Luke Skywalker is Still My Favourite

With all the recent hooha about Star wars I’ve been pondering on how, or if perceptions change from being a child to being  an adult.

When Star Wars first came out I was a kid and I was in awe of it. My favourite scene was when our favourite characters got trapped in the garbage shoot and at the last-minute R2D2 saves them. Go you handy little droid.

My favourite character was Luke Skywalker and I had a big childhood crush on him that lasted throughout the whole star wars trilogy. The crush never faulted.

As I was just a child when this trilogy came out that meant supervision from mum was required. I do know that a lots of mum’s took their kids to see the trilogy. Do you want to know how I know this? I know this because, every time I made mention of my Luke Skywalker crush all the old ladies (I thought that was old back then) including my mum, would say “oh no, Han Solo is the best”

All the mum’s had the hots for Han Solo and whenever I would put forward my Luke preference it was always knocked down.

So lets now stop talking about the archival past and scroll forward to now!!!

My son about a year ago discovered star wars on his own and it became his new obsession. A funny thing happened with that new keen interest; the nostalgia awakened and before anyone could rescue me I discovered I was a full-blown Star wars fan myself.

Now that I’ve got all that bit out-of-the-way lets talk about perceptions as a child to adulthood.

I often wondered if I was a mum when Star wars came out would I be overlooking the lovely Mark Hamill to be perving on the Sexy Harrison Ford? Sure, I get it Harrison is sexy, good-looking and has that cool swagger.  Mark came across very childlike and perhaps a bit bratty especially with that line ”

I Was Going to Toshi Station to Pick Up Some Power Converters

I guess that would turn mum’s off a bit and then you put that next to Han…..okay fair point mums.

Recently I re watched all the starwars films to get myself ready for the new Force Awakens and after all of it I can tell you for certain, Luke Skywalker is still my favourite.

In the New Hope it did seem as though there was a bit of over acting coming from Mark but by the time The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi came out there was more stillness in him yet he conveyed so much.

The reasons why I loved Luke when I was young are still the same as an adult,  nothing has changed. I loved his sincerity for good, his open expression that verges on near goofiness, the fact he was a Jedi, he matured and didn’t turn to the dark side. For some reason this appeals to me.

I also have decided that I like Mark Hamill and he’s hilarious. When he talks I am captivated. In an interview that I saw him do he was expressive, a little bit camp and funny. Those are the things that I like in a person and therefore I was right about my early childhood crush on Luke.

My conclusion of perception from child to adult is, that some things about us never change. The child likeness in Mark that I had picked up on then is something that I still value today. I look at this like a mirror and encourage myself to be inspired by it.

Tamar, You are a good judge of character……May the force be with you

 

 

 

 

 

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Just one of my many childhood dreams.

When I was a kid my dad listened to lots of different music and one of my favourites was Queen. Since both me and my brother loved Queen too, we requested that dad tape it for us.

Every night I would go to sleep listening to The best of Queen and The night of the Opera and quite often I would have the fantasy that Freddie Mercury would take me out of boring school so that I could join his choir!!!!

Pretty good dream huh?

The Blue Light Disco

Oh dear, more discussions about  nostalgia!!

Today I was reminiscing with myself about the Blue light Disco and I’m shocked to find that there is a website and they still exist!!!!

I was a teenager when the Blue light disco was in full swing and they were awesome. I felt so grown up going to them and dancing to the latest music played on radio and Countdown. 

One memory that strikes out at me is at the end of every BLD they would play Fifty Years by Uncanny X-Men and everyone would be pashing off. Except me of course, as I was a nerd and didn’t have a boyfriend until I was 16 and when it came to my first pashing experience I just wanted to go back to the fantasy……pashing!! so overrated!!!

Well lets move on to the next memory that is a little less tragic and had nothing to do with my lack of love life. I won a dancing competition to this song by Black Lace Agadoo.

Hang on! Did I did mention something about being less tragic????

This is tragic!!!

Anyway, I won a huge basket of Easter eggs for being the best dancer…..and let it be known that’s no fantasy!!!!

Other things that were experienced at the BLD was the odd celebrity from A Country Practice or Son’s and Daughters 

We also had dress ups where I was a punk and put cochineal in my hair (ugh…just found out it was made from bugs!!). We also got to see break dancers and lots of other stuff!!

Man!! How cool were my early teens 🙂

Nostalgia

This is such a big topic that I think it needs a category of its own as I take myself down memory lane skipping delightfully with nostalgia gracefully beside me.

For me right now I’m having a bit of a 70’s music flash back, as on telly two different TV networks are promoting two shows that come from that decade.

One show is about Kerry Packer and every time the promo comes on this song is played

The other show is a remake of Puberty Blues with this song played

When I hear these songs it takes me back to my childhood when I thought the world was kind and innocent. I  had no responsibly and I could play for hours outside with not too many worries. I was free to my imagination and dreaded the thought of ever growing up, as adults were boring people who sat around talking and having cups of tea all day!!

The funny thing about nostalgia is that you tend to forget the bad stuff that happened. When you’re a child many things are missed and perhaps the world is just as bad now as it was then.

Nostalgia will never go out of style while there are people like me who go…..arhh remember that!!

I love it…..bring it on!!!!