"And then, I made out with Lando!"
I thought of this blog topic a few weeks back and although I kept promising Zyra to write it, I had just not gotten around to it. I guess seeing Zyra in the flesh (she happens to be in my neck of the woods again) has inspired me to stop procrastinating and live up to my promises. She just left here and I'm hoping to have this posted before she gets back to her computer.
The gist of the idea is in the title of the post: What’s your Star Wars tolerance level?
And what I mean by that is: what will you read about and enjoy in regards to Han and Leia (or Star Wars in general)? We may have discussed this before on here, I can't remember, but even so, we've been talking about cycling back to old topics for the new followers to weigh-in on anyway, so here goes...
For me, I think my tolerance level is pretty high. If something is written well, I’ll read just about anything and enjoy it and it doesn’t have to be ‘happily ever after Han and Leia’, either. Zyra knows I’m a big Fett/Leia fan, for instance. I happily follow FettsOnTop series on this subject. I even wrote my own trashy Fett/Leia fic and sadistically subjected Zyra to it. I also enjoyed “Unlikely is an Understatement” which was a Leia/Thrawn fic.
Now, just to be clear, I’m not talking about my ultimate, strict head canon. In that (my head canon), Han and Leia are married and have a few happy, healthy kids and lots of grand kids and great grand kids. I’m talking about the limits set in your mind on what you can enjoy and read about. Let's face it, the internet makes these boundaries a bit non-existent. If you have the stomach for it, I think you can go as far as you want here.
To go a bit further for me, for instance, I have enjoyed some Han/Luke/Leia fics out there. I even wrote a few scenarios a few years ago to amuse LadyPeter (Zyra doesn’t even know about those). I’ve enjoyed things where Han and Leia don’t end up together or go through some pretty tragic times. I’m thinking of IvyLore’s fic with Leia pregnant with another man’s child (another one of my favorites). And there was a fic (by Luke1) where Leia has a child by Vader, a child by Luke and a child by Han. It's very Luke-centric as he deals with what happened, but I thought it was very well done and I enjoyed it.
So, inquiring minds want to know: what are the limits on what you’ll enjoy when it comes to reading about Han and Leia? After all the happy fics have been read and reread, where do you go? How far down the rabbit hole do you wander? What is your tolerance level? What are your secret, guilty pleasures (c’mon, I shared mine)? Come clean (or dirty) and share!