Modern Solo Adventures
|Title:||Modern Solo Adventures|
|Medium:||Tumblr GIF sets|
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Modern Solo Adventures is a series of humorous Star Wars manip AU Gif sets created by mamalazzer (also known as mamalaz). They follows the adventures of Ben Solo in a modern AU using same-actor fusion. Occasional "Retro Adventures," using footage from the original trilogy, recount the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Darth Vader before Ben's birth.
A video adaptation by brukaoru can be found on YouTube.
- Ben insists on being called "Kylo Ren" and the "Knights of Ren" are a "boy band". Ben frequently wears the Kylo Ren robes and mask, though it is unclear whether his professed desire for world domination is serious.
- Chewbacca is the family dog (a golden retriever) and the "Falcon" is Han's sports car, which he usually does not let Ben drive.
- Ben adores his mother, but is actively homicidal against his father. That does not stop him from being insanely jealous Han's relationships with Rey and Poe Dameron.
- Ben's hero-worship of Vader frequently leads to humorous extremes, such as being arrested for tagging a building with Vader's name.
- Both Han and Vader are fond of making "dad jokes," to the chagrin of their offspring.
- Vader is extremely overprotective of Luke and Leia, and does not approve of Leia's relationship with Han.
-  - "Han goes missing when visiting his son. Unsurprising, Kylo has something to do with his disappearance."
-  - "Han organises a playdate of sorts so his son can finally make friends. It doesn’t go well."
-  - "Kylo hates his father. That doesn’t mean he wants anyone else stealing him away from him."
-  - "Young Kylo gets sidetracked and tries to emulate his grandfather. Han reacts the way he usually does."
-  - Hux asks Leia if Kylo can come out to play.
After the series gained a following on Tumblr in 2016 following the release of The Force Awakens, it was covered by many pop-culture websites and blogs. A Buzzfeed article about the series summed up their conclusion in its title: "A Tumblr Has Been Imagining Kylo Ren Living At Home With Han And Leia And It's So Perfect".. While echoing Buzzfeed's conclusion, PopSugar noted the connection between this and other contemporaneous online-based Kylo fanworks, such as the Emo Kylo Ren Twitter account.
- [A Tumblr Has Been Imagining Kylo Ren Living At Home With Han And Leia And It's So Perfect
- This Is the Amazing Kylo Ren Backstory You've Been Waiting For - PopSugar article by Ann-Marie Alcántara, June 3, 2016.