It was kind of an oddly spontaneous thing. I mean people had been muttering about The Force Awakens for a while, but it didn’t really stir me because the post-RotJ expanded universe never particularly interested me. I was excited, but not bouncing outta my seat “OMG STAR WARS OMG OMG” excited.
But then I was visiting my parents one weekend and decided to borrow their DVDs for a marathon. Like a week later, that second trailer came out. Maybe the Millennium Falcon is what did it for me, idk. I started replaying the LEGO video games and getting into TCW, and then eventually I totally broke and started wearing a padawan braid to work and walking around my apartment with a cheap plastic lightsaber on my hip.
I’d been keeping it a low-key fandom for a while because SW was part of my childhood and felt slightly, idk, sacred to me? I didn’t want it to be “ruined” by fandom wank or whatever. But then I remembered that fun exists, and got over myself :P
So now I’m reading the JA series and leaking squee all over tumblr XD
I’m glad to be dragging other people back in with me! :Dc