Ewoks. Love them or hate them. I wrote a post about this three years ago and got some interesting comments that helped demystify it for me, but I still like them.
The hardest part for me to understand on this argument is that I think one reason a lot of people hate them is because they’re cute. Does being cute really make a difference? Shouldn’t we focus more on the fact that the smallest beings helped defeat the largest governmental organization out there?
Look at Yoda. He is small, but would not fall under the definition of “cute”. And because he’s a Jedi who says wise statements, no one seems to hate him. But he talks backwards, for Pete’s sake! Yet, no one seems to mind.
The Ewoks are small and play a large role in defeating the Empire. If they were not cute and fuzzy and look like teddy bears – would people hate them as much? What if they were Gollum-looking creatures?
Do you see my point? I feel like people would root more for Ewoks if they were not cute because they would be the underdog, like the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking underdogs. Instead, they get a lot of backlash because of how they look which I believe is undeserved.
Okay, I really didn’t even want to get into it that much but that’s kind of why I like my Haiku Me Fridays. 🙂 They are blank slates where I start off with a haiku and let my mind wander wherever it will.