We have one problem though. Just about all our friends from church despise him. They call him whiny. They call him mean and rude. And that’s he such a whimp. And then they stare at us with shock when we say, “We like Threepio”.
I’m about to give the reasons why Kayla and I love Threepio–as a sort of defense to both ourselves and him.
Threepio may seem whiny and whimpy on the outside. But there are a few things you have to understand about him to see why it’s completely alright for him to be like that.
He’s a robot. He doesn’t have a soul or a brain to help him logically balance things out or to not be afraid. Being a machine made out of working parts, he needs to always be on his toes about the climate or where he is for his own safety. That’s why I don’t find a problem with him complaining about the sand in his joints or how his parts feel frozen, or how dangerous it would be to fly through a field of astroids. If he is going to stay in existence, he needs to be aware of what’s affecting his parts and being. And all this helps with part of the comedy relief he brings, because our other characters have bigger things to worry about. But than again, they’re not robots.
Threepio agrues with Artoo A LOT. This is all suppose to be part of the comedy relief as well. But I looked deeper into it. We all can understand what Threepio says. But we never know what Artoo says unless Threepio responds or translate. So how do we not know that Artoo is just as rude to Threepio as Threepio is to him. Threepio is generally polite to all how are polite to him. So, you can harp on Threepio for being rude, but if you do, you need also include Artoo. I know it’s hard to do that too him because Artoo makes himself more useful that Threepio. But I think my point still stands.
These two points Kayla and I figured out, and they completely make sense to us. And we reassure each other after we have a round with our friends over him. In fact, I’ve only had one person in real life actually admit “He’s funny! I like him!” and it was very nice to hear that we’re weren’t the only two in the world who like Threepio.
Glad to finally get that off my chest.
I’m linking to my last droid post HERE.