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Following The Freemakers: The Mines Of Graballa

Thrilled to be comin’ back to the Freemakers’ corner of the galaxy! This fandom has hit me so hard this past week. Any minute I wasn’t throwing around headcanons and waxing philosophical, I was working on perfecting my drawings of them! I mean, this is normal for me with all SW things but it feels awesome having something new in the galaxy to fangirl over! Anyway, now the Kyber crystals are calling me to just start writing this post already. Onto The Mines Of Graballa!
NOTE: Contains spoilers from Freemakers episodes A Hero Discovered and The Mines Of Graballa

Day one of Rowan’s Jedi training: I figured teaching him to use the Force on an object wouldn’t hurt. Three seconds in he Force-grabbed my lightsaber instead and nearly killed me. Part of me is impressed he had so little trouble Force-grabbing it, but part of me is slightly terrified… Mostly I just hope it won’t be too expensive to fix the burn mark on the floor. – Excerpt from Naare’s nonexistent journal that I totally just made up.
Y’know I really like this concept to open up on! It is an interesting thing to note though… lifting the small brick took more work than the assumptively heavier blade. Considering the trance he falls into when he senses the pieces of the Kyber Saber, it makes you wonder if he has a unique Force ability, like Ezra’s ability to connect. Though he’s still a little distracted, I think Rowan’s already made some improvement today alone! Again, Naare’s patience is pretty impressive, especially knowing her true loyalties lie elsewhere. She re-reminds him of the task at hand, but just about as soon as she brings up the holomap, Rowan picks up on the location of a piece of the Saber, hidden somewhere in an asteroid field. The master and padawan are off! Well, actually no they have to get through Kordi first. Though Kordi’s overprotectiveness isn’t appreciated by Rowan and Naare, I’ve gotta admire her strength and protective instinct. Who knows what these three kids have been through? Kordi’s the oldest and clearly takes it upon herself to keep her brothers safe in a war-torn galaxy. Naare argues the sheer importance of the mission, but Kordi don’t care, this is her little brother. Let the galaxy fall apart around them if it must, family comes first for the Freemakers! So Naare tries option two: a little mind trickery. Soon as she pulled that I was all “OH NO YOU DIDN’T.” and that’s pretty much exactly Kordi’s response, ’cause Freemaker bosslady ain’t no weak-minded fool! And then out come the claws. Rowan decides if you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself. He cries “reactor leak” and he and Roger make a break for a Z-wing. Also “I’m sorry about your brother and sister, but as the last of the battle droids, I must be preserved at all costs!” WOW nice to know you care, Roger! Of course, as it turns out there might not’ve been a reactor leak so… R0-GR you just got played like an idiot’s array!
So the two-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen drama played out for a while. Harsh words were spoken, Naare smashed a crate (with her bare hands yikes), and only after that did it occur to everyone that their youngest crewmember and droid were gone. Also the Z-wing’s gone too, but only Zander cares about the “ugly” 😛 The two ships head off into hyperspace with a few more snide comments thrown over the com. I applaud your boldness, Kordi. She don’t sugarcoat nothin’! Though I might be a tad concerned about Naare still. Let’s not forget she destroyed that crate with her bare hands
