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    Peter Parker: trans, tired, and shit on over and over again by the universe. Also Spider-Man, a hardcore hero, and just 100% the best boy.

    There was a reason that Peter Parker decided to become Spider-Man, to become a vigilante, to look out for the little guy. The systems we currently have obviously aren't doing the job well enough. People are getting hurt. This story explores in depth the many, many flaws of the United States justice and social safety systems, and how Peter Parker and Spider-Man deal with them. This includes everything from foster care to food banks to access to medical treatment to courts to policing to prison and parole.

    An exploration of grief, loss, and trauma. Expect bureaucracy, lots of OCs just trying their best, and righteous fucking anger. Plus lots of radical caring and empathy. Eventual hopeful ending.

    Series title taken from 'Poverty of Philosophy' by Immortal Technique.

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    We rejoin our favorite Engineer three days after our adventure on Imperial Center, caught up on the backlog of work and ready to continue his crusade to improve the tech aboard the Lady one piece at a time.

    A dire accident puts a halt to that plan, and before the dust has even settled, Luke is rushed to medical under dire circumstances, Darth Vader is besides himself with worry, and Firmus Piett never asked for any of this. Unfortunately, the later two will have to make quick work of the investigation, as shadowy entities creep closer with dark designs, revealing that the accident may not have been that accidental.

    Sabotage, treason, and mystery. A deadly cocktail that will have bodies hitting the floor as the search for the traitors tears through the Lady like a witchhunt. No one commits treason aboard the Lady and gets away with it, and with the young engineer injured, the crew finally shows their true colors.

    All the while Luke has to recover from this tragedy, and learn to live without that which cannot be replaced. But Vader is there for him, and through all the pain and grief, something may yet grow from this as bonds grow stronger and deeper.

    And in the background, something ancient stirs.

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    As it turns out, inventing new armor technology was the easy part. Getting it approved for actual production, Luke finds, is a lot more work and a lot more boring. Thankfully, he has his mentor, Darth Vader, to help him sort through the process and occasionally keep him company throughout all the boring meetings. Unfortunately, his industrious and ingenious nature catches the attention of many other people, some of which Luke really wishes he could've avoided the attention of.

    After getting summoned to the Imperial Palace by the Emperor to present his latest invention to the Court and the Senate, Luke finds himself smackdab in the middle of a complicated web of Imperial politics, the threads of which he can't yet see.

    There lurks more in these shadows than just threats however, and Luke may not be the wholly naïve and inexperienced prey some of the players in the Imperial Court were expecting. With enough charm and tenacity, he finds that here too, friendships can be found and pacts can be forged. And with the full might of Darth Vader at his back, perhaps the Imperial Court would've done better to leave well enough alone.

    Too late now though. Ready or not, Imperial Center, Here Comes Luke Skywalker!

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    This is an AU of loosingletters' The Background Noise Of Defiance verse

    Instead of Luke inadvertently revealing to his anonymous holonet friend that his last name is Skywalker, thus revealing himself as the son of said holonet friend (yes, Darth Vader has a Space Twitter), he keeps mum and instead takes on Vader's job offer, becoming the new Head Engineer aboard the Executor, alias, the Lady. While he's thrilled to be there, thriving on getting to improve the lackluster hardware that gets shunted onto the rank-and-file of the Empire and building up a rapport with the mysterious Sith Lord who is fast becoming the father figure he never had, not everyone aboard is as happy about the young engineer shaking up the previously well-cemented hierarchy of the Lady.

    But ask Luke and Vader if they care. All Piett knows is that this is gonna be one hell of a headache and way above his paygrade. At least he gets to see his boss be put in his place by a teenage engineer and Lord Vader himself.

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    As a rule, Vader didn't really do anything with his social media account, but then the rant of some kid from Tatooine about the inefficiency of TIE Fighters began trending, the pilots and engineers on the Devastator started fixing their ships and Vader got invested.

     

    “Welcome to another episode of Scrap Hunting,” the teenager in the video said. He took a sip of water from the metallic canteen he was holding, drinking slow and carefully the way only a desert dweller did. “A couple weeks ago some sleemo commented that I’d never be able to improve any Imperial ships since I’m just Outer Rim trash. And I suppose you did have a point that the things I fix won’t ever reach the level of an Imperial TIE because I wouldn’t build such trash in the first place.”

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    Inspired by a prompt on tumblr: Jason gets confused for one Jack Fenton by one exasperated teacher, who immediately tells him off for not answering the school's calls-
    -Right in front of Tim and Dick.

    The fic formerly know as "Jason vs the PTA"

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