"When I had to watch a mynock hit the screen of the spacecraft I was supposed to be quite alarmed. And I said, ‘What is a mynock?’ I was really never told — I was simply told that it was just really awful and to behave accordingly. I still don’t know what the hell that was. But it was quite appalling — it looked a little like, well, vaginalike."
- Carrie Fisher
First set of Star Wars bookmarks for BrisNova – starting with the original trio, of course! \o/
I’m sorry that I’ve been really behind on replies and requests lately, because of a slight panic about prints (and general life things), but thank you all for being lovely!
Oh well, we understand, don’t we, Chewie…
There is still good in him
My favorite part of this echo is the completely different meanings attributed to each exchange, like, people characterize Han Solo’s “I know” as him being ~cool~ but dang, no, I’m sorry you didn’t actually watch the film, but the emotional context for his saying “I know” is that this is the first time Leia—who has refused to express or even acknowledge the exact nature of her feelings for Han even after they get together—has told him she loves him, and Han is about to be literally frozen in carbonite, which, as they’re informed, is experimental and might result in his death, and even if he doesn’t die, he’s still being shipped to a nigh impenetrable fortress, so that Leia should tell him now—he can’t tell her he loves her, he can’t do it, because either way this carbonite thing goes, as he sees it, he’s dead, and the emotion is just too much; he has to throw up shields or else he’ll just straight up lose it and he’ll lose this one last moment with Leia with it.
And the echo in Return of the Jedi in which their positions are reversed has a very different context, but it’s also notable because it is Leia being cool. Yeah, Han loves her! She knows, and she knows why he first fell for her: because even if the odds are stacked against them, she’s still in charge. She’ll break into Jabba’s palace to save him, making her way past guards, conning the whole villainous lot of them. She’ll stone cold murder this dick who tries to enslave her. When Stormtroopers have her and her allies surrounded, she’ll shoot those assholes down. Of course Han loves her; she never doubted it. And Han is just overwhelmed with his love for her! Because damn, y’all, HE ALMOST DIED. AND SHE CAME TO RESCUE HIM. SHE FREED HIM FROM THE CARBONITE. SHE ISN’T LETTING HIS PUNK ASS ROT, AND SHE ISN’T LETTING SOME IMPERIAL DOUCHEBAGS SHOOT HIM UP.
HOW TO RELATIONSHIPS IN TWO GIFS. *____________*
Star Wars Female Character Meme: Quotes (5/5)
"We have no time for sorrows, Commander."
- Leia Organa ( A New Hope)
NO BUT OKAY REAL TALK this actually says so much about Leia’s character. Like her first reaction is to shove her own personal hurts down. She is always putting other people and the Rebellion - and yes - kicking Imperial ass - before her own emotional and physical pain. Her default reaction to emotions is actually “ignore them” or “shove them down and pretend they don’t exist” or “cover them up with sarcasm and biting comments and being tough-as-nails”. Like, her whole chracter arc is her coming to realize that showing vulnerability and emotional hurt/attachment doesn’t make her weak (she literally says in one ESB deleted scenes “when will I learn not to depend on anyone other than myself”), and realizing that people take her just as seriously if she takes time to hurt once in a while. ((This translates into her relationship with Han too - I mean, Han has the same problem, but for different reasons (while Leia’s comes from growing up in war and watching her planet explode/people die and feeling responsible for them, Han’s is more from insecurity over being chewed up and spat back out by the world numerous times - but even so, they’re pretty similar) - and so both of them end up pretending that neither of them has feelings for each other - but Leia does it more than Han, because she’s more concerned with becoming attached to people/showing vulnerability.)) LIKE. THIS LINE MAKES ME SO SAD. BECAUSE THIS IS A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. SHE SHOULDN’T BE SO QUICK TO DISMISS HER OWN HURTS LIKE THIS. SHE SHOULDN’T BE FEELING RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ENTIRE REBELLION - HELL, AN ENTIRE GALAXY. bUT SHE DOES, AND SHE PRETENDS SHE’S NOT HURT AND PUTS ON A BRaVE FACE FOR OTHER PEOPLE, ALWAYS, AND JUST
LEIA ORGANA OKAY