“AN ASTEROID FIELD!! WHY. DO. YOU. HATE. ME?!” Again, can I just say that Roger is perfect? XD Though they had a rough time getting there, it’s not long before Rowan senses the crystal’s presence. And oh look it’s somewhere in an illegal Hutt mine. And once Rowan gets into crystal-trance mode, he can’t be stopped, even when walking right into a dangerous mining facility. It’s only thanks to a certain R0 unit something horrible didn’t happen to him. Well, we can also thank the mining droid Roger befriended for catching him before he fell into that firey pit. All I can say is those ancient Jedi were smart to hide the thing where they did. It might’ve been a little trouble for Ro to get it, but the fact an entire mining operation’s going down here and nobody ever noticed it is pretty impressive. So with kyber crystal in hand, looks like our duo’s heading back home. And then they run into some trouble… and the trouble’s names are “Raam” and “Baash”.
Meanwhile Naare is seriously trying not to kill Kordi and Zander right now. Kordi, you’re awesome and I love you but please stop making her mad. Though tbh I’m guilty of the same thing. Once she gets going on something, it’s hard to get her to stop! Ooh boyy did you see how close those asteroids were to the Star Scavenger?? YeEeeEeeEsh…
So Raam and Baash come off as a threat at first, but I think they lost that image as they start literally butting heads over who likes watching mining droids blow stuff up more. Did get me thinking, is this something males of their species typically do? Honestly I forgot those horns of theirs were actually solid horns and not something softer, like a nose. Perhaps Saesee Tiin is just a rare polite guy for his kind? Or maybe Raam and Baash are just dorks. Either way it makes sense. After the bros recover from the head trauma, Rowan decides to properly introduce themselves… as bounty hunters. Amazing what a spare Boussh helmet can do, right? Clearly you can’t argue with the galaxy’s most dangerous ugnaught and better-than-IG-88 droid IG-89! It’s just math! XD (Though technically Rowan is probably taller than an ugnaught, but I guess it makes more sense in Lego logic than in SW logic) Unfortunately Rowan’s plan backfired a teensy bit ’cause now Raam and Baash insist on the “hunters” meeting their boss. And oh right their boss is a Hutt. Graballa The Hutt, to be precise. It’s tough being a second-rate Hutt, especially when you’re Jabba’s cousin and all he does it put you in charge of some desolate mining operation. Graballa has dreams, man! Granted, I don’t know how many would go to a resort owned by a Hutt, since well, if there’s a decent Hutt out there I sure hadn’t met him yet. Somehow you still gotta admire his drive and determination… even if he is rather a slippery slug. OK so oohhh myyy gravy I love this buhkee! He drops that wit and sarcasm so effortlessly and so perfectly, and Dana Snyder’s voice just brings him to life! I mean, when a Hutt speaks basic… the things they say are too fun XD The headbutter boys take great pride in the fierce bounty hunters they dug up, but Graballa isn’t impressed. “I’ve already got Dengar. Sure he’s no Boba Fett, but… OK there’s no but, he’s no Boba Fett. But he’s still a bounty hunter!” XD XD But he’s willing to pit them against each other and see who’s best. Roger’s seriously not loving this plan, but Rowan figures after finding a kyber crystal on his own, he can handle anything. And Dengar seems harmless enough, conked out on the couch with an teddy-ewok in hand. But well… let’s just say I’m glad Ro was wearing a helmet. Dengar is like a ninja, man! He literally uses one of his opponents as a weapon! I know he’s no Fett but that’s some pretty ingenious skill. And using his head wrap to bind Rowan’s hands? Yeah my respect for this guy just went up a few notches. And then Roger steps back into the fight and uses Rowan as a weapon and starts whacking Dengar with his “sidekick”‘s helmeted head XD Give Roger a break his head’s on backwards! He’s doing the best he can right now! Does make you wonder if R0-GR still has any of his blaster skills from back in the day. I don’t think he’s had his memory wiped since he recalls a number of details about the Clone Wars, but there’s clearly not an inch of the shoot-up-the-innocents