I was just crushed under the thought of whether or not on the other occasions of their meeting or in discussion, if Leia reminded Vader of Padmé.

If seeing this fiery young woman with such righteous anger in her heart spitting curses at the feet of unjust reminded him of his wife; seeing something of her in Leia’s face, the same hard and stubborn glare, or even her seemingly impossible poise.

He wouldn’t have had a clue he was looking at his own child; he’d only have a thought in the quietest part of his mind that maybe she would have been proud of this astonishing young politician who so fearlessly defies the Empire.

Vader never got to see Leia and understand that she was his child, but if he had, he’d see so much of himself in her too. Padmé was a politician, and that was how Leia filtered her rage, her disgust with the way things were. If she’d been raised more freely, chains would have broken, and there would have been warrants out with her name on them because Leia is as wild and unrelenting as her father and nobody could have stopped her.


i watch this when i’m down

I can’t wait for Luke Skywalker to appear onscreen and save us all from two years of fandom bullshit in the course of a few beautifully-delivered lines.

“Rey Skywalker! Daughter of me and (possibly) Jyn Erso. Cousin of my nephew Kylo Ren, niece of my sister Leia Organa and my late best friend Han Solo.”

“Finn? He sounds like a nice boy. You have a crush on him, don’t you?”

“Kylo Ren! My nephew, former student who singlehandedly slaughtered my Jedi kiddos, a crime I, Luke Skywalker, played no part in.”

I appreciate the STAR WARS canon and how much tragedy isn’t shied away from, that’s what really hooks me in, all the crying and terrible feelings that it gives me. I wouldn’t be here if the stories and characters didn’t have that emotional weight! But, let me tell you, I double appreciate that fandom also goes, “Nah, let’s fix all that.” to the point where I’ve read enough that canon doesn’t quite hurt so much anymore. (At least until I go rewatch it.) BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. I can cry while watching the movies/tv shows/comics/novels/etc. and then have fandom kiss my ouchies and make them better. And also give me some goddamned Obikin/Obianidala resolution, dammit.

This is one of my favorite sets of recs because there are some incredible authors writing novel/novella-length stories here that are so goddamned satisfying. You know that feeling when you’ve read for like three hours and your brain is pleasantly buzzy and your heart is happy because people understand what you want and have fixed the tragedies of canon? JOIN ME IN THAT FEELING WITH THESE FICS.  (Fic recs every Wednesday.)

Soldier, Poet, King by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & qui-gon & cast, NSFW, sith!obi-wan, time travel, 65.2k wip
   Second chances are very rarely given, but the Force smiles upon two of its favorite children and returns them to a time before their actions have met their consequences. Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, seeks redemption while Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, disillusioned with the Jedi Order and its Code, falls to the Darkness.
Lights Will Guide You Home by darlingargents, obi-wan/padme (sort of?) & obi-wan/anakin/padme & luminara & ahsoka & luke & leia, 17.2k wip
   Obi-Wan knew that if he didn’t leave now, Padmé would die. And so he made his decision.
wicked thing by imaginarykat, obi-wan/anakin & ventress & dooku, nsfw, sith!obi-wan, 84.5k wip
   There are rumours of yet another Sith Lord hiding among the Separatists. The Council sends Anakin to investigate. Anakin has a bad feeling about this. or, the story of how Anakin exists in a perpetual state of intense embarrassment, Kenobi is enjoying it a little too much, and everything is, generally speaking, a gigantic mess.
Sun Kissed by Vee017, obi-wan/anakin & cast, nsfw, au, some sex slave content warning, 78.7k wip
   Being on a world that supports slavery is one thing. Buying a slave and bringing him into Republic space is entirely another.
All Over Again by tricksterity, obi-wan/anakin & qui-gon & shmi & cast, time travel, 27.7k wip
   Now returned back in time, somehow, by the Force, Obi-Wan has the ability to change the course of history and fix his mistakes, to keep Anakin by his side and in the Light and to prevent Sidious from becoming Emperor.
The Consequences of a Crash by SkywalkerShenanigans (HedgehogJawn), obi-wan/anakin (pre-slash?) & cast, some injury content warning, 31.9k
   Anakin doesn’t remember how they lost control of the ship. A newly made knight and his former master crash on an unknown world and must hang on until help arrives. Obi-Wan is badly hurt, Anakin’s just trying to hold his shit together
A Walking Shadow by lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin/padme & luke & leia & palpatine & ahsoka & cast, 54.7k wip
   It is five years into the Empire’s ascension, an order built on the blood and bodies of the Jedi. None survived, they say, and the handsome, icy profile of Lord Vader plastered across every Imperial city leaves no room for doubt in the minds of many. But Vader knows there is at least one left, one that escaped him on Mustafar all those years ago.
Echoes of Mortis by wreckageofstars, obi-wan & anakin/padme & ahsoka & cast, 61.6k wip
   Post-Mortis Arc AU. In a universe where the Father failed to take away Anakin’s vision of the future, the Hero With No Fear struggles with the knowledge of what he will become and the knowledge of who, exactly, is responsible. Drastic steps are taken and in the process things go a little bit…sideways.
Sigh No More by edenwolfie, obi-wan/anakin/padme & cast, 52.5k wip
   A Post-Mustafar Revenge of the Sith Fix It
Heart like a Black Abyss by TrashAYfanfiction, obi-wan/anakin, nsfw, 1.5k
   Praise kink. Anakin feels alone, insecure, and out of control, Obi-wan helps quiet his mind and fill the black abyss that is Anakin’s soul.
The Dark Path Lit by Sun and Stars by A_Delicate_Fury, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & luke & leia & cody & cast, time travel, 4.3k wip
   After a disaster on the cosmic scale that Obi-Wan is still trying to wrap his mind around, he finds himself back in the early days of the Clone Wars, Commander Cody loyally at his side, Anakin at his back, and Sidious plotting against the Jedi at every turn. He’s been given an unasked for chance to do everything over again. And with the Force as his ally, he intends to set the galaxy on a brighter path than its current trajectory.
Domestic by Bablefishmouse, obi-wan/anakin/padme, modern au, 1.3k
   In a happy little au where Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme cohabit above a bookshop the biggest argument they’ve had in months is brewing. Someone has drunk the last of the milk, and they haven’t replaced it.
The Reality of Change by midnight_vision, obi-wan/anakin/padme & ahsoka & cast, time travel, 66k wip
   Padmé dies on Mustafar and wakes up in the past, about a year before everything falls apart. She’s determined to make sure none of it happens again, and with some help, she tries to expose Palpatine for what he really is. But even if Anakin and the Republic can be saved, that doesn’t mean the outcome will be something any of them want.
The Warp and the Weft by FireflyFish, lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin & rey & cast, 3.2k wip
   Chaos, yet harmony. Death, yet the Force. “We are all a part of the great Cosmic Force and whether we like it or not, when called, we must answer. Even if we’re dead, Anakin.”
In Memoriam by In Memoriam, obi-wan & anakin & qui-gon & evan piell, 6.4k
   In the midst of a desperate escape from the Citadel, Obi Wan mourns a friendship. A tribute to Jedi Master Evan Piell.

