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(Daily Mail)   Star Wars fans raise almost $20,000 for baby "Princess" Leah diagnosed with mysterious illness   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Star Wars, Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher  
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2011-06-24 12:03:21 PM  
From TFA:

i.dailymail.co.uk

Chewbacca has a lightsabre pimp cane.

How cool is that?
 
2011-06-24 12:40:19 PM  
Perhaps a simple transfusion of midichlorians would help.
 
2011-06-24 02:41:52 PM  
Leah's parents insist she is named after an aunt and not Carrie Fisher's character Princess Leia

I'd be interested in hearing more about how and why Star Wars fans got wind of this and rallied to this cause. Absolutely no explanation is provided.

Good on them to help out a family in need, I'm just criticizing the reporting.
 
2011-06-24 02:42:59 PM  
I'm afraid she died. ... it seems in your anger, you killed her.
 
2011-06-24 02:43:13 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-06-24 02:47:59 PM  
Ooo-pah, ooo-pah.
 
2011-06-24 02:52:53 PM  
Something in my eye, I have. :(

I hope she can be cured. She is so precious.
 
2011-06-24 03:11:54 PM  
PS of slave Leia with babyhead in 3...2...1...
 
2011-06-24 03:19:50 PM  
Too many midichlorians?
 
2011-06-24 03:20:33 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: From TFA:

Chewbacca has a lightsabre pimp cane.

How cool is that?


That was my first thought. I want one of those
 
2011-06-24 03:47:36 PM  

someguy945:
I'd be interested in hearing more about how and why Star Wars fans got wind of this and rallied to this cause. Absolutely no explanation is provided.

Good on them to help out a family in need, I'm just criticizing the reporting.


You have to read beyond the second sentence of the article.

When the concerned couple decided to write a blog about her plight, caring sci-fi fans responded in truly epic proportions by donating £9000 towards her medical costs.
 
2011-06-24 04:00:32 PM  
Help a poorly. Help a poorly. Help. A. Poorly. How exactly does one help a "poorly"?
 
2011-06-24 04:17:18 PM  
Poor little thing. Having to endure all those procedures at such a young age.
 
2011-06-24 04:37:10 PM  

cryophile: Help a poorly. Help a poorly. Help. A. Poorly. How exactly does one help a "poorly"?


I read that like it was remixed.

Help a poorly. Help a porrly. Heeeeeellllllppppppp. Aaaaaaaaaaa. Poooooooooooorrrrllllyyyyyyyyyy (drumbeat crescendo)... Here's where the fun begins!
 
2011-06-24 05:26:57 PM  

Thunderboy: someguy945:
I'd be interested in hearing more about how and why Star Wars fans got wind of this and rallied to this cause. Absolutely no explanation is provided.

Good on them to help out a family in need, I'm just criticizing the reporting.

You have to read beyond the second sentence of the article.

When the concerned couple decided to write a blog about her plight, caring sci-fi fans responded in truly epic proportions by donating £9000 towards her medical costs.


I did read that. It doesn't answer my question at all. Why did Star Wars fans get wind of the story on a completely random blog? Because her name is Leah? Do Star Wars fans commonly search for blogs about people with names similar to those of the movie characters?

I suspect not. I suspect that one person noticed this "Princess Leah" blog and posted about it on a Star Wars message board and that is how the word got out. But there is no info about that.
 
2011-06-24 06:09:31 PM  

someguy945: Thunderboy: someguy945:
I'd be interested in hearing more about how and why Star Wars fans got wind of this and rallied to this cause. Absolutely no explanation is provided.

Good on them to help out a family in need, I'm just criticizing the reporting.

You have to read beyond the second sentence of the article.

When the concerned couple decided to write a blog about her plight, caring sci-fi fans responded in truly epic proportions by donating £9000 towards her medical costs.

I did read that. It doesn't answer my question at all. Why did Star Wars fans get wind of the story on a completely random blog? Because her name is Leah? Do Star Wars fans commonly search for blogs about people with names similar to those of the movie characters?

I suspect not. I suspect that one person noticed this "Princess Leah" blog and posted about it on a Star Wars message board and that is how the word got out. But there is no info about that.


Do is really farking matter?

Here's the blog in question.

Let us know when you get to the bottom of this insidious plot!
 
2011-06-24 06:10:15 PM  
*it*
 
2011-06-24 07:36:03 PM  

someguy945: Leah's parents insist she is named after an aunt and not Carrie Fisher's character Princess Leia

I'd be interested in hearing more about how and why Star Wars fans got wind of this and rallied to this cause. Absolutely no explanation is provided.

Good on them to help out a family in need, I'm just criticizing the reporting.


The little girl's father is well known amongst the big Star Wars cosplay groups (501st, Mando Mercs, etc) and we've been spreading the word and the love ever since.
 
2011-06-25 12:16:21 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: How cool is that?


Not nearly as cool as TFA:

Thanks Chewwie: Peter Mayhew, who played Harrison Ford's sidekick Chewbacca, was among those who dontaed money for Leah

Good on ya, Chewie.
 
2011-06-25 08:40:51 AM  

aspAddict: DjangoStonereaver: How cool is that?

Not nearly as cool as TFA:

Thanks Chewwie: Peter Mayhew, who played Harrison Ford's sidekick Chewbacca, was among those who dontaed money for Leah

Good on ya, Chewie.


While my approval should be implied, let me say:

THIS.
 
2011-06-25 11:04:22 AM  

Thunderboy: Let us know when you get to the bottom of this insidious plot!


I already said that I was criticizing the reporting. Nothing more.

SCUBA_Archer: The little girl's father is well known amongst the big Star Wars cosplay groups (501st, Mando Mercs, etc) and we've been spreading the word and the love ever since.


Cool!
 
2011-06-25 11:44:42 AM  
This isn't some mysterious illness. I can tell you exactly what's wrong.

Your baby is dying of SHAME.

No amount of money is going to heal the mental anguish this kid will have to endure later in life.
 
2011-06-25 01:03:34 PM  
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"Spoiler alert..."
 
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