Jake Lloyd Getting Psychiatric Help

At last there’s news on Jake Lloyd, who had been arrested and jailed in June for a high speed car chase in  South Carolina.  According to his mother Lisa, he has now been transferred to a psychiatric facility for treatment of schizophrenia (source TMZ via The Daily Mail):

Lisa also told the site she spoke with Jake ‘last week’ and can already see ‘an improvement in his personality.’
A date has not yet been set for his release. It was added, ‘His family wants him to take his time to get healthy.’

I think that this is the appropriate course of action and I hope they can help him.

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71 Responses to “Jake Lloyd Getting Psychiatric Help”

  1. TheKeyser94 Says:

    What did I say two days ago? Creating socks to get around moderation is trolling.

  2. Shaman McLamie Says:

    I certainly hope he gets the help he needs and can get his life back on track. I know what it’s like to family with mental health issues and I think it’s great that despite what he’s done his family still supports him and he seems committed to getting better.

  3. lovelucas Says:

    I’ve met Jake many times and….witnessed how cruel fans and actually even other Star Wars cast members – yeah YOU, David Prowse – can be and were – cruel, heartless without any remorse to a young kid. And don’t get me started on “fans” – the ONES – the OT ones who poured their hatred on him relentlessly. Remember high school and how painful things could be? This is the age that Jake had to go through these larger than life endless slams, insults all directed at him personally and full of hatred. Excuse my language but how many stupid asswipes are in the Star Wars community? And I’ll answer: a majority.

    • Steven F Says:

      This comment broke my heart. To hear that fans who are attending conventions are insulting the actors especially young ones. Fandom and conventions have taken such a turn since the 70s, 80s, and 90s when it was a smaller group of us who always showed support to any scifi project and loved the actors in them. Now that our hobby is more popular there’s alot of younger, immature people who have no empathy and think they are still behind a computer screen when they are out in public. Jake did a great job for his age in episode 1. I hope he gets the help he needs.

      • Captain Fordo Says:

        Actually most of the douchebags that did this to Jake are quite old. Most of them are OT-fanboys.

    • Žiga P. Škraba Says:

      What did Prowse say about/to Jake?

      • lovelucas Says:

        Ziga: This was 9 years ago but basically Prowse could have written the script for prequel bashers – he cited the same stuff they complain about including that George messed up by showing Anakin as a sweet kid, that Vader was always evil etc – he turned all the focus into “I am the only Vader” etc and that got kind of personal with Jake sitting right next to him. And it was the demeanor – the way he said it and the rudeness to Jake and the …ignoring of Jake and monopolizing the entire session..deliberately. Jake basically kept his head down, looked embarrassed and did not volunteer anything from that point on.

      • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

        That is (BODINI)ng awful… I know understand more of why Prowse has been banned from Star Wars events…

        Anyway, I have had my share of Sebulbas on the web and in real life…. (funny I should talk about this since I just read the How to Handle Fan Interaction Q&A)… they are inconsiderate, and ignorant (I mean, how are they surprised that someone dressed as Jar Jar actually LIKES Jar Jar!? I mean what, do scientist study science?).. not only have these people helped me grow (to show respect and patience) but have shown me the mindlessness of GeekCulture. Since the time of the The Force Awakens coming out, I have reflected on how the Nerd life’s uncultured mindset works: not that a geek has bad taste but a lack of deeper understanding. Of course, I am probably digressing from the issue…

  4. Jim Raynor Says:

    I would stop short of blaming the hateboys for everything that’s happened to him. He is diagnosed with a serious mental condition after all. Of course the abuse and bullying he took probably didn’t help things.

    I became completely disgusted with the most vocal segments of Star Wars fandom a long time ago. Middle aged men still obsessed with a nearly forty year old movie, who are forever looking back to their early childhood as some kind of idealized high point in their lives. Slinging hatred across the net at creators, actors, and other fans for minor changes to the old movies, and completely ignorant and intolerant toward how things were done in the newer films. TPM came out 17 years ago and they’re still loudly whining about that newfangled CGI (but not the CGI in all of those Marvel films).

