I sort of like the idea that General Organa, General Solo and Lieutenant-Commander Skywalker emerged from the war without anything except chests full of medals, the Falcon, a baby, and about 700 credits between the three of them. 

I mean, we don’t know what their salary was with the Rebellion, but it probably wasn’t much—the Rebellion as a whole was pretty shit-poor, their tech was outdated astromechs and their x-wings consistently outflown by a jury-rigged piece of junk  historical artifact. The primary defense strategy for their bases seems to have been “don’t be found” and “running away very quickly once found.” They’re a militia more than a military, operating on what is obviously a very limited budget. Which means that they’re probably paying their pilots and soldiers next to nothing—they’re relying on genuine revolutionary feeling to flip people, not the benefits package.

And then after the war is over, the New Republic is happy to mint medals, but they’re not about to start handing out fortunes. Maybe some of the reclaimed Imperial wealth goes towards pensions for the Rebel soldiers, but the Republic needs most of that money for rebuilding. Whatever the trio earned during the war, that’s what they’re walking away with.

What about Alderaan? Well, Alderaan isn’t there anymore. Neither are its banks. And the Bank of the Empire dissolved the insurance policies without beneficiary, given that the policies as stated don’t cover “total obliteration by enormous laser.” (We regret to inform you that all transactions carried out under previous political regimes are final—) There’s no wealth of Alderaan for Leia to inherit.

So there’s just Lando, who probably has a portfolio like the pragmatic businessman who managed Cloud City for the past decade, and maybe can lend them a little money. Leia has friends in high places who don’t mind letting her stay at their summer home on Naboo or their suite on Chandrila. But favors once used up are gone forever, and the Senate hasn’t gotten around to deciding what salaries will be yet, so she’s taking care of a newborn on whatever credits Han can win through illegal ship racing and sabacc, waiting for Luke to comm from whatever freighter has agreed to take him on in exchange for labor—

….all this to say which is that as much as I love the idea of Leia being the consummate high-class politician in the wake of the war, she and Han and newborn Ben were probably all crowded into the Falcon eating protein packs over rice while Luke hitchhiked through the galaxy looking for Jedi artifacts.


“I have whole galaxies under my skin”
- @ficlet-machine

Ok so @ficlet-machine made this masterpiece (like tbh you can art so well friend). And I was thinking about the little quote he put under it and then this happened. This is a smol gift for you friend because your works are flawless & you leave the nicest comments on my art like dude I don’t deserve th e m.

Also I haven’t drawn this style in like years but I wanted to see if I could still do it. qvq

Calling it now, the new character the Russo brothers are going to introduce in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ will be Nova!

The power stone is on Xandar, the home of the Nova Corps, meaning Thanos is going to go there for it and probably destroy the planet, which is how Richard Rider will become Nova by being the last surviving member of the Nova Corps. The introduction of Nova has already been set up pretty well. 

Also, Nicole Perlman, the writer of Captain Marvel, said they might change Carol Danver’s origin so that it’s not similar to Green Lantern’s. But in reality I think it’s so it’s not similar to Nova’s because she knows both characters will be introduced around the same time. Of course she couldn’t say “because it’s too similar to Nova” without revealing that the character will appear so she said Green Lantern.

This is my theory - what do you all think? 

  • Anakin:I have a plan.
  • Ahsoka:You've got a plan? Okay, first of all, you're copying me from when I said I had a plan.
  • Anakin:I'm not copying you, I have a plan, that's not that unique of a thing to say.
  • Ahsoka:And secondly, I don't think you even have a plan.
  • Anakin:I have part of a plan.
  • Obi-Wan:What percentage of a plan do you have?

the angry dudebros forget, without the star wars prequels, CGI would not be where it is today. the prequels revolutionized how we look at movies and how far we can push effects; in the course of three movies, the entire world of directing was changed. 

i don’t care if you hate these movies - they’re integral to every single CGI effect you see today.

cari28ch3-me  asked:

for the opinion thing - I think Star Wars needs to have more main characters that are not human. The most relevant I can think of is Yoda and he is not the coolest alien in the franchise at all. The animated shows do this very well (Ahsoka and Hera), so why not the movies?

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

I agree, with the caveat that (1) they have to do something interesting with them, and (2) only if the human cast is racially balanced (i.e., not all white.)

I actually love humans, and am absolutely totally fine watching a story about humans in space, occasionally interacting with aliens. If directors and producers want to trim their budget by cutting expensive and time-intensive prosthetics (the reason, I think, that animated series can have more aliens than live-action) that works for me.

UNLESS. You do something interesting with the non-humans, and your human cast is nonwhite. 

I don’t think aliens for the sake of aliens are interesting. At no point is Yoda interesting because he is an alien. (Although I’ve read that fics that write him so, enduring proof that anything can be interesting in the hands of a talented writer.) You know who’s interesting because he is an alien? Chewbacca. His being substantially taller, stronger, and different is brought up multiple times, it’s interesting and becomes a part of the character, it serves to make the character compelling. Or, to look to a far superior scifi series, the aliens in The Sparrow are culturally and socially extremely different than the humans they encounter, and those misunderstandings drive the plot forward—their difference is relevant, and therefore interesting.

If you’ve just got aliens for the sake of having aliens, or as space set-dressing, I’m bored.

Although this brings me to my second rule, which is: star wars doesn’t get to add aliens until they balance out the rest of the cast. Zoe Saldana should never have to wear full-body purple makeup, she has Done Her Time.

Will either of these galaxies survive? In what might be dubbed as a semi-final round in a galactic elimination tournament, the two spirals of NGC 7318 are colliding. The featured picture was created from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. When galaxies crash into each other, many things may happen including gravitational distortion, gas condensing to produce new episodes of star formation, and ultimately the two galaxies combining into one. Since these two galaxies are part of Stephan’s Quintet, a final round of battling galaxies will likely occur over the next few billion years with the eventual result of many scattered stars and one large galaxy. Quite possibly, the remaining galaxy will not be easily identified with any of its initial galactic components. Stephan’s Quintet was the first identified galaxy group, lies about 300 million light years away, and is visible through a moderately-sized telescope toward the constellation of the Winged Horse (Pegasus).

Object Names: NGC 7318, Stephan’s Quintet

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA (Via Nasa’s APOD)

Pocesing And Copyright: José Jimenez Priego

Time And Space