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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)

Happy 38th Birthday, Danai Gurira! (February 14, 1978)

I like this place, boss.

I kind of wish I didn’t see the title, because that’s a fun twist. And it was really cool to see all the little things too, like the broken arrows, and the portals, and etc. A little more tamed since I last drew her I guess.

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 surrounds not 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]

(970):

I just ordered $70 worth of pizza and I’m not even ashamed. Happy Valentine’s Day to me.

you make me happy by your existence
knowing you’re here appease me
your heart is gold
you deserve the world
I wish we can stay together
forever

“I LOVE YOU”


HAPPY VALENTINE!!