Oh, the sweet innocent soul who said something along the lines of “the Star Wars fandom is too big to disagree about anything!”
WE DISAGREE ABOUT LITERALLY EVERYTHING.
The Star Wars fandom is always ready to fight itself, canon, the EU, the New EU, the various gradations of the old EU, the movies, the shows, the comics, the video games, George Lucas, JJ Abrams, Dave Filoni, the actors, the voice actors, the writers, Dark Horse, Marvel, Del Rey, other fandoms, the real world, actual facts…
If you can name it, we will fight about it. We will probably fight about what you named it.
The canon wars were ORGANIZED. There was a RANK STRUCTURE.
Discussions of the length of Super Star Destroyer were at one point banned from TF.N. Some fandoms have ship wars. Okay, most fandoms have ship wars. We had ship length wars.
You haven’t seen drama until you’ve seen what TheForce.Net was like in the early 2000s.
it suits you.
I’m not a hero. I’m not Resistance. I’m a stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from a family I’ll never know, and raised to do one thing.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FUCKING NARRATIVE TO ME you were raised to be one thing you were raised to be a cog in the machine you were raised to fight and kill without question but the SECOND it came to you to do these terrible things you stood up. and you said no. years and years of training making you what they wanted you to be and still you said NO with all the strength in your shaking hands and your tear-choked throat you said no and you stood and you turned and you ran towards the light because – even if you were too small and too weak to beat down the darkness yourself (that is what they’d always told you) you could at LEAST run so fast and so far away that it could never ever again use you to hurt another person it is what anyone would do. it is what any right-thinking frightened person would do. this is what you tell yourself and you refuse to listen when people tell you that you are a miracle you are extraordinary you are – because you are just one man. you are just a cog in the machine. you know this. you are nothing special in the end. (and yet. you said no. you ran for the light.) ( via @shapechangersinwinter )