skygawker said: No excuses writing meme: POV

"I love you, Ani," Shmi said. Her voice wavered, brittle with weakness and exhaustion. "But you shouldn’t …"

She slumped in Anakin’s arm, final words left unfinished. Obi-Wan looked away from the entrance to the door, back to his anguished Padawan. He felt Anakin’s flinch — more than that, his wound. He lips parted as he thought to caution the boy. He didn’t know the words she meant to say. Anakin could not say he did either.

But they both believed, for at least one moment, that she meant he should never have come. And in the aftermath, after the massacre, while Obi-Wan searched the desert for the boy dragging him into darkness, he believed it again.

rosbridge said: Before the beginning!

"No!" Watto shouted. Shmi settled the piece of machinery she was repairing down on the work table, eyes fixed as she listened. "No sale!"

"Slaves are for sale. It’s what they are," Cliegg said roughly.

Shmi felt a stab of pain at his words, though they had agreed this was the best way to convince Watto. An appeal to love certainly would not convince him. Watto had gambled Ani away too easily for Shmi to believe he truly had a heart.

"Not my slaves," Watto said. He caught himself, correcting, "My slave. The only one I have! No, no sale!"

Shmi looked up briefly, catching a frustrated expression on Cliegg’s face. She shook her head marginally. Pressing the point would just make Watto angrier; Cliegg didn’t deserve to have that on his conscious. She flicked her eyes down, to the half completed slave scanner, and hoped he understood. 

no excuses writing meme, askbox version

professorfangirl:

(Nicked from iambickilometer):

drop one of these bad boys in my askbox and i will post, without editing

  • FIRST — the first two sentences of my current project
  • LAST — the most recently written two sentences of my current project
  • NEXT — the next line. meaning i will finish the sentence I’m on and write a new one, which you’ll get.
  • [insert prompt here] — you post a prompt, and i’ll write three sentences based on that prompt, set in the same time/setting as my current project
  • THE END — i’ll make up an ending, or post the ending if i’ve written it
  • BEFORE THE BEGINNING — three sentences (or more) about something that happened before the plot of my current project
  • POV — something that’s already happened, retold from another character’s perspective
I don’t believe anybody is 100% a dick

skygawker:

thishereanakinguy:

I bet Anakin could handle an infinity stone without blowing up. Just saying.

Edit: This does not guarantee he would handle it responsibly, of course.

I mean, he’d make everyone around him *very nervous* and Obi-Wan would be like “put that thing back where it came from or so help me,” but he could totally do it. 

The funny thing is that if no one he loves is in particular danger at the moment, he’s actually fairly responsible with his massive amounts of power. He’d probably just do party tricks to impress Padme.

kazaikos:

A single panel taken from the SW graphic novel: Star Wars: Dark Times 1: The Path to Nowhere, Part 1.

The context of the scene is Vader kneeling before Sidious’s holographic face while once again being indoctrinated with the dark ways of the force, while this scene is triggered in the back of Vader’s mind.

Another beautiful illustration by Doug Wheatley.

http://skygawker.tumblr.com/post/96327948840/amarielah-skygawker-cadesama

rosbridge:

cadesama:

amarielah:

I think I remember seeing that review on FTA. Obviously that one was rooted as much in prejudice as a misreading of the character, but yeah, there are any number of people who seem to ignore Anakin’s behavior in…just about every media he’s depicted in, in the name of keeping up the male-power-fantasy “cool, calm, collected AND amazingly powerful!!1!” image that they want to have of him. 

But honestly, movies, TCW, books—I don’t know how anyonecould genuinely think that Anakin’s not a deeply emotional (and emotionally immature) guy. RotS wouldn’t even have happenedif he didn’t have such deep-running issues for Palpatine to take advantage of.

