This is 100% true
This tweet sounds as though introverts consume the souls of others before they engage in social events.
This is 100% true
AHHH thank you so much for asking!! Note that my knowledge of actors is pretty limited and outdated… and this list is pretty much exactly the same as anghraine’s fancast, because
I’m very unoriginalhow can you change something that’s already perfect. :D
STAR WARS GENDERSWAP / RULE 63
Scarlett Johansson as Anakin Skywalker. She has the right look, is a great leading actress and we know she can do action with charisma and intensity. (there may be some slight personal bias here because she also gives me the same “maddeningly attractive” vibe as Hayden Christensen ahaha)
Cate Blanchett as Darth Vader. Not gonna lie, 200% of my motivation for this was to cast Vader. She even looks fitting (not that it would matter with the scarring and mask though), has the compelling, resonant voice you’d need to make it work, and can be downright terrifying. asfhlskl Cate Blanchett as one of the most iconic villains of all time?! would be so perfect, I would actually just lie down on the floor and never, ever get up again.
Gaspard Ulliel as Padmé Amidala. It was actually quite a challenge to cast Padmé, because I was looking for that sort of timeless, “angelic” beauty with an air of thoughtful regality, before remembering Gaspard! Most of his films are in French, but I think this would actually add an interesting contrast when playing opposite Anakin. (with bonus young!King Amidala up there :D)
Kate Winslet as Obi-Wan Kenobi. OTOH there were a few contenders for Obi-Wan, but Kate stood out as carrying all the qualities of the Negotiator, bringing in a calm and reserved competence with class, charm and wisdom.
Katee Sackhoff as Lucy Skywalker. That boyish grin, that emotional range between wide-eyed idealism and spirit that grows into maturity and badassery, she even rocks the Luke Skywalker hair - how much more perfect can it be?! (Starbuck’s character reminds me a lot of Anakin, but Katee seems to have a lighter, Luke vibe)
Ben Barnes as Prince Lei Organa. Not only does he looks bizarrely like Carrie Fisher (and with basically the same hair as Gaspard Ulliel?!), he’s also played a few badass royals and it would be great to see him in Leia’s role.
Milla Jovovich as Hana Solo. Another tricky but very fun role to swap! Milla could do the cynical deadpan snarker thing, is at home with guns and action, and has that mix of playful confidence and swagger.
I’m sorry this is getting so long, but some more epic ladies from the prequels and original trilogy:
Emma Thompson as Qui-Gon Jinn (the wise and nurturing mentor, in an earthy and offbeat kind of way), Helen Mirren as Countess Dooku (always refined and wicked cultured), Gina Torres as Mace Windu (such badass, much awesome, do I really need to explain this), Rinko Kikuchi as Darth Maul (she’d rock the getup so hard, with people wondering about her stature before she attacks in a whirlwind of savagery)
Judi Dench as Empress Palpatine (come on, were you really expecting anyone else?! this is too perfect for words?!), Glenn Close as Old Ben Kenobi (pulling off the ‘kooky hermit’ side of Old Ben, with an introspective sadness), Maggie Smith as Wilhemina Tarkin (as soon as this clicked I was just YES Maggie would make the best Grand Moff ever), Zoe Saldana as Landa Calrissian (playing the smuggler-turned-politician with smooth charm, sass and efficiency!)
… okay I may have spent way too long looking for photos. -_- BUT I REGRET NOTHING BECAUSE I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE.
I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED
Our perpetually drunk dwarf trying to save our dragonborn (via outofcontextdnd)
Major Armstrong as a dwarf. Activating the anime sparkles is a swift action.
This week was a flurry of worldbuilding. My friend Foxena and I have been developing her alien race, known as darnathi, and their homeworld pretty much every day for the past week, and we’ve come up with a ton of interesting ideas, including but not limited to:
- six animal species used as livestock
- two domesticated animal species used for purposes other than food
- four plants or fungi used in cuisine and agriculture
- four venomous species (because I realized “we’ve been talking a lot about animals, but none of them are poisonous”)
- two popular holovid series (a comedy and a historical drama, complete with a historical period for it)
- four characters
- details of a major political event that takes place in the story’s present day
- the composition of the planet’s atmosphere, the nature of its overall climate, and the formation of its major bodies of water
- a major natural resource and its uses in modern society
- a currency based on aforementioned resource and the historical event that gave rise to it
- common, everyday uses for the society’s nanotechnology and its other futuristic technology
- native words and names for several of these concepts
This has been a good week.
Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.
And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.
Why were they removed though?