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Carrie Fisher's last Harrison Ford story isn't romantic, it's tragic

At the time, Fisher is 19, and by her own admission, naïve and agonizingly insecure. So when the crew members briefly stop teasing her (“here’s our little princess without her buns”) and decide to get her drunk, she quickly caves, even though she hates the taste and effects of alcohol. “It makes me stupid, sick, and unconscious really fast,” she admits. “I’ve never actually been drunk—just senseless and inert.” But she wants to fit in. A couple of drinks later, she’s reeling and incoherent, at which point several men surround her and try to hustle her out of the party, “to wherever movie crews take young actresses when they want to establish that the actress belongs to them.”

Then Harrison Ford steps in, in what sounds like a real-life version of a movie scene: “Pardon me,” he tells a crew member who claims Fisher wants to get a little air, “but the lady doesn’t seem to be very aware of what she wants.”

An argument breaks out, and Ford yanks Fisher away from the party and into a car — and starts making out with her. He is married and has two kids. He is 14 years older than her. She is drunk, and he just finished saying she isn’t aware enough to make rational decisions.

And that’s how their affair starts: the affair everyone wrote about with a frisson of pop culture glee when The Princess Diarist came out a few weeks ago. The real-life Princess Leia and Han Solo, at the height of their youthful hotness and iconic movie star familiarity, got it on while shooting Star Wars, then kept it secret for nearly 40 years! What a story!

IN THE COMIX PREVIEW: AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!

This Spring, from the star-studded creative team of Rick Remender (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Uncanny X-Force), Jerome Opeña (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) and Dean White (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) comes an original graphic novel that will take Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to the brink and beyond. Today, Marvel is proud to present your very first look at the cover to AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!

Gorgeously rendered by Opeña & White, this full length original graphic novel marks another stellar offering from Marvel’s all new OGN line, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes brought to life by the best creators in a high-end, oversized format.

“This cover holds a ton of secrets,” says Avengers: Rage of Ultron writer Rick Remender speaking with Marvel.com. “There are Avengers from two different eras, and the story takes place in both of those eras. This is some of Jerome and Dean’s best work and the story promises to be nothing short of Earth shattering for the Avengers.”

“When you release a cutting-edge graphic novel featuring some of the greatest pop-culture icons in the world just in time for their next summer blockbuster, you go big,” says Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor. “That’s why we brought out some of the industry’s top flight talent, Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White for an unforgettable adventure that will redefine Ultron, one of the Avengers’ baddest villains for old and new fans alike.”

Time and again, Ultron has reformed. Each time more powerful and more deadly than the last. Now, with complete control over the central computer core of Saturn’s moon Titan, only the Avengers stand in the way of total annihilation at the hands of Planet Ultron! Home of the Eternals and birthplace of Thanos, Saturn’s moon Titan now bends to Ultron’s will. Only Ultron’s inventor, Hank Pym holds the key to defeating his own creation – but at what cost?

Be there for the rise of Planet Ultron this April for AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN, available digitally and wherever books & comics are sold!

AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN

  • Written by RICK REMENDER
  • Art & Cover by JEROME OPEÑA & DEAN WHITE
  • On Sale April 2015!

anonymous asked:

friendly reminder that bilbo was the one who saved the dwarves and bard the one who killed the dragon all thorin did was get himself and his family killed :) dwarves didnt do anything good in the hobbit read the book again dwarf stans (✿◕ ‿ ◕)

Friendly reminder that Gandalf needed the Dwarves to go get their mountain back, not because he felt compassion for them (which, you know, is his thing), but because he didn’t want Smaug to maybe get up and start destroying more than one of the last homelands of a people that’s been kicked around for way too long

friendly reminder that Bard didn’t give two shits about the Dwarves when he killed the dragon. Also, how was Thorin supposed to kill a thing that left the mountain in an unknown direction? Friendly reminder that Bard and co ran to essentially be grave robbers, and take gold that belongs to Dwarves and families who are still alive. And that they wouldn’t have shared, they avoided the question when Thorin asked. 

You know, three out of thirteen is actually good odds, considering that the King/Leader would usually run to where the battle is thickest. 

Friendly reminder that the War of the Ring would have gone to shit if Erebor wasn’t held by Dwarves, who actually refused the fucking ring wraiths and Sauron offering and threatening them, and that Frodo and Bilbo would have been found if Dáin had decided to share information with that dude offering stuff. Which only happened because Thorin and co went to do the thing.

you know what, fuck of Anon, either you’re a sentient spot of cat piss who keeps coming back here to poke someone cause you have no other source of entertainment in your piss life, or you’re a follower, in which case you should know that these asks only make me love and defend Dwarves even more. If you’re a follower, you may raise your eyes to my icon, and if you hover over it, a window will pop out, and you’re see a pretty symbol with the word ‘unfollow’ in it. See how easy it is? you don’t even have to go to my blog dearest fucknut