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Sep. 29th, 2006 | 02:37 am
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It’s all Obi-Wans fault!

Aug. 25th, 2006 | 02:27 pm
posted by: laariii in think_anakin

Why doesn’t Obi-wan let Anakin find his mother? Why does he just tell him that “dreams pass in time”?
I know that the Jedi are not suppose to have attachments but she is suffering. Aren’t the Jedi suppose to be the “guardians of peace and Justice” in the Republic. How is it justice to let someone be tortured to death?
Even if the council didn’t want to send Anakin because of his attachment surely they could of gotten some other Jedi to go check up on her.
What is the point of having a class of superhuman warriors if they don’t bother saving people.
So Obi-wan doesn’t do anything about Anakins mother & look what happens – Anakin goes there himself & slaughters the entire village. It is his first step towards the darkside. This could have been prevented if the Jedi had done something sooner.

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I have turned to the Book Side.

Nov. 1st, 2005 | 11:57 am
posted by: senrats in think_anakin

I am cruising in blissful hyperdrive with the ROTS book by Matt Stover. At this point, the movie is a visual monitor serving only as a visual reference of condensed action. The movie enables one to clearly see Anakin in the image and form of Hayden, and likewise Ewan as Obi Wan. Nonetheless, the book proves to be the real journey. It should have been no surprise really. I am having a GOOD feeling about this novelization and you will too. Even villains are rendered as relatable and worthy of some sympathy from the reader. The books is far more engrossing and in some ways "unnatural". If you are tempted by depth and dynamic "not-so-flat" characters, come join the book side.
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Anakin was cheated of his glory

Oct. 13th, 2005 | 07:30 pm
posted by: senrats in think_anakin

Let me first make this disclaimer; I am a big fan of all the Obi Wan, Yoda, other Jedi and the entire Star Wars universe. I was extrememly pleased with ROTS and proud at the same time and they are different things, ya know. I was pleased with my first viewing of the "Toxic Avenger" but I was not proud of it as a film accomplishment.

I never felt the potential of young Jedi Anakin, The Chosen One, come to fruition. How could this be? Read more...Collapse )

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Playing Devil's Advocate

Jul. 22nd, 2005 | 12:20 am
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
posted by: rabidfangurl in think_anakin

So, it's a fanon assumption that Anakin would have done better if Qui-Gon had lived and been his Master. Now, I've been reading Labrynith of Evil, and I think I must disagree with this assumption. From what Obi-Wan says about Qui-Gon, it seems to me that while Qui-Gon and Anakin would be well-matched in personality, this wouldn't have necessarily made Anakin a better Jedi.

I suppose it comes down to whether Anakin was inherently reckless, or became more that way in reaction to Obi-Wan. If he was inherently reckless, than pairing him with Qui-Gon would have been a disaster. Two rebels together would just cause more trouble. Anakin wouldn't have had restraint, he would have had encouragement. Obi-Wan mentions that Qui-Gon had no patience for traps and bait. Anakin plain out has no patience. I doubt Qui-Gon would have made Anakin have more patience, where Obi-Wan instilled some measure of patience into his Padawan.

So, what do we think? Would Qui-Gon been a better Master, or were Obi-Wan and Anakin's conflicting natures actually better for them, because they had to learn new things from each other?

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Something for Anakin to think about

Jul. 13th, 2005 | 08:04 pm
mood: confusedconfused
posted by: hlglne in think_anakin

Reprinted with permission, by helgaleena...

Peoples, I have always thought that Anakin taming the reak in the arena on Geonosis was one of the more important metaphors for the world of possibilities Anakin is never allowed to realize. He and his two loves, harnessing raw wild energies that were supposed to destroy them, etc etc and then I came accross this essay that corroborates what I felt. Yes, I write slash, but the Kalevala is better still, no?

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Fellow SW myth-heads,
Andreadis calls for the subversive use of "plain garden variety affection". That is the secret ingredient of a worthwhile SW fanfic IMO. We are revising Lucas in self-defense!
or at least, that is how I am reading her here...

http://www.livejournal.com/users/hlglne helgaleena-slash

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Jul. 7th, 2005 | 02:34 am
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What does Padme love Anakin?

Jun. 26th, 2005 | 10:49 pm
posted by: just_frak_it in think_anakin

I am just curious to see why Padme loves Anakin so much. Aside from him being hot toast on legs.

When she first meets him as a boy, her heart goes out to him as he has just left his mother and does not know if he will ever see her again. He is also this young boy who is suddenly thrust into a war and there are so many issues that he does not understand.

During AOTC, Padme says that "You'll always be that little boy I knew on Tatooine". I see that she is trying to save face and stifle the attraction that she feels for him. She spends the rest of the movie putting him into his place when he speaks of his feelings. She only professes when it seems like that they are going to perish.

