Our lifelong love affair with the Star Wars empire has been a rocky road of extreme elation and despair. Now here's a crucial graph to accurately depict that sci-fi thrill ride set in a galaxy far, far away. (Love hurts, don't it?)
This spot-on comic art by Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman from Dorkly
perfectly illustrates the crazy roller coaster of emotions felt in our 36-year marriage to the sometimes-fertile mind of George Lucas and his universe of interstellar heroes, villains, monsters and aliens.
Follow the series of panels in the gallery below and relive the epic depression and disappointments, the blissful innocence and exaltations that have defined the Star Wars saga's six films. Embark on a therapeutic, five-stage journey from wild wonder to anarchic apathy, reliving those endorphin-charged moments when Star Wars soared, then sank.
Sure, every legendary relationship has its ups and downs, but this one often leaves us wishing we were still single. How about you?