During today TOUCH Talk via V Live, everybody including me could see that Kim Dong Wan was not really him today T^T
He didn’t talk.
He didn’t laugh.
He didn’t smile.
He didn’t pay attention.
He was not the Kim Dong Wan I know…
Suddenly the other 5 members accidentally found out the way to make Kim Dong Wan laugh and they knew it that it was his first smile since the broadcast started 45 minutes ago ^ ^ Andy’s weird ‘Tonight’ choreography made him bursted out laughing and everybody wanted Andy to do it one more time because they just wanted Kim Dong Wan to smile once again. Andy was willing to do it with more intense choreograph xD
Isn’t their friendship beautiful? They are Shinhwa everyone. They are Shinhwa, the longest-running idol group in Korea.
BUT I’M SITTING HERE CRYING BECAUSE OBI-WAN KENOBI IS STILL CLEANING UP MESSES, HE’S STILL TRYING TO MEND OLD WOUNDS.
“YOUR WAY HOME” HE SAYS AND IT HITS ME OBI-WAN KENOBI CAN SEND EZRA BRIDGER HOME (SUCH AS IT IS), BUT HE HIMSELF CAN NEVER GO HOME, THIS IS ALMOST THE END, HIS PURPOSE HERE IS ALMOST DONE, AND HE’LL REGAIN SOME THINGS (ANAKIN, IN ANOTHER FIVE YEARS) BUT HE’LL NEVER REALLY GO HOME AGAIN
I NEED TO GO LIE DOWN AND IT’S NOT EVEN THE DUEL YET
Revenge of the Sith | Deleted Scene | A Cry for Help
The scene where Obi-Wan defeats Anakin was originally slightly longer and included additional dialogue between the two men. After everything what happened between them on Mustafar and after everything Anakin has done Obi-Wan’s first impulse is to reach out to help the man who became his brother and Anakin’s first impulse is to reach out to Obi-Wan for help. Anakin’s cry for help (together with his outstretched hand) is actually left intact in the movie, even though the sound was muted. You can see Hayden Christensen’s lips clearly pronouncing the words.
“Christensen groans to get into character, and then gives an emotional delivery of the two lines, ‘Help me, Master,’ and “’I hate you!’” - The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith by J. W. Rinzler documents the filming of that dialogue and there is actual BTS footage where Obi-Wan refuses to help the fallen Jedi. It’s only then that Anakin’s eyes turn from blue to the Sith red (the 4th gif). This revelation adds a new dimension to the scene and makes it even more heartbreaking.
“I love you but I can’t help you.” - Obi-Wan Kenobi
According to the book, after Anakin implores Obi-wan to save him, George Lucas asked Ewan McGregor to say “I will not…” softer, almost to himself because after Anakin bursted into flames it’s as if Obi-Wan was talking to a dead person. That’s why he also suggested, to drive home this point, that McGregor changed the words in the script to the past tense “I loved you”. Ewan agreed, but pointed out that his subsequent line would have to change to “But I could not help you.” Lucas also explained that what Obi-Wan is basically saying to Anakin is “you were my only hope - you blew it. Now we don’t have any hope.”
I just really love the STAR WARS prequels a lot, that they may be flawed in a lot of ways, but the sheer amount of potential there and the things they did right are so good and I care about these characters so much and I love the world that was built around them and the myriad of ways that I suffer because of them and because of fic that makes everything worse in the best ways, and I just really need to share my feelings about them.
I LOVE THESE JERKS SO MUCH, JOIN ME IN CRYING ABOUT THEM. (Fic recs every Wednesday.)
