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Darkside Creative – Personal Post April 2022: Please Read

Hello, my Star Wars friends. It has been a while since I blogged last, but I can see people still find my blog helpful and informative, which is good, I guess. So, I have something significant to say today, which will explain why I haven’t been online in any actual capacity. You may be shocked by this news, but it has been a month or so since it happened, so I feel okay to write about it here (barely okay, that is).

Remember when I mentioned that my Mum was really sick in a previous post? Well, she actually died from that illness. Even writing these words for the first time is extremely difficult for me (as you can probably imagine). It hasn’t been very long since it happened, and I haven’t been back to work since either. Nothing can ever be this hard, and I’ve already lived through losing one parent. But my mum and I were exceptionally close.

I have this burning feeling in my gut telling me to use this experience and write about it. So I am considering starting another blog to vent and air my feelings and doubts about what happened. My goal is always to try and help people when I write. But it doesn’t always end up happening. As a writer, I know how these things can be nothing like what you planned. Writing has a way of getting away from you sometimes.

Anyway, that is my update or at least part of my update. I know that a lot has happened since I last blogged, such as an Obi-Wan trailer release. I wish I could feel happy about this stuff again, but I just can’t – at least not for now. It’s excruciating to write through what feels like a void in my heart and in my life right now. So I can’t promise when my next update will be. And that is the best I can do. I understand if you wish to unfollow. That is entirely your choice.

There is no image for this post. The words are too important.

Thanks for reading. If you’re a long-time follower, I appreciate your patience and understanding. If you’re new, I still welcome you to my blog but I’m not sure what the future looks like for me at this stage.

We’ll talk soon just not sure when but I’m still (kind of) around the site lurking here and there.

Thanks for reading.

Your Star Wars friend, Julie (AKA Darkside Creative).

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Star Wars Is Poetry – Comic Book Update: The Mandalorian Comic Adaptation

Hello, my Star Wars friends! It has been a wee while since I updated everyone on life on the Darkside (recently, it’s pretty dark :(). But this is an update worthy of a post, so comic book fans (and Mandalorian fans) should be rejoicing!

Star Wars dot com recently announced the launch of The Mandalorian comic book adaptation from Marvel. Marvel and Star Wars often come together in the comic book area, so it’s nothing new really. But it’s a first for The Mandalorian getting his own comic book adaptation!

Check out the excellent cover:

As it’s a comic book adaptation of the show, there won’t really be a whole lot to tell if you’ve already seen the Disney Plus series. However, sometimes they (writers) change things up a little in comics, even if they’re adaptations, so there’s that to look forward to! Plus, everyone loves Din Djarin – I mean, he is really popular with fans, so I imagine A LOT of people will be buying this comic. I’m not sure if I will review it myself (assuming it doesn’t sell out first, which is quite likely). I guess there will always be an online version somewhere (usually), so that’s always an option.

I am thinking of buying a yearly subscription to Star Wars Insider magazine in other book-related news. In fact, I am pretty close to signing up, so I’ll be reviewing content in those magazines too! The Star Wars Insider magazines are well-known to the fandom as they’ve been around for quite a while now. These magazines are official Star Wars magazines, so it’s a good move for me. I have various Star Wars Insider magazines of my own already, and I bought some “special edition” copies a while back that featured the best of Star Wars Insider for a specific period. But I want to expand on my collection, so this is the best way to do that. Plus, I adore their covers (I am a massive sucker for comic book and book covers, and now that includes magazines) 😁

 

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SWTOR Update – February 20th Legacy of the Sith Has Launched!

Happy weekend fellow Star Wars friends, and welcome to another SWTOR update! I’ve done very little writing this weekend because I’ve been spending all my free time inside SWTOR after the launch of Legacy of the Sith on Wednesday. While I haven’t been able to access any new content yet, the new Cartel Market packs were released (finally!), so I’ve been busy trading.

No new armour this time around (kinda odd), but we did get quite a few new items, one new lightsaber, which is really nice and this little thing 🥰😍

Where’s Grogu?

This new item is only 240 cartel coins, and it doesn’t have Grogu in it but still – IT’S so adorable. I know there will be people in the game who will love this as much as I do. Therefore, I am sure it will sell for millions 😊🤑🤑

I’ve also come up against some pretty solid competition on the GTN in terms of other traders. I’ve managed to identify a couple of new names, but I know some older nametags from years back. And they’re STILL trading like I am, lol. I wonder if they think the same thing about me hehe 😎🤨 Flipping items on the GTN has never been so much fun (and challenging). I am trying a new strategy to see if it works. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Just a short update today. Thanks for reading; keep safe, and I’ll catch you in the next post!

