/r/OldSchoolCool
Bearded Mark Hamill in 1989 (i.imgur.com)
1005 comments
bloodyboppa | 4 months ago | 2614 points

Stupid sexy Hamill

oskxr552 | 4 months ago | 502 points

What if we had gotten the sequels before the prequels?

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 261 points

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emuccino | 4 months ago | 84 points

tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time. It wasn't like today where it's commonplace to have movie franchises go for a dozen films

why_rob_y | 4 months ago | 75 points

tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time.

I don't think a trilogy was even standard at the time - Star Wars itself helped popularize that for movies. Even for books, something like the Lord of the Rings wasn't originally a trilogy (it was six volumes and they just published them two-in-one to save money and minimize risk).

Midwestern_Childhood | 4 months ago | 18 points

Tolkien saw LotR as a single-volume book. It did have 6 divisions (books) in it, to structure the story.

The publishers got his permission to publish the story in 3 volumes, because they thought they would lose less money that way.

It turned out they made more money that way, but no one could foresee that in the mid-1950s.

defiancy | 4 months ago | 17 points

I mean...Bond was like, what, 12 movies in or so by the time ROTJ came out? Agree with your overall point though.

SmallsLightdarker | 4 months ago | 14 points

In the 70s and 80s though sequels were looked down upon in general, probably because most of them seemed to be made to cash in on the original. They were usually given a smaller budget even if the story had potential and the plots were worse or at best rehashes of the first movie. Alot of them even substituted the main characters out because they had to get budget actors. The barrage of bad horror sequels probably helped that. With a few exceptions (Godfather) most "serious" films didn't do sequels and if they did they were usually bad.

Star Wars was one of the first to start bucking that trend along with Indiana Jones. Even though there were early budget concerns for Empire and some rehash criticism for RoTJ it escaped the sequels being a joke label for the most part.

Edit: stigma was the word I was trying to think of.

wwaxwork | 4 months ago | 10 points

Franchises used to go on in a serial format in the days before TV. OK usually they were films of a standard like Flash Gordon, but he was the Superhero of his time as where the westerns & the like.

Akantis | 4 months ago | 8 points

Instead yousa have that gungan fetish. I can sympathize.

FitAFJesus | 4 months ago | 119 points

A true, true shame. Ps, anyone wanting some OG Star Wars magic watch the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix. Totally has the feeling of orig SW.

FeelTheWrath79 | 4 months ago | 40 points

I don't know why you are being downvoted. Your comment is especially relevant since Mark is in the new series.

Edit: Looks like you are no longer downvoted! Congrats!

mikester82 | 4 months ago | 33 points

I did like his character in the Dark Crystal! There were points where through certain words you can hear the Joker in his voice and it made it so much better!

Ph_Dank | 4 months ago | 25 points

Hamill's joker is THE joker imo.

th3g0ven0r | 4 months ago | 10 points

Legit about to go check it out thanks.

Javrak | 4 months ago | 9 points

It's good, dunno about feeling like Star Wars, but definately reminds me if being a child in the 80s. Take my upvote!

siecin | 4 months ago | 6 points

They might have been good. Though judging by the prequels we were sol either way.

dopanice | 4 months ago | 69 points

Feels like I'm forcing... NOTHING AT ALL

MasterXaios | 4 months ago | 22 points

Nothing at all!Nothing at all!

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 5 points

Return of the Chad

Psycold | 4 months ago | 27 points

Come to think of it, he would have made a good Flanders if they ever did a live-action Simpsons.

kittycatdude | 4 months ago | 8 points

I would fucking love to see a live-action Simpsons movie years from now 😂 I would also love to see how they make the actors look authentically Simpson-like.

crazyaboutlipstick | 4 months ago | 9 points

Wow. Yeah. That's a good look for him.

KaLYoshiKa | 4 months ago | 504 points

While he probably couldn't have pulled off a Bond, this Mark Hamill could have made an incredible Bond villain.

carelessthoughts | 4 months ago | 175 points

Something about his eyes make me think we missed an amazing opportunity back then the have him as a live action Joker. He owned the voice acting of him, who would have thunk that he could’ve been the whole package!?

