Tag: Star Wars

Lightsaber-Building at Savi’s Workshop

Lightsaber-Building at Savi’s Workshop

Posted February 11, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

As a longtime Star Wars fan, it ws inevitable I would end up at Savi’s Workshop. I’ve wanted a lightsaber since I was… seven, maybe? I completely don’t care that I am a 32 year old dinosaur lady, it’s not my fault this experience wasn’t available when I was younger. Fortunately, there are folks of all ages excited to make lightsabers so if you are super excited about having full Star Wars experience but worried about being judged for participating in something not age appropriate or whatever, bah, don’t worry about it. The experience begins, truly, by locating Savi’s Workshop. […]

Our First Time in Galaxy’s Edge (Disney Trip 2021)

Our First Time in Galaxy’s Edge (Disney Trip 2021)

Posted February 4, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it on here, but I am a huge Star Wars fan. I grew up on the franchise (yes, original trilogy and prequels too). One of my fondest memories as a child is going to a 2am showing of Attack of the Clones when I was in middle school with my father and a ground of people from church. My parents even pulled out of school during regional testing to go to this local premiere. It was a big deal. Needless to say, ever since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at […]

Unpopular Opinion: “The Last Jedi” Is Great Storytelling

Unpopular Opinion: “The Last Jedi” Is Great Storytelling

Posted February 4, 2018 in Reading, Real World, Thoughts, Writing // 5 Comments

Mes chers, I saw The Last Jedi about a month ago now, and honestly… I don’t understand why everyone has been hating on it. I waited several weeks to see it even though I LOVE Star Wars based on so many *meh* reviews from people I respected.  REGRET. It was really fantastic and I walked out of the theatre baffled as to why so many people found it disappointing. I’m trying to think of it from the point-of-view of a typical Star Wars fan, and the closest I can come up with is the fact there were so many grey areas. […]

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

Posted January 5, 2018 in Bookish Things, Reading // 10 Comments

One of the most under-appreciated character tropes in fiction these days is the mentor figure.  I mean, sure, we’ve got Dumbledore who was well loved, but outside that?  Mostly these days our heroes and heroines take to the streets themselves and learn as they go.  Merlin’s legacy is fading. I think this largely stems from a shifting in our culture to complete independence.  It’s no longer fashionable to receive guidance and advice from those more experienced than us – in fact, it’s humiliating.  We are thrown into the world with the complete expectation of innate knowledge and the ability to […]

Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore

Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore

Posted January 14, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The absolute first thing one needs to know when approaching The New Jedi Order series is that these books have been written over the course of the last ten-or-so years, and in now way reflect The Force Awakens or any of the modern generation of Star Wars.  Think of it, if you will, as a parallel universe. Once that is out of the way, each book of The New Jedi Order series must be approached as its own entity, because with any fandom-based storyline, each story is written by a different author.  Vector Prime, written by R.A. Salvatore, falls short of his […]