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Tales of the Jedi – Golden Age of the Sith

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I’ve started reading all of the Old Republic comics. I decided that if I want to understand as much as I can about the Star Wars universe, I might as well start at the beginning. These comics also have relevance to SWTOR (the game that I play) and it’s actually pretty cool getting to see who all of the important characters were and what their roles were in the SW galaxy as a whole. Now I can look at the armour sets in the game and know the background behind the characters that wore it.

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My Star Wars addiction knows no bounds it seems. I have now become a member of the Marvel website and I am subscribing to read their comics. I’ve actually always been a huge comic and manga fan so I am happy to be going back to my “roots” so-to-speak.

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Anakin Skywalker vs Darth Vader

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The inner conflict between light and dark is a constant theme used many times in the Star Wars universe. Why do we enjoy watching someone struggling with their “inner demons” so much? I think it’s because it’s much safer for us to navigate the darker side of the psyche with fictional characters.

In Anakin Skywalker’s story we are able to see how the inner conflict of one character can influence so many others; Padme, Obi-wan, and even the Jedi order itself. I have always revered the way Anakin suffered for so long without giving in until the conflict was finally too much to bear. Think about it. Whilst we may not face the same kind of struggles as Anakin, we are constantly exposed to situations in life where our choices influence not only our own paths but the paths of others. We are both Anakin and Vader every single day. From this post on Instagram. Image Credit.

The Balance

This ideology of Good versus Evil, Dark versus Light. Does it really need to be there? If I decide to paint myself White and act with cruelty and malice, would it make any difference if I was painted white or yellow or green? No, it would not. And the opposite is also true. Therefore, for me, it is beyond the dark and the light and goes deeper. The Eastern principle of Yin and Yang fits the Star Wars characters so much better than light and dark. One cannot exist without the other, a person cannot be whole without both influences present and a star cannot shine without the darkness. Taken from this post of mine on Instagram. Image credit.

I’m alive and graphic!

Hey, people! Haven’t written in a while, only because I’ve spent as much of my time as possible getting back into creating graphics and images of my own for tumblr. I am not a graphic designer or anything of that nature, I am just a creative person who loves to create things, just one of my many (different) faces.

Here are a couple of edits and images I created using photoshop and canva. Enjoy!

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Darth Vader Star Wars Variant Comic cover #1 – My Edit

 

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Star Wars according to Tumblr

The Star Wars Universe according to the Tumblr fandom:

  1. Kylo Ren and Rey would actually be lovers (instead of sworn enemies fighting for two different sides of the force, light and dark)
  2. There would be an ‘Anti Reylo’ contingent who would do everything they could to stop Reylo from existing (so possibly a new faction or enemy)
  3. Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) would be a prominent figure and a sex idol
  4. Porgs would be a force to be reckoned with (not sure if they can also use the force but yeah…)
  5. Mark Hamill would be a god and would look the same as he did in Star Wars A New Hope
  6. Obi Wan Kenobi would also still be alive and possibly Rey’s father or relation
  7. Hayden Christensen as Anakin would also be some type of omnipotent being who also stays forever young
  8. Princess Leia and Padme Amidala would be fashionistas, bigger than Gucci and Prada combined
  9. John Boyega and Oscar Isaac would feature heavily as good-looking people who everyone loves
  10. Kylo Ren (man of the moment) might also be seeing General Hux on the side as Kylux

What being a Star Wars fan means to me

After a rather overly excited moment at the computer, I’ve managed to compose myself so I can write about the new Star Wars The Last Jedi trailer. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The trailer is just amazing! That said, some of my fellow Star Wars friends are refusing to watch it because they don’t want to see any potential movie spoilers. This situation makes it harder for me to get in touch with my inner fangirl.

I have a friend who is also totally devoted to Star Wars except we celebrate our fandom quite differently. He refuses to watch any footage prior to seeing a new film and will refuse to speak of it at all. I respect his decision but I don’t entirely understand it. I’ve never been one to worry about spoilers, in fact, I welcome them, and I have had to practice serious restraint when writing reviews so I don’t reveal anything to my audience. This is a lot harder to do than you might think, especially when you’re writing about something you’re passionate about. It’s like you can see this amazing thing and you want to celebrate this amazing thing but you cannot, under any circumstances, discuss the real reason or reasons why. You can skirt around the topic all you like and maybe even write a very small teaser or two but you can never cross the line into spoiler territory. This is the (mostly) unspoken rule of an entertainment writer.

My argument is that it’s just so much fun to think about and talk about the “what ifs?” I love watching fan made video clips and watching other fans celebrate their fandom with the world. I enjoy thinking about and writing about what could happen in The Last Jedi because it’s fun and exciting to do. If you follow the star wars tag on Tumblr, you’ll be exposed to this type of content from fans who aren’t afraid to let their minds wander through all the possibilities. I believe it’s one of those things that only a true fan could really understand. So I’m fine with those people who don’t want to talk about how exciting the new trailer is, but in my world, that’s the very reason behind why I do what I do and what it means to be a true Star Wars fan.

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