Outer Heaven Guy: “Hey Boss, we have one more new recruit. He just needs a code name.” Venom Snake: “I’m out.” Outer Heaven Guy: “Huh?” Venom Snake: “We have used every adjective and every animal. There’s no combination left.” Outer Heaven Guy: “No way. What about, like, Screaming Vole?” Venom Snake: “Taken.” Outer Heaven Guy: “Redolent Aardvark?” Venom Snake: “Used it.” Outer Heaven Guy: “Defenestrator Pangolin?” Venom Snake: “Sentry on the third floor.” Outer Heaven Guy: “Dang.” Venom Snake: “All right, let’s see…what kind of talents does he have?” Outer Heaven Guy: “He has a gun.” Venom Snake: “Special skills?” Outer Heaven Guy: “He can shoot it.” Venom Snake: “…” Venom Snake: “(sigh)” Outer Heaven Guy: “Look, it doesn’t really matter, right? We just have to call him something.” Venom Snake:
”I’ll work on it.”
something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.
this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!
and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge.
but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway.
I wouldn't mind reading more of your plance analysis tbh. So good!!
pidge is… one of my favorite characters, in anything. let’s just get that out of the way. and her interactions with lance are the best. look at this little shoulder touch:
this is in the first episode. lance asks shiro if they should go through the wormhole, and shiro says it’s up to the team. where does lance look? right at pidge! it kind of sets a precedent for their whole relationship. lance really respects her and pidge really cares about him, but they’re stil both kids and have so much fun together: (a lot more under the cut. i got really carried away.)