Seriously though, this scene. WHY DID THEY DELETE THIS SCENE?
And as they went away with Luke letting Han’s hand trail out of his, I thought, “…as though millions of Han/Luke shipper voices suddenly cried out and were silenced.”
In all my days I’ve never shipped this till…
Welp, if I didn’t ship it before…
True story from ancient fandom corner: people did ship it, and that shit was stomped on harder than any slash has ever been stomped on. There were lawsuits. SW slash went WAY underground–even in the days when all slash was underground. There were ‘zines, but they were precious as carbuncles and basically if you had one or wrote in one you were like a fucking badass slash bandit.
I may have reblogged this before but I am compelled to do so again.
Let’s all raise a glass to the badass slash bandits who have come before.
There’s no way in fuck anyone has ever though of a carbuncle as precious, I thought:
1. a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria. synonyms: boil, sore, abscess, pustule, wen.
and then I saw:
2. a bright red gem, in particular a garnet cut en cabochon.
English is stupid and amazing.
Also, why was that scene taken out come on.