Tag: Cassian Andor

brOTPs 4ever: The Best Fictional Friendships

My fangirl friends and I spend a good deal of time talking about our favorite ships, or how much we love the father-son relationship between Tony Stark and Peter Parker, but today I’m here to talk about a different kind of relationship: the best friend kind. I feel like this kind of awesome relationship can get a little overlooked in the middle of all the other kinds of relationships. Not that I don’t love talking about the other kinds of dynamics, but friendships are really important and deserve more attention. In a way, any healthy relationship could be considered a BrOTP (the fandom term for a best-friend pairing,) in that they all involve teamwork and loving another person. And whether characters were immediately kindred spirits or unlikely comrades, every friendship requires hard work, but every friendship is worth it.

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My Favorite People in A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Obsessing over fictional characters is one of my favorite things to do. Their sacrifices and heroism inspire me, and their mistakes teach other lessons while making me love them more because I can often relate to their weak moments. I like analyzing why they make the choices they do in order to understand them better, which also helps me empathize with other people. Sometimes I can easily tell who is going to be my favorite character as soon as I see them, other times it takes a while for them to grow on me. But once I decide I love a character, it’s not often I change my mind. My list of favorite characters is very long, so in this post, I will be limiting it to a few of my favorites from the Star Wars universe. And these are in no particular order of favorites because it is very hard for me to rank characters, other than Leia, Han, and Luke who are usually my top favorites.

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GUEST POST!! and an explanation

“I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun – not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.” – C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia.

I think it’s time I’m clear about something, something many of you may have picked up from my previous posts and podcast episodes: I am a Christian. The way I believe often shines through in everything I do, and I often find echoes of these beliefs in the world around me, including in my fandoms. I know of no better way to say this than to quote the creator of one of the greatest fandoms of all time, one of the fathers of modern fantasy. 

“We have have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splitered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.

I’ve invited one of my very good friends, Audrey, to write a guest post for this blog touching on this matter. She and I, along with tons of other fans, see our fandoms in this light, as reflecting those splintered bits of truth, and we wanted to share that view with you.

Thanks so much to you, my awesome readers, and thanks again to Audrey! 🙂

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Finding Biblical Values in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


What did you think of this post? Do you ever see your beliefs and values reflected in your fandoms this way? Tell me about it in the comments, I always love further discussing these topics with you guys!! 🙂