anonymous asked:

urgh, I keep watching that gifset you reblogged of obi-wan and padme at the end of RotS and thinking about what could have been. It's such a problem. They could have had such a great friendship and we basically NEVER see them together. Literally I can't remember even a single scene between them in TCW. I think the general lack of canon interaction we see is turning me into a obidala shipper and I can't seem to stop

i KNOW. i haven’t read the rots novelization yet bc i am Weak and Not Ready for Pain, so idk what it’s like there but same @ tcw and the other books. I really wish we had more of Obi Wan and Padme interacting beyond their constant I Am So Secretly Worried About My Tall Angry Human 

goSH can you even imagine how that would be?? And like. i guess it’s lowkey bc obi avoids her when possible after he tells anakin 2 chill w/her, but. Even if we got to see smth like what you get with Bail and Obi in some of the books, it would be so. fun,, 

anakin shows up to padme’s apt on his one (1) night off that whole month, expecting a cute candlelit dinner for two and possibly some banging,, but then he opens the door to his wife and his husband (and sometimes also his husband’s husband bail) sharing a bottle of wine and talking out all their anakin-related woes

obi wan: and then he rolled his eyes and made that face, you know the one—

padme: —yes! and then he crosses his arms like he was right all along, i hate when he does that—

obi wan: exactly! and then he jumped out of a ship and unnecessarily risked his life for me for the sixth time that mission, so I couldn’t even say—

padme: it’s like he has no idea how much we worry! honestly, obi wan, you—

anakin: i assume my leftovers are in the fridge thanks guys, love you too, hey obi haven’t seen you for so long it’s almost been two whole hours, cool cool cool cool,,

Anyway Soldier is perfect and good

One of the most unfortunate (and fortunate in some cases) aspects of completely delving yourself into a fandom is that you begin to accept how other people interpret characters versus how the true game interprets them. Like I mentioned, this can be a really awesome thing!

But sometimes, not so much.

A good example in our home sweet home, the tf2 fandom, would be the most antagonized character of the game (at least imo. Medic gets a lot of shit representation too)

Good ol’ Jane Doe.

Most of my opinion on this topic is from a personal experience so I’ll jump straight into that:

When I first joined this fandom/ got the game, my love for the characters was pretty contrastive; Medic was super up top, and engie, demo, and ya boy solly I wasn’t really into (yet of course). This was pretty realistic since I was newer and had set my heart on my favs. As I met people, enjoyed content, and created my own, my love began to spread and even out (thank God). 

Except…one merc was still lagging. Soldier. As I matured in my knowledge and independence of interpretation I began to really notice why. 

Soldier is portrayed very heavily as the angry hateful antagonist of many artistic scenarios, especially writing.

It’s too easy. Jane’s excessive expression of opinion and loud sense of patriotism and criticism made him an easy villain to give an insult, or cause a problem. I had seen this usage of his character so often that I had forgotten how this absolute DORK teleported fuckin bread for three whole days, just out of childish impulse

LIKE HOLY HECK HE IS SO BUBBLY AND ALL OVER THE PLACE! The interpretation is flawed in one major place. Is Soldier someone who has opinionated outbursts?? Yes. Are they all based on hate and bias?? NO. Soldier is very expressive in all fields, including excitement, love, and the support he has for his team

The team part is a big one. Like wtf are you thinkin’ Jane LOVES his teammates!! He is extremely supportive and doesn’t seem to push his insults any further than impulsive outbursts

look at him smiling during scout’s date!! He’s so proud


he’s so loving in his own way

anyway this kinda turned into a soldier appreciation post that is too long but uh yeah pls he’s not awful he’s a big ol dork thanks