Saawariya – Artistically Done Across the Stars

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Star Wars Rebels: The Vernissage (15863 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 8/?
Fandom: Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars Legends – All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thrawn | Mitth’raw’nuruodo, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Chiss Troopers, Imperials – Character, Sabine Wren, Lando Calrissian, Rebels – Character, The Emperor, Sheev Palpatine | Darth Sidious
Additional Tags: Observations, Star Wars Actors Guild 77, SWAG 77
Series: Part 1 of Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels
Summary:

Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels fan-fictions: Grand Admiral Thrawn knew emotions were useless. But when he analyzed Sabine Wren and her rebellious freedom in her art he awoke to enlightenment to set the essence of his being on fire.

Fan art by Panda Capuccino

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Rising Force, Rebellious Seed – The Trigalis Incident

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YuuzhanVongwarriorsRFRS – The Trigalis Incident (7336 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 5
Fandom: Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars Legends – All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Yuuzhan Vong, Auset Lah, Black Sun – Character
Additional Tags: Part of RFRS
Series: Part 3 of Star Wars Actors Guild 77 stories
Summary:

The coalescence of how the Sith learned of the Yuuzhan Vong entering the galaxy

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LIVE: #Thrawn in #StarWars

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SWAG 77’s impromptu LIVE discussion about Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 on Skype. Join us for more.

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Grand Admiral Thrawn: Learn About Art @SWAG_77 #StarWars #Podcast

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We’re talking:

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe
  • Star Wars Rebels Trailer
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn

It is important to “LEARN ABOUT ART”…

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#Thrawn In #StarWars

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It has been a tumultuous ~2 years for the #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels campaign. We had many attacks by angry fans who felt they must control the creative concepts of Lucasfilm. Their process attacks them online through cyberharassment and bullying, as recent as Star Wars Celebration Europe toward a famous author (source).

We started out for social justice, but we learned about fine art and classical music.

We have over 90 images from Jackson Pollock’s string paintings to the recent Maria Kreyn’s “Alone Together” painting used in ABC’s “To Catch A Thief”.

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Maria Kreyn’s “Alone Together”

We have built a 62 youtube playlist from classical music composers and artists that highlight story motifs that highlight essential part from all the Star Wars movies. Composers like Stravinsky and Holst. However, we have learned to love classics from Gustav Mahler and Rachmaninov.

 

The art and music components were for exposure to ask the question, what types of art and music would the character Thrawn see and hear to evaluate a culture. Based on our reading of both Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire and Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath, we discover that Thrawn chose a variety of art pieces to evaluation, most were holographic scupltures. But he had a fine appreciation for color that only 2-D paintings provide. As far as the music, he enjoy symphonies and orchestras. Strings instruments were fine, but it is never stated that within the movements of work he heard, what kind of instruments he had an affinity toward.

As far as interpretation of each piece, we did not make any. We wanted our audience to do it. Then, we discover they were woefully ignorant of fine art and classical music. Why choose those colors? Why that montage of sound? That is when we learned that Thrawn probably has synesthesia – he can see color in sound and numbers to music. He has a collection of senses that amplify when he interacts with art and music. It might be an activity of the Chiss, then again, it may just be a character trait of Thrawn and he applies his abilities with his war training and tactical strategy.

We also have an Arts and Crafts component with what we call, “Save The Ysalamiri“. These Star Wars Legends’ canon creatures, Ysalamiri, form Force Neutral bubbles in 10 meters in diameter that can stop Force Users from using their Force powers. These creatures, Ysalamiri, appear like pets of a cat-dog-iguana appearance and only lived on one planet, on an “endangered” tree. In Heir to the Empire, Thrawn discovered a way to remove Ysalamiri from their trees without killing them and use them to his advantage. In real life, we created sock puppets for family enjoyment.

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The Thrawn Accords – #Thrawn In #StarWars

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blue-greenStar Wars Rebels: The Vernissage: The Thrawn Accords on Mandalore II (8186 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 3/?
Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thrawn | Mitth’raw’nuruodo, Sabine Wren
Additional Tags: Observations, Star Wars Actors Guild 77, SWAG 77
Series: Part 2 of Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels
Summary:

Only Captain Thrawn is able to invade and conquer Mandalore to Imperial rule. But he had to serve at a regent for Mandalore before a Moff was selected. What he discovered during his rule, is they Mandalorians, were more creative and inventive that what was let on by the rest of the galaxy. He took one Mandalorian child under his tutelage and taught her art and its interpretation, something forbidden by the Mandalorians and the Chiss, which he was.

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Truth and Trudge: The Thrawn Accords on Mandalore #StarWars fanfic

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tumblr_nvc0eelezk1ragmudo1_400Truth and Trudge: The Thrawn Accords for Mandalore I (6420 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 3/?

Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) – All Media Types, Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels

Only Captain Thrawn is able to invade and conquer Mandalore to Imperial rule. But he had to serve at a regent for Mandalore before a Moff was selected. What he discovered during his rule, is they Mandalorians, were more creative and inventive that what was let on by the rest of the galaxy. He took one Mandalorian child under his tutelage and taught her art and its interpretation, something forbidden by the Mandalorians and the Chiss, which he was.

Read the following part: https://swrpu.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/mandothrawnaccords2/

All questions can be answered here: bit.ly/SWR77

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#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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