For fifteen years I've had a love affair with Star Wars. For context, I began reading the adult Expanded Universe (now Legends) books in the third grade. The trilogy of my childhood was the prequels. At six years old, I knew there was a relationship between my Star Wars and what I later found out was actually the original Star Wars. At six years old though, the closest word to "parody" I knew was "spoof." I thought the original Star Wars was a spoof of the real Star Wars. Talk about a misconception! During my adolescent years and into my late teens, I felt like I grew up with Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin Solo. I was dismayed that Ben Skywalker had so much potential but was lead astray. I was excessively invested in the EU emotionally. The movies were alright, and I respect them for the part they played in laying the foundation, but my heart was in those books. Then Disney happened
Last year around this time, the fandom world was reeling from Rian Johnson's work on his most well-known film to date, The Last Jedi.