i love you and all but nothing will ever be as cool and awesome as a lightsaber

A really frustrating thing about reylos?

They’re not star wars fans.

Ok I’m sure some are. But overall? Eh, I don’t think so. 

The thing about reylo shippers is it’s almost comical how little fucks they give about anything else in the sw universe other than reylo. How often do you see a reylo shipper getting excited about an Ahsoka movie, or writing meta about R2D2, or being part of the Lando Calrissian Defense Squad? 

More often than not, when I see a blog from somebody who ships reylo (not necessarily a reylo sideblog!) reylo is pretty much the only sw thing they post about. They don’t care about Luke Skywalker. They don’t care about Finn. (They don’t actually even care about Rey, if we’re being honest). All they care about is their nasty ship and their weird, convoluted theories of how it will become canonical. The only time I really see reylo shippers talking about other parts of the sw universe is when they’re pulling out random elements from the OT, or prequels, or legends verse as “evidence” that “proves” reylo.

It’s so weird how this happened too, because it’s like this huge group of people who claim to be star wars fans, but all you ever see them talk about is one relationship between two characters in a single movie. And I would be willing to bet a lot of money that a large number of reylos didn’t consider themselves sw fans before TFA came out. Which, by itself, is not a problem! There’s nothing wrong with being a new star wars fan! That was a great thing that came from TFA, it revitalized the sw fandom and brought a lot of new, younger people into the fold and kickstarted a lot of people’s love for star wars! That’s awesome! But what isn’t cool is these people who are actively attempting to hijack an entire fandom, and a fandom culture which is FORTY YEARS OLD, and make the entire thing about a crappy ship between two characters who have only appeared in one movie in a vast fictional universe. It’s honestly so disrespectful to people who genuinely LOVE Star Wars and have loved it their entire life, who have swung around lightsabers since childhood and seen Leia as a role model and wanted to fly x-wings and gotten emotional over the droids. THAT’S the sort of thing Star Wars is about. There are so many iconic characters and elements of the Star Wars universe that reylos totally sideline constantly and don’t seem to care about whatsoever. It’s ridiculous that Star Wars has a rich fandom history spanning forty years, and that one group of obnoxious people with nasty kinks go all emo for a ridiculous pairing after seeing one movie and then decide that everything in the sw universe is related to them. 

The Star Wars universe and sw fandom is so much bigger than reylo. Reylo is just a tiny speck of a bad ship in a vast universe of Star Wars content. And yet the discussions on tumblr and the tags for characters and upcoming movies are all overflowing with a ridiculously high amount of reylo content compared to anything else. It’s so annoying and frustrating that anyone in any part of the Star Wars fandom inevitably has to come across a boatload of reylo content on a daily basis. And newsflash: people who ACTUALLY love Star Wars care about more than just a single pairing between two characters who are NEVER going to canonically get together. 

so @reylos, your fake is showing. 

Aaaand Hux, my other favorite Star Wars character, recently. 

I have a severe case of I-really-didn’t-want-to-like-him-but-he-grew-on-me-like-an-evil-ginger-space-fungus. 

There’s a whole thing below the cut I where I talk about how I learned to Stop Worrying And Love TFA and why Hux is such an unexpected character favorite for me but TL;DR. I just wanted to write it out for my own catharsis :) 

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