I’m so mopey today. I’m mopey and angry and annoyed at my health. I finally saw a specialist yesterday for my ongoing issues and I have chronic sinusitis. It’s basically a cold that has a bacterial (as opposed to viral) component which is why it’s not going away. I was excited to find out that I could get treatment in the form of super intense antibiotics…and then he told me he can’t give me anything because I’m breastfeeding and they would affect the baby. So he said I would have to make a decision to either quit breastfeeding or continue breastfeeding and then either hope it resolves itself or get the antibiotics when I’m done.
On top of that, I’ve had two weeks of pain from mastitis and other breastfeeding issues. I’m on my second round of antibiotics in 1.5 months (first was for strep throat last month) and I’m coming to this weird decision on if I even want to continue breastfeeding. My goal was one year but things change.
Anyway, this honestly got me thinking about the whiners and mopers in the Star Wars trilogies. We have some fabulous ones, so here they come:
In third place we get…
(said in an announcer’s voice…think Price is Right)
Kylo Ren is a brooding, dark wannabe Sith who likes to spend long hours pondering why he feels a pull to the light side. He mopes about his draw to the light side and when he gets angry, he takes his lightsaber out to destroy crucial equipment! When in doubt, slash it out! Give a hand to our runner up – Kylo Ren!
The second place award goes to…
A fine young man who doesn’t mope as much, but really likes to whine when things get down. He’s not satisfied with having to do an honest day’s work like most normal people – instead he wants to go to Tosche Station to pick up power converters! The cherry on top is when he wistfully stares out into the sunset and you can internally hear his moping and whining that he’s stuck on Tatooine. Though he improves over 3 films, he gets second place for his wonderful, beautifully delivered Tosche Station whine. Give it up for Luke Skywalker!
And you must know who the final winner is now! Our coveted first place award goes to…
It must run in the family, folks. Anakin Skywalker whines, mopes, gets annoyed, and angry in every movie of the Prequel Trilogy! You can’t beat that. He starts off as a young boy annoyed at the Jedi Council with a little bit of cheek; he then moves up to a sulking teenager who whines that everyone is holding him back; and finally becomes a man that is so angry he turns into Darth Vader. Nothing beats his whining and moping in AOTC though! Almost all his dialogue is some form of a whine which makes him most deserving of first place!
Okay, that made me feel better. You can go about your business…