Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Star Wars ComLINKS: Weapon of Choice

Star Wars ComLINKS: Weapon of Choice | Anakin And His Angel

Welcome to the tenth Star Wars ComLINKS! The purpose of this link up is to inspire fans to write/talk about various topics (which are assigned each month) pertaining to our favorite fandom. Each link up will take place on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be able to share a link to your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. on a widget below and also view other posts from fans.

The Topic for June is "Weapon of Choice" and begins today through June 22nd!

We've all imagined having the lightsaber skills of Anakin Skywalker, the thrill of using Chewbacca's bowcaster, and the smarts to handle Sabine Wren's explosives. But which one weapon would you choose to use as a means of protection and self defense? Why would you choose that weapon? Would you add any modifications to it? These are just a few prompts to help you get started.

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2) Your entry must be family-friendly.
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Star Wars ComLINKS: Weapon of Choice | Anakin and His Angel

Darth Vader's lightsaber has always been my favorite weapon in the Star Wars universe. He does happen to be my favorite character but I also genuinely admire the design of his lightsaber hilt. All force wielder's hilts are unique and often express their individual personalities, but to me, Vader's stands out among the rest. I like the pieces that make up the black striped look and the way the top of the hilt is slanted. It not only gives it an edgier vibe but it's also a direct reflection of the original lightsaber he possessed as Anakin Skywalker.


Star Wars ComLINKS: Weapon of Choice | Anakin and His Angel

I would choose the lightsaber as my personal weapon because of it's elegancy and ability to penetrate through virtually anything. My moves would reflect that of Asajj Ventress' aggression and Ahsoka Tano's swiftness along with a touch of gracefulness like that of a dancer.

I've usually thought of myself as somewhere in between a Jedi and Sith so I'd make a slight modification to the color of the blade. I'd opt for a lighter red shade that is in between red and a medium pink with a touch of silver shimmer. The color would make my status more mysterious while the silver shimmer would add a distinctive feminine touch.

As for the hilt, I'd keep the same design as Vader's though I'd make it more black with minimum silver details. I'd also modify the activation switch by shortening it so it wouldn't stick so far out. Otherwise, switching it on wouldn't be easy with tiny hands like mine!

Whose weapon would you choose as inspiration for your own?

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  1. I've always thought it was interesting that Vader made his Sith lightsaber so reminiscent of his Jedi saber...perhaps it's a subtle sign that Anakin hadn't truly been replaced...

    As far as a lightsaber for me, though, I think I'd model mine after Dooku's: I like the curved hilt and how it appears to be weighted at the bottom. I'd go without the bayonet-looking thing jutting out of it, though, and I'd lose the gold accents while trading the silver for a matte grey finish. As far as Kyber color, well, I'd probably fall in the middle of the Jedi/Sith spectrum as well, but I'd pick a blue blade simply because that's my favorite color.

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    1. Yes, I agree! There's definitely a reason why he chose to assemble it that way.

      Dooku's lightsaber is a good choice!

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    2. Yes, I agree! There's definitely a reason why he chose to assemble it that way.

      Dooku's lightsaber is a good choice!

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  2. Vader's lightsaber has always been a favorite of mine too. The design is so amazing, especially the way the top of the hilt is slanted, as you mentioned. I love how you would modify it too. I knew that I would also pick a lightsaber, but I didn't even think of what it would look like. There are so many possibilities!

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    1. There truly are! If there was such a thing as a lightsaber shop, I'd probably be there all day looking at my options. Haha!

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    2. There truly are! If there was such a thing as a lightsaber shop, I'd probably be there all day looking at my options. Haha!

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    3. If Disney is really smart, they'll put in a lightsaber shop, similar to the wand shop in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter world at Universal Studios.

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  3. I did this. :) It was fun, and may help with my Fan Fic.

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