Saturday, September 17, 2011

Imaginations can Run Amok

I know a lot about Star Trek. I know next to nothing about Star Wars. I only barely know who is on which side of the conflict. I certainly know nothing about the tech. But that doesn't mean that I can't improvise.

"Mama what's that robot's name?"

"George. His name is George." I never said that I improvised well, just that I could.

My son gives me the "look". The one that says "Come on! Do I look like I'm buying that bridge?" I get that look a lot. Zane turns to his father.

"Daddy what's that robot's name?"

"That is C456PO, and that is C3PO's original prototype from a short film made by Lucas in the sixties." Larry says all that stuff with a straight face.

I give him the "look". He shows me the Wikipage. I throw his laptop at him.

I can remember playing with my dolls as a kid; giving them pretend food, dressing them up, making a 'house' using chairs and a blanket, and all that girlie stuff. Using my imagination for good, instead of evil. I never thought about boys doing that very same thing. Zane is just getting into Star Wars. We watched the movies. Zane has some action figures from the movies. He seems to enjoy playing with them in the same way that I played with my dolls. (action figures are not dolls, I have been warned not to go there. I will refrain. For now.)

Zane has Darth Vader in one hand, and Luke Skywalker in the other. He has them "standing" on the ottoman. There's the 'pew-pew' sound of pretend shooting.

Darth Vader: "Nanny-nanny boo boo! You can't catch me!" *Darth breathing sounds*

Luke Skywalker: "Give me my light saber or I am going to bump your head!"

"Something stinks! Chewbacca, you a poopyhead! That is not nice!"

See, if George Lucas would have used THAT dialogue, the movies would have won many Oscars. Emperor Palpatine has many opportunities to yell "Nanny-nanny boo boo!" on the Death Star alone! It would be a first for a character to win an Oscar for saying "Nanny-nanny boo boo!"

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, that's quite a script your son got there! But it's adorable to say the least. And of course I have to agree with him about Chewbacca! He always looked a little bit on the unhygienic side. LOL.


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