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Princess Leia’s hair-buns were designed by a droid

And yes, she had the whisker buns under that hood already .

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She may not have received a space PhD, but teenage Princess Leia Organa was an all-round humanitarian and rebellion-saving badass.

That’s what we learned from Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray — a YA novel that likewise counts as official Star Wars canon on the backstory of one of our favorite characters.

The book gives you pretty much everything you need to know about what resulted Leia to that instant on the Tantive IV at the end of Rogue One ( and the beginning of Star Wars .)

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So if you’ve ever wondered why Threepio says “There’ll be no escape for the Princess this time, ” why Darth Vader says “You weren’t on any mercy mission this time” or why Grand Moff Tarkin seems to know his Death Star guest very well, read on for our roundup.

She was making decisions for the galaxy in the ‘Apprentice Legislature’

The Apprentice Legislature, a new notion in the Star Wars universe, is like a cross between a simulate United Nations and a junior Senate. The Emperor handed minor decisions to this teenage assembly. Leia Organa was one of its Alderaan representatives, and used her position to better understand how the Empire had bolt the galaxy.

She started going on refugee assist missions at 16

On becoming an adult, under Alderaanian tradition, Leia has to meet three challenges. One is the “challenge of the heart, ” and she fulfills this by participate in the Tantive IV — essentially a royal yacht — to planets that are suffering under the Empire. In one memorable scene, she organizes a bunch of refugees and gets them back to Alderaan by making them all official crew members.

“Apparently, ” Leia discovers, “sometimes leadership meant abandoning propriety and shout as loud as you could.”

She was well aware of her privilege

Much of the book concerns Leia’s struggle to keep it real despite her upbringing as the adoption of daughter of Queen Breha Organa and her consort, Senator Bail Organa.

“I am ridiculously privileged, ” she tells her first boyfriend. “But my family and I try to use our privileges to benefit others even more than ourselves.”

Her first boyfriend was a way-too-respectable Alderaan dude

Yeah, about that boyfriend. His name was Kier Domadi, and he served alongside the Princess in the Apprentice Legislature. He was Leia’s first crush, Leia’s first kiss — and her mom, Queen Breha, thought he was a little too perfect.

“I guessed a tiny bit of me hoped that my daughter’s first romance wouldn’t be so … suitable, ” Breha says. “Sometimes it does a girl good to fall for a little bit of a scoundrel , now and then.”

Not to worry, Breha. Turns out there’s a reasons for Leia never mentions Keir’s name in any Star Wars content moving forward — and she’ll satisfy her rogue soon enough.

Her bestie was Laura Dern’s Last Jedi character — a new age ditz

We get to know Amilyn Holdo, a Resistance Vice-Admiral in The Last Jedi , pretty well as a teen in this volume. She retains changing her whisker coloring, wears ill-matched rainbow color outfits, and is really into astrology. A typical statement of hers: “If you don’t let the gases in a new planet’s air sink into your scalp organically, it can cause disturbances in your dreams.”

But that air-headed New Age-ness turns out to be somewhat useful, and there are signs that Holdo is growing out of her Luna Lovegood phase in the book’s final pages. We can imagine her and Leia keeping in touching over the years.

Leia is merely into “humanoid males” — Holdo not so much

Interspecies dating in the Star Wars universe is a thing, apparently. We present this dialogue between Holdo and Leia without statement 😛 TAGEND

“Don’t let your head be turned by the most dangerous substance known to exist.”

“Which is? ”

“A pair of pretty dark eyes.” Then Amilyn was just thinking about that for a moment. “Or more than a pair, if you’re into Grans. Or Aqualish, or Talz. Or even–”

“That’s all right! ” Leia said through laughter. “It’s just humanoid males for me.”

“Really? That feels so limiting.”

“Thank goodness it’s a big galaxy.”

Governor Tarkin got to know her pretty well

How come Leia recognise Tarkin’s “foul stench” when she is brought on board the Death Star? Because Tarkin has taken a particular interest in her already.

At one point the Imperial leader shows up on Alderaan unannounced, evidently hoping to catch a clandestine Rebellion meeting in action; Leia helps save the situation by bursting into tears. They have several more chats in the Senate, with Leia ever dancing carefully around the truth. But he’s clearly on to her.

