Monthly Archives: May 2017

I Ship What I Want — A Brief Rant Over the VF Excerpt

So, you guys check out that wonderful article in Vanity Fair about the making of The Last–

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Welp.

*looks out window*

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REYLO IS DEAD, NOOO! REYLO IS FINE! FINNPOE MAY BE DEAD BUT AT LEAST REYLO IS DEAD WITH IT! SHIT IN ALL COMMENT SECTIONS ON AO3!

I am going to try to be level-headed about this, because the fandom is reaching garbage-fire Harry Potter levels, and it needs to be stopped. So if we can all stop hurling insults at each other for a moment, take a breath, and assess the situation.

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  1. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

It mean just as Johnson means: there is no center piece romance in this film like there was for Han and Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. Romance could happen in the next film, or maybe there is flirting but it’s small and not one of the big things for this movie. Hold out hope for the next movie for your ship to become canon if it really matters to you that much.

Speaking of which…

2. HAS CANON EVER STOPPED YOU FROM SHIPPING

I enjoy shipping. I enjoy discussing my ships with other people, and reading about their ships. I enjoy writing about my ships as well. Canon is the springboard for shipping, not the terminal port. Part of the fun of shipping is putting two people together you’d never think would be together, and see how that would pan out. I mean, how boring would it be if we only shipped what was canon?

Rian Johnson could have said that Reylo and Finnpoe would never in a million years happen in the official Star Wars canon, and we’d still ship it anyway because we can and it’s fun. I honestly don’t understand the anti – [insert ship here] mindset of shitting on other people’s fun. But I suppose that’s the nature of fandom, and there’s always a few toxic apples that try to spoil the barrel.

So who are your favorite Star Wars ships? Did you read the Vanity Fair article with all the great Carrie Fisher quotes? Also who else excited for Rose and Finn casino/James Bond adventures?

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