If Not For IV…: A Special Star Wars Day Story

So first of all, let me start by saying Happy Star Wars Day! I hope all my fellow fans are finding a way to make today extra-special and Star Wars-y! Because of a busier schedule than that of past years, today will be a more casual Star Wars day for me, but that doesn’t make it any less special. I’m looking forward to watching Attack Of The Clones (since I haven’t watched it yet this year and I prefer to watch ’em all in chronological order), a classic Rebels episode, and those exciting new Freemakers shorts! And all while wearing a shirt the color of Naboo starfighters and drinking my first real glass of blue milk! (I finally had some food coloring on hand 😀 ) Considering I’m doing all those things on top of writing my 149th post on a blog entirely dedicated to Star Wars, sometimes it’s hard to remember what my life was like before I got into Star Wars. But I can never forget the story of how my love for it began, especially considering it happened almost exactly ten years ago.
NOTE: This post contains some minor spoilers from the Original Trilogy films

There are so many wonderful stories of people’s first time seeing A New Hope, stories of wonderment and joy and being so amazed they couldn’t speak. I wish I could say that was my story, too, but… mine’s a bit different. Star Wars has always been a part of my life as I’m surrounded by many family members in the fandom, so in 2007 I decided I wanted to finally see Episode IV in all its entirety. My brother and I watched it together on his ’95 VHS tape (from the classic trilogy set). I liked it, but I really didn’t know what to think of it otherwise. At the time I was foremost an animation buff and wasn’t as drawn to live-action. And I was a bit confused by the space politics. I do remember R2-D2 and C-3PO made me laugh, and I really liked Luke and Leia (as individuals and um… *cough* together… I may have gotten them confused with their parents. I’m not proud looking back). But that’s about all I can recall on my thought process. So yeah, it’s not a particularly heartwarming tale. But it was my first step in a larger world. ‘Cause if I hadn’t seen A New Hope that late May day…

I wouldn’t have gone on to watch Empire a few months later, which started to reel me in further. And I liked it a bit more because I finally understood all those quotes and references I was seeing elsewhere in pop culture.

If not for IV, I wouldn’t have been intrigued by The Clone Wars when it came out the following year. I didn’t know much about the Prequels, but animation was a language I understood. I can’t remember for sure what my first episode was, but I do remember that Destroy Malevolence was one I couldn’t get enough of. (The excitement! The romance! The battle droid shenanigans!)

If not for IV, I wouldn’t have continued to grow interested in the Star Wars galaxy as I watched more Clone Wars adventures. Blue Shadow Virus and Hostage Crisis are also super super memorable. I didn’t understand a lot, but I understood that I could really relate to Ahsoka, and that Cad Bane was a boss 🙂

If not for IV, I wouldn’t have decided, on a May day in 2010, to check out the Clone Wars microseries. Then that growing hype would convince me to finally watch Jedi a short time after. And the hype would continue to grow when I sat down and rewatched Empire later on. By the end of the year, I could call myself a Star Wars fan.

If not for IV, the fandom that exploded in 2011 wouldn’tve happened. My first Star Wars Day celebration watching Phantom for the first time, catching up on The Clone Wars with a brand-new appreciation, reading my first Star Wars novels and novelization, seeing the rest of the Prequels… it was a whirlwind of excitement and happiness as I began to finally understand it all.

If not for IV, I wouldn’t have continued to explore and love the Star Wars universe in 2012, and get super super excited for the new films they announced later that year.

If not for IV, well… Padawanline wouldn’t exist. I wouldn’t have had so many thoughts on Star Wars that I needed to write them down here! And as you may remember, 2013 was also the year I finally rewatched A New Hope. It probably seems silly there was such a gap between reviewings for me, but I got a little caught up catching up with the Prequels and Clone Wars in the years prior. But that viewing that Star Wars Day… it was like seeing it for the first time. And it was as wondrous and joyous as the many fans’ stories I’d heard ❤ The circle was at last complete.

And now, the Star Wars galaxy is less of a circle and more of an infinity symbol. The years since have been full of so many new amazing stories and characters, and there's still so much more to come. None of that could've happened without IV coming out forty years ago. And the reason I'm writing this here today, is because of the seemingly average day I saw IV ten years ago.

So, wow. I could've never predicted how much I would ultimately love this beautiful series, and how much sheer enjoyment it's brought me. Though I have to wonder if this comic in the Sunday paper way back then was a sign of things to come…

This appeared the Sunday following my first viewing of IV. I remember getting a chuckle out of it and thinking it was cool that this would appear not long after seeing the movie for myself. But now it has more meaning, because it made sure I remembered the seemingly average day. I didn’t realize it then how meaningful and special these films would become to me, but it sure is amazing what can happen in a decade 🙂

With that said, I think it’s time I let you get back to your celebrating. Again I say, Happy Star Wars Day! May The Fourth Be With You, and like I always say before the post’s end…

Keep The Peace,
– Twilight

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How I Spent My Star Wars Day + News

Hey to all my Star Wars fangirls and fanboys out there! Just wanted to do a real quick news roundup and talk about SW in my everyday life. So this shouldn’t take up too too much of your valuable time…
NOTE: Contains spoilers from The Clone Wars movie, the Rebels Season 2 trailer, and the Episode VII second teaser.

So how’d my Star Wars Day go? Two words: BINGE. WATCHING. Well, I hadn’t originally intended to do that. My original game plan was to watch Episode IV like I’ve done for the past three years and finally see the TCW movie. Buuuut well… I have this thing for watching all the films in order and I hadn’t gotten around to watching Episode III earlier and I also really really wanted to watch the Clone Wars microseries, so it was basically SW from dawn ’til dusk, which honestly isn’t a bad thing 🙂 Seeing the earliest and latest points in the Clone Wars era through the microseries and Episode III was super cool. One of the many things I love about SW is that no matter how many times I watch the films or the animated series I always learn something new, notice something I hadn’t before, or make a new, interesting connection that blows my mind as to how incredible the overall story is. And as per usual every time I watch Episode III I cry buckets. OK all the films get me teary-eyed, really, but… you know. And thennn I watched Episode IV! Which always without fail hits me with the feels and makes me laugh and I always cry at the end because I’m so overwhelmed with feels and a deep deep love for SW and I so much love these characters’ amazing bond ^w^ ^w^ You know what I mean! And I decided to save the newest thing for last… The Clone Wars movie!! I know I know how is it possible this thing’s been out for years and I haven’t seen it? Welp my brother got me the Blu-Ray as a birthday present a couple years back so I wanted to wait until we could watch it together. So yeah… but boy oh boy am I glad I finally saw it! While I didn’t need to have seen this before to enjoy the TCW series, because of course I’ve been lovin’ it for the last four years, seeing the movie helped me love it even more than I thought I possibly could! Seeing Anakin and Ahsoka’s friendship from the beginning… it’s too wonderful. Her boundless enthusiasm versus his less-than-thrilled frustration, their adventures in Huttlet-sitting, the wins and fails, the moments of honesty, and of course, the bestowing of the titles of “Skyguy” and “Snips”… it couldn’t be more perfect a way to introduce that era of Star Wars! I’m sorry it took me so long to see it! And now I shall rewatch it over and over again from here on out! Oh, and that moment where Ahsoka’s telling the clones how she saved the day… just thinking about the fact we’ll be seeing Ahsoka and Rex and the bros together again made me explode with feels! And then I capped off the day with watching Unfinished Business, the last chapter of the Bad Batch storyreels! So yup consider that Star Wars Day seized! All while wearing my new Yoda shirt that alludes to my vertically-challenged stature with the words “Size Matters Not” 🙂

As for the newest news in the SW galaxy, there’s some seriously exciting stuff on the rise…

First up, Star Wars is joining Disney Infinity 3.0! My life is complete!! Haha!

The main starter kit comes with Anakin and Ahsoka for Twilight Of The Republic, and there will also be another set for the Original Trilogy with Rise Against The Empire. And they’re already talking about a new one they’ll do for Episode VII’s release! Being as I’ve always loved Disney and Pixar, I’ve wanted to get Infinity since it came out, and now I have even further incentive to do so. Absolutely can’t wait to have Ahsoka and Tinkerbell go on adventures and watch Merida and Luke fight the Empire! I’m aiming to get the PC version so I can screencap all the fun we’ll have there 🙂 No set release date yet, but it’s aiming toward this Fall. So get excited guys!

The next interesting tidbit is something not yet officially announced: the next Anthology movie… Boba Fett’s backstory? I’ve seen a headline one place and read a brief article on Animation Magazine that seem to make this fact. I won’t fully believe this until StarWars.com makes it known, but I am most definitely lovin’ the concept! Part of the reason Boba is so loved has to do with all the mystery surrounding him as well as the Legends lore he’s been a part of. So now we could indeed see how this epic bounty hunter got to where he did. My biggest question is will we be seeing Daniel Logan in the role or Temura Morrison? Or someone else entirely? Only time will tell if this is the next story after Rogue One. Though seriously man I really do love the Anthology concept, telling more stories that connect the main story! Can’t wait to see where they go!

And finally, if you were wondering when you could finally get one of those new ‘troopers in 3.75 inches, StarWars.com has announced Force Friday, the day Episode VII stuff will start lining the shelves nationwide! September 4th is the big day! Admittedly, I probably will wait at least until I’ve seen Episode VII to buy any merch (not that I have any doubt it’ll be amazing, just a bit of a merch purist), but it’s still very exciting. And it most likely means another trailer is on its way, as they can’t just market the action figures as “Finn” and “Rey”… we need to know those last names and further connections and other characters! Dude it really is so exciting just knowing it won’t be long before more questions are answered and more is revealed of The Force Awakens. And it doesn’t hurt to go ahead and make a game plan for my Christmas wish list… 🙂

So good luck to containing your excitement for all this stuff guys! Until next time…

Keep The Peace,
– Twilight

Essentials For A Not-So-Ordinary Star Wars Day!

Star Wars Day is almost here, and it’s hard not to get excited about it! There’s lots going on here and there and fans getting together and cosplaying and movie marathoning and stuff like that, but what if you find yourself without any huge plans on Star Wars Day? What if you’ve got to work or study? And this year SWD II Revenge Of The Fifth (or as I call it Sith-o de Mayo) will be on a Monday, and I’m pretty sure most businesses and schools don’t consider SWD an official holiday… yet. Maybe you’re busy with family, or maybe you don’t have a lot of fellow huge SW fans in your circle of friends, or maybe there’s nothing going on in your area. Well, whatever the case, I’m here to make sure your “ordinary” SW Day is extraordinary! So I’ve put together some of my own ideas (and some cool SW stuff that I think most of us would like to have) to help add some SW-iness to your day!

Step 1: Dream Star Wars-y Dreams
SW Bedsheets
A good night’s sleep beforehand is always a good idea, and if you happen to have SW bedsheets like these I found on eBay, then a good night’s sleep is almost guaranteed! (if of course you can manage to fall asleep as excited as you are) And it’s hard to not get excited for SWD after having dreamt you were Ahsoka Tano or were saving the day with Han Solo (and I’ve had those dreams myself, unfortunately not with these awesome sheets…)

Step 2: A Force-ified Breakfast
SW Cereal
On holidays, I like making breakfast extra-special, though not all of us have time to make Vader-shaped pancakes. So sometimes just finding a nice little something that reminds you of SW works well. Obviously, I don’t think most of us are going to eat this age-old Episode II cereal, even if they do sell the boxes online. So my ideas for this could include: Apple Jacks (the cereal’s red and green, like a couple of familiar lightsabers!), cinnamon buns (Leia’s Episode IV hairstyle, perhaps? Haha), or Double Chocolate Krave with skim milk (I found out by accident last year that mixing the two makes the milk turn bluish. YAY BLUE MILK!!) Use your imagination! Find food you like and find simple ways to add a SW touch! And if you can’t get any of those foods, just eat whatever while watching The Clone Wars (the main series or the microseries), Lego Star Wars, Droids, or Ewoks. Krave and The Clone Wars is my favorite Saturday morning combination! 🙂

Step 3: Strut Your Star Wars Stuff
Hot Topic ROTJ Shirt Stock Image
One of the simplest ways to celebrate SWD wherever you are is to dress the part. I myself will be wearing my awesome Hot Topic SW shirt of awesomeness that you are seeing above.

Wearing accessories also works if you don’t have a shirt on hand, even if it’s not this majorly cool (though majorly pricey) Episode VI belt. But if you’re for whatever reason lacking in any legit SW merch, there is another hope for you: DisneyBounding.
Darth Maul DisneyBounding Girls

The term basically means to take a character and use his or her colors and style to inspire an everyday outfit, and well, since Disney and Lucasfilm are together now DisneyBounding can work in a SW-y way too. This way you can feel Star Wars-y without having to wear a whole Stormtrooper suit! I put together a couple of Darth Maul outfit sets for guys and girls as an example. You guys could easily do better than me, but it’s not hard to come up with something! You could even try out tech, ships, planets… whatever you can think up! And all you need to do is look in your closet and get creative!

Step 4: Rebel-outionize Your Workday
SW Portfolio
If you’re studying on SWD or at school on SWD II, then this amazingly amazing SW portfolio/folder might be a necessity! Or if you’re just working one of the two days it still could be useful! Even though this one was found on eBay, I’d highly recommend looking high and low in the office supply aisle for something SW-y to add to your workday or schoolday. Thermoses, notebooks, pens, mousepads, maybe even lunchboxes! There’s no need for your busy SWD to be like any other day!

Step 5: Imperial March Your Way Through The Day
R2 Cassette Player
Music is great if you find yourself working a really boring job, on a really long car/plane/bus ride, or just happen to study best to music, so why not put on some SW soundtracks? If you can’t binge-watch all six movies, you could probably listen to all six soundtracks in one workday! And if you don’t have the soundtracks easily accessible or on-hand, then just listening to any music in this awesome R2-D2 cassette player would be perfect! And please tell me I’m not the only one who still has some cassettes here… I feel old now… perhaps a pair of Rebel Alliance headphones or Stormtrooper earbuds would be easier to find these days 🙂

Step 6: Enjoy A Star Wars-Style Meal
SW Peanut Butter Jars from Instagram
So most of us won’t be able to find these vintage SW peanut butter jars to use for our lunch (but don’t we wish we could, right?), but like with breakfast, you just have to get creative! A BLT not only has some lightsaber-colored ingredients, but a few nicks with a knife could turn it into a BLTIE Fighter! (That part depends on how well you cut food, having any SW cookie cutters on hand, and how much you care about what your fellow students or coworkers think about you) And let’s say that it’s a “bantha-lettuce-tomato” instead of a bacon-lettuce-tomato… unless that totally grosses you out. And this step qualifies for dinner, dessert, etc. Whatever you can think up! Makes me really wish I had one of those SW cookbooks right now…

Step 7: Live The Story, One Way Or Another
Clone Wars Microseries Cover
If you’re seriously busy either day, it’s likely a moviethon won’t fit in. But don’t let time crunches keep you away from your SW! Here’re some of my picks for easy-to-make-time-for SW stories!
– Episode IV: If you can’t make time for all six or even three of either trilogy, watching the one that started it all is a good choice. It’s what I did last year, and it never ever gets old.
– The Clone Wars anything: Not many shows can give you something akin to a feature film in under half an hour, but TCW always delivers. Crack open those season sets, get out the movie, or log into Netflix and pick a favorite adventure or two to give you a taste of SW awesome in your day! And the microseries works too if you have even less time, then you can get in a couple of exciting battles in less than ten minutes an episode!
– Lego Star Wars anything: Whether it’s the shorts or the specials, Lego SW is always a fun choice. Last year I watched The Empire Strikes Out after Episode IV… it’s a perfect blend! And evidently DisneyXD is debuting a new Yoda Chronicles special on SWD at 7p, so that might just be perfect timing!
Stock Image of Jedi Prince #1 Cover
If getting any screentime is a little trickier, a book could work, but unless it’s a novel you’ve read over and over again, most of these books are fairly long. If free time is in short supply, I highly recommend grabbing a young readers’ novel like those of my favorites Jude Watson, Ryder Windham, and Paul and Hollace Davids! And certainly there are plenty of others if you’re not in the mood for those particular series.
Tiny Death Star Screencap
And if the only spare time you have is on your phone at the end of the day, a good mobile app would fill in the gap left by not having played a full-blown SW videogame. I haven’t played any myself due to lack of a smartphone, but there sure are some fun ones out there that would most certainly add a little SW awesome to your day!

So however you spend your SWD and SWD II, it’s not hard to add a little SW-y magic and turn an otherwise ordinary day into an extraordinary day! I’ve got an Original Trilogy moviethon planned as my SWD main event, but who knows what else will happen that day? I’ll get you updated after the days’ ends. And plus, I’ve got an Uncovering The Lost Missions blog waiting in the wings for next week! 😀 So… what do you have planned for your awesome Star Wars Day this year?

Keep The Peace and May The Fourth Be With You,
– Twilight

Padawanline Anniversary I: The First Year

Today is a very exciting day for the blog, as it has been ONE YEAR since Padawanline came into being!! It seriously feels just like yesterday… any chance you guys would like to hear the story of the blog’s origins? Great! Let’s see…
NOTE: Contains spoilers from Episode III and the TCW episode The Wrong Jedi
It was early-ish 2013, and there was a lot going on in the world of Star Wars. Season 5 had just passed and we were all wondering when those new episodes would arrive, it hadn’t been long since the news that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and the arrival of Episode VII, and I myself had just gotten ahold of the TCW Season 2 DVD and the hardback copies of Paul and Hollace Davids’ Jedi Prince series. So Star Wars was pretty much on my mind all the time, and I realized that I needed some place to talk about it to anyone who would listen… a blog. I did some looking around for a blogging site that would work best, and WordPress proved to be that. Then I had the challenge of figuring out the blog’s title and my own username. My username came a lot quicker; I thought it’d be really cool to be named after a SW ship of some variety, and I admit I almost called myself Falcon, but I figured someone else probably already had taken that one, so I chose Twilight, after Anakin’s earlier ship in TCW, on account it was both a cool ship and that the name was somewhat feminine, so readers would assume I was a girl without me having to repeat myself. Haha, I’m aware that Anakin probably didn’t consider it a feminine name at the time… 🙂 But yeah, with the username out of the way, I needed a blog name, and that is quite a story in itself, in fact, its origins began in the earliest days of 2011…
The original name was “Star[Wars]Struck”, I kid you not. I thought it was a clever way of describing my love of SW, but the more I thought about it, it was sorta long and convoluted. But then another name came to mind: Padawanline, a meshing of “Padawan” and “online”. Flashback to February 2011, I was growing in the SW fandom, mostly just in coming to re-love the Originals, and since reading one of my brother’s SW Insiders, I was both completely wowed by all the things I learned and perplexed by just how big the SW Galaxy really was and all I didn’t understand. At this time, I hadn’t yet seen any of the Prequels, had seen probably less than fifteen episodes of TCW series, and even then was more familiar with the Clone Wars microseries (as my brother had DVDs of those recently as well), but the one thing they all shared was that I only vaguely understood them. But yet, after reading that particular Insider, I started imagining funny SW stories, like I still do today, including one I dubbed “Padawanline”.
