— Ryan Penagos (@Agent_M) May 7, 2012
When the news broke Monday that Lucasfilm has laid off Bonnie Burton, the denizens of Twitter had plenty to say… And I’m only scratching the surface here.
Why would Lucasfilm lay off @bonniegrrl, the person who best understood their revenue source and loyal fanbase? They just lost cool points.
— Gary O’Brien (@dpamac) May 7, 2012
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) May 8, 2012
Lucasfilm lays off the best they EVER had at fan interaction – their “community” is worth a whole HELL of a lot less w/out @bonniegrrl
— Bobby (@FatboyRoberts) May 7, 2012
The only thing that would get me back on Twitter while still booged down in a book is the wonderful and wondrous @bonniegrrl. Good luck!
— Steve Sansweet (@SteveSansweet) May 8, 2012
More Bonnie love – plus all that other stuff we usually do – below the cut.
I didn’t even realize how much @bonniegrrl had become the most enjoyable part of post-prequel Star Wars. Is R2 getting a divorce!?!?
— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) May 7, 2012
Millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. @bonniegrrl no longer with LucasFilm…
— Sean Foster (@Seanthings) May 8, 2012
— Lebo (@L3bo) May 8, 2012
Just learned about @bonniegrrl being laid off. You were too full of awesome for one job to contain.
— Michael Rank (@twobitme) May 8, 2012
You know, I never really forgave Lucas for the prequels, or Indy 4 for that matter. But this whole @bonniegrrl thing? That’s it. It’s on.
— Sue London (@cmdrsue) May 8, 2012
— eric kwun (@geektrooper) May 8, 2012
Thanks for your kind tweets about me being laid off from Lucasfilm. I still love #StarWars & the fans who make it amazing – that means you!
— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) May 7, 2012
Life, man. Life.
— CadusBane (@DarthCadusBane) May 10, 2012
Worked out in my empire t-shirt today. Actually got a dirty look from a gal in a rebel alliance shirt. Dude. We make the trains run on time.
— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) May 10, 2012
Just sang “Sriracha, what a hot sauce” to the tune of that Chewbacca song from the Clerks soundtrack
— maura johnston (@maura) May 14, 2012
Pretty sure I’m watching a documentary on Stonehenge narrated by Princess Leia. Pretttttty sure. Like 87% percent.
— Mandy (@MandyBu) May 12, 2012
The Expanded Universe! Some of this is fallout from our very long discussion that I’m treading lightly on in hopes of revisiting (calmly) soon… And some of it is just folks reading and pondering. You know, the usual.
“People don’t read SW for the characterization.” Actually, that’s EXACTLY why I read them. #SWEU
— Nancipants (@nancipants) May 9, 2012
I like action in the #SWEU, but you have to find balance. Apocalypse with 80 pages of non-stop action to start the book was way too much.
— Brian (@LaneWinree) May 9, 2012
If the Power that Be don’t know we want more female leads now, nothing will. #SWEU
— Erin(@DanceLittleEwok) May 9, 2012
I think Abeloth has a weird form of foreplay with her tentacles. Only reason why it’s mentioned so much #SWEU
— Shannon Hammerstrom(@purfeklilangel) May 8, 2012
— Maleko Hurli man (@illogicalRogue2) May 9, 2012
The more I think about it, “I, Sith” would make for a great Star Wars book title.
— Michael A Stackpole (@MikeStackpole) May 9, 2012
Assuming Ackmena was Bea Arthur’s age in the Holiday Special, she’s 100 years old in Allies, tending bar at night. That’s tough. #SWEU
— Pablo Hidalgo (@infinata) May 11, 2012
If you don’t know who Mara Jade is, this Star Wars trivia game is clearly over.
— Emily Brandt (@emroseb) May 12, 2012
— Aaron Goins (@avgoins) May 11, 2012
…And the snark. Plus poetry. Sort of.
George Lucas recently said that “The Empire Strikes Back” was the worst Star Wars movie, causing fans to spit out their blue milk.
— Team Coco (@TeamCoco) May 9, 2012
A smuggler and his dog-like cohort spring their rebel friend from the Enterprise’s brig. Troi senses a presence she’s not felt since…
— TNG Season 8 (@TNG_S8) May 4, 2012
Just changed Alderaan’s Facebook relationship status from “Single Planet” to “In An Asteroid Field”. #StarWars
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) May 10, 2012
— John Jackson Miller (@jjmfaraway) May 10, 2012