Well since I’ve been on a roll with Anti and Dark universe (and have a whole story if Id just write it all down lol) @fangsmagicandinspiration came up with a dark version for Ethan at @crankgameplays. Say hello to Corroded Crank!
He was made out of a botched summoning/creation spell, the two key ingredients being the blood of the pure (Ethan in this case) and material for the physical body (Rusted, Corroded metal in this case) and due to the metal already being destroyed, it corrupted the final result and now we have our poor metal friend who is constantly falling apart and is a little self concious about all of his useless bits and bobs and bad welding and such. His whole skull is cracked open but he usually covers his brains with a wig.
I tried to keep him creepy and corpse like considering hes still suppose to be a dark half for Ethan, but when hes all put together I still think hes pretty cute! I imagine he moves sorta like the FNAF animatronics, very heavy but twitchy and jerky. I hope you like him! Me and fangsmagicandinspiration (aahah i need to call you by a name bc thats a mouthful) always have the BEST brainstorming sessions! Such a good egg, good friend, good writer. Go check them out!!!
Ask Ethan: If the Universe is expanding, why aren’t we?
“If the universe is expanding at rates in excess of the speed of light, why does it not appear to affect our solar system and the planetary distances from the sun, etc.? And why would the relative distances of stars in our galaxy not appear to be increasing… or are they?”
It’s a thing of scientific beauty that we’ve not only been able to determine that the Universe is expanding, but that we’ve been able to measure the rate of expansion so incredibly well. To better than 90% uniformity, we’ve determined the expansion rate in all directions and going back billions of years, allowing us to determine what’s in the Universe, how that’s changed over time, and what its fate is. It’s one of the most remarkable achievements of modern science over the last 100 years.
But even though the distant galaxies are all expanding away both from us and from one another, not everything in the Universe is expanding. Individual galaxy clusters remain bound; galaxies do not grow; planetary orbits remain constant; stars, planets, humans and even atoms remain the same size. Yet, the fabric of the Universe itself still continues to expand.
“I name you the Sword of the Jedi. You are like tempered steel, purposeful and razor-keen. Always you shall be in the front rank, a burning brand to your enemies, a brilliant fire to your friends. Yours is a restless life, and never shall you know peace, though you shall be blessed for the peace that you bring to others. Take comfort in the fact that, though you stand tall and alone, others take shelter in the shadow that you cast.”
I really enjoy it when we get insights into the childhoods of villains! Aftermath: Life Debt did this really well for both of the main antagonists.
It’s interesting to me how they have an underlying similarity in their origins: two bright and hopeful little kids who wished to escape the struggle of abject poverty, but their escape plans turned into nightmares. They also both had their selfhood threatened to be demolished.
One got away with psychological scars, the other… didn’t exactly get away. In the end, each in their own way, they found their purpose by being shaped within the iron hold of the Empire.Oh, children.
Merry Christmas! A little cheerful pic of these beloved characters and a small inside joke for those who are aware of The Legends Universe, (the clue lies in the hot chocolate). But this is also for Carrie Fisher for who I send much love and hope that she recovers fast.
Upon entering the ship,
Luke and his newly minted Padawan, Cray Mingla, find the ship’s AI is planning to reboot its systems and blow up the planet Han and Leia are currently galavanting across. Oh, and they find a ghost. The ship is being haunted by a Jedi named Callista who helps them fight the ship’s malignant AI. Along the way, Callista and Luke fall in love.
In the process of destroying the ship, Luke’s Padawan sacrifices herself. It’s a hard day for Luke. He’s got this new girlfriend who doesn’t have a body and his new apprentice just got turned into a corpse. A … hold on, you don’t think Luke would ask his ghost girlfriend to …? No. NO. Oh, come on, Luke. NO.
He does it. He lets his ghost girlfriend drive his apprentice’s dead body. And she is good to go. She throws her undead parts at Luke repeatedly. She even surprises him by dressing his apprentice’s corpse up in lingerie on their second anniversary, but Luke never goes all the way. However, the author does make it clear the two were very physical. They just always stopped short of fully switching off the targeting computer.
What is not made clear is whether Luke avoided sex with her because his Jedi code wouldn’t allow penetration before marriage or because she was two different dead girls. Think back to one of your favorite Christmas mornings … when you were eagerly ripping open an Ewok Village Playset or a LEGO Jedi Starfighter. Could you have ever imagined you’d one day grow up to learn all the ways Luke Skywalker likes to dry hump a cadaver?