If you were to ask me what my favourite fandom is, I’d have a hard time choosing between Star Wars and Harry Potter. Despite being a founder of the Ottawa Harry Potter Society, I’d probably choose Star Wars.
There are some serious problems with both when you look at characters like Anakin and Snape. Both have abusive tendencies in them. Dumbledore wasn’t a particularly good guy either. I mean, he was better than Voldemort, but Voldemort is kind of wimpy in actuality. I mean, all he had to do to get rid of Harry was delegate killing him to another person. You could even debate the reasons why Anakin went bad. Anakin had serious lightsaber and piloting skills that made him a formidable foe.
A lot of the head canon in Harry Potter is annoying to me. And the need to ship people gets to me too. I like letting the thing be as it was created to a degree. I’m way not on board with the Ginny haters. I find people who are into Star Wars are more into letting it be as it is and I like that. There’s less drama involved. There is a group that are a little extreme when it comes to costume realism that I’d be into if I could afford to be. I’d like to make a jawa costume and a couple of other ones. The jawa would be great for a couple of reasons. I’m tiny, so it would be realistic for me to be one and with my face hidden, I can avoid certain exes at Comiccon hahaha.
I know the Harry Potter lore better than the Star Wars lore, but I’ve been getting into it a lot more lately. One of the reasons why I love Star Wars is because I’ve been watching it for decades with my brothers. In 2015, between the premier and while visiting my family, I saw The Force Awakens multiple times in the theatre. I don’t usually go see a movie multiple times, but I couldn’t get enough of it. Rey was awesome!
This year, I’ve been questioning everything in this world. With Star Wars, I used to stalwartly state that the Jedi side was the best side. I recently asked myself why it was that I felt that way. I’ve since learned that many times the Jedi kill people for the wrong reasons. Then I realized that one of my main reasons for choosing that side of the force had nothing to do with morals or values and everything to do with a lack of strong female characters. I mean, Captain Phasma was a bit pathetic in my opinion.
A thing I love about both franchises is the music. I’m hearing the march in my head right now. I think I actually have trumpet sheet music for both. I should make it a point to learn them now that I have my stealth mute…
There is so much canon for Star Wars that I’m looking forward to reading and seeing. I have some of the Clone Wars, but haven’t watched it all yet. Despite homework, I decided to start reading the scripts.
The hardest choice was whether or not to go with Machete Order, Chronological, or Numerical. With Machete, The Phantom Menace becomes optional and there is a reduction in the appearance of Jar Jar that I quite like, so Machete Order all the way! I don’t have a copy of Rogue One or The Force Awakens yet, but they’re on my Christmas List.
Back to the heart of why I love Star Wars so much.
My parents are getting up there in years and likely won’t be around much longer. They’ve had some health scares in recent years too. Star Wars is something that keeps me connected to my brothers despite living in another city and that’s important to me. Superhero stuff too. Actually, a lot of things I like, such as South Park, I first watched with them.
Star Wars means family to me.
I’m also sure that watching Princess Leia fight the way she does helped make me the strong woman that I am today. Maybe it made me a weird girl that got bullied because I wasn’t into some of the garbage other girls were into, but it’s quite possibly what also helped me discover iaido and many of the awesome friends I have today.
And I gotta know whose kid Rey is. Plus, what was with the ending of that trailer?!
Guid cheerio the nou,
PS – The theme for my film is letting past hurts go, so you can build a happy future. Maybe that’s a bit deep for a horror film, but I don’t plan on beating people over the head with it. There. I said I’d talk about it. I didn’t say the next post would be all about it, right?
PPS – I’m also looking forward to the next Fantastic Beasts movie, but it’s not coming out until November 2018 and Star Wars is in 9 days!