The Dream

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I had a dream that Star Wars RPers, fanfic writers and fan artists would come together under one banner to effect change on a large corporation to build creative content we felt proud of like we did when we first saw Star Wars. I thought it would be good and just for the fandom and everyone. And that we...
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I’m Your Boogie Board Not Your Lightsaber

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KC & The Sunshine Band

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SWAG77 Patreon Thrawn X Sabine Meta: Movie Kisses History

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How do movies capture a kiss throughout the ages? Do you remember your first kiss? Was it filmed? Before 1926, no movie from a major Motion Picture Studio had a deepened kiss in its movies. At this time, movies were still silent. Continue reading
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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.

Fan Art and Fanfics Will Not Get You A Disney Lucasfilm Star Wars Contract

(Originally posted on Tumblr 2018)

Your work will go unread, ignored and unseen. No one will steal your work to get famous because they “stole your idea” and presented it to Disney Lucasfilm.

No one will admire your old work.

Employees of Disney Lucasfilm do not look at work and they cannot even share their own work because it cannot be made public.

You are delusional if you think your idea supersedes the legally contracted ideas Disney Lucasfilm has that is out in the open or their non-disclosure agreements and in their bank vaults.

Stop being a narcissist.

As far as Disney Lucasfilm cares about your art or fanfic, it is theirs for the taking. They own the intellectual property, the copyrights and the trademarks on all images, subject-matter, and stories with the derivatives of the said work.

They also have the advertising and marketing strategies that far exceeds yours.

When Disney wants new ideas and polished ideas, they hire the best of the best through professional networks. Because they can. It is based on the collegiality of the work environment and the trust to do the job.

Your nasty comments and hate messaging are only taken into account when they decide to refer back to social media.

It does not matter about how many work hours you have put in, how hard you worked, or how expensive it cost you to create your said piece. It is your mentality that is foul when you failed to do your work for free out of sheer enjoyment. Then you demand remuneration for it from Disney Lucasfilm.

Disney has done their business for over 100 years. You are lucky they don’t sue you for racketeering and bog you down in court. Do you have lawyers that can go against Disney Corporate?

You are lucky they don’t send you a cease and desist order. There are several cases of Lucasfilm doing just that. Especially to presumptuous fan groups.

Lately, Disney Lucasfilm has relaxed its measures with the advent of social media. But you had better believe they will protect all their assets. Keep testing them.

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 is uninterested in discussing the corporate machinations with Tumblr users, anymore.

Good luck on your efforts.

Watch when Filoni et al…come out with the most unlikely ship and y’all will bandwagon. It’s going to be as if you made it up when you bashed it. Convincing you is not what we do. We try to catch the LFSG’s eye with pointed pieces. Right now, it’s TREAD CAREFULLY MOFOs.

getthrawnin:

Yes. The SWAG77 which this account is a part of did block as a business because they took it as a threat to the business of Thrawn being in Star Wars. 

See in October, 2014 we were mercilessly attacked by troll haters who say they love Star Wars but believe they are fans. Disney Lucasfilm had not experienced the hatred, but they were informed and shown it in our certified return-receipt letters. Their lawyers know what is going on. Then in 2015, Disney Lucasfilm members specifically were attacked by these “fans”, severely. It made Lucasfilm reticent to reach out to fans given the decisions they had to make due to budgetary reorganization reasons more than story direction. We have been told our methods and actions made it easy for justifications.

We are not into art thievery with malicious intent. We are not children under 18 years old trying to be obstinate.  We aren’t interested to ruling over the Star Wars fandom on Tumblr for some megalomaniac ego-stroking deal. Despite the lies told about us, we are not here for those things. 

We are here to be fans of Star Wars through Grand Admiral Thrawn. We prefer to assist fans who want to exchange with us seriously. When we started, there were only 2-3 blogs devoted to Thrawn. As we kept posting away, Thrawn’s excitement was built and even then, hateful “fans” bashed our work not noticing the social media posts, many we have here changed over time. We informed Freddie Prinze Jr. of Thrawn before he knew about Thrawn. By April, 2015, he was prepared to have a conversation showing the kind of actor Prinze is – an excellent one. 

And while Disney Lucasfilm could not speak to us specifically, they accepted our silly comments on classical art, classical music and “Get Chiss’d Up” art while many hater “fans” condemned us here on Tumblr. 

