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I’m seeing so many people sad or otherwise unsure on how to feel about Star Wars so I just thought I would share some things that I love about it. No real spoilers ahead!

1) These movies are about all of the various skywalkers being total disasters, which is absolutely hilarious to me. Like, this is pretty much Keeping Up With The Skywalkers

2) The Skywalker Screwups are all Dramatic and Extra af, as is pretty much every single other sentient creature in the galaxy far far away (the gffa)

3) The Jedi are amazing. They’re like… space Buddhist monks, except they’re also wizards with heavy wool robes. And laser swords

4) They keep dramatically disrobing before fights and I would really like to know about whichever space roomba picks up after these various Jedi and also non Jedi Skywalkers

5) real world (sorry, America centric) implications and allegories. I’ll be damned if no man in the New Republic Senate never said “Nevertheless, She Persisted” regarding Leia. Also, the death of democracy and being led by a maniac with a fondness for ostentatious gold or a maniac with questionable hair. 2 real

6) Obi Wan Kenobi. Just…. everything about him.

7) Old Obi Wan’s quietly hidden sass and his Most Extra way of dying in the least satisfying way possible for the dude he was fighting

8)… who happens to be Darth Vader, the most extra man in the whole gffa, who makes his cloak billow using the Force and who rides On Top Of Tie Fighters just to look especially dramatic and imposing. Obi Wan out-Extra’d that guy.

9) Leia Organa and every single thing about her. She can out extra anyone any time she pleases but saves it for the Most Dramatic time possible. Nobody else even comes close

10) the bad guys. All of them. They’re all so ridiculous and just bad because they’re bad! Tragic backstory whomst!!! Palpatine is just here for that Throne and the sweet sweet feel of power and money!!! And space lightning. Snoke? Snoke doesn’t give a fuck! He’s just here for the shiny gold robes and throne room that is at once Ridiculous and Dramatically Lit and also Minimalist. Snoke probably goes on Pinterest!!

11) The Power Of Love And Friendship™️. I love it. I live for these tropes okay. Movies with morals about friendship and hope and love and getting back up if you fail are my jam. Star Wars is the best because it does all that but there are also space wizards with laser swords

12) force ghosts. Nobody really dies in the gffa if they’re on the Good side. They will come back and haunt the latest Skywalker Screwups™️ for GENERATIONS to come. Somebody tell Obi Wan and Yoda and Qui Gon to go to bed. Let them rest!!!!!

13) Explosions that make no sense at all. Who cares!! It’s space!! Blow shit up!!! Make it look Cool!

14) Star Wars is forever. I mean. This franchise celebrated FORTY YEARS this year. This thing has spanned three generations and makes room for more, both in its own context with its characters and for us

15) in that vein, I love The Force Awakens for exactly that reason. I didn’t get into sw for some reason when the prequels came out and was the dumb little kid who disliked what my parents liked on principle because it was old, just look at those graphics and puppets. Terrible! But then tfa came out in 2015, and because my best friend was so hyped I decided to give in and try to at least watch the previous movies so I could make heads or tails of this new one that was about to be released. So because TFA was made, I binge watched two trilogies and six plus seasons of The Clone Wars and was completely and overwhelmingly in love. The Force Awakens was the first Star Wars movie I saw in the theaters and I was swept off my feet by the flight of the Millennium Falcon and the gentle melody of Rey’s Theme. Yeah, its plot was extremely familiar, but I don’t mind, because it was meant to hold my hand and lead me and a new generation of Star Wars fans into the gffa.

And also Poe and Finn. The added diversity is huge huge huge for me. There’s little representation otherwise, which is sad (except Queen Jamillia and many many names and cultures across Star Wars - but they’re all wearing white faces, whether painted or natural). And now The Last Jedi gives us Paige and Rose Tico, who are both incredibly meaningful characters to the Resistance, who are both named and loved by other characters.

Another mini comic!! When our group got back from the bakery to our caravan/wagon, our DM prompted everyone except Gal to make a perception check and this happened. Turns out that the drink Gal had at the bakery had a special side effect on her: the drink turns to air molecules as soon as it hits the tongue, and with Gal being part air…well, it’s now part of her too. She’s stuck smelling like strawberries. - @adriana-likes-tea

Fic: A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro

A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro (20,563 words) by scaramouche
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Chirrut Îmwe/Baze Malbus
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Romantic Comedy, First Meeting, Friendship, Flirting, Pining, Fluff, First Kiss, First Time, Light-Hearted, Baze POV, Baze is chill and oblivious, Chirrut is confused, young Baze & Chirrut

Summary: Baze tries to befriend new arrival Chirrut Îmwe, but accidentally woos him instead.