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SWCU – The Book of Boba Fett S01 Episode 07 Review

🛑‼️THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPOILER-FREE. PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS🛑‼️

EPISODE SEVEN

Welcome fellow Star Wars fans to the final review for this season of The Book of Boba Fett! This season went by so quickly I almost didn’t realise it was already the end of it. Overall, the season was entertaining, but it could have been stronger in some episodes. I don’t think it’s wise to compare Boba Fett’s show to The Mandalorian, which I’ve seen many fans do. I believe The Book of Boba Fett is good enough to stand on its own.

In terms of the episode, it seems we did get some closure for Boba and a pleasant surprise at the end regarding Cobb Vanth. I was surprised to see the story end for Cad Bane, though! I never thought they would take him out of the story as soon as they did, but it does make sense. Cad Bane was really a means to an end for the Pyke syndicate and not much else beyond it. I LOVED the showdown between him and Boba, though! It was exactly as I imagined it would be – VERY close.

TBOBF S01 EPISODE 7

VIA LoreFreak on YouTube

People have commented about the amount of time Boba had in his own show. Yes, the story was being told outside of Boba’s storyline to include Mando, Grogu, Luke, Ahsoka and others. And if I had to comment directly on that, I would say that Ahsoka probably didn’t have to be in it. Other than that, Mando and Boba Fett crossing paths were always going to happen.

And even Cobb Vanth showing up was inevitable given that he and Boba are on the same planet. I loved the Rancor addition to Boba’s story, and the way Boba came to the rescue was great! After all, it is HIS show, so I was happy about that.

Grogu and Luke probably didn’t need to be featured as part of Boba’s story, but I really don’t get why people are all “, but it’s Boba’s show”. The final episode was an excellent way to wrap up the season regardless of how the story was told.

Going back a bit further to the rest of Boba’s story, I really enjoyed what the writers did with Boba. They added depth to his character that otherwise wouldn’t have been there. It makes absolute sense that Boba would change as a person. He’s experienced a lot, he’s met new people, he’s come back from the dead basically! The fans just need to give Boba Fett a break!

VIA LoreFreak on YouTube

Even the Scooby gang on their speeders wasn’t as bad as everyone thought. I mean, I am not going to say I liked them because, again, I felt they were a little superfluous to the story being told. But it is what it is. Hopefully, we can embrace it and move on without causing too much more derision in the fandom (seriously, there is so much of it these days).

One of the highlights of the entire season was the team-up between Mando and Boba Fett. It was amazing! This whole scene reinforced in my mind exactly why The Book of Boba Fett was so good! Mando was returning the favour when Boba showed up in his show last season, and it was filmed so well!

I will end things on a high note and say that while there were some things that not every fan could agree on, overall, the show was entertaining. Was it entertaining enough to get a second season? I am not going to predict that, but all I can say is my fingers are crossed 😁🤞

So that’s it from me for another episode – please tell me what you thought and loved about this episode! I will be in the comments as always. MTFBWY!

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SWTOR Update – 12 February 2022 Legacy of the Sith

Hello there, fellow Star Wars fans! Another SWTOR Update for February 12th (feel free to tune on out if you’re not into SWTOR) 👍😊

One crucial thing to talk about today is the big SWTOR story update coming next week (February 15th) called “The Legacy of the Sith”. As you can tell by the title, it’s probably going to be a dark path our characters need to follow. Most likely focusing on the sith and their expansion further into the galaxy. I’m all for this, of course, seeing the majority of my characters in SWTOR are all Darksiders (hehe) 😉😊

 

But I am a long way from updating my story to the latest expansion. You see, I became very disillusioned with the game several times over the 10 or so years of playing it. And that meant that I stopped playing for long periods as I played other games. I am sure most people that play video games can relate to this. You play a game for so long, and eventually, people leave, friends stop playing, guilds disband, you know the drill. It became too much of a chore to keep playing independently, so I stopped. My partner also stopped playing, which was a big blow because we played together all the time. So I eventually left SWTOR (several times), and that meant falling behind in the expansions.

So while I might not be able to play Legacy of the Sith straightaway, I am looking forward to the new gear and new packs they will most likely release the same day. As trading is my number one thing (next to working towards Legendary status), I am pretty excited about it. I have no idea what they’ll release, but given the latest shows, including Boba Fett, I expect some look-alike armour there, maybe even Luke’s or Fennecs.

Trading update

Today I made a collector or trader very happy by selling two pieces of rare armour I’ve had forever. I did a bit of tidying up today while I traded. It was the fastest sale I think I’ve ever had for two pieces of armour, both selling for the maximum price of 1 BILLION credits each. They’re most likely wealthy and armour collectors like me who bought them. Nobody would purchase those pieces unless they knew exactly how rare they were. So I made a nice collection of credits today, working towards my target of whatever the maximum is. I am trying to figure out just what the legacy limit is for credits by collecting credits, lol 😅

Thanks for reading; keep safe, and I’ll catch you in the next post!

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