i don’t know if it’s an unpopular opinion, but as someone who spends her entire life being wholeheartedly enthusiastic about stuff, i want to talk about how i feel!
so, i guess i always understood the importance and significance of franchises such as star wars and ghostbusters, but i never really felt the intimate connection to them as i did with, say, harry potter. harry potter was my entire world, and still stays with me as a really formative work in my life! nothing could really ever compare.
but!! i have never, ever left movie theatres as satisfied and optimistic and just downright excited about my place as a fan and the future of fan-favorite franchises as i have when seeing films like star wars: the force awakens and the new ghostbusters. because finally, in fandoms and fan culture for these series, which are largely founded on films and media full of characters who look and act and feel nothing like me, i felt like i actually belonged. i wondered periodically if this is how members of the “target demographic” felt when they watched the original films for the first time! i felt like i wasn’t a punchline, or a footnote, or an object, or worse, invisible.
i felt like i was important! like these films cared about me. and it might be their contemporaneity, or their casting choices, or clever marketing, or maybe just me, but… that matters. as a fan, i want to feel like the media i love loves me back. and with sw:tfa and especially ghostbusters, now i feel the love where i never felt it before. i am thrilled to see little girls dressed like rey and captain phasma, or erin, abby, jillian, and patty! nothing matters more than being able to shape an entire generation’s positive self-image by building complex characters and role models that last a lifetime.
so, uh…… go see ghostbusters!!! feel the excitement, feel the magic! feel the love!!!!
(and by love, i also mean massive crushes on every ghostbuster. but maybe that’s just me 😉)
“…Princess Snow and the seven Jawas…” 🌌
Hello guys hope you’re having a great last day of @comic_con! Well I just finished a photoshoot as Snow Leia. And I had so much fun making this dress, belt & sleeves! I also styled my own hair with some Snow White elements! I absolutely cannot wait to show you the final portraits! Seriously I felt like I was hanging out with the ewokes on endore!…💕
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