Sunday, 6 November 2011

The Tomboy v Vader, in her own words


We'd been to the arena to see a performance already, but we arrived just before it started so were right out to one side and had no chance of being picked. We made sure we got there early for the next performance and took up a position in the middle and at the front.


Four Jedi walked onto the training area. Two of them were hooded. They all stood in their positions on the arena, and the hooded Jedi took their hoods off to reveal a woman and Mace Windu! "Who has the force strong inside them?" he asked. I jumped up and down cheering... and got picked first!

23 other lucky children were chosen after that, and we all got to wear cloaks. Mace Windu handed out training light sabres and showed us how to use them. He taught us a special combination.

Then Mace Windu sensed a disturbance in the force, and a Jedi's Padawan (one of the other two Jedi who didn't have hoods) ushered us to the other side of the arena. Then something on the stage started to rise and inside was... Darth Vader and two storm troopers! Then Darth Maul leapt out!

We got into two lines to fight Vader and Maul, and I was in the line to fight Darth Vader! He talked to me: "Look deep into your thoughts. You know you want to join the Dark Side." As if! Then I got to fight him! I won!!

After everyone had a turn, we all pointed our light sabres at the two villains, and they all returned back where they were before.


This is the combination Mace Windu taught us, that we used to fight Darth Vader and Darth Maul.

Activate! Left shoulder! Right shoulder! Left leg! Duck! Left shoulder! De-activate! The perfect routine to battle Vader...


This little chap had to deal with the storm troopers, too! A couple of 'force pushes' soon sorted them out, luckily!

(And this still isn't quite the whole story. There's a bit more we could tell, and a few more photos. I think I might need to make it a 4-pager!)

This post was brought to you by Sian's Storytelling Sunday

15 comments:

Jimjams said...

TSO has told her story beautifully - I especially loved the "As if!"
Fab way to scrap a series of pics too Mel.

Miss Smith said...

Eeek, love it! A lovely rendition of exciting times :D

Like the booklet on the page too.

Cheri said...

Well told Tomboy! And I am impressed that you remembered the whole fighting combination.

Gail said...

Great story! Loved the "as if!" What a special memory to have.

debs14 said...

What a great story, fabulously told. I think 'The Tomboy' needs a blog of her own ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love hearing the voice of the next generation on Story telling Sunday. Welcome to the party! Great story!
Rinda

Alison said...

The Tomboy obviously has her mum's art of storytelling...well done, great story!
Alison xx

Lynn said...

I sure felt the force - excellent story well done.

Mary B said...

A good story well told and fabulous that you got to fight Darth Vader
(daft Ada)

Missus Wookie said...

Brilliantly told - I definitely think a another page is necessary. Great narrative voice.

Amy said...

I really liked the 'As if!' exclamation too - great stuff TG/TB!

Sian said...

And what a fine feisty fighting story it is!

Get your Mum to show you how to add your story to the others, I bet you'll get a few more fans!

Irene said...

Well done Tomboy. May the force be with you!
Great photographs too, Mum.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a great story and so well told The Tomboy:) Your Mum has a very good guest blogger on hand, if she should ever run out of things to say!

Miriam said...

Beautifully told! What an exciting time you had! Well done Tomboy.