Creative Writing ~ Forget the “E”

I look into my mirror anxiously, anticipating what would occur. As I do so, I catch sound of my maid of honor hurrying into this room.

“Nora!” Lissy shouts, flashing a grin. “You look stunning! I am loving your hair. Did you know that your mom was a whiz with braids?”

Starting to talk, I was cut off by Lissy’s words.

“And how is it fair, that God thought to grant you with such glorious hair? Look at your curls! C’mon! And such a fabulous color too…cinnamon,” Lissy sighs, “and I got stuck with dumb old straw.” Lissy tugs on a straight strand of hair, as if to show this truth of such a plight.

Laughing, I say, “Oh Lissy, your hair is dazzling.”

My maid of honor tsks, not taking such bait. “Anyway, don’t worry about this old girl. I’ll probably just turn into a sad cat lady,” Lissy shrugs, “but this is your big day! And I must say, that ball gown is scoring big points in my book!”

David Tutera for Mon Cheri Spring 2017 Collection - Style No. 117292 Aurelia - off-the-shoulder tulle over organza ball gown wedding dress with illusion scalloped lace three-quarter length sleeves: At that, I look down at my gown. It was an ivory color, not too crazy, but a bit original. Dainty, flowing silk had a span from my waist downwards, though it had a simplistic aura at my waist. My glitz was shown in my studs, wrist charms, and facial constitution. And lastly, I had on a pair of pumps, in a color of crystal. “Thanks! I had so much fun trying gowns on.”