Part of the reason I hadn’t watched TCW recently at that time was that a part of me feared, as we were already in the thick of Season 3, that something bad could happen to Ahsoka. Ahsoka had been an easy character to love, back when TCW debuted and I watched only a few episodes, I grew to like her pretty quickly because she was a little like me in the sense that she was just a girl in the thick of a war she didn’t fully understand, just as I didn’t fully understand The Prequels and related stuff. Seeing the Clone Wars from Padawan Tano’s point of view helped me understand it better, even when I still was like “Wait… I’m confused…” about the politics or something. And I might not’ve really known it was called Order 66, but I knew that a lot of good Jedi didn’t make it out of Episode III. So I started theorizing that perhaps Ahsoka evaded the whole thing somehow (not knowing that she would ultimately leave the Jedi Order anyway) and placed her in her mid-thirties working an office job on Tatooine, her Jedi past unknown, accidentally meeting Luke Skywalker through Facebook and ultimately joining the Rebel Alliance. With it came a drawing of Ahsoka in a very Earth-esque cubicle working on a “Windus 7” PC with a togruta-variant smiley “Have a nice day!” coffee mug. The drawing was pretty awful at the time because I had no reference of her and certainly didn’t know we’d ever see what she might look like as an adult, so I’m not posting it here (though a redo drawing might happen someday 😀 ). And with what I know about SW now, it seems almost too silly to work. However, I still have this little hope that Ahsoka might be fighting in the Battle of Endor as a Rebel… at least, that’s my theory, however she might’ve gotten there, social media or otherwise 🙂 When I recalled the title, I realized it worked even better than I would’ve thought; “Padawanline” would clarify that this blog is for everyone, not just the people who understand everything about the SW Galaxy, but for those who are like me and are always learning new things about it! The conversation would be light and fun and hopefully not cause headaches of confusion, it would be positive and love all things SW, it would not filled with an excess of confusing or weird headcanons, it would be the SW blog I myself would want to read! And I can only hope that I have achieved that in this past year. So, on April 21, 2013, I started putting the site together, and the first blog was published on April 23rd!
This past year has been an exploratory year for Padawanline, I’ve learned a lot about blogging and my writing abilities, it’s helped me dig in deeper into the SW Galaxy, and while it’s not the most popular SW blog ever, it’s done very well and I’m very proud of it. And with its expansion on Tumblr, it’s done better than I could’ve imagined just writing my first short introductory blog that April evening! With 28 blogs under our belt, who knows what will come for this blog in the next year? This truly is an exciting time to be in the SW fandom, and being able to blog about these things as they happen is amazing to me! So thank you so much to all readers, followers (WP and Tumblr), and well, everyone who’s enjoyed Padawanline! Thanks for taking the time to read my random ramblings and actually enjoy them!
So as I continue putting together blogs (like on The Lost Missions and Star Wars Day), I’m glad you’re all here to join me on this exciting journey of blogging and learning more about this wonderful world of Star Wars.

