Star Wars in the Classroom

Remember a month ago when Hyperspace PodBlast had Hannah and I on to discuss our Star Wars class?  I know!  It was so fun!  Well Charlotte and Caitlin of Skytalkers: A Star Wars Podcast heard the episode and they invited Hannah and I on their show to talk about our class too!  Yay!  We had so much fun chatting with them and, if you’re in the mood for some great Star Wars banter, you should totally click this link and head on over to Skytalkers to give it a listen.  BONUS – you’ll also learn which five people associated with Star Wars (fictional or real, alive or dead) Hannah and I would invite to a dinner party!!  Um, what are you still doing here?  It’s time to click the link and enjoy the show! Continue reading

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My The Last Jedi Preparation!

Okay folks, the time has ALMOST ARRIVED.  The Last Jedi will be hitting theatres next week!  Let’s all pause for a moment to squeal while basking in excitement and anticipation.

…………………….(is this enough time?? better safe than sorry)………………..

Alright, now that we have all that out of the way, let’s look at how I’m getting ready for The Last Jedi shall we?  Who knows?!?  Maybe we’ll have the same process!!  Wouldn’t that be a fun coincidence??  Aww, it would be. Continue reading

In Star Wars…Your Head Canon Is All The Matters

There…I said it.  All that matters is head canon.  The Last Jedi is on its way right?  (Yay!)  With it will come countless analyses, deconstructions, and evaluations (myself included).  No matter where you’re at in the world of Star Wars, you’re going to have opinions (myself included!).  And that’s exciting!  However, the Star Wars community can be volatile at times (especially online).  Instead of sharing our love, we seem to enjoy chastising those who love something else or love what we love in a different way.  Yet we can (and should) happily love what we love and respect what someone else loves too!  At the end of the day, no one can tell you what Star Wars stories move you.  So in the seemingly endless debate over what is or isn’t “canon” or what stories are “best,” the only important question is what do you like?  If the story moves you, it’s part of your Star Wars experience and those are the only stories that really matter.  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

Teaching Star Wars 101

I’ll keep this short so you’ll actually click the link.  On Monday, Hannah and I were guests on Hyperspace PodBlast (A Star Wars Podcast) to talk about our Star Wars & Contemporary Myth class!  For real.  How amazing is that?!?  We had so much fun with Bryan and Shelby and it was a nerd dream come true.  So please (pretty please), click on this link and bounce over to their site so you can hear us all geek out about Star Wars and talk about the nature of our course!  Best.  Day.  Ever :). 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

Force Friday II and the Talker Toy Challenge

A little over a month ago, Disney officially kicked off their 2017 “Star Wars Season” with Force Friday.  The first of September saw many new Star Wars t-shirts, toys, Black Series figures, LEGOs, stuffed animals porgs, etc. hit the shelves.  Like good little consumers, eager Star Wars fans (myself included) swarmed stores in an effort to a) get new Star Wars stuff and b) see what manner of clues about The Last Jedi could be found amidst all the new merch.  I wanted to wait to write this post as there was A LOT of Force Friday stuff on the interwebs that weekend.  But, with the new trailer dropping tomorrow, the time has come!  So, who wants to hear about the Star Wars stuff?? Continue reading