Anakin Skywalkering something is definitely several levels worse than Brittaing something.
Do you wanna bet that there are several people who have uttered “Anakin is the worst” at least once?
I’d say there is literally no one who would say “Anakin is the best”, but he’s fairly surrounded by people who are deluded about him.
I have become more powerful than any jedi has ever dreamed of, and I’m doing it for you, to protect you.
I feel kind of like I’m not good at doing DVD commentary. I just sort of point to the thing and then explain exactly what it already says. So I’m good at redundancy, and that’s all.
To try to make up for that, hey, look, a deleted scene. I have all of two of these because I typically cannibalize scenes and don’t save previous versions.
This is the original version of Anakin’s arrival back on Tatooine, deleted largely because I decided it was a foregone conclusion that Anakin would find Shmi, so I didn’t really need to talk about how that happened. I outright stole some lines from AotC, as well. There are bits I still like, but I would have had to do a lot of transitions to get them to the point of actually talking about plot, so that’s essentially why it got cut.Read more
rosbridge said: Obi-Wan stared at him in bewilderment. His emotions were coiled tightly around him, impenetrable, but for a brief moment, they burst forth, completely unhindered.
Ahaha, you’re mean.
So this snippet is from the Tatooine flashback from chapter… 6? Must be 6. Anyway, it’s the big break up scene where we get to see how badly Anakin and Obi-Wan relate to each other.
Anakin just said that Obi-Wan can’t give him anything — meaning comfort in the wake of his mother’s death. Obi-Wan can’t hug him or even put his hand on Anakin’s shoulder, he keeps holding himself back. And of course this is not just emotional constipation, though Anakin views it that way. It’s hard to want to comfort a boy who has just drawn you into committing a massacre.
So Obi-Wan is just barely holding himself together, doing his damnedest to avoid admitting what he just did and why (murder; Anakin), and this is where he snaps because JFC, Anakin, Obi-Wan feels like he just sold away a piece of his soul for you and you are complaining about a lack of hugs. But that is also the gulf between them. Anakin actually does just want basic affirmations of their relationship and Obi-Wan has trouble acknowledging that actions aren’t always good enough, especially when you have a litany of Jedi excuses to create plausible deniability. Obi-Wan breaks here, admitting that it wasn’t self defense, it was for Anakin, but that is more terrible than just about anything he could have said.
Skygawker asked for this snippet from the most recent chapter of “Blood Be the Price”:
“”They say I have an unreasonable attachment to you and I agree. I could never replace you, Anakin. I do not want to.”
The anger Anakin thought would come did not and his mouth went dry as he stared back at Obi-Wan. There were so many reasons he couldn’t – the dozen Free Worlds, his loyal fleet, his plans for Nal Hutta, Beru and Owen and the idea of a home, Padme – but all he could think of right now was that he’d never believed Obi-Wan wanted him at his side, he’d spent years thinking he was nothing more than a resented obligation, and now Obi-Wan was saying the one thing he’d truly wanted to hear as a child.
And he couldn’t even say the words had come too late.”
Commentary under the cut:
(Source: fictorium)Read more
So a discussion with a friend has led me to wonder if the Kyber crystal from the Utapau arc was mean to redefine/have any connection to the Kaiburr crystal of the EU. The Kaiburr crystal, too, could be used as a focusing crystal for a lightsaber (or, presumably, other weapon)…
I just kind of assumed that the Kybur crystals of TCW are a remix of the Kaiburr crystal of SOTME, just as their Dathomir is a remix of COPL’s Dathomir. It draws on the idea but changes it and, presumably, replaces it.
Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and stick that selection in my ask/fan mail. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.