We had a very momentous milestone at Misericordia Mansions last weekend. I showed Dragon Star Wars IV for the first time. Lovely Young Man bought me a DVD of the originals (no digital nonsense) so I could be sure his mind wasn’t tainted by any foolishness. (For possibly the best parenting in the whole world, ever, go see this conversation that Shannon at Swingbug had with her wee boy. She may not know this, but I immediately saved a copy of that post when she wrote it and have read it repeatedly in preparation for my own difficult conversation with Dragon.)
I’m not sure our attempt was a resounding success. On the one hand he makes a fine light sabre noise, but on the other hand he said he wants to be ‘an armour’ (which means a Stormtrooper). I felt a little better when a friend of mine suggested that he could be Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper gear (thereby gaining both armour and a lightsabre), since he is definitely a little short for a Stormtrooper.
I also get to premiere this piece on the blog. I made it last summer and took it to a craft fair where I had a great time spotting people as they got the quote (unsurprisingly there was a large teenage boy contingent).
I have all sorts of scenarios about the types of people who would buy this (maybe a cheeky marriage proposal) and where they would put it (by the fridge).
This one is going to be quite a wrench to part with, so I’m crossing my fingers that it goes to a loving home.
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