An elegant weapon from a more civilized age.... I adopted this almost perfect replica to the original Luke ANH screen used prop today, a Roman's Gen 2 Graflex.
This, for those who don't know, is not just a lightsaber replica, but is also a working replica of the original found item that the lightsaber hilt was made from which was a Graflex news/press camera flash handle from the 1940s/50s. I could hook it up to an old camera, get a bulb and a reflector and use it as a real camera flash. Thus will complete the core Graflex lightsaber collection.
Kylo: “So my grand father was once one of the greatest warriors the Jedi had in the Clone Wars.” 3-PO: “Yes, according to R2 General Skywalker was a true hero. His bravery alone was the decider of many battles. The Holonet called him the hero with no fear.” Kylo: “R2, tell me what happened the night of the Jedi purge. How did my grand father become Darth Vader?” R2: “Beep bweep boop.” 3-PO: “Once Anakin Skywalker departed the Senate building he left R2 and his Jedi Starfighter on a platform at the 501st barracks on Coruscant and marched towards the Jedi temple. Soon after explosions and fire engulfed the temple R2 feared for Anakin’s safety and flew towards the temple where he found Anakin waiting with the Clones and they departed the temple to see Padme Amidala.” Kylo: “R2, what happened to my grand mother?” R2: “Bweep boop...” 3-PO: “R2 says he did not witness Anakin and Padme’s reunion on Mustafar, but from her medical records on Polis Masa he can confirm her death was from unknown causes. Her throat however was bruised, R2 assumes she was being choked before the time of her death.” Kylo: “He killed her...he killed the woman he loved to gain his power. That’s why he was so strong with the dark side. The slaughtering of the Jedi and his physical injuries were only the surface level of his hatred. He was blinded by his fear and murdered the one thing in the galaxy he loved the most. This all makes sense.” 3-PO: “Master Ben? R2 says he was able to acquire security footage from the Imperial Archives on the Death Star from that night during the attack on the Jedi Temple. Anakin Skywalker is seen in parts of this footage. Would you like to see it?” Kylo: “Yes, come with me to a conference room so R2 can plug into the holo table. I must see this footage.” #starwars#anewhope#empirestrikesback#returnofthejedi#theforceawakens#thelastjedi#revengeofthesith#kyloren#bensolo#r2d2#c3po#anakinskywalker#lukeskywalker#darthvader#jedi#sith#lightside#darkside#theforce#maytheforcebewithyou#starwarstheblackseries#starwarsblackseries#starwars40thanniversary#adamdriver#hasbro#actionfigures#toyphotography#toyunion#starwarstoys#actionfigurephotography
One look and my stone heart crumbled--
It was a valley as green as jade
I swear it was the color of hope
You turned a stone into a rose
the story behind this song rings painfully true right now: the ache of a people once-disowned, desperately clinging to a promise to be made whole. But amidst broken places, a deeper story is written- of a Love that stoops to forgive, time and time again, til He leads His bride home.