Wilhuff Tarkin20 Dec, 2017 08:27 AM
On the new Petition by Henry Walsh.
I was one of the first 40 signatures, I advertised this petition on all social media I could from Facebook to Gab and YouTube to Twitter. Etc.
I was surprised that while of course fans are divided on the Disney take of star wars, never did I think I would have my life threatened over the franchise.
Henry Walsh also has been threatened, that people would hack his email, that they would attack him.
I have been told I would suffer if I kept going through with this petition and kept posting it.
In 1977 George Lucas strived to make a movie that nobody wanted to be a part of, it was difficult and he was told to change it and put all his money and time into it. He created history and made a huge change to cinema everywhere and the future of comic books and video games.
I've played every video game released by lucas film including the 1994 ones and beyond. All star wars EU, EA. I was bullied in school alot and had no friends because I have Asperger's autism spectrum, and my only escape was through the star wars games. Mostly KOTOR star wars the video game, I suffered alot of abuse, as a minor. I won't go into detail but I have felt alot of pain growing up, I was abused and forced to endure the wrath of a drunk uncle. I would have panic attacks and my asthma would get so bad I'd be hospitalized for a few days. The best part of the hospital in Palm Springs is that they let the kids play Nintendo 64. They even had the star wars games for it. The only thing that brought me happiness was star wars. The only thing that made me felt free and like I wasn't alone was the heroes that made my childhood matter. I got married this year and the main topic that brought my wife and I together was star wars and our nerdiness. She's my best friend and has helped me become more social and helped me actually want to have friends.
Without her and without star wars I fear what I may have done in the times I felt suicidal. I never knew my father and never had a relationship with my mother. My Jewish background made it hard in many social encounters. My family didn't like me nor my hobby of video games. Star wars got me through the death of my grandma who raised me, in 2015. I never got to say goodbye.
I've been called worthless and I've been beaten. But with my heroes I felt accepted.
I didn't like the Disney change. I loved the expanded universe and will always be a fan of it. So I signed this petition.
Even though I am being threatened and bullied again online, now I am strong enough to overcome it. Nobody can make me stop loving star wars.
Star wars gives me the courage to keep this petition going, I learned to have courage first from Luke Skywalker.
Star wars taught me to hope, star wars taught me to dream again.
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