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Why are the ones who spread the best vibes the first ones to go?

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As if Bernie Sanders getting shafted by his own party and Trump winning the elections on my birthday (November 9th) weren't enough to put me off 2016, I wasn't ready for the horrible news about Carrie Fisher.'s death which was followed by her lovely mum, Ms Debbie Reynolds.

It was only a couple of months ago that I'd had interacted with my eight-year-old self's hero (Princess Leia) as I escorted her and her lovely dog, Gary around the Alice Tully Hall during the New York Film Festival. Carrie Fisher was there to attend the premiere of 'Bright Lights', the documentary also featuring her mother, Debbie Reynolds and her brother, Todd Fisher (who attended the film festival, too).

Funnily enough, during the Q&A with the audience after the documentary, Todd Fisher called their mum on the phone since an audience member had just asked a question to which he believed his mother would have the right answer. It was a lovely display of harmony, showing what a tight…

Can meeting your childhood heroes spoil your memories?

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Following that, THIS was the scene that made me simultaneously laugh and cry:- Han and Chewie jump out onto the Millennium Falcon. Again.



And this is the scene that made my eyes water like the fountain in front of New York City's Opera House:- the moment Princess Leia walked out of her ship and was hugged by Chewie.


Oddly enough, I did not sob when (spoiler alert) Han Solo was killed. Because: Adam Driver. The plain guy in 'Girls' was cast as Princess Leia and Han Solo's son?! I did not buy that shit at all. But I digress.

The Force Awakens meant so much more to me than I expected it to. Especially after the Shit Trilogy that began with The Phantom Menace. Here is a short clip that'll illustrate how I really felt about that movie:


At the time of its release, however, I was left with a feeling of general malaise. I put it down to it being 1999. I was an adult and I assumed my feelings about Star Wars had changed since 1977, 1981 or 1983. I was now a woman soon appr…

The Force Awakens was the movie that any Star Wars veter-f-an needed to see!

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My little Chewie rucksack made a guest appearance as my husband and I went to the movie theatre earlier today. And he sat on my lap for the whole duration of the movie.

The Force was truly strong within me as I went through two hours and 16 minutes without taking a bathroom break during this movie - nothing would get in the way of me and Star Wars VIII - The Force Awakens.

Thirty two years since I'd first watched the last of the movies from the original trilogy, Return Of The Jedi, it felt as time had stood still. Why did we all have to wait this long?! I'd have been ready for The Force Awakens in 1999 - instead of being subjected to The Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binx (is that even the correct spelling for that thing?)

That's why I do sympathize with Tim from Spaced on this topic.


The bet I had set with myself as to whether I'd get 'something in my eye' at the end of the movie was off pretty quickly - the waterworks turned on just as the oblique yellow caption…