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Star Wars Post – As chosen by my Instagram followers – Darth Vader by Steve Anderson

I’ve been thinking about my Instagram account for a little while and I want to try something different on there going forward. I want to start using “themes” for different days of the week and see how that works for my followers. So this is what I came up with:

MONDAY – DARKSIDE MONDAY  – content from any source but only from the dark side
TUESDAY – LIGHTSIDE TUESDAY – same as above but celebrating the light side
WEDNESDAY – OLD SKOOL WEDNESDAY – posts from the Original Trilogy only
THURSDAY – TOPPS CARD AND COMIC THURSDAY – Followers can vote for the next animation and posts from comic covers and art
FRIDAY – WHO IS THE BADDEST / WHO IS THE COOLEST? Character discussion and comparison with art and maybe my own edits
SATURDAY – COLLECTIBLE AND GAMING SATURDAY – celebrating Star Wars collectables and video games
SUNDAY – RANDOM ART AND FEATURE THE ARTIST DAY – I will pick an artist on IG that focuses on Star Wars art and showcase their art on my blog as well as random posts throughout the day

I’ll try it out and see if it works for my followers and if not, that’s OK at least I gave it a try, right?

And to celebrate the new IG themes here’s an animation I did yesterday picked by my IG followers:

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Instagramming on the Darkside

 

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I created an Instagram account just for Star Wars related content a while ago. I decided in my infinite wisdom (yes, that’s sarcasm just in case you missed it :P) that it would be better if I separated general Star Wars content from SWTOR content so I could run the odd giveaway for SWTOR gamers and generally focus on trading, trading tips, and general SWTOR in-game content. Continue reading → Instagramming on the Darkside

Anti Reylo vs … Me?

 

Anti Reylo vs Me
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I’ve started using Instagram as a way to connect with fellow Star Wars fans. One of the posts I made on Instagram seemed to really get up someone’s nose regarding the whole “Reylo” relationship that Kylo Ren and Rey fans are hoping will happen in The Last Jedi. I will reiterate that I AM not a supporter of either group in this – my support goes to the Star Wars fandom as a whole, not any particular group. It wasn’t my intention to do or say anything that would offend people but I guess if you post something, anything online you’re fair game for criticism whether you welcome it or not.

 

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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.

The varied “flavours” of Social Media

Since throwing myself headfirst into the maelstrom that is social media, I’ve come to learn that not all social media platforms are actually “social”. I’ve also learned that each social media platform has it’s own “flavour” and not all of them are going to whet your appetite. In fact, some of them will leave you wondering “what the hell?” more times than you can count. Continue reading → The varied “flavours” of Social Media