twin ion engine

Fix Your Attitude: Chapter 25

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Part 24 here.
Part 26 here.

Summary:  Sam’s incompetence (finally) means it’s your time to shine! But your joy isn’t meant to last, it seems.

Words: 4000ish

Warnings: EXPLODEY ANGST

Characters: Kylo Ren x Reader

A/N: Okay so my first thing is that I hope dilatory doesn’t think I’m a super-creepy-weirdo for alluding to Abtruseness, but I love that damn fic so much I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF. This chapter was really difficult to write, for some reason? I don’t know why, I just felt like I was stumbling and bumbling through the whole thing. I don’t know. WELCOME TO POST-TFA, KIDDOS.

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T.I.E. Fighters under construction based on Joe Johnston’s sketch. From the book Making Star Wars:

“In World War II the super dive-bombers had an artificially created siren wail created by air ducts,” Johnston says. “They didn’t serve any purpose except to create this noise, which would terrify people. It was intended that the TIE should achieve the same effect with just a menacing appearance. It was supposed to look terrifying even though it wasn’t necessary that all that stuff have a specific function.”

The acronym TIE was created by Lucas but not defined. “I came up with ‘twin ion engine fighter,’ ” Johnston adds. “There were other ideas, like ‘Third Intergalactic Empire,’ but I thought ‘twin-I engine’ made more sense.” Later the wail would be added by Ben Burtt.

Of the TIE fighters, Lucas says, “they were influenced by some paintings by John Berkey.”

Pew! Pew! Eat that, rebel scum! I mean, eat these! They’re quite tasty. ;)

I’ve seen TIE (Twin Ion Engine) fighter treats zipping around online made from small marshmallows between a pair of Oreo wafers, but aside from the tell-tale hexagonal side solar panels, a unique feature of the TIE/LN (“line”) starfighter is its spherical middle—or ball-cockpit—so I decided to make my own little version to incorporate that.

TIE Fighter Treats

Oreo Thin Crisps
Whopper Candies (sort out & use the smaller ones)
Chocolate Tootsie Roll(s)

Soften the Tootsie Roll with your fingers & then pinch off a small amount (abt. ¼") & roll it into a log (abt. 1"). Pinch the log in half & stick one piece to the center of an Oreo Thin & the other piece to the center of the another Oreo Thin.

Gently press a Whopper onto one of the Tootsie Roll bits—touching a whisper of water to the Tootsie if needed to help the Whopper stick. Then, holding the Whopper, press the other Tootsie piece-with-Oreo onto it (again using a titch of water if needed).

Make any gentle adjustments necessary to parallel the sides of the wafers so the TIE sits nicely on your serving plate. Repeat this process until you have as many TIE as you’d like. A whole squadron even! Ready to blast those troublesome rebels out of the Galaxy!

If you want to get really fancy, after making the treats, you could dip them in a thin coating of grey candy melt, & even use a black food marker to draw on details. Woah.