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Watching the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith because it was on the channel when I turned the TV on just now. Totally not because anytime there's a chance to drool over McGregor's Obi-Hot or anything, noooope. Anyhoo, it comes on to the whole Padme birthing vs. Anakin becoming Vader scene and I've always had an issue with this part.

Ok, I get that you're trying to show the parallel between the connected characters being in pain and shit but it always bugged me that you have spacecraft that can zip around the galaxy in no time, wear elaborate fancy clothing paired with intricate hairstyles, have droids that wait on you hand and foot including some floating chair for Yoda to zip about, yet childbirth involves a droid cooing an-absolutely-NOT comforting "oooombaa" noise while it savagely melon-balls your offspring out of your girly bits. Somehow there's no galactic-senate-approved epidurals in this highly technical medical bay? I don't buy that she's crying out in mere emotional pain since it's a bit too timed with the ooomba-ing about.

Now I can more easily buy that there's no pain meds for Darth KFC Mainly because the Emperor would deny them because he absolutely is a sadistic bastard that was likely getting off on all the caterwauling that crispy-fried Ani-Vader was doing and was also pissed that his golden boy didn't finish his job properly.

Then again, it also bugs me that the Jedi are supposedly so one-with-the-Force and can sense all kinds of super secret intent but never pick up on the fact that Padme's knocked up until she's in labor. Although considering they're supposed to be celibate, I guess they don't teach the younglings where babies come from.


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Sep. 25th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Mmmm...Obi-Wan is always a good reason to watch. No shame, sister! No shame!

That always bugged me, too. I was all 'wow...even in a futuristic scifi women's healthcare sucked, wtf...

Sep. 25th, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yep, in a galaxy long ago and far away, women still got the shaft. I mean there was certainly not an even number of women on the Jedi Council, eh? Tsk tsk!

(Though it looks like with the new movies, they're evening that up a bit. Heh)

I'd love to get my brain in gear long enough to ever get back to writing my Dorme/Obi-Wan fic
Sep. 29th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
I never did see that one, but that sounds like a hell birth. And everything about birthing babies is just icky to me.
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