning one of Anakin Skywalker’s children ever again – let alone less than five years to the day that he argued for the execution of Skywalker’s erstwhile Padawan for crimes against the body he now scoffingly referred to as ‘The Republic’.

Nonetheless, fate was an odd chap and Skywalker, sans Jedi pretensions, stood before him, enrobed in black, entombed in the respirator and death’s head mask that made their enemies quail so delightfully. Across from him, on the neighboring floating dais, was Senator Bail Organa. The Emperor had cited imperial prerogative and so, although he adjudicated the previous Skywalker case, he was off relaxing on Mustafar or some such hell planet.

Tarkin steepled his fingers before him, reclining in his chair and envying the Emperor. He would not have to deal with the fallout with Skywalker. Or rather, Vader, whose tantrums were somewhat more deadly than the boy’s had been.

“If you have entertained enough ceremony,” Vader boomed irritably into the silence of the judicial chamber. The child hitched over his shoulder giggled and he bounced her, provoking happy shrieks. “Shall we not commence and get this farce over with?”

Tarkin twitched a finger and Vader took that as license to burst in motion, pacing and pointing angrily at the opposing dais.

“The case before you is simple, Grand Moff Tarkin. This criminal posing as a Senator stole my child!”

The girl did seem to actually like Vader. That was a point in his favor regarding her lineage as it was difficult to imagine any other child, of any age or species, not screaming in bloody terror the entire time it was in his presence. Instead, having been done up with a fancy smock of Naboo silk and brown hair woven into little fan shaped buns atop her head – contra the round buns Alderaan favored – she seemed well cared for, happy, and entirely oblivious to the hulking abomination that currently clutched her to a panel of buttons on his chest.

“Sir.” Senator Organa sighed. He looked deeply aggrieved, but also simply frustrated that he was in the position of making his case in a court he took to be biased. Tarkin was offended at the thought. Organa was obviously rebel scum, but Tarkin would make sure justice was served. “If it pleases the court, I motion that this case be dismissed.”

Tarkin perked up.

“On what grounds?”

Organa gestured smoothly to encompass the entire proceeding.

“On the grounds that this is a civil case and yet his allegations are criminal in nature.”

“Hmm. Just so.” Tarkin thought it over and directed a piercing look Vader’s way. The black eye pieces met his gaze blandly. “Vader, keep a leash on your temper and refrain from any undue charges of criminality. This is a custody case, not a kidnapping case. It is within your purview only to prove that you are the rightful father of this child and that you are due custody or visitation rights. Is that clear?”

Vader growled something incomprehensible. The girl wiggled and said, loud enough for Tarkin to hear, “Down!”

Vader bent double to set her carefully on her feet and she toddled to the edge of the platform. Organa’s eyes went wide and he rushed to the side of his own platform, as if to reach her. Vader turned his head and made a small flicking motion, forcing Organa to stumble back.

“A simple blood test will confirm paternity,” Vader said. His mask was turned, attention on the child.

“You understand there are complications in using such evidence,” Tarkin replied.

He was not aware of the rationale behind concealing Vader’s true identity. It seemed to be a long form practical joke on the Emperor’s part – which meant Tarkin was truly disinclined to ending it without permission. However, much as he esteemed Darth Vader, he was willing to let such consequences fall on him.

“I am,” Vader snapped.

Tarkin nodded and turned to Organa to see what kind of rebuttal the man had. Organa had thrown his shoulders back, standing straight and nearly as tall as Vader, with his hands held behind him.

“Paternity is no mere matter of blood. I think you will find, written into the statutes of the Republic and carried over into the Empire, that legal standing of persons with a certain –” here he waffled, trying to find a delicate phrase, “– a certain spiritual connection did not allow for direct custody of biological children.”

Jedi don’t have custody of their own children, Tarkin translated. As he recalled, it was true. Jedi were born to the Order, not to their parents.

“Intriguing,” he said aloud.

“As without the pre-existing custodial chain for such children, they are then legally adoptable. I have such paperwork as establishes my legal adoption and custody of Leia Organa,” the Senator concluded, pulling a small datapad from his sleeve with a flourish.

Vader made a slapping motion, batting the datapad to the dais floor. Organa glared and rearranged his longcoat as he knelt to retrieve it.

“And I think you can see, this man is no fit guardian to any children! Let alone his own,” Organa added.

A chill fell over the court.

“Children?” Vader asked.

Organa swore softly to himself and looked very much like he wanted to snatch Leia up and run.

Rogue One

So I watched Rogue One yesterday with my boyfriend, and let me say, it was absolutely amazing. Not only was the story well written, but the acting I thought was good, and the vision of the entire movie was overall wonderful.

There are a few things I would like to talk about though. Easter Eggs/Cameos.

*spoilers, obviously*

Now, if any of you didn’t know, I am a huge fan of the Star Wars Rebels series that is on Disney XD. The Twi’lek pilot of The Ghost is known as Hera Syndulla, who is the daughter of Cham Syndulla, who fought during the Clone Wars. This relates to Rogue One because during the scene where Jyn is walking out of the meeting were everyone concluded they shouldn’t go to war, and Cassian walks with her, over the intercom you can hear them say “General Syndulla”. Now this means that its either Hera, or Cham, and it is my belief it is Hera as she is apart of the rebellion, and currently she is at the rank of Captain, and Cham has had a bittersweet relationship with the rebellion. 

Next is how on Jedha, we see the two men from the bar on Tatooine that Kenobi and Luke meet. 

