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I have been so excited about this movie coming out for what feels like forever now. I am scheduled to see it on Saturday morning, so no spoilers!
I remember seeing Star Wars: Episode 1 when I was a kid. I confess, I actually learned to love Star Wars based on the newer movies. I had a friend growing up who had a deep love of Christian Slater, N*SYNC, and Star Wars. She was amazing, obviously. She taught me to embrace the force when I was in 5th grade.
During that time, I would paint my face like Queen Amidala, and go into chatrooms as Padme44 and KICK ASS at Episode 1 trivia. I developed a massive crush on Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, and would write fan fiction on my weekends with my Star Wars loving friend. Later in life, I would see the original movies, and fall deeper in love.
In college, I found myself picking up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (and this was WELL after the game had already been released), and I don’t think I showered or ate anything substantial for an entire week. It was…. pretty gross. However, my love affair with the franchise only grew. I, of course, graduated to Star Wars: The Old Republic, a game I continue to play today.
Han Solo reminds me of my papa, who is one of my favorite family members (it’s ok, my family knows this). Princess Leia is a wonderfully strong character I love looking up to. The same can be said of Carrie Fischer in my opinion. I even named my dog R2!
I think it’s safe to say that Star Wars is a very important part of my life. It brings me so much joy and happiness. I love getting lost in its universe, and I can’t wait to enjoy a new installment of one of my favorite stories of all time.
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! May the force be with you!