Leia’s droid is responsible for those whisker buns

Throughout the novel, Leia’s “personal attendant droid” — called W-A2V — is constantly fussing over her appearing. Leia is kitted out in a variety of white dress( not to mention white hiking gear for her orienteering class) plus accessories. There are a number of haircuts, too, and 2V clearly cares more about them than her accuse does 😛 TAGEND

2V adroitly fastened the wrap in place with two jeweled brooches, one at each shoulder. They sparkled prettily, but Leia couldn’t have cared less. “I reckon two side buns tonight. Do you concur, Your Highness? ”

“Whatever.”

And thus was the most famous hairstyle in movie history born — in a fictional appreciation, at least.

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Are porgs friends or food in ‘The Last Jedi’?

Just look at those sharp pointy teeth! No wonder Chewie may end up have them as snacks .

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Do you like your porgs pan-fried, deep-fried, stir-fried, or straight up with featherings?

Ever since they were unleashed on an unsuspecting world last month, in a behind-the-scenes video from The Last Jedi , we’ve is of the view that porgs are the new trilogy’s cutesy marketing gimmick Ewoks with featherings and bigger eyes.

The bird-like beings are said to be numerous on the islands of Ahch-to, “the worlds” where Rey, BB-8, and Chewbacca find Luke Skywalker. They were created by director Rian Johnson, who noted that the real-life Irish island on which they were filming was fitted with puffins.

But fans couldn’t assistance but notice one shot of Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon with what appears to be a feather sticking out of his mouth.

That could have been rejected as a crew prank, were it not for the fact that the porgs-as-Wookiee-food hypothesi induced its behavior into Entertainment Weekly ‘s information-rich cover story on The Last Jedi .

The story reveals that Chewbacca is still mourning the loss of buddy-for-life Han Solo and is “a little more volatile than usual.”

Volatile, and perhaps a little hungry. After all, even a 7-foot-tall strolling carpet’s gotta eat. And what else is there to eat when you’re in Ahch-to?

All signs point to Luke refusing Rey entry to his shack in the movie, nixing the notion that he might give his old Wookiee pal a bowl of Yoda-style soup.

So does Chewie chow down on porgs? All we have to go on are a couple of illustrations, including Chewie volatile, depressed, hungry Chewie sitting by a campfire.

Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired. The combining of elements that might make a Wookiee even a rational, ferociously loyal, spaceship-fixing companion like Chewie devour even the cutest and most forbidden of snacks.

Ah , nothing like real fire-roasted porg when you’re camping.

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There’s also a picture of a porg in the Millennium Falcon cockpit next to Chewie, the same place where a porg isn’t in that picture of the Wookiee with a feather in his mouth. Draw your own conclusions.

Worth noting: In our world, puffin meat is a delicacy in Iceland, where they are as numerous as porgs on Ahch-To. Porgs wouldn’t be hard to catch, either, rather like Dodos.

“Given how rarely their island has visitors, ” told Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo in a StarWars.com interview, “their curiosity outweighs any skittishness they may have.”

The notion of porgs as meat rather than pals or perhaps a mix of both is already perturbing the fine folks of Star Wars Twitter.

If Chewie does get chewy with it, this would not be the first instance of one creature feeing another in the Star Wars universe.

While English-speaking characters have only been appreciated to ingest soup( Yoda and Luke ), protein bars( Yoda and Artoo fight over Luke’s furnish ), pears( Anakin and Padme ), and blue milk( Luke, Uncle Owen, Aunt Beru ), we’ve also discovered plenty of carnivorous activity among aliens.

Jabba the Hutt ate live food, Jabba’s Rancor monster in Return of the Jedi eat dancing girls, the Sarlacc digested humans over a thousand years, and did you think that Wampa on Hoth in Empire Strikes Back was hanging Luke upside-down in his ice cave for decorative intents?

Star Wars’ foreigners are red in tooth and claw the supposedly cutesy Ewoks most of all. Don’t forget they tried to barbecue our heroes when first we satisfied them, then hammered on empty Stormtrooper helmets, presumably after certain kinds of great feast at the end of the original trilogy. Hmmm .

And take a closer look at those porgs. Look at their mouths. Notice the sharp teeth, which don’t occur in nature when you’re just eating plants. Could these doe-eyed animals be carnivorous maybe even cannibalistic themselves?

If so, perhaps Chewie is doing the rest of the Falcon crew a favor.

Read more: http :// mashable.com/ 2017/08/ 11/ porgs-food-last-jedi /~ ATAGEND