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Forty-ish Fanboy Is Co-Blogging About Star Wars With His Actual 7 Year-Old Self

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The unnamed author of the blog The Happening Book recently recovered his old second-grade journal, and is posting each entry online, 35 years to the day since it was written. His adult self adds significant events and context to each drawing and vintage thought. For example, under the image above: “Like Han would ever let R2 pilot the Falcon. Pfft.”

As he puts it, “Leafing through the now-yellowed pages, I was immediately struck by waves of nostalgia, but also recognition — so much of what I cared about then are things I still care about now.”

I feel like maybe we were the first generation that had that cultural permission to keep those same interests. I’m a little younger, but even in the words from that era of somebody I don’t know personally – I too feel recognition.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist