Hello everyone, Posting this thread for an academic research paper in which I will be analysing the effects of Star Wars and it's fan created universe. After research it is suggested that there is a fine line between Star Wars fandom being perceived as a cult and a way of life and in some cases a religion (JediChurch). When I use the word cult, it is not intended to be derogatory in anyway but for the purpose of the paper which comes under the genre of Cult Cinema. I have a number of questions if people have the time to answers them, which would be very much appreciated. 1. Do you consider yourself to be a fan or a follower? And how would you define the difference? 2. What morals has the Star Wars Universe taught you? What effect has it had on your life? 3. Do you find more satisfaction in Star Wars fandom literature/movies/comics or the LucasFilm material? Why? 4. Do you believe in the force? What is your opinion of fans/followers who have the opposite opinion? 5. How expansive has your friendship circle become as a result of Star Wars? I may have other questions later and if you could offer any journals, essays or other sources that would beyond helpful and will be eternally grateful. Answers can either be posted below or private messaged. Ideally I'd prefer for this not to inflict argument or discussion. I am definitely not here to stir. Thanks.