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Star Wars: Expectations vs. Reality

In a Star Wars blog not so far, far away…

We all have expectations of what our ideal fandom would be like, but what is the reality of being a Star Wars fan?

In an attempt to distract myself from the tremendous amount of marketing going online right now for Star Wars, I’ve chosen to hopefully help inspire you to love the franchise I’ve come to love and enjoy since I was a young boy. Star Wars has always been my lover. I’ve tried other franchises like Lord of the Rings, and although the tales told from these stories are absolutely incredible, none of them spoke to my heart like Star Wars could. The entire story of Star Wars is for those who want to find themselves. It’s a franchise that consists of fans from different walks of life that can inspire you in a totally different way simply by conveying their love for Star Wars in their own unique way. Fans in Star Wars are just as unique as the story itself. And Star Wars is just as unique as the fans are. Together, you create the ultimate fandom.

Star Wars is a pop-cultural sensation. With the very first Star Wars film in 1977, no one knew that this sensation would become a movement consisting of some of the most diehard and devout fans the world has ever seen. And years later, nothing has changed. The best way for me to convey to you my love for Star Wars is by sharing the pros of the Star Wars franchise. In doing so, I hope that you find something here that will steer you towards Star Wars- the love of my life.

Quotability

Star Wars has the BEST quotes out of any other franchise, hands down. Nothing can compete. The reason being is that not just because there are tons of comedic aspects to some, but many are very relatable and can be used in day-to-day life. After all of these years, I still find myself working a Star Wars quote into conversation. It’s inevitable. That being said, here are some of the most famous quotes from the franchise.

“Laugh it up, fuzzball.”

“Boring conversation anyway.”

“Obi-Wan never told you who your father was…”

“I love you.” “I know.”

“What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!”

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

“BEN!”

“Move along.” “Move along.”

“It’s a trap!”

“But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!”

See what I mean? Maybe some of them aren’t the most usable in a normal conversation, but many of them are just quotable gold.

Female Protagonists

Star Wars was one of the very first franchises that made a woman a strong-willed princess become one of the leading protagonists in a fantasy-centered film. Not only was it a milestone, but it was much needed. Years later, many of our Star Wars films and TV shows are centered around a female protagonist. A perfect example of this is Jyn Erso in Rogue One. She was inspirational and strong-willed. She inspired a band of rebel freedom fighters to fight for a good cause. “Rebellions are built on hope.”

Star Wars Is Inspirational

For many, Star Wars has been there since the beginning. The same goes for their religion. Both have inspired millions. Some of us wouldn’t know what life would be like without it. Just like how the Bible teaches me truths, so does Star Wars, just on a much smaller scale. Although I am a firm believer in the Bible and consider my Christian beliefs to be priority, I also love Star Wars. I’ve learned so many useful life lessons taught from the Jedi and this constant battle between good and evil. Not only does it help me understand and appreciate my religion more fully, but it works as a good excuse to read my next Star Wars novel.

Collectibles

There’s no sadder feeling than having so much empty wasted space in your room. If you love collecting action figures, dolls, models, etc., Star Wars is the franchise for you! Literally, Star Wars has an insane amount of collectibles you can buy. Gone are the days when shelves had to be neat and orderly. According to my book, too much is not enough! Just remember, always look for sales. With Christmas just around the corner, finding amazing deals on any Star Wars Funko Pop! won’t be hard to find. Especially with a franchise as popular and well-loved by millions.

Disney Loves Star Wars

Before 2012, the Star Wars franchise was ran and operated by George Lucas, a.k.a. Lucasfilm. Then, the unexpected happened. In 2012, Disney decided to purchase Lucasfilm and all the rights to the Star Wars franchise. If Star Wars wasn’t as well-loved as it was, Disney wouldn’t have bothered acquiring it. But, they did. Because Star Wars is popular! It’s easy to love Star Wars. If Disney can love Star Wars, so can you. Disney loves Star Wars so much that almost immediately after acquiring Lucasfilm, they announced plans for more films! With one of those films arriving this December, The Rise of Skywalker, and the very first live-action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian, the future of Star Wars has no end in sight. If you want a franchise to be like the gift that keeps on giving, then Star Wars is perfect for you. If you love Star Wars, it’ll love you back. Simple as that.

Enough Already. We Know You Love Star Wars!

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times… I. LOVE. STAR WARS! I’ve been where you are at right now. You’re searching for something to fill that void in your life. You’re trying to find a place of belonging. Lord of the Rings? No. Harry Potter? Definitely not! Star Wars? Absolutely. But seriously, I don’t know what else to tell you. Star Wars has been by my side for a while now. Once you’re in, you’re hooked. And once you’re hooked, say goodbye to reality. Because your new reality is Star Wars. Join us and we will complete your training. Together, we can build a new order of fans for your new favorite franchise- Star Wars.

May the Force be with you!

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Joseph Forbush
“For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” — Yoda

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