In honor of the Star Wars themed baseball game I’ll be going to later this evening, I decided it was a good time for some Star Wars related thoughts.
Sometime back in high school I got sucked into the Star Wars phenomenon. And yes, I hate to admit it, but it was because of the newer episodes. I liked Natalie Portman as an actress and thought Ewan McGregor was cute and finally watched an entire Star Wars movie when I found The Phantom Menace playing on TV. After that it was over. Now I own most of the movies, have BB-8 magnets and Pop Funkos, and t-shirts and jewelry to let everyone know of my geekery.
This May the 4th the library I work at had a large Star Wars book display up which led me to ordering quite a few of the ones that looked interesting and it got me thinking. How amazing is it that we have fandoms where you can latch onto a movie series you like and then proceed to find comic books/graphic novels, actual full length novels, and merchandise all to immerse yourself even further into the thing you’re interested in? I think it’s really neat that I could watch a Star Wars movie or find a book adaptation of said movie or new books (canon and non-canonical) or fanfiction just because so many people are interested in the same thing. It makes one feel that they definitely are not alone in the world and that’s kind of awesome.