I am an incredibly passionate Star Wars Fan.
Even though all of y’all reading this blog will most likely already have read my Star Wars Story…..here it is again. 😉
I’ll make it a long story short. Well….kinda short. XD
I hated Star Wars *collective gasp* Seriously though, I really hated it. Especially TCW, since my sister LOVED it so much. I thought it was weird, nerdy and lame. I mean come on! Who wants to watch a movie with a bunch of aliens and weird guys in robes?!!? Apparently I did. I just didn’t know it yet. 😉
Date: Late April 2010….a Day that will go down in HISTORY!!!!!
My dad broke a lamp. That poor lamp. It had no chance going up against that man’s broom….*sniffs*
We needed a lamp! But a bunch of chickens don’t need a fancy schmancy lamp do they?!? I don’t think so….point being we went to GoodWill to get a new lamp. 😉 Well, new to US that is. XD
Our lamp was cool, but what was cooler was that my sister saw the Star Wars Original Trilogy as a boxed set of VCR tapes. 🙂 She wanted them. I bought them, out of the goodness of my heart. 😉
I bought my life-long passion for $1.75. That was the BEST $1.75 I EVER spent!!!!!!!
SOOOOOOO, that day in April, desperate to get out of the dishes, but extremely full of mockery and arrogance, I watched A New Hope.
First Thoughts: The blonde guy is cute. The princess is cool. That hairy thing is WEIRD. Hence the reason this is so LAAMMEE…….?
But…despite how lame it was *rolls eyes* I watched Empire Strikes Back with my sister. I decided I had to find out what happened. Once Han Solo and Princess Leia kissed on the Millennium Falcon on the way to Bespin…….I WAS IN LOVE. I was HOOKED.
I remember getting hearts in my eyes and staring at our boxy tv with one working speaker in awe. I remember sitting there wondering if ANY movie on the PLANET could be better than THIS? I remember yelling at the TV when Lando betrayed them to Vader on Bespin.
I remember crying when my mom made me turn off the TV so we could go to church. I remember begging my mom the ENTIRE way to church to let me stay home so I could finish the movie. I remember going to the bookstore after church and running to the Star Wars section, of which I did not know existed until that night.
I remember getting in the car eager to get home so I could finish my movie. MY movie. MY MOVIE that I PAYED FOR, that I was now OBSESSED with.
I remember my mom asking me what I thought so far.
“Mom, I love it. Mom it’s amazing!!!! Why haven’t I seen it before?!?!”
“that’s great honey! I used to love Star Wars. I loved Han Solo.”
“I like Luke” *blushes*
“NOOOOO!!!!! YOU CAN’T LIKE LUKE!!!!!!!! He’s a whiny baby!!!!”
“Huh? WHY NOT?!?! Han’s rude!”
“*to dad* C’mon. She needs to go home and finish her movie.”
I remember sobbing when Poor Luke gets his hand cut off. I remember knowing the ‘I am Your Father’ line as the only thing I knew from Star Wars. That and that Luke and Leia were siblings. 😉
That same night I put in Return of the Jedi. I watched the whole thing. I squealed like a little girl whenever Han and Leia kissed. I cried when Vader died. I felt SO bad for Luke at the end. I was genuinely confused, amazed, intrigued, and obsessed. 🙂
The next day, I went onto my computer. I discovered Wookieepedia. I discovered StarWars.Com. I watched YouTube videos, I read up on all and everything I could find. I was seriously obsessed.
But….my obsession wasn’t taken to well by everyone. My own family didn’t like it. I have journals filled with ‘rants’ about myself feeling alone, sad and upset that no one wanted me to like Star Wars. My sister shunned me, hated my guts (seriously) and didn’t want anything to do with me.
My mom didn’t like that SW distracted me from school, or that I was always on website and not being productive.
My dad was neutral. XD But he wasn’t on MY side……:P
Things were amended when I went to Star Wars Weekends 2010 with my sister and dad after winning a lightsaber battle in our hotel room in Orlando, Florida. And we watched TCW while battling, making it extra-epic.
Then something horrible happened. 😦 My sister got sick! She got sick and had to be carried out of the park by a wheelchair, since she couldn’t walk she felt so ill. 😦 I felt SO bad. She’d waited MONTHS upon MONTHS for that day. She was going to meet Ashley Eckstein, the voice actress of Ahsoka Tano, my sister’s favorite character. But she couldn’t go in the building, she was so sick. SO I DID.
My first brush with greatness was made when I was worried and upset for my sister, trying really, /really/ hard not to cry, while going to talk to Mrs. Eckstein. I explained what had happened to my sister, and Ashley was SUPER sweet, signing my sister’s toy lightsaber and sending me with a ‘get well’ message and love from Ashley Eckstein. Another AMAZING thing happened when I met Ashley Eckstein.
