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 proclamation 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??
#THANK BABY JESUS FOR THIS POST#i am so fucking sick of nerd dudes taking every admirable or cool male character and saying#HE MUST BE DROWNING IN LADIES#SO SMOOTH#RICO SUAVE#TOO COOL TO CARE ABOUT LADY FEELINGS#like literally fuck all the way off#these characters are canonically awesome and cool and smart and heroic#AND SWEETHEARTS TO THE WOMEN THEY FALL FOR#lookin @ u jim kirk#lookin @ u john sheppard#staring directly into ur eyes han solo
Toothless's I'm-so-done-with-you-Hiccup face
So I love writing and reading AUs. They’re delicious and multi-faceted, like that latte from your favorite coffee shop. You know, the one you write into all your coffee shop AUs.
The goal of this meme is to write 50 AU fics. There’s no time limit, no deadline. It might take you a month; it might take you a year. That’s okay—we all write at different paces. The point of this exercise is to get you to A) do some research, B) flex your creative muscles and C) have fun. Write a drabble, write an epic, write something in between. Write for multiple fandoms. Write for a single fandom. It’s up to you.
There are a couple of ground rules.
- Each fic MUST include at least three characters from the source material. They obviously need to be as in character as they can be, so if your OTP doesn’t quite fit the AU, maybe use different characters instead!
- In order to complete the meme, you have to write a fic for each AU scenario. There might be a couple of free spaces on there for you to do with as you choose (create your own prompt and write for it), but otherwise please only write AUs that are listed. Don’t worry, there’s 50 of them. You’ll find inspiration for at least thirty
- Tag your fic with #50ausmeme so I can read them!
Now, here are the AUs.
- 1920s au
- superheroes au
- group therapy au
- political drama au
- free space!
- college au
- beyonce fans au
- retail workers au
- (real or imagined) ghosts haunting protagonist au
- pirates au
- dual-time romance au
- tombstone, arizona au
- pantheon/mythology au
- time loop au
- scheherazade au
- roadtrip au
- sex workers au
- adventurers au
- artists au
- mermaid/selkie au
- indie record store au
- fairy tale au
- scientists au
- witches au
- revenge fantasy au
- high school au
- criminal masterminds au
- activists au
- guardian angels au
- falling in love with the literal devil au
- celebrities au
- free space!
- senior citizens au
- woodstock au
- futuristic au
- corporate executives au
- supermodels au
- country living au
- international spies au
- chefs au
- zombies au
- lawyers au
- ancient times au
- ballet/dancers au
- haunted house au
- journalists au
- domesticity au
- dystopian society au
- sharing a cab au
- free space!
Ooooh… This is relevant to my interests!
I can’t stop thinking about Pacafic Rim + Stargate Atlantis AU *_*
china doll (break me down)
characters: Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff
warnings: brief language
summary: Natalia is a Russian corporate spy sent to infiltrate the network of businesses and charities run by the so-called ‘Avengers’. Natasha is the woman who befriends them.
You can only exist as two people for so long before you have to make a choice; before the fall-out comes.
For some background, in this AU Natalia/Natasha is still a Russian spy under a cover of working with the Avengers, all corporate employees or CEOs, CFOs, etc. She gathers intel and takes on side trips/covert missions while masquerading as a middle rank worker, hiding behind suits and heels and glasses. Natalia is who she was in the Red Room and who she is as a Russian spy, but Natasha is the one who grows close to the Avengers, developing genuine connections and gaining reasons to leave her old life that she has never had before (was never allowed to make those bonds in her other assignments; here she is almost free to live her own life until her leash gets pulled and she’s summoned to run another errand or hand over more intel). A divide keeps growing between the two sides of her, between who she’s supposed to be and who she wants to be, until she deliberately breaks protocol - and in the process, herself.
“What are you running from, Natasha? I’ve never seen you run from anything.”
She’s bent over in the alleyway behind the bar heaving, the gasps dry and sour in her mouth, trying to breathe, trying to be. Calm. Center. Clear. Cal – fuck. Fuck it all, she is never going to make it. The laugh, when it comes, is bitter.
Friends. No torture, no threats, no manipulation has ever brought her to this point – and all it has taken is the thought that she finally has friends. It is the love she bears them and these choices that have brought her to her knees.
Don’t fall in love, Mariposa’s voice whispers in her memories, and she understands the dreadful longing on the thin girl’s face. Haunted, that was the word. She had been haunted by her own lover, as Natalia is now haunted by her.
This is where fandom angers me by mischaracterizing Jane Foster as some shy wilting flower with anime eyes clinging to Thor like a damsel in distress because EXCUSE ME
Jane Foster drove a fucking TRUCK into a LIGHTING STORM
Jane Foster broke a (as far as she knew) delusional, strange man out of a hospital to help him get his hammer back from a shitload of government agents
Jane Foster STAYED and HELPED EVACUATE CITIZENS after the Destroyer came for Thor
And that’s not even STARTING on the shit she pulled in Thor 2
Jane Foster is exactly the same off-the-cuff, zero-self-preservation, stubborn little shit as skinny!Steve was only she does it for SCIENCE instead of JUSTICE and if you don’t love Jane Foster I invite you to check yourself so hard
hogwarts AU where Arthur is NOT sorted into Gryffindor, but is instead made a Hufflepuff to the astonishment of every single person in Britain
Morgana mocks him for a full week, but it has the opposite effect and it turns Arthur into someone who is Super Aggressive About Hufflepuff Pride
everything is black and yellow. everything
he personally deals with other students harassing first-year Puffs
he inspires the House mantra BADGER BLOOD at quidditch games and when the yellow section get going it sounds like a war chant
his game tactics are ruthless and dangerous, and for the first time in a long time Hufflepuff’s quidditch team is taken seriously
his network of close friends spans all four houses, from Merlin and Morgana in Slytherin, to his fellow Hufflepuff Gwen, to Gryffindors Lancelot and Gwaine, to Ravenclaws Elyan and Leon
and by the time he graduates, no incoming student is ashamed to be sorted into Hufflepuff ever again
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.