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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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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 😅

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SWCU – Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Gets Release Date for Disney+!

HELLO, my lovely Star Wars friends! I hope your week is going well! If it’s not, it’s bound to very soon ☺️😊

Disney has just announced the release date for the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series via multiple media outlets. Disney Plus will be featuring the show, which will be released on May 25th this year! The fandom rumour-mill had the Kenobi show slated for a possible May 4th release. Everyone knows what May 4th is, so it makes sense that Star Wars day would be the day. But alas, no! We get to wait another three weeks for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Series premiere.

Most of the primary cast members have already been confirmed. Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role of Darth Vader made famous in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy film, Revenge of the Sith.

We’ve been waiting a while now for the Kenobi show since it was officially revealed. Apparently, Ewan McGregor has known for years that the series was planned to be made! Imagine hiding something for that long!

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Star Wars Is Poetry Book Review – Star Wars Made Easy by Christian Blauvelt

How are you all, Star Wars friends? Good, I hope! So as some of you will already know, I am trying to up my game in the reading department. One of my goals this year is to finish at least five books. I know five doesn’t seem like much, but for me, someone who keeps starting and ending books halfway through, it’s a lot lol 😅😂

So this book is super easy to read. I’ve decided to start off slowly with basic books and then jump in later with more challenging Star Wars books. I am also avoiding fiction for now, mostly because I have attempted other fiction books in the last month and never made it halfway, and I’ve done that like four times😩 I just can’t find any of them interesting enough to keep me engaged. So reading easier books means I can work on my attention span while not having to grapple with anything uninteresting enough to lose concentration.

Book Information

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ DK; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2017)
  • Author: Christian Blauvelt
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1465465219
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1465465214
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.74 x 9.44 inches

You can check out this book on Amazon here and Goodreads here.

Star Wars Made Easy is definitely a beginner’s guide to Star Wars. So you know going into this book that there will probably be a lot of content you already know. Assuming, of course, you’ve been a fan as long as I have. But if you’re entirely new to a galaxy far, far away, then this book should absolutely be on your list of books to read.

The book is laid out to make every concept and piece of information enjoyable to take in. I think if you’re someone that doesn’t know anything at all about a topic, you’re not looking to get bogged down and overwhelmed. The author has taken a lot of time to create bite-sized information panels with just the right amount of facts and trivia. You can read at your own pace, and you never feel like you’ve got to rush through it.

 

Why read this book?

As mentioned above, if you’re a beginner, I can’t say enough about this book other than “you NEED to read it”. If you’re a seasoned veteran in the world of all things Star Wars, you might discover a few things within that you didn’t know. Overall though, it’s called a beginner’s book for a reason.

The language is simple and straightforward. Which I really liked. The images and information panels were set up well within the book. I particularly enjoyed the “at a glance” pages because they focus on essential facts and events. This is stuff you need or should know if you want to understand the ins and outs of Star Wars.

 

Also, it’s important to note that this book was released in 2017. This means that anything occurring after that date in a galaxy far, far away will not be covered. So that’s the final film in the Skywalker Saga and Book of Boba Fett and other shows that were released at a later date.

Would you recommend this book?

I would totally recommend this book to both children and any adults wanting to learn about the basics of Star Wars. I award this book FOUR lightsabers out of FIVE. If you’re looking to read something that isn’t too heavy and won’t overwhelm you, you should check out this book.

Thanks for reading my review! Feel free to make recommendations, I am always open to them🙂☺️

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