Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Umbara Arc

The Umbara Arc

After an episode like Nomad Droids, (which is my least favorite episode of the season) I had my doubts about the Umbara arc. To be honest, clones didn't really interest me, and I was sure that we were in for a boring few episodes.

Boy was I wrong.

The Umbara arc started off with "Darkness on Umbara." Anakin and the 501st, along with Obi-Wan and the 212th legion had been sent to the planet Umbara to try to free it from separatist control. A few new clones were introduced, Dogma and Tup, who proved to be vital to the storyline later on.

After being saved by General Pong Krell, the 501st was informed that Anakin had been given orders to return to Coruscant, and that Krell would temporarily be replacing him in command of the 501st. Anakin grudgingly followed orders, and the clones soon learned that General Krell was nothing like General Skywalker.

Krell had a very low opinion of clones, and seemed to barely tolerate them. His plan of attack on the capital completely contradicted Anakin's: a full forward assault on the capital, taking a route that would leave them vulnerable.

Rex tried to reason with the general, but he wouldn't hear of it. ARC trooper Fives made his opinion known from the beginning: he didn't like the Besalisk Jedi.

The clones marched on for twelve hours straight, weary and in need of rest. But they would not get rest- the Umbarans attacked only a little while later. With very advanced weapons, the clones were badly outnumbered, and Krell refused to let them fall back.

Finally, with men dying by the dozens, Rex gave the order to retreat. Krell was furious. The route they had been using had been compromised, and the general blamed Rex. When Fives told Krell that Rex had saved the platoon, he was surprise to find a lightsaber at his neck, and ordered to stand down. Rex stood his ground. He told Krell that he had followed orders, even though he thought the plan was severely flawed. He reminded the Jedi that as sure as he had a duty to remain loyal to Krell, he also had a duty to protect the men. Krell noted Rex's opinion, but shortly after that, the Umbarans attacked again. They could no longer focus on rude generals, they had to focus on living to fight another day.

The General

The Umbarans had nearly unbeatable starfighters. During a lull in the battle, Rex urged his men to safety. For the first time, injured clones were seen.

Out of the way of the fighting, General Krell received word of an airbase near their position. It was vital that they take control of it. He ordered the troops to move toward those coordinates. They were to engage the Umbarans in another full forward assault in a narrow gorge.

When the clones heard of the plan, they began to voice their opinions on Krell's leadership. Five was especially harsh, and accused Rex of wanting to calm the troops so they could march blindly to their deaths. But there was nothing either one of them could do, so the troops marched on.

Soon after, they found themselves face to face with monstrous weapons. The Umbaran tank crawler was able to take heavy fire and not be destroyed, but the clones discovered that rocket launchers could destroy them, as well as detonators.

Unfortunately, that was nothing compared to what would happen next.

MRC juggernauts were much stronger than the tanks, and could take several missiles and not be destroyed. The clones were trapped, and taking heavy casualties. But Krell ordered them not to fall back. They were to take the airbase, no matter what the cost. Fives, Jesse, even Kix, the medic resented Krell more than ever. But Rex had an idea. He would send Hardcase and Fives on a mission to infiltrate the airbase, steal Umbaran fighters, then blow up the tanks with their own fighters.

Krell was furious. He ordered Rex to continue with his assault. But Rex trusted Fives and Hardcase to succeed.

Fives and Hardcase scaled a strange tree-like plant in order to get over the fence surrounding the airbase. Avoiding any Umbarans, they climbed into the strange fighters, which were controlled by touch alone. Barely able to control the fighters, they steered them back toward the gorge.

The rapid-fire weapons blasted the MRCs to pieces, allowing the clones to break through the defenses and take the airbase. Even Krell was impressed by this victory, calling it luck. He shrugged off the comments that the battles cost them a lot of lives, saying that is the price for such victory.

Plan of Dissent

Although the airbase had been captured, Krell received bad news from Kenobi: the Umbarans were now getting supplies from a ship in orbit. The supply ship was nearly as well protected as the capital. Obi-Wan's hologram dissolved; the Umbarans appeared to be jamming the transmission. Krell informed Rex that they would continue the attack on the capital, ignoring his suggestion that they coordinate their attack with Kenobi's.

