A New Hope
Normally it’s my nephew that’s all about the Star Wars. My niece is more into the Disney Princesses as a general rule. Â So when I received the following drawing of hers, I was more than a little surprised.
I mean, you see why I was surprised, right? It purports to be the end of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but Chewbacca is clearly wearing a medal!
Well, being the good uncle that I am, I made sure to tell my brother that he should let her know that Chewie didn’t get a medal. I mean, if you let this kind of revisionism go, what’s next, right? Next thing you’ll know, she’ll have Greedo shooting first or some such nonsense. I just want her to grow up to be a Star Wars purist, and I’m sure my brother and his wife feel the same way.
Well, as it turns out, she gave Chewbacca a medal because she felt bad for him and felt he deserved a medal, too, so she gave him one. I guess I can deal with that.
Good on her!
1) I thought I heard that Chewie gets a medal in the BluRay version now… Which is smart, since, “It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.”
2) The other night she drew me a picture of a Wookiee family; the Papa Wookiee has a mustache and the little girl Wookiee has a hair bow. I’m sure Princess Wookiees are next.
Wookie wants a medal, you better give him one!
Kids are awesome.