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Offline Sentinel34

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It should be for everybody!
« on: June 16, 2015, 06:11:51 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/8-year-old-star-wars-fan-takes-on-disney-and-120705326997.html

Izzy Cornwaite is a hero.

I firmly believe that space opera should be enjoyed by all. Perhaps there is a generation gap with these executives. Perhaps they were the popular kids and still believe sci fi/fantasy interests a tiny subset of the population. They would probably crap their pants if I told them several of the football players/popular students I knew enjoyed Mass Effect and other sci fi/fantasy role playing video games.

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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 07:04:34 PM »
Luke, I'm your mother....
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We are the stuffed men
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Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!"
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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 07:11:47 PM »
Now I wanna see a boy in Leia's robe and buns. :D
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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 07:41:56 PM »
A challenge appears, and the internet answers (well, a man, anyway):



There are also a lot of pics of guys in the bikini outfit, but I cannot link to them because if I did I would (rightly) be banned from oc.net for indecency.
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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 07:47:33 PM »
Anakin was not that all excited about needing the costume. :P

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 08:00:17 PM »
Please tell my it's not a tarp... please please please...

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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 09:40:25 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/8-year-old-star-wars-fan-takes-on-disney-and-120705326997.html

Izzy Cornwaite is a hero.

I firmly believe that space opera should be enjoyed by all. Perhaps there is a generation gap with these executives. Perhaps they were the popular kids and still believe sci fi/fantasy interests a tiny subset of the population. They would probably crap their pants if I told them several of the football players/popular students I knew enjoyed Mass Effect and other sci fi/fantasy role playing video games.
Hero, eh? I would probably call a kid crying in a store over a label on a toy something else, but sure, we can go with hero...
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Re: It should be for everybody!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 10:11:44 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/8-year-old-star-wars-fan-takes-on-disney-and-120705326997.html

Izzy Cornwaite is a hero.

I firmly believe that space opera should be enjoyed by all. Perhaps there is a generation gap with these executives. Perhaps they were the popular kids and still believe sci fi/fantasy interests a tiny subset of the population. They would probably crap their pants if I told them several of the football players/popular students I knew enjoyed Mass Effect and other sci fi/fantasy role playing video games.

Yes because Darth Vader wasn't a guy.  And because there are no women in Star Wars.  Well okay I'll admit it does lack some good heroines and they all fail the Bechdel test miserably but still.  How about we just teach our kids that they can pretend to be anyone they want.  And that the bullies can stuff it.  Gender labels are necessary sometimes and help in marketing.  Teach your kids to have a strong enough spine to ignore the labels if they want it.
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