why… why do you disgrace my house in this way…
[cn: nongraphic sex talk, aggressive awkward Christianity… Star Wars?]
This is just so…
*vague hand gestures* The original image was Weird enough, and this– this– this—
I mean– I mean if we’re invoking Obi-Wan as a Christ figure, which makes sense in so far as the Jedi were always at least as much Space Catholics as they ever were Space Buddhists, then that raises the question of on what level the two are comparable, when it’s certainly not that Obi-Wan was Messianic in any sense. So their point of similarity is that– is that they’re two people who tell you what to do? And– and specifically, to not have sex?
Ffffff this is just making me wonder about celibacy codes and circumventing patrilineal Jedi monarchy again. Like, why even is that… a thing… I know “forgoing attachments” but lol no, as if the mentor/apprentice bond isn’t an attachment? I didn’t even get why that was A Thing with unlocking Aang’s chakras in ATLA, much less here. I mean I just *drags hands down face* I don’t Get the narrative mechanics of forbidden love in the first place. God.
But that’s kind of beside the point because like– like, what is this? Obi-Wan is Christ? Obi-Wan’s stake in his padawan’s… sexual relations… is comparable to a deity’s stake in… I don’t even know how the original would phrase it… the actions of his creations?
There’s a semi-parallel authority I guess but ?? Obi-Wan isn’t going to say something like “your body is my temple.”
I’m so CONFUSED.