Oh, come on–Leia’s a bad-ass. Who could forget that she’s the one constantly showing the boys how to use their weapons? There’ll be plenty of rollicking action, but it all has to come from her character. She’s not rude, she’s direct … she’s easily exasperated … She’s not bossy, she’s–okay, well, she’s a little bossy, but she is a princess.
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The movie aspects that are key to me are her take-charge attitude and her justified unwillingness to be mansplained to. The key — and I think we’ve got a good handle on it — is to make it clear those are strengths, not quirks, not traits that make her “difficult” in any way. She’s not mean, she’s not snarky, but she is authoritative — which, for her, in this story, is a challenge since you’d think having your entire planet done away with might erode any claim you have to royal fiat.
Title: A Year of Reading Dangerously
Summary: And, offscreen, Nora decides that “No where / Lives a woman true, and fair” is a load of utter garbage.
Notes: Trigger warning for mention of sexual assault. Nothing graphic, but there is a very direct reference to canon events that I wouldn’t want to take anyone by surprise.
Anyway: LOTTE. Remember when you won that Help Japan auction years and years ago? And for years and years I’ve been like I WILL FINALLY WRITE YOU STORY and it never happened and then you mentioned that you wanted Thinking Woman’s Guide fic and I said I would have it done before you left for Europe and it shockingly wasn’t done and probably I imagine you lost all hope because, like, I got eaten by beards? Be hopeless no longer, for I FINALLY WROTE YOU STORY. I’m sorry. You’re welcome.
(P.S. Many thanks to thirddeadlysin for beta duty!)
→ Posted on AO3.