Fandom: Rey HAS to be a Skywalker!! It’s the only thing that makes sense!!
JJ Abrams: I’m not someone who quite understands the science of the Force. To me Star Wars was never about science fiction — it was a spiritual story. And it was more of a fairytale in that regard. For me when I heard Obi-Wan say that the Force surrounds us and binds us all together, there was no judgement about who you were. This was something that we could all access. Being strong with the force didn’t mean something scientific, it meant something spiritual. It meant someone who could believe, someone who could reach down to the depths of your feelings and follow this primal energy that was flowing through all of us. I mean, that’s what was said in that first film!
And there I am sitting in the theatre at almost 11 years old and that was a powerful notion. And I think this is what your point was, we would like to believe that when shit gets serious, that you could harness that Force I was told surroundsnot just some of us but every living thing. And so, I really feel like the assumption that any character needs to have inherited a certain number of midi-chlorians or needs to be part of a bloodline, it’s not that I don’t believe that as part of the canon, I’m just saying that at 11 years old, that wasn’t where my heart was. And so I respect and adhere to the canon but I also say that the Force has always seemed to me to be more inclusive and stronger than that. [x]
I was born on February 14th, 1978. My father named me Danai, in commemoration of my birth on the day of love and romance; Danai, in my parent’s native tongue, Shona, means to be in love or to love one another. I always embraced this day of teddy bears and excessive red roses as my day. But I have finally figured out a more purposeful meaning of Valentine’s day. This year, and every year to come, I am seeking to reclaim Valentine’s Day, to make it about loving our girls. (x)
Bo loves that dog, and he’s in every routine for sure. Gus will definitely be sleeping with him because he’s very superstitious. “Every time you look at him, you just smile. It’s nice.” -Bo Horvat’s pre-game nap with his buddy Gus.
Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you there. All 2k+ of you. My name is Mod Sebastian, and I’m here to give you all a very, very happy Valentine’s Day greeting.
As you know, Valentine’s is very special and important to many people. You may spend the day with a cherished love one, a potential suitor, at a party, hooking up; maybe you’ve pawned the kids off on their grandparents so you and the wife can have a wild, beautiful night of passion or whatever it is people with kids do.
But this isn’t about any of that. No, no, tonight it is about you and that very, truly special someone:
Or, not me. Maybe it’s Merrill. Or Isabela. Statistically speaking, it’s either Fenris or Anders. Perhaps you’re enjoying a night in curled up by the fire with Cassandra Pentaghast, or snuggled deeply under your blankets sobbing over videos of Dorian Pavus looking at you longingly after your fifteenth trip upstairs just to kiss his beautiful beautiful face.
Maybe you’re at the tavern after sealing the rifts, waiting for that fated visit from scout Harding. She did, after all, promise ‘after the breach was sealed’.How was that ‘wood carving’ session with Blackwall? I bet it was educational. Or you’re holding hands with Cullen, or you’re lounging sensually across Josephine’s desk. Did you know Sera baked you those cookies? She did. Enjoy them. Taste the love. And the garlic. But mostly the love.
Are you in camp with Alistair? Has Zevran given you his little earring? What a lovely trinket.
Whatever it is you’re doing, you’re doing it well. Probably post game, hitting the scene over and over again, or taking your lover to your favorite area in game; mostly, it’s just you and them, standing around, looking at the beautiful sunset and sighing wistfully as you remember the beautiful, well written adorable romance the writers tenderly crafted for you.
Unless you’re exclusively a Solavellan fan, in which case you’re sobbing into your fourth glass of pink champagne as trace the outline of Solas’ thighs on your screen.
Whatever it is you’re doing, we here at YFIPDragonAge want you to know: we’re probably doing exactly the same thing, and we love you.