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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2015-12-30 05:10 pm

Something awakens

I went to see the new Star Wars movie today! I had not tried particularly hard to avoid spoilers, but the entire internet had tried so hard to protect me despite myself (thanks internet!) that it just seemed ungrateful to put it off until it was too late.

So, that was a Star Wars movie! As the first Star Wars movie to hit the big screens since 1983, it was almost worth the wait. If seeing a Star Wars movie is something you think you would like, you should go see it.

(It was definitely the first Star Wars movie to hit the big screens since 1983, if that tells you anything.)

I haven't read any of the fanfic yet (I'm trying to get through YT) but I keep seeing pairing tags on Tumblr, and, well. Here, have a missing-scene ficlet that says pretty much everything I want to say to fandom about that movie:

"Hey, Rey, come over here," Han Solo said. Rey was trying to make some kind of modification to an old repair on the Falcon's hyperdrive; to be honest, Finn's mind had glazed over as soon as the rest of them had started talking about mechanical stuff.

"Um, okay," Rey said.

"I want to give you crazy kids some advice, while we have a little breathing room," Solo said, as Rey settled beside Finn in the little lounge area. "Voice of experience and all that."

The Wookiee said something and Solo pointed at him and said, "You. Shut up." He turned back to Rey and Finn. "So. Story time. A long time ago, and far, far away, there was a kid who was stuck on a desert planet. No parents, but big dreams, hotshot pilot skills. And then this astromech droid stumbled in, a droid that was carrying secret plans that were vital to defeating the forces of evil and really tacky outfits. And then they got mixed up with some crazy old man who liked to tell pointless rambling stories, a guy who was running away from a rough past, a kid who was secretly a big deal with some freedom fighters, and a bunch of other losers, and they took off on an old Corellian freighter to save the galaxy. Any of that sound familiar?"

"A little," Rey said, holding up two fingers close together. "Especially the old man with the rambling stories."

"I gotta be honest, it's sounding awfully familiar to me too," Solo said. "Of course that's not how the story ended, a bunch of other stuff happened - they blew up a planet-killing superweapon, somebody turned out to have Force powers, the crazy old guy died in this unnecessarily Freudian way--" The Wookiee - Chewbacca - inserted another comment there.

"I told you to shut up," Solo said. "Anyway, evil was defeated, yadda yadda, they set off to find the last Jedi master - but the point, the relevant point that I am getting to, is you get a bunch of young people together, high-stress situation, lots of adrenaline and triumph going on, and feelings are going to start happening, and in this case, everybody knew the ace pilot and the rebel bigshot were going to turn into the romance of the century. There was kissing. Public displays of affection. It was sickening."

"That's the story of how you and General Organa got together," Finn said, and added "Sir," when Solo gave him a look.

"You'd think," he said. "But no. No it is not. That is the story of the sweet sweet love of Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker."

Finn blinked and recoiled. "Isn't he supposed to be her brother?"

"Oh yes," Solo said. "So here is my sage advice for you. And I'm afraid it's the only sage advice you're getting out of me. Don't either of you get your hearts set on anybody involved in this whole mess - anybody, you hear me? Until you're absolutely sure how many siblings you have, and where exactly they ended up. And I'd keep an ear to the ground for cousins, too. Got that?"

Rey and Finn looked at each other. "Got that," Rey said.

"Good," Solo said, and then pulled himself up. "BB-8! You pull those couplings yet?"

BB-8 whistled from somewhere in the ship. "Chewie?" Solo said, with a jerk of his head, and the two of them sauntered off toward the droid.

Finn and Rey looked at each other again, and by mutual silent agreement got up and left in opposite directions.

My sister is taking all of the old-EU novels back to Chicago with her after break, which is great, because that means I won't be tempted to fall back into the Sarlacc pit after her.
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[personal profile] samjohnsson 2015-12-30 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)

Though, really, doesn't anyone in the Rebellion or Resistance MedCorps know how to do a DNA scan?
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[personal profile] samjohnsson 2015-12-30 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
No, unfortuately, midichlorians were not cast into Legend. I personally see them as a parasitic infection that feeds on the Force, and the Death of the Jedi so poisoned the well that they all died off.
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[personal profile] samjohnsson 2015-12-31 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Huh. In spite of the midichlorians, I did like the prequel trilogy. It wasn't the same message as 4-6, but in terms of causing the fall and showing the degradation of a society into meaningless traditions instead of considered ideals, I thought it did exactly what it needed to.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-12-30 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah, love the ficlet.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-12-30 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] sophia_sol 2015-12-31 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
hah, A+ ficlet!
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2015-12-31 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2015-12-31 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
I feel that OrganaSoloSkywalker Enterprises should market a "swab first!" safe sex kit where you do a quick and dirty DNA test before a one night stand, JUST IN CASE.
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2016-01-01 08:16 am (UTC)(link)
Basically take a tip from Iceland.
Edited 2016-01-01 08:17 (UTC)
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[personal profile] mrkinch 2015-12-31 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Hilarious! Still laughing. "ear to the ground for cousins" totally did me in.
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[personal profile] mrkinch 2015-12-31 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, I see.
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[personal profile] starfish 2015-12-31 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Laughing forever at the ficlet. A++
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2015-12-31 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
I've noticed that the Reylo people are tagging "not incest yet" on some of their fic, so message possibly received?

Great ficlet. I think the best part about the "That's not how the Force works" line was the expression on Han's face as he realised he was the one explaining the fucking Force to people, and how was this his life?
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[personal profile] kiezh 2015-12-31 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Plot twist: they're all secret Skywalkers. ALL OF THEM.
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[personal profile] beatrice_otter 2016-01-05 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
I don't want Rey to be a Skywalker, just because it seems so obvious and I can't believe that Leia or Luke would have left a child behind with no one to take care of them. But I've speculated that Finn might be a Skywalker from the beginning. (Luke has a short-lived relationship with a woman who didn't know she was pregnant until after they broke up. She runs afoul of the First Order, the baby gets taken ...)
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[personal profile] staranise 2015-12-31 08:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god, Han. YOU THINK THAT'S USEFUL ADVICE BUT IT ISN'T. After all, Luke and Leia thought they knew how many siblings they had...
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2015-12-31 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
*snerk* This is good advice indeed.
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[personal profile] twistedchick 2015-12-31 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the bit of fanfic. Perfect.
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[personal profile] majoline 2016-01-01 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
*waves* Got a link to your Hamilton meta and am now reading all your recent posts while I'm at someone's with internet. (Gods, I miss having the internet at home.)

But anyway, I wanted to comment and just say YES THIS. I laughed until I choked and then had to explain :D Brilliant!
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[personal profile] sathari 2016-01-01 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)

Also, I am stanning hard for Rey and Finn being related, and for that matter the version where everyone's a Skywalker. YES PLEASE. Skywalker family reunion, hell yeah.
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[personal profile] genarti 2016-01-04 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I love it, and also find this 100% plausible as a scene that happened.