Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Star Wars Challenge Day 30

Today is Day 30! AHHHHH!! Well, today's topic is:

There are a lot of reasons I love Star Wars; here they are-
1 I LOVE the plot- the story is just SO well done!!!! It's a story of redemption, betrayal, love, war, loss, coming of age, loss of innocence, and tragedy. On the surface, it may just seem like a typical good vs. evil; and it is, but there is more to it. There are many layers- the Jedi are good and Sith are evil but at times it is hard for our characters to decide which is right. Some make the right choices, some make the wrong ones, and some just keep going, hoping that they are doing it right. But really, the story is about redemption and how sometimes you can bring people back from the abyss and into the light. Plus, it is a joy to watch the films :).
2 The emotion- the story is very emotional, when you really think about it- Obi-Wan looses his Master, Siri, his whole Order, and his best friend turns to the darkside. Anakin looses his mother, he is pulled in so many different directions that he becomes overwhelmed, his inadvertently causes his wife to die, looses his best friend, and becomes evil. Luke looses his aunt and uncle, looses his mentors Obi-Wan and Yoda, and finds out that Darth Vader is his father. But there is joy as well- as we see Luke restore peace to the galaxy by turning his father back to the light.
3 The morals- the story, our heroes, and the Jedi all have good morals and messages that give the story even more meaning. It shows us the importance of duty, forgiveness, kindness, compassion, inner calm, friendship, family, strength, bravery, selflessness, and honor.

4 The characters. Star Wars definitely some amazing, layered characters. None are as they appear on the surface, and we can identify with the majority of them; I know I do. Like Obi-Wan I know what it's like to loose a friend, we both get anxious and worry, we both find it hard to express love for others, and we both can be a little stiff. Like Anakin I know what it's like to get angry, to hate, and like him, I wish I could control my emotions. Like Siri I am impatient and tomboyish, and we're pretty close in personality. And like Luke I know the feeling of wanting to get out and do something. The characters in Star Wars are also human and have flaws but most of them genuinely want to do right; which is something that is great to see since most of the time characters aren't like that- it's a nice balance between black/white and shades of gray.
5 The relationships. I love the relationships in Star Wars! There is Obi-Wan's and Anakin's(father and son, brothers, and best friends), Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan(father and son), Obi-Wan and Luke(father and son), Darth Vader and Luke(father and son), Obi-Wan and Siri, Anakin and Padme, Han and Luke(best friends), Han and Leia.....I could go on and on. Some of the relationships end in joy, some in tragedy, and some in both.

6 The EU. One of the great things about Star Wars is the fact that it has such a large universe to explore. I haven't even gotten through it all yet! Besides the six movies we can read the many Star Wars books, watch Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we can read the comics and reference books, and we can play the video
games. The Star Wars EU has released some of my favorite stories and through it we get to learn more about our favorite characters from the films and see the story play out from their perspective. I am so glad to have found the EU(especially the books) since it has made my enjoyment of Star Wars even greater.

7 The Lightsaber duels and The Force. I love watching the fight scenes in Star Wars!!! I've always thought they were cool. Actually, ever since I watched Star Wars, I've wished I could have a lightsaber and use the Force. It's so awesome to watch
the Jedi go all out on the Sith/droids/whatever and win! I especially love watching Obi-Wan, Anakin, Qui-Gon, Mace Windu, and Yoda's lightsaber forms(which I love reading about); they are all very skilled duelists. I just love watching how amazing the Jedi are with their lightsabers and the Force. I also love the Force; it's mysticism, it's power, it's dual personality, and the study surrounding it.
8 The Jedi Order. I love the Jedi! Their Code, their way of life, their Temple, their duty- it's amazing. They try to do what's right, they save the day, they don't crave power, they don't have greed, jealousy or selfishness. Oh and there is no romance!(mwhahaha!)
Plus, my favorite characters are Jedi and I wish I could be trained as one. :). Also, they are for the most part, good. They have no selfish motives and help because it is right which is nice to see in a world where greed is the reason for so many problems in our world.

9 Obi-Wan Kenobi!!! He's my favorite character and I really find his story tragic, yet uplifting. He was able to pick himself up after loosing pretty much EVERYTHING and keep on going. He did his duty to the end and was selfless. I find him very relate-able and a good role model.

Also, I love the huge number of Star Wars fans that I get to converse with online.
I have a fanfiction account, I own several fan pages and belong to many more, and I'm on "The Lake House Forum." I love getting to talk Star Wars with people just has obsessed as me and having discussions about what our favorite parts of the story are. And isn't the music just so beautiful? :)
I am so glad I did this challenge, and I hope you enjoyed reading it as I enjoyed writing it :). Thanks to all that commented, it was greatly appreciated. :)
Hope you have a wonderful day and May the Force be with you! :)