The Star Wars Test


It’s about time I did something Star Wars!


[] You own more Star Wars books than textbooks.

[X] You own at least one Star Wars shirt (Mawhahaha, I’m stocking up on shirts like there’s no tomorrow. I have at least six SW shirts)

[X] You have “used” a Jedi Mind Trick
[X] You can name all 7 movies in order without hesitating (seven? SEVEN? Come on. Seriously.)
[X] You have pretended to use the Force on moving objects (who hasn’t done this?)
[] You own at least one lightsaber (I actually don’t personally own one, but our house is full of them.)
[X] You watch the Clone Wars (I do watch the Clone Wars–very recently, anyway.)
[X] Your favorite video games are those with Star Wars in the title (I don’t play video games often, but my favorite is a lego Star Wars one.)
[] You’ve had at least one Star Wars-themed birthday party. (NO! I haven’t yet!)
[X] You can breathe like Darth Vader
Current Total: 7/10
[X] You hum the Star Wars theme song in the shower
[] You’ve seen the films so many times that the cases are worn down (since I’ve only gotten into it since last year, no.)
[X] You surf the Internet looking for funny Star Wars videos and pictures
[X] You listen to any of the Star Wars soundtracks in your free time
[X] You desperately wish that the Star Wars galaxy actually existed
[X] You freak out whenever there’s a sale on Star Wars merchandise
[X] Your favorite LEGO sets are the Star Wars ones
[X] You would totally dress up in full Darth Vader rig just for the fun of it (Excuse me, I HAVE done this, thank you very much.)
[] You want to join the 501st Legion (My ignorance shows… what the 501st Legion?)
[X] Wookieepedia is your friend (I’ve not been on there much, but it has helped me several times, so, yeah.)
Current Total: 8/10
[X] Your avatar on at least one social site is Star Wars-themed (Yes! Actually, on two!)
[X] The wallpaper on your desktop has something to do with Star Wars
[X] You tie a lot of conversations back to something that happened in Star Wars
[] You write Star Wars fan fiction just for the fun of it
[] You have gone to a Star Wars Weekend and/or a Star Wars Celebration (I WANT TO SO BADLY!)
[X] Most of the stuff on your Christmas list pertains to Star Wars
[X] Your hero is a Star Wars character (Luke Skywalker is number three on my ultimate fictional heroes list!)
[] If you could spend the day with anybody, it would be George Lucas
[] You know the difference between astromech and protocol droids
[X] You think of time in years in relation to the 1977 theatrical release of A New Hope (yes! I actually do do that!)
Current Total: 6/10
[] You can think of ten good reasons why you should have your own Death Star
[] You can’t spell “rectify” but you can spell “Kashyyyk”
[X] You know more Star Wars planets than earth countries
[X] You argue with your friends and/or siblings over who would win: Boba Fett or Darth Vader
[] You are completely open to all Star Wars characters coming back to life – even Darth Maul (NOOOO)
[X] You dress up as Star Wars characters for Halloween (While we don’t celebrate Halloween, we did wear masks inside the house!)
[] You dress your pet up as a Star Wars character for Halloween
[X] You sometimes say “May the Force Be With You” instead of “good-bye”
[] You have seen the movies so many times that you can say the characters’ lines
[X] You debate with your friends and/or siblings about Star Wars characters
Current Total: 5/10
[X] You would put a Star Wars bumper sticker on your car
[X] You’ve been belittled or even bullied because of how much you love Star Wars
[X] The best gift you could ever get would be a set of storm trooper armor that had been worn in the movies
[X] The only books you really check out at the library are Star Wars ones (For a long time, that was all I checked out).
[] You would laugh out loud if somebody was talking about how the Death Star blew up Naboo
[X] You know which Skywalker twin is older
[X] You know what “lekku” are
[] Your favorite authors write Star Wars books
[X] Star Wars is still your favorite movie even after seeing it 10 times (I haven’t actually seen the movies this many times.)
[X] You were one of the only people who noticed that puppet Yoda was made CG in the 3D version of TPM (and was a little mad about it)

