thisismyplacetobe:

A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

(via lyriumpomegranates)

Artoo and Qutee’s sideeyes (or…whatever) of “can you fucking believe this guy?  HEY LOOK AN OPPORTUNITY FOR VIOLENCE” are giving me life.  Aww, it’s a…uh, droidmance?

"Everyone just stay calm!"

Artoo: *immediately electrocutes a guy*

…is Aayla’s pink droid seriously called QT-KT.  God damn it, Star Wars.

Aww, Anakin petting Artoo.  I’m glad I apparently didn’t completely pull that out of thin air in Wake.

Aayla looks like she’s giving Anakin some serious sideeye there.

homg, I haven’t watched these episodes since they originally aired since I really disliked this arc (the droid arc in S5), and I never noticed Obi-Wan’s eyerolling in the background of the briefing.  (How done is Obi-Wan with everything in S5?  SO DONE.)

dinolich:

srsfunny:

Black Leopard’s Reaction When He Sees His Favorite Zoo Keeper

what a baby

dinolich:

srsfunny:

Black Leopard’s Reaction When He Sees His Favorite Zoo Keeper

what a baby

(via star-anise)

amemait:

bedlamsbard:

This is too weird, I have to stop reading because I agree with literally none of the characterization in these fics.  NONE OF IT.  AMAZINGLY.

And yet.  Those are formative influence fics for me.  (More for theme and a titch of world-building rather than characterization, because holy gods, I don’t agree with any of it.  AT ALL.  NOT EVEN A LITTLE.  Okay, maybe the odd bit here and there.)  So.  Weird.

Links for reccing purposes?

Um…I’m not sure I’m actually comfortable naming names, since the content of this post was “wow, this person was wrong.”

If you’re interested in Jedi Apprentice/Quest, thishereanakinguy and/or I can hook you up!
I tried, I couldn’t get into it, and since I’ve got pretty fixed ideas on both those periods, I’d rather not have (semi) canon complicating my view of it.  Thank you for the offer, though!

ohmaglor:

And if the night is burning
    I will cover my eyes
       For if the dark returns
           Then my brothers will die

(via kivrinengle)

This is too weird, I have to stop reading because I agree with literally none of the characterization in these fics.  NONE OF IT.  AMAZINGLY.

And yet.  Those are formative influence fics for me.  (More for theme and a titch of world-building rather than characterization, because holy gods, I don’t agree with any of it.  AT ALL.  NOT EVEN A LITTLE.  Okay, maybe the odd bit here and there.)  So.  Weird.

A lot of pre-TCW writers tend to use his Jedi Apprentice characterizations. I got into the fandom just after TPM came out and that was the bulk of the supplemental material until AotC.
I can see that.  I never read the Jude Watson books, so that might be why a lot of Obi-Wan characterization feels so off for me.
Asker rosbridge Asks:
I think TCW provides a really good template for balancing between Anakin Skywalker: Huge Dork, Anakin Skywalker: Actually Very Good at Many Things, and Anakin Skywalker: Oh My God What Are You Doing, No, Stop, Why. I feel like lots of Pre-TCW fic includes things from all three columns, but the balance feels off, even if it is a totally reasonable interpretation of the character based on the movies.
bedlamsbard bedlamsbard Said:

That’s a good point.

I think one of the things that’s most striking about pre-TCW fic isn’t necessarily the Anakin characterization, but the Obi-Wan characterization.  But then again, Obi-Wan’s one of my litmus test characters, and a hell of a lot of EU writers don’t get him right either.   (STOVER I AM LOOKING AT YOU.)