In Star Wars: A New Hope, during the preparation for the Battle of Yavin, as Luke walks away from Han after failing to convince him to join the Rebellion, Han calls out to him and says “May the Force be with you.”
Since earlier in the movie, Han declares, “no mystical energy field controls *my* destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense,” is this akin to a non-Christian saying “Merry Christmas” to a Christian?
(or a similar phrase that has religious origins/meanings but also has widespread adoption within a larger culture that is not defined by said religion)
I had never mentally placed “Star Wars” and “deal breaker” together - before today, that is. I stumbled upon a poll on Apartment Therapy, wherein a reader had submitted a question regarding a significant other’s Star Wars collection, the poll that the website had placed underneath was “Would living WITH a Star Wars Collection be a deal breaker for you?”
Whaaaa? My poor brain just could not… would not wrap around that question. How could a collection of memorabilia from such a wonderful series of films be a bad thing? Granted, I’m coming from a rather biased position here… I currently have a glass-doored china cabinet devoted to Star Wars ~ toys, vintage books, statues, video & movie cases, playing cards, colouring books, boxed action figures, art, etc. in my living room. At the foot of my bed, below my mirror, there sits a large AT-AT (named Stampy). Hanging in my closet, staring at me, is my Yoda backpack.
The top shelf of my cabinet ^
I guess what I am wondering is, would a large collection of Star Wars items be a deal breaker in a relationship for you? What about different fandoms, such as Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Anime/Manga, Harry Potter?