Artoo has always held a special place in my heart because he is just so darn cute.
BB-8 though, man, that droid is giving Artoo a run for his money…and I haven’t even seen the movie yet! Remember when we all called him the soccer ball droid? The way he peeks out of that corner, SO CUTE!
Speaking of all these pronouns, do you guys think Artoo is a guy? I’m not sure why I always thought Artoo was male, but it’s stuck since I was little. I’m already gender placing BB-8 into the male category but I’m slightly more hesitant on that one and open to BB-8 being female.
So that kind of brings us to the thought, if astromech droids are androgynous, then why do most people agree Artoo is a male? Is it because George has referred to Artoo as “he”? Or is it our Western culture/society, which has always placed an emphasis on masculinity, subvert our thoughts automatically to thinking astro droids are male (unless they’re pink)?
OH, and no one got my blogger high five last week on the best haiku ever, so I’m going to explain the two reasons on why it’s the best haiku ever.
- Asteroids are no concern – a reference to Vader’s line when he said, “Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral.”
- Empire at it’s tail – Falcons are a type of bird so they have a tail. It’s a pun and it’s funny.
It’s okay that you guys are just not up to my level of genius.