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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Friend of the Sith Reply with quote

https://lullabyknell.tumblr.com/post/174864460907/hegodamask-when-there-wasnt-much-to-say-i

At first, I had this figured for the usual tumblr wankery (which I enjoy for its own sake), but then I saw the author and it made me giddy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is an insightful look into playing the character. It makes a lot of sense. It's also that amount of thought into a character that had so little screen time that makes him so wonderfully quoteable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian McDiarmid is genius. He did so much with a fairly one dimensional character.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Ian McDiarmid is genius. He did so much with a fairly one dimensional character.


You may be right, friend.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire wrote:
Now that is an insightful look into playing the character. It makes a lot of sense. It's also that amount of thought into a character that had so little screen time that makes him so wonderfully quoteable.


Thre's also something in the RotJ novelization that involves Palpatine musing a bit to himself about how "friendship" is a completely different thing from the perspective of the dark side of the Force. I'd quote it here, but I misplaced the book. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first read the title to this thread, the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil" popped into my head unbidden. It's...an odd combination.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solo4114 wrote:
When I first read the title to this thread, the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil" popped into my head unbidden. It's...an odd combination.

Now that song is stuck in my head!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the passage in the RotJ novlization I was posting about earlier. It turns out I was misremembering it: It was Vader during the duel on the second Death Star musing about the nature of friendship in the dark side, not Palpatine:

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[Vader] was picking up additional feelings from Luke, new crosscurrents of doubt. Remorse, regret, abandonment. Shades of pain. But somehow not directly related to Vader. To others. To...Endor. Ah, that was it--the Sanctuary Moon where his friends would soon die. Luke would learn soon enough: friendship was different on the dark side. A different thing altogether.


I expect that Vader was referring to his relationship with the Emperor in those last sentences. It's not like Vader had any sort of personal relationship with anyone else besides the Emperor after he became Sidious' apprentice.
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