Greetings from Hoth

So, I am currently stuck on Hoth with my in-laws. They are not that bad, though…really. Sure, we will all be trapped here together all weekend, but that is not such a bad thing, right?

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Since I am totally insane, I sometimes run through movie quotes in my head. This morning, I was thinking about the below quote:

“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” –Darth Vader, Star Wars

The “technological terror” Vader is referring to is the Death Star. This is actually a rather interesting quote. Vader is admonishing other members of the Empire from believing too much in the Death Star. Part of that weird divide between Vader and the other Imperial forces. You can kind of see some of that tension at the end of Revenge of the Sith as the Death Star is under construction.

Vader’s statement also foreshadows the end of the movie. For, indeed, it is the power of the Force, as channeled through Luke Skywalker, that destroys the Death Star.

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A short entry this week, direct from Hoth. Hey, when are those snowspeeders going to be ready? I might have to go out on a tauntaun if the in-laws become unruly. Gotta love the holidays!