Get ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A short guide to prepare yourself for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Published Date
15 - Dec - 2015
| Last Updated
16 - Dec - 2015
 
Get ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Are you a Star Wars fan? Whether yes or no, it doesn’t really matter since you’ll only be deemed worthy if you accomplish the following and get yourself acquainted with everything about Star Wars, well almost. There is no such thing as too much Star Wars, never forget, especially when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a few days away.

Augmented saber?
If you haven’t already heard, the one week delayed launch in India has fans and sci-fi nerds crying bloody murder. But Disney has a little something to keep us busy during the painful separation. What is this magic you ask? An interactive browser based Star Wars game where you get to whip out your own lightsaber! Head over to https://g.co/lightsaber on your PC and you’ll be instructed to key in a URL on your phone. Once the page loads up on your phone simply hold it upright and tap on the calibrate button. *bzzzz...t* and you have your very own saber. 
The game is pretty short-lived and getting used to swishing and swooshing the lightsaber can take a little getting used to, but nevertheless going against a bunch of storm strooper solo is a lot of fun. So stop reading already and head over to the page for some much needed stress release.

Movies
Watch Episodes I - VI, twice! No thrice! Goddammit! Watch ‘em till your eyes bleed. Those who‘re Star Wars virgins can be forgiven for thinking that the newer trilogy isn’t blasphemous but if you think Jar-Jar was a titular character then you might as well jump out of the window. If you do manage to get your hands on the DVDs with the director’s commentary then you won’t regret it one bit.

Animated series
Aside from the movies, there have been multiple animated series over time and some of which have been declared cannon. But even the ones like The Clone Wars do elaborate upon certain elements of the mysticism that we know as the Force. Please skip episodes 15,16 and 17 of season three for the sake of not #$%@ing up one of the most central elements of the Star Wars universe.

Extended universe
Fan fiction isn’t a recent thing and with a universe that originated in 1977, the fans sure have been busy coming up with backstories of every single important character and when that was done with, they went ahead and made up new characters and then elaborated upon their backstories as well. If you are indeed serious about plunging deep into the Star Wars universe then grab a hold of this timeline and start reading the novels in the proper order.

Jedi or Sith?
Conflicted ... you are ... young Padawan~ Pick a side ... you must! Take one of the numerous online personality quizzes or perhaps take two and figure out where your loyalties lie. Do you follow the righteous path or one that is wrought with destruction and mayhem? Or perhaps you don’t fall in either category and you’re more content being a Gundark in the jungles of Dromund Kaas. Pick a side!

DIY
What better homage could you pay than bringing the universe to life with the power of DIY? So grab your Arduino Uno and start putting together Star Wars themed thingamajigs. You could build a sweet vibrating lightsaber like this one which gives you a nice haptic feedback each time you turn it on. Vader forbid should you ever use this for anything else. Or you can take it up a notch and build a mini-scaled version of the AT-AT like this one which can be controlled with your Xbox 360 controller.

Cosplay
Since you’ve come this far, you might as well walk the entire mile! Start off with picking a character that you’d like to emulate and dress like him/her or maybe even an it? Bonus points if you pick a species other than human. Extra bonus points if you can repurpose your mom’s favourite curtain as your robe. You could even go about ruining Princess Leia like this dude below. Or you could even make some character up – Darth Dandelion?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches in India on the 25th. Till then enjoy this GIF of a dancing Yoda.

 

Mithun MohandasMithun Mohandas

While not dishing out lethal doses of sarcasm, this curious creature can often be found tinkering with tech, playing vidya' games or exploring the darkest corners of the Internets. #PCMasterRace