Melinda’s Brew : Fire Up Those Thrusters, It’s A New Year!

Melinda’s Brew : Fire Up Those Thrusters, It’s A New Year!

HAPPY 2014!

A new year is upon us. A clean slate.

Make your resolutions yet? Me neither. To be perfectly honest, I gave up on doing that a few years ago. But that’s neither here nor there.

Thinking about New Year’s resolutions, however, got me thinking about what resolutions some of our favorite characters might make. Read on to see if you agree with my assessments. Have different thoughts? Post your ideas. Did I omit anyone you’d like to see featured? Add them. I’m always open to suggestions. 🙂

Luke: “I don’t know how folks got the idea I do a lot of whining. You don’t always see yourself as others see you, I guess. But I get it. I resolve to stop whining.”

Han: “Geez, even my best friends think I’m out for myself. I’m not. My new year’s resolution? I’m going to try to show others that I really do care.”

Chewbacca: “Wahrrroooahh arrrghh shrff woof woof rrarr rraarrf rrarr.”

Leia: “I am not bossy! I’m a leader, and I believe in being direct. I guess I’ll just try to soften up around the edges. When it’s warranted.”

Darth Vader: “I don’t need to make any resolutions. I get done what needs to get done to further the Emperor’s objectives. Who can argue with that? Remember, I’m pretty handy with a lightsaber.”

Emperor Palpatine: “He who rules the galaxy does not need resolutions of any kind.”

Darth Maul: “I will try not to be so overconfident. However, that is an attribute of the Sith … so that isn’t really a bad thing.”

C3PO: “I’m a droid. It’s really up to my Maker to make any adjustments to my program.”

Padmé: “In the future, I will pay closer attention to those ‘red flags’ that crop up when I’m dating someone. They were there all along with Anakin. I just ignored them. It wouldn’t hurt to get some advice, either, where relationships are concerned. ‘Dear Ki-Adi-Mundi’ would be a wonderful idea for an advice column. Cereans’ binary brains allow them to consider different sides of an issue simultaneously. That would be a great help. I’ll have to talk to the Jedi Master about this.”

R2D2: “BeepBeep too-vweep garuupAYEA rrrrarruipp.” (R2 ends with a raspberry. That needs no translation.)

Yoda: “Almost 900 years old am I. Made every resolution I could by now.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi: “I’ve been accused of ‘lying’ in the past. Jedi do not lie. My intent never was to mislead Luke. My best friend did die the moment Darth Vader was ‘born’ … so I really did not lie … from a certain point of view.”

Grand Moff Tarkin: “I resolve not to underestimate pitiful little bands of rebels in the future.”

There you have it. I know I didn’t include everyone. Feel free to add to the list. 🙂 Or give your own take on what some of these characters might resolve to do. 😉

I might not make any resolutions of my own anymore, but I certainly have a wish for all of you:

May 2014 hold a plethora of wonderful surprises in store for you! By the time this year comes to a close, may you look back on it, and smile … knowing you’ve collected happy memories to set you off toward 2015. MTFBWY 🙂

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  1. Jay
    January 2, 2014 at 16:24 Reply

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! ♡♡♡ What a fun entry to read! I especially liked Han’s! He really is a softie.

    I do try to make resolutions, but only those I think are truly realistic for me. I believe we should never stop setting goals and trying to better ourselves. I saw recently that we should pick a “theme word” to live by, rather than trying to focus on certain actions. That way, if you keep your theme in mind, ALL of your actions will follow ( at least that’s the theory!) I think my theme this year is going to be “empowered”….

    As for our friends in the GFFA, I instantly think of Lando: “I resolve to make deals that don’t get worse all the time, and don’t involve selling out my best friends! ”
    … Our maybe my favorite EU character Tahiri: “I resolve to wear shoes more often. These feet need a pedicure! ”
    Here’s hoping your 2014 is amazing, my friend! ♡♡♡ ~MO2YP~♡♡♡

    1. Melinda
      January 4, 2014 at 17:47 Reply

      Oh my gosh! How could I have forgotten Lando? That is a perfect resolution for him. 🙂
      And as far as Tahiri is concerned, I concur. 🙂 (you know I love the EU! 🙂 )
      Thanks for adding to the list. A very happy 2014 to you, my dear friend. 🙂

  2. Becca
    January 3, 2014 at 01:02 Reply

    lol! Those were some funtastic resolutions, Melinda. In fact, they were right on the “Republic Credits.”

    1. Melinda
      January 4, 2014 at 17:48 Reply

      As well they should be. 😉 Happy 2014, Becca! 🙂

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