SWAG77 Ain’t No Influencers. Right?

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https://patreon.com/SWAG77/

This post is about our Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and various blogs:

WE HAVE A LOT… 

We have several social media accounts because seven years ago, social media platforms lacked today’s functionality.

How many accounts? We are at 500 now. We do not use all of them. At any given moment, we are working on 50 accounts.

We have to pay extra for the functionalities that we need for the blogs because we are not coders. Functionalities such as commerce, videos, audio, and cloud services have a cost, and we use more.

We have many Facebook character pages and Twitter accounts. Each lead character has a Facebook page and Twitter. The main characters we use daily have blogs at WordPress and Tumblr.

We had a directory, but because few people used it, that Facebook page has lapsed.

Characters have packages consisting of FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr because we, SWAG77, have found the best development of stories, plots, drabbles, metas, headcanons, and fan-fictions are best with these packages. Also, these packages develop a character design that gains social media metrics and insights into what works best with this character’s portrayal and performance in public.

For Example:

For Grand Admiral Thrawn, we created a Facebook pageTwitter accountTumblr blogWordPress blog, and a Patreon tier.

SWAG77 uses the Facebook page to broadcast our story ideas, character background, and canon/non-canon concepts SWAG77 wishes to relay to the public. This account links to our Twitter account with short messages through a social media management platform.

The Twitter account reaches out to an audience that craves rapid and concise messages. The pacing of Tweets excites users. SWAG77 roleplays and performs on Twitter. To gain expand understanding, we write blogs to explain SWAG77’s stories and canon/non-canon positions. We include our videos and podcasts to open up the audiovisual concepts SWAG77 wishes to show to the public. Some content is too proprietary or too mature to display publicly on our open blogs. We created Patreon.

Patreon is for active patrons to directly influence our proprietary content, hypothesis, underlying themes, and controversial subject matter. In our performances and parody rewrites of current news events, SWAG77 encounters harsh and severe misconceptions. Often, we interact with fans who refuse to read or write Star Wars. Thus, any discussion hurts our business. While we are willing to educate fans, we have found that minimal engagement is best. Should fans want more, they can join our Patreon.

We find that fans invest emotionally in entertainment content. Some fans cannot separate between fact or fiction and live their reality vicariously. There is psychological contagion on social media that spreads rapidly where the artificial intelligence engines are incapable of discerning. SWAG77 has endured attacks on our social media accounts because we discuss and tagline promotes our controversial subject matter that can enrage some fans. We suffer the brunt of this disinformation and toxic fandom in entertainment. SWAG77 has little recourse but blocks/bans radical fans who refuse to “stay on target” with our content and messaging.

SWAG77 created Patreon to open our stories to diverse points of view. We would instead show our completed work on all our Facebook, Twitter, and Blog accounts. But put our proprietary content behind a paywall for serious fan engagement with Star Wars fandom. We as a business feel safer with like-minded fans who support SWAG77 primary mission.

What does that do for our Thrawn?

It tightens the fan-fiction stories that SWAG77 wants to present publicly. The more we engage, the better our content creation. We want to show Disney Lucasfilm Star Wars the best that fandom has to offer. We know that the Disney Corporation prefers fan camaraderie rather than conflict.

Grand Admiral Thrawn is a villain that author Timothy Zahn wrote novels in 1991 in the Legend’s canon. Recently, Lucasfilm reintroduced Thrawn into Disney canon with new canon literature and Star Wars Rebels TV show. In SWAG77’s opinion, Thrawn is not a villain yet in the Disney novel canon. In the Star Wars Rebels TV show, he does some questionable actions, but nothing as extensive as in the Legend’s canon books. SWAG77 reads all the books from Legend’s canon and Disney’s canon. We encourage fans to READ — and READ BOOKS, particularly Star Wars literature. Both canons write about Thrawn. There are conflicts in both canons, but we can write about them in the blogs so that fans can choose their story path and then create their own stories with a good foundation that SWAG77 provides to our Patreon members.

From Star Wars fans’ suggestions, SWAG77 adds the ideas to best portray and perform Grand Admiral Thrawn during our scripted roleplays. We will give accolades to those who helped SWAG77 develop the character and story arc.

These activities are what the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG77) has done for thirteen years.

