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jesseliiin · 2 days ago
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Hello!
I’m a big fan of your writing your characterization of Anakin and Obi-Wan are✨everything ✨.
I have a question about your view on Qui-Gon. You said that you think Anakin would be worse off under his teaching because of how Qui-Gon treated Obi-Wan and I wasn’t aware he treated Obi badly. I’m relatively new to the in-depth Star Wars stuff so I was hoping you could explain a little bit? A lot of people say Qui-Gon was the only one who could have saved Anakin because of his understanding of the prophecy and he knew stuff nobody else did, and I guess they made it canon now I think? Why do you disagree with this? I thought he was wonderful cause of what I’ve seen in the fandom but you offer a different perspective. I haven’t read any books yet so I’m sure I’m missing a lot, but if you don’t mind I’d love to see what else you know about this.
Aw thank you! Glad you like my fic!
Ok, so. Fucking Qui-Gon Jin. I will fully disclose my biases because I think that's necessary to fess up when you know you have them: I don't like Qui-Gon. His character infuriates me and so my readings of him might be on the unforgiving spectrum. BUT I will say that ALL my perceptions of him are backed by Jude Watson's Apprentice series, and Claudia Grey's book Master and Apprentice, and The Phantom Menace Novelization, which are the main texts I've used to supplement my reading of Qui-Gon.
There tends to be this Fanon take on Qui-Gon that he's like, super wise and deeply mystic and also superior to the other Jedi because he questions doctrine, but this reading fails to address some other textual qualities he has, like being wildly cryptic, inconsistent in his beliefs and attitudes, and also incapable of seeing other perspectives if they don't line up with his own in any given moment he finds it convenient. Like yeah he's more compassionate and intuitive than Obi-Wan but ONLY up to a point! He changes his perspective all the time to what suits his needs in that moment, and he also tells no one about it so his behavior is confusing like 99% of the time and I think Anakin would fucking snap with that sort of leadership.
When people are like "Qui-Gon could have saved Anakin," (they're misunderstanding the entire point of Star Wars and of Anakin's arc and of Tragedy as a genre, actually, but that's neither here nor there), I think they're trying to imply that because Anakin and Qui-Gon are more similar than Anakin and Obi-Wan, (ie, rule breakers, driven by emotions over logic, etc). Anakin would have been...more understood if Qui-Gon had been his master? But I think that's bullshit because it's my understanding Obi-Wan's strengths and weaknesses are different but also complimentary to Anakin's and they balance each other out. He also acts like a stopper to Anakin's bottle and yes, eventually he explodes, but imo Qui-Gon is too similar to Anakin he wouldn't stopper the bottle at all and Anakin would just spill. I think Anakin would fall faster, sooner, but perhaps less violently/dramatically under Qui-Gon's teachings, but he would fall all the same.
Important Qui-Gon Lore from the Apprentice series: QUIGON ACTUALLY HAD A VERY POWERFUL, HIGH MIDICHLORIAN COUNT APPRENTICE BEFORE OBI-WAN WHO HE LOSES CONTROL OF AND WHO GOES DARK!! Like he's done this shit before! his track record with powerful jedi boys is quite bad! Furthermore, he is so guilty and ashamed and terrified by this mistake that he doubles down with Obi-Wan, and becomes like overly protective and rigid and stern with him and instills this horrible fear of going dark IN Obi-Wan. Like Obi-Wan displays NO evidence of being that sort of risk, but Qui-Gon cannot separate his own former failing with his last apprentice from his new apprentice and just imposes a bunch of terror onto Obi-Wan, who internalizes it.
I just don't think Anakin would do well in that environment. Maybe some people think Qui-Gon's experience with Xanatos would make him better qualified to deal with someone like Anakin, but I don't think so. He COULD use it as a cautionary tale and learn from it, but instead he just fucks Obi-Wan up with it. Anakin does need a firmer hand that Obi-Wan, but Qui-Gon is not exactly a firmer hand--he's a guilt riddled hand. He brings his own baggage to the table to much and everything he does is about HIM and HIS best interests and HIS failings and HIS feelings and he doesn't give a shit about Obi-Wan's needs the whole time...Obi-Wan luckily is a good boy so it doesn't have terrible results but Anakin?? I just think it would go so wrong, haha.
If you want evidence/quotes, @ocd-kenobi has a ton of passages from the books I mentioned on her blog! Check her tags "aquarius Qui gon jin" and "obi wan's dark side contamination fears." She also has both books tagged! They're very informative texts, I highly recommend them for insight into bot Qui-Gon's character and Obi-Wan's.
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tifftac · 12 hours ago
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daredevil, but make it Fancy 
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browsethestacks · 20 hours ago
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The Thing
Art by Daniel Warren Johnson
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gender-mailman · 20 hours ago
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Day 14: Demon
Faundemothing!
A gender related/connected to being a faun, a demon and being a thing; a faundemothing
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some pronouns:
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Coined by me. Requested by no one. For @epikulupu coining event. tagging @thing-genders-archive
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garbagequeer · 4 months ago
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lately ive been thinking about this badly misspelled breaking bad graffiti that used to be in the park behind my house in 2014
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fire-bay · 5 months ago
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Shaded and done, never painting wings ever again
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georgeromeros · 19 days ago
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The Addams Family - Season 1 Episode 1 (1964) The Addams Family Goes to School
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why-i-love-comics · a month ago
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She-Hulk #4 (2022)
written by Rainbow Rowell art by Luca Maresca & Rico Renzi
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squidthing · a month ago
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くコ:彡 SPACETHiNG.
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🌌 ❝ SPACETHiNG ❞ — A thing subtype . A gender connected to being connected to space / space-aligned / from space / etc && a thing ; A spacething . ✨
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くコ:ミ・COINED BY ME —HALF-REQUESTED BY @heart-shapeds
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juenavei · 4 months ago
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Steller's Lobster ( Hallucigenia thingwithshell ) is an extinct Lobstie-thing described by Georg Wilhelm Steller in 1741. At that time, it was found only around the north pole in the between hell and the moon; its range extended across the milky way during the Pleistocene epoch, and likely contracted to such an extreme degree due to the crabmoleification of deez
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vintagegeekculture · 2 months ago
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The Thing’s most famous pose, tragic and in the rain, is derived from a famous post-defeat photograph of boxer Tex Cobb. 
Stan Lee has repeatedly said that his favorite Marvel comic, of all the ones he ever worked on, was FF #51, “This Man, This Monster.” 
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lousydrawingsforgoodpeople · 9 months ago
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arendclles · 8 months ago
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THEYRE SO CUTE
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annmarcellino · 10 months ago
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turimoalin · 9 months ago
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