This is part 2 of the second episode of the Adventures of Dox and Oddball. For those who missed the first part, there is a summary in the beginning
About this creation
A little Summary for those who missed the first part: Dox and Oddball found themselves stranded on a planet, and as usual, they are now on the run from the Empire. They hijacked an imperial speeder with the help of a mysterious jedi, who currently is berating Dox for trying to escape in a speeder on manual mode, when Imperials are chasing in more efficient, automatic speeders...
"You'll never make it!" the Jedi exhorted-- but mostly berated, thought Dox.
"Really," was all Dox could think of replying. He really was starting to question if they should have ever got this guy's help. So far he had been good with a blaster, but his useless hammering away was counteracting that pretty fast.
"What, you think that you can escape in a speeder on manual mode, when Imperials are chasing in more efficient, automatic speeders?"
"You don't even know where we're going!" Dox yelled back. He knew the jedi was right, but he still wasn't in the mood to agree. "I've never trusted Robots anyway."
"They apparently do." For good reason was probably the unsaid part of that argument.
Dox was about to make a retort, when Oddball cut him off.
"Hold on you two bucket-- and Jedi-- heads," Oddball yelled. Those speeders were getting closer. "We can use their droid brains to our advantage. Here take this."
Oddball handed the Jedi a rope dispenser. Oddball kept the other for his own side.
"wait, you guys' ideas are just getting worse and worse. This rope dispenser won't work if we grapple the side of the road and there is no 'up' to gapple onto. I suppose you could grapple on the speeders if you really--" The Jedi stopped mid-sentence, a flicker of understanding crossing his face, though neither Dox or Oddball could have telled with all the dust everywhere. "You're Genius!"
"Yes I am." Oddball proudly said amidst the now blazing blasterfire from the too-near-for-comfort stormtrooper pursuit speeders. "CT-whatever-whatever-something-number: 'Genius'"
Dox cringed. "Oh Oddball, not the time for that." He said, mentally banging his head --Or literally; the speeder seemed to have taken a hit near one of the repulsors, now starting to bounce rhythmically up and down.
"But I like puns, though." Oddball said. He was still standing on top of the speeder, beaming about his clone trooper pun (which was nowhere close to one; his instructor would have been embarrassed for him).
Dox decided to change the subject. Clones were the ones who enacted order 66, and they had a Jedi right here, and that Jedi might not like the mention of clone troopers, even though he was in a party composed of them. "Look here they come."
"Okay, so Dox, you stop when I say so, and you, Jedi, fire the harpoon at their speeder. Make sense?" Oddball instructed them, as he himself got ready to shoot his harpoon at the other speeder. "Connect the handle of your grapple to ours."
"You can call me Kanan. Don't call me a jedi." The jedi- Kanan- now curtly smiled. He twisted around and said, "I'm ready."
"Now?" Kanan asked.
The laserfire from the pursuing speeders was getting thick, now starting to be joined by all troopers on the speeders. Dox had to duck behind the minimal shielding around him as he continued to twist his wires to manually control the speeder. It probably wasn't designed for this... Dox thought.
"NOW?" The jedi anxiously asked.
"If you're waiting to see the whites of their eyes, you never will. They're bucket-heads, you know. --present company excepted to that insult, of course." Kanan added rather stubbornly.
"Not yet... almost" Oddball said, too focused to respond completely
"Anytime would be good." Kanan yelled as he ducked and shot a trooper on the speeder coming alongside his spot. They were almost in melee range now. If the speeders got any closer together, they would.
"NOW!!!" Oddball yelled. His helmet microphone cut out halfway through that, but Kanan got the message anyway. Holding his breath, which was a very greenie thing to do, he pressed the trigger on his grappling rope dispenser.
Twin harpoons lanced out to the flanking speeders, originating from 'artistically' placed points on Dox's speeder.
Kanan realized that Oddball had handed him a camofauged vine-style rope dispenser, not at all a thing suited for desert operations. But again, that was probably why Oddball had found it. It didn't matter. Their plan was working.
A perfect hit on both sides, with the aid of Kanan's force ability, and the lines grew taught as Dox's speeder began to rapidly decelerate.
Both Droid-brained speeders, a little too late to notice that they had been suddenly anchored to something now behind them, jerked backward from their forward motion, and merged into the path in front of Dox's speeder.
They collided with a resounding crash, much to the surprise of the stormtroopers onboard.
The inner-most troopers smashed heads together, while the outer-most troopers were thrown off when their speeder swerved inward.
All of this was to the delight of Dox, Oddball and Kanan, who stood triumphantly on their speeder, unharmed except for the slight damage done to their armoured speeder.
They cut the rope-vines and quickly swerved away to the site at which their ship had been grounded.
"Rebel Scum!" One trooper yelled at their departing speeder as he roused himself.
"I thought that was pretty cool, actually." Another tooper calmly stated with a touch of admiration as he got up.
"You hit your head to hard!" The first retorted.
Well, this has been a very fun story to make and learn from. If you noticed, I was just figuring out the settings on my camera in the middle of this shoot. I have learned many new skills from this. Thank you for viewing, and have a great star wars experience!
Quoting Captain Kenbo
Didn't think we'd ever get this but glad you posted this was awesome! Especially the street cam stop motion gifs. How do you post those by the way?
It's a website called Giphy. I can upload an mp4 file to it to make a gif. To make the mp4 fle, I put the stop-motion shots (Which I took very carefully and used photo editing to make the troopers "fly off" the speeder) in the (very outdated) windows movie maker. It's free to use. It's a lot of work, but it was fun to make. I've thought about making a full stop-motion video before...