Happy Star Wars Day!

If you don’t know what that title means, it’s because of the date – May the 4th be with you.  🙂

There are a few things I wanted to mention in this post. Firstly, I wanted to note that I’ve been writing this blog for a few months now, and therefore take the opportunity to say thank you to those who have been reading, commenting, liking and following this collection of randomness so far. It’s my first foray into blogging, and I’m not trying to do anything fancy or change the world with it. I mainly just felt inspired to share some of my experiences, thoughts, favourite things, etc, having enjoyed the blogs and Youtube videos of various others. If it interests and entertains people, then that’s awesome. I have been jotting down ideas for various posts I could do here, meaning there’s potential for me to keep wittering on for some time yet!

I’ve also been very flattered to get a mention in two other blogs in the space of a week recently – Life of a Blind Girl and Luke Sam Sowden. Thank you so much to Holly and Luke for including me in their lists of recommended bloggers, that’s really very kind of you! 🙂

There is a secondary motive for getting a bit more involved on social media as well – not particularly being a heavy Facebook user, and not being a Twitter user at all until this. And that’s the fact that I’m hoping to move to London during the year – I say ‘hoping’, it’s taken a long time to get to this point for various reasons, so saying it is tempting fate a bit! But I figure that following accounts and bloggers who know about the city could come in handy, for advice on places to visit, things to do, people to meet, useful smartphone apps, etc. I’m comfortable getting around there, having visited a lot in the past to see relatives, and I should be able to continue my current job through homeworking there, so in that sense it won’t be too daunting or problematic. But living there rather than being a tourist will still be different of course. I’m really looking forward to it though, and it’ll be interesting to blog about the things I discover when I’m there I’m sure.

But that’s still for the future. As for the past, and in keeping with the title of this post – a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, is where Star Wars is set. And I got the Blu-Ray of the latest film, The Force Awakens recently.

Star Wars Blu-Ray. Outer slipcase is black with Star Wars logo, the large lettering containing images of the main characters. Inner blu-ray case shows a montage of characters, lightsabers and spaceships.

I saw it in the cinema earlier in the year, which I wrote a blog post about, including the awkward trip on the bus my friend and I had. My review of the film then still stands now, having watched it again. It was good, certainly better than the prequels (episodes 1 to 3), with great special effects and a surprise I hadn’t seen coming. But it was nothing exceptional either, covering similar ground to previous films in many ways.

It’s still well worth watching, don’t get me wrong. But it’s nothing out of this world, so to speak. It feels like it’s really laying the groundwork for future episodes, particularly introducing us to new characters, with lots of unanswered questions being raised. So it could get more interesting in later films. The extras on the Blu-Ray are enjoyable as well, with a documentary that’s over an hour long, and another 45 minutes of mini-features and deleted scenes, all of which covers quite a bit about how the film was made. The film has audio description as well, though I haven’t tried it so I can’t say if it’s any good or not.

Star Wars Blu-Ray Back. Outer slip case and inner case identical. Top half shows Rey and Han Solo at top, with film description to their left, and other characters in a line below. Lower half contains special features list plus technical and copyright information.

That’s all I wanted to say really. It seemed appropriate to mention the new Star Wars Blu-Ray today. And I wanted to express my gratitude to my fellow bloggers and Twitter followers for welcoming me as part of your community, since I started blogging 2 months ago – thank you! 🙂

Author: Glen

Love London, love a laugh, love life. Visually impaired blogger, culture vulture & accessibility advocate, with aniridia & nystagmus, posting about my experiences & adventures.

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