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May the Force be with You in Middle-Earth

It’s Star Wars Day, and I figured I’d do something a little different by going into the similarities between Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. It’s kind of a running joke in my family that Star Wars is really just The Lord of the Rings in space, and here I shall prove it to the world. Some of these may seem fairly obvious; others may be completely bonkers, but all should be entertaining.

Luke Skywalker = Frodo Baggins

Frodo and Luke

 

Ordinary guy (but with famous relatives) living a pretty ordinary life suddenly finds himself in the middle of a plot that could destroy the world.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader = Bilbo Baggins

Darth Vader and Bilbo

First in the family to have epic adventures, is temporarily under the influence of the Dark Lord but fights off the influence and becomes one with the Force/sails to the Grey Havens.

Obi-Wan Kenobi = Gandalf

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Gandalf

The man responsible for seeing both generations off on their respective adventures–also dies and comes back in a more powerful form.

Emperor Palpatine = Sauron

Emperor Palpatine and Sauron

Do I really need to explain this one?

Han Solo = Aragorn

Han Solo and Aragorn

Ruffian who turns out to be a hero.

Princess Leia = Arwen

Princess Leia and Arwen

A princess who always has a plan and is not afraid to make sacrifices for the people closest to her no matter what the personal cost.

C-3PO and R2-D2 = Legolas and Gimli

C-3PO and R2-D2 and Legolas and Gimli

Best friends who are always bickering.

Lando Calrissian = Eomer

Lando Calrissian and Eomer

The friend who shows up in Part II and is crucial to helping win the battle in Part III.

Count Dooku = Saruman

Count Dooku and Saruman

Former good guy who turned traitor. Bonus points for both parts being played by Christopher Lee.

Yoda = Gollum

Yoda and Gollum

Odd-looking creature with a weird speech pattern who shows our hero the way to complete his quest.

I know, I know, I couldn’t find parallels for all of the LotR characters (which makes me sad because I would love to know who Eowyn and Sam are analogous to), but I think these are pretty accurate, nonetheless–and funny, too, which was the whole point behind this post.

Happy Star Wars Day!

 

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Yes, Star Wars Day is upon us once more, the first since the release of The Force Awakens. I believe that the return of Star Wars to theaters has made people more aware of what today is and more eager to celebrate its importance.

My contribution to the festivities is this music video from Revenge of the Sith. Say what you will about the prequels, RotS holds a special place in my heart because it was the first Star Wars movie I ever saw in a theater. And, to be perfectly honest, 12-year-old me didn’t care about the acting or the dialogue or the pacing or whatever. 12-year-old me only cared about the lightsabers. Did that make me shallow? Maybe. But I know a lot of girls my age were obsessed with boys, and frankly I think my obsession with Star Wars at that age was an indication that I had better taste.

May the Force be with you!

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May the Fourth be with You

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone. 🙂

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Shame on Me–I Forgot Star Wars Day!

Really, how could I have overlooked something that big!? Short answer is my life has been hectic recently, so I suppose it’s understandable. Still, I feel badly about that, so I hope to appease you today with not one but two videos that celebrate the galaxy far, far away.

First up, we have “Cello Wars” from the Piano Guys (although I suppose the inclusion of the cello makes them more like the Piano and Cello Guys). This is probably one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. I love how they were able to blend the different songs together. Since I am fairly lacking in the musical skill department, apart from some surprisingly good progress on the violin, things like that will never cease to impress me.

Next we have the Star Wars medley from Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollins. Lindsey plays her violin; Peter utilizes his amazing voice, and the results are a lot of fun. Honestly, I think musicians like Lindsey, Peter, and the Piano Guys have more talent than the mainstream people we see everywhere. If their stuff was played on the radio, I might listen to it more often.

Again, sorry I missed Star Wars day earlier in the week. Hopefully you’ll forgive me for that.

And on a slightly unrelated note, this is my 200th blog post! I can’t believe I actually made it to 200!

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