Within fandom, the setting of Star Wars is often called the GFFA, short for ‘galaxy far, far away.’
The acronym caught on to such an extent that one of the galactic governments in the (non-canon) post-Return of the Jedi novels was called the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.
"Someone really wanted our initials to spell out GFFA." - A really old Ric Olie, probably.
Me when people persist in fancasting EU characters for Episode VII
Me when people get overly dramatic about the ‘death’ of the Expanded Universe
When people say there’s ‘no Star Wars fandom on Tumblr’
Q:Are any of the new movie rumors true?
All rumors are rumors, which means we don’t know. Some are more plausible than others, though that doesn’t make them true. Some are probably total bullshit. We can’t really know yet.
The most trustworthy rumors tend to come from the trades (Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap and Deadline Hollywood.) Then there are the smaller sites like Latino Review, which have mixed records but have been known to get things right. (Not everything, but some things.) If a site has no track record (and with sites reporting only SW/Episode VII stuff, that’s most of them) we just have to wait and see.
This is why I emphasize not taking any rumors particularly seriously. Even if there’s a grain of truth, some things are coming second or third-hand and there’s a lot of guesswork involved, like a game of telephone. For instance, before The Phantom Menace was out, we ‘knew’ Brian Blessed was playing a leader of some sort: Guesses had him playing the father of Natalie Portman’s character. And from that assumption, folks were also assuming he died somewhere in the film, making Portman Queen. He turned out to be Boss Nass.
The closer we get to the film, the more we’ll see leaks related to merchandise being out in the wild (which is happening with Rebels right now) and the more we’ll know. Though I doubt the guessing will stop.
In any case: Be mindful of rumors. Seek out their original sources. And remember, if it’s not on StarWars.com, it’s a rumor, full stop.
Realizing I may have to watch some of The Clone Wars for ‘research’
When people continue to give us shit for the ‘overreaction’ to the original Episode VII casting annoucement.