Ages 11 & 12

My posts have been introspective lately. I realized when writing the last post that one of the reasons I have not written more about Star Wars specifically (planets, characters, motivations), is because Star Wars often reflects my life. It’s one of the reasons I love it so much. And since I have been reviewing and … Continue reading Ages 11 & 12

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Amidala and Palpatine

I always loved Queen Amidala. She got me through some tough times as a bullied pre-teen as I saw her as a strong, dominating figure. There are two scenes in particular that I think often goes unnoticed by fans, and I'd like to bring our attention to it. In TPM, Palpatine is pressuring Amidala to give … Continue reading Amidala and Palpatine

Fan Art Friday! Naboo Drama

Here we are again...our once-a-month Star Wars coloring book fun between Mei-Mei and I. Be sure to check out Mei-Mei's interpretation of this mandala...looks like we picked similar colors, though slightly different.     I really like the way my picture turned out this time around. I blended lots of colors and tried shading techniques … Continue reading Fan Art Friday! Naboo Drama

Why TPM is Important, Again

I have a bone to pick with Rod Hilton, the creator of the Machete Order. If you cut out TPM from the order, people will ALWAYS have questions about Anakin's past. I agree that it is not necessarily super important for the plot. You can squish the few necessary storylines from TPM into AOTC or … Continue reading Why TPM is Important, Again

My Daughter & Star Wars

"How are you going to introduce Star Wars to your kid?" As soon as I announced my pregnancy, that was one of the most common questions people asked me. And it baffled me. Is this really a concern? Before I was even thinking about babies, I wrote a post about it, and in my naive … Continue reading My Daughter & Star Wars