Category: carrie fisher

aggressivetapdancing: Blessing your day/night…

aggressivetapdancing:

Blessing your day/night/whatever with Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher’s dog, Gary 🙂

myspacepilotpoe: Best line in the movie It w…

myspacepilotpoe:

Best line in the movie

It was, and it was over in seconds!

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uomo-accattivante:

“Star Wars is not a math problem that can definitely be solved. It’s art, and art changes and evolves over time.” 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a major victory to the ability of storytellers to tell the stories they want to tell. Fans should absolutely have the right to love or hate those stories, but their sense of ownership is false. Fans need to learn to walk away, or that they can love some parts of the franchise and not others.”

Well said! 👍🏼

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The release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi caused a great imbalance in Star Wars fandom. In fact, some fans are so disappointed in the film that they are calling for it to be stricken from canon.

“Canon” is a particularly appropriate term here. Star Wars fandom has reached the point where many fans treat the movies like sacred texts. They study them like disciples of numerology, seeing patterns everywhere. They shave off rough edges to force the story into the mold of the hero’s journey or ring theory.

In the time between the release of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Star Wars made the next step: prophecy. Fans started to believe that they could use the patterns they observed in the past to predict what was to come. They examined the apocryphal expanded universe of old for hints. They even broke down extratextual materials, like posters and standees, searching for signs.

Is it any wonder then so many have recoiled at Rian Johnson’s message, which asserts that there are no patterns? There is no prophecy. Star Wars is not a math problem that can be definitively solved. It’s art, and art changes and evolves over time.

The best example of this is the gray Jedi theories and the first time Luke sees Rey use the Force. The concept of a gray Jedi comes from the old EU. As pertains to Luke Skywalker, it mixed into the plot of the Dark Empiregraphic novels. Luke would pursue true balance in the Force by mastering the light side and the dark side.

That this theory became so pervasive shows how fans have bought into Lucasfilm marketing. The light side/dark side gimmick is big for selling toys. But the Force doesn’t work like a video game morality meter, not even the one in Knights of the Old Republic.

Fans too often conflate light side and dark side with good and evil. Nobody talks about the light side of the Force in the original trilogy. There is no balancing light side and dark side. The “light side” is the balance. The dark side is the imbalance. You can’t be “too light side” any more than you can be “too perfectly balanced.”

This is the idea Luke tries to knock out of Rey’s mind during training. She reaches out to the Force and expects to wield great power. Luke shows her otherwise. He reminds Rey – and fans – that being a Jedi isn’t the same as being a superhero. It’s about balance, not fulfilling a power fantasy.

But too many of ideas like this have been codified in the unofficial catechism of Star Wars fandom. Fans feel personally affronted by Johnson cutting through these assumptions because a lot of time and energy has been investing into building them. Consider the reaction to The Last Jedi compared to the reaction to The Force Awakens. Sure, some fans felt The Force Awakens was almost too familiar, but no one called for it to be removed from canon because, despite its flaws, at least it wasn’t blaspheming against the established Star Wars orthodoxy.

By tearing down the established doctrine, Johnson has opened up Star Wars to be something more than a science fantasy formula with each new director filling in the pre-established blanks. Creators are now more free to preach their personal Star Wars. There is no more “what Star Wars is,” only “what Star Wars is right now.”

Fans may be uncomfortable with this, but it’s a good thing. The ability to adapt and change and provide a variety of perspectives, interpretations, and points of view, to tell many different kinds of stories, is the sign of a healthy franchise. Consider some of the other pop culture franchises that have been around for decades and how much they’ve changed over the years.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a major victory to the ability of storytellers to tell the stories they want to tell. Fans should absolutely have the right to love or hate those stories, but their sense of ownership is false. Fans need to learn to walk away, or that they can love some parts of a franchise and not others. It’s okay to like some entries in a long-running series and not others. You’d think the prequel trilogy would have taught Star Wars fans that by now.

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losethehours:

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Someone: Poe immediately disliking Holdo is a metaphor for sexist men not liking women in power.

Me : Poe immediately disliking Holdo is a metaphor for people of color not trusting/liking privileged white women in power who think they can bend rules to their liking just bcs they are white women. 

Or it could be that she is a ranking Admiral.

It’s was clear, he didn’t even know until he saw her that Admiral Holdo was female. He had a great relationship with Leia, open and maternal, her face when he disobeyed her order said everything. He just needed a plan, Holdo wanted to play him, the idea, the secrecy was a device to get him to step up.

It was Leia’s plan that Poe would step up and try something different. As an unconscious Poe was stretchered past Leia and Holdo they knew what he would do.

Later Poe stops Finn from helping Luke. Realising it’s an opportunity to escape and save what’s left of the resistance. Leia likes this and tells him to lead on, when they find a way out.

Leia’s plan worked. It’s a bit convoluted though. It was like they created a character and didn’t know exactly what to do with him. I loved Rose but it could have been Finn and Poe going to that casino. Or all three of them. No need for the Benicio Del Toro just put Maz on the casino island and she could be the locksmith!

I loved TLJ but it could have been so much better if they knew what to do with Poe Dameron.

They adored each other so much. It was wonderf…

They adored each other so much. It was wonderful thing to watch. Not weeping at all😭😢

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uomo-accattivante:

oscarfans75:

Hey, it’s s75! Tumblr won’t let me have my old username back! So I’m really embarrassed, and you guys probably think I’m completely nuts. I completely jumped the gun on deleting my blog, and decided to come back, if you all will have me. I’m still making changes to my life, but I missed my fellow Oscar fans too much. Can I come back to the gang?

@poealsobucky @losethehours @prettyvulture @uomo-accattivante @coolfayebunny

@oscarfans75 Of course, you’re welcome back! I missed you and was wondering where you went… 😂

Fantastic we wondered where you had gone, lovely to have you back! Really great @poealsobucky messaged me a week ago asking if I knew where you were.

juststarwarslaserbrain: Breaking my heart see…

juststarwarslaserbrain:

Breaking my heart seeing again Oscar Isaac’s post about Carrie Fisher last year.

*sobbing*

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skywalkers-daughter:

Ways to make Carrie Fisher proud in 2018:

– Take no shit

– Wear glitter (or whatever makes you happy)

– Take your meds

– Eat that extra sweet

– Make time to do what makes you happy

– Stop apologizing for being you. You are so wonderful, beautiful, and valuable. Realize that.

Let’s make this the year of Carrie ❤️

forcewakens: Oscar Isaac kissing and hugging …

forcewakens:

Oscar Isaac kissing and hugging Carrie Fisher, because you can’t have this on your dash enough times… 

Damn true statement there!

elizabeths-banks: “No matter how I go, I want…

elizabeths-banks:

“No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

Seriously that’s my high school uniform! That pink and white shirt is a horrible memory for me who went from flat chested to the opposite in first year of high school! Ouch

Though Queen Carrie does lookso beautiful in this picture. 😢