She gave me two stickers. Two brilliant, small stickers. They had the web address of Her Universe, Clothing for Girls on them. Those tiny stickers changed my life.
Skip ahead a month and a half. Her Universe comes live online, making me the happiest fangirl who ever lived.
Skip ahead another two months. I am a frequent and obsessive poster on the Her Universe Blog, which is where I’ve met almost ALL of my internet friends. I would chat daily with Noelle, Leia, Sokafan/Lil’Ashley, Satine, QueenKarina, RachelisaJedi and more. And those were all on Blog Posts. 🙂 We discovered that we all had a lot in common!!! We all loved Star Wars, we were young ladies, most of us Christian and/or homeschooled! 🙂
I was amazed!!!! NO WAY!!! Other girls who felt like me!!!! Other girls with the same obsessions and loved Star Wars as much as me!!!!!
That group of girls are now my best friends. 😉
The HU Blog soon turned into the HU Forum, where we all chatted more than just daily, more like hourly. 😉 We all grew into this group of fangirls, who all got along and loved each other.
Then HU grew. It got TOO big. Too many /older/ girls/women were on the site, and starting to call out on the ‘younger girls’ for their beliefs and opinions. Certain members pushed others over the edge.
I messed up and opened my big mouth over politics. 😛 I ended up LEAVING HU because of that. Saddest day of my life. I must’ve bawled my eyes out for hours. My mom told me that she didn’t want me getting into trouble, and that I needed to leave the forums. I was SO SAD. I Private Messaged my friends, telling them that I was leaving. 😥 I learned how true my friends were. Satine, Leia, Padme/Endor/Dancing With Anakin, Rachel, Rex’sgirl, QueenKarina and SO MANY OTHERS made me feel SO LOVED!!!!! I PMed with them daily, forgetting about POSTING on the Forums, and just keeping in touch via PM.
Then Leia and Endor and I started emailing. 😉 I would email Leia ALL the time. Now looking back, and thinking about today, we’ve come a very long way. XD We would email all the time, and we still do, along with chatting and more.
Endor and I email all the time too. 🙂 And we Gmail Buzz and other things too. 😉
Through Endor and Qui from HU I found out about Blogger and the blogger world. I met Amaranthine, and everything started falling into place even more. 😉
Amarnathine, Leia and I became the moderators/admin of a brand new, safe, home for our friends from HU to come and talk as a family in a Christian environment where we wouldn’t be bothered. 😉
Starting The Lakehouse Forums was the BEST BEST BEST thing Ley EVER EVER EVER EVER DID. I invited the HU girls via PM to our new forum, and we’ve now got over 60 girls! 😀 These are my BEST FRIENDS EVER on there. 😉
My fandom has only grown since there. Now I’m obsessed with Star Wars like there is NO TOMORROW!!! XDDD
My favorite movie is Empire Strikes Back, because it made me fall in love with the whole Saga! 🙂 It is closely followed by Return of the Jedi, and then probably Attack of the Clones. 😉 I love them all!!! 🙂
I am a die-hard Luke fangirl. 🙂 Forever and Ever I will love Luke Skywalker. My mom decided that as long as I stay away from the ‘bad boy with the fast ship’ I’m good. XD
That is my BEST Luke pictrue. 😉 Well….one of them. I think that one is my favorite though, because it’s so cool!!!! I love how his right hand looks. 😉
That is my second favorite Luke picture. 🙂 I love the colors!!!!! :DDDD And the picture in the center is my FAVORITE picture of Luke. He looks so sweet and innocent. 😉
My ALL TIME Favorite character is Mara Jade Skywalker. <333333
BEST. PICTURE. EVER. <333333 Luke and Mara are my favorite couple EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s the coolest Mara pic I have. She is SO FREAKING AMAZING. 😀 😀 😀
Close in second as my favorite characters are Han and Leia, or Anakin and Padme. 😉
Ha, I found a picture where I could kill two birds with one stone! xDD Coolio! 😉
Star Wars has greatly impacted my life. I’ve learned that I am a writer! I learned that I am easily obsessed! I learned that my MOM is also easily obsessed. 😉
I’ve even grown closer to God through/because of Star Wars. If I hadn’t watched Star Wars, I probably wouldn’t have met Leia, or Endor, or Cad Bane’s Chick, or JediKnightGrl, Rachel, Arliss, QueenKarina, Arda, Rex’sgirl, Satine, Amaranthine, Allishmalli, Jamie Joyce, or ANYONE!!!! 🙂 They have all helped me grow in my relationship with Him, by witnessing to me, and helping me through tough times. 🙂 *hugs sistahs* I LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!!!!!!!! *hugs again* 😉
So ends my first Star Wars post. 😉 I PROMISE to have another one soon!!!!! 😀 Thanks everyone for the kind words on my new blog!!!!! 🙂
Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy <333