The Rise of Skywalker and fandom dissonance

To say that Star Wars means a lot to me is an understatement. My daughter’s middle name is Amidala, my wife walked down the aisle to ‘Across the Stars’ and my home is filled with various merchandise, collectables and memorabilia. Even in the off weeks where my fandom wanes, not a day passes that I’m not met with something Star Wars or other — from the Tatooine pot I keep my coffee in, to the plushies in my…