Okay... I admit to either being lazy or being busy or being both.
Submitted for your viewing pleasure are a pair of snow sculpture photos that Julien sent me a few days ago.
He's a nerd like me.
Or is it a geek?
Which one has more money? The opposite of that... that's what we are.
Up in Sapporo, Japan, this past week, a bunch of snow sculptors constructed this massive mountain of Sith evil.
It's bloody amazing.
I am unsure what Japan's fascination is with Star Wars... I mean, I like it, but you don't see me doing the whole fan thing. I mean, sure... I have the first four series of Star Wars Collectors cards from the 1970s and 1980s. Yeah, I have unopened boxes of Star Wars action figures and vehicles and sets. yes, I have sent away for special edition figures such as a ghost Obi Wan Kenobi, a Han in Storm Trooper suit (the helmet comes off, so that's how you can tell it's him) and multiple band members from the cantina that I picked while a member of the Star Wars fan magazine... and sure I have a special edition Luke Skywalker in his dark robes that was ONLY given out during the opening night at the movie theater of the re-release of the 'adjusted' movies. I might even have a special baseball with some Star Wars imagery on it... but I'm not a fanatic.
It's true that I also have comic books, a first edition hardcover of Star Wars released long before the movie, have thee soundtrack to the movie, and maybe even stuck the included poster up on my wall... BUT...
I actually waited one whole year after it was first released before seeing it, getting thee gist of it from the six-issues of the comic book. As well, while my son does have a few Star Wars LEGO sets, I never purchased one for myself. I have also never worn a Star Wars-related T-shirt, but I admit to taking a hankering for Cinnamon rolls after seeing Princess Leia.
But, the biggest reason I know I am not a fanatic regarding Star Wars, is that I have never built a Star Wars snow sculpture nor have I gone out to see one.
Yup... the sculptors are artists, and perhaps fans... the people who see it - fanatics.
Whatever. It's pretty cool stuff. Way to go, Sapporo.
Somewhere wondering why I never got a Star Wars-related XL T-shirt,