What I really took away from the prequels is, draconian rules against love are what brought down the Jedi.
So much trouble could have been avoided if it weren’t for their whole weird NO JEDI DATING EVER rules…
Ugh, no, you guys have it all wrong. The rules are in place because Jedi are allotted superhuman abilities, they cannot function on basic human instincts. The Force corrupts by nature, that’s what Jedi abilities do, they disrupt the natural order of things, whether by telekinesis or Jedi mind tricks or what have you. The Force is the very function of existence, it’s the energy of all things, so if a person can wield it, they are literally tapping into an INFINITE well of energy. That’s the immensity of its power. That’s why balance is so fucking important and it’s the one thing the Jedi strive to sustain. When you have this force that, by its very nature, when channeled, disrupts order, and you are the one channeling it, you have to practice some INTENSE degrees of discipline to keep it from corrupting you. The Force fuels things like life and love and passion and when it’s diluted throughout the entire universe, this creates a beautiful balance, but when it’s concentrated into a single human being, it overloads and throws balance off. That person becomes corrupted by that influx of passion. They become overtaken by it. That’s how a Sith is created. The continuous need to fuel that passion drives them to selfish, harmful extremes and destroys balance. To avoid this, Jedi must avoid the dangers of passion. They must relinquish romantic love and family ties, they must relinquish possessions, and certainly anger, hate, fear, etc. because if those things are fueled by the immensity of the Force, that person will be corrupted by it. That being said, Jedi do experience a type of love. Obi-Wan loved Anakin and certainly he loved Luke. Luke loved Leia and Han and all of his friends. Yoda loved Luke and I’d say all of the Jedi, in a more paternal sense. The Jedi love the universe. They love life. But that kind of love exists on compromise and is universal. It’s never concentrated. It’s never driven by passion like romantic love. That’s so fucking important to sustain. So yes, Anakin could have chosen to marry Padme and raise a family with her, he would have simply had to leave to Jedi Order. Galen Marek’s father did just that, because he could not function as a Jedi with balance while still having the selfish love that comes along with having a family, as they become more important to you than anything in the universe. Anakin wanted both. He believed he could overpower the very nature of the Force and because of that, he lost everything to its corruption, including himself. It wasn’t the Jedi school of discipline that brought down the Order, it was a flawed human being who should have surrendered himself as an instrument of the Force, but instead chose to make the Force his instrument for selfish gain.
The rules exist for a reason, okay, if you’re not a Jedi you best step off.
Exactly. That’s why every married Jedi went to the Sith. Wait, except for Ranik Solusar, Kento and Mallie Marek, Nejaa Halcyon, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Luke Skywalker. Well, all the ones who were in love went evil, right? Except Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kit Fisto, and Ayla Secura. Well, Anakin certainly went Sith because he was in love, at least. Not because the Jedi Order missed the SIth Lord under their noses who was corrupting and misleading him and playing on his fears.
And those are just the ones we know of from the extremely small sliver of Jedi history we’ve seen.
It’s a method of control. Fuck the Jedi code. Sith for life.
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I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.– (via felicite)
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I remember that sensation … really special things that have no words to them. I hang on to them, because…so much of the rest of this existence is so fucking obvious, so easy to repeat, so easy to get bored of.– Jeff Buckley (via jeffbuckleyforever) Via The Insanity of Mr. Beardy Cox Milkshake Man
This whole dialogue sequence
must have been so much fun to write.
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ITS NOT PORN ITS GAME OF THRONES I SWEAR– ancient proverb (via barathion)
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George R.R. Martin is ruthless - every death in the Game of Thrones series is tabbed
It is December 6th, and I remember.
I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened fire and murdered 14 women for being at engineering school when he wasn’t. He blamed feminism for the situation he was in, and murdered these women for being in non-traditional jobs, for being there.
Every year, the memorials I go to are different. Some are quiet - I remember several winters in the snow, holding candles and reciting names like a talisman against violence.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 years old. Hélène Colgan, 24 years old. Nathalie Croteau, 24 years old.
When I was younger, they seemed impossibly mature and sophisticated. I used to imagine them laughing and enjoying university, cut down without warning. Now that I’m 35, they seem so young, and I wonder if they were afraid.–
Self reblog from last year. Still worth reading. Still remembering.
Today is the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
I will not forget.
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