i know this movie is pretty much a fairy tale

anonymous asked:

Maz didnt tell her that her family wasn't coming back. She said who she was waiting for wasnt but someone still could. That leaves the door wide open. We don't even know who it was she was calling to. Her mom, her dad, an aunt or uncle, both her parents. TFA tells us nothing.

TFA was a total waste of time, I agree. We learned zero things in terms of the plot, story, characters, background, etc.

Honestly, they shouldn’t have even made TFA. We should have just started fresh from TLJ instead - what a major waste of time.

That conversation with Maz was pretty pointless, too. I totally agree. It’s not as if the “Oracle” character within the framework of fairy tales is a commonly used trope to provide vital information to inform the hero’s arc and understanding.

On a serious note - and not to be TOO much of a smart ass, I actually think the movie answers our question rather directly

Earlier in the movie - when Rey first meets BB-8 - what does she say again?

“I know all about waiting. For my family. They’ll be back. One day.”

Riiiiiight… And what does Maz say again?

“You already know the truth…Whomever you’re waiting for on Jakku, they’re never coming back.”

I dunno, that seems like a pretty solid answer to me… ? Rey directly tells us right at the beginning of the film who she is waiting for: her family. Maz tells us directly that “whomever she is waiting for” (which Rey answered before is her family) are not coming back

Also, here’s a series of tweets from Pablo that I think are quite helpful.

Anyway, if you’re implying that Rey could be a Skywalker/Solo, I just don’t think it makes sense - story wise - for the people she is “waiting for” to be right within her grasp (like literally upstairs) - and to have been there the whole time, having said nothing to her.

A whole Force-sensitive family, saying nothing about her relation to them - all the while likely sensing her loneliness - is extremely silly and quite the stretch. Kylo Ren literally went digging around in her mind… and came out the other side just saying to Snoke, “She’s strong with the Force!” He didn’t go, “Oh shit man, I just found my cousin!”

Also, for Rey’s character development at this point, that solution is a bit anti-climactic and uninteresting. How would it help her character development if she has found the solution to her problem halfway through her story?

Her desire is to seek belonging. That can’t be resolved until the end of the story - that’s just how storytelling works. The central conflict for the hero is… central. To the WHOLE story.

And, as Maz says to Rey,

“The belonging you seek is not behind you - it is ahead.”

I think this - going back to the whole “family” thing - means that Rey will not find belonging in her heritage, her past. But rather, she will find her belonging through the friends she has made/will make, and through connecting with the Force.

Interestingly, immediately after Rey hears these words about “belonging,” the VERY next character she runs into is… Kylo Ren - another character who desperately seeks belonging.

I wonder if that’s a coincidence or…..?

couturegirl20  asked:

Hello my dear! I don't know about you but when Jon said "my father always said, the man who passed the sentence should swing the sword" made me remember of Janos Slynt. And I REALLY want Sansa to know that Jon beheaded Slynt and after seeing that awful poop montage I have hope that we might see it, but then again, Jon may go to Dragonstone and Sansa will never know. Do you think there could be a possibility? Or nah?

Hey doll!

I am not entirely sure honestly. (Yes I realize it is annoying af that I took so long to answer you and then gave you a non answer lol. I am SO SORRY! I am The Worst.)

If it does happen in the show I will be OVER THE MOON! But idk if it would have the same significance that it does in the books tbh? Part of what makes the Janos Slynt connection so cool in the books, at least for me, is the juxtaposition of the two quotes from Sansa and Jon’s respective POVs:

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The Fiction Trend: Fairy Tale Retellings

I know I mention fiction trends a lot, but rarely actually go into detail… Well, I’m sure you’ve all noticed fairy tale retellings are popular. It’s not exactly new news in fiction, but then again, not much is. Fiction is slow to adopt trends and just as slow to end them - agents might not want to see any books about vampires or werewolves anymore, but there are still awesome werewolf books being published (I just read one that I absolutely loved! When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord - published April 2015.)  

Fairy tale retellings are absolutely everywhere in today’s YA and are typically easy to pick out on the shelf - between the cover and the title, they aren’t trying to fool anyone. While there are plenty of those out there and many I’m sure are amazing, if you plan on reading anything in this vein, start with the fairy tale retelling queen, Angela Carter and her most notable collection The Bloody Chamber. Though it’s not super recent (published back in ‘79!), it’s without a doubt the “need-to-read” fairy tale retelling text. Though I warn, Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is not for the faint of heart. These fairy tales echo back to their original texts - not the Disney edits. 

And for fans of The Bloody Chamber, I also recommend the collection My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, from contemporary darlings such as Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kelly Link (and lots more). 

When it comes to using this trend in your own work, I have just a few little suggestions that might help: 

  1. Know the story. This might seem obvious, but hear me out. Say you want to do a retelling of Cinderella - you know all about Cinderella, you’ve watched the movie over a hundred times. Sure you know the plot, but Cinderella is a hugely popular story and the fairy tale it was based on has many many many variations. Sure there are a few recognizable plot points, but if you’re going to retell it, I strongly recommend doing a bit of research. Fairy tales are highly interpretive and often involve a lot of poetic justice. There might be something in a less popularized version of the story that goes perfectly with your vision for the retelling. 
  2. Read up on the other retellings. If you’re writing a novel on werewolves, you pretty much should read up on most of the other werewolf books already out there. When it comes to fairy tale retellings, it’s the same, but all the more important. If you’re all using the same plot, how is your story going to be different? 
  3. Don’t be afraid for it to get a little bit weird. Fairy tales are weird. If you don’t think so, just google search Baba Yaga. If this is your biggest concern, I’ve got a few tips on how to hold your novel in high-regard and avoid wimping out on daring ideas. 
Why I love Disney's Frozen

I’ve seen so many posts in which people explained why like Frozen, but here’s my reasons: (SPOILERS)

It’s not because of the ‘power of sisters’; Lilo and Nani taught me about that..

It’s not because Anna wasn’t clearly saved by a man; Merida taught me I can save myself

Honestly, I love the outfits. Let’s face it; nothing beats Elsa’s dress. And I love Elsa’s hair and Anna’s quirkiness, and Kristoff is perfect. But the real reason I love it, is Hans. 

t first, I was suspicious; I mean he just showed up and was so…flawless.. But after his and Anna’s high-school-musical-esque duet, I was aboard their ship, and I do believe most of the cinema was also (both times i watched it. But he is the most realistic villain from any Disney movie I remember

Look at that poster ^ he’s charming, handsome, even has his own horse (Maximus anyone?)

In pretty much every other Disney film, the villain has been clear. Just looking at their outfit, hearing their songs, or seeing them in a scene is enough to know that they’re evil.

But Hans had pretty much everyone fooled, and that is something too many of us are familiar with. As Taylor Swift once said,

“In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 

And I think that quote is just perfect for this movie. I know all too well what it’s like to believe someone is your knight in your shining armour, and how crushing it is when you’re proved wrong, and I think seeing a princess, especially one as relatable and likable as Anna, going through the same thing just struck something inside me and made me love this movie even more than I did upon seeing Elsa’s dress.