    It’s disgusting that Lucas and the Prequel actors take their attacks in real life, and just as disgusting that the geek media has largely stood by and given a pass to this toxic culture. At least with other popular franchises, there is still a sensibility that it’s all fiction and that the loudest, most negative fanboys need to get a life.

    Now what’s this about David Prowse going after Jake Lloyd? I’ve heard his name mentioned in regards to bad behavior but never looked into it very far.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      *Nods.*

    • andywylde77 Says:

      Perfectly said my friend! Perfectly said. I was actually applauding after reading that. It mirrors many of my own thoughts on the subject.

      I do wish the best the best for Jake though. This fandom has a lot of completely messed up individuals within it. A poor 9 year old kid just pursuing a job in acting gets the role of a lifetime. Then a bunch of man babies have to ridicule and torment the kid because they think the thought of Vader being a little kid didn’t sit well with them. So they bash Jake like he destroyed their childhood or something.

      It’s makes me laugh how these middle aged man children cry and whine about their precious childhood is being ruined, destroyed etc. while at the same time those same “victims”” have absolutely no problem with destroying or stepping on other peoples childhoods.

      Personally I am really getting tired of the whole “muh childhood” garbage some people seem to peddle all the time. They treat the entertainment industry like it is there to cater to their childhoods. I mean nothing wrong with fond memories of ones childhood. But when ones childhood is over, then let the children have their childhood. And stop expecting the world to serve up peoples past childhood just repackaged and reheated.

      Time for these man children to move on.

    • Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

      Star Wars has hands down the worst fandom on the planet.

      Other fandoms may get cringy. They may create inappropriate fanfiction/art. They may even annoy outsiders with how obsessive they are, turning people off the work that may have otherwise liked it.

      But not a single other fandom I know of not only verbally butchers and bullies each other for liking what they’re supposed to be fans of, but brutally attacks the people who MAKE the work they’re supposedly fans of. Even fandoms of long-running series in various media with very different eras will generally have more respect for others’ personal preferences.

      Knowing these people are out there and still controlling the discussion makes me ashamed to be a fan, and makes it difficult for me to just sit and enjoy my favorite movies.

      • susanbowes Says:

        You shouldn’t mever feel ashamed of being a SW fan, just be ashamed of and for the bad fans. There’s many more “good” fans out there that will always love and admire the fantastic epic that Mr. Lucas created… and that’s nothing to be ashamed of at all!

      • susanbowes Says:

        Excuse the spelling mistake. I caught it too late to correct it. LOL

    • gregcorssino Says:

      Well written and I agree fully! Fandom has really taken a turn for the worst in recent years, the whole “geek” subculture if you can call it that, has not helped…

      • Tarrlok Says:

        Let me add mine to the cascade of agreements.

        I’m not keen on how the aforementioned subculture has its worst behavioural excesses condoned by the broader culture. It’s almost as if a pat on the head is given to “geeks” as they behave like delinquent man-children.

        The overly personal attacks on human targets of “fan rage” are not cute. They’re pathetic and can be dangerous. Being a maladjusted man-child does not give people license to outright harass actual children. It’s sad that the entertainment press doesn’t apply much scrutiny to this behaviour. Maybe it’s time for some of them to take a step back and consider that they need to stop treating grown adults harassing other people as “nerds being nerds.”

        That being said, we don’t know if the attacks on him caused or exacerbated Lloyd’s mental illness. It’s up to him to divulge what he wants, when he wants and if he’s able to.

  5. lovelucas Says:

    I was at the fan fest type of thing in Toronto in 2007. Jake and David were paired together as an Anakin/Vader panel. David was just shitty to Jake – in front of everyone who attended the session and it was packed full. He was non-stop in his insults and Jake just hung his head and stopped talking . It was awful. I asked the first question and directed it to Jake – about his scene with Shmi/Pernilla August and he lit up about how wonderful she was and then David took over. He just has to grab every limelight he can but this was just a kid who was even trying to be polite to him.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Wow, that’s pretty crappy.

    • Shaman McLamie Says:

      No wonder George Lucas burnt bridges with Prowse.

    • Jacobesico Says:

      That is really sickening. Prowse should be ashamed of himself.

      No one called him out about his behaviour?

      Disgraceful!

