Going Cliché this Father’s Day, I am

Posted: June 17, 2012 by baki3626 in Ferne's World
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I don’t know about you guys, but when I think of Father’s Day, I automatically think of Darth Vader.  The “Star Wars” movies are riddled with ongoing daddy themes, and of course, there is that monumental moment where Vader announces to Luke Skywalker, “I.AM.YOUR.FATHER.”   (You just read that in the James Earl Jones voice… don’t lie.)

People don’t generally dig having their “dirty laundry” aired, so I’m not going to delve deep into the Skywalker’s daddy issues, but I’ll say this much, I think that Darth Vader is really misunderstood.

Take the scene where he chops off Luke’s hand, for instance.  Darth Vader was just trying to knock Luke’s light saber away, as Luke clearly wasn’t trained properly in its use (just ask Yoda.)  Any good dad tries to keep dangerous objects away from their children.  Am I right?  You wouldn’t let your child run about with a kitchen knife pretending to use “the force” on a bell pepper, now would you?  No, you would not, but accidents are sure to happen when you’re using a real laser sword to do your bidding, just as Darth Vader was.  Luke was in the wrong place at the wrong time, surely, and he should be thankful he didn’t lose anything else.

And don’t even get me started on how Vader blows up his daughter’s home planet; she was kidnapped at birth for God’s sake.  Sheesh…give the guy a break here.   He’s a little miffed about that, and who wouldn’t be?

Stepping off the soap box now….y’all don’t come here to listen to my political views.

So clearly I am not alone in my clichéd appreciation for a “Star Wars” themed Father’s Day.  One could spend an entire day internet window shopping for just that.  I personally believe that at least 50% of the handmade community makes a living on “craftifying” “Star Wars” in some way.  If you don’t believe me, go cruise Etsy; type in “Star Wars Father’s Day,” and just sit a spell.  You’ll be there all day.  You’re welcome. 

Cruising these handmade websites is how I decided what to give my baby daddy for Father’s Day this year.

Happy Father’s Day, Ben.

My son’s Father’s Day gift idea for his out of this world daddy actually originated here , and I happened to find a pretty sweet tutorial here.  While I love supporting the handmade community, I am also pretty damn crafty myself, so if I can save a buck or two on a gift by going it solo, I’m game.

I essentially followed the tutorial spot on; however, instead of super glue to attach my Lego people onto the card stock, I used my glue gun because I love my glue gun more than words can describe, and make it a permanent appendage if I could get health insurance to cover the surgery.

Also, Will asked if he could “autograph” the pictures.  That’s pretty much priceless; you can’t buy that anywhere.

The Lego figures were pretty entertaining.  Here are some outtakes of our project!

As you can see, I was trying to get them to reenact scenes from the movies, but Han Solo was up to his typical shenanigans, so Princess Leia had to shut him down pretty quickly because she’s a bad ass mo’fo’, and NOW we know why Vader was so distant and moody all of the time…. “Tootsie?”  I told you he was misunderstood.

Unlike Vader, no one contemplates whether my husband is a good father or not because it’s quite obvious what Will thinks of his daddy.

  1. baki3626 says:

    They should do a trilogy about this post! Well, not Lucas but somebody. Awzzum stuff, Ferney!

Your words SHOULD be here! :-)

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