Had a great time, this year . Even the surprise presents (a concept that I loathe) were quite good.
Surprise presents were:
Thunderbird 3 toy - which I liked. With the new series I've been getting into Thunderbirds a lot recently.
Chewbacca TFA toy. Generally not big on that sort of thing, but I liked him in TFA, so I don't mind it too much.
Star Wars Rebels Annual. Absolutely boring.
LEGO Star Wars bedsheets. I don't mind these too much, but ... well, let's just say I won't be inviting anyone around anytime soon
Original Thunderbirds DVD box set.
Thunderbirds technical manual.
Batman: Arkham Knight.
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork - and anyone who's a fan of the series should get this, just for the map alone. It's gorgeous.
Ms. Marvel: Generation Why.
The new Bernard Cornwell book.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by GRR Martin.
- Those last three were from my sister. I'd given her a list of 5-6 books, from which she could choose one as a gift. As I did so I deadpanned 'you don't have to get me all of them. Three or four should do.' I didn't realise that she'd take it literally. And now I feel bad because all I got her was a lousy t-shirt, haha.
My best friend got a stunning necklace of the Serenity on a leaf. It stirs feelings of envy and sadness whenever I see it . But seriously it is beautiful. Here's a pic, but it really doesn't do it justice:
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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.