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We commissioned a Sabine Wren Bunny from The Little Rabbit Tree! Cutie Sab’ika is NOT cuddle-proof. You will want the cute vod with you. But be careful her paint nozzle right at you if you are an Imperial di’kut! That’s … Continue reading

I’m Your Boogie Board Not Your Lightsaber

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KC & The Sunshine Band

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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.

On #BlackGirlNerds: My #StarWarsBlues: The Campaign To Add #Thrawn to #StarWarsRebels

On #BlackGirlNerds: My #StarWarsBlues: The Campaign To Add #Thrawn to #StarWarsRebels

Spoiler Warning for various Star Wars media that tells the story of Grand Admiral Thrawn.

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#StarWars #RP Performance to Full Fanfiction

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).

Star Wars: The Vernissage – Interlude II

Our works will be featured on several sites, such as this site, AO3, Patreon, and social media. We will participate in several writing challenges, such as NaNoWriMo.

Finally, we promote our stories accordingly to all our social media platforms for the fans to read and enjoy.

#Thrawn In #StarWars

It has been a tumultuous ~2 years for the #GetThrawnIn #StarWarsRebels campaign. We had many attacks by angry fans who felt they must control the creative concepts of Lucasfilm. Their process attacks them online through cyberharassment and bullying, as recent as Star Wars Celebration Europe toward a famous author (source).

We started out for social justice, but we learned about fine art and classical music.

We have over 90 images from Jackson Pollock’s string paintings to the recent Maria Kreyn’s “Alone Together” painting used in ABC’s “To Catch A Thief”.

Maria Kreyn’s “Alone Together”

We have built a 62 youtube playlist from classical music composers and artists that highlight story motifs that highlight essential part from all the Star Wars movies. Composers like Stravinsky and Holst. However, we have learned to love classics from Gustav Mahler and Rachmaninov.

 

The art and music components were for exposure to ask the question, what types of art and music would the character Thrawn see and hear to evaluate a culture. Based on our reading of both Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire and Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath, we discover that Thrawn chose a variety of art pieces to evaluation, most were holographic scupltures. But he had a fine appreciation for color that only 2-D paintings provide. As far as the music, he enjoy symphonies and orchestras. Strings instruments were fine, but it is never stated that within the movements of work he heard, what kind of instruments he had an affinity toward.

As far as interpretation of each piece, we did not make any. We wanted our audience to do it. Then, we discover they were woefully ignorant of fine art and classical music. Why choose those colors? Why that montage of sound? That is when we learned that Thrawn probably has synesthesia – he can see color in sound and numbers to music. He has a collection of senses that amplify when he interacts with art and music. It might be an activity of the Chiss, then again, it may just be a character trait of Thrawn and he applies his abilities with his war training and tactical strategy.

We also have an Arts and Crafts component with what we call, “Save The Ysalamiri“. These Star Wars Legends’ canon creatures, Ysalamiri, form Force Neutral bubbles in 10 meters in diameter that can stop Force Users from using their Force powers. These creatures, Ysalamiri, appear like pets of a cat-dog-iguana appearance and only lived on one planet, on an “endangered” tree. In Heir to the Empire, Thrawn discovered a way to remove Ysalamiri from their trees without killing them and use them to his advantage. In real life, we created sock puppets for family enjoyment.

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How Chiss Exist In Real Life – A Plausible Speculation

How Chiss Exist In Real Life – A Plausible Speculation

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…

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How Chiss Exist In Real Life – A Plausible Speculation

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.

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