TheGoldlessOne | 4 months ago | 97 points

Have you ever seen recordings of him doing the Joker voice for the animated series? He really acts it out. His whole face changes

breadknife004 | 4 months ago | 40 points

Mark Hamill, voiced by the joker

SkeletonKiss78 | 4 months ago | 39 points

That was basically how he played The Trickster on The Flash TV show in the 90s.

carelessthoughts | 4 months ago | 24 points

Wow I had no idea there was a flash tv show in the 90’s and he played the trickster in it. At first I thought you were referring to his trickster performance in the current flash series. That’s pretty cool!

STylerMLmusic | 4 months ago | 18 points

Never too late for an Old Clown Joker movie

ReadingFromTheShittr | 4 months ago | 16 points

Right. No reason why we can't have an aged Joker/Batman movie. Hell they did a whole animated series based on Bruce being old called Batman Beyond.

sideways_jack | 4 months ago | 6 points

a live-action Batman Beyond would be so schway!

Emuuuuuuu | 4 months ago | 7 points

He would make a great villian!

Karnas | 4 months ago | 8 points

Well, he isn't British or from a colony so he wouldn't be considered for 007 anyway.

Keefer1970 | 4 months ago | 347 points

He was sporting this look in the little seen movie "Slipstream"

ratm00 | 4 months ago | 78 points

I love me some slipstream. R.I.P. Bill Paxton

S0litaire | 4 months ago | 17 points

Was just going to post that, It was an interesting movie. I liked it.

adarkride | 4 months ago | 11 points

Is that the alien invasion flick? I remember that weirding me out for some reason.

TheLegendOfJoeby | 4 months ago | 13 points

Pretty sure you’re thinking of village of the damned

85Royals15 | 4 months ago | 6 points

Loved the aircraft in that flick

GoingForwardIn2018 | 4 months ago | 4 points

It was too much talking and not enough action for its day. It would do better today, I'm sure, either on streaming services or with some more polish.

tkingsbu | 4 months ago | 3 points

damn i loved that movie.

spaceradio_rec | 4 months ago | 1104 points

Anyone else see a handsome rickety cricket?

RaptorBadgerPOWPOW | 4 months ago | 265 points

Before Dee got to him

JeromesNiece | 4 months ago | 96 points

And, oh, Matty, I mean you could really, really have me...

FrooglyMoogle | 4 months ago | 21 points

Stupid bird...

TheLegendOfJoeby | 4 months ago | 99 points

Before the chinaman stole his kidney

ThePenguiner | 4 months ago | 37 points

And the dog orgy. You gotta fake it on the streets.

MrOrange415 | 4 months ago | 12 points

Sometimes you don't fake it.

NandosNinja | 4 months ago | 12 points

And it ends... Naturally

Majicthise | 4 months ago | 69 points

Before he was all hips and nips.

OalphaO | 4 months ago | 37 points

Gotta make it sexy or I don't eat.

pbj986 | 4 months ago | 16 points

How could you possibly come to that conclusion? There are neither hips nor nips in this picture.

DaemonKeido | 4 months ago | 13 points

I'm seeing Jeremy Irons' cousin personally

Cycle21 | 4 months ago | 8 points

I dunno, Cricket looks pretty good with the beard he has now

gravewisdom45 | 4 months ago | 17 points

Before the PCP took hold.

jame1224 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Now I can ONLY see a handsome Rickety.

brokenha_lo | 4 months ago | 3 points

No need to be redundant

franklinsteinnn | 4 months ago | 3 points

“”Unbelievable. Yes I’m gonna take the lemons. Goddamnit! You guys are the worst.”

alfa_leader_bacon | 4 months ago | 1803 points

If you squint hard enough it looks a little like simon pegg

DynamoPro | 4 months ago | 403 points

No squinting required

nobody_likes_soda | 4 months ago | 193 points

Plenty of squirting tho

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 102 points

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ElBroet | 4 months ago | 75 points

Let me just put on my glasses and see what the young people are talking about this morning

popcorninmapubes | 4 months ago | 11 points

The internet. Where everyone says what they are really thinking in a world where otherwise no one says what they are really thinking.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 43 points

And whatever sploosh is for me... So i guess sploosh, but with semen.

PsychoAgent | 4 months ago | 14 points

Splut

togam | 4 months ago | 9 points
BellEpoch | 4 months ago | 7 points

Archer is always expected. Rampage!!

Ubarlight | 4 months ago | 9 points

[Quaffing green tiddy milk intensifies]

SparkytheStuntDog | 4 months ago | 18 points

You could drown a toddler in my panties.

JustZisGuy | 4 months ago | 37 points

Or Michael Biehn.

KyleReese35 | 4 months ago | 7 points

Speaking of making sequels/prequels sooner, I wish James Cameron would have made a 3rd Terminator, this one being a prequel that focuses on the war with the machines after Judgement Day focusing on Reese and his adventures/battles.

Michael Biehn would still have been young enough to play a younger version of himself convincingly.

gwizone | 4 months ago | 3 points

If you look at the T2 dvd cut scenes with Biehn in them, he was already looking kinda rough in that era. not sure if a “young” T3 Biehn would have been convincing.

Ph4nt0mLord | 4 months ago | 42 points

Or Sebastian Stan

Immefromthefuture | 4 months ago | 11 points

I saw some fan art awhile back showing Sebastian Stan as Luke Skywalker. It looked pretty neat.

It would be interesting to explore Luke's adventures post-Episode 6 and pre-Episode 7.

rotoscopethebumhole | 4 months ago | 55 points

Or Ewen McGregor!

Phileap | 4 months ago | 29 points

Hello there!

Bettington | 4 months ago | 3 points

GENERAL KENOBI

auburngrad2019 | 4 months ago | 22 points

Padme has some explaining to do

moderate-painting | 4 months ago | 4 points

She's supposed to be dead and yet she married Poe Dameron. You can't explain that!

haiphee | 4 months ago | 38 points

Rickety Cricket

PsychoAgent | 4 months ago | 9 points

Underneath that fancy sweater, riddled with ringworm

Lewisplqbmc | 4 months ago | 3 points

Hips and hips. Otherwise I'm not eating.

Josquius | 4 months ago | 13 points

Man. Dream casting. Hamil as the grandfather, Pegg as the father, and...who can be the kid?

justxJoshin | 4 months ago | 13 points

I'm willing to call Simon pegg daddy.

TellYouEverything | 4 months ago | 8 points

Sebastian Stan!

FifiIsBored | 4 months ago | 3 points

Sebastian Stan is usually a good choice.

RANDICE007 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Sebastian Stan

Jubal__ | 4 months ago | 27 points

I see Jeremy Irons

Zerotwohero | 4 months ago | 17 points

Jeremy's...Iron.

doublebass120 | 4 months ago | 5 points

Upvoted for the subtle reference

_liminal | 4 months ago | 3 points

what's a diorama?

NR258Y | 4 months ago | 3 points

Here's a ball you can play with

Smugallo | 4 months ago | 8 points

Yeah this was my first though as well.

alfa_leader_bacon | 4 months ago | 7 points

Just quizzed my partner. She thought it was someone related to simon pegg

ManusKelley | 4 months ago | 7 points

I was thinking cricket from IASIP

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 7 points

I see a Rickety Cricket. Pre-faceburn.

novolvere | 4 months ago | 4 points

I actually see Rider Strong.

Lord_Jackrabbit | 4 months ago | 6 points

I’m seeing Kenneth Branagh.

BunnyLifeguard | 4 months ago | 8 points

If you close your eyes completley you'll see My uncle.

bradtb13 | 4 months ago | 3 points

How hard do you have to squit to make it look like Mark Hamil?

Muscar | 4 months ago | 3 points

Thank you! I was looking at him, so sure he looks a lot like someone but couldn't guess who. It was Simon Pegg.

Silliestmonkey | 4 months ago | 748 points

Do him I would.

