A message of reassurance for those getting into Star Wars for the first time right now:
If you end up liking the prequels as much as the original trilogy, there’s nothing wrong with you. If you love the prequels more than the originals, that’s perfectly okay. You can prefer Ewan’s Obi-Wan to Alec’s. You can like or love Anakin Skywalker over Luke. Loving Anakin and Padme is not wrong. It’s okay to be a fan of Jar Jar Binks. You are not lesser if you love the prequels.
I just wanted to put this out there because the Star Wars fandom is full of nasty gatekeepers who would try to make you feel like an idiot for daring to love anything more than the original trilogy. So if you’re getting into it now and enjoy Episodes I-III more the Episodes IV-VI, I want you to know that doesn’t make you any less of a Star Wars fan.
And if you end up loving The Force Awakens more than any of the six that came before it, that doesn’t make you any less of a Star Wars fan either!
(This is basically just a rehashing of this wonderful post, but I feel like it’s important to reiterate this point).
People get so ANGRY when I say The Force Awakens is my favorite. But here’s the thing, I always vaguely liked the original trilogy but I only saw myself in Leia. And I don’t know. I didn’t particularly feel like a Leia. I liked it but it was always very clear that I wasn’t the intended audience. The Force Awakens is the first Star Wars that feels like MINE. I see myself reflected in multiple characters. Rey is my favorite. This is the first Star Wars that I want to make costumes for and read fan fic about and draw little hearts around characters faces. This one feels like mine!
So I tell people it’s my favorite. And when they get angry I just say it again louder. Because this one is mine and I don’t care if you don’t like it. The Force Awakens is my favorite Star Wars movie of all time. ITS MY FAVORITE.
People who get angry at asexuals who are attractive because they can’t have sex with them are ridiculous.
You don’t get angry at art galleries for displaying Renaissance art but saying you aren’t allowed to touch it. No, because you respect the fact that they are precious.
People are precious, why can’t you afford them the same respect?
*AGGRESSIVELY TAPES THIS TO EVERYONE’S FOREHEADS*
just read this godammit!!!
why can’t i fuck the Renaissance art???
buddy, listen, they don’t even let me fuck the art.
Shout out to all the asexuals who don’t talk about how people look because they’re afraid someone will discredit them as asexuals.
Shout out to all the asexuals who try and help their friends with their love lives but really have no idea what to do.
Shout out to all the asexuals who try very hard in every relationship they are in but still feel like they’re botching it somehow.
Shout out to all the asexuals who are told by someone close to them that they are broken.
Shout out to all the asexuals who don’t know if they’re demi or gray or what because they’ve never actually fallen in love.
Shout out to all the asexuals who aren’t sure if the feelings they have towards a person are the ‘right’ ones.
Shout out to all the asexuals who are still coming to terms with their asexuality.
Shout out to all the asexuals who try and join LGBTQA+ communities only to discover they are the only asexual.
Shout out to all the asexuals who are constantly afraid that their actions or words will come off as flirting when they’re just trying to be nice.
Shout out to all the asexuals who want to be in a relationship but don’t know if they can satisfy their partner with only feelings.
Shout out to all the asexuals who feel disgusted by sex but try not to bring it up every time their friends start talking about it.
Shout out to all the asexuals who feel constantly demeaned as if they were children because they don’t want to experience sex.
Shout out to all the asexuals who can’t find a good book with a character not interested in love – just fighting dragons.
Shout out to all the asexuals who feel constantly assaulted by the idea that ‘asexuals don’t like sex’ because that’s not the right definition.
Shout out to all the asexuals who have to deal with super intrusive questions once they come out.
Shout out to all the asexuals who have yet to come out for fear of erasure and other such cruelties.
Shout out to all the asexuals, because you are an amazing, diverse group of fantastic human beings.