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??
I was tagged by konguloarkonan (whose username I am grateful tumblr filled in for me).
Wolves or bears?
Wow starting off difficult. I’mma say wolves. Mostly so wickedamaya doesn’t kill me. Wolves are her everything and she is my cousin.
Have you ever climbed a tree?
No!! I feel really deprived but I was a very sheltered and over-protected child and I’ve never really found a good opportunity as an adult.
When was the last time you were out of your home country?
When I was eight we went to Niagra Falls for a couple of hours. This is a sore subject with me. I regret always having a job and never having the time or money to leave the country. It’s something that makes me cry often.
Have you left the house yet today?
Yep! Biked to work, worked, biked back. Yesterday when I was tagged I went to Target and Wegmans, which are two of my favorite places.
Opinion on marmalade?
I’ve never really tried it! Will report back if I do. I really like jam so I tend not to deviate from that.
Favorite mythological creature?
Blemmyae by a longshot. They’re so wonderful. Look at these dorks.
Growing up, what was your favorite video game?
Pokemon Silver was the only game that ever mattered growing up. Others came and went, but I spent hundreds of hours on that one and had nearly every pokemon before it died.
Describe your perfect fancy dinner, as many courses as necessary.
Hmmm. Start with lots of bread and butter. I just love bread so much. Then move into a really delicious spinach salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Then some sort of Indian food (my perfect dinner doesn’t have to be all one ethnic variety right?) — tandoori chicken or chicken tikka masala or saag paneer with rice. Maybe garlic naan to have some more bread in there. Then a while later I would want a cookies and cream ice cream on a waffle cone. I’m not good at fancy.
Least favorite Hogwarts House?
Gryffindor. So much self-righteousness in one place.
Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett?
Douglas Adams by default because I am not well-versed in Terry Pratchett. Hitchhiker’s Guide was really important to me in high school.
It's really hard for me to talk to people who take zodiac signs incredibly seriously.
Like when they’re explaining their reaction to a situation or their relationship with another person and just say “Well I’m an Aries so..” and don’t even explain it further and just expect me to understand this innate quality in themselves determined by the stars aligning at their birth… I don’t know how to react to that politely.
"Why do men feel threatened by women?" I asked a male friend of mine. […] "I mean," I said, "men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power."
"They’re afraid women will laugh at them," he said. "Undercut their world view."
Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?”
"They’re afraid of being killed," they said.
Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)