    • maychild Says:

      What an a**hole. But then, I already knew that about David Prowse. His behavior in that instance was inexcusable, and whoever was running the show should have removed him, or at least stepped in and told him to cool it.

      Prowse actually expected Lucas to let him don the Vader suit in Episode III, despite years of insults and other crappy behavior directed at him…not to mention Prowse’s own physical limitations, which included a back brace and hip surgery that left one leg shorter than the other. Prowse said that if Lucas was “honorable,” he’d let him don the suit.

      Prowse bragged about running into James Earl Jones and “assuring him there were no hard feelings” with regards to JEJ voicing Vader, whereas Prowse felt he could have done so. (No he couldn’t. The rest of the cast called him Darth Farmer behind his back because of his extremely non-ominous voice.) Wow, that’s mighty big of Prowse, considering JEJ didn’t do anything to him that would engender hard feelings.

      JEJ, by the way, is quite the opposite of Prowse: very humble and self-effacing about his contribution to SW, and very respectful toward Lucas.

      • susanbowes Says:

        JEJ is #1 in my book. The idea that Prowse thought he could do Vader’s voice is completely ridiculous, of course. No one could’ve given the voice a more menacing quality than James Earl Jones!

    • Mike Jones Says:

      A lot of bad blood can actually be traced back to 1977 to be honest (in my opinion); the moment that Lucas decided to use JEJ’s voice as the voice of Darth Vader, that’s where a point of contention was made between then. Add in to the fact that 1) most of the Vader action scenes were done by another actor in the suit 2) Sebastian Shaw is the face of older Anakin, as well as representing him in Force ghost form (until the change in 2004) and yeah, the tension only built up from there.

      The guy is entitled to his opinion (to a certain extent) but all this is still no excuse for his unclassy behavior over the years, especially the disrespect and shade-throwing he directed towards Lucas.

      I appreciate the work Prowse did in the OT but his behavior over the years has really caused me to lose respect for him. I don’t know if it’s all due to the bad blood or he’s just someone that is unsatisfied with the lack of attention he’s gotten over the years as most fans don’t really think about the actor under the suit when they think of the character Vader (see his recent project on recoding Vader’s lines in the OT as example of trying to “cash in” on Vader fame lol; also, at best, most fans think of JEJ’s due to the voice but that’s really about it) but yeah, I’m so glad the Lucas and Lucasfim made Prowse “persona non grata” a few years ago, especially for appearing in that unfairly one-sided documentary back in 2010 where all it was was mostly butthurt manchildren who didn’t like how things turned out the way they had envisioned in their minds (for Prowse’s part, he threw some serious shade by throwing Lucas under the bus hence, that was the last straw for him). So yeah, he got what he deserved (karma is a bitch).

      • maychild Says:

        JEJ being selected as the voice of Vader is a point of contention between Prowse and Lucas, not between Prowse and JEJ. It’s not like JEJ connived behind Prowse’s back to “steal” the part from him. He was simply who Lucas chose, and Prowse never seemed to get that he could NOT have provided the voice of Vader, because his voice wasn’t intimidating. He even accused Lucas of hiring JEJ to “fend off accusations of racism.”

        Prowse has shown over the years that he is a very petty, spiteful person. He has “gotten back” at Lucas for real or perceived (usually perceived) slights numerous times, and then turned around and demanded respect from Lucas. He also starred in that fan film where “true SW fans” recruit him (Prowse) to kidnap Lucas (played by a lookalike) and force him to make the then-upcoming Episode III “according to the true spirit of SW.”

        Yet he still says Lucas wasn’t “honorable” for not inviting him to don Vader’s suit in Episode III. (Why would he even want to be part of Episode III, anyway, given the invective he’s spewed at the prequels?) He went further and attacked Hayden Christensen, spewing false crap about how he was only 5’9″ (he’s 6’1″, the same height as Bob Anderson, aka Vader during the OT lightsaber duels) and thus couldn’t wear the suit…and no one in the press bothered to correct him, they just presented his whinges as gospel truth.

        By the by, the aforementioned Bob Anderson was brought in to play Vader during the duels because Prowse couldn’t duel worth beans. But Prowse was content to let everyone think that no one but he ever donned the Vader suit, until Mark Hamill revealed otherwise.

