Considering that this week half the internet can’t concentrate on anything but Star Wars anyway, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and blog about Star Wars as well. Keep calm, this article is 100% free of spoilers forStar Wars: The Force Awakens! We’re just talking about interesting Star Wars-related social media accounts.
Obviously, we can’t guarantee this for the accounts we’re linking to. But, by our estimate, you should be safe enough — and you can always use a chrome extension to block all the spoilers.
First off, let’s have another look at the trailer. I assume most of you have watched it a gazillion times already, but let’s get the newbies on board as well:
1. Carrie Fisher on Twitter
I, personally, have been following the wonderful Carrie Fisher for years, and it’s been a rewarding experience. Fisher wasn’t isn’t just Leia. She’s also written a few books, among them her first memoir “Whishful Drinking”, in which she talks openly about her life, including substance abuse issues. Her dry humour is all over her writing, and she brings it to her tweets as well.
Granted, she seems to harbour an unconditional love for emoji, almost indecipherable abbreviations and random CAPS, but she generally comes across as a pretty rad and normal human being. Well, as normal as you can be when you’re Princess General Leia!
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 8, 2015
2. Harrison Ford on Twitter
Harrison Ford isn’t as prolific on Twitter as Carrie Fisher is, but he does occasionally retweet and reply to fans — all in good humour as well. However, I just can’t help feeling that Twitter is just another item on his to-do list. 😉
It's my weekly time to log back into this thing that you all call Twitter. Hello.
— Harrison Ford (@HarrisonFordLA) June 13, 2015
Please, note that the account isn’t verified by Twitter. So, theoretically, it could be anyone pos(t)ing as Harrison Ford.
3. Mark Hamill on Twitter
While Luke Skywalker might not have been everyone’s favourite character (No. I’m not insane enough to get into that controversy here!), Mark Hamill himself is undeniably entertaining. Between Hamill asking JJ Abrams if the JJ stands for “Jar Jar” and his self-deprecating sense of humour, his Twitter timeline is plenty entertaining.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 9, 2015
4. Death Star PR on Twitter
Following actors who dig their own Star Wars affiliation is undoubtedly awesome. But unofficial Star Wars accounts is where the real fun begins.
In my opinion, the by far best Star Wars parody account out there is Death Star PR. The Death Star PR department is “the Galactic Empire’s secret weapon” in the fight against the rebel scum. These people are trying their damnedest to improve the Empire’s image.
Sorry we blew up Alderaan but in our defense, it had a REALLY big spider on it.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) October 29, 2014
Bonus: The Death Star PR department even has their own web series.
5. Stormtroopers 365 on Facebook and Flickr
He’s also done a series called 52 weeks with the Fetts, and has kept posting short photo series related to Star Wars and other geekery over the years. His work is impressive. I know what I’m talking about — I have two of those stormtrooper toys myself and the buggers never pose for me as well as they do for Stormtroopers 365.
Ordinary Star Wars tells the original trilogy from the eyes of the common folk of the Empire while the Star Wars Stylebook educates you about the finer intricacies of Star Wars grammar and spelling. “Jedi” is a plural noun, FYI, and don’t you dare not capitalising the Death Star!
Han Solo wrote the Falcon off as gambling winnings on his tax return. More surprising is that he filed a tax return.
— Ordinary Star Wars (@OrdinarySW) September 20, 2014
If you always wanted to know more about Darth Vader’s home life you should follow @VaderAtHome — or, as I like to call it, “Dad Vader”. Sadly, the account hasn’t been updated since 2012, but it’s still entertaining to scroll back through the olds Tweets about Darth Vader’s adventures with the kids.
Leia, I'm not angry you want to date a scruffy looking Nerf herder like Han Solo, just disappointed. Okay, I'm a TEENY bit angry.
— Darth Vader (@VaderAtHome) November 16, 2012
Kids? Daddy's cape is stuck in the escalator again. Little help, please?
— Darth Vader (@VaderAtHome) October 10, 2012
Follow Yoda, you can as well.
By the way, if you’re looking for the lamest Star Wars account ever you should check out Star Wars Count 0 which inexplicably has more than 16k followers even though it does exactly what it says: Counting down to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Now I totally want to know if our readers are Star Wars fans! Are you looking forward to the premiere? Are you seeing it on the first day? Which Star Wars accounts or hashtags do you follow on social media?