Current Total: 8/10
[X] You study Star Wars books and websites in your free time (not everyday, but yeah.)
[] Your YouTube or e-mail account name has something Star Wars-y in it
[X] You get an adrenalin rush and/or a tingly sensation up your spine whenever you hear the Star Wars theme song or see The Crawl
[] You know what “The Crawl” is, and you refer to it as such
[X] You have a hard time imagining life without Star Wars
[X] You feel sorry for people who have never heard of and/or never watched Star Wars
[] You can name and identify fifty or more different clone troopers
[X] You get kinda ticked when “uneducated” people mix up clone troopers and storm trooper
[] You can speak and/or understand Mando’a and/or Huttese
[X] If someone says the word “star” the first thing that comes to mind is an epic battle between a Jedi Master and a Sith Lord
Current Total: 6/10
[X] You would likely have a heart attack if somebody said, “Who’s George Lucas?”
[X] You think John Williams is the best composer. Ever. Period. Exclamation point.
[] You have made at least one Star Wars-inspired video (I don’t make videos!)
[X] You want everyone to ditch the webcams and invent holographic-enabled comlinks already!
[] You know what “THX-1138” means and you look for it in all of the Star Wars films
[X] You know exactly what alien species you would be and what kind of job you would have if you lived in the Star Wars galaxy
[X] Your favorite phrase is, “A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away….”
[X] The only comic books you read are Star Wars
[X] You can’t listen to Liam Neeson’s voice without thinking, “Qui-Gon Jinn!”
[X] You know more about the actors who were in Star Wars than you do about any others (Sorta… this would be tied with the Avengers Cast)
Current Total: 8/10
It Has Been Assumed That You…
[] Wait outside of the movie theater for two days to see the latest Star Wars film
[X] Exercise by staging lightsaber battles with your friends and/or siblings
[] Know all of the movies by heart
[] Don’t have a life beyond Star Wars
[X] Are mortal enemies with Trekkies/Trekkers (I rather am, because every Trekkie I’ve met has spewed some dislike for Star Wars…. no offense, Trekkies)
[X] Can’t go a single day without thinking about Star Wars (well, I can’t help that, because we have SW stuff all over our house.)
[] Have all of the answers to Star Wars-related questions
[X] Are obsessed with Star Wars
[X] Would buy anything with the words “Star Wars” on it
[] Only play Star Wars music (Okay, that’s going a little far…)
[X] Only play Star Wars video games
[] Only read Star Wars books and/or blogs
[] Would only marry someone who was just as crazy about Star Wars as you are
[] Don’t discuss current world issues, only current Star Wars issues
[] Only watch Star Wars
[] Wouldn’t ever speak if Star Wars had never existed
Current Total: 7/16
You Have Been Asked At Least Five Times…
[] What’s the difference is between Jedi and Sith
[X] Why you like Star Wars so much
[] What’s wrong with Star Trek?
[X] Why you talk so much about Star Wars
[] Why you still like Star Wars, since it’s a “kid’s” show
[X] What’s so great about Star Wars?
[X] If you went to see The Phantom Menace when it came out in 3D
[X] If you’re going to see the other Star Wars films in 3D
[] Which is worse: Ewoks or Gungans?
[] Why you fire up when someone disses Star Wars
[X] Why George Lucas made the movies in the wrong order
[] Why you get all excited whenever you hear the words Star Wars and Special Edition in the same sentence
[X] If you named your new pet something Star Wars-y (YES! I HAVE DONE THIS!)
[] If your family gets fed up with your love of Star Wars (I think my Dad gets tired of it…)
[] If you play SWTOR or KOTOR
[X] Who shot first: Greedo or Han?
[] If you can speak Huttese
Final Total: 8/17
SCORING:
0-5….Do you even know what Star Wars is????
6-25….You’re an average casual fan, but not a nerd.
26-50….You’re pretty knowledgeable, and therefore a Star Wars nerd. You probably also appreciate Wookie Cookies.
51-75….You’re a Star Wars nut and not afraid to let people know it
76-95….You’re a Star Wars geek, and you want the whole world to know it. Don’t tone it down!
96-102….You are a total, die-hard, super, ultra, unsurpassable, mega-humungous Star Wars geek!
103….It don’t get no bigger than you. You, my friend, are the ULTIMATE Star Wars die-hard! Wear your Yoda ears proudly ‘cause you are the ULTIMATE!
I got the total of 63! A Star Wars Nut.
How did I know this was what I was going to get? I have been called a nut all my life; how fitting to be an official Star Wars nut. :D
~Jamie