        His behavior toward Jake Lloyd was despicable, and it’s even more despicable that he was allowed to get away with it.

      • Mike Jones Says:

        “JEJ being selected as the voice of Vader is a point of contention between Prowse and Lucas, not between Prowse and JEJ.”

        Oh no, don’t get me wrong, that’s what I meant. Sorry if my comment was unclear on that. But yeah, Prowse never had a problem with JEJ (and vice versa).

      • maychild Says:

        No, I know. I was just clarifying my own comments.

  6. susanbowes Says:

    I hope Jake gets the help he needs too. Schizophrenia is a terrible, and very misunderstood disease, but with the right treatment most who suffer from it can live a decent life.

  7. LadyJediScientist Says:

    I really hope he is getting better both for his own sake & for the sake of his family.

  8. Edward Diego Says:

    I was wondering why Jake, despite what happened after TPM, was still doing conventions, panels in all those years?

    • lovelucas Says:

      Maybe he loves Star Wars and was hoping for the best. The first time I saw him he was a little awkward and shy but later on I specifically wore a t-shirt that said “It’s About Anakin” and we had quite the conversation with him saying….”Is it really all about Anakin?” That’s actually how I got to know him a bit better – it opened up the conversation. He was so sweet and unassuming. I have the photo 🙂

  9. Jacobesico Says:

    I’m glad he’s getting help. My thoughts are with Jake Lloyd who did an amazing job as a young Anakin Skywalker.

  10. Jacobesico Says:

    I’ve been over to his Facebook page from time to time and I’ve seen many messages of support there from fans.

  11. Helen Says:

    He has been through so much. 😦 Get better Jake. You have fans that love you. :))

  12. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    I’m still trying to make “Wizard” a thing. As a person on the spectrum, I know there’s no “getting well” from things like this, but I hope that better and easier management comes your way soon, Jake. You deserve it.

    (Anyone who knows someplace where he’ll actually see this, feel free to repost)

  13. Kim Says:

    Hope he gets the help he needs. I always really enjoyed him in TPM. I saw him at his Celebration III panel. Fans there were not nasty, but very appreciative towards him. I would hope that fans outside the panel were as decent.

  14. Jean Carlos Says:

    I love Episode 1, and, as a NORMAL adult in 1999 (unlike the psychotic Star Wars fan base), I found Jake Lloyd a lovely child, and his performance very convincing.
    I’m sorry for the pain and sadness that he is going through, and I hope and pray that he be strong in this sad moment.

    • lovelucas Says:

      I love what you said, Jean Carlos.

    • susanbowes Says:

      I feel terrible that Jake got bashed so much through the years for portraying Anakin as an innocent child, which is what Jake was at the time – just an innocent child who was offered a role any kid would jump at. David Prowse should be ashamed of himself for treating Jake so vile. It’s no wonder he was banned from going to SW conventions by Mr. Lucas.

      I wish there was a way Jake could read these comments so that he knows he’s not alone in his fight. We’ll all stand beside him as much as we can to offer our support and well wishes. Maybe somebody will tweet these comments so he can see them and that they’ll make him feel better, just like somebody tweeted the link to our Lucas appreciation video to Jett Lucas.

  15. Jean Carlos Says:

    I confess I have a deep shame of Star Wars fans.

    After years seeing, hearing and reading all kinds of brutalities, ignorance and malice by those who call themselves “true fans”, I realized already that the entire deposit of decency and sanity of the Star Wars fanbase belongs only to those who appreciate the Prequels.

    What was done with Lucas, Jake, Hayden and Ahmed in these 17 years is absolutely inexcusable. I developed a complete aversion for Haters. For me, and I have good reason to have this opinion, the Prequels Haters are some of the worst people on the planet.

    Seriously. I’m not being hyperbolic.

    (I apologize for my bad English; I’m Brazilian).

    • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

      I’ll have to agree with you on your statement. I mean, there are real tragic and injustice issues in the world…. “but they’re not as important as Han Shooting First or the Prequels being edgy and gritty and void of personality and depth”… which is why you are correct. These “fans” are not just all of the abov… um, I mean below, but also don’t care about the actual matters of real life.