The clones didn't take the news well. Jesse called it another suicide mission while Tup suggested Krell had it in for clones. Dogma insisted that Krell had everything under control. Rex didn't like the plan either, but he had no other ideas. Fives suggested that they use the Umbaran fighters to sneak past the blockade and take out the supply ship.

Rex brought this plan to Krell, but the Jedi disagreed, saying the troops weren't pilots and he wasn't going to waste troops on little adventures. When Rex informed Fives, Jesse and the others that the assault on the capitol would continue, Fives suggested that they go ahead with their plan anyway. The others agreed, but Rex refused. Fives was persistent, saying that this was about more than following orders, and that he couldn't follow orders he knew were wrong. He then turned his back on Rex and went to round up some pilots.

In the hanger, Hardcase tested out one of the fighters. He then succeeded in knocking over the other fighters, scattering racks of supplies and blasting the door to the hanger into oblivion. The commotion brought Krell to the hanger, suspiciously asking what had happened. The clones covered by saying they had found a booby trap in the fighters and had saved the hanger. Krell stated that the fighters were dangerous and ordered them to be locked down. However, Jesse, Fives and Hardcase weren't about to let that stop them.

Shortly after that, three starfighters rose into the air and shot into the clouds.

When Dogma discovered they were gone, he was set to tell the General so he could say that he wasn't apart of their plan. But he was thwarted by Rex, who told the Jedi that the launch of the fighters was a recon mission that he authorized.

Fives, Hardcase and Jesse flew the fighters directly into the space battle. The Umbarans thought they were on their side, so they entered the supply ship through the hanger, flying toward the main reactor. However, the droids were alerted to their presence and raised a shield around the reactor. Someone would have to destroy it manually, and Hardcase took the task, telling the other two to leave. He entered the reactor room through a hatch and destroyed it using a missile pod. His sacrifice enabled the destruction of the ship.

However, General Krell was waiting when the remaining clones returned to the surface. He didn't care that they blew up the supply ship. They disobeyed his orders, and in Krell's eyes, that meant serious punishment. Fives and Jesse faced being court-martialed or even execution.

Carnage of Krell

Krell made up his mind that time was too short to court-martial Jesse and Fives. He ordered Rex to execute them immediately. Rex couldn't disobey him.

Fives and Jesse were disgusted by Krell's choice, but they were resigned to their fate. Krell watched from the tower as the firing squad lined up in front of the prisioners. As they were about to fire, Fives argued that no clone should have to die like that, and that they shouldn't have to follow orders that they knew were wrong. The squad fired- but not at the prisoners. Every shot went wide. Fives and Jesse were returned to the brig, but they were still alive.

Krell was livid at Rex's actions and warned him not to cross him. Just then, a transmission came through, warning them that the Umbarans may have stolen the clone's armour and were planning a massive attack. Krell reminded Rex that the Umbarans might try to trick them by wearing clone armour and they set out again.

Tup warned Dogma not to step on the Vixus's tentacles, remembering how it attacked Hardcase, but just then, blue laserfire came their way- it appeared that the Umbarans had stolen armour after all. Heavy causalities were sustained before Rex noticed a body off to the side, clad in armor from the 212th legion. Under the helmet was a clone face. It was only then that he realized that these were clones as well. They were fighting their own brothers.

Horrified, he ran back out into battle, pulling off his helmet and shouting that they were fighting their own men. For a few more terrifying minutes, blasterfire sprayed around, but then Rex pulled off the helmet of a 212th legion clone and revealed the truth.

Everyone was horrified and confused, until a dying clone, Waxer, revealed that General Krell had sent them to this location, warning them that the enemy had stolen clone armour. Now they knew who was behind all this- but they didn't know why. Rex proposed that they arrest Krell for treason against the republic. They returned to the airbase, freed Jesse and Fives from the brig, then moved in on the tower.

Upon hearing that he was to be arrested, Krell sent all the clones flying against the wall with a four-way Force push, then unleashed his fury and power with his double bladed lightsabers. He then crashed through the window, and escaped, killing everyone who stood in his way.

When the clones made to go after him, they were stopped by Dogma, who stated that he had a duty. Rex replied that he had once thought being a good soldier meant doing everything they told him to do, but he had to learn to make his own decisions. Dogma relented and was taken to the brig.

