re-reading the entire series in order to write this was totally a legit reason fight me so i’m sure this has all been said but i love Abby so much???? like she seriously cares for her Foxes so much and tries her best even though as she says, she’s always too late and like??? she respects their boundaries so much, she so tender w them and protective over them and just Actual Fox Mom Abigail Winfield.
this got heaps long oops
have some favourite parts/quotes bc i can:
that entire scene at her place in The Foxhole Court where she’s just taking none of anyone’s shit, not Nicky, not Andrew, not Wymack.
she has to do this a lot tbh
“Abby jogged the last couple steps to Kevin and crushed him in a fierce embrace. Kevin held onto her for dear life”
the fact that on multiple occasions Abby’s medical bag contains booze. i know that’s also bc wymack but whatever im behind it
this entire thing:
“Sometimes I think this job is going to kill me,” Abby said. “Seeing what people have done, what people continue to do, to my Foxes. I wish I could protect you, but I’m always too late. All I can do is patch you up afterward and hope for the best. I’m sorry, Neil. We should have been there for you.”
“I wouldn’t have let you be,” Neil said. Abby folded her arms around him and pulled him into a hug. She tried to be careful, but it hurt regardless. It wasn’t pain that made Neil go still, but uncertainty. The only people who’d ever hugged Neil were his teammates, and those were quick squeezes throughout a good game. His mother had pulled him close before, but… She’d never held him like he was something to be sheltered…Even if she was here, she wouldn’t have comforted him for this. She wouldn’t have held him like he was a hard breath away from shaking apart.”
Those scenes in Siege of Lothal bother me a lot for two reasons:
1) Tua said she did everything to find any information about Rebels, yet the moment when her life was in danger, she magically found out that
has a connection to Ghost Crew.. and successfully
persuaded him to cooperate. How she did that? Or if she knew about it
all the time(?), why she didn’t report that to Kallus and save everyone
trouble with Tarkin and Vader?
She could redeem herself
with that information. Instead she ditched Empire thinking only about
herself. I understand that not everyone is a heroic enough to put
loyalty or beliefs above being alive but it saddness me that
the only one named & active imperial female character showed at the
on the screen was so…
useless until her death scene. I don’t mind that she worked for Empire
or that she wasn’t warrior (like Sabine or Hera) or how she was a poor
politician or how unkind she was to others. That’s okay. She had a lot of faults - all interesting
characters have them. But the show didn’t really present any of her good
qualities and when finally she had moral / emotional dilemmia and, you
know, a bit of character development, she was killed. What makes me sad,
because creators of Rebels proved with “The Honorable Ones” that they
can show already
villian in new light without killing said character.
But what bothers me even more is:
2)the missed opportunity to make an interesting plot twist, because TUA COULD BE AN UNDERCOVER REBEL SPY
Gall Trayvis? A man who by more than half of first season was seen as a
hero by Ghost Crew but turned out to be imperial agent? We could have
similar yet reversed scenerio with minister Maketh Tua.
it: how you would feel if Tua - a woman with political power yet not really respected by
her fellow imperials, who most of time was unkind to everyone around her
and who was shown as a joke & caricature of
politician - turned out to be a brave spy who not only smuggled
important informations to Bail Organa / Falcrum about imperial operations but also kept saving Ghost Crew’ asses time after time?
As much as it would be sad for me to not have any loyal named
& active female character on Empire’s side, Tua being Imperial
turned into rebels spy would made a lot sense. Just think about all
scenes when she acted arrogant or plain stupid or angrily shouted at
everyone around her and “add” a spy-related reasons behind such
unprofessional / emotional behaviour and we could have something like
Remember Droid in Distress, when she - as minister from Lothal - was accompanied by C3-PO & R2-D2? Which no
why? Since we know now that Bail wanted to see the unknown rebels
in action, he and Tua could work together in that aspect. She could be
the one to inform him about Ghost Crew’s activity on Lothal and set a
“test” for them (if Ghost Crew would fail, Tua would still known where
the weapon went and gave bearings
to Bail & Falcrum, so they could sent a trusted rebel soldiers to
recapture it). Maybe Tua is like Sabine, when it comes to foreign
languages? Maybe she all the time knew what her Alien companion was
saying but since she needed a pretext to bring Bail’s droids, she acted
uneducated and racist politician?
