DO YOU KNOW THAT KIND OF WRITER’S BLOCK WHERE YOU ALREADY HAVE A PLOT, YOU KNOW WHAT TO WRITE BUT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE IT AND YOU JUST STARE AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN FOR HOURS UNTIL YOU FINALLY CLOSE THE DOCUMENT AND CURSE YOUR ENTIRE EXISTENCE
CAUSE I DO
ugh, like there is LITERALLY no canonical evidence for the ~han solo: space womanizer~ head canon. like, when he first meets the ONE female character in the entire series that he interacts with he is GROUCHY and SHOUTY at her, not sauve and dashing. she thinks he is a tool and tells him this multiple times. not really smooth and charming.
he then takes to following her around on Hoth and practically pulling her pigtails asking ” DO YOU LIKE ME? YES/NO? (PLS SAY YES)” with hearts in his eyes. (Chewie probably had to throw out like a HALF DOZEN old notebooks that were filled with awful power ballads/poetry/odes to her and “Mr. Han Organa” written in different fonts)
when it comes to the iconic ‘i know’ in response to Leia’s proclamtion of love, Ford has stated that it’s out of PURE CONCERN for HER FEELINGS (“the point is that I’m not worried about myself anymore, I’m worried about her” - DIRECT QUOTE), it was NOT a ‘boss’ move or ‘so swagtastic it hurts’ it was an apology that he couldn’t be there for her, it was an attempt to make her smile, to make it hurt less than if he had said the words too and then was forced to leave her. (not that he would have been much help; remember that han solo spends the majority of the 3rd film mostly blind and feeble, unable to take care of himself and generally getting in the way while Leia Gets Shit Done)
when he does say the words, it’s with the most adoring and awestruck expression. those words are fused with more than just love and respect. he’s almost HONOURED that he gets to love this badass babe and that she allows him to exist in her orbit.
AND THEN he loves Leia so much that he’s willing to step aside so she can be happy with the man he believes she wants. and valuing a woman’s choices and feelings over your own is not exactly womanizing behaviour - so where did this headcanon come from??
A character can still be a great character without being a good person.
In fact, some of the best characters are terrible people.
Because a character’s worth should be based on how complex and interesting they are, not their morality if they were real.
Genevieve Valentine (x)
I am flat serious about this, though:
2014 Emmys - Cocktail hour at the punk enclave, drinking blood-of-my-enemies-tinis and showing off jewelry made from the teeth of all those who partied too hard.
2012 Emmys - peignoir’ed for a quiet evening at home with the punk enclave, sipping moonshine and declaring anarchy.
2011 Emmys - Formalwear for an ambassadorial outing to represent the interests of Punk Enclave on the diplomatic scene. [Her clutch purse carries nothing but four pairs of bras knuckles - one set for her, and one set in case she a) wears out the first set or b) runs across someone cool who could use brass knuckles.]
2013 Emmys - It’s Garden Picnic Day at the punk enclave! (You can tell from the shoes; turns out even a punk enclave wouldn’t wear white after Labor Day.)
300: Rise of an Empire premiere - Casual Friday at the punk enclave.
And the 2014 SAG Awards - The specific but sublime “Oh, we’re posing for more pictures? Well, I hope you look at this dress until you puke, how’s that sound?” Day at the punk enclave.