I have four projects coming up, all gay roles. People ask if I’m concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks, ‘Ellen, you’ve done seven straight roles in a row, shouldn’t you shake it up, do something queer?’ There’s still that double standard. I look at all the things I’ve done in movies, I’ve drugged a guy, tortured someone, become a roller-derby star overnight. But now I’m gay, I can’t play a straight person? OK, cool.
New York Yankees, rookie sensation, Aaron Judge watches one of his 500 foot home runs during the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami on July 10, 2017. Judge would go on to win the derby by defeating Minnesota’s Miguel Sano in the final round.
“Drugged?” Veronica asked. Archie laughed, pointing at the dangerous slant of her eyebrows.
“The water’s been laced,” Jughead told her.
“Laced with what?” Veronica demanded. Betty and Jughead exchanged a glance.
“With…” Betty sighed, “…mushrooms.”
“Magic mushrooms,” Archie elaborated, attempting to match Veronica’s eyebrows with his own.
“Oh no,” Veronica shook her head. “Uh uh. No way did I spend my pubescence playing spectator to the rise and demise of Selena and the Biebs in nightclubs across Manhattan, only to witness my first drug-fueled hallucinogenic meltdown in Riverdale.”
Archie takes a trip, Veronica wears a large hat, and Betty and Jughead go on the case.
Jyn Erso: has never shied away from a little rebellion. What starts as a sparked, casual interest in a couple of roller-skating rogues outside of her small town, (Maul Mothma and Princess Sleia) she ends up joining a derby team behind her father’s back, and has more than just bruises to hide from him. Jyn’s internalized rage finally has its place on the track and makes her feel strong instead of powerless for once. As derby girl Star Bust, she has a real home for seemingly the first time. Her alter ego has a growing cult following, and success is something that’s hard to hide from a secret identity. Also, there’s this ref who will not get off of her case, and from the way he looks at her, she’s starting to think he knows something…
Cassian Andor: is not the most comfortable with his roller derby ref job, especially breaking up the fights between women that are tougher than him. Leia insisted, and she asked him with her skates on, and it’s impossible to say no to her when she’s armed. The League is his own, awkward little home despite his hang-ups. His resentment flares over new coming jammer Star Bust, who he can’t technically foul because she’s never the first one caught throwing elbows; but she’s certainly the last one. The crowd loves it, but it’s been hell on his back. Until one day, he notices the girl he’s been having to haul, thrashing in his arms, off of opposing team’s skaters is Galen Erso’s runaway daughter, smiling at him around a bloody mouthguard.
(Test AU. Let me know how you feel about it. In a few days I’ll be linking up unfinished or drabble-d aus that are going to be options for my next multi chapter and you guys can vote and choose).
Created by Hell Hathfury of the Rage City Roller girls. We have a Mashup “thanks and spanks” game with them on Saturday. It’s like a fan appreciation game and this year it has a Star Wars theme. (I will be skating under the pseudonym “Rogue One.”)
We may have started a derby star wars meme war. She made this and it is glorious.