The personal character development of Louis this past year has just….astonished me. From becoming a first time father, to losing his best friend and mother, to confidently pursuing a (currently flourishing) solo career, to building his smart business repertoire, to reinforcing the importance of strong family ties at the most vulnerable of times, to optimistically rebuilding tender friendships he surely misses like the ones he shared with Zayn and Harry. My heart truly couldn’t be any fuller of Louis and who he shows himself to be each and every passing day. Please continue letting him grow as a person; stronger, smarter, and braver. If you care for him, you’d want nothing more than that.
re-reading the X-Wing books, my main takeaway from Solo Command is that someone really needs to make Wedge/Han like… a thing.
After all, you get such gems as the following:
“Well, you’re not the only member of the crew who could benefit from some blissful irresponsibility right now. So I’m going to stage an insurrection and seize control of Mon Remonda.”
Solo gave a curt laugh. “Wedge Antilles, mutineer. That I have to see.”
which follows a long, emotionally charged conversation of Han admitting his insecurities about his and Leia’s relationship,
Rogue One was among the pilots returning. Solo breathed a sigh of relief. He had few enough friends. Win or lose, he didn’t want to lose any more in this engagement.
… Han I can’t believe you care this much? and then there’s this whole scene:
Han Solo and Wedge Antilles sat in the cockpit of the Millennium Falsehood, their feet up on the control boards.
“Stand by, Communications.” Solo shut off the cockpit microphone and gave Wedge an accusing look. “You said, when you overflew her X-wing, that you saw no sign she ejected.”
“That’s right.” Wedge stretched lazily. “There was no automated comm signal indicating an ejection.”
“Commander Square Corners himself, showing a streak of duplicity. Lying by omission. I can’t believe it.”
As they walked down the Falsehood’s loading ramp, Solo threw an arm over Wedge’s shoulders. “Corellian to Corellian, you know what the great thing about being a general is?”
“In lots of circumstances, you can pretty much do whatever you want.” With his free hand, Solo reached over and gave Wedge’s hair a thorough mussing.
Wedge batted his hand away. “Hey, stop it.”
and who can forget the scene in Wedge’s Gamble, in which Wedge attempts to counsel Leia about her relationship with Han:
“That’s his nature, though–he’s chaos incarnate.” Wedge smiled. “Han Solo, you have to love him…”
“… or freeze him in carbonite, I know.” Leia stared wistfully off into the distance. “He’s a good man. Even with his quirks and rough edges, I don’t think I can find better in this galaxy. And I’m not really interesting in looking, either, but there are times when I wonder ‘Why him?’”
“If you ever have doubts, serious doubts, come see me. I can give you a dozen reasons to answer that question.”
in which I know what Wedge means, where he could give Leia a dozen reasons why Han is the right guy for her, but honestly it kind of sounds like Wedge has a dozen reasons why one would be in love with Han Solo, at least six of which apply to him personally.
Someone said recently that Civil War copied bvs, except it only took DC two movies to get that far. Now I’m not one for fandom discourse, but this is blatantly wrong and frankly, very stupid.
Civil War and bvs are completely different movies. They might sound like they have the same premise(super heroes choosing sides and fighting each other), but they’re completely different story lines. With completely different characters.
Second, Civil War was not some kind of goal. We haven’t been sitting around for the last ten years waiting for it to happen. The point of movies is entertainment. It’s not to push through the story faster so we can get through to the end. Civil War was simply the next chapter. Bvs was an introduction to both Batman and Wonder Woman. Wouldn’t make much sense for it to come ten years later after Man of Steel. You’re comparing things that have nothing to do with each other. Why? Because you’re bitter. Why? Because you hate Marvel. Why? None of you seem to know, but I think it’s time for you to just start letting go. It’s okay. It’s okay for movies that you don’t like to exist. It’s okay that Tom Holland and RDJ exist. Actually, it’s great that RDJ exists. So chill. Get over it.
Now that Exodus and Gods of Egypt are total flops, does that mean that Hollywood learns that the audience doesn’t like this stupid as fuck whitewashed epics? That all the big names and big budgets don’t mean anything if they fail to have just the slightest bit of respect to the source material and the persons it depicts?
Nah, but like… that mean female characters getting hate while mean male characters get defended happens for literally everything. Female characters get hate for being “too cutesy” or “too nice” or “too bitchy” or “too slutty” or too this or too that. I’ve literally never seen one female character that wasn’t hated by someone for one of her personality traits.
But with male characters, it’s like:
“too cutesy”: MY SON MY PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD TOO PURE
“too nice”: He’s so sweet?? omg he’s the best
“too bitchy/mean”: He’s just misunderstood!!
“too slutty”: haha jk no one ever calls male characters slutty. When male characters are hypersexual, they’re super hot and there’s 30,000 smut fics written about them.
“too cutesy”: UGH. She’s so annoying? Her voice just grates on my nerves?? She’s childish and stupid.
“too nice”: She never even does anything? And come on, no one is that nice irl. She’s totally useless, and the series could do without her.
“too bitchy/mean”: She’s horrible and toxic and abusive and she must be DESTROYED immediately. I hate her. Even though the male character did a Way Worse Thing, I’m going to hate her twice as much as I hate him.
“too slutty”: Holy shit?? She’s literally only there for fanservice. You could delete her from the story, and it would be the same. She doesn’t matter at all, and I hate her for her hypersexuality. Instead of writing 30,000 smut fics about her, let’s write fics about how she DIES.
Literally the only character archetype I’ve seen where they get the same level of hatred is the “crybaby” archetype, and then it doesn’t matter if the characters are mentally ill. If they shed more than two tears over something the fandom deems as “a stupid reason,” they’re seen as “weak” and thus completely hated. Because mentally ill people are not allowed to exist and no one is allowed to be sad in a way that’s “”””annoying”””” at all ever.
But I’m pretty sure that you could show any fandom two characters who are exactly the same in every way except for their gender and they’d all flock to the male character but it’s ~~~whatever~~~
Summary: Phil is trying desperately hard to find his soulmate, but it’s getting harder with each passing year when he has barely any idea of where or who they may be.
I was cold, I was hungry, and I was still alone. It had been 6 years since I had been split. I shouldn’t complain, this happens to everyone, it’s just, most find their half faster than me.
It has been 6 years since I have been able to eat, able to breathe, stuck in the shadows. I lost them at 16, my body just shut off and then suddenly when I woke up, they weren’t there. They were gone, and I just felt so lost without them.