Saawariya – Artistically Done Across the Stars

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Star Wars Rebels: The Vernissage (15863 words) by SWAG_77
Chapters: 8/?
Fandom: Star Wars – All Media Types, Star Wars Legends – All Media Types, Star Wars: Rebels
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thrawn | Mitth’raw’nuruodo, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Chiss Troopers, Imperials – Character, Sabine Wren, Lando Calrissian, Rebels – Character, The Emperor, Sheev Palpatine | Darth Sidious
Additional Tags: Observations, Star Wars Actors Guild 77, SWAG 77
Series: Part 1 of Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels
Summary:

Mitth’raw’nuruodo, a Chiss Imperial Officer distant emotions with a cool reflective to lead his sector fleet in the Galactic Empire. His strategies and tactics work better when he is devoid of emotion, as taught by the Chiss Ascendancy House Nuruodo. He was exiled from his people as punishment for an outburst he had in Chiss Space. Or at least that is what is on the official record. Found on an undeveloped planet, the Galactic Empire embraced him and he rose through the Imperial ranks to a Grand Admiral. Life is lonely at the top. It bores him, the people, the slow pace, the loneliness. His personal studies in art and antiquities brought him creature-comfort joy. Then he met a young Rebel woman, a Mandalorian, an artist that excites his fascination in the galaxy and gives him room to breathe, creatively. A fiery passion ignites his desires. The Chiss thought the Ascendancy excise those genes from the gene pool through eugenics. Turns out his desires for community are not genetic. His desires expand and reverberate continuously in the Force.

Fan art by Panda Capuccino

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Available on Applebooks

SW SWAG77 Fanfic: Sawaariya -Across The Stars

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“Art Lovers” Alien Grand Admiral to add Imperial Academy reject terrorist to his latest art collection?

The two caught canoodling between the paints aboard a Star Destroyer during interrogation…

“Suspicious paint stains on uniform,” confirm two Imperial Loyalty Officers. 

“Those colors aren’t regulation!”

Neither was that position!

Does this incident spell the end for the Grand Admiral and all aliens that serve the Empire?

“All our human officers are held to a high standard. That holoimage appears to be fabricated by the Rebels to taint a good man’s name.”  holocommunique send from Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin’s office.

“I knew Sabine Wren at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore, and I remember when she was expelled. I always wondered who her patron was. Now I know. He is a good man. Maybe all of this a misunderstanding and he is trying to reclaim our lost members?” confirms Baron Valen Rudor, support of the marriage species equality act.

Maybe it is a misguided effort, but we need to understand how Thrawn’s alien culture may view this precarious situation and determine what the best course of action to take toward a wayward, misbehaving Mandalorian girl.

More news at 6. 

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THE FACE OF NATURE’S CRUELTY – SWAG77 PERFORMANCE

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The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 has been working on a storyline about:

The Yuuzhan Vong found an ancient derelict Sith ship with kyber crystal pyramidal holocrons where living organisms can be inserted inside the crystal boosting its power.

The Grysks were crushing the kyber crystals for food to eat.

The Yuuzhan Vong fired on the Sith ship and incinerated the Grysk for such blasphemy.

Hundreds of years later, a kyber crystal activated as a beacon and artifact treasure hunters raced to find the derelict ship.

TY’GEN DOUGHTRYSS (an OC) determines the exact coordinates and gets to the ship first. He discovers the holocron first that flashes and has a living organism inside it.

Have the Yuuzhan Vong learned how to “grow” kyber crystals with living organisms inside them?

How would the Sith like it?

What does it mean for the galaxy?

A living Sith Holocron (left side) made by Yuuzhan Vong scientists (right top) and is a weapon for the Yun Yammka Warriors (right bottom)

Rest In Heaven Grant Imahara..

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Imahara host on MYTHBUSTERS died at 49 years old. (Source: https://www.etonline.com/grant-imahara-mythbusters-and-white-rabbit-project-host-dead-at-49-149598).

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 was proud to have our first CELEBRITY to agree to pose for our booth’s funtime at DEATH STAR PUTT PUTT (pic above) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015.

Condolences to Grant Imahara’s loved ones.

MTFBWY!

JUNETEENTH SWAG77 STYLE

THE FORETELLING – A Star Wars Fanfic: Rising Force, Rebellious Seed

I was told my story was too violent and should not read.

It’s real put into the Star Wars universe before Disney and has the Legend Yuuzhan Vong.

It is about the “Mother Jedi” trope. My character, AUSET LAH, is a lost padawan enslaved by pirates on an unknown planet. By the time she becomes an adult, she is labeled as a breeder. But she avoided being bred until she was caught and pilloried to be beaten by a knout as an example to the other slaves.

While beaten by the orange overseer, a squad of aliens witness the pain on AUSET that only a goddess could withstand. It was by faith that they saved her and took her to their synod.

She is the first Jedi youngling they captured for study.

Read excerpt:

But this time it was different. Presently, Auset hangs from the pillory and severs herself from the Force. But this time, it is as if the Force would not let her go. She sneers at him. “Overseer, the backs of slaves will never pay for your debts to the Corporation!”

The Overseer growls into her ear and turns to his audience. “See how she defies me? I will make her an example.” The Overseer leans in to mumble. “Last chance, baby. My office or my knout?” He flits out the shiny metal claws tied to leathery braids — five in total.

