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.
Spoiler Warning for various Star Wars media that tells the story of Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (SWAG 77) is a social media entertainment and performance fan group dedicated to providing strong, accurate, and authentic online portrayals of Star Wars characters on various social media platforms. We tell…
The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 creative process was created for fan-fiction works with a test for audience outreach. The post is about one of many of our creative processes for the Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels campaign.
First, we write a simple script or dedicate a simple idea based on the literature we have from Lucasfilm (canon and Legends). These activities are done privately with SWAG77 members.
For this particular story, we needed to see how well our Thrawn roleplayer interacted with us and how comfortable they would be with SWAG77 roleplayers. The Thrawn RPer has had a very good independent account and has a preference for it because of real-life obligations, such as a career.
Once our story idea has reached a consensus, then we will perform within the context our outline, and our RPers perform spontaneously by improvisation or ad-lib according to our agreed outline. The timeline setting loose, but is during the Star Wars Rebels timeline and continuity.
STORIFY was the post-capture program for this particular performance (a deprecated site).
It is about a visit that Thrawn will take to the planet, Eriadu (which WAS Lothal but has been changed), and Agent Kallus was being asked to set up his visit. Little does Kallus know, he is being evaluated by Thrawn.
After our initial performance, we post-process the transcripts and put them into a prose story format. There will be several re-writes, substitutions and deletions during the editting process. Finally, we create our Archive On Our Own Story (AO3).
The Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebels Campaign was started by us, the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 because:
We like Grand Admiral Thrawn as a character and villain
We like Star Wars Legends books, especially Heir To The Empire
We watched Star Wars Rebels “Call to Action” and it dawned on us that Thrawn could be introduced to fight the Rebels
A fan on our Sabine Wren accounts stated, “Well, Sabine would have a lot to talk about with Thrawn”
Lastly, I started this campaign because I was being cyberharassed and bullied by the “Continue Legends Alliance” sociopaths who whined about Disney ruining Legends and forcing them to add back the ENTIRE catalog of Legends books. I refused to promote their spewing, frothing hate. I got a hate page to attack my Facebook and Twitter pages.
Here’s my proof of the bullying and there is more: https://swag77.com/2015/01/27/starwarsfansociopaths/
It killed my business, the Ariafya LLC and the Star Wars Actors Guild 77, and what my business stands for – reading the books, writing our stories and performing them on social media…
As an older Black female Star Wars fan who has had two fan tables at Star Wars Celebrations in 2012 and 2015, before Celebration, the attacks by “fans” were personal. Messages in my inbox and lies. And that is paltry compared to what these fools do to Star Wars fans who are women and diverse.
See, being a graduate of Spelman College in 1990 and have a Masters and Doctorate in molecular biology, with postdoctoral appointments and 5 published scientific articles in aging, diabetes and heart disease gives me real world experience with crafting a very complex idea and bringing it to fruition.
Moreover, working on Obamacare and creating an award winning health forum for diverse people in my city with funding from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, also gives me real world experiences on how political campaigns work.
Because in my Freshman year in college I worked with Julian Bond campaign and marched against the Klu Klux Klan in Forsythe County Georgia to protest, — to assist in crafting Amnesty International’s stance against Apartheid in 1989, my REAL WORLD stories and experiences drove me to show these lunatic “fans” how to a villain character back into the canon of Star Wars through Disney. That is how GET THRAWN IN got started.
The premise is simple: Thrawn as a character is define as an “art lover” to defeat his opponents by analyzing their art. The brush strokes, the craft design, what tools were uses, materials, etc. Thrawn analyzes all of that.
Let’s take art from the “masters” – Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, and Jackson Pollack and let’s analyze it for fun. How would we defeat these people and the goal is to let Disney know our experiences. This part was called “Artful Thrawn”.
Then the wonderful book, Aftermath was released and at the very end, a character reminiscent of Thrawn spoke from listening to classical music. Let’s analyze classical music from the masters – Beethoven, Mozart, Holst and Stravinsky, and pretend we are like Thrawn and analyze it to defeat planets. The goals was to educate people about classical music and motifs that Star Wars uses. This part was called “Music Mondays” since the discussions took place on Mondays.