mentality battle droids were programmed with. I assumed he was destroyed in some battle and the Freemakers found him decades later and fixed him up, which I’d assumed meant he was completely memory-wiped and reprogrammed. But apparently that last part isn’t the case. So that means either he simply chose to remain loyal to the Freemakers, or maybe he only remembers certain details about the Clone Wars? Good questions. Now before I start thinking deep thoughts about droids and free will vs. programming, let’s get back to this already. Where were we? Oh yeah then Dengar PICKS UP THE COUCH and HITS ROWAN AND ROGER WITH IT. And then goes right back to his nap. Again, #Skillz. But when Rowan got thrown ‘cross the room… a certain small glowing blue something left his grasp and rolled over right at he feet(?) of Graballa. When Rowan’s unable to convince him it’s worthless, Roger accidentally buries them in deeper trouble by mentioning there’re more of them and the Emperor wants ’em. Because clearly if the Emperor wants ’em they’re really really worth something. And until the boy and the droid spill… they’re gonna have to play with Smiley… and Smiley is a NEXU. Also just to note there happens to be the remains of a lightsaber in Smiley’s litterbox. That beast ate a Jedi recently. As if we weren’t terrified already! Oh and yeah that litterbox looks awfully small for a critter that big… but you know what let’s not talk about that. Anyway, it looks pretty grim for Rowan and Roger as they dangle precariously above the Nexu’s deadly maw. And just then Kordi and Zander strut on in. With a pile of parts and Kordi’s winning salesperson skills, they’re offering only the finest merchandise this side of the Outer Rim! As you might’ve figured, this is a distraction, and Naare is slinking around in the shadows looking to free her pawn padawan. Honestly with only the headbutter bros in her way, it was so easy it’s not even fair. Unfortunately though Graballa saw through the whole charade. Fortunately Zander built a makeshift spacecraft out of those parts. Unfortunately again, the Freemakers’ little space minivan is shortly thereafter pursued by every single one of the Hutt’s cronies. It ultimately comes down to Kordi’s quick fixes and Naare’s show of Force to get them out of the soup. Kordi miiiiight have a little more respect for the Jedi now. I’d hope maybe Naare garnered some respect for Kordi’s mechanical mastery, too, but let’s be honest, darkside girl probably don’t care XP
So everybody’s finally back in their own ships and everyone can breathe again. Though Kordi is frustrated with all the trouble her sib’s caused today, she doesn’t regret a second of the trouble she went through to save him. Bro I just died of feels. AWWW FAMILY YAYYY >w< On the other hand, Naare doesn't share the same opinion when she hears Rowan found a crystal and lost it during the battle. Here this precious child is bearing his soul in his apology and Naare is so done she LITERALLY HAS HER TARGETING SYSTEM ON THEIR SHIP. And if it weren't for the fact Ro suddenly located the Kyber crystal and turned the Star Scavenger around… Naare would have stinkin’ killed them. The fact that she actually had already fired is what’s really scary. Would’ve been nerve-wracking enough if they’d just had her nearly fire on them, but nope she did, and it just. barely. missed. them. Like OMG. So though Rowan’s happy he got the crystal back, I’m still pretty shook. Oh who am I kidding Rowan’s enthusiasm is downright contagious! Let’s just all be happy right now! “Who’s got two thumbs– er… two hands, and the Force flowin’ through him? This guy!” Oh right there is that problem with Graballa though… and the fact he still wants them thar kyber crystals… and he knows Rowan can lead him to ’em. Enjoy the happy moment while it lasts, Rowan… ’cause you’re about to get pretty popular.
AAHHH THIS SHOW IS SO SOLID. THAT IS ALL. Can’t wait to dig into the next chapter next time ’round!

