what the fuck is this shit
release the penguins
are those ten fortes
I see two dinosaurs nuzzling each other.
EIGHT NOTE CHORDS? What instrument(s) is this for? An octopus??
Its called the Death Waltz, and was written as a joke but people have attempted it on piano.
Saxes move downstage.
SWEET JESUS CLICK THAT
It was more than Yoda against Palpatine, more than the millenia of Sith against the legions of Jedi; this was an expression of the fundamental conflict of the universe itself.
Light against dark.
This was not Sith against Jedi. This was not light against dark or good against evil; it had nothing to do with duty or philosophy, religion or morals.
It was Anakin against Obi-Wan.
I may not be able to draw, but I can make semi-ok gifs. And Aria playing Flappy Bird was too funny an image to resist.
yo empire I like what you did with the place
oh god, oh god… does this mean the republic are going to redecorate the sith academy with flowerpots and fountains?! we like it devoid of life and character!
What I love about Kreia - besides all the obvious things - is that she is not your typical all-knowing and infallible Wise Mysterious Mentor figure who only exists to bring you The Absolute Truth (or, more likely, whatever the writers believe to be The Absolute Truth). Despite everything, she is still a deeply flawed human being, and I think this is beautiful.
She keeps this facade, sure - but that’s her thing in general, as we learn pretty early in the game when Atton notices that she is in great pain despite not showing it. One of the scenes that gets me the most is when she sits down in front of the rebuilt Jedi enclave. No profound monologues, no anything, just a tired old woman, alone. She keeps her shit together in front of the Exile, but occasionally some things get through. There is that very distinctive abrupt tone of voice she uses when she is wrong or doesn’t know something - like when you tell her that you actually can hear Bao-Dur’s thoughts. I also felt a lot of hidden bitterness when she was talking about how people listen to Exile’s teachings, but not hers. Whether that Arren Kae thing is her actual past, a red herring or an unintentional implication (although, in my opinion, that’s unlikely) - it’s there for a reason. She is not some centuries-old higher being, she has a past, as does the Exile, and while she has probably moved on and is currently above a lot of shit, it did shape what she is now. She didn’t become like this out of nowhere.
Basically, taking anything Kreia says for granted is a wrong way to play kotor 2. Not only because she lies - but because she is flawed. She doesn’t know everything, she can be wrong, and it’s important to keep this in mind, because with the way she acts it’s really easy to forget about it. She represents one point of view, a very important one withing the context of the game, but still it’s just her view, not an objective truth. And honestly, anything else would be kind of a bad writing - with her being Avellone’s mouthpiece and everything. Ultimately, your goal, as the player, and Exile’s as a character is to surpass Kreia, to outgrow her teachings and to see more than she does - which is, not coincidentally, is also Kreia’s goal. One that she does achieve, because she is awesome like that.
'Trouble is just another word for opportunity-and that leads to profit.'
'I had thought the leader of this attack would be overflowing with anger and hatred, but you… there's nothing. I sense no hate, no passion of any kind. Why have you done this?'
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The timing of that was a coincidence as I haven’t nearly caught up on posts, and my queue had just spit out this post, which just reminded me of the issue.
That example in particular especially sticks out to me because in the Star Wars universe (and especially the movies, given the EU likes to throw in who knows what) there are dozens and dozens of characters that aren’t specifically shown as experiencing romantic or sexual attraction. There’s even an entire mostly-protagonist mostly-portrayed-positively order that eschews romantic relationships. The choices were endless! Yet on a blog full of queer headcanons, the only one that anyone had thought up for aro ace was Emperor Palpatine, who isn’t shown to have a single meaningful personal connection in the movies or even a single positive emotion.
I never said that Palpatine can’t be aro/ace, because I believe any character that isn’t directly shown to have sexual or romantic attraction can be aro or ace. But there are some extremely overpowering trends regarding the types of characters people want to headcanon as aro/ace even if there are countless other possibilities. The vast majority of aro/ace interpretations are serial killers, aliens, dictators, monsters, or otherwise nonhuman or soulless. So it’s less about disproving a particular aro/ace headcanon with evidence that they experience romantic or asexual attraction, and more about how those trends demonstrate and underscore the attitudes we face about our own humanity and ability to form meaningful relationships with other people.
I won’t set myself up as some kind of grand authority for what aro/ace headcanons are and aren’t allowed, and can’t speak for other aro/aces. But when my orientation is largely ignored and erased, and when finally acknowledged the bone I’m thrown is “here, have a serial killer with all the negative attributes that people always ascribe to you because of your orientation!” it’s something I personally find upsetting.
Thanks for answering. I misunderstood your frustration, sorry :(
Well I think whoever posted that didn’t intend to just headcanon senseless dictator monster as aro ace (at least I hope not), and genuinely just thought of him that way. I mean dude was pretty sentimental if you ask me :D Inviting Anakin to speak with him about dark side secrets and powerful sith lords to the exact same play he went with Darth Plagueis the last evening they spent together and sitting there with a sad face is pretty sentimental. And the feeling of loss and overwhelming loneliness he felt after defeating Plagueis and learning that Maul was defeated. I think Palpatine has feels :( He’s a sentimental dictator monster with feels :D