Lessons are going okay. Lucky I'm doing so well in astrogographythingy, 'cause I suck at maths. Kinda weird, since astro uses it, but we're allowed to use droids for it, but in maths class we have to do it on our own. I know I need help, I get that, but I feel a bit stupid putting my hand up all the time.
I'm allowed to do basic combat, at least. We're going on a trip to some martial arts place soon, and it's something we all have to do, so they're not saying I'm not allowed, like with lightsaber training. I like it, but I'm not all that great at those riposte things. Doesn't matter, 'cause I'm pretty good at defence. Besides, a good Jedi isn't supposed to really attack, so it's kind of dumb teaching us to attack.
[Voice positively identified as Grand Master Yoda] 'So certain, are you?'
I - Master Yoda! I guess.
[Grand Master Yoda] 'Attack first, a Jedi must not. Defend always. But in battle, the Force directs us. Defend. Attack. Aggressive, we must not be. But to protect those who cannot, attack, we sometimes must. To kill, we never aim for, but to end the conflict decisively. To end the fighting and let peaceful diplomacy resume, we do this.'
I guess ... but I'm still not any good at it.
[Grand Master Yoda] 'Hmm. Those who can, do. Those who cannot, criticize only, it seems. Hmm?'
I don't just - criticize - I do try. I mean, I'm doing it. Just not doing it very well.
[Grand Master Yoda] Not all can. With this, nothing is wrong. But to let it stay 'not very good', wrong, that is. Do, and do, and do it again, then good, it will be.'
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.