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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 4th: Starting a YouTube channel for Movies Meet Their Match

Hello there, knights, masters, and padawans!

May the 4th be with you! You must live in a galaxy far, far away if you do not know what that means. Today is STAR WARS Day!

Since STAR WARS is one of my favorite things of all time, I am obligated and thrilled to talk about it every May 4th. Oh yeah, happy May, too!

Over my five years of blogging, I have reviewed all of the STAR WARS movies (you can find the links to those HERE), so what in the world am I going to talk about? Have no fear, I still have an infinite supply of topics when it comes to Star Wars.

Today, I'm bringing you something I have been working on for months.

How many of you guys have watched fan videos? For those of you who don't know, fan videos, also known as fan edits, are where people put clips of movies/shows to music. I believe it was Olivia who first introduced me to this world and here we are today.

When you love music and movies as much as I do, its only natural that eventually you start imagining movies when you listen to music, and fan videos is my way of sharing it with all of you.

I am launching this channel with a fan video which combines two of my favorite things... STAR WARS and Twenty One Pilots!

Kylo Ren is one of the most intriguing characters of the sequel movies, so he gets a whole video focused on his character here. Because this covers all of his arc, there are SPOILERS for The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). I do not recommend seeing this video unless you have seen those movies.

Kylo Ren // Chlorine - Twenty One Pilots

Because you guys are here on my blog, you get a little extra backstory. I haven't been posting as much here since August because I've been at college, but also because in my spare time I have been working on this. It was my way of relaxing from September through October, and I spent over 21 hours creating it. Is it perfect? Not at all! I still see errors that I can't fix, but hope to improve on in the future. I just had a blast creating it, and that's what matters.

Why did I chose Kylo Ren and Twenty One Pilots to be my first video? It all started when doing the dishes I would listen to music. Every single time the opening of "Chlorine" came on I would wonder what song Kylo Ren is in until I realized it wasn't him. Because of this I began to associate the song with him and soon enough I saw the whole thing in my mind.

A few of my favorite parts (is it weird that I'm telling you guys my favorite parts of something I made? Yes, but this is my baby, so indulge me in this. It won't happen again):

-How every time it says "Chlorine", some aspect of the Force is shown.
-How sometimes little movements line up exactly with the beat of the song. Luke's shoulder swipe, you know.
-I think ALL of the song fits Ben so well, but the parts with Han are some of my favorites.

For those of you who are NOT fans of the sequels, I would love to see if you still appreciated this video! Maybe found some ways to edit it? The ending is sloppier than I would want, but I believe that's because I'm not as familiar with Rise of Skywalker as I am the other two films. I've only seen that twice, where I've lost track of my watches on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Please tell me all your thoughts!

What are the odds that this channel will do well?

It doesn't matter! That's not what it's about. I just want to use this space to talk about some of my favorite stories in a fun way.

You can expect a fan video once a month from me, so the next one will be in June! Though there are so many possibilities, any guesses of what fandom it will be from?

What did you guys do for STAR WARS day? I am going to finish my day out by drinking chocolate milk, watching one of the movies (or Clone Wars depending on time...), and study. Of course I had Star Wars shirt on and Rey's hairdo.

Until next time, May the 4th be with you!

Chloe the MovieCritic


  1. I can't wait to see your content! I loved making videos too, but unfortunately the video maker program I had my old computer has been discontinued.

    How has college been?

    1. Thank you so much, Ivy! I'm really excited to post them because I have so many ideas it feels like my brain is overflowing, haha! Man, that sucks! I use iMovie, but that sadly only works on Apple computers. What alternatives are you looking at?

      College has been good, but busy! I guess that's what I asked for when I signed up for two math classes in one semester. I just finished a summer course, so now I'm officially on vacation! You wrote about it a few posts ago, but how is your new job?

  2. Dude, what a cool edit! I'm not a huge sequels fan, but I love the character and song combo so much, and I can totally see it.

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Faith! That means a lot coming from you because you introduced me to TOP. Yes, I am going to bring that up every time because I cannot thank you enough. ^_^ The character is so complex!!!

  3. Awwww, how cool that you made a fan vid! That is a whole skill set I do not have, but I really enjoy watching them :-)

    For Star Wars day, I... did not do anything. But I've been showing my kids 1 ep of The Mandalorian a week for a while now, and they are really enjoying it!

    BTW, I tagged you with The Fandom Favorites Tag :-)

    1. Thanks, Hamlette! I did not think I had the ability to do them, but once I started playing with that I realized I love the process so much I don't mind the quality of the end result. :-) What are some of your favorites?

      That's so cool that you're showing your kids The Mandalorian! Sharing things you love with people is one of the best feelings.

      Hey, thanks for the tag! I will really enjoy filling that one out! :-D


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