Move over Mark Hamill

Damien Riley Luke SkywalkerHow does one come to the conclusion of deciding her/his favorite fictional character? That’s the place I find myself this morning as I ponder the Daily Post prompt. I have to select one first since I don’t think I’ve ever chosen one before as my favorite. I browsed down my list of movies I have reviewed and came up with Luke Skywalker. The prompt reads: You have to spend one day as or with your favorite fictional character. Which one would it be and what would you do? I choose to BE Skywalker since I don’t think hanging around him all day would be as much fun. I like to be in the driver’s seat as he usually is. I think as the 1977 version of him, I’d be using mind tricks to convince people around me they have self esteem. I think 90% of the problems that arise at my work are because people don’t think much of themselves.

I’d drive my hovercraft to work and show it off a bit. Hey, what good is being Luke Skywalker without showing off a bit? I’d probably experiment with what my lightsaber does in my pool and other substances. I’d put together a presentation for my 4th graders to show the chemical reactions that occur. I’d ask the police station if they need any help that day. After all, I am skilled against the Empire so I can get criminals too. I’d be the bald Luke which would probably not allow me to fare well with the ladies but that’s okay, I like hanging out with my lovely wife. I don’t know if Luke ever had a love interest? Maybe in the new movie that’s coming out he will. I’d get a bunch of selfies of me with the saber. I’d go on a walk with my daughters and whack through tumbleweeds with it. Desert fun! At the end of the day, I’d hope I’d say I had fun. This was an incredibly difficult prompt but at least I got to revive the hero of my youth in a post!

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

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