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MAY THE FOURTH…

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Ain’t it great there’s a day we can celebrate the existence of the universe of Star Wars?

Since I started Since My Baby Left Me, I’ve been reminding the world about how much I love this saga, better said, the holy trilogy of episodes IV, V and VI. There are not many things at this stage of life which make me feel in the same way as when I was a little girl. There are very few movies which can make me laugh, cry, feel excited, devastated, in love or upset every time I watch them. And there are very few things I relate to in the real life even though they are impossible: I want a lightsaber, to have the Jedi mind power, send people to die in Sarlacc’s pit, get married with Han Solo, and hire Boba Fett as my bodyguard.

I can’t recall how many times I’ve quoted quoted sentences such as “Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” “it’s a trap”, “Uchini!” “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for”, “I find your lack of faith disturbing”, “I love you”, “I know”, or “Jabba! This is your last chance. Free us or Die”. Believe me, they’ve been many. I was told once I laugh in the same way as Jabba the Hutt. It’s not a very nice thing to say, but I bear this burden with some kind og dignity.

This is what George Lucas has made of me. A freak. But I love it.

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Forgetting the first episodes, which I consider a waste and an insult, everybody is looking towards the episode VII reluctantly yet curious and excited. Last week this amazing photo shocked and made all fans recover enthusiasm. Full cast in a relaxing meeting. The old and the new generation of actors with the director J.J. Abrams. Good news is that Lawrence Kasdan, responsible for The Empire Strikes Back, will co-write the script, instead of the director by himself, who we don’t trust much. I don’t know what to think of all this. I’d hate getting disappointed again, but at the same time I got faith. Let’s see what happens next year.

In the meantime, May the Force Be With You. Always.

Have a fab fourth!

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

There are certain dates which must be remembered and praised. Today, not only is my friend Verónica’s birthday (happy birthday honey, as soon as I’m back in Barcelona, we’ll celebrate the way you deserve), or the day Soundgarden and I will have our dues finally settled, but also it is a date to remember because a legend started: Star Wars.

May the 25th, 1977, this is 35 years ago, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released. George Lucas could feel confident with his project, but never expected such reaction. He knew he’d be millionaire not due to the film and the other 2 episodes planned, but because of the merchandising. He was right.

The legend was created, the most merciless intergalactic villain, Darth Vader, was born, the coolest starship used for smuggling , The Millenium Falcon, introduced new concepts such as hyperdrive, new creatures able to coexist with so called humans, the anti-hero Han Solo, the Empire, the rebels… Have you realized the way Lucas managed to blow our minds with so many concepts?

I was a toddler when Star Wars was released, so it took me at least 4 years to start realizing what was going on, but there are pictures of lil Toi, grabbing a Star Wars cork bullet gun. As far back as I can remember, Star Wars has been something very close I’ve grown up with, and even though I’m not a collector, I have many items I adore and love the old saga. You can call me freak, but I have at least 4 tees related and I love them, and yesss, I still wanna marry a guy in Han Solo outfit, what can I say?

May the Force Be with You Friends!

Now excuse me, I have a festival to attend 😉