Thrawn knows Sabine Wren, in which he has knowledge of her artistic skill.
Thrawn knows about the Death Star design flaw and tells Darth Vader about it.
I’ve had fun with the campaign, I never heard anything from Disney Lucasfilm. Then a rumor is released and it is as if everyone rediscovered Thrawn and gets away with being a fan after all the bullying I endured just to make this happen. And do not say lack of knowledge, promotion can only go so far. What I did was one small fan that got tired of the whining by evil “fans” that bully others on social media and create lies. That was my passion and now they must witness my will.
Help me out so I will not be so alone in this positive Star Wars fandom campaign.
This year was hard for me to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo due to several personal issues that hit me hard this year.
Physically, I had to slow down. But for NaNoWriMo, I challenged myself to complete the story I wanted.
My story is a Star Wars fan fiction about Grand Admiral Thrawn (Mitth’raw’nuruodo) set in the Star Wars Rebels timeframe. It is a part of the #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels campaign where we are petitioning Lucasfilm to add this Legends character back into the canon because he is awesome. You will understand my reasons when you read the story except.
Did you know that humans on Earth can have real life “BLUE SKIN” color? It’s called Methemoglobinemia and Argyria.
Papa Smurf: Caused by Argyria
There is a gene mutation in the way hemoglobin holds onto oxygen. There are many competitors for the way the iron in blood holds oxygen. There are additional proteins that facilitate that ability. One of them (out of many) includes cytochrome b5 reductase mutations (or lack of operational protein). That causes an increase in what’s called MetHb that can build up to a point where the blood does not have enough oxygen and grabs it from other locations to function. The result, the skin and inside the mouth turns blue.
Fugates in Kentucky had Methemoglobinemia
Argyria is when colloidal silver is ingested to significant levels to change to blue skin as a supplement. In human history, silver was used as a great antibiotic before there was knowledge of microorganisms. People who ingested silver eventually turned to blue skin. In modern times, several individuals have taken silver as a supplement and obtained similar results.
Montana Libertarian Stan Jones was an unsuccessful candidate for the US Senate in 2002 and in 2006. He is also a victim of argyria. Jones began using colloidal silver he made himself in anticipation of antibiotic shortages predicted from the Y2K scare. He continues to take colloidal silver and believes in its health benefits.
For the species CHISS which THRAWN is a member of, the EU canon states that the original species were human.
Chiss originally Human then diverged
It is plausible, that the Chiss crash landed and were marooned on a silver-nitrate-enriched environment.
Silver Nitrate – AgNO3-
In order to survive, their cytochrome b5 reductase had to mutate or be deleted, which causes them to have blue skin. They must have a complete switch of hemoglobin to a different form for them to be able to breathe oxygen, but remain blue or not have it washout. Have 100+ generations (possibly strict cultural breeding programs, spelled: mates were selected), blue skin color genes were optimized and stabilized.
Another caveat, it seems possible, that the treatment to avoid oxygen loss, is the early CHISS must have use the very treatment for methemoglobin, called methylene blue. But treatment in a biological system ultimately mutates genes for the next generation. After 100+ generations, the ability to breathe in an oxygenated environment and a higher nitrate environment or ammonium environment, to survive would be a permenent molecular switch on hemoglobin to include a methyline blue moiety AND the mutation/deletion of cytochrome b5 reductases. These mutations/deletions would have to be stable and not turn back to default human state.
The addition of silver adaptation kept them alive on their new planet for generations. Moreover, most of other Chiss planets are gray and black, which silver nitrate would cause. But the water on Csilla depending on the salts can cause plantlife with a green chlorophyll to work.
Soontir Fel shakes hands with Luke Skywalker as Mara Jade and Jacen Solo look on along with the Chiss Ascendancy brokering the deal. Force Heretic
The red eye irises and sclera are a different gene mutation and possibly caused by different environmental factors. One idea possibly is the Chiss have higher sustainable blood pressures with less oxygen consumption. The other is the loss of iris eye color melanin to reflect the red. As a compensation, the vessel connections and the neurological transmissions are higher in Chiss. The reason why the Chiss are smarter besides selective breeding, is because of the environmental mutations.