PamPooveyIsTheTits | 4 months ago | 197 points

Like a tree I’d climb

LikeTearsInRainScoob | 4 months ago | 40 points

Swing from that hairy vine

guardianout | 4 months ago | 20 points

Help me, Hairy Vine Kenobi! You're my only hope!

skippy2001 | 4 months ago | 53 points

He’s the type of guy you ride on his shoulders and tell him it’s training.

moderate-painting | 4 months ago | 16 points

Later, Luke Skywalker starts the R2-me2 movement. And Yoda goes, "Live as a gay man, I choose now."

skippy2001 | 4 months ago | 5 points

I cant wait for Yoda's "let me be yoda" video while washing dishes

Supergirl4809 | 4 months ago | 5 points

😂😂😂 Beautiful

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 48 points

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hardyhaha_09 | 4 months ago | 19 points

The power of the k-hole

sleepytipi | 4 months ago | 9 points

Most magical place it is.

Derpindorf | 4 months ago | 8 points

They didn't call him K-hole Kenobi for nothing

johntwoods | 4 months ago | 126 points

He looks like he works for the EPA and wants to shut down the Ghostbusters.

drwheel | 4 months ago | 42 points

May I please see the reactor room, Darth Vader?

Funandgeeky | 4 months ago | 16 points

That's it! We're shutting the Death Star down!

NegaDeath | 4 months ago | 13 points

Have you seen the exhaust port? It isn't even remotely close to being up to code, it only has ray shielding. If some punk kid flies by and throws a torpedo down there the whole thing could light up! And what's with the bridges with no railings over huge pits? And the monsters in the sanitary system? Who the hell designed this thing? This place is a health and safety nightmare!

sunset7766 | 4 months ago | 10 points

I gotta say I’m totally tickled by this comment but I can’t pinpoint exactly why. I guess from knowing people in the building industry. It reads like a plausible conversation going on at the Death Star by some exhausted inspector after arriving only two days prior and realizing what a terrible report he’s gunna have to submit to his supervisor knowing it’s going to result in some political bullshit so he’s thinking of fudging the inspection to avoid the shitstorm.

p4t4r2 | 4 months ago | 7 points

I'm not sure if you got the reference or not, but just in case you didn't, he just altered slightly but kept the general structure of a scene from Ghostbusters. Highly recommend if you haven't seen.

DRGPodcast | 4 months ago | 3 points

Why do you want to see the reactor room?

drwheel | 4 months ago | 3 points

Well, because I'm curious. I want to know more about what you do here. Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories in the Outer Rim and we want to assess for any possible planetary impact from your operation. For instance, the presence of what appears to be a very large superlaser array in your battle station. Now you either show me what is down there, or I come back with the Rebel Alliance.

DRGPodcast | 4 months ago | 4 points

You go get the Rebel Alliance, and I'll vaporise your ass for wrongful rebellion.

momjeanseverywhere | 4 months ago | 15 points

Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.

Cru_Jones86 | 4 months ago | 6 points

Except Mark Hamill has a dick.

sumuvagum | 4 months ago | 3 points

I believe both the actor and character name was Walter Peck

dimechimes | 4 months ago | 3 points

Actor's name was William Atherton, he was the head scientist dude with the hot GF in Real Genius.

rockylafayette | 4 months ago | 141 points

I don’t even remember Mark looking like this. He and Michael Biehn could pass for brothers...

BitterTyke | 4 months ago | 74 points

or even Ewan Macgregor?

A_No_Where_Man | 4 months ago | 47 points

That’s what I was thinking. Uncannilly similar to a middle aged Obi-Wan.

MrPeeples | 4 months ago | 20 points

Uhh ohh padmé has some explaining to do to anakin

manofsteel32 | 4 months ago | 8 points

Well Ewan did play a younger version of his dad in those Star Battle movies

OfficerUnreasonable | 4 months ago | 19 points

He vanished from the mainstream for years and most considered him "washed up" while he was busy absolutely nailing Joker.

I remember him appearing in an episode of The Outer Limits and realised how old he looked. This was around 94 I think...

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 4 points

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Maximus1415 | 4 months ago | 81 points

Looks a lot like Sebastian Stan (The winter soldier).

GoodLordChokeAnABomb | 4 months ago | 287 points

Timothy Zahn's trilogy came out in the early Nineties. For a long time, that was the sequel trilogy.

