Hello there! "May the Force be with you"- Seeing as yesterday was May the 4th, I wanted to put together another post for you guys. It's a day late, but hopefully that's cool and you will still be entertained by my words...
A long time ago, when I was a child I had always been heavily influenced by what I watched on television. 80s Cartoons like 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe', 'Thundercats' and 'Visionaries' opened me up to the realms of the imagination. I'd play around the house like I was a character from one of the shows, chanting all over the shop things like, "Thundercats Hoooo" or "I have the power".
I happened to be privileged enough to be part of a generous family who always got me toys from whatever the latest fad was at the time. Naturally being a kid, and at the time only having two baby sisters, I'd play by myself with them. Giving them all voices like I'd seen in the animated series and act out mini scenarios set-up on the living room floor.
One of my more embarrassing, imagination related stories is from back when I was about 8 years old and I tried to use my Mother's glitter make-up to turn myself into She-Ra (yes, I know... *cringe* lol). I threw it all over myself hoping I would somehow manage the transformation with an added shout of "for the honour of greyskull!". Obviously, the only results were a set of parents showing up and laughing hysterically at the state I'd got myself into.
Then one early 90s christmas came Star Wars. A trilogy of movies that would follow me like a calming breeze throughout my whole life. No more was my imagination used to dream of being a sword-wielding princess. During playtime, a Jedi I was to become.
Like many of you I'm sure, I was also *obsessed* after the first watch of "A New Hope". The heroes, the villains, the morally demanding storyline, the captivating world, all of it. However, as the title of this post suggests, I think one of the more unsung characters featured in the films is the Force itself. Which let's face it. We all still have a buzz with trying to slide that coffee cup from across the desk when we feel we're low on fuel.
It's by far the funnest concept to take home after watching the films and I believe one of the reasons it holds such a special place in our geeky movie loving hearts. Youtuber Medley Weaver also realised this and decided to create a modern trailer for the Original Trilogy featuring *it* as the main focal point. Check that shizz out below.
Also, if you'd like to take a trip over to Returntofleet.com, I've compiled a load of Force related quotes to add to the feels.
Over and Out - Enjoy!