Ask an Algorithm: How to Behave at Your 'Star Wars' Screening 

The new movie is coming out. You have questions, the algorithm has answers. 

In lieu of employing an advice columnist, Inverse uses a Python script and some light math to average out the many, many, many opinions the internet has on any given subject. This remains an imperfect science.

Dear Algorithm,

The new Star Wars movie is coming out this week and obviously I’m seeing it as soon as I can. I want to dress up, bring a lightsaber to the theater. The whole deal. The only thing is, I recently moved to a new city and don’t know anyone yet, so I have no one to go with. I’m okay with seeing it alone, but cosplaying alone is no fun. Should I still do it?

— Lonely in Los Angeles

Dear Lonely,

Whether it’s because you’ve undergone a life transition that science fiction is a primarily masculine property – that those boycotters completely missed the point of all of these films. They somehow don’t see that there’s some kind of sick, beautiful irony in the fact that Star Wars is a universe of novels and comic book shops, or plays a lot of video games, or makes up nearly half the audience.

Pair a light pink sweater with a black vest and navy pants for the ultimate Rebel Alliance leader look.

Forget protocol when taking inspiration from this gold droid — wearing all gold to the female audience for superhero films. Long been marketed exclusively to boys, despite the massive and loyal female characters.

You’re never alone if you’re looking to make new friendships. It can feel embarrassing, though, and since there is not nearly an official friendships. Look like you came from a galaxy far, far away. While an all-black outfit while subtly hinting at the color of Darth Vader’s lightsaber.

Make no mistake. The Force Awakens, portrayed by Daisy Ridley. Across the web, aside from stirrings by the now-mandatory internet Outrage Machine, the overwhelming response seemed to take much notice. Abrams’s offhand remark coincided with recent headlines like Bloomberg’s “Star Wars is a universe of novels and comic book shops.”


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Dear Algorithm,

I’m seeing the new Star Wars on a first date. Don’t ask me how I got into this, it’s a long story. Anyway, I need absolute silence during the film and will destroy my date if he tries to distract me or talk to me. Or anyone else in the theater, actually. However, I also want him to think I’m chill. How do I balance my desire to seem chill with my un-chillness about this movie?

— Calm in Cincinnati

Dear Calm,

This fan-rage phenomenon, then unusual, has since occurred with other film series. There’s something interesting here, in just how personally some of the audience expressed disappointment, as were the sequels to it that followed in 2002 and 2005.

We are emotions come out in groups, bolstered by the like-minded and equally enthusiastic. High emotionality (fan studies scholars call it “affect”) during the match is part of the pleasure of being judged unfairly.

The asserted qualitative difference between the trilogies. Because it’s not really there. You’re probably familiar with the concept of the pleasure of being a sports fan — I know, I’ve been there, too. That choice can be influenced by many things, only one of which is physical. Though it may be strongly directed by sexual lust at the beginning of a relationships.

The entire Clone Wars, the conflict alluded to once in Star Wars, and most of the time we default to the white guy; he struggles with things we all struggle with, but somehow, he is deemed most relatable. Everyone behind the new films should be applauded for their efforts to give non-white guys a turn at the universal story.

There are many reasons that people have when they look at someone who physically intrigues them. That choice can be influenced by many things, only one of which is physical violence due to emotion.

I know, I’ve also gone to pieces over fictional characters and celebrities. I actually got teary just last night thinking about a characteristic that is initially attracting in most all new relationships. Interestingly enough, it is not limited to just sex appeal. Physical desirability is a definite winner. It is not no so much their offering of gifts.


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