Keep The Peace,
– Twilight

P.S. For your enjoyment, here’s a list of some of my favorite Padawanline blogs from the last year.
Every Saga Has A Beginning
Star Wars Day Is Coming…
From Clones To Rebels
SW Summer Reads – Jedi Quest: The Path To Truth
SW Summer Reads – Jedi Prince #1: The Glove Of Darth Vader
Why My Family… ‘woks
Menace Of The Sith: A Closer Look
Obi-Wan Wednesday!
The Art Of Quist’ring…
What Would Go Into A Star Wars Haunted House…
My Star Wars Twin? Looking @ The Myers Briggs Test
REB UP: Thoughts On The Newly-Revealed Rebels Crew
Uncovering The Lost Missions: Orders

The Fourth Is Forever… Always

What up, Star Wars fans out there?! Can I just say that I’m pretty insanely hyped right now?! Oh, wow, what a weekend! May The Fourth and Revenge Of The Fifth have been fantastic this year! Let me let you in on what I did to celebrate…
NOTE: Contains spoilers from Episode IV, Episode VI, and Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out.
For Star Wars Day, aka May The Fourth Be With You…
First off, I wanted to look the part, and since I spent my day at home, I wore my sole SW shirt… an old, oversized, faded Battle of Naboo tee. It also reminded me that I seriously need to get more Star Wars shirts! Oh why did they have to close their Zazzle store?? #NotCoolBro
Then I did a little Olympic-style opening to the Star Wars Holiday Weekend with my lightsaber! Actually, It’s a lightsaber room light I made with a Star Wars Science kit. It’s pretty awesome, and it happens to be Obi-Wan’s blade! *Insert spazzy snicker here* And no, I didn’t actually light a fire with it. I just turned it on and declared the weekend’s beginning.
And then I watched A New Hope again for the first time in a really long while. It’s sad to say that I haven’t watched it nearly as much as I should’ve. It’s been like a year. Ugh. And the last time I watched it was the first time I’d watched it since I first saw it. May I just remind you guys that I didn’t get obsessed over SW until 2011? I saw Episode IV for the first time in 2006 and it didn’t grab me the way it oughta have then. So considering this was probably my third viewing period, my mind got blown all. over. again. I was literally crying at the end. Oh, gosh it’s such a beautiful, fun, exciting, dramatic, heartfelt, amazingly incredible movie! #HoldingBackTears #StarWarsObsessed
But you knew that, didn’t you?
Soooo since I hadn’t seen it in so long, I saw a lot that surprised me. For example, I said things like:
“It’s one of those adorable little binoculars-on-a-stick-on-wheels droids! I didn’t know they hung around the Homestead!” (I admit I’m not even sure what they’re technically called)
“Whoa, I can hardly believe how much Ewan McGregor really looks and sounds like a younger Obi-Wan! Dang!” (This should’ve been obvious, but give me some cred, I’m a ginormous Obi-Wan fangirl and rewatching this further solidified it for me)
“OHMYGOSH THERE’S A DUROS IN THE CATINA!! JUST LIKE CAD BANE!!!” (Yeah, I kinda really like Cad Bane for some reason…)
“Oh so that’s where that line came from. Dang it, Twilight, how could you forget?!” (This happened a lot with a pretty embarrassing number of lines)
But all in all, what an experience! I feel a little smarter in the Star Wars fandom now. Made my day about a billion times more awesome.
So I didn’t end up watching all the films, mostly because timing a nearly twelve-hour moviethon is extremely difficult for me. Maybe next year, but Episode IV is the classic that started it all! And now I just want to go and insert “May the Force be with you… always” and “Sometimes I even impress myself” into every conversation XD
And after watching that, I thought a perfect capper would be Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, since it takes place immediately after A New Hope. It’s short, but it’s downright hilarious! And where else can you see Darth Vader being sold as a droid by Jawas to Watto? Talk about an awkward moment… 😆
By this time in the day, the suns– er, sun, was setting (I so wish I could’ve started earlier!). So I decided to cap this epic Star Wars Day by reading the next chapter in Paul and Hollace Davids’ Jedi Prince series, the never-before-read-by-me Mission From Mount Yoda! That. Was awesome. Rather than reveal spoilers about it now, I think, when I get the chance, I’ll write my little commentary and thoughts on the entire series book by book. And if I didn’t already made it clear, the book is epic! 😀
Now as today, as some may know, is Star Wars Day II, aka Revenge Of The Fifth. I’ve decided to refer to it as “Sith-o De Mayo” 🙂 My original plans were to celebrate SW Day with mostly the Original Trilogy, and to celebrate SW Day II with mostly the Prequels, but today has been busy and difficult to cram it in. In my spare time I’ve been looking at page after page of action figures on Amazon.com. Definitely a nearly infinite list of cool stuff! I think I’ll probably close the day out on some Clone Wars if I can. And I did watch a couple of episodes on SW Day itself; it ended up being Brain Invaders and Grievous Intrigue. Of course that reminds me I seriously need to start writing some posts on the episodes… but now that the Star Wars Holiday Weekend is coming to a close, I don’t have to have all of my posts filled with SW Day-related ramblings and instead can start trying out some topical blog posts! Sweet, right? Can’t wait to get started!
So yeah, it was an awesome, but all-too-short weekend, filled to the brim with what I consider to be one of the all-time greatest movie series/franchises around. I leave you with a little greeting straight from the SW website.

Awwwwww am I the only person who thinks this is so crazy sweet?! I love this part at the end of Return Of The Jedi when Luke gets a little visit from Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin!! Sorry sorry I’m spazzing again. But you gotta love it!
Keep The Peace and May The Fourth Be With You… Always,
– Twilight