my star wars is showing

Relationships for writers

I’ve been doing more writing recently (cough fanfiction cough) and noticed the romantic relationships I was writing fell into categories based on their foundation. And because I’m ~that~ type of person I made up little guides for each of these categories. Thought other writers might find it helpful too…

Feel free to add on!

Built on: chemistry

Upside:

Strong start

Pitfall:

Sex is not a replacement for talking

You might hear this couple say:

“It was love at first sight”

Examples:

Ariel and Eric (the little mermaid)

Red and Kitty (that 70s show)

Tony and Maria (west side story)


Built on: Friendship

Upside:

Common interests outlast infatuation

Pitfall:

Differences in life goals or living styles

You might hear this couple say:

“I’m so lucky to be in love with my best friend”

Examples:

Monica and Chandler (F.r.i.e.n.d.s) 

Carl and Ellie (Up)

Aang and Katara (Avatar the last airbender) 


Built on: loyalty

Upside:

face everything as a team

Pitfall:

Is it love or adrenaline

You might hear this couple say:

“I trust them with my life”

Examples:

Han and Leia (star wars)

Katniss and Peeta (the hunger games) 

Mulan and Shang (Mulan)

9

He is respected throughout the Jedi Order for his insight as well as his warrior skill. He has become the hero of the next generation of Padawans; he is the Jedi their Masters hold up as a model. He is the being that the Council assigns to their most important missions. He is modest, centered, and always kind. He is the ultimate Jedi.

- Matthew Stover, Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith

4

I love Diego. Diego is very funny. He’s a very cool guy, quite a smartass, and I really appreciate smartasses. He used to make fun of me for the stupid backpack I wore. There were a few situations where I couldn’t [wear the stilts]. [When] I was on a cliffside or running in water and stuff like that, I had to wear this backpack with a telescoping head that came off the top, and it was really stupid looking. And the first time I wore it, it was like the first day we shot in Jordan. And he said [Puts on Diego Luna accent.], “Something terrible has happened. Ever since you put on that backpack, you have depressed the entire crew. It’s very sad.” He just went on about, “Please, for God’s sake, please take it off. For the love of God.” Anytime I put it on, “Everyone respected you just one moment ago. But now, it is evaporated.”

8

make me choose meme @astrailhads​ asked stranger things or star wars
“ it’s crazy, but i really liked it. i mean, i had a few issues. i just felt it was a little derivative in parts. i just wish it had a little more originality, that’s all. ” 

8

star wars + moments where “across the stars” is used

“their love is complicated - pure yet forbidden, personal but with profound ramifications for an entire galaxy. somehow, john [williams] has managed to convey all of that complexity in a simple, hauntingly beautiful theme.” ― george lucas

5

“It’s only that–well, I’ve been a bit worried about him. I was hoping he may have talked to you.”

“Why would he talk to me about–” She favored him with her best friendly-but-skeptical smile. “–Jedi business?”

“Senator–Padme. Please.” He gazed into her eyes with nothing on his face but compassion and fatigued anxiety.

“I am not blind, Padme. Though I have tried to be, for Anakin’s sake. And for yours.”

“What do you mean?”

“Neither of you is very good at hiding feelings, either.”

“Obi-Wan–”

“Anakin has loved you since the day you met, in that horrible junk shop on Tatooine. He’s never tried to hide it, though we do not speak of it. We… pretend that I don’t know. And I was happy to because it made him happy. You made him happy when nothing else truly could.” He sighed, his brows drawing together. “And you, Padme, skilled as you are on the Senate floor, cannot hide the light that comes to your eyes when anyone so much as mentions his name.”

- REVENGE OF THE SITH: Star Wars, Episode III by Matthew Stover