Upper Pylon 3: Hooking Up in a Starfighter
Upper Pylon 3 is a few-times-a-month feature on DoorQ- a dating blog in a language we can understand, kicking knowledge as illustrated by science fiction. Some best-ofs as well as new entries will be updated here at DoorQ. You can see more entires and follow upperpylon3.tumblr.com or via twitter @upperpylon3.
Today, it’s “Hooking Up in a Starfighter”
Hooking up in a car or other semi-public and kind of confined space (if only I had an X-Wing or Starfury to bang in) is infinitely more awesome than hooking up in a bed. Yeah it might seem a little juvenile, it’s a hell of a lot trickier to actually get it right, and there is a definite risk of it failing miserably, but it’s a solid 10x as thrilling if you manage to pull it off.
It’s like, if the rebels had just been able to shoot their way through a couple Tie fighters and take down the Death Star, sure, great, cool explosion, I guess. But the fact that they had to maneuver through those trenches, pitching and yawing over laser towers and bizarrely placed bridges while the Dark Lord of the Sith pursued them- and further that they only managed to launch those torpedoes into that exhaust port because at the last second Han came out of nowhere to save the day- it all makes you say “fuck yeah!” with a little more vigor. Look at Luke’s face- that’s pure thrill.
So, having one leg braced against the dashboard while your date climbs over the center console and somehow manages to sit on your lap between you and the steering wheel and is able to prop their legs god-knows-where in a position that by all rights should be awkward, but manages to actually not be awkward at all and totally hot instead is basically equivalent to the Millennium Falcon taking some Tie fighters to physics-school in an asteroid field. The challenge makes the victory taste so much sweeter. Or, you could be boring and just do missionary in bed, again.