The Think Write Thursday topic for May 4, 2017 is to write a post about Star Wars because, after all, it’s May The Fourth! Do you love Star Wars? Hate Star Wars? Have you seen them all or none? What are your Star Wars stories? Share them on your blog this week!
Kat and I had a different plan for this week’s topic. Well, not really different but in line with what we’ve been doing on the first Thursday of every month – a welcome to the month ahead. But then when I went to write the email to go out to everyone I saw that this Thursday is May the Fourth and I couldn’t resist suggesting that we have a Star Wars theme. Kat readily agreed and off went the email.
It was only after I sent it that I thought, wait. What? What did I suggest? Because, when it comes to Star Wars, I’m rather . . . indifferent. Of course I saw the original three films, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Jedi back in the day. But since then? Not one. I’m not a big fan of science fiction and it annoyed me when they decided to make a series of prequels so that they could extend the story and then I just sort of lost track of the whole thing. As in, I know there are a bunch of films but I have no idea what they are called or what the time frame of them is or how they fit in with the original trilogy. And I’m fine with that. I don’t feel like I’m missing out, I don’t want to be recruited by a Star Wars fanatic (I have friends and they have tried and it’s futile) and I sure as hell don’t want to go see a movie at midnight on the night it is released. This is not to say that those of you who love Stars Wars – and some of you are members of my family – shouldn’t love it and revel in every minute detail of the story – it’s just to say that it’s not for me.
That said, the fact that there was an album released this week called Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans and the fact that the album is in fact the entire Beatle’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band music but now telling the story of Star Wars: A New Hope is very very cool. Seriously. I listened to the whole thing and it cracked me up.
What’s your Star Wars story? Whatever it is, May the Fourth be with you.
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