2016 Sucks

When I was ten, my parents took me to the cinema to see a film that would change my life. I didn’t know it at the time though. To me, I had just seen the best film ever, and the woman in it, I wanted to marry her. That was in 1977. In 1980, I went to see another film with her in. The follow-up to the previous one. They had subheadings to them now. Then in 1983, I went to see the third in the trilogy. Then I went back and watched it again, and again, and again.

I adored the female lead, and read up all about her. She was my idol. As a teenager, she was what every teen wanted to have as a wife.

Princess Leia will always, always be in my heart, and I am more than devastated over her death.

Carrie Fisher had her problems, but she fought through them, and came out the other side. She was, and always will be, my favourite.

Goodnight Princess. May the force be with you. Always.

leia19

Carrie Fisher
October 21st 1956 – December 27th 2016

44 thoughts on “2016 Sucks

  1. That film was the first date with my then to be hubby. And the last film to be seen on a big screen. While not all the films that followed were spectacular – we haven’t missed any.
    The latest we just saw in December of 2016.

    Of course besides hubby…I like Hans! 🙂

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    • It did. They were arranging Carrie’s funeral when Debbie had her stroke. Todd said that in the hospital, Debbie Reynolds said “I want to be with Carrie” and then died. Todd must be going through hell, and that is going to haunt him for a long time. “Was I not good enough … Why did she decide to die to be with Carrie and not live and be with me” I know Reynolds wasn’t happy with Todd’s sexuality at first, but I really feel for him. And Carrie’s daughter as well.

            • This year has been the worst. Not just for celebrities though. Earthquakes, hurricanes, war, tornadoes, floods. I would say that 2017 couldn’t be much worse, but I am sure something would prove me wrong. My kids lost their granddad this year, and I lost an aunt. A friend lost an aunt and his sister had a stillbirth.

              This year has been bigger than a shitpit, and I think even George RR Martin would have reigned in on some of the stuff.

              I really hope 2017 is better. For you as well mate.

  3. Such sad news, and what a horrible way to end a horrible year. I heard a wonderful interview with Carrie Fisher a week or two ago about her latest book, and it was great. She was such a funny and open woman, and she had more stories in her to tell. I’m glad she was so vibrant right up to the end, although her end came far too soon.

    • I hope people are looking after David Attenborough and Stan Lee.

      If I had to chose between Carrie Fisher and Farrah Fawcett. I would choose Carrie every time (even though we gave our daughter Farrah’s name – not named after her, used her name).

      I used to have pictures of Carrie around my wall.

  4. So terrible to see her go. She was one of the best characters in the Original Trilogy, and her character was a great example for people everywhere, both men and women.

    • She was one of the first women in film to have a title role as an action woman, taking command and standing against oppression. Losing her is like losing a friend.

  5. I know! I saw this on my local news a couple of hours ago. I wasn’t a fan of either Carrie Fisher or George Michael, but they were close to my age. I’m 53 – same as Michael was – so it made me stop to think about what’s really important in life. I have more years behind me now than ahead of me.

    Yes, 2016 has been a truly awful year, on both the cultural and political fronts.

    • I wasn’t so much a fan of George Michael, but I definitely was of Carrie Fisher. It has been a definite … crap … year on both fronts. I must admit, yesterday I made a point of telling my parents I loved them. Neither is in the best of health, and I worry each year that this will be their last. I’m 49, and have done things that have shaved a decade or two off my life. So, yeah, thinking about life and what is important is, well, important now.

      • It’s been a devastating year for the world. Not just with celebrity deaths, but with earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes, and wars. Won’t go into Brexit and American Election but they changed the world as well. I tried to find a worse year, but couldn’t.

        I will be glad to see the end of 2016. “The year that changed the world”

  6. I just saw this news a few minutes ago… she is at the end of a horrendous year of deaths. I am sad about most of them, but mostly because the icons of my youth are dropping like flies. It puts mortality into perspective again :-/

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