Most of the world knows that the final installment of the Star Wars saga is coming out this month. But after that, true Star Wars fans are counting down the five months before May the 4th be With You.
Fear not, solutions I have (and because fear is the path to the dark side). Below are nine ways to survive until May, one for every film in the saga. Given that you already plan to watch all the movies, it’s unlikely I’ll suggest that.
- “I have a bad feeling about this.” Use pool noodles and duct tape to make soft lightsabers and spar with your friends.
- Give in. Buy that Millennium Falcon waffle maker you’ve been wanting and host brunch.
- Pack your R2-D2 suitcase and visit one of the Star Wars filming locations.
- Rediscover your inner child by learning origami. Give it a try! Well, I mean do it. “…Or do not. There is no try.”
ART2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling
5. Research the best Star Wars puns to annoy your friends. I’ll get you started: If you’re dating a girl who doesn’t like Star Wars, you’re looking for love in Alderaan places.
6. “Always in motion is the future,” Yoda reminds Luke. Strike up a conversation guessing the plot points for the final movie.
7. “The Force is strong in my family. My father had it, I have it, my sister has it.” Check out these awesome Star Wars snowflakes! Come by the 1st Floor AskUs desk at the library to put these in the 3D printer queue. They would make great Christmas gifts.
8. “You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting,” Shmi Skywalker counsels her son. The movies rewrote much of the Star Wars canon previously outlined in many books. If you’d like to see what might have been, give the Heir to the Empire series a read or two.
9. “I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further.” Ok, ok. I said it was unlikely that I’d recommend re-watching the movies. But, come on. Of course you should schedule a movie marathon! I suppose I shouldn’t have told you the odds…
What are your top ways to celebrate the conclusion of the Star War saga?