Hey, I’m Jamie! I’m the authoress of the blog Through Two Blue Eyes. I’ve been asked by my two dear friends Savanna and Fallon to be a co-author for Fangirls Of Felucia! Meaning, you will be seeing me post here about every other week on this blog from here on out till either I get too busy or I die. :)
Well, for starters, I’m a seventeen year old young lady: a Christian saved by grace through faith and a fangirl of many things, two of the biggest being Star Wars and The Avengers. I’m known for my love of Chewbacca the Wookie, being a die-hard Captain America fangirl, and being hilarious. I love reading mysteries, watching mystery shows, and writing mystery novels. Blogging is my favorite past time and I enjoy meeting new people!
My Star Wars story is simple. I’d never seen Star Wars or even really heard much about it at all while growing up. I din't even know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. New Years Eve of 2010, during our wait for the opening hours of 2011, my dad let my sister and I watch A New Hope for the first time. My world has never been the same. Star Wars blew me out of the water—it was awesome; it had great characters, great plot, awesome weapons, thrilling battles, neat costumes… it was just awesomeness. We saw Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi several weeks later and I’m now hooked for life. The Original Trilogy won my heart like no other film had. We watched the Prequels later in the year, and while they were different and a little disappointing, I enjoyed them too, especially Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars is now such a large part of my life that it’s hard to imagine when it wasn’t. I have the t-shirts, sport the Rebel symbol on my jewelry, it comes out in my speech, and all other films are now held up against them. Chewbacca stole my heart before either Luke or Han could. I will not hear of Luke being called a whiner and I stood up for Han personally when ALL my real-life friends called him a jerk. I like those two equally. I consider Obi-Wan the cream of the crop when it comes to the Prequels. Leia is my biggest heroine. The Originals are my overall favorites.
Now for how I got into the Avengers!
Like Star Wars, I wasn’t raised around superheroes of any kind. I wasn’t even interested in watching superhero films until I read a review for Captain America: The First Avenger. I didn’t know hardly a thing about it except that it was a superhero film set in World War II. My dad took me to Harkins to see it; it was more amazing than I had even imagined; I laughed, I gaped, and I cried twice (which is huge, because I never—never—cry during movies). I walked out of Harkins in the clouds; it’s still one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. And Steve Rogers was such a refreshing hero; respectable, honorable, and a fighter. I was blessed to see it twice on the big screen. And, like Star Wars, I was hooked.
Thor, Iron Man, and Iron Man 2 came along afterwards and I’m a die-hard Avengers fan now. I will freely admit that I am looking forward to the Avengers film MORE than I was ever looking forward to any of the Star Wars films (I had my first melt down watching their latest trailer---for the first time in my life, I lost control and ran around our house screaming. Picture that as literal as you can make it. And if you know me… that’s big). I claim the title of being Cap’s biggest fangirl and he will always be my favorite. Is there anyone besides Steve Rogers? Yes. Loki also has a soft spot in my heart as well (even though my sister was ready to disown me when she found out about it!)
So, that is how I became a fangirl! I’m so excited to take my fandom experience to a new level by blogging here at FOF. I’m looking forward to getting to know you all better and providing some good posts for you to read! To contact me for anything, you can always reach me at my main blog through the comment section. :)
To the little guys and may the Force be with you always,