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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!

Instead, I was invited on for episode #101 of the Star Wars Geek Girl podcast!!

This is actually really cool for a very special reason, and that’s because it was the very first time I had ever been invited onto another podcast as a guest!!

I joined the usual hosts, Lizzy and Zoe (who you should remember as my guests from a little while back), as well as several other “Sabines”; females from around the U.S. and of different ages who are fellow cosplayers, Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels fangirls, and wearers of a certain set of brightly-colored Mandalorian armor! I was the only one who wasn’t an actual Sabine Wren cosplayer, so I was granted the title of “Honorary Sabine” for this episode.

We talked about Sabine (of course!!) and our experiences as cosplayers, including favorite moments, funniest memories, and the wacky names certain armored characters often get called. It was an awesome time, and I really loved getting a chance to talk with Zoe and Lizzy again, as well as meet the other amazing girls on this episode.


Now please, go check this episode out!! You can listen to it on SoundCloud here: Star Wars Geek Girl: Sabine 101 – Sabines talk about Sabine with Sabines and Shay.

(It’s also available on iTunes!)

The Elven Padawan – #14 – The State of the Fandom Address

In which Shay begins the podcast by delivering a rant about how she sees the current state of things in fandoms, and how it bothers her, and finishes by offering some thoughts about the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels.

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A Farewell to Star Wars Rebels: part 2

In part 1 of this Farewell to Star Wars Rebels, the team of The Elven Padawan discussed their favorite characters and episodes, and why these picks hold a special place in their hearts. Now they’re back to talk favorite creatures and what Rebels means to them individually.

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A Farewell to Star Wars Rebels: part 1

In just a few days, the amazing show Star Wars Rebels will come to its conclusion.

We’ve had four seasons of the Ghost crew and their fight against the Empire, each member learning as they overcame challenges of all kinds together. I started watching this show only a year ago, and even though I know the Finale is going to be fantastic and well-thought out, I am extremely sad that it’s ending. It will be missed greatly. In honor of Rebels, the team of The Elven Padawan – Shay, Kitten, and I, Audrey – talk about our favorite characters, episodes, and why we love Rebels so much.

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Calling the Padawan Artists!!

Kristin Baver has sent out a call for artists and fan who have art or photos that they would like to see possibly make it into an issue of Star Wars Insider, and a special invitation to the Padawans of the fandom who have something they’d like to share!!

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Why Fandoms are Important to Me

“Fairytales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” 

– G. K. Chesterton

To some people, books and movies are just books and movies. A way to entertain themselves, maybe use their imaginations for a short time and then go back to normal life. That’s not how it works for me.

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Brand-New Clips From Mid-Season Premiere of Star Wars Rebels Have Been Dropped!!

Two new clips from next week’s mid-season premiere of Star Wars: Rebels, featuring previously unseen moments of the crew preparing for a major mission, have been released!!

The first clip, originally released via the official Disney XD Twitter account, gives us the scene where Kanan very ceremoniously cuts his long ponytail off in preparation for the team’s new big mission: attempting to rescue Hera Syndulla from Imperial captivity on Lothal.

The second clip, which was released as an exclusive to ABC News, takes place before the one above (as is obvious by Kanan’s still-intact hair), and features an interesting conversation between the Jedi and his Padawan, Ezra Bridger, as they begin to make plans for the mission regarding the rescue of their captain.

Watch the second clip here:

The same article that included this video, which is linked above, also featured some interesting comments from Dave Filoni concerning who all actually knows how Rebels will end, as well as a few cryptic comments regarding his own involvement with those up-coming Star Wars television series we recently heard of.

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Kanan’s new look, I do have to admit that seeing him commit the act of shaving it off is pretty awesome, as he does so in a way that makes me wonder if this sort of thing is a tradition among Jedi that we just haven’t heard of until now.

And I find it fascinating that Kanan is being so cautious in the way he handles this mission, especially with the extremely mature decision to let Ezra do all the planning and leading on it. He’s fully aware of his feelings for Hera and how they could compromise the entire mission if he doesn’t keep careful control of them (which I have to point out as yet another support for my long-running argument that their relationship is probably the most healthy and all-around amazing one to exist so far in the Star Wars canon, especially when you consider that it involves a Jedi, and remember the track record Jedi relationships have had so far.)

However, it also makes me a bit worried for what Ezra could go through if his plan ends up failing in any way… If this rescue attempt ends in tragedy, especially for Kanan, Ezra will blame himself and grieve to an extreme amount. It’s just the kind of person he is. And when you remember how often he’s voiced his worries about losing his adoptive family, and how many times he’s gone to great lengths to protect them, even giving in to the dark side on several occasions to try to keep them safe… I don’t want to see what it could do to this boy to lose his master at all, but especially not in a way that he might see as due to some fault of his own.

The last few episodes of Star Wars Rebels will begin airing on Monday, Februrary 19, at 9 p.m.

The Elven Padawan – #13 – Featuring special guest, Aceofstars16!

Finally, another episode of The Elven Padawan podcast!
In this episode, Shay interviews Star Wars fanfiction writer, Aceofstars16! Ace is also a HUGE Star Wars Rebels fan, so you probably already know where this is heading.
Besides the interview (and obsessing over Rebels), the girls also discuss their Star Wars OTPs, social media, The Last Jedi, Mortis connections with the rest of the saga, and what the canon lifespan of a Twi’lek is.

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The Elven Padawan – #12 – The Last Jedi initial thoughts

It’s finally time for Shay’s thoughts on STAR WARS VIII: THE LAST JEDI!!!
Actually, it’s more like unorganized ranting about different main aspects of the film here… Shay explores her thoughts on The Force Awakens and how they compare to The Last Jedi, and what she thought of the film overall. Then she goes into some thoughts on the character highpoints: Rey’s development, Rey and Kylo’s relationship, Luke’s change and whether it destroys his character or not, and more.
(There will probably be another part to thisin the form of a legitimate review next time, cuz this girl has waaay too many thoughts to fit into one 1-hour episode!!)

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The Minds Behind “Game of Thrones” are coming to A Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Announced today on The Star Wars Show, yet another addition to the Star Wars films is in the works! This new series, separate from both the core Star Wars saga of the Skywalker family, as well as the up-coming trilogy from The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson, will be coming from David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s hugely popular series, Game of Thrones.

Check out the original announcement here:


No further details aside from the ones announced in this video are known yet, but information concerning this new series will probably be coming soon.