So last night Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered on ABC and to celebrate, the Reylo fans of Twitter decided to do a Reylo watch party and live-tweet throughout the entire movie, and your girl totally joined in the fun!!! I’ve never done a live-tweet movie watching event and considering how I fared last time I tried to watch a movie and take notes, I didn’t think it would go over well, but it actually ended up being fantastic fun!!! Like it’s probably sad how much fun it actually was!
I had actually already watched the movie earlier in the day (because I completely forgot about the event) so at first I just followed along on Twitter, reacting to people’s hilarious comments and getting the gist of how the process worked but after awhile I dove straight in, commenting, posting, finding gifs for epic moments, and just generally just gave in to the epic Star Wars collective fun — AND MY GOD WAS IT FUN!!!
I seriously didn’t expect that, so it was a helluva pleasant surprise on my end. I’ve never been to a Con or fan event (besides like Harry Potter midnight book releasing’s) so I didn’t know how interactive the whole experience would be, but it was completely immersive. It felt like a bunch of new friends freaking out about one of my all-time favorite movies and I was HERE FOR IT!
Overall I laughed, I cried, and most importantly I interacted, I engaged and had soooo much unexpected fun. I never realized how amazing it felt to be completely surrounded by fellow fans all being so supportive and hilarious and basically just loving this movie and seeing things in a similar light to the way I see them. I’m so used to having to defend my ship or Kylo himself as a character but last night there was no need and it just felt so liberating and right.
I forget sometimes that the fandom is an awesomely-fun interactive place, but after last night I can’t wait for the next #ReyloNight! Bring on The Last Jedi!!!