My nephew turned nine, and celebrated in inter-galactic style last week! We had a blast!
(My sister throws the most amazing parties!)
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First, the Cast:
A few of the characters may be new to you: The character “Winter” doesn’t appear in any of the Star Wars films, but my niece and nephew, experts on all things Star Wars tell me that she, along with more detail about Lea’s childhood and foster-family, are in the books. Grandma Jewel, Luke and Lea’s grandmother, isn’t featured in the movies, or even in the books and was an original inspiration for this party. The Lady Dellirium is an “extra” as well, and intended as one of the ladies-in-waiting to Lea and Amidala. I just aimed for a vaguely starwarsy look and called it good. She-3PO is, of course, the feminine counterpart for C-3PO. Finally, there is the unique character of Dr. Chew T. Bacca, my dad’s character. Here’s what my dad had to say about the physicist he portrayed:
“When documentaries are made portraying epic periods of history, not all persons or events important to that period can be included. I wish to tell you of one of these persons, a great physicist who contributed much to the scope and magnitude of this STAR WARS documentary.
He developed and set into action a chain-reaction that would forever change some of the fundamental physical properties of a vacuum. This chain reaction spread thru-out the entire universe, allowing the vacuum of space to transmit sound. That is how, in the great battles taking place in this documentary of the great STAR WARS, the producers were able to capture the roar of spaceship engines, and the blast, rumble and reverberation of explosions. The inclusion of these dramatic auditory recordings gives those watching the documentary a greatly enhanced feeling of “being there”. He was the much revered half-human Great Grand Uncle of the Wookiee who was first mate and companion of Captain Han Solo.
Let us forever remember with gratitude for his legacy, the great physicist, Dr. Chew T. Bacca.”
That’s my dad!
Now, the fun: