You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again.
A lot of my stories are based on this fact.
"The point of fics set in alternate universes are to show that no matter what setting or circumstance, these two people will always find each other. I will find you. Every me loves every you." -deimosluna
Endless List of My Favorite Star Wars Ladies: Queen Amidala’s Warbrobe
“…Obi-Wan, you’re sure there isn’t anything of value left on board?”
”A few containers of supplies, the Queen’s wardrobe, maybe.”
It’s always fun to remember the time Obi-Wan wanted to hock Padme’s clothes just so they could get off a backwater planet.
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
So, this chapter is ridiculously long. Let’s act like that’s a good thing.
I’m guessing entitled fanboy.
Something like that. I mean, I basically ripped off the canon scene of Dooku explaining everything to Obi-Wan to recruit him… so I need a lecture on how Dooku wants to recruit Obi-Wan instead of Anakin? Uh. Yeah. That’s why I wrote that. And why he’s always sneering at Anakin.
Wow, FFN reviewers are doing a good job today proving me right in not giving a crap about them. There’s a reason you guys get chapters weeks behind AO3. Guess who doesn’t lecture me on my own plot points?
Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones - Anakin x Padmé
Yeah. I mean, the Clones were basically slaves, and it never really registered with Anakin. I do hope they completely do away with Imperial Misogyny as per A New Dawn.
I feel like the Imperial misogyny is just sort of wishful thinking, given that it doesn’t contrast very well with a Rebellion that actually only features two women. I’d definitely like to see it go, since there are plenty of other atrocities around for the Empire to commit.I definitely wish TCW had at least given Anakin a reaction to the clones-as-slaves, or drawn the analogy of the twisted mirror the clones are to the Jedi themselves. I feel like that’s a missed opportunity (hence writing over 70k on that front).
I strongly suspect that Rebels will be bringing it back, though I’m hoping it’s as the “Russian Gulag” model rather than the “enslaved just for being the wrong species” model. I think Anakin could rationalize the former more easily.
I can see Anakin being able to deal with the idea of slavery as punishment — or forced labor that isn’t characterized as chattel slavery. Palpatine does bring slavery up as being one of the backbones of the Sith Empire, but I think there is some leeway in how important corrupting others in the galaxy is to him and how much pragmatic his evil is.
I also think that Anakin actually took some of what the queen said to heart, especially as the war dragged on. (This is how I reconcile him apparently being okay with slavery after his fall.)
Oh man, I am so conflicted about Imperial slavery. On the one hand, I grew up on the EU and have a lot of trouble disregarding that canon, so I try to rationalize it as Palpatine instituting slavery specifically to screw with Anakin (see also: Imperial sexism, Imperial xenophobia). But on the other hand… EU. It’s not actual canon, especially at this point. So I can plug my ears if I want to. Although if Rebels is bringing it back, I suppose I’m back to my original fanwank.