Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to stop and smell the roses. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their personal love letters to the areas of geekdom they adore the most.
Dear Rey (insert last name here),
Who are you?
No, seriously. Who the heck are you?
SPOILER WARNING for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
You see, I want to know because—well—because you’re awesome!
Now, I don’t normally like girls. I usually prefer guys, as a matter of fact, if you get my drift . . . You know, like Finn and Poe . . . Right, I’m gay!
But, seriously, gurrrl, you’re the bomb! Because of you, I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens six times. (Soon to be seven!) Because of you, this Star Wars film “bypassed the compressor” of all other Star Wars films! Because of you, young girls all over the world have a new version of Disney “Princess” to look up to.
So, Rey, some people may thank Poe and his ashingly good looks for saving the Star Wars franchise. Others may thank BB-8 for showing us the best way to give a thumbs up (or was that his version of the middle finger?) Others may thank J.J. Abrams for successfully bringing Star Wars into the 21st century. But, they’re wrong.
Rey, you are a beam of light, just as your name suggests. You are courageous. You are cunning. You are loyal. You are stunning. You are the balance the Star Wars franchise needed all along, and I look forward to getting to know you for however long it takes the Empire to take complete control over the entire universe. But, with you, Rey, on the side of the Resistance, I doubt that will ever happen . . .
May the Force be with you!
Fanboy Comics Contributor