Archive for the ‘Fan sites’ Category

AAHA Celebrates 16 Years

November 21, 2016

Fan site Anakin And His Angel is celebrating 16 years of being online.  To mark this occasion, it has some quotes from fans on why they love A/P plus there’s a Tsum Tsum giveaway.

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Fan Post Of The Day

November 17, 2016

I honestly don’t know when this person on Tumblr posted thoughts on Padmé but I thought it had a lot of great points about her character.  YMMV of course:

That can be seen as sweet, in a way—that she’s her true, “just Padmé” self with her family. But for me, it’s a little unsettling. She has no home of her own. Padmé’s room is a corner of her family’s estate with depressing political pictures of herself. Her private residence is just another piece of her Amidala persona.

And it’s not that she couldn’t have anything else. She’s a wealthy twenty-four-year-old woman. Rather, it seems like she doesn’t quite know how to exist outside the roles she serves for others—queen, senator, relative, wife. By ROTS, I think it exhausts her. She loves the Republic, she’s devoted to the Republic, but it’s tearing her apart.

Fan Lists 100 Of His Favorite Things About The Prequels

March 11, 2016

A fan listed on his blog 100 things he loves about the prequels.  It’s got to be hard just to narrow it down to only 100!

Great Stuff From Clone Corridor

May 19, 2015

Whatever they’re drinking over there, send it here, because they keep coming up with great articles!

First, check out this analysis of the “ruminations” scene from ROTS.

Here’s a fan’s memories of ROTS.

And a look at how the Clone Wars episode Bombad Jedi bucks stereotypes.

Etc…

January 30, 2015

A couple of short items that I forwarded on the Facebook page:

First, Echo Base media is soliciting pre-orders for an upcoming autograph session with ROTS actress Keisha Castle-Hughes. You can get a photo signed or one of your own items; getting your poster signed is $50.

Then the Far Far Away podcast is supposed to have a prequels-themed episode up sometime today. I’m not familiar with this podcast but it doesn’t sound like this is going to be a pinata session.

Here Comes The Star Wars Activist

November 9, 2012

Congratulations to Adam for signing on as contributor to Jedi News! Here’s his first post.

You Gotta Read This

November 3, 2012

Adam posted a terrific piece on his blog taking apart the common twaddle perpetuated by Darth Media and Darth Hateboy. Do go check it out.

Check Out This Great Essay

November 1, 2012

Over on Star Wars Report, there’s a brilliant essay from the perspective of a fan whose prime introduction to the saga was through the prequels.

Moves Like Jar Jar

June 26, 2012

Eddie at The Phantom Menace: The Holiday asked me to do something for “Jar Jar June” (now coming to an end) and instead of writing something profound, I came up with a filk. Please pardon the bad Gunganese and silly lyrics, for I haven’t written a filk in a long time and to be honest, I don’t like Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” but for the filking opportunity it created. If you’re really good, I’ll post my unpublished midichlorian filk from 2000.

Moves Like Jar Jar

ust shoot for the stars
If it feelsa right
And aim for meesa heart
If yousa feel like
And take meesa away and make it okey-day
I swear meesa behave

Yousa wanted control
So wesa waited
I put on a show
Now I Bombad General
Yousa say I’m a kid
My ego is maxi-big
I don’t give an icky icky goo
And it goes like this

[Chorus:]
Take me by the tongue
And I’ll know you
Kiss mesa, I’m a klutz
And I’ll show you

All the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar

I don’t need to try to throw a booma
Look into my eyestalks I’ll own yousa

With them moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar

[Verse 2:]
Maybe it’s hard
When the gasser’s broken and scarred
Nothing feels right
But when yousa with me
I’ll make yousa believe
That I’ve got the key

Oh
So get in the bongo
Wesa can ride it
Wherever yousa want
Get inside it
And yousa want to steer
But look out for the Opee Sea Creature
I’ll take it from here (Oh! Yeah yeah!)
And it goes like this (Uh)

[Chorus:]
Take me by the tongue
And I’ll know you (Uh)
Kiss mesa, I’m a klutz
And I’ll show you

All the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar

I don’t need to try to throw a booma (Oh, yeah)
Look into my eyestalks I’ll own yousa

With them moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar (Yeah yeah)
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar

[Bridge:]
Yousa wanna know how to make mesa smile
Give me a brisky morning munchen to eat
And if I share mesa secret
You’re gonna have to keep it
Nobody else can see this

So watch and learn
I won’t show yousa twice
Bouncing from head to toe, swinging nice
But if I share my secret
You’re gonna have to keep it
Nobody else can see this (Ay! Ay! Ay! Aaay!)

And it goes like this

[Chorus:]
Take me by the tongue (Take me by the tongue)
And I’ll know you
Kiss mesa, I’m a klutz
And I’ll show you (Yeah yeah yeah!)

All the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
(Oh, yeah)
I don’t need to try to throw a booma
Look into my eyestalks I’ll own yousa

With them moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar
I’ve got the moves like Jar Jar

Where Are The Padme Dolls?

June 16, 2012

Please do read this from Erika at the Star Wars Shrine. It’s really more about ignoring the female collectors’ market but let’s face it, Padmé gets no love from the collectibles world. (And I’m still waiting for a 12″ Bespin Leia.)