writers are hilarious

Taken from the Reader Letters in Star Wars #24 (Marvel, 1979). 

As I mentioned, we bought a bunch of really old Star Wars comics last weekend. My husband was just reading this issue and he started gleefully reading this letter and response to me.

This feels, uh, kinda like something tumblr might appreciate in these pre-Episode 8 and 9 Times. 😉

Sometimes when people lie to me I just stare at them and I really want to ask, “Is that what you’re going with? You sure you don’t want to try a little harder or maybe try the truth?” But then I’m just so amazed they think I’m that stupid that I just roll with it and realistically have black listed them in my mind.

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So…I dug up some more hilarious images from those crazy Titan Magazine Clone Wars comics and this stuff is GOLD.

Behold, the majestic locks of Obi-wan Kenobi, handsomely flapping in the wind machine he just happened to have on the battlefield.

Behold, Obi-wan jumping off a platform into Coruscant traffic, as he has often told his Padawan not to do. 

And behold, the mother of all plot lines…

Obi-wan Kenobi going “undercover” in a three-piece galactic suit with Anakin as his bodyguard. WHAT?!? I need an entire movie of undercover suit-wearing, lightsaber-wielding, sassy-pants Obi-wan Kenobi. 

(Taken from: “The Fear Architects”, “Sabotage”, “The Mask of Iron”)

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: A Trilogy of Four is without a doubt the most inspirational book I have ever read in my entire life.

Antis commenting stop MAKING everything about Destiel on the pb&j picture… lmao, like we are FORCING it into places where it’s just oh-not-relevant.

Literally we are just giving facts here then of course having fun with speculation but the facts are THERE. It’s a picture of Dean in front of pb&j ingredients and the show has repeatedly made pb&j a reference to Cas (and his foray into humanity) in 9x03 and 9x11 so it’s a natural link. Same as Jack wearing a beige coat is a clear mirror of Cas (and doesn’t have to do in itself with Destiel of course just general character stuff).

This pb&j pic however is just another in the long list of stuff coming out during this hiatus that supports what we have already been TOLD at SDCC, that it is a Cas heavy season with a big emphasis on Dean’s emotions in the early episodes. It’s not US making this stuff consistently about Destiel, it’s the SHOW.

It’s consistent. It’s been stated out loud at cons and in interviews that emotions, character plot (and Singer even uses the word “relationships”) are the theme of the season. Even if platonic it’s still going to centre around Dean and Cas a lot here. And I just don’t read any of these tropes as platonic lbr if you compare to any movie or TV show you know it’s not platonically written or acted at this point. Just look at GoT squishing all the same tropes into 4 episodes ending in canon romance.

Accidents don’t happen accidentally. I’m honestly flummoxed as to how this is twisting anything when it’s this consistent, it’s like a barrage of “hey did you notice the story is going to centre on Dean and Cas and Dean’s emotions yet?!”.

Get ready for “EPICsode 06” is all I’m saying.

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Originally posted by yoonseo

Tagging @hoppspindel because of ask^^

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You know what this is? This is a ‘fuck you’ to me and everyone in this class. I don’t want excuses. I know what you’re up against. We’re all of us up against something. So you better make up your mind, because until you have the balls to look me straight in the eye and tell me this is all you deserve, I am not letting you fail. Even if that means coming to your house every night until you finish the work. I see who you are. Do you understand me? I can see you. And you are not failing.

You stifle the next great artist when you cut the arts from classrooms. You bury the engineer in these inner city public schools. And it’s killing them—slowly maybe, and not in the way we mourn over. But maybe that’s the problem.  Maybe we should. Maybe we should care more about how to create curiosity, and courage. Teach them passion until you can feel the fire in their eyes.


We invest so much in our narrow definition of success, and focus our efforts only on those who can keep up. But there’s more to a person than the few opportunities they’ve been given, if you only let them show you.


A lot of the problems our society faces stem in many ways from problems in how we educate our youth. We don’t teach them to love themselves, and each other. We preach the economics of life rather than the joy of it. We continue to tell them they are wrong. And then we ask why they can’t solve these problems—problems we created.


And maybe it’s because we don’t know any better. Because it happened to us, too. And it’s hard to build from the bottom of a hole. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Them, their bright eyes and pounding hearts—they’re depending on it. And trust me, they’ll thank us for it later.

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d.e.m.

*I could write another billion pages on education reform, but for now, I’ll leave it at this.