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The Five Stages Of Stormtrooper Grief

The Five Stages Of Stormtrooper Grief

Posted to Flickr on 24 May 2010. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

Stage 1: Denial. "This can’t be true. I refuse to believe it!"

Stage 2: Anger. "It’s not fair! This should not be happening to me!"

Stage 3: Bargaining. "Just give me some more time. Please! I know I can do better!"

Stage 4: Depression. "Oh, why bother anyway? No one’s going to even notice or care."

Stage 5: Acceptance. "Yes, it’s true. I have the worst aim in the universe."

Submitted to the Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting.

Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.


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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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