Star Wars Rising Force, Rebellious Seed: The Foretelling

Mr. David Oyelowo And Our Block Reasons

In People Magazine “Couch Surfing” Mr. Oyelowo who voices AGENT ALEXSANDR KALLUS in STAR WARS REBELS shares that Star Wars fans disappointment that he voices this ANIMATED character. The animated character appears differently than Mr. Oyelowo — ie The character is white and Mr Oyelowo is Black.

https://peopletv.com/video/david-oyelowo/

Of course that should NEVER matter. One is a very REAL PERSON, PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNING ACTOR and the other is a fabricated animation in the mind of artists. What brought this character to life is Mr. Oyelowo’s creative voice performance. Nothing else brings any animated character than a professional voice actor’s performance. To deny his ability is to be racist and bigoted.

There is bigotry in Star Wars fandom. We saw it best with Ahmed who voiced and CG MoCAPped JAR JAR BINKS. The harassment he endured nearly caused him to commit suicide. Only until recently has he opened up to speak about it.

While it is not Disney’s or Lucasfilm’s fault at the hands of racist and bigoted fans, it has proven very difficult to quell ignorances and cognitive biases of some ugly sides of fandom.

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 has been at the attacks by bigots since 2008. We have fended of bigots in ways at first that seems cruel, but when encountered, the sufferers begin to understand why we did what we did. From a small business standpoint, our acts are justified, because we cannot afford a large lawyer representation. Disney and Lucasfilm does not support our efforts. Their people were told lies about us and are fearful of our ire. But our ire was in place for our use until their own workers incurred utterly racist and bigoted attack for the last few years. All the while, our attacks are minimal.

We have our hate on our SENATOR YEMAJA pages.

So here is our small business auto block procedures:

Any post or comment that uses profanity without cause directed to us. We delete, sometimes report, and ban the attacker. Those attacks typically look like “what the f*ck is this sh*t” and use of hateful real life epithets like the N-word.

Massive number of posts when we have never interacted with you. Those attacks appear like more that 3-4 posts. We are not rated to deal with your stalker obsessions. We do not DM people we do not feel comfortable around.

Tag team attack. We don’t play that. Those attacks appear like @1, @2, @3-10 on a post that could be about art from a famous artist.

Telling us what to post — you don’t pay for our accounts, you don’t tell us how to post to it. Who died and made you gods? These attacks look like “you cannot say that. You can only post ____________”

Most of character accounts are in character. They will block on any attempts to learn who the MUNDANE is behind the account. These characters are stuck on social media, that is it. No more, no less. Forcing exposure is OUTING what SWAG77 is trying to do. If a user does not agree, move on, there are other accounts. We find irrational attacks, we will block. These attacks look like, “so you hate the [real life political issue today]?” to gain a confirmation of their beliefs than what we are doing — which is Star Wars.

It is our pages, our user names and involves what we are doing, and deciding to force us to admit something from long ago or unrelated to performance will get you blocked and we will move one. With that, we give you an in kind directive and you get snarky, you are ruining our ability to do business on our streams. Either you stay into the agreement or walk away. If you refuse — such as saying I can post what I want freedom of speech–we will block you. We do not go to anyone’s feeds intentionally to ruin their process, but for you to feel entitled to our posts and your not paying us, it is better for us to silence your bad behavior. What this attack looks like is the user intrudes into the conversation uninvited and speaks outside of the primary post, the user account request redirection and the attacker say “free speech, you should feel one over the other, that hasn’t been what I have expected–” the issue is it separates from the primary goal which is Star Wars online.

We do not sell your stuff. Overriding our ad links, will get you blocked. We have affiliates that we meet our business goals, like a fan table at Star Wars Celebration. When you interfere with our money, illegally, we just block since going after you legally cuts out of our budgets.

Refusal to read our blogs and not staying on topic. We are not only doing this for you. We are organized into a Star Wars fan group to portray our fandom respectfully. Just because you do not like one post is your decision. These attacks generally look like “I am going to UNLIKE this page because I hate XYZ Star Wars Established Canon Disney or otherwise” — you will be banned, your comment will be reported and/or erased. We do not care about your approach, it means you failed to read our blog notes on how we perform our MUSES and that we perform under a storyline arc. If you aren’t going to read and respect that, then we feel our accounts aren’t for your interactions.

Grand Admiral Thrawn In A Movie Campaign By Star Wars Actors Guild 77

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Use this meme as your prompt

This campaign has been in operation for a while. The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 owner and members have now got it quasi organized. There are a few final goals and touchpoints we still have to meet with our stakeholders, the fans on the Thrawn In Star Wars Facebook page — given that Facebook does not decimate the owner’s use of the social media platform.

The main question we are asking of Disney as Star Wars fans is do they support and promote READING and CREATIVE WRITING?

In 2014-2015, in #GetThrawnIn, we asked of Disney as Star Wars fans is do they support ART?

