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KumoNin

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#1483821
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The Final Steps: a movie-length epilogue to TROS featuring Rey searching for Ben's ghost, Finn character development,...
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This is not in any way my work, just sharing this here for anyone possibly interested. I am not the biggest fan of fan fiction, however I am liking this ongoing project which started off in comic form (linked below) and is being continued in novel form. So far, I find it justifies some of the choices made in TROS which I had trouble accepting.

The premise is this: It is several weeks after TROS. The galaxy is trying to reestablish diplomatic relations and peace. Rey is on a soul-searching quest on Tatooine, and is struggling to find purpose and to grieve over the loss of the second half of her force dyad, Ben. She has not felt him pass on into the force, and finds that he instead is in some sort of force limbo/purgatory (for which the author borrows a concept from Rebels).

Finn, Jannah, Lando and Chewie set off on a mission to find the long-lost parents of the First Order stormtroopers who were kidnapped when they were children and Finn begins awakening more of his force abilities.

Poe and Zorii go off on their own adventure which takes a left turn.

https://thefinalsteps.tumblr.com/post/617192808925773824/the-final-steps-part-1-closure-closure-for

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#1458381
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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GLogus said:

And I feel like it’s fixable by having his underlying motive be to exploit the power of their Force Dyad all along.

What somehow makes more sense and is also even more of a head scratcher is the fact that that kinda was the idea during the writing (editing?) stage…

JEDIT:
Also, I understand that it is settled and binned 😄, but just in case I was not clear in my force ghost post, this was my ultimate suggestion:

what are people’s thoughts on having JUST BEN as a force ghost for that shot, replacing Mark and Carrie entirely

Also, can I just say how much I appreciate Hal providing the community with just about the maximum possible amount of the ‘fanedit resources’ he used for his edit, all in an accessible place for other editors to utilize? Just helps highlight the collaboration of it.

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#1458110
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I don’t know if this is the right thread, but a thought I had recently about Ben’s ghost:

This idea never quite sat right with me, and I now realize it isn’t just because it breaks the “twin suns” symmetry… And I think in principle, having Ben’s ghost is a good idea. In Jedi, Luke and his dad have a one-on-one convo before he dies. Then, when he sees the ghosts hanging out, he’s looking at his former masters and someone who belongs in their generation (much older than Luke). Three old guys who are dead, that each taught Luke something, in a way.

Rey and Ben on the other hand, are contemporaries! They also didn’t have a conversation before Ben died. So to me it seems weird that she’s looking off at her former masters AND Ben, who, really, doesn’t quite “belong” in the afterlife. If anything, it would seem more appropriate that Luke+Leia and Ben appear to her separately (I’m not suggesting this, because it would not really be possible to implement). Vader gets to die with some dignity after leading most of his life as an evil murderer. This isn’t Ben’s story. As per the movie, Rey and Kylo are two that are one. They share an spiritual intimacy (per the movie!) that I think is broken by the three-Skywalker shot. It just seems so distant. “Forget all that dyad stuff, Rey, I’m hanging out with my mom and uncle now, byeee”

Again, might not be the right thread, but with the assumption that some years down the line the edit will be revisited 😉 … what are people’s thoughts on having JUST BEN as a force ghost for that shot, replacing Mark and Carrie entirely?? So instead of Rey getting adopted, we’d get a kind of force marriage?

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#1457859
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Hal 9000 said:

Episode IX
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren has traveled to Mustafar in search of a hidden power that would allow him to destroy any threat to his rule over the First Order.

Guarded by the fearsome creature THE WEBBISH BOG, the elusive Sith Wayfinder would lead the way to their homeworld.

With the Webbish Bog’s warning about Kylo Ren discovering his true self on the path ahead, he has begun to slaughter the Wayfinder’s ancient guardians…

Ah, the old [footage missing] workaround!

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#1456425
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I feel like I have to counterbalance this with my own view which is that I concur with what has been said before: those two shots, as they are currently, don’t flow from one to the other, particularly the forest is not apparent in the castle shot. I like the 3 shot one better, although it isn’t perfect. But from what I remember, most planets get like 3 establishing shots in this movie (or at least several) anyway

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#1432252
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In defense of Rey Palpatine in <em>The Rise of Skywalker</em>, and why I do not think it undermines her arc in <em>The Last Jedi</em>.
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But they were nobody. Even TROS confirms that

It certainly wants you to believe that. But if you found out that one of your parents (parents who died when you were little and apparently led unremarkable lives), say, your dad, was actually Hitler’s kid (or, for a more canon-accurate example, a clone of Adolf Hitler!) and gave his life to protect you from Hitler, would you really insist that your parents were nobodies? Rey certainly doesn’t