Jul. 29th, 2017

whoa

Jul. 29th, 2017 12:29 am
anghraine: jyn erso and cassian andor standing together (jyn and cassian)
Per ardua ad astra just passed 60k (I think it's around 62k), which kind of stuns me just on the face of it, but especially considering that I've dedicated a significant amount of time to another AU (which is currently at *squints* 18k).

Like, I've been working on ad astra for seven months, and it's longer than all the Lucyverse fics combined! If AO3 is to be trusted, it's the longest individual fic I've written after wgdots, and it's 2nd or 3rd for kudos, comments, bookmarks, etc. Out of everything I've written, ever, which would be... 168 fics, not counting the ones I never crossposted. o_O

It continues to be really fun to have something where people respond and talk to me and there's constant encouragement without guilt trips, and doubly so in this context. I mean, it's not even remotely the most popular fic in the fandom, so it's not like I have to feel uncomfortably BNF-ish! But pretty surreal, all the same. Especially as—I do love ad astra, but it's not even my personal favourite of my RO fics. And yet, here we are.

(My ultra-revised chapters go on Dreamwidth, eventually. Honestly, my biggest hurdle is ... I haven't been able to find many Jyn/Cassian icons to post with. I am really that petty.)
anghraine: jyn erso during the jedha mission (shoulders up) (jyn [jedha])
I've heard that people were complaining that the benevolent Jyn of Forces of Destiny is OOC because she's so selfish or some nonsense, and ... yeah, bullshit. 

Jyn lives a lot in her head—she gets portrayed as a lot more overtly aggressive and emotionally-driven than I think she is—and her conscious approach to the world is definitely one of self-preservation. (Some of this is pure survival, but that's a tangent.) But when she does act without thinking, her instincts are heroic, without any regard for her own safety. She rushes into the crossfire to protect the little girl on Jedha, she flings herself in front of Kay (of all people) at the sign of danger, she rushes down to find her father in the midst of Imperial troops, knowing that a sniper rifle is trained on the area (not as purely disinterested, but still disregarding her own safety).

So, nah, Jyn impulsively flipping into helping a sad kid+fucking up Imperials is completely consistent with her character in the movie. Personally, I assumed from her unhesitating heroism on Jedha (...and her rap sheet) that she would have been doing that sort of thing all along—not constantly, but regularly. For all the HOW DARE around her, she's honestly pretty good-natured.

Also, favourite epiphany of the week? FoD!Jyn is wearing the clothes she picked up at Yavin 4, specifically the scarf she wears on Jedha. Not only is it consistent with her character in the movie, it happens during the movie. Cassian and Kay are just out of sight somewhere!

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anghraine: leia c. esb, jaw dropping (leia [shocked])
global warming :(

I complained on Tumblr, but ... ??!!!??!!!! 

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