The clones spread out to look for Krell. The dark Jedi's voice rang out through the forest, stating that he had been using them. He then leaped from the darkness and began slaughtering the clones again, first using his lightsabers, then his brute strength. He picked up Tup and threw him near the Vixus. Tup then got an idea and told Rex to lure Krell toward him. The clones did so, and Krell fell into Tup's trap. He was picked up the the Vixus's tenacles; now he had the  clones and the Vixus to deal with. He managed to free himself from the Vixus, but was stunned by Tup.

In the brig, Krell was questioned by Rex. Why would the General kill his own men? Krell's answer was chillingly simply. "Because I can." He said he was no longer naive enough to be a Jedi. He told them that he had forseen a new power rising. The Jedi would lose the war and the republic would fall. He would rule as part of a new order. Dooku would reward him for driving the republic from Umbara.
When Dogma asked him how he could betray him, after he had followed all of his orders, Krell's response was that Dogma was the biggest fool of them all.He counted on blind loyalty to make his plans succeed. He then told them that the Umbarans would retake the airbase and free him.

Outside the brig, Appo reported that they had repaired the transmitter, which had been sabotaged. General Kenobi had captured the capital, and like Krell had said, the Umbarans were headed for the airbase. Rex ordered all the clones to the perimeter, then pondered on what to do about Krell. If the Umbarans freed him, he'd give them all the access codes and strike a devastating blow to the republic. They decided he was too dangerous to be left alive.

Back in the brig, Dogma was freed from his cell and Rex ordered Krell to turn around, then to get on his knees. He drew his blaster, but Krell taunted him, saying he could feel Rex's fear. He sneered that he couldn't kill him. Then a blaster bolt struck Krell in the back, killing him. But it wasn't Rex that had killed him. It was Dogma.

Soon after, the news came that the last of Umbarans had been taken care of and all sectors had been secured. Umbara had been won, but Rex wondered what was the point of it all.

Interesting Scenes:

Krells flaming eye: In The General, near the end, they showed Krell standing on the ridge, his eyes reflecting fire. They were bright yellow, and I now know that it was hinting that Krell was evil.

Polar opposites: In Darkness on Umbara, Anakin orders the clones to get some rest. Later on, when Krell is in charge, he forbids them to rest.

Shadows of Episode III: Carnage of Krell was an episode of forshadowing. When the 212th an 501st legions were fighting, did anyone else think of Anakin vs Obi-Wan? (212th: Obi-Wan. 501st: Anakin.) Then theres the scene in the tower when Rex goes to arrest Krell. Windu and Palpatine moment, much? Then when Dogma shot Krell... well since he's a Jedi and Dogma's a clone, that's obviously an Order 66 moment.

No.. everything's fine... How are you? Total A New Hope moment in Plan of Dissent. When Hardcase is flying the ship and Fives is on the comm with Krell, that reminded me of Han and the stormtrooper in A New Hope.

Carnage of Krell Deserved It's Name: After three episodes of seeing nothing of Krell but him bossing people around, I must say, I totally didn't see that slaughter coming. He is amazing with a lightsaber(s), despite the fact that I don't like him. He must have killed more clones than the Umbarans, if you count the fact that he made the 212th and 501st legions fight each other.

Hardcase and Hevy: Both clones were a lot alike. They both liked heavy weapons, befriended Fives, and died heroically.

Change of Heart: Dogma switched sides rather quickly. He went from being Krell's biggest supporter to killing him in one episode. I wonder what happened to him.

Visions of the Future: In Carnage of Krell, the dark Jedi told Rex that he had seen the future and that he was not longer naive enough to be a Jedi. Was it out of fear of what would happen that he left the Jedi Order? Or was he simply a power-hungy monster?

Favorite Quotes:

Darkness on Umbara:

"Anyone else want to stop and play with the animals?" -Krell.

"A plan that cost us men. Not clones, men!" -Rex.

"Does my battalion have to do everything?"
"You always seem to volunteer." - Anakin and Obi-Wan.

"Hey, where ya goin'?" -Hardcase.

The General:

"Well... I never actually thought that would work!" -Fives.

"Nice view." -Hardcase.

Plan of Dissent:

"I don't want anything else exploding." -Krell.

