Helen from the two amazing blogs "Star Wars Here & There"(http://starwarshereandthere.blogspot.com/) and "The Life of a Musician and Dancer (http://thelifeofamusiciananddancer.blogspot.com/) let me interview her a few days ago.
Thank you Helen for letting me interview you :D
Here it is :)
Which Star Wars films is your favorite overall?
I really don’t have a favorite, but the ones I find most exciting are Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes Back. Anakin vs. Obiwan is really epic and it is all I can do not to scream from excitement the whole time! The scenes where they are killing the Jedi are really sad, but exciting at the same time, and the fight between Yoda and Darth Sidious is really cool and almost comical. Revenge of the Sith is definitely the best movie in the Prequel Trilogy. In The Empire Strikes Back, the Han and Leia romance is so classic and funny, and I admit that is one of my favorite parts of the Original Trilogy. There are also much better fighting scenes then in A New Hope, including the whole fight between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.
What are your top ten favorite books?
Hmmm...that’s a hard one! I’ve read so many books in the past several years. :)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, Out of the Silent Planet, The Mysterious Benedict Society Trilogy, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, Ballet Shoes, and The Silmarillion. I know that isn’t ten when you count it, but technically speaking, it’s eleven since there are three in a trilogy...in case you didn’t know that xD
What different kinds of dance do you do and which are your favorite?
I just do ballet, which I’ve done for eleven years now, but I have a lot of experience in Jazz and Modern.
What kinds of instruments do you play?
I’ve been playing the violin for seven years, and I played the piano till I was eleven. I love violin and practice an hour to an hour and a half every day. My mother is very musical and makes it her duty to pass on her musicality to me and my three other siblings. Besides a violin lesson every week, I participate in an orchestra, which is fun but tedious at times. :)
Besides Star Wars, what other films do you like?
I love Lord of the Rings and can’t wait for the Hobbit to come out (AAAHHH!!) The Avengers is definitely in my top five along with Captain America. Indiana Jones is really cool though I’ve only watched Raiders of the Lost Ark, and some other favorites are The Chronicles of Narnia, Tangled, Brave, and The Princess Bride.
Who are your top ten favorite Star Wars characters?
Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Sidious, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Padme, Yoda, and the two awesome droids C3PO and R2D2.
What is your favorite faction in Star Wars(Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunters, etc)?
Jedi, totally! But Sith and Bounty Hunters come pretty close.
Have you read any Star Wars Books? If you have, which are your favorites?
I have, but that was so long ago I don’t remember. Embarrassing!
What is your favorite subject to learn about?
Science. I really like Physics, and also Chemistry. They are really fun!
What T.V. shows are your favorite?
Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I don’t really watch anything else since my family doesn’t really have time to watch T.V. since we are busy doing school or driving to ballet classes.
Which fictional character do you identify with the most?
What sort of music do you like to listen to?
I like mostly all music, though I do love classic. I also love soundtracks! I have a huge library of soundtracks on iTunes and online...Lord of the Rings...Star Wars...Avengers...Captain America...Thor...Chronicles of Narnia...Indiana Jones...you get the picture.
Which Star Wars characters do you not like?
Jar-Jar Binks is pretty annoying though I don’t hate him. I’m not exactly sure why George Lucas added him besides to be entertaining for littler children. I find Ewoks somewhat annoying also, and even more so now that they blink and everything in the extended edition.
Who are your top ten Lord of the Rings characters?
Aragorn, Pippin, Sam, Frodo, Faramir, Gandalf, Eowyn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry
What was your favorite part of The Avengers?
(SPOILER ALERT) The part where S.H.I.E.L.D. is evacuating and we see Loki for the first time is pretty cool. Also, when Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man are fighting in the forested area is hilarious. I like all the fighting scenes, and the part where the Avengers assemble. Now that I’m thinking of it, I love it all. (END OF SPOILER ALERT)
Who are your top three favorite Avengers?
Captain America is my man. What happened to all the gentle, courteous men like him?! I want them back! I like him better in Captain America, but I love it when he is arguing with Tony Stark in the Avengers. He is definitely my favorite character from the Marvel movies. Hawkeye is my second favorite, and I’m not exactly sure why. He definitely doesn’t have as much screen time as the others and definitely not as many lines, but he is very quiet and epic...I like that. Natasha Romanoff and Thor tie for third place. I love Natasha Romanoff’s fighting scenes. Could I have just a little of that flexibility and strength...please? She also has red hair like me, so I can relate to her with that. XD Thor is just epic and a little too muscular, and he has some pretty good action scenes in both Thor and the Avengers.
What is your favorite part in Revenge of the Sith?
The fight between Anakin and Obi-Wan! That is totally the best part in the Star Wars Saga! I said this before, but I have a hard time not screaming while they are fighting. I was once watching it at a sleepover, and I had to stuff a blanket in my mouth to keep from screaming. Anybody else have this problem?
Here is a bio about my interviewee. You should really check her blogs out(if you already haven't, they are really cool! :D Thanks again, Helen, for letting me interviewing you :)
Hi there! My name is Helen, and I’m fourteen. I started blogging almost a year ago on my blog The Life of a Musician and Dancer (http://thelifeofamusiciananddancer.blogspot.com/) on which I talk about my personal life, music and dance, artwork, and my passion for Star War and Lord of the Rings. I also recently opened a new blog, Star Wars Here and There (http://starwarshereandthere.blogspot.com/) on which I talk about Star Wars, post pictures and videos, and let other people share their thoughts on Star Wars. I am a natural drama queen, love to make other people laugh, and love to socialize with my ballet buddies and friends. As you definitely noticed by now, I am a huge Star Wars geek and love to let people know about it. How about checking out my two blogs sometime?