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06 May 2010 @ 09:39 pm
Stuff Mindi Likes: THE CLONE WARS cartoon.  

I have a crush.

On a cartoon character.

<-------This cartoon character.

I know it's silly and weird and it isn't cool to like anything affiliated with the newer of the STAR WARS trilogy, but I love me some cartoon Anakin Skywalker.

I don't even know how it happened.  I just decided one day that I wanted to watch THE CLONE WARS cartoon series.  I had to harass Dwayne to watch it with me.  (Which makes no sense because he actually rewatches all the STAR WARS movies indiscriminately!)  

And somehow I just totally fell for him.

Anakin, I mean.  I fell for Dwayne years and years ago.

There is definitely some cheesiness in this series.  Isn't there cheesiness with all things STAR WARS?  But it's been really fun to see the blanks filled in between ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH (which is when the events of this series take place). 

For the longest time, I had a hard time reconciling that little kid Anakin with Hayden Christensen's Anakin and then with the Darth Vader of the original movies.  I never felt like the newer movies adequately showed the transition.  The cartoons have been great for giving additional insight.  Some of the changes in Anakin's character have been quite subtle and elegant.  I have to say, every once in a while, I'm blown away. 

Not to give anything away, but there was a scene early in season 2 (I think) where Anakin behaved in a way not becoming of a Jedi.  In an evil, Dark Side way.  In the midst of it all, the Imperial March kicked in.  That's the first time (and perhaps the only time so far) that we've heard that music in this series.  I have to say, I got chills.  Chills.

I read somewhere that this series will have 100 episodes.  I've now seen all 44 that have aired so far.  Slightly less than halfway done.  They still haven't adequately shown Anakin's devotion to Padme to make me believe that he'd turn to the Dark Side in the way that was shown on the movie, but there is still time for that. 

I'm SO looking forward to seeing how it all plays out!

Okay, well, I know how it all plays out, of course.  But you know what I mean...
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Katherinemisstwist on May 7th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Before it came out, I really thought that this is what "Attack of the Clones" was going to be about. But it was just more exposition.
Mindi Scottmindiscott on May 7th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really don't know WHAT he was thinking. (You know who I mean.) So many missed opportunties with the storytelling.
Leisa Vincelettefandoria on May 7th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better, when I was a kid, I had a crush on Michaelangelo from TMNT cartoon, and Robin Hood from Disney's Robin Hood cartoon. Yes, they were both animals and both cartoons. Don't ask my why I had crushes on them. I was a silly child.
Mindi Scottmindiscott on May 7th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't think that's TOO silly. I had a crush on Raphael!

Of course, I was 13 at the time, so that was almost 20 years ago... what's my problem NOW? :-D
the author in progress: vg - retarded chocoboschuldige_katze on May 7th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
I had a crush on Robin Hood, too. It was one of my favourite movies as a kid, though rewatching it now, I don't like it as much, although The Outlaws of Sherwood made me fall in love with Robin all over again. I also had a little thing for the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Simba in The Lion King. I feel better knowing I wasn't alone. XD
Leisa Vincelettefandoria on May 7th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
So do I!
phoebe_kphoebe_k on May 7th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm... he looks a bit like a young Christian Slater. Then again, since you had a crush on Raphael (and who didn't really), I'm guessing looks alone aren't what does it for you re: cartoon boys. :-)
Mindi Scottmindiscott on May 7th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
You know, part of it seems to be his voice.
I actually have a medium crush on Matt Lanter entirely because of this cartoon Anakin voice role. (Well, and because he is kind of cute.)

ML was on some eps of the new 90210 and I've considered trying to watch them. I'm afraid of how it might affect my feelings for Anakin, though. ;-)
dinner_girldinner_girl on May 9th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh that's okay about having a thing for a cartoon. I used to play Sims 2 and I loved my Sim, a guy named Carson. He was the perfect guy. Then again, I did control his every move.