Joseph Writes Fanfic Drabbles, Day 26 – Hagrid

“Dunno where they came from. Jus’ showed up in my garden hollerin’ and hootin’! Aren’ they beautiful?”, Hagrid said lovingly, petting one of the porgs.

“Awwwof!”, the porg chittered, alarmed at the size of the gamekeeper’s hand. Hagrid chuckled. “Not useta that, see, contact with people. I’m gonna train ’em up, though, maybe order some matchin’ outfits.”

“Feowfrf?”, asked the porg.

“Naw, not glitter,” Hagrid explained, watching Hermione’s horrified expression carefully. “I was thinkin’ sequins, maybe with mini-hats and canes.”

The porg’s thoughts raced. Isolation on Ahch-To with a mopey Jedi was one thing, but it didn’t look good in sequins.

I’m usually a 1 wide by 1 long, you know?

NaNoBlogMo, Day 12 – YubNub Step

Periodically, I dig into the search terms on my blog, which helps me understand how people find Most of the searches now are classified as Unknown due to a change in what information Google’s privatizes, but I did discover that at one point, someone had arrived here by searching “yubnub step.”

As a human living on Earth**, dear Reader, I presume you’re aware that “Yub Nub” is the colloquial title for “Ewok Celebration,” the song our heroes perform at the end of Return of the Jedi. I’ve heard that it was replaced by a different song for the 1997 Special Edition release of that film, but I haven’t watched said edition beyond the scenes in Jabba’s palace, and I have no plans to do so. The original is my headcanon, as it is for others.

**I apologize if that’s presumptuous, statistically-improbable humans.

Dubstep is a musical style I don’t understand, unless it’s perhaps done by Lindsey Stirling, who’s so talented that she pull off almost anything.

As far as I know, sadly, there has not been a “Yub Nub” dubstep cover.

But I salute you, anonymous Googler, for your brave pursuit of Ewokian sick dance moves.

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Drop tha bass, DJ.

Paintober, Day 29 – Incorporeal Incredulity

The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently has 99.5 million views on YouTube, and I’m reasonably certain that the half-million are mine. I saw the film five times in the theater, and while it certainly did have its problems and valid criticisms, they detract from my enjoyment not one iota. NOT ONE.

I’ve followed that same pattern with Rogue One and now The Last Jedi. There are PORGS, people.


So I was re-watching the Last Jedi trailer yet again and decided I wanted to do a Star Wars-themed painting. The option most likely to bring success, I thought, would be a stormtrooper helmet. And since I painted the Mega Man helmet yesterday, I’d have a little theme-within-a-theme going on.


That is not what happened.

I used sponges and blotting to create a background I was happy with, waited for it to dry (something I don’t normally do), and then painted the helmet’s core structure in white. That went OK, but when I added the black eyeslits and respirator hardware, something went a bit wonky. And then kept going.

It became apparent within a moment or two that my stormtrooper more closely resembled a ghost demanding to speak to the manager.

It’s almost Halloween–so I went with it.

Original version:

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With watercolor effects: