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Tag Archives: Star Wars
In and outside of fandom spaces, performative allyship is a thing to be wary of. In a piece for The Wooster Voice, writer Sharah Hutson describes performative allyship as, “when folks pretend to care about a cause but magically forget … Continue reading
Some of fandom’s favorite characters are “blank slates”.
Beige blank slates, that is. Continue reading
If left unchecked, there’s no limit to how many times I’ll bring up Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn (the 2016 novel and its titular character) in a conversation about Star Wars. Continue reading
Source: Where Are Y’all Getting Your Characterization From? Finn Isn’t A Coward, Or Selfish, And He Doesn’t Need A Damn Redemption Arc. I love Finn from Star Wars. It’s not just because I not-so-secretly want John Boyega to fall wildly in … Continue reading
“Poe, this will save the fleet and save Rey,” Finn said. “We have to do it.” Rey Rey Rey. Rose really wanted to stun him again. –— From Jason Fry’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization One of my biggest issues … Continue reading
Where Are Y’all Getting Your Characterization From? Finn Isn’t A Coward, Or Selfish, And He Doesn’t Need A Damn Redemption Arc.
I’m not Resistance. I’m not a hero. I’m a Stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from my family I’ll never know. And raised to do one thing. In my first battle, I made a choice. I wasn’t going to kill for them. So I ran, right … Continue reading
Notes: The following post will mention childhood abuse (and who gets to have that kind of trauma respected/made up for them to give them weight and validate their actions) and spoilers from the film and novelization versions of The Last Jedi … Continue reading
I woke up on MLK Day swearing that I’d dreamt up a tumblr post where someone quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in order to defend Hux, Kylo Ren, and the First Order. When I went through my archives, not only … Continue reading
Before Before the Awakening, stormtrooper FN-2187 is assigned creche duty. The experience is… illuminating. Typically, FN-2187’s work assignments never take him through the creche. That section of the ship has their own sanitation workers and FN-2187 is not one of them. … Continue reading
I don’t have the energy to write a full review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I mean, I literally don’t have any energy. I’m exhausted from not sleeping well the night before and I’m literally trying to write this … Continue reading
Riz Ahmed’s Bodhi Rook is a breakout star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Without his character’s mission and his persistence, the resistance would be dead in outer space. He’s shown to be a capable pilot and a brave … Continue reading
Earlier this week I got a chance to participate in an episode of fandom podcast Fansplaining that was all about race/racism in fandom and giving people of color a chance to speak about what they’d witnessed and experienced. It was … Continue reading
Some vague spoilers follow as does a mention of WW2 and imagery related. Half of this was written on December 30th right after watching the film. I just got out of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I think … Continue reading