10 January 2013 – Well, obviously, I did not complete this challenge. I just got too busy.
5 March 2012 – I just read that Ralph McQuarrie, the awesome concept artist whose visionary designs have virtually become the DNA of the Star Wars Saga’s aesthetic, passed away. RIP, Mr. Ralph.
Just a short time ago, in The Girl Who Read’s teeny tiny galaxy, I have become a fan of Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It appeals to the Star Wars fan in me, and I’ve always loved Yoda; he’s one of my favorite characters. In fact, I think Yoda is the 2nd most prominent character in my humble Star Wars collection, which wouldn’t even come close to making a dent on my other friends’ collections, but yeah. If you care to know, the most prominent is Anakin Skywalker, and the 3rd is R2-D2.
There’s this Japanese legend that says if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true. Well, since this year marks the first of the Star Wars movies coming back to the big screen in 3D, I decided it’s a good time to start this project to fold 1,000 Origami Yodas. I don’t know what I’m going to wish for yet, but it’s a fun thing to do, so I’ll just do it. Yeah, I think I must have had too much sun on Tatooine.
The Yodas are based on the instructions provided in the book:
I plan to give out the Yodas and number them to keep track.
I tweeted about this and Tom Angleberger himself saw it! He gave me some much-needed encouragement.
@almeldiel Good luck on the 1,000! If I die it, you can too!—
(@OrigamiYoda) January 17, 2012
The game’s afoot! I’m not an origami whiz, so May the Force be with me.
Did I give you a Yoda, or did you find one accidentally and it led you here? Register your Yoda!
12 Feb 2012
0021: My first successful smaller Yoda! This one’s half the size of my usual ones, and appropriately, it was included in my christening gift to my new godson, Darcy!
4 Feb 2012
0009-0012: I folded 4 Yodas on the spot for my buddies from The Mysterious Reading Society during our February Book Discussion. (0009 – Lianne. 0010 – Leia, 0011 – Ronald, 0012 – Miko, Leia’s nephew)
21 Jan 2012
0008: I folded this on the spot for Bro Echo. He took a photo!
12 Jan 2012
0002: I tried folding using some thicker special paper. It’s more difficult to do, so I’ll stick to colored paper of the same stock as office paper next time. I’m giving this one to Neffy-Poo #1.
11 Jan 2012
0001: The prototype — I made this using some office scratch paper.
I’m glad to know I can actually manage to follow the instructions and make a decent enough Yoda. The prototype is now stuck to my workstation bulletin board.