Archive for July, 2012

Looky, We Have A Forum

July 31, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, SWPAS does have a forum! You do have to register and it is moderated just like I moderate here. If you want conversation about Star Wars that doesn’t make you want to punch your monitor, join up today!

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Who’s Going To Celebration?

July 30, 2012

Post if you’re going and if you are interested in some kind of meetup.

Clone Wars Red Carpet Premiere

July 28, 2012

Why just stuff people into an auditorium and show them the first episode of Clone Wars Season Five when you can turn it into some kind of red carpet event too?

Celebration VI attendees will get to experience the fabulousness of it all on Friday August 24 at 5 p.m.. They will show the last two episodes of Season Four then the one-hour Season Five premiere, followed by a Q&A session with Dave Filoni afterwards.

Coat Of Arms

July 24, 2012

Geeky Pinups is selling Star Wars-themed coats of arms based on your favorite characters. They have individual prints and postcard sets available and more will be revealed in the run-up to Celebration VI.

Back To School With Star Wars

July 24, 2012

Paul actually posted about this on his Facebook a week or two ago but it wasn’t until last weekend I was able to make it to a Target and saw for myself new Star Wars stuff in the back to school section.

(Back to school stuff in July?? How depressing for a kid!)

I found some spiral notebooks for $2.50 each, including Clone Wars, Darth Maul, and TPM covers. There are folders with the same cover art for a buck each.

Rebelscum has photos of those items and other Star Wars items for sale at your local Targ├ęt.

Anakin The Two-Legged Miracle Cat

July 23, 2012

A friend sent me a link to a Facebook page for a wonder kitty named Anakin. The kitten was born without a pelvis and hind legs but the cute little guy is “full of love and life.” Go check him out.

Watto’s Shop Diorama

July 22, 2012

Eddie linked to this cool diorama at Jedi Temple Archive News depicting the classic scene in Watto’s shop from TPM with action figures.

Worthwhile Reads

July 21, 2012

In the forum, Cryogenic linked to this neat analysis of ROTS and Star Wars in general.

Adam posted on his own blog a rebuttal to accusations of racism in the prequels.

And, last but not least, here’s Paul’s most recent essay, “Night of the Mindless Lucas Slaves.”

Clone Wars Snubbed In Emmy Noms (2012 Edition)

July 19, 2012

The primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning and Clone Wars once again got nuthin’.

You can read my entire dissertation on why, but the Reader’s Digest version is this: Clone Wars doesn’t have a big celebrity following, it’s not edgy or sexual or violent or quirky, and there’s likely resentment of Lucas in the mix.

Cute Action Figure Photo

July 18, 2012

I shared this on the SWPAS Facebook page earlier: