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Two Star Wars fandom tidbits

1. A pretty darn impressive bunch of Photoshop jobs melding Star Wars themes/characters into classical art. Weirdly good, and probably even more so if I knew a bit more about art. Thanks to naill_renfro for finding those.

2. Heard on NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me," when Carrie Fisher was a guest and in a mood to share gossip: "Alec Guinness once gave Mark Hamill 20 pounds to go away." She added that Mark was a movie buff and kept pestering Guinness with questions. And yes, he apparently took the money and went away.


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Feb. 20th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
The painting manips are fun! And bweeee, Alec Guinness paying Mark Hamill to just go away, already. *giggles*
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
That. Is. Awesome.
Feb. 21st, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
Gosh. A lot of people seem to want to take Leia's clothes off.
Feb. 21st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
From what I've gathered, Slave Leia in her metal bikini imprinted a *lot* of young guys. Maybe you and I just don't relate... :)
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Alas, that movie peaked too soon; after Leia asphyxiated Jabba, the rest was just a stark warning of what was to come two and a half decades later.

When I was a young male in the RotJ audience, sure, I appreciated the spectacle, but no imprinting took place... I was more interested in Oola, the Twi'lek who got eaten by the Rancor: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Oola. (OK, I confess, actually, I had to look up all three just now -- Oola, Twi'lek, and Rancor.)
Feb. 24th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Huh, I'd forgotten about her. But you could start up a whole fandom revolving around her, like a certain enclave of fans did for Figwit in the LOTR films!
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. I just went over to your LJ and saw that sexy-Halloween-costumes photo essay. I'm just glad that Mad Hatter costume wasn't around when I was at the potential-Leia-imprinting age. Not that I think it's... I mean...

Actually... bye!
Feb. 28th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Star Wars and Art Crossover
Oh, thanks for linking those Star Wars manipulations! I really, really like the one of the girl and R2. (The original artist, Bouguereau I think, is one of my favorites.) And, though I'm pretty sure you've heard this a million times from others, I LOVED YOUR CONDENSED LOTR SCRIPTS! Thanks to you, whenever my Mom and I watch the Council of Elrond scene in FotR, and Legolas says, "This is no mere Ranger, this Aragorn, son of Arathorn!" we always hear, "And my boyfriend!" in our heads. Can't tell you how often we quote everything else from your spoof. Again, thank you!

--A Lurker from Arizona
Mar. 5th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Star Wars and Art Crossover
Aw, thank you, dear Lurker and Mom! The compliments made my day. Glad the artwork cheered you up, too.

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