Who Is Your Star Wars Crush and Why?

This could be a very tough question for you if, like me, you consider several characters in the Star Wars universe your “favourites”. But I think we can have fun with this – so tell me your deepest darkest secret about your Star Wars crush 😅 and why they are the one for you forsaking all others 🤣

Instead of answering this one myself, I’d like you to take a guess at who you think would be my favourite character in the Star Wars universe and I’ll reveal who it is once everyone has hopefully, had a chance to reply to my post.

But seriously, this is going to be huge fun 🤣

If you don’t want to share, that’s all good too but it’d be nice to know all the same!

As always hit me up in the comments, I will always do my best to reply!

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Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber and What It Represents

Many fans have spoken about the significance of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. Not the fact that it was red (which is obvious) but its callous and unrefined appearance.

Some have pointed out that its rough exterior and “crackling” sound comes from the fact that Kylo Ren didn’t know how to a) create the type of sabre that he was trying to make and b) didn’t know how to bleed the kyber crystal correctly which resulted in its rough appearance. It has also been noted that the kyber crystal he acquired was cracked and therefore, his lightsaber would appear unstable.

I think all of this is correct but I also think there was a more deliberate symbolism relating to his unstable lightsaber. Perhaps like the lightsaber, Kylo Ren was unrefined and extremely unstable so his weapon which was an extension of himself was also unstable.

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I think this had more to do with his consistent struggle with the light and dark sides of the force. Even Luke had issues with the dark side but it wasn’t the same. Kylo Ren seemed to be fighting the light side of the force for most of his young adult life and Snoke was consistently testing Kylo Ren’s loyalty to the dark side of the force. This is most apparent in The Last Jedi when Kylo Ren tells Snoke “I’ve given everything I have to you, to the dark side”… but had he really? If Snoke could sense his struggle with the light side of the force, he would have known that Kylo Ren was lying to him about his total and absolute devotion. The light side was always there beckoning to him.

And of course, there was Rey but we’ll leave that topic for another post.

So as a result, perhaps this is why he was unable to complete the building of his lightsaber. Perhaps his tie to the dark side of the force was so incomplete, this uncertainty was mirrored in his weapon. From everything I have read about Force users and their bond with the Force, it makes total sense that he was unable to forge and then wield a completely perfect dark side weapon.

What do you think about this theory? Do you think it’s possible this was a reason why Kylo Ren’s lightsaber was forged the way that it was?

Let me know in the comments, friends and stay safe out there!

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The Reason Why George Lucas Replaced the Original Anakin with the Prequel Anakin

This has been a debate among fans for some time, but George Lucas has answered the question in an interview he did some time ago with Hayden Christensen. I’ve never really thought about it, but I can now understand why some original trilogy fans were unhappy about the change to Anakin’s Force ghost. And I can understand why it looks like the original trilogy Anakin played by Sebastian Shaw was kind of “erased” from the trilogy because of George Lucas’ actions.

Personally, I prefer the younger Anakin Skywalker portrayed by Hayden Christensen. Even though I am primarily a fan of the OT, I consider myself open to new things and I’m not closed off as some fans are. In that respect, to me, the change that George Lucas made makes sense.

I made an edit of the scene in question from Return of the Jedi. I also have another question for my readers, and I’m keen to know what you think. If you notice in the clip below, Anakin is looking back and then turns to face Luke and Leia. Who do you think Anakin is looking at? I’ve read some theories, but I’d love to hear what you think about this scene?

Hit me up in the comments if you can and as always, stay safe, keep creating, and I’ll see you in the next one!

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First Excerpt From “Light of the Jedi” by Charles Soule

IGN released the very first excerpt from Charles Soule’s upcoming book for The High Republic era titled “Light of the Jedi”.

Here’s a snippet of the text for you:

It is the time of The High Republic: a peaceful union of like-minded worlds where all voices are heard, and governance is achieved through consensus, not coercion or fear. It is a time of ambition, of culture, of inclusion, of Great Works. Visionary Chancellor Lina Soh leads the Republic from the elegant cityworld of Coruscant, located near the bright center of the Galactic Core.

But beyond the Core and its many peaceful Colonies, there is the Rim—Inner, Mid, and finally, at the border of what is known: The Outer Rim. These worlds are filled with opportunity for those brave enough to travel the few well-mapped hyperspace lanes leading to them, though there is danger as well. The Outer Rim is a haven for anyone seeking to escape the laws of the Republic, and is filled with predators of every type.

If you’d like to read the excerpt in its entirety, you may do so here.

Let me know what you think if you’ve read the excerpt, or what you think of the books in general in the comments!

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Star Wars Celebration Cancelled – Not Returning Until 2022

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Announced yesterday across multiple social media channels, Star Wars Celebration 2020 has been officially cancelled. While it’s not exactly surprising, it’s still disappointing. Even though I wasn’t planning to go this year, their online digital access would have been fantastic for someone living in New Zealand.

Star Wars Celebration released this press release yesterday:

To our Star Wars Celebration fans and friends,

At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is always our number one priority. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus and in speaking with local and state authorities on the latest public health guidelines related to indoor conventions, we have made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.

At the end of the day, safety is paramount regardless of fandoms, fans or anything else which is totally understandable. And with the US still having problems containing the COVID-19 virus, I realise my country’s situation is an exception having had no new cases for 17 days straight until two visitors from the U.K arrived a couple of days ago.

They announced that D23 will go ahead as planned next year but really when you think about it, there won’t be a whole lot of Star Wars to see. 2022 makes a lot more sense. With fingers-crossed, we are expecting to hear about Disney’s plans for their new Star Wars movie, and hopefully, we’ll get content from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series that is set to release.

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