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padbabe  asked:

im so sorry if i'm bothering you but i had to tell someone of my breaking heart about star wars okay, like listen okay. obi wan visited shmi's grave and apologised for who anakin became and my heart is a mess, i'm sorry for the disturbance btw, but my god, my heart rn


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Who Is Anakin Skywalker? Rewriting the Prequels - Character Study

Okay, y’all know this by now - chapter and verse:  the Star Wars Prequels sucked. 

I’m writing this because I want to figure out who Anakin Skywalker really is, based on what we know from the Original Trilogy and hopefully get a better idea of how his story would’ve unfolded had we gotten better movies. 

And to be honest, trying to sell the idea that the Star Wars saga should be watched in sequence with Prequels before the Original Trilogy is stupid.  Short of magically Force-walking back into time and zapping everyone’s memories of seeing the OT in theaters, you can’t take the Original Trilogy back.

So the Prequels, in essence, really should be a look back in time.  That’s why the infamous Machete Order works and makes the story work better.  You really have to start your Star Wars journey with Luke Skywalker and you have to share his shock and horror at finding out his father’s real identity.  And just as many of us did in the 80s, we all wanted to know how the hell did Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader?  How could a good man turn into one terrifying, evil Dark Lord of the Sith?

In the original trilogy, we are clearly shown, not “told” that Luke Skywalker is a badass pilot, a true and loyal friend, has understandable bouts of teenage whinginess and angst, but at the end of the day is a precious Cinnabon Roll™ that must be protected at all costs. 


Originally posted by sebastianstahn

Wait, that’s Luke’s long lost son and Rey’s missing brother who I dearly hope she’s not going to kiss by accident ohshit.  Wrong picture.  Hang on:

Originally posted by entertainmentweekly

(That is the correct picture, right?  We don’t have any more ex-Winter Soldiers sneaking into this post, right? Cool.)

But I digress.  This is about everybody’s favorite Sith Lord, Luke’s Daddy Dearest, Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader.

Originally posted by deadpools-girlfriend

Ridiculousness is strong in the Skywalkers, I see…

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And Now a Eulogy From Father Yoda

I have questions about this service, and the main one is this: remember that time Obi-Wan stupidly faked his own death so that he could participate in a Bounty Hunter Obstacle Course that was hosted by Count Dooku and housed in a gigantic Rubik’s Cube? His fake funeral, which was also held in this weird, TERRIBLY LIT (BECAUSE OF COURSE) room that has STADIUM SEATING for some reason (wouldn’t want anyone to have an obstructed view of the shrouded corpses!) had a WAY smaller turnout that this one does. Now, this funeral is for several Jedi at once, but seriously: if I were Kenobes, I’d be feeling a liiiiiittle miffed about this right now. 

One of the best and handsomest Jedi dies and he gets like 15 people at his funeral? Was everyone turned off by Anakin’s glowering, menacing presence at that one and they all left early? (Also, LOL forever that the Jedi’s spectator cremation chamber is built to accommodate MULTIPLE FUNERALS at once. I guess the Jedi have always been prone to high-casualty disasters that demanded that a room like this be built.)

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