Another easter egg is whenever Bail Organa is talking to the leader of the rebellion, and she says something similar to “Are you going to contact that jedi friend of yours?” Which is a very obvious nod to Obi Wan Kenobi.

So now we just have the familiar faces. C3P0, R2D2, Grand Moff Tarkin, Bail Organa, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader.

I wish to talk about Vader for a moment, as his addition in Rogue One seems needless, but its actually crucial. Vader is needed in Rogue One, as it shows how he has come into chase of the Death Star plans, instead of assuming and guessing how or when. I think my favourite thing about Vader in Rogue One, is how ruthless he is. He has no idea about Kenobi, he has no force presence, and it shows just how much he doesn’t care about the innocence or the rebels. Whenever he walks onto the connecting ship to Leia’s ship, he mows down the rebels without any effort, emotion, or care. His only inconvenience is stepping over their dead bodies. This just further shows how after he gets rid of Ashoka, and forgets about Kenobi, he has nothing from his past keeping him down, his only hesitation ever coming up is after he kills Kenobi, when he realizes Luke is his son, because his son is his future.

Overall, Rogue One was an excellent movie. Whenever I think about all the characters deaths, i tear up, because they did an amazing job of making me have connections and feelings for them. I am also very proud of Lucas Productions for being able to break out of the shell that Star Wars held, and that shell being one of strict Jedi stories. Rogue One is a story about the faces behind the rebellion, the faces that had nothing but hope and death to back them up. All their deaths were warrior deaths, ones truly deserving of the win that they got. I truly loved this movie, and if you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest you do. 

Thank you for reading.

Tonight on Aunty Fishy abuses the Ewan McGregor Google Search algorithm, here is a WIP of the three Obi-Wans in my fic Where Shall We Three Meet Again? They’re not done by any stretch of the imagination but you know, how could I not give Arulas his proper eye color? HOW CAN I RESIST SITH EYES? I AM NOT MADE OF STONE.

They are from left to right…

Canon! Obi-Wan Kenobi otherwise known as The Old Man or occasionally Ben Kenobi.
Fem! Obi-Wan otherwise known as Little Sister.
Sith! Obi-Wan otherwise known as Darth Arulas.

Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Picture-But-In-This-Fic is Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as The Podracer and you can find a lovely portrait done by @writegowrite right HERE.

Also, please click to make it bigger so you can actually see details, if you want to? You don’t have to but I think it looks better that way. Also, I think Arulas has raided Count Dooku’s wardrobe. I may need to talk to him about that.

“the first star wars movie wasn’t political either. neither were empire and jedi.”

  • Imperial officers’ uniforms are basically Space Hugo Boss
  • Totalitarian regime crushes opposition of any sort with overwhelming force
  • Formerly democratic legislative bodies made irrelevant through centralization of power in the Emperor
  • Empire commits genocide in first twenty minutes of movie
  • Rag-tag resistance army comprised of persecuted humans and aliens
  • Stormtroopers. Stormtroopers. Stormtroopers. 

In conclusion, totally not political at all.

Attack of the Clones will always hurt because I feel like it’s the Star Wars movie with the most untapped potential

It’s so close to being such a cool noir thriller, all the hooks are there and everything, but it just. Completely fucking falls apart. Every single Good and Positive thing it sets up, it ruins within minutes. Its only memorable moments are memorable purely because they’re unintentionally hilarious or just stupid.

Honestly Attack of the Clones came so close to being a perfect counterpoint to The Empire Strikes Back, but instead it’s just… clearly-rushed crap that was plagued with numerous cases of George Lucas either phoning it in or not even bothering to write scenes until he was on his way to the studio to direct them, and in either case not caring enough to direct anyone with even a shred of competence. Attack of the Clones is George Lucas at his laziest, and it shows. It is without even a shadow of a doubt my least favorite Star Wars movie, and probably the worst movie I’ve ever bothered to sit through.

And GOD it’s a plot that almost writes itself!! He could have put in the minimal amount of effort into writing it and it could have been the best of the prequels!! But, either he didn’t give a shit or he was completely off his gourd or something because every good thing that that movie almost did just flew out the window and I swear to god one of these days I’m going to do an excruciatingly long scene-by-scene analysis of the whole damn thing

skip-supports-ships  asked:

This has been bugging me. So finnrey shippers say that they been harassed by reylos shippers. But some reason they always says it was ALL reylos, which we all know isn't true. I want to know WHO has been harassing them, cause I'm sure it was a few some even being trolls. But when I ask for who the question is either ignored or the play around the question. I never really seen "proof" of said harassers. But then again almost all finnrey shippers have reylos blocked so its hard getting that

I don’t know man, I haven’t been harassing anyone, you haven’t, and neither have the 400+ star wars blogs I follow. Like, I guarantee there are assholes, no fandom is exempt from that but saying ALL reylo shippers are harassing people is just untrue. It’s especially silly when they won’t even bother to show proof of people attacking them, these are the people that are more than willing to pull receipts on people just because they ship something.

I think when it comes to creating AUs that are based on real life contentious social issues, we all just need to exercise some common sense and some sensitivity.

You wouldn’t write a 9/11 AU or a nazi AU because that would be inappropriate. You wouldn’t write an AU about Black Lives Matter with white characters, so why would you think it’s ok to write something like a Native American AU with characters who are clearly white, when you don’t have the cultural knowledge or lived experiences to do something like that justice?

If you’re not educated enough on something to be respectful in your portrayal, then just don’t do it. If you’re unsure about whether something would be appropriate, do some research or seek out people who are more educated on the topic and heed their advice. Don’t just go ahead and do something without thinking. We really need to start doing better, fandom. All fandoms do.