So let’s talk about something out of the ordinary. For me.
We all know Star Wars. Actually, I don’t know Star Wars.
“But how so, Rey-Rey?! Everyone knows Star Wars!”
Before last Friday, I had never watched a Star Wars movie in its entirety except for Episode I. And even then, I don’t even remember anything about Episode I other than the beloved Jar Jar Binks.
Why had I never watched them? Part of it was me being a rebel. I don’t respond well to people that say that I must watch them because it’s the greatest thing ever since sliced bread or before Kate Upton. Also, the truth was that if I were born a girl, I was going to be named after Princess Leia. Imagine that. Leia Moralde.
Anyway, popping my Star Wars cherry (sorta) was becoming a thing. Since I tend to blow things out of proportion and making little events like this into some sort of grand production, I decided to live-tweet my first-ever viewing of Star Wars. I have live-tweeted movies in the past (SpiceWorld and Twilight come to mind) but the volumes of nerd happiness was off the scale with this. Here are the 50+ tweets during the movie. Enjoy.
*cue Star Wars theme* #StarWars
A long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away… wait. HOW DID THEY KNOW IT WAS EPISODE IV ALREADY? #StarWars
I forgot who sang the Star Wars theme like this… “STAR WARS! NOTHING BUT STAR WARS!” #StarWars
Explosions. Laser beams. Stormtroopers! That’s what they’re called, right? PEW PEW PEW. #StarWars
And we see Princess Leia for the first time. Darth Vader also breathes really hard. I’d hate to hear him snore. #StarWars
How do C3P0 and R2D2 understand each other? Oh, never mind. #StarWars
Oh, I know the secret now! Darth Vader is actually… the King of Zamunda! #StarWars #ComingToAmerica
Darth Vader has the Princess. And C3P0 and R2D2 are stuck in some desert. I feel like I should know the name of the desert. #StarWars
And some hooded dudes (yes, yes, Jawas) shoot R2D2. Where are they carrying him to? #StarWars
And we see Luke Skywalker for the first time. He takes C3P0 and R2D2… gosh, these are so hard to type, sometimes. #StarWars
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope!” Luke then says she’s beautiful. Am I supposed to vomit here? #StarWars
Luke is really determined to find out about this “Obi-Wan Kenobi gibberish.” And now he’s talking about “sand people.” Eh? #StarWars
Oh, hey. Some old guy tends to Luke after he was knocked out. Old man reveals himself to be Ben Kenobi. #StarWars
RT @Cosmis Luke’s uncle seems to be the surrogate for all the exasperated dads whose kids drug them to see Star Wars in 1977.
It really bothers me when Luke says “sand people.” #StarWars
Ben Kenobi (Obi-Wan) hands Luke Skywalker WHOA! THE LIGHTSABER. #StarWars
Obi-Wan tells Luke about his father. Darth Vader killed him. HOW DARE DARTH VADER BE SO EVIL… and stuff. #StarWars
RT @basquiatball In one of the prequels Anikan kills a bunch of them, tells his GF and she’s like, “Whatever, they’re like animals”
Stupid uncle of Luke! Let him go! Let him go! #StarWars
“I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING.” THAT’S WHERE THE LINE CAME FROM. #StarWars
Luke’s uncle and aunt! Oh, no! #StarWars
Learn the ways of the Jedi, says that racist Luke Skywalker. #StarWars
Oh, hey! The Stormtroopers talk! #StarWars
People always talked about the cafe scene. Well, I’m there now. #StarWars
“We don’t serve your kind here!” SO MANY RACISTS. #StarWars
I thought his name was Indiana Jones! #StarWars RT @ticktock6 First appearance of Han Solo. My first movie boyfriend when I was, like, 6.
Han Solo is a violent, violent man. #StarWars
Jabba The Hut is a large… creature. #StarWars
I don’t know if I should hate myself but I feel like I have to watch all six movies now. #StarWars
I kinda want a lightsaber now. I’m only like 30 years too late. #StarWars
Also, I’ve neglected to mention Chewbacca. I should cosplay as Chewbacca. OH, MY GOSH. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?! #StarWars
Chewbacca sounds like my dog when she wants my food. #StarWars
I’m now getting confused by this Twitter talk. Pretty soon, Darth Vader will be revealed to be Greg Oden. #StarWars
Han Solo and Luke disguised as Stormtroopers. Oh, boy. I never saw that coming. #StarWars
“The force will be with you. Always.” #StarWars
Luke and Han Solo are making a plan to rescue Princess Leia. Studs! #StarWars
Everyone disagrees with you. RT @laker72289 if you were gonna watch them all should have started with episodes 1-3 to understand it better
“A little short for a Stormtrooper, aren’t you?!” That’s what I thought, too, Princess Leia! #StarWars
Darth Vader finds out that Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the space station. “I must face him alone.” OOH, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. #StarWars
And some disgusting thing has Luke by the neck! Ew! #StarWars RT @ticktock6 Into the garbage chute, flyboy!
Meanwhile, the garbage chute’s walls are closing in. Luke is frantically trying to get in contact with CP3, er, C3P0. #StarWars
(Yes, I really typed CP3 first.) #StarWars
The walls stop. The good guys celebrate being alive. Now Han Solo and Leia are arguing (after a brief Obi-Wan scene). #StarWars
What? Han Solo is taking on like… 88 Stormtroopers. #StarWars
Luke and Leia swing across to the other side before getting caught by the Stormtroopers. Obi-Wan and Darth Vader face each other. #StarWars
Man, @Cosmis is right. This lightsaber fight is terrible. #StarWars
Wait. Obi-Wan?! That’s it!? #StarWars
RT @influxman Order suggestion: 4,5,1,2,3,6. I taught #StarWars to my 6th grade classes this year using that order. Huge success.
I am riveted with this fight in space. #StarWars
The good guys are now at the rebel base. The speaker (leader) ends with, “May the force be with you.” Should I capitalize Force? #StarWars
Han Solo, who said earlier about not believing in forces (or something), says to Luke, “May the Force be with you.” HE BELIEVES. #StarWars
Han Solo has decided not to join in on the rebel fight. Because, ya know, he’s Han SOLO. *gets tomatoes thrown at him* #StarWars
RT @basquiatball I think that was Lucas’s bad joke, not yours. He also named the greedy bounty hunter “Greedo”
Once again riveted by this fight in space. Also, I have to use the restroom really soon but I’m a trooper. A Stormtrooper. #StarWars
I can’t say anything snarky about this space fight right now. #StarWars
Also, now I know the origin of Biggs and Wedge. I always see their names in the Final Fantasy games. #StarWars #FinalFantasy #Nerd
I feel like I’m playing a video game at this moment. #StarWars
And Han Solo is here to save the day! #StarWars
The Death Star. Gone! #StarWars
Princess Leia gives Han Solo a medal. Han winks at Leia. YOU SLY FOX. #StarWars
Luke receives his medal. And Chewbacca makes more sounds. THE END. Now I have to go to the restroom. #StarWars
Guys… I really enjoyed Star Wars. I expected to be snarky about it but I totally enjoyed it. #StarWars
I hope you loved that one, nerds!