Driven by The Force

I have a confession to make. I am a Star Wars fan. Call me a geek but seriously, I am a die-hard fan of the universe created by George Lucas. I am also a Harry Potter fan but my obsession with Star Wars started when I was young long before I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter.

But I am not into the story of a dramatic young lady who is obsessed with a sparkling vampire but I will just leave it there.

I blame my obsession with Star Wars to my father. Back when I was still a little kid, he introduced me to the saga of Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. I can still remember how he brought home cutouts and scanned pages from the magazine about Star Wars. He even gave me printout of all the characters – from the whole Jedi council to the Ewoks – pasted in an illustration board and covered with a plastic cover.

That’s how my obsession for Star Wars started. I have a cool father (sometimes I think he is a Jedi in disguise, seriously) and I am thankful.

And today, May 4, as what most of the Star Wars fan knew, is Star Wars Day.

Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” (May 4th) on this day.

Last night (or earlier during the wee hours of the morning), I wrote about myobsession with covers and front pages of magazines and broadsheets. I decided to check the TIME Magazine cover archive and found this interesting covers on Star Wars and Science Fiction. What caught my attention was this favorite cover of mine which was released on 2002, when I was still in High School:

This was released prior to the showing of the second part (chronologically fifth) of the Star Wars saga. This issue contains a complete guide to the Attack of the Clones from characters to space ships and other vehicles.

And I have another confession to make.

nenok-ed this issue in our library and cut the pages dedicated to Star Wars. I think The Force forced me to do so (insert evil grin here).

So much for my confession.

This particular installment came as a surprise for the fans of Master Yoda – myself included – when he, for the first time, used his light saber to battle Count Dooku. and I tell you, that was one of the most memorable sword fights in the history of movies.

Browsing the archives of Time Magazine’s website and the web for Star Wars-related stuff brings back good memories of my childhood as a little Star Wars fan, sharing the story with my father. And I think this will last until I grow old, and probably, when I have children of my own.

I am still waiting George Lucas to create a 7th installment of this epic saga.

And just so you know, young ladies who know Order 66 have an edge to meShall we talk about Star Wars over a cup of coffee?

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! May The Force be with you!

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