Friday, April 18, 2014

Blogging A to Z: Princess Leia

Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.

My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.

Princess Leia

From: Star Wars

Known For: allegiance to the rebellion, bun-shaped hair

Princess Leia is the elegant but ocassionaly scrappy gal fighting for the rebellion against overlord Darth Vader. She's a bit of a lame-o with her blaster gun (one of her early scenes she all but gives herself up to stormtroopers) but let's stick with her through to the ice planet Hoth where she gets a little more bad-ass, and in the next film when she poses as a bounty hunter. She's not giving up on the fight against evil after Vader disintigrated her home planet (her home planet. That deserves some retribution). Given there aren't many women in the Star Wars universe, naturally every dude from her (then unknown) brother, to swagger-laden Han, to creepy-slick Lando wants to get with her. But Leia is focused on the mission to defeat the empire. Leia has more stories beyond the films in various book series which I am not well versed in  (but am glad to know they exist!).

Let's talk Star Wars. Which film is your favorite?


  1. Of the original three, each one has a special place. The first because it was the first. In fact, my fondest memory of the first movie is NOT seeing it. I remember at school, all my friends had been to see Star Wars, and they talked about it. My brother and I knew about it, collected the figures, and so on. But it wasn't until a couple of years later that I actually got to see the movie! The second was the first I saw at the movie theater, and it's probably my favorite of that trilogy. I took my younger brother to see the third... so you see, each has a fond memory attached.

    I agree with your assessment of Leia in the first movie. She may have had a sharp tongue and a no-nonsense attitude, but her gun skills sucked. :)

  2. I LOVE the original 3! I love them all differently, but still love them. This is a fun challenge :)

  3. There is no favorite. That's like asking what your favorite chocolate is.


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