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The Elven Padawan – #15 – Galactic News + Mothers in A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Elven Padawan podcast is back from hiatus!

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A Snack From The Shire: Mixed Berry Scones!

Last summer, my mom began reading through The Hobbit with my sisters and I. The plan was to read it together as a family over the summer and do fun activities to go along with the story, such as learning to write our names in Dwarvish runes, printing and weathering a copy of the map to Erebor, and trying our hands (and taste buds!) at some of the different foods that are mentioned throughout the book.

One of my favorite scenes in both the book and the film adaption is when Bilbo is just sitting down for a nice, relaxing meal, and is suddenly burst in upon by no less than thirteen very intrusive Dwarves and one very tall grey wizard. As my sisters and I have already seen all three films based on the book (extended editions, in fact), we easily remembered the stacks and stacks of mouth-watering dishes that the little hobbit brought out for his unexpected guests. Now I’ve always loved the idea of the food of Middle-earth, and hope to eventually get around to trying out as many as I can. But there is one item that is explicitly mentioned several times in the book and shows up pretty distinctly in the film, as well: buttered scones.

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Real Heroes

Two characters I am constantly having to defend from being spoken against are Frodo Baggins and Edmund Pevensie. People will say they don’t like Frodo because Sam had to get him out of some tight spots, or because he wouldn’t throw the Ring into Mt. Doom when he finally arrived. Or they won’t look past Edmund’s attitude and actions at the beginning of his journey. They tend to look at their weak points and decide that these characters aren’t as heroic as their friends, like Peter or Sam. But I believe that ALL of these characters are examples we should follow and that Frodo and Edmund show us something about being a hero the others do not.

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Star Wars Geek Girl #106: Hangin with Hera – Vanessa Marshall Stops By

Helllllllo, listeners! I’m back again this week to share another episode of, not The Elven Padawan podcast, but the Star Wars Geek Girl podcast! I had fully intended to produce a new installation of my own show for May the 4th/Revenge of the 5th, but after doing this episode with Zoe and Lizzy, I felt far too hyper to fit still long enough to do any more recording. And you’ll see the reason for my bounciness in the very title of the episode…

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Art Apprentice: Interview with Teenaged Fanartist, Grace

Here at The Elven Padawan, we like to keep an eye out for young fangirls and fanboys doing great things in the community, and when we find them, get their work out for the rest of the fandom to see. As I was scrolling through Twitter recently, I happened to see some amazing fanart from Grace, a teenaged fan of Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

I contacted her dad immediately, and set up an interview with her to feature here on The Elven Padawan!! So please welcome this amazing artist, and check out her work and what she has to say about Star Wars.

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Thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story

My first reaction to Solo was the same as my initial reaction to Rogue One, Rebels, and even to Star Wars itself. “Nah, that doesn’t look interesting.” Since I have been proven majorly wrong on all three of the past accounts, I have decided to give Solo a chance before deciding where I truly stand on it. In this post, I will talk about some of my concerns, as well as some things I’m looking forward to in the next Star Wars film.

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Ezra Bridger, Hope of Lothal

Even though the adventures of the Ghost crew have ended for the moment, I’m definitely not ready to stop talking about them. As I thought through everything that happened with the last few episodes, I kept coming back to how stinking proud I am of our “Blueberry”. He’s changed so much, that when I go back and watch “Spark of  Rebellion”, he hardly seems like the same person. (Aside from his unique sense of humor and dorkiness, which will always be a part of him.) In this post dedicated to him, I want to go through some of the main ways he’s grown through the series and some of my favorite Ezra moments.

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Star Wars Geek Girl #101 – AKA Shay guests on another podcast!

So most of you have probably noticed already that there was no new episode of The Elven Padawan podcast this past Saturday. And I am here to tell you that there is a legitimate reason for that this time, and it’s not just another case of “Shay-got-bogged-down-with-schoolwork-and-also-forgot-and-also-didn’t-feel-like-setting-up-the-microphone-when-Saturday-finally-came.”

The reason? I did record a podcast, just not with The Elven Padawan!

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