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Chosen One of the Day: Anakin Skywalker, awkward cutie?

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Oct 28, 2019

I know. Anakin Skywalker, uh, makes some really bad decisions (to put it lightly). But I want to talk about Anakin in the first half of Attack of the Clones. Mostly, I want to talk about the Scenes at the Lake on Naboo. 

OK, really, I want to talk about a single moment in the Scenes at the Lake on Naboo. Specifically, the Scene at the Lake on Naboo Where Anakin and Padmé Have a Picnic. 

Anakin and Padmé are having a conversation about the future of the Republic. And buds, is this not peak uncomfortable cutie hangin’ with his crush?

Padmé: You really don’t like politicians, do you?
Anakin: I like two or three, but I’m not really sure about one of them. *smiles, laughs awkwardly* 

(I’m not exaggerating, that awkward laugh is a real thing that happens.) 

Then they start talking about the System and I’m reminded of every time I tried to sound smart and have a deep conversation at 2 in the morning with a boy I liked. I’d inevitably stumble into making a bad joke — in this case, baby Anakin pretends (?) to be for dictatorship before a hint of a smile betrays him. 

“You’re making fun of me,” Padmé says. 

Anakin grins wider and let’s out a laugh, looking away because he’s SHY. 

“No, no, I’d be much to be frightened to tease a Senator.” 

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IT’S VERY CUTE AND I’M NOT SORRY THAT I THINK SO.

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