Sunday, 24 February 2013

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY...

So, this week I kind of, sort of, fell back in love with Star Wars. We have a love/hate relationship, Star Wars and I. Essentially, I love it, but then I forget about how much I love it until I watch it again. Then I get kind of obsessed by it. But when that obsession inevitably fades away, I tend to forget about it again. 

Right now I am in the obsession stage.

I watched the Original Trilogy this week for the first time in probably seven or eight years. I don't know how I always manage to forget how awesome it is. It's like having a best friend that you've known since childhood, but you grow up and adult life gets in the way of that friendship and you lose touch and go your separate ways. You make new friends and form new relationships and so on and such forth, but then... when you eventually see each other again, years later, it's like nothing has changed at all. That is the sign of a true friendship, one that can be neglected and forgotten but rekindled in the blink of an eye. And that is the sign of a good film. One that can be forgotten and taken for granted, but is always there, collecting dust on your DVD shelf. Waiting. Ready.

Right now I am in love with all things Star Wars. So much so that I am contemplating re-watching the Prequel Trilogy. I haven't seen any of them since they were on at the cinema. I sense that the time has come for me to revisit them.

I may or may not have also bought these two things from eBay...


I told you, obsession stage. But seriously, who doesn't need a freakin' R2D2 mug with a lid. WITH A LID, PEOPLE! That bad boy will keep my tea toasty and warm whilst I read my Han Solo Adventures novels. Because who watches Star Wars and wishes that they were Han motherfuckin' Solo?!? THIS GUY!


So there you have it, I am out of the closet. I am a Star Wars nerd. Until I forget about it again. Although hopefully my R2D2 mug will always be there to remind of the awesomeness. Not to mention this t-shirt I found on BarberShopWindow. They sell t-shirts with obscure wrestling references on them. Stuff that other wrestling fans will get but everyone else will be like "Huh?". Anywho, they have a t-shirt that combines Star Wars and wrestling in the most succinct and beautiful way possible...

A 'heel' is an insider wrestling term for a bad guy.
How cool is that?!?... No? Just me. Okay. You probably have to be a fan of both wrestling AND Star Wars to dig it. This shirt is actually Barber Shop Window's biggest selling shirt ever, so it turns out that a lot of wrestling fans are Star Wars fans, too. Who knew?!? Come pay day, this t-shirt will be mine.

So far what I am getting from this post is that if you take two things that I love and combine them together, I will love them even more. Reading and Star Wars. Tea and Star Wars. Wrestling and Star Wars...

Easily pleased, I am.

10 comments:

  1. Motherfucker! I've been lusting after that mug for monnnnnths, though done nothing to acquire it. Baha. How can you forget about Star Wars?! I do the trilogy at least once a year, though I think I got to four times last year. :D The prequel trilogy pretty much only gets watched for continuity and Ewan McGregor content. And to fuel me with the rage of a thousand suns to pummel Jar Jar's face into the ground... Good lord I hate him...

    May the Force be with you in not forgetting the greatest trilogy of all time!

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    1. I don't know how I forget about Star Wars, it just kind of happens! I am totally going to take a photograph of me sipping some sweet sweet tea out of R2D2 (when it arrives) and send it to you! Mwahahahaha!

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  2. I love the Han Solo adventures. ...and the Rouge squadron and I've even read a few of the Clone war era stuff.
    I watched wrestling when I was a kid but I didn't know that term. It's funny you should mention it though because I think I had a man crush on Razor Ramone (If that's possible coming from an adolescent girl.)

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    1. Haha Razor Ramon, one of the all time great heels. Don't think you'd have a crush on him any more though, he's fat and an alcoholic - http://ow.ly/i/1xRXp (He's the one in the middle... in the wheelchair)

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    2. I think I just wanted his hair and WHuh? That picture is awful.

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  3. Covet that mug, I do.
    COVET.

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    1. It really is an awesome mug. Can't wait for it to arrive in ze post!

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  4. "Reading and Star Wars. Tea and Star Wars. Wrestling and Star Wars" hahaha :D

    We are the same, except I do this with X-Files. Forgot all about my obsession until May of last year, when I suddenly found myself re-watching the entire series, dropping 200 bucks on the crazy "behind the series" book with prints and film stills and all sorts of goodies inside, and following about 50 people on tumblr that post photos of Mulder and Scully in looooove. If there was a mug with the Cigarette Smoking Man on it, I would have 3 of em by now.

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    1. A Cigarette Smoking Man mug would be amazing. I really need to watch X-Files all the way through. I have only ever watched it sporadically. Although I don't think my bank balance can handle another obsession right now. Haha.

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  5. It sounds like it's not so much a love/hate relationship as a love/abandonment relationship. And I have a love/love relationship with Star Wars.

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