i promise you i will NEVER get over the revenge of the sith novelization… the quotes simply live in my head constantly. rent free. i mean just look
“and here, and now, despite it all, Obi-Wan still loved him” i——
“Obi-Wan looked at the best friend he had ever had…” i tell you, nothing has destroyed me more than this quote. nothing. i think about it all the time. i’ll just be at work or in class and i’ll think of it and start dying. the best friend he had ever had… just thrown in there… so casually… so hurtfully…. it was just a fact of obi-wan’s life…
“And Obi-Wan would help—you know he would—if only you could figure out how to ask” When i first read this i threw my phone across the room (thanks to the fine work going on over at Apple HQ, my phone survived) BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO ASK HIM ANAKIN WAS GOING TO ASK HIM HE
“you do. you love him too.” Honestly the whole scene gets me (see: “and i was happy to. because it made him happy. you made him happy, when nothing else really could”) but just the simplicity of those two statements…. “you do. you love him too.” the way it grounds the story—because up until then, it’s all so complicated and tumultous and frantic and everythings falling apart and you want to scream and cry and you’re holding your breath, wishing, hoping that maybe anakin won’t fall this time, maybe it’ll all be okay—and then just. “you do. you love him too.” and it just halts everything. at least for a moment. (and then it’s “please just do what you can to help him” and it starts up all over again)
“…and [Obi-Wan] was proud to be Anakin Skywalker’s best friend” the thing that absolutely rips my heart out about this one is that this line is placed right after a list of everything people consider important about Obi-Wan—everything integral to who he is at his core. the most significant aspects of the man to the outside world: he is the negotiator who hates negotiating, the warrior who hates war, etc (all interesting and poetic contradictions about his character but not my point). and yet, the last thing listed, the thing most important to obi-wan about obi-wan—the thing that he believes makes him HIM—is about being anakin skywalker’s best friend. that’s how he defines himself. i just
note: these are all quoted from memory i don’t have the exact quotes in front of me atm so if i messed up some wording: from the bottom of my heart, my bad
tl;dr: i hate u matthew stover
for the low price of $19.99 a month, you can buy my silence
In light of the recent PostPlus nonsense tumblr is trying to pull, here’s a reminder that monetization of fanfiction can lead you to legal trouble. On Ao3 it’s against the TOS to even mention any money-sending site at all because of the conditonal protection they offer.
Putting your entire fanfiction blog behind a paywall is like pointing a neon sign saying “please sue me”. I bring this up specifically because tumblr mentioned fanfiction in the post that they made and that is going to leave a lot of people misinformed.
Remember: Do NOT paywall your fanworks.
And rest assured, my blog will never be pay-to-read, even if this weren’t a fanfiction blog. I think the whole thing is ridiculous.
“Loki is queerbaiting” yeah i agree, it’s fucked up that Marvel assured fans that Loki being nonbinary/genderfluid (as he is in the comics) would show up and be relevant to the tv show, and then they just didn’t mention it or do anything with it, which is horrifically misleading especially to trans and non-binary fa– oh? sorry? what now? you’re talking about how you wholesale invented a romantic tension between Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson and then got mad when they obviously didn’t kiss, even though both Loki and his actual love interest are both canonically openly bi? ah. i see. you don’t mean “queerbaiting” you mean “i have to apply a shipping lens to literally any two white men i see”
me back on my starnovamora bullshit after today’s gotg issue? more likely than you think
gamora’s soft smile when she looked at rich 😭 rich’s soft little smile right back 😭 their little gallows humor banter of what’s clearly an inside joke 😭
the gentle intimacy this has. the love they still have. i’m crying
oh. oh, i felt a thing 😭
alexa play whatta man by salt-n-pepa