As many of you know the new trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One premiered today. As a fan of Star Wars since I was a small child I have always been fascinated by the universe and the stories it tells.
This is why I was not happy with Disney when they declared that almost all the books, and novels related to the Star Wars Expanded Universe were no longer considered canon. How could they accept the prequels as canon, but disregard some of the amazing stories told through the talents of some amazing authors?!
However, before I start complaining, and get off on a tangent, the reason I love the promise of Rogue One is it seems to be the untold story of characters within the Star Wars universe that have nothing to do with the Jedi or the Sith.
We get to peer into the lives of members of the rebellion as they struggle and fight for a cause without the promise of “The Force” or the rebirth of The Jedi.
Further, what excites me is we may actually get to see just how scary The Empire actually is, and what it does to its citizens and captured members of The Rebellion.
This is important, and something I always felt was brushed over in the original movies. The Empire was a scary, and dangerous organization. It showed no mercy, destroyed whole worlds, and built weapons of mass destruction that would terrorize its people. And we get to see that world.
At least I hope we do.
What are you most excited about when it comes to the upcoming film Star Wars: Rogue One?
It’s been a hard year. My life has changed significantly, & as we come to the close of 2015 I am disappointed at how little I accomplished this year. My 2015 goals were abandoned along the road side early in the year out of a sheer need to survive.
But despite this being a hard year, I am grateful for some many things. So here are 5 things that are going right in my life right now 🙂
I am listening to Christmas music. I know this may not seem like a big deal, but I assure you it is. Last year I didn’t celebrate Christmas. No tree, lights, decorations, or music. This year I was so excited to begin the Christmas holiday that I had music playing on Thanksgiving. As I listen to some of my favorite Christmas melodies I cant help but smile, and look forward to the Christmas season.
I am picking up pictures today. Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but this is the first set of pictures I have actually had printed in years. When I moved to CA, and started decorating my room, I hung several cork boards. However all the photos I have are close to 10 years old. So I went through all my phones photos, and my online cloud storage, and selected a wide assortment of photos to be printed, and eventually hung on the wall.
Star Wars is coming out in less then a month. Need I say more?
Yesterday Kiri, Sydney, Ken, and myself went to Disneyland for a family day at the park, and to enjoy Seasons of the Force. While we were there we may or may not have taken this amazing picture.
But perhaps the most important thing that is going right in my life is my decision to be happy, and move forward with my life. It’s been a hard year yes, but I am not going to let those hardships define who I am or how I behave. I have wonderful people in my life, and great opportunities. So I am choosing to focus on the good instead of the past.
So last night I only got about 2 hours of sleep. Why, you ask. Well the answer is Terra and I stayed up WAY to late, and then I had to be up at 3:00AM to pick up a friend who needed a ride to the airport. As I sit here at my desk writing this is occurs to me that the last time I was this tired I was in Thousand Oaks, CA serving a christian mission for my church. Lucky for me today will be an early day.
Anyways in the short time I was asleep last night my brain decided to entertain me by giving me a dream that involved the Ipad (What an unfortunate name). The dream took place during a meeting for work. I dont remember what we were discussing, but eventually I pulled an Ipad out of my backpack and started using it. Before long everyone at the table was envious of my new found possession. The meeting soon ended and I found myself in a hotel room getting ready to get on a flight home. Suddenly I remembered that I had only been loaned this Ipad from a local Best Buy store. They had taken a 300.00 deposit from me in case I didn’t return it. I sat on the edge of the bed in the hotel room pondering if I wanted to return the Ipad or just keep it for myself.
At that point I was suddenly outside looking out over a disney castle. The clock on the top of the castle struck 11:00PM. Suddenly the castle came alive with fireworks, lights, and disney characters all singing some song I cant remember, probably “Its a small world”. As soon as it had begun the singing, lights and fireworks were over, and I was left staring at a silent castle.
I realized I wasn’t alone and saw two girls standing near me that looked to be about my age. They were hurriedly writing something down. I asked them what they were doing, and they explained that the castle was a geocach and that you could only find the geocach during the lights, fireworks, and singing. I found myself disappointed I didn’t get to find the geocach, but vowed to myself that I would return the next night and find it. So I took out my Ipad, made the decision that I would keep it, and jotted a note down to be here again in 24 hours to find the geocach.