I’ve started a new IG account – starwarsispoetry is born!

I’ve wanted to create an IG account for Star War is Poetry for the longest time but I wasn’t too sure how I’d go about it. What I want to do is celebrate the words and literature of the Star Wars universe using words and images (but mostly words as it is an account dedicated to the written word).

So I made this clip for my blog:

And it’s so much easier to manage through the IG app on my phone now that you can use one primary IG account to access all of your IG accounts.

I spent some time creating this template which I want to use for all my posts:

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Star Wars is Poetry: Star Wars A New Hope by Ryder Windham

I found this book along with the doodle book that came with it in a random store near their book section. I don’t know if this has even been on sale anywhere else – and I managed to find it on Amazon which I was really happy about but it’s sold as a separate book by the same author.

Star Wars: A New Hope Junior Novel Paperback – May 4, 2017

If you’re a fan of Star Wars literature (as I am), whatever you do, don’t dismiss or overlook any of the Junior novelizations. My first thought about junior novelizations was probably the same as most adult readers and that is to avoid them. I (was happy to find) that I was very wrong about that. Some of the novelizations are so well-written and are so worth the time.
My reason for this post was for this excerpt from the book that I’d like to share with you which I’ve copied from the novel:

Before Vader had been knocked out of the trench, he’d recognised the Corellian freighter as the same ship that had delivered Ben Kenobi to the Death Star, reportedly from Tatooine. Vader wondered why Kenobi had been on Tatooine, and how long he’d been there.

Then Vader thought of the last X-wing pilot in the trench. He was strong with the Force.

Vader wouldnt rest until he learned the truth (of who that pilot was).

You may or may not know how Darth Vader found that truth and it was via infamous Bounty Hunter Boba Fett:

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This is one of the most significant events to happen from the Original Trilogy. If you’ve seen the prequel movies, you’ll know that when Anakin became Vader, he knew nothing of what happened to Padme after his ill-fated duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar. And while Vader was very strong in the Force, it’s clearly evident that he did not know of Luke’s existence until this point. How amazing it would have been to have known Vader’s emotions at that moment. The culmination of all of his hard work killing and hunting down all of the Jedi after the execution of order 66 by Darth Sidious had basically all been for nothing. He had a son, and his son was to become the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy. How proud and terrified he would have been all at once.

I also felt quite inspired after reading and then writing about this so I animated the cover art as well 🙂

Here’s the cover art:

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And because I felt like it, here’s my animation of the same cover:

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Star Wars is Poetry – The Legacy of the Jedi

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“Qui-Gon was not in touch with Count Dooku. He had not expected to be. Their relationship had not been based on friendship. It had been one of teacher and student. It was natural that they should not be in each other’s lives. It would be different with Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon thought. He saw ahead to the days when Obi-Wan would be a Jedi Knight, and he would like to be part of that

The Legacy of the Jedi, by Jude Watson

This reiterates the different type of relationships that Jedi are allowed to share openly as Master and Padawan. But in this situation, it is the fall of the Master, not the apprentice so quite a different dynamic as Jedi Dooku was the apprentice of Yoda and in turn, became a Jedi Master to Qui Gon Jinn. Continue reading → Star Wars is Poetry – The Legacy of the Jedi

Star Wars – Rey of Jakku edit

It’s fitting that I should be uploading an edit I did of Rey for the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker book cover because I recently stumbled upon a movie leak I probably shouldn’t have read. The leak was about Rey but that’s all I will say and I’m calling it a leak because it has been confirmed on Reddit as a leak not a rumour.

I love this cover though and while it looks amazing as it is without any text, I wanted to see what it would look like with some text using a technique I learned over the weekend:

Original image

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and my edit 🙂

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Thrawn and Anakin variant cover art

Where have you been all my life?? Apparently, I am very late to this party 😂 because this was released last year!

That said, does it look like it’s a little photoshopped to you or is that just me being overly critical?

Star Wars is Poetry – The Last Jedi Expanded Edition

 

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“I know everything I need to know about you,” she countered, taken aback.
“You do?” he asked, and peered at her, eyes intent. “You do, You have that look in your eyes from the forest, when you called me a monster.”
He came within a meter or two of Rey, and she wondered what would happen if she refused to move and they intersected. Would she find herself in his mind again, and have to endure his presence in hers? Could they actually touch, across a galaxy?
“You are a monster,” Rey said, remembering the terror of her paralysis on Takodana.
She stared back at him — and found his. eyes full of hurt. Hurt — and conflict.
“Yes, I am,” Kylo said, and there was no menace in his voice — only misery.”

Jason Fry, The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Exclusive Edition)

Continue reading → Star Wars is Poetry – The Last Jedi Expanded Edition

Star Wars Is Poetry – Master and Apprentice

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IMAGE CREDIT GOODREADS

Master and Apprentice

(Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

by

Claudia Gray (Goodreads Author)
4.38  · 
A thrilling new novel starring Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi from bestselling author Claudia Gray.

He’d already come to believe that they were mismatched as teacher and student. The main reason Qui-Gon hadn’t asked for a transfer before was that he knew Obi-Wan would be hurt by it, and would blame himself. The Council’s invitation would allow the transfer to be impersonal, merely practical. Obi-Wan could then be reassigned to a teacher who would serve him better.

Why, then, did the idea fill Qui-Gon with such a profound sense of loss?

One thing is becoming profoundly clear to me, and that is that the Jedi are an overly-emotional bunch! Not that there is anything wrong with that of course, just that their code states that the Jedi shouldn’t have emotional attachments. Yet each and everything I’ve read so far seems to point to the exact opposite of this. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the Jedi feel things even more deeply than the average person. Why do you think this is? Continue reading → Star Wars Is Poetry – Master and Apprentice