Tag: Podcast

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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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 Elven Padawan – #11- Super Special “The Last Jedi” Community Episode!!

In celebration of the premier of Star Wars VIII: THE LAST JEDI, there’s something really special going on with The Elven Padawan: a whole episode of your pre-TLJ thoughts!
Shay asked for your thoughts on a few key things concerning THE LAST JEDI, including porgs, R2-D2 vs. BB-8, lightsaber colors, and more, and now she’s back with all your answers, compiled into a “questions-on-the-street” news channel style. But don’t worry, there are no spoilers here; all questions are speculations and personal opinions only, and all answers were sent back and compiled before TLJ premiered, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there’s nothing to worry about.

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TEP’s “The Last Jedi” episode: We Need Your Help!!

We are getting so close to Star Wars: The Last Jedi right now, and I am so excited!! Sadly, I won’t be getting to see this newest installment until after Christmas, but that won’t stop me from ramping up the excitement for the film with The Elven Padawan! Since you probably won’t be hearing a whole lot concerning The Last Jedi from me after the release, I’d like to try something new and fun before it, and I need all your help!

Some of you may have already seen this on my Twitter feed, but for those of you who haven’t, I still want your help. I’m trying to put together a “community input” episode for The Last Jedi. You know how many news channels often go out on the streets and ask random people they see questions concerning different things, then clip all these bits together into one presentation? I’ve always loved to watch those, so I’ve decided to try it out with The Elven Padawan podcast!

Here’s how it all works, as I posted about it on Twitter:

Does all that make sense? In short, I’m trying to collect as many people’s input on these questions as possible, then edit them all together and release the podcast in time for the premier of The Last Jedi.

Like I said in the tweets, you don’t have to do anything fancy. Just let me know if you’re interested (you can email me at: shay@elvenpadawan.com), and I’ll send you the all the info, including the questions and instructions for how to get them back to me, and you can be part! And like I said, all you have to have is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an audio recorder (which almost all devices have reloaded onto them when purchased), and some excitement for The Last Jedi.

As of right now I have a few people interested, but I’d like to get this out as much as possible and get as many people as I can involved. It’s a fun project that I’m really excited to see turn out, and I think it might help gather some more attention for The Elven Padawan. So if you have friends or family members who might be interested as well, pass this on to them, or get together in a group and record all your answers at once!

I know this is a bit of a short notice, as The Last Jedi releases at midnight Friday morning for most people, and many are getting in to see it even earlier than that on Thursday, and I’m hoping to get it out Thursday night at the latest. But I still think we can do this and make it awesome with your help. 🙂

So who’s up for it?? Cummon, Star Wars fans, let’s do this thing!! 😀

An update from Shay…

Hey guys, I just wanted to let all my readers here on The Elven Padawan blog know what’s going on right now….

Some of you may have already seen my tweets on this subject, but for those who haven’t, here’s the deal:

I’ll still be hanging around to chat with you guys in the comments as much as possible, and I’ll still probably be keeping up with the happenings on Twitter a small bit, but at least until the end of this week, my work with TEP will be very minimal. I just wanted to let you all know so you don’t give up on my return, or think I’ve given up on this craziness we call a fandom. 😉

Also, there have been some rather unexpected recent happenings in the Middle-earth realm, and I’ll probably be adding some new sections to this site soon to accommodate for that.

And also be looking for some overall changes in general, as I’m trying to update a couple other aspects of all this to go alongside my brand-new podcast intro! Nothing too major, but I’m looking to try out some new ideas as I’ve gotten a better feel for what I’m aiming at here, and am finally beginning to find my place in this community.

Until my galaxy is free again!

  • Shay

The Elven Padawan – #9 – Destiny, Rebels, HerUniverse, &… a LOTR TV show??!!

Shay goes solo! All by herself, she rambles about: recent episodes of Forces of Destiny, why you should be watching them, and how they tie into the bigger story (#HeraLives!!); Star Wars Rebels and where it’s headed as the show comes to a close; recent releases from HerUniverse and Shay’s tastes in fandom fashion; and the just-dropped reports on the possibility of Amazon making a Lord of the Rings series. She also reads some thoughts from the audience concerning these topics, and takes a few minutes to ramble about Vice Admiral Holdo, Rose, and other characters entering the Star Wars universe.

New – follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElvenPadawan. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes, GooglePlay, or SoundCloud and leave me a review! You can also follow this site, and get updates on every new post. If you have a question or comment to be read and answered on the show, send them to me at shay@elvenpadawan.com (if you’d like to record you asking the question yourself, feel free to send that as well, and I’d love to include the clip in the next podcast!)


Forces of Destiny: Accidental Allies

Forces of Destiny: An Imperial Feast

(you can watch the rest of the recent Forces of Destiny episodes on the Disney YouTube channel here.)

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot

Future of the Force – The Color of Hope (my first post as a writer at FotF, covering the symbolism in the appearance of Hera Syndulla)

HerUniverse’s new Loki collection

A Creative Type (Kitten’s blog)

Variety’s report on a possible Lord of the Rings Amazon series

The Elven Padawan – #8 – Tolkien Week 2017 (my recent podcast on Tolkien, where we discuss some of the liberties taken with the current films and our feelings on them)

Music/Sound effects:

Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project. 

Complete list of effects used for this episode:

The Elven Padawan – #8 – Tolkien Week 2017


In this episode recorded during Tolkien Week 2017, Shay and guest Max talk about – try to guess – that’s right, Tolkien! Finally getting to the “Erebor” part of “From Erebor to Echo Base”, Shay gives the history on Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day, then jumps into a discussion of Middle-earth, including The Silmarillion, books vs. movies, connections between Tolkien’s world and Christian theology, and more! (She even manages to sneak a Star Wars Rebels connection in there.)
Also, Shay has some updates for listeners on what’s going on with The Elven Padawan, as well as a brand-new intro for the podcast!
Quick note: please excuse the audio quality in Shay’s portions of this episode. Once again, ‘that glitch’ returned to plague her, but this should be the very last occurrence of that evil nasty.

New – follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElvenPadawan. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes, GooglePlay, or SoundCloud and leave me a review! You can also follow this site, and get updates on every new post. If you have a question or comment to be read and answered on the show, send them to me at shay@elvenpadawan.com.


A Creative Type: the blog of Kitten, artist who created my awesome new logo art!!

Star Wars: The Color of Hope: Shay’s very first article with Future of the Force!

Female Viking warrior gravesite – National Geographic (there’s a link in this article to the Norse saga that has a character who reminds me of Eowyn)

Star Wars Rebels on IMDb

Eat Your Way Through Lord of the Rings


Music/Sound effects:

Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project. 

Complete list of effects used for this episode: