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Favorite ROTJ Moment

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , , , , on 5 June 2014 by Megan

The way I carry on about every one of these being so difficult, and the way I go on about ROTJ being my favorite everything in the whole world, you’d think that this one would be the hardest part of the challenge to date! But no, it’s not. I know exactly what scene to give you. Because not only is it the best moment in Return of the Jedi, it is the best scene in the entire saga.

So, you have accepted the truth...

So, you have accepted the truth…

I mean, yes, I’ve never talked about what I call “the bridge scene,” and you were probably expecting me to say “when Luke gets Force lightninged,” because, let’s face it, Force lightning is the coolest thing ever. But there’s so much to this scene, and I love absolutely every part of it.

Landing platform at night

Landing platform at night

I call it “the bridge scene” because the thing they’re standing in looks like a bridge, okay? It’s situated below the landing platform and is apparently where troops load onto AT-ATs. It is deep night; an Imperial shuttle lands, Vader emerges. We already know that Luke is intending to face his father, so this must be the awaited confrontation. What will happen? What does Luke mean when he says he must face Vader? The last time they met, Luke flung himself into battle.

Though he denies it, there may be more of them

Though he denies it, there may be more of them

An AT-AT docks with the bridge and this time, perhaps unexpectedly, Luke enters in binders — he is, for the moment, a willing prisoner of the Empire. Flanked by troopers, vastly outgunned for a man who brought only a peculiar cylindrical weapon, Luke stands in silence but there is challenge in his eyes as he takes in the sight of Vader. This sight is almost for the first time, for now he knows who he is, who they both are.

He was armed, only with this.

He was armed, only with this.

The officer hands over Luke’s lightsaber. This is what I mean about Star Wars being a coloring book, the outlines that allow the willing viewer to plug in whatever they want — I can all but picture the moment of Luke’s “capture.” The young Jedi steps out of the trees, out of the darkness to flag down a patrol, maybe an AT-ST. “I surrender,” he calls. “No, I’m alone. There’s no one with me.” They summon Vader. How long was he on the AT-AT? Did they question him, or was he left to sit in silence?

Luke’s mouth opens just slightly when he steps toward Vader, as though he might say something. But then his expression changes; he closes his mouth and waits in silence. The Dark Lord of the Sith, his father, may make the first move.

Vader and Luke are left alone on the platform, this island of light in the forest. Luke looks up into the emotionless face of the dark mask and does not see Vader, the murderer of his father and Obi-Wan. He sees Anakin Skywalker, somehow, through all the armor. He is confident. He knows exactly how this will turn out. When Vader speaks, the young man calls the towering man in black armor “Father.”

Awkward family get togethers

Awkward family get togethers

But Vader doesn’t bend. There is shock in Luke’s eyes; you can catch it. He thought this would work! But turning Vader from a lifetime of hate will be much more difficult than reminding him of his name. Luke grows more desperate. They go back and forth, Vader quite possibly probing the depth of the young man’s resolve, to see how he can work this situation for his own good even as Luke struggles to find the magic word that will free Anakin Skywalker from his prison of hate. Vader has spent more than a quarter of a century trying to get someone to take out the Emperor with him — ever since his first impassioned plea to Padmé, “I am stronger than the Emperor, I can overthrow him!” — and he hasn’t given up yet.

He almost says something

My father is truly dead

But Luke gives up. When he says, “Then my father is truly dead,” his eyes have grown cold, his features slack with disappointed failure. Was Obi-Wan right? Is there nothing to reach out to in Vader’s black heart?

But Luke does not know that Vader stays on the platform, meditating over the green saber — green like Qui-Gon’s, green like the first blade he ever saw.

What do they think about, father and son, Vader looking out over the forest with Luke’s words ringing in his ears — it is the name of your true self, you’ve only forgotten! Luke, sitting in the shuttle, Leia’s words echoing in his mind — Luke, run away! Far away! No doubt, Luke prepares himself for imminent death, not knowing that he has already driven a wedge into the slowly developing fractures of Anakin Skywalker’s prison.

As you can see, there is so much not said in this scene, and that is why I love it. It really is one of the best scenes in the trilogy. And it leads to this, one of the most iconic moments of ROTJ in my opinion —

Worst. Elevator ride. Ever.

Worst. Elevator ride. Ever.

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Favorite ANH Moment

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , , , , on 22 May 2014 by Megan

I know it’s very common to consider the 1997 tweaks to A New Hope the mustache on the Mona Lisa,” but I for one love them all. I love seeing all of Mos Eisley in its ugly to death glory, and I especially love the cantina. I have always loved the cantina, but I especially love the special edition’s cantina.

Odds are, we serve your kind! (Unless you're a droid)

Odds are, we serve your kind! (Unless you’re a droid)

There’s a reason my Yahoo! Group dedicated to Star Wars love was set in a cantina on Tatooine called the Smoking Orange. And that reason is, I love this bar. The assorted villainy of twelve systems all congregate at Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina, and I love it.

Mos Eisley Cantina!

Mos Eisley Cantina!

First of all, the soundtrack. This song comes out of nowhere, not like anything I was expecting to hear in a space epic, and there’s nothing scum and villainy love more than some good old fashioned space jazz, am I right? (Star Wars books dubbed this style of music “jizz,” presumably because the Urban Dictionary didn’t exist yet. I’m heartily sorry I have to tell you this, but I am the Star Wars Librarian and my head is crammed with this kind of knowledge.)

Doop doo doop doo dooda dooh . . .

Doop doo doop doo dooda dooh . . .

This is the sound my phone makes constantly because it’s both my alarm and like the only assigned ringtone I ever use. (Unassigned calls go to the Imperial march, and I wonder why I get so nervous every time I have to answer the phone. . . .) These two cantina song are quite easily two of my favorite tunes ever.

Come here often? Oh, wait, I'm the bartender...

Come here often? Oh, wait, I’m the bartender…

Bar scenes are classics in westerns, and Star Wars has more than a little in common with westerns as you know I’ve discussed before. Their clientele isn’t likely to be moisture farmers, but rather the traders and spacers who float through trying not to be noticed and looking for cash. The barroom fight, too, is a staple, though Obi-Wan handles it a lot quicker and with less orthodoxy than John Wayne.

IG-88's benighted parents?

IG-88’s benighted parents?

It’s Luke’s first step into a larger world. This kid who has never traveled past Anchorhead, never known any outside of his small circle of human friends unless it was itinerant Jawas, suddenly sees the reality of his daydreams put right in front of him. And it’s dark and smelly and a little intimidating. But he tries to play it cool.

In short, there is nothing not to like about this great scene. Music, barroom fight, Han Solo . . . It’s all good!

I'm long on charm and I look good in vests.

I’m long on charm and I look good in vests.

It Makes Me Happy

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , on 10 April 2014 by Megan

I’m supposed to tell you a scene in Star Wars that makes me happy. I think that was the original sense of the question, not just what about Star Wars makes me happy in general.

No doubt you will be totally astonished to learn that the moments in Star Wars that make me the happiest occur in Return of the Jedi.

There’s the scene where Han has all these rapid-fire requests for the Ewoks and keeps interrupting Threepio as the droid tries to hurry up and translate. I always laugh out loud at this. It’s just one of the funniest scenes in anything, however kitschy it is.

But the thing in ROTJ that makes me happy, apart from the closing shot, is Luke’s “I Don’t Smile.”

I don't. I don't smile. I DON'T!

I don’t. I don’t smile. I DON’T!

I love Luke Skywalker and I love ROTJ. You should know those two things if you’ve never managed to figure anything else out about me based on this blog. He’s the hero, but oddly he doesn’t seem to get much love — not compared to the others, anyway. Maybe people take him for granted?

But the hero is a lonely gig. It’s that way in Joseph Campbell, which is what Lucas was using as he wove mythology into a space western. The hero can never have anyone else, because no one else can walk where he’s walked. (PS, the fact that the hero must be alone is why I never liked Luke and Mara ending up together.) He doesn’t start the journey alone, since the old mentor starts him off on it, but he does make the journey alone. In ANH, Leia says that Han must choose his own path; in the radio drama, Aunt Beru says very much the same thing to Owen about Luke.

Monk.

Monk.

And yet, heroes don’t choose their own paths. That’s why Luke is so frustrated at Han’s insisting that he’ll take the money and run, because Luke never does have a choice from the moment Artoo calls to him from the line of droids for sale. Here’s this young man — 22 years old — who has never been anywhere, not further than the dusty town of Anchorhead — who is suddenly handed the legacy of knighthood and the burden of vengeance without any previous preparation for it. He’s like Prince Hal (warrior king) and Hamlet (blood revenger) combined with Miranda (sheltered girl with no knowledge of her own past) — and how’s he supposed to deal?

