I said no such thing. This is a Twitter/Tumblr game of telephone, which Diversehighfantasy addresses accurately here: https://t.co/ABn5abtB4O. Seeing my words distorted and weaponized for shipping wars is really frustrating, to put it mildly. https://t.co/4poxp6V9s0— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) May 17, 2018
Jason Fry, the author of the TLJ novelization, was discussing his writing of Rose with fans who didn't like the "jealous of Rey" angle that was much more obvious in the book than it was in the film. One reply of his wrt Finn focusing on Rey in TFA was twisted by shippers of you-know-what into "Finn is a creepy obsessive stalker that does not respect Rey's boundaries #confirmed" which in turn got other ppl on the defensive, leading to this "fandom was a mistake" moment.
I have to write about this at some point. The “jealous Rose” thing was interesting and taught me a lot about the power of tropes. I would have done some stuff differently if I’d realized the land mines beneath my feet.— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) May 10, 2018
No. Do I think she’s a bit jealous of Rey at first? Yes — which i think is only human. But I see her as mostly frustrated with Finn and his focus on one person instead of a bigger cause. Plus Paige just died and she’s alone. So it’s A LOT.— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) May 10, 2018
I wish I’d realized the first part of that would blot out the rest. I would have been more careful to parse it out and show Rose working through it. I hope E9 shows Rose and Rey as friends and allies. At least in my head/heart that’s where they’re headed.— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) May 10, 2018
Yes. He’s basically a brainwashed child soldier. He’s shaken that off but now has to find something new. He focuses on Rey in TFA, then has to grow beyond that in TLJ. With all Rose has been through, it takes her a while to understand how hard that was and how brave Finn is.— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) May 10, 2018
have you ever been an embarrassment to your fandom, ontd?
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