Star Wars Day


This the second time National Star Wars Day has rolled around here on my blog! (if interested, see the post I did last May 4th in 2011)

Prepare to be bombards screenshots, artwork, and videos (some I have posted in the past, but if you haven’t seen them yet, take the time today!).

I love this video. So much.

Everyone’s seen the Volks Wagon commerical with little Darth Vader. So, check this out!

I will never get tired of listening to this. Never.

Grocery Store Wars = Super Hilarious Parody!

ROFL Can I have that Death Star lego set??

Anyway, MTFBWY today!

PS WHO’S SEEING THE AVENGERS TODAY?!?

~Jamie

Star Wars 30 Question Meme: Day One


So, I’ve had this Meme in my Star Wars folder for a little while and I thought it would be great to use for week challenge! Whoopee! There are 30 questions, and I’ve broken them up for five everyday, so this lasts six days!

All Time Favorite Character

Luke Skywalker. Talk about a guy of character. He is such an amazing guy and I admire him in many ways. He’s number three on my ultimate heroes list!

Favorite Member of the Rebellion

I love Leia and her role in the Rebel Alliance! She was so influential and she was never afraid to do what needed to be done! She was gutsy and brave and dedicated!

Favorite Member of the Empire

Darth Vadar was such a powerful tool of the Empire. We saw him the most when it came to commanding and directly. Besides, he such an epic character! He’s my favorite villain of all time (followed closely by Loki)!

Favorite Jedi:

Luke is already my all-time character so I want to hand the spotlight light on. OBI-WAN! WOW! He’s the most epic Jedi ever! I loved seeing him as a young man, and even his character as a old man was still intriguing! I definitely love the younger Obi-Wan best; he was so dedicated, strong, and just all around amazing!

Favorite Driod

I love C-3PO. He’s such a fun character and he gets too much hate. I also appreciate a droid that I can understand. Artoo is amazing and all, but you can’t understand anything he says and, without meaning to offend anyone, I think he’s a just a teeny bit over-rated. :)

~Jamie

One Year: My Star Wars Story


I think it’s an appropriate time to share my Star Wars story. :)

I didn’t grow up with Star Wars in my life. The only contact I had with Star Wars growing up was from my cousins; Ben grew up on it and he had the lightsabers, posters and lego sets in his room. That was the only way I knew about Star Wars.

And I didn’t know much. Star Wars was a weird movie that happened in outer space with weird looking creatures. I thought Yoda was a six foot monster after seeing a huge poster of him and I had no recollection of hearing anything about Darth Vadar, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca.. not anyone. I didn’t know Darth Vadar was Luke’s father, or that Leia was Luke’s sister, or that Han was going to be frozen in carboniate: I didn’t know how anything worked out.

Star Wars was just another movie for grownups to watch.

New Year’s Eve of last had us happily sitting around the living room talking about how late we were going to stay up; we figured we see a Charlie Chan movie and maybe a John Wayne movie to help us stay awake for midnight. I had just set up my fresh new blog and written my first blog post and was all excited about that. We had all our party food and were ready to ring in the New Year.