    • Juan Robles Says:

      This is my way of thinking, the people attacking Jake Lloyd, Ahmad Best, and George Lucas himself, the people saying “The prequels raped my childhood!” Etc. etc etc…

      THESE ARE NOT STAR WARS FANS, THESE ARE STAR WARS FUNDAMENTALISTS!

      Real fans would not behave the way these people do.

      • susanbowes Says:

        I couldn’t agree more Juan Robles. Those who put down SW movies, and especially George Lucas CANNOT call themselves fans of the saga.

  16. Stefan Kraft Says:

    Sarah531 on Tumblr has started a Tumblr blog to support Jake:
    http://dosomethingniceforjakelloyd.tumblr.com/

    • Jean Carlos Says:

      Bravo!

    • susanbowes Says:

      This is in response to Stefan Kraft’s link about donating to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

      Donating to this cause is a fantastic idea, but this isn’t really where the problem lies. The problem lies with insurance companies (HMO’s) who are the ones who approve treatment for those with mental illness, and other areas in the medical field. If one is approved for treatment, HMO’s later cancel payment after 2 months, when they’d previously approved a six month program (in most cases) that patients have to go through before being released. Mental facilities have no choice but to put these poor souls out on to the streets if not able to pay “out of pocket.” We should be outraged that HMO’s have gotten so powerful where they “diagnose” and approve or disapprove treatment for a patient instead of it being left in a real doctor’s hands.

      • lazypadawan Says:

        I’m not really sure that’s what was at issue with Jake in particular. I know HMOs can be a nightmare to deal with but Jake was in custody and according to his mother at the time of the incident, he had stopped taking his medications. Most people with schizophrenia are treated on an outpatient basis and it’s up to the patient to keep up with his meds. The sad truth is a lot of people are unwilling or unable to get proper treatment until they land in jail; same goes for a lot of drug addicts and as in this case, it can be months for the squeaky wheels of the system to make that happen. It’s also very difficult to permanently commit someone unable to function in the outside world, not just because of insurance issues (though that plays a role) but also because the system is rigged against commitment. It’s not like a century ago where being poor, having a low IQ, or plain vanilla depression got you committed to Nurse Ratched’s House of Electro Shock Therapy and Lobotomies, whether you wanted to be there or not. I worked with someone who told me about her husband’s best friend slipping into paranoid schizophrenia in his early 20s. A court committed him but all he did was get up and walk out of the courtroom and onto the streets never to be seen again by his family and friends. There was nothing anyone could do.

        I have some ideas about possibly doing a charity drive. Changes in insurance happen on a different level and I’m not going to go into politics here. But there are resources that provide direct help to people who need services and are working on research to better treat these problems.

      • susanbowes Says:

        I agree that things were different in Jake’s case, as it is with most schizophrenics – that they’re treated as out patients. I know there’s no way of assuring they take their meds either, which sometimes ends up in tragedy. I wish there was a way to solve this problem, but with the medical and insurance systems running the way they are, that doesn’t seem very likely to happen either.

  17. lazypadawan Says:

    Here’s more on the issue:

    http://tosche-station.net/jake-lloyd-mental-illness-and-laying-off-on-the-bullying/

  18. lovelucas Says:

    Just returned her to post that same article, LP – esp this part: I can’t imagine that an environment in which a young man is continually bullied by schoolmates, ‘friends’ and complete strangers for a movie role is one that could possibly be good for someone. And yet this is the environment Jake Lloyd has been dealing with since 1999. That’s seventeen years of being blamed for ‘ruining’ the Star Wars franchise by prequel haters, having a role constantly criticized (not critiqued), and being called every name in the book. Lloyd hasn’t acted in over ten years, and I can’t blame him for doing so.

    But this is shitty and I’m finding it way too often among those who supposedly are offering sympathy to Jake – yet another chance to bash George (and Jar Jar while they’re at it): – – – I’ve seen a few things in scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. Quite a bit of it has been support, which has been encouraging. Quite a bit of it has also been blame being placed on Jar Jar Binks (not fair to Ahmed Best) or jokes made at Jar Jar’s expense. More has been blame being placed on George Lucas (which is where any blame–depending on your point of view–for TPM lies).