“Lissy, Nora!”

~~~

I look at Nora – smiling happily and think how lucky I am. My darling is radiant and my soul sings at our joining, though it has not fully hit my mind. Still, I can only savor my thrill at this occasion and vast ardor I hold towards my light.

On my hand and Nora’s, is a band of gold – though, my darling’s has a glinting diamond. Ivory forms a sanctuary of floating fabric around Nora, in contrast, I don a suit that hints of such things as far off stars and dark nights.

Faithful to tradition, I grasp Nora’s hand in my own. Guiding my additional half into an orbit of swirling clothing of organza, stiff fabric, and fancy garb, I pull my darling into a waltz. A crown of cinnamon lulls against my crisp top and I position my chin upon it. As our dancing forms twist and turn through those ticking clock pinnacles, I focus on details which this occasion of such formality has wrought. Diagonal to us, I spot luscious ambrosia. My own is a simplistic cocoa flavor with a tint all-around of dark mahogany. Nora’s is classical with snow fondant and frills that distinguish my light’s soul. I scan our crowd to whom rang in at our matrimony occasion and find many of my darling’s confidants – all displaying such cobalt that has Nora’s adoration. Without fail, I find my in-laws in which this woman has moist skin, sad and happy facial constitution combining.

Bringing my focus back to Nora, I say with a joking smirk, “So, am I Rom – .”Tbh:

“What? No! Cassian.” Nora nods firmly. “And I am Jyn. Cassian and Jyn top Rom and Juls any day.”

“Thus, I accordingly am Cassian to your Jyn?”

“Without fail, my captain.”

 

Star Wars: Theories on Rey

As I mentioned in my previous post (the review on The Force Awakens), Rey is one of my new favorite characters. And therefore, I am terribly curious as to where she originates from.

With that said, I am going to list several theories (all credit for coming up with them/putting them together goes to Deborah Teh) about her.

  1. She is a Skywalker.

Or in other words, Luke’s daughter. I know you’re probably thinking but Luke’s a Jedi and Jedi aren’t supposed to marry. Well, we all know that went out the window with Anakin and because Luke did not have the most conventional form of Jedi training (swamp anyone?), he very well could have had a love affair or married.

But then how did Rey come to be on Jakku? After all, Luke knows all too well how boring it is to be on a dry desert planet. However, if we recall what happened when Ben Solo – or Kylo Ren, turned to the Dark Side, it might make a bit more sense.

Kylo went and basically killed all of Luke’s padawans. Let’s say that for some reason he either spared Rey (his cousin if you go with this theory) or she was not there. After such a horrifying event, Luke likely felt that he had to protect his daughter from Ben/Kylo. And now enters the desolate-ish planet of Jakku.

Of course, the issue also must be addressed on why Rey would not know that Luke was her father. For one, for all we know, she could have been extremely young when left. If not however, it would not be too far-fetched to say that Luke used the Force to remove some of her memories.

This theory makes the most sense to me given how strong Rey’s natural force ability is. Additionally, if you consider how well she could fix things and flew a ship with having very little previous experience it only makes sense that she is a Skywalker with both her dad and grandfather being strong in the force and the later having exceptional skills in driving space vehicles (The Phantom Menace anyone?). Also, why else would the lightsaber that had previously belonged to Anakin then Luke go to her when she called it instead of Kylo Ren who is supposedly more well trained?

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2. She is a Solo.

By this of course, I mean the daughter of Han and Leia. Although they do not speak of another child besides Ben, there is no reason to assume that they did not have another one.

Another reason that supports that she might be related to the Solos, is that both her and Kylo Ren have a fairly similar appearance (dark hair and eyes).

But how did she get to Jakku? Well, there are really only two options for that. The first is that when Kylo killed all of the other padawans, he was unable to kill his little sister because of emotional attachment. Despite the fact of him turning to the Dark Side, he did not want Snoke (or his family for that matter) to find her. Therefore, he wiped her memory using the force and left her on Jakku.

The other option would be similar to the one I mentioned if she were a Skywalker. Leia and Luke took her to Jakku in order to keep her safe from Kylo Ren and used the force to wipe her memory. This could also explain why the Millennium Falcon would be on Jakku in the first place. Perhaps they knew that someday she would come back.

Back to her being a Solo though. If this theory is true, it would give more of an explanation for why Han Solo offered her a job right off the bat and Chewie taking a liking to her so quickly.

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3. She is a Kenobi

I know you’re probably thinking but Obi-Wan never fell in love and he was way too old to be her father. Well, clearly as everyone saw with Anakin, he might have had a love interest (And in the Clone Wars he supposedly did with Duchess Satine). For this to work, however, he would have to be her grandfather.

Adding on, both Daisy Ridley who plays Rey and Alec Guinness who played Obi-Wan Kenobi each have British accents. Coincidence or not? And in the flashback, you can hear the voices of Alec and Ewan McGregor (who both played Obi-Wan) telling Rey to take her first steps.

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4. She is a Naberrie.

Could Rey be related to Padme’s family? In a deleted scene from Attack of the Clones, Padme’s sister is shown with children. Perhaps she is the offspring of one of them?

Although this theory has a few holes in it, such has how would she have come to Jakku?

There is also the fact that Daisy Ridley and Natalie Portman look very similar. And her hairstyle. I wonder if it is a nod to her past family?

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5. She is not related to anyone.

And of course the last one would be that she is not related to anyone. She has her own family and her parents probably died leaving her alone. But then, of course, that does not really explain the flashbacks she had.

Personally, the first three theories make the most sense and out of those I’m hoping number one will turn out to be true. What about y’all? Do you have any other theories about where Rey comes from? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you to Deborah for letting me use her work/ideas/pictures! 🙂 I would never have gotten this much information otherwise XD

~ Southern Dreamer

Movie Review: Star Wars The Force Awakens

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On New Year’s Day, my dad, brother, and I drove to Atlanta to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This was Brayden (my brother) and I’s first time to see one of the movies in the Star Wars saga in theatre. We were very excited.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead***

To start off my review, I’m going to go into each main character.

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Rey. I loved Rey! I was happy that we finally received another girl character, because other than Padme and Leia there had not really been any main ones. She definitely did not mess around and I was excited to see that she used a lightsaber. Her mysterious past leaves room to “play around in” for the next few movies and I’ll be interested to see how that fits in and where she comes from.

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Finn. I felt that Finn was the character everyone could relate to. Such as when he said, “Stay calm…Stay calm…” to himself when they were about to make a daring escape and when he decided that he was not going to stay and fight – he was going to run away to the Outer Rim. I love that they showcased a very human character.

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Poe. Even though the Resistance pilot did not get as much screen time as the others, I did like what I saw of his character. I hope we’ll get to see more of him in the next film.

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Kylo Ren. This was definitely an interesting character. Obviously, he’s the villain in the movie but by his own words, “Forgive me. I feel it again… the call from light,” we can see that he has not completely given over to the Dark Side yet. But then, he fatally wounds his father to the point where Han Solo could very well be dead. So who knows. It will be interesting to see if they continue to show his struggle between the light and dark in future films. Although he’s not my favorite character, I do hope he comes back to the Resistance and his family.

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Han, Leia, and Luke: It was fun to see all of the actors/actress from the originals come back to the screen in Star Wars! It seems like Han and Leia have had some difficulties in their relationship seemingly caused by their son’s temptation followed by his change to the Dark Side. It is clear that they still love each other, however as evidenced by the picture above where he holds her. Luke is barely shown in the film though I believe he will likely have a larger role in the next one. Or at least that’s what I’m assuming since Rey will need training with her ability regarding the Force.

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Overall, I really enjoyed the film. BB-8 was a great addition to C3-PO and R2-D2 with his playful personality and rolling body. I really liked Maz Kanata with her quirkiness and wisdom. But what about y’all? What did you think of the characters and movie overall? Let me know in the comments!

Rating of 8.5-9/10.

~ Southern Dreamer