Star Wars ComLINKS: The Love of Sharing Star Wars

Happy Corporate Commodification of Love Valentine’s Day everyone!!!  Hopefully, through all the cultural ridiculousness today, you find some time to think about those you love and reflect on what a wonderful gift sharing love is.  In that spirit, Jenmarie, of Anakin and His Angel, has dedicated this month’s ComLINKS to, “This year I thought writing about who we love to share Star Wars with would be a very uplifting topic.  So, who do you love to watch the films/cartoons with or talk about the latest books/comics with?  Is it your parents? Maybe they introduced you to the franchise?  Your loved one or friends you met at Star Wars Celebration?  How do you share Star Wars with this person/people?  Do you have any fun traditions?”  Aww, I love it (no pun intended).  Without further ado, let’s tell some stories! Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS: Favorite Quote

Okay, alright, yes…to pick any one Star Wars quote as my all time favorite is pretty much impossible.  There are SO MANY brilliant lines to choose from and SO MANY have become a regular part of my life.  Any fan can tell you there are several Star Wars quotes to fit any occasion.  But Jenmarie clearly gets this and that’s why this month’s ComLINKS prompt asks, “If you were to pick one favorite quote, which would it be and why?”  Did you see that “one” in there?  I can pick one favorite quote, easy.  And, just like last month, I didn’t even hesitate in my choice.  I immediately knew what I’d write about.  So what’s my favorite Star Wars quote?  Drum roll please….  Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS: Favorite Score

While my record with posting in the Star Wars ComLINKS series is far from perfect, I pride myself on being the first link added (for the ones I write) when Jenmarie has the post go live on Anakin and His Angel.  Welllllllllll this linkup went live on October 18th.  YIKES.  Now I must wrestle with not meeting the arbitrary standards I set for myself.  Mea culpa!  My angsty writer issues aside, this month’s (or last month’s technically) topic is (was) to choose our favorite score in the films and discuss why it means so much to us/speaks to us in the way it does.  Are you ready to know mine?!  Has the featured image already given it away?!? Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS: Favorite Female Character

Much like Woody Allen Wednesdays took a hit when teaching slowed my participation in joint blogging adventures (papers don’t grade themselves…phooey), I’ve been sadly absent from Anakin and His Angel‘s Star Wars ComLINKS for a few months.  But I’m back baby!  This month, in honor of the Forces Of Destiny cartoon shorts on the Disney YouTube channel, Jenmarie has focused our ComLINKS posts on favorite female characters.  There are so many strong women I love in Star Wars.  Where would we be without Princess Leia??  And we have Padmé Amidala, Mara Jade, Jaina Solo, Admiral Natasi Daala, Shmi Skywalker, and Ahsoka Tano too!  But for me, this post belongs to Mallatobuck.  Malla is Chewie’s wife and their relationship serves as a moving meditation on the strength of love. Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS: Rogue One Favorite Scene

By now the dust of the holiday madness has settled and we’ve all had the chance to see (and geek out over!) Rogue One at least once (or, you know, four times).  In honor of alllllll the time Star Wars fans have spent thinking about the new film, this month Jenmarie – from Anakin and His Angel – has dedicate the Star Wars ComLINKS post to a discussion of our favorite scene in the film.  Coolio!  It seems obvious, but this piece will have some spoilers in it.  They aren’t major ones but a scene will be described.  Hey, I just want to make sure we all go into this with our eyes open okay? Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS – Go Rogue!

This is not the post I was planning to write.  October’s ComLINKS was to be a reflection on our experiences of Rogue Friday and the frenetic quest to gather new Rogue One merchandise on the day it dropped.  Hannah (my dear friend, fellow Star Wars fanatic, co-worker and co-conspirator for many work shenanigans) and I headed out after school, excited at the prospects of what the sequel to our Force Friday adventure would yield.  We were completely unprepared for what we would find… Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS – My Favorite Droid

ComLINKS 2As a loving tribute to the wonderful Kenny Baker, the man who brought Artoo to life in the Star Wars films, this month’s Star Wars ComLINKS is dedicated to the droids of the Star Wars Saga!  The ComLINKS assignment is to write about my favorite droid and reflect on exactly why they hold that special place in my heart.  I often write about how it takes me forever to settle on my topic for posts like these, be they ComLINKS or T5W.  But this time it took me all of 0.00004 seconds to know who I was writing about. Continue reading

Star Wars ComLINKS: Favorite Star Wars Memory

ComLINKS 2I’m participating in a new series on the blog today!  For nearly a year, Jenmarie – who runs the wonderfully eclectic Star Wars blog Anakin and his Angel – has done a monthly feature she opens to all bloggers in love with the galaxy far, far away.  It’s called “Star Wars ComLINKS” and the goal is to inspire those of us who love Star Wars to get together and talk about it.  I’ve come to love participating in the Top Five Wednesdays and I also enjoy the sense of community that comes with the awards and tags circling the blogging world.  So I was excited to join Jenmarie’s ComLINKS and combine that feeling of community with STAR WARS.  What’s not to love??  Anyway, this month’s topic was to discuss a favorite Star Wars memory. Continue reading