Goodbye, Carrie. May the Force be with you.
Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.
— Junot Díaz
(FanBros, “The Junot Díaz Episode”)
Mash-Up of Hip Hop Titles & Star Wars
The entire trend started with the Late Night Game Show by Chris Hardwick:
Some mornings are better than others when they start with such trending hashtags
Go to google & put in: “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away”
(or click the link above or picture below)