  19. Phen Says:

    i’ve seen TPM the most of any film. based mostly on my free time at that point in my life. Lloyed was perfect for young Anakin. I think the poster of him in the desert with a Vader shadow is one of the iconic star wars images. Hope he gets what he needs. Mental health issues are super rough.

  20. lovelucas Says:

    Even pros suffer. This is from Brian and Tosche Station who is stepping down – temporarily but it might be permanent: (this is in reaction to Brian’s criticism at fan behavior over the Bring Back Legends/Give Us Legends movement and he does call it harassment: Over that time I’ve received a near constant stream of abuse, harassment, and more recently, threats. While others may be able to shrug that off, I’m not one of those people. I’ve been open with my struggle with depression and anxiety. The never-ending abuse in the form of Tweets, emails, YouTube videos containing vulgarities and slurs that no one should be forced to endure has forced me to prioritize my health and well being. The vast majority of this abuse I have not shared anywhere.

    Effective Sunday, April 17th, I’ll be stepping away from TSR and the blog. I’ve set a minimum one-month hiatus for myself, but my health is the first concern and if that window needs to be extended or be permanent, it will be. Here’s what this means to you.

    Nanci will be assuming sole editor duties over the blog
    TSR will either go into hiatus after this weekend or another host will step in to do the show with Nanci.

    I hope Brian is able to continue even if it takes a while. Now try to see Jake going through this kind of negativity and worse when he was still a child. Is it any wonder George left Star Wars when he did?

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Wow, that’s a development.

    • Jean Carlos Says:

      That’s a terrible thing to read.

      I think impressive how the Haters – this noisy, rude, perverted and mentally disturbed minority – turned Star Wars into something sad.

      When George Lucas created the Saga, over forty years ago, he imagined it would be:

      A) A healthy fun for 6-13 years-old children.
      B) A gateway to the study of philosophy and mythology.

      However, something went wrong – and SW sadly became the catalyst center of the most immature, cruel and perverse people.
      Men and women with 30-50 years-old, mentally paralyzed in their f*cking adolescences.

      That is why George walked away, heartbroken, from his creation (I particularly think he should not have done it).

      That is why Jake, Ahmed and Hayden moved away, almost completely, from show biz.

      lovelucas, I wish for you only the best.
      I hope that this “vacation” make you regain your strength.

      • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

        Jean- this is one of many insightful sayings in which I with quotation marks put on my Star Wars: The Page of Fanness’ Facebook wall.
        Aside from what George wanted and how bad his hopes ended up, your words also reflect the worldview of a kid who grows up with Star Wars and remains loyal to it. The youngling loves Star Wars I-VI, or IV-III… and has no problems with it nor is aware of the harsh words toward his or her beloved films. When that kid grows older, that’s when the hard truth of the poisonous fanbase and merciless media come into light.
        For George, it is a pretty sad story… like van Gogh meets Chef Gusteau tragic. And to know that Jake called it quits to his promising acting journey because of the matter. The same goes for now-minor Hayden & Ahmed, whom I do hope to hire as voice-actors in the future…

      • susanbowes Says:

        I wish people would stop saying that Hayden Christensen quit acting after appearing in Star Wars. He most certainly DID NOT QUIT! He’s been in movies both before and afterwards. He did say that he felt he didn’t deserve the fame he’d received from appearing in AOTC and Revenge and he did take some time off around 2010, but it was a well deserved break. For those who doubt this, and keep saying that he quit acting, Hayden’s credits are listed on IMDb.

      • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

        I did say minor, so though he hasn’t been in a major spotlit film, I did acknowledge that he has acted (such as Outcast and 90s Minutes in Heaven).

        Ahmed Best also is doing work (as he said in his TheseAretheStarsYourLookingFor interview). I didn’t mean what I said above to be mistaken like that…

      • susanbowes Says:

        I didn’t mean that message for you personally Noah. I keep reading “articles” saying that Hayden quit acting after being in Revenge, mainly posted on Facebook. The problem is that too many people believe what these asinine articles say.

    • Jean Carlos Says:

      I’m sorry.
      (After posting the answer I realized that this post was write by Bryan, from “Tosche Station”).

  21. Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

    What can I say on here that has not been said already? Still, it is wrong, so wrong that Jake has been burnt like this all of his life…. especially by sick oldies and immature-youngess who have a distaste for children in major films… to which I respond “GROW THE FORCE UP!”. Maybe it’s because of the films I was raised on and that child part of me still, but like it when kids are major characters in films, even the main ones. Also, another prickish force I must point a finger to is… are… sigh… I rather not mention their forbidden name… The Razzies… Their award system is bad enough for attacking movies (not just the bad or disliked, but a lot of GOOD ones as well), but they take things to far by mocking the DIRECTORS and Actors/Actresses.. no matter how old or how YOUNG.. yeah, Jake received a nomination for Worst Supporting Actor. His coo-star Ahmed Binks Best also got a nomination, but he did his best (no pun intended) to keep his cool. To paraphrase from an interview, he wouldn’t let the backlash get to him, but everyone should leave the kid Jake alone! For more insight and how both the Razzies and the Oscars work, I suggest reading the Max Lucado book “You are Special”, or even watching the video adaptation of it.

    Furthermore, like I did for George back in November after Simon Pegg called him a clueless baby killer, I plan to do something for young Annie. In my brainstorming, all I have thought of are George & Anakin setting on the sidewalk, depressed. Or do a version of the “Mickey Comforts Kermit” picture (with George’s hand on Anakin’s back). I also am debating rather or not to have big Anakin & Jar Jar in, looking over at their depressed friends. Hayden & Ahmed as wessa all know went through the same s(BODINI) yet have not suffered mental problems or gave away their companies… if they had any. Anyway, I am open to suggestions about this art piece…

  22. nosferatu22 Says:

    I’m not really a Vietnamese, but I live in Vietnam and can speak it. I had met with many fandoms. That being said, including the Vietnamese Star Wars fandom.
    Most Vietnamese hateboy I know, thinking their opinion is valid, that anyone who think the reason why people hate the prequels which is NOT include “Because Lucas sucks in the prequels that they should never exist” is invalid, that only anyone who wants the prequels “never exist” had the right to have an opinion, the rest need to **** off. Each time I talk with a Vietnamese prequel fan, there’s a moron who jump in and brings up his/her bull**** argument to ruin our love for the prequels.
    And heck, one of them even say they have power over the artists, that only “true artists” listen to the fans, that any artist who did not is not artist. I can name these hateboy’s names: Duy Nguyen on facebook, the Star Wars Vietnam Fanpage admins, etc… These hateboys also NOT allowed us to love Palpatine as a great villain, “because he sucked that he had no motive”, that we only worship Darth Sidious.
    Some of the hateboys also want to remove Sidious from all the prequels to have Maul in instead, to have their “cool” service.
    If I want to watch ANH again, I would simply tell Lucas to have a re release of it, not making a poor remake. I would let the prequels let the way they go. By that idea, the same time it revive my childhood, yet does NOT harm anyone’s. But the haters want a poor remake. Remember what happened to Doraemon? The classic version (include The Winged Braves) is my favourite, but heck, they remake the series into a poor, lazy writing (as well as drawing). I sure if the prequel haters watch Doraemon, they would love the remake “because it’s cooler”.
    Besides, I wish the best for Jake.

    • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

      “And heck, one of them even say they have power over the artists, that only “true artists” listen to the fans, that any artist who did not is not artist” So, does that mean by their “logic”, that Vincent van Gogh wasn’t a TRUE artist… heck, am I as an artist also not true because I draw whatever I like, want, and feel to instead of taking requests?

      And I know that this question is one everyone knows the answer to, but if fans controlled what the maker makes, how did they become fans in the first place if they didn’t ask for what they like?

      Anyway, here’s hope for the best for you in Vietnam nosf, greetings from America 🙂

  23. nosferatu22 Says:

    Thanks, Noah Evans.
    Anyway, what do you think about my fanfic project? https://plus.google.com/u/0/114461873606678889749/posts/YRFYCCUkvdZ

  24. Sarah Says:

    This is just to let everyone know that a fundraiser for mental health services in support of Jake has gone live:

    https://www.justgiving.com/Star-Wars-Fans-For-Jake-Lloyd

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