"You know, I'm only doing this because I don't like him."
"That's reason enough!"
"Haha, I'm just doing it for the fun!" -Jesse, Fives and Hardcase.

Carnage of Krell:

"I've offically lost my sense of humour." - Jesse.

"So... it's treason, then." -Krell.

"You should have listened to the ARC trooper from the beginning, Captain! He was right! I was using you!" -Krell.


Needless to say, I've changed my opinion of clones. This arc was spectacular in every way, visually, vocally (Baker deserves a medal) and and plotwise. I'd rate Darkness on Umbara an 8, The General a 9, Plan of Dissent an 8 (poor Hardcase!) and Carnage of Krell a 10. Overall, I'd rate the arc a 9. Well done, Clone Wars team.

Kidnapped Preview:

The team is back!
Zygerrian slavers are behind the sudden disappearance of an entire colony of people on the planet Kiros. As Anakin and Ahsoka rush to defuse a series of bombs planted by the slavers, Obi-Wan must fight with their imposing leader.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My Halloween Costume

Since my latest obsession is Star Wars, I decided that I'm going to go trick-or-treating as a Jedi this year. My mom didn't want to spend 50 dollars on a store-bought costume, so we made one!

It was made from some old fabric my mom had laying around, and I'm using my brother's lightsaber. Not bad, eh?


Friday, 21 October 2011

Happy Birthday Little Sister!

It's my little sister, who I have nicknamed 'Kamikaze''s birthday today! I seriously cannot believe she's four now! (Partly because it seems like she was born yesterday, but mostly because she acts like a ten year old. ;)

Me and my clone. ;) Apparently I looked exactly like that when I was that age.

So, happy birthday Kamikaze- according to her, this is the best birthday ever! ;)

Don't let her cuteness fool you. ;)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Darth Maul lives!

Today, Lucasfilm has revealed a very large piece of information: Darth Maul, who was cut in half in The Phantom Menace, is in fact, alive.

Articles can be found HERE and HERE.

In Season 3 of Star Wars: the Clone Wars, Savage Opress, a zabrack trained in the dark side, was introduced as the brother of Maul. The Nightsister Mother Talzin, sent him on a journey to find his brother, who was supposedly dead.

Obviously not.

Until today, it had not been confirmed that Maul would be returning. Many suspected, of course, after seeing the face of Maul in Talzin's crystal ball, but the Clone Wars team had left us hanging until now.

Of course, this raises many questions about Maul; where has he been hiding all these years? Who else knows he's alive? Where does Savage fit into things? How did Talzin know he was alive? Will there be a fight between Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was responsible for his near death? And how did he survive the fall down that shaft?

“There’s a lot of ground that has not been covered as far as Darth Maul is concerned, so there’s a lot of room to grow with him,” Filoni says. “It’s all balanced with, ‘Boy, we’ve gotta make this really good because this is a really big deal.’”

Darth Maul will make his appearance in spring 2012, leaving plenty of time for us to speculate on this piece of news.


Friday, 30 September 2011

New Fanfiction Chapter

Everyone has writers block at some point or another, right? Like not-updating-for-just-about-a-month type writers block? *Winces* Sorry. For those of you reading my story, Web of Lies, I finally got Chapter 18 up. Click here for chapter.

Click here for the prequel to Web of Lies.
I love reviews, BTW, so if you do read my stories, please reveiw them! :)


Saturday, 24 September 2011

Season 4 Episode 3: Prisoners


The last episode of the Mon Calamari arc aired, and it was as good, if not better, than the previous two! Well I am sad it is over, I sat on the edge of my seat the whole time!

The episode started off with Tamson and a bunch of droids leading Anakin, Kit, Padme and Jar Jar to interrogation. Tamson expressed his frustration that he's caught two Jedi, a senator and a 'bumbling amphibian' but he hadn't caught the Prince. He then proceeded to snare Padme and Jar Jar in a type of prison, while Anakin and Kit were imprisoned in a trap of eels; where they would be electrocuted if a Quarren prodded the eels with a spear. Even with this new threat, the Jedi refused to talk.