And it’s not just Anakin himself and his character flaws. It’s the fact that he’s nineteen. It’s not real world nineteen where he should be starting college or entering the work force — it’s weirdo Jedi nineteen where he’s, at best, about half way through his training even though he is simultaneously behind and ahead. He’s got 99% of the powers down and, I think RotS and TCW demonstrate, he actually excels when real responsibility is given to him, but he’s 200% behind on handling his emotions and the Jedi assume those two different things go hand and hand. They probably should, yet the disparity is a lot of what leads to Anakin’s pretty literal meltdown.

I have no patience at all for Anakin as the male power fantasy. Come on, guys. He’s a giant loser. Who is also fascinating and tragic and actually really realistic.

Yes! And I think even in an alternate universe where Anakin had managed to grow into a healthy person he’s still be a really emotional one. He pauses missions to tell Obi-Wan to be nicer to his droid! He risks his most valuable material possession and his life for strangers because he feels bad for them and thinks one of them is pretty. Stoicism from him is generally a sign that something has gone deeply wrong. 

An emotionally healthy Anakin would basically be Luke and I don’t think anyone has ever accused him of stoicism. Of course, there is still that sub-section of fandom that hates RotJ because Luke doesn’t kill Vader like a badass.

http://skygawker.tumblr.com/post/96327948840/amarielah-skygawker-cadesama

amarielah:

I think I remember seeing that review on FTA. Obviously that one was rooted as much in prejudice as a misreading of the character, but yeah, there are any number of people who seem to ignore Anakin’s behavior in…just about every media he’s depicted in, in the name of keeping up the male-power-fantasy “cool, calm, collected AND amazingly powerful!!1!” image that they want to have of him. 

But honestly, movies, TCW, books—I don’t know how anyonecould genuinely think that Anakin’s not a deeply emotional (and emotionally immature) guy. RotS wouldn’t even have happenedif he didn’t have such deep-running issues for Palpatine to take advantage of.

And it’s not just Anakin himself and his character flaws. It’s the fact that he’s nineteen. It’s not real world nineteen where he should be starting college or entering the work force — it’s weirdo Jedi nineteen where he’s, at best, about half way through his training even though he is simultaneously behind and ahead. He’s got 99% of the powers down and, I think RotS and TCW demonstrate, he actually excels when real responsibility is given to him, but he’s 200% behind on handling his emotions and the Jedi assume those two different things go hand and hand. They probably should, yet the disparity is a lot of what leads to Anakin’s pretty literal meltdown.

I have no patience at all for Anakin as the male power fantasy. Come on, guys. He’s a giant loser. Who is also fascinating and tragic and actually really realistic.

(Source: cadesama)

inspired by this one in specific

(Source: damianwhines)

http://skygawker.tumblr.com/post/96324829420/cadesama-skygawker-said-ahahaha-i-remember

cadesama:

skygawker said: ahahaha I remember receiving a similar review regarding Anakin on my fic: “he acts like a whiny teenager way too much for my liking” were the exact words, I believe. Uh, yes, that’s kind of the point. (And your Anakin characterization is great, btw).

WOW. Because I’d say that crying/identity crisis is pretty much Anakin’s RotS arc if you leave out the mass murder part. Some of which he does while crying.

That sounds a bit more like the folks who just want Anakin to be a dark and brooding badass instead of the wreck of a person he actually is.

(BTW, have I mentioned how much I love Into the Archives and especially that you are including information about Darth Plagueis and his experiments? Because I do. A lot.)

skygawker said: ahahaha I remember receiving a similar review regarding Anakin on my fic: “he acts like a whiny teenager way too much for my liking” were the exact words, I believe. Uh, yes, that’s kind of the point. (And your Anakin characterization is great, btw).

LOL thanks. :D

And was that about your fic where Anakin is swoop racing? Because he is absolutely being an IC-teenage Anakin about everything.

Another great one I got was a review about how “Anakin is ruining Obi-Wan’s life!” Yes. That’s definitely true. And a litmus test for how true to canon something is.