domhnallgleeful:

I will tell you where I thought I (Luke Skywalker) came in.

meledea:

astronaut!jess x space girl!rey from that au of mine bc i had to draw it. 

(contemporary spacesuits are ugly things but singularity-esque rey was fun! i wanna draw more of this au…)

[description: fanart of jessika pava and rey from star wars: the force awakens in a contemporary spacegirl/astronaut au. jess is floating in space in a white spacesuit with orange details. on her sleeve there is a nasa patch, a singapore flag patch, and a british flag patch. there is a tether attached to the front of her suit and a large pack on her back with various switches and knobs. her face is visible through the glass of her helmet, and she is smiling brightly. floating upside down above her is rey, curled almost in fetal position, her entire naked form made up of stars, making her almost transparent against the stars and milky way in the background. her ears are slightly pointed and her hair is in her usual three buns, strands floating free around her head. her hand is pressed to the curve of jess’ helmet, and she is kissing the glass.]

abductedentity:

actingdownstage:

jabberwockypie:

skygalskywalker:

come to the dark side, we have cookies as big as you.

IT’S THE TINIEST REY *EVER*!

I mean, I ALWAYS reblog the tiny Reys, but this takes it to a new and amazing level!

what makes this so cute is that kylo was probably trying to do the chokehold/force using hand but she was just like “yeah high fives I know how to high five”

@chris-sucks

mikkelsening:

The things we love destroy us every time. Remember that.

soprie:

lemonsharks:

roane72:

shinykari:

alltheladiesyouhate:

thesmilinggoth:

helluva-pilot:

crying males: “disney is destroying star wars with female leads”

“rogue one also has a female lead? ugh”

“great another mary sue”

me:

I don’t mind if Star Wars has a female lead, as the Star Wars franchise has always been home to strong female characters, I do care if she is another giant Mary Sue like Rey was. Rey was so Mary Sue that it became distracting to the movie. A character with no force training takes down a trained Sith Knight, she flies a freighter designed for two pilots with no help despite the fact she had never left the planet before, and she can also repair said ship with no problem because she had spent years salvaging parts off of a broken star destroyer? The only thing she didn’t do was have all of the male characters try to romance her at once and I thank the force for that small concession.

The only good new character in episode 7 was Finn. The rest of the characterization fell flat or was just used to make Rey ascend to Mary Suedom.

anakin built the worlds fastest pod racer and c3po when he was nine

the first time luke flew a spaceship he destroyed the fucking death star.

Kylo Ren: Not a Sith. Not fully trained. Also? Injured by a bowcaster that we’d seen could take out several stormtroopers at a time. 

Rey: Literally spent all of her downtime flying a flight simulator to the point that it could no longer throw anything at her she couldn’t handle. For all kinds of ships. Nor did she solely scavenge star destroyers. She spent her entire life scavenging every imaginable wreck on Jakku, and her survival depended on her learning what ships had what parts and what was valuable. This, while competing with other scavengers, most of them working in teams. 

Which meant she had to learn how to fight, or else she wouldn’t have gotten out of childhood.

Basically, Rey had way more in-canon reasoning to be as good as she was than Luke Skywalker did–who basically went from never flying much out of atmo to piloting an X-wing under combat conditions and rocking it… apparently just because of genetics and the Force. Who then went on, only half-trained, into a fight that even YODA thought he was going to die in, and survived, against a man literally birthed by the Force, trained as both a Jedi AND a Sith, with about 25 years of combat experience under his belt, whereas Luke had had a lightsaber for about 3 years. What a Mary Sue he was, huh?

Rey had more reason to be what she was than Anakin Skywalker, who accidentally wound up in a fighter and accidentally destroyed a droid ship. Anakin who was such a Mary Sue he was LITERALLY A VIRGIN BIRTH. How Mary Sue is THAT?

The creators, in short, HAD TO GIVE REASONS for every single thing Rey knew how to do, because of assholes like this person, who would take any special skill she had as proof that she was a “Mary Sue” just because she was a female character. No one bothered to give those reasons to Luke or Anakin. Because they’re the hero. OF COURSE they can do the impossible. But Rey? Jesus, what a Mary Sue.

Reblogged for excellent commentary. 

(I’d thought the Rey-hating twerp up there was like sixteen, in which case I’d cut them some slack, but nope turns out they’re in their 40s.)

*coughs this here*

Imposter syndrome exists because society collectively believes that fully qualified women are less capable than underqualified men.