Keep The Peace,
– Twilight

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Lego Shorts and Saesee Tiin: A Random Update

Hey hey Star Wars fans out there! It’s time for a Random Star Wars Update Blog! This, of course, is where I post ramblings that are all mushed together instead of focusing on just one subject or whatever. RSWUBs, I think I’ll call them (Mostly because it sounds like some kind of astromech droid)… but then again, I might change the title entirely. I’m not entirely sure why, but whenever I join a new site I sound like a total rookie for the first few months, so cut me some slack if this all comes off completely random. So… where do I begin?

– New episode of Lego’s The Yoda Chronicles debuts
Can I just make it clear how much I love the Lego Star Wars shorts and movies?? Well, I would, but that alone would be enough for a whole blog post, if not two. If you aren’t watching them, you totes should. A new short debuted on their site as of, I believe, the 26th. It’s the third part of the official Yoda Chronicles series, The Dark Side Rises. You can watch it here:

Watched it now, have you? (Lolz talking like Yoda am I) Good.
OK, so I have to say, did anyone else realize that the whole “sensing a disturbance” thing is a pretty vivid experience? It might’ve just been a thing they did for this short, but hey, I couldn’t tell you what Master Yoda actually senses when he senses a disturbance. Did I make your heads hurt? ‘Cause I just did… nevermind! It’s not worth questioning really. After all, from what I hear, Yoda’s got himself a wicked Midichlorian count (If you don’t know what that means, Padawan SW Fans, watch Episode I again; Master Qui-Gonn makes it pretty clear).
And um… anyone else curious as to why Sidious is working on some new clone army, apparently? Why?? It’s not like he doesn’t already have one at his beck and call! Just spit out “Order 66” and boom! There you go! Ultimate Episode III chaos and destruction! Buuuut perhaps the Emperor here is getting a tad bit… well, impatient! Figures. I suppose we’ll find out soon enough. How come his plans are so darn convoluted? As one episode of TCW said, “Simple Is Never Simple”, though I’m pretty sure that’s not what that statement was referring to. Nevertheless, I’m sure the Count and the General are sure thinking that…
While I still can’t agree with their usual politics, you kinda have to feel bad for them as Dooku has to lug his “Grievious Pieces” across the land (like Reeses Pieces, but a lot less tasty… and a lot less edible…) while getting caught in the middle of various battles. It’s not exactly the most glamorous view of the Clone Wars, right? Of course, it’s hard to have much of any kind of view when you’re running away from fights all the time (Boom! Zinga! Take that, Separatists! :P). Have to wonder if either learned any sort of lesson. Or at least maybe got a raise from Sidious. Ah yes, this miniseries will only continue to get interesting! I think they’re updating it every couple of weeks. In the meantime, you so oughta watch the rest of the shorts!

– My newest addition to my action figure family…
As a SW fan, I naturally would have some action figures. Because of course, Star Wars characters are consistently awesome and deserve to be among my toys. But fact is, I don’t have rows among rows of random characters and rare editions… at least, not yet. My little action figure family is all made up of ones my brother didn’t want anymore, with perhaps the exception of my TCW Season 2 Landing At Port Rain Obi-Wan Kenobi that he gave me to me new as Christmas present (which is, by the way, one of my favorite action figures I own and one of my absolute fave SW charries!!). My brother’s not lost interest in SW or collecting SW stuff, but when it comes to action figures, he’s more interested in Grievous, Battle Droids, and Clone Wars Miniseries ones. So I got all his awesome old ones! And as of Friday, I managed to find his Episode II-era Saesee Tiin action figure! That and a random Stormtrooper that I’m not sure where it came from. I’m not big on collecting “bad guys” usually, but the Toy Story fangirl I am doesn’t let any toy get left behind. Anywayz, yes… I now own Master Tiin! I couldn’t remember his name for the longest time until they put out that Lego set recently. My certainty with owning him was solidified after he made those cameos in the TCW Season 5 finale. Of course, he might’ve been in some episode before that… it’s been a while since I’ve watched a number of the episodes (long story short: when I rediscovered SW in 2011, I rewatched the majority of the first, second, and third seasons of TCW online and haven’t had the chance to buy the season sets until recently, and I only have seasons one and two so far). Frankly, I just remember him best from the Clone Wars Miniseries. I definitely want to learn more about him. And I’m also curious as to what happened to his lightsaber. And if you don’t know who Saesee Tiin is, I don’t blame you. Look him up on the Star Wars Encyclopedia online. But I figure I’m probably boring some people now, so let’s just wrap the blog up.
As you may or may not know, Star Wars Day is in less than a week and Star Wars Day II is in exactly a week, so I’ll hopefully get to post more as the day gets closer! Dude I am so excited I can’t stand it!! *Insert fangirly squeal/scream here* I could totally write a whole other post just about my excitement for this year’s Star Wars Day but this is already a long enough post so I’ll just wait a couple of days to do so but I’m still so so excited!! Wait… does this mean I’ve ended both of my first two posts with the word “excited”? Oh forget this, you can go back to your lives now.
Keep The Peace,
– Twilight

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