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This is Brilliant
Leave it to the band kids, of course
I know there’s still so, so much more work to be done, but gods, the relief at Biden and Harris’s swearing-in. Not going to lie, I got a little misty-eyed.
repeat after me:
just get something down on paper you can edit later just get something down on paper you can edit later just get something down on paper you can edit later just get something down on paper you can edit later just get something down on paper you can edit later
It runs in the family…
It’s a Kenobi practice sheet!
I wish he were still alive. I could use his help right now.
That s6 episode is also the one where dooku punts obi wan into orbit is it not? top ten Star Wars moment tbh just bc of how fast he forcibly exits stage left
YES, ANON, IT IS
It’s also the fight where Dooku literally rolls Obi-wan like a bowling ball:
But then I was looking at it again (for like, the thousandth time), and I realized just how good Dooku is in this duel. (And how almost good Obi-wan is.)
(And small disclaimer here, I have no knowledge of “real” sword-fighting aside from what I’ve absorbed through general cultural osmosis and a curious google instinct, this is just an interpretation from my over-excited brain.)
Anakin, for the most part, sticks with Djem So as his primary fighting style, incorporating elements of Ataru in his more acrobatic moments. This holds true throughout the entirety of TCW and is the form by which he eventually overwhelms Dooku in RotS.
Dooku, however, gives a minor masterclass in sword(saber) fighting in this sequence, not only using his preferred Makashi (although I have to say, the man can take on Obi-wan and Anakin at once with one hand behind his back and my gods, is that not evidence of skill), but also demonstrating his ability at
Soresu (at least a bastardized form, but I can’t be the only person who recognized that stance Dooku uses):
and Ataru (I mean, Dooku did train Qui-gon):
But what I really love is the fact that Obi-wan tries to adapt to this, matching Dooku’s *Makashi:
and Ataru (in this case, exactly copying his movements):
Which…I mean, Obi-wan is essentially being a mini-Dooku here, although he isn’t quite at Dooku’s level for a variety of reasons I have discussed previously in terms of Obi-wan never being on his game around Dooku and actually consistently underperforming when he’s in the presence of his Grandmaster.
But you have to hand it to Dooku for not only winning a(nother) duel against two of the best Jedi in the Order, but doing it with style.
I love this evil, old man.
Okay, so we know Hayden is involved with the Kenobi show, but I’m still struggling with how they can have a Vader/Kenobi confrontation pre-ANH.
So here’s my theory (which will likely be proven wrong, but whatever):
Obi-wan and Vader (Anakin’s) confrontation is going to be in the Force, as part of Obi-wan’s spiritual journey a la Yoda’s Force trip in Season 6 of TCW.
Here’s my wish with this sequence:
We get some dark!Obi-wan content. (please, let Ewan channel his inner Roman Sionis for this, the man makes an excellent villain).
And here’s my head-canon expectation for the start of the show:
Obi-wan is hanging out in one too many shady cantinas at the start of the show, and we have some super-sad Kenobi content.
What I’m actually expecting:
Who the hell knows but they better not do my boy wrong.
today I learned Obi-Wan anonymously carved toys for Luke on Tatooine. no I am not ok
their bickering is so good I love them
i’m watching ROTS on a video call tomorrow with my pals i’m so excited!!!
Please explain this part post-their confrontation on Oba Diah where Dooku dredges up some very old history between him and Obi-wan and Obi-wan almost seems like he has to convince himself Dooku was lying even though he wasn’t. How ? When ? Where can I see it? Please...
ohhhhhhhh, anon. Thank you for this ask. I love talking about the Obi-wan-Dooku confrontation on Oba Diah in TCW Season 6, “The Lost Ones.” It’s one of my favorite episodes and the duel between Dooku, Obi-wan, and Anakin, not to mention the layers of history unearthed, are all just…gah! Amazing.
So below, please find the excerpt where Dooku dredges up some “old” history between him and Obi-wan. (And what I find fascinating about this confrontation is that Anakin is a non-player in this, and that this argument is something to be unraveled between Obi-wan, Dooku, and the ghost of Qui-gon Jinn, all whom share a history that is tangential to Anakin, but totally separate from him. This isn’t an Anakin confrontation, this is an Obi-wan and Dooku confrontation - the same one they’ve been having and/or avoiding for years.)
Gods, the blocking choices in that last gif. To have Dooku point his saber at Anakin - the “chosen one,” the one we all know Sidious is after…and then move it over to Obi-wan, of all people, and state that Obi-wan bloody Kenobi should have been the one to join him. I just…GAH.
And here’s the thing. Obi-wan calls him a “liar” directly after this, in an exact mirror of what he uttered a few years previous on Geonosis, after Dooku essentially laid out the identity of Sidious on Geonosis:
And…you know, I can’t read this as anything but a sincere offer on Dooku’s part. Join me, he’s saying, and we can defeat this Sith. Yes, at the cost of Obi-wan’s soul, but what is one soul versus thousands? And also, Dooku sticks his neck out here for Obi-wan. If Sidious had known what Dooku had revealed, I mean, honestly…Obi-wan had the pieces, had almost all of them, but didn’t, on some level, want to put them together. Which makes me wonder how much of this conversation he reported to the Council, how much of it he eventually relayed to Anakin. (And given Anakin’s expressions in the above gifs, I’m going to go with “not much.”)
But here, in this “Lost Ones” arc - lo and behold, those very same pieces start falling into place of their own volition - at the exact moment Sifo-Diyas resurfaces, it’s discovered the files on Sifo-Diyas were sealed by the office of the Chancellor:
And then Pykes out Dooku as “Tyranus,” the man who orchestrated the creation of the clone army, and who is known to be entrenched with the mysterious Sith Lord:
And later, the Council fully acknowledges the creation of the clones is all designed by the Dark Lord of the Sith, who is a being who holds control over the Senate:
Obi-wan had to have put it together. Maybe not on a conscious level, but somewhere in his gut, he had to realize Dooku never lied to him and indeed, did “tell him everything he needed to know on Geonosis.”
And yet Obi-wan mirrors himself, calls Dooku a “liar” yet again on Oba Diah, despite the fact he likely knows better and worse yet, sends Anakin after Dooku to fight instead of going himself. (Obi-wan either avoids confronting Dooku or gets the snot beaten out of him by Dooku. In fact, this episode is the only time in canon where Dooku doesn’t wipe the floor with Obi-wan, which is wholly out of character for him, as we see in his confrontations with Maul, Savage, Grievous, and Anakin. Dooku compromises Obi-wan, for a number of reasons, but the main one being Obi-wan’s reticence to acknowledge Dooku’s sincerity, even when it comes from a corrupted place.)
So yes, not only does Dooku dredge up old history, but Obi-wan continues to deny it something I’m certain haunted him on those long, early nights on Tatooine.
So I’ve started listening to Catalyst (the James Luceno novel):
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December’s vote went to Untitled Goose Game!
I went with something simple for that month’s piece, since even in a pandemic, the holidays were busy. Also, I’ve decided that last year was this guy’s fault. Shame on you, Goose.
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Oh my God I’m dead. I fully subscribe to this edit!!!!!!!!!!! I….can’t….I mean….look at the beauty, the power, the grace 😍