Watching Star Wars with HATM, and I’m realizing that I have never quite figured out the timing of the boarding process at the end of rogue one and the beginning of new hope.
Also- I have never been clear why they didn’t shoot down escaping droid plane. If *eye* were a general boarding a plane in such a manner, I’d either shoot down anything that tried to leave or hunt it down and bring it back.
That general is like- oh just some escaping thing, let it be.
Anyway- back to boarding process of darth Vader. At the end of rogue one- is that the start of boarding darth that we see the end of in a new hope?
Likes aunt and uncle aged hard. They’d have not be in the 40s in this movie, I think lulz.
What a teenage boy thing to say. In hostile area with sand people around, he hears a noise and says, come on, let’s go take a look (at what that could be).
That moment scared the *shit* out of me as a kid.
Nothing about Anikan made me think of him as a ‘cunning’ warrior. Obiwan was still carrying guilt, I think. Didn’t want to bad talk Luke’s dad in front of Luke, esp not after he left anikan to burn alive on the side of lava stream.
Luke whining and popping off every 30 secs is my favorite thing about a new hope. Telling pig nose man ‘I’ll be careful’ and trying to walk away from negotiations with Han and whining at uncle Owen cuz he wanted to go into town.
With two young people in the house- I can say with authority, Luke’s attitude is the most realistic thing and best acting in entire series.
This. Hahaha. Only kids today would be texting that to their friends.
Luke gives attitude to Han about ‘you don’t believe in the force do you’ and then immediately gives attitude to Obi about ‘how am I supposed to see with a helmet over my eyes.’

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people keep saying this will happen--but 1. it has never, not one single time, ever EVER happened to me--whether in a bathroom or at a conference. and 2. the biggest crossers into spaces they're not wanted i've experienced are white people crossing into designated poc spaces.
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See this:
Versus this:
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