#StarWarsRebels: Is #EzraBridger = Supreme Leader Snoke?

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SEVERAL fans have speculated that Ezra Bridger is Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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#StarWars: TARKIN novel review – minimal spoilers

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Star Wars: Tarkin

Finally, I got around to give my fully undivided attention to this awesome Star Wars novel, TARKIN written by James Luceno.

If you are a Star Wars book fan and you love reading Star Wars books, then you know the masterful storytelling in the Star Wars universe by James Luceno.

This story is no different. It seems to be a well developed “worldbuild” or galaxy build with the intricacies set ~5 years after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.

Then the timeline retrogresses to years before Wilhuff Tarkin – the one we all know and “love” or love to hate – Mr. Foul Stench himself – to a time when only one place knew Tarkin and his ancestral home. Likened to the outback or the “Southern African” savannah, Tarkin history rises there. Moreover, they seem like “White hunters” – men and some women, taught to big game hunt that could be dangerous and lethal — in this story many Tarkins had died on the “hunt”.

Jump to future timelines and it shows Wilhuff Tarkin’s cunning single-handedness in catching and defeating planetary sector marauders and pirates.

Then to what was to become the  “Imperials” — once called “Judicials” — the military police force made up of men and women who did not have the Force under the Republic, Tarkin made great strides there, until an unknown Republic Senator named “Sheev Palpatine” paid him a visit.

That changed the course of his life.

This story is about Tarkin proving himself to be on the level of the Sith, Darth Sidious (Palpatine) and Darth Vader.

It is a lofty position and it is unknown if Tarkin realizes this, or not. The place where he grew up on planet, Eriadu called Carrion Spike, which were his hunting trials never indicated what happens at the top, that nature can topple it and a new leader rises. One individual never stays at the top. A group of individuals, top predators that use survival tactics can, but is is a constant daily battle.

What I liked about this story was the character development of Tarkin and most of his innermost thoughts. It also shows how one becomes an Imperial in Star Wars. Not the arrogance, but the tactical and strategic military minds of an Imperial. From this novel’s perspective, Tarkin was hardly arrogant until the end. He was not cocky and refuse to listen to others. The way he was written was as if he was open-minded to all inquiries, then he made his “judgement” which was final. It was at this point he did his minor gloat.

I liked the fact that the author wrote Tarkin devoid of much fear. He was startled, hesitant, and concerned, but fear was not a trait he harbored. Fear was a trait he delivered. He doles his fear by besting his opponent, severely. In some instances, Tarkin had cruelty, but it was not a part of a the story, but through an information dump.

What I could not grasp is Tarkin’s exact age. They gave his age when he left his home planet, and joined the special planetary forces. They gave his age when he joined the “Judicials”. Then after that, it got murky. We know he is old by the time he is in the Death Star, but in the TV Show, Star Wars The Clone Wars, he seems rather old then… His close relationship with Palpatine had not been solidified, until after that Clone Wars episode.

The other issue was why did everything think that Vader and Tarkin would be at each other’s throats? That was ironic. In some issues they agreed and perhaps, Vader could sense that Tarkin was about order from chaos and grew to like him. All other Imperials pissed Vader off and he wanted to kill them. Eventually, Vader learned to respect Tarkin by their experiences, together as outlined in the book.

What I disliked about the story was how Darth Vader sounded in the audiobook. The voice distinctions were difficult to tell. It was almost guttural with a cheek flapping to create the sound. The dialogue of Vader’s was plaintive from out the movie. It was as if the tone of Vader seems already filled with utter frustration. There was some cruelty in his statements, but not all the time. You had to “buy into believing” that he was menacing by the way he looks, not by what he did or said.

Emperor Palpatine’s assurances of Sith rule seemed questionable in his inability to sense the machinations of the dark side of the Force in a convenient Sith Shrine deep beneath the former Jedi Temple  from the Republic. Then he stood back and watched. He did little with his evil, and the entire plot of this book could have been determined by him in short order.

Questions remain:

  • Was this story the final trial of Tarkin?
  • Did the dark side of the Force manipulate Tarkin?
  • Why didn’t Tarkin have many quirks?

I would recommend this book to Star Wars fans who love James Luceno and fans who have read at least one Star Wars book, including the movie novelizations from the Prequel Trilogy to read this book. It is a great book to start to understand the new canon Imperials and how one of the top characters think, though Tarkin is impersonal he has very little self-interest and foibles. He is far from neurotic, but he is not an automaton – droid – robot. He is not subservient. He is an essential part of the Empire’s machine, he is the neck. If anything, if you are a top apex predator, the carotids are exposed in the neck…

 

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The Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels Campaign by the Star Wars Actors Guild 77

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Get Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels


 

The Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels Campaign was started by us, the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 because:

  1. We like Grand Admiral Thrawn as a character and villain
  2. We like Star Wars Legends books, especially Heir To The Empire
  3. We watched Star Wars Rebels “Call to Action” and it dawned on us that Thrawn could be introduced to fight the Rebels
  4. A fan on our Sabine Wren accounts stated, “Well, Sabine would have a lot to talk about with Thrawn”
  5. Lastly, I started this campaign because I was being cyberharassed and bullied by the “Continue Legends Alliance” sociopaths who whined about Disney ruining Legends and forcing them to add back the ENTIRE catalog of Legends books. I refused to promote their spewing, frothing hate. I got a hate page to attack my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Here’s my proof of the bullying and there is more: https://swag77.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/starwarsfansociopaths/

It killed my business, the Ariafya LLC and the Star Wars Actors Guild 77, and what my business stands for – reading the books, writing our stories and performing them on social media…

As an older Black female Star Wars fan who has had two fan tables at Star Wars Celebrations in 2012 and 2015, before Celebration, the attacks by “fans” were personal. Messages in my inbox and lies. And that is paltry compared to what these fools do to Star Wars fans who are women and diverse.

See, being a graduate of Spelman College in 1990 and have a Masters and Doctorate in molecular biology, with postdoctoral appointments and 5 published scientific articles in aging, diabetes and heart disease gives me real world experience with crafting a very complex idea and bringing it to fruition.

Moreover, working on Obamacare and creating an award winning health forum for diverse people in my city with funding from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, also gives me real world experiences on how political campaigns work.

Because in my Freshman year in college I worked with Julian Bond campaign and marched against the Klu Klux Klan in Forsythe County Georgia to protest, — to assist in crafting Amnesty International’s stance against Apartheid in 1989,  my REAL WORLD stories and experiences drove me to show these lunatic “fans” how to a villain character back into the canon of Star Wars through Disney. That is how GET THRAWN IN got started.

The premise is simple: Thrawn as a character is define as an “art lover” to defeat his opponents by analyzing their art. The brush strokes, the craft design, what tools were uses, materials, etc. Thrawn analyzes all of that.

Let’s take art from the “masters” – Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, and Jackson Pollack and let’s analyze it for fun. How would we defeat these people and the goal is to let Disney know our experiences. This part was called “Artful Thrawn”.

Then the wonderful book, Aftermath was released and at the very end, a character reminiscent of Thrawn spoke from listening to classical music. Let’s analyze classical music from the masters – Beethoven, Mozart, Holst and Stravinsky, and pretend we are like Thrawn and analyze it to defeat planets.  The goals was to educate people about classical music and motifs that Star Wars uses. This part was called “Music Mondays” since the discussions took place on Mondays.

Concepts about Thrawn were discovered:

  • Thrawn is a synthete. He has synesthesia. It may be a natural Chiss trait. He sees colors in music that aid him to dissect the distinct nuances of cultures for a tactical advantage.
  • Thrawn knows Sabine Wren, in which he has knowledge of her artistic skill.
  • Thrawn knows about the Death Star design flaw and tells Darth Vader about it.

 

I’ve had fun with the campaign, I never heard anything from Disney Lucasfilm. Then a rumor is released and it is as if everyone rediscovered Thrawn and gets away with being a fan after all the bullying I endured just to make this happen. And do not say lack of knowledge, promotion can only go so far. What I did was one small fan that got tired of the whining by evil “fans” that bully others on social media and create lies. That was my passion and now they must witness my will.

Help me out so I will not be so alone in this positive Star Wars fandom campaign.

 

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thrawninrebels

 

 

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#StarWars #FanFiction by SWAG77: Best Course of Flight (WIP)

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BEST COURSE IN FLIGHT (WIP)

Performed in December 15, 2013.

Bo-Katan is pregnant by Obi-Wan Kenobi. They are going to have a daughter. The child can already be sensed in the Force and will be a powerful Force user.

They need to decide what to do with the baby before the Sith learn of this child and who the father is.

But Bo-Katan does wants her daughter to be raised like a Mandalorian and proud of her culture and heritage. However, Obi-Wan thinks it will be unsafe because his daughter is so strong in the Force.

What will they do?

Written in made up script format.

 

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ICYMI: #StarWars Actors Guild 77 #Podcast #TheForceAwakens – Let’s Ship It

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#StarWars fans! LVLUP for the #Sith

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#StarWars fans! Get your Star Wars Legends SWAG77 Grand Admiral Thrawn Powerpack Today!

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STAR WARS FANS!

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#StarWars fans! Get your Star Wars Rebels SWAG77 Powerpacks Today!

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STAR WARS FANS!

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#NaNoWinner2015 #StarWars FanFic #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels

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This year was hard for me to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo due to several personal issues that hit me hard this year.

Physically, I had to slow down. But for NaNoWriMo, I challenged myself to complete the story I wanted.

My story is a Star Wars fan fiction about Grand Admiral Thrawn (Mitth’raw’nuruodo) set in the Star Wars Rebels timeframe. It is a part of the #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels campaign where we are petitioning Lucasfilm to add this Legends character back into the canon because he is awesome. You will understand my reasons when you read the story except.

Should you want to know more about the campaign, sign our petition at http://bit.ly/Thrawn77

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There is also a short story for the Prequels: Star Wars The Clone Wars.

All my stories need major revisions, please be nice to me when you critique them.

The story excerpt below:

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