Meanwhile, Prince Lee-Char and Ahsoka hid from the Quarren and aqua droids.They knew that with the Gungan army captured, they were on their own. Lee-Char told Ahsoka that the Mon Cala and the Quarren had always had a difficult relationship, but it wasn't until Riff Tamson showed up that the relationship completely fell apart. He explained that he wanted to rally the prisoners, Mon Cala, Gungan, Clones and Quarren, if they all fought together, they would outnumber the opponent. For this to work, they would need Captain Ackbar.

Tamson filled Count Dooku in on the little progress he had made the the interrogation. He remarked that the Jedi's resistance to pain was impressive. Dooku told him to use whatever means nessecary to get the information. Tamson brought in warriors from his homeworld and announced that he had the city under control.

Ahsoka and the Prince silently entered the prison camp. They found a group of Mon Cala and Kit Fisto's commander. Lee-Char told the Mon Cala that they would not be prisoners for much longer, and followed the commander to a safer place.

Tamson continued to torture the Jedi, but realizing that they wouldn't talk, he turned on Padme. He cracked her helmet with his powerful jaws and water started to trickle in. If the Jedi didn't talk, she would drown.

Ahsoka and Lee-Char followed the clone commander to where the Mon Cala senator and Captain Ackbar were. Lee-Char, with Ahsoka's help, convinced Ackbar that their plan would work. Ackbar agreed to rally the prisoners. Before Lee-Char and Ahsoka could leave again, they were surrounded by droids. Lee-Char demmanded to speak with Nossor Ri, the Quarren leader, and he and Ahsoka were taken away.

Tamson received word that the Prince had been captured and ordered the droids to bring him to the throne room, saying he wanted the Prince to see him in his rightful place, as ruler of Mon Cala. When Nossor Ri objected that that hadn't been in their arrangement with Count Dooku, Tamson only laughed, saying it had been his arrangement with the Count. Anakin told Tamson that he had to save Padme, but Tamson refused, and left. Anakin and Kit used the Force to create a air bubble around her helmet, but they were electrocuted again, and the bubble failed. Jar Jar used his waterproof spit to seal Padme's helmet, saving her.

Ahsoka and Lee-Char were brought before Nossor and Tamson. Tamson taunted the Prince, saying the Mon Cala were now his people, but the Prince stated that his people were all those of Dac, whether they be Quarren, or Mon Cala. His words seemed to reach Nossor, but Tamson frightened him into submission again, then told Lee-Char he had scheduled his public execution. Lee-Char pleaded one last time for Ri to help him.

Tamson brought the prisoners out to witness the execution. However, a Quarren came up to Ackbar, and told him that the Quarren had switched sides again and handed him a weapon. As the order came for Lee-Char to be killed, Nossor swam down and freed him. Ahsoka  freed herself, them her Master, giving him her lightsaber and he freed Padme. Tamson called in more droids as all the prisoners were freed.

It was now a battle between the Gungans, Mon Cala, Clones, Jedi and Quarren against the droids and the warriors from Tamson's planet. Tamson used a leathel weapon that was a cross between a knife and a detonator. He plunged the knife into his victem, them activated the bomb. He them came face to face with the Prince, and engaged in a battle with him. During the scuffle, Lee-Char managed to grab a knife/bomb from him. He hurled it at his shoulder, and Tamson couldn't remove it. He swam closer in an attempt to kill the Prince, but Lee-Char hit the detonator with blasterfire, killing Riff Tamson.

With the battle over, and the Quarren and Mon Cala reunited, Lee-Char was crowned King of Mon Cala.

Interesting Scenes

Jar Jar's spit is waterproof? When Tamson cracked Padme's helmet, Jar Jar used his spit to seal her helmet again. Gross, but weirdly effective.

Does Anakin's lightsaber have a tracking device? In the last episode, Anakin lost his lightsaber. At the end of the battle in this episode, he had it back. He didn't have enough time to go look for it, so how did he get it back? (I actually wouldn't be surprised if it had a tracking device, considering all the times he's lost it. ;))

This show is no longer for kids. At the end of the battle, Lee-Char blows Tamson up. You can see chunks of him floating around, and they show his head slowly sinking. There is no way that scene is for little kids.

Favorite Quotes:

"I think I'm getting the hang of this- ahh!"
"Not talking helps." - Anakin and Kit.

"Anything I can do?"
"Unfortunately, this time it's out of our hands."
"I don't think I like this plan after all..." - Anakin and Ahsoka.