When we fight back viciously, to a new fan it may look like it is us being too harsh, but it is because that attacker has targeted us and our account to get Tumblr to shut us down after our tireless work by several admins worldwide.  We thank fans that reblog us, and use our fan art we specifically commissioned, we are grateful. But hater “fans” get no respect or love from us and they know who they are. Admonishing our steps is hate on a simple mistake made that was rectified immediately when identified. But because the type of fans these people are, they destroy reputations with lies that invade social media to ruin a platform that was programmed for the creative exchange of ideas – the mission statement of Tumblr. The hater fans are not interested in uplifting Star Wars fandom. No. In fact, they’re only interested in their self-aggrandizement. 

You can choose to be led by these asinine people but they aren’t a part of Disney Lucasfilm. Whereas, we are… 

Go through our blogs for proof.

http://getthrawnin.tumblr.com/archive

Why Is SWAG77 Strict On Joining

Why Is SWAG77 Strict In Joining

There are over 500 pages on Facebook that belong to the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG77), many of them harmonized with other sites to share the latest Star Wars information and perspectives on any given topic. Then there are performances.

When Facebook decides to change its code, it interprets the old code as malware or code that is malicious and starts to attack honest users. Immediate…

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Why Is SWAG77 Strict On Joining

There are over 500 pages on Facebook that belong to the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG77), many of them harmonized with other sites to share the latest Star Wars information and perspectives on any given topic. Then there are performances.

When Facebook decides to change its code, it interprets the old code as malware or code that is malicious and starts to attack honest users. Immediate restrictions are placed on content management. These restrictions are based on reports made by illicit users or businesses that wish to capitalize on the advancement any one page has made.

It’s been done to us before. That’s why we know. We are doing activities that will stop the cruel behavior and a security measure.

Please understand, if you are a duplicate account (a mutual) that SWAG77 already has in its database and you have not submitted any forms to us, or joined any of our groups, you will be banned from all our pages. We have to protect our business.

All our Facebook pages are in our directory: https://www.facebook.com/SWAGNAV/ and are earmarked as SWAG77 pages in the Impressum of the ABOUT section.

Our forms to join involve a vetting for our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1stSWAG77steps/

Support our efforts: bit.ly/SWStuffWAG77

Our guidelines are here: bit.ly/guidelines77

The Get #Thrawn In #StarWarsRebels Campaign 2016

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From 2015 our Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I get involved?

A. To show Disney Lucasfilm that fans want this character, GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN recanonized.

This campaign operates professionally by highly skilled community activists.

Experience shows through collaboration our desired goal is obtainable – THRAWN IN REBELS.

This campaign will include a family-friendly atmosphere that educates children about art. 

Life-skills will be learned for for free just because one is a fan of Star Wars. Skills learned in formal settings from an Ph.D. university instructor.

This post is from current content that we posted in 2015. It is our plea to request support for the #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels.

Today, our efforts are to promote reading the Star Wars novels, fine art and classical music. Every one of Grand Admiral Thrawn’s Star Wars Rebels episodes have followed closely to Star Wars Legends canon with creativity and some redirection.  Which is important, now that Star Wars Rebels has been nominated for several Annie Awards.

 

To be nominated for the 2017 year Annie Awards, Star Wars Rebels as a show, overall had to be considered. The art and music of Star Wars Rebels is exceptional. The executive leads on production are award winning and exceptional. If the Annie Awards are going by story, the story overall is fun for children. But we Star Wars Legends Fans, like to think that it was because Lucasfilm production added Grand Admiral Thrawn from the Star Wars Legends books and translated it to screen. It was that decision that is pushing Star Wars Rebels as a TV show to an award nominating level. While there is the exceptional music, there are the beautiful visuals, there are the correct animation in lighting, and a whole bunch more, in production, taking a concept from the books to the screen is what film school trains professional people to do for nomination for awards. As Star Wars fans, award nominations are notable.

It took Disney and Lucasfilm executives to agree to this Grand Admiral Thrawn concept, plan it, review it, and then produce it. They may have not wanted to add Thrawn in because certain Star Wars fans do not know or care who he is. FACT.

The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG 77) is the group the bridged that gap and helped these individuals understand that it is MORE than fan servicing, Thrawn as character and story is a “cult classic” and some of us have been waiting for more than 25 years to see his presence on screen. We were willing to do whatever it takes, legally, to Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels.

We underwrote financially this campaign and put it into action starting on August, 2014. FACT.

It costs $8000 to set up this kind of campaign professionally to completion for a decision, favorable or not. FACT.

SWAG77′s campaign was driven by Star Wars positive fandom where we had goals and touchpoints for stakeholders to support and uplift on social media. Our social media metrics from the positive fandom content were 60% at peak times. If our budgets permitted it, those reach rates would be higher.

As such, that is why we need your support for other projects in consideration. If you want to see more of what we can do, consider supporting us: http://paypal.me/SWAG77/100 to become a Star Wars Fan supporter.

Thank you very much.

Dr. G-

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