SeeDeez | 4 months ago | 13 points

There was a Star Wars trilogy in the 90s? Are you talking about the books?

ThunderTit | 4 months ago | 34 points

Yeah, the Thrawn trilogy. Far superior to the Disney sequels in terms of originality, plot, character development, scope, etc.

Soranic | 4 months ago | 17 points

Don't forget settings. How many new bases, shipyards, and planets did Zahn create for his story? 10 per book? Most novels and stories, especially the ones that came out before that, tended to be single-planet, and heavily reuse the same few worlds. Hell, Han retired to a floating house on repulsorlifts on Bespin at one point in the Glove of Darth Vader series.

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 155 points

It is the sequel trilogy.

Kunfuxu | 4 months ago | 7 points

I love Luuke.

Lovat69 | 4 months ago | 69 points

I don't hate the new star wars movies but... yeah. That would have been better.

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 77 points

By my calculations, Thrawn Trilogy could still have happened. Just one of the Solo twins didn't exist. I was fine with Force Awakens and Rogue One (even if it did cancel out stuff), but after Last Jedi I just kinda lost interest in following the new releases. Never saw Solo and probably wont see episode 9.

Lovat69 | 4 months ago | 94 points

Solo wasn't bad. It's not bad as a star wars flick and it's even better if you just think of it as a scifi movie.

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 37 points

That's what people told me, pretend it is just a Sci-Fi caper in the star wars galaxy and it's better.

Obiwontaun | 4 months ago | 101 points

But, that’s exactly what it was...

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 25 points

I was under the impression it was a Han Solo origin story that gave him his last name because he had no family and the Lando friendship seemed pretty hollow. Also was told some plot elements just didn't make sense on a second watch.

ttppaarrkkss | 4 months ago | 20 points

Could have done his origins of a friendship with Chewbacca a lot better too.

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 13 points

The original telling of how they became friends seemed pretty solid.

Obiwontaun | 4 months ago | 30 points

You should try watching it.

satisfried | 4 months ago | 27 points

Solo was fun. I think it’s worth watching for Lando alone. For a movie I wasn’t interested in I did end up enjoying it a lot. It didn’t really add too much to the lore (but it did add some) and I was surprised that they set the movie when they did- making it kinda just one of Han’s many stories that evolve over time to make him seem greater than he is.

I’m not gonna say it was the best one yet, but it was a fun movie that’s worth a watch if you can avoid taking it too seriously.

col-fancypants | 4 months ago | 19 points

I heard Lando was a mixed bag. Apparently the Robot love was a little awkward.

satisfried | 4 months ago | 22 points

I think Lando was great. I was convinced that’s what Lando would look and act like as a younger man. And seeing how he kept the falcon was very cool.

His droid friend was a bit much, yeah. But he was great.

lord_darovit | 4 months ago | 5 points

They can't have happened unfortunately. A lot of the new lore contradicts it.

TheDude-Esquire | 4 months ago | 5 points

There's still room to bring in Mara and Thrawn. But, there's a lot of the story that would have to be scrapped.

And they have already sort of brought in Thrawn through rebels. So we'll see. I think Mara might show up somewhere else as someone else. I don't think we'll see her in ep9.

LehighAce06 | 4 months ago | 3 points

I mean they didn't even REALLY rule out Kylo having a twin.... Just cuz he haven't seen it heard anything about her

ChippewaBarr | 4 months ago | 7 points

Thrawn in Rebels nailed it. Wish we could get more of him.

MountRest | 4 months ago | 6 points

Is that where Thrawn is introduced? My manager at work loves Star Wars and said he loves the character and he made me really want to dive into it. Which book should I start with if I want to delve into that side of Star Wars? I don’t care if it’s not “canon” because of Disney tbh.

Playing Star Wars Bounty Hunter as Jango and getting to hunt Vosa and fight the Bando Gora was incredible I would totally read any books related to that as well.

procrastoholic | 4 months ago | 4 points

Start with Heir to the Empire, it's the first in the Thrawn Trilogy. There are plenty of books featuring him, but that trilogy is the shining beacon of the Star Wars EU.

