February 13, 2013

I am an evil overdressed Ewok...

This weekend we went to the travelling Star Wars Identities museum show, which is comprised of great Star Wars memorabilia like Princess Lea's metal bikini, X-Wing Fighter special effects models, early-stage Yoda sketches, and a Darth Vader suit.

Using the tagline What Forces Shape You?, the "identities" part is ten surveys throughout the exhibit, where you make choices to create your own Star Wars "hero"; you choose the alien race, and the rest are situational questions. 

Each visitor has an interactive wristband which tracks the choices that they make as they go through the exhibit.  At the end, you the bracelet to see what your Star Wars character looks like. There are supposedly over 50 million identities possible, and yours is broadcast larger than life in the exhibit.

My character is above, and my profile is below. While this was totally fun to do, I am not sure how accurate the personality profile elements are, though I do like self-direction, and yes I did choose to cross over to the dark side... uh, oops?

I was raised on the ice planet Hoth, where members of my community made their living breeding and selling tauntauns. On holidays my best friend and I would traditionally race tauntauns across the frozen terrain.
My parents required discipline from me but gave me support when I needed it, and I inherited my strong set of intellectual abilities from them. Later on I spent some time with the legendary R2-D2, whose guidance left me with knowledge I still use every day in my job as a merchant.
I remember this one time when I crash-landed on a strange planet. I didn't let this affect me too much, though; instead I became a successful trader of scrap metal and found a home among the Jawas.
People often tell me I’m a generally adventurous and curious person, I also tend to be energetic and social. But the most important thing to me is self-direction: I believe that living in a free world means we all have the right to choose.
I have pretty strong powers with the Force; I guess that's why the Emperor came looking for me. When he offered me limitless power in exchange for my allegiance, I leapt at the chance and turned eagerly to the dark side.

On a totally unrelated note, looking at the Ewok pic gives me a great idea for Alfie's next Halloween costume...