RULE 63 PREQUEL AU (1/?) → Annika Skywalker has been having terrible nightmares.By the time a slave girl on Tatooine is old enough to sneak along the midwife’s route, she knows that her own motherhood might last for only a few brief moments until her infant is taken away by her master, never to be seen again. “That must have been so traumatic to witness, Ani,” her husband Padme soothes on nights when Coruscant feels its coldest. “It makes sense to dream about that happening to you… especially now. Everything will be fine. I promise.”
The Jedi aren’t as naive to the ways of the galaxy as outsiders think. There are measures in place for Padawans and Masters who come home pregnant. If they choose not to terminate their pregnancy, they are allowed to remain in the Order under the stipulation that the child must be raised in the Creche without any knowledge of his or her parentage.The announcement of the Hero With No Fear’s pregnancy and subsequent declaration that she has no intention of giving the Jedi Order custody of her baby is the worst public relations disaster the Council has dealt with in years. Multiple hearings are called with testimonies from Obi-Wan Kenobi, Annika, and Annika’s very good “friend,” Senator Padme Amidala. Negotiations grow bleak and Annika begins to realize that she will have to choose between raising her child and following the Force’s call. To make matters worse, her nightmares about a postpartum abduction (always by a faceless figure) are only becoming more vivid.One evening, Annika seeks solace from Chancellor Palpatine. The old woman has always been a grandmother figure to her and is one of the few non-judgmental faces in her life. “Your Jedi education is sorely lacking,” the Chancellor sighs. “I’ve always told you that, haven’t I? But there was once an Order,” she continues, voice quieting, “a very ancient Order of the Force’s most dedicated servants. They were allowed to take spouses and bear children without any consequences.” Annika’s eyes light up.And as anyone who knows her can tell you: once Annika becomes interested in something, it’s impossible to pull her away.
ummm. Yes. this is the version of star wars i now subscribe to.
I’m going to need a short for every Marvel movie made recently that is just what all the other Avengers were doing while the shit was going down.
I’m gonna need a short of Hawkeye just doing his thing in his building like maybe he slept all day and then he wakes up and turns on the radio and it’s like ‘today everyone caught on fire and now nothing is left’ and he’s just like ‘awww radio’.
And Tony being like ‘Pepper I gotta go help!’ and her being like ‘TONY I am tired of your excuses today we are going to this charity event today so help me’.
Gotta say I’d spend lots of money on this. It would be so beautiful.
…can this be fic? Pretty please?
Oh man, Punk!Captain America was so much fun. I wanted to keep him very much Steve Rogers and old school, so he’s got a little bit of Dieselpunk going on. Outfit obviously very much influenced by the movie. A note about the tattoo on his neck, because I know it will be asked: It’s a banner that circles completely around his neck and reads “STARK CARTER BARNES”. Once I finish a few more punks, I’ll print a book that includes all of the art, as well as more views/explanations of all of the tattoo designs from all of the characters :D
This was sold out by the time I found Cara at ECCC and I was SO SAD. I will buy the book, though!
dont worry bucky i think we all get frustrated too
We have a con coming up in Australia, and one of my friends couldn’t get a cosplay done in time. But he put this together.
He made a “cosplay superhero” called Captain Patch-It (sometimes lovingly refered to as “the Fairy Cosmother”), and his costume consists of anything and everything you can think of in case someone has an accident or malfunction with their cosplay. He’s an awesome guy.
I thought everyone would like to see his idea
I WANT TO DO THIS
a true hero
Can I just say how incredibly happy I am that this went viral? I’m so happy for the creator of this costume that it’s been so well received and everything. I’m glad I was able to help share their work. :]
So I’ve decided Steve totally wore that unbelievably tight shirt as a way of getting Sam’s attention.
He spots Sam while they’re both running, but he can’t think of how to start a conversation that won’t be awkward.
He mentions it to Natasha during one of her insistent and almost always bizarrely-timed attempts to improve his love life.
“There’s a guy on my jogging route,” he admits, ducking bullets or punches or both.
“You should talk to him,” Natasha says as she drops another mercenary.
Steve dodges a knife swing and knocks the guy unconscious. “I don’t even know his name.”
“That’s what the talking’s for.”
“We’re always both running, isn’t there some kind of etiquette about not interrupting?”
“Depends,” she says, snatching a rifle from the guy aiming at her and smoothly dismantling it into three pieces before hitting him over the head with one of them. She drops the pieces on his prone form with a shrug and looks at Steve. “Just how desperate are you?”
Steve pauses for a millisecond. “What am I gonna say?”
He only ever passes by the guy, and they both keep to their own bit of path; it’s not like he needs to yell ‘watch out’.
She smirks as they walk to their extraction point. “You’ll think of something. And if that fails then just a wear a smaller size of whatever you usually go running in.”
He makes a face. “Really?”
“You have assets, Rogers, it’s just good sense to use them to their full effect.”
The chopper’s close enough Steve can hear the rotors whumping. “Fine, but if it doesn’t work you can’t try and fix me up for a month.”
She smirks again but doesn’t say anything, which means she’s planning something.
When he wakes up the next morning, the shirt’s sitting neatly folded on his bedside table. He’s given up asking Natasha not to pick the locks.
The note placed on top reads “Desperate times…”
Even if he can’t think of anything better in the moment than ‘on your left’, it only takes a few repetitions to get a response, and he’s only a little worried about the shirt cutting off the circulation in his arms.
The guy’s name is Sam.
It’s all worth it.
For the first day of ECCC this year, I cosplayed as Natasha Romanoff. Specifically, the outfit from Fraction and Aja’s run where she wears a black dress with a yellow belt and has a playing card on her head.
Yeah, that one.
I got some interesting reactions. While wandering around the vendors, I noticed this woman staring intently at my head. As I pivoted to look at the merchandise, I noticed that her eyes were following my movement. I asked her if something was wrong. She asked me how I got the playing card stuck to my hair.
"It’s glued to a hair clip."
"OH THANKGOODNESS!" she exclaimed. "I thought you had glued it to your head and would have been too much effort."
I walked away wondering why anyone would glue something to their hair or even consider it.
The second incident happened in a different section of vendor booths. I was walking past one of those huge t-shirt displays when the guy working there asked me what playing card was on my head.
"Ace of spades."
"OK. Cool. Just checking that you remembered what it was."
I’m still not sure if he was checking me for Fake Geek Girl Status or if he thought I was wandering around the convention in a somewhat tipsy post-drinking game state.
The third interaction was by far my favorite. I was on the escalators and a guy in front of me turned around and asked me what kind of a character has a playing card on their head.
"Natasha Romanoff," I replied.
"She’s from Marvel Comics."
"Never mind. I’ll take your word for it…"
I left that one wondering how between the comics and the huge success of the MCU movies, this person hadn’t heard of Natasha. Guess he only reads DC????
yknow when your teacher yells at your entire class for misbehaving even though not all the kids are misbehaving?? the kids who never misbehave realize that the lecture isnt about them and are not offended, while the kids who do misbehave realize it is about them and feel guilty. the lecture is given to the entire class though, because the majority was misbehaving. people should apply this same logic to “heterophobia/cisphobia/reverse racism”