Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker!!!

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It’s been a big day for us my fellow Star Wars fans! Not only did we finally get a title drop (because I mean Dear God it felt like we never would) but we also got our first look at this soon-to-be epic finale with the first ever teaser trailer dropped at Star Wars Celebration! I have to say it was near torture to be at work knowing that this thing was streaming online and that I couldn’t just go in the back at watch it with all the other awesome fans (who plans this kind of reveal for the middle of a work day I ask you?!) but a little after one o’clock I peered online and finally saw the title that we’ve all been waiting for and guessing at for the last year or so, and then had the strength of will (and the desire to not be fired for walking out and claiming it to be an official Star Wars Day of celebration!) I made it to a late lunch of 2:30 and finally got to see the teaser… and let me just tell you, I nearly fell out of my chair!

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From the Han and Leia romance theme blaring in the background, to the backflip-onto-a-tie-fighter that shocked the entire fandom, to the victorious return of Lando Calrissian himself, this trailer was EVERYTHING I had hoped it would be and frankly so much more than I thought we would get! Needless to say, we’ve got A LOT to discuss!!! So we’ll definitely have a more in-depth breakdown of all the epic moments and hella shockers tomorrow but I just wanted to be here with you all tonight, my Star Wars family, as we gather around and take our first look at the end of the Skywalker saga… and appreciate all the magic it has created in our lives!!!

And thank you again for taking this year-long journey into the mythos of Star Wars with me, I know there were no posts this week but I declared a mini-break was very much in order (and very necessary to be honest) but never fear, we’ll continue right on with our regularly scheduled SW posts tomorrow with a deeper look at the trailer itself before returning to Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!!!Β  ❀ Tara

Epic Fun In The Fandom: #ReyloNight

So last night Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered on ABC and to celebrate, the Reylo fans of Twitter decided to do a Reylo watch party and live-tweet throughout the entire movie, and your girl totally joined in the fun!!! I’ve never done a live-tweet movie watching event and considering how I fared last time I tried to watch a movie and take notes, I didn’t think it would go over well, but it actually ended up being fantastic fun!!! Like it’s probably sad how much fun it actually was!

 

I had actually already watched the movie earlier in the day (because I completely forgot about the event) so at first I just followed along on Twitter, reacting to people’s hilarious comments and getting the gist of how the process worked but after awhile I dove straight in, commenting, posting, finding gifs for epic moments, and just generally just gave in to the epic Star Wars collective fun — AND MY GOD WAS IT FUN!!!

I seriously didn’t expect that, so it was a helluva pleasant surprise on my end. I’ve never been to a Con or fan event (besides like Harry Potter midnight book releasing’s) so I didn’t know how interactive the whole experience would be, but it was completely immersive. It felt like a bunch of new friends freaking out about one of my all-time favorite movies and I was HERE FOR IT!

Overall I laughed, I cried, and most importantly I interacted, I engaged and had soooo much unexpected fun. I never realized how amazing it felt to be completely surrounded by fellow fans all being so supportive and hilarious and basically just loving this movie and seeing things in a similar light to the way I see them. I’m so used to having to defend my ship or Kylo himself as a character but last night there was no need and it just felt so liberating and right.

I forget sometimes that the fandom is an awesomely-fun interactive place, but after last night I can’t wait for the next #ReyloNight! Bring on The Last Jedi!!!

 

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