I was watching some stupid show on MTV that was titled something like, 'my parent is embarassing me'. One of the "embarassing parents" was a Star Wars fan. My mom and I were watching the show and she was going on and on about how weird the guy was. I was really offended cuz Im a devoted fan of SW. When I tried to explain to her why we like it, she still thought it was strange. She said it was ok for me to like it because Im still a "kid" (Im 16) but not for the guy because he already had a family and he was a grown up. I told her that it doesnt matter how old you are, the story is still appealing and its something that some people take on for fun. Now I didnt take on this obsession just for fun. The whole idea of living in another galaxy where normal space travel is possible was really cool (Face it, our technology sux). I focus more on the whole idea behind the story rather than the merchandise. (I defended the guy on tv, who was a hard-core collector, by telling her that because we cant access the SW world in any way here on earth, people take to collecting things from the movie because thats how they fullfill their need for it. I know I dont collect stuff cuz I know its gonna be worth something later on. If I did, then I wouldve kept everything in the packages. I know Im never going to sell it, so I dont care how much it'll be worth in the years to come. I might be wrong, but thats how I see it.) Also, I really like the idea of the Jedi. Theyre guardians of peace throughout the whole galaxy, unlike here where our cops have different ranks(PD, FBI, CIA...). They have special powers which, lets face it, everyone wants. And they have the other Jedi as their family. Their home and sanctuary is the Jedi Temple. What appeals to me the most is the master-padawan relationship. Its guess its because I dont have someone like that in my life. Anyways, I know it might be weird to some people, but I hold SW as something kinda sacred. It was really offensive when my mom started bashing it just because she didnt understand why I like it so much and why I rely on it to get through my everyday life. It pissed me off so much and I was so angry all night. I read the books and I actually use certain lessons from them everyday, so its very helpful. I know a lot of people laugh at us because they dont understand or because they think its nerdy or something, but I only think theyre missing out on something wonderful. I HAVE REASON BEHIND MY INSANITY!!!!!!