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star wars droid R2-KT, a Pink Droid Built for a Little Girl With Cancer Will Make an Appearance in The Force Awakens
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In 2004, Katie Johnson was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Her father, Albin Johnson, wanted to build an R2-D2 droid replica painted pink for her favorite color. It was named it R2-KT in her honor.  

Although Katie has passed, the droid continues to be a symbol of hope in dark times for many Star Wars fans appearing at charity events often.  R2-KT and a similar model called QT-KT have made appearances in many Star Wars properties including the Clone Wars animated series and this cameo in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles:

Now it seems that R2-KT will most likely appear in the newest live action Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. 

Via: Tea Party
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You may remember seeing this video back in October of Fox News hosts poking fun at Star Wars fans who were losing their minds over The Force Awakens. One of the contributors, Katherine Timpf, made a joke that she wasn't familiar with the series because she was "too busy liking cool things and being attractive," and has been receiving death threats ever since. 

It was a pretty rude thing to say, but it's certainly nothing anyone should receive death threats over, many of which looked like this:

Guardian978: I want to cut that blonde c***’s face off and stick it to a thermal detonator. What a network full of c***s.

dethklok21: Wow what a f***ing thunder c***. I hope this b**** gets hit by a f***ing car.

Even in the face of rabid death threats, Timpf refuses to apologize: "I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize."

Timpf is still receiving a slew of salty messages over a month later, but she's taking it in stride.

Via: Google
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Google wants to know—Light Side or Dark Side?

The company announced a new Star Wars-themed site today that will change your Google experience across platforms depending on if you choose light or dark side.

Your choice will change the look of everything from YouTube to Gmail and Google Maps.

Clay Bavor, VP of Product Management at Google explains the activation on the Google Official Blog:

It's a place for fans, by fans, and starting today you can choose the light or the dark side, and then watch your favorite Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome and many more transform to reflect your path. And that's just the beginning. We've got more coming between now and opening night—the Millennium Falcon in all its (virtual reality) glory included, so stay tuned. And we've hidden a few easter eggs, too. So awaken the Force within, and be on the lookout for things from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

So, what will it be?

The Dark Side or the Light?

Remembrance of The Day: 'Star Wars' Fan Daniel Fleetwood Dies After Seeing Movie Early
Via: CNN
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Daniel Fleetwood, the terminal cancer patient who charmed the Internet and ultimately had his wish come true of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens early, has died. He was 32.

The Star Wars superfan was treated to an advance screening of the new film last Thursday after an Internet campaign brought global attention to his situation.

He was dying and his final wish was to see this movie.

His wish was granted, but in a bittersweet turn—Fleetwood died Tuesday in his sleep at home.

Star Wars actors (like Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega) and others associated with the film sent their well wishes to his family and remembered him for the amazing fan that he was.

Daniel has now become one with The Force.

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This is what you call commitment to a cause.

A Texas man who doctor's say should have already died is hanging on as long as he can just to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Daniel Fleetwood, 32, suffers from a connective tissue cancer. His doctor's gave him two months to live back in July, but he is fighting to make it at least to the Dec. 18 release of the film.

"Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don't think that I'll be able to make it," he told KPRC.

The hashtag #ForceForDaniel has been started to encourage the franchise to set up a special screening for Fleetwood ahead of the worldwide premiere.

Star Wars stars Mark Hamill and John Boyega have both been retweeting messages in support of the campaign.

The full trailer for Star Wars VII dropped yesterday and tickets went on sale—enough news to make any Star Wars fanboy giddy with excitement.

But then the trolls decided to come out and play...

Using the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII, a handful of accounts complained about the black lead character. This new movie advocates white genocide, they said.

Classic trolls!

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