Now we are working on READING and CREATIVE WRITING. We think these are things Disney is uniquely qualified to support and promote fully and reflect that in their movie entertainment.

Because to understand THRAWN or MITTH’RAW’NURUODO is to READ the literature. Literacy can be improved in the United States of America.

And the greatest expression of taking what one has read in “reading comprehension” is to creatively write their on fan-fictions.

Of course, this is not to say Disney is obligated to any of these stories, but it is the practice of writing at any age that educates and heals one’s mind as research has shown, repeatedly. Creatively writing, along with reading fiction and art, HEALS throughout all people’s lives — and is that not what Disney strives to tell their their heartfelt stories on the movie screen?

With the Baby Boomer population becoming Senior Citizens who are may have chronic conditions, to connecting with Millennials who have new technological ways to write, this campaign may be the most humanitarian one Disney could ever undertake. It connects generations, all who know who Disney is, as a movie studio and theme park destination. Then, the Post-Millennials will be young adults should this campaign project become a reality. It is SWAG77s understanding that many of the Post-Millennials are some of the most avid readers and prolific writers of their age-group.

Bring THRAWN in a movie is an appreciation by Star Wars and it’s fans of a character by design that supports those ideals:

ART

READING

WRITING

The story character classification of THRAWN can be villain, but villains are seen as great people in some societies. Or for movie purposes, the screenplay can change the classification.

SWAG77 knows that THRAWN IN A MOVIE is a viable project for the Star Wars fan campaign.

We will use the hashtag: #ThrawnInAMovie

Memes with quotes from the Disney canon, first. Legends canon afterward for advanced training.

We have a dedicated creative writer’s group on ARCHIVE OF OUR OWN under SWAG77.

The SWAG77 Thrawn blog is: http://thrawnstarwars.wordpress.com

The SWAG77 Thrawn Facebook Page is: http://facebook.com/ThrawnStarWars

The SWAG77 Thrawn Twitter Page is: http://twitter.com/ThrawnStarWars — we hope to keep it as long as we can but Twitter rules have been really cruel to us and our business.

NEEDS

  • USE THE #ThrawnInAMovie hashtag for all fan art you think is fitting and why
  • Get your creative writing skills together and contact us — the prompt is the image above if you can’t think of your own story.
  • The only other allowance is SAVE THE YSALAMIRI — that’s more open
  • SWAG77 promotes these stories for everyone to read.
  • Fan Art is on your own but we will use it
  • SWAG77 changes the prompt as needed

No Whitewashing SW Characters Coded As BIPOC

empirestrikesblack:

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Seriously tho the fact that Ezra, Kanan and Sabine are all STILL being whitewashed in the year of our Lord 2018 is so damn embarrassing like anyone with functioning eyes should be able to tell that they’re not white but if y’all REALLY need your hands held on this then there’s plenty of scenes where we see them next to characters who actually are white and the difference in skin tone is pretty damn fuckin clear lmao like

Why r u weirdos so afraid to draw them with accurate skintones or find actors who actually look like them for ur fancasts like WHY are you running!!!

C’mon, they don’t care. Bashing of Black owned Star Wars fan groups and cosplayers on Tumblr is abundant. At least most of our RP blogs try to keep the faceclaims as accurate as we possibly can. Rather than tell you that most of Star Wars is fucking racist as fuck and it’s why George Lucas got tired of it. Everytime he tried to introduce diversity before Ahsoka Tano, he’d get shut down. Then, the as fucked the fans have been toward those of us who are POCs who want diversity as LEAD characters, they create brand new characters that develop zero traction in large groups. You think FINN would be a problem if he was white? Really…

Ok. We’ve done all we could and we’ve stopped fighting until we’re supported here.

These people who complain do not want change. The complaints are legit, but it does not prove how much you want it. They want to complain. The way to get the needs addressed is to do protests at Celebration and letter writing campaigns. They can also do art panels of correct complexions of characters and why they are important, what it says about fandom and fandom generation.

But rather than support that idea, I get bashed on Tumblr. Called “Bye Bye Bitch” when I considered leaving.

Diversity is not truly wanted in Star Wars because if you truly did want it, you do everything in your power to make them put characters in, in advantageous win-win scenarios and help production and directors defend these ideas than expecting the writers and actors alone do this. That’s what we’re for. What we’re trained to do professionally. But it’s easier to hate and segregate on SWAG77 than make changes to make the story of Star Wars as exciting as it can be.

We know why diversity can be good for a movie. But the fugly haters that kicked off Kelly Marie Tran don’t know matter how we explain their racism. So let’s not. Let’s beat the INFIDEL BLASPHEMERS FOR THE POL DWAG KANE A BARS THAT THEY ARE!!!

Even Lucasfilm appreciates our efforts.

Support us, and we’ll change it. Start by LIKE @thrawnbine77