Jyn Erso Appreciation
Since my brain is mush today and I didn’t want to do any work, I decided to distract myself thinking about my favourite rebel.
One of the biggest reasons I love Jyn, and find her so relatable, is her quietness - not just in her speech, but in her actions and body language. Nothing makes me click the back button on a fic faster than Jyn being written as a cocky loudmouth full of one-liners, who starts fights.
I know as a straight(ish), white woman I should probably have found dozens of fictional characters I can relate to, right? Nope. Because they’ve always been full of words, and too easy around others (even the awful faux-nerd, unpopular high school girls). Jyn is the first character I’ve recognised some of my own traits in, and thought maybe they’re acceptable traits to have. It’s rare for quietness to be positively portrayed, as it’s usually associated with being weak or boring.
(Below the cut because there are many words and gifs)