And than Dad came out of the workroom carrying a VHS tape. “What are we watching, Dad?”

“We’re going to see the first Star Wars movie.”

Kayla and I didn’t see that coming.

I remember sitting down in the rocking chair as the movie started. My mind slowly turned to jelly as the film progressed. This was unlike anything I’d ever seen in my entire life, and it wasn’t anything like I had imagined!

The moment I knew Star Wars was going to be AWESOME (all caps worthy ‘AWESOME’) was when Han Solo slid across the bench and introduced himself. “Han Solo. I’m captain of the Millennium Falcon.”

THIS. WAS. SO. AWESOME.

Yes. Han Solo was the immediate hooker. It only got better from there. The movie came to the climatic ending; Han and Luke got their medals, everyone was beaming and safe and the credits rolled. And I went to bed dazzled.

The few weeks after watching A New Hope, Kayla and I were in a slight daze. We struggled to learn how to say C-3PO and placing names with faces (Chewbacca=the walking carpet. Oh, her name is Leia not Leah.)

And than the thriller. “There’s more?”

Empire Strikes Back was the movie that really hooked me, that really got me into the books and characters.  “How are they going to get Han out of the carbonite, Mom??” I fell in love with Chewbacca during ‘Empire’. I hate you, Lando Calrissian, turning in my Han and Leia to those devils! You are scum off of my shoes. HOLY MACARONI! DARTH VADAR IS LUKE’S FATHER!  What will happen now???? The sequel was just as amazing and left us hungry for more.

After that, we were all over the Internet hunting for pictures. The library was ransacked for books on how Star Wars was made and we wanted to find out everything we could about Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and all the other characters. We wanted to know about the special effects and filming, who had helped with it all and where the magic came from. Anything and everything about Star Wars interested us.

Return of the Jedi came along after that, and while it didn’t surpass the others it was just as thrilling to watch, even though Jabba the Hutt’s palace was creepy and the Ewoks were a little over the top. I finally fell for both Luke and Han as their characters finished developing and maturing. Leia became my heroine for life. The epic battle at the end between Luke and Darth Vader riveted me to my seat and I wanted to jump and scream for joy when Darth Vadar picked up the Emperor and tossed him over the side. “I LOVE YOU, DARTH VADAR! YOU’VE RESCUED MY LUKE!” I resented Lando less as he brought down the Death Star and Chewbacca gave him a hug… “Okay, fine.” I still don’t think I’ve forgiven him all the way, though  . . . .

Much has changed since watching Star Wars because no movie had so impacted me like it. I now wear Star Wars shirts and jewelry (the only jewelry I’m interested in wearing, and I’ve never worn printed t-shirts before). I’ve made new friends through Star Wars; good friends who are Christians too and they enjoy the same movies as I do. I have them to fangirl with over a new video, a set of pictures or a new SW household appliance.

The morals from the films themselves impacted and reinforced many things I’d already learned or knew. Extend your hand to the lost in hopes of saving them– Luke to Darth Vadar. This really helped me see the need to extend the message to Christ to everyone, even our enemies because they’re the ones that need it most. Seeing Han learn to give, protect and love Leia reinforced the ‘women and children first’ mindset.  Anger never solves your problems, they only make things worse–this has helped me control my temper. Learn to control your emotions so they do not control you. This too, has helped as I grow through normal teenage life. Yes, you can be a spunky, tough girl without losing all your femininity—Princess Leia is my heroine and the name sake of my kitten, Princess, who is just like her.

The one thing though, that I think of almost every week as I go about different tasks, is Yoda’s famous quote.  I think of this all the time when someone asks me to do something and I start to say, “Well, I’ll try.” I hear Yoda’s scratchy voice in my head; “No! Do or do not! There is no try!” I do a lot of things now that I would normally only try. Because I don’t want to fail like Luke did.

Star Wars is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Without a doubt. It’s been a good year being in the galaxy far, far away and I hope to be there for many more.

~Jamie