Tag: Characters

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: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/exclusive-star-wars-clip-hints-major-turning-point/story?id=53026561

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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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Drops!

Star Wars fans got a real treat during the Superbowl today: Our first look at May’s Solo: A Star Wars Story!!

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What I Learned From Bilbo and Thorin’s Company: Lessons from The Hobbit

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

Nearly a year ago was the first time I read those words and began the discovery of what is now one of my favorite books. More recently, I also had the chance to watch the movies based on the book. Both are amazing adventures in themselves, but one of my favorite things to do with any book or movie is to find things that point to God. The story means so much more when there are eternal things like Love, Hope, and Truth included. Since J. R. R. Tolkien was a believer in Christ, it makes sense that his stories reflect that, even though they aren’t designed to be an allegory. Let’s go on an adventure to find some of the lessons from both the book and the movies. (Don’t forget your pocket handkerchiefs!)

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Blog Tour & New Book Review! “Allegiance”, by Sarah Addison-Fox

Welcome to The Elven Padawan’s part in the blog tour for Disowned, book #1 in the Allegiance series by Sarah Addison-Fox!!

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