In Empire Day,
when after rebel’s attack, she screamed at Kallus and Inquisitor,
demanding from them to catch “terrorists”? She knew that Tseebo was
wanted by the Empire; that Kallus was looking for him personally.
And there was attack, so she had a reason to put pressure over ISB
agent to forget about Rodian for now and look for rebels (maybe she
hoped their attack was a diversion to smuggle important for Rebellion
Tseebo from Lothal?) When I analyzed this scene between Imperial Trio for the first time
I thought of Tua as arrogant person or acting on
adrenaline rush - but then the thought she could be someone more than
useless imperial politician never crossed my mind. If she were a spy,
the fact she was ready to put Ghost Crew in danger for the sake of
Tseebo’s informations would be a nice addition to her persona. Because
as a spy she would make a very hard choices under awful circumstances.
Not everyone has guts to do it, especially not after almost being blow
up by people you try to protect.
Or Vision of Hope,
when Tua called in question Kallus’ plan because she tried to discourage
him from setting a trap for Ghost Crew. She even recalled Inquisitor’s
apparently did not support Kallus’s plan either) what pissed off Kallus.
And since agent of ISB was too stubborn to change his mind and listen to her & Inquisitor, she practically barged into military operation, maybe hoping that rebels will use the moment of distraction and run away?
Coming back to Siege of Lothal,
we could have something more than “self-absorbed politician solding
informations to save a life” scenerio. We could have a very emotional
moment, when Ghost Crew learn that Tua was actually their information (probably sending info via Old Jho) by
the whole time and instead of asking them to save her, she could warn
them to NOT COME BACK TO LOTHAL because there is someone far worse that
Inquisitor. Tua warned them because she knows she will be found out
pretty soon, but Ghost Crew still decide to come back for her. Except
their action would lead to Tua’s death (and Imperial using it to
discredit whole Rebellion). That would be depressing, not only because
of sad end for a useful rebel spy but also because Ghost Crew would need
to copy with their failure on more personal level and Kallus’
behaviour would made a lot of sense too if all his previous efforts were
spoiled by Tua and now he had a chance to kill the traitor; of course he
would be happy to lead her into trap
And you know what would be an interesting part of Tua’s role? She could gave a lot of useful informations to Rebellion, she could save main heroes, she could be smart enough to fool Kallus and Inquisitor but not enough to fool Vader, no shame here
but still it was her signature on every imperial decree that hurted
people of Lothal. Every order of deportation or takeover of land or
maybe even execution. Think how Tua would feel knowing that as much as
she helps Rebellion at the same time she hurts her own people. That what
in part contributed to the execution
of Aresko & Grint (two people she knew personally and worked
probably for a long time; they may not be the best of people, yet they
weren’t monsters either to deserve such a death). Or
knowing that most of ordinary
people will never learn truth about her; they
may never knew she was a rebels spy, that she risked her life on daily basis for safety of galaxy.
you know how much I need right now Tua being something more than a
pretty face of not really useful character - at least before her death?
Because I would take courageous
but also not-totally-without-fault
Tua over just
Just… GIVE ME A TERRIFIED YET COURAGEOUS &
SMART TUA WHO FOOLED KALLUS AND GRAND INQUISITOR BY WHOLE YEAR INSTEAD
OF PATHETIC CARICATURE OF INCOMPETENT MINISTER.
im a fucking mess but i’m gonna get to replies as soon as I get home from school ( rest in peace me, my soul died a while ago ). i wanna say i the reason for my absence is due to a totally legit reason but all i’ve been doing is eating sour patch kids and watching law and order: svu while pretending to do my make up work.
