Honestly, we don’t need another Star Wars blog, and I understand that. But I’m dissatisfied with the Star Wars blogs out there and I want a place to write real thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints of how my life is connected to Star Wars. Also, I did have another Star Wars blog, but it got shut down on starwars.com (shakes fist), so I’m starting fresh and new on WordPress.
First of all, there will be many times when I can be quite cynical about the movies and the fan base. I thought I should put that out there as a disclaimer because some of these posts may not be all roses and “I LOVE STAR WARS ALL THE TIME.” I do love Star Wars, I really do. I’ve loved Star Wars for going on 15 years now and sometimes, when you love something so much, you can’t help but poke fun at it or be slightly cynical. Because at the end of the day (and I hope no fans hate on me for this)…it’s a movie. It’s a brilliant, wonderful, amazing movie…but it’s a movie. It’s fiction and I love that it can take me to another world, expand my imagination, and have me still fall in love with the saga time and time again…but it’s still a movie.
That being said – a little bit about me and my love of Star Wars:
I have been working on an Old Republic Jedi Knight costume because I hope to join the Rebel Legion. If you don’t know what that is other than in the movie sense – look it up. However, I’ve been saying that for about 6 years now, so we’ll see where that takes me. It’s really hard, especially as I am definitely not good at sewing (in fact, I hate it with a passion).
I’m not your stereotypical geek, but I do have a love for sci-fi and fantasy that draws me to conventions and cosplay (if I had loads of money).
I used to have another Star Wars blog on starwars.com, but they discontinued their services. Alas. Well, I paid for it, and if you know me, I am notoriously cheap so after two years I stopped using it. There are so many free blogging sites out there, so why pay for what you can have for free? Sigh, story of my life.
Along with Star Wars, I love Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter (notice how I did not mention Twilight? That’s because Twilight is a poor excuse for fantasy and a copout), so if I ever get any followers and people are also interested in those topics – shoot me a note and I’ll devote a post to it every once in a while.
A lot of these posts are just going to be honest thoughts and not too many pictures or one liners. I want to create something that is slightly interesting to the above average Star Wars fan, but not too high level that I lose anyone who only likes Star Wars for, well, Star Wars.
Ok, the introduction on me is over. I hate introductions, but it’s done and now you can get to know me through future posts. Have you noticed I also like using parentheses?