light v. dark

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ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴋɪᴍ ᴛᴀᴇʜʏᴜɴɢ — 19951230
A man who is Talented, Attractive, Enthusiastic, Handsome, Youthful, Unique, Natural & Gentle deserves nothing but the best. Happy birthday Taetae ♡ I hope that you’ll never have to change because you’re beautiful just the way you are. And if your flame threatens to extinguish, we’ll be there to fight the darkness away. 

For someone who’s not a reylo, I spend an exorbitant amount of time thinking about it.

I guess because I really like reading all the theories and meta, they’re very thought-provoking and the authors have put a lot of time and consideration into writing them. 

Star Wars draws from myths, fairy tales, and symbolism, and that’s why I like it so much, there are many layers to it. The story is basic on the surface, Good v Evil, Light v Darkness, but, like Luke says, “It’s so much bigger.” 

Lucas said that Star Wars was for kids, but it’s something truly amazing that can appeal to kids, teens, and adults alike. It’s because of these layers and richness of the world created. 

Quite often I’ll read a reylo theory that is just amazing, that takes a different approach to how the story could go. Many times, presenting ideas, comparisons, and symbolism that I would have never thought of on my own.

Honestly, I think that the reylo discussions have enriched my appreciation and enjoyment of Star Wars even more. 

So, I just wanted to say thank you.

Also props to Andrew Buchan for his portrayal of Mark. In that church scene it really looked like the only two options left for him were to kill Joe Miller or kill himself - he played him so broken, and so full of rage, it was almost primal. Also I really liked the contrast between how Mark and Beth responded to their suffering. Beth chose to find meaning in it, and help others; she found the light, but Mark is hung up on anger and revenge. He’s trapped in the dark and it’s consuming him. This theme of light v. dark and the rising sun also finds expression in how the church scene was composed. The camera framed Mark and Paul against the west window, away from the chancel and east window. The congregation faces east, towards God in heaven and the rising sun when they worship, but all we saw of the church was the west window and some of the south entrance - towards darkness and the setting sun. It would’ve been so easy to turn the camera around and get that gorgeous view of the light in the east window, but no, we’re forced to look west, into the dark and away from God.