@ followers/mutuals; I’m not a Stan™ but also not an Anti or smth so you’ll find both pro Cull/en and Cul/en critical stuff on my blog and I know that many don’t like him for many totally legit reasons so I’m figuring out a new tagging/blacklisting system for my blog so that y'all don’t have to see him on my dash if you don’t want to k
AT ALL Y’ALL TALKIN ABOUT HOW MORTY IS GROWING TO BE MORE LIKE RICK
Like, I hear ya man. Totally legit, fair and reasonable point. But, if I have your attention, may I humbly direct your eyes to the glorious hot mess cooking that is our dearly beloved Summer Smith? Because. Let’s just talk about her for sec, shall we?
Summer Smith is intelligent. Summer Smith has some pretty dubious morals, here. Sure, they are straight laced compared to Rick, but. She knowingly help boost SATAN. THE LITERAL DEVIL. She is extremely bitter about many things, a result of being an unplanned and unwanted child, who knows that deep down her parents think their lives would be better without her in it. Summer Smith is extremely important ok. And she’s so easily drawn in by new ideas and concepts, wants so much to be loved, that she accepts new ideas and stupid concepts just for the small hope of acceptance, hence her easy conversion to headism and general acceptance of things. But, as her interactions with Tiny Rick show, she is slowly coming into her own, learning to not care as much about what others think as long as she’s doing what she thinks is right. She’s a bit of a freedom fighter, at least in her head, not unlike Rick, who is an actual rebel.
She’s learning a lot from hanging out with Rick, though Rick is clearly keeping her a bit more at rms length than Morty, whom he actually needs to be constantly by his side. Possibly because he doesn’t have a Free Replacement Summer card.
And she’s growing to be so cynical, too. She straight up shot her best friend in the face whom she loved and had many fond memories of in the parasite episode. And now her other best friend, it turns out, was a plant using her to get close to her family. How is this all going to affect her views of things? She’s now trapped on n Earth that values suppression and strict order and monitoring. Things she hates. Her Grandfather, person who’s respect she clearly wants and is slowly getting, is in a galactic prison. Will she conform, as she has previously, or will she be the next in the family to throw a monkey wrench in the machine and try to buck the system? IDK man but I can’t WAIT to find out
Every so often I’ll get a comment (or, if the person is very determined, a string of comments) about why I felt the need to write something.
Why does this have to have (blank) pairing? It would be better without that!
Why did you make Dummy a kid? I liked him the way he was!
Why couldn’t you have left this as gen, instead of making it slash?
Why are you writing (blank) piece when you haven’t finished (other) piece?
And it’s odd to me, because I honestly do not know if these commentators are missing the big picture here. Which is, of course, this is a fanwork. There is only one reason why I write ANYTHING. Anything at all.
Because I want to.
That’s the beauty of fanworks. The only reason to do something is because you WANT to do it. Yes, there are people who are practicing their craft, writing or art, in the hopes of being paid to do this someday. There are those who are doing it to cultivate a following or a make a name for themselves. There are those who sell at conventions or write about fandom for a media outlet.
But for the majority of fanworks? They are made because the maker wanted, or needed, to make them. Because they needed to fill a gap in the narrative, or in the culture, because the creator is working out their own issues, or figuring out what turns them on or looking for others with whom to share their enthusiasm.
I write what I write because I want to. Because it makes me smile. Because I like kicking Tony Stark in the ass, metaphorically speaking. Because when I’m sad and still and quiet, I want to remember that there are things that make me laugh. And sometimes, I need to cry, and that’s fine too.
So if someone asks me WHAT about a particular pairing interests me, I can give chapter in verse. What purpose Dummy and DJ serve in the narrative of the Botverse, that I can answer. But for the why, there’s only one answer.
Because I felt like it. And honestly, that’s all the answer I need. 8)
volume 2 is for me the start of Domeki’s mistakes, or should I say,
more like him beginning to dig a hole in Yashiro’s defenses. (I don’t
know how, but I think this is becoming more and more like my own
version of “Yashiro is in love with Domeki and this is why!” Than
anything else XD)
cut it in two part there because I was only half through the manga
and it was already 5 pages without the picture added >> arf