Star Wars Fun and Games

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The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, opens today, and, in honor of that, I thought I’d share some Star Wars related links.

The first, which I hope is fun for everyone with a website, and who remembers the original Star Wars, Episode IV, A New Hope, is the Star Wars Crawl Creator. Do you remember the giant, yellow text “crawling” through space at the start of that movie?  Well, it was the first time we’d seen anything quite like that.  It was, if you’ll pardon the over-used expression, iconic.  And, now, if you follow that link, you can make your own!  Maybe I’ll use it in a promotional video one day, or find a way to use it for the 404 page on this site.  Until then, though, go ahead and mess around with it for yourself.  It’s fun!   There are other games and apps there, at the official Star Wars website, and all the ones I looked at were free.

The other thing I’ll link to is a bit more esoteric, but also fun.  At least, if you’re a word nerd like me.  It’s the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Sonnet Generator.  Yes, that’s right, it’s a webpage that lets you answer four, simple, little questions and then spits out a Shakespearean-esque sonnet about, well, Star Wars.  It’s funny and more fun than it sounds.  Honest.  Go ahead and give it a try!

And, then, of course, hit the movie!  I’m personally seeing a matinee, quite probably as you’re reading this very post!
Have a happy Friday and weekend!