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Sithmas Countdown 2016 - Day 1: Palpatine and Maul + festive cakes

It’s time again for the kitschy festive thing where I do daily star wars characters + winter stuff! More here! Join in and tag your work as #sithmas.

The one AU that I will always be weak for is where Papa Palpatine isn’t a totally awful father figure to Maul. Please let’s have the horned krampus-child get a nicer childhood!

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The Star Wars Good Parent’s Guide (Part I, Part II)

Anon asked for papa Palpatine giving child Maul a festive present, so I had to make a comic. Think of this as a super jolly AU where the Sith aren’t complete creeps. (I guess Maul’s present is getting a somewhat normal childhood?)

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Daily Advent Sithmas Countdown

December 10/11/12: Palpatine + gingerbread

Today’s prompt suggested by: emperorshand

Previous days here!

Inktober Day 8: Darth Bane and young Sith apprentice Zannah

Digital colours, couldn’t resist.

(Anon suggested: darth bane with zannah on shoulders crying ‘onward noble steed’)

At this point, is it safe to assume I’m slowly heading towards becoming the 'go-to guy’ for people’s occasional happy Sithly family needs?

anonymous asked:

The obsession with the Skywalker name and their role as heroes is so tiring to me. Alright, I get it, family saga and all that stuff, but I feel like people put way too much emphasis on that and elevate the Skywalkers to some sort of all-important godly aristocracy. "Rey MUST be a Skywalker or else she won't matter"; "Kylo continuing the Skywalker line is an insult to the family". It's just blood, who cares.

Yes, people behave as if the Skywalkers are some kind of royal family that must be preserved and revered at all costs. Of course the Skywalkers are the first family of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean they should always be the heroes or should always be presented in flattering and reverent terms. People are unbelievably precious about the Skywalker legacy, and it makes me roll my eyes, tbh.

The attitude that Kylo doesn’t count as a Skywalker and can’t possibly be redeemed on account of his evil deeds strikes me as particularly ridiculous, given what happened with, you know, Anakin Skywalker. The theme of the saga seems to be that Skywalkers can fall, yes, but they can also rise again. Because it’s a fantasy universe, making bad choices and doing terrible things doesn’t necessarily mean a one-way ticket to Papa Palpatine Central. The characters change and evolve, and that’s what makes them interesting and keeps possibilities wide open.