orlofsky:

andriseup:

liz-squids:

bookelfe:

As an occasional visitor to Star Wars fandom, here are some things I would like to see come out of Rogue One:


the fic about the reactions of the Empire’s IT and records management
departments when they learn that some trigger-happy general just
literally blew up an entire unique archival repository of key bureaucratic data
– the comic about the first time some maintenance
technician tries to repair something on the Death Star and the guy’s
like, ‘where’s the documentation?’ and their boss is like ‘um, well,
funny story about that….’
– the in-depth analysis about various
mistakes the Empire makes in the original trilogy and how they operate
in context of an organization that has just, I repeat, LITERALLY BLOWN UP ALL OF
THEIR OWN BACKUP DATA. Of course it’s easy for any random hero to
impersonate a Stormtrooper! THEY DESTROYED ALL THEIR OWN PERSONNEL
FILES.

Rogue One, or, Why All The Empire’s Librarians and Archivists Joined the Rebellion

@earendils @butneverstoptrying

Rogue 2 plot summary: a bunch of Imperial waste management techs go AWOL and steal the Death Star plans back from the Rebels because how else are we supposed to get the dianoga out of the pipes when we have literally no idea where half of these ducts go or what they’re for

they complete their mission but in the end decide not to delete the plans from the main Alliance computers after they’ve made their copy because ehhhhh what if we never had to fix anything on that piece of shit again, what if that, it’s insured right?

This also explains why none of the bridges or giant pits in the floor have railings: literally no one knows if they’re supposed to be there or not, and once someone tried to drill into the floor to install some and destroyed the main air circulation wiring for half the station, now everyone just has to be real careful all the time

It also means that when they built the second Death Star in ROTJ they had to start entirely from scratch, yikes

Me going into 2017 like:

suchmichy-muchtrash:

I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me I’m one with the force the force is with me

copperbadge:

erydumaenhir:

bekstek:

mintike:

IM GOING TO STAB MYSELF IN THE FOOT I JUST SENT MY ENGLISH TEACHER MY ESSAY ON HAMLET AND IT WAS STILL NAMED “the fresh prince of denmark yo holla”

oh man, i love receiving unedited final drafts:

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cracks me up every time

I named a file “challah challah get dollah” once.

Those were the best papers to get as a grad student. I had one where I actually emailed the student and was like “The ideas you’re throwing out there in this paper are great but nothing is cited and there’s a lot of spelling issues. Did you send me a rough draft by mistake? I don’t want to spend time marking this until I know it’s your final draft.” 

I swear I could hear his panicked screaming from my office. He shot me the final draft so fast my hair blew back. 

diegolunadaily:

I wanted to make my character more natural and realistic. Although people expect the tone of the film to be fantasy, it actually is quite the contrary. It’s an intimate story that feels real. I think of all the Star Wars films released so far, Rogue One is the most real one, which is about the people. The characters are very similar to us. They are heroes with no powers. What they have is a conviction and desire to change reality — Diego Luna discusses his role as Captain Cassian Andor.

wetwareproblem:

steelplatedhearts:

zoreta:

exeggutor:

We like to think the internet within the past half decade or so has honed shitposting down to a science but racing horse names have us beat by decades

This is a case of necessity is the mother of invention- for both race horses and purebred show animals, every.single.animal. needs to have a unique name for record keeping purposes.

Imagine trying to come up with a cool username if you aren’t allowed to add random numbers and underscores- only pronounceable words. Now imagine that this website has had tens of millions of users, and even after someone leaves the site their username can never be recycled.

WELCOME TO PEDIGREE SHITPOST BINGO

Pedigree Shitpost Bingo would make a great horse name

“Would make a great horse name” is the new “would make a great tumblr URL” is the new “would make a great band name.”