This campaign has been in operation for a while. The Star Wars Actors Guild 77 owner and members have now got it quasi organized. There are a few final goals and touchpoints we still have to meet with our stakeholders, the fans on the Thrawn In Star Wars Facebook page — given that Facebook does not decimate the owner’s use of the social media platform.
The main question we are asking of Disney as Star Wars fans is do they support and promote READING and CREATIVE WRITING?
In 2014-2015, in #GetThrawnIn, we asked of Disney as Star Wars fans is do they support ART?
Now we are working on READING and CREATIVE WRITING. We think these are things Disney is uniquely qualified to support and promote fully and reflect that in their movie entertainment.
Because to understand THRAWN or MITTH’RAW’NURUODO is to READ the literature. Literacy can be improved in the United States of America.
And the greatest expression of taking what one has read in “reading comprehension” is to creatively write their on fan-fictions.
Of course, this is not to say Disney is obligated to any of these stories, but it is the practice of writing at any age that educates and heals one’s mind as research has shown, repeatedly. Creatively writing, along with reading fiction and art, HEALS throughout all people’s lives — and is that not what Disney strives to tell their their heartfelt stories on the movie screen?
With the Baby Boomer population becoming Senior Citizens who are may have chronic conditions, to connecting with Millennials who have new technological ways to write, this campaign may be the most humanitarian one Disney could ever undertake. It connects generations, all who know who Disney is, as a movie studio and theme park destination. Then, the Post-Millennials will be young adults should this campaign project become a reality. It is SWAG77s understanding that many of the Post-Millennials are some of the most avid readers and prolific writers of their age-group.
Bring THRAWN in a movie is an appreciation by Star Wars and it’s fans of a character by design that supports those ideals:
The story character classification of THRAWN can be villain, but villains are seen as great people in some societies. Or for movie purposes, the screenplay can change the classification.
SWAG77 knows that THRAWN IN A MOVIE is a viable project for the Star Wars fan campaign.
We will use the hashtag: #ThrawnInAMovie
Memes with quotes from the Disney canon, first. Legends canon afterward for advanced training.
Thrawn needed provisions from a developed, first world planet different from the isolated planet lost in the Unknown Regions for any sentient society. But not one directly affiliated with the Empire or the rumors he’s heard, First Order. He could procure weaponry, ships and component parts.
But what he could do is reconnect on Batuu with any Mandalorians. He found…
I’m new to you guys. I haven’t been around long. I write a dumb little fanfiction. I’m here to have fun, make friends, and reblog funny pictures of Blue Husbando.
But I have noticed drama going around in the Thrawn fandom, and it’s simply not cool. Shit like that makes me want to leave the fandom, because let’s be honest here:
I got too much shit going on in my real life to deal with fandom bullshit.
So I am reposting a blog I wrote back when Once Upon A Time was running. It’s about how ship wars are freaking dumb as hell.
This is also a blog about how to be a decent person in fandom.
Here’s an example from my post; it’s the most important point of the entire thing:
“This is the one thing that freaking blows my mind about ship wars
more than anything else! People bully and harass other fans over FICTIONAL CHARACTERS! Is it truly worth hurting another human being with feelings and emotions like you do over a television show? Are ships truly that important to you where you would hurt another person? If you answered yes, then you really need to reevaluate yourself. No
ship, character, or TV show is ever, EVER worth harming another person
either physically, verbally, or emotionally. That’s ludicrous behavior,
and it makes you the villain in that narrative.”
Enjoy. I’m gonna go back to writing Thrawn with my OC lady, Thrass with his boyfriend, Eli being a precious boi, and Cad Bane being a crappy but nice uncle to his sister’s brats because it’s fandom and I can do this shit because it’s a fictional movie, tv show, and novel at the end of the day so why the hell you hurting your fellow human being over this crap?
OOC: try roleplaying Thrawn and there will be a good reason why some RPers have problems with ships.
See, fans geek out about ships. How they are suppose to be or suppose to go — especially if already performed on TV and movies, or as written in novels. These are called “the canon”. When other fans have differences of opinion, there is conflict.
Not this RP, but another RP I was in, several RPers as women attacked my RP character in OOC but still trying to RP accuse me of actions I never took. As a male RPer, character destruction is uncool. The only way I could get out of the RP was by killing them in RP so they could respawn. When the other “object of affection” RP partner is delayed as mine was and could not RP with me at the time of my attack, SOME RPers feel license to dominate my character without plotting with me to see if that is the way my storyline is going. If you respect your RP partner and my storyline, then you would not dominate my muse.
That’s why we stopped these kinds of RPs and do more campaign launches, like this account.
As far as shipping RPs, we do pure adult level because that gets rid of the less serious RPers — we’re more Rated R now, but we switch to porn level.
It works. But we need consent at 21+ years old for all shipping RPs.
These are our rules. Anyone upset about underageism or the porn content probably should not be in our shipping real RPs.
There is a big fucking difference between role playing with other role players and not shipping how you want and people attacking people who like or dislike a certain ship, don’t confuse the two.
BUT this does bring up a few good points!
I wrote this piece using shipping as an example, but it’s actually a piece about how to be a decent person on the internet.
