Welcome to the tenth Star Wars ComLINKS! The purpose of this link up is to inspire fans to write/talk about various topics (which are assigned each month) pertaining to our favorite fandom. Each link up will take place on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be able to share a link to your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. on a widget below and also view other posts from fans.
The Topic for June is "Weapon of Choice" and begins today through June 22nd!
We've all imagined having the lightsaber skills of Anakin Skywalker, the thrill of using Chewbacca's bowcaster, and the smarts to handle Sabine Wren's explosives. But which one weapon would you choose to use as a means of protection and self defense? Why would you choose that weapon? Would you add any modifications to it? These are just a few prompts to help you get started.
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2) Your entry must be family-friendly.
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Darth Vader's lightsaber has always been my favorite weapon in the Star Wars universe. He does happen to be my favorite character but I also genuinely admire the design of his lightsaber hilt. All force wielder's hilts are unique and often express their individual personalities, but to me, Vader's stands out among the rest. I like the pieces that make up the black striped look and the way the top of the hilt is slanted. It not only gives it an edgier vibe but it's also a direct reflection of the original lightsaber he possessed as Anakin Skywalker.
I would choose the lightsaber as my personal weapon because of it's elegancy and ability to penetrate through virtually anything. My moves would reflect that of Asajj Ventress' aggression and Ahsoka Tano's swiftness along with a touch of gracefulness like that of a dancer.
I've usually thought of myself as somewhere in between a Jedi and Sith so I'd make a slight modification to the color of the blade. I'd opt for a lighter red shade that is in between red and a medium pink with a touch of silver shimmer. The color would make my status more mysterious while the silver shimmer would add a distinctive feminine touch.
As for the hilt, I'd keep the same design as Vader's though I'd make it more black with minimum silver details. I'd also modify the activation switch by shortening it so it wouldn't stick so far out. Otherwise, switching it on wouldn't be easy with tiny hands like mine!
Whose weapon would you choose as inspiration for your own?