Monday, October 24, 2005

I remember wanting to go see Star Wars when it first came out.

Major problem...we were not allowed to go to movie theatres. Ever. For any reason. This did not make sense to me, and at the age of 11, I was seriously grilling my mother for reasons why. "Why can't I go?" "What is the big deal with movie theatres?" "Why?" She could never give me a satisfactory answer, and I was the only person in my whole school who hadn't seen Star Wars when I was in Grade 7. I would sit on the school bus and listen to the other kids talk about how many times they had seen it, and I would just want to cry.

This led to an obsession with Star Wars on my part. I bought the Star Wars novel. I bought Star Wars trading cards. I imagined I was Princess Leia kicking the snot out of overly-religious parents who wouldn't let their children go to see movies in a theatre.

The obsession is mainly over now, though I will always remember with fondness the first three movies. Anybody want some trading cards? I have almost the whole set....but they're in really crappy condition. I spent too much time looking at them, playing with them, using them to tell myself the story of the movie, counting them, sleeping with them....you get the picture. On second thought, I think I'll keep the cards.

4 comments:

Spoke said...

I never saw Star Wars when it came out either...I was 14 and moving away from noisy air raid sirens (see blog). I was with you one day in Delta when the re-re-re-release of star wars came out. I let on that I hadn't seen it ever. You eluded that this was a point that may cost us our marriage,so in I went.Do you recall telling people "I have a virgin here" ?
I think its a drag that you didn't see it when it came out...I don't think I'll watch it again or get a tattoo or anything,not my bag man.

It's only me said...

Hmmm, don't tell my dad this story, he'll go on a rant about how he didn't get to see it either. Or maybe you should just so I can watch you go through the long ordeal. I agree with Spoke, not worth the watch, sorry Paula.

Kim said...

DOn't listen to them, Paula, Star Wars is coo.... Besides, isn't this comment about Star Wars not being his 'bag' coming from Yoda himself? (Love you Lance). The new movies are BAD, (except the last one) but part of me is glad that they came in my generation so that I have some link to the old days of the republic...

See_The_Unseen said...

How bad are the cards? Ever tried selling them to an antique collector? Hahaha, well, maybe not antiques. You're not all that old! Still, crazy ... Star Wars in grade 7. Almost like me, and this new first three episodes. But they suck.