If I had to rewrite it today, I would probably add in a section about communication which would also apply to RP’s.
Along with being a fanfic writer, I’m also an RPer as well. I used to RP on tumblr with Fandral blogs for Marvel. Some of the blogs were great! What made them work was we communicated constantly. If the plot didn’t go the way one of us thought and led to conflict, we would talk it out.
There were some blogs I just had to stop working with. They wouldn’t communicate. They would dominate RP’s. They wouldn’t respect my concerns or even listen to me. So I ended it and went onto other RP’s. Sometimes, they don’t work out either and it can be frustrating trying to find good partners.
Now I only RP with two close friends and it’s through skype and on the phone, but the same thing still applies:
It’s so important in fandom. Whether or not it’s RP, talking ships, fanart, fanfiction, etc., being able to be open minded, listening to the other person, and even saying, “I hear you and respect your opinion even if I disagree with it/I hear you and love that idea,” communication is probably one of the most important things you can do in fandom.
It’s hard to get tone and meaning across online. It’s really easy to misread a post or think it has another meaning. There’s nothing wrong with asking for clarification on points.
OOC communication is VERY important online, especially in RP, especially when some writers do not write as well as others, BTS or OOC. Nevermind about para RP. It takes lots of practice. You are right, @geekygirlexperience
I think what @geekygirlexperience speaks of is a very fair discourse and relays points we strive for as fans.
Building a roleplay THRAWN character before we knew he would return to canon was very difficult. Key quotes required adequate framing with Lucasfilm and its production in 2015 at Star Wars Celebration.
When Filoni said finding the best voice for Thrawn, which turns out to be Lars Mikkelsen . We believe it, because setting up an in character Thrawn without much to go on was tough. We picked 3 Legends novels and took off from there. When we speak to the Lucasfilm Story Group, they know it is our RP characters in Storylines under accolades.
Weve seen the shipping. While we don’t actively RP as we use to, our @getthrawnin does extremely mild stuff based on our story arcs and fanfics.
The @agentkallus77 and @generalhux77 accounts are more available for some shipping. We aren’t Kalluzebs or Kylux— were more KallusSinjir and Reyux with a BDSM harem…long story.
Hey nothing wrong with Kalluzeb or Kylux. I personally like Kylux fan art. But had more fun writing fanfics with KalluSin or whatever, and Hux seems like he’d get back at Ren by taking his woman.
Oh we full on write smut for Reylo.
And DamRey is fun, too but our writer has been busy.
Yes. The SWAG77 which this account is a part of did block as a business because they took it as a threat to the business of Thrawn being in Star Wars.
See in October, 2014 we were mercilessly attacked by troll haters who say they love Star Wars but believe they are fans. Disney Lucasfilm had not experienced the hatred, but they were informed and shown it in our certified return-receipt letters. Their lawyers know what is going on. Then in 2015, Disney Lucasfilm members specifically were attacked by these “fans”, severely. It made Lucasfilm reticent to reach out to fans given the decisions they had to make due to budgetary reorganization reasons more than story direction. We have been told our methods and actions made it easy for justifications.
We are not into art thievery with malicious intent. We are not children under 18 years old trying to be obstinate. We aren’t interested to ruling over the Star Wars fandom on Tumblr for some megalomaniac ego-stroking deal. Despite the lies told about us, we are not here for those things.
We are here to be fans of Star Wars through Grand Admiral Thrawn. We prefer to assist fans who want to exchange with us seriously. When we started, there were only 2-3 blogs devoted to Thrawn. As we kept posting away, Thrawn’s excitement was built and even then, hateful “fans” bashed our work not noticing the social media posts, many we have here changed over time. We informed Freddie Prinze Jr. of Thrawn before he knew about Thrawn. By April, 2015, he was prepared to have a conversation showing the kind of actor Prinze is – an excellent one.
And while Disney Lucasfilm could not speak to us specifically, they accepted our silly comments on classical art, classical music and “Get Chiss’d Up” art while many hater “fans” condemned us here on Tumblr.
When we fight back viciously, to a new fan it may look like it is us being too harsh, but it is because that attacker has targeted us and our account to get Tumblr to shut us down after our tireless work by several admins worldwide. We thank fans that reblog us, and use our fan art we specifically commissioned, we are grateful. But hater “fans” get no respect or love from us and they know who they are. Admonishing our steps is hate on a simple mistake made that was rectified immediately when identified. But because the type of fans these people are, they destroy reputations with lies that invade social media to ruin a platform that was programmed for the creative exchange of ideas – the mission statement of Tumblr. The hater fans are not interested in uplifting Star Wars fandom. No. In fact, they’re only interested in their self-aggrandizement.
You can choose to be led by these asinine people but they aren’t a part of Disney Lucasfilm. Whereas, we are…
We did a #StarWarsRebels #RP on Twitter. Here’s a brief moment to it. Then we will “write around” the dialogue to give it more breadth and depth to see the viability of this story arc within the context of #SWR.
When we started the #GetThrawnIn campaign, we calculated the marketability scores through insights of the potential value addition should they continue the production. Lucasfilm profited. Disney profited. Now Marvel will.