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Fandom Hangover Time

Bleary-eyed and with my mouth dry as cotton, we're off to a typical morning-after start, but let's see how RS is doing now that the sun is out.


My immediate reaction is that at my core I'm still pretty much like "MY SOUL IS DEAD" (does anyone know where I can find a gifset of the Glee club melting down in Community 3x10? I want to caption it "an accurate representation of my response to the new Star Wars"). The sun has not sufficiently chased that feeling away. I also keep feeling a little guilty about my Rey comments, albeit not enough to actually take them down since I did in fact almost immediately run across a Tumblr post whose sole reaction to the film was what I was afraid of: "yeah, that was kind of shocking/unexpected, but still, how awesome is it that we have a young female protagonist at the center of these films??"

But, last night I also found out that George Lucas didn't write it, so that immediately makes me feel like it's not particularly real, canon-wise. I'm going to call it the Gas Leak Movie and, although I still won't see any more of them, wash my hands of the mess, try to salvage my good memories of the pained-eyed "our son" talk and looks and put them in a context where their reaction to that whole weird plot twist was to throw themselves into their work, but still come home at night (or after each "business trip," in Solo's case) and seek comfort in each other while mostly just not talking about it. You know, Original Mulder and Scully style. Those good faces were almost worth the ridiculous notion of the Dark Ben plot in the first place.

My plan for today is to finish work, exhaust myself walking, and then run around adventuring at antique stores until I run out of daylight.

10:16 AM edit: I hope, anyway. It's a bad sign that I've been online for 90 minutes doing absolutely nothing so far except more stress eating. OK, LeechBlock on NOW, and replacing food with water.

2:45 PM edit: I took off Leech Block so my day has ended up pretty much how I expected, dawdling through work until 1:30 and now watching the day (which has been devoid of sun since noon and gone overcast again) drain away while I reblog rageful text posts on Tumblr.

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dollsome
Dec. 19th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, hello on the day after, old friend! I don't want to say that I woke up this morning and the first thing I thought as I staggered into consciousness was, "OH NO, POOR HAN/LEIA", but the sorry facts remain -- that is totally what happened!

I don't know if this goes in the Help category or the Making It All Worse category, but I did read a very lovely fic about Han/Leia as expectant parents which at least took me back to the good ol' days of When They Were Happy. I find myself consoled by the idea that they were surely happy for a pretty long time before their kid decided to grow up and be The Worst. Like, Adam Driver is 32, and surely you can't morph into Full Sith Mode before, say, age 20! (Although I'm guessing the teen years were probably terrible.) So I'm just going to console myself with the thought that they must have been together for a good 20 years before everything went the way of Being The Worst.

However: what my soul needs now is some sort of movie that bridges the gap between where we left off in ROTJ and where we picked up in TFA, and yet How can there be because it would have needed to be made in like the early '90s!

So now I am having fun pondering what modern movie stars you could cast as Reboot Leia & Han, and here is the conviction I very quickly reached: Anna Kendrick, who does not bear a super strong physical resemblance to Carrie Fisher but who has those dark sharp eyes and that beautiful gift of relentless deadpan sarcasm, and Chris Pratt, whose surprising Golden Adonis Beauty in Blockbuster Adventure Films and hilarious snarky dorkiness just makes me feel like if you're ever going to recast an iconic Harrison Ford role, you should do it with him.

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME, UNIVERSE??? MAKE ME THE HAN/LEIA UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY ROMCOM STARRING ANNA KENDRICK AND CHRIS PRATT BECAUSE WHAT THE HELL WHY NOT, AND LEAVE OUT ANY AND ALL FORESHADOWING OF ENCROACHING TOTAL DEVASTATION.

And now I will apologize for leaving you this, the silliest of rambly comments, and be on my way. :)
rainbowstevie
Dec. 20th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, that is so in the Helps category. I wish it was 15x longer, but I so rarely see missing-scene fic these days that I'm going to read it 15 times instead. I like your way of thinking about the good years. (other things that helped: rereading your post, which just so perfectly nails the right tone while matching Mindy Kaling-quality comedic timing)

...and now I'm even happier due to thoughts about your hypothetical movie fancasting and brief synopsis, with which I wholeheartedly concur.
peterchayward
Dec. 19th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
What's your Tumblr account? I couldn't find it listed anywhere obvious
rainbowstevie
Dec. 20th, 2015 01:06 am (UTC)
It's Televinita. Although by "reblog rageful posts" I should admit it's more like "ragefully reblog normal posts" and I stopped at 2 + 2 of my own rage posts.
peterchayward
Dec. 20th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Cheers!
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