He grins at the end of ANH, rocking on his feet, a young brash pilot ready to take on the Empire singlehandedly. Three years later, though, when his gunner says that very thing, there is a weariness to Luke’s reply: “I know how you feel.” There’s no canonical answer to what happened in those three years, but he’s become a far more independent person than Yoda ever intended to train. He’s taught himself to use a lightsaber (clearly, since Yoda never has time or inclination to teach him and he holds his own against Vader to the point the Sith lord has to cheat) and has led men into combat (look at his rank). He is absolutely grim with purpose when he goes up against Vader — at last! Time to cut down his father’s murderer! — but Vader’s announcement cuts his legs out from under him far more effectively than his saber cut Luke’s hand off.

Luke has embraced the monk’s identity by the time we first see him in ROTJ. He is the son of Darth Vader, and this means it is his responsibility, not to avenge his father’s murder, but to redeem his father’s evil. He must end the Empire and save his father. He has aged far more in the three months between ESB and ROTJ than in the three years separating ANH and ESB. He is a Jedi, with or without the assistance of bloody Yoda.

I love his grim face as much as his grin face though.

I love his grim face as much as his grin face though.

But Yoda told him Jedi must have an absolutely serious mind. Not only does he not have the time for humor, he doesn’t have the will, either — he has a grim life, filled with loss (again, the radio drama emphasizes far more just how much Luke lost with the deaths of his aunt and uncle).

Which is why it is beyond delightful to me that at this point in ROTJ, with so much riding on the success of their mission, with the knowledge that Vader knows he’s in the system and could be on them any minute, Luke breaks down laughing at their capture by diminutive fuzzy bear creatures.

Even better, he can’t let anyone know he’s laughing. So he hides it in his hand, not once, but twice, trying for all the world to disguise the fact that he has a light soul somewhere in his traumatized body. It’s the kind of thing you could miss no matter how many times you watched ROTJ, but once I finally saw it, it became the scene I always have to see — and sometimes backtrack to see it more than once.

Favorite Battle

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , , , , , on 20 March 2014 by Megan

It is Star Wars, after all! Where are the wars? If you’re bored with me answering Return of the Jedi to every question, well, you might as well pack it in now and go home without reading the rest of this, because my favorite battle is the Battle of Endor!

Raise your saber if you're surprised!

Raise your saber if you’re surprised!

See, as I’m sure I’ve made clear, A New Hope has just never done it for me. It’s consistently been at the bottom of my preferred SW movies, and if you tempt me, I can give you a lengthy treatise on its general weakness and other et ceteras. I will concede, though, that recently the Battle of Yavin has been climbing in my estimation. Yavin is one of my favorite systems, and ever since Fanboys pointed out that “the greatest thing Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star — and that’s all you’ve got to do, just find your Death Star,” I’ve been more attracted to the whole thing. I got cold chills when I listened to it the last few times on the radio drama, even.

But, it’s not favorite material. It’s just honorable mention material. Favorite is and always will be the Battle of Endor, which is the reason I love Star Wars in the first place.

Here’s what we’ve got. The Battle of Yavin consists of three threads, plaited skillfully into an ultimate climax that is able to touch on, echo, or tie off themes and concepts throughout the entire saga. First, there’s the fleet.

Space battles: the nougat of SciFi

Space battles: the nougat of SciFi

It’s all come down to this. The rebel administration have been trying for decades to bring the Emperor down (ignorant of the fact that a little green toad prevented them from nipping the Empire off in the bud at its inception!) — they’ve had a few successes since the dissolution of the Senate, increasing sympathy throughout star systems, and they’ve also managed to build up a respectable fleet. It’s now an echo of their first major victory three years previous, another Death Star, but the stakes are even higher. The Emperor himself is overseeing the final stages of construction, which means that if they can repeat their feat of total destruction of the planet killer, they can defeat the Empire!

(Because there is no contingency plan for Imperial rule once the Emperor is dead. Because it’s not suspicious at all that the Empire allowed its super secret plans to leak, allowing the rebels to find an even more convenient self-destruct button than the last one. Because the Emperor sitting on this half-completed and relatively unprotected planet destroyer isn’t a bit of juicy live bait. You know, I think Ackbar could’ve squealed, “It’s a trap!” pretty much right after the rebel briefing started . . .)

But the point is that everything rides on this final battle! And with the unexpected functionality of the Death Star, it’s even more dire. Good thing the Emperor is too hyper-focused on his project of replacing his worn-out apprentice for the newer model, because otherwise he might’ve focused on his military strategy for two seconds and simply blown up the moon as soon as the prime weapon was functional! (SWL, stop poking holes in Imperial strategy!! Well! It’s not my fault!)

Then we’ve got the “pitiful little band” on the Sanctuary Moon.

Sneaky rebel scum

Sneaky rebel scum

This intrepid crew was sent down to knock out the power generator that keeps the Death Star II shielded. Without that shield, they can get in and take out the main reactor, oddly built even more exposed than on the previous model. (Perhaps the completed Death Star II would’ve been more protected?) Han leads them through the forests of this alien moon and, while they pick up some diminutive allies, they also find themselves confronting a huge threat by way of an entire legion of his majesty’s best troops. If they fail, the fleet fails. The Galaxy falls.

And finally, the irresistible chocolate ganache on the franchise, the Showdown in the Emperor’s Throne Room!

CLASH

CLASH

Now, the other two battle scenes rely heavily on each other. If Han’s commandos fail, the fleet fails and all is lost. But what happens if Luke loses? Well, then all is lost again. Because if Luke loses and turns to the dark side, he will become the most powerful enemy the Alliance can face. You know how Vader’s always going on about how the ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force? I bet Luke could pull a Professor X and kill every enemy of the Emperor’s with his mind, he’d be that powerful.

But this is where the whole series has been going, the whole time. Luke and Vader — Yoda wanted Luke to crush Vader, but Luke wanted to redeem him. Luke isn’t a Jedi, he’s a son, a son who believes no one is truly lost. And while he walks along the slippery abyss to the dark side, he embraces his father’s legacy of light at the end. When he says “I am a Jedi like my father before me,” he holds out the hand of redemption to Anakin, who realizes (unlike Marlowe’s Faust) that he is not required to let the demons take him to hell. He can seize heaven in the last minutes of his life.

It’s probable that if Luke didn’t win — if Vader didn’t destroy the Emperor — that no amount of reactor core smashing would have destroyed the Death Star or saved the Alliance. (Remember all that “the Force is so much more powerful than blowing up planets”? The Emperor’s got to be good for something! He was so powerful, he made a Dark Side explosion happen at his death!)

So you see, all the parts are neatly connected and woven together. And the good guys win, and the bad guy is dead, and the other bad guy is a good guy, and all the neutral guys somehow end up losing and acquiescing the Empire because there’s no contingency in place for “death of the commander in chief” . . . okay, I won’t pursue that line.

Instead, why don’t you go read my post about Vader’s final moments, just to conclude all this neatly?

All-Time Favorite Character

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , , , on 9 January 2014 by Megan

Luke Skywalker. Remember how half my answers last year were him? Yeah. You should know how much I love Luke. He is my favorite character in all of Star Wars, favorite male in anything, favorite everything for everything. I love Luke so much, I almost can’t even cope with how much I want to be Luke.

Okay, Star Wars Librarian, that's a little weird.

“Okay, Star Wars Librarian, that’s a little weird.”

Maybe don’t tell Luke I said that. Anyway, he’s another one whose hotness is only surpassed by his coolness. I love a tormented, sober, dark man! Luke, whose name comes from the Latin “light,” describes himself as being from a planet that is “the farthest from” the “bright center of the universe.” He spends the first 22 years of his life as an orphaned farmboy under the care of his aunt and uncle — until, much like another famous farmboy, Westley, fate forces him to make a break from his past and step out into the world of adventure. Luke, while accused by Yoda of being reckless, actually was essentially a homebody, more interested in hearing about battles than participating in them. Unaware of the legacy in his veins, of the fact that he is really the dark prince of the Empire, son of Lord Vader, he spends his early years racing Skyhoppers and panicking his uncle whenever he shows an inevitable Force-aptitude.

Of course a great break must occur to get the hero out of his life and into a new one; the Empire assaults his home, murders his family, and sends him on the path to being a Jedi. The greatest thing he ever does is take out the Death Star, and he becomes the galaxy’s only Jedi in spite of Yoda’s “training” rather than because of it. He is intelligent, serious-minded, and essentially noble. The horror of the orphan learning his father is the devil does not simply come from the fact that, like any fatherless boy, he had daydreamed and wished and longed for a father, only to discover he is the most feared man in the galaxy — but far more complexly, the dread of this revelation is rooted in how unlike Luke Vader essentially is. For Luke to look into the mask and see his father is for the poster child of goodness and righteousness to admit that in his veins is the same blood and weakness that destroyed his father Anakin.

But Luke is strong. He is far stronger than Anakin, not only in will and conviction, but also physically — after, for example, Luke endures some five minutes of Palpatine’s punishing lightning, he proceeds to drag Vader (weighing minimum 372 lbs, his body armor alone clocking in at 256 lbs) some distance from the throne room to the docking bay where their shuttle is. (By comparison, after Anakin gets hit with mere seconds’ of Dooku’s significantly less powerful lightning, he is incapacitated for, well, some time!)

Oh, hello, boyos -- and by boyos, I mean those biceps. *Purreow*!

Oh, hello, boyos — and by boyos, I mean those biceps. *Purreow*!

When he tells Yoda, “I’m not afraid,” not only is he speaking the truth, but this defines almost his entire personality. Not only does Yoda fail in his purpose to make Luke regret his training — even that disturbed LSD vision in the cave does not inspire fear in Luke; in fact, if it does anything, it makes him more determined and steadfast. In ANH, he reacts with hotheadedness, but certainly never fear. He demonstrates his father’s anger many times, but it never controls him. The proud look in his eyes when he chooses death over siding with Vader sums him up well, too — he knows what the right path is, and he will never dissemble. Even if he does fall (Dark Empire), it is for the sake of his friends. Like Anakin, friendship is Luke’s primary motivation, and he will face death or anything else in order to spare them, protect them, or help them. More than any other Jedi, he truly knows no fear. And like Qui-Gon, he will always make his own decision about what is right, and he will stand by that decision.

Just about my favorite picture. Ever.

Just about my favorite picture. Ever.

Since I’m staring at them right now, let me just put in the briefest word about Luke’s polished black boots. I almost love them by themselves as much as I love him. The full combination is impossible to resist. Anyhow, that’s Luke. I’m, um, going to go crawl into a coma of adoring this man, okay? And by that I mean “finish Empire Strikes Back.” Kthnxbye.

Five Favorite Costumes

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , , , , on 27 June 2013 by Megan

The original challenge just asked for a favorite costume, but I don’t think I’m being unreasonable to pick five when there are six films and effort put into the costumes is tremendous.

The orange handmaiden robe (Episode I)

The orange handmaid robe (Episode I)

I asked myself, What outfit do I consistently wish I owned, every time I watch the movie, and wish I could just throw on, if I could get away with that kind of thing, in real life? And every time I watch E1, I can’t get over how comfortable their tie-dyed velour hoodie robes look. That looks like it’d be swell on a chilly autumn day, nice and cozy, or comfy for snuggling up on the couch on a winter night. Plus the embroidered sleeves are really elegant and pretty.

Coruscant Apartment Gown (Episode I)

Coruscant Apartment Gown (Episode I)

I hate to be the cliche who picks two outfits from stupid Amidala and from the same movie, too, but this was the first costume that came to mind when I saw this challenge, and furthermore, I appear to be just about the only person on the planet who loves this and dislikes her rose petal gown from the ending parade. Now, frankly, while I find it super unrealistic that even a queen would change her outfit simply to walk into another room, particularly considering how many hours it must take to get dressed in them, I just love this costume and it doesn’t get enough screen time.

Imperial Uniforms (Original Trilogy)

Imperial Uniforms (Original Trilogy)

This is no secret. Absolutely no secret that I am completely enamored with and adore the Imperial uniforms. I’m an Imperial sort of girl at heart. What, just because the Emperor was evil, the entire system was wrong?! Um hum.  They’re so crisp, so tidy, so attractive. And rank bars! Rank bars are cool. Stormtroopers wear black while the naval uniforms are gray-green; moffs wear the gray-green as well. The rank cylinders not specify rank, along with the bars obviously, but also they contain security codes and files. Basically, they’re a foreshadowing of flash drives!

