You are important to us because you are Leia Organa. But you are more important to me because you are Carrie Fisher.
These characters were my very own line-up of autistic headcanons. And I identified more with them than I did with the very few characters who were written as 'autistic' from the beginning.
I cried. Well, first I squealed. And flapped my hands. A lot. But then I cried.