Archive for the ‘Favorite Characters’ Category

Star Words IX: Shmi On Slavery, The Republic

May 26, 2017

Matril posted another installment of her Star Words series, this time focusing on one of Shmi Skywalker’s lines in TPM:

Much of Shmi’s importance in the overall story of the saga resides in her influence on Anakin — her presence during his childhood, but especially her absence once he leaves to become a Jedi. It’s always a tricky thing to create a character whose primary impact comes from her absence and death (and the use of “her” isn’t a coincidence — it’s overwhelmingly women who are placed in this role). All too often, the character is nothing more than a plot device, underdeveloped, her special place in the hero’s heart implicit rather than explicitly developed. But Shmi’s portrayal is saved from this danger by an excellent performance from Pernilla August and the details the story reveals of her personality and experiences.

 

For You Dungeons & Dragons Fans

May 19, 2017

Found on /r/prequelmemes….Anakin is every D&D alignment system rolled into one:

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New T-Shirt From Her Universe

May 11, 2017

This shirt featuring Padmé and Leia was previewed at Celebration and now it’s available just in time for Mother’s Day.  Plus it’s 15% off, so hurry if you want to save a few bucks!

If you live near a Disney park, Ashley Eckstein and artist Ashley Taylor will be appearing this weekend to promote the shirt and an exclusive print featuring the artwork.   They will be at the WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney in Anaheim tomorrow 6-8 p.m. and at the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs in Orlando 12-2 p.m. on Sunday.

Anidala Week 2017

May 4, 2017

Good news, Tumblrinas!  Anidala Week, the celebration dedicated to all things Anakin and Padmé, is back.  Kicking off May 4 (today), each day focuses on a different theme.  Go check out the gifs, art, fan fiction, and so forth here.

Celebrate Pad-May

May 2, 2017

I’m a day late promoting this but Political Padmé Tumblr is running a month-long tribute to Padmé called “Pad-May.”  Here are the prompts for all 31 days:

1. Favorite TPM Moment
2. Favorite TPM Quote
3. Favorite TPM Costume
4. (May the Fourth) Force Sensitive Padmé
5. (Revenge of the Fifth) Dark Side Padmé
6. Favorite Promotional Photo
7. Favorite AotC Moment
8. Favorite AotC Quote
9. Favorite AotC Costume
10. Modern AU
11. Canon Divergence AU
12. Favorite BTS Photo
13. Favorite TCW Moment
14. Favorite TCW Quote
15. Favorite TCW Costume
16. OTP for Padmé
17. Favorite Padmé Friendship
18. Favorite Handmaiden
19. Favorite RotS Moment
20. Favorite RotS Quote
21. Favorite RotS Costume
22. Favorite Headcanon (yours or someone else’s)
23. Favorite Fanwork (yours or someone else’s)
24. Fancast (ex: young Padmé, old Padmé, racebend or genderbend Padmé)
25. Naboo
26. The Senate
27. Anakin
28. Luke
29. Leia
30. Legacy
31. Free Form (anything goes!)

So if you are Tumblr and feel like participating or checking out people’s posts, go here.

Getting Your Father-In-Law To Love Count Dooku

April 25, 2017

Clickhole has a quiz on whether you can redeem Count Dooku in the eyes of your father in law.

For the record, it said I would totally pull it off.

General Grievous Coming Soon From Bandai

April 24, 2017

Star Wars The Prequel Trilogy (on Facebook) posted a couple of pictures of Bandai’s upcoming General Grievous 6-inch scale model figure.  It’s fully articulated:

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Expect it out sometime this year.  I hope I’ll get to see it at SDCC this summer.

Chick Stuff

April 13, 2017

Lucasfilm announced today a new cartoon/book series called Forces Of Destiny, which is better than “Star Wars Babes” or “Star Wars Gurlzzz” or something because it’s all about the females of Star Wars.

There will be eight animated shorts, each starring a Star Wars heroine:  Rey, Jyn Erso, Leia (duh), Padmé (surprise!), Ahsoka (duh), Hera, and Sabine.  Some in the same era might meet.  Maz Kanata narrates.

Interestingly enough, Disney wrote a big enough checkbook to get Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, and Lupita Nyong’o to reprise their roles along with the respective voice actresses from Rebels.  But not big enough to bring in La Nat, so it’ll be Catherine Taber playing Padmé again.  Shelby Young will be voicing Leia.

Episodes will appear on YouTube in July and more will air on the Disney Channel this fall.  Hasbro is going to make a 12″ line to go with the series but I don’t see a Padmé in that bunch.  Grr…

More Star Words & Music

April 11, 2017

Here are couple of new entries from Matril on the PT…

The newest Star Words focuses on one of Qui-Gon’s lines from early in TPM:

But wait! Isn’t Qui-Gon supposed to be the compassionate one, kind to all creatures great and small? Well, yes and no. Qui-Gon follows the gentle ways of the living Force, but he’s also very pragmatic. He ultimately accepts Jar Jar’s dubious offers of help because he realizes the Gungan can lead them to a safe hiding place. Later, he lets Jar Jar tag along because he senses that he may eventually be of some use. Perhaps he also pities him and feels it is the right, moral choice to rescue him from the brutal punishment of the Gungan bosses…but that appears to be secondary to accomplishing a larger mission. As the film continues, we can see that Qui-Gon’s confident single-mindedness can be very abrasive. He butts heads with a number of characters because of it, including Obi-Wan, Padmé, and the entire Jedi council. He doesn’t go out of his way to be mean, but he’s just not concerned with being well-liked.

Here she is playing a couple of relevant tunes from the prequels:

More T-Shirts For Sale

April 2, 2017

When it rains, it pours.

George Shot First has some limited edition Celebration-themed t-shirts available only until Tuesday April 4.  “Anakin Is The Chosen One” is the new Han Shot First.

Then there’s this beautiful art nouveau-style Qui-Gon design from Society 6.