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 could use Social Media platforms as a tool to express our ideas. But I was wrong, so very, very wrong. I made mistakes not understanding fans and their needs and wants. I’m a scientist, the personable stuff is excised from me. I did know how to write. My grammar sucks. And social media is getting overwhelming that I do not understand how to program for it or how to use it, anymore. I needed to monetize what I do for deliverables because most fans need tangibles than knowledge and experiences. I had to teach myself about salesmanship, one of my weakest abilities and I did not understand it and I still do not understand it. Sales and marketing are way over my head. And the dream is lost and I’m getting old. To get out of ruts, I write fanfics, headcanons and metas. I feel some are sensitive proprietary information and if I’m going to get harassed about them, then those fans should pay me. It is why I have Patreon. I am not a big corporation. I’m a tiny business. I have to hear fan rage and blame because another creative behemoth does not care. They can afford not to listen to fans. I am so small, I am trampled by enraged fans daily and for some fans, I...
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SWAG77 Patreon Fanfic: A scene from “Aliit Vucon’ocir” “Ni Chaab Gar.”

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Thrawn savors her comment to a slight grin, then chuckles. "What do you know about erotic art, Sab'ika?" Continue reading
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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 Facebook, Twitter, 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 page, Twitter account, Tumblr blog, WordPress 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...
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SWAG77 PERFORMANCE: The Face of Nature’s Cruelty

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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)...
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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.

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So Facebook created a section for shops on their pages. You are required to have a EIN to sell items, much like eBay and Etsy. No big deal. 

SWAG77 decided to sell items from our affiliate organizations for a small percentage in return. It is not a lot. The past year will be our worst year. So much, maybe the Facebook shop will help with the support. So far, it’s not the most useful. It will be.

The items we post are for fans to buy. Criticism of items is WASTING OUR TIME. Adding competitor sites takes away from our business. We have no response other than to BLOCK and BAN.

Should you want to sell items, create your own accounts for that. There is no need to post spam trash on our pages. That is inappropriate. Perhaps you are more successful. Good luck. But this is business driven, not flight of fancy to slam a business because a troll can. That is pathetic.

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