Some Important Parallel Themes in ATLA

Note: List does not include all the parallels, just some with with enough parallels for me to notice a general theme (that I could actually describe), or to notice a theme that was important to the plot.Also, 

  • Aang/Avatar Roku - I can probably stand to add a few more posts here, but we got that Roku/Sozin being Aang/Zuko in reverse thing going on with the Aang/Roku parallels
  • Aang/Azula - Protegees colliding with Zuk
  • Aang/Iroh - Mentorship when it comes to Katara and Zuko
  • Aang/Katara - All the things
  • Aang/Kya - Loss through Katara’s perspective
  • Aang/Zuko - Literally all the thigs
  • Admiral Zhao/Zuko - Zhao is what Zuko could have been if he were even more of an asshole
  • Avatar Roku/Sozin - Ties into the Aang/Zuko enemies ti friends theme
  • Azula/Admiral Zhao - Being an asshole to Zuko
  • Azula/Iroh - Parallels have to do with what Zuko wants, and him restoring his honor
  • Combustion Man/Zuko - Combustion Man is a Book 1 Zuko stand in who, like Zhao, is what Zuko could have become if he continued with his honor quest
  • Hakoda/Ozai - Family parallels, and contrasts
  • Hama Jet - Villain parallels, and shows the similarities shared by the protagonists 
  • Hama.Katara - Parallelisms and contrasts 
  • Hama/Ozai - Villain parallels, and protagonist similarities 
  • Iroh/Katara - Helping Aang and Zuko along their respective journeys 
  • Iroh.Mai - Helping Aang and Zuko along their respective journeys 
  • Iroh/Ozai - Family contrasts 
  • Iroh.Zuko - Shows Zuko’s growth
  • Jet/Ozai - Villain/and protagonist parallels/contrasts 
  • Jet/Zuko - Jet is what Zuko would have become if he continued on with his obsession
  • Katara/Mai - General parallels between the Fire Nation kids, and the gang, and Zuko related things 
  • Katara/Ozai - Villain/protagonist parallels/contrasts, and serves as a way for Zuko to grow as a character
  • Katara/Sokka - Family parallels
  • Katara/Song - Zuko learning to empathize with people
  • Katara/Zuko - Loss and obsession
  • Kya/Ursa - Loss from Katara and Zuko’s perspective 
  • Mai/Zuko - General stuff, dealing with abuse, manipulation 
  • Monk Gyatso/Iroh - Father figures helping Aang and Zuko along their respective journeys 
  • Monk Gyatso/Katara - Helping Aang and Zuko along their journeys 
  • Monk Gyatso/Kya - Loss through Aang and Katara’s perspective
  • Monk Gyatso/Ursa - Loss through Aang and Zuko’s perspective 
  • Ozai/Admiral Zhao - Similarities between the villains, and protagonists 
  • Ozai/Zuko - Family paarallels
  • Sokka/Zuko - Family parallels
  • Song/Zuko - Zuko’s growth through the seasons
  • Ursa/Zuko - Family parallels, leaving the past behind
  • Yon Rha/Zuko - Villain/protagonists similarities/contrasts, also steps in Katara and Zuko’s respective journeys 

Someone asked for some Chirrut POV from A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro, so I did something (approx. 600 words):

“It’s done,” Janos says, quiet but urgent. “It’s done, he’s noticed.”

Contrary to what some elders might say, Chirrut is capable of tact and caution. Right now he displays those skills excellently, for he limits his reply to an equally quiet, “Where is he? How is he?”

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anonymous asked:

*slides 20* so any chance you wanna write some more of Chirrut's POV in your lovely A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro?

No idea if you’re still around, anon, but I wrote something! (original fic)

“Wait,” Chirrut says. He hears Janos shift a little, turning to face him. “Just a moment.”

Chirrut didn’t even mean to check his cubbyhole this morning, so it is by the will of the Force that he does so, and finds the leather pouch.

It’s tucked at the back carefully, far away from any chance of being dislodged. Chirrut’s first thought is that it might be a package from home, though those tend to be large enough to barely fit in the cubbyhole at all. His second thought is that it is a prank – one of the other acolytes performing some minor act of passive-aggressive revenge, which Chirrut will enjoy dealing with.

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Crying About STAR WARS Time and I love that apparently it’s a never-ending font of things to cry about in the GFFA. But, hey, at least sometimes it’s crying in a good way? So, here, come cry some more with me about these space monks with their laser swords.

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   The Daughter has a bad day and it irrevocably changes the fate of the galaxy, twice over. Or; ROTS Obi-Wan and Anakin are swapped with their younger, TPM, selves. It changes things, in both parallels.
Obikin Ficlet: Exotic Dancer AU by writegowrite, obi-wan/anakin, imperial!obi-wan, 1k
   Prompt: “Exotic dancer!Anakin giving a private dance to sith lord!imperial general!Obi-Wan and they haven’t seen each other in 6 months. They missed each other and Obi-Wan just wants to touch Anakin but Anakin won’t let him.”
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full details + recs under the cut!

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OKAY SO @oodmoodfood and an anon asked for more Chirrut POV from A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro, so I wrote this little bit.

It’s actually from an early scene I dropped from the original fic, set between Chirrut’s visit to the atelier and the later Foss Day assignment – folded into the bit where in Baze’s POV: “[he] is more than happy to be a decent [friend]. This means offering a kind word whenever they cross paths, or a helping hand whenever it’s needed. So this is while they’re still getting to know each other and not yet fully committed to the mutual pining.

