Meme-For-Thra, episode one, minute thirty-six!
In which I make a meme / funny edit out of every minute of Age of Resistance. Archive post.
Watching Age of Resistance and I wanna know how anyone trusted those crusty bitches the Skeksis are fucking nasty little bird people half of them are constantly oozing they probably smell bad and we’ve still got Gelflings going “They are the Lords of the Crystal and they’re so nice to us!” bro one of them just ate a lightbulb off your ceiling.
How about Maudra Fara for the send-a-character thing?
Awesome pick! Axe mother deserves all the attention.
I was excited to see so many women in charge. Before AoR, I hadn’t seen much media that focus on matriarchal societies. I didn’t give her much thought other than “badass lady in charge.”
Also…as I was watching the show I read an article saying that there were at least two LGBT couples in the series. I saw Deet’s dads, so I kept an eye out for the second one (not realizing that it was talking about Tavra and Onica in the books). So for some reason I assumed it was going to be Fara and Seladon. I guess their age difference flew right over my head. ^^”
All of the Maudras in general are very interesting and I wish we got to see more of them. Fara had a lot of potential as being a morally gray politician type who puts her people first even when it causes them harm. We kind of get that in the second book with her one short appearance. She’s not a perfect heroic character - she sometimes makes the wrong decisions, which is what I like.
Her making a challenge for the All-Maudra’s crown.
Idea for a story (I have so many…)
An AU where Fara became All-Maudra.
Fara interacting with Mayrin like old friends.
Fara and Ordon hanging out with young Rian. Perhaps Rian saw Fara as an older sister / mother figure?
Before the battle of Stone-in-Wood, Seladon begging her for forgiveness and Fara trying to console the young All-Maudra.
While I love that scene, Fara didn’t do Seladon any favors when she challenged her claim as All-Maudra. If anything she sent Seladon further on her downward spiral. Literally Seladon got screwed over by every adult figure in her life and that needs to be addressed.
In the prequel comic “Quest for the Dual Glaive,” Fara and Ordon become friends and it’s so cute. I imagine they’d remain close confidants throughout the years.
Her Fizzgig, Baffi, was a rescue. After Fara’s death Seladon adopts him next.
Send me a character - Naia & Gurjin
Awesome thanks, I love me some wonder twins!
Similar to Kylan I was like “who the heck is she, did Gurjin even mention having a sister?” But she still was a cool addition, I was excited by the diversity of different personalities among the female characters.
Reading the books has shown me a new dimension to her character. Naia’s book self has a different personality than her show self, she’s a lot more vulnerable. I prefer her AoR incarnation because she comes off as more mature and feisty.
In the show, I love her one interaction with Tavra. It’s not only a callback to their complicated friendship in the books, but it is a moment that illustrates the mistrust and rivalry between the clans, yet the triumphing willingness to get along to defeat the skeksis.
Idea for a story
In an AU where the Gelfling win the war and no one dies, I’d love to see Naia as a cool aunt begrudgingly babysitting her nieces / nephews. She’d totally be “Aunt Naia” to Kylan’s kids as well.
Not sure if this is an unpopular opinion or not but in the first book Shadows of the Dark Crystal, she’s a really boring protagonist.
Her friendship with Kylan is everything.
She’s absolutely a buff chick.
“Oh well I guess this is the comic relief character, I hope they don’t make him too much of an idiot.”
I love this man!!! He’s not just comic relief, he’s the bro we all need in our lives.
It’s a sad scene but I love it when he’s being interrogated by SkekSil and doesn’t give a thing away. It shows off how strong and loyal he is.
Idea for a story
With a war breaking out, Gurjin helps other Gelfling deal with their trauma. He carries his own trauma from being held prisoner, but he copes by helping others. Eventually Rian or Naia step in to give him the help he needs.
People seem to ship him with either Seladon or Rian…why not both?
His friendship with Rian! I love how Gurjin believes Rian immediately when Mira gets drained. They totally have a “Sam and Frodo” thing going on. We all need a Gurjin in our lives.
It’s a sad one but I think Gurjin lost his sense of taste after being imprisoned. It’s hard for him because he loves food, but the experience of being at war ruined that for him.
Kylan for the "Send Me a Character" post?
Yayyy love me some Kylan!
Watching AoR for the first time, I was confused. “Who is this character and why is he suddenly important now?”
Having read some of the JM Lee novels that laid the groundwork for the show, I know now that Kylan’s character has so much depth to him. I feel like he became a bit of a gag character in AoR, as the show runners chose to develop other characters.
In AoR, the moment where Kylan single-handedly conducts a funeral for All-Maudra Mayrin is stunning. His words are very touching, it’s just what everyone needs at that point. When he pulled out the firca to play a song I pointed at my screen and shouted, “That’s Jen’s dad!!!”
Idea for a story
Kylan’s story arc in the books can’t exactly be replicated in AoR, but I would love to see more of a Kylan puppet feeling insecure about finding his place in the army.
I have many different headcanons about potential bloodlines, but I think Kylan and Brea make strong candidates for being Jen’s parents.
Kylan’s friendship with Naia in the books is so precious, nothing compares to it.
In his spare time during the war, he dream-stitches messages and stories into any boulders or old trees he finds, with the hope that future Gelfling may find them. He might leave a few messages for his own hypothetical children.
Concepts for what I’d imagine pre vision skekgra would look like. Since they described him as some type of warlord, I’d imagine he wouldn’t be as covered up, plus he’s young in these. I’m still designing his clothes so these aren’t gonna be official design just yet.
I’d also imagine he would probably collect a bunch of weird random charms from past conquests and shit. Unfortunately I didn’t incorporate that in these ;((
both things are true! in AoR, fizzgig is the name of the species, and some of them have individual names (like Maudra Fara’s fizzgig, Baffi). In the original Dark Crystal, Kira’s companion’s name is Fizzgig. Given the disconnect between Kira and gelfling culture,i think its not a strech to think that the podlings could have taught her the gelfling word for this creature and she took it as its given name :)