I grew up watching the Star Wars OT. I was the kind of kid that would see a movie once and be able to quote it verbatim, and also the type to watch a movie over and over, all day long, for weeks on end. I liked all the characters, really (even Darth Vader...his costume was so cool to me).
My brother's favorite character was Boba Fett. He had a lot of the 1980s runs of SW figures (the ones that came in the Darth Vader helmet case), and I used to play with those a lot as a toddler/small child. The way that the Boba Fett figurines (he had several different kinds) looked had always interested me, and I used to have fun making Boba and the other characters have blaster battles (Boba won a lot).
I suppose my longtime fondness for The Fett started there, but my hardcore Fettish didn't really start until a few weeks ago when my friend (who happens to be a bigtime SW buff) started talking in the Mandalorian accent to me (which I found out makes me weak in the knees) and telling me all about how cool Mandalorians (especially Boba) are. I started looking stuff up on Mandos, and I was hooked.
Now, I can't get enough of Mandos and Boba Fett. I've been doing research on Mando' a (that's the Mando language, for all you wermos), and I'm even planning on making Mando armour and joining the Phoenix Guard of the 501st, so I'm practicing me accent. Today I even found myself skipping gleefully to the SW aisle in the toy section of Target, and scouring the figures for Boba and his fellow Mandos (I was very disappointed to find several Anakin ones, but no Bobas...damn you, Target).
I hope that wasn't too boring. XD
Last edited by MossNoth (Saturday, November 15, 2008 4:00 am)
Mandalorians - very good at providing little deaths in large quantities.