I randomly came across a couple of different drawings that change a couple things from the Star Wars saga in (what I think is) a very creative way:
There’s plenty more on those web sites if you dig around.
It got me thinking about how people “seed” humanity with ideas, thoughts, and imaginings. In the case of Star Wars, within a few years of its screening, there were very few people (who have the ability to watch movies) who did not know the sound of Darth Vader’s respirator. A movie, a form of entertainment was a catalyst for many extensive reverberations of creativity across this culture.
I think the idea of building off of a single seed of ingenuity or creativity is at the heart of where we have come as a race, and it’s also interesting to see the things that we have given up in the process.
In my own life, I keep myself busy experiencing many things in the world around me and trying to build off the shoulders of others. However, in order to do so, I can very easily become side-tracked from the things that I feel are important to me. Similarly, I think that portions of humanity can easily go off-course from what is important to the human race as a whole and end up in a world that doesn’t suit them at all, yet they and their ancestors’ created such a place.
Our little “pale blue dot” is an amazing place, and some amazing things have been made from its materials. Additionally, we have slowly distanced ourselves from much of the world around us by creating different “worlds” within the larger context (I wonder if we’ve always done that), like cities, towns, and villages. In the process, we distance ourselves from many other species on the planet, save for the few pet-type species that we deem worthy. This gave us security from predators so that we could flourish and practically cover the earth.
Okay, I’m going a bit off-topic. To be honest, I’m not sure where I’m going with this little musing (you might have already guessed that). I guess I’ll just finish by reiterating the fact that I do think it’s interesting to see one small seed reinvented in numerous other peoples creative minds and then shared with others, creating more “seeds” of creativity for our culture to grow.