For me, actually, it all began with KOTOR. I had met Canderous. I'd been in the Dxun camp. I fought in the battle circle and flown the war droid. The Mandalorians fascinated me... my boyfriend too, for that matter.
As it just so happened, he had a birthday coming up. I was on a very tight budget, but being the intellectual type that he is I figured he wouldn't mind getting a couple of books now and some more of his precious models when I could afford it. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon a book called 'The Mandalorian Armor' with a picture of Boba Fett on the front. This was at a time when I could hardly keep Boba and Jango straight. But I'd always figured that 'that Fett guy' was just some bounty hunter with spiffy armor. Wrong! This led to a tear of researching and movie-watching by both my boyfriend and myself. And I became fascinated by Boba Fett... almost to an unhealthy extent.
I came to admire Boba because of what he stood for. As a teenager in a fairly disfunctional family, there is no justice. Not only did he have the qualities of the Mandalorians that I had come to know and love, but he also stood for one cause above all others. He wanted something more than honor and glory on the battlefield. He served a greater good (as best as he knows how), and not so much himself. And now I have to say I'm thankful for this madness. It's only been about a year, but it's been a good year so far.
"There is no greater good than justice," -Boba Fett