I’m not a real ‘Star Wars’ fan because I like Rose Tico

Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, deleted her Instagram account. Some Star Wars “fans” don’t like the character. Supposedly some of these fans decided to make things difficult on the actress by harassing her. One of the places this harassment was taking place was Instagram.

I don’t get it. Why would anyone dislike like Rose Tico? I also don’t understand why anyone would then take the time to harass the actress who played the character. It all sounds nutty and a lot of work. What did Kelly Marie Tran ever do to anyone?

Actress Kelly Marie Tran.

Anyone who harassed Kelly Marie Tran on Instagram should have focused harassment on their parents for not practicing safe sex the night they were conceived.

I don’t understand the Rose Tico hate

I’ve watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi twice now and she was my favorite part of the movie. She was just a mechanic, someone you normally only saw in the background in a Star Wars movie, who stepped up and tried to become a hero. I’m a sucker for characters like that, in fiction and in real life.

I identified with Rose Tico. She was a wrench bender, someone who fixed and maintained equipment for the Resistance. When I was in the Air Force, I worked on airplanes. I bent many wrenches in my Air Force days.

Like all Star Wars movies, I had problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Kelly Marie Tran’s portrayal of Rose Tico was not one of them.

I’m such a fan of Rose Tico that I was going to order a Rose Tico t-shirt from comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver until I realized it wasn’t meant to honor the character.

Since leaving DC Comics, Van Sciver has been focusing on all things Star Wars on his YouTube channel. He spent a lot of time addressing the character. Referring to Star Wars as Soy Wars is a play on words. The consumption of soy can increase the estrogen levels in some men. It’s meant as an insult.

I also didn’t buy the t-shirt because it cost $29.50 plus shipping for a 2XL Tall. That’s too pricey for my wallet. It’s a t-shirt, not a tuxedo jacket made from the skin of an endangered animal.

If I’m not a “real” Star Wars fan because I like Rose Tico, I’m fine with that. When you stop and look at the people displaying hatred towards the character, I don’t want to be within 12 parsecs of them.

If you’d like to harass me on Instagram, you can do so by going here.

Why is the novel of ‘The Last Jedi’ taking so long to publish?

The novel version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t hit bookstores until March 6. That’s nearly two months from now. I don’t get it that.

When Star Wars first came out in 1977, the novel version hit bookstores before the movie hit the theaters. I know this because this is how I first consumed the Star Wars story. As a member the Assembly of God church, I was not allowed to attend movies.

Under the 1970’s teachings of the Assembly of God, attending a movie in a theatre was a sin. Reading a book based on a movie in the theatre, not a sin.

It was supposedly written by George Lucas, but everyone now says it was ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster. I believe them. It came out straight to paperback. I must have read it three or four times before I actually got to break the tenets of my church and see the movie.

This was when things in the Assembly of God church were becoming more relaxed. In retrospect, I believe the rule against movie going was rescinded. I can remember seeing a lot of movies after Star Wars came out. Out in the open and in the town I grew up. It was like there was nothing to hide.

If the novelization for the first Star Wars movie could be released at the same time as the first movie, why is it taking this long for the novelization of The Last Jedi to come out?

I don’t get that.

Now there are a few novels out now that are intended to coincide with the release of the movie, so perhaps they don’t want to muddy the waters with an over saturation of books. Maybe that’s it. Personally, I’m not buying that. The novel of the movie should be considered a separate thing than any of the tie-in books. Maybe you saw something in the movie that didn’t really make sense to you. For instance, Luke’s love of fresh dairy. That was kind of weird. You could then pick up the official tie-in book written by Jason Frey and read the section you don’t quite fully understand.

Something like that.