That’s what I was thinking like maybe they heard and read everything we were saying and delivered
yeah, like remember when the vlogs stopped after that shit with his comic happened? maybe they actually listened to us for once and pulled and redid his vlog. because i can’t believe for a second that that was the first thing they came up with. it was too good.
For a moment she looked back at the top of Luke’s head, visible over the
chair’s headrest, wondering if he had guessed her plan. But no. She’d carefully held it secret within her, behind the mental barriers Palpatine had so long ago taught her how to create.
The old Luke, the one obsessed with solving every problem himself, might have forced his way in through those barriers to demand the truth. The new Luke, she knew, would never do such a thing.
I have issues with this. I’ll point to my post on Luke’s approach to mind control where I talk about Truce at Bakura, Shadows of Mindor and Heir to the Empire. By the time Mara met Luke in TTT, it’s highly unlikely he’d “force his way” through anyone’s head without their consent.
Now we can say well this is Mara’s pov. But I still feel like in VotF’s timeline (ten years!) after knowing Luke for years and partially training under him, Mara should know Luke will respect her barriers. Might he badger her a little? Sure. Lecture her? DEFINITELY. But “force his way”? Really?
On a meta level I get Zahn is trying to synthesize the EU with diagnosing Luke massive savior complex. I think there is some truth to that, but this is a reach.
Tablo: Throughout the entire time (3 years) it took to resolve the controversy, [Hye Jung, Tablo’s wife] never once made it seem like she was experiencing any hardships.
Host: Even though it was probably really difficult for her.
Tablo: Yes, it was probably even more difficult for her than for me. Much more difficult. But she always said, “It’s okay, it’s okay.”
But, we did have one conflict.
We were eating together, and because I always had this troubled look on my face, the atmosphere while we were eating wasn’t very good.
Suddenly, Hye Jung-ie slammed her spoon on the table.
“Hurry up and cry. Just hurry up and cry. Cry as much as you want,” she said.
And at those words, I really cried.
She told me to just cry it all out now and put an end to all of it. She told me, “You’re not someone who can’t beat this. You’re stronger than this.”
So, like a child, I cried and cried.
Host: Did she not cry with you?
Tablo: She didn’t cry then, but when the whole controversy was resolved, one day, I asked her, “It was hard, wasn’t it?” And then she started crying really hard. She had held it all in. Even though she’d been wanting to cry, she thought it would, as a result, make me weaker.
Finally had to bite the bullet and replace my laptop. Which, y’know, it’s a nice new laptop! But, as usual, getting everything moved over & reinstalled has taken up my entire day off, ughhh… Still not sure I got everything either, but eh, good enough for now…
Anyway, assuming I get through thanksgiving work shift tomorrow oh god, asks will resume being answered shortly~