I have a feeling we will see much more come out?about Star Wars: The Force Awakens soon (hello, master of the obvious)- and I’m looking forward to it. ?This pre-marketing is unlike anything I can remember seeing in my life.
Merchandise is off the hook already, and I can only imagine what might be released in time for Christmas. ?Squeeee!
It’s all quite exciting for those of us who love the franchise.
The point of this post: to get you the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters. ?They are beautiful, and I am debating which one will be my phone wallpaper for the next 6-weeks. ?Han or Leia are in the lead at this point.
Leia or Han. ?Hmmmm…
There’s your teaser posters.
I’ll admit I’m taking a long way to get to the full point of this post. ?Bear with me here.
Here’s a question: I want to ask about your Star Wars fandom.
When did it start for you? ?Do you have any great nerdy confessions to make?
I was six-years-old when I first saw?The Empire Strikes Back?in the theater with my parents. Seeing a PG film that young was a HUGE deal, and I’ll forgive my parents any questionable parenting since it’s been a life-long love ever since.
Han saving Luke from certain death by stuffing him inside Tauntaun guts? ?Leia and Han sharing a kiss??Luke getting his hand cut off? ?YODA?!
Yeah, I lost my ever loving mind over that movie as a kid.
I don’t profess to be one of those mega-fans with all the canon stored in my brain. ?Nope, that’s not me. ?But I did marry that guy.
I’m a basic run of the mill fan; I’ll admit. ?However, I did name my son Luke in part so we could do the “Luke, I am your Father” line.
Here’s the thing:
I think being a fan on any level is okay.
I think it’s okay to be a fan of something and enjoy it on a basic level.
It’s also okay to be a huge, mega fan and really dig things.
Everyone has their nerd meter, right? ?And since mine doesn’t affect yours and yours doesn’t change mine, hey, we can all get along and be nerdy together.
That’s what’s so great about this new Star Wars movie and all the movies in the Marvel Universe coming out. ?It’s giving entry for a new generation of fans that love the age-old story of good versus evil.
I see nothing wrong with finding new fans and new interests. ?I’m sure the creators and studios see nothing wrong with that either!
As Wil Wheaton said on a podcast the other day, you can be a nerd about a lot of things in a lot of different ways (totally paraphrasing and I might be messing that all up, but that was my takeaway!).
Sorry to go off on a tangent but the podcast from Wil stuck with me. ?You should listen to it.
Warning- more tangents
Wil! ?I love Wil Wheaton!
Can you get any nerdier than that?!
I loved him in Stand By Me, couldn’t watch him in Star Trek: The Next Generation (because my nerd doesn’t roll that way- sorry Wil!), but I’ve loved his back and forth with Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. ?His episodes are a highlight in my DVR binge watching of the show, and I’ll often yell “Wheeeeaaatttoonnnn!” when I’m frustrated over something.
Alright- back to Star Wars and the reason you are probably here, right?
Yesterday the studio released these new movie posters. They are kind of cool and my daughter already asked for a copy of each for her wall. ?I’ll have to see what I can do about that one!
When did your Star Wars love start??Which is your favorite poster?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)