In Search of the Happiness Max
thedandyunderworld:

Probably one of the best costumes from the con that I’ve seen.

thedandyunderworld:

Probably one of the best costumes from the con that I’ve seen.

rivertamed:

Female character meme: A female character in a movie - Princess Leia Organa(Star Wars)

Love her.

The Princess is everything Luke wants to be. She is socially conscious, whereas he is thrown into things; intellectually, she is a strong leader, and he is just a kid.

- George Lucas

People often talk about how Han influenced Luke, but we should also look at how Leia influenced Luke.

(via apolla-savre)

I’ve always really liked this idea—that they’re the exact same age, but their different lives have given them very different levels of maturity, and Luke is envious, but fascinated, and idolizes her a bit.

(via another-skywalker)

It’s kind of weird to think of Han as being a big influence compared to Leia.  I mean, yes, they were close.  But it’s made reasonably obvious that close male friends aren’t something Luke’s ever lacked.  If anything, I’d say they’re mutually influential.  Han’s experience and training help temper Luke’s youth and inexperience, and his cynicism demands that Luke account for his own faith. Luke, in turn, cracks Han’s shell with hope and faith, and his earnest belief that Han can be better than what he’s let himself become won’t let him crawl back into the hole he’s dug for himself.

But Leia?

I mean, come on.  Luke’s got these vague intentions to run away and do…something.  He’s dissatisfied with his home life, he’s dissatisfied with the future he sees for himself, and he resents, in an equally vague way, the expectations of his family.  He thinks of joining the rebellion because he’s romanticized it.   He thinks of going to the academy because it’s anywhere but where he’s at.  All of his ambitions amount to this sort of nebulous, Anything But What I Have aspiration.  He goes running after Kenobi on the strength of a shitty, recorded hologram because it seems exciting.  He has no real idea about what this sort of mission would entail, or cost, or achieve.  It’s an Adventure, and he’s bored.

Then he meets Leia, and she’s literally everything he ever had some mindless daydream about being.  Only instead of being a cardboard cut-out hero in some story he’s using to distract himself from a shitty frontier subsistence-farmer life, she’s a real person who’s actually fucking doing it.  She’s a leader.  She’s a fighter.  She’s risking life and limb for a cause she completely and utterly understands and absolutely believes in.  This isn’t some thing she ran away to do because she got sick of being a princess and a senator.  People look up to her, and follow her, and obey her, because she’s spent her life earning it.

He’s looking around and going “Empire bad?  We blow up ships?” and she’s going “Here’s ten political treatises on why the Empire needs to go, here are the details of troop movements and expected reinforcements and supply lines for the upcoming battle, and here are the family photos of everybody in the next ten systems that are going to get stomped into bloody paste in retaliation if we fail here.” He finds her, and within five minutes she’s gone from the princess he’s rescuing because that’s what action heroes do to the person he needs to emulate if he’s ever going to make something of himself.

(via fantastic-nonsense)

Yes! Yes! Yes! All this.

Leia always seemed faaaar older than Luke, to me. Just in the way she approached everything. And maturity for her didn’t mean dampening passion. She was confident, competant, quick, smart, and decisive, and she could articulate all her rage and thought. A thing I have always been incapable of. All my clever reasons for believing the things I passionately care about shut down, knowing that they will never be listened to, that I will be cut off before I could explain it.

Leia doesn’t have that problem. Leia demands your attention. She will talk louder if you try to talk over her. She will give no corner.

Those first scenes are so powerful. She puts the mission before herself. The droids get away, not her. And then when she comes up against Vader she faces off with him unbowed, unlike the men we have seen cowering in fear before him. Leia may fear, because she knows the stakes. You can see it in the passion and anger of her eyes.

But fear never stopped Leia from doing anything.

No one needed to tell Leia that fear is the path to the dark side.

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rhube:

sunnyrea:

cccakery:

Lady Han Solo and Slave Prince Leia Photo shoot 

Cosplayers: C&C Cosplay

Photographer: Zach Picard

I love you.

I know.

OK, perfect response is perfect.

sunnyrea:

cccakery:

Lady Han Solo and Slave Prince Leia Photo shoot 

Cosplayers: C&C Cosplay

Photographer: Zach Picard

C

I love you.

cinemagorgeous:

Images from Carrie Fisher’s private photo collection taken during the filming of Star Wars.

OH MY GOODNESS - Carrie dipping Mark = SO HOT.

okayophelia:

maisiewilliams:

on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well would you deal with losing your right hand

#on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how much do you want to fuck your sister   #thats the real question  (glamyorick)

Right? Also, I’d say they both dealt with the losing the hand thing fairly well. Luke was just more fotunate in the available prostetics, immediate, sophisticated medical care, and managing to escape from his enemies to his friends relatively quickly.

Also, let’s not forget that Luke’s prosthetic allows him to keep using the same hand for his lightsaber, and he has plenty of other magic powers. For Jaime, that was pretty much the only thing people respected him for.

Just saying.

Also, I think Luke pretty much did want to sleep with his sister, it’s just fortunate that she was way more into his friend.

I remember the memos from 20th Century Fox, ‘Can you put a pair of lederhosen on the Wookiee?’ All they could think of was, ‘This character has no pants on!’ This went back and forth. They did sketches of him in culottes and baggy shorts…Of all the things to worry about; the Wookiee has no pants.

Good LORD, attractive people!


“But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.” Harrison Ford about the “I know” line in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

:D
This is cool. I like that it reflects my reading of this scene I wrote about a while back, which is the impression I had of what was going on, partially based on the actors’ performances, partially the writing, in opposition to all the smug people who acted like Han was getting one over on Leia.
Anyway. If you’re interested, you can read it here.
“But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.”

Harrison Ford about the “I know” line in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

:D

This is cool. I like that it reflects my reading of this scene I wrote about a while back, which is the impression I had of what was going on, partially based on the actors’ performances, partially the writing, in opposition to all the smug people who acted like Han was getting one over on Leia.

Anyway. If you’re interested, you can read it here.