Before I start, a few notes. “Hem, hem,” as Dolores Umbridge says.
First off, I have some great guest bloggers coming up in the next few weeks when I’m gone (7/4-7/21). I really, really want everyone to comment and show love. I can’t force you to, but would still love if you treat these people as an extension of me as they are putting in some time and effort to craft beautiful posts. Also, if I die in Australia, they’ll be able to continue on the legacy of this wonderful blog. Wonderful^2!
You will notice that my instagram widget is now on the sidebar of my blog. This is to hold myself accountable and actually follow through with my resolution to take 1 beautiful photo a day during July. The point of this challenge is to become more aware of my surroundings and to try to look at the world from a different point of view.
This is very hard for me. Some people see taking photos as the easiest thing, but I really am challenging myself here. I was born lacking artistic skills. Stick figures are the closest I get to drawing when I’m forced, so this challenge is concerning. I have yet to take a photo today and yet to see anything worth taking a photo of. Oh, and another concerning thought, and perhaps the most amusing, is the fact that I don’t know how I’m going to do this in Australia so there may be a two week lag of actually posting to instagram haha. Or if everything works out with my SIM card, you’ll all be able to follow my photos on the side 🙂
Oh, and, this is my last post until I return. Adios folks. MTFBWY.
I was asked by a colleague at work last week a very simple, but difficult (for me) to answer question:
“If you could be any Star Wars character in the saga, who would you be?” Upon further questioning, I found out that not only was it limited to on-screen characters, they didn’t want it to be someone with 2 seconds on the screen. Okay. So no Oola. (I realized later that I wouldn’t want to be Oola anyway because she dies a horrible death)
This was more difficult than I thought. Generic Old Republic Jedi wouldn’t do, neither would the Twi’leks who were massaging Sebulba.
Surprisingly, I settled upon an answer pretty quickly. Wedge Antilles. How weird is that? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I rarely mention him. He’s a cool character and I love what he did for the OT, but I’ve only lately begun to appreciate him.
Looking at the OT only and not including EU (even though a lot of what I am going to say still applies to the EU. Legends. Whatever.), Wedge is the guy who is always calmly backing up his comrades during the x-wing battles and survives throughout all three movies. He may not get all the shining glory in the way Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie do. But he appears in every movie and is one of the Rebels to help bring in a new age after the fallen Empire. I like that. If I were part of the Rebellion, I wouldn’t mind a role like that and I think it reflects nicely on my real personality.
It reminds me of when I used to do musicals in high school. I never auditioned for the main role. I never wanted the responsibility of carrying a play, singing a lot of solos, and memorizing a lot of lines. I wanted that part that was memorable, but on the side. I often had one solo, or would sing solos with another in a joint song, but never had the lead role. However, it was always a memorable role and people were always coming up to me afterwards to tell me how much they enjoyed what I did.
It’s similar to my role today as an Executive Assistant. I like playing an important role and having a lot of power by default…but I don’t actually like all the attention on me, nor would I like the responsibility of being an actual CEO. I just like being the one who is calm and always standing by to help bring down the next problem. Their right hand woman, so to say.
The thing is, we all have different shades of our personality. As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes I’m more similar to Threepio than anyone else. At times my stubbornness lends itself well to Captain Panaka. My need for organizing and my administrative abilities could probably reflect Admiral Ackbar.
The difference between this question that I received and other questions that have been similar (Who is your favorite character? Which characters are you most like?) is that I got to choose what popular character I would want to be from the saga. Just like I get to choose my profession and choose what role I want to try out for in a musical.
So, surprisingly, I choose Wedge: a character that I don’t often pay attention to and take for granted. Loyal, calm, and there when you need him.
If you could be any Star Wars character, movies, EU, or anything else, who would you choose to be? And why?