STAR WARS FIC RECS: ✦ Seed by bell (bellaboo), obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme, NSFW, 41.9k wip When Anakin falls prey to a lethal poison, Obi-Wan has no choice but use all his resources to heal him– no matter how reluctant he is in administering the antidote. ✦ Negotiation by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & ahsoka & cast, nsfw, modern au, serial killer au, 45.1k wip Over a year ago, Coruscant Police Detective Anakin Skywalker vanished without a trace while hunting the prolific serial killer known within the media as “The Negotiator”. ✦ it comes to me, as of a dream by xpityx, obi-wan/anakin/padme, NSFW, 3.9k Padme watches uneasily as her husband wanders around her rooms, picking up and examining trinkets seemingly without order, before putting them back just far enough away from their original positions to make her frown slightly in annoyance. ✦ Soldier, Poet, King by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & qui-gon & mace & dooku & palpatine & cast, 88.3k 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. ✦ The Hot Santa Hunt by anecdotalist, obi-wan/anakin & padme & ahsoka, 3.9k In which Anakin, Padme, and Ahsoka embark on a quest to find the hottest mall Santa at the Corcuscant mall and Obi-Wan may just be actual Santa Claus. ✦ Obi-Wan and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad (Life) Day by wreckageofstars, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & padme, 7.8k It’s Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life day, but good luck telling the galaxy that. ✦ Just a Tooka by Rocket_Sith, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & qui-gon & cast, 12k A peculiar tooka seems to have adopted Qui-Gon’s entire lineage. The Living Force is a mysterious thing, and there’s a pretty good chance the Jedi Code is entirely full of shit. ✦ The Beginning After the End by notbecauseofvictories, padme & cast (some anakin/padme & obi-wan & palpatine & luke & leia), padme lives, 7k Padmé wakes to the back of Obi-Wan’s head, his hair mussed and his arms spread, outstretched over her knees as though to shield her from all that would come. ✦ Celestial Navigation by victoria_p (musesfool), anakin & finn/rey & cast, 23.3k Finn and Rey’s epic space road trip adventure, featuring pirates, kittens, and the Force ghost of Anakin Skywalker. ✦ Talking to Strangers by Miri1984, kana/hera & ezra & luke & han & obi-wan, 21.2k wip The crew of the Ghost have to take a trip to Tatooine for a pick up. Predictably, they run into trouble. And a few other things besides. ✦ A Walking Shadow by lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin & luke & leia & ahsoka, 61.8k wip It is five years into the Empire’s ascension, an order built on the blood and bodies of the Jedi. ✦ Random Drabbles: Caleb Dume and the Grey Sith by dogmatix, kanan & depa & cast, 1.8k Caleb Dume discovers that stowing away to go on Seriously Dangerous Missions can be hazardous to your worldview. ✦ Punishment by lovelykenobi, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, d/s, toys, 3.7k Anakin had disobeyed two orders: the Council’s and Obi-Wan’s, which meant two punishments. ✦ The Fallout of Anakin Skywalker’s Knighting by anecdotalist, obi-wan & anakin & some anakin/padme & cast, 9.6k Anakin is Knighted and decides to give his Padawan braid to Padme instead of to Obi-Wan after his Knighting. Then he learns that there’s a lot more meaning to that Tradition than he had realized but is it too late to fix things with Obi-Wan? ✦ Trinity by calmersky, obi-wan/anakin/padme, NSFW, 2.4k You’ve noticed the tension between them. They think you haven’t, but you have.
Anakin: I am so sorry and ashamed of what I did. I don’t know how I can ever make it up to you but- Obi-Wan: *dramatically pulls Anakin into a big hug* Anakin: how can you forgive me so easily? I thought you would be furious with me. Obi-Wan: I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you had lost your way. Anakin: I did lose my way Obi-Wan: But you’ve found it again
Although now I’m thinking about how Lucas Friar didn’t initiate a hug with Riley Matthews because he didn’t want to let her go or say goodbye at all. And she just knew he didn’t wan to so she did the side hug, with the intention of resting her head there as a silent “I know, it’s okay”. And now I’m crying. asldkjfa
headcanon that Obi Wan tried to be the cool Jedi dad. When Anakin heard the new hip lingo from the other young padawans or non Jedi kids and incorporated it into his vocabulary, Obi Wan would hear him speak and try to understand and try to speak it too as a way to connect with him but failed miserably. And Anakin would roll his eyes, but smile when he turned away because he appreciated it nonetheless.
Do you ever just cry cause you remember that Padme gave Anakin R2-D2 and then you watch RoTS and cry more cause Anakin is so protective/attached to R2-D2. LIKE HE DIDNT LET OBI WAN MAKE FUN OF HIM. And Obi-Wan’s sitting there like “Sheesh. I get it. He’s your droid.” but Anakin’s like “MY WIFE GAVE HIM TO ME. GO AWAY”
I have been a Star Wars fan since I was in diapers. I remember watching A New Hope in awe of the power of the Death Star. I remember watching the Empire Strikes Back and having my world turned inside out by THAT revelation. I remember watching Return of the Jedi and crying when Vader died.
Does that make me a “real” Star Wars fan? No, none of that makes me a real Star Wars fan. You know what does?
The fact I love Star Wars does.
It doesn’t matter how you became a Star Wars fan, it doesn’t matter why you’re a Star Wars fan. It doesn’t matter if you saw the original trilogy first, the prequels first, or even the Force Awakens. Hell, maybe you caught a glance of The Clone Wars or Rebels on TV, that doesn’t matter.
If you love Star Wars, then I got news for you: YOU’RE A REAL STAR WARS FAN.
And don’t let any pretentious, entitled shit eating gate-keeper piece of trash tell you otherwise.