The Wheel and Axle

May The Force Be With You, Princess.

by on Dec.28, 2016, under Film & TV, Geeky, Travel & Culture

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As though taking George Michael away from us on Christmas Day weren’t enough, 2016 continues its reign of terror by snatching Princess Leia away from us just a couple of days later.

Carrie Fisher had suffered a heart attack sometime last week, but reports indicated she was already in stable condition. Now, just a few days later, she’s gone.

I had not realize how much her death would affect me, but here I am, grieving. She was one of pioneers who helped bring women to the forefront of action/adventure/sci-fi/fantasy films, spaces traditionally dominated by men. She was a source of inspiration not just for women but for men as well, especially a gay geek like myself.

So here I am, tears in my eyes as I write these words that I can barely put together as we lose another beloved icon that has influenced generations.

Princess Leia.

General Organa.

Carrie Fisher.

You will be missed.

May the Force be with you.

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