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Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th Be With You!

 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Did you know that May 4th has been designated as Star Wars Day?  It was created by fans to honour the Star Wars franchise originally created by George Lucas.  The first organized celebration occurred in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).  Festivities included a costume contest, a trivia game show and the web's best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen.

Fans, big and small and from all walks of life, even including a government official who made reference in an acceptance speech, celebrate this unofficial holiday in a variety of manners; although, social media and television seem to be the largest.  Even Disney Theme Parks have gotten in on the festivities starting last year with several planned events since they purchased Lucasfilm which incuded the rights to the massive Star Wars franchise.   There have also been a couple Minor League baseball teams that have worn special uniforms as part of "Star Wars Day" promotions.

Events are planned in Canada, the US, the UK and probably other countries around the world.  I'm sure somewhere this weekend there are also television reruns showcasing the movies.  Other festivities will include Star Wars-loving friends getting together and having viewing parties of their own. While others may engage in Lightsaber fights.  I'm sure there will also be some gaming marathons as well.

As it turns out Brr, Brrnice and Carl, are also avid Star Wars fans.  This year they are having a small viewing party of their own.  Brrnice has even whipped up a batch of Chewwie cookies for the event.  If you recall, she recently graduated from a food prep course and while her speciality is in sushi, she is an excellent cook and baker overall.

Brrnice decided to dress up as Leila.  She looks wonderful doesn't she?!  Leila is such a strong female character and Brrnice is a strong female herself; so, it was a fitting choice for her costume.

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Carl thought it would be fun to experience fur for a change so he decided that he would dress up as Chewbacca.  He even tried to talk like Chewwie and everything!  Of course where is Han Solo when you need him to interpret because no one can understand Carl-bacca at the moment.
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Now Brr was of two different mindsets.  He just loves Star Wars so much that he couldn't decide on just one costume.  So, for the earlier part of the day, Brr dressed up as Darth Vader.  Given that Brr has a lot of black in his natural colouring, dressing as Vader was a no-brainer.
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However, all that heavy breathing in a mask made him a bit light headed so he switched to a Yoda costume.  Boy that penguin has a lot of energy, as he has been engaging in Lightsaber fights with Baby Brr for a while now.  He has also been sharing Yodaisms with everyone such as, "Ahh, hard to see, the Dark Side is", "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is" and "Always in motion is the future". Of course if he keeps it up, Brrnice will have a few choice words of her own to share.
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So whether you celebrate Star Wars day or not...
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Clicking on any of the images should bring you to their location in the Scribbles Designs store.  If there is a glitch, you can head to the STORE and click on the label 'Penguins', 'Frogs', and 'Sentiments' to locate the images.

So many digitals, so many possibilities!
Psst...interested in a new freebie or two?  Don't forget that each Friday, my fellow teammie Sam is hosting her own special post where she'll be sharing a free image with you all.  You can check out the latest Freebie Friday by clicking HERE.  And, as always, there is another freebie up for grabs over in our current challenge which we'd love for you to enter, if you haven't already.  This month it is all about Doodling.  Our Doodle Time challenge has just passed the halfway mark so there is lots of time to get in on all the fun.  You have until 9:00 p.m. PST on May 14th to enter.  You can find out all the details you need for participating and for grabbing the special freebie, by clicking HERE.

If you are not yet a follower, now is the perfect time to become one. This way you won't miss out on learning about all the wonderful new images being added to the store, missing out on the latest antics and adventures of your favourites characters or on all the special events happening over here at the Scribbles Designs Challenge blog!

Well guys, that is it for this one.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Until next time!

References:
Manes, Casper. (2014 ). May the 4th be with you – 30 Star Wars quotes to fit any IT situation . Available: http://www.gfi.com/blog/may-the-4th-be-with-you-30-star-wars-quotes-to-fit-any-it-situation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=may-the-4th-be-with-you-30-star-wars-quotes-to-fit-any-it-situat. Last accessed 4th May 2014.
Author Unknown. (N.D.). Star Wars Day. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day. Last accessed 4th May 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous write up Lisa! I love reading about the penguin & frog adventures!!!! :)

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