She totally ignores his darker side when he slaughters the Tuskens and points out the advantages of a dictator.

Well, we all know what happens in ROTS.

Padme during the course of their reunion and through their marriage is totally blind to the fact that her husband is slipping into the dark side. Its not until after he's done slaughtering the Jedi and the Separatists leaders has it finally hit her. Then Obi-Wan had to point out to her. Makes me just wanna give her a good slap upside the head.

I feel that their marriage was a not built upon a very solid foundation. Just exactly how much time did they spend together during the events of AOTC? Not even a month? Two weeks? And during the Clone Wars.... how many times did they see each other? They really did not have the time to get to know each other.

They can't even communicate! Padme had to goad him to talk to her during ROTS. Or when he finally does talk to her about "not being the Jedi I should be", she blames it on stress.

Sure they loved each other...or lusted. Maybe both.

But they hardly knew each other and did not bring out the best in each other like married couples are supposed to do. Their marriage was weak and flawed by Anakin's obsession for losing Padme and her failure to heed the fact that her husband was slipping into the dark side. Things would have been different had their marriage been stronger. Even with Bob and the War.

Any thoughts?

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a hey, and some thoughts

Jun. 22nd, 2005 | 01:12 am
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
music: smashing pumpkins
posted by: bittersweetsky in think_anakin

Hey Everyone, I'm new to this community and I'm glad I found it. Everyone here seems quite intellectual, and i was like skor, a community for analyzing, probably what I do more than anything(thinking=very good thing, me and my analyzations?=maybe not such a good thing/idea.) but OH Well, it's 1:16 and I feel like it damnit. First of all, let me gather my thoughts together, because I have a lot.

1. Has anyone noticed (which I am 110% many/a lot have) the creepy major forshadowing in just about everything Anakin says in all the prequels? Like in episode I as a cute poster child of innocence, he pipes up, "But nobody can kill a jedi." (forgive me, or something along those lines.) and then Liam Neeson aka Qui Gon Jinn's all like, "I wish that were so?" (Ironic isn't it that he himself, the poster child of innocence and hope in that very moment would end up with glowing yellow eyes slaughtering jedi left and right bringing the very downfall of the order?) Secondly, when he's talking to Padme in his seduction speech to her, and he says "The thought of not being with you, I can't breathe?" Oh funny Anakin, very funny. Because without her, you turn into something that can't..literally, breathe. Because of her you cannot breathe, the thought of not being with her, turns you into a monster. Into something that can actually not breathe.

2.Is anyone seriously ANNOYED with how they can't quite get Anakin's age? Like honestly, if you're going to make an epic, get his effing age down. Was he 9 or 10 when it started? 19 or 20 in episode II? Honestly people. Pick a number, it ain't that hard.

3. Does anyone else think GLucas didn't have a clear view of how these prequels main storyline would be until he started making them? like when Leia is reminiscing about her mother, how would she have memories of her and Luke wouldn't? Padme spoke directly to Luke more, I know it's the whole mother daughter connection, but I don't know. Don't get me wrong I loveeed III soo much, and the prequels are like my secret obession/childhood, but couldn't that have been clarfied a lot more? With a different storyline? And woudln't Anakin so strong with the Force Mr.Chosen one feel te twins in "the force" because...well, he's their daddy and their mother the one thing he held onto so tightly, the purpose of his self destruction? I know it's all like "the dark side clouds everything." I just get frustrated I suppose, I shouldn't think so much. But c'mon Luke Skywalker? Let's place him with his Aunt and Uncle on the homeplanet Anakin grew up on, in a house he has stayed at? Keeping his orginal last name? It would take like 15 minutes of research tops to figure out where he was.

I have a lot of thoughts. I'll probably post more later. Comments are apperciated! (sorry if this sounded like a Rant, it wasn't intended, I really do love it all!)

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Another thing!

Jun. 21st, 2005 | 07:11 am
mood: crankycranky
posted by: just_frak_it in think_anakin

But another thing that has me pissed off is the effect upon Obi-Wan and Yoda upon poor Luke! He's complete screwed up.

The Vong are destroying the Republic and everything you know and love. What does Luke do....just sit there! Good ol' Borsk is trying to roast the Jedi alive and hand them over the Vong cuz its gonna make him look good. Luke just sits there!

We see a pattern here?

Takes Jacen to give Luke a good jolt up the ass to make him see the light.

I love Luke cuz he is Anakin's son, but sometimes I wanna bitch slap him!

I do not even wanna think about Kyp Durron and Luke's first batch of Jedi.

*shudders*

I know this is an Anakin community but it all goes back to the fact..."It's all Obi-Wan's fault!"

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