Star Wars Rebels: The Vernissage (15863 words) by SWAG_77
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
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
Below is a sneak peek of this content!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...
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.
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
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.
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.
A listing of all our members and their social media. If you block one, please block all of us. Thank you.
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.
Girl characters don’t get enough recognition and boy muns don’t get enough respect in the rp community. Sexism in this community is very real and vile. The rp community on here is very female dominated and that’s great! It’s so nice to see that but it means nothing if it becomes toxic. Female characters aren’t any less interesting, you’re just sexist. Male muns aren’t any less talented or serious (or whatever it is you make fun of them for, why do people do this?? idu) you’re just sexist. Maybe I’ve just been in the wrong circles but I’m so tired of the elitism, nothing makes you better than anyone else here.
Hello, I hope all is well! I don’t really run a rp blog but I have a friend who is using my original characters to rp with others on their blog. They didn’t really ask me whether I felt comfortable with them rping my original characters but I never questioned it.
What makes me uncomfortable and slightly upset is that they don’t seem to listen to my thoughts, ideas, or headcannons concerning my characters and instead comes up their own without even asking me most of the time. They don’t really ask for my input on any ideas they have for my original characters and writes them however they want to. In fact they have never asked me about my original characters personalities, backgrounds, etc., and instead went ahead and came up with their own ideas from the get go. The problem is that their characterization of my oc does not sit well with me as it is almost entirely different from how I would characterize them.
While I don’t run a rp blog myself I am very passionate about my original characters because they are created and developed for the very purpose of creating unique and non-stereotypical darker skinned characters with their own insecurities, and it just makes me sad and uncomfortable to see my friend essentially take my characters from me and make them their own without any concern for my feelings on the matter.
This whole situation has been making me feel horrible because I have started to question whether my ideas are just bad and that’s why they don’t seem to take them seriously or even ask me about them. Yet at the same time my friend will take the ideas I had for my oc and apply it to their personal oc. As of right now I feel like I have no control over my original characters to the point that it feels like they aren’t even my ocs anymore.
I just wanted to know how I should handle the situation because right now I am too scared to speak up as it has gotten to the point that I am just worried that my friend and their rp partners will be upset with my interfering. Not only that but like I said above this situation has made me feel insecure and question whether I should speak up because now I’m worried everyone will hate how I characterize my oc since my friend has made them into their own thing.
First off, I’m very sorry you’re dealing with this situation at all.
It should be said that your friend is completely in the wrong for having blatantly STOLEN your OCs and used them without asking you. I know you’ve tried to be kind in generously allowing them to do so regardless and even telling them more about your character, etc., but this type of thing isn’t right.
Your friend has stolen your character and is using them how they see fit. It’s really that simple. Your ideas are not bad and your characters are yours.
I would truly speak up about it if your characters are that important to you. Here is what I would say:
Hey, I need to discuss something with you because it doesn’t sit right with me anymore. At the beginning, you took my OCs and basically started using them as your own without my permission. I tried to be kind and even allowed you to do so without you ever having consulted me, and even tried to tell you about my character so you could play them correctly. However, you constantly play my characters and put them in situations in ways that I do not feel comfortable and that is not my character at all. I do not appreciate this and I am requesting that you stop roleplaying my characters altogether. You have taken my work and tried to make it your own. And not only is it unfair to me, it is very disrespectful. So please, stop playing my characters now and for future reference.
Also please note that a ‘friend’ would not completely steal your character and move along with it and basically ignore everything you have to say about it. It would not be interfering if you speak up, because this person should not have stolen your OCs to begin with.
All the best to you!
The point of an OC is to create your own. Give them your own stuff. Own faceclaim, own backstory, own.
Which is why we stopped roleplaying with original characters because people plagiarize the work and really, when you are in the creative process which take a lot to develop OC’s you do put emotions and feelings into it because that is how our brains work neurological and psychologically. It’s all about creativity. And to restrict our interactions until we get to know the real person behind the original character is more essential to us than to watch a person who took some time and effort to develop their OC only to have it taken from them and denigrated.
We do not have a problem with the creation of OCs. That’s a good thing. We have a problem with unsavory others taking people’s OCs for their own uses disrespecting the time and effort it took to create an OC.
With established characters, well, taking characters and doing behaviors that are odd is what it is all about. It is how someone chooses their MUSE. So what? We do not own the characters, in this case Star Wars. So if someone wants to RP Darth Vader as Donald Trump, well have at it, best of luck. Not something we’d recommend, but whatever… Not our call. We probably won’t be RPing a Darth Vader Donald Trump though. Vader isn’t dumb.
SWAG77 promotes reading, writing and performing Star Wars on social media.
OCs are a manifestation of that. One of the best way to override how someone RPs your “stolen OC” is to write your fanfic (everyday), and then you’d have to find a way to promote it in your fandom.