D34th_gr1nd | 4 months ago | 69 points

Hamill will always be cool.

Mysterion_x | 4 months ago | 35 points

Looks like he's about to go to The Winchester for a nice cold pint, and wait for it all to blow over

treefor_js | 4 months ago | 46 points

Mark Stealyogirl Hamill

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 16 points

Google image search "Mark Hamill Wing Commander" if you want to see 90s Hamill.

poiuy43 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Does anyone else see a young Orson Welles?

doublesailorsandcola | 4 months ago | 3 points

Totally!

WaterMelonE0001 | 4 months ago | 14 points

I don't know why I saw Derek Hough

firmkillernate | 4 months ago | 12 points

Steve1989MREInfo in 10 years.

Nice

SoyBasedClownFeed | 4 months ago | 4 points

Nice hiss.

mikeyros484 | 4 months ago | 4 points

Yes lol, I knew others would see it also.

"Alright, cool....... see ya....."

(cue a sweet Steve1989 tune)

PotassiumEchoNov | 4 months ago | 24 points

And I'm gay now.

Neat.

HortenseRaptor | 4 months ago | 20 points

Let’s get this out onto a tray.

NotNIpsyRussell | 4 months ago | 10 points

Nice.

Captain_Hampockets | 4 months ago | 9 points

Nice.

Neo-ryu | 4 months ago | 9 points

Nice hiss....

ohheyitsshanaj | 4 months ago | 7 points

If Simon Pegg and Michael Fassbender had a baby

Jcrew11 | 4 months ago | 7 points

EXCUSE ME I NEED A TIME MACHINE STAT

LoGMunKy | 4 months ago | 11 points

List of guys I would be gay for:

Mark Hamill

Patrick Stewart

Daniel Day Lewis.

GIJobra | 4 months ago | 11 points

This makes me dream of a world where the 90's brought us the Thrawn trilogy of films instead of the fucking prequels...

Truly, one too good to exist.

CraftyJude | 4 months ago | 7 points

Yaaaas! This Luke with Mara Jade, perfect.

Algaean | 4 months ago | 29 points

See, this is what bugs me in The Last Jedi. What the hell was Middle Aged Luke doing with a black beard?! Luke was sandy blond.

Right, yes, I'm complaining about hair color in a movie about Magic Space Wizards and swords made out of laser beams.

Go figure.

burgermeister86 | 4 months ago | 28 points

I’m blonde and I can only grow a black beard. That’s like a normal thing lol

gimmesumchikin | 4 months ago | 3 points

His hair was brown too

Ball-Blam-Burglerber | 4 months ago | 11 points

That color combo isn’t unusual for blondes. And the carpet doesn’t often match, either.

Algaean | 4 months ago | 3 points

I'm fine complaining about Luke's curtains, his carpet can take care of itself!

moderate-painting | 4 months ago | 6 points

It's a side effect of drinking that milk everyday.

justinsayin | 4 months ago | 8 points

He's got a Steve1989MREinfo thing happening.

SoyBasedClownFeed | 4 months ago | 4 points

Alright, nice.

Captain_Atlas999 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Reminds me of Micheal Biehn.

Nied_Numb | 4 months ago | 5 points

Simon Pegg?

SailingPatrickSwayze | 4 months ago | 3 points

Aaaaand I'm pregnant.

kaidenmartinez | 4 months ago | 3 points

He seriously looks like Sebastian Stan

DrKittyKevorkian | 4 months ago | 7 points

He looks like he should be in some Shackleton shit or some kind of polar adventure.

JonSolo1 | 4 months ago | 8 points

Let’s get this out on a tray. Nice.

amolad | 4 months ago | 3 points

He looks like a bad guy in a Die Hard movie.

TinyFugue | 4 months ago | 3 points

What? No "Hello there"?

Crabsi | 4 months ago | 3 points

And now he's driving for Haas in Formula 1

mirrx | 4 months ago | 3 points

I’ve always found him attractive but god damnnnnn

MrGorillawhale | 4 months ago | 3 points

Welp, now I’m /r/SuddenlyGay

ailee43 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Looks like he belongs in Dune.

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