Boba Fett's Armor (Empire Strikes Back)

Boba Fett’s Armor (Empire Strikes Back)

Okay, I really dislike Boba Fett’s shoes,  but the rest of his armor is just great. You can tell it’s just over a regular khaki jumpsuit like the one Luke wears in ESB, just with the addition of body armor. And before Lucas felt the need to give us every scrap of backstory, there were real stories in his armor. It’s Mandalorian armor, taken from an extinct race of mercenaries whose code he abides by. The red belt is a Journeyman Protector’s belt, from back when he was supposedly an exiled protector. The braids on his sleeve guards are Wookiee scalps. His kneecap armor shoots darts and his boots have spring-loaded spikes.  And as everyone knows, the strong silent man in armor,  just, well . . . he gets it. And his face is a big letter T.

Luke's plain black suit

Luke’s plain black suit

I apologize for the fact that all my answers to these questions are always “Luke,” but I love this man. And look at that!! Look at that outfit! It’s so nice. Those boots are shiny enough to blind you if you look right at them. I love watching him fence Vader in that snug black suit. I love those boots as much as I love him. There’s a lot of symbolism in the outfit, too, as he’s gone from white in ANH to black in ROTJ; he’s grown serious, no-frills, nothing fancy, but a the same time he’s also battling this intense darkness in a war for his soul as well as for his father’s soul. And, you know, it’s all black and shiny. Good stuff.

The Character You Find Most Relatable

Posted in Challenges with tags , , , on 13 June 2013 by Megan

For the majority of my late teens, my kneejerk answer to this was “Qui-Gon Jinn!” I don’t know if I related to him so much as I emulated him, though. I even used to wear my hair the same! People told me I was headstrong and stubborn, and since these were traits he exhibited, I felt kindred spirits with him. There was a lot of heroic adoration of Qui-Gon going on in those years, and while I still consider him about the coolest guy in the franchise, I think if I’m honest, I can’t claim him as one I relate to.

Honestly, right at this point in my life, the character I relate to the most is Luke Skywalker at the beginning of A New Hope. Boy, do I. You know that note of bitterness in his voice when he tells Threepio, “If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s furthest from”? That’s how I talk to the undergrad student workers when they catch me in a bad moment and ask how my life is going.

The face of another rejection letter.

A face that has just received yet another rejection letter

Luke may be the stereotypical browbeaten nephew of a crusty farmer who holds him captive on the tedious family farm. But more than that, he is a frustrated young man who knows he has the capacity to do great things if he could ever just get half a chance to do them. He’s paid his dues on the family farm and has stood helplessly watching as one by one his friends peel off and get started on their own lives. Everyone around him is progressing, doing something, making something, and he’s stuck cleaning droids for Uncle Owen. Life is as tedious as the desert landscape that somehow still manages to close in on him.

Aw, Biggs is right! I'm never gonna get out of here

He’s out looking for his prospects.

I got rejected for a job today, the second interview I’ve been offered in a year, and yes, the very first thing that went through my mind upon reading the news was, “Aw, Biggs is right, I’m never gonna get out of here!” And then I cried for an hour and ate a doughnut, which Luke did not do. Well, it’s hard telling what he would’ve done if he hadn’t gotten back to the garage to find out that Artoo had wandered off and with it his power converter allowance. When I got back to my garage, I did not get launched into an adventure.

Though if I do get a lightsaber from a desert hermit, can he be YOUNG Obi-Wan? (Mrrow.)

Though if I do get a lightsaber from a desert hermit, can he be YOUNG Obi-Wan? (Mrrow.)

And yet, as I think about it, Luke still didn’t know he was on an adventure when he went to bed that night. He probably lay in bed in the dark thinking about how screwed he was having lost that droid, and wondering what Biggs was doing out in the exciting universe beyond Tatooine, and tossed and turned half the night wondering if his life was ever going to get started without knowing that it was all coming the next day.

Which is not to say I should come home to the burned out remains of the house tomorrow. Um, no. That isn’t the sort of adventure I want to get launched on. I just want a job. I’ve quoted it before, but it’s my favorite line in the movie Fanboys, so I’ll quote it again:

You gotta find your Death Star. Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I’m concerned, that’s what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. (via IMDb)

And it’s out there. I just have to wait for it.

Right. Well, thanks for reading through this me talking myself out of going to bed and never getting out of it again!