Chirrut is meditating when the door chimes. The disturbance is unexpected, but not as unexpected as the person on the other side of the door when Chirrut opens it.

“Master Chirrut,” says Baze Malbus.

“Master Baze,” Chirrut replies.

There’s a shift of air and cloth – Baze is bowing, though there’s no one to see it and no protocol to be followed. “Your recycler isn’t working? Master Laa told me of it.”

Chirrut grins. “You can fix that, too?”

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In Episode VIII, Kylo’s robes are somewhat different. The best way to describe Kylo Ren’s under-robe is that it is sort of like the black costume Luke wore in Return of the Jedi. 

However, the notable thing about the costume is the cape itself. According to sources, Kylo Ren is wearing a Darth Vader cape in Star Wars: Episode VIII, said to be like the one he wears in The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi.”

@rainglazed reblogged your post and added:

But the thing about reality shows and docudramas is that they’re all very staged and framed - music, editing, camera angles, over arching narrative construction within a season.  So now I’m thinking what on earth could compel a studio to make a Jedi positive series during their wartime dip in popularity.  

Palpatine: I would appreciate an, ahem, frank yet still somewhat flattering portrayal of our republic’s heroes.  Make ‘em look good, but not too good, you know what I mean?  

Some artsy liberal film maker who’s aiming for the space oscars: jedi having mental breakdown in the middle of wartime perfect this is edgy as hell

Cue death of the author on not one, but two accounts as the galaxy realizes that Jedi deal with trauma and stress with less screaming and more ‘haha you think i can force push myself to that ledge after three stims and two hours of sleep watch this padawan- what no of course i’m fine everything’s fine here’s three more puns about the sweet embrace of death :)))’  

Basically Palpatine wanted dirt, the producers wanted angst, and what the galaxy accidentally got instead was five season and a movie of deadpan existential humor in the form of space monk family drama. 

Palpatine would have stopped this long ago but unfortunately he created a system where profit reigns supreme and the studio execs are rolling in credits and will have you pry the show from their cold dead hands.  THIS IS FEEDING THE WAR MACHINE CHANCELLOR. WE THOUGHT YOU’D BE HAPPY.

#jedi documentary au#ffffs ive been seeing this unfold on my dash on and off all day guys pLEASE#HAVE MERCY#IM ONLY ALLOWED TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN AT ONE TIME#forcearama why does this nonsense always start with you dsfaldj#participation points#long post (via @rainglazed)

All of this was amazing and then I died at the bolded tag. I DO NOT KNOW WHY IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH ME. I’m a troublemaker, evidently. 

I feel like I owe the Star Wars fandom an apology because it keeps trying to be Serious and Discoursey, and I’m just over here writing recaps full of profanity and commentary about Obi-Wan’s swooshy hair, and making up stories about Anakin being a wholly ineffective Renaissance-Era gardener, or Vader sending sexts to Obi-Wan long after Mustafar. 

(To my new followers: welcome to my blog! I hope you know what you’re getting yourself into/I’m sorry.)

While we’re in Crackville tonight…

Imagine with me if you will: The Bachelor, The Jedi Edition. The Order has decided it would be great PR to show they’re not all crazy space monks and chooses Obi-Wan as the bachelor. Obi-Wan, not having a great track record of turning them down, accepts.

Who signs up to be the contestants?

greenkneehighs  asked:

Trappist-1 makes me laugh because Trappist monks brew beer so now I'm just imagining a Star Trek universe where people visit the Trappist-1 to get wasted on beer brewed by space monks.

this is amazing and i love you

the Trappist system have found a way to get along, and a great many centuries have passed since the last war ended in a sulky peace. each planet returned to their homes and got piss drunk. decades passed in nearly no communication between the planets as they quietly got over their resentment and made various alcohols. Each planet got very good at their preferred drink. 

The second planet, where it is unbearably hot, live underground because even though all the planets are tidally locked (i checked, that seems the most likely option, which is a shame, but hey, Remans exist) theirs is the hottest soil. So they live underground and grow their edible roots and make their vodka with ice and they love it. It is an awful colour for vodka, but they’re mostly blind so they don’t give a fuck.

The third planet, comfortably in the habitable zone, has a ring of rainforest-esque flora and they make some damn good rum. They live in their trees and have still got their large climbing claws, but they have developed modern methods of movement, they have escalators and moving platforms, and so on. They like their rum.

The third planet have sooo many rivers and the habitable ring resembles venice or just straight up pirate ships depending on the area. These guys have the best. fucking. grape. vines. wine up the ying yang. These guys are wine mums personified with gills.

The fourth planet, the last one with life, is fucking cold. Any day over freezing temperature is a day for a party. These guys go for beer, and they go hard. How tf are you gonna sleep if you don’t have alcohol thinning your blood so that you don’t freeze cos it’s so fucking cold. They got beer, blubber, and hard, leathery skin. Rockin.

They finally meet up again, 50 years having passed and the treaty demanding contact. Each planet brings a gift to the banquet, and each one brings their drink. There is some confusion and awkwardness at first, but then they realise that they’ve all brought alcohol, and maybe they have a bit more in common than they’d thought.