"Ahh, eels. Very dangerous!" - Kit Fisto

Preview of 'Shadow Warrior'!

Anakin, Anakin... must you always get into trouble?


Friday, 16 September 2011

Season 4 premier! (Spoiler warning!)

Water War and Gungan Attack!

After all the waiting, Season 4 has finally started! If the rest of the season is as good as the two episodes of the premier were, we are in for one heck of a season!!

Anakin and Padme were sent to Dac, home of the Mon Cala and Quarren to supervise peace talks. The Mon Cala king had been assassinated and the Quarren wanted a Quarren king, instead of the Mon Cala heir to the throne, Lee-Char. That brought tension between the two species and Anakin and Padme called for reinforcements, just in case it came to civil war. Anakin's theory was right. The Quarren attacked, despite the Prince's statement that they would not.

Soon after the battle began, the clone reinforcements arrived, along with Ahsoka and Kit Fisto. However, even with the clones on their side, the Mon Cala were vastly outnumbered. Strangely, the separatist droids retreated for a while, but they brought back a deadly enemy: huge jellyfish cyborgs whose name escapes me. ;) Jellyfish the size of a starfighter are a lot harder to fight then Aqua Droids, and the Jedi and Prince were forced to retreat.

Anakin contacted the Jedi Temple again, asking for more reinforcements. However, it would take days to assemble another underwater clone army, days they didn't have. The transmission cut out before Yoda could tell Anakin and Kit whether or not they were bringing reinforcements. Yoda began studying planets, looking for one that had a good underwater army. Obi-Wan suggested Naboo, for the army of Gungans.

The Gungans hesitated, but they agreed to send the army to Dac. Meanwhile, in the oceans of Dac, Anakin, Padme, Ackbar and the Mon Cala Senator split up with Ahsoka, Kit and the Prince. Riff Tamson was desperate to find the Prince, and he would be a lot harder to find with less people with him.

Lee-Char let his captured people know he was alive, bringing hope back into Dac. The Mon Cala would keep fighting as long as the Prince was alive.

Anakin used the Force to destroy the separatist radar station, so that if Yoda had sent reinforcements, they would be undetected by the separatist. The Gungan army arrived soon afterward. Riff Tamson was furious, and organized another assault. He used trident ships to stir up the water, making it hard to see and Gungans and Mon Cala's alike were swept into the underwater hurricane. Padme was captured by Tamson, and Kit, the Prince and Ahsoka met up with Anakin. Ahsoka and Kit protected Lee-Char from Tamson while Anakin destroyed the Trident. Kit went into hand to hand combat with Tamson after having lost his lightsaber, while Ahsoka and the Prince made their escape. 

Anakin managed to destroy the Trident, but he lost his lightsaber. Defenceless, he was forced to surrender. Tamson knocked Kit unconscious and Jar Jar and the Mon Cal senator were captured as well. Ahsoka and Lee-Char are the only ones left. I hope they will be enough to win the battle.

Interesting scenes

Panic or Helplessness? In the beginning of Water War, Anakin lost his helmet. Instead of using the Force to get it back, he floundered around in the water for about a minute before Ahsoka came to his rescue. Was that a moment of stupidity on Anakin's  part, or did the water dim his Force connection? It most likely isn't the first one, Anakin used the Force to pull down a building in Gungan Attack.

Ahsoka's growing up. Ahsoka seems to have gotten a lot wiser since we last saw her in Wookiee Hunt. She served as a protector to Lee-Char, but she also advised him in the way of war. I had to keep reminding myself that it was Ahsoka the Prince was talking to!

Everyone is oblivious! Anakin and Padme try to hide their marriage, but it seems so obvious that they are attached to one another! Several times in the episode, there were lines that made me go, "why isn't anyone questioning them?" But, I suppose everyone has better things to do in a war zone than speculate about a Senator and a Jedi.

Tamson is ruthless. That shark officially creeps me out. He shows no mercy to anyone, reminding me much of Osi Sobeck in the Citadel trilogy.

What the heck was Jar Jar doing there? Enough said. I like Jar Jar, but he doesn't belong in a war zone.

Favorite quotes:

"I had... it under control... Snips!"
"I knew you were going to say that." - Anakin and Ahsoka.

"I just hope you're a fast swimmer."
"Says the boy from the desert planet." - Anakin and Padme

"Back so soon?"
"Yeah, the ship had some problems."
"I can see that- all around me!" - Kit and Anakin.

Preview of 'Prisioners!'

Where we left off, Ahsoka and Lee-Char had gone into hiding, and Anakin, Jar Jar, Padme and Kit had been captured. Things aren't looking too good for Anakin...

What are your thoughts on Season 4 so far?


Friday, 2 September 2011

Star Wars Insider

The newest Star Wars Insider magazine is supposed to come out the day before Season 4 premiers (where I live, anyway) but you can take a look at some of it's content HERE. (Warning, spoilers)

So Jar Jar is going to fight General Grievous. I have got nothing against Jar Jar, in fact, I like him a lot, but this is taking it a little far.

By some of the pictures in the magazine, I think that they brought Padme along so she could negotiate with the CIS. Nothing like aggressive negotiations, eh? ;)

The animation is going to be so much better in this season. Dave Filoni said that in one battle in Season 4, they had to remove 5,000 characters from the screen, and there was still thousands of characters in that episode! Plus, Rex is going to have his own arc!


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Clone Wars News

Well, I can't believe I didn't notice this before, but there's a Teletoon Clone Wars preview that has already been on the internet for TWO WEEKS! How was this not discovered before yesterday?

A lot of it has already been seen before, but there's a new shot of the creepy shark person, a strange new planet with a wierd aztec head, and new footage of the Dooku vs Anakin fight.

Why is it always Anakin that gets captured and electrocuted? I feel sorry for him.

Also, there is a new chapter of Web of Lies up, if anyone is interested in reading. I also have a short one-shot up. It's about Anakin and Ahsoka meeting seven years before the Clone Wars. Its called Meeting by Chance. 

I can't wait for Season 4!


Friday, 26 August 2011

New Clone Wars Pictures!

Today, IGN released new Season 4 images. They show a new shot of Ahsoka in scuba gear, more pictures from the Mon Cal battle, and apparently, Artoo and Threepio are going to get into a 'little trouble', as there were pictures of them being tied up by six-inch-tall creatures. There is also a shot of Anakin and Padme fighting commando droids.

So, we are going to be seeing more of Padme this season. Personally, I thought we'd seen enough of her last season, but if she's going to be fighting, not debating, then I guess I can live with her.

But why the heck do they have a Senator in the middle of an underwater battle?

Thoughts, anyone?


Tuesday, 23 August 2011


First off, thank you to everyone who has followed my blog! For some reason, my computer insists that I'm not authorized to respond to comments, so I'm just going to say thank you here! :D

Ok, so, my main source of things to read right now is fanfiction, but I've read every single Anakin and Ahsoka friendship fic I can find. (I don't read Ahsoka romance fics, I hate those). I've also read numerous Anakin and Padme fanfics.

Do any of you have any Anakin and Ahsoka friendship fics? I would love to read them.

I have written a few Anakin and Ahsoka fics. My first one, 'After the Storm' takes place immediately after the Mortis arc of Star Wars the Clone Wars. Anakin is haunted by what happened to Ahsoka on Mortis, and resolves to keep her from harm. Meanwhile, after word of what happened on Mortis reaches Darth Sidious, he wants not Anakin, but Ahsoka. And he wants her alive. 

My second fic, 'Web of Lies', is a sequel to After the Storm, so it would probably be a good idea to read that first. ;) My fanfiction name is Inksaber :)

I know that Jedi~Chick and Bluesaber3 have already read my fics. Thank you so much, girls! *Hugs*

Thanks again to everyone who followed!


Monday, 22 August 2011


I am Starwarsartist, Clone Wars obsessed fangirl. I also go by Inksaber, my Screen Name.

I am homeschooled, a Christian and proud to be Canadian!

Most of my posts will revolve around the Clone Wars, and other intrests in my life, such as drawing, writing and horses.

Skipping the boring stuff...

Bring on Season 4 of the Clone Wars!!

I honestly can't believe I've survived all summer without a new episode of TWC, but I'm getting increasingly impatient now that the premier date is near. (September 16 will be the greatest day of my life!) ;) And, ever since we got that new preview last week, I've pretty much been climbing up the walls in anticipation!

Enjoy my blog!