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.
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.
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.
February 14, 2018 – Support the Launch of the #Thrawn Comic by SWAG77 members on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook with relevant timelines (Generally, we do not mix timelines unless there is reason to do so).
February 19, 2018 – Star Wars Rebels final season 4 in character live tweet performances on Twitter.
February 26, 2018 – Star Wars Rebels in character live tweet performances on Twitter
March 5, 2018 – Star Wars Rebel in character live tweet performances on Twitter
March 6, 2018 – The Last Jedi Novelization released (organized storyline WIP)
March 14, 2018 – #Thrawn #2 on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook
May 25, 2018 – Solo: A Star Wars Story movie in character portrayals on Facebook and some on Twitter.
July 24, 2018 – Thrawn Alliances support with in character performance.
These dates are tentative, performances might happen. Stay tuned by visiting SWAG77 major character accounts on specified dates.
In character means just that – 90% of the time the account acts and behaves like the character. Personal thoughts and ideas are like the character. That is the nature of roleplay. SWAG77 only seriously roleplays with members and not with any individuals we do not know. In fact we won’t argue, we block. If you disagree with our portrayal and feel yours is better, we wish the best of luck to you, but you will not break our storylines, they’ve been written a long time ago as to how we will handle certain incidences from tropes, to metas, to headcanons and to fanfictions.
These elements are meant for us, they are not meant for hate.
This blog and website will answer any legitimate questions.
If we find that harassment comes from this post, we will report you.
And so Outbound Flight. Something I told casuals to read a month ago. If you don’t know who Parck is or why Thrawn knows who Anakin Skywalker is, you’d better get Outbound Flight and read it and stop making up bullshit metas. Http://bit.ly/ThrawnStore1
Parck wasn’t in Outbound Flight, he was in Mist Encounter. Some of the Outbound Flight editions have Mist Encounter at the end but not all of them.
And Anakin and Obi-Wan left Outbound Flight (per Palpatine’s “request”) before Thrawn encountered it, so actually no, Outbound Flight doesn’t explain Thrawn knowing Anakin.
That is not the point of this post at all. You missed it completely.
Do not disabuse yourself into thinking what your admonishment of me in public is seen as fair fandom rather than your personal vendetta. I know who my supporters were during the Get Thrawn In Star Wars Rebel campaign, and I also know you lacked participation because you hate fans like me. So this oversight of mine in such a public forum is your fetishizing fandom and aggrandizement. It fails to support the current Star Wars material from Disney, which is what I am trying to do.
“Personal Vendetta”? I have literally never even spoken to you before and I have no idea who you are other than some blogger who is giving people wrong information about what is and is not in the Outbound Flight novel.
It’s not even the first time I’ve seen you get information about Thrawn incorrect but this time I felt it was worth speaking up. Don’t get your hackles up about something that is nothing more than correcting something that you didn’t get right. And also as to your persecution complex if you want to take credit for Thrawn being on Rebels, I really do not give a rat’s ass.
You want to know where I was during your little campaign? I was working a full-time job to support myself like actual grown-ups do, which did not leave me time to screw around on social media. But I wouldn’t expect you to know about that, since my copies of the Thrawn trilogy are probably older than you are.
So get a grip and stop getting paranoid about anyone who does not agree with you even when you’re flat out wrong.
You haven’t even tried to reach out to me. You picked the wrong day to act like you so much better than me as your first post speaking to me respectfully on Tumblr.
You chose to put me down as a Star Wars fan, than to help me up and you made it public. That’s cruel. And you did it during a day when I’m suppose to be excited as a Star Wars Thrawn fan.
I tire of fans that want to hurt me when all I am doing is posting, right or wrong information, the fact is I’m posting content rather than yelling at people who are just trying to write and share their Star Wars fandom.
Hello, Dr. G- speaking. Owner of Star Wars Actors Guild 77 under Ariafya LLC. The history of our tiny fan group is listed on SWAG77.com should you be interested. There is no need to prove more of it here.
Since our last cyberharassment attack by hateful individuals on Tumblr that fail to support Star Wars fandom and lie about other fans, I will share my thoughts as a Black woman who is engrossed in the Star Wars fandom and has minor support from Lucasfilm.
To my haters, if I cannot garner your support for my cause, then I will ask you to pay, because your hate costs my health and my life on social media to fend off lies you perpetuate indiscriminately against me because you have no psychological filter or barrier to just scroll through and move on or block: http://paypal.me/SWAG77/100.
Because of my level of education and my experiences, my going rate to read through your discordance and decipher your logic requires my professional expertise as a healthcare provider. I choose not to employ that under SWAG77, but it seems I have to do that now. I think I am owed that much and deserve that much to help you through your online social media emotional crisis.
My real life experience is entrenched in social justice for over 30 years. I’ve marched with Hosea Williams and Ralph Abernathy against the Klu Klux Klan in Georgia. I’ve spoken to Andrew Young and always to Christine Farris, sister of Martin Luther King, Jr. I have had conversations with several Nobel Laureates because of my scientific interests like the first person to show that there are organelles in cells, George Palade, and the first persons to prove that heart-liver transplants correct for Heredity Familial Hyperlipidemia, Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein. I’ve met Jonas Salk before he died. My grandfather was president of Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, Dr. Richard V. Moore who use to work closely with Mary McLeod Bethune and met the Roosevelts…I come from that world and I made a heavy choice in 2008 to walk away from all of it, because why should I have to keep proving my worth to those who fail to do their appropriate search, study, research and reading?
In 1988, my Amnesty International college group at Spelman put forth a decree at a national meeting to end Apartheid in South Africa. I helped write that proposal and I almost bled to death due to a health issue.
In 1992, I was in Las Vegas, Nevada in the area of town that rioted due to the Rodney King verdicts in the Los Angeles Riots. The City turned off the water and power in that community. I never told my parents because at that time, I was an adult.
I found another way to make change, through awareness programs and I chose health. But, I finished my degree and I moved to Texas, where I suffered a seizure in 2003. I came face to face with what healthcare duping was. I vowed to end that process in 2009 through supporting Obamacare. In 2004 through 2006, I had support of my local Seattle Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with health care awareness initiatives. I had Pfizer and Swedish Hospital for support. I walked away from that due to health and career changes.
My career shows that in cardiac and pancreatic beta islet cells, DNA damage is similar to that in cancer cells. Since these cells do not divide, what do they do? I could not get funding under President Bush’s administration.
My other research says that regulators of G-protein coupled signalers (RGS proteins) that are along the blood vessels, can change cardiac output to adjust for blood pressures in mice. A scientist in my lab that had these animals for 2 years and no data got jealous of me and decided it was better to disparage me than to answer the key question why. My data was stolen as it was presented publicly without my advanced knowledge. Rather than incur the bigoted hate that I’d suffer, I walked away.
So I have no problem in walking away when foolishness starts because my health and disabilities are a major issue to me, but what I won’t do is quit when I create something forged from my own hands, because some fools think it is fair to hurt a Black woman like Zimmerman killing Trayvon in brutality. What will happen is I will move the Universe to shift in my favor. To some people, that hurts. But that is why.
Since I was small, I’ve loved Star Wars as a fan. My first book I purchased was Alan Dean Foster’s, “Splinter in the Mind’s Eye”. I’ve read several Star Wars books that are mostly Legends now. “NON CANON” as some fools would say, That is foolish, because ANY REAL CREATIVE INTELLIGENT PERSON DEVELOPS IDEAS FROM MANY SOURCES! It’s has always been a tidbit from one story, and addition of a trope here, and use of the literature elsewhere to create and fashion proper stories. Which is WHAT STAR WARS ACTORS GUILD 77 DOES. Then we perform them, which has slacked, I must admit to that, due to dealing with my parents being sick and me being sick. Life has not given us fairness lately. Sorry for that. I’ll try treat asshole fans who are selfish better.
But if you are the kind of Star Wars fan that wants to take a kernel of an idea and build through several pathways with a fair critique by professionals and perform it as a market focus group test, then SWAG77 can do that. Contact us at SWAG77.com
Otherwise, it’s just hearsay and conjecture.
We are about the business of telling stories creatively on social media… What are you about? Your own aggrandizement and narcissism? I’m tired of that. Block me and my business because we are serious.
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…
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 stories on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. I am the owner of this group.
But, this article is about the owner, me, Dr. Gina Moore-Sanders and my campaign to include the beloved villain, Grand Admiral Thrawn in the latest Star Wars canon.