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The Descent
Hux is simply a tool with remarkable instinct.

(Or, Hux is Force-sensitive, but he doesn't understand it that way.)
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8 days ago by mongognom
https://www.tor.com/2018/01/04/luke-skywalker-isnt-supposed-to-be-nice/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=tordotcom-tordotcomnewsletter&utm_content=na-readblog-blogpost&utm_campaign=tor
Time for me to talk about Luke Skywalker—Jedi Master, colorful milk enthusiast, champion spear fisherman, galactic treasure—and the multitude of ways that he continues to be generally fabulous while no one notices. Some folks have realized this and are taking it to mean that Star Wars is finally shaking a finger at its fans , deconstructing its place in the cultural zeitgeist and having a little laugh at the terrifying level of devotion it has inspired. Luke replies with his finest kernel of wisdom yet—“No one’s ever really gone.” And it’s important to clarify, he doesn’t mean that he’s going to drag his nephew back and forcibly turn him to the light side with hugs and a batch of homemade soup. When Luke makes mistakes it is because he cannot put his concern for others aside and still function—rushing off to Cloud City and accidentally confronting Darth Vader before he’s fully trained, or fearing for the galaxy at large when he looks into his nephew’s mind and sees what he has become. And when he does what is needed, it is that same compassion guiding his actions—insisting on rescuing a princess he has never met in the midst of an enemy battle station he has just boarded, or leaving the Rebels on Endor to try and convince his father to turn away from the dark side.
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9 days ago by sechilds
[Star Wars: The Last Jedi] hollycomb - Prelude to the End of the Game - Kylo Ren/Hux
Kylo has wrath to unleash and a destiny to fulfill.

Hux has plans.

(Post-TLJ, canon-compliant)
hollycomb  drama  action  smut  series  novel  50-75k  star_wars  the_last_jedi  kylo_ren/hux 
9 days ago by atomicduck
The Last Jedi’s Twisted Theory of the Self
This is a really interesting overview of a concept of “the self” as containing the experiences of others, a phenomenon called a “strange loop.” Interesting in relation to Buddhism.
psychoanalysis  psychology  Buddhism  Star_Wars  pop_culture 
9 days ago by micahrobbins
LEPIN 05132 (Millennium Falcon) Full Review/Write up
Post with 2160 views. LEPIN 05132 (Millennium Falcon) Full Review/Write up
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9 days ago by tekbuddha
ask and ye shall receive - peradi - Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Summary: Rey attempts to shoulder the burden of her Force-bond with Kylo Ren alone. It goes as well as you might think.
(Or: Rey gets by with a little help from her friends.)
The lizard-dog and the girl faded away. Rey turned back to Kylo Ren. He had his head quirked on one side, regarding her like a hawk might watch an overly confident mouse: curious, perturbed, and hungry .

“Are you showing me why I should redeem myself?”

“I was raised by the desert. My parents sold me for scrap. You had all the love in the world so hang your excuses. You weren’t a monster because they made you, you were one because you chose.”
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10 days ago by a_phasia
China’s Die-Hard Star Wars Fans Respond to ‘Last Jedi’ Flop
Disney may have had new hope for the Star Wars film franchise in the world’s largest movie market, but a subpar opening weekend in China suggests cinemagoers are feeling less than nostalgic for “The Last Jedi.” For China’s small but enthusiastic subculture of Star Wars fans, the latest film was a visual feast hampered by a protracted plot and uninspired characters. Disney’s 2015 series reboot, “The Force Awakens,” failed to lure the Chinese masses, even with a huge marketing push that involved 500 stormtroopers marching along the Great Wall. To watch the new film in style, many Star Wars fans, including Wang and his troupe of cosplaying warriors, organized private screenings to which they could show up in full Rebel or Empire regalia, with their arsenals of weapons in tow. Echoing the sentiments of many fellow fans, Wang and Chen both described the new film as visually appealing but riddled with issues such as atypical behavior from established characters.
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11 days ago by sechilds
http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/01/chinese-viewers-think-last-jedi.html
For China’s small but enthusiastic subculture of Star Wars fans, the latest film was a visual feast hampered by a protracted plot and uninspired characters. The most upvoted review complains that “the whole film really insults the IQ of its audience,” and demands to know how the universe could possibly be ruled by such an incompetent Galactic Empire. “In Star Wars, it seems only Darth Vader had a brain — it’s such a shame he’s already dead,” the reviewer concludes. Other factors, according to Chen, include Chinese audiences’ preference for physically attractive protagonists and stories rooted in reality. “We fans often joke that if Finn were played by Will Smith, Chinese people might